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Emerald Waterways Offers “Suite Deals” on 2018 European River Cruises This Wave Season

Book by February 28 to Receive Complimentary or Reduced Air, Onboard Extras and Cabin Upgrades



Boston, January 12th, 2018Emerald Waterways, winner of Cruise Critics Editor’s Pick for “Best River Line for Value” for the past three years, is kicking off the new year—and wave season—with unbeatable deals on 2018 river cruises. With two tempting offers on the table, cruisers can choose the deal best suited to their travel plans and no matter which they opt for, receive savings of up $3,600 per couple. All offers are for new bookings made by February 28, 2018 and on a space available basis.


  • Guests booking a suite on any 2018 Europe river cruise itinerary will receive either free airfare (for sailings of 14 nights or more) OR reduced airfare of $295 per person (for sailings of 7-13 nights) from major U.S. gateways OR, if they book their own air, a $1,000 per person reduction in the cruise fare for sailing of 14 nights or more, or $500 reduction for 7-13 night sailings. In addition, these guests will receive a complimentary Premium Drinks Packageand one free Discover More tour during their sailing.


  • Guests can elect to book a regular stateroom and enjoy a complimentary 2-category upgrade into one of Emerald Waterways’ signature suites


Emerald Waterways offers deluxe European river cruises on the Rhine, Rhône, Saône, Douro, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers, with journeys ranging from eight to 24 days. One of Emerald Waterways’ most popular itineraries, the eight-day Danube Explorer, sails between Budapest, Hungary and Passau, Germany with ports of call in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities including historic Vienna and charming Durnstein. Highlights of this sailing include an optional exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and several guided hikes and bike tours through some of Germany and Austria’s most picturesque regions.


For those wanting to explore Provence, the eight-day Sensations of Southern France voyage travels between Lyon and Arles along the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the Emerald Liberté. Guests will visit several of the quaint country villages that are synonymous with this region and be introduced to its rich history with tours of the area’s castles, palaces and ruins. The region’s wine and culinary offerings are highlighted through wine, cheese and olive tastings as well as an on-board, Provençal style dinner cooked by acclaimed local chef and Top Chef France finalist, Fabien Morreale.


Emerald Waterways is a four-star river cruise line boasting contemporary, deluxe ships, outstanding service and an incredibly inclusive pricing plan. Cruise fares include all transfers; all port charges; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited specialty tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities.


Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways’ seven Star-Ships offer sailings in Europe and an exclusive charter on the RV Mekong Navigator for sailings in South East Asia. Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar and the Volga River in Russia. In 2018, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, that will take 228 guests on polar adventures as well as the Med, Caribbean, the Americas and Europe.


Additional information can be found by contacting your local travel agent; on Emerald Waterways’ website, in the U.S. and in Canada; or by calling the US consumer/travel agent reservations line (855-222-3214) or Canadian consumer/travel agent reservations line (855-444-0161). Brochure orders may be placed on the website, or a digital downloadable version is available.