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M/V River Cloud: 
Central Europe and the Danube
8 Day Tour

MV Rivercloud by Abercrombie and Kent

     

Experience the scenic beauty and cultural treasures of the heart of Europe aboard sophisticated MV 'River Cloud II.' Your barge is a floating five-star hotel with Mediterranean flair and contemporary elegance that takes you on Europe's most scenic waterways, including the legendary Rhine and Danube Rivers.
    River Cloud IIFrom the same "stable" as the world-renowned four-masted barque 'Sea Cloud,' 'M/V River Cloud II' is an elegant floating hotel with sophisticated décor. Once aboard, passengers leave the potential annoyances and uncertainties of land travel behind and enjoy dependably excellent cuisine, friendly service staff, comfortable accommodations and, best of all, no packing and unpacking.

    M/V 'River Cloud': is the first lady of Europe's most beautiful rivers. Built in 1996, she is a worthy ambassador of the legendary 'Sea Cloud,' combining the nostalgic charm of the 1930s with the highest degree of comfort, service and culinary delight. 

    'M/V River Cloud'   

    • Passengers: 88
    • Crew: 35
    • Length: 338 feet
    • Width: 32 feet
    • Cabins: 13 queen junior suite; 20 double/twin cabin and 10 twin cabin, each with en suite bathroom


    Hotel and charter sailings. Transfers and shore excursions are not included in the cruise price. Ask for details. Charter prices available on request.

    (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner

    'M/V River Cloud II' has been especially designed for the rivers that flow through the heart of Europe. Catering to a maximum of 88 guests, 'M/V River Cloud II' offers large and luxuriously-appointed cabins and suites.

The tastefully-appointed restaurant offers open seating and a casual atmosphere. Throughout your journey, delicacies created by top-notch chefs and selected wines delight the senses. Enjoy a refreshing drink on the spacious Sun Deck with its comfortable lounge chairs, chess board and shuffleboard area. The classic lounge with its Steinway grand piano is the perfect setting in which to end the day.

All cabins aboard MV 'River Cloud II' are outside-facing with television/video, mini bar, closet and safe. En suite bathrooms include a shower, marble sink and hair dryer.

CATEGORY C
These twin-bedded cabins are located at the forward area of Cabin Deck. Each is 118 square feet in size with two portholes.

CATEGORY B
Located on Cabin Deck, each cabin is 118 square feet in size with two portholes. The double bed can be separated into two twins.

CATEGORY A
Located on Promenade Deck, convenient to the restaurant, lounge and library, each is 154 square feet in size with a panoramic window. The stationary queen-size bed has two mattresses.


ITINERARY
'M/V River Cloud II' cruises the following routes in 2010:

Basel to Amsterdam: Mar 25, Oct 27
Amsterdam to Amsterdam: Apr 01, 14, 21, 28; May 05
Amsterdam to Basel: May 22
Basel to Koblenz: May 29
Koblenz to Regensburg: Jun 05
Regensburg to Budapest: Jun 12, 26
Budapest to Vilshofen: Jul 20
Vilshofen to Budapest: Jul 27
Budapest to Nuremberg: Aug 20
Nuremberg to Strasbourg: Aug 27
Strasbourg to Vilshofen: Sep 03
Budapest to Regensburg: Oct 06
Regensburg to Koblenz: Oct 13
Koblenz to Basel: Oct 20

*Extend your stay with pre- and post-cruise hotel nights. Contact us for details and pricing.
 

2010 PRICE PER PERSON (cruise arrangements)

Mar 25 - Nov 03
Category C

Double occupancy..... $3,275
Single supplement..... $1,640
Category B
Double occupancy..... $3,895
Single supplement..... $1,950
Category A
Double occupancy..... $4,855
Single supplement..... $4,855

Fuel surcharges may apply.
Transfers and shore excursions are not included in cruise prices.

Transfers and shore excursions are not included in the cruise price.
Contact us for details.

Charter prices available on request.
Some cruises have specialty themes - details on request. 

