If you have been biding your time and waiting for the perfect moment at which to book your river cruise, your chance could have finally arrived. With the summer hotting-up and 2016 sailings being announced, river cruise lines are offering some fantastic deals for those booking now.
From free drinks packages to no single supplements, here are some of the best offers available if you take the plunge in the near future.
Free Drinks Package – Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways are not just offering any kind of free drinks package; they are offering a free premium drinks package. Book your 2016 itinerary before the 31st of August and have free reign over the bar for the entirety of your trip. Excluding champagne, you can take your choice of anything you like from the drinks menu, leading to an average saving of over £700 for two people on a 14-night cruise. Sip a cocktail, prepare for dinner with an aperitif, or cool off with a refreshing beer; it’s all free.
What’s more, Emerald Waterways are also offering a saving of £1,000 per couple if you book before that 31st of August deadline.
No Fly Cruise Deals – AmaWaterways
If you want to take the stress out getting to your departure destination, or you don’t want to fly, you may be interested in AmaWaterways’ range of no-fly river cruises. Travel on the 7-night ‘Paris and Normandy’ itinerary, which visits Paris, Vernon and Rouen amongst other ports, and your price will include return Eurostar tickets from London. Also included are transfers to the ship, unlimited European wines on board and much more. Prices start from £1599pp. Please call for more details.
Save £99pp On Lyon Tour Extensions – Noble Caledonia
If you want to spend more time in a certain destination then a pre or post stay in a hotel before or after your river cruise is a great idea. Noble Caledonia is offering the chance to save £99pp when you book a post-cruise stay in Lyon, but only for the first 20 bookings, so you need to be quick. The extension will be added to the 7-night ‘Secret Gardens of Provence’ itinerary on board Camargue, which offers a roundtrip from Lyon, departing on the 23rd of April 2016. This Rhone River cruise visits many different chateaux in the area as well as Avignon, Arles and Viviers. Prices start from £1995pp.
No Single Supplements – Uniworld
Solo travellers often have to face large single supplements when booking a river cruise, but not if you travel with Uniworld. The atmosphere on board is perfect for those sailing alone, as the open seating restaurant and small group excursions create a welcoming and relaxed environment. The supplement has been waived on a number of selected 2015 and 2016 itineraries, including ‘Castles along the Rhine’ and ‘Tulips & Windmills’. Call the Fred.\ River Cruises team for more details.
30% Off A Chindwin River Cruise – Pandaw
Asia is a hot destination for river cruises at the moment, as people continue to explore places like Vietnam and Cambodia whilst also taking advantage of Myanmar’s new attitude to tourism. And Pandaw are now giving everyone an extra excuse to explore the Chindwin River by offering 30% off if you book before the 31st of July 2015. The selected itinerary sails from Monywa to Homalin on the 3rd of October 2015 on board Kalay Pandaw and features stops in Sitthaung, Mawlaik and Mingkin.
2016 Early Booking Discount – Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises have recently announced their 2016 itineraries and are offering discounts of up to £1,000pp for anyone who books early. Selected departures are available in Europe, Asia and Russia and you have until the 31st of July to be eligible for the mammoth discount. There’s the option to embark on journeys such as ‘Portugal’s River of Gold’, ‘Imperial Jewels of China’ and ‘Elegant Elbe’.
If you would like to know more about any of the deals listed above, please call our friendly team on the number at the top of the page. There are some great savings to be had and so there has never been a better time to book your river cruise.