Archive for February, 2010

Cruising on the Rhine River

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I would have to say that some of the most scenic and historic cruises we offer have to be the cruises on the beautiful Rhine River. The Rhine originates in Reichenau, Switzerland and flows upwards through Austria and Germany before emptying out into the Netherlands. Together with the rivers Meuse and Scheldt the Rhine forms one of the largest river deltas in western Europe. The Rhine has been a source of life for the surrounding communities, providing crop irrigation as well as transit for over a thousand years.

Floating down the Rhine river offers picturesque scenery around every turn. From stunning metropolitan cities to ancient castles, each day on the Rhine river offers an entirely new view. Offshore excursions are a delightful experience whether you are exploring castles, visiting a vineyard or shopping for the perfect souvenir.
A European river cruise on the Rhine also provides some exceptional culinary treats often using local produce and wines to offer cruisers a truly one of a kind experience.

A romantic Rhine river cruise offers you a chance to visit various cultures with minimal hassle. Unpack once, relax, and enjoy every moment. For more information on Rhine river cruises or to explore what else the Rhine river has to offer, click here. or contact 1-800-374-3740.

Presidential Treatment

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Presidents Day week is upon us, and while some of us are enjoying a nice winter break, others are celebrating the birth of our fore fathers. This got me thinking about the infamous picture of our first president crossing the Delaware to surprise the British troops. The picture depicts George Washington leading a group of soldiers in a small row boat. The waves are beating and banging as they careen through rough seas with the wind howling and the rain pouring down.

Think about how far we have gotten in ship amenities since those days. Today we have full court basketball, multimedia theaters, heated swimming pools……. the list goes on and on. If only George Washington had a modern cruise ship spa to relax in after the battle of Trenton.

How about starting off in the sauna for an hour to get the chill off and relax his muscles. Then to realign his chi he would go in for a full Swedish massage or some reflexology followed up with some aromatherapy. Of course, the full treatment cannot be complete without a little cut and color at the salon.

The Presidential treatment doesn’t stop at the spa & salon, between the amazing food, variety of entertainment and deluxe sleeping quarters, you will more likely feel like a king than a president. Happy Presidents Day everyone! For more information on cruise ships and European vacations visit Destination Oceans. or contact 1-800-374-3740

The Love Boat

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Destination Oceans Offers Valentine’s Day Savings On European River Cruises. Book a Romantic River Cruise in February for travel through 2010 and Receive up to $300 Off Per Person or Free Airfare. In addition book by February 14th and Receive One Dozen Roses.

Travelers can choose from a variety of Uniworld river cruises including an enchanting 9 day Castles Along the Rhine Cruise beginning at $1,599 per person with various departure dates throughout 2010. Also this month save up to $300 per person on select Uniworld cruises through Destination Oceans.

There has also never been a better time to book a river cruise with AMA Waterways and Destination Oceans. Book this month you will receive free airfare to go along with your cruise package. Our featured cruise is the Romantic Danube River Cruise with 3 nights in Prague and then enjoy a fascinating 7 night river cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest, plus many more fascinating itineraries.

In addition to river cruises, clients can customize the vacation of their dreams with any combination of cruise, hotel, air and chauffeur driven services worldwide with Destination Oceans.

Destination Oceans specializes in taking standard cruise vacations and helping you to add the different components you want to make your trip a complete vacation package that you will remember for years to come. For more information on any of our cruise deals visit Destination Oceans. or contact 1-800-374-3740