Cruise Planners' Where2Next Virtual Event Series; Once Upon a River Cruise

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Consumers are invited to tour the world’s rivers with AmaWaterways, American Cruise Line and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Savvy Consumers are Booking their 2021 River Cruise Before Sailings Sell Out

“Most of our future bookings (25%) are coming from river cruises and the pent-up consumer demand is trending high in this area with limited inventory, even into late 2021...", says Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder, Cruise Planners.

During the latest Where2Next Virtual Event, Once Upon A River, Cruise Planners invited consumers to tour the world’s rivers with AmaWaterways, American Cruise Line and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Michelle Fee Cruise Planners’ CEO and Founder discussed the variety of river cruise itineraries available for all types of travelers.

“Most of our future bookings (25%) are coming from river cruises and the pent-up consumer demand is trending high in this area with limited inventory, even into late 2021. Savvy travelers are working with their travel advisor to get the best possible sailings, secure their cabins and lock in the best rates," says Michelle Fee, CEO and Founder, Cruise Planners.

Types of River Cruises

River cruise itineraries are built around romance and relaxation, health and wellness, food and wine, history and adventure. River cruising is a great way to celebrate special life milestones such as romantic anniversaries and birthdays. There are endless options and river cruise lines offer tremendous value and high levels of service.

  • AmaWaterways offers consumers the opportunity to sail through European rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Rohne as well as itineraries that follow wildlife in their natural habitat in Africa.
  • Uniworld offers itineraries in exotic destinations such as Cambodia, Vietnam and Egypt where travelers can sail on the Mekong and the Nile rivers.
  • American Cruise Line offers 35 national sailing opportunities throughout the US on the Mississippi, Columbia, and Snake rivers.

Cruise Planners travel advisors can create a hassle-free, personalized itinerary for any occasion. Find a travel advisor at https://www.cruiseplanners.com/travel-agents.

Why Cruise on a River?

River ships offer an intimate onboard ambiance and accommodate anywhere from 100 -250 guests depending on the ship size. Guests are pampered with excellent and personalized service from onboard staff. The ratio of crew to passengers is one to two people. Another reason travelers enjoy river cruises is the all-inclusive aspect where premium beverages and high-end cuisine prepared onboard by renowned chefs are part of the cruise fare. Shore excursions are also included with several options from sightseeing tours, biking tours, and foodie tours giving consumers an opportunity to try local cuisines from the destinations they visit. Consumers can easily immerse themselves in the destinations because river cruises dock in the heart of quaint towns, villages and even cosmopolitan cities. The embarkation and debarkation process are as simple as checking into a hotel.

Booking with Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners has partnered with three select cruise lines to offer exclusive promotions on river cruises, visit http://www.cruiseplanners.com/event/w2nriver to learn more about each offer listed below.

  • AmaWaterways - Free prepaid gratuities, Free roundtrip airfare & Save 5% on select 2021 and 2022 sailings Plus, $200 per person reduced deposit.
  • American Cruise Line - Save up to $1,000 per stateroom on select Cape Codder and Mississippi River sailings. Plus earn $100 per stateroom shipboard credit as a Cruise Planners Exclusive amenity
  • Uniworld - $100 per person shipboard credit on new 2021 Uniworld bookings Plus, save $1,000 per person.*

To learn more about future Where2Next Virtual Events, visit https://www.cruiseplannersamerica.com/events

*Terms and conditions apply, for full terms and conditions, contact a Cruise Planners Travel Advisor.

About Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners, the nation's largest home-based travel advisor franchise network and an American Express Travel Representative, has more than 2,500 franchise owners who independently book vacations and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners provides its travel advisors with access to award-winning, innovative marketing; cutting-edge mobile technology; dynamic, hands-on training; lead-generating tools, as well as professional coaching and development. Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line, many land vendors and maintains a philanthropic drive earning an International Franchise Association FranTech award for innovation, the Cruise Lines International Association highest honors, Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly and The American Society of Travel Advisors first-ever Franchise Partner of the Year. Learn more at http://www.cruiseplanners.com

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