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Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

I'll start today's newsletter with an exclusive offer from Emerald Cruises. The company provides an exceptional value for its river cruises on the Rhine, Danube and other waterways.

Book by December 11 to take advantage of this terrific deal:

Save up to $3,650 per couple on river cruises. Receive additional savings in certain cabin categories for a total savings of up to $5,150 per couple.

Emerald's river ships have heated swimming pools with retractable roofs (this space converts to a movie theater on some evenings), as well as balcony suites that open to the outdoors with the push of a button. The fleet is equipped with bicycles that guests can use to explore ashore.

Expertly guided excursions in port -- covered in the upfront rate -- include EmeraldACTIVE hiking, biking and canoeing excursions and the EmeraldPLUS program, which helps passengers explore the destination's culture in depth. On Sensations of Lyon & Provence, guests can hike through local vineyards in Tournon, embark on a canoeing excursion in Avignon and enjoy a regional wine tasting and Provencal dinner on board the ship. Meanwhile, Danube Delights provides opportunities to join a Slovakian family for coffee and cake in their home or participate in a guided cycling tour in Vienna.

In addition to river cruises, Emerald also offers upscale yacht cruises in attractive destinations like the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Central America. The company's intimate vessels accommodate up to 100 guests each and feature modern oceanview staterooms with deluxe amenities. Each ship boasts spacious lounges, spa and fitness facilities, an infinity pool and daily entertainment. The yachts are also equipped with Zodiacs, snorkeling gear, paddleboards, floating platforms and water trampolines.

Emerald is offering our customers special discounts of up to 32% on its ocean itineraries. Book by December 11.

The upfront rate of an Emerald Cruises' vacation includes onboard meals, gratuities, airport transfers, shore excursions in every port, Wi-Fi, bottled water stocked daily in your cabin and wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Shore excursions are led by experienced guides who cover more than just the usual tourist attractions, revealing hidden gems and authentic experiences.



Many of our river sailings are theme cruises, focusing on culinary traditions, Christmas markets, historical events and more. I've listed all of the options below -- click the links to see discounts and deals and search for itineraries.

Active & Discovery cruises
Christmas markets cruises
European history cruises
Fall foliage cruises
Family-friendly cruises
Food and wine cruises
Jewish heritage cruises
Music cruises
Tulip time cruises



If you're thinking of taking a river cruise and traveling solo, you probably already know that operators often charge an extra fee -- called a single supplement -- for an individual booking a cabin intended for two.

The good news? Vacations To Go has found low or no single supplements on a variety of river cruise departures, and these great solo deals are listed on our site. Click here to see our Singles Travel Discounts now.



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.

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

See the U.S. with American Queen Voyages -- Relax on a cruise along one of the country's famed rivers.

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

Unique Ship Design Features -- Learn about interesting ship amenities like onboard herb gardens and innovative layouts for private balconies.

Popular Places to See on a Europe River Cruise -- See highlights of the Danube, Douro and other rivers.

Brand-New 2023 Itineraries -- Check out new river cruises debuting next year on the Rhine, Danube and other waterways.

Rhine River Cruise Attractions -- Explore impressive castles, charming towns and lush vineyards on this popular route.

Viking River Cruises -- See special offers from the world's largest river cruise operator.

Highlights of Cruising the Danube -- Discover the best places to visit on the Danube River.

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



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

1) Jewels of the Rhine, 8 days with Emerald Cruises. Travels between Basel and Amsterdam. Save up to $3,150 per couple. Starting at $1,720. Departures from May 8 through October 29, 2023.

2) Cruise through the Aquitaine Region, 7 days with CroisiEurope. Begins and ends in Bordeaux. Save up to 50%. Starting at $1,518. Departs May 18, 24 & 30 and June 29, 2023.

3) Seine River Cruise, 9 days with Gate 1 Travel. Begins and ends in Paris. Save $800 per couple. Starting at $1,999. Departures from April 13 through October 12, 2023.

4) Danube Waltz, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Budapest and Munich. Fly for free, plus get reduced cruise fares. Starting at $1,999. Departures from March 15 through August 30, 2023.

5) Rhine Cruise to Switzerland, 8 days with Riviera River Cruises. Travels between Basel and Cologne. Save up to $3,000 per couple, plus receive a free drinks package. Starting at $2,039. Departures from May 1 through October 25, 2023.

6) Lyon & Provence, 8 days with Viking River Cruises. Travels between Lyon and Marseille. Fly for free, plus get reduced cruise fares. Starting at 2,299. Departures from March 14 through April 30, 2023.

7) Mark Twain's Mississippi, 9 days. Travels between Minneapolis or Red Wing and St. Louis or Alton. Save up to 20% on certain cabin categories and get $100 per couple in onboard credit. Plus, save an extra 5% when you book 120 days prior to departure. Starting at $2,599. Departures from July 10 through September 24, 2023.

8) Active & Discovery on the Rhine, 8 days with Avalon Waterways. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel. Save up to $1,500 per couple, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person. Starting at $2,999. Departures from May 9 through September 19, 2023.

9) Lower Mississippi River Cruise, 8 days with American Cruise Lines. Travels between Memphis and New Orleans. Save up to $1,000 per couple. Starting at $4,025. Departures from March 4 through May 26, 2023.

10) Rendezvous on the Seine, 10 days with Tauck. Begins and ends in Paris. Starting at $5,290. Departures from April 1 through October 18, 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.

Sincerely,

Alan Fox
Executive Chairman
Vacations To Go