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River Cruise Newsletter Dated July 28, 2014

Dear Vacations To Go Customer,

The American Queen Steamboat Company specializes in overnight sailings along America's most famous rivers: the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee in the heartland, and the Columbia and Snake in the Pacific Northwest.

The company is offering Vacations To Go customers some fantastic 2-for-1 offers on last-minute departures and holiday sailings when you book by July 31. Click here for dates and prices.

I'm also pleased to present the following money-saving promotions from American Queen Steamboat Company:

Save $2,000 per couple ($1,000 per person) off August voyages in certain cabin categories. Book by July 31.

Save $800 per couple ($400 per person) off fall and holiday sailings.

Save $600 per couple ($300 per person) off select 2015 voyages.

Single supplement waived on some cruises when you book by July 31.

Enjoy free shore excursions on every sailing.

Receive 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, and bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees are available throughout the cruise. The onboard atmosphere is casually elegant, and there's no need to pack formal outfits.

Cruising the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee rivers, the 432-passenger American Queen is the world's largest riverboat sailing these waterways, longer than a football field and six decks high. Sporting white gingerbread trim, black fluted stacks and a giant red paddle wheel, she is a remarkable sight on the river, often drawing admirers as she pulls alongside a town's dock.

The modern-day paddle wheeler is filled with contemporary comforts, yet staterooms and public areas reflect 19th-century elegance, with gleaming mahogany, antiques, rich fabrics and Tiffany glass.

All of the American Queen's sailings on the Mississippi and its tributaries follow a theme. Explore Delta Blues, Bourbon & Bluegrass or the Music of the '60s, or celebrate the Good Old Summertime, Fall Foliage or Old-Fashioned Holidays.

In the Pacific Northwest, the 237-guest American Empress serves as a floating boutique hotel for guests who want to travel along the Columbia and Snake rivers. The vessel glides through a magnificent panorama of rolling hills, soaring mountains, deep canyons and open fields.

View artifacts at the Nez Perce National Historic Park, tour Bonneville Dam and see where Lewis and Clark camped at Sacajawea State Park. American Queen Steamboat Company also offers a range of premium tour options, like a jet boat ride in Hells Canyon.

After selecting your river cruise itinerary, consider extending the vacation with a post-cruise city stay in Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Portland or Spokane. These packages include two hotel nights, two full American breakfasts, transfers and sightseeing tours. For example, you'll visit Graceland in Memphis, attend a Grand Ole Opry show in Nashville, explore the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument north of Portland or embark on a food, art and wine tour in downtown Spokane.



Here are this week's Top 10 Cruises with American Queen Steamboat Company. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability.

1) Bourbon & Bluegrass, 8 days. Begins in Cincinnati and ends in St. Louis with stops in Louisville, Paducah and Cape Girardeau. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions. Starting at $2,549. Departs September 6, 2014.

2) Fall Foliage, 8 days. Begins in St. Louis and ends in Jeffersonville with stops in Chester, Paducah and Cave-In-Rock. Save $800 per couple, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,549. Departs October 11, 2014.

3) Riverboat Rally, 8 days. Begins in Jeffersonville and ends in Nashville with stops in Brandenburg, Paducah and Clarksville. Save $800 per couple, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,549. Departs October 18, 2014.

4) Civil War, 8 days. Begins in Chattanooga and ends in Memphis with stops in Decatur, Savannah and New Madrid. Save $800 per couple, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,549. Departs November 1, 2014.

5) Thanksgiving Festival, 8 days. Begins in Memphis and ends in New Orleans with stops in Vicksburg, St. Francisville and Baton Rouge. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,549. Departs November 22, 2014.

6) Old-Fashioned Holidays, 8 days. Begins in New Orleans and ends in Memphis with stops in Natchez, Vicksburg and Helena. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,549. Departs November 29, 2014.

7) Old-Fashioned Holidays, 8 days. Begins and ends in New Orleans with stops in St. Francisville, Natchez and Baton Rouge. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,549. Departs December 20, 2014.

8) New Year's Celebration, 8 days. Begins and ends in New Orleans with stops in St. Francisville, Natchez and Vicksburg. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,549. Departs December 27, 2014.

9) Southern Culture, 8 days. Begins and ends in New Orleans with visits to Oak Alley Plantation, Vicksburg and Baton Rouge. Save $600 per couple, plus receive free shore excursions and more. Starting at $2,699. Departs February 28 & March 7, 2015.

10) Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days. Travels between Clarkston and Portland with visits to Nez Perce National Historic Park, Sacajawea State Park and Astoria. Companion cruises for free, plus receive free shore excursions. Starting at $3,795. Departures from August 24 through November 9, 2014.

Customers in the US and Canada can call us toll-free at 800-510-4002. For a list of our other toll-free numbers worldwide, click here.

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Please e-mail me your comments, suggestions and questions at alanfox@rivercruise.com and I will respond the same day.

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Sincerely,

Alan Fox
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