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  Discover the Beauty of River Cruising  
 

Become mesmerized by the experience of river cruising and touring the world’s most charming towns and cities. Travel from one fascinating village to another in wondrous, luxurious style. As you sail through the beautifully quaint countryside of captivating islands, indulge in local customs, the lure of fresh bread baking nearby and revel in the instant bursts of fresh scents and mesmerizing sunsets. From the heart of Normandy to the hem of the Mediterranean, you can dance to the music of majestic beauty while admiring the surrounding bosky landscape. See more than you could ever imagine on a river cruise. Get up-close and personal to destinations larger ships only dream to go and become one with history, culture and refined grace. From a fascinating journey through Vietnam’s Mekong River to an exploration along the amazingly intimate Rhine River of Europe, take a voyage immersed in exquisite tastes, genuine tradition and unimaginable delights. Onboard, enjoy the comfort of French balcony cabins and spacious river-view staterooms that give a magical panoramic view of each intricate gem. It’s the sheer intimacy of being in the heart of a destination that will captivate your soul. Only on a river cruise can you reach out and touch the authenticity of the heartland and it gleefully reaches back for you.

 
 

Crystal River Cruises

The gold standard of luxury ocean cruising for more than two decades. The line has added 4 brand-new river cruise ships for the Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers. Crystal also just relaunched Europe’s largest river cruiser, previously owned by Peter Deilmann Cruises following its stem-to-stern transformation into Crystal Mozart for service on the Danube. The Crystal River vessels provide an exclusive, deluxe onboard experience with doting service, new innovations, and included-in-the-fare features not found on most river ships.

All-Inclusive: In addition to the posh accommodations and gourmet quality cuisine, the cruise fare covers butler service in each stateroom, gratuities, beverages, liquor (except top-shelf vintages), an excursion in each port, and a complimentary Michelin-star-style dinner. It also includes a "signature event" — a once-per-cruise gala, such as a private concert at Vienna’s Belvedere Palace.

You'll find gyms, spas, pools, sleek Wider brand tenders (that can be hired for private excursions), extra spacious tour buses, electric bikes, iPad devices in staterooms, and even automatic toilets with heated seats. Crystal’s Europe-trained crew is not only efficient, friendly, and intuitive but keen on getting to know guests and catering to their preferences.

From the salad bar in the lunch buffet and the beautifully prepared courses at dinner in the Waterside Restaurant to the homemade pastries and ice cream in the Bistro, Crystal River ships provide an outstanding culinary experience.

 
 
 

Burgundy & Provence by Uniworld
A journey of exquisite pleasures

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.

Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs.

Lyon is France’s culinary capital and home to Chef Paul Bocuse, considered an ambassador of modern French cuisine. Experience some of the Bocuse magic at l’Institut Paul Bocuse. Go in search of the “black diamond” at a truffle farm, where you’ll walk through the truffière with the owners and their trusted dog, learning how they cultivate the “black diamond.” Celebrate the tradition of winemaking at an induction ceremony by Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage Winemakers Brotherhoods. Wine, truffles and a taste of history are only a few of the highlights of your culinary journey.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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