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Old May 3rd, 2006, 02:06 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Viking River Cruises and thought it
would be of interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings,
they are available on my web site.

Best regards,
Ray
LIGHTHOUSE TRAVEL
800-719-9917 or 805-566-3905
http://www.lighthousetravel.com


Viking River Cruises Offers Moms the Vacation of a Lifetime Just in
Time for Mother's Day!

Roundtrip Airfare to China From Just $99 for a Limited Time

LOS ANGELES, May 3
To celebrate mothers across the nation this year, Viking River Cruises
is offering special roundtrip trans-Pacific airfare to China from only
$99 in conjunction with any 15-night China's Cultural Delights
Cruisetour.

"Viking River Cruises always tries to offer the most unique travel
experiences with excellent value for the money," says Jeff Dash,
Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Viking River Cruises. "With
this limited-time only special of $99 airfare, we hope to reward Moms
and pamper them on our China Cruisetours."

Passengers get to sample the very best China has to offer with
highlights in Beijing; the Terra Cotta Warriors; a Yangtze River
cruise on the newest, most deluxe ship; plus Shanghai and much more.

The China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour itinerary features:
* 15-night China Cruisetour Beijing to Shanghai (or reverse)
including
6 nights in 5-star hotels & a 9-night deluxe Yangtze cruise,
with
English-speaking escorts, all tours & excursions.
Highlights include:
* Beijing's Forbidden City, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square & Summer
Palace
* Xian's Terra Cotta Warriors
* Yangtze River: Three Gorges, Wuhan Museum, "Birthplace of
Porcelain,"
Jingdezhen's Ceramic History Museum, sacred Mt. Jiu Hua &
Buddhist
temple tour and more
* Nanjing, Suzhou, and 2 overnights in Shanghai

The Yangtze cruise is aboard Viking Century Sun, a brand-new ship that
just launched this year, which provides spacious, all outside cabins
with private balconies for 306 passengers. Each cabin is equipped with
a phone, color television, private bathroom and shower, hotel-style
beds and climate control. The ship also includes a restaurant,
observation lounge and bar, coffee bar, sauna, business center,
internet cafe, sun deck, shop, and laundry service. A doctor, massage
services, and beauty salon are also available onboard.

In addition to experiencing some of China's best-kept secrets, Viking
Century Sun guests will be treated to some of the best in Chinese
cuisine with Chinese menus designed by world-famous chef Martin Yan,
of Yan Can Cook. Yan was contracted by Viking River Cruises to ensure
the best Chinese food was available to passengers onboard, in keeping
with the line's reputation for quality. In addition to the Chinese
meals, passengers can also enjoy the same level of European service
and gourmet meals that are standard onboard the company's European
itineraries because the line offers the only Western food and
Western-style kitchen on the Yangtze, managed by the Viking River
Cruises Swiss hotel management team.

The $99 promotional roundtrip airfare to China is available with
purchase of a 2006 15-night China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour for
passengers flying from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.
Passengers flying from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland,
Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis,
Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh,
Portland, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Tampa or Washington D.C. fly for
just $199 per person. Special air rate is subject to availability and
must be booked prior to May 31, 2006. Passengers must pay in full at
time of booking to secure air special. Travelers can obtain this
special by referencing offer code "05Papa."

For more information about this special promotion, please call your
travel professional.

About Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises, the world leader in river cruising, offers
quality service, gourmet cuisine and comfortable scenic cruising along
Europe, Russia and China's majestic rivers. The company was honored
multiple times as the top river cruise line on Conde Nast Traveler's
"Gold List" and Travel & Leisure's "World's Best" Awards as well as
being named "Best River Cruise" by CruiseReport.com. Since its 1997
inception, the company has grown to a fleet of 23 vessels, and
provides a unique, affordable vacation to experienced travelers with
an interest in geography, culture and history. For additional
information, contact your travel professional.
--
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:42 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Wow, this sounds like an awesome deal. Viking has received lots of positive
feedback from folks who have gone to China with them. For various reasons,
we had to scratch China last summer, and we passed on it this summer in
favor of something else. This offer does give me slight second thoughts....
I hope one of our rtc'ers takes advantage of this offer!

