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Crystal River Cruises announces 4 and 6 night Europe River Cruises

Looking for a shorter river cruise?  Crystal Cruises has you covered!

Explore more, savor more, enjoy more on a collection of luxury 4- or 6-night river cruises in the heart of Europe. All inclusive!

Fares start at just $1,349.

ITINERARIES INCLUDE
– Wachau Valley Getaway for 4 days from Vienna to Passau on March 29
– Danube Getaway for 6 days from Passau to Vienna on April 2
– Wachau Valley Getaway for 4 days from Vienna to Passau on April 30
– Danube Getaway for 6 days from Passau to Vienna on May 4

ALL-INCLUSIVE SIGNATURE HALLMARKS
– Europe’s only all-suite river ships featuring king-sized beds 
and personal butler service in every suite
– Farm-to-table dining featuring Crystal’s innovative 
and acclaimed Michelin-inspired cuisine
– Unlimited fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and beers
– Unmatched Complimentary Crystal Collection of Destination Experiences in each destination, and a Crystal Signature Event on every full itinerary
– Twice as many staff per guest as the industry average, 
and all staff are Crystal employees
– All gratuities, shipboard and shoreside, included. .

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Tauck will start sailing the Douro River in Portugal come 2020!

There’s a river that river cruisers often overlook when planning their European river cruise.  It’s known as the river of gold.  The river I’m referring to is the Douro River in Portugal! 

Tauck just recently announced that they will be cruising the Douro River starting in 2020! 

Tauck is an award-winning, All Inclusive river cruise line.  Tauck is a premium river cruise line and it’s the best of the best! 

The 8-day river cruise starts and ends in Porto and showcases an authentic taste of daily life in the Douro River Valley. 

Tauck is building a new ship specifically made for cruising the Douro called the ms Andorinha. 

The region is steeped in a legacy of wine making for over 2,000 years.  Enjoy wine tastings hosted by expert wine makers; go hiking and bicycling; visit villages, a museum, a palace and a prehistoric site. 

2020 itineraries are already available to book!  They’re super popular and some are selling out so please feel free to call or email us and we’ll help you plan your dream Tauck Douro River Cruise!

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AmaWaterways adds Istanbul, Nice and much more in 2020 river cruises

AmaWaterways has some super exciting things coming in 2019.  A new itinerary on the Danube.  A new Golf Concierge Program for the golfers that dream of teeing it off in some of Europe’s championship golf courses.   And of course, there are 3 new EXCITING ships joining the fleet: 

  • AmaMagna – sailing on the Danube River 
  • AmaMora – Sailing on the Rhine River 
  • AmaDouro – Sailing on Portugal’s Douro River 

If your 2019 vacation plans are set and 2020 is your year for a river cruise, AmaWaterways has just released their preview brochure for 2020 and you can now book! 

2 new river cruise itineraries for 2020: 

  • Treasures of the Main and Rhine – 3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise from Nuremburg to Amsterdam. 
  • Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle – 2 nights in Amsterdam, 7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Luxembourg, 3 nights in Paris. 

New land extensions: 

  • Gems of Southeast Europe adds an option for 3 nights in Istanbul, Turkey.  Tour the fascinating old city of Istanbul as well as a visit to the 16th century museum, Topkapi Palace 
  • Colors of Provence & Spain adds an option with an extension in Nice where guests can explore the French Riviera, including visits to Aix-en-Provence, Monaco and Monte Carlo. 

There is one new ship joining the fleet in 2020, the AmaSiena.  The AmaSiena will sail on the Main, Moselle, and Rhine rivers.  The new ship will sail on both new itineraries for 2020 – Treasures of the Main & Rhine and Vineyards of the Rhine & Moselle. 

The AmaMagna, which will start sailing in May 2019, will add 2 new itineraries in 2020 for a total of 5 different itineraries: 

  • Romantic Danube – 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest.  Options of 2 nights in Munich or 3 nights in Prague pre-cruise. 
  • Melodies of the Danube – 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen.  Option to add 2 nights pre-cruise in Budapest and/or 3-nights in Prague post-cruise. 
  • Gems of Southeast Europe – 7-night from Budapest to Giurgiu.  Land extensions available in Budapest, Brasov, Bucharest, Vienna, and Istanbul. 
  • Grand Danube Cruise – 14-night cruise from Vilshofen to Giurgiu.  Land extensions available in Prague, Brasov, and Istanbul. 
  • Christmas Markets on the Danube – 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen.  Land extension in Budapest and Prague.  

For more on AmaWaterways and to search for cruises, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to start planning your 2020 river cruise (or 2019 as there’s still good availability), feel free to call us at 305-814-8184 or send us a note!

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Visiting Amsterdam? Get your Anne Frank Museum tickets in advance

Are you heading to Amsterdam and looking for some great places that are must visits? 

Then make sure to include the Anne Frank Museum in your itinerary. It’s a very emotional experience, but also very educational and humbling.

If you’re taking a tour or a river cruise, or just visiting Amsterdam independently, take a look at your itinerary to see if the Anne Frank house is on your schedule.  There’s a good chance that it’s not included as part of your tour.

 

If you do plan on visiting the Anne Frank Museum, make sure you get your tickets in advance.  You cannot buy tickets at the museum, they’re only sold online.

LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tickets become available exactly 2 months ahead of time.  

80% of tickets are released at the 2 month mark on their website and the remaining 20% are released on that actual day on their website.  

Do not wait. Reserve your tickets ahead of time and get the visiting time slot that you want.

 

Link to get tickets are below in the description.

If you’ve visited the Anne Frank Museum, drop a comment below and let us know your experience.

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