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Rick Braun’s European River Cruise Getaway - AUGUST 10 2019

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Cruise Ship AmaPrima - Amsterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland

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CRUISE INFORMATION

WHAT IS IT AND WHERE DOES IT GO?

  • The event is a seven day European River cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, leaving Amsterdam on Saturday, August 10, 2019 on AMA Waterways ship AmaPrima (see here to see the beauty of this ship https://www.amawaterways.com/ships/amaprima-river-cruise-ship

  • Rick, Jonathan Butler, and Richard Elliot will be on board the whole week for entertainment in the lounge each evening…and to hang with during the day and at meals. This is an up-close experience you cannot have anywhere else!

  • We are working to get to our minimum cabin registration needed to guarantee the ship with the cruise line. Your registration fee is COMPLETELY refundable if we do not guarantee the ship by October 30, 2017. But if we are a go, we will then process the cruise booking deposit. See the details of those amounts and the process below.

  • River cruising is VERY different from an ocean cruise and any concert you have been to before. The key words are intimate and unplugged. From who you cruise with, to the great music you will hear, to just hanging with the band and like-minded people while exploring the beauty of Europe as up close as you can get.

  • The ship only has 82 rooms and you will only be with friends as we plan to charter the ship.

  • If you never have been on a river cruise, it is quite the experience. ALL of the amenities of an AMA Waterways river cruise will be part of this cruise – from world class food, complimentary wine and beer at lunch and dinner, complimentary happy hour for an hour before dinner, included excursions to see sites and cities along the river, staterooms with river view and almost 60% have unique twin balconies comprised of a French balcony plus a walkout balcony, a cruise manager for questions and assistance, AND an incredible staff to passenger ratio. See below for a list from the cruise line of what is included on their end.

A map of our route - see below for port details.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

  • Credit card prices will range from approximately $4300 to $6600 per person for cabins and approximately $8000 PER PERSON for suites (there are only four suite type rooms). This is an all-inclusive rate which includes cabin, excursions, meals, wine and beer with lunch and dinners, happy hour before dinner, tax, port charges, administrative costs and gratuities! This is an incredible deal that is only slightly above the normal retail rates on these cruises with FIRST CLASS entertainment! SEE RATES BELOW and PLEASE REVIEW THE DETAILS BEFORE REGISTERING.

  • A discount of approximately $200 per person will be offered to those who will make their payments by check for the entire period of deposits.

  • Once your registration is completed on this site, our travel partner will contact you and a cash (check) ONLY registration fee of $250 PER PERSON will be due immediately. The registration fee check must be received in seven business days after your registration or your cabin will be returned to inventory.

    This registration fee will be refunded if we do not proceed with the cruise because we have not reached the minimum number of cabins.

  • The cruise booking deposit of $1000 PER PERSON (with the registration fee credit applied) will be due within seven days after confirmation of the cruise (i.e. we met the minimum cabins needed to proceed) which we expect to do no later than October 30, 2017. The cruise booking deposit can be paid by check or credit card based on your total cruise payment of choice of: monthly by credit card, standard by credit card, or standard by check.

  • The MONTHLY payment plan will start in January of 2018 for 12 months and the STANDARD plan will be in 3 separate payments throughout 2018 (April, August, and December).

  • Payments are due in 2018 as we are chartering the ship and our payments to cruise line are due early 2019. We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance which will be offered by our travel partner.

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE ACTUAL CRUISE?

All of the music, excursions, gratuities, port charges, taxes and the standard AMA experience which is comprised of:

  • Accommodation during the cruise
  • All gourmet meals onboard (Early Riser Coffee and Croissants, a Rich Buffet Breakfast, a Festive Lunch Buffet, Afternoon Tea & Coffee with Cake, Cookies & Sandwiches and a Multi-Course Dinner;
  • Free Flowing Red and White Wine from the local regions, Beer or Soft Drinks for lunch and dinner
  • Free happy hour one hour before dinner each night
  • Choice of dining options at no additional cost including the main dining salon and an intimate Chef’s Table Restaurant where the Chef prepares the meal in person
  • Free Coffee, Tea, Ice-Water and Ice-Tea are included all day. Cappuccino, Latte and Espresso can be requested free of charge during all meals! Complimentary coffee & tea station available 24 hours.
  • Captain’s Welcome Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner and Captains Farewell Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner plus several Theme Dinners
  • Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge in each cabin
  • Use of the Hot Tub or Swimming Pool (as equipped) on the Sun Deck and the Wellness Center inside including Fitness equipment (free of charge)
  • Use of the Bicycles and helmets onboard free of charge
  • Complimentary use of the internet onboard (via flat-screen TV & keyboard in each stateroom and wireless in our two lounges)
  • Complimentary In Cabin Movies
  • Elevator on board operating between 4 different levels: Restaurant (Level 1), Staterooms (Level 2), Lobby and Panorama Lounge (Level 3) and Staterooms (Level 4); (elevator does not go to the lowest deck or Sun deck)
  • Nightly Piano Music (post headliner performance) and also during tea and coffee
  • Our daily shore excursion program during the cruise with English speaking guides. Use of our Quiet vox headsets is also included at no additional cost.
  • Services of our professional English Speaking Cruise Director

