The Emerald cruise line serves typical European river travel afficionados. These are usually well-educated, 55+ river cruising veterans. The line also aims at younger demographic with its onboard amenity upgrades, like the indoor swimming pool that transforms into an outdoor cinema.
As is the case with most European river travel companies, Emerald Christmas and New Year voyages include boat transfers and shore excursions/tours within the cost to the overall fare. However, unusual and in-depth shore excursions are offered optionally, and for a fee. Water, tea and coffee, as well as beer and house wine with dinner are ticket price-included. The line also arranges flights on case-by-case basis.
Noticeable is that throughout your time on board, each member of the staff/crew maintains a perfect balance between friendly and professional.
To search for Christmas and New Year river cruises by departure port, country and company, you can use the CruiseMapper's Xmas cruise finder. Be sure to select "River" in the "Ship Type" box.
All Emerald Waterways Christmas and New Year cruise offers listed here are just itineraries and not cruise deals for sale. Vessels are ordered alphabetically. Comparing all the ships in the Emerald Waterways fleet is a most convenient way to select the best for you Holiday voyages as departures (homeports, dates), destinations (regions, visited countries), itineraries (ports of call, arrival dates, port times) and also to compare cruise prices.
CruiseMapper shows cruise prices per person. These are only indicative fares on the ship's lowest category staterooms. All rates are based on double occupancy (twin share) and don't include cruise line or travel agency promotions, group booking rates or any other special offers and discounts.