NEW! ms River Venture
The ms River Venture— the successor to the popular ms River Navigator
— will be launched in 2013. Designed with the Vantage traveler in mind,
the smaller, more intimate ms River Venture offers the same great
features as its larger sisters, the ms River Discovery II and ms River Splendor.
- Ships designed with the American traveler in mind
- Intimate cruising with no more than 136 passengers on board
- Owner’s Suite is 330 square feet with all the amenities of a Deluxe suite including a mini-bar.
- NEW state-of-the-art interactive features onboard, including video on
demand, access to many US TV channels, GPS tracking, and ship-wide
- Single cabins
- 78% of staterooms have French balconies
- All staterooms feature twin beds that convert to a double
- Large Flatscreen color TV
seating dining with a tempting menu of American and European favorites,
plus wine with dinner at Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Dinners
- Elevator between each deck in the interior of the ship.
- Non-smoking throughout interior (designated smoking area on open-air Solaris Deck)
- Best crew-to-staff ratio you’ll find anywhere! Better than 4-to-1!
(Lucerne, Switzerland,Lucerne trips extension only)
The Deluxe Palace Luzern is a haven of
hospitality which combines Old World charm with the most modern
comforts. Located directly on the lakeshore promenade, with sensational views of Lake Lucerne and some of Switzerland's most breathtaking mountain scenery, the Palace Luzern also boasts an ambience of stylish elegance. Tastefully-renovated
rooms, dating from the founding year of the hotel more than a century
ago, strike a captivating contrast to our new "Jasper" Restaurant. The Palace Luzern is proud to offer
guests a choice of light and airy rooms and suites, each with television, pay TV, high-speed Internet connection, wireless LAN, ISDN
Grand Hotel Casselbergh
(Bruges trip extension only)
The Grand Hotel Casselbergh is conveniently situated in the heart of the old city, within walking distance of all the historical highlights of Bruges, the market square, and the best shopping streets. The elegant guestrooms combine modern luxury with the authentic charm of 18th-century Bruges. Extra attention has been given to ensure comfortable sleeping arrangements, including an ensuite bathroom, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Your comfort always comes first, and this romantic hotel is certain to enchant you and welcome you with its attentive hospitality.
Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace
(Bruges trip extension only)
The Prinsenhof, founded by Duke Philip the Good in 1429, is a former royal
residence and a unique portal to the past. Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace
will rouse your senses from the moment you step into the lobby.
With a 15th century Palace as décor, each room represents an imaginary
voyage to the elite life of Dukes' and Duchesses. The beautifully decorated
rooms include high-speed wireless Internet, a phone, flat screen TV, alarm clock, mini bar, safe, umbrella, hairdryer, marble bathrooms, private terraces and 300 tread count
From fine dining to casual light meals, the culinary team of the
Kempinski Hotel Dukes' Palace will surpass your utmost expectations with
a diverse mix of classical Belgian cuisine prepared with fresh regional
An oasis of peace, calm and tranquility, the Spa features a sauna, steam
bath, indoor swimming pool, fitness and treatment center — the perfect way to
take time out for yourself.
Backed by five generations of family tradition and hospitality, the historic, Moderate Deluxe Hotel Schweizerhof exudes Old World charm and a personal atmosphere. Its ideal location in the heart of the Old Town also puts day trips within Switzerland within easy reach. Enjoy the hotel’s two restaurants, sun terrace, and bar. Guest rooms feature climate control, minibar, direct-dial telephone, radio, cable TV, Internet access, in-room safe, and private bath with hair dryer.
Conrad Brussels Hotel
The Moderate Deluxe Conrad Brussels luxury hotel in Brussels, Belgium is located on the
legendary and highly fashionable Avenue Louise, offering exceptionally
stylish accommodation in sophisticated surroundings. The guestrooms feature all the luxurious facilities for which the Conrad brand is renowned including a large work desk, two direct-dial phone lines with voicemail, as well as Internet connectivity. Additional in-room amenities include a well-stocked mini-bar, coffee maker, snack basket, security safe, interactive television with more than 40 channels, hair dryer and ample storage space. The spacious bathrooms have a separate bath and shower, and are finished in a delicate marble with luxurious toiletries, indulgent bathrobes and comfortable slippers.
Le Méridien Piccadilly
(London trip extension only)
Boasting timeless architecture and an unmatched location in London’s West End, the Superior First-Class Le Méridien Piccadilly is recognized as the landmark hotel in Piccadilly Circus. With Central London’s cultural attractions located conveniently within walking distance, you’ll enjoy more time to immerse yourself into all that the city has to offer.
Guest rooms feature a self-service bar, television with international cable channels and in-house films, telephone, Internet access, voicemail, and hair dryer, as well as marble bathrooms complete with bath or shower, bathrobes, and slippers. Relax in the authentic, yet modern, décor of your room, and enjoy beautiful leisure facilities — including one of the largest indoor swimming pools in London.