One of the best cruise deals of the past year has been extended for three more months.
River line AmaWaterways on Tuesday announced it would give customers a multiday land trip worth thousands of dollars for free if they booked a cruise by the end of June.
The river cruise operator first offered the limited-time promotion in October and has already extended it once. The last extension of the offer expired March 31.
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Under the terms of the offer, AmaWaterways customers can get a complimentary pre- or post-cruise land package as an add-on to a cruise when they book select Europe river trips or select Egypt sailings scheduled to take place in 2023 or 2024.
The available free land packages range from two to four nights in length.
In a new twist to the offer, customers can also get reduced-rate flights to some Europe cruises with departures between June 19 and Nov. 23. The program is called AirPlus. It provides customers access to round-trip flights to Europe from all major U.S. gateways for a flat fee of $899 per person.
As part of the AirPlus offer, customers also can get round-trip premium economy flights to Europe cruises for $2,299 per person and business class flights for $4,299 per person.
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To qualify for the extended offer, you must now book by June 30.
The free add-on land packages that are part of the promotion include:
- A four-night visit to Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland: It includes two nights in each destination. Normally $1,680 per person, the package is available for free as an add-on to select seven-night Rhine River cruises.
- A three-night visit to Prague: Normally $1,320 per person, the package is available as a free add-on to select seven-night Danube and Rhine river cruises.
- A three-night visit to Lake Como, Italy: Normally $1,440 per person, the package is available as a free add-on to select Rhine River cruises.
- A two-night visit to Budapest, Hungary: Normally $840 per person, the package is available as a free add-on to select seven-night Danube sailings.
In all, there are 15 different free add-on land packages available that you can combine with various itineraries as part of the promotion. Other destinations where the add-ons are available at no extra charge include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris and Vienna.
The promotion brings savings of up to $4,200 per couple, depending on which add-on trip is booked.
Each land package includes accommodations in hotels, daily breakfast, transfers and portage services between the hotels and ship, and city tours and experiences.
In another promotion for 2023, AmaWaterways is also offering customers a 10% savings on the cost of a cruise when they book a second consecutive cruise, creating a back-to-back sailing. The offer is available to combine with the land tour and AirPlus offers in many cases.
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