Thanks, Ray. I always appreciate the updates.

Diana Ball
near Houston, TX


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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:18 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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D Ball wrote:
Wow, this sounds like an awesome deal. Viking has received lots of positive
feedback from folks who have gone to China with them. For various reasons,
we had to scratch China last summer, and we passed on it this summer in
favor of something else. This offer does give me slight second thoughts....
I hope one of our rtc'ers takes advantage of this offer!

Thanks, Ray. I always appreciate the updates.


Oh to be retired and be able to take advantage of these last minute
deals ... In a way I guess I an retired ... I was tired yesterday ...
and I'm tired again today ... but that still doesn't allow me the time
to take this cruise ...

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Old May 4th, 2006, 03:33 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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This is not a "news" report but simply an ad put out by VRC and posted by a
TA who 'invites' you to visit his website for 'news' stories, not all of
which are posted at his website. The last line of the ad also removes a
contact for this cruise, namely VRC themselves! Lots of discussion about
"news" and "Press Releases" here. Yeah a press release is really nice but
not every newspaper article about cruising is worthy and the Press Releases
that are nothing but ads or have only interior information such as the
quarterly receipts etc are not of interest to the average cruiser. One
should also not change the appearance and text to remove the Phone number or
website of the people who publish the press release. The lie that the press
releases 'he' receives are somehow different than those that everyone else
gets just is not true. I get these very same press releases. This one person
is simply advertising his business. If you do not believe it ask him to
truthfully tell you how much he sends on advertising anywhere else? You may,
or may not like the guy but he is still violating the spirit if not the
letter of this newsgroup.
Jim



"Ray Goldenberg" wrote in message
...
Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Viking River Cruises and thought it
would be of interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings,
they are available on my web site.

Best regards,
Ray
LIGHTHOUSE TRAVEL
800-719-9917 or 805-566-3905
http://www.lighthousetravel.com


Viking River Cruises Offers Moms the Vacation of a Lifetime Just in
Time for Mother's Day!

Roundtrip Airfare to China From Just $99 for a Limited Time

LOS ANGELES, May 3
To celebrate mothers across the nation this year, Viking River Cruises
is offering special roundtrip trans-Pacific airfare to China from only
$99 in conjunction with any 15-night China's Cultural Delights
Cruisetour.

"Viking River Cruises always tries to offer the most unique travel
experiences with excellent value for the money," says Jeff Dash,
Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Viking River Cruises. "With
this limited-time only special of $99 airfare, we hope to reward Moms
and pamper them on our China Cruisetours."

Passengers get to sample the very best China has to offer with
highlights in Beijing; the Terra Cotta Warriors; a Yangtze River
cruise on the newest, most deluxe ship; plus Shanghai and much more.

The China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour itinerary features:
* 15-night China Cruisetour Beijing to Shanghai (or reverse)
including
6 nights in 5-star hotels & a 9-night deluxe Yangtze cruise,
with
English-speaking escorts, all tours & excursions.
Highlights include:
* Beijing's Forbidden City, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square & Summer
Palace
* Xian's Terra Cotta Warriors
* Yangtze River: Three Gorges, Wuhan Museum, "Birthplace of
Porcelain,"
Jingdezhen's Ceramic History Museum, sacred Mt. Jiu Hua &
Buddhist
temple tour and more
* Nanjing, Suzhou, and 2 overnights in Shanghai

The Yangtze cruise is aboard Viking Century Sun, a brand-new ship that
just launched this year, which provides spacious, all outside cabins
with private balconies for 306 passengers. Each cabin is equipped with
a phone, color television, private bathroom and shower, hotel-style
beds and climate control. The ship also includes a restaurant,
observation lounge and bar, coffee bar, sauna, business center,
internet cafe, sun deck, shop, and laundry service. A doctor, massage
services, and beauty salon are also available onboard.

