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July 17, 2009

2-for-1 Deals on European River Cruises

Viking River Cruises See Europe by river at half price through Viking River Cruises.

By Kathryn Maier on Travel Deals

Daily dealsThe unprecedented cruise discounts keep rolling in. One of the latest to cross our desks: Viking River Cruises' two-for-one deals on all 2010 sailings and an additional $400-per-person discount on international airfare. The vacation itself might be a long way off, but to nab this price you must book by July 31.

"This is the best offer, across the board, that we've seen from Viking River since its inception," said Richard Turen, one of the cruise experts on Wendy's list of top travel specialists.

Turen particularly recommends the Viking Sky's September 18, 2010, sailing. It's got an interesting itinerary that takes you through Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia, and mid-September is the ideal time of year to be in that part of Europe. The very lowest room category is sold out on this sailing, but a Category D room (the second-lowest category) is $2,556 per person, including taxes and port charges--down from the original price of $4,999.

Caveat: We typically don't recommend buying your airfare from the cruise line--here's Wendy's latest explanation of the drawbacks--so you might want to skip the $400 air-discount portion of the deal, since you can probably do better on your own.

Book by: July 31. And note that this deal is capacity-controlled, which means that once a certain percentage of cabins have been filled, the offer will end.

For travel: On every 2010 sailing.

Book through: Richard Turen, whom Wendy has recommended before for his savvy advice, unflinching honesty, and in-depth knowledge of European cruising.

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This looks absolutely amazing! Has anyone been?

This looks amazing! Has anyone been?

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