Celebrate the New Year in style and book an award-winning European river cruise with Emerald Cruises. Relax and unwind while you discover the awe-inspiring towns and cities that border Europe’s historic rivers.

With contemporary innovation and carefully curated itineraries at the very heart of our river cruise experience, every day is an exciting blend of diverse culture, fascinating history, and excellent gastronomy, as you enjoy the perfect balance of time spent on board and onshore, unwinding on board our state-of-the-art Star-Ships in between days exploring inspiring destinations.

With exceptional savings on balcony suites across our collection of 2022 Rhine, Main, Danube, and Rhône river cruises, our New Year Sale is your opportunity to book that small ship cruise you’ve been dreaming about.


Availability is limited. Book now to secure your preferred suite and sailing.

So Much Is Included with our 2022 European River Cruises

Every one of our handcrafted European River Cruise itineraries comes with so much included as part of our promise of exceptional EmeraldVALUE:

  • Spacious boutique hotel-style accommodations
  • All on-board meals and gourmet dining
  • Wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner 
  • Guided city tours and EmeraldEXCURSIONS
  • Extra-special cultural excursions with our EmeraldPLUS programme
  • Guided active experiences and excursions with our EmeraldACTIVE programme
  • Dedicated Activity Manager for a variety of onboard and onshore entertainment
  • Exceptional service from your Cruise Director and crew
  • All port charges and taxes are included
  • Plus, all tipping for onboard and onshore staff is included

Offer ends March 31. Book online today, call us at 1 855 444 0161, or contact your travel advisor. 

Award-winning value, 5 years and running

"The entire European river cruise was absolutely splendid with great accommodations, outstanding food, interesting tours, awesome staff, and wonderful cultural events provided on board." - Guest sailing onboard Emerald Dawn (August 2019)

Book with Confidence

Platinum Protection Plan*

Take advantage of our Platinum Protection Plan (PPP) at just $395 per person per river cruise for added peace of mind when booking your 2022 vacation. By adding this plan you are covered if you fall ill, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up until 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and PPP cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less PPP cost). Learn more

Flexible Booking Policy*

Defer your travel plans by transferring to an alternate departure date or itinerary or cancel up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing with no fees from Emerald Cruises (third party fees may apply). For cancellations, the value of the booking will be applied as a Future Travel Credit (FTC) which is valid for 24 months. This flexible booking and cancellation policy does not apply to Russia river cruises.

Having been the muse for decades of artistic legacy, the majesty of the Danube river is no myth. Winding through 10 of Europe’s most breath-taking countries, it encompasses four capital cities, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bratislava, all of which are must-see pit stops.

A mighty river by anyone’s standards, the legendary Rhine river flows through six countries and has served as a link between the north and south of Europe since the Romans. The Main River is considered one of its major tributaries, while the ‘romantic’ Moselle meets it in Koblenz.

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise Collection

Few countries inspire travellers quite like France, a culture of elegance and fine cuisine exists with the most picturesque of backdrops and exquisite architecture. Journey south along the Rhône and Saône as you navigate between Lyon and Arles, via Chalon-sur-Saône and Avignon, exploring all things quintessentially French. Cut a dramatic course through the mountain ranges and world-class wine estates, as ancient castle ruins dot the riverbanks, offering an insight into the charming past of this beautiful country.

France River Cruise Collection

New Experiences For 2022


Hit multiple destinations on your travel bucket list within one worry-free trip

Epic Voyages Combine our Best Cruises

Explore our collection of epic river cruise voyages and enjoy the most savings when you combine river cruise itineraries.

Offers end March 31. Book online today, call us on 1 855 444 0161 or contact your travel advisor.

*Terms and Conditions: New Year Sale Offers are available for new bookings only made between January 5, 2022–March 31, 2022 on Rhine, Main, Danube, or France cruises in 2022. No retroactivity to existing bookings including engaging the Deposit Protection Plan or Flexible Booking Policy on an existing booking to avail this offer. A non-refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required within 48 hours of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure unless taking the 5% Early Payment Discount. Save 25% of 2022 Europe River Cruises (excluding Douro and Russia) when booking select cabin categories: C, B, A, AP, S, SA & RA. Savings are based on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items. These offers are combinable future travel credits vouchers, loyalty voucher, travel showcase information offers and new groups booked and deposited during promotional period only. Offer is not combinable with any other exclusive offer or discount. 5% Early Payment Discount: Save an extra 5% on bookings paid in full 6 months prior to departure or at time of booking if departure is less than 6 months away. If full payment is not received by deadline, these additional savings will be removed from your booking. Early payment savings is applicable on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, hotel stays and other additional items. All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Prices are in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy and lowest cabin category available. Port charges and taxes are included in the price. Availability is limited and subject to change.

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