For those out there who’ve always wanted a trip down the magnificent Rhine or Danube etc., cruising Europe’s waterways has never been more in vogue. Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) announced earlier this month a new fall promotion for its most popular itineraries in Europe and Russia.
Beginning October 31, Viking is offering an Early Booking Discount (Code EBD) for all Europe departures in March and April 2015. The fall promotion will include more savings for specific departures too. Passengers who book a stateroom on one of the award-winning Viking Longships in Europe – or one of the two new ships on the Elbe River – will get added savings of $300 per couple, and guests of the Russia adventures will get 2 for 1 deals or even free airfare. Richard Marnell, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Viking Cruises had this to add:
“There is an intrinsic value to river cruising that is unlike other methods of travel, and more people are discovering the benefit of unpacking once and sailing on a small vessel that is designed to enhance exploration. As our fleet of river vessels around the world continues to grow, we are proud to be able to offer both our new and return guests the best value possible, including seasonal discounts and the most diverse range of itinerary and stateroom choices of any river cruise line.”
Some examples of featured cruises include:
- Grand European Tour (15 days; Amsterdam – Budapest): This is the cruise line’s most popular itenerary which affords passengers an uncompromising adventure through Europe’s most picturesque places. Promotional prices start at $3,562 per person.
- Romantic Danube (8 days; Nuremberg – Budapest): On this fantastic cruise of the world’s most famous romantic waterway, passengers explore Budapest, Vienna, and all points in between. Promotional prices start at $1,856 per person.
- Paris & the Heart of Normandy (8 days; Paris – Rouen – Paris): This 8-day sojourn puts the magic of the City of Light together with the unique beauty of the Normandy beaches, and a ton of touristic photo ops in between. Promotional prices start at $1,356 per person.