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Splendours of Europe | Amsterdam to Budapest

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 28 May 2022
  • Sails from Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ship Emerald Destiny
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1736266‍
  • Voyage code ‍EWCR280522.1‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London Sat 28 May 2022

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Sat 28 May 2022

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Sun 29 May 2022

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

This morning you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal or a guided bike tour. Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour

Rhine River

Cologne, Germany Mon 30 May 2022

Rhine River

Founded by the Romans, and one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed Gothic Cathedral. Join your guide and explore the city including the Old Town (B,L,D)

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Tue 31 May 2022

Rudesheim, Germany

Today, cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. In Rüdesheim, enjoy a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Instrument Museum or join a guided hike through vineyards (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike through vineyards

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

Miltenberg, Germany Wed 01 Jun 2022

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

After your included tour of Miltenberg and free time, travel to the stunning medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim to enjoy free time until the ship arrives (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike around Miltenberg area

Wertheim

Wertheim, Germany Wed 01 Jun 2022

Wertheim
gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Wurzburg, Germany Thu 02 Jun 2022

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. After breakfast, visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (B,L,D)

Bamberg

Bamberg, Germany Fri 03 Jun 2022

Bamberg

Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Admire hundreds of building façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation (B,L,D)

Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany Sat 04 Jun 2022

Nuremberg

Today you will have a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. Pass by some of the historical sights, such as the 900-year-old ramparts and the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies where held from 1933 until 1938 (B,L,D)

Kelheim, Germany

Kelheim, Germany Sun 05 Jun 2022

Kelheim, Germany
Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany Sun 05 Jun 2022

Regensburg

In Regensburg enjoy a guided walking tour to see the city’s architectural highlights (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian band on board

Passau

Passau, Germany Mon 06 Jun 2022

Passau

On this morning’s walking tour of Passau, 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. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River (B,L,D)

Linz

Linz Mon 06 Jun 2022

Linz

The historically baroque old town in Linz sits right beneath an even older castle

Melk

Melk, Austria Tue 07 Jun 2022

Melk

Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein OR a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

Durnstein

Durnstein Tue 07 Jun 2022

Durnstein

Durnstein is a small picturesque town beside the Danube with a rather English claim to historical fame

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Wed 08 Jun 2022

Vienna

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

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour

Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia Thu 09 Jun 2022

Bratislava

Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. Alternatively, join an active hike to Bratislava Castle (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Bratislava Castle

★ EmeraldPLUS: Home hosted coffee and cake with Slovakians

Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Fri 10 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

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. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner (B,L,D)

★ EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

★ EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show & Budapest Evening Cruise

Austria, Danube river cruises

Disembark the ship Sat 11 Jun 2022

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Sat 11 Jun 2022

Arrive in London Sat 11 Jun 2022

What's included *

  • EXCLUSIVE FARES – SAVING UP TO £1,200
  • FREE all-inclusive premium drinks package for all bookings
  • 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
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
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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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Emerald Stateroom

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An Emerald Stateroom is home to all the amenities you need to settle into your home-away-from-home. A great size picture window lets in the perfect amount of light, welcoming in the golden summer sunshine, or the winter sun during cooler months. Comfort is of the highest importance, so each room features individual climate control, allowing you to personalise your room’s temperature to suit your preferences and the time of year you’re cruising. We’ve designed our bathrooms as a relaxing retreat to retire to after an exciting day exploring. Enjoy a sumptuous shower complete with indulgent toiletries, as well as a hairdryer, all before settling into your queen or twin hotel-style bed, complete with luscious linens, as you enjoy a movie on your flat screen TV and infotainment system with, perhaps, a nightcap from your mini-bar.

