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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours offers upscale river cruises that it calls "truly all-inclusive." The upfront rate covers all meals, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, Wi-Fi, butler service, shore excursions and airport transfers.

Our customers take advantage of these fantastic offers when you book by March 24.

Save up to $3,150 per couple on Europe cruises departing through 2024. Enjoy additional discounts in certain cabin categories for a total savings of up to $3,650 per couple.

Save up to $3,650 per couple on Mekong River sailings through 2025. Save an additional 10% when you book at least six months prior to departure.

On Scenic's ships, guests will enjoy impeccable service and exceptional cuisine, ranging from casual to fine-dining options. Spacious cabins and inviting public spaces allow travelers to relax and take in the beautiful scenery of each region explored.

Scenic makes it easy for guests to customize their experiences in port. Scenic FreeChoice provides a range of options from museum visits and wine tastings to guided hiking and biking excursions. Scenic Enrich features cultural highlights like a private concert in Vienna or an exclusive event in a castle.

The company also offers luxury oceangoing yacht cruises in destinations like the Arctic, Antarctica and Europe. Truly all-inclusive fares include meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Wi-Fi, gratuities, shore excursions in every port and airport transfers. Discovery leaders provide insights into the destination, and guests can explore by submarine, helicopter, Zodiacs, kayaks and e-bikes. Right now, customers can save up to 20% off the regular price with our special offers. To see all of these sailings, click here.

River cruise operators recognize that many of their guests want options for staying fit while traveling. These lines offer wellness programs and fitness amenities on board -- like gyms, spas and pools -- and provide unique and active ways to explore ashore.

Avalon Waterways includes guided active excursions on its itineraries, like a hike to Bratislava Castle in Slovakia or a morning run in the French town of Caudebec-en-Caux with the onboard Avalon Adventure Host. Active & Discovery itineraries provide even more immersive and active ways to take in the sights at every port of call with hiking, biking, canoeing and jogging excursions.

Emerald Cruises, sister company to Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours mentioned above, has the EmeraldACTIVE program, which might feature a guided bike tour along the Danube or a hike in Germany's Black Forest. Scenic has similar options, like cycling through the Dutch town of Veere or to a Bordeaux wine estate for a tasting.

As part of its program, AmaWaterways has wellness hosts fleetwide in Europe (except for ships in Portugal). They lead fitness classes like stretching, core strengthening and resistance-band training and also conduct hiking, biking and jogging excursions.

The "Let's Go" shore excursions of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises include walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing tours. Bicycle to Claude Monet's home at Giverny or hike up to a 12th-century castle on the Rhine, for example. The line's Wellness on the Water amenities include yoga sessions, TRX suspension training classes with certified instructors, fitness centers and heated pools.

Several lines also keep fleets of complimentary bicycles on their ships, so passengers can pedal along riverside paths or through cities and towns on their own.

Some companies offer shorter river cruises that provide customers with an opportunity to sample the experience. For example, Avalon Waterways has itineraries of four to six days on the Danube and Rhine and CroisiEurope offers a variety of four- and five-day cruises, including sailings on the Rhone and Seine. American Cruise Lines offers Mississippi and Columbia river cruises that are less than a week long.

Click here to see all departures of four to six days.

Below I've provided links for the topics we've covered in our last 10 river cruise newsletters. Click any link to read more.

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

American Queen Voyages -- Explore cities and towns in the U.S. on a cruise along one of its famed rivers.

Huge Savings on River Cruises -- Take advantage of these deals for Vacations To Go customers.

AmaWaterways -- Read about the upscale experience offered by this leading cruise company.

American Cruise Lines -- Check out new itineraries and ships debuting in the U.S.

Brand-New Itineraries -- Take a look at new river cruise itineraries on the Rhine, Danube and other waterways.

Emerald Cruises, Themed Sailings and More -- Get a few ideas that may help you plan your next vacation.

Avalon Waterways -- Learn about new cruises and flexible excursion options.

Discover Europe's Grand Castles -- See amazing castles and palaces on a river cruise.

France River Cruises -- Discover the top sights of the Seine, Rhone, Saone and other beautiful waterways.

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

1) Rhine Highlights, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save up to $2,750 per couple. Enjoy additional savings in certain cabin categories. Starting at $3,170. Departures from April 17 through October 23, 2023.

2) Danube Dreams, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Budapest and Deggendorf. Save 50%. Starting at $1,650. Departures from April 11 through October 10, 2023.

3) Burgundy to the Camargue, 8 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Lyon. Save up to 50%. Starting at $1,478. Departures from April 19 through September 11, 2023.

4) Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps, 8 days with AmaWaterways. Begins in Basel and ends in Amsterdam. Save 50%. Starting at $1,850. Departs July 31 and October 30, 2023.

5) Brilliant Bordeaux, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Save 40%. Starting at $2,049. Departures from April 9 through August 27, 2023.

6) Romantic Danube, 8 days with Viking. Travels between Budapest and Regensburg. Fly for free, plus get reduced cruise fares. Also, receive a free Silver Spirits beverage package. Starting at $2,599. Departures from July 2 through November 19, 2023.

7) Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Fly for free, plus get reduced cruise fares. Also, receive a free Silver Spirits beverage package. Starting at $2,599. Departures from July 3 through November 22, 2023.

8) The Seine, Paris & Normandy River Cruise, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Begins and ends in Paris. Save up to $3,300 per couple, plus receive a free drinks package. Starting at $2,109. Departures from April 4 through October 24, 2023.

9) Charms of the South, 9 days with American Queen Voyages. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $3,100 per couple in certain cabin categories. Starting at $2,819. Departures from March 26 through November 26, 2023.

10) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Clarkston and Hayden Island. Fly for free, plus save up to $1,200 per couple off the cruise price. Starting at $4,730. Departures from April 20 through July 17, 2023.

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.


Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go