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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.
12 new all-inclusive beach resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean
Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana (5 stars), Dominican Republic -- This no-kids resort offers a sophisticated and modern setting. Head to the Feel Harmony Spa for therapeutic specialty treatments, join a spin class at the fitness center or go for a dip at one of the hotel's seven pools. Opened February 2021.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya (5 stars), Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The highlight of Nickelodeon's first resort in Mexico is Aqua Nick, a six-acre water park featuring a lazy river, a faster-paced adventure river and over 20 water slides. Guests will also enjoy "gourmet inclusive" experiences at six restaurants and three bars. Opened July 2021.
Hotel Xcaret Arte (5 stars), Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Featuring 900 suites, seven restaurants and multiple pools, this kids-free retreat pays tribute to great Mexican artists. Guests are encouraged to explore and engage in Mexican culture through activities like a weaving workshop, dance classes and cooking lessons. The resort offers the "All-Fun Inclusive" experience, where the upfront price includes unlimited access to the seven nature parks of Grupo Xcaret. Opened July 2021.
Dreams Bahia Mita Surf and Secrets Bahia Mita Surf (5 stars), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico -- These sister resorts are set on the beaches of Banderas Bay and surrounded by the Sierra Madre mountains. Family-friendly Dreams offers five swimming pools, water slides and theme parties. Secrets is a no-kids haven, pampering guests with 24-hour room service, pool and beach wait service and elegant all-suite accommodations. It features an infinity pool overlooking the ocean and a luxury cenote-inspired spa. Opened August 2021.
Hilton Vallarta Riviera (5 stars), Mexico -- All of the accommodations at this 444-room, no-kids hotel feature walk-in rainfall showers and private balconies or terraces overlooking the Pacific coast. Relax at one of two infinity pools, grab a drink at a cocktail bar or enjoy the oceanfront Eforea Spa. The resort also boasts 26,000 square feet of event space. Opened August 2021.
Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun (5 stars), Mexico -- Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and a lagoon, this property offers nine pools, an oceanfront water park and a two-story spa. Participate in a wine tasting, dance to live music and indulge in delicious meals and drinks at the 17 restaurants and bars on site. Opened September 2021.
Hilton Cancun (5 stars), Mexico -- 12 restaurants, three bars, two infinity pools and a kids' pool area and water park are highlights of this hotel. Sip a cool beverage poolside, take a yoga class or indulge in sweet treats at the Ice Cream and Churros Shop. Scheduled to open November 2021.
Breathless Cancun Soul (5 stars), Mexico -- Two rooftop infinity pools, swim-up bars and a variety of trendy dining venues amid a kids-free setting are top draws of this property. Enjoy high-energy events and themed parties hosted by live DJs, take in a tequila tasting or participate in water sports like windsurfing and sailing. Scheduled to open December 2021.
Zoetry Casa del Mar Los Cabos (5 stars), Mexico -- This intimate boutique hotel has just 60 rooms, all boasting ocean views and private terraces. Guests can sign up for a complimentary wellness or fitness consultation, enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment, join a yoga session or take a culinary class. Scheduled to open December 2021.
Secrets Impression Moxche Playa Del Carmen (5 stars), Mexico -- This no-kids retreat offers activities like snorkeling, archery, tennis and dance and cocktail-making classes. Enjoy 24-hour concierge and room service, seven heated pools and three man-made cenotes; Preferred Club guests have exclusive access to a rooftop pool. Scheduled to open February 2022.