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National Cruise Vacation Week 2013

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Cruise Week Deals
October is the best time to book your cruise for 2014. Plus we have many last minutes deals for this year. Traveline is offering cruise discounts for National Cruise Vacation Week, an exciting annual event showcasing the incredible choice, diversity, and value of cruise vacations.  We are providing you with exceptional deals and information on cruise vacations to every part of the world.This spectacular event begins on October 20, 2013 and will allow you to take advantage of exclusive offers and special promotions. Many of these deals are available for one week only, so don’t miss out! They include overall savings, discounted deposits, shipboard credits, stateroom upgrades, and much more.

AMA Waterways
$1000 off per stateroom & complimentary upgrade
Solo Travelers receive $500 off & free upgrade
$250 on board credit!

 

Avalon Waterways
Save up to $1300 per couple on select 2014 European River Cruises.

 

Azamara Club Cruises
Book any of our select 2014 Europe voyages and receive up to $500 per stateroom to spend onboard.

 

Celebrity Cruises
Save up to $250 onboard credit on all sailings 5 nights or greater to Alaska, Bermuda, the Caribbean and Europe from January 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015.

 

Crystal Cruises

All Inclusive 2013 & 2014 Europe and Asia Voyages with Savings of Up to $2500.

Virtuoso savings include:

  • Book by October 31, 2013 for savings up to $2,500 per person with all-inclusive amenities.

  • Ask your Traveline travel advisor about 2-for-1 airfare!

  • Voyager Club Amenities

Cunard

Don’t miss out on these exceptional savings of up to 50% off exotic destinations – plus receive two bottles of wine and onboard credit of up to $200. Discover the wonders of Australia, Asia, the South Pacific and more by choosing a segment from 8 to 28 days. Hurry – this offer expires 15 November 2013.

Cunard also has their 4-IS-MORE offer which includes complimentary balcony upgrades, up to $300 per stateroom onboard credit and a reduced & refundable deposit.

Disney Cruise Line

$50 onboard credit per stateroom on a 3 or 4 night Bahamian cruise departing from Port Canaveral, Florida January 5 – May 29, 2014.

 

Holland America Line

During National Cruise Week take advantage of incredible values with up to $200 Shipboard Credit on select departures!14 Nights * China & Japan

ms Volendam

Departs March 17, 2014

Complimentary Virtuoso Exclusive:

Add a 3rd and/or 4th guest from only $599!

Virtuoso Oceanview fares from $1,699 per person based on double occupancy.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests
Virtuoso amenities vary by sailing and may include one or more of the following:

  • $25 shipboard credit per person and Pinnacle Grill dinner
  • $25 shipboard credit per person and chocolate-dipped strawberries
  • $50 shipboard credit per person  

Norwegian Cruise Line
Receive up to $250 onboard credit fleetwide, up to $500 onboard credit for CruiseTours in Europe, Hawaii and Alaska PLUS bonus onboard credit for all Norwegian Getaway sailings currently open for sale.

Oceania Cruises

2-for-1 Fares & Free Air Plus up to $3000 in Savings on select itineraries.Virtuoso savings include:

  • Including FREE Airfare

  • Pre-paid gratuities

  • 2-for-1 Cruise Fares

  • Early Booking Savings of $3,000 per stateroom

  • $300 Shipboard Credit per stateroom

  • Plus Unlimited Internet Package

Paul Gauguin Cruises

Receive Shipboard Credit of $100 per person on any cruise aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin or m/v Tere Moana. That’s on top of 50% off standard all-inclusive cruise fares on all sailings of both vessels plus included airfare from Los Angeles on all French Polynesia voyages of The Gauguin!Virtuoso Promotion includes:

  • $100 Shipboard credit per person

  • Includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles to Tahiti

  • Plus, third passenger sails free in same stateroom

Princess Cruises

Receive onboard value booklet per person worth up to $325 plus reduced deposits on select cruises.