7 NIGHTS | Thursday, Saturday or Monday departures | Hotel and charter sailings Minimum of 10 passengers required to operate | Children under 12: suggested for charters only
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M/V River Cloud II:
Central Europe and the Danube
8 Day Tour
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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 
Offer subject to availability and change without notice.

Certain restrictions may apply. Airfares if included are based on departure from New York.
For year 2012, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.

 
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ABERCROMBIE AND KENT
It’s Simply The Best Way To Travel
Some people collect travel destinations the way others collect Biedermeier furniture or presidents’ autographs.

What’s come onto the market this year? Bhutan? Libya? Mongolia? Why not fly over this summer and add it to the collection?

Others travel for an entirely different set of reasons. Reasons which have less to do with collecting countries (who needs another trophy on the shelf?) than with gathering experience.

If you’re a member of the latter group, you know that, at its best, a journey down the Sepik River or up Mount Kilimanjaro, across Provence or along the Antarctic Peninsula, can change you deeply in ways both tangible and intangible, acknowledged and unavowed.

However, when changing the way you look at the world is one of your travel objectives — when authentic experience matters more to you than casual acquisition — the travel company you choose has a tall order to fill.

That’s where Abercrombie & Kent comes in.

Since 1962, A&K has been doing one thing exceptionally well. We specialize in matching unique people with unique places, and in providing the expertise and (unobtrusive) support that allows them to experience those places fully, at first hand and in their own personal style.

It’s simply the best way to travel. And it requires a unique combination of local knowledge and global organization that only Abercrombie & Kent is equipped to provide.

The travel industry is filled with companies who own only their brochures and a handful of contracts with independent suppliers overseas. In contrast, A&K has its own network of offices (48 and counting) across the globe, staffed full time by A&K professionals. We own and operate luxury camps and lodges in remote destinations to ensure that our clients have access to the best.

And we draw on the knowledge, humor and creativity of an incredible team of staff members and local “friends of A&K,” to bring you face-to-face with an Antarctic iceberg the size of Chartres Cathedral, or make it possible for you to walk around Chartres itself with an expert on its stained glass. To set you down for a private picnic a deux in the middle of the African savannah or give you and the children your own tropical island for a day.

Experience does count. Ours will make yours unforgettable.

 

A&K - The First Name in Luxury Travel


For more than forty years, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has been internationally recognized as the first name in luxury travel. Born in 1962 as a safari company in Nairobi, Kenya, A&K's unparalleled travel and tour operations now extend across the far and exotic reaches of the globe. A&K takes its travelers on extraordinary journeys-in extraordinary style-to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. The company's tours and safaris span the globe from Africa to the Middle East, India and Nepal; from the Orient to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific; and from Europe to Central and South America and Antarctica. Forty-five destination management companies ensure the "insider access" that only a local staff can provide.

A&K’s impressive and enticingly varied list of luxury and adventure holidays combine active days with comfortable, luxuriant nights. Small group escorted journeys allow guests to confidently travel to places they might otherwise hesitate to go on their own, with a choice of itineraries at varying levels of luxury. Family holidays are tailored to the interests, attention spans and abilities of all ages, with comfortable hotels and comforting meals, and, most importantly, a friendly guide who understands children. Tailor made private travel offers independent travellers meticulous attention to detail, safety and customer service. These lifestyle-oriented programs are one reason why A&K was honored at the World Travel Awards as “World’s Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator.”

Geoffrey Kent, who along with Jorie Butler Kent owns and operates A&K, was born-most fittingly-while his British parents were on safari in Zambia. Indeed, he spent much of his childhood on the African continent. In 1962, Geofrey Kent, along with his parent's Colonel John and Valerie Kent, formed Abercrombie & Kent.

In the 1970s, Geoffrey Kent, who by then had long been the Managing Director of the company, entered into a partnership with Jorie Ford Butler of Oak Brook, Illinois, to run A&K. They continue to travel the world in search of adventures that will surprise and thrill their guests. Under their passionate and visionary guidance-Geoffrey Kent serves as Chairman and CEO, Jorie Butler Kent as Executive Vice Chairman - Abercrombie & Kent represents the uncompromising best at every turn in the road.

