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Sensations of Southern France

From £2,545pp

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Shore excursions included*

FREE €150 On Board Spend*

FREE Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

Pay in FULL by 30th November 2020 to Enjoy Additional Savings of £200pp*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 21 Aug 2021
  • Sails from Lyon, France
  • Ship Emerald Liberté
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1590526‍
  • Voyage code ‍EFRM210821.1‍

Your Itinerary

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Sat 21 Aug 2021

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship for your seven night deluxe river cruise. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner (D)

Chalon-sur-Saöne, France

Chalon-Sur-Saône – Beaune, France Sun 22 Aug 2021

Chalon-sur-Saöne, France

Chalon-Sur-Saone is best known as the birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune (B, L, D)

★EmeraldPLUS - A cheese and olive tasting on board

★EmeraldEXCURSION - Visit the Hospices de Beaune

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Mon 23 Aug 2021

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Today, enjoy a guided tour of Lyon, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Lyon (B, L, D)

★EmeraldACTIVE - A guided bike tour of Lyon

★EmeraldEXCURSION - A guided tour of Lyon

Tournon sur Rhone

Tournon, France Tue 24 Aug 2021

Tournon sur Rhone

Your guided tour of the village will showcase its intangible cultural heritage. Alternatively, embark on the below (B, L, D)

★EmeraldACTIVE: hike through some of the local vineyards. Later, a guided bike tour to Glun will showcase rural life in the French countryside

★EmeraldPLUS: Regional wine lecture on board

★EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour to Glun

★EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike through the vineyards

★EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Tournon

Viviers, France

Viviers, France Wed 25 Aug 2021

Viviers, France

Your included walking tour of Viviers will showcase some of its numerous listed monuments, along with their ornate windows and lavish façades (B, L, D)

★EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Viviers

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France Thu 26 Aug 2021

Cruises to Avignon, France

Your included walking tour of Avignon will take you past the ornate beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes, as well as Pont d’Avignon, an ancient stone bridge crossing the Rhône. This afternoon is yours to explore at leisure. This evening, return to your Star-Ship for a delightful Provençal dining experience, expertly prepared by Top Chef finalist, Fabien Morreale (B, L, D)

★EmeraldACTIVE: Guided tour of Avignon

★EmeraldACTIVE: A canoeing excursion in Avignon

★EmeraldPLUS: Provençale dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale

Arles - France

Arles, France Fri 27 Aug 2021

Arles - France

Today, your included tour of the city will showcase some of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles. Visit the 2,000-year-old Arles Amphitheatre and follow in the footsteps of world-renowned artist, Vincent van Gogh. The rest of the day is yours to explore at leisure, perhaps stopping at a local café or returning to your Star-Ship to relax on board (B, L, D)

★EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Arles with arena visit

Arles - France

Arles - Marseille, France Sat 28 Aug 2021

Arles - France

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Marseille airport for your flight to London (regional flights may be available on request) (B)

What's included *

  • Exclusive Savings of up to £1,000
  • €150 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
  • Well-appointed suites and spacious public spaces make an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship the perfect base for a European river cruise
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • FREE tea and coffee available throughout your cruise
  • Shore excursions INCLUDED
  • Gratuities are INCLUDED
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Extra special included excursions with EmeraldPLUS & EmeraldACTIVE
  • First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable guides
  • Complimentary bicycles for use ashore in select destinations
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Overseas transfers
  • Return scheduled flights from up to 15 UK airports (premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Black Friday offer - FREE Premium Drinks Package for ALL bookings
  • Black Friday Exclusive – Book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November and receive a FREE John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £40

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Cabins & Prices

* 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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Emerald Stateroom

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All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they’re bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Single Stateroom

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Each ship also offers two Emerald Single Staterooms featuring picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. With their deluxe oversize single beds, they provide excellent value for money for single guests. Included in your stateroom: Picture window (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Oversize single bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge

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Panorama Balcony Suite

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Panorama Balcony Suite

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Grand Balcony Suite

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Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine – an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite. Included in your suite: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | In-suite mini-bar available at own expense | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Two items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

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Owner’s One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like two sinks in the spacious bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too. Your suite includes: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Separate bedroom and lounge area | Large bathroom with two basins, shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | Walk-in wardrobe | Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Use of an iPad | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Four items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

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The Ship - Emerald Liberté

  • Occupancy138
  • Length361 ft (110.03 m)
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Specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône as part of our Sensations of Southern France river cruise, Emerald Liberté is one of three Star-Ships added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017. Custom-built to provide the most exhilarating and authentic experiences cruising through France, the Emerald Liberté will skilfully navigate the rivers Rhône & Saône when she enters into service in 2017. The standards of service, attention to food, and knowledge of wine you’d expect in France will be sewn into the very essence of the Emerald Liberté – providing on-board experience comparable with world class boutique hotels. Completing the Sensations of Southern France itinerary, the ship exudes the same relaxed spirit as the lands which surround the rivers it sails upon. Travelling from Lyon to Avignon, the Emerald Liberté will explore culturally-rich and enigmatic cities before dissecting the wine regions and charming Mediterranean settlements of France. The Emerald Liberté is just one of three new ships to be added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017, a year promising amazing things for the river cruise world.

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  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

* Terms & Conditions

Booking conditions of Emerald Waterways and Reader Offers Limited Agency Terms of Business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Free drinks with lunch & dinner and are subject to the cruise lines T&C’s. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Named hotels are subject to change and further T&Cs apply. Wifi cannot be guaranteed. Gratuities are subject to T&Cs. Regional and premium flights will incur supplementary costs, may require an additional overnight stay and may be indirect. Shore excursions are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Pay in FULL by 31st October 2020 to Enjoy Additional Savings of £200pp. Additional savings are not shown in pricing - discount will be applied when paid in full. Use of the Wellness area may incur an additional charge. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

Drinks package is for  2021 European voyages and for new bookings only, Premium Drinks Package applies to on board drinks only and excludes Champagne, wine by the bottle, bottled beers, premium spirits and cabin mini bar. Offer ends 8pm 4th December 2020

John Lewis Gift Card is tiered on cabin grade booked, based on one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 30th November 2020.

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