CRUISE PRICING (based on double occupancy)

SOLD OUT! Suites* - $8018 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
SOLD OUT! Category AA+*- $7293 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
SOLD OUT! Category AA* - $6620 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
SOLD OUT! Category AB* - $6413 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
Category BA* - $6102 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
Category BB* - $5896 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
Category C **- $5326 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
Category D - $4705 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check
SOLD OUT! Category E - $4344 PER PERSON - $200 cash discount if paid by check

*indicates both French and outside balcony

** indicates French balcony only (French Balconies look and act like a regular balcony, with the only exception being that there is a railing placed directly behind the glass, meaning you cannot step out onto a separate space — without splashing into the river, that is.)


TOTAL CRUISE PAYMENT CHOICES

Monthly payment plans will be due as follows (does not include any other purchases such as travel insurance, pre and post bookings, etc.) and paid by credit card:

  • Initial $250 cash only (check) reservation fee within 7 business days after our travel partner contacts you upon making your registration
  • Completed cruise booking deposit ($1000 per person with a credit of the reservation fee) by credit card: upon confirmation of the cruise by RS Productions
  • 1/12 of the remaining cruise balance, after deposit is made, beginning January 15, 2018.

Standard cruise payments will be due as follows (does not include any other purchases such as travel insurance, pre and post bookings, etc.) and can be paid by credit card or check:

  • Initial $250 cash only (check) reservation fee within 7 business days after our travel partner contacts you upon making your registration
  • Completed cruise booking deposit ($1000 per person with a credit of the reservation fee) by check or credit card: upon confirmation of the cruise by RS Productions
  • Payment due on April 15, 2018 equal to 1/3 of remaining balance after initial deposit
  • Payment due on August 15, 2018 equal to 1/3 of remaining balance after initial deposit
  • Final payment due on December 15, 2018 equal to 1/3 of remaining balance after initial deposit

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

All payments made are non-refundable at the time of payment. Guests are urged to purchase Travel Insurance when the cruise is confirmed and your deposit is made to offset this risk. Our travel agent will be offering this to all our guests as an option when you make your deposit. The only exception to this is the initial $250 cash (check) registration fee which will ONLY be refunded if the cruise is not confirmed by RS Productions by October 30, 2017.

What this means:

When you make any payment – completed $1000 deposit, monthly payments, or the three payments normal plan, that money is not refundable.

  • For example, if you make your $250 per person registration fee payment, the cruise is confirmed by RS Productions, and you cancel prior to completing your deposit, you will lose that registration fee.
  • For example, if you make your cruise booking deposit and you cancel prior to your first regular due payment, you will lose the entire cruise booking deposit.
  • For example, if you pay the cruise booking deposit and one of the monthly payments, you will lose the cruise booking deposit and first month's payment.

We will, however, have a waiting list once we are full and IF we have someone who wants to go on the cruise, they will take over all payments and once they have paid in full to the point you cancelled, yours will be refunded, minus credit card fees (approximately 3.0%) on payments paid to date and administrative costs ($200).

If we do not have a waiting list and you find someone to take over your reservation, it is between you and them on how much they will pay you up to the point you notify us to transfer your reservation to another person. There will be a $100 transfer fee for transferring any reservation to a different passenger.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By registering, you understand and accept the following terms.

  1. I understand that all prices are PER PERSON, based on double occupancy, and include administrative costs, taxes, gratuities, port charges and fees FOR THE CRUISE.

  2. I understand that if I elect to pay my entire cruise fees by check, I will receive a $200 discount per person.

  3. I understand that my registration here is for TWO people in a cabin, unless I indicate otherwise in the questions provided in the registration process. ONE registration is ONE cabin for TWO people.

  4. I understand that my $250 per person cash (check) registration fee is due to RS Productions within 7 business days upon completion of my registration once I am contacted by the cruise's travel partner. If my registration fee is not received in 7 business days, my registration will be cancelled.

    If the cruise is not confirmed by RS Productions by October 30, 2017, I will receive a refund of that registration fee immediately by RS Productions.

    If I must send the cash deposit by bank transfer, it will include and additional $35 processing fee for the bank transfer.

  5. I will be responsible for the cruise booking deposit either credit card or check within 7 business days once the cruise is confirmed by RS productions, based on my total cruise payment choice (see above). If my cruise booking deposit is not received in 7 business days, my registration will be cancelled and my registration fee is non refundable.

  6. If paying by credit card, my credit card will be charged by AMA WATERWAYS when I pay that and all future invoices. These payments are for Rick Braun's European River Cruise Getaway ONLY (i.e. the seven day cruise on the AmaPrima).

  7. I understand that I will be responsible for all other fees for travel to and from the ship and any other activities I chose to do while on this trip. NOTE: we will offer transfers and additional pre and post cruise hotel/activities, for an additional fee. These will be available about 18 months before the cruise is to sail.

  8. All fees are nonrefundable, but can be used by another person. See specific payment terms above.

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