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River Cruise Newsletter Dated October 14, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

AmaWaterways offers travelers the opportunity to discover new destinations aboard elegant small ships with warm, personalized service. Its first-rate sightseeing programs, fantastic onboard cuisine and upscale amenities have earned the company a reputation for providing authentic, enriching experiences.

AmaWaterways has worked with Vacations To Go to bring our customers the following terrific offers. They must be booked by October 31.

Companion cruises for free on November departures of The Romantic Danube, Europe's Rivers & Castles and more.

Save $1,000 to $1,500 per couple ($500 to $750 per person) off last-minute sailings on European rivers.

Save 1,500 per couple ($750 per person) off wine cruises.

Save $1,000 to $2,000 per couple ($500 to $1,000 per person) off itineraries on the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers in Southeast Asia.

Save $500 to $1,500 per couple ($250 to $750 per person) off balcony staterooms on certain departures.

Save 20% to 40% off holiday sailings.

Past passengers enjoy reduced rates on the best available cabin on eligible European river cruises.

Single supplement is waived or reduced on more than 300 departures.

Guests enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with both lunch and dinner on ships in the company's European fleet (except for the AmaKatarina in Russia). AmaWaterways provides excursions in all destinations and, in many ports, offers a choice of two or three complimentary sightseeing excursions.

The line's stylish "floating hotels" make it possible to visit multiple countries in a leisurely manner, surrounded by ever-changing scenery. Vessels feature staterooms with French balconies or AmaWaterways' signature twin balconies -- with both a French balcony and a full step-out balcony in the same cabin.

You'll also find multiple dining venues (such as the intimate specialty restaurant, The Chef's Table), a heated swimming pool or whirlpool, complimentary in-room Internet and an entertainment-on-demand system that provides Hollywood movies and a music library.

There still is space available on AmaWaterways' Christmas Markets cruises on the Rhine and Danube this winter. They give passengers an opportunity to visit outdoor holiday markets that are set up in city squares or in front of cathedrals or town halls. Booths decorated in sparkling lights sell toys, ornaments, Nativity scenes, candles and unique handcrafted items. Food stalls tempt shoppers with grilled sausages, warm pretzels, gingerbread and mugs of hot, spiced wine called Glühwein.

More than 140 market stalls are spread across five squares in Heidelberg, while Cologne is home to seven bazaars. Nuremberg has one of Germany's largest and oldest markets, first mentioned in writing in 1628 (many booths here sell comical little "prune men" called Zwetschgenmännle, made of dried fruit and nuts). At Rudesheim's Christmas bazaar, you can sample the city's favorite coffee drink, spiked with locally distilled brandy and topped with whipped cream.

Springtime brings AmaWaterways' ever-popular Tulip Time Cruises to the Netherlands and Belgium. You'll see vast fields carpeted in vibrant tulips and revolving windmills standing tall among the flowers. A top highlight is Keukenhof Gardens, a spectacular and colorful display planted with more than 7 million bulbs. Guests embark and disembark in Amsterdam and visit cities like Edam, Volendam, Antwerp and Ghent, meeting local folks and tasting regional delicacies along the way.



Here are this week's Top 10 AmaWaterways Cruises. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Christmas on the Danube, 8 days. Travels between Budapest and Vilshofen with stops in Bratislava, Vienna and Passau. Save 30% to 40%. Starting at $2,799. Departs December 20 & 27, 2014.

2) Christmas on the Rhine, 8 days. Travels between Amsterdam and Basel with stops in Cologne, Heidelberg and Strasbourg. Save 20% to 40%. Starting at $2,699. Departures from November 23 through December 28, 2014.

3) Christmas Time Cruise, 8 days. Travels between Budapest and Nuremberg with stops in Vienna, Passau and Regensburg. Save 20% to 40%. Starting at $2,699. Departures from November 22 through December 16, 2014.

4) Blue Danube Discovery, 8 days. Begins in Budapest and ends in Nuremberg with stops in Bratislava, Vienna and Regensburg. Save $1,500 per couple. Starting at $2,699. Departs November 3, 18 & 19, 2014.

5) Europe's Rivers & Castles, 8 days. Begins in Luxembourg and ends in Nuremberg with stops in Bernkastel, Heidelberg and Bamberg. Companion cruises for free. Starting at $2,899. Departs November 3, 2014.

6) Vineyards of the Rhine & Mosel, 8 days. Begins in Luxembourg and ends in Amsterdam with stops in Koblenz, Mainz and Cologne. Save $1,500 per couple. Starting at $2,799. Departs November 7, 2014.

7) Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of the Mekong, 8 days. Begins in Siem Reap and ends in Ho Chi Minh City with visits to Tonle Sap Lake, Kampong Tralach and Phnom Penh. Save $1,500 to $2,000 per couple. Starting at $2,299. Departures from April 6 through September 28, 2015.

8) Paris & Normandy, 8 days. Begins and ends in Paris with visits to Giverny, Omaha Beach and Château Gaillard. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple off balcony staterooms. Starting at $3,199. Departures from April 9 through October 29, 2015.

9) Tulip Time Cruise, 9 days. Begins and ends in Amsterdam with visits to Antwerp, Ghent and Keukenhof Gardens. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple off balcony staterooms. Starting at $2,499. Departures from March 23 through May 5, 2015.

10) Melodies of the Danube, 8 days. Begins in Budapest and ends in Vilshofen with stops in Bratislava, Durnstein and Passau. Save $500 to $1,500 per couple off balcony staterooms. Starting at $2,599. Departures from March 30 through October 28, 2015.

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
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