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European River Cruises

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Such a relaxing time on a wonderful river. Our beautiful ship, complete with incredible service, was an absolute dream. Paul and Stacey Holt


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Our exciting and unique destinations, exceptional contemporary amenities and service, and amazing range of thoughtful inclusions and options are designed so you can completely relax—and revel—in a truly deluxe trip. Our award-winning international fleet of Star-Ships is the river cruising experience you’ve always wanted, and more.

So, whether you’re an Emerald Waterways regular or looking to try something new, we have an exciting collection of itineraries in 2019 for you to explore.

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What's new for 2019

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE Introducing Europe's most innovative river cruise ships

As part of our promise for Exceptional EmeraldVALUE, everything you need is included in the price of your trip. From all meals, complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner, all airport transfers, gratuities and onshore excursions. Such dedication is testament to our determination to strive to exceed your expectations and the reason we have been awarded the Editors’ Picks ‘Best for Value’ award three years running, by Cruise Critic. For those who like to keep active, as well as our included excursions, our EmeraldACTIVE program offers the opportunity to explore some of Europe’s most treasured landmarks in alternative ways. Guided bicycle tours in picturesque locations like Vienna and Dürnstein, as well as group hikes through the Black Forest in Germany or the vineyards of Tournon in France, are just some of the activities you can look forward to.

Discover the rivers of Europe in style

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European River Cruising 8-Day Danube Delights Nuremberg to Budapest

8-Day Danube Explorer Passau to Budapest NEW

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8-Day Classic Danube Nuremberg to Vienna

8-Day Lower Danube Waltz Vienna to Belgrade

9-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe Budapest to Bucharest

15-Day Splendours of Europe Amsterdam to Budapest

8-Day Jewels of the Rhine Amsterdam to Basel

8-Day The Majestic Rhine Mainz to Basel

8-Day Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main Nuremberg to Bernkastel

8-Day Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium

Happy sailing!

8-Day The Charms of Holland & Belgium

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Amsterdam to Amsterdam Amsterdam to Amsterdam

8-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence Lyon to Arles

8-Day Secrets of the Douro Porto to Porto

Christmas Markets Cruises

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Inspiring days ashore

We look forward to welcoming you on-board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship soon.

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Discover the rivers of Europe in style… With itineraries ranging in length from eight to fifteen days, our river cruises along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Douro and Rhône offer an insight into the history of each magnificent waterway. What were once integral trade routes are now gateways to cultural enlightenment, to be navigated in style on-board an award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. The Rhine is a reminder of the historical region’s diverse and eventful past, while the Main explores the states of Bavaria and is the primary transportation route for Frankfurt’s industrial region. As Europe’s second-longest river, the Danube stretches through 10 countries, flowing through breath-taking landscapes that feature architectural masterpieces and cultural landmarks. The Douro winds its way from Spain, through Portugal, its banks lined with quaint villages and world-famous vineyards, while the Rhône, France’s second-longest river, has served as an important trade route through centuries of change and revolution. Amsterdam

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Main-Danube Canal

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Nuremberg

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SWITZERLAND Chalon-sur-Saône

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Rhône Douro

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Porto Arles Vega de Terrón

PORTUGAL SPAIN

Just back from an amazing cruise and already looking to see which river to explore next with you. Sarah and Darren Pole 4

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 What's new NEW for 2019 We're delighted to introduce two new exciting itineraries for 2019, as well as our brand new EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty program.

8-Day Classic Danube Nuremberg to Vienna Nuremberg, Bavaria’s second largest city, possesses a fascinating insight into German military history. By coach tour the Nazi rally grounds, the Justice Palace and the WWII Documentation Centre. Sail the final stretch of the Main-Danube canal on your way to Regensburg and walk the cobblestone streets of Passau and view the Oberhaus Fortress from below. Remember the victims of the 14th century bubonic plague during your time in Linz, and visit Dürnstein’s 800-year-old Benedictine Abbey, before enjoying a coach or bike ride around Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse.

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For full details see pages 34-37.

8-Day Lower Danube Waltz Vienna to Belgrade

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Navigate Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse by coach or as part of a guided bike tour, explore Budapest on a guided city tour, during a hike to Buda Hill and enjoy a romantic evening river cruise along the Danube, through Budapest. On the Hungarian and Croatian border, the picturesque town of Pécs has architectural landmarks like the Early Christian Mausoleum for you to explore, while invitations to lunch with Croatian locals in Osijek and visits to Novi Sad and Belgrade introduce Serbia’s hidden gems during guided tours.

Danube SLOVAKIA

Budapest

HUNGARY ROMANIA

CROATIA

Lower Danube Silistra

SERBIA BULGARIA

For full details see pages 38-41.

EmeraldEXPLORER Loyalty Program Upon returning from your first river cruise, you will automatically become a member of our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club, entitling you to exclusive benefits, including savings on future cruises, advance notice of new itineraries, special offers, and much more. For every subsequent cruise you take with us, you will earn extra points. Visit emeraldwaterways.ca/explorer for more details.

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE We want you to have complete peace-of-mind when travelling with Emerald Waterways, so our inclusive promise ensures all you have to worry about is enjoying your trip. Unlike many other river cruise lines, on-board tips and return transfers between the airport and the ship are included in the overall price, while a selection of drinking and dining options treat the senses to a diverse adventure. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner, and every delectable dish is thoughtfully prepared by our chefs to suit the path on which you’re travelling. Feel inspired by your days ashore, as our local tour guides walk you through the heart of beautiful towns and cities, imparting a wealth of knowledge. Those who are more active may embark on guided bicycle rides and hikes, all of which are included, as part of our Exceptional EmeraldVALUE.

Dinner at Reflections Restaurant

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live. Hans Christian Andersen 6

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So much is included...

Taking in the sights in Budapest

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I nnovative on-board features like a heated pool with retractable roof and cinema*

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Boutique hotel-style accommodation with spacious cabins and our refreshing open-air balcony system in all our suites

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All on-board meals and a collection of highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant

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A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner

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Complimentary specialty coffees and teas available at all times

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Bottled water restocked daily

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Excellent service from an English-speaking crew

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Complimentary bicycles on-board for daily use‡

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points for every Emerald Waterways River Cruise, entitling you to exclusive benefits. Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board

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2019 River Cruises at 2018 Prices Plus

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* Emerald Radiance: Pool is located on the Sun Deck with no cinema. † Owner's One-Bedroom, Riverview and Grand Balcony Suites only. ‡ Complimentary bicycles not available on-board Emerald Radiance. § Please refer to the Terms and Conditions on pages 88-91 for airport transfers information.

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Enjoy your balcony, whatever the weather

Stunning! The perfect floating hotel with every comfort we could have wished for. Paul and Mary Sumner 8

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Innovation is at the heart of what we do Our award-winning Star-Ships cut a chic figure on the waterways of Europe where comfort and innovation combine across our custom-built fleet. From each thoughtfully appointed suite or stateroom to every public area, every corner of the ship is designed with you in mind and features a wealth of on-board amenities to make your journey truly unforgettable. We aim to create spectacular surprises that you wouldn’t expect to find on a river cruise ship. Our indoor heated pool with retractable roof transforms into a cinema in the evening, and our ingenious all-weather balcony system allows you to enjoy your balcony, whatever the weather. The perfect oasis in which to unwind, day or night.

Unwind and enjoy a drink by the pool

Europe's most stylish fleet Honouring the beauty of some of the world’s most aesthetically-stimulating waterways, each member of our fleet has been carefully designed to complement the flow of the rivers we sail. Tasteful and modern décor provides a wonderful setting from which to enjoy the picturesque landscapes that pass by your window, whether that’s while relaxing in your sumptuous suite or stateroom, talking with new friends in the spacious public areas or reading a book poolside.

Stylish modern decor is on show across our fleet.

Custom-built to cater for all, if you can tear yourself away from the peaceful surroundings of the pool area, there is so much more to discover. If you like to keep active, you can do so in the contemporary gym, or head to the Sun Deck at the top of the ship, for a jog or leisurely walk on the running track. Alternatively, your time on the water can be spent relaxing in the spa, as one of our expert beauty therapists indulges you in one of our many restorative treatments. Or, you can enjoy some 'me' time in the elegant surrounds of your suite or stateroom, your home away from home. Superior service is all part of the experience and we provide an excellent staff-to-guest ratio, so that every minute you spend on-board, our crew can use their invaluable expertise to exceed all your expectations.

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Relax in our on-board heated pool One of the ways we look to bring the highlights of an ocean cruise to the intimacy of Europe’s rivers is with our on-board heated pool. Located on the Horizon Deck on the majority of our vessels, this sanctuary of calm features floor-to-ceiling surrounding windows and a retractable roof, welcoming in a cool river breeze on hotter days. Enjoy endless views of the picturesque landscape as you take a dip, or choose to relax on comfortable lounge chairs on the decking area while you read a book. One of the ship’s most impressive features is that the pool transforms into a cinema at night. An innovative function which sees the floor rise through the pool’s surface as a large screen is lowered. See pages 18-19 for more information. The Emerald Radiance Star-Ship, sailing Portugal’s Douro region, features a heated Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck, to make the most of the beautiful Portuguese sun as you sail.

Indoor heated pool on most Star-Ships

I loved swimming in the pool every morning it's such a great way to start the day. Rita Johnson 10

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Enjoy a game on the Sun Deck or simply soak up some rays

Sun Deck The top deck of our Star-Ships boasts the Sun Deck*. A panoramic rooftop space, home to a walking track, putting green and games area, as well as deck chairs and sun-loungers, perfect for warmer climates. Why not challenge your new-found companions to a spot of putting or 'X's and 'O's, accompanied by the sensational backdrop of each magnificent river bank village, town or city? Feel the breeze as you navigate your way through the heart of Europe’s most spectacular towns and cities. Raise a toast with new friends and watch as areas of outstanding natural beauty pass by. Those travelling on Emerald Radiance through Portugal’s Douro region, can look forward to doing so from the outdoor heated Serenity Pool, a truly indulgent way to experience some of the country’s highlights.

View from the Sun Deck

Fitness & wellness area Our gym, complete with modern equipment and towels, suits those wishing to keep active during their time on-board. The hairdresser in the wellness area gives you the opportunity to book in for a hair cut, new style or even a beard trim. A lovely way to treat yourself in time for an important celebratory evening or the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Indulge in one of our spa treatments

Spa treatments Indulge in a little ‘me’ time as our experienced team of beauticians and therapists help you unwind during a massage or facial. From the River Breeze Facial, to reinvigorate and freshen the skin, to the Aroma-Oil-Massage to ease fatigue, sooth soreness and release tension.

Bose® sound systems

* Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges.

You'll find the very latest Bose® technology throughout all our communal areas, providing excellent quality sound to accompany evenings spent catching up with new friends in our Horizon Bar & Lounge, or enjoying a nightcap.

