Emerald Waterways, Europe’s newest deluxe river cruise company, has announced exciting additions to their 2016 River Cruising program, including two new itineraries in Europe; a 16-day Southeast Asia sailing on the Mekong River; a new addition to the company’s fleet of award-wining Star Ships; and fare reductions of up to 21% off 2015 pricing.
For US travelers interested in experiencing the growing trend of riving cruising, there’s never been a better time to book: Emerald Waterways has lowered fares on all their European itineraries, with savings up to 21% off 2015 prices. Solo travelers can save even more—up to 40% off 2015 pricing. The popular eight-day Danube Delights itinerary starts at just $2,095 per person, double, making river cruising not just one of the most relaxing ways to see Europe, but also one of the most affordable.
Emerald Waterways’ 2016 European itineraries now number 10, including the brand new “Paris & Legends of Moselle, Rhine and Main” and “Enchanting Forest, Mountains & Rivers” sailings—both of which offer the opportunity to extend the journey with land-based tours before and after the cruise. The 14-day “Paris & Legends of Moselle, Rhine and Main” itinerary begins in Paris and travels to Prague, giving guests two full days to explore each of these iconic European cities. The cruise portion of the trip, which sails from Trier to Nuremberg, winds through Southern Germany and explores charming, small towns steeped in history. Pricing starts at $3,735 and includes the sailing as well as lodging in Paris and Prague. For those who wish to forgo the land portion of the trip, the eight-day cruise is being sold separately, with pricing starting at $2,395.
Guests will have the opportunity to travel from Munich to Budapest on the “Enchanting Forests, Mountains & Rivers” itinerary, also debuting in 2016. This 13-day trip encompasses three countries and one mighty river: the Danube. Two days on land in both Munich and Budapest reveal vibrant cities worth exploring, while the cruise, which sails from Passau to Budapest, travels the most picturesque sections of the Danube. The itinerary also includes an overnight in Vienna, allowing more time to explore this vibrant city. Pricing on this itinerary starts at $3,855 including the cruise and hotels. The eight-day cruise alone is being sold separately, with pricing starting at $2,445.
Emerald Waterways has always offered passengers the option to enjoy the use of one of their many bicycles as a way to explore any of the ports. In 2016, the bikes will also be used for guided tour excursions on several itineraries, including the two new sailings. The guided bike tours will be part of Emerald Waterways’ Discover More program, which introduces a variety of ways to more fully explore specific attractions, delve deeper into cultural themes and actively participate in popular activities.
2016 marks Emerald Waterway’s first foray into Asia with a 16-day cruise along the iconic Mekong Ri

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