Start planning your vacation early and secure the best spaces and prices on 2023 sailings of our high demand deluxe European river cruises. Book by December 15, 2021 and you will receive:

  • 15+ day River Cruises: FLY FREE* (Air credit $1,000)
  • 8-14 day River Cruises: FLY FOR $295* (Air credit $700)
  • Douro River Cruises: FLY FOR $395* (Air credit $600)
  • 5 day River Cruises: FLY FOR $495* (Air credit $500)

PLUS, receive our complimentary Deposit Protection Plan* (value of $125 per person) with all cruises.

Every one of our handcrafted European River Cruise itineraries already 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
  • A 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

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

Awarded 5 years in a row and running by the discerning editors of Cruise Critic, "Best River Cruise Line for Value"!

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Book & Cruise with Confidence

Free Deposit Protection Plan* (value of $125 pp)

Secure your vacation now with just $500 per person. If anything unexpected should happen, Emerald Cruises won't charge you change fees (third party fees may apply) to change your cruise date before your final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Simply re-book an alternative future departure or take a travel credit which can be used within 24 months.

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. Not applicable to Russian river cruises.

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 2023 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

As the lifeblood of Europe for centuries, the mighty Danube has amassed a robust collection of tales to share with travellers setting sail along its storied blue waters. Serving as an important trade route, past and present for the 10 diverse countries lining its banks, the Danube also hosts famous European capitals such as Vienna and Budapest. Its charm has inspired some of history’s most well-known creatives and continues to delight modern culture vultures.

The equally impressive Rhine traverses six countries as it connects communities from northern to southern Europe, and boasts its own rich history dating back to Roman times. The Main River, an important Rhine tributary, is home to quaint German villages and ancient castles while the pretty Moselle cuts a fine figure through France, Luxembourg and Germany, and offers ample opportunity to sample fine local wines in idyllic settings.

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15+ Day Splendours of Europe 8-14 Day Cruises 5 Day Cruises
FLY FREE (Air credit $1,000*)
FLY FOR $295 (Air credit $700*)
FLY FOR $495 (Air credit $500*)
FREE Deposit Protection Plan
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Save an extra 10%
Pay in full 12 months prior
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Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise Collection

The culture and cuisine of France are famous worldwide – with good reason. And a voyage along the Rhône and Saône rivers is a delightful way to immerse yourself in the French joie de vivre and discover why this exquisite country continues to enchant visitors every year. Sample France’s renowned delectable cuisine and celebrated wines as you journey through striking mountain ranges and picturesque countryside villages. Uncover the country’s fascinating historical tales along a course that covers Lyon, Arles, Chalon-sur-Saône and Avignon.
  *per person
8-14 Day Cruises 5 Day Cruises
FLY FOR $295 (Air credit $700*)
FLY FOR $495 (Air credit $500*)
FREE Deposit Protection Plan*
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Save an extra 10%: Pay in full 12 months prior*

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France River Cruise Collection

Portugal’s “River of Gold” is brimming with local treasures awaiting your discovery. Foodies, culture enthusiasts and sun-seekers alike will delight in sailing past dramatic, terraced landscapes dotted with terracotta tiled cottages and charming vineyards. Port wine has been produced for over two millennia in the Douro River region, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you can sample local varietals on the sun-kissed banks of this captivating river.
   *per person 8+ Day Cruises
FLY FOR $395 (Air credit $600*)
FREE Deposit Protection Plan*
Save An Extra 10%: Pay in full 12 months prior*

Douro River Cruise Collection

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

*Terms and Conditions: 2023 Early Access 2023 European river cruises: Valid for new bookings made by December 15, 2021. 15+ Days: Fly Free or receive an air credit of $1,000 per person. 8-14 Days: Fly for $295 or receive an air credit of $700 per person. 8-Day Douro River Cruises: Fly for $395 or receive an air credit of $600 per person. 5-Days: Fly for $495 or receive an air credit of $500 per person. Offers non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Availability is strictly limited, subject to change anytime without prior notice and available only on a first come first served basis. Offers cannot be retroactively applied to previous bookings. Offer applicable to Future Travel Credit (FTC) bookings. FTC holders with airline credit, please contact Emerald Cruises contact centre. A non–refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required 90 days prior to departure for Early Access offer.

A secondary non–refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due 8 months prior to departure (or required at time of booking if less than 8 months to departure). Maximum flight included is $1,550 per person. Tax and ticket surcharges may apply. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Once the flight is booked, the flight tickets are 100% non-refundable and non-changeable. Savings offer is available if flight offer is declined. Economy Air only on Emerald Cruises choice of airlines from 11 specific Canadian gateways: YHZ, YYZ, YOW, YUL, YQR, YXE, YWG, YEG, YYC, YVR, YYJ. All other gateways will incur a surcharge. Flights must be booked by Emerald Cruises and are based on the brochure tour dates. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges. See below for further terms on booking your flights with Emerald Cruises.

Offers are combinable with EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty voucher, Information session or webinar vouchers and is available to new groups booked and deposited during promotional period (no retroactivity). Offers are not combinable with exclusive promotions, FTC bookings with air credits, celebrity hosted cruises, solo offers, travel/trade discounts, Friends & Family rates, interline, distressed discount offers, “Same Cruise, Same Price” promotion, other Early Payment discounts, or any other restricted/special/exclusive offers. Offers may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Super Earlybird offer (SEB): Save an additional 10% off the full cruise fare and cabin upgrade price when booking cabin categories C, B, A, AP, S, SA & RA and paying in full 12 months prior to departure. Once sold out or if full payment is not received, the standard fare will apply. SEB is combinable with other offers where applicable. SEB savings are applied to the cruise element only i.e. excludes flights, gratuities, port charges, hotel & land costs. Offer is limited in number, cabin category and departure date. Once sold out the full fare applies.

Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan (“DPP”) offer valued at $125 per person is applicable to new non-future travel credit bookings only. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only protects the deposit amount paid on your Emerald Cruises river cruise prior to the final payment.

Additional Flight offer details: For all booking made with a flight offer, a second non-refundable deposit of $1500.00 per person is required 8 months prior to the date of departure. Failure to pay the deposit at 8 months prior to the date of departure shall result in the flight offer being removed from your booking and an Air Credit being applied instead. If your travel date is in less than 8 months prior to departure date, the second non-refundable deposit of $1500.00 per person is due at the time of booking. Please contact our reservation department to advise of the itinerary and dates of travel that you/your clients are requesting, so we can proceed in confirming your flights. The flight arrangements can be made 11 months prior to departure, but no later than 6 months prior to departure. If flights are not booked 6 months prior to the departure date, an air credit will automatically be applied to your file. Please note if you are upgrading your flight to premium economy or business class, the upgrade fee is due at the time of booking your flight. Once flight have been booked, the flight tickets are 100% non-refundable and non-changeable. Please ensure the spellings of guest names on the booking correspond with spellings of their names on their passport. Any errors in names, dates etc. will be subject to penalties anywhere up to the cost of a new ticket. Guests can choose to take the savings offer if they prefer to make their own arrangements for flights to departure port.

For full booking terms and conditions, visit this page.