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Sit back and relax in our comfortable Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

The most comfy beds we have ever slept in on a ship. Snug as a bug! Louise and John Donaldson 12

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Contemporary suites & staterooms Our suites and staterooms are chic and modern, something you would expect from those of a world-class hotel. Inspired by innovation and contemporary design, we have five suite and stateroom grades. In all suites, the traditional French balcony has been substituted for our ingenious all-weather system, transforming your balcony into the perfect place for you to enjoy the endless river views, regardless of the weather, while our staterooms offer a picture window, perfect for admiring the views. All suites and staterooms offer an extensive list of features, from luxurious toiletries and a revitalizing shower in your spacious en-suite bathroom, to a queen size* or twin hotel-style bed, draped with luxurious linens. Not forgetting, a flat screen HDTV and infotainment system, free Wi-Fi to keep you connected with loved ones, and a bottle of water, replenished daily. We also provide trekking poles to assist on guided walking tours and hikes, and an umbrella for those few rainy days.

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine on your balcony

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Among the most spacious on Europe’s waters, measuring between 160ft² and 180ft², we’ve put every effort into designing an elegant retreat for you to unwind in. Modern white and wood combinations create a tasteful and tranquil space for you to catch up on some reading, learn about the next destination on your itinerary, or watch a film on your HDTV. Take some time out as you sail past numerous points of outstanding beauty, soaking up every minute from your very own furnished allweather balcony. In place of the traditional French balconies, this state-of-the-art feature is an inspired replacement, allowing you to enjoy the feeling of sitting outside, close to the water and its banks, come rain or shine. A handy mini fridge means that any local food you pick up during your days ashore can be kept fresh and local wine and beers can be kept chilled. Jump in the revitalizing shower using complimentary toiletries, for the perfect way to begin and end yet another fantastic day’s exploring, before getting comfortable in your boutique hotelstyle bed. Everything you could possibly need to accompany your sensational journey has been thoughtfully considered, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the cruise of a lifetime.

* Excludes Emerald Single Staterooms.

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Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite The embodiment of luxury and spacious design, choose to stay in one of only four of these superior suites which measure between 285ft² and 315ft². You’ll enjoy exceptional features—such as a separate living room and bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite, a spacious bathroom, and a walk-in closet, allowing you to fully unwind and unpack. Enjoy a complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily, that’s perfect for entertaining guests. Our Owner's One-Bedroom Suites also include luxe touches and amenities, such as complimentary laundry service for four items a day; delicious continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats delivered to your suite daily; a Nespresso machine for on-demand enjoyment of your favourite blends; and a complimentary iPad for your convenience to use throughout the cruise. Plus an invite to the Captain’s table promises to be a memorable experience, as you enjoy your evening meal in the company of the ship’s Captain and fellow guests.

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

 aving upgraded to an Owner's One-Bedroom Suite, H we were amazed with all the inclusions. Brian and Thelma Grant 14

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Grand Balcony Suite

Grand Balcony Suite Enjoy relaxing in your generously-appointed suite, measuring between 207ft² and 210ft². Marvel at the magnificent landscape, or watch the sunrise from your floor-to-ceiling all-weather balcony space, while enjoying a continental breakfast, brought to your room. Complimentary snacks delivered to your suite add that extra special touch to your evenings, whether it’s delicious canapés before dinner or sweet treats to indulge in before bed. As well as this, your personal Nespresso machine means you can relax with a creamy cappuccino or latte at any time of the day. For those special evenings, make the most of your complimentary laundry service, which invites you to have two items washed per day, just in time for that special occasion or Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Staterooms Located on the Riviera Deck, our staterooms range from 153ft² to 170ft², larger than the average standard stateroom on European waters. Picture windows are perfect for admiring the ever-changing views, while free Wi-Fi and HDTV and infotainment system, en-suite bathroom with revitalizing shower and luxurious toiletries mean you can transform this lovely space into your perfect home away from home. Single staterooms*, from 105ft² to 117ft², with deluxe single beds, provide excellent value for money, while couples will find that the Emerald Staterooms offer plenty of space to accommodate two.

Riverview Suite

Riverview Suite Guests sailing Portugal’s Douro on-board Emerald Radiance will have the opportunity to book a Riverview Suite, measuring 300ft². Thoughtfully located at the back of the ship, floor-to-ceiling windows and our innovative indoor balcony system offer endless views of the magnificent locations that line the banks of the river, at any time of the day. Although the size and layout of this wonderful suite is unique to this ship, most of the fantastic inclusions you’d expect from the Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite are included. Enjoy hotel-style beds and pillow menus, to a Nespresso machine and complimentary in-suite mini bar.

* Single Staterooms not available on Emerald Radiance.

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Trained sommeliers

A celebration of cuisines

Reflections Restaurant

The great choice of locally sourced wine really complemented top class food. Stacey and Ashley Rider 16

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The flavours of Europe Our experienced chefs take great pride in preparing your dishes to the highest quality standards, and in ensuring our menus showcase the fantastic regional cuisines of Europe. From decadent five-course à la carte dining in the Reflections Restaurant, to light bites with breath-taking views at The Terrace. Indulge in a carefully chosen selection of red and white wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch or dinner, all included in the price of your vacation.

Reflections Restaurant Dinner Menu Starters Beetroot Carpaccio with horseradish mousse and apple vinaigrette (v) Chicken liver pâté with port wine jelly, pear and fig jam

Soups Game cappuccino Tomato essence with basil quenelles (v)

Entrée Tiger prawn salad with Asian-style glass noodles

Main Course Chateaubriand. Whole roasted beef fillet with sauce Béarnaise, vegetable bouquet, baked potato and crepe roulade Pesto marinated salmon fillet with champagne sauce, leaf spinach, rissolées potatoes Broccoli flan with mushroom cream and gratinated rosemary polenta (v)

Dessert Baked Alaska ‘Emerald’ Fresh fruit salad Strawberry ice cream with mandarin compote and vanilla cream

Reflections Restaurant Located on the Vista Deck, the Reflections Restaurant is the centre point of our on-board dining experience. This elegant space accommodates tables of two-to-ten, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows offering incredible views of the river. A continuously evolving menu captures seasonal and regional flavours, complementing your days spent ashore. Begin your mornings with a hearty breakfast from the buffet, offering hot and cold favourites as well as fresh fruit, cereal and fresh smoothies. A morning of exploration is followed by a delicious lunch back on-board where you can choose from regional delicacies like Austrian Schnitzel and Hungarian Goulash, as well as many familiar classics from home. Expect truly memorable on-board dining experiences, from start to finish. Every Emerald Waterways River Cruise begins with a festive Welcome Buffet Dinner where you'll meet the intimate group of cruise guests, and ends with a sumptuous Captain’s Farewell Dinner where you share mutually treasured moments in camaraderie with new-found friends.

Complimentary drinks Complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner is all par for the course and our wonderfully attentive team will always be on-hand to help you choose a drink to best complement your à la carte meal. Our sommelier carefully hand-picks our wine selection each evening, sourced from local and regional vineyards. Robust reds and delicate whites are served to showcase the best of what the local region has to offer. Our extensive drinks menu also consists of premium favourites and rarer labels to tempt when the mood takes you (additional charge).

Selection of international cheeses

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Enjoy a front row seat

We loved having the chance to watch our favourite films on the big cinema screen. Carol Montgomery 18

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Cultural shows & entertainment As the host on-board, our Cruise Directors strive to ensure there’s never a dull moment during an Emerald Waterways River Cruise. With this in mind, a fantastic range of entertaining activities are available for you to enjoy and, thanks to the unique design of our Star-Ships, we are able to host traditional performances in the Horizon Bar & Lounge, or movie nights in the cinema. A unique event program throughout your cruise is sure to suit everyone.

Horizon Bar & Lounge

Horizon Bar & Lounge The ship’s social heartbeat offers a spacious, contemporary and comfortable haven, day and night. Treat yourself to local wines, beers, spirits, cocktails or a variety of teas and coffee before taking a seat on our plush sofas to catch up with new-found friends in the relaxed surroundings.

Unwind in the Horizon Bar & Lounge

On selected afternoons and evenings, you will be invited to enjoy traditional performances by local performers. From a Bavarian oom-pah band to a Hungarian dance group, there’s no finer way to immerse yourself in the culture of each wonderful destination you visit, and in such an opulent setting.

Evening cinema

A chance to mingle with your fellow guests

On-board our ships sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube and Rhône, you can make your way to the back of the ship, where our heated pool is situated. On selected evenings, this oasis of calm transforms into a hub of entertainment. Watch in awe as the floor rises through the pool's surface and a screen is lowered in preparation to show a selection of classic and contemporary films throughout your cruise. Grab your complimentary popcorn and take a seat in our comfortable armchairs, the movie is about to begin... On-board the Emerald Radiance, sailing Portugal's Douro River, all films are available in your suite or stateroom, courtesy of your flat-screen television and infotainment system.

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Make the most of our complimentary on-board bicycles

Your tour guides are the best, with a perfect mix of being informative, interesting and funny. Glynn and Linda Kelly 20

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Inspiring days ashore: Off the beaten track Every one of our unforgettable cruises has been designed to showcase the best of what the local region has to offer. Whether you’re exploring the romantic Rhine or tasting the port in Porto, you can look forward to an included excursion in almost every destination you visit. From UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites and fairy-tale castles, to grandiose cathedrals and cosmopolitan cities, your time spent ashore is expertly designed to showcase the best of what every region has to offer. As many as 16 destinations across up to five different countries offer the perfect platform to absorb an array of culture and tradition. And, each of our itineraries features at least one extra-special EmeraldPLUS experience, as well as an array of exciting EmeraldACTIVE highlights, all included in the price of your cruise.

Enjoy traditional cake and coffee at the home of a Slovakian family

EmeraldPLUS Gain a deeper understanding of each destination you visit on an authentic adventure which seeks to avoid tourist hotspots. From visiting a Slovakian family’s home for traditional cake and coffee, and watching a cooking presentation on the making of traditional Black Forest cake, to an enchanting guided tour of the multicoloured acres of tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. If you're sailing France's Rhône onboard Emerald Liberté as part of the Sensations of Lyon and Provence itinerary, you'll be invited to a Provençal dinner on-board prepared by celebrity and finalist on Top Chef, Fabien Morreale.

Immerse yourself in local history and culture

EmeraldACTIVE Our range of outdoor activities suit the more active guest, so if you love to explore during bicycle rides and walking excursions, look out for them on your chosen itinerary. Most of our Star-Ships carry a number of bicycles* for you to borrow free of charge, a fun and practical way to explore independently and at your own pace. You'll also find trekking poles in your suite or stateroom, to aid on walks, if necessary. Embark on a bike tour of the rolling vineyards of the Wachau Valley, a guided walk through vineyards in Tournon, a canoeing experience on Portugal's Douro and even take part in on-board yoga lessons.

* Bicycles are subject to availability and rented out on a first come, first served basis. Bicycles are not available on Emerald Radiance.

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Extend your cruise Pre and post cruise packages If you’d like to enhance your journey with some additional delightful days to explore, we offer a range of pre or post cruise city stays and touring options in many of Europe’s most spectacular destinations, whether it's Berlin or Prague, Lisbon, Nice or Budapest. Choose from our range of city stays, perfect for those who want to explore independently, or select our more inclusive pre and post cruise touring options. Included in the price you pay, you'll stay in centrally located luxury hotels offering breakfast daily and providing all transfers between the ship, hotel and the airport. Most city stays include a half-day guided city tour, while pre or post cruise touring includes the help of a dedicated Tour Director. For full details, speak to your Emerald Waterways cruise expert or visit emeraldwaterways.ca .

