ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 4402 reviews

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

Patient,helpful advisor.

18 Feb 2019

We have used them before and there have been no problems. Would use again.

Karen was very knowledgable about our cruise and explained all the criteri.

18 Feb 2019

Very pleasant and helpful, giving us alternative dates for our cruise. Would recommend them again.

Excellent service from sales staff, wold definitely recommend this company.

18 Feb 2019

very good service. Very helpful person who explained things very well.

Karen made the booking go smoothly.

18 Feb 2019

Very friendly staff and helpful all information at her fingertips .

Exstreamly helpful.

17 Feb 2019

Christine was so helpful and found me a great cruise, she took time to listen to my requests and found the perfect holiday.q

Danube Explorer - Budapest to Passau

Cruise Code: 1307916 / Voyage Code: EWPA040819.2

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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*

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS*

FREE DRINKS WITH LUNCH & DINNER*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • 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

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


Your Itinerary


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  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 1

    Budapest, Hungary

    04 Aug 2019

    Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a traditional Hungarian dinner. Later, enjoy a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board. (D)
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

    Destination guide
  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 2

    Budapest, Hungary

    05 Aug 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. (B, L, D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

    Destination guide
  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 3

    Vienna, Austria

    06 Aug 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. Then, you will have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna. (B, L, D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

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  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 4

    Vienna, Austria

    07 Aug 2019

    Today you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria’ capital city. (B, L, D)

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Bratislava (extra expense)
    AND / OR
    DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

    Destination guide
  • Dürnstein, Austria

    Day 5

    Dürnstein, Austria

    08 Aug 2019

    In the morning we 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. (B)

    Destination guide
  • Melk, Austria

    Day 5

    Melk, Austria

    08 Aug 2019

    Thereafter, you will 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: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
    OR
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Destination guide
  • Linz

    Day 6

    Linz

    09 Aug 2019

    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)

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Hallein Salt Mines (extra expense)

    Please note, you can only choose either included tour of Linz or the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours run at the same time.

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 7

    Passau, Germany

    10 Aug 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. (B, L, D)
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike near Passau

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 8

    Passau, Germany

    11 Aug 2019

    After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Munich Airport (B)

    Destination guide
  • Day 8


    Fly from Munich to the UK

    11 Aug 2019

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.

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