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Danube Delights

11th Oct 2024 | 7 nights | Emerald Cruises | Emerald Destiny

20% extra savings applied
Add Platinum drinks package for £99pp
Summer sale - discounts applied
Tips included
Free wi-fi
Excursions included
Drinks included with meals
20% extra savings applied
Add Platinum drinks package for £99pp
Summer sale - discounts applied
Tips included
Free wi-fi
Excursions included
Drinks included with meals
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Emerald Destiny -- one of Emerald Waterways fleet of "Star Ships" -- has been sailing on the Danube, Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers since April 2017.

Destiny can hold 182 passengers and 47 crew members. The décor and furnishing are modern and elegant, with mirrored walls, contemporary art and floor-to-ceiling views in the most staterooms and public areas.

The Sun Deck offers lounge chairs, a walking track, a putting green and an area for games. Destiny will also have one of Emerald's Star-Ships signature feature, the convertible heated swimming pool with retractable roof that can convert into a night-time cinema. Other public areas of the ship include a fitness centre with exercise machines and free weights, a wellness area for spa treatments, and a hair salon with its own resident hairdresser.
With Emerald Waterways, much is included in the fare -- excursions, onboard and onshore gratuities, airport transfers to and from the ship, Wi-Fi and beer, wine and soft drinks for lunch and dinner. Destiny also has a fleet of bicycles available for guided bike tours and individual use on a first-come, first-served basis; an Active Manager onboard helps passengers choose different options and also leads passengers through group fitness programs.

Destiny's main restaurant, Reflections, serves food influenced by the European regions that the vessel travels to.

Dinners are four-course affairs served by waiters, while breakfast and lunch are buffet style with an additional à la carte menu. Weather permitting, passengers can enjoy light breakfast and lunch al fresco on the bow of the Horizon Deck at The Terrace or be treated to some grilled fare at the Sun Deck's Sky Barbecue.

At the heart of Emerald Destiny is the Horizon Bar & Lounge -- a contemporary social space equipped with a full bar, a hot drinks area stocked with unlimited coffee and tea, and plush chairs and sofas. The Horizon Bar & Lounge also serves daily light breakfasts and lunch.

Similar to the line's other Star-Ships, Destiny has four types of cabins spread throughout four decks.

Four 315-square-foot Owner's One-Bedroom Suites line the starboard side of the Horizon Deck (Deck 3). One-Bedroom Suites have a partitioned bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe, living room area and an open-air balcony that can be enclosed with the push of a button.

The 210-square-foot Grand Balcony Suites have an outdoor balcony that can also be enclosed.

Both the Owner's One-Bedroom Suites and Grand Balcony Suites come with extra amenities such as room service and Nespresso machines.

The 180-square-foot Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites can be found on the Horizon Deck and Vista Deck (Deck 2) and feature a floor-to-ceiling window that can partly retract.

The 162-square-foot Emerald Staterooms have a picture window and are located on the Riviera Deck (Deck 1).

Solo travellers can have the single supplement fee voided when staying in one of Destiny's two 105-square-foot Emerald Single Staterooms on the Riviera Deck. These cabins have a picture window and a single deluxe bed.

Other cabin amenities include an ensuite bathroom, flat-screen TV with infotainment system, bathrobes, hair dryer, slippers, individual climate control, Wi-Fi, bottled water restocked daily and a mini-bar.

Sun Deck
Horizon Deck
Vista Deck
Riviera Deck

Best for...

Fun-loving & active cruisers.

Not the best for...

Early-to-bed, traditional cruisers.

Who goes on Emerald Cruises cruise ships?

Emerald Cruises serves the typical European river cruise passenger -- generally well-travelled cruise veterans in the 55-plus bracket. However, the line's contemporary, boutique-style ships also attract first-time river cruisers, including passengers in their 40s, who enjoy the active shore excursions on offer. Around half of the passengers come from the U.K., with the rest coming from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S and Canada.

Do I have to dress up on a Emerald Cruises cruise?

Not really. Ships have a relaxed, easy-going vibe. There is no special dress code and there are no formal nights. For dinner, smart-casual attire is recommended. Jeans can be worn in the restaurant in the evening, but shorts and flip-flops are not appropriate. Many passengers dress up for the captain's welcome dinner and/or farewell dinner, but mostly opting for smarter casual rather than full-on cocktail dresses and suits.

Is everything free on Emerald Cruises cruises?

Mostly. Cruise fares include most shore excursions, all on board meals, complimentary wines, draft beers, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board, Wi-Fi and gratuities. Extra costs are bar drinks, optional DiscoverMORE excursions, beauty treatments and massages, and retail shop purchases.