Charles Bridge, Prague

We'd always wanted to visit Prague; adding it on to the end of our cruise gave us the perfect opportunity. Rachael and Ian Tomkins 22

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Medieval astronomical clock, Prague

Where else can Emerald Waterways take you? Pick from a selection of city stays or touring options that combine with your chosen itinerary and look forward to staying in wonderful hotels, centrally located to help you navigate each city with ease. In need of some inspiration? We've selected four of our favourites, to highlight what you can look forward to when you arrive. Berlin Extension ƒƒ Three nights at the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre ƒƒ Welcome drinks and breakfast included ƒƒ Guided city tour of Berlin ƒƒ Transfers to and from airport

Spotlight on Prague

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Available on: The Majestic Rhine

A city of comparative beauty to that of Rome and Paris, Prague is a favourite pre/post tour among Emerald Waterways guests as they flock to witness the spectacular 9th century cobbled lanes that twist like a maze, where ancient chapels, hidden courtyards and hilltop castles provide excellent reasons to wander. Cute cafés serving Trdelník, or bars serving notoriously delicious beer, are also somewhere to punctuate your exploration with. Explore the sights of the Old Town, not forgetting the beautiful Little Square and the astronomical clock. Walk across the Charles Bridge, spanning the width of the inspiring Vltava River and, once you reach the other side, the 1,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage-listed Prague Castle stands proudly atop a hill, boasting magnificent views of the city from its viewpoint.

Lisbon Extension

You'll stay for three nights in the stylish Grandium Hotel (or similar), situated in the heart of the city, just steps from public transport links. Unwind in modern rooms, complete with Wi-Fi, and enjoy traditional and international cuisines in the summer garden.

ƒƒ Welcome drinks, breakfast and dinner included

Available on: Danube Delights, Danube Explorer, Lower Danube Waltz, Splendours of Europe, Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main.

ƒƒ Three nights at Hotel Jupiter Lisboa ƒƒ Welcome drinks, breakfast and dinner included ƒƒ Guided tour in Lisbon ƒƒ Transfers from Porto to Lisbon Available on: Secrets of the Douro

Nice Extension ƒƒ Three nights at Hotel Splendid ƒƒ Welcome drinks, breakfast and dinner included ƒƒ Guided coach tour of Nice & Monte Carlo ƒƒ Transfers to and from airport Available on: Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Budapest Extension ƒƒ Two nights in Marriott City Centre or similar

ƒƒ Guided city tour of Budapest ƒƒ Transfers to and from airport Available on: Enchantment of Eastern Europe

If you would like more information on extending your journey in one of these beautiful locations, our cruise experts will be delighted to help. Please visit emeraldwaterways.ca or call 855 444 0161.

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DiscoverMORE Add to your experience On your Emerald Waterways cruise you can look forward to an included excursion almost every day of your cruise. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to insightful walking tours, each one of our itineraries features a collection of complimentary activities in a wealth of destinations. If you’re eager to explore further, we have a unique portfolio of enhanced experiences which allows you to do just that. DiscoverMORE is a collection of optional excursions, activities, experiences and tours. Customize your on-shore excursions to your own interests! Go ahead and explore your excursion options—Emerald Waterways is right there with you.

Salzburg

Explore even further Our Splendours of Europe river cruise itinerary features an included, guided full-day sightseeing tour of Passau, but as there isn’t enough time to also visit historic Salzburg, you can opt to DiscoverMORE with these alternate full-day excursion options instead. On our Danube Delights cruise, participate in the included tour of Vienna—or DiscoverMORE with a trip to the enchanting imperial Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg Empire and considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe, and follow your full day trip with a DiscoverMORE Viennese concert in the evening, exclusively for Emerald Waterways guests.

Schönbrunn Palace

Customized to your interest We now also offer DiscoverMORE cycling expeditions in selected ports; if you choose, take to the streets and experience Europe’s most impressive sights from a quintessentially European, active perspective. Simply pick your favourite DiscoverMORE options and confirm your choice with our reservations department before leaving home or with your Cruise Director on the day of embarkation. Please contact our reservations staff or see your Cruise Director once on board to enquire about pricing.

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Travel with friends Great options for group adventures There's nothing like sharing wonderful memories with loved ones, so we've made group travel super easy. Our excellent communal areas facilitate larger groups, so you can discuss the delicious cuisine during meal times spent together, and toast to special evenings you'll always remember, in the spacious Horizon Bar & Lounge. And, if you're looking to get together in a private setting, our cinema area can be reserved for larger groups, the perfect venue for a personal and special occasion, which we can also help to organize. Groups of as few as 10 people can book a deluxe cruise on-board our state-of-the-art Star-Ships, with full or partial ship charters available on selected routes and itineraries, for even more exclusivity.

Special Groups Offer: Don’t miss your chance to book your 2019 group at 2018 prices, plus receive $1,500 off per person on 15+ itineraries and $1,000 off per person on 8-14 day itineraries. We offer competitive group perks as well when you book 5 cabins or more. Contact our experienced Group organizers today at 844 788 7987 to learn more.

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8-Day Danube Delights

8-Day Danube Delights River Cruise From Bavaria to Budapest, join us for an 8-day river cruise on the Danube River. Travelling from Munich to the exquisite capital of Hungary, you’ll uncover the wonders of this majestic European river. This insightful itinerary crosses into four countries, offering a unique insight into their past and present simultaneously. Guided walks along the cobblestone streets of Germany tell their own story, and city tours of Vienna and Budapest exemplify how times past can shape the future.

Day 1

Arrive Munich – Nuremberg

Day 2

Kelheim – Regensburg

Day 3

Passau – Linz

Day 4

Melk – Dürnstein

Day 5

Vienna

Day 6

Bratislava

Day 7

Budapest

Day 8

Depart Budapest

Regensburg

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GERMANY

Nuremberg Kelheim Regensburg

7 Passau Munich

Dürnstein

SLOVAKIA

Vienna

Melk

Bratislava

AUSTRIA Budapest

HUNGARY 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

St George's Abbey Church, Kelheim

Nuremberg to Budapest Departing April-October 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE MUNICH – NUREMBERG Arrive at Munich Airport and transfer to Nuremberg to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube Canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea. Meals: Dinner DAY 2 KELHEIM – REGENSBURG This morning's cruise takes you through a picturesque stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Kelheim, before cruising along the Danube to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved Medieval cities. This afternoon, embark on an included guided walking tour of Regensburg where you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall which dates back to the 14th century. This evening, enjoy a traditional Bavarian band on-board EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Bavarian band on-board Included Excursion: A guided tour of Regensburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3 PASSAU – LINZ Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River. Included Excursion: A guided tour of Passau Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg DAY 4 MELK – DÜRNSTEIN Melk is home to the astonishing 900 year old Benedictine Abbey. A fine example of Baroque architecture that stands on a rocky bluff above the Danube River. The ancient abbey with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft of imperial corridor and its huge library, hosting an extensive collection of old manuscripts, is truly a sight to see! After taking you on a fascinating included tour of Melk Abbey, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. Dürnstein Castle is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the Crusades in the 12th century. Those feeling more active can join a guided hike to the historic landmark. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle Included Excursion: A tour of Melk Abbey Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest

DAY 5 VIENNA

DAY 7 BUDAPEST

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. See Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, view the city as part of a guided bike tour.

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest, or join a guided hike to the Buda Hill.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour Included Excursion: A drive around the Ringstrasse and a guided walk through Vienna’s city centre

This evening, the ship will take you for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, while enjoying a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Hungarian folklore show

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldPLUS: Budapest evening cruise

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill Included Excursion: A guided bus tour of Budapest Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour of Budapest Jewish Heritage

DAY 6 BRATISLAVA Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. In the afternoon, you can either take part in the EmeraldACTIVE hike to Bratislava Castle or the EmeraldPLUS home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family.

DAY 8 DEPART BUDAPEST After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner. EmeraldPLUS: A home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family EmeraldACTIVE: A hike to Bratislava Castle Included Excursion: A walking tour of Bratislava Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWNB

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite $6,370

Apr: 15, 28*

$3,495

$3,570

$3,495

$4,245

$4,595

$4,990

$5,495

May: 05, 11*, 15*, 18, 26*

$3,695

$3,770

$3,695

$4,445

$4,795

$5,190

$5,695

$6,570

Jun: 07, 15*, 16, 23*, 30

$3,895

$3,970

$3,895

$4,645

$4,995

$5,390

$5,895

$6,770

Jul: 20*, 21*, 26*, 28

$3,495

$3,570

$3,495

$4,245

$4,595

$4,990

$5,495

$6,370

Aug: 02, 05*, 24

$3,495

$3,570

$3,495

$4,245

$4,595

$4,990

$5,495

$6,370

Sep: 06*, 20*, 22, 27

$3,895

$3,970

$3,895

$4,645

$4,995

$5,390

$5,895

$6,770

Oct: 12*, 19, 22*

$3,295

$3,370

$3,295

$4,045

$4,395

$4,790

$5,295

$6,170

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse Budapest to Nuremberg.

Extend your stay in Prague  Staying in the centrally located Hotel Yasmin, you'll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous astronomical clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Blatna Castle is available.

3 nights from $545 per person „„ Three nights at Hotel Yasmin or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Dinner & entertainment at a local tavern „„ Coach transfer from Budapest „„ Included guided walking tour of Prague „„ Optional DiscoverMORE tour to Blatna Castle. „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Danube Explorer

8-Day Danube Explorer River Cruise The iconic Danube River guides you on a gentle journey, enabling you to soak up Europe’s cultural wonders at leisure. Sail the picturesque Wachau Valley to enchanting Dürnstein. Visit the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, drive around Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse to view the city's marvellous architecture, and let inspiring Budapest tell tales of its past, while proudly looking forward to the future.

