ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 


Based on 5018 reviews

Instant attention and rapid confirmation of our request. Thank you!

26 Apr 2019

I found it quick and easy to make my booking.

Satified

26 Apr 2019

Very efficient.

Felt that we were being taken. Seriously and ROL would do their best for us

25 Apr 2019

Very helpful. Made sure they understood our likes and dislikes

Booking made easy.

25 Apr 2019

This was the first time we have used ROL although we have had many emails and postal information. Booking was surprisingly easy. We had left booking rather late because of my health. Completed by James McAulay on behalf my wife Sheila who was away at present. Sheila spoke on the phone but I was sitting beside heer.

Great service !

25 Apr 2019

They got back to me when they promised and dealt with all my questions.

Excellent service.

25 Apr 2019

I usually consult ROL when purchasing a cruise. I have always found the consultants knowledgeable and helpful. Access by telephone has been improved and I had no problems with this consultation. Service was crisp, professional and friendly.

A pleasant experience

25 Apr 2019

A very friendly and pleasant person with whom to deal with at ROL. Went out of his way to give us excellent service.

first time booking but good so far.

25 Apr 2019

our first time using rol cruises so everything good so far all booked and deposit paid the lady was very helpful and sorted our booking professionally .

Book Early for Christmas & New Year

25 Apr 2019

I Wanted to get away for Christmas it was a shock to find Many of the Cruise lines were all ready fully booked in April But ROL found a Cabin for me and Southampton easy to get to from London its a Inside Cabin but I will not be alone for Christmas

Danube Explorer - Budapest to Passau

Cruise Code: 1307917 / Voyage Code: EWPA131019.2

Incredible Savings!

Choose from: FREE Unlimited drinks or €200 on board spend per cabin

The All-Inclusive Deluxe River Cruise Sale

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Offer ends 30 Apr 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*

SHORE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED*

ALL-INCLUSIVE RIVER CRUISING*

CHOOSE FROM: FREE UNLIMITED DRINKS OR €200 ON BOARD SPEND*

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Choose from: FREE Unlimited drinks or €200 on board spend per cabin
  • 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 Tuesday 30th April 2019 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £100

Experience the Difference

  • Exclusive Cruise Miles rewards programme – saving you £££’s off future cruises

  • Award-Winning Cruise Agent with over 50 awards to date

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service

  • Operating for over 24 years as a cruise only specialist

  • Brexit Protection Guarantee

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Overview


Your Itinerary


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  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 1

    Budapest, Hungary

    13 Oct 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

    14 Oct 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

    15 Oct 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

    Destination guide
  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 4

    Vienna, Austria

    16 Oct 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

    17 Oct 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

    17 Oct 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

    18 Oct 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

    19 Oct 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

    20 Oct 2019

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

    Destination guide
  • Fly from Munich to the UK

    Day 8

    Fly from Munich to the UK

    20 Oct 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.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, is tiered on cabin grade booked and is for UK mainland addresses only.

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