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River Cruise Vacations

River Cruise Vacations

River Cruising is a unique way to explore some of the world’s most beautiful regions. There is no better way to get to the heart of a region's history, culture and attractions. On a river cruise, you will visit many great cities and towns and you only need to unpack once in your spacious river-view stateroom. And there is little need to worry about motion sickness.

The comfort and intimacy of a River Cruise makes for a unique experience. It is little surprise that River Cruising is becoming the fastest growing sector in the travel industry. While we represent all major river cruises, Carlson Wagonlit works closely with the most reputable companies in the industry, including Viking, AMA Waterways and Uniworld.

Let Carlson Wagonlit Travel make your river cruise fantasy your river cruise reality.  

Viking River Cruises: Viking is the world’s leading river cruise line with over 175 years of heritage and a level of expertise second-to-none. Viking gives you the chance to see some of the world’s most inspiring destinations - Paris, Vienna, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Beijing - in the most convenient way. All staterooms provide spacious accommodations, plenty of room to relax and a picture window to make the most of the spectacular scenery.

Viking makes the most of your journey by providing all the amenities of a fine hotel so you always feel at home. Viking’s all-inclusive value is even better in 2012. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served onboard with dinner and lunch service.  Onboard entertainment is planned to coincide with the cultures of regions visited.  Lectures, local musicians and themed dinners with regional specialties are found in most Viking itineraries. Can you imagine taking a Tai Chi lesson while sailing along the Yangtze River in the middle Kingdom? In Russia, Viking’s completely refurbished Russian fleet sails Russia’s waterways, commemorating Viking’s original Russian heritage.

Viking will launch six new Long ships in 2012 and another six in 2013.  With new ships, inspiring destinations, all-inclusive value and so much more, there couldn’t be a better time to explore the world in comfort with Viking.

Use your Royal Bank Reward card to book your Viking River Cruise and get double RBC points.

AMA Waterways:
Established in 2002, AMA Waterways luxury river cruise line has quickly become one of the top river cruise lines. Its fleet has recently grown to 15 with its 4 newest ships offering twin balconies, multiple dining venues and more. Also new is theme cruises such as “Culinary Delights” shore excursions.

In addition to offering world class luxury accommodation, AMA has many outstanding features that are sure to impress all passengers, including the following complimentary ones:

Innovation never seems to stop with AMA.  Its new ship, AmaPrima, added to the AMA fleet in early 2012, offers twin Balcony staterooms, multiple dinning venues, a heated swimming pool and glass elevators. AMA is also making endless efforts to enrich their programs in Europe, Russia, Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia, including creating new itineraries to explore the Seine in France and the Douro in Portugal in 2013.

Earn double RBC points when you use your Royal Bank Reward card to book your AMA Cruise.

UniWorld:  Sail with the world’s ONLY authentic boutique cruise line and always be treated to the most luxurious fleet of ships, all of which are uniquely designed and elegantly decorated and appointed with the finest furnishings, inspiring original art, and modern luxuries.  Uniworld offers award-winning, anticipatory, and distinguished hospitality built on the premise of “no request is too large, no detail too small”

Sailing along historic waterways onboard your floating luxury hotel, you’ll see some of the most enchanting places in the world up close. Your proximity to the shore means that colorful hillside villages, picturesque castles, and ancient ruins are within view from all areas of your intimate ship—the elegant restaurant, the welcoming lounge, the inviting sun deck, and your own beautifully appointed stateroom.

River cruising offers an unparalleled level of convenience, as you often dock right in the heart of town, mere steps away from charming squares, magnificent cathedrals, and bustling marketplaces. You’ll never wait in long lines to get on or off the ship; you’ll never tender into port; you’ll never spend long hours wave watching on a vast ocean (which is inescapable on larger cruise ships); and you’ll never experience rough water or motion sickness—only smooth and peaceful sailing throughout your journey.   Unpack. Unwind. And leave the rest to Uniworld.

And with so much INCLUDED in your river cruise package—from captivating daily shore excursions hosted by the best local guides in the industry; all meals onboard with complimentary European wines, draft beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard; airport transfers on arrival and departure days; and so much more—you’ll have nothing to worry about except enjoying yourself as the highly trained, English-speaking staff pampers you with uncompromising service, anticipating your every need.


·  The finest riverview staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep

·  Luxurious marble-clad bathrooms stocked with L’Occitane products, plush towels, and soft robes

·  All onboard meals flawlessly prepared using only the freshest ingredients, often brought onboard from local farmers’ markets

·  Award-winning service from a professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of 130 guests

·  Complimentary fine wines, choice of beer, and soft drinks during lunch and dinner onboard Europe company-owned ships*; bottled water in your stateroom; and a 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar

·  A variety of dining experiences, from al fresco dining to Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners, and more

·  Captivating shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts using state-of-the-art Quietvox audio systems “Choice Is Yours” shore excursions

·  Signature Lectures and intriguing local entertainment

·  Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™ on select itineraries

·  Multigenerational Family-Friendly Program on select itineraries

·  Complimentary airport transfers on arrival and departure days

·  Free onboard Internet and Wi-Fi access

* Wine, beer, and soft drinks are served during dinner in Portugal, Russia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Other amenities and inclusions may vary in these destinations


Uniworld has different unique program to serve diverse interests:

Because of its unparalleled excellent services, Uniworld has won numerous honors including:

Book your UniWorld river cruise using your Royal Bank Reward card and get double RBC points.

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