Day 1

Arrive Munich – Passau

Day 2

Passau

Day 3

Linz

Day 4

Melk – Dürnstein

Day 5

Vienna

Day 6

Vienna

Day 7

Budapest

Day 8

Depart Budapest

Passau

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GERMANY

Passau Dürnstein Munich

Linz

SLOVAKIA

Vienna Melk

7

AUSTRIA Budapest

HUNGARY 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Melk Abbey

Passau to Budapest Departing April-October 2019

DAY 3 LINZ Linz, the "European Capital of Culture" in 2009 is a lively, modern city with a long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city centre with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz (part of your included city tour). After your tour, you will have time to stroll through the marvellous Old Quarter of the town or sit in a typical Austrian coffee house to taste some local specialties. Included Excursion: A guided tour of Linz

DAY 1 ARRIVE MUNICH - PASSAU You will be met and transferred from Munich Airport to Passau where a warm welcome awaits you from your captain and crew on-board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on-board.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour to Hallein Salt Mines DAY 4 MELK - DÜRNSTEIN

Meals: Dinner DAY 2 PASSAU Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Tonight, your captain will host a welcome dinner and cocktail reception. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike near Passau Included Excursion: A guided tour of Passau Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Melk is home to an imposing 900–year-old Benedictine Abbey, a fine example of Italian Baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Enjoy an included guided tour of the abbey, or join a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. After taking you on a fascinating included tour of Melk Abbey, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. Dürnstein Castle is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the Crusades in the 12th century. Those feeling more active can join a guided hike to the historic landmark. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle Included Excursion: A tour of Melk Abbey Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Matthias Church, Budapest

Linz

DAY 5 VIENNA Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. See Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, view the city as part of a guided bike tour. Then you'll have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of the city. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour Included Excursion: A drive around the Ringstrasse and a guided walk through Vienna’s city centre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss

Royal Palace of Buda – home to the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest History Museum, the National Library, Lion Courtyard, Matthias Well, and the statue of the Turul Bird; the mythological bird of the Magyars. The tour then continues to Fisherman’s Bastion situated on Castle Hill, where you’re free to admire the most breath-taking panoramic views of the city, before moving on to see Matthias Church and the iconic Chain Bridge that links Buda and Pest. This evening, the ship will take you for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, while enjoying a traditional Hungarian dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Hungarian folklore show EmeraldPLUS: Budapest evening cruise EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill Included Excursion: A guided bus tour of Budapest Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6 VIENNA Today, you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria's capital city. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Gala Dinner, while sailing to Budapest. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A tour to Bratislava

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour of Budapest Jewish Heritage DAY 8 DEPART BUDAPEST After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 BUDAPEST For an amazing end to a fantastic holiday, we welcome you to Budapest – Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Widely known as one of the continent’s most beautiful cities, Budapest is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and Heroes’ Square. Today, your private guided tour takes you past the

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE – It's all included in the price ■■

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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Complimentary specialty coffee and tea on-board.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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5 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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2 EmeraldPLUS activity including a Hungarian Evening Folklore Show.

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5 EmeraldACTIVE activities.

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A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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Complimentary on-board bicycles.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWPA

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Apr: 14*, 21

$3,045

$3,120

$3,045

$3,795

$4,145

$4,540

$5,045

$5,920

Aug: 04*, 11

$4,045

$4,120

$4,045

$4,795

$5,145

$5,540

$6,045

$6,920

Oct: 13*, 20

$3,845

$3,920

$3,845

$4,595

$4,945

$5,340

$5,845

$6,720

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse, Budapest to Passau

Extend your stay in Prague  Located centrally and close to the city’s main attractions, Hotel Yasmin is your base for your three-night stay in Prague. Near to the city’s famous astronomical clock and Old Town Square, you’ll enjoy a guided city walk, and dinner at a local tavern, with authentic music to accompany. Includes breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Blatna Castle is available.

3 nights from $545 per person „„ Three nights at Hotel Yasmin or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Dinner & entertainment at a local tavern „„ Coach transfer from Budapest „„ Included guided walking tour of Prague „„ Optional DiscoverMORE tour to Blatna Castle. „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Classic Danube

8-Day Classic Danube River Cruise Beginning in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, enjoy a trip through the country's military past during visits to the Nazi rally grounds, before sailing to the beautiful preserved medieval city of Regensburg. Walk Passau's picturesque cobblestone streets and marvel at the magnificent Oberhaus Fortress. In Linz, you are invited to remember the victims of the bubonic plague of the 14th century, before Melk's Benedictine Abbey and the beautiful Wachau Valley precede classical music capital, Vienna.

Day 1

Arrive Munich – Nuremberg

Day 2

Nuremberg

Day 3

Kelheim – Regensburg

Day 4

Passau

Day 5

Linz

Day 6

Melk – Dürnstein

Day 7

Vienna

Day 8

Depart Vienna

Nuremberg

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NEW FOR 2019


GERMANY

Nuremberg

7

Regensburg Passau Dürnstein

Linz Munich

Melk

Vienna

AUSTRIA

7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Passau

Nuremberg to Vienna Departing July and August 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE MUNICH – NUREMBERG Arrive at Munich Airport and transfer to Nuremberg to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea. Meals: Dinner

DAY 3 KELHEIM - REGENSBURG This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Kelheim. Continue cruising along the Danube River to Regensburg, Bavaria’s fourth-largest city, recognized as the best preserved medieval city in Germany, with an intriguing skyline, historic monuments and level of hospitality that has earned legendary status. The UNESCO World Heritagelisted site bears witness to the town’s political, religious and economic history, and walking along the city’s narrow, cobbled lanes inspires imaginings of life centuries ago, in conjunction with the buzz of modern city living. On our guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Bavarian band on-board Included Excursion: A guided tour of Regensburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 2 NUREMBERG Today, you will embark on a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. You pass by the 900-year-old ramparts, the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946, the Nazi Party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938, among other historical sights.

DAY 4 PASSAU

Later, take a self-guided tour of the World War II Documentation Centre or enjoy free time in the city centre.

Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Nuremberg

EmeraldPLUS: An organ concert in church

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldACTIVE: A hike around Passau Included Excursion: A guided tour of Passau Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tours DiscoverMORE: Visit to open air museum DiscoverMORE: Bavarian beer tasting

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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Dürnstein Castle

Vienna

DAY 5 LINZ Austria’s third-largest city is situated on either side of the Danube River. A remarkable blend of culture, nature and industry, 2009’s Capital of Culture, Linz is surrounded by spectacular landscape. The city’s UNESCO City of Media Arts status recognizes it as one of the world’s most forward-thinking and its modern-day technological achievements are accompanied by a variety of historical, cultural and culinary highlights. Strolling the cobblestone streets and centuries-old architecture, its Main Square is one of the largest in Central Europe.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle Included Excursion: A tour of Melk Abbey Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 7 VIENNA

The rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. See Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, view the city as part of a guided bike tour.

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Linz

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldPLUS: Vienna fine arts tour

Your city tour takes in the impressive “Pestsäule”, the high column built to remember the victims of the bubonic plague epidemic of the 14th century, followed by the market squares.

Included Excursion: A drive around the Ringstrasse and a guided walk through Vienna’s city centre

DAY 6 MELK - DÜRNSTEIN Melk is home to the astonishing 900 year old Benedictine Abbey. A fine example of Baroque architecture that stands on a rocky bluff above the Danube River. The ancient abbey with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft of imperial corridor and its huge library, hosting an extensive collection of old manuscripts, is truly a sight to see! After taking you on a fascinating included tour of Melk Abbey, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. Dürnstein Castle is where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the Crusades in the 12th century. Those feeling more active can join a guided hike to the historic landmark.

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EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube, from Melk to Dürnstein

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese Concert with music from Mozart and Strauss DAY 8 DEPART VIENNA After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE – It's all included in the price ■■

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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Complimentary specialty coffee and tea on-board.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO 6 World Heritage sites.

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3 EmeraldPLUS activities including organ concert in Passau.

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4 EmeraldACTIVE activities.

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A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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Complimentary on-board bicycles.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWNV

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Jul: 27

$3,495

$3,570

$3,495

$4,245

$4,595

$4,990

$5,495

$6,370

Aug: 17*

$3,495

$3,570

$3,495

$4,245

$4,595

$4,990

$5,495

$6,370

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *This departure operates in reverse, Vienna to Nuremberg

Extend your stay in Budapest 

2 nights Extension Contact us for pricing

Magnificent architecture, boasting striking reminders of the past, stands proudly across the city, and a guided walking tour of Budapest is sure to unveil something magnificent at every turn. Staying in your centrally located, luxurious hotel, you’ll enjoy a welcome drink, as well as dinner upon arrival. Transfers to and from the airport ensure your transition is seamless and all you have to worry about is enjoying the inimitable views.

„„ Two nights at K&K Budapest or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome cocktail reception „„ Dinner at the hotel (arrival day) „„ Transfers from your ship to your hotel included „„ Guided city tour of Budapest „„ Transfers to and from airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Lower Danube Waltz

8-Day Lower Danube Waltz River Cruise Beautiful Vienna is the perfect introduction to your wonderful journey down the Danube. Tour the Austrian capital's main attractions, before enjoying a guided tour of quirky Budapest. Sail to the Hungarian-Croatian border at Pécs, marvelling at its renowned architecture, and join a local Croatian family for lunch in their home while in Osijek. In northern Serbia, Novi Sad is home to the 17th century Petrovaradin Fortress, and Belgrade promises an insight into some of Serbia's hidden gems.

Day 1

Arrive Vienna

Day 2

Vienna

Day 3

Budapest

Day 4

Mohács – Pécs

Day 5

Osijek

Day 6

Novi Sad

Day 7

Belgrade

Day 8

Depart Belgrade

Budapest

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NEW FOR 2019


Vienna

AUSTRIA

7

HUNGARY Budapest

Pécs

CROATIA

Mohács

Osijek Novi Sad Belgrade

7

Number of nights

SERBIA

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Pecs

Vienna to Belgrade Departing August 2019

Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest, or join a guided hike to the Buda Hill. This evening, the ship will take you for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, while enjoying a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show EmeraldPLUS: Budapest evening cruise

DAY 1 ARRIVE VIENNA Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music, where a warm welcome awaits you from your captain and crew on-board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill Included Excursion: A guided bus tour of Budapest Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Dinner

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour to Szentendre

DAY 2 VIENNA

DAY 4 MOHÁCS - PÉCS

Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. See Vienna’s worldfamous Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, view the city as part of a guided bike tour.

Today, you will sail to the picturesque town of Pécs. This ancient city in southern Hungary lies close to the Croatian border. Founded by the Romans, it is known for its architectural landmarks, such as the Early Christian Mausoleum, the first underground mausoleum open to visitors. The cemetery chapel is one of the biggest in the country, thought to have been built in the fourth century. Pécs Cathedral, also known as St. Peter’s and Paul’s Cathedral Basilica, is a Catholic church, constructed by architects from Italy, Lombardy and Hungary, towering over central Szent István Square and the domed Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kasim. Stepping inside unveils a large interior space with a spectacular arch and tabernacle main altar.

This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on-board.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour Included Excursion: A drive around the Ringstrasse and a guided walk through Vienna’s city centre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese Concert with music from Mozart and Strauss

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Pécs Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3 BUDAPEST Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Villány wine tasting

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

St. Sava Church, Belgrade

DAY 5 OSIJEK

DAY 7 BELGRADE

Osijek is an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks.

The Serbian capital, Belgrade, at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, dates back to the fourth century. Known for its imposing fortress, now home to numerous museums and Kalemegdan Park. Your city tour also includes a visit to Tito's Memorial and St. Sava Church which is the world's largest Orthodox cathedral.

EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family EmeraldPLUS: Meet the local village students

EmeraldPLUS: A Serbian folklore evening show

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Osijek

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Belgrade Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6 NOVI SAD Novi Sad, located northeast of Serbia, is considered a hidden gem on the banks of the Danube River. One of the main attractions, standing atop a riverside bluff, the Petrovaradin Fortress dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an iconic clock tower and a network of tunnels. Across the river is the Old Quarter, Stari Grad, site of the Gothic Revival Name of Mary Church and the neo-Renaissance City Hall. Included Excursion: A guided tour of Novi Sad

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A tour of the National Opera Theatre DAY 8 DEPART BELGRADE After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Visit to Sremski Karlovci

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LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWVB

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

03-Aug

$3,995

$4,070

$3,995

$4,745

$5,095

$5,490

$5,995

$6,870

10-Aug*

$3,995

$4,070

$3,995

$4,745

$5,095

$5,490

$5,995

$6,870

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *This departure operates in reverse, Belgrade to Vienna

Extend your stay in Prague  Staying in the centrally located Hotel Yasmin, you'll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous astronomical clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Blatna Castle is available.