Save up to $1000 per person with our private fares. Please contact your Traveline agent for applicable sailings.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Receive onboard ship credit of up to a $100 per qualifying stateroom for bookings made between October 20 – 25, 2013 and good for 7 night Caribbean sailings departing between June 1st and August 31, 2014

 

Seabourn

Holidays in Antarctica? Yes! with $1000 Virtuoso Onboard Credit per Suite on Seabourn Quest which departs December 11, 2013.

What’s Include:

  • Shipboard travel, all meals, alcohol, onboard entertainment

  • Virtuoso Exclusive: $1000 onboard credit per suite ($500 per person, 1st and 2nd guest).

SeaDream Yacht Club

Receive a $200 Virtuoso Spa Credit in The Caribbean, Amazon & Costa Rica.What’s Included

  • $200 per stateroom SEADREAM Spa Credit

  • Gratuities

  • Open bar with selected premium brands

  • Wine with lunch and dinner

  • Water toys and mountain bikes for shore-side exploration

  • Shore activities with the crew

Star Clippers

Save up to $150 onboard credit for Leeward Islands sailings.

Virtuoso savings of $75 per person, max $150 per cabin onboard credit. Book now through December 31, 2013.

 

Uniworld
Save up to $2,000 per couple on 2014 Europe Boutique River Cruises on Suites, Category 1 and 2 staterooms when paid in full.  Offer expires October 31, 2013.

 

Windstar

Receive a $100 onboard credit per stateroom, plus from Oct 21-28, 2013 savings of up to 68% on selected sailings. Destinations on sale include popular itineraries in the Caribbean, Northern Europe, Greek Isles & Turkey, Panama Canal, Tahiti and more. Fares start at just $1,499 on selected sailings.Virtuoso promotion: Receive 2-for-1 Fares, plus 2 Free Hotel Nights on selected 2014 European voyages.

Please note that certain restrictions apply per cruise so contact Traveline for compete details!
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AmaWaterways Celebrates Jewish Heritage on the Danube

From visiting the oldest synagogue in the world to touring Europe’s charming cities, AmaWaterways celebrates Jewish history with two of its most popular cruises: The Legendary Danube Jewish Heritage and Blue Danube Discovery Jewish Heritage. The themed cruises will journey across four countries on the Danube River on the AmaDolce, AmaLegro and AmaWaterways’ newest ship, the AmaCerto.

“This itinerary provides a glimpse into the rich history of the Jewish community in Europe,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ executive vice president and co-owner. “AmaWaterways is thrilled to offer our guests this unique opportunity to explore Jewish ancestry while enjoying a relaxing and luxurious experience onboard our ships.”

AmaWaterways’ Jewish Heritage itineraries highlight the beautiful sights and sounds of the Danube River with visits to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and extensions in Prague and Budapest. The itineraries include shore excursions to well-known World War II sites, historic Jewish synagogues and sightseeing tours in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. AmaWaterways’ 2012 Jewish Heritage cruise itineraries are as follows:

The Legendary Danube Jewish Heritage– The 11-night itinerary starts with two nights in Prague, Czech Republic with a tour of Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto which is now the second largest Jewish museum in the world. Passengers will next enjoy a stop in Karlovy Vary, famous for its Bohemian Spas. Passengers travel to Nuremberg, Germany to embark on the Danube River onboard AmaWaterways’ newest ship: AmaCerto. In Nuremberg, passengers visit Zeppelin Field and view Hitler’s Party Rally grounds and Justice Palace where the war crimes tribunal sat in 1946. Passengers then cross the Continental Divide on their way to Regensburg to explore Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. The itinerary includes excursions to the oldest Jewish Ghetto in Germany; the Regensburg Synagogue; Jewish Cemetery “Judenau” and Oscar Shindler’s House.

