ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 3063 reviews

Polite and efficient

16 Nov 2018

Polite and efficient

Great to travel with.

16 Nov 2018

I struggle at calling on the phone, busy signal and sending email to contact is confusing. Once I get the correct email,it is easy and if I ask to be contacted they are quick to do so. They are knowledgable on the trip info and polite. I have booked 3 times now. I have recommended them to others already.

Excellent service - Thanks.

16 Nov 2018

Great service from Nicole. Very knowledgeable and friendly

Every question answered quickly and well

16 Nov 2018

Katie was very helpful and efficient answering all my questions very satisfactorily

Excellent

15 Nov 2018

Service was very good, very polite and very knowledgeable. They are so helpful when I phone.

Great service with great prices

15 Nov 2018

Not hanging on a phone for an answer is a plus and the booking of the holiday was so easy. Also I was advised I had 100 cruise miles banked as I forgot I had used ROL for our Baltic cruise last year.That gave me another discount. Friendly and efficient staff

No Hassle..No problems

15 Nov 2018

Very easy process and efficient service. Daisy was sp helpful

an easy process

15 Nov 2018

as a novice cruise booker i found the process very easy and all my questions were answered to my satisfaction. all documents emailed straightaway.

I was sorry when the call ended!

15 Nov 2018

Professional, courteous and pleasant, Jo was an absolute pleasure to deal with

Efficient , helpful service.

15 Nov 2018

Absolutely first class - I spoke with a lady called Daisy who made the booking for me - she asked what I wanted, and made everything clear to me.

Complete confidence with ROL

15 Nov 2018

ROL was extremely helpful with my need to transfer a booking. The transfer was carried out with speed and efficiency and to my complete satisfaction. I am always confident in booking a cruise with ROL.

Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Budapest to Bucharest

Cruise Code: 1291907 / Voyage Code: EWBB250519.1

SAVE up to 30%

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Offer ends 30 Nov 2018

Explore the rivers of Europe in complete comfort with Emerald Waterways.

Visit the vineyards of the Douro or the medieval castles of the Rhine, immerse yourself in culture and history whilst enjoying the luxuries on board

 

 

GRATUITIES INCLUDED*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

SAVE UP TO 30%*

FREE UNLIMITED DRINKS PACKAGE FOR ALL BOOKINGS*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Post-cruise hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania
  • SAVE up to 30%
  • Free unlimited drinks package for ALL BOOKINGS
  • Spacious full board accommodation on board Europe’s most innovative cruise ships
  • All meals throughout your river cruise from a healthy buffet breakfast to a five-course à la carte menu
  • Gratuities are included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Overseas transfers
  • Shore excursions and guided tours almost everyday with personal headset
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Emerald ACTIVE programme with guided bicycle and walking tours
  • At least one extra-special EmeraldPLUS experience offering greater insight into the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of the given destination
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


Explore the rivers of Europe in luxury with Emerald Waterways.

Visit the vineyards of the Douro or the medieval castles of the Rhine, immerse yourself in culture and history whilst enjoying the luxuries on board

 

 

 

 

Your Itinerary


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  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 1

    Budapest, Hungary

    25 May 2019

    Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your award-winning Emerald Star-Ship for your seven night cruise. This evening, join your fellow guests for drinks and dinner (D).

    Destination guide
  • Day 2


    Kalocsa, Hungary

    26 May 2019

    This morning, sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. In the afternoon, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horsemen. Tonight, you will be invited to the Captain’s Gala Dinner

    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm. (B, L, D)

  • Day 3


    Osijek, Croatia

    27 May 2019

    Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks. (B, L, D)

    EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family

    EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village

  • Belgrade, Serbia

    Day 4

    Belgrade, Serbia

    28 May 2019

    Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church which is the world's largest orthodox cathedral. (B, L, D)

    EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

    DiscoverMORE: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)

    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Biking Tour

    Destination guide
  • Day 5


    Kostolac, Serbia

    29 May 2019

    Today you will embark on an incredible journey to the first and biggest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum. This site was one of the most important Roman cities and military camps in the period from 1st to 4th centuries. Its exceptional strategic importance was reflected both in the defence of the northern border of the Roman Empire and in turn of communications and commercial transactions. Return to the ship and sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains, known as the Iron Gates. (B, L, D)

  • Vidin, Bulgaria

    Day 6

    Vidin, Bulgaria

    30 May 2019

    Visit a local vineyard with wine tasting and later visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress (B, L, D)

    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

    Destination guide
  • Rousse, Bulgaria

    Day 7

    Rousse, Bulgaria

    31 May 2019

    Today your ship will cruise to Rousse and visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture. Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner. (B, L, D)
     

    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church
    EmeraldPLUS: Choir Concert in Arbanasi

  • Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

    Day 7

    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

    31 May 2019

  • Day 7


    Arbanassi, Bulgaria

    31 May 2019

  • Giurgiu - Budapest

    Day 8

    Giurgiu - Budapest

    01 Jun 2019

    This morning, disembark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise and journey by road to Romania's capital, Bucharest. The city's wide avenues have a distinctly French feel; in fact, the city is often referred to as the Paris of the East. Overnight hotel stay including breakfast (B, D).

    Destination guide
  • Bucharest, Romania

    Day 9

    Bucharest, Romania

    02 Jun 2019

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home (B)

The Ship


Guiding you past some of Europe’s most beautiful stretches of countryside and through some of the continent’s most vibrant and enchanting cities; Emerald Sky ensures every minute of your holiday is exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. From the spacious suites and staterooms to the contemporary, sophisticated public spaces, every inch of Emerald Sky has been considered. Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle; the Emerald Star, Sky, Sun, Dawn and Destiny can guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water and help you explore many of the continent’s most arresting and enchanting cities. The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features. Our brand new Emerald ‘Star Ships’, the Emerald Dawn and the Emerald Sun, have made their debut voyages and have received high marks from our guests. You’ll enjoy all the same great features, including our open air system in the balcony suites and the indoor/ outdoor pool area, that make the “Star Ships” the 2014 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick award winners for best new river ships. No matter which river cruise you choose, all your meals on-board the ship; beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; on-shore excursions and touring; a special selection of EmeraldPLUS experiences; all travel and transfers from selected airports; and all tipping are included in the price. It’s what we like to call ‘Exceptional Emerald Value’. Step on to an award-winning ship where the spacious Sun Deck offers panoramic views of the stunning scenery. Relax in the fresh air while enjoying a light lunch and a glass of wine al-fresco on The Terrace. Enjoy insightful excursions in every port at no extra cost and we take care of tipping so you don’t have to think about it. You wouldn’t expect all this from a river cruise, but on an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can look forward to it.

Emerald Dawn


Launched: January 2015 | Occupancy: 182 passengers

Length: 443 ft (135.03 m)

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Cabins


* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.


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* Terms and Conditions


Fares are per person based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite except single staterooms/suites. Offers advertised are subject to availability at the time of booking. Fares advertised may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Booking conditions of Scenic Tours (UK) Limited trading as Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Offers advertised apply to new bookings only. Savings are based on two adults sharing a stateroom/suite and is based on the difference between the full brochure fare and the early booking selling fare. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner and may exclude certain brands and is subject to the cruise lines T&C’s. Flights are based on London, Norwich, East Midlands, Bristol, Humberside, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh departures; all other regional flights are available at a supplement and are subject to availability. Indoor pool/cinema is not available on Emerald Radiance (Douro Cruise) instead there is a serenity pool on the sun deck. WiFi service cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the cruise lines terms and conditions. Tours may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions, are subject to change and further t&c’s apply. Please note itineraries are subject to change. E&OE.

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