ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 1633 reviews

Just great

14 Aug 2018

Every thing yes I would use them again and recommend the all ok

Always very helpful.

14 Aug 2018

Very good customer service' very helpful. They will return your telephone call if busy ASAP. Only previous problem is in duplicating paperwork, when the cruise line have already got the information they ask for it again instead of checking all is in order with the cruise company.

Another happy customer !

14 Aug 2018

My enquiry was handled quickly and efficiently. When I called back to confirm my interest and Emily was engaged on another call, she called me back shortly thereafter as promised. All my questions were answered during the process and my available Cruise Miles were credited against the order !

Helpful agent

14 Aug 2018

Nothing was too much trouble!

Short notice booling

14 Aug 2018

My call was answered promptly; the agent explained clearly our booking options and the whole process was straightforward.

Everything OK and good prices

14 Aug 2018

Well pleased with the staff at the call centre, friendly and helpful. Good price, best deal around at present for the cruise I wanted.

Good

14 Aug 2018

Booked with Liam, he was very good and helpful.

Very professional and helpful.Have even with you for years.You never disapp

14 Aug 2018

Very professional and helpful.Have been with you for years.s

Efficient and friendly service

14 Aug 2018

Emily was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful and she made booking our trip very easy.

Quality service

14 Aug 2018

All areas where explained in detail nothing was overlooked,would recommend

Excellent and outstanding

14 Aug 2018

The booking assistant went above and beyond to help get the right holiday and cater for my needs. She was brilliant!

Very pleased with information and service

13 Aug 2018

The service was excellent, the assistance with decisions first class and plenty of time given to answering questions.

Enchantment of Eastern Europe | Bucharest to Budapest

Cruise Code: 1291946

  • 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

  • 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
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • 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
  • Return economy flights from a selection of airports
  • 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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Your Itinerary


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Days not listed are spent relaxing at sea.

  • 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, Romania

    Day 2

    Bucharest, 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; Europe’s largest building constructed by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. (B)

  • Bucharest, Romania

    Day 2

    Bucharest, Romania

    14 Jul 2019

    After the tour, you will transfer from Bucharest to Giurgiu, where a warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship (D).

  • Rousse, Bulgaria

    Day 3

    Rousse, Bulgaria

    15 Jul 2019

    Today your ship will cruise to Rousse, once at the port take a coach ride to town of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi.

    Destination guide
  • Day 3


    Arbanassi, Bulgaria

    15 Jul 2019

    EmeraldPLUS: Choir Concert in Arbanasi

  • Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

    Day 3

    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

    15 Jul 2019

    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 valley and lined with traditional houses (B, L ,D).

    Emerald Active: Hike to Ivanovo Church

  • Vidin, Bulgaria

    Day 4

    Vidin, Bulgaria

    16 Jul 2019

    Arrive in Vidin, the most western town in Bulgaria. Your day will begin with an included tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike to Belogradchik rock fortress. (B,L,D)

    Destination guide
  • Day 5


    Kostolac, Serbia

    17 Jul 2019

    Today, visit the fi rst 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. 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)

  • Belgrade, Serbia

    Day 6

    Belgrade, Serbia

    18 Jul 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)

    Discover More: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)

    Emerald Active: Guided Biking Tour

    EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

    Destination guide
  • Day 7


    Osijek, Croatia

    19 Jul 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 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

  • Day 8


    Kalocsa, Hungary

    20 Jul 2019

    Arrive in Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, 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

  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 8

    Budapest, Hungary

    20 Jul 2019

    The capital city of Hungary is split into two sides: Buda on the west side on the Danube river and Pest on the east.

    Destination guide
  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 9

    Budapest, Hungary

    21 Jul 2019

    After breakfast disembark the ship.

    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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