Passengers also visit Austria’s beautiful cities such as Passau, Linz, Melk and Vienna. The itinerary includes excursions to Salzburg, the setting for “The Sound of Music,” and a Benedictine Abbey tour in Melk. In Vienna, travelers enjoy excursions to the Jewish Museum, Judenplatz; Sigmund Freud’s House; Jewish Cemetery and the Jewish Quarter in Vienna’s 2nd District. Also available is a Vienna city tour and an optional Mozart and Strauss concert.

Ending in Budapest, Hungary, passengers explore old Buda and modern Pest which includes sightseeing stops at the Sankt Stephen Park where travelers visit the statues of Raoul Wellenberg and Gabor Sztehlo, both credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. Other excursions include visits to the Jewish District, 1956 Hungarian Revolution Tour, and a visit to the Parliament building still bearing bullet holes from the Soviet intervention. Travelers will also visit the “House of Terror,” a feared location of the Hungarian secret police. North American travelers can book this special itinerary now with a U.S. departure date of July 22, 2012.

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Blue Danube Discovery Jewish Heritage – The 13-night itinerary starts with two nights in the beautiful and historical city of Budapest. Passengers explore Sankt Stephan Park and the Jewish District for a walking tour featuring stops at the Dohany St. Synagogue, the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Tree of Life. Passengers also visit the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the famous Heroes’ Square before embarking onboard the AmaDolce or AmaLegro.

Cruising along the Danube River, passengers stop in Bratislava, Slovakia to visit the tomb of Chatam Sofer, Bratislava’s most famous Rabbi. Passengers can take a walking tour of Bratislava to visit landmarks such as the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Other shore excursions include the Bratislava Communist Tour to discover bizarre architecture of the “Slovensky Rozhlas” (Slovak Radio;) a visit to Liberty Square; visit to the memorial and cemetery for fallen soldiers of the Russian Army that helped liberate the city during World War II.

Traveling form Slovakia to Austria, passengers stop in Vienna, the country’s capital. Excursions include visits to the Jewish Museum, Judenplatz, Sigmund Freud’s House, the Jewish Cemetery and Jewish Quarter in Vienna’s second district. Additional stops in the itinerary include Melk, Linz and Salzburg, the setting for the “Sound of Music;” Regensburg, home to Oscar Schindler’s House; Nuremberg, where passengers visit Zeppelin Field to view Hitler’s Party Rally grounds and Justice Palace where the war crimes tribunal sat in 1946. The itinerary ends with two nights in Prague, Czech Republic with a tour of Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto. North American travelers can book this special itinerary now with U.S. departure dates of August 2, October 14 and October 25, 2012.

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AmaWaterways’ AmaCerto, AmaDolce and AmaLegro ships carry a maximum of 148-164 passengers that incorporates the most advanced river cruise ship design including Twin or French Balconies in the majority of its spacious staterooms and suites, which range up to 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing local wine at the multiple fine dining venues available onboard. The ships also feature a sun deck; fitness center and spa; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system in all staterooms plus ship wide Wi-Fi. For passengers wanting to explore the serene paths along the rivers, the ships offer a fleet of bicycles onboard (capacity controlled).

Other themed cruises available: Romantic Danube Wine Themed, The Legendary Danube Wine Themed, The Enchanting Rhine Wine Themed, Provence and Spain Wine Themed, Christmas Time Cruise and Christmas on the Rhine.

About AmaWaterways

Founded in 2002 by river cruise pioneer Rudi Schreiner, river cruise executive Kristin Karst and founder of Brendan Vacations, Jimmy Murphy, AmaWaterways is the premier river cruise line on Europe’s Danube, Rhine, Main, Mosel and Rhône rivers. Known for its custom-designed ships, extensive complimentary amenities and personalized service levels, AmaWaterways consistently leads the way in river cruising. With destinations traveling through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and new voyages to Africa and Portugal the line’s award-winning fleets compliment a variety of travel plans.

