River Cruise Newsletter Dated December 15, 2014
Dear Vacations To Go Customer,
Today, I'm excited to tell you about an exclusive offer that we've
arranged with the American Queen Steamboat Company. The line
specializes in overnight sailings along the Mississippi River and its
tributaries in the South and the heartland, and on the Columbia and
Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest.
Here is the special promotion:
Vacations To Go
customers can save 30% off select departures when you book by
December 29. This applies to sailings such as Big Band Swing,
Bourbon, Columbia & Snake Rivers and more.
And below are a few more ways to save on a river cruise vacation with
American Queen Steamboat Company.
$500 per couple ($250 per person) off select voyages when you
book and pay in full by December 23.
are waived on select cruises. Book by December 29.
free shore excursions on every trip.
one free hotel night before your cruise when you book select
sailings 60 days in advance.
Every cruise includes complimentary wine and beer at dinner. Bottled
water, soft drinks and specialty coffees are available throughout the
cruise. The onboard dress code is "country club casual," and formal wear
is not required.
The 432-passenger American Queen is the world's largest riverboat
sailing the Mississippi and its tributaries. It's a modern-day paddle
wheeler that's filled with contemporary comforts, yet the staterooms and
public areas reflect 19th-century elegance, with antiques, Tiffany glass
and polished mahogany.
Mississippi River cruises visit the vibrant cities that were born
along the waterway, like New Orleans, Memphis, St. Louis and St. Paul.
Other ports of call include Natchez, famous for its antebellum homes and
beautiful gardens; Hannibal, which you'll tour through the eyes of
hometown author Mark Twain; and Red Wing, prized for the pottery that's
been manufactured here since the 1860s.
The ship also navigates the Ohio River to Cincinnati, the
Cumberland River to Nashville and the Tennessee River to
The recently refurbished 237-passenger American Empress navigates
the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Guests
are treated to nature's splendor at its very best: deep canyons, soaring
mountains, plunging waterfalls and lush, green fields.
At state and national historic sites, you'll learn about Lewis and Clark
and the Corps of Discovery through their interactions with the Nez Perce
people and Native American interpreter Sacajawea. In The Dalles, visit a
winery housed in an old wheat mill; it was the first building in town to
have electricity, and the original Thomas Edison motor still can be
While the ship docks in Stevenson, board the hop-on, hop-off motor coach
for a ride to the Bonneville Dam, where you'll view the fish ladders
that help spawning salmon get by the dam. This year, about 2.3 million
salmon and steelheads passed through, the highest number since fish
counting began at Bonneville more than 75 years ago.
Here are this week's Top 10 Cruises from American Queen Steamboat
. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and
subject to availability.
of July Celebration
, 8 days. Begins in Memphis and ends in St. Louis
with stops in New Madrid, Cape Girardeau and Chester. Save $500 per
. Starting at $2,249. Departs June 29, 2015.
2) Big Band Swing
8 days. Begins and ends in New Orleans with stops in Oak Alley, Natchez
and Baton Rouge. Save 30%
. Starting at $2,699. Departs February
3) Southern Culture
8 days. Begins and ends in New Orleans with stops in St. Francisville,
Vicksburg and Baton Rouge. Save 30%
. Starting at $2,699. Departs
February 28 and March 7, 2015.
4) Southern Culture
8 days. Begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis with stops in St.
Francisville, Natchez and Helena. Save 30%
. Starting at $2,699.
Departs March 14 and April 25, 2015.
5) Delta Blues
8 days. Begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis with stops in Oak
Alley, Vicksburg and Helena. Save $500 per couple
. Starting at
$2,699. Departs March 28, 2015.
6) Music of the 50s and 60s
8 days. Begins and ends in St. Paul with stops in Winona, Le Claire and
Red Wing. Save 30%
. Starting at $2,699. Departs August 9,
& Snake Rivers
, 8 days. Travels between Clarkston and Portland with
stops in The Dalles, Stevenson and Astoria. Save 30%
. Starting at
$3,795. Departures from April 5 through November 8, 2015.
8) Southern Culture
8 days. Begins in Memphis and ends in New Orleans with stops in
Vicksburg, St. Francisville and Baton Rouge. Save 30%
at $3,999. Departs April 4, 2015.
of the River
, 8 days. Begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis with
stops in Natchez, Vicksburg and Helena. Save $500 per couple
Starting at $3,999. Departs April 11 and May 23, 2015.
, 8 days. Begins in St. Louis and ends in St. Paul
with stops in Hannibal, Dubuque and La Crosse. Save 30%
at $3,599. Departs July 19 and August 30, 2015.
Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002.
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