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Fly Free to Europe or Fly for $495

Book any 2018 cruise with amazing exclusive offers

2018 European River Cruises

For a limited time, book any 2018 cruise with these exclusive offers: 

  • FLY FREE to Europe when booking 15+ day cruises or Fly for $495 when booking an 8-14 day cruise. Valid for new bookings made by September 1, 2017
  • PLUS Pay in FULL by OCTOBER 31, 2017 and SAVE UP to an additional $800 PER COUPLE*

There’s never been a better time to book an Emerald Waterways river cruise vacation.

Voted Best River Line for Value by Cruise Critic two years in a row, our ships and river cruises are praised for their striking design, innovative highlights and all-inclusive pricing, setting your trip with us apart from any other river cruise.

What’s new for 2018

With the expansion of the Emerald Waterways fleet, to now include seven of our award winning Star-Ships, we have added three new itineraries so you can explore even more of Europe. 

The Classic Rhine, travelling from Amsterdam to Frankfurt; The Majestic Rhine, which travels from Frankfurt to Basel; and The Charms of Holland & Belgium, which tours round trip Amsterdam.

Discover our European River Cruises

We have also expanded our EmeraldACTIVE program to incorporate more options for our active travellers. In 2018 you can enjoy guided biking tours in the bustling city of Vienna or cycle along the banks of the Danube taking in the beautiful Alsacean landscapes from Breisach to Colmar, a canoe trip in the Pocinho region of the Douro, and yoga on the Emerald Radiance and Liberte. Or for those wanting to explore on foot we have included guided hiking tours to Castle Hill in Budapest and the impressive Ivanovo Churches.

Learn more about EmeraldACTIVE

Explore some of our featured tours

The Majestic Rhine

8 Day trip
Frankfurt > Basel
Journey through Germany on this 8-day Rhine river cruise, brand new for 2018
Departing 26 August 2018

Danube Delights

8 Day trip
Budapest > Nuremberg
An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.
Departing 13 October 2018

Secrets of the Douro

8 Day trip
Porto > Porto
Terraced vineyards rise from riverbanks and Baroque villages remain a marvellous reminder of the past. Experience Roman Salamanca for its vibrant nightlife, and try Porto’s famous fortified wine.
Departing 07 July 2018

Splendours of Europe

15 Day trip
Budapest > Amsterdam
Beginning in Budapest, your colossal journey through Slovakia, Austria Germany and the Netherlands, boasts World Heritage-listed sites, historic cities and beautiful landscapes, between capitals.
Departing 28 July 2018
Terms and Conditions: Valid for New 2018 Bookings only. Book by September 1st, 2017. FLY FREE on any 2018 15+ day sailings or FLY FOR $495 on any 2018 8-14 day sailings or receive $1,000/$500 CAD air credit in lieu of flights. Offer includes airline taxes with a max ticket amount of $1,400 per person. A non–refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non–refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due prior to air ticketing. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways choice of airlines from specific Canadian gateways: YHZ, YYZ, YOW, YUL, YQR, YXE, YWG, YEG, YYC, YVR, YYJ, YLW & YCD. All other gateways receive air credit savings. These offers are not combinable with any other offer or promotion except for Travel Show & Agent Training vouchers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Ask your Travel Professional for details. **Pay In Full by October 31, 2017 and save an additional $800 per couple on 15+ day itineraries or $400 per couple on 8-14 day itineraries. Offer is valid on any booking, for 2018 itineraries, paid in full by October 31st, 2017. This offer is combinable with any other current offer or promotion. Combinable with groups as long as full payment is received by Oct. 31st, 2017. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. For full booking terms and conditions visit or ask your Travel Professional for details.