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Cruise operators for this season’s European river cruising season are vying for your business, which is good news for those looking for included extras and/or offers – especially when it comes to flight deals.

From premium economy to business class ion every airline they can find, river cruise lines are offering some extraordinary deals to lure passengers onto their vessels for 2022.

And with many airlines short on seats and travellers upgrading to avoid close proximity to fellow passengers, prime seats are hot items.

Here are a few of the best flight deals currently on offer for the 2022 season:

Scenic Cruises

Economy class flights are included worth up to $2,000 per person. On top of this offer, Scenic Cruises also has multiple business class flight deals for those booking select river cruises in the 2022 season.

  • Fly business class for $3,250 pp when booked before 31 May 2022 unless sold out prior. Available on selected Balcony Suites on Jewels of Europe, Spectacular South of France, Normandy & Gems of the Seine or Tastes of Southern France river cruises.
  • Fly business class for $4,250 pp available on Selected Balcony Suites on Romantic Rhine & Moselle, Beautiful Bordeaux, Danube Delta Discovery, Christmas Markets or Christmas & New Year river cruises.

For more information, visit Scenic.com.au

APT

Not to be outdone, APT river cruises have a number of air travel deals on offer.

  • Fly business class for $1,995 pp when you book a Balcony Cabin.
  • Book select cruises departing in June, July & November and fly business class for $1,995 pp (incl. air taxes of up to $500 per person). Valid until 31 July 2022 or until sold out.
  • European tours departing in August, September, October & December 2022 also have a flight deal for business class tickets for $2,995 per person (incl. air taxes of up to $500 per person). Valid until 31 July 2022 or until sold out.

For more information, visit APTouring.com

Viking 

Select Viking River Cruises have a host of itineraries that include flights or award flight credits.

For example, cruise Amsterdam to Bucharest May-Sept 2022 with flights included up to $3,600 per couple OR cruise Basel to Amsterdam (or v.v.) between May and November 2022 and receive a $1000 flight credit per couple.

To find your ideal flight and cruise itinerary, visit vikingrivercruises.com.au

Avalon Waterways

Avalon has reduced prices on a number of itineraries in the 2022 season and just announced a new partnership with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Earn four Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible river cruise holidays. Book a river cruise with Avalon Waterways before 25 May 2022 and receive double Qantas Points.

For example, book the 16-day Magnificent Rivers of Europe cruise (priced from $7,841 down from $11,051 pp) and earn 40,360 Qantas Points. These points could go towards a business class upgrade or towards your next holiday.

For more information, visit avalonwaterways.com.au

Travelmarvel

The sooner you travel, the more you could save with Travelmarvel’s 2022 river cruise deals.

Save up to $4,000 per couple on selected European Tours departing between April and July 2022 from Australia.

Save up to $2,000 per couple on European Tours departing between August and December 2022 (available until sold out).

For more information, visit Travelmarvel.com.au