3 nights from $545 per person „„ Three nights at Hotel Yasmin or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Dinner & entertainment at a local tavern „„ Coach transfer from Budapest „„ Included guided walking tour of Prague „„ Optional DiscoverMORE tour to Blatna Castle. „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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9-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe

9-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe River Cruise Five countries, all unique in their own way, accompany the Danube on its journey towards the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe. In Kalocsa, visit a horse farm for a special Puszta performance. Enjoy lunch in the home of a local Croatian family in Osijek and, in Belgrade, enjoy a guided city tour, before a Serbian folklore show on-board. Taste Romanian wine on the banks of the river, attend a choir concert in Arbanasi, and journey by road to Bucharest.

Day 1

Arrive Budapest

Day 2

Kalocsa

Day 3

Osijek

Day 4

Belgrade

Day 5

Kostolac

Day 6 Vidin Day 7

Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi

Day 8 Giurgiu – Bucharest Day 9

Depart Bucharest

Iron Gates

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HUNGARY Budapest Kalocsa

CROATIA

ROMANIA

Osijek

Bucharest

7

Kostolac

1 Iron Gates

Belgrade

Rousse

SERBIA

Vidin Arbanasi

Veliko Tarnovo 8

Giurgiu

Number of nights

BULGARIA

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Fortress Kalemegdan, Belgrade

Budapest to Bucharest Departing April-October 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE BUDAPEST Upon your arrival in Budapest, you will be met by your friendly Emerald Waterways representative and transferred from the airport to your luxury Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Unpack, relax and make yourself at home as you explore the fantastic facilities, like our on-board heated pool and spacious Sun Deck. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner and drinks.

DAY 3 OSIJEK Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening performance by Tamburica Band as you sail further down the Danube EmeraldPLUS: A home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village Included Excursion: Guided Tour of Osijek Fortress Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 4 BELGRADE

EmeraldPLUS: A Budapest evening cruise

Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St. Sava Church which is the world's largest Orthodox cathedral.

Meals: Dinner

EmeraldPLUS: A Serbian folklore evening show EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

DAY 2 KALOCSA

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Belgrade

Early this morning we sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This afternoon, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of the Magyar horsemen. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A tour of the National Opera Theatre

EmeraldPLUS: A visit to a Puszta Horse Farm Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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Bucharest

Veliko Tarnovo

DAY 5 KOSTOLAC Today you will embark on an incredible journey to the first and biggest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum. This site was one of the most important Roman cities and military camps in the period from the 1st to 4th centuries. Its exceptional strategic importance was reflected both in the defence of the northern border of the Roman Empire and in turn of communications and commercial transactions. Return to the ship and sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains, known as the Iron Gates. Included Excursion: A visit to Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 6 VIDIN This morning, arrive in Vidin, the most eastern town in Bulgaria. Your day will begin with an included tour visiting Port Cetate, a former Danube grain port in Romania, which has been turned into a cultural centre, preserving the architecture and traditions of the area. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike to Belogradchik rock fortress.

examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture. It is here you will be treated to a wonderful choir concert in one of the village's small churches, as part of our EmeraldPLUS program. You can also choose to embark on a guided hike to Ivanovo Church as part of our EmeraldACTIVE program. Tonight, join your captain for a farewell reception and dinner. EmeraldPLUS: A choir concert in Arbanasi EmeraldACTIVE: A hike to Ivanovo Church Included Excursion: A tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 8 GIURGIU DISEMBARKATION This morning, disembark your Emerald Waterways luxury River Cruise and journey by road to Romania's capital, Bucharest. Your city tour includes walking past the enormous Palace of the Parliament, Europe's largest building, constructed by former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. The city's wide avenues have a distinctly French feel; in fact the city is often referred to as the 'Paris of the East'. Included is a one night stay in Bucharest. Included Excursion: A guided drive through Bucharest Meals: Breakfast and dinner

EmeraldACTIVE: A hike to Belogradchik Included Excursion: A visit to Port Cetate

DAY 9 DEPART BUCHAREST

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and transfer to the airport.

DAY 7 ROUSSE - VELIKO TARNOVO & ARBANASI

Meals: Breakfast

Today, your ship will cruise to Rousse and visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'City of the Tsars'. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi, perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view.

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1 Night stay at Radisson Blu Hotel or similar.

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22 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $495 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWBB

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Apr: 22, 28*

$4,155

$4,230

$4,155

$4,905

$5,255

$5,650

$6,155

$7,030

May: 12, 18*, 25, 31*

$4,455

$4,530

$4,455

$5,205

$5,555

$5,950

$6,455

$7,330

Jun: 01, 07*

$4,455

$4,530

$4,455

$5,205

$5,555

$5,950

$6,455

$7,330

Jul: 05*, 07, 13*

$4,155

$4,230

$4,155

$4,905

$5,255

$5,650

$6,155

$7,030

Sep: 28, 29

$4,855

$4,930

$4,855

$5,605

$5,955

$6,350

$6,855

$7,730

Oct: 04*, 05*

$4,855

$4,930

$4,855

$5,605

$5,955

$6,350

$6,855

$7,730

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse, Bucharest to Budapest

Extend your stay in Budapest 

2 nights Extension Contact us for pricing

Enjoy staying in your luxurious and centrally located hotel, the city center Marriott or something similar. Budapest is the liveliest and most beautiful city in Eastern Europe. Take in the magnificent architecture as you explore the city, including walking across the stunning Széchenyi Chain Bridge separating the Buda from the Pest side.

„„ Two nights at K&K Budapest or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome cocktail reception „„ Dinner at the hotel (arrival day) „„ Transfers from your ship to your hotel included „„ Guided city tour of Budapest „„ Transfers to and from airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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15-Day Splendours of Europe

15-Day Splendours of Europe River Cruise An iconic glass-top canal boat cruise in Amsterdam precedes chocolate tasting in Cologne on this wonderful itinerary through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Promising natural beauty, medieval towns and hikes to hilltop fortresses, four capital cities offer a unique insight into the countries' past, present and future.

Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam

Day 9 Kelheim – Regensburg

Day 2

Amsterdam Cruising

Day 10 Passau – Linz

Day 3

Cologne

Day 11 Melk – Dürnstein

Day 4

Rüdesheim

Day 12 Vienna

Day 5

Miltenberg – Wertheim

Day 13 Bratislava

Day 6

Würzburg

Day 14 Budapest

Day 7

Bamberg

Day 15 Depart Budapest

Day 8

Nuremberg

Emerald Waterways cruise expert Lewis shares his Splendours of Europe River Cruise highlight. "Our EmeraldPLUS visit to the home of a Slovakian family was certainly a highlight. Learning about their lives while enjoying delicious coffee and home-made cake was a huge treat."

Cologne

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NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

14

GERMANY

Cologne Rhine Gorge

Rüdesheim

Miltenberg Bamberg

Wertheim

Würzburg

Nuremberg Kelheim Passau

Regensburg

Dürnstein Melk

AUSTRIA

14 Number of nights

SLOVAKIA

Vienna

Bratislava

Budapest

HUNGARY

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Rüdesheim Vineyards

Amsterdam to Budapest Departing April-October 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on-board. Meals: Dinner

DAY 4 RÜDESHEIM Cruise through the Rhine Gorge, with its stunning vistas. In the afternoon, we arrive in Rüdesheim. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or join a guided hike. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike through vineyards Included Excursion: A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 5 MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM Welcome to Miltenberg. After your included tour, you will be transferred by coach to the medieval town of Wertheim. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk around Miltenberg

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM CRUISING

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Miltenberg

This morning, either enjoy a glass-top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canal system or a guided bike tour, before sailing the Dutch countryside. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

After breakfast, visit the Bishops’ Residence, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate Baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

Included Excursion: A canal cruise Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 3 COLOGNE Founded by the Romans, and one of Germany’s oldest cities, Cologne is famous for its magnificent UNESCO World Heritagelisted Gothic Cathedral. Join your guide and explore the city including the Old Town. During your free time, shop for handicrafts or visit a local market before returning to the ship. Included Excursion: A guided walking tour of the city centre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour to Drachenburg Castle

DAY 6 WÜRZBURG

Included Excursion: A walking tour of Würzburg and a visit to the Bishops' Residence Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A tour to Rothenburg DAY 7 BAMBERG Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city with your guide. Admire hundreds of building facades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation.

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Bamberg

Budapest

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Bamberg

DAY 12 VIENNA

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Explore the famous sights of the Ringstrasse by coach and on foot, or join a guided bike tour.

DAY 8 NUREMBERG

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

Today, you will enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. Afterwards, take a self-guided tour of the World War II Documentation Centre or instead enjoy free time in the city centre.

Included Excursion: A drive around the Ringstrasse and a guided walk through Vienna’s city centre

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Nuremberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tours DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or

DAY 9 KELHEIM - REGENSBURG

DiscoverMORE: Schönbrunn Palace tour

This morning takes you through the final stretch of the Main–Danube Canal to Kelheim. Continue cruising along the Danube to Regensburg for a guided walking tour.

DAY 13 BRATISLAVA

EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Bavarian band on-board Included Excursion: A guided tour of Regensburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Visit to Bavarian Architectural Brewery

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, or join a hike to Bratislava Castle in the morning with a visit to a local family this afternoon. EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Bratislava Castle Included Excursion: A walking tour of Bratislava Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10 PASSAU - LINZ On this morning’s walking tour, see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral and return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.

DAY 14 BUDAPEST

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Passau

Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights, before a night–time cruise along the Danube, with accompanying traditional Hungarian folklore show.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Hungarian folklore show

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A tour to Salzburg

EmeraldPLUS: Budapest evening cruise EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill Included Excursion: A guided bus tour of Budapest

DAY 11 MELK - DÜRNSTEIN

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Enjoy a guided tour of Melk. Sail through the spectacular Wachau Valley, on to Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the Crusades in the 12th century.

DAY 15 DEPART BUDAPEST

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle Included Excursion: A tour of Melk Abbey Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $880 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,500 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWCR

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite $10,745

Apr: 27

$4,995

$5,120

$4,995

$6,490

$7,195

$7,745

$8,995

May: 01, 06*

$5,795

$5,920

$5,795

$7,290

$7,995

$8,545

$9,795

$11,545

May: 18

$6,345

$6,470

$6,345

$7,840

$8,545

$9,095

$10,345

$12,095

May: 27

$6,595

$6,720

$6,595

$8,090

$8,795

$9,345

$10,595

$12,345

Jun: 08*, 10*, 14*

$6,795

$6,920

$6,795

$8,290

$8,995

$9,545

$10,795

$12,545

Jul: 06, 12, 13*, 22

$5,995

$6,120

$5,995

$7,490

$8,195

$8,745

$9,995

$11,745

Aug: 09*, 23, 31*

$6,295

$6,420

$6,295

$7,790

$8,495

$9,045

$10,295

$12,045

Sep: 10, 14, 24*

$6,895

$7,020

$6,895

$8,390

$9,095

$9,645

$10,895

$12,645

Oct: 04*, 08, 19

$6,195

$6,320

$6,195

$7,690

$8,395

$8,945

$10,195

$11,945

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse, Budapest to Amsterdam

Extend your stay in Paris  

3 nights from $1,095 per person Extend your trip in this exciting capital city; one of Europe’s most beautiful and historically significant. A global center for art, fashion, culture and gastronomical experiences, with iconic architecture like the Eiffel tower and Notre Dame. Enjoy the expansive list of beautiful museums to visit, like the incomparable Louvre or Musée d’Orsay.

