It's never too soon to sell an incredible journey through Europe. Agents looking for a head start on booking European river cruises for their clients in 2009 can turn to CIE Tours International's 2009 European River Cruises guide. The fold-out flyer contains sample itineraries, deck plans and prices, making it easier for agents to target an ideal fit for clients. There are 10 different choices to choose from, all taking place on 150-passenger cruise ships with deluxe accommodations, lounges, fitness centers, sun decks, balconies and elevators.
“Clients will explore Old World Europe in grand style, and everything is included on board ship - three gourmet meals daily and complimentary local wines,” said Brian W. Stack, managing director of CIE Tours International.
The top attraction of the cruise itineraries remains Europe's Heartland, a 14-day/12-night trip that starts in Paris and visits Luxembourg before boarding a seven-night cruise from Trier to Nuremberg through the center of Germany, where clients will see legendary castles (i.e Reichsburg Castle), the Moselle wine-producing region, and the Romantic Road.
The cruise itinerary meanders through Bernkastel, Zell, Lorelei Rock, Rudesheim, Frankfurt, the old Franconian town of Miltenberg, Wurtzburg, Bamberg, the Main-Danube Canal, and Nuremberg. Highlights include guided tours of Mainz, Heidelberg (Germany's oldest university town), Paris, the French countryside, Prague or Luxembourg. Prices are guaranteed against currency fluctuations once a cruise is paid for. Departures are April 22 to November 12, 2009.
In addition, CIE Tours offers other European river cruises that explore the waters of the Danube, Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers, as well as Tulip Time cruises to Holland and Belgium and Christmas cruises that include stops at European Christmas markets.
For information and flyers, call CIE Tours at 800-CIE-TOUR or book 24/7 at www.cietours.com.