In addition to experiencing some of China's best-kept secrets, Viking
Century Sun guests will be treated to some of the best in Chinese
cuisine with Chinese menus designed by world-famous chef Martin Yan,
of Yan Can Cook. Yan was contracted by Viking River Cruises to ensure
the best Chinese food was available to passengers onboard, in keeping
with the line's reputation for quality. In addition to the Chinese
meals, passengers can also enjoy the same level of European service
and gourmet meals that are standard onboard the company's European
itineraries because the line offers the only Western food and
Western-style kitchen on the Yangtze, managed by the Viking River
Cruises Swiss hotel management team.

The $99 promotional roundtrip airfare to China is available with
purchase of a 2006 15-night China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour for
passengers flying from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.
Passengers flying from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland,
Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis,
Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh,
Portland, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Tampa or Washington D.C. fly for
just $199 per person. Special air rate is subject to availability and
must be booked prior to May 31, 2006. Passengers must pay in full at
time of booking to secure air special. Travelers can obtain this
special by referencing offer code "05Papa."

For more information about this special promotion, please call your
travel professional.

About Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises, the world leader in river cruising, offers
quality service, gourmet cuisine and comfortable scenic cruising along
Europe, Russia and China's majestic rivers. The company was honored
multiple times as the top river cruise line on Conde Nast Traveler's
"Gold List" and Travel & Leisure's "World's Best" Awards as well as
being named "Best River Cruise" by CruiseReport.com. Since its 1997
inception, the company has grown to a fleet of 23 vessels, and
provides a unique, affordable vacation to experienced travelers with
an interest in geography, culture and history. For additional
information, contact your travel professional.
--



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Old May 4th, 2006, 01:07 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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In the spirit of the newsgroup, thanks Ray.

On Wed, 3 May 2006 22:33:49 -0400, "jim"
wrote:

This is not a "news" report but simply an ad put out by VRC and posted by a
TA who 'invites' you to visit his website for 'news' stories, not all of
which are posted at his website. The last line of the ad also removes a
contact for this cruise, namely VRC themselves! Lots of discussion about
"news" and "Press Releases" here. Yeah a press release is really nice but
not every newspaper article about cruising is worthy and the Press Releases
that are nothing but ads or have only interior information such as the
quarterly receipts etc are not of interest to the average cruiser. One
should also not change the appearance and text to remove the Phone number or
website of the people who publish the press release. The lie that the press
releases 'he' receives are somehow different than those that everyone else
gets just is not true. I get these very same press releases. This one person
is simply advertising his business. If you do not believe it ask him to
truthfully tell you how much he sends on advertising anywhere else? You may,
or may not like the guy but he is still violating the spirit if not the
letter of this newsgroup.
Jim



"Ray Goldenberg" wrote in message
.. .
Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Viking River Cruises and thought it
would be of interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings,
they are available on my web site.

Best regards,
Ray
LIGHTHOUSE TRAVEL
800-719-9917 or 805-566-3905
http://www.lighthousetravel.com


Viking River Cruises Offers Moms the Vacation of a Lifetime Just in
Time for Mother's Day!

Roundtrip Airfare to China From Just $99 for a Limited Time

LOS ANGELES, May 3
To celebrate mothers across the nation this year, Viking River Cruises
is offering special roundtrip trans-Pacific airfare to China from only
$99 in conjunction with any 15-night China's Cultural Delights
Cruisetour.

"Viking River Cruises always tries to offer the most unique travel
experiences with excellent value for the money," says Jeff Dash,
Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Viking River Cruises. "With
this limited-time only special of $99 airfare, we hope to reward Moms
and pamper them on our China Cruisetours."

Passengers get to sample the very best China has to offer with
highlights in Beijing; the Terra Cotta Warriors; a Yangtze River
cruise on the newest, most deluxe ship; plus Shanghai and much more.

