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Cruise Informational Evening

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Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2012
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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CRUISE INFORMATION NIGHT
Tuesday, October 16
6:00pm

Join Mike & Diana with Cruise Planners for Harbour Club's 4th Annual Cruise!

Please RSVP by October 11th to Diana Bogart at diana@firstclasscruise.com 

Deposit by October 23rd for a $100 cabin discount!

Rhine River Cruise
2013 ARTISTRY
8 days from Basel to Amsterdam
August 11-18, 2013

2013 brings with it another exciting Suite Ship. The Avalon Artistry II delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include an Internet corner, complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded fitness center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful open-air bistro.

Cruise priced from $2,375 to $4,324 (plus airfare)
(Deposit by October 23rd and save $100 per cabin)

Included: Accommodations, 23 meals, excursions, complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, soft drinks with lunch, and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included on board your vessel. 
Excluded: Air, transfers, gratuities, insurance, drinks not included with dinner

Add optional nights in Zurich and/or optional nights in Amsterdam
$250 per person deposit is non-refundable

Itinerary

August 11 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland. Transfer to Basel (Embarkation) Flights into Zürich must arrive before 3 pm. Your river cruise vessel is docked on the Rhine River in Basel, where France, Germany, and Switzerland meet. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception at 6 pm. (Dinner)

August 12 Strasbourg, France Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by the culture of both countries and is the capital of the Alsace region. It is the seat of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. A Certified Local Guide shows you the noteworthy sights: the GOTHIC CATHEDRAL, the lovely LA PETITE FRANCE district, Place Kléber, and Place Gutenberg with the statue of the inventor of the printing press. Strasbourg is also home to the Kronenbourg Brewery. An optional excursion into the Alsace wine region is available. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

August 13 Excursion to Heidelberg, Germany Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university town, of Student Prince fame, a world-famous love musical. Take pictures of the ruins of the imposing Heidelberg Castle, built of red sandstone and towering above the city, and enjoy free time to explore.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

August 14 Mainz-Rüdesheim Situated on the left bank of the Rhine, opposite the mouth of the Main River, Mainz is Germany's largest and most important wine market. The Old Town has many interesting shops, tea rooms, and restaurants, and a fountain on the Schillerplatz is decorated with scenes of the famous carnival held here every year. Gutenberg, the father of modern printing, was born here and you'll visit the GUTENBERG MUSEUM. Leave Mainz in the late morning; during lunch, sail to Rüdesheim. This pretty little town is the perfect example of a Rhine Valley wine town. SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM is a real surprise! Enjoy a SPECIAL TREAT, then there's free time to explore the Drosselgasse and pick up some souvenirs. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

August 15 Rhine Gorge-Koblenz Downstream from Rüdesheim is the dramatic RHINE GORGE, the most beautiful stretch of river and dotted every mile with castles. Pass the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, 2,000-year-old Koblenz is the cultural and business center of the Middle Rhine region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

August 16 Cologne Cologne is the capital of the Rhineland and one of Germany's largest cities. The soaring twin steeples of Cologne's magnificent gothic cathedral-which took more than 600 years to build-dominate the river skyline. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs! The Old Town abounds with taverns, cafés, and shops. The favorite local beer here is Kölsch. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

August 17 Amsterdam, Holland Holland's capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700-year-old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by CANAL BOAT, cruising through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's "Golden Age." (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

August 18 Amsterdam (Disembarkation) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)