Special Cruise Offers
Great value offers as first CLIA River Cruise Weekend sets sail
To celebrate the first-ever River Cruise Weekend, some of the world’s leading river cruise lines are offering a host of exclusive deals and added value offers on a range of 2015 and 2016 cruises.
Organised by the CLIA UK & Ireland, the River Cruise Weekend aims to raise the profile of river cruise holidays and the diversity of great destinations available.
From thousands of pounds of savings and complimentary cabin upgrades to free excursion packages, there are some fantastic river cruise offers available, including:
Cabin upgrades with Amadeus offering savings of up to £380pp
Amadeus River Cruises (www.amadeusrivercruises.co.uk / 01252 714 477) is offering a complimentary upgrade from a B1 mid-deck Strauss stateroom to an A1 grade top deck Mozart stateroom on its 15-day ‘Across Europe’ cruises on confirmed bookings taken between 26-30 March, 2015. Itinerary includes up to 19 ports of call on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers through The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Cruise-only prices from £2,402 per person and valid for departures on 11 June, 12 or 26 July, 14 August and 29 October, 2015 (subject to availability).
Complimentary hamper & travel guide with AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways (www.amawaterways.co.uk / 0808 256 8422) is offering a complimentary cheese hamper and Berlitz travel guide for all river cruise bookings made between 26-30 March, 2015.
$1,000 off staterooms with American Cruise Lines
American Cruise Lines (www.americancruiselines.com / (08) 08-012713) is offering $1,000 off per stateroom for guests booking its Maine Coast, New England Island and Mississippi cruises by 30 April, 2015, for travel in July and August, 2015.
Huge savings on selected 2015 & 2016 river cruises with APT
APT (www.aptouring.co.uk / 0800 012 6683) is offering a ‘Companion Flies Free’ offer on its 14-day ‘Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights’ journey when booked by 31 March, 2015. Price for first passenger from £3,545, companion from £2,695, based on departures from June 2015 to April 2016.
The operator is also offering savings of up to £2,000 per couple on its 2016 8-day ‘Grand Bordeaux River Cruise’, taking in the majestic Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, when booked by 31 May, 2015. Valid on departures from May to November, 2016.
France river cruise savings of up to £1,345pp with Avalon Waterways, plus 2016 early booking offer
Avalon Waterways (www.avaloncruises.co.uk / 0800 668 1801) is offering savings of up to £1,345 per person on two of its river cruises in France:
*The 8-day ‘Paris to Normandy Landing Beaches’ itinerary, travelling along the River Seine and taking in sights including Normandy and the WWII landing beaches, Auvers-sur-Oise and Rouen. Prices from £1,220 per person, saving £1,190pp (based on 30 June, 2015 sailing)
*The 11-day ‘Burgundy and Provence’ itinerary, with a 7 night cruise and stays in Monte Carlo and Paris. Prices from £1,515 per person, saving £1,345pp (based on 26 April, 2015 sailing).
The cruise line is also offering a 2016 early booking offer of up to £1,000 off per couple and low deposit of £150 per person, on bookings made by 30 April, 2015.
Companion pays half price on Seine cruise with CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope (www.croisieurope.co.uk / 020 8328 1281) is offering a ‘companion pays half price’ offer on its 7-day Seine cruise departing 1 May, 2015 when booked by 31 March, 2015. The cruise on the MS Renoir starts in Honfleur and visits Duclair, Rouen and Vernon before finishing in Paris. Cruise-only prices from £933 per person (second person sharing cabin pays £466.50), based on two people sharing an outside cabin.
Savings of up to £500pp on all 2015 river cruises with Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways (www.emeraldwaterways.co.uk / 0808 102 1676) is offering savings of up to £500 per person on all its 2015 river cruises when booked by 31 March, 2015. This includes savings of £500 per person on its 8-day ‘Danube Delights’, 8-day ‘Rhine Main Discovery’ and 15-day ‘Splendours of Europe’ river cruises. For all other itineraries and departures, guests will enjoy savings of £350 per person.
In addition, Emerald Waterways is offering 2016 cruises at 2015 prices when booked by 29 May, 2015, as well as guaranteed savings of £1,000 per couple and up to €350 on-board credit. 2016 river cruises start from just £995 per person.
25% discount on chartered river cruise bookings with Shearings Holidays
Shearings Holidays (www.shearings.com / 0844 824 6351) is offering 25 per cent off its chartered river cruises on bookings made between 26-30 March, 2015, when quoting TCL513.
Free excursions on Danube cruises for 2015 with The River Cruise Line
The River Cruise Line (www.rivercruiseline.co.uk / 0844 544 6437) is offering a free package of excursions worth up to £277 per person on its 15-day ‘Danube to the Black Sea’ itinerary, which passes through seven countries, when booked by 31 March, 2015. Prices from £1,999 per person, based on departures in June and September, 2015.
The cruise line is also offering 2016 departures on its 10-day ‘Cruise the Danube to Vienna & Budapest’ itinerary at 2015 prices, plus a free excursions package worth £183 per person when booked by 30 April, 2015. Prices start from £949 per person with departures in June, July, August, September and October, 2016.
Savings of up to £1,850pp on selected cruises with Titan
Titan (www.titantravel.co.uk / 0800 988 5873) is offering a range of savings on river cruises, in conjunction with Uniworld, when booked by 30 April, 2015. These include selected cruises in destinations including France, Italy, Eastern Europe and Vietnam. Example cruises:
*Save £1,850pp on 14-day ‘European Serenade’ river cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam (prices from £2,999pp)
*Save up to £1,300pp on 8-day ‘Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux’ river cruise, visiting the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers (prices from £1,749pp)
*Save £1,650pp on 17-day ‘Timeless Wonders of Vietnam’ river cruise and tour, sailing down the Mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia and on to Angkor Wat (prices from £3,129pp)
Savings of up to £2,000pp on selected cruises with Uniworld
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection (www.uniworldcruises.co.uk / 0808 168 9110) is offering savings of up to £2,000 on selected cruises when booked by 31 March, 2015. Offers include:
*Save £2,000 per person on 15-day ‘Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong’ itinerary from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Price now £1,375pp (was £3,375pp) for departures on 29 July and 16 August, 2015. Quote UWUK05 when booking.
*Save £1,500 per person on 8-day ‘Venice & Gems of Northern Italy’ cruise. Price now £1,284pp (was £2,784pp) for departure on 28 June, 2015. Quote UWUK04 when booking.
*Save £1,200 per person on 13-day ‘Jewels of Spain, Portugal & the Douro River’ cruise. Price now £2,424 (was £3,624pp) for departure on 4 June, 2015. Quote UWUK03 when booking.