„„ 3 nights at Hotel Montparnasse or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome cocktail reception „„ Coach transfers between Amsterdam & Paris „„ Guided bus tour of Paris and Seine

navette included

„„ Free time to explore on your own „„ Transfers to and from the airport

Prague 3 night extension also available for this cruise All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Jewels of the Rhine

8-Day Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise Explore modern and quintessential Holland on a glass-top canal boat cruise, before sailing the countryside witnessing windmills and tulip fields. Enjoy a guided walking tour of modern Cologne and the juxtaposition of ancient Koblenz, continuing upstream to Heidelberg for a winetasting. Soak up Strasbourg’s beautiful architecture on a guided tour and, in Breisach, attend a Black Forest gateau presentation with tasting, and visit a typical Black Forest village.

Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam

Day 2

Amsterdam

Day 3

Cologne

Day 4

Koblenz

Day 5

Mannheim – Heidelberg

Day 6

Kehl – Strasbourg

Day 7

Breisach

Day 8

Depart Basel

Black Forest

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NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

7 Cologne

GERMANY Koblenz Mannheim Strasbourg

Heidelberg

Kehl

Breisach

Black Forest

FRANCE Basel 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

SWITZERLAND Cologne Cathedral

Amsterdam to Basel Departing April-October 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world-class museums, theatres and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

DAY 3 COLOGNE Cruise along the Rhine to Cologne, founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany's oldest and is famous for its magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral. After lunch on-board, join your local guide for an included tour of the Old Town, with free time for exploring. Cologne is one of Germany's largest and most modern cities, largely due to a rebuilding plan post World War II. It has many different museums and galleries including a Roman artifact museum. Included Excursion: A guided walking tour of the city centre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 4 KOBLENZ

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM

Cruise to the 2,000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a tour and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during World War II.

This morning you can decide to either enjoy a glass-top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s canals or a guided bike tour. Return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Tonight, the captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.

In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

Included Excursion: Tour of Koblenz and visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Meals: Dinner

Included Excursion: A canal cruise Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Moselle and Cochem Castle Visit 

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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Strasbourg

Breisach

DAY 5 MANNHEIM – HEIDELBERG

DAY 7 BREISACH

Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located in the southwest of Germany, at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. Here, you will visit the medieval town of Heidelberg, for an included guided tour.

Today, you will visit a typical Black Forest village, full of charm, many cuckoo clocks and other German specialities. Alternatively, take part in the guided hike through Black Forest trails.

Famous for capturing the hearts of international tourists, it has much to offer, with charm and character in abundance. One of its main attractions is the castle, perched on Mount Königstuhl, as well as the Old Bridge. Learn about the intriguing past of the 700-year-old fortress as you peruse its grounds in the company of your magnificent tour guide. Enjoy some free time there before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing. Included Excursion: A guided tour of Heidelberg EmeraldPLUS: Wine tasting in Heidelberg EmeraldACTIVE: Active hike to Heidelberg Castle Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 6 KEHL - STRASBOURG Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in northeastern France. It's also the formal seat of the European Parliament, sitting near the German border. Culture and architecture boast a blend of German and French influences, including the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame with sweeping views of the Rhine from its 142m high spire.

EmeraldPLUS: Black Forest cake assembling demonstration and tasting EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike through a typical Black Forest village Included Excursion: visit to Hofgut Sternen Black Forest Village Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 8 DEPART BASEL Welcome to Switzerland and Rhine-side town of Basel. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet, the city is known for its many internationally renowned museums, including the Kunstmuseum, the first collection of art accessible to the public in Europe. The city has become a commercial hub and important cultural centre since the Renaissance, and has emerged as a centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

Your included guided walking tour will incorporate the Grande Île, the historic city centre and UNESCO World Heritage-listed site known for its medieval black and white timber-framed and Baroque sandstone buildings, old tanning houses, canals and river locks. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring Strasbourg EmeraldPLUS: A guided tour of Strasbourg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWAB

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite $6,470

Apr: 13, 20*, 27*

$3,595

$3,670

$3,595

$4,345

$4,695

$5,090

$5,595

May: 04, 11*

$3,895

$3,970

$3,895

$4,645

$4,995

$5,390

$5,895

$6,770

Jun: 22, 24, 28, 29*

$3,895

$3,970

$3,895

$4,645

$4,995

$5,390

$5,895

$6,770

Jul: 5*, 15*

$3,595

$3,670

$3,595

$4,345

$4,695

$5,090

$5,595

$6,470

Aug: 17*, 24

$3,595

$3,670

$3,595

$4,345

$4,695

$5,090

$5,595

$6,470

Sep: 21, 28*

$3,995

$4,070

$3,995

$4,745

$5,095

$5,490

$5,995

$6,870

Oct: 05, 12*

$3,595

$3,670

$3,595

$4,345

$4,695

$5,090

$5,595

$6,470

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse, Basel to Amsterdam

Extend your stay in Lucerne/Zurich  Preserved medieval architecture and snowcapped mountains make for the most spectacular of settings for two of your three-night stays in Lucerne. Staying at the excellently located Hotel Monopol, you’ll enjoy a guided city tour, before moving onwards to Zurich for an overnight stay at the modern Crowne Plaza. Close to main transport links and the chic Zurich-West district. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Rigi Kulm-Weggis is available.

3 nights from $1,195 per person „„ Two nights at Hotel Monopol, Lucerne or similar „„ One night at Crowne Plaza, Zurich or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Coach transfer from Basel „„ Included guided city tour of Lucerne „„ Optional DiscoverMORE train and cable car to

Rigi Kulm-Weggis „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day The Majestic Rhine

8-Day The Majestic Rhine River Cruise Your journey through Germany includes a visit to Rüdesheim to see Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. While ancient Koblenz and Mannheim’s beautifully diverse architecture will be sure to amaze, as will your following exploration of the picturesque spa town of Baden-Baden in the southwest of the Black Forest. Take a coach to the Alsace capital Strasbourg and cross the border into France on a visit to Colmar, before heading home from Basel.

Day 1

Arrive Frankfurt – Mainz

Day 2

Rüdesheim

Day 3

Koblenz

Day 4

Mannheim – Heidelberg

Day 5

Rastatt – Baden-Baden

Day 6

Kehl – Strasbourg

Day 7

Breisach – Colmar

Day 8

Depart Basel

Emerald Waterways cruise expert Sophie, shares her Majestic Rhine River Cruise highlight. "The canal tour on a Batorama in Strasbourg was superb, a great way to see the sights including the famous Petite France, Tanners’ Quarter, the Covered Bridges and the Vauban Dam. Brilliant!"

The Majestic Rhine

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GERMANY Koblenz Frankfurt Mainz

Rüdesheim Mannheim Rastatt Strasbourg Colmar

FRANCE

Heidelberg

7

Kehl

Baden-Baden

Breisach Basel

SWITZERLAND 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Heidelberg

Mainz to Basel Departing July-August 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE FRANKFURT – MAINZ Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met and transferred to the ship in Mainz on the Rhine River. A warm welcome awaits from your captain and crew as your board your luxury Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on-board. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead.

DAY 3 KOBLENZ Cruise to the 2,000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during World War II. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei Statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a Medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend. Included Excursion: A tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Moselle and Cochem Castle visit

Meals: Dinner DAY 2 RÜDESHEIM Arrive in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. Your included tour will be a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue exploring and taste the famous “Rüdesheimer Coffee”, made with Germany’s most famous brandy, Asbach Uralt. Tonight, the captain will host a Welcome Gala Dinner.

DAY 4 MANNHEIM – HEIDELBERG Continue sailing to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. Visit the medieval town of Heidelberg including the impressive castle which overlooks the town. Enjoy free time to explore Heidelberg before returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing.

Included Excursion: A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum with Rüdesheimer coffee-tasting

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Heidelberg Castle

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Heidelberg

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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Baden -Baden

Colmar

DAY 5 RASTATT – BADEN-BADEN

DAY 7 BREISACH - COLMAR

Today, your journey will take you to the Rhine town of Rastatt. Your morning coach tour will take you to the hidden jewel of Baden-Baden. Nestled in the beautiful landscape along the border of the Black Forest, the international spa and cultural town is an indulgent paradise. Guaranteeing exquisite views, you can enjoy the art and culture, as well as each individual elegant boutique and the shops along the historic Kurhaus Colonnade. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, you can embark on a guided hike to the castle (Altes Schloss), as part of our EmeraldACTIVE program. Built in 1102, discover its secret dungeons and winding staircases, and enjoy the view of Baden-Baden, the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley from the lookout point.

Today, you'll have the choice to commence your magical morning with a tour to Colmar, a town in the Grand Est region of north-eastern France, close to the border of Germany. Cozy, cobblestone streets are lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings, as well as lively restaurants and shops. Your guided city tour will take you past the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes, Minster of St. Marti, and the Little Venice Quarter, among other charming places. The city is on the Alsace Wine Route, and local vineyards specialize in Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines. Those feeling more active can embark on a guided bike ride to Colmar as part of our EmeraldACTIVE program, passing by the beautiful Alsatian landscapes, before being transferred back to Breisach by coach after some free time to explore.

EmeraldACTIVE: A hike to Altes Schloss in Baden-Baden Included Excursion: A guided walking tour of Baden-Baden

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Colmar with wine-tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6 KEHL - STRASBOURG Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France and official seat of the European Parliament. In Strasbourg, you will have a canal tour on a "Batorama". Pass by the many attractions, in particular the famous Petite France and Tanners' Quarter, the Covered Bridges, the Vauban Dam, the Neustadt Imperial Quarter, and some European institutions. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Strasbourg.

DAY 8 DEPART BASEL Welcome to Basel, the centre for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

EmeraldPLUS A canal boat tour in Strasbourg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Strasbourg wine-tasting

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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Complimentary specialty coffee and tea on-board.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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1 EmeraldPLUS activity including a canal boat ride in Strasbourg.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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Complimentary on-board bicycles.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Jul: 01*, 08

$3,595

$3,670

$3,595

$4,345

Aug: 03*, 10

$3,595

$3,670

$3,595

$4,345

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWFB

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

$4,695

$5,090

$5,595

$6,470

$4,695

$5,090

$5,595

$6,470

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse, Basel to Mainz

Extend your stay in Berlin  Staying at the Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre, you will enjoy breakfast and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception, before a guided city tour of the intriguing German capital. Closely located to transport links and many main attractions, like the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, immerse yourself in this historic city, as its numerous landmarks, monuments, museums and bars bring it to life.