What are Emerald Cruises's most popular activities?

Shore excursions are the most popular activities for Emerald Cruises' passengers, with the EmeraldPLUS (tours that focus on local customs) and EmeraldACTIVE options particular favourites. Onboard, cruisers love hanging out in the dual-purpose area at the back of the ship that transforms from an indoor, heated pool with retractable roof during the day to a cinema at night.

  • Flight credit up to £500pp
  • Airport transfers
  • Stylish accommodation
  • All meals on board
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • An included excursion almost every day
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites
  • EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences and activities
  • ESPA luxury toiletries on board
  • State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
  • Complimentary water restocked daily
  • First-class service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All airport taxes and port charges
  • All gratuities on board

Inclusions may differ depending on region. Please check with our team.

The Best of Europe in 2024

The Best of Europe from £1,499: Up to 20% Savings Applied

A cultural landscape revered across the world, river cruising through Europe is an awe-inspiring experience - one which you won’t forget. The arts, architecture, cuisine, and more are yours to discover, as are the vibrant vineyards and picturesque backdrops of nature.

You’ll uncover a world of character when you embark on a Rhine, Main, Danube, or Moselle river cruise, meeting locals with a story or two to tell, and laying your eyes on landmarks that have shaped the continent. When you’re ready to take a short rest from exploration, you’ll dine on the finest authentic cuisine from schnitzel to goulash, made with fresh, local ingredients. And, of course, Europe is famous for its wines and beers, meaning you’ll have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to enjoying a relaxing drink, whether you’re in the mood for a hearty German pilsner or a tantalising Riesling wine.

There’s so much to witness and experience when you sail on a river cruise through Europe, and you have the freedom to choose how to best spend your time.

Wine Connoisseurs: Explore Europe's top wines along the Rhine River and at Melk Abbey in Germany and France.

Adventurers: Join Emerald Cruises on Rhine, Main, Danube, or Moselle river journeys, discovering the Black Forest, Dürnstein Castle, guided bike tours, and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Culture Vultures: Immerse in European diversity with Bavarian bands, Hungarian folklore, Vienna art tours, Dutch Golden Age in Amsterdam, and local experiences in Bratislava.

History Buffs: Uncover ancient Roman ruins like Český Krumlov, delve into WWII's impact on Nuremberg and Budapest, experiencing Europe's rich historical tapestry.

Danube Delights

Danube Delights: Cruise from £1,499pp

A classic journey on the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers promises spectacular landscapes, rich culture, and fascinating history, where world-class cities are complemented by romantic towns.

This insightful itinerary crosses into four countries, offering a unique perspective into their past and present simultaneously. Guided walks along the cobblestone streets of Germany tell their own story, and city tours of Vienna and Budapest exemplify how the past can shape the future. Celebrate the ancient as it co-exists with the modern in the Austrian and Hungarian capitals, and gain a personal understanding of why the iconic Danube has acted as inspiration to so many.

What's included?
  • Flight credit up to £500pp
  • 7-night luxury river cruise on an Emerald Star-Ship
  • Explore Passau, Bratislava, Regensburg, Vienna & Budapest
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with guided tours & hikes
  • Indulge in 20 delicious meals with drinks included
  • Relax with traditional entertainment & onboard amenities
  • Enjoy seamless travel with airport transfers & port charges covered
Why not extend your your holiday?

Extend your journey with 3-nights in the fairytale city of Prague, visiting historical sights such as the Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge.

Summer Sale - Huge Discounts & Add Platinum Drinks From £99pp

Summer Sale - Huge Discounts & Add Platinum Drinks from £99pp

This summer, Emerald Cruises offers HUGE savings, with cruises from £1,499pp sailing on Europe's most famous rivers. You'll witness and experience so much and be free to choose how you want to spend your time, with a great selection of excursions to suit every guest. 

The experience continues onboard its sleek river ships, too. With its plush sofas and light interior, the Horizon Bar & Lounge makes the perfect place to start the evening with a pre-dinner apéritif before heading to dinner. To assist with this, you can add a Platinum Drinks Package starting from £99pp for a 7-night cruise, allowing you to choose your favourite tipple whenever you want. 

Don't miss out on this limited-time offer - only a handful of cabins remain, and once they're gone, they're gone! 

Prices based on:

Riviera Deck Emerald Stateroom
Riviera Deck Emerald Stateroom

  • Picture window
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary water, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TV and infotainment system
  • Individual climate control
  • Personal safe
  • Umbrella
  • Telephone
  • Walking sticks
  • Located on the Riviera Deck
  • 162 st. ft.

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D £1,799 pp
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