You can cancel (for free) up to the day of departure.
Sailing a fleet of 59 river ships in places like Paris, Prague, and Vienna (including a few vessels that are set to be christened next month), Viking decided to waive cancellation fees and penalties on all new 2016 reservations in the hopes of both drawing new customers and adding a cushion of comfort for return bookers.
Booking your 2016 trip without the trappings of scheduling woes and concern for unforeseen conflicts is a welcome option. As for the fine print on the promotion, the risk-free booking plan is only for U.S. residents, and Viking has restricted the deal to bookings completed by February 29. Worried about a change of heart or skeptical of stormy weather along the route? The promotion’s flexibility allows for cancellations up to the day of departure, which means travelers can ditch the journey last-minute-without penalty.
Would-be cruise-goers certainly have their pick of voyages: A 15-day, four-country Grand European Tour (from $3,962 per person) takes travelers along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest; blending scenic sailing along the river banks with city visits to lesser-known European locales-think Miltenberg, Germany and Melk and Krems, Austria. For something a little more low key, consider the eight-day ChÃ¢teaux, Rivers & Wine (from $2,056 per person), a voyage for gourmands and wine connoisseurs where the river current is matched by heavy pours of Bordeaux.
Talk to an experienced Acendas River Cruise Travel Advisor soon to take advantage of this unusual offer from Viking River Cruises.