ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 4403 reviews

Excellent customer service

20 Feb 2019

Excellent customer service - far better than trying to do it yourself online!

Great service

18 Feb 2019

They answered the phone quickly and found out the minute of the cruise when asked. She gave her direct line and either remembered us or kept good records so that after 4 telephone conversations (while we thought about it) we concluded the deal. Very good

Great service and cruise miles as well.

18 Feb 2019

Great service and cruise miles as well.

good booking proceedure but let down by non follow up of complaints .

18 Feb 2019

Never came back to me regarding previous cruise complaints against celebrity cruises. celebrity have eventually replied re my e mail to rol and celebrity, but nothing from rol. booking experience quite good but have certainly lost a star because of their non reply as stated.

This is the first time I have booked with ROL and so far, no complaints!

18 Feb 2019

The cruise consultant acknowledged my enquiry and confirmed she would telephone the following morning, which she did. As I require an accessible cabin there were none available on my first my choice of cruise, but one was found on a similar cruise sailing a month later. This was booked, and confirmation was emailed within a couple of hours, with the promise that all the paperwork would be received within five working days.

Great Purchasing Experience

18 Feb 2019

Kelly Boherty was the agent that helped us make the cruise purchase. We are in the USA so she followed up from Joy Magnussen who said she would have someone call us on Saturday morning and Kelly did that. She went over the details as we had never purchased a cruise from ROL. She was very detailed, had answers to our questions and was very pleasant. Hopefully the follow up with cruise information and the cruise itself will be as pleasant an smooth.

Excellent

18 Feb 2019

Excellent

Booking a cruise

18 Feb 2019

the only problem to resolve is the correct start date of our holiday, otherwise ROL performing to its usual high standard. We have used them a few times

An asset to ROL

18 Feb 2019

Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, patient, an asset to ROL

An asset to ROL

18 Feb 2019

Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, patient, an asset to ROL

Danube Explorer & Prague

Cruise Code: 1298914

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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
  • Brexit Travel Assurance - no price increase guarantee

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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  • Passau, Germany

    Day 1

    Passau, Germany

    21 Apr 2019

    Upon arrival transfer from Munich Airport to Passau where you will embark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. (D)

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 2

    Passau, Germany

    22 Apr 2019

    Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Tonight, your captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception. (B,L,D)


    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike near Passau

    Destination guide
  • Linz, Austria

    Day 3

    Linz, Austria

    23 Apr 2019

    Travel to Linz, the European capital of culture in 2009 is a lively, modern city with long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city centre with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz. After your tour, you will have time to stroll through the marvelous old quarter of the city or sit in a typical Austrian Coffee House to taste some local specialties. (B,L,D)

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  • Melk - Durnstein, Austria

    Day 4

    Melk - Durnstein, Austria

    24 Apr 2019

    Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. (B,L,D)


    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein OR Guided hike to Duürnstein Castle

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  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 5

    Vienna, Austria

    25 Apr 2019

    Today, you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see the sights of Vienna’s world–famous attractions such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk. (B,L,D)


    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

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  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 6

    Vienna, Austria

    26 Apr 2019

    Today you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria’ capital city. This evening, the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Gala Dinner, while sailing to Budapest. (B,L,D)

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  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 7

    Budapest, Hungary

    27 Apr 2019

    Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest or an exciting hike on the Buda Hill. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and complete the evening with a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board. (B,L,D)
     

    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

    OR
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

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  • Budapest - Prague, Czech Republic

    Day 8

    Budapest - Prague, Czech Republic

    28 Apr 2019

    After breakfast, disembark the ship in Budapest and transfer by coach to your hotel in Prague for your three night stay including breakfast (B)

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  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Day 9

    Prague, Czech Republic

    29 Apr 2019

    This morning we explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour. We see Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square and Astronomical Clock. We continue our tour and walk across the Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava and full of portrait artists and small vendors, to board our coach to drive to the 1,000–year–old Prague Castle area. With our local guide we walk through Hradcany Square, for the spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. See the magnificent Loreta Monastery and arrive at Hradcany Castle. (B,D)


    EmeraldPLUS: Local Dinner with Entertainment

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  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Day 10

    Prague, Czech Republic

    30 Apr 2019

    Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day’s exploring. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter. You will no doubt return to the lively atmosphere around the Charles Bridge for another look. (B)

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  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Day 11

    Prague, Czech Republic

    01 May 2019

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for you flight home (B)

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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


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.

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