Emerald Cruises new 2024 collection includes the return of classic cruises on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Rhône and Douro Rivers, a focus on longer ‘epic’ cruises, plus two new cruise itineraries. Super Earlybird savings of up to $3,500 per person are available.
A focus on Epic Voyages capitalises on the growing trend for extended, feature-packed itineraries, with the 23-day ‘Discover the Rhine, Main & Danube’, the 15-day ‘Discover the Rhine & Rhône Rivers’ and the 15-day ‘Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal’ cruises available to book now.
The 23-day Discover the Rhine, Main & Danube cruise from Amsterdam to Bucharest links the classic 15 day Splendours of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest with the Enchantment of Eastern Europe cruise from Budapest to Bucharest. 19 excursions are included. Guests can experience the EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tour to Waterland, around Belgrade, and to the Lepenski Vir archeological site and museum; hike to Niederwalddenkmal, Bratislava Castle and Belogradchik Fortress; and enjoy EmeraldPLUS experiences such as the Puszta Horse show, a home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family in Osijek, a choir concert in Arbanasi and much more. Cruise from $10,430pp* on the April 18, 2024 departure. Save up to $3,300pp*
The 15-day Discover the Rhine & Rhône Rivers itinerary links two popular sailings – Jewels of the Rhine and Sensations of Lyon & Provence – into one voyage with a transfer between ships. Along with 11 included excursions, guests will enjoy EmeraldACTIVE experiences like canoeing in Avignon, guided vineyard walks, hikes and guided bike tours to Waterland and Breisach, along with EmeraldPLUS experiences like a Provençal dinner hosted by celebrity chef Fabien Morreale, a tour of Freiburg with a market tasting, a visit to a local farm near Cologne with a cooking demonstration, and much more. Cruise from $8,320pp* on 27 July, 2024. Save up to $2,250pp*
The 15-day ‘Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal’ connects the Secrets of the Douro cruise with the Sensations of Lyon & Provence for a seamless exploration of the culture and cuisine. Along with 11 included excursions, guests will enjoy EmeraldACTIVE experiences like kayaking in Pinhão and canoeing in Avignon, guided vineyard walks, guided bike tour of Lyon and Glun, along with EmeraldPLUS experiences like a Provençal dinner hosted by celebrity chef Fabien Morreale, a Portuguese cooking demonstration, a Tuna music performance, mosaic tile painting and much more. Cruise from $8,930pp* on 27 July, 2024. Save up to $3,100pp*
New Cruises for 2024
Journey through the heart of Europe on the 10-day Danube Explorer & Highlights of Budapest river cruise featuring an all-new extended two-night stay in the Hungarian capital. Nine excursions are included. Guests will enjoy a Bavarian brunch at a local farm in Passau before visiting Melk Abbey, one of the architectural highlights of the Danube. An EmeraldACTIVE walk through Weissenkirchen and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Česky Krumlov is on offer. The river cruise embarks from Passau and visits Linz, Český Krumlov, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Prices start from $4,695pp* based on the 20 August, 2024 departure. Save up to $1,500pp*.
On the new 11-day Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards river cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich, guests can experience the new ports of call of Utrecht and Nijmegen. Seven excursions are included. In Utrecht guests sail the city’s canals, taking in the mesmerising architecture of old wharf cellars, bridges, statues, and the famous Dom Tower of St. Martin’s Cathedral. From here guests sail to Nijmegen to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk Windmills. The cruise sails from Amsterdam to Utrecht, Nijmegen, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Cochem, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Kehl, Strasbourg, Breisach, Colmar and Basel, with prices starting from $5,595pp* based on 20 July, 2024 departure. Save up to $2,000pp*.
The ever-popular 15-day Splendours of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest, or vice versa, has a special offer for 2024. Cruise from just $4,995pp*, based on the 25 October, 2024 departure, with savings of up to $2,500pp*.
With Emerald Cruises, daily shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides are included, along with EmeraldPLUS cultural experiences and the EmeraldACTIVE program. All onboard meals with complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner, transfers, tipping and gratuities, and more are also included.
Super Earlybird Offers
Emerald Cruises is offering exceptional value Super Earlybird savings of up to $3,500 per person* across 2024 European river cruise itineraries for guests choosing to pay for their cruise 12 months in advance.
For more information or to book please visit emeraldcruises.com.au, call 1300 286 110, or see your local travel agent.
*Terms & conditions apply. The Super Earlybird Save up to $3,500 per person offer is based on the 15 day Splendours of Europe cruise in an E category cabin on July or August 2024 sailings with full payment 12 months prior to departure. See website for details.