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LUXURY RIVER CRUISES

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Shore Excursions included on every cruise

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Why Choose River Cruising?

Welcome to Luxury River Cruising Nothing compares to a river cruise. Where else but on the river can you sail right into the heart of the world's greatest cities and towns, and discover the true nature of the land? Comfortable and convenient, a river cruise offers a greater choice of destination than you could encounter any other way. Spend less time getting there and more time being there. It is little wonder then that river cruising is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. So it doesn’t matter whether it’s a Europe river cruise, or a journey that includes a Yangtze River cruise, from the moment you step on board an Avalon cruise ship, you will know you have made the right choice.

• The price includes meals, some drinks, shore excursions & gratuities. • Avalon river cruise ships have no inside cabins so you always get a great view. • Cruise to the heart of a country, seeing smaller cities, towns & villages as well as the larger capital cities. • Your whole itinerary is your destination, with ever changing scenery, plus you can always see land, making rivercruising a safe way to travel. • Avalon river cruise ships only take up to 200 passengers, allowing for a more intimate, casual, relaxing cruise • No Sea Sickness as you are sailing on calm waters of the river. • After embarking your ship you unpack just the once. • Wake up in a magnificent new destination each day. Even a day of sailing aboard a river ship affords outstanding scenery. • Avalon uses the highest quality local ingredients to create recipes that are hand crafted by true culinary artisans. • Avalon were the first to launch “SuiteShips” with staterooms that offer remarkably large living spaces – in fact a full 30% larger than the industry standard.

AmaWaterways are proud of their reputation for delivering the finest river cruise holidays on the world’s greatest rivers. With their ever-expanding fleet of vessels, innovative itineraries and caring personalised service, it’s no wonder they have earned some of the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Onboard Entertainment After dinner, you are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night.

Complimentary Bicycles & Bike Tours

Dining & Cuisine Enjoy Chaine des Rotisseurs culinary Creations in up to five different dining venues.

Stateroom Amenities In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone, exclusive Infotainment system, Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels, plush bedding and terry bathrobes, Spacious bathrooms with multijet showerheads, Complimentary bottled water replenished daily, extra spacious Suites are 350 sq. ft. with exclusive “Twin Balcony” and mini-bar.

Ship Public Areas Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof - Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor - 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station - Heated pool with “swim up” bar and whirlpool (only available on AmaCerto and AmaPrima) - Gift Shop and Fireside Library - Fitness Room - Massage and Hair Salon - Bicycles onboard - Walking track & Wine Bar

AmaWaterways is the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways

Complimentary Internet & Infotainment system Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. Exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations.

Massage & Beauty Salon An expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist is at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Centre.


With the youngest, most contemporary fleet of awardwinning ships in Europe, Avalon Waterways brings you river cruising at its very best. With the average age of ship just two years old, the Avalon Waterways fleet breathes luxury & comfort.

Ship Amenities One of the youngest river cruise fleets in Europe, Avalon Waterways river cruise ships are equipped with an unrivalled selection of contemporary amenities, as well as being incredibly spacious and modern. Ship amenities include:  Spacious Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool  Open-air bistro on Sky Deck  Spacious, open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service & full panoramic windows  Two lounges, one with first class bar serving premium spirits  Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day  Expanded fitness centre  Internet centre  Complimentary Wi-Fi access  Hairdressing salon

As the world’s leading river cruise line, Viking’s river cruise vessels set the standard in comfort and design. On a Viking river cruise you glide from one destination to the next and are treated to a unique, ever-changing view of the world. Glorious cities, ancient towns and spectacular landscapes – there really is no better way to see the world then – from the river. .

Comfort & Style Guaranteed On board every viking ship you are greated with an abundance of space with room to relax & all the comforts of a fine hotel - one that is designed to blend seamlessly with the spectacular panorama of ever changing views. The scandinavian influenced design features contemporary, luxurious finishes, fine woods, natural materials & soft fabrics in calm, neutral colours.

