Emerald Waterways, winner of Cruise Critics Editor’s Pick for “Best River Line for Value” for the fourth year running, is now accepting bookings for their 2020 river cruise season. Guests booking any 2020 sailing before May 14, 2019 will pay 2019 fares and receive an additional discount of CAD$3,000 per couple on sailings of 15 days or longer, and CAD$2,000 per couple on sailings of 8 to 14 days.
New for the 2020 season, Emerald Waterways is offering a colourful twist on the popular 'Jewels of the Rhine' cruise with their 'Tulips & The Rhine' itinerary. Sailing between Amsterdam and Basel in April—the height of tulip season in Holland—the itinerary will include a visit to the iconic Keukenhof Gardens. Also known as the Garden of Europe, Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens boasting nearly 80 acres abloom with more than seven million multicoloured flower bulbs.
Emerald Waterways fleet of river ships also sail the Danube from Germany to Romania; the Main and Moselle rivers in Germany; the Rhône and Saône in Southern France; and the Douro in Portugal.
Emerald Waterways’ river cruises offer 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. On touring days, hotel accommodations, internal flights, and transfers are also included.
Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways' eight branded Star-Ships offer river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the MS Rossia along the Volga River in Russia; theAdriatic Princess and Adriatic Pearl yachts in Croatia; and the MS Hamees on the Nile.
Additional information can be found by contacting your local travel agent or on Emerald Waterways’ website www.emeraldwaterways.ca.