Emerald Waterways is ready for 2019 with new river cruise itineraries

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Danube River

As we see the cruise sector making waves this year, Emerald Waterways announced the release of its 2019 collection, showcasing new itineraries and packages along the majestic Danube.

Emerald Waterways was founded in 2013, with a goal of catering to a new demographic of river cruise travellers.

On announcing the new main edition brochure, David Winterton, global brand curator for Emerald Waterways, commented: “In just a few years, Emerald Waterways has gone from Europe’s newest river cruise line to a market leader, winning awards for onboard innovation and exceptional value for money.”


“Guests have already been eager to book their 2019 river cruise with us, since the launch of our Preview Brochure earlier in the year. And we hope that this enthusiasm will continue with the launch of our 2019 Main Edition European River Cruises Brochure, which includes two new eight-day Danube River itineraries: Classic Danube and Lower Danube Waltz, alongside four new combination river cruises,” added Winterton.

The Classic Danube cruise will sail from Nuremberg to Vienna, while the Lower Danube Waltz will sail from Vienna to Belgrade. In addition to these new itineraries, Emerald Waterways has also introduced a new collection of combination cruises. The four new combination cruises include: 23-day Amsterdam to Bucharest, 16-day Treasures of the Danube, 15-day Three Rivers Discovery and 15-day Rhine & Rhône.

Classic Danube

On this cruise, passengers with get a fascinating insight into German military history on coach tours passing the Nazi rally grounds. The tour will pass through thought-provoking places such as the Justice Palace and the WWII Documentation Centre. Highlights also include views of the Oberhaus Fortress and Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse, a 3.3-mile stretch of monumental buildings and historic sights.

Lower Danube Waltz

The cruise also offers a tour of Ringstrasse by coach or as part of a guided city tour. In addition, passengers will be able to explore Budapest and enjoy a hike on Buda Hill. There’s also a tour on the border of Hungary and Croatia filled with architectural landmarks to explore. Other highlights include lunches with Croatian locals in Osijek and visits to Novi Sad and Belgrade.

Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theatre)
Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theatre), Ringstrasse, Vienna

Winterton added: “Our fleet of seven revolutionary Star-Ships is one of the youngest on Europe’s waterways with three innovative new Star-Ships launched last year, offering our guests modern luxury at an affordable price.”

To celebrate the launch of its 2019 Main Edition European River Cruises Brochure, Emerald Waterways is offering a saving of up to £1,250 per couple, plus unlimited drinks onboard when booking a balcony suite by 31 July 2018. Savings and prices include £125 per person Early Payment Discount, valid when the balance is paid in full by 31 October 2018.

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