Cultural Highlights To complement your onshore excursions, take part in immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore: • Hands-on demonstrations in cuckoo clock-making, wooden shoe-carving or glassblowing • Classes in cooking specialties like apple strudel and Alsatian flammkuchen

 Well-stocked library

• Traditional performances of folk music and dance, or waltzes by Strauss

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• Tastings of local cheeses, coffees, liqueurs and other delicacies

Wall-to-wall panoramic window opens to transform the living space into a large Open- Air Balcony, Choice of soft or firm pillows, Comfort Collection by Avalon featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, duvets and extra blankets, Flat Screen satellite TV with film channels & radio, Large private designer bathroom, fully equipped with full shower with glass door, marble countertops, vanity unit with large mirror, hairdryer and premium L’Occitane bathroom amenities, Bathrobes and slippers, Well-stocked minibar, Complimentary bottled water, Complimentary Wi-Fi access, Continental breakfast and beverage service available

Your excursions and entertainment Onboard lectures, activities and evening piano music Captain’s reception with Champagne and canapés Special welcome and farewell dinners Social Hour in the main lounge Services of a professional Cruise Director Individual audio systems for all guided shore excursions Sightseeing with Local Guides and excursions as per the Included Highlights section of each cruise description

Dining Al fresco dining - Imagine waking as the mist rolls off the river, stopping in the lounge for a frothy cappuccino, and heading out to the Aquavit Terrace to silently cruise through the early morning light. That is one definition of a Viking happy hour. Another one is in the more traditional sense: unwinding in the late afternoon with a pint of beer or glass of wine, chatting with friends and enjoying a delicious light bite. With the Aquavit Terrace equipped with grills and plentiful seating, each of these al fresco “happy hours” will be yours to indulge in. Fine dining -Our chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, European specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrées and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties. You can also select from our regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary—it is all part of experiencing the local culture.

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Award winning Riviera Travel are a proud independent company, ensuring customer get great value for money while still enjoying a superb river cruise. Riviera Travel commit lot of time in researching what customers want, constantly evolving what they do and adding subtle touches, like 84% of their boast French Balconies affording superb views, for 2013 they will start offering breakfast in your cabin option and they are the only river cruise line to offer tea and coffee making facilities in your cabin.

Ship Amenities You’ll feel the unmistakable understated opulence of this extraordinary vessel as you board through the spacious, marble-floored lobby. Stylish furnishings using environmentally friendly materials are beautifully combined with the most advanced safety systems … and the work of a wonderful designer’s eye conjuring up the classic lines and sophistication of a luxurious ocean liner. As always, the finesse is in the detail - beautifully crafted tropical hardwoods, wrought iron, highly polished copper and brass, all beautifully illuminated then added to soft leather furnishings and imaginative colour schemes, promotes a subtle, chic ambience of exceptional taste.

Cabins At 15 square metres (161 square feet), your luxuriously appointed cabin is amongst the largest, most comfortable and best appointed on any European river cruise vessel – with all the high quality facilities you would expect from a top hotel, and more. A good night’s sleep is assured in a full hotelstyle adjustable bed – to find the perfect sleeping position, plus the finest crisp cotton bed linen and down-filled pillows. (Alternative hypoallergenic pillows are available - please advise on booking.) And of course an evening turn-down service is provided. There’s a generous seating area too, with two chairs and glass table, with an extremely clever design ensuring ample storage space. You have individually controllable air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe, minibar, telephone plus that essential – tea and coffee making facilities!

All Inclusive Value So much is included...

(LOOK OUT FOR THE KEY next to each itinerary for more details on what is included on that cruise)

Return scheduled economy class flights from the UK or Eurostar from London Pancreas.

All Shore excursions during you cruise

Speciality selected house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board with AmaWaterways, Avalon and Viking River Cruises

Avalon Cruises offer free private door –todoor home pick-up service

All port charges, airport taxes & transfers

Complimentary Wi-Fi Access throughout the ship with AmaWaterways, Avalon & Viking River Cruises

Gratuities for Cruise Director & Crew with Avalon

Complimentary coffee & tea selection available all day at the self-service beverage station.

