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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

A growing number of countries around the world are reaching agreements with cruise lines that will allow cruise ships to resume sailing in the near future with the requirement that all passengers and crew must show proof of vaccination.

I mentioned previously that Royal Caribbean will launch seven-night sailings from Cyprus to the Greek Islands beginning July 10. These sailings are now bookable and join the line's departures from Nassau and Bermuda that are also open for sale.

Norwegian just announced that it will begin seven-night sailings from Athens to the Greek Islands on July 25 and from Montego Bay and Punta Cana to Caribbean destinations on August 7 and 15, respectively.

Viking also released new sailings from Bermuda starting June 15 and from Reykjavik in Iceland starting June 26.

Celebrity will begin sailing from St. Maarten in the Caribbean on June 5 and from Athens to the Greek Islands on June 19.

Crystal will sail from Nassau or Bimini in the Bahamas starting July 3.

To see a list of newly announced 2021 sailings that will depart from ports outside the U.S., with vaccinations required, click any line below.

Celebrity (vaccinations required for passengers 18 and older)

Crystal (vaccinations required for all passengers)

Norwegian (vaccinations required for all passengers)

Royal Caribbean (vaccinations required for passengers 18 and older)

Viking (vaccinations required for all passengers)

Seabourn sailings from Athens to the Greek Islands starting July 3 will be available to book April 12, and we'll provide a link to these cruises next week. Vaccinations will be required for all passengers.

Also, Windstar has said that it will resume sailing June 19 from ports in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean and vaccinations will be required for all guests. To see a list of Windstar's currently scheduled sailings, click here.

In the U.S., the CDC continues to drag its feet on setting a firm date for when cruise ships can sail from U.S. ports, or under what conditions. A growing number of groups and governments, from the Cruise Line International Association to the states of Florida and Alaska, want cruise lines to be able to sail from U.S. ports starting this summer. Millions of Americans and Canadians are ready to embark as soon as they are allowed.

American Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat Company are cruising U.S. rivers and coastal areas now with ships that carry fewer than 250 total passengers and crew -- the CDC's conditional sailing order applies only to vessels above this capacity threshold. Click either link for a list of sailings.

American Cruise Lines (vaccinations required for all passengers only on sailings before May 1)

American Queen Steamboat Company (vaccinations required for all passengers only on sailings after July 1)

I'll continue to bring you all the latest travel developments in this newsletter.



Today, I've listed the best discounts and deals available to Vacations To Go customers from the world's top river cruise companies. I've organized them below by sailing region.

Many of these specials expire soon, so call right away if you see a deal you like. Just click the links for itineraries, departure dates and rates.

Discounts on Rhine River cruises:

Save up to 30% off sailings with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Plus, receive an additional $400 per couple discount off the cruise, an extra $1,000 per couple off airfare and a free private car transfer from the airport to your ship on 2021 departures. Book by April 15.

Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,400 per couple on cruises with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Plus, get an extra $300 per couple in additional savings. Book select cabin categories and save an extra 10% on 2022 departures. Book by April 15.

Fly from $299 per person from select gateways and save up to $2,000 per couple off Avalon Waterways cruises. Plus, receive an extra $200 per couple discount off many departures. Book by April 19.

Click here to see all discounts and departures on the Rhine.

Discounts on Danube River cruises:

Fly from $295 to $495 per person from select gateways or save $1,500 per couple on Emerald Waterways departures. Plus, receive $250 per couple in additional discounts. Book select cabin categories and save an extra 10% on 2022 departures. Book by April 15.

Save up to 15% on departures with Riviera River Cruises. Plus, receive free onboard credit of up to 400 euros and a free drinks package. Book by April 15.

Save up to $3,000 per couple on AmaWaterways river cruises.

Click here to see all discounts and departures on the Danube.

Discounts on other European river cruises:

Save up to 15% on Rhone River departures with Riviera River Cruises. Plus, receive free onboard credit of up to 200 euros and a free drinks package. Book by April 15.

Fly from $499 per person from select gateways, plus save $1,000 per couple off Viking cruises on the Elbe River. Book by April 30.

Save 15% CroisiEurope itineraries on the Douro River.

Click here to see all discounts and departures in Europe.

Discounts on U.S. river cruises:

Save up to $3,000 per couple on American Queen Steamboat Company departures, plus receive $100 per cabin in free onboard credit.

Save up to $1,200 per couple off American Cruise Lines sailings.

Click here to see all discounts and departures in the U.S.

Discounts on Mekong River cruises:

Save $2,000 per couple off Avalon Waterways river cruises. Book by April 19.

Save up to $2,000 per couple on AmaWaterways departures.

Click here to see all discounts and departures on the Mekong.

Discounts on Nile River cruises:

Save up to 20% off departures with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Plus, receive an extra $1,000 per couple discount off airfare and a free private car transfer from the airport to your ship on 2021 departures. Book by April 30.

Save $1,000 per couple off Viking sailings, plus get an extra $1,000 per couple off round-trip airfare from select gateways. Book by April 30.

Click here to see all discounts and departures on the Nile.



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

1) Castles Along the Rhine, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save up to 30%. Receive an additional $400 per couple discount on 2021 departures, plus save an extra $1,000 per couple off airfare and get a free private car transfer from the airport to your ship. Starting at $2,949. Departures from May 23, 2021 through October 30, 2022.

2) Andalusia: Traditions, Gastronomy and Flamenco, 8 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Seville. Save 15%. Starting at $1,929. Departures from March 10 through October 27, 2022.

3) Charms of the South, 9 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $1,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $1,999. Departures from June 26, 2021 through December 24, 2023.

4) Lincoln's Illinois, 9 days with American Queen Steamboat Company. Begins in Chicago and ends in Alton. Save $1,000 per couple, plus receive a free $100 per cabin onboard credit. Starting at $2,299. Departs September 25, 2021.

5) The Seine, Paris & Normandy River Cruise, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Begins and ends in Paris. Save up to 15%. Plus, receive a free onboard credit of 200 euros and a drinks package. Starting at $2,609. Departures from June 15, 2021 through October 18, 2022.

6) Danube Dreams, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Fly from $299 per person and save up to $1,500 per couple. Plus, receive an extra $200 per couple discount on many departures. Starting at $2,799. Departures from June 10, 2021 through October 26, 2022.

7) Danube Explorer, 8 days with Emerald Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Munich or Passau. Fly from $295 to $495 per person or save up to $1,500 per couple. Plus, receive $250 per couple in additional discounts. Book select cabin categories and get an extra 10% off 2022 departures. Starting at $2,995. Departures from July 24, 2021 through October 9, 2022.

8) Essence of Burgundy & Provence, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Travels between Arles and Chalon-sur-Saone. Save up to $1,500 per couple. Starting at $3,399. Departures from August 5, 2021 through November 10, 2022.

9) Mississippi River Cruise, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Begins and ends in New Orleans. Save up to $1,200 per couple. Starting at $3,795. Departures from April 27 through December 20, 2021.

10) Jewels of Europe, 15 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Travels between Budapest and Amsterdam. Fly for free or save $2,400 per couple. Plus, get up to $300 per couple in additional discounts. Book select cabin categories and get an extra 10% off 2022 departures. Starting at $6,995. Departures from September 8, 2021 through November 7, 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