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This summer, clients can enjoy more than backyard barbeques and
dips in the neighbors’ pool by rediscovering our great nation’s
inland waterways. RiverBarge Excursions, operating the only
floating hotel barge in the U.S., celebrates “10 Years of Sharing
America’s Stories” this year with an eight-day excursion and
special pricing for guests and travel professionals.
The financial incentives for agents include, all-inclusive
commissions, a 10 percent commission on individual bookings, a 15
percent commission on group bookings, a 10 percent group discount
and a special tour conductor offer one free berth for every 10
Clients, on the other hand, can receive a reduced single
occupancy supplement from 25 percent to 50 percent, as well as
all-inclusive pricing in one of the 98 staterooms (all meals, soft
drinks, scheduled shore activities, onboard entertainment, port
charges and taxes; Also, you may want your clients to note that no
tipping is allowed.)
$50 Barge Bucks, an onboard credit that may be used for alcohol
and gift shop purchases, will be awarded to guests booking and
depositing $500 per stateroom.
As for the journey, the R/B River Explorer will take clients on
an eight-day excursion, beginning Aug. 21, 2008. The all-inclusive
package, called America’s Junction, ranges from $2,479 for the
Royal Deck to $2,659 for the Platinum Deck (the Platinum Deck
staterooms feature a small balcony). Prices are per person, based
on double occupancy.
The package includes an overnight stay in Louisville, Ky., in
addition to visits at Henderson and Paducah, Ky. Additionally,
guests will barge on the Ohio River and the Mississippi River
through five historic locks. While traveling on the Upper
Mississippi River, they will pay visits to Cape Girardeau, Mo., and
Chester, Ill. before ending the adventure with an overnight stay in
St. Louis on Aug. 28.