Emerald Waterways, known for its exceptional values, is kicking off the new year with an unbeatable deal on 2017 sailings. Guests booking a Balcony Suite, including Panorama Balcony Suite, Riverview Suite, Grand Balcony Suite and Owner’s One Bedroom Suite, on any 2017 Europe river cruise itinerary will get free round-trip airfare from major U.S. and Canadian gateways.
Guests booking a stateroom cabin category on a Europe itinerary will be eligible for a reduced airfare rate of $795 US/CAD per person. Guests wishing to book their own air will receive $1,000 air credit in lieu of flights ($600 for guests booking staterooms). This offer is good on bookings made between January 1 and March 31, 2017
Emerald Waterways offers river cruises on the Rhine, Rhone, Douro, Main, Danube and Moselle, rivers, with journeys ranging from eight to 24 days.
New in 2017, the eight-day Secrets of the Douro, sailing aboard the brand new Emerald Radiance, will enjoy stops in both Portugal and Spain. Highlights include the Roman ruins in Lamego; Portuguese cooking and cocktail demonstrations; pre-historic carvings showcased in Coa Valley Museum; and dinner at a traditional local wine estate.
Also new in 2017, the eight-day Sensations of Southern France voyage travels from Lyon to Arles along the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the new Emerald Liberté. Guests will visit several of the quaint country villages that are synonymous with this region and be introduced to its rich history with tours of the area’s castles, palaces and ruins. The region’s wine and culinary offerings are highlighted through tastings of the region’s wines, cheeses and olives on-board and ashore.
Emerald Waterways caters to the four-star-plus market by using deluxe ships and service and an inclusive pricing plan. The cruise fare includes some flights (depending on market and special offers); all transfers; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities.
Founded by travel company Scenic, Emerald Waterways made its debut in April 2014. Much like its parent company, Emerald Waterways serves travelers who are seeking a luxury river cruise experience. However, river cruise packages are offered at a more budget-friendly price compared to Scenic.
I sailed on Emerald Sky in April of 2016. Check out what I appreciated about the ship and the Emerald Waterways product at these links: An Incredible Journey: Enchantment Of Eastern Europe On Emerald Sky | My Take On Emerald Sky: Five Favorite Things