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Emerald Waterways 2021 European River Cruise Season Now On Sale

July 8, 2020 Cruise Deals No Comments Email Email

Fresh from the recent announcement that Emerald Waterways has launched in Australia, the river cruise line named “Best River Line for Value” by industry leader Cruise Critic for five years running has opened the books on their 2021 river cruise season.

The season will feature a new Star-Ship, Emerald Luna, the line’s eighth in Europe, new land extensions to Istanbul and Transylvania, and new itineraries on some of Europe’s most popular rivers, plus savings of up to $4,300 per couple*.

All 2021 river cruise bookings now also include Emerald Waterways’ Deposit Protection Plan, valued at $125 per person, as well as a reduced deposit of $500pp, so guests can book with confidence. The complete 2021 river cruise program is detailed in the new 160 page brochure, now available to view on sister company Evergreen Cruises & Tours website,

“We’re seeing increasing demand for our 2021 Europe river cruises not only because they’re on the bucket list for many Australians, but because of the small ship experience. With a maximum of just 180 guests, our river cruises never feel crowded. In addition to attractive Earlybird savings of up to $4,300 per couple, we’ve also included a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan which offers peace of mind,” said Angus Crichton, Director of Sales, Marketing & Product for Emerald Waterways & Evergreen Tours.

What’s new for 2021

· The new 10-day Springtime Delights cruise through Holland and Belgium departs Amsterdam in April and includes stops at Maastricht, Holland’s oldest fortified city, and Haarlem, the heart of the Dutch flower growing industry. Timed to coincide with the height of tulip season in Holland, the itinerary visits the iconic Keukenhof Gardens, which boasts nearly 80 acres and more than seven million tulips. Cruise from just $4,925pp t/s*. Save $1,500 per couple*.

· New land extensions to Istanbul and Transylvania are now available

o The 12-day Istanbul with Enchantment of Eastern Europe cruise features a three-night extension to Istanbul with tours of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Spice Market and a Bosphorus sightseeing cruise before embarking on the eight day the lower Danube river cruise. Cruise from $5,460pp t/s*. Save $1,500 per couple*.

o The 13-day Transylvania with Enchantment of Eastern Europe cruise enjoys a four-night extension to Transylvania, including a guided tour of the iconic Dracula Bran Castle in Brasov, one night in Bucharest and the eight day lower Danube river cruise. From $5,540pp t/s*. Save $1,500 per couple*

· New five day Christmas Time sailings in Provence, on the Rhine and on the Danube complement the existing popular eight and 15 day Christmas Markets Cruises. Five day cruises start from $2,735pp t/s. Save $1,000 per couple*.

What’s hot for 2021

· The ever popular 15 day Splendours of Europe river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest continues to be Emerald Waterways best-selling cruise. Cruise from just $4,685pp t/s*. Save $3,800 per couple*.

· The most popular long itinerary is the 24 Day Eastern Europe Escapade which combines a 9 night tour of Eastern Europe with the 15 day Splendours of Europe river cruise. From $9,295pp t/s*. Save $4,300 per couple*.

· Eight day France and Portugal cruises which are perfect for second-timers. The 8 day Sensations of Lyon & Provence cruise starts from just $3,595pp t/s* with an Earlybird saving of $2,000 per couple, while the 8 day Secrets of the Douro cruise through Portugal starts from $4,445pp t/s* with an Earlybird saving of $1,000 per couple*.

Emerald Waterways commitment to health and safety

Emerald Waterways is committed to ensuring the health and safety of guests and crew. Learn more at

“The world may have changed, however, Emerald Waterways’ commitment to our guests, the guest experience and their health, safety and wellbeing remains our key priority,” said Crichton. “Our global management team is working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies around the world to continue to provide each and every guest with the uttermost confidence while on board with us.”

Emerald Waterways commitment to exceptional value

All Emerald Waterways cruises offer exceptional value inclusions:

· All meals included while cruising and complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner

· Daily shore excursions and special cultural inclusions with the EmeraldPLUS program

· EmeraldACTIVE experiences like yoga, cycling, hiking and canoeing on cruises in Europe

· Wi-fi, tipping and gratuities, airport transfers, port charges and taxes

· The services of a Cruise Director, and so much more

Book an Emerald Waterways cruise through your travel agent, or call the Evergreen and Emerald Waterways team on 1300 383 747. Learn more by visiting

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