Viking’s programme features destinations across Europe, France, Portugal, Egypt, China and Russia – including a myriad of itineraries and excursions. In addition, customers who book before 31 March 2018 will receive a £1,000 discount per person.

Elements of the Viking River Cruise programme include its Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary, which takes guests on a 10-day journey experiencing the renaissance of Lisbon and onto Iberia’s oldest university towns, Coimbra in Portugal and Salamanc in Spain, while also encompassing the Douro River Valley. It departs between March and December 2019. Other cruises include Elegant Elbe, a 10-day cruise from Berlin to Prague, discovering Berlin’s modern chic and Prague’s Gothic architecture. It takes in the Elbe Biosphere Reserve as one of Europe’s most unspoiled rivers and includes eight-guide tours. Departing March to November 2019, prices start from £2,095 per person

Other cruises are available on Germany’s the Rhine, and from Budapest: the Romantic Danube Cruise; which takes in Salzberg and celebrated cultural home of Mozart – Vienna. Further cruises cover Eastern Europe as well as the Rhone Valley and Chateaux, Rivers & Wine discovers the ports, vineyards, farms and forests of Aquitaine and Bordeaux. Pharaohs and Pyramids and Waterways of the Tsars are also on offer, as are cruises around China and Russia. By 2019, Viking River Cruises will operate a fleet of 69 longships to navigate the world’s rivers.

In the same week, CrosiEurope has introduced a new 10-day itinerary, to sail on the St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

The cruise takes in historical centres of Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Kingston, tastings of wines and smoked meats around Trois-Rivieres, Montreal, Prince Edward County’s cheddar cheese and beer trail and Canada’s famous ice wine and a wilderness tour of the surrounding the Niagara Falls.

Taking place on its new ship, the 68-guest MS Jacques Cartier, cruises will depart between August and October 2018 and June and October in 2019. Cruise only prices start from £ 2,746 per person.

Call CroisiEurope on 020 8328 1281 or visit www.croisieurope.co.uk

For more information on Viking Cruises, see www.vikingcruises.co.uk