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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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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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Your Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite offers everything you could possibly need throughout your cruise, and more. You’ll be surrounded by elegant décor and opulent, comfortable furnishings, as you unwind in your home-away-from-home. Relax on your balcony as the stunning landscapes pass by, and transform it from an indoor to an outdoor space with ease, as the floor-to-ceiling window lowers to a halfway point at the touch of a button. Enjoy the river breeze from your comfortable chair, enjoying a good book or the unfolding vistas. Treat yourself to a drink from your suite’s minibar, or use it to keep your complimentary bottle of water chilled, or for any souvenirs that require it. When it’s time to retire to bed, you can look forward to the exceptional comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, complete with luxurious linens. Treat yourself to an indulgent shower with luxury toiletries, to really prepare yourself for an excellent night’s sleep. Of course, keeping in touch with your loved ones is really easy. Every suite has its own telephone, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi being available throughout the Star-Ship

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Emerald Grand Balcony Suite

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Staying in the Emerald Grand Balcony Suite makes waking up and going to sleep a dream. Open your balcony, with the simple press of a button, to let in the river breeze on a lazy morning, as the unrivalled comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, dressed with luxurious linens, encourages you to lie in that little bit longer. Wake up to the luxurious surrounds of your stylish bathroom, enjoying a revitalising shower, complete with sumptuous toiletries. Then, what could be better than having a continental breakfast brought to your door to enjoy on your own private balcony? Complimentary bathrobes and slippers make lounging comfortable, and your own in-suite Nespresso™ machine means you can sip a fresh coffee as you ponder your itinerary and what the day has to offer. Select your preferred pillow from our extensive menu and enjoy an exceptionally comfortable night’s sleep, or simply relax as you watch a film on your suite’s flat screen TV and infotainment system, during some down time. Individual climate control enables your room to stay at the right temperature to suit you, whether you’re sailing in the warmer summer months, or the cooler winter. And, stay in touch with family and friends using your in-suite telephone or make the most of complimentary Wi-Fi for contacting them by your preferred method.

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Owner's One Bedroom Suite

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Some of the most sumptuous suites on European waterways, our Owners One-Bedroom Suite has it all. A separate lounge and bedroom area allows the luxury of space, from which to enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, a drink from your fully stocked minibar or after-dinner sweet treats before bed. Your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed will be draped in high quality linens, for the perfect night’s sleep, plus you’ll have the pleasure of selecting your preferred pillow from our extensive menu. Get comfortable for the night after a busy day exploring, and prepare for the next as you unwind with a film on your flat screen TV and infotainment system in true comfort. A walk-in wardrobe makes unpacking even more of a dream. A great space to keep all your belongings and outfits for special occasions, such as your exclusive dinner at the Captain’s Table. You’ll even have the option to have four items laundered a day to ensure that favourite dress or suit is in the best possible condition for your event. In the morning, enjoy the perfect wake-up call with a fresh coffee from your in-suite Nespresso™ machine. Sip it on the balcony, wrapped in the comfort of your Emerald Cruises bathrobe and slippers after a refreshing shower in your stylish in-suite bathroom, enhanced by luxurious toiletries. You’ll have so much to tell your loved ones back home, so we’ve made keeping in contact really easy. Not only will you have an in-suite telephone, but complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Star-Ship and an iPad means you can choose your favourite method of communication, whenever the moment suits.

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The Ship - Emerald Destiny

  • Occupancy182
  • Length443 ft (135.03 m)
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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.

Experience the Difference

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Cruises

Does Emerald Waterways have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Emerald Waterways does have a flexible cancellation policy. With Emerald, guests can defer their travel plans and transfer to an alternative Emerald departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure up until 31 December 2021. This policy is applicable across all Emerald’s European and Southeast Asia river cruises.

Please note third party cancellation fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply.


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard an Emerald cruise ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations with the last administered date at least 14 days prior to departure. Guests sailing on a 2021 departure will also be required to take a negative PCR test 72-hours prior to departing the UK. 


Last updated: 22.06.21

* 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. 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.

Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Please refer to your ROL Cruise paperwork for your Balance Due Date

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