3 nights from $745 per person „„ Two nights at Crowne Plaza, Berlin or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Guided city tour „„ Near to the Brandenburg Gate & Reichstag „„ Flight from Frankfurt to Berlin included „„ Close to inner-city transport links „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main

8-Day Legends of the Moselle, Rhine & Main River Cruise Medieval Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns, while a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country promises tastings in a spectacular setting. Continue onwards to witness fascinating fortresses which tell tales of military history and marvel at the architectural masterpieces that make Germany so unique. Every corner turned on this journey down the Moselle, Rhine and Main unveils the lasting effects of a rich history.

Day 1

Arrive Munich – Nuremberg

Day 2

Bamberg

Day 3

Würzburg

Day 4

Wertheim – Miltenberg

Day 5

Koblenz

Day 6

Cochem

Day 7

Bernkastel

Day 8

Bernkastel – Depart Frankfurt

Bishops' Residence, Würzburg

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Frankfurt

GERMANY

Koblenz Moselle River

Cochem

7

Rhine Gorge

Bernkastel Miltenberg

Wertheim

Bamberg

Würzburg Nuremberg

Munich 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Reichsburg Castle, Cochem

Nuremberg to Bernkastel Departing June-September 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE MUNICH - NUREMBERG Arrive at Munich Airport and transfer to Nuremberg to board your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube, which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea. Meals: Dinner DAY 2 BAMBERG Relax on-board this morning as we cruise to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centres, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. The town centre is the largest preserved Old Quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries– old Garden Quarter form a special cultural heritage. Admire hundreds of building facades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

DAY 3 WÜRZBURG Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Bishops' Residence, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate Baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Your included tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing 3–dimensional stuccowork. EmeraldPLUS: Wine tasting at the Bishops' Residence Included Excursion: Guided walking tour and visit to the Bishops Residence Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 4 WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG In Wertheim, you'll start the day with free time to explore this medieval glass-blowing town, before travelling to Miltenberg for today's included tour. Alternatively, take part in a guided hike as part of our included EmeraldACTIVE program. In Miltenberg, marvel at its inimitable references to medieval Bavarian life. The Old Town is lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings and the Gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Make the most of your included guided tour of this picturesque village located on the Main River. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike around Miltenberg Included Excursion: A guided tour of Miltenberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Bamberg with sausage tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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Koblenz

Bernkastel

DAY 5 KOBLENZ

DAY 7 BERNKASTEL

Today you arrive in Koblenz, where you will have a guided tour and a chance to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defences against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during World War II.

Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have a chance to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Historically a wine-growing town, vines cover the steep slopes surrounding the village.

In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. Countless vineyards and medieval castles line the shores of this section of the river, with photo opportunities at every bend.

Alternatively, you will have a chance to take part in a guided bike tour in the Bernkastel area. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner. EmeraldPLUS: A wine tasting

EmeraldPLUS: Regional wine lecture on-board

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in the Bernkastel area

Included Excursion: A tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Included Excursion: A walking tour of Bernkastel

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Evening pub crawl in Koblenz

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A guided tour of Trier DAY 8 DEPART BERNKASTEL - FRANKFURT

DAY 6 COCHEM Today, enjoy the enchanting town of Cochem. In the morning you will have a guided walk and the opportunity to visit the Reichsburg Castle. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Cochem and the Reichsburg Castle Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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Complimentary specialty coffee and tea on-board.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO 6 World Heritage sites.

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3 EmeraldPLUS activities including wine tasting in Bernkastel.

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2 EmeraldACTIVE activities.

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A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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Complimentary on-board bicycles.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Jun: 02, 09*

$3,895

$3,970

$3,895

$4,645

$4,995

$5,390

$5,895

$6,770

Aug: 25

$3,645

$3,720

$3,895

$4,395

$4,745

$5,140

$5,645

$6,520

Sep: 01*

$3,895

$3,970

$3,895

$4,645

$4,995

$5,390

$5,895

$6,770

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWNT

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse Bernkastel to Nuremberg.

Extend your stay in Prague  Staying in the centrally located Hotel Yasmin, you'll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous astronomical clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Blatna Castle is available.

3 nights from $545 per person „„ Three nights at Hotel Yasmin or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Dinner & entertainment at a local tavern „„ Coach transfer from Budapest „„ Included guided walking tour of Prague „„ Optional DiscoverMORE tour to Blatna Castle. „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium

8-Day Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium River Cruise A fascinating trip through time, this wonderful itinerary acknowledges the history of working Dutch communities, dating as far back as the 13th century, before an excursion to the Storm Surge Barrier exemplifies the excellence of modern technology. Discover what attracts art-lovers to Antwerp's intriguing medieval heart, before technicolour Amsterdam and Keukenhof Gardens create a lasting impression on the senses.

Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam

Day 2

Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans

Day 3

Rotterdam

Day 4

Veere

Day 5

Antwerp

Day 6

Arnhem

Day 7

Amsterdam

Day 8

Depart Amsterdam

Keukenhof Gardens

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Zaanse Schans

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS Rotterdam

Veere Delta Works Veere

Arnhem

7 Antwerp

BELGIUM

7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Antwerp

Amsterdam to Amsterdam

DAY 3 ROTTERDAM

Departing April 2019

Included Excursion: A tour of Rotterdam

DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A visit to Delft Pottery

Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city of picturesque canals, world-class museums, theatres and cafÊs. Here, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury Star-Ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Amsterdam. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on-board. Meals: Dinner DAY 2 AMSTERDAM – ZAANSE SCHANS This morning we venture to Zaanse Schans, which is one of the highlights of the Netherlands, just outside Amsterdam. This vibrant and stunning living and working community dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries, with many farms, factories and windmills. Tonight, the captain will welcome you to a gala dinner. Included Excursion: A tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills

After breakfast, we will start our guided city tour of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a major port city and every part of the city showcases its seafaring history. You'll have time to take in canalside shopping as you explore further. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4 VEERE Today, you will arrive in Veere, an area that was heavily flooded in 1953, leading the Dutch government to commission the Delta Works to protect the province from the open sea. This morning you will take an included tour of Veere with its population of just 1,500. As part of the tour you will try a local tipple. Afterwards, you will return to the ship for lunch and enjoy an afternoon of sailing as you journey towards Antwerp. Included Excursion: Tour of Veere with wine-tasting EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in Veere Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: A tour of the Delta Works

EmeraldPLUS: Clog painting on-board EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour of Amsterdam Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Rotterdam

Amsterdam

DAY 5 ANTWERP

DAY 7 AMSTERDAM

This morning we arrive in Antwerp - Belgium’s biggest port, positioned on the River Scheldt with a large harbour linking to the sea. As Belgium’s second-largest city, it has been pivotal in the country’s history of occupations and conquests. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, it attracts art-lovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Having been decimated during World War II, today the city is modern and organized, yet still retains an intriguing medieval heart. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city centre, passing by its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance Town Hall and the unique Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, the symbol of Antwerp, before passing through the charming 16th century inner yard, the ‘Vlaeykensgang’.

This morning you have a choice to visit Keukenhof Gardens - the most beautiful spring garden in the world and Europe’s largest. Situated in the heart of the tulip farm area of Holland, it boasts incredible displays of different flowers and plants, with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths filling over 79 acres with colour and fragrance. Alternatively, you can enjoy a guided bike tour of the Amsterdam area. After lunch, you will have free time to explore Amsterdam on your own.

Included Excursion: A tour of Antwerp

DAY 8 DEPART AMSTERDAM

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: An excursion to the medieval town of Bruges

EmeraldPLUS: A visit to Keukenhof Gardens EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 ARNHEM After a relaxing morning spent sailing through the Dutch waterways, passing its wonderful windmills and quaint traditional villages, you will arrive in Arnhem. Most famous for its great battle during World War II and its iconic bridge, where the British forces were captured. You will tour the Airborne Museum Hartenstein which is dedicated to the 1944 Battle of Arnhem. The main building was the headquarters of the British command during the battle, and now houses exhibits of military uniforms and weapons. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in Arnhem Included Excursion: A visit to the Airborne Museum Hartenstein Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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5 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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2 EmeraldPLUS activities including a visit to Zaanse Schans Village.

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4 EmeraldACTIVE activities.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

17-Apr

$3,695

$3,770

$3,695

$4,445

24-Apr

$3,695

$3,770

$3,695

$4,445

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWTU

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

$4,795

$5,190

$5,695

$6,570

$4,795

$5,190

$5,695

$6,570

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86.

Amsterdam Pre and Post City Stay 

1 or 2 nights available Contact us for pricing „„ One or two nights at Radisson Blu hotel or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Transfers to and from the airport or to your Star Ship „„ Contact us for pricing

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day The Charms of Holland & Belgium

8-Day The Charms of Holland & Belgium River Cruise Vibrant capital cities, UNESCO World Heritage-listed windmills, battlegrounds and magnificent architecture. Get to know Holland and Belgium's past and present during coffees on Antwerp's cobblestone streets and canal cruises through cosmopolitan Amsterdam. There's tradition and culture in abundance on this inspirational itinerary.

Day 1

Arrive Amsterdam

Day 2

Amsterdam

Day 3

Dordrecht

Day 4

Antwerp

Day 5

Maastricht

Day 6

Arnhem

Day 7

Utrecht

Day 8

Depart Amsterdam

Kinderdijk Windmills

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NETHERLANDS Amsterdam Utrecht

7

Arnhem

Dordrecht Antwerp

BELGIUM 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Maastricht

Amsterdam to Amsterdam Departing May and October 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam. Here, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your luxury Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. After boarding, enjoy some time to explore the city at your leisure. Renowned for its winding canal system, multitude of bicycles and cosmopolitan lifestyle, the Dutch capital is a wonderful beginning to your journey. Enjoy seeing the city’s famed sights, visit world-class museums and relax in quirky cafés. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on-board.

Amsterdam

DAY 3 DORDRECHT Today you arrive in Dordrecht and you will be transferred by coach to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk Windmills. This unique collection of 19 authentic 18th-century windmills, can be found in the beautiful wetlands around Dordrecht. Today they symbolize Dutch water management, as they were built to keep the surrounding low-lying lands dry. They have become an iconic scene, as they face each other. During your tour, you will have the chance to learn about the functions of a windmill and the lifestyle of the last century. Look inside the two museum windmills and view the film in the Wisboomgemaal Visitor’s Centre. In the windmill workshop, guides will explain how the windmills work and how they are maintained. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour in Dordrecht. Your afternoon is at leisure to relax on-board or explore the city of Dordrecht further. EmeraldPLUS: A visit to Kinderdijk Windmills EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in Dordrecht Included Excursion: A guided tour of Dordrecht

Meals: Dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM This morning you can decide to either enjoy a visit to Haarlem, a quaint neighbouring town of Amsterdam, rich in history and culture. Or, return to the ship for your first day sailing through the Dutch countryside, passing windmills and sailing through locks towards the Rhine River. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour of Amsterdam Included Excursion: A tour of Haarlem Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4 ANTWERP This morning we arrive in Antwerp - Belgium’s biggest port, positioned on the River Scheldt with a large harbour linking to the sea. As Belgium’s second-largest city, it has been pivotal in the country’s history of occupations and conquests. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, it attracts artlovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Having been decimated during World War II, today the city is modern and organized, yet still retains an intriguing medieval heart. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city centre, passing by its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance Town Hall and the unique Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, the symbol of Antwerp. All before passing through the charming 16th-century inner yard, the ‘Vlaeykensgang’.

