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Shore excursions included*

FREE All-Inclusive Drinks Package*

FREE Wi-Fi & Included Gratuities*

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 09 Apr 2022
  • Sails from Marseille - Arles, France
  • Ship Emerald Liberté
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1736182‍
  • Voyage code ‍EFRM090422.2‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London Sat 09 Apr 2022

Arles - France

Marseille - Arles, France Sat 09 Apr 2022

Arles - France

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

Arles - France

Arles, France Sun 10 Apr 2022

Arles - France

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles and Arles Amphitheatre, a 2,000-year-old structure where spectators would have once gathered to watch superb chariot races. Learn about the time that Vincent van Gogh spent in the city, taking inspiration from his surroundings to create many of his most iconic pieces of art (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldPLUS: A Provençal dinner hosted by Chef Fabien Morreale

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Arles with arena visit

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France Mon 11 Apr 2022

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon has a long and storied history, as this fortified town was once the residence of Popes who fled from Rome. Embark on a guided walking tour of Avignon to witness its illustrious past, including the ornate Gothic exterior of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palais des Papes, built by the Popes over two decades. This afternoon is yours to explore at leisure, perhaps crossing the 12th century Stone Bridge (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: A canoeing excursion in Avignon

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Avignon

Viviers, France

Viviers, France Tue 12 Apr 2022

Viviers, France

A snapshot of quintessential France awaits your arrival in Viviers, a town that perfectly encapsulates the medieval days of the region. The heart of the old town is yours to explore today during a guided walking tour (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Viviers

Tournon sur Rhone

Tournon, France Wed 13 Apr 2022

Tournon sur Rhone

Sail down the gently twisting Rhône and into Tournon, where a 16th century castle sits overlooking the village and a pair of ancient watchtowers can be seen adorning the surrounding rural landscape. Today, embark on a guided tour of Tournon to learn about its illustrious history and the culture of the people who call it home (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldPLUS: A regional wine lecture on board

★ EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour to Glun OR a guided hike through the vineyards

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Tournon

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Thu 14 Apr 2022

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

As one of the largest cities in France and a former Roman capital, a lot of the most important moments in French history have taken place in Lyon. Join your local guide for a walking tour of Lyon, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Or embark on a guided bike tour, touching on Lyons most prominent architectural wonders (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour of Lyon

★ EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Lyon

Chalon-sur-Saöne, France

Chalon-Sur-Saône - Beaune, France Fri 15 Apr 2022

Chalon-sur-Saöne, France

The birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region is yours to discover today as you travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune. Stop to visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the best-preserved examples of 15th century French architecture and home to one of the most popular wine auctions in the country (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 Sat 16 Apr 2022

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the Star-Ship (B)

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Sat 16 Apr 2022

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

After breakfast disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London (B)

(regional flights may be available on request) 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Sat 16 Apr 2022

Arrive in London Sat 16 Apr 2022

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH FARES – SAVING UP TO £1,200
  • FREE all-inclusive premium drinks package for all bookings
  • PLUS Book by 31st December 2020 to Enjoy Additional Savings of £200pp
  • 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
  • SAVE an Extra 10% when you pay in Full 12 Months prior to departure
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 12th December and receive a FREE Case of Six Fine Wines

2022 All-Inclusive European River Cruise Promotion

Book today and earn up to £49.68 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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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. Drinks are only included with lunch and dinner and a limnit of two per person applies. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Please note that MS Nizhny Novgorod is not an Emerald Star-Ship and is a specially chartered ship therefore certain features such as E-bikes are not available on board. 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. Wifi cannot be guaranteed as is subject to T&Cs. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. E&OE.

Book between 13th November until December 24th 2020 and pay in full to enjoy 10% off the advertised fare. If full payment is not received 12 months prior, the Super Earlybird Saving will be removed. The Super Earlybird Saving is applicable on the cruise element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items.

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