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River Cruises European Specialties 2017

A 7-Night Beer Tasting Cruise: Holland & Belgium with Tulips for Beer Enthusiasts

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So much to see in an experience-filled week! On this “Beer Tasting” themed cruise, we will introduce you to some of the region’s famous beers. Plus, see some of the highlights of Belgium and Holland, and in the early spring, admire the tulips and other spring blooms!

Departs April 06, 2017. Cruise starting at $2,798

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Early Birds! Book by November 8th & save 10% per person. Or, pay in full by November 8th and receive $1,000 off per person! Plus, air specials may be available (based on departure city). Base cruise rates start at $2,798 per person for a Lower Deck stateroom, a $350 per day average (based on double occupancy; subject to change based on availability and current offers). Call Cassie at 330-790-1230 for complete pricing and current promotions!

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Your cruise will most likely follow this itineray:

    • Day 1: Brussels, Belgium. Welcome to Belgium! Embarkation; onboard welcome reception. (D)
    • Day 2: Antwerp. Guided sightseeing. (BD)
    • Day 3: Ghent. Guided sightseeing, visit St. Baaf’s Cathedral; special onboard food-and-beer-pairing dinner. (BLD)
    • Day 4: Middelburg-Veere. Guided visit of Middelburg; excursion to the Delta Works; beer lecture. (BLD)
    • Day 5: Willemstad-Kinderdijk. Time at leisure in Willemstad; visit a windmill in Kinderdijk; beer lecture. (BLD)
    • Day 6: Rotterdam. Excursion to Keukenhof Gardens. (BLD)
    • Day 7: Amsterdam. Canal cruise; visit Heineken Brewery. (BLD)
    • Day 8: Amsterdam. Disembarkation. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

A 7-Night WWII History Cruise: Paris to Normandy for WWII Historians!

Combine time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. A Local Expert will show you some of the famous sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more! And as this is a cruise with a WWII theme, you’ll enjoy onboard lectures by our WWII expert. Your cruise will most likely follow this itineray:

    • Day 1: Paris, France. Welcome to France! Embarkation; onboard welcome reception. (D)
    • Day 2: Vernon-Les Andelys. Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided talk in Les Andelys, visit the parish church of Le Petit Andely; onboard lecture. (BLD)
    • Day 3: Caudebec. Choice of excursion along either the “Normany Vuillages Route” or the “Normandy Abbeys Route.” (BLD)
    • Day 4: Caudebec. Choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or “A Taste of Normandy.” (BLD)
    • Day 5: Rouen. Guided siteseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or guided sightseeing focused on the French Resistance; onboard lecture. (BLD)
    • Day 6: Conflans. Choice of excursions to visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison. (BLD)
    • Day 7: Paris. Choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation. (BLD)
    • Day 8: Paris. Disembarkation. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Early Birds! Book by November 8th & save 10% per person. Or, pay in full by November 8th and receive $1,000 off per person! Plus, air specials may be available (based on departure city). Base cruise rates start at $3,149 per person for a Lower Deck stateroom, a $394 per day average (based on double occupancy; subject to change based on availability and current offers). Call Cassie at 330-790-1230 for complete pricing and current promotions!

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Departs July 11, 2017. Cruise starting at $3,149

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See what a cruise is like along France’s Seine River.

A 10-Night Wine Appreciation Cruise: Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers

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Departs October 26, 2017. Paris & Cruise starting at $3,549

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See what a cruise is like along France’s Rhône River.

This river cruise vacation has it all – historic sites, delightful towns, and more! And because this cruise has a Wine Appreciation theme, you will be joined on board by a Master of Wine, who will share his knowledge of French wines while hosting a tasting of cheese and wine, and chocolate and wine, as well as a food and wine pairing dinner. Your cruise will most likely follow this itineray:

    • Day 1: Arrive in Paris. Welcome to the “City of Light!”
    • Day 2: Paris. Guided sightseeing. (BD)
    • Day 3: Beaune-St. Jean de Losne-Seurre. Transfer from Paris to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu or join a Crémant tasting; onboard welcome reception. (BLD)
    • Day 4: Seurre-Macon. Leisurely cruising; free time in Macon; included visit to Chardonnay winery. (BLD)
    • Day 5: Lyon. Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard cheese and wine tasting. (BLD)
    • Day 6: Lyon. A free day to explroe this fascinatin city at leisure; special onboard food-and-wine-pairing dinner. (BLD)
    • Day 7: Tournon/Tain I’Hermitage-Viviers. Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit Old Town and the cathedral; onboard chocoloate and wine tasting. (BLD)
    • Day 8: Avignon. Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes and a winery in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; wine tasting. (BLD)
    • Day 9: Arles. Cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting); guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater. (BLD)
    • Day 10: Disembark-Côte d’Azur. Travel by motorcoasch to Côte d’Azur. (B)
    • Day 11: Côte d’Azur. Your vacation ends this morning. (B)

Early Birds! Book by November 8th & save 10% per person. Or, pay in full by November 8th and receive $1,000 off per person! Plus, air specials may be available (based on departure city). Base cruise rates start at $3,549 per person for a Lower Deck stateroom, a $355 per day average (based on double occupancy; subject to change based on availability and current offers). Call Cassie at 330-790-1230 for complete pricing and current promotions!

A 7-Night Festive Time Cruise: Festive Season on the Romantic Rhine!

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors. You will have free time to explore some of Europe’s famous Christmas Markets where you will find all sorts of gifts to bring home. Your cruise will most likely follow this itineray:

    • Day 1: Amsterdam. Welcome to Holland! Embarkation. Welcome reception; Illumination Cruise during Lights Festival.
    • Day 2: Amsterdam. Canal cruise. (BLD)
    • Day 3: Cologne. Choice of guided city walk or Jewish Heritage walk; Christmas Market. (BLD)
    • Day 4: Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim. Guided sightseeing in Koblenz; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat. (BLD)
    • Day 5: Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; excursion to Heidelberg; guided visit of the castle, see the Great Vat. (BLD)
    • Day 6: Strasbourg, France. Guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral; onboard woodcarving demonstration, Christmas Market. (BLD)
    • Day 7: Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest: visit a local woodcarver’s workshop. (BLD)
    • Day 8: Basel, Switzerland. Disembarkation. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. Transfers available to Zürich. (B)
Departs December 09, 2017. Cruise starting at $3,348


See what a cruise is like during the Christmas Markets season.

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Alternate itineraries available from 4- to 15-nights during November & December. Cruise along the Rhine, Danube, and/or Main Rivers.
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Early Birds! Book by November 8th & save 10% per person. Plus, air specials may be available (based on departure city). Base cruise rates for Lower Deck staterooms are already sold out for this departure date! Staterooms are still available starting from $3,348, a $419 per day average (based on double occupancy; subject to change based on availability and current offers). Call Cassie at 330-790-1230 for complete pricing and current promotions!
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See what a cruise is like along Germany’s Rhine River.

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