Phil was born and raised in the small town of Nashville, North Carolina.  But, he had his sights set on Nashville, Tennessee.
As he pondered his future, a friend made a simple observation that would change his life forever. He noted that Phil had a "deep voice" and asked, "Why don't you get into radio?“  He had never considered the possibility, but suddenly it was clear that radio was where he needed to be. He immediately enrolled in broadcasting school and within a year, had landed his first job in radio.  Phil spent several years in a small market near his hometown. Then came his first big break - a radio job in Raleigh, NC, but Phil had his eye on Music City. He worked his way up the food-chain in Nashville radio.  Three years after hitting town, he had one of the highest rated morning shows in Nashville on WLAC-FM. By 1991, he had landed the morning talk host position at WLAC-AM.  In 1995, familiar with Phil's earlier work in talk radio, Gaylord’s WWTN offered him the job as morning host. The Phil Valentine Show debuted on WWTN in June of 1995 and found an instant audience, drawing more listeners than both competing morning talk shows combined. In the meantime, Phil was courted by Philadelphia’s WWDB where, in his first year of eligibility, he won three Philadelphia AIR Awards (Achievement In Radio). After WWDB was sold, Phil was asked to fill in at WABC in New York and then, ironically, WLAC had gotten wind of the changes in Philly and asked Phil to return. It was exactly the call he'd been waiting for.
In April of 1998, Phil made the journey back to the city he loved. By 2003, Phil was the most listened to political talk show in the city.  5 1/2 years later, Phil left WLAC radio and took a 6-month hiatus to write another book. Phil returned to the air on July 8, 2004 at SuperTalk 99.7 WTN in Nashville, almost 9 years to the day after The Phil Valentine Show debuted in Nashville. Within three months he was back on top as the most listened to political commentator in Nashville, local or syndicated.


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Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.

You will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Limited Edition tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

  • Cruise hosted by Phil Valentine
  • 7-night luxury cruise accommodation, most with twin-balconies
  • Exclusive Welcome and Farewell cocktail parties with Phil Valentine
  • Private Group Meeting with Phil Valentine
  • $100 per stateroom Shipboard Spending Credit*
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Computer for internet access or Wifi access
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area, bottled water replenished daily
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Fare includes port charges of $168 per person
  • Fare includes travel agency service fee of $45 per person

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Optional Pre-Cruise Land Package:  $780 per person/double occupancy
3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
Transfer from the hotel to Regensburg and on to Vilshofen

Payment Information:       $400 per person at time of booking
Final payment date:         June 26, 2017

Minimum of 20 paid passengers required for Phil Valentine to travel as host. In the event of unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family emergencies or acts of God and Phil Valentine is not able to travel as host, there are no refunds or cancellation fee waivers due to passengers. If such an event were to occur, TravelStore will attempt to reschedule another cruise or arrange an alternative opportunity for passengers to meet Phil Valentine, but we are not obliged to do so.

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*$100 per stateroom shipboard credit is based on double-occupancy for bookings made by February 28, 2017.  All fares are listed per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy. Availability and fares are capacity controlled and subject to change at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Contact TravelStore for single pricing.  All special events, fares and offers apply to bookings only made through TravelStore.  AmaWaterways and TravelStore reserve the right to revise any errors on the flyer; dates, prices & itinerary are subject to change.  To read AmaWaterways’ Terms and Conditions at  CST #2002736-10.

TravelStore strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to protect your investment. Please contact your travel planner for details.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. The following cancellation fees will be assessed for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure.

Cancellation charges are per person, based on the cancellation date, as follows:

More than 120 days prior                $200 per person
120-90 days prior                           $400 per person
89-60 days prior                             35% of fare
59-30 days prior                             50% of fare
29-7 days prior                               80% of fare
6 days prior                                   100% of fare


Cancellation charges also apply to additional charges for upgrades, transfers and other pre-purchased services. Additional cancellation fees apply for air tickets. After travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise or cruise/tour.

AmaWaterways, we love what we do — providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, “Ama” is derived from the Latin word for “love.” It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests. It is a philosophy that drives our attention to detail, constant innovation and culture of always making our guests our top priority. It is the reason our guests all have a story about why it was the best cruise they’ve ever taken. When you sail with AmaWaterways, you will experience the luxury of more – more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime on our cruises.

Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the AmaCerto provides the most distinctive river cruise experience. A magnificent glass elevator is one of the unique design elements found onboard, as well as our exclusive “Twin Balconies”. Relax in a heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a “swim-up” bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations. The ship also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

Our ships are your floating sanctuary. That’s why we chose to carry fewer guests (at most 164), so that we could make your staterooms larger and provide more amenities. With fewer people on board, public spaces like restaurants and lounges are never crowded, and accommodations range from 160 square feet all the way up to 350 square feet. 


Most of the staterooms on our fleet feature not just one, but two private balconies — a French balcony and a full outside balcony. Together, they provide a unique panoramic view of the beautiful sights along the river and maximize the natural light coming in. With twin balconies, you can enjoy the river however you like.

We realize that our guests have different tastes, so we’ve developed a menu of shore excursions in every port of call. In many destinations, you’ll be free to choose from one of several options — all of which are included in your cruise fare. There’s always a city tour designed to show you all the renowned highlights and landmarks in grand capitals and charming villages alike. Is it your first time in Vienna? Opt for an unforgettable exploration of the major sights led by a local, English-speaking guide that is well-versed in history and culture. Have you already been to Nuremberg? Instead of taking the city tour, indulge in a bratwurst and beer tasting on one of our Limited Edition Tours, which are specially designed to place you in the midst of local life. We also offer different tour paces: Gentle, regular and active. The choice is yours. 

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