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  10 of our best-selling river cruise itineraries, listed below in no particular order.

On these vacations, you'll glide along scenic and historic waterways on an intimate and comfortable vessel, enjoying river-view staterooms, superb dining and personalized service. Daily excursions ashore and onboard entertainment and enrichment activities also are generally included in the upfront rate.

Rhine Getaway, 8 days with Viking River Cruises -- On a route between Amsterdam and Basel, you'll visit 700-year-old Marksburg Castle, the Alsatian city of Strasbourg and Rudesheim's Drosselgasse, a cobblestone lane lined by taverns, shops and restaurants.

Charms of the South, 9 days with American Queen Voyages -- Travelers cruise the lower Mississippi River on a modern-day paddle wheeler, learning about Vicksburg's role in the Civil War and visiting 19th-century mansions in Natchez.

Burgundy & Provence, 8 days with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises -- A cruise of France's Saone and Rhone rivers reveals Roman ruins, a 14th-century papal palace and the culinary treasures of Lyon.

Melodies of the Danube, 8 days with AmaWaterways -- This trip starts in Budapest, where you'll take in the views from the Fisherman's Bastion. See St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna and enjoy a hike up to Bratislava Castle in Slovakia.

Paris to Normandy, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Tailor this French cruise to your interests: In Vernon, tour Monet's Giverny or 18th-century Chateau de Bizy, and while in Caudebec, choose a trip to D-Day landing beaches or a "Taste of Normandy" culinary excursion.

Secrets of the Douro, 8 days with Emerald Cruises -- Sail Portugal's Douro River in a region known for its port wine production. Enjoy dinner at a local wine estate and also cross into Spain to visit Salamanca, a lively university city.

Columbia & Snake Rivers, 8 days with American Cruise Lines -- Discover the Pacific Northwest's rugged beauty, particularly along the Columbia River Gorge, and visit Mount St. Helens and sites associated with explorers Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery.

Gems of the Danube, 8 days with Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours -- Guests can choose from a variety of included excursions on this itinerary. In Vienna, tour opulent Schonbrunn Palace or journey to the city's acclaimed wine region. In Nuremberg, visit World War II sites or sample beer in the city's underground cellars.

Grand European Tour, 15 days with Viking River Cruises -- See the sights along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers on a panoramic sailing between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guided tours reveal the history and culture of Vienna, Regensburg, Cologne and more.

Romantic Rhine, 8 days with Avalon Waterways -- Classic highlights of this itinerary include the picturesque Rhine Gorge, Heidelberg Castle and Strasbourg's pedestrian-friendly old quarter. You'll also visit whimsical spots like a museum devoted to mechanical musical instruments.

  • Laws on Children & Passports and Traveling From United States to Mexico

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    • U.S. citizens under the age of 18 must comply with additional laws when traveling to Mexico. While a U.S. passport is required for travel by air to Mexico and a passport card is sufficient for entry by land or sea, minors must have the documented permission of any absent parent. Before heading south of the border, be certain that you have everything you need to travel with your child, to avoid any unnecessary delays while traveling.
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    • Mexican law requires that any non-Mexican citizen under the age of 18 departing Mexico must carry notarized written permission from any parent or guardian who isn't traveling with the child to or from Mexico. The purpose of the law is to reduce child abductions, often committed by a parent or relative.
    • Written Permission

      Written permission should include the name of the parent, name of the child, name(s) of anyone traveling with the child, notarized signature(s) of the absent parent(s), travel dates, destinations, airlines and a brief summary of the circumstances surrounding the travel.

    • Proof of Relationship

      In addition to the parent or guardian's written permission, you must provide proof of the relationship between the minor child and the absent parent. A birth certificate or court document with a custody decree counts as proof of relationship. Please note that a passport doesn't include parents' names and can't be used as proof of relationship.
    • Original Documents

    • Both written permission and proof of relationship must be original documents. Photocopies and scanned or faxed copies are not acceptable.

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