Emerald Waterways River Cruise Sept 29th, 2017 to October 6th, 2017

Cabin Type and Category: Panorama Balcony (A)

Total Cost : $8,680

  • Includes airfare from Raleigh, all taxes, gratuities and airport transfers for two people
  • Travel Insurance is not included in the price above, but would be @ $520.80 for Allianz Worldwide Protection (with the 2 day post stay the insurance would be $591.60)

Post Cruise Stay Option: 2 Days at the Radisson Blu Amsterdam 10/6/17-10/8/17 for $590.00 per person. Includes the hotel, transfers and breakfast.

Jewels of the Rhine - 8 days

Amsterdam/ Basel or Basel/Amsterdam

Relax as you enjoy the natural beauty and spectacular cultural highlights of Europe’s most picturesque waterway. A river cruise along the Rhine introduces you to numerous historic castles that stand proud within the peaceful riverbank countryside; landmarks filled with legends; spectacular cities home to stunning European architecture that span countless centuries; and enchanting storybooklike forests just waiting to be explored. Every stop on your eight day voyage presents the opportunity to gaze back in time to a period of European history, while also experiencing the modern day culture of fabulous cities like Amsterdam and Cologne.

Explore 6 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during our included tours and shore excursions

Tour of Cologne’s Old Town finishing at the Cologne Cathedral

Visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz which overlooks the Rhine Valley

Cruise the majestic Rhine Gorge including the Lorelei Statue and 21 medieval castles

Visit Mannheim one of Germany’s oldest cities largely destroyed during WWII

Guided walking tour of Strasbourg

Visit the Black Forest region and visit the open air Vogtsbauernhof Museum which showcases life in medieval times

Emerald PLUS

In the Black Forest enjoy a tasting of the famous Black Forest gateau

Dining Highlights

20 superb meals including 7 Full Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Dinner, 6 Dinners (D)

Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner

Captain’s Gala Dinner

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner whilst cruising

Cabin Plans

The best thing about building a brand new fleet is being able to tailor the design of our staterooms and suites, and handpick the most elegant décor and furnishings. And because we understand that all of our guests have different requirements, we offer a range of cabins to choose from. No matter which cabin your clients opt for, they will enjoy a river view; their own ensuite bathroom; hotel-style bed; flat screen TV and infotainment system; individual climate control; access to complimentary WiFi; bottled water restocked daily at no extra cost; and plenty of space and storage. But what makes our cabins really stand out is that they’re incredible value for money; while on average, they’re larger than most other operators’, we don’t charge more for the extra space.

The Swimming Pool and Evening Cinema

At Emerald Waterways, we don’t want to just meet our guests’ expectations; we aim to create spectacular surprises that exceed what they would expect from a river cruise ship. That’s why our new deluxe ships boast a uniquely engineered heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof - creating a brilliant onboard oasis for them to relax, whatever the weather. Once guests have had a dip in the pool’s sparkling waters, they can always grab a drink from the bar to enjoy as they unwind on the comfortable lounge chairs. And on select evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of films. So if your clients are not in the mood to take advantage of the bar, or ready to retreat to their room quite yet, the cinema is a great place to spend the evening. Note: The Emerald Radiance does not include the pool and cinema.

Owner's Suite

The embodiment of luxury and space, our Owner’s One-bedroom Suites are designed to really enhance the river cruise experience. Guests who choose to stay in one of only four of our superior suites will enjoy exceptional features like a deluxe walk-in wardrobe and a spacious bathroom. Our Owner’s Suites also boast their own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin to offer even greater privacy. Plus, with a separate lounge area your clients have the perfect place to entertain other guests while taking advantage of the in-suite mini-bar, that’s not only included, but re-stocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks.

Our Owner’s One-bedroom Suites also include a number of special amenities, such as a complimentary laundry service for four items a day and a Nespresso machine so you can enjoy endless cups of your favorite blend. We’ll even provide your clients with an iPad to use throughout the cruise. Each day, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats will be delivered to their suite, and they have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy in their lounge.

