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Cruises and Sailing

 December 12, 2000
Regal China Cruises And Trafalgar Tours Partnership

 Regal China Cruises, the premier cruise line on China's Yangtze River, has partnered with Trafalgar Tours, the luxury tour operator, to offer an exclusive "China The Beautiful" package. The 17-day tour will transport travelers to some of China's most intriguing places- including the incredible Forbidden City and the Great Wall in Beijing, the Terra-cotta Warriors in Xi'an, the fabulous Yangtze River, Wuhan, Tongli, Zhouzhuang and Shanghai. An optional six-day post tour of Guilin and Hong Kong is also available.

The China The Beautiful package is available exclusively through Trafalgar Tours. Land-only prices begin at $2,225; post tour option prices begin at $1,275. The program is on sale now, with the first departures scheduled for April 2001. Following are some highlights of this first class adventure:

China Land Package

· English-speaking local guides for each group and all entrance fees
· Chauffeur to sites in luxury motor vehicles
· First class hotel accommodations with suite upgrade option; all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes are included

Yangtze River Cruise

· Onboard American cruise directors that are fluent in Mandarin
· English speaking local guides on all shore excursions
· Suite upgrade option
· Chinese medicine and massage options, by appointment only (book while on board)
· Lecture program and guest artisans

The package includes: internal flights within China; first class accommodations; 34 meals throughout the program; welcome/farewell receptions aboard Regal China Cruises; all tours and shore excursions; lecture program; complete pre-departure documentation; transfers within China; baggage handling; airport departure taxes for passengers traveling on group flights; service charges; and port dues and gratuities to porters, guides and drivers. Trafalgar provides unbeatable low add-on airfares from many U.S. cities, which include transfers from arrival and departure airports when booked through Trafalgar.

Regal China Cruises offers travelers insight into China's interior provinces that have flourished for centuries along China's life vein, the magnificent Yangtze River. Through on-board cultural programs featuring American cruise hosts and local artisans as well as fascinating shore excursions, Regal China Cruises offers an in-depth exploration of significant sights along the river. Regal China Cruises offers three-night downstream and five-night upstream cruises originating in either Chongqing or Wuhan. In both directions, passengers can enjoy views of the famous Three Gorges, visit the Three Gorges Dam site, the largest of its kind in the world, and witness the fascinating sites of China's interior provinces.

Trafalgar Tours offers clients a choice of more than 200 itineraries to the USA, Canada, Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, India & the Orient and Africa. Trafalgar offers many ways to save next year: triple discounts (up to $100), action discounts (up to $110 per person on advance payment), friendly 5 discounts (save 5% on groups of 5 or more), and 5% off the cost of travelers' next Trafalgar tour with the Frequent Traveler Program.