The China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour itinerary features:
* 15-night China Cruisetour Beijing to Shanghai (or reverse)
including
6 nights in 5-star hotels & a 9-night deluxe Yangtze cruise,
with
English-speaking escorts, all tours & excursions.
Highlights include:
* Beijing's Forbidden City, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square & Summer
Palace
* Xian's Terra Cotta Warriors
* Yangtze River: Three Gorges, Wuhan Museum, "Birthplace of
Porcelain,"
Jingdezhen's Ceramic History Museum, sacred Mt. Jiu Hua &
Buddhist
temple tour and more
* Nanjing, Suzhou, and 2 overnights in Shanghai

The Yangtze cruise is aboard Viking Century Sun, a brand-new ship that
just launched this year, which provides spacious, all outside cabins
with private balconies for 306 passengers. Each cabin is equipped with
a phone, color television, private bathroom and shower, hotel-style
beds and climate control. The ship also includes a restaurant,
observation lounge and bar, coffee bar, sauna, business center,
internet cafe, sun deck, shop, and laundry service. A doctor, massage
services, and beauty salon are also available onboard.

In addition to experiencing some of China's best-kept secrets, Viking
Century Sun guests will be treated to some of the best in Chinese
cuisine with Chinese menus designed by world-famous chef Martin Yan,
of Yan Can Cook. Yan was contracted by Viking River Cruises to ensure
the best Chinese food was available to passengers onboard, in keeping
with the line's reputation for quality. In addition to the Chinese
meals, passengers can also enjoy the same level of European service
and gourmet meals that are standard onboard the company's European
itineraries because the line offers the only Western food and
Western-style kitchen on the Yangtze, managed by the Viking River
Cruises Swiss hotel management team.

The $99 promotional roundtrip airfare to China is available with
purchase of a 2006 15-night China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour for
passengers flying from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.
Passengers flying from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland,
Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis,
Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh,
Portland, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Tampa or Washington D.C. fly for
just $199 per person. Special air rate is subject to availability and
must be booked prior to May 31, 2006. Passengers must pay in full at
time of booking to secure air special. Travelers can obtain this
special by referencing offer code "05Papa."

For more information about this special promotion, please call your
travel professional.

About Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises, the world leader in river cruising, offers
quality service, gourmet cuisine and comfortable scenic cruising along
Europe, Russia and China's majestic rivers. The company was honored
multiple times as the top river cruise line on Conde Nast Traveler's
"Gold List" and Travel & Leisure's "World's Best" Awards as well as
being named "Best River Cruise" by CruiseReport.com. Since its 1997
inception, the company has grown to a fleet of 23 vessels, and
provides a unique, affordable vacation to experienced travelers with
an interest in geography, culture and history. For additional
information, contact your travel professional.
--


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Old May 4th, 2006, 01:43 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Dave wrote:
In the spirit of the newsgroup, thanks Ray.


In the spirit of USENET, stop your SPAMMING of this newsgroup.
Pay for your advertising in a valid ad source.

-- Bob.


On Wed, 3 May 2006 22:33:49 -0400, "jim"
wrote:

This is not a "news" report but simply an ad put out by VRC and posted by a
TA who 'invites' you to visit his website for 'news' stories, not all of
which are posted at his website. The last line of the ad also removes a
contact for this cruise, namely VRC themselves! Lots of discussion about
"news" and "Press Releases" here. Yeah a press release is really nice but
not every newspaper article about cruising is worthy and the Press Releases
that are nothing but ads or have only interior information such as the
quarterly receipts etc are not of interest to the average cruiser. One
should also not change the appearance and text to remove the Phone number or
website of the people who publish the press release. The lie that the press
releases 'he' receives are somehow different than those that everyone else
gets just is not true. I get these very same press releases. This one person
is simply advertising his business. If you do not believe it ask him to
truthfully tell you how much he sends on advertising anywhere else? You may,
or may not like the guy but he is still violating the spirit if not the
letter of this newsgroup.
Jim



"Ray Goldenberg" wrote in message
.. .
Hi Everyone,

I received this press release from Viking River Cruises and thought it
would be of interest. If you have missed any of my news' postings,
they are available on my web site.

