As Emerald Cruises introduced its "Second Edition 2022 European River Cruising" brochure, the rebranded travel brand released details of 3 new Special Interest Cruises.
Each voyage is highlighting a selection of special experiences, 3 of Emerald's most popular itineraries have been reimagined in order to focus on celebrating the traditional spas, arts, and culture of the Rhine and Danube as well as the centuries-old wine-making history of the Moselle. Passengers can choose from a specialist wine-themed river journey, or 2 spa, arts, and culture itineraries.
An exploration of the Moselle Valley, the region rich in wine-making history considered to produce the world's best Riesling, the 8-day itinerary from Mainz to Bernkastel-Kues features a number of tours of noteworthy wine estates. Visiting Wiesbaden, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cochem, Trier, passengers can enjoy guided tours and tastings of Eberbach Abbey and Schloss Vollrads wine estate. Fares for the 8-day Wines of the Moselle Cruise start from GBP 2,195 per person departing August 21, 2022.
The spa-arts-culture-themed voyage visits 3 capital cities on Danube RIver, setting sail from Budapest Hungary. After an arts and crafts tour in Szentendre (Hungary), guests enjoy a traditional spa experience. In Bratislava Slovakia, they are welcomed into the home of a local family for an afternoon coffee and cake. Sailing into Vienna Austria, passengers take part in an art tour complete with a visit to the Kunsthistoriches Museum. Vacationers can hike through Austria’s wine-producing Wachau Valley and taste local fare prior to sailing into Linz Austria for an insightful photography tour concluding with a tasting of the famous Linzer torte. The river trip comes to an end in Passau Germany where guests can visit a local farm for a Bavarian brunch. Fares for the 8-day "Danube Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise" start from GBP 2445 per person departing July 21, 2022.
Guests can embark on a philosopher’s walk in Heidelberg, Germany and unwind on a spa day in the country’s popular spa town, Baden-Baden, with Emerald's 8-day Rhine Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise from Mainz to Basel taking in the cultural highlights of Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mannheim, Rastatt, Strasbourg, Breisach en-route. Passengers can enjoy a wine tasting in Eberbach Monastery, a photography tour of Strasbourg, a food tour in Colmar, France, and a relaxation day at Caracalla Spa (Baden-Baden). Fares for the 8-day voyage start from GBP 2,495 per person departing June 26, 2022.
Emerald Cruises is offering savings of up to GBP 1000 per couple across 2022 European river cruise itineraries, with select departure dates benefiting from discounts of up to GBP 1400 per couple. Passengers can look forward to complimentary unlimited drinks onboard due to a Premium Drinks Package.
With Emerald Cruises’ Super Earlybird Offer, guests choosing to pay for their voyage 12 months before departure can save an additional 10%, available exclusively on select suites. Should the chosen departure date fall within 12 months, passengers can opt to pay in full at the time of booking in order to benefit from Super Earlybird savings.
All new bookings feature a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan and the reassurance of a Flexible Booking Policy. Fares include the cruises as stated, return UK flights, transfers, all gratuities and tipping, onboard meals, and included shore excursions and experiences with local guides.