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Save 35% on over eighty 2022 European river cruise sailings with Emerald Cruises by September 4, 2021.

Exclusive Sale

2022 European River Cruises

Cruise Critic members, welcome aboard for your exclusive sale on 2022 European river cruises. Get the most from your return to travel with the most generous sale you'll find on our 2022 collection - 35% savings on over eighty 2022 European River Cruise sailings. 

Now is the ideal time to turn your dream vacation into reality, with the perfect pairing of these rare savings and exceptional EmeraldVALUE. Immerse yourself in the stylish surrounds and superb service of the 'Best Cruise Line for Value' for five years running, awarded by Cruise Critic. Sail to historic landmarks along Europe's most iconic rivers, relaxing in contemporary style knowing every detail is taken care of and so much is included. 

Book your world-class Emerald Cruises experience today and sail this ship of savings before it's gone!

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.

Quote promo code CCTHIRTYFIVE to save 35% on your cruise

Call us on 1 833 387 5785 and quote CCTHIRTYFIVE at time of booking to receive this exclusive savings. Looking for a departure date not shown below? Just ask our reservations consultants for other available offers on 2022 European river cruises.

To book or get a quote, contact our Call Centre at 1-833-387-5785. Offer ends on Sept. 4, 2021.

Exceptional EmeraldVALUE - It’s All Included!
Transfers to and from the airport and your Star-Ship
Port charges and taxes included
Features indoor heated pool that converts into a cinema
Boutique hotel-style suites
Daily excursions with EmeraldPLUS or EmeraldACTIVE
✓ All onboard meals and gourmet dining
✓ Wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
✓ Top service from an English speaking crew
All gratuities are taken care of
✓ PLUS so much more

Choose from these exciting river cruise itineraries and departure dates!

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15-day Splendours of Europe (Amsterdam to Budapest)

Begin your epic two-week journey in Amsterdam, before navigating the waters through Germany, Austria and Hungary. End in beautiful Budapest. View Itinerary

Now from $5,070 pp (19 departure dates in June – October available in 2022.)

June 9*, 24*, 26 | July 7, 10, 16*, 23*, 24*, 30 | August 4*, 6, 18, 19, 21* | September 24*, 29* | October 13, 14, 22

*Departure operates in reverse
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8-day Danube Explorer (Munich to Budapest)

Walk the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities, explore Austria’s wine-growing region and marvel at the fusion of old and new in musical Vienna and eclectic Budapest. View Itinerary

Now from $2,720 pp (13 departure dates in April – October available in 2022.)

April 3*, 10, 14*, 21 | May 12* | July 17, 21*, 28 | August 27* | September 3, 3* | October 9, 27*

*Departure operates in reverse
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8-day The Majestic Rhine (Frankfurt to Basel)

Your journey through Germany includes a visit to see Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, while Koblenz, Mannheim’s beautiful architecture the Black Forest will be sure to amaze. View Itinerary

Now from $2,720 pp (6 departure dates in April - October 2022.)

April 2*, 23 | June 5* | September 4, 11* | October 16

*Departure operates in reverse

8-day Tulips & the Rhine (Amsterdam to Basel)

Begin your journey in the enchanting Black Forest, discover archaic Germany in Koblenz and Heidelberg, while delighting in local wine tastings. Conclude the trip with a vibrant celebration of all things quintessentially Dutch in Keukenhof Gardens. View Itinerary

Now from $2785 pp (1 departure date in April 2022.)

April 15

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8-Day Danube Delights (Nuremberg to Budapest)

An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube and through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals and sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear. View Itinerary

Now from $2,785 pp (7 departure dates in April - October  2022.)

April 7, 17*, 24 | September 2* | October 22, 28*, 30*

*Departure operates in reverse

Iron Gate, Romania

8-day Jewels of the Rhine (Amsterdam to Zurich)

Architecture, history, and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey down the Rhine, beginning in the Dutch capital and sweeping up Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest on its route. View Itinerary

Now from $2,980 pp (3 departure dates June- October available in 2022.)

July 3* | October 15*, 23*

*Departure operates in reverse
Emerald Waterways Excursion

9-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe (Bucharest to Budapest)

Discover five unique countries embracing the banks of the iconic Danube River, while immersing yourself in the extraordinary experiences of lunch with a Croatian family, a Puszta Horse Show, and an on-board Serbian folklore show. View Itinerary

Now from $3,180 pp (5 departure dates in May -  October available in 2022.)

