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Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

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Discover the Wonders of Europe's Rivers in style

Shore excursions included*

Included drinks*

Included Gratuities & FREE Wi-Fi*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 22 nights
  • Departs 21 Apr 2023
  • Sails from Bucharest, Romania
  • Ship Emerald Destiny
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1960740
  • Countries visited Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany

Your Itinerary

Cruises to Europe

Bucharest, Romania Fri 21 Apr 2023

Cruises to Europe
Giurgiu

Giurgiu Sat 22 Apr 2023

Giurgiu

Standing between Romania and Bulgaria, Giurgiu’s political past has created a unique destination on a Danube cruise.

Cruises around Europe

Rousse, Bulgaria Sun 23 Apr 2023

Cruises around Europe
Cruises around Europe

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria Sun 23 Apr 2023

Cruises around Europe
Arbanassi, Bulgaria

Arbanassi, Bulgaria Sun 23 Apr 2023

Arbanassi, Bulgaria

Vidin, Bulgaria Mon 24 Apr 2023

Vidin is a port town in north-western Bulgaria by the Danube River. Renowned for its wines, Vidin has also two well preserved medieval fortresses; Baba Vida and Kaleto, which are the city’s main attractions.

Donji Milanovac

Donji Milanovac Tue 25 Apr 2023

Donji Milanovac

Donji Milanovac is a town in eastern Serbia. It is situated in the Majdanpek municipality, in the Bor District. It is located on the right bank of Lake Đerdap on the Danube. The population of the town is 2,410 people. Its name means "Lower Milanovac"

Golubac

Golubac Tue 25 Apr 2023

Golubac

Golubac is a village and municipality located in the Braničevo District of the eastern Serbia. Situated on the right side of the Danube river, it is bordered by Romania to the east, Veliko Gradište to the west and Kučevo to the south.

Austria, Danube river cruises

Belgrade, Serbia Wed 26 Apr 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Osijek, Croatia

Osijek, Croatia Thu 27 Apr 2023

Osijek, Croatia
Kalocsa, Hungary

Kalocsa, Hungary Fri 28 Apr 2023

Kalocsa, Hungary
Austria, Danube river cruises

Budapest, Hungary Sat 29 Apr 2023

Austria, Danube river cruises

Danube river cruises

Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia Mon 01 May 2023

Bratislava

Bratislava is the medieval capital of Slovakia. With a beautiful castle and two perfectly preserved squares surrounded by bars and cafes

Vienna

Vienna, Austria Tue 02 May 2023

Vienna

Austria’s capital city is a hub of musical and artistic talent, being home to Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven in the past

Durnstein

Durnstein Wed 03 May 2023

Durnstein

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

Melk

Melk, Austria Wed 03 May 2023

Melk

The little riverside town of Melk has a historic centre of sixteenth and seventeenth century buildings

Passau

Passau, Germany Thu 04 May 2023

Passau

Sandwiched between two countries, Passau is home to ornate architecture, ancient churches and a river made famous by historical floods, explore more.

Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany Fri 05 May 2023

Regensburg

The university town of Regensburg’s well-preserved medieval structures include a twelfth century stone bridge with sixteen arches and a thirteenth century twin-spired cathedral.

Kelheim, Germany

Kelheim, Germany Fri 05 May 2023

Kelheim, Germany
Nuremberg

Nuremberg, Germany Sat 06 May 2023

Nuremberg

The medieval city of Nuremberg is well known for its breweries, beer gardens and Christmas markets

Bamberg

Bamberg, Germany Sun 07 May 2023

Bamberg

Immerse yourself in the old town of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site alive with history. With your knowledgeable local guide, walk the same cobbled streets as medieval traders did. During your leisure time you might like to savour the traditional smoked beer of the region (B, L, D)

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Wurzburg, Germany Mon 08 May 2023

gardens of the wurzberg residenz in wurzberg

Rococo and baroque architecture adorns the narrow streets of scenic Wurzburg and spills over at The Residenz, a UNESCO-protected palace with 360 rooms decorated with frescoes, paintings, gilt work and mirrors.

Wertheim

Wertheim, Germany Tue 09 May 2023

Wertheim
Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

Miltenberg, Germany Tue 09 May 2023

Miltenberg Bavaria Germany

The small medieval town of Miltenberg in Bavaria boasts stunning half-timbered houses and Faust Brewery, one of the oldest in the country

Rudesheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany Wed 10 May 2023

Rudesheim, Germany

Well known for its winemaking, Rudesheim is a Rhine Valley town so well known for its winemaking that the town’s medieval Brömserburg Castle also houses a wine museum inside its walls

Rhine River

Koblenz, Germnay Wed 10 May 2023

Rhine River

The romantic Rhine River flows down from the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and Western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. Historically significant for centuries, a Rhine River cruise means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy-tale villages, hilly vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Rhine River

Cologne, Germany Thu 11 May 2023

Rhine River

The romantic Rhine River flows down from the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and Western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. Historically significant for centuries, a Rhine River cruise means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy-tale villages, hilly vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Canal at sunset, Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands Fri 12 May 2023

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.

What's included *

  • 101:Plus, book by 8pm 16th June 2022 and receive 10,000 BONUS Cruise Miles in celebration of the Platnium Jubilee
  • 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
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your EmeraldEXPLORER rewards

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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 Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers, Emerald Destiny will guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water and help you to explore many of the continent’s most arresting and enchanting cities.

What’s on board: Daytime Pool & Bar, Evening Cinema, Fitness Area, Games Area, Golf Putting Green, Hair Salon, Horizon Bar & Lounge, Navigation Bridge, Reception, Reflections Restaurant, Retractable Glass Roof, Sky BBQ, Sun Deck, The Terrace, Walking Track, Wellness Area and much, much more.

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
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Emerald Cruises FAQs

Do Emerald Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Emerald Cruises do have a Flexible Cancellation Policy. With Emerald Cruises, guests can defer their travel plans and transfer to an alternative Emerald Cruises departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure up until 31 December 2022. 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 river 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: 21/03/2022

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