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3 Special River Cruises To Enjoy In 2020

8th October 2019

If you’re looking for something a little bit different for your 2020 river cruise, we have three great options here for you to consider. Perhaps you’ve already sailed standard itineraries also rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Mekong and are now in search of something new. Or, perhaps next year marks a special occasion for you or a family member and you would like to commemorate it with a river cruise that offers something out of the norm.

From the Vietnam Grand Prix to your chance to enjoy the WAFA Show in Jaipur, here are some unique sailings that you can book right now.

Phnom Penh To Siem Reap & Vietnam Grand Prix Final

Formula One

If you love the fast-paced nature of Formula 1 then this sailing will really rev your engine. As well as travelling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a Mekong River cruise, you’ll enjoy a four-night pre-cruise stay in Hanoi to watch both the qualifying day and race day of the Vietnam Grand Prix. Plus, you’ll have one of the best seats in the stadium. Choose from a variety of Premium Grand Stand options along the Pit Straight, including directly in line with turn one, where all the action tends to happen.

When it comes to the cruise part of your trip, there will be plenty of highlights to look forward to. Visit local villages to understand how religion is so important to the people and how children’s education is carried out.Plus, learn about the silk making process and how this industry helps support the community. Finally, a two-night post-cruise stay in Siem Reap will give you plenty of time to admire fascinating temples at Angkor.

This Mekong river cruise departs on 2nd April 2020 with Pandaw and lasts for 10 nights. Flight-inclusive prices start from £3,299pp and there are 10% early booking discounts available.

WAFA Gardens Galore & Brahmaputra Sailing

Jaipur Flowers

In 2020 the beautiful city of Jaipur will host the 13th World Flower Show and you could be there to admire the blooms and soak up the atmosphere. This special Brahmaputra River cruise will include land stays in Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur before you set off on a seven-night sailing between Guwahati and Jorhat. You’ll see some of India’s most famous sights (including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort)on a journey that will stir the senses and leave its mark on you.

Then, when you arrive in Jaipur, the WAFA (the World Association of Floral Artists) World Flower Show will be in full swing. Expect to see stunning displays inside grand venues, watch the best floral artists in the world compete, and take part in demonstrations and workshops that give you the chance to try your hand at being creative.

The green-fingered river cruise departs on 20th February 2020 and prices start from £4,599pp.

Hudson River Fall Foliage With New York Stay

Catskill Mountains

If you’re already looking out your window at the autumnal colours and regretting the fact that you haven’t booked a fall foliage river cruise, why not start planning one for next year? A Hudson River cruise takes you along New York’s famous waterway at the time of year when yellow, orange, red and brown colours explode into life. You’ll stop in places such as West Point, Troy and Catskill to gaze in awe at landscapes that include raging waterfalls and steep-sided valleys.

What’s more, you’ll arrive in the town of Sleepy Hollow, immortalised by the works of Washington Irving and the subsequent Hollywood movie. You can choose to visit the author’s former home to see how his writing has put the area on the map.

If you’re looking to make your USA River cruise even more special, why not choose to add the optional three-night pre-cruise stay in New York City. Staying in a Midtown hotel, you can experience some of the world-famous sights in the City That Never Sleeps before climbing aboard your American Cruise Lines ship and heading off to enjoy the foliage.

Departure dates are available throughout October 2020, with prices starting from £3,476pp.

If you would like to book any of these special river cruises for 2020, or you would like more information about what you can expect, call us on 0800 954 0064. You can also sign-up to our mailing list to get regular updates into your inbox.

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