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Emerald Waterways Set for Exceptional 2017

Since Emerald Waterways’ fleet of Star-Ships took to the waters of Europe in 2014, we’ve cemented our place as one of Europe’s most prestigious river cruise providers — offering an award-winning blend of 5-star innovation and generous inclusions. 2017 looks set to be another tremendous year for Emerald Waterways, as a growing number of travellers seek an enriching journey on the historic rivers of Europe.

2016 proved to be one of our most successful years to date, with more customers than ever choosing to travel the waterways of Europe on-board an Emerald Waterways’ Star-Ship. We believe the success of our European river cruises stems from our transparent approach to inclusivity, as well as our fixed price offering, which, given the uncertainty created in the wake of Brexit and the falling price of the pound against the euro, offers travellers greater value and peace of mind when planning their next European getaway.

David Winterton, UK Brand Manager here at Emerald Waterways, adds: “Emerald Waterways’ exceptional value river cruises, as recognised in the Cruise Critic Editors Picks Awards two years running, means many holidaymakers’ fears about hidden cost are automatically alleviated.

“There is also an emerging trend for guests favouring holidays, not limited to river cruising, that include comprehensive excursions. From our unique EmeraldPLUS excursions to our new EmeraldACTIVE hiking and biking tours, there’s so much for guest to be involved in, ensuring they experience the very best each destination on their river cruise itinerary has to offer.”

To celebrate the start of the new year, we recently launched an exceptional array of special offers, giving you yet more reason to book a 2017 river cruise with us. We’re currently offering up to £1,000 per person off all 2017 river cruises, as well as an additional €250 per cabin to spend on-board when you book a Balcony Suite, Grand Balcony Suite or Owner’s One-Bedroomed Suite.

Many of our most popular European river cruise itineraries are included in the January Sale, so you can enjoy great savings no matter where you choose to travel. Always dreamt of visiting the lavender fields of Provence? Our Sensations of Southern France itinerary gives you the opportunity to discover the romantic landscapes of the Rhône, including days on land in Avignon, Chalon–Sur–Saône and Lyon.

Or, perhaps a longer journey through the heart of Europe would be more to your liking? If so, we have a number of options, including special offers on both our Rhine and Danube river cruises. Travel from Amsterdam to Nuremberg as part of our Rhine-Main Discovery river cruise, discovering the historic wonders of Germany along the way. Or, cruise through the heart of Europe on our unforgettable Splendours of Europe river cruise, which takes you from Amsterdam to Budapest via some of the continent’s most esteemed destinations — Cologne, Bratislava and Vienna to name but a few.

And, new for 2017 is our Secrets of the Douro river cruise, which allows you to explore the beauty of northern Portugal and the Douro Valley on-board the innovative and luxurious Emerald Radiance. You’ll travel from Portugal’s second city, Porto, along the Douro, calling at such destinations as Régua, Pocinho and Vega de Terron, before venturing across the Spanish border to visit the historic university city of Salamanca. 

As part of our January sale we’re offering great discounts on our Douro river cruises, so you can make the most of the Portuguese sunshine for a lot less than you might think.

If you’d like to browse all of the discounted river cruises included in our January sale, visit the Emerald Waterways special offers page. Alternatively, call us on 0808 231 2820 for more information about our luxury river cruises.

Darren Birch
Darren Birch
Darren is Emerald Waterways' Marketing Exec. He's done a lot of traveling over the years, having once worked as an air steward. Darren's favorite river cruise destination is Vienna because of the rich culture and beautiful architecture.