ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 4913 reviews

Good experience

21 Mar 2019

Leona was very knowledgeable and felt very confident in booking with you.

Excellent

21 Mar 2019

Excellent service as usual getting me an unbelievable deal on Celebrity

The ladie called on the phone was EXTREMELY helpful

21 Mar 2019

The staff on the phone a ladie called Joe was EXTREMELY HELPFUL

very good booking experience, all my questions and queries answered to my s

21 Mar 2019

new booking experience very good and agent very helpful

Professional , knowledgeable , helpful and efficient .

21 Mar 2019

Professional , knowledgeable , helpful and efficient . Excellent "loyalty" scheme .

Positive

21 Mar 2019

Opertor was great and very helpful - product seems to be value for money however what upsets is when you have booked really early and then a couple of months before travelling you see the same deal far cheaper - understand that need to fill boats etc however those who book early should not loose out.

Very helpful staff and accommodative as well.

21 Mar 2019

Yes. Gerard was very helpful and courteous.

First-class service

21 Mar 2019

They always reply promptly and knowledgeably to any query I might have about my booking. I wouldn't book with any other cruise company.

Straightforward

21 Mar 2019

Straightforward booking call with Gerald who could not have been more helpful.

Impressed

21 Mar 2019

Professional, personable and helpful.

Got back to me promptly and as advised , got a good deal , cabin as request

20 Mar 2019

On first call , helpful , informative and answered all my questions

Always happy to serve

20 Mar 2019

Excellent service, answered all the questions and sorted out all the queries.

Always a pleasurable experience to book with knowledgable people. Thank you

20 Mar 2019

Definitely book with them again, friendly and knowledgable staff.

Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Bucharest to Budapest

Cruise Code: 1291946 / Voyage Code: EWBB130719.2

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Offer ends 24 Mar 2019

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*

FREE DRINKS WITH LUNCH & DINNER*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING*

  • Duration: 8nts
  • Departs: 13 Jul 2019 Alternative sailing dates
  • Sails from: Overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania
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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • 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
  • Brexit Travel Assurance - no price increase guarantee
  • Plus, book by 8.30pm 24th March 2019 and receive a FREE case of six fine wines

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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Your Itinerary


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  • Emerald Destiny

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  • Overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania

    Day 1

    Overnight hotel stay in Bucharest, Romania

    13 Jul 2019

    Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel for your overnight stay. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome cocktail reception (D)

  • Bucharest – Giurgiu, Romania

    Day 2

    Bucharest – Giurgiu, Romania

    14 Jul 2019

    This morning, drive through the streets and boulevards of Bucharest on a guided city tour, which includes the enormous Palace of the Parliament. Later, transfer to Giurgiu, where you’ll board your award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship (B,D)

  • Rousse – Arbanasi & Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

    Day 3

    Rousse – Arbanasi & Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

    15 Jul 2019

    Today, cruise to Rousse and take a coach ride to the town of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Veliko Tarnovo was 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. Tonight, join your Captain for a welcome reception and dinner (B,L,D)
    EmeraldPLUS: Choir concert in Arbanasi
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church

    Destination guide
  • Vidin, Bulgaria

    Day 4

    Vidin, Bulgaria

    16 Jul 2019

    Sail upstream and dock on the most Western town in Bulgaria, Vidin. Enjoy a tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress (B,L,D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

    Destination guide
  • Kostolac, Serbia

    Day 5

    Kostolac, Serbia

    17 Jul 2019

    Today, visit 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 from 1st to 4th centuries. Return to your ship and spend the afternoon sailing the narrow gorge known as the Iron Gates (B,L,D)

  • Belgrade, Serbia

    Day 6

    Belgrade, Serbia

    18 Jul 2019

    Enjoy a city tour including 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
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided biking tour

    Destination guide
  • Osijek, Croatia

    Day 7

    Osijek, Croatia

    19 Jul 2019

    Cruise into the border region of Croatia, an area heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence. Enjoy an evening of sailing further upstream towards Hungary. Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner (B,L,D)
    EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian Family
    EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village

  • Kalocsa - Budapest, Hungary

    Day 8

    Kalocsa - Budapest, Hungary

    20 Jul 2019

    Arrive in Kalocsa, famous for the production of paprika. This morning, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman (B,L,D)
    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm
    EmeraldPLUS: Evening cruise of Budapest

    Destination guide
  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 9

    Budapest, Hungary

    21 Jul 2019

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to London

    (regional flights may be available on request) (B)

    Destination guide

The Ship


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. At the very heart of every Star-Ship in the Emerald Waterways fleet is the Horizon Bar & Lounge.

Emerald Destiny


Occupancy: 182 passengers

Length: 443 ft (135.03 m)

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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.

Emerald Waterways guarantee no price increase or surcharges on our advertised Emerald Waterways cruises or tour prices when booked before 29th March 2019. Emerald Waterways reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time.

Case of six fine wines is for bookings on 7 night cruises or more in Ocean View cabins or above when booked by 8.30pm 24th March 2019. Offer is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only. Offer is not combinable with any other ROL Cruise added value. If a different added value has been advertised elsewhere, you will have the choice of one or the other. 

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