Spotlights on four new ships setting sail across Europe.
Uniworld River Cruises
The River Beatrice's Danube sailings go to Budapest, Vienna, and Bratislava. Best feature: Guests can use the ship's bicycles to explore the cities. 800/733-7820, uniworld.com, seven-night Enchanting Danube cruise from $1,799 per person.
Viking River Cruises
The Viking Legend sails the Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers. Best feature: Two-for-one bookings made and paid in full through the end of the month for the 15-day Europe trips in 2010. 800/304-9616, vikingrivercruises.com, 14-night Grand European Tour from $6,099 for two.
CORRECTION 8/27: The price of the Viking offer (above) has been corrected. We regret the error.
The Carnival Dream's European sailings have stops in Italy, Spain, Croatia, and Monaco. Best feature: The whirlpools jut out over the sea. 888/227-6482, carnival.com, 12-night Mediterranean cruise from $1,199 per person, double occupancy.
The Celebrity Equinox sails the Mediterranean and stops in Spain, France, Italy, and Croatia. Best feature: The ship has a half-acre plot of real grass for mini golf and croquet, plus one of the first glass-blowing studios at sea. 800/647-2251, celebritycruises.com, seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise from $1,199 per person, double occupancy.
From the September 2009 issue of Budget Travel
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