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Deal Info. - Unbeatable Barge Bargain in France
Oct. 24, 2003

As the 60th anniversary of the landing at Normandy is happening next summer, our dealmeister, Rudy Maxa, has a great bargain on a luxury river barge cruise in France -- with deep discounts for all American military veterans!

DEAL: It was June of '44 when Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to take on Hitler's troops in brutal combat that Steven Spielberg memorialized in "Saving Private Ryan." Now, Continental Waterways, an operator of luxury river barges in France, is offering trips from next March through October with great discounts for any American military veteran and a traveling companion who would like to see Normandy by barge.

Usually, it would cost a couple $4,000 for a six-night cruise through Normandy. But if you're a vet, you can receive half off your tab and a quarter off your companion's -- which brings the cost down to $2,500. That includes all your food and wine, lodging and, of course, transportation to and from Paris, and sightseeing admission fees.

Just book your cruise by December on for March through October of next year.

AND, DON'T WORRY: Does it sound like the words "luxury" and "barge" don't always go together? Well, let's just say "luxury" is appropriate: Passengers have private staterooms and gourmet meals prepared by chefs who pick up fresh provisions at villages you stop in while cruising the countryside. This Normandy trip includes visits to the lovely beaches of the region as well as a visit to the relatively new museum to war and peace in Caen.

Web resource:
EWaterways.com is the booking service for Continental Waterways' barge cruises. Click on www.ewaterways.com or call 800-676-6613 for more information on the Normandy cruise that is discounted for military veterans.


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