The Europe fleet includes the AmaPrima (2013); AmaCerto (2012); AmaVerde (2011); AmaBella (2010); AmaLyra (2009); AmaDolce (2009); AmaCello (2008), AmaDante (2008); AmaLegro (2007) and the AmaDagio (2006). In the spring of 2012, AmaWaterways will introduce the new 164-passenger AmaCerto in Europe, joining the AmaVerde and AmaBella in offering an exclusive Twin Balcony design in the majority of staterooms; multiple dining venues; complimentary Internet and Infotainment system, a heated swimming pool or whirlpool on the Sun Deck plus many more unique design elements.

In addition to the European destinations, AmaWaterways offers the separate and distinct AmaVoyages to Vietnam and Cambodia via the AmaLotus (2011) and the La Marguerite (2009); Russia via the AmaKatarina (2011); Portugal via the AmaVida (2013); and Africa via the Zambezi Queen (2009).

AmaWaterways Wine Cruises – $500 Savings & $300 Shipboard Credit

“In Celebration of Wine” Cruises from $2,149*

Cruise through Europe’s most acclaimed wine regions
With $500 Savings & $300 Shipboard Credit

or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP for more details

Join AmaWaterways this fall for an exceptional wine cruise experience.  Our “In Celebration of Wine” Cruises will venture to Europe’s premier wine regions along the Danube, Rhine, Mosel and — new for 2012 — the Rhone.

Award-winning river cruise line AmaWaterways continues to build upon our industry lead with a fleet of 15 custom-designed vessels in Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa. We continue to lead the way in river cruising by providing innovative luxurious ship designs featuring step-out and French balconies, premium stateroom amenities and warm, personalized service.

Wine Cruises Hosted by Experts
Wine Cruises Hosted by Experts
Each seven-night cruise is led by expert wine hosts from some of California’s most renowned wineries, such as St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Rodney Strong Vineyards and Trinchero Family Estates.  Each of these cruises will also be escorted by AmaWaterways Executives.
Excursions
Excursions in Europe’s Great Wine Regions
Enjoy Europe in its most picturesque fall hues, sampling wines from Austria’s Wachau Valley; the legendary wine regions of the Rhine; and celebrated Côtes du Rhône in France. Exclusive “In Celebration of Wine” excursions include visits to historic vineyards, wine cellars and wineries; meetings with wine-makers, and festivals laden with local food and drink.
Wine Culture
Distinctive On Board Wine Culture & Amenities
Our customized itineraries include onboard lectures, wine tastings and wine pairings with delicious regional cuisine prepared by our award-winning culinary staff. Also enjoy fine amenities such as luxurious staterooms with French balconies; complimentary in-stateroom Internet access and Wi-Fi; and a fleet of bicycles to explore on your own plus guided bike tours.

Only AmaWaterways can bring you this unique sampling of Europe’s wine heritage, culture and traditions.  And for a limited time, enjoy exciting savings as you “Celebrate Wine” with us this fall.


* Rates reflect $250 per person savings, based on double occupancy, in Cat. E, for cruise only, and vary per departure. $300 shipboard credit is per stateroom. Offer is valid on new bookings only, made by April 30, 2012; not combinable with other promotions/discounts; limited to availability; capacity controlled and subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Offer is not valid on Provence & Spain, embarkation date Nov. 8, 2012. Port charges of $147 per person and roundtrip airfare are additional. AmaWaterways is registered as a seller of travel in the State of California. CST#2065452-40

AmaWaterways – 50% Off For Your Traveling Companion

Discover Vietnam, Cambodia & The Riches Of The Mekong
50% Off For Your Traveling Companion
Back by popular demand!
Cruise Only Starting from $799 for the second passenger

This unforgettable 7-night cruise from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City showcases the ancient cultures, temples, rural villages and thriving capitals of Vietnam and Cambodia. Cruise aboard the stunning newly built 124-passenger AmaLotus.

Space is limited, please call for more details

Embarkation Dates Ship Price for 2
July 2, 2012 AmaLotus $2,398*
July 16, 2012 AmaLotus $2,398*
August 27, 2012 AmaLotus $2,698*

Land program in Hanoi, Siem Reap & Ho Chi Min City available!