Best regards,
Ray
LIGHTHOUSE TRAVEL
800-719-9917 or 805-566-3905
http://www.lighthousetravel.com


Viking River Cruises Offers Moms the Vacation of a Lifetime Just in
Time for Mother's Day!

Roundtrip Airfare to China From Just $99 for a Limited Time

LOS ANGELES, May 3
To celebrate mothers across the nation this year, Viking River Cruises
is offering special roundtrip trans-Pacific airfare to China from only
$99 in conjunction with any 15-night China's Cultural Delights
Cruisetour.

"Viking River Cruises always tries to offer the most unique travel
experiences with excellent value for the money," says Jeff Dash,
Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Viking River Cruises. "With
this limited-time only special of $99 airfare, we hope to reward Moms
and pamper them on our China Cruisetours."

Passengers get to sample the very best China has to offer with
highlights in Beijing; the Terra Cotta Warriors; a Yangtze River
cruise on the newest, most deluxe ship; plus Shanghai and much more.

The China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour itinerary features:
* 15-night China Cruisetour Beijing to Shanghai (or reverse)
including
6 nights in 5-star hotels & a 9-night deluxe Yangtze cruise,
with
English-speaking escorts, all tours & excursions.
Highlights include:
* Beijing's Forbidden City, Great Wall, Tiananmen Square & Summer
Palace
* Xian's Terra Cotta Warriors
* Yangtze River: Three Gorges, Wuhan Museum, "Birthplace of
Porcelain,"
Jingdezhen's Ceramic History Museum, sacred Mt. Jiu Hua &
Buddhist
temple tour and more
* Nanjing, Suzhou, and 2 overnights in Shanghai

The Yangtze cruise is aboard Viking Century Sun, a brand-new ship that
just launched this year, which provides spacious, all outside cabins
with private balconies for 306 passengers. Each cabin is equipped with
a phone, color television, private bathroom and shower, hotel-style
beds and climate control. The ship also includes a restaurant,
observation lounge and bar, coffee bar, sauna, business center,
internet cafe, sun deck, shop, and laundry service. A doctor, massage
services, and beauty salon are also available onboard.

In addition to experiencing some of China's best-kept secrets, Viking
Century Sun guests will be treated to some of the best in Chinese
cuisine with Chinese menus designed by world-famous chef Martin Yan,
of Yan Can Cook. Yan was contracted by Viking River Cruises to ensure
the best Chinese food was available to passengers onboard, in keeping
with the line's reputation for quality. In addition to the Chinese
meals, passengers can also enjoy the same level of European service
and gourmet meals that are standard onboard the company's European
itineraries because the line offers the only Western food and
Western-style kitchen on the Yangtze, managed by the Viking River
Cruises Swiss hotel management team.

The $99 promotional roundtrip airfare to China is available with
purchase of a 2006 15-night China's Cultural Delights Cruisetour for
passengers flying from Los Angeles, San Francisco or Seattle.
Passengers flying from Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland,
Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis,
Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh,
Portland, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Tampa or Washington D.C. fly for
just $199 per person. Special air rate is subject to availability and
must be booked prior to May 31, 2006. Passengers must pay in full at
time of booking to secure air special. Travelers can obtain this
special by referencing offer code "05Papa."

For more information about this special promotion, please call your
travel professional.

About Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruises, the world leader in river cruising, offers
quality service, gourmet cuisine and comfortable scenic cruising along
Europe, Russia and China's majestic rivers. The company was honored
multiple times as the top river cruise line on Conde Nast Traveler's
"Gold List" and Travel & Leisure's "World's Best" Awards as well as
being named "Best River Cruise" by CruiseReport.com. Since its 1997
inception, the company has grown to a fleet of 23 vessels, and
provides a unique, affordable vacation to experienced travelers with
an interest in geography, culture and history. For additional
information, contact your travel professional.
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