NEW 2021 & 2022 River Cruise Offers


January marks the start of what's known in the travel biz as Wave Season, when cruise lines reveal some really great promotions, and 2021 is full steam ahead with booking future travel. In the case of the American Queen, pictured above, it's actual steam! She's the largest steamboat ever built (with a rare, working steam calliope!) and an American ship with an all-American crew sailing the Mississippi River and its tributaries. American Queen Steamboat Company also sails in the Pacific Northwest along the Snake and Columbia Rivers. You don't need to travel abroad to indulge in a river cruise! Their iconic paddle wheelers are gorgeous, have top entertainment and great cuisine, feature a bevvy of inclusions (including bevvies!), and tons of included shore activities with local guides right from their own hop on, hop off buses that follow you along the river from town to town. My favorite aspect of American Queen Steamboat Company is their "riverlorian" on each sailing who gives daily lectures and destination information. If you ever fantasized about a Mark Twain style float down the rivers of America, I can help make that dream come true! They have new, exciting themed cruises in 2021 and 2022 focusing on wine, music, holiday celebrations, and even a new partnership with Vacaya for a New Orleans sailing in November 2021 that will be the first US-based river cruise in LGBT+ travel history!

I've gathered a list of Wave Season offers for river cruise lines I highly recommend, and remember that year-round Nine Muses Travel has access to amenities, extra on-board credits, and more - in addition to what's listed below. I also have the perfect land partners for you as you envision all your pre- and post- adventures. Check out the special AmaWaterways offer for some fantastic land packages that I can include for you - FREE!

American Queen Steamboat Company

  • Book early and save up to $3,000 per stateroom on select 2021 voyages!

  • Risk free bookings: Administration fee waived for 2021 bookings made by February 28, 2021. Move to a later date up to 61 days from originally booked voyage with no penalty. Cancel up to 121 days before departure for a 100% refund.

  • Additional, exclusive amenities available year-round through Nine Muses Travel

  • Click for health and safety protocols

Avalon Waterways

  • $299 airfare PLUS save $2,000 per couple on select 2021 & 2022 Avalon Europe river cruises booked by March 1, 2021.

  • Book a select 2021 Europe river cruise for waiver of single supplement fee.

  • Additional, exclusive amenities available year-round through Nine Muses Travel

  • Click for health and safety protocols

AmaWaterways

  • Complimentary pre- and post- river cruise land packages! Available on select sailings, up to $3,000 value added to your cruise when you reserve by January 31, 2021.

4-night Basque Country (Taste of Bordeaux)

4-night Transylvania (Gems of Southeast Europe Grand Danube)

3-night Lake Como (Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps)

  • $150 onboard credit per stateroom for new bookings made up to February 12, 2021 for August-December 2021 sailings in Europe and Asia (Excludes Portugal and Christmas Market/New Year's)

  • Additional, exclusive amenities available year-round through Nine Muses Travel

  • Click for health and safety protocols

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Save up to 30% on select 2021 itineraries, $500 per person on flights, plus enjoy a private car transfer from the airport upon arrival.

  • Waived Single Supplement for select 2021 departures and stateroom categories.

  • Book by March 31, 2021 and save 12% on all 2022 cruises when you pay in full at time of booking.

  • Additional, exclusive amenities available year-round through Nine Muses Travel

  • Click for health and safety protocols

Viking Cruises

  • Up to free international air on select 2022 river cruises booked by January 31, 2021

  • Additional, exclusive amenities available year-round through Nine Muses Travel

  • Click for heath and safety protocols

Pre- and post- cruise, Nine Muses Travel has you covered too! I work with exceptional land operators who add unparalleled value for my clients.

  • Expert guides for private tours: historians, naturalists, artists, unique locals

  • Exclusive experiences

  • Custom-designed routings

  • 24/7 real-time support

  • Competitive rates at sought-after properties with strict health and safety protocols

  • Deep destination knowledge

  • Flexible and worry-free cancellation and change policies

Contact Nine Muses Travel when you're ready to sail away and to learn more about me and what I can do for you!


I design journeys that inspire by highlighting local arts and culture, history, and cuisine for intellectually curious clients longing to feel deeply inspired by exciting destinations, culinary delights, and authentic cultural experiences on a life-changing, joyful journey of discovery.


Danielle Dybiec

Founder & President