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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

This week, I'd like to tell you about America's best rivers for cruising. Sailing these waterways is a carefree and enjoyable way to experience the country's rich heritage and scenic beauty, and Vacations To Go offers every discount, deal and special promotion available for these trips.

Before we get to the highlights, here are some great offers on U.S. river cruises for our customers.

Fly for free from select gateways on 2023 sailings with American Queen Voyages, plus save up to $2,000 per couple off the cruise price when you book certain cabin categories and get $300 per couple in onboard credit. Book by August 19.

Save up to $1,000 per couple in certain cabin categories on Viking's 2023 and 2024 Mississippi River cruises, plus enjoy greatly reduced airfare. Book by August 31.

Save up to $1,200 per couple on 2022 itineraries with American Cruise Lines.

Below are brief summaries of what you might experience while cruising America's rivers. Click the links to see all the latest deals and search for itineraries.

Board a comfortable ship and cruise the Mississippi River, which winds its way from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. On the Upper Mississippi, you can visit Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, and explore the arts scene in Red Wing, Minnesota. During the fall, see brightly colored autumn foliage. On the lower half of the river, experience Southern hospitality as you tour beautifully restored mansions, like Oak Alley in Louisiana, and dine on world-famous cuisine in New Orleans' French Quarter.

As the largest tributary of the Mississippi River, the Ohio River was a major transportation route for Native Americans, European explorers and settlers. Sailings can include Henderson, Kentucky, once home to naturalist and painter John James Audubon; keep an eye out for the 12 bronze bird statues around town, plus one of Audubon. In Paducah, Kentucky -- where the Ohio meets the Tennessee River -- the galleries of the LowerTown Arts District are big draws. Madison is on the Indiana Wine Trail, and Louisville, Kentucky, is known for its horse-racing heritage. Ohio River itineraries can include segments on the Mississippi River.

The Tennessee River covers four states, flowing from east of Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, where it converges with the Ohio River. During the Civil War, Union troops strategically used the river to invade Confederate territory, leaving behind a notable list of Civil War sites. Tennessee River itineraries can make time for the Shiloh National Military Park south of Savannah, Tennessee, and the W.C. Handy Home & Museum in Florence, Alabama, where the "Father of the Blues" was born in 1873.

Head west to the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington and follow in the footsteps of famed explorers Lewis and Clark. Itineraries also incorporate sights on the Snake River. These trips offer opportunities to see the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, the Columbia River Gorge and the Bonneville Dam, a National Historic Site whose construction started in 1934.

The Hudson River flows from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City. A cruise provides the perfect way to experience all that New York has to offer, from breathtaking scenery and grand architecture to the art, history and culture of the Big Apple. Famous landmarks include Sleepy Hollow, Franklin D. Roosevelt's Springwood estate in Hyde Park and West Point Military Academy. Fall sailings showcase the region's brilliant foliage.



In case you missed any of our recent river cruise newsletters, I've provided links below for the last 10 topics we've covered. Click any link to read more.

Terrific Offers on River Cruises -- Take advantage of these fantastic deals for Vacations To Go customers.

10 Best-Selling River Itineraries -- See some of our most popular river cruises in Europe and the U.S.

France River Cruises -- Read about top sights along the Seine, Rhone, Saone and other beautiful waterways.

Themed River Cruises -- Check out culinary cruises, wine sailings, Christmas market departures and more.

Discover Europe's Grand Castles -- Learn about the castles and palaces that are often visited on river cruises.

U.S. Covid Testing Requirement Lifted Plus Terrific Europe Offers -- Read welcome news for travelers who will be flying to the U.S.

AmaWaterways, Oberammergau and Short Cruises -- See some tempting river cruise options that are still available in 2022.

River Sailings for Active Travelers -- Some lines have special onboard programs and excursions for staying fit while traveling.

River Cruising in Germany -- Experience the country's unique culture and history via its rivers.

Cruising with Avalon Waterways -- Read about the special experiences offered on an Avalon river cruise.



Here are this week's Top 10 River Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Brilliant Bordeaux, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Save 50%. Starting at $1,949. Departures from September 18 through October 30, 2022.

2) Danube Dreams, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Deggendorf. Save 50%. Starting at $1,499. Departures from August 20 through November 2, 2022.

5) Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save 50%. Starting at $1,649. Departures from October 3 through November 21, 2022.

4) Danube River Cruise, 9 days with Gate 1 Travel. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Save $1,600 per couple. Starting at $1,999. Departures from August 16 through September 20, 2022.

5) Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Enjoy discounted rates on this cruise, plus fly for from select gateways. Starting at $1,999. Departures from March 17 through November 22, 2023.

6) Charms of the South, 9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Fly for free from select gateways, plus save up to $2,000 per couple in certain cabin categories and get $300 per couple in onboard credit. Starting at $2,099. Departs from February 26 through December 16, 2023.

7) Danube Waltz, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Enjoy discounted rates on this cruise, plus fly for from select gateways. Starting at $2,199. Departures from March 15 through November 15, 2023.

8) Jewels of the Rhine, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save up to $2,150 per couple. Starting at $2,220. Departures from May 8 through October 29, 2023.

9) Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg River Cruise, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Begins and ends in Cologne. Save up to $4,000 per couple, plus receive a free drinks package. Starting at $2,269. Departures from August 16 through October 5, 2022.

10) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Clarkston and Hayden Island. Save up to $1,200 per couple. Starting at $4,205. Departures from August 13 through October 27, 2022.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go