River Cruise Newsletter Dated October 14, 2014
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
AmaWaterways offers travelers the opportunity to discover new
destinations aboard elegant small ships with warm, personalized service.
Its first-rate sightseeing programs, fantastic onboard cuisine and
upscale amenities have earned the company a reputation for providing
authentic, enriching experiences.
AmaWaterways has worked with Vacations To Go to bring our customers the
following terrific offers. They must be booked by October 31.
Companion cruises for free
on November departures of The Romantic Danube, Europe's Rivers
& Castles and more.
Save $1,000 to $1,500 per couple
($500 to $750 per person) off last-minute sailings on European
Save 1,500 per couple
($750 per person) off wine cruises.
Save $1,000 to $2,000 per couple
($500 to $1,000 per person) off itineraries on the Mekong and Irrawaddy
rivers in Southeast Asia.
Save $500 to $1,500 per couple
($250 to $750 per person) off balcony staterooms on certain
Save 20% to 40%
off holiday sailings.
Past passengers enjoy reduced rates
on the best available cabin on eligible European river cruises.
Single supplement is waived or reduced
on more than 300 departures.
Guests enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with both lunch
and dinner on ships in the company's European fleet (except for the
AmaKatarina in Russia). AmaWaterways provides excursions in all
destinations and, in many ports, offers a choice of two or three
complimentary sightseeing excursions.
The line's stylish "floating hotels" make it possible to visit multiple
countries in a leisurely manner, surrounded by ever-changing scenery.
Vessels feature staterooms with French balconies or AmaWaterways'
signature twin balconies -- with both a French balcony and a full
step-out balcony in the same cabin.
You'll also find multiple dining venues (such as the intimate specialty
restaurant, The Chef's Table), a heated swimming pool or whirlpool,
complimentary in-room Internet and an entertainment-on-demand system
that provides Hollywood movies and a music library.
There still is space available on AmaWaterways'
Christmas Markets cruises
on the Rhine and Danube this winter. They give passengers an
opportunity to visit outdoor holiday markets that are set up in city
squares or in front of cathedrals or town halls. Booths decorated in
sparkling lights sell toys, ornaments, Nativity scenes, candles and
unique handcrafted items. Food stalls tempt shoppers with grilled
sausages, warm pretzels, gingerbread and mugs of hot, spiced wine called
More than 140 market stalls are spread across five squares in
Heidelberg, while Cologne is home to seven bazaars. Nuremberg has one of
Germany's largest and oldest markets, first mentioned in writing in 1628
(many booths here sell comical little "prune men" called
Zwetschgenmännle, made of dried fruit and nuts). At Rudesheim's
Christmas bazaar, you can sample the city's favorite coffee drink,
spiked with locally distilled brandy and topped with whipped cream.
Springtime brings AmaWaterways' ever-popular
Tulip Time Cruises
to the Netherlands and Belgium. You'll see vast fields carpeted in
vibrant tulips and revolving windmills standing tall among the flowers.
A top highlight is Keukenhof Gardens, a spectacular and colorful display
planted with more than 7 million bulbs. Guests embark and disembark in
Amsterdam and visit cities like Edam, Volendam, Antwerp and Ghent,
meeting local folks and tasting regional delicacies along the way.
Here are this week's Top 10 AmaWaterways Cruises
prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to
1) Christmas on the Danube
Travels between Budapest and Vilshofen with stops in Bratislava,
Vienna and Passau. Save 30% to 40%.
Starting at $2,799. Departs
December 20 & 27, 2014.
2) Christmas on the Rhine
Travels between Amsterdam and Basel with stops in Cologne, Heidelberg
and Strasbourg. Save 20% to 40%.
Starting at $2,699. Departures
from November 23 through December 28, 2014.
3) Christmas Time Cruise
Travels between Budapest and Nuremberg with stops in Vienna, Passau
and Regensburg. Save 20% to 40%.
Starting at $2,699. Departures
from November 22 through December 16, 2014.
4) Blue Danube Discovery
Begins in Budapest and ends in Nuremberg with stops in Bratislava,
Vienna and Regensburg. Save $1,500 per couple.
$2,699. Departs November 3, 18 & 19, 2014.
5) Europe's Rivers & Castles
Begins in Luxembourg and ends in Nuremberg with stops in Bernkastel,
Heidelberg and Bamberg. Companion cruises for free.
$2,899. Departs November 3, 2014.
6) Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel
Begins in Luxembourg and ends in Amsterdam with stops in Koblenz,
Mainz and Cologne. Save $1,500 per couple.
Starting at $2,799.
Departs November 7, 2014.
7) Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong
Begins in Siem Reap and ends in Ho Chi Minh City with visits to Tonle
Sap Lake, Kampong Tralach and Phnom Penh. Save $1,500 to $2,000 per
Starting at $2,299. Departures from April 6 through
September 28, 2015.
8) Paris & Normandy
Begins and ends in Paris with visits to Giverny, Omaha Beach and
Château Gaillard. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple off balcony
Starting at $3,199. Departures from April 9 through
October 29, 2015.
9) Tulip Time Cruise
Begins and ends in Amsterdam with visits to Antwerp, Ghent and
Keukenhof Gardens. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple off balcony
Starting at $2,499. Departures from March 23 through May
10) Melodies of the Danube
Begins in Budapest and ends in Vilshofen with stops in Bratislava,
Durnstein and Passau. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple off balcony
Starting at $2,599. Departures from March 30 through
October 28, 2015.
Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002.
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