The elegantly-decorated AmaLotus features
French Colonial design with Khmer artifacts • 90% of staterooms feature balconies
Staterooms are a spacious 226 sq. ft. • Suites up to 624 Sq. Ft. with a king size bed
Pool, fitness center and spa • Panoramic Lounge • Library • Restaurant • Gift shop

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience the Mekong!


* Rates listed are in U.S. Dollars per stateroom, based upon double occupancy in a Cat. C. Offer available from April 1 to April 30, 2012, applies to new bookings only and is not combinable with any other offers or discounts. In order to receive 50% off discount for the second passenger, first passenger must be booked at brochure fare and both passengers are traveling in the same stateroom. Land program, visa, gratuities, incidental expenses and port charges of $98 per person are not included in the cruise only price. Availability is limited on each cruise and the offer is subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Restrictions may apply. AmaWaterways’ registration as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State of California. This offer is applicable to the USA and Canada markets only.

AmaWaterways – Zambezi Queen

With a design specific for safari river cruising on the Chobe River, the 28-passenger Zambezi Queen (2009) offers a sophisticated onboard experience designed to maximize animal sightings. Your comfort is ensured when staying in any of the 14 balcony staterooms (which range up to 300 sq. ft), all decorated in contemporary style. The air-conditioned top deck of the ship offers a dining room, lounge, bar and pool area for your comfort. Enjoy game watching from your stateroom, or visit the top deck for a beverage, sun bathing and more game watching. Peruse the library of books, enjoy a board game or study the night sky with the onboard telescope. Explore the riverbanks of the Chobe River on the Zambezi Queen.

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Stateroom Amenities
  • All Suites have their own private balconies with either a double or two single beds
  • 4 Master Suites, which are 300 sq. ft.
  • 8 Category A Suites, which are 235 sq. ft.
  • 2 Category B Suites, which are 215 sq. ft.

Unique Dining Experiences
While on board the Zambezi Queen, our guests will dine in absolute opulence whilst taking in the unique African surrounds. Situated on the 3rd level, the dining room offers unobstructed views on three sides. Experience delectable dishes such as butternut and macadamia soup and fillet of beef with bordelaise sauce paired with the perfect wine. The mornings offer a full English breakfast and the afternoons offer a lavish gourmet lunch buffet. In the evenings, be our honored guest for an elegant, formal dining experience, the perfect ending to your daily river cruise adventures. We offer complimentary wine and beer with all lunch and dinners on board.
Ship Public Areas
  • The air-conditioned top deck consists of the dining room, lounge, bar and sunbathing area complete with private pool
  • The interior furnishings are elegant and timeless, creating a luxurious yet comfortable experience. The dining room is situated on the 3rd level with unobstructed views on three sides
  • The bar includes local and imported spirits, wine and beers
  • Reading room
  • Gift Shop
Smiling Faces On Board
With AmaWaterways, you’ll find an exceptional vacation experience. In addition you’ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. After ten years in business, we believe that a big factor in our award-winning success is superior service and attention. Our passengers consistently rate our personalized, professional and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. How do we know? They tell us. Passengers aboard every AmaWaterways ship complete a detailed questionnaire at the end of their cruise, and we diligently read every single one of them. It provides continuous feedback on our passengers’ experience, and enables us to guide our onboard staff. We can praise the staff for a job well done, and make quick adjustments before the start of the next cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is our top priority.
Eco-friendly boat
  • Responsibility towards the environment forms the foundation upon which this eco-boat was built
  • A water jet propulsion system replaces the conventional propeller system, causing no damage to the river bed
  • Only the latest fuel efficient and low emission generators are run during daylight hours, with the boat operating on battery power through the night
  • Hot water is provided by a solar heating system
  • Energy-saving lights throughout
  • Water-saving taps and showers
  • Onboard sewage processing plant
  • Cleaning detergents and soaps are biodegradable
  • Five-stage water purification plant, using river water in showers and tap