With a philosophy that is governed in equal parts by the Kents' unswerving commitment to conservation and their mission to provide "memories of a lifetime," A&K goes to seemingly limitless lengths to design tours that offer privileged access and special insight. Further distinguishing A&K is the fact that the company owns luxury safari lodges in pristine wilderness areas, including Chief's Camp and Chobe Chilwero in Botswana; exclusive rights to camps with some of Africa's finest game-viewing; a fleet of comfortable, well-maintained ground transport vehicles; and the Sun Boats on the Nile. A&K also creates unique travel experiences built around the luxury trains of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Royal Scotsman; the Road to Mandalay river cruiser and 29 canal and river cruisers in Europe; and the legendary Sea Cloud, the world's most beautiful sailing ship.

Abercrombie & Kent's headquarters are in Oak Brook, Illinois. Forty-seven offices worldwide, employing more than 1,700 travel professionals, offer unrivaled attention to detail, safety issues and service standards.

A deep-rooted concern for the natural world infuses each and every A&K trip: Geoffrey Kent and Jorie Butler Kent believe passionately in "high-yield, low-impact" tourism-adventure that respects the natural environment and benefits indigenous peoples. They are the founders of Friends of Conservation and the Abercrombie & Kent Global Foundation, established to address global environmental and conservation concerns. Among its achievements have been significant contributions to the preservation of Kenya's famed Masai Mara Game Reserve, as well as to anti-poaching and environmental education projects on all seven continents.

Abercrombie & Kent is proud to have received the following:

Recommend Magazine
“Best Africa/Middle East Tour Operator” - December 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Men’s Journal
“10 Great Companies to Work For” - November 2004 
Forbes
“Best of the Web” - April 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Elite Traveler
“Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu”, Juan Lazo, Best Guide - January 2004
World Travel Awards
 “World’s Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator” - 2003
 “World’s Leading Villa Operator” - 2003
Travel + Leisure Magazine
 “Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter” - 2004 (#12), 2003 (#5), 2002 (#2), 2001 (#1), 2000 (#2), 1999 (#1), 1998 (#1), 1997 (#1), 1996 (#1)
 “Top Guides in Africa” – Joseph Ndunguru, Gavin Ford - 2001
Conde Nast Traveler
“Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 15 African Safari Camps”
   Olonana and Chief’s Camp - 2004
   Chief’s Camp - 2003
   Chobe Chilwero -2002
“The World’s Best Places to Stay,” Gold List
   Chief’s Camp - January 2004
   Chobe Chilwero - 2003
“The Greatest Travel Pros on Earth”
“A&K has access to places and people that other operators in China don’t – including some of the top English speaking guides. Hatherly is a cultural encyclopedia, Chen a whiz with logistics.” - 2003
"Reader’s Choice: Top 20 Small-Ship Cruise Lines" - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Gavin Ford, “15 Best Safari Guides” - 2002
Ecotourism Award – Special Mention - 1996
Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
"World's Best Tour Operator” - 2004 (#3), 2003 (#5), 2001 (#2), 2000 (#1), 1999 (#1)
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
“Favorite Hideway Resorts of the Past 25 Years”, Chief’s Camp - 2004
“Favorite Worldwide Travel Adventures”, Olonana, Chief’s Camp - 2004
“Previewing Heaven: 15 Worldwide Hotels with Drop-Dead Views”, Chief’s Camp - 2003
“Top 20 Hideaway Gems,” World’s Best Hotels, Resorts & Hideaways, Chief’s Camp - 2002
Travel Agent Magazine
“Leaders in Luxury,” Geoffrey Kent - 2002
World Travel & Tourism Council
Green Award for Corporate Social Leadership in Travel & Tourism - 2002
Town & Country
Gavin Ford, “Top Guides in Africa” - 2001
Queen’s Award for Enterprise
(A&K Europe) - 2001, 2000
Chevron Conservation Award
Jorie Butler Kent - 1999
ASTA/Smithsonian
Environmental Award - 1992
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