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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.
Top Resorts in Punta Cana
The best-selling resorts in the Dominican Republic. Each one is all-inclusive, which means the upfront price includes accommodations, meals, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, entertainment, activities and nonmotorized water sports.
The Dominican Republic is one of the most affordable resort destinations in the Caribbean. Snorkelers and divers explore coral reefs and shipwrecks, fishing enthusiasts compete for marlin and sailfish and golfers are drawn to courses designed by legends of the game.
But most come to the Dominican Republic simply to enjoy its broad, sandy stretches. For that, many vacationers check into the resorts of Punta Cana, such as the five top sellers listed below.
Dreams Punta Cana (4.5 stars) -- This resort boasts one of the largest free-form pools in the Dominican Republic. Lodging options include swimout suites with direct access to the pool and connecting rooms for groups needing more space. The Explorer's Club provides activities for kids ages 3 to 12, while the Core Zone for teens offers a dedicated lounge.
Barcelo Bavaro Palace (5 stars) -- Head to the beach for swimming or kayaking; the calm water is protected by a coral reef. This resort offers 11 restaurants, a water park, a mini-golf course, an 18-hole course designed by P.B. Dye and an escape room. The kids club organizes supervised activities for children, and older kids can gravitate to their own nightclub for dancing and DJ music.
Ocean El Faro (5 stars) -- This Spanish colonial-style property features 10 restaurants, 13 bars, four swimming pools, a lazy river, a family area with a water park, beach activities, a bowling alley and the Daisy Club for kids ages 4 to 12. A no-kids section called El Beso is home to two swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and an exclusive restaurant among other amenities.
Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana (5 stars) -- Creative amenities at this beach retreat reflect the company's rock 'n' roll spirit. "The Sound of Your Stay" provides Fender guitars with in-room video lessons, DJ equipment and free playlists, while the "Music Lab Experience" helps you form your own band or mix tracks.
Hotel Riu Republica (4.5 stars) -- This no-kids resort offers eight pools with swim-up bars, the Splash Water World park and complimentary windsurfing and snorkeling. There are evening shows, a nightclub and several restaurants, including Italian, Asian and steakhouse options. Some suites have a Jacuzzi on the terrace.