City stays, rare horticultural activities and mini-break itineraries on offer
From a once-in-a-decade chance to explore Amsterdam’s magnificent Floriade Horticulture Expo to sailings through some of Europe’s breathtaking countryside, Emerald Cruises’ 2022 river programme offers ideal itineraries for those looking ahead and planning their dream holiday.
Its new 2022 European River Cruise brochure is now available to download from TradeGate, highlighting all that’s new for 2022, such as an extended city stay in Amsterdam on a range of Rhine itineraries and the chance to now book five-day Christmas market cruises on the Rhine, Danube and Rhône rivers.
What’s more, book a 2022 river cruise through Europe before March 31, 2021 and your customers can enjoy generous savings of up to £1,200 per couple and a free Premium Drinks Package, entitling guests to unlimited onboard drinks. Plus, when booking a balcony suite and choosing to pay the holiday balance in full 12 months before departure, guests can save an extra ten per cent with the Super Earlybird limited-time offer. To provide additional peace of mind when booking, Emerald Cruises is offering a Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan valued at £100, plus the reassurance of a Flexible Booking Policy.
Extend your cruise with a selection of city stays
For those who want to explore independently and immerse themselves further in incredible European cities, Emerald Cruises’ city stays are an ideal choice to add on to an itinerary. They include two-night stays in Berlin, Prague, Paris, Madrid and now, new to 2022, Amsterdam.
On a selection of itineraries on the Rhine, extend the trip with two nights in a centrally located hotel in the heart of Amsterdam, just a short walk away from the city’s artistic heritage, picturesque canals and modern art museums. Guests will enjoy breakfast daily and transfers to and from the airport. Book the 13-day Jewels of the Rhine with Amsterdam itinerary from £2,345 per person (departing October 23, 2022) on the Emerald Dawn Star-Ship, saving £1,200 per couple, or take advantage of an extra ten per cent Super Earlybird saving and stay in a balcony suite from £2,775 per person.
Visit the once-in-a-decade Floriade Horticulture Expo
Emerald Cruises’ DiscoverMORE optional excursions enable guests to see and do even more on their trip and present opportunities to feel closer to the history and culture of a destination. In 2022, guests will have the chance to visit the Floriade Horticulture Expo, which takes place every ten years between April and October. It’s set in an extraordinary park in Amsterdam, where the Dutch horticulture industry presents its latest trends and developments to the rest of the world, making it an ideal destination for garden and horticulture lovers.
Guests can experience the 40 inspiring country presentations, a spectacular greenhouse complex, a cable car over the Floriade park, pavilions with sustainable innovations and a vibrant arts and culture programme. To experience the once-in-a-decade Floriade Horticulture Expo, book the ten-day Springtime Delights river cruise from £2,445 per person (departing April 11, 2022) on the Emerald Luna Star-Ship, saving £1,200 per couple, or take advantage of an extra ten per cent Super Earlybird saving and stay in a balcony suite from £3,015 per person.
Five-day Christmas market cruises
Emerald Cruises has increased its portfolio of Christmas market river cruises in 2022 to now offer five-day cruises – perfect for those looking for a short Christmastime getaway. It includes itineraries on the Danube, Rhine and even the Rhône. On the five-day Christmas in Southern France river cruise, journey from Avignon and enjoy the many festive celebrations that take place in the city, such as carol singing, parades and folk dances. In Tarascon, visit a traditional olive mill and explore the twinkling Christmas markets of Arles. This mini itinerary takes guests on a festive journey through medieval southern France, feasting on traditional fayre and witnessing Christmas in true provincial style. Prices start from £1,595 (departing December 14, 2022) on the Emerald Liberté Star-Ship, saving £1,200 per couple, or take advantage of an extra ten per cent Super Earlybird saving and stay in a balcony suite from £1,714 per person.
All prices include return flights or the option to travel via Eurostar and rail, transfers, the cruises as stated above, all tipping and gratuities, and all on-board meals, as well as included excursions and experiences with knowledgeable local guides.
To provide guests with maximum flexibility, all bookings are covered within Emerald Cruises’ flexible Booking Policy, meaning guests can change their booking up to 60 days prior to departure without any fees. Emerald Cruises’ dedicated Health & Safety Steering Committee oversees all health and safety policies, going above and beyond to ensure the well-being and safety of all guests is taken care of to the highest standard. For more information, please read Emerald Cruises’ Cruise with Confidence policy.
For more information or to book please visit emeraldcruises.co.uk, call 0808 115 0469 or speak with your local sales manager
About Emerald Cruises
Emerald Cruises (emeraldcruises.co.uk) river cruising – the multi-award-winning riving cruising company, operates nine Star-Ships, eight sailing in Europe and one sailing in Southeast Asia. It also hosts two chartered river ships in Russia and Egypt. Emerald Cruises’ luxury yacht cruising hosts guests on the Adriatic Sea, the Red Sea and along the Mediterranean on board Emerald Azzurra.