Services of a professional Cruise Director


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FREE Shore Excursions on all these cruises

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DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS Strasbourg – Situates on the border of France and Germany. Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region . During your tour you will get to see the Gothic Cathedral, the lovely Petite France district, Place Kleber and Place Gutenberg. Cologne – One of Germany’s largest city, Cologne is the jewel of the Rhine. Your tours includes visit to the Old Town, St Martin’s Church and Cologne Cathedral. Known as The Dom, this Gothic Cathedral, with its iconic spires and stained glass windows is the largest in northern Europe and a World Heritage site. Koblenz – Situated at the confluence of Rhine & Moselle Rivers, 2,000 year old Koblenz is the cultural and business centre of the Middle Rhine region. The Deutsches Eck, located on a tongue of land where the two rivers converge, holds an impressive statue of Wilhelm I. Your tour will include a visit to the 700- year-old Marksburg Castle, which appears much as it did when it was first constructed.

MS Lord Byron • 7 nights

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€150 Spa & Massage voucher per cabin

Day 1: Vilshofen Day 2: Vilghofen & Passau Day 3: Linz Day 4: Melk & Krems Day 5: Vienna Day 6: Bratislava Day 7: Budapest (overnight)

MS Lord Byron • 7 nights Includes:

Day 1: Budapest Day 2: Esztergom Day 3: Bratislava Day 4: Durnstein, Melk, Day 5: Linz, Salzburg Day 6: Vienna Day 7: Budapest (overnight)

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Viking Viking Legend • 7 nights

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS Budapest - Your tour will then take you to the Castle district of Buda, and explore Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion for magnificent views of the city. Vienna - Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Vienna has much to offer – your panoramic city tour will include visits to the lavish Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, Ring Boulevard, and the awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights. An optional evening excursion is offered where you can enjoy a concert of Mozart and Strauss performed by a Viennese orchestra in one of Vienna’s palaces. Melk - The 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. During your tour See its spectacular wall and ceiling frescoes, note the library’s comprehensive collection of medieval manuscripts, & admire the graceful spiral staircase. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking.

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Discover the Mekong

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Vietnam, Cambodia & the Riches of Mekong AmaWaterways ~ AmaLotus & La Marquerite 15 nights Fortnightly departures from 23 July to 24 Dec 2013

Hanoi (2 night hotel stay), Ha Long Bay, Siem Reap (3 night hotel stay), Kampong Chhang, Kampong Tralach, Oudong, Chong Koh, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau, Sa Dec, Cai Be, Ho Chi Minh City (2 night hotel stay) Cruise Only

Prices from £2311pp

FascinatingVietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

Magnificent Mekong

Avalon Waterways ~ Avalon Angkor 15 nights

Viking River Cruises ~ Rv Indochina 14 nights

Fortnightly departures from 19 June to 26 Dec 2013

Fortnightly departures from 30 Jun to 29 Dec 2013

Ho Chi Minh City (2 night hotel stay), Cai Be, Sa Dec, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Prek Bang Kong, Angkor Ban, Kampong Cham, Wat Hanchey, Prek Dam, Udong, Kampong Tralach, Siem Reap (2 night hotel stay), Bangkok (1 night hotel stay) Prices from £3925pp

Hanoi (2 night hotel stay), Siem Reap (3 night hotel stay), Angkor Wat, Kampong Tham, Kampong Cham, Phnom Penh, Chau Doc, Cu Lao Gien, Sa Dec, Cai Be, My Tho, Ho Chi Minh City (2 night Hotel stay) Based on June, Jul & Aug Departures

Prices from £3799pp

Terms & conditions: www.cruise.co.uk are approved agents of AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises & Riviera Travel. All fares are per person based on two adults sharing a stateroom unless stated otherwise. All fares are based on the lowest brochure price of each stateroom and on the denoted sailing date. Prices are correct at time of going to print, are subject to availability, capacity controlled and www.cruise.co.uk reserve the right to withdraw any offer or cruise fare at any time with out prior notice. Customers are advised to confirm the price quoted as well as what the offers include, by calling www.cruise.co.uk. Flights are based on London airports, but regional departures may be available and might incur a supplement. ‡Eurostar is available instead of flights on the marked itineraries and may incur a supplement. Deposits paid are non refundable. Holiday insurance is required. †Free pick up service is included if you live within 75 miles of your chosen international departure airport or Eurostar station (if you live further than 75 miles, you can still take advantage of the service at a supplement). *Included wine, beer & soft drinks are only for the cruise portion of the holiday. €150 Spa & Massage Voucher expires 15 Oct 2012. Please see www.cruise.co.uk for full terms and conditions. Offers end 31st October 2012. E&OE.

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