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Danube Delights

27th Jun 2024 | 7 nights | Emerald Cruises | Emerald Luna

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
Budapest
Bratislava
Vienna
Dürnstein
Passau
Regensburg
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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Arrival
Departure
 
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27th Jun 2024 Thursday
Budapest
2
28th Jun 2024 Friday
Budapest
3
29th Jun 2024 Saturday
Bratislava
4
30th Jun 2024 Sunday
Vienna
5
1st Jul 2024 Monday
Dürnstein
6
2nd Jul 2024 Tuesday
Passau
7
3rd Jul 2024 Wednesday
Regensburg
8
4th Jul 2024 Thursday
Arles

Emerald Waterways is the value-focused brand of Australian-owned Scenic. Emerald Luna features the same contemporary decor of its sister ships.

A standout feature is the pool with a retractable roof overlooking the back of the ship on the Horizon Deck. At night this is turned into a cinema where members of the audience are served with popcorn and cocktails. The innovative area was a new-to-river concept when it was unveiled on Emerald's first Star-Ship.

Other public areas include the Horizon bar and lounge on the upper deck and Reflections restaurant, which is the main dining room on the Vista Deck, serving breakfast and lunchtime buffets and a la carte evening meal on a freestyle dining basis. An early breakfast and light lunch option is also available in the lounge and a barbecue lunch is served on the sun deck at least once a week, weather permitting.

There is no formal dress code on Emerald Waterways and the onboard atmosphere is relaxed and casual. The only clothing not allowed in the dining room during dinner are shorts and flip-flops.

Emerald Luna has a small gym, hair salon and massage room, with a walking track and putting green on the sun deck.

The ship will sail on itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube, including a new cruise sailing through the Netherlands and Belgium and calling at the Flemish town of Hasselt for the first time.

The 92 cabins are situated on three decks and divided into five categories. On the lower Riviera Deck there are two singles, measuring 117 square feet, and 17 Staterooms, which are 162 square feet. The cabins on this deck have picture windows which do not open.

The middle Vista Deck is made up of Panorama Balcony Suites which measure 180 square feet. They have floor-to-ceiling windows which drop down halfway at the touch of a button. This area can then be shut off from the rest of the cabin with folding glass doors, creating the effect of an outdoor veranda.

There are more Panorama Balcony Suites on the uppermost Horizon Deck, along with eight Grand Balcony Suites, measuring 210 square feet, and four 315-square-feet Owner's Suites. The Grand Balcony cabins comprise one room with a balcony and the Owner's Suites have a separate bedroom and lounge area, large bathroom, walk-in wardrobe. Other perks in the Owner's Suites include a coffee machine, daily canapes, free laundry, robe and slippers, and complimentary minibar.

Standard amenities in all cabin categories include hotel-style beds, minibar (at additional fee), complimentary water, TV entertainment system, hair dryer and toiletries. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the ship, which also has a lift serving all decks apart from the sun deck.

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:

Vista Deck Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Vista Deck Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

  • Indoor balcony with open-air system
  • 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 Vista Deck
  • 180 st. ft.

Cabin Grade Fly Cruise
B £2,049 pp
C £2,049 pp

Grand Balcony Suite
Grand Balcony Suite

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Pillow menu
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Two items of laundry per day
  • 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 Horizon Deck
  • 210 st. ft.

Cabin Grade Fly Cruise
S £4,120 pp
Owner's One Bedroom Suite
Owner's One Bedroom Suite

  • Outdoor private balcony with open-air system
  • Separate bedroom and lounge area
  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Pillow menu
  • En-suite bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Complimentary in-suite mini- bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Complimentary Nespresso machine
  • Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite
  • Four items of laundry per day
  • 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 Horizon Deck
  • 315 st. ft.

Cabin Grade Fly Cruise
SA £4,774 pp
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