Grand Balcony

Grand Balcony Suite —

On other ships, sitting out on the balcony can be determined by the elements, but because we know what a difference it makes to the river cruise experience, we’ve created a revolutionary open-air system designed to ensure guests can enjoy their balcony, whatever the weather. Our Grand Balcony Suites boast a spacious outdoor balcony, allowing them to make the most of all the beautiful landscapes. But should the weather take a turn for the worse there’s no need to worry, because at the touch of a button, our open-air system window will rise up from the balcony, enclosing the area so your clients can still sit out and admire the views. Each of our Grand Balcony Suites includes many small details that make a big difference, like an in-suite Nespresso machine and complimentary laundry service for two items per day - a simple touch to help them really feel at home. For a more intimate dining setting, guests have the option to enjoy a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats on their balcony, which is included in the price.

Panorama Balcony Suite

While other operators offer a French Balcony allowing only one guest at a time to enjoy the river views, we bring the outdoors in. With the touch of a button, our innovative open-air system’s window drops down to let the fresh air in and unveil full panoramic views of the stunning scenery spanning the width of your stateroom. And to further enhance the indoor balcony experience, we’ve created a decked area complete with table and chairs, generating an entirely new space to enjoy cruising along Europe’s rivers.

Standard Stateroom

Located on the Riviera Deck, our superb Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows. And measuring 162 square feet, they’re more spacious than most other companies’ standard staterooms, providing excellent value for the money.

A different day, a different discovery

Every morning, you’ll wake up to a new day of discovery, because almost every day we take you on at least one included excursion - whether it’s to explore the vibrant city of Vienna, where you’ll visit iconic sights like its world-famous Opera House, or to Germany’s Black Forest with its wonderful waterfalls and fairy-tale villages or the famous bridges and castles of Prague. Learn how to bake a traditional dessert while visiting a typical gasthaus in Germany or take a glass topped barge trip down the canals of Amsterdam to view this unique city the way it should. In many of the cities and towns you’ll visit, our highly knowledgeable and English-speaking local guides will take you on an insightful tour, bringing to life your destination by skilfully painting a picture of its exciting history and providing expert commentary on the local culture. So you don’t miss out on any interesting information, you are also provided with a personal headset allowing you to hear your guide as you explore at your own pace.

Enhancing your experience with EmeraldPLUS

EmeraldPLUS are experiences that go beyond the usual tourist highlights and really open your eyes to European culture - and what makes them extra special is that you’ll enjoy them at no extra cost. For example, to give you an authentic insight into life in Bratislava, you’ll be welcomed into the home of a local Slovakian family who have dedicated their time to preparing traditional afternoon tea; or Amsterdam, where you will enjoy a picturesque cruise through its maze of canals; or a visit to Keukenhof Gardens - the world’s most beautiful spring garden.

Introducing Emerald Active

For those who want to continue their active lifestyle while on vacation, or maybe just want to try something new, Emerald Waterways is pleased to introduce our Emerald Active excursions. These complimentary hiking and biking tours allows guests to enjoy some of Europe’s must-see sights and hidden gems. Guests can enjoy Emerald Active activities such as a guided bike tour along the Danube’s banks between Melk and Dürnstein in the wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, rejoining their shipmates upon arrival at Dürnstein; or go on a hike to the spectacular ruins of Wertheim Castle, near Miltenberg in Bavaria. Once onboard, guests may sign up for these excursions directly with your Cruise Director.

Create your own adventure and ‘Discover More’

We’ve designed our itineraries to offer a great amount of flexibility, giving you enough free time to explore Europe the way you want. We’ve also created Discover More optional excursions, giving you even more choices. To help you make the most of your time, your Cruise Director will be more than happy to offer their expert advice and to help you plan your days.

Where dining becomes an experience

To complement the high quality dining onboard our ships, we also offer authentic experiences off the ship to give you a deeper insight into your destination’s culture. For example, in Bratislava, you’ll have a truly rewarding opportunity to taste traditional fare, and learn more about everyday life in the city during a homehosted afternoon tea in the company of a local Slovakian family.

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