Limited Time Super Earlybird: Save an Extra 10%

Join us in 2022 and uncover the delights of Europe’s iconic rivers on board our intimate small star-ships. Each of our carefully crafted itineraries introduce must-see sights, stunning landscapes and regional customs rarely experienced by the ordinary traveller.

For a limited time only, take advantage of Super Earlybird Savings when you book select cabins and Pay In Full 12 months prior to travel. Book by March 31, 2021 to be eligible to receive this offer. Super Earlybird savings are in addition to Earlybird savings on 2022 Europe river cruises, so you'll enjoy exceptional savings of:

  • $3,000 per couple on 15+ day Europe river cruises
  • $2,500 per couple on 8-14 day Europe river cruises
  • $2,000 per couple with under 8 day cruises

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ave an extra 10% on the cruise price!

Book and travel with us in complete confidence with our enhanced 60-day Flexible Booking Policy, and our continual commitment to your health and safety. Don’t forget we are currently offering a Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan, valued at $125 per person, to give you more flexibility when booking with us. What's more, enjoy a reduced deposit of $250 per person (regular deposit amount is $500 per person) so you can secure the cabin you really want before availability sells out.

Our exceptional EmeraldVALUE promise means that so much is included within the price of your river cruise already. Don't miss these limited-time Super Earlybird savings so you can save the most on your 2022 vacation.

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Start your adventure by downloading our Explore the World mini brochure. You'll learn more about the exciting destinations you'll explore with us in 2022 and how you can save the most when you book by March 31, 2021.


Free Deposit Protection Plan* (Value of $125 per person)

Enjoy no change fees when you change your cruise date before your final payment (90 days prior to departure). You can simply choose to re-book an alternative future departure or take a travel credit which can be used within 24 months.

Reduced Deposit*

Reserve your space for $250 per person, reduced from $500.

Flexible Booking Policy

With our Flexible Booking Policy, you can defer your travel plans and transfer to an alternative departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing with no Emerald Cruises fees (third party fees may apply). This policy is available for new bookings across our 2022 European and Southeast Asia river cruises.

Platinum Protection Plan

Take advantage of our Platinum Protection Plan (PPP) for just $395 per person for added peace of mind when booking your 2022 river cruise. By adding this plan, you are covered if you fall ill, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up until 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). Read terms here.

This limited time offer ends March 31. Book online or contact your travel advisor to learn more.

Your Peace of Mind


A holiday with Emerald Waterways provides the perfect platform for new experiences, with each port of call introducing a wealth of culture, and an included excursion almost every day brings these fascinating destinations to life. Adventure abounds on our excursions and experiences, and we’ve ensured you’ll have plenty of time to relax and explore independently too.


Our exclusive EmeraldPLUS programme provides you with unique encounters where excursions will take you to the heart of local culture. Hand-picked by our Journey Planners, these extra-special experiences provide a fascinating insight into authentic customs and traditions during social events with residents and tours of significant landmarks, as well as on board performances and workshops. From a canal boat tour through Strasbourg, France on your Rhine route to a home-hosted coffee and cake with locals, you'll really uncover authentic Europe.


Designed for those who like to move at a faster past, our EmeraldACTIVE excursions are perfect for those seeking more active experiences. Head onshore and join a guided hike through picturesque French vineyards, embark on a cycling tour of historic towns along the Danube, or take part in a canoeing experience on the Douro river. Activities aren’t limited to onshore, on selected cruises, join our on-board Activity Managers for a yoga class, an aqua aerobics session in the pool or if you prefer to continue your own fitness regime, a visit to our gym is there for your every need.

New for 2022

New for 2022

Extend Your Stay

Explore Amsterdam

Add 2-nights in a centrally located hotel to your Europe river cruise. Select dates will include the Floriade Expo or a guided city tour.

This limited time offer ends March, 31. Book online or contact your travel advisor to learn more.

Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle River Cruises

Douro & Rhone River Cruises

Super Early Bird Offer Terms and Conditions: Prices are in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy and lowest cabin category available. Availability is limited and subject to change. Port charges and taxes are included in the price. The extra 10% Super Earlybird (SEB) saving is available for all new bookings on 2022 European river cruises (excluding Russian river cruises) and 2022 Southeast Asia river cruises made by March 31, 2021 in cabin categories C, B, A, AP, S, SA & RA when paying in full 12 months before departure. The Super Earlybird saving is applicable on the cruise element and cabin upgrade only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items. If full payment is not received 12 months prior, the Super Earlybird saving will be removed from the booking without recourse. Pay in full offer is combinable with other offers where applicable, ExmeraldExplorer loyalty vouchers groups and show vouchers. Offers apply to new groups booked and deposited during promotional period. No retroactivity. Offer is not combinable with exclusive promotions, interline, F&F, future cruise credit vouchers or other early payment offers. Offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. 2022 Southeast Asia River Cruises: Super Early Bird savings only applies to the cruise portion and is only available on 13+ day and longer cruises departing January 2022 to December 2022. A non–refundable initial deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking with full payment required 90 days prior to departure.

2022 European River Cruises Earlybird Savings Offer: 15+ day cruises save $1500 per person on cruise price. 8-14 day cruises, save $1250 per person on cruise price. 5-day cruises, save $1000 per person on cruise price. Plus, book cabin category A, P, S, SA or RA on Horizon Deck and receive an extra 150 Euro onboard credit per person. On-board credit can be used towards the purchase of beverages, beverage packages, wellness services, laundry, spa, or DiscoverMore excursions (subject to availability, cannot be used towards DiscoverMore excursions booked prior to departure). Southeast Asia Earlybird Savings offer: 13-day and longer itineraries: Save $2000 per person on the cruise price.

Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan ("DPP") offer valued at $125 per person is applicable to new non-future travel credit bookings only. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only protects the deposit amount paid on an Emerald Waterways cruise prior to the final payment due date. Air, land, excursions are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees, such as hotels, will be subtracted from your deposit amount. We will credit the remainder to you towards an alternate tour or cruise that must be re-booked within 24 months. Not applicable inside 90 days to departure.

Platinum Protection Plan (“PPP”) is available at an extra cost for new river and ocean cruising bookings for travel after January 1, 2022 for Emerald Cruises (“Eligible Booking”). The cost is $395 for river and $495 for ocean cruise bookings. The PPP must be purchased together with the Eligible Booking at time such booking is made and may not be added at a later date. The PPP is not available on Russian cruises, Russian cruise tours, or land tours and the PPP is also not available to new bookings using a Future Travel Credit. If you have purchased the PPP with an Eligible Booking, and your Eligible Booking is cancelled due to a one or more Prescribed Reasons, any time on or before 31 days prior to your prior to the date your journey commences with Us, including flight arrangements, we will refund all money paid on your Eligible Booking, less the PPP Fee, airline cancellation fees, if any and travel agent administration fees; or if cancellation occurs at any time on or after 30 days but no later than 15 days prior to your prior to the date your journey commences with Us, including flight arrangements due to one or more Prescribed Reasons, we will refund 70% of the money paid on your Eligible Booking, after deducting the PPP Fee and travel agent administration fees. If you have booked a cruise with an applicable Fly Deal or other Earlybird Offer, any airline cancellation fees will be deducted from the refund amount if flights have been ticketed. The PPP is not an insurance policy and does not, nor is it intended to, replace any travel insurance or cancellation and interruption insurance. For full terms of our PPP, click here.

For full booking terms and conditions, click here.