ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


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Excellent experience with ROL

25 Sep 2018

Extremely helpful booking agent. Fully understood out requirements.

Friendly, efficient and knowledgeable

25 Sep 2018

Called within 30 minutes of us emailing interest. Very helpful and knowledgeable about the particular cruise company. Very reassuring for first time buyers

Excellent Service

24 Sep 2018

Stacey was most helpful and when we asked whether it was possible to add on an extra few days to our river cruise, she kindly contacted someone in the know and got back to us. Excellent service.

Excellent service

24 Sep 2018

This was the first time I had booked a cruise and a lady I had met recommended using ROL. When I rang a lady called Jo dealt with my booking. She was extremely patient and knowledgeable and really helped with a procedure that I knew nothing about.

Personal attention at all times.

24 Sep 2018

Always helpful and professional. Have been using them for years and cannot envisage going anywhere else.

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24 Sep 2018

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Could not be bettered

24 Sep 2018

Excellent service from start to finish, I felt valued as an intelligent individual and that the advice was for the best deal possible, thank you

A really good service not quite perfect but close

24 Sep 2018

I have use your services in the past and will continue to do so, and would recommend them to anybody

Excellent service

24 Sep 2018

We rang to ask some questions about a cruise we were interested in. The agent was very helpful and knowledgable, he answered all aour questions and gave us a lot more information. As a result we booked the cruise.

Danube Delights & Classic Prague

Cruise Code: 1298974

Early Booking Savings

Choice of FREE €200 on board spend OR unlimited drinks

The Deluxe River Cruise Promotion

Choice of FREE €200 on board spend OR unlimited drinks

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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*

EARLY BOOKING SAVINGS*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

CHOICE OF FREE €200 ON BOARD SPEND OR UNLIMITED DRINKS*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Early booking savings
  • Free €200 on board spend OR free unlimited drinks package for Balcony Suites and above
  • Free wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner for Emerald Staterooms
  • 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

    26 Jul 2019

    Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship for your seven night river cruise. This evening you will enjoy a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner (D)

    ★EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest evening cruise

    Destination guide
  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 2

    Budapest, Hungary

    27 Jul 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 to Buda Hill. This afternoon you depart for Bratislava (B, L, D)

    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill

    Destination guide
  • Bratislava, Slovakia

    Day 3

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    28 Jul 2019

    This morning, arrive at the city of Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin (B, L, D)

    EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted coffee & cake with Slovakians

    Destination guide
  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 4

    Vienna, Austria

    29 Jul 2019

    Today, you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where you will see Vienna’s world– famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour.  (B, L, D)

    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour

    Destination guide
  • Durnstein, Austria

    Day 5

    Durnstein, Austria

    30 Jul 2019

    This morning, arrive in 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.

     

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  • Melk, Austria

    Day 5

    Melk, Austria

    30 Jul 2019

    Later, drive through the picturesque landscape of this district to the 900–year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture (B, L, D)

    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle OR a guided bike tour along the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 6

    Passau, Germany

    31 Jul 2019

    Enjoy a morning cruising along the Danube before reaching Passau this afternoon. Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in this beautiful city. On this afternoon’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 (B, L, D)

    Destination guide
  • Regensburg, Germany

    Day 7

    Regensburg, Germany

    01 Aug 2019

    After breakfast you will arrive in magnificent Regensburg. On your guided walking tour, you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall (B, L, D)

    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian band on board

    Destination guide
  • Day 7


    Kelheim, Germany

    01 Aug 2019

  • Nuremberg, Germany – Prague for a three night hotel stay

    Day 8

    Nuremberg, Germany – Prague for a three night hotel stay

    02 Aug 2019

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Prague for your three night hotel stay. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, this beautiful city is rich in history and is home to some of the world’s most pristine collections of architecture (B)

    Destination guide
  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Day 9

    Prague, Czech Republic

    03 Aug 2019

    This morning, explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour, highlights include Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square and Astronomical Clock. You will also walk across the Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava and full of portrait artists and small vendors, to board a coach to drive to the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle area. With your local guide, 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

    Destination guide
  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Day 10

    Prague, Czech Republic

    04 Aug 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)

    Destination guide
  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Day 11

    Prague, Czech Republic

    05 Aug 2019

    Located on the River Elbe, Prague is one of the most picturesque cities of Europe and certainly a must-cruise-through. Also known as the ‘city of a hundred spires’ due to its numerous Gothic churches, Prague is birthplace of literature geniuses Franz Kafka and Rainer Maria Rilke, making the city famous for its cultural life

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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 Sky


Launched: January 2014 | 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. Balcony suites and above will receive a premium drinks package including unlimited drinks on-board for the duration of your cruise. Drinks package is not combinable with any other offer. 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. Balcony suites and above can choose from one added benefit, €200 per stateroom or unlimited drinks, these are subject to the cruise line T&Cs. E&OE.

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