Emerald Waterways announced the addition of 2 new 8-day cruises along the Danube in 2019. The Classic Danube cruise (sailing from Nuremberg to Vienna), and Lower Danube Waltz (Vienna to Belgrade), will both offer unique styles of travel.
Classic Danube caters to guests who prefer to spend longer stretches of time in bigger cities. Sailing slower than the other trip, this itinerary offers passengers a full day and overnight in Vienna and Nuremberg.
In Nuremberg, passengers will be given a tour of the World War II Documentation Center and learn about military history. They will also explore the cobbled streets of the town tasting Nurnberger sausages and visiting cafes and biergartens. While in Vienna, passengers can bike or drive on along the Ringstrasse, passing Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Imperial Palace. During the rest of the cruise, travellers will stop in Passau and Regensburg in Germany, Melk and Durnstein in Austria.
Lower Danube Waltz is specially designed for passengers wishing to explore new things, sailing from Vienna to Belgrade. The trip features full day in Vienna and Belgrade, as well as shorter trips to beautiful small towns along the way.
A traditional Croatian lunch will be offered in rural Osijek. In Novi Sad, the passengers will pass through the old quarter, Stari Grad, and see Gothic Revival Name of Mary Church. Then, in Belgrade, they will see Tito’s Memorial, the largest orthodox cathedral Saint Sava Church, and Fortress Kalemegdan.
The new cruises are in addition to 3 preexisting Danube itineraries: Danube Delights (Budapest to Nuremberg), Danube Explorer (Passau to Budapest) and Enchantments of Eastern Europe (Budapest to Bucharest).