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New River Cruise Company Launches With an “Epic” Experience
Tom Harper River Journeys launches their first Epic river cruise in 2014 to Authentic Russia backed by the most generous loyalty rewards and deposit programs.
Tom Harper River Journeys
A truly all-inclusive experience, with no surprises, no gimmick pricing, and the most culturally rich itinerary on the market.
Newton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Tom Harper River Journeys announces the successful launch of their company with their first “epic” river cruise experience: Authentic Russia 2014.
“Combining the dash of Tom Sawyer and the loyal companionship of Joe Harper” is how company CEO Bret Gordon describes their river cruising experience, aimed specifically at Baby Boomer travelers. In addition to a complete online and mobile shopping and purchasing experience, the company differentiates itself with an emphasis on authentic cultural and social experiences and a focus on “the destination, not the vessel,” according to Gordon.
River cruising by Americans is the fastest growing segment in the cruise industry according to recent CLIA publications. In fact, the industry is experiencing 10% annual growth for five years running, easily out-pacing the overall ocean cruise market. “We strongly believe the market will continue this renaissance for years to come and want to deliver a compelling experience that honors the destination,” continues Gordon.
A New Way to Enjoy Traveling — “Your Way”
The company sets itself apart by offering what Gordon describes as “a truly all-inclusive experience, with no surprises, no gimmick pricing, and the most culturally rich itinerary on the market.” Tom Harper’s exclusive “Experience Your Way” activities, allowing travelers the opportunity to choose from different styles of excursions in select ports of call, are another unique feature the company hopes will appeal to independent-minded Boomers.
With the “best loyalty program in the business” and a “generous deposit program that never expires and is fully transferable,” Gordon believes Tom Harper’s first journey, Authentic Russia 2014, will be just the beginning of a growing legion of Friends of Tom looking to share “epic travel experiences.”
From $3,799 per person, Authentic Russia will be departing May to August 2014, with Southeast Asia destinations launching soon to Vietnam’s Mekong River and Myanmar’s Irrawaddy. For more information, visit tomharper.com.
You might want to read about a Canadian river cruise-all-all-inclusive company...Jerry Vandyke.Hello that was unhelpful! Want to give your fellow members a name of the company???? Yes they might want to read about it but who exactly do you want us to read about???
You might want to read about a Canadian river cruise-all-all-inclusive company...Jerry Vandyke.Is the name of the company "Jerry Vandyke" or is that your name ?
You might want to read about a Canadian river cruise-all-all-inclusive company...Jerry Vandyke.I am aware of Jerry VanDyke. It is a company - and river cruises are one part of the package. They also offer lands journeys and small escorted tours.
Hello that was unhelpful! Want to give your fellow members a name of the company???? Yes they might want to read about it but who exactly do you want us to read about???This is the website.
They are completely all-inclusive - and the prices reflect it. I don't need that level of vacation management (at least, not yet....) Tom Sawyers' prices are much less - hence the question about marketing in Canada.
However, from what I read (and am possibly misinterpreting)..they charter space aboard other already scheduled vessels and world passengers for their tour group. So not everyone on the boat, is part of the tour, group, or with the same agenda. The shipboard credits can be applied to other tours offered on the ship.
It sounds more like tour trips offered by travel agencies of "join us for..." they will put a group together with a host/tour guide. The vessels listed are small cruise ship type, rather than river boats.
None of this is necessarily a bad thing, but more, if my interpretation is correct, on how they differ.
Viking Paris/Normandy 2013
Viking Danube Waltz 2013
Viking Jewels of China - 2014
Viking Tulips & Windmills - 2017
Viking Magnificent Mekong - 2018
Bottom line I determined that this is a very good company which would suit older possibly less mobile passengers who want someone with them from the moment they leave their home and who don't mind sleeping on a pull down bed.
It all depends on what you want, which is why research is so important. Not many bad choices but important to get the right choice for you. We passed on JVD and went with Scenic, which we loved and will sail with again next year.
Does anyone have any experience with the new river cruise line by Tom Harper? Please share your thoughts on them. Thanks.Tom Harper offerings are glossy, unique and really tempting, but I'd like to know more on why one would travel with a "start-up" company.
Tom Harper offerings are glossy, unique and really tempting, but I'd like to know more on why one would travel with a "start-up" company.If they have their act together, I would not have a problem. I have traveled on Silverseas and Oceania when they were "start up companies"
Tom Harper River Journeys proved to be worthy of all their descriptions on their website and more. Everything was well organized and the ship we were on, the MS Pushkin, had wonderful staff, food and service. Everyone there was friendly and helpful. And our guide for our entire trip was outstanding. I would not hesitate to book with them again in the future.
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Hello that was unhelpful! Want to give your fellow members a name of the company???? Yes they might want to read about it but who exactly do you want us to read about???
I want to apologize for this post... Must of gotten up on the wrong side of the bed!
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Did the May Harper riverboat cruise, Moscow to St. Petersburg - recommend it highly - was my first cruise - a fantastic trip, extremely well organized, very nice boat ("Alexander Pushkin"). Took in all the major sights in Moscow and St.Petersurg (did the two day extension there!), plus five most interesting stops as we sailed north. You will not go wrong by taking this cruise.I would very much appreciate a referral. My email is [email protected]. Please contact me.
Glad to read your comments, as a friend & I are doing the Tom Harper river cruise to Scotland in May. Their itineraries do sound intriquing. Hopefully, this cruise will be as good as the one you took to Russia, as I could do a few more from their brochure!Hi,
I hope you'll come back next year and tell us all about your trip! I'm leaving next week for 16 days driving around the highlands and islands, but recently read about your Scotland trip on the Tom Harper website and it sounds fantastic. I know it is far away, but I'm wishing you a wonderful trip!