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            Travelers love that shore excursions are included on their river   WHAT MAKES EACH RIVER
            cruises – many with options for intensity level, from gentle
            walking to active discovery. In addition, many vessels carry       CRUISE LINE SPECIAL?
            bicycles for group touring and independent exploration.            Take a look at some of the ways
                                                                               each river cruise line stands out.
            While European river cruises have been popular for
            some time, the U.S. river cruising market is just starting
            to heat up. For example, French America Line (showcasing
            the Mississippi, Red, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio and               CRUISE LINE         MAJOR DESTINATIONS               CAPACITY     DISTINCTIONS                          WHAT’S INCLUDED
            Cumberland Rivers), American Queen Steamboat Company’s                                                                             Exclusive insights from Resident Tour Director   Pre-cruise boutique hotel stay; private shore excursions; local wine and
            recently-launched American Duchess, and American Cruise          Abercrombie & Kent  Europe                           Approx 150   who is dedicated to A&K small group of    beer (L, D); internet; specially-arranged Chef’s Highlights dining event
            Lines’ new fleet of modern riverboats, are all attracting                                                                          24 guests.                            on every journey; complimentary bicycle usage
            inquisitive travelers.                                                               Europe, Vietnam &                             “Twin balconies” – a French balcony and a full   A menu of sightseeing excursions in every port; gentle, regular and
                                                                             AmaWaterways                                         28 to 164                                          active-paced tours; The Chef’s Table experience once for every guest;
                                                                                                 Cambodia, Africa                              outside balcony in most staterooms
                                                                                                                                                                                     wine, beer and soda (L, D); internet; complimentary bicycle usage
                                                                             American Queen      Mississippi, Ohio/ Tennessee,    166 to 414   First all-suite U.S. paddlewheeler, with    Pre-cruise deluxe hotel stays; shore excursions; wine and beer (D);
                                                                             Steamboat Company   Columbia/Snake Rivers                         two-story Loft Suites  (American Duchess)  specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks; internet
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        The Main-Danube Canal, a 106-mile link between the Rhine,            American Cruise Lines  Alaska & Pacific NW;          100 to 200   New class of 5 modern riverboats to debut    Shore excursions; wine and beer (L, D); complimentary cocktail hour
                                                                                                 Mississippi River; Northeast
        Main and Danube rivers, allows ships to travel uninterrupted                             US; Southeast US                              in 2018                               each evening; internet
        between Amsterdam and the Black Sea and includes 16 locks.                                                                                                                   Shore excursions; regional wine and beer (L,D); complimentary tea, hot
                                                                                                                                  128-166      Suite Ships® with open-air balconies,
                                                                             Avalon Waterways    Europe, Asia, South America                                                         chocolate & premium coffees; internet; complimentary bicycle &
                                                                                                                                  in Europe    bed angled to view outside
                                                                                                                                                                                     Nordic walking pole usage
                                                                                                                                                                                     At least two guided Crystal Adventures in each port; complimentary
                                                                                                                                               Five all-suite yachts, including the largest   culinary experience at renowned local establishments on many
            Questions about which river cruise line to choose? Please        Crystal River Cruises  Europe                        106 to 158   river cruise ship in Europe (yet lower passenger  sailings; e-bicycles & Nordic walking poles; fine wines and spirits;
            call us! Our cruise consultants are up to speed on the                                                                             count than other lines)               specialty coffees and soft drinks; internet (1 hr per day); European butler
            myriad options and can match you with the ideal vessel                                                                                                                   service, all categories; gratuities
            and itinerary.                                                                       Mississippi, Red/Arkansas,                    Casual but sophisticated onboard ambiance   Pre-cruise deluxe hotel stay; shore excursions; bicycles for usage;
                                                                             French America Line  Illinois, Ohio & Cumberland     150          with a distinctive French flair; polished staff   free-flowing beverages, including hand-selected spirits/wine/beer
                                                                                                 Rivers                                        that learns your name and preferences  and specialty coffees/teas; WiFi
                                                                                                                                                                                     Expedition team; wellness program; select excursions; Zodiac, kayak,
                                                                                                 Pacific Northwest, Amazon,                    Expedition landing craft; naturalists narration;   and/or motorized skiffs for explorations (exploration vessels vary by
                                                                             Lindblad Expeditions                                 28 to 148
                                                                                                 Vietnam & Cambodia                            Hells Canyon jet boat                 destination); other amenities such as complimentary beverages vary
                                                                                                                                                                                     by ship
                                                                                                                                                                                     Shore excursions & special private events; premium spirits, wine and
                                                                                                                                               Dedicated to uncommon access to local
                                                                             Tauck               Europe                           98 to 130                                          beer; unlimited non-alcoholic beverages; internet; laptops available for
                                                                                                                                               culture and exclusive destination experiences
                                                                                                                                                                                     check-out; gratuities
                                                                                                                                                                                     Shore excursions (multiple types and paces); private butler service;
                                                                                                                                               “Scenic Sundowners” – an exclusive cocktail
                                                                                                 Europe, Russia, Vietnam &                                                           exclusive six-course wine-tasting/dinner for upper suite guests;
                                                                             Scenic Cruises                                       44 to 169    reception at majestic European locations at
                                                                                                 Cambodia, Myanmar                                                                   unlimited beverages (some vintage wines not included); internet;
                                                                                                                                               the day’s end (all Space-Ships guests)
                                                                                                                                                                                     e-bikes; gratuities; airport transfers
                                                                                                                                                                                     Premium shore tours; wellness program and a complimentary
                                                                                                 Columbia, Snake &                             Replica turn-of-the-century coastal steamer,
                                                                             Un-Cruise Adventures                                 88                                                 massage; fine wines, microbrews, spirits & other beverages; living
                                                                                                 Willamette Rivers                             onboard historians
                                                                                                                                                                                     history program; Wine Country tastings and Hells Canyon jet boat ride
                                                                                                 Europe, Russia, China,                                                              Wide choice of personalized shore excursions; butler service;
                                                                             Uniworld Boutique   Vietnam & Cambodia,              118-159 in   Boutique ships laden with original artwork  unlimited beverages; bicycles & Nordic walking poles for usage;
                                                                             River Cruise Collection                              Europe
                                                                                                 India, Egypt                                                                        internet; gratuities; airport transfers
                                                                                                 Europe, Russia, China,           190, Viking   Bathrooms with heated floors;        Shore excursions; wine and beer (L & D); complimentary specialty
                                                                             Viking River Cruises
                                                                                                 Vietnam & Cambodia, Egypt        Longships    “Explorer Suites” with wraparound verandas  coffees; internet

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