May 4*, 29 | June 1* | October 7*, 22*

*Departure operates in reverse
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8-day Sensations of Lyon & Provence (Nice to Lyon)

Journey to the country’s gastronomic beating heart, Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner on board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale. View Itinerary

Now from $3,015 pp  (9 departure dates in April– October available in 2022.)

April 9* | June 18* | July 2*, 16*, 23, 30* | August 13* | October 8,* 29

*Departure operates in reverse

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8-day Legendary Rhine & Moselle (Frankfurt to Bernkastel)

Sailing through picturesque settings fit for a fairy tale, this idyllic journey includes visits to imperial castles, a guided tour to uncover beautifully preserved Roman remains and palate-pleasing wine tastings. View Itinerary

Now from $2,720 pp  (10 departure dates in April– October available in 2022.)

April 9, 16*  | June 12, 19* | August 21, 28* | September 18, 25* | October 2, 9*

*Departure operates in reverse

5-day Christmas in Southern France (Marseille to Marseille) 

Join this truly festive journey, delving into Avignon’s lively celebrations including carol singing, parades and folk dances. Experience Medieval France’s winter wonderland and witness Christmas in true Provence style. View Itinerary

Now from $2,200 pp (2 departure dates in December in 2022.)

December 10*, 14

*Departure operates in reverse

5-day Christmas Time on the Rhine (Frankfurt to Basel) 

This magical journey transports you to charming cobblestone streets and timber-framed houses in Strasbourg, the enchanting Black Forest region and Medieval Freiburg. Traditional Christmas carols sung on board will have you feeling festive in no time. View Itinerary

Now from $2,120 pp (2 departure dates in December available in 2022.)

December 12*, 16 

*Departure operates in reverse

5-day Christmas Time on the Danube (Vienna to Budapest) 

Inspire your Christmas spirit with the old-world charm of Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava. Explore the twinkling festive markets and savour the sweet scents and delectable flavours of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. View Itinerary

Now from $2,055 pp (2 departure dates for November - December available in 2022.)

November 29 | December 17*

*Departure operates in reverse
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8-day Secrets of the Douro (Porto to Porto)

On this 8-day roundtrip cruise from Porto, discover the Douro Valley's most inspiring destinations including Régua, Pocinho, Pinhao and stunning Salamanca. View Itinerary

Now from $3,225 pp (2 departure dates in August - November available in 2022.)

November 5, 12

15-day Christmas Markets of Europe (Amsterdam to Budapest) 

Europe’s famed Christmas markets bring the Yuletide season alive with awe-inspiring architectural backdrops, sparkling fairy lights and fragrant gingerbread. Sip deliciously spiced mulled wine, sample traditional fare and discover unique Christmas gifts and souvenirs to take home. View Itinerary

Now from $4,650 pp (1 departure date in December available in 2022.)

December 3

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8-day Holland & Belgium in Bloom (Amsterdam to Amsterdam) 

Ancient communities and modern technology converge for a truly fascinating journey through the vibrant and culturally rich countries of Holland and Belgium. Art-lovers will rejoice at Antwerp's Medieval center, where colourful and quirky Amsterdam delights all your senses. View Itinerary

Now from $2,950 pp (1 departure date for April in 2022.)

April 2

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We can't wait to welcome you on board our sparkling clean Star-Ships in 2022!
We polished up the finer details that'll make your voyage fun and safe so all
you need to do is enjoy the journey. Watch our video to find out more about
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Quote promo code CCTHIRTYFIVE to save 35% on your cruise

Call us at 1-833-387-5785 or contact your travel advisor to book.

*Terms and Conditions: Exclusive for Cruise Critic members: Save 35% off the current brochure price on select sailings of 5-day and longer Emerald Cruises’ 2022 European River Cruises. Valid from August 20th – September 4th, 2021. Must quote code CCTHIRTYFIVE at time of booking. New bookings only. Strictly no retroactivity to existing bookings. Discount is applicable to cruise + cabin upgrade pricing only, and is not applicable on port charges, added flights, or land extensions. Offer can be used with Future Travel Credit that does not carry an Air Credit. Offer is strictly not combinable with any other promotion including Early Payment savings. Offer can be combined with EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty vouchers. Offers are strictly capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices in Canadian dollars based on double occupancy and lowest cabin category available. Prices subject to availability. Availability is limited, may sell out without notice and subject to change. Prices listed above include savings. Port charges and taxes are included in the price but are not discounted. Offer available to new groups booked and deposited during promotional period; not combinable with any other groups offer. Deposit Protection Plan (DPP) is available for an additional $125 per person; not available when used in conjunction with Future Travel Credit. DPP not available to purchase inside 90 days to departure. A non–refundable initial deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. For full booking terms and conditions, visit this page.