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John Frost Bridge, Arnhem

Maastricht

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in Antwerp

DAY 7 UTRECHT

Included Excursion: A walking tour of Antwerp

This morning you will arrive in Utrecht, situated in central Netherlands; it has been a religious centre for centuries. Your tour will take you through the medieval Old Town, past monuments and the iconic Domtoren, a 14th century bell tower with city views.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: An excursion to the medieval town of Bruges

EmeraldPLUS: Clog Painting on-board Included Excursion: A tour of Utrecht

DAY 5 MAASTRICHT After a relaxing morning spent sailing through the Dutch waterways, arrive in Maastricht, Holland’s oldest fortified city. Your city tour will provide you the opportunity to pass by many museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys and squares. You will be amazed by all the different architecture found in the city, ranging from Roman excavations to the modern design of the Bonnefantenmuseum. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour in Maastricht. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in Maastricht

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Bar crawl of Utrecht DAY 8 DEPART AMSTERDAM After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

Included Excursion: A walking tour of Maastricht Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 6 ARNHEM Most famous for its great battle during World War II, Arnhem, located on the banks of the Rhine River, is one of the largest cities in the Netherlands, with its iconic John Frost Bridge, named after the Major-General who commanded the British forces in defending the bridge during the Battle of Arnhem. Today, you will visit the Airborne Museum, which is dedicated to the battle. The main building was once the headquarters of the British army, and now houses exhibits of military uniforms and weapons. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour in Arnhem Included Excursion: A visit to the Airborne Museum Hartenstein Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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Complimentary specialty coffee and tea on-board.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO 6 World Heritage sites.

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2 EmeraldPLUS activities including a visit to Kinderdijk Windmills.

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5 EmeraldACTIVE activities.

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A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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Complimentary on-board bicycles.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWAA

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

May: 20

$3,845

$3,920

$3,845

$4,595

$4,945

$5,340

$5,845

$6,720

Oct: 18

$3,485

$3,560

$3,485

$4,235

$4,585

$4,980

$5,485

$6,360

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86.

Amsterdam Pre and Post City Stay 

1 or 2 nights available Contact us for pricing „„ One or two nights at Radisson Blu hotel or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Transfers to and from the airport or to your Star Ship „„ Contact us for pricing

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence

8-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence River Cruise It is no surprise that the South of France is recognized as the birthplace of photography; its unrivalled beauty comprises the finest examples of French 15th century architecture, with Roman ruins and sun-soaked vineyards nestled at the foot of colossal mountain ranges. Journey to the country's gastronomic heartbeat, Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner on-board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale.

Day 1

Arrive Lyon

Day 2

Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

Day 3

Lyon

Day 4

Tournon

Day 5

Viviers

Day 6

Avignon

Day 7

Arles

Day 8

Arles – Depart Marseille

Emerald Waterways cruise expert Stacey, shares her Sensations of Lyon & Provence River Cruise highlight. "So many stand-out moments for me during this River Cruise. From the spectacular views over the beautiful city of Lyon from its hilltop church to a truly enjoyable EmeraldPLUS cheese and olive tasting on-board. Magical."

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FRANCE Beaune Chalon-sur-Saône Saône River

7 Lyon Tournon Rhône River

Viviers Avignon Arles

7

Marseille

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Glun

Lyon to Arles Departing April-October 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE LYON Welcome to Lyon, the capital city of France’s Auvergne-RhôneAlpes region, at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its 2,000 year history is reflected in the Roman Amphitheatre, medieval and Renaissance architecture and beautiful traboules between buildings. Here, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your luxury Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew.

DAY 3 LYON Lyon is France’s third-largest city, a former Roman capital, steeped in history and considered the gastronomic heartbeat of France. Today, be part of the guided tour of Lyon, which starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then pass by the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the old town, including the secret laneways. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour of Lyon. EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour Included Excursion: A guided tour of Lyon Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Visit to Perouges

Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on-board.

Day 4 TOURNON

Meals: Dinner

Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and Roman ruins, and is nestled in the valley near the steep slopes of le Massif Central, France's third-largest mountain range. The area has a long tradition in wine making, including the renowned wine growing centre of Tain l'Hermitage across the river.

DAY 2 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE – BEAUNE Chalon-sur-Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth–century architecture. Marvel at the multicoloured roofs of this former hospital, now a museum, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. Included Excursion: A visit to the village of Beaune and Hospices

EmeraldPLUS: A regional wine tasting on-board EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour to Glun EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike through the vineyards Included Excursion: A guided tour of Tournon Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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'Pont d'Avignon', Avignon

Roman Amphitheatre, Arles

DAY 5 VIVIERS

DAY 7 ARLES

Arrive in Viviers, a town which still has a lot of Middle-Ages flair. It is also the home of one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Join an included city tour exploring all the architectural heritage of this quaint town.

Sail into the Camargue wilderness region to the capital of Provence, Arles. Here you will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city, in particular the 2,000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre still in use today. Originally it was built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in Rome. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure, either relaxing on-board or exploring Arles further.

EmeraldPLUS: A cheese and olive tasting on-board Included Excursion: A guided tour of Viviers Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Guided tour of Grignon DAY 6 AVIGNON Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Pope and, later, central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the centre of town; its walls are 17–18 feet thick. Your guided walk with a local guide takes you through this historic centre with its cobbled laneways and shops, overlooking the famous 'Pont d’Avignon'. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Arles Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Tour to Les Baux DAY 8 DEPART ARLES - MARSEILLE After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Marseille airport. Meals: Breakfast

EmeraldPLUS: Provençal dinner on-board, hosted by chef Fabien Morreale. EmeraldACTIVE: A yoga class on-board EmeraldACTIVE: Hike around Avignon Included Excursion: A guided tour of Avignon Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Guided tour to Pont du Gard

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE – It's all included in the price ■■

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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Complimentary specialty coffee and tea on-board.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO 6 World Heritage sites.

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3 EmeraldPLUS activities including a Provençale dinner with chef Fabien Morreale.

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5 EmeraldACTIVE activities.

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A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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Complimentary on-board bicycles.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EFRC

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

Vista Deck C B Emerald Emerald Panorama Panorama Balcony Suite Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Apr: 06*, 13, 20*, 27

$3,795

$3,915

$3,795

$4,615

$5,045

$5,095

$6,095

$7,295

May: 04*, 11, 18*, 25

$4,295

$4,415

$4,295

$5,115

$5,545

$5,595

$6,595

$7,795

Jun: 08, 15*, 22, 29*

$4,295

$4,415

$4,295

$5,115

$5,545

$5,595

$6,595

$7,795

Jul: 13*, 20, 27*

$3,895

$4,015

$3,895

$4,715

$5,145

$5,195

$6,195

$7,395

Aug: 03, 17, 24*, 31

$4,095

$4,215

$4,095

$4,915

$5,345

$5,395

$6,395

$7,595

Sep: 07*, 14, 21*, 28

$4,495

$4,615

$4,495

$5,315

$5,745

$5,795

$6,795

$7,995

Oct: 05*, 12, 19*, 26

$3,895

$4,015

$3,895

$4,715

$5,145

$5,195

$6,195

$7,395

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86. *These departures operate in reverse Arles to Lyon.

Extend your stay in Nice 

3 nights from $1,095 per person Located on the French Riviera, the beautiful coastal city of Nice, with its wonderful Old Town, architecture and sun-drenched attractions, is the perfect extension to enhance your Emerald Waterways adventure. You’ll stay in the Splendid Hotel & Spa, a short walk from the beach and close to museums and gardens, and enjoy a guided bus tour of Nice and Monte Carlo. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Cannes and Grasse is available.

„„ Three nights at Splendid Hotel & Spa or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Dinner at the hotel „„ Coach transfers from Arles to Nice „„ Included guided bus tour of Nice & Monte Carlo „„ Optional DiscoverMORE tour of Cannes & Grasse „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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8-Day Secrets of the Douro

8-Day Secrets of the Douro River Cruise A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, navigate a path through Portugal’s enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lie hidden in the rural hillsides. Salamanca glows myriad colours both day and night and canoeing experiences in Pocinho introduce a new perspective to the Douro.

Day 1

Arrive Porto

Day 2

Porto – Pinhão

Day 3

Pinhão

Day 4

Vega de Terrón – Salamanca

Day 5

Pocinho – Régua

Day 6

Régua

Day 7

Porto

Day 8

Depart Porto

Porto

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Porto

7

Régua Pinhão

Douro River

Pocinho

Vega de Terrón

PORTUGAL

Salamanca

SPAIN 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Lamego

Porto to Porto Departing April-November 2019 DAY 1 ARRIVE PORTO Welcome to Porto. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your luxurious Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy dinner on-board. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. EmeraldPLUS: A sunset illumination cruise Meals: Dinner

EmeraldPLUS: A Portuguese cooking demonstration on-board EmeraldACTIVE: A yoga class on-board Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 3 PINHÃO After a morning to yourself where you can join our EmeraldACTIVE yoga class, you will head to Quinta Vineyard in the heart of the Douro Valley for a tour and wine-tasting. Alternatively, embark on an included EmeraldACTIVE guided hike through local vineyards, before returning to your ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing to Vega de Terrón, your gateway into Spain. During this time, you can take part in an EmeraldPLUS cocktail-making lesson. EmeraldPLUS: A Port cocktail lesson on-board EmeraldACTIVE: A guided walk through the vineyards EmeraldACTIVE: Yoga class on-board Included Excursion: Visit to Quinta Vineyard with wine-tasting

DAY 2 PORTO – PINHÃO Today, enjoy a full day sailing the Douro Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, this area is sparsely populated by small, quaint villages and communities, as well as working vineyards and small farms. In the morning, join a painting class, designing mosaic tiles as part of our EmeraldPLUS activities. You may also take part in a cooking demonstration on-board. Your Cruise Director will also host a lecture on-board showcasing the history of food and wine culture in the region, before arriving in the village of Pinhão later that afternoon. Situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides, it is known for producing some of the world’s best Port. Take part in an EmeraldACTIVE on-board yoga class to help you unwind during your time sailing. Tonight, your captain will host a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 4 VEGA DE TERRÓN – SALAMANCA Founded in Roman times, the city of Salamanca is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, the seat of the Spanish language, and still a lively student town. Board your coach this morning in Vega de Terrón and travel to this beautiful golden city for a guided walking tour. Passing through its grand squares and medieval structures, you will feel like you're stepping back in time. Tapas bars feature on every street and traditional Spanish music trickles out of buzzing bars and restaurants. You will also have plenty of free time to explore independently before returning to the ship later this afternoon. EmeraldPLUS: Local entertainment – Tuna music Included Excursion: A guided tour of Salamanca Meals: Breakfast and dinner

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Salamanca

Douro Valley

DAY 5 POCINHO – RÉGUA

DAY 7 PORTO

This morning, arrive in Pocinho where you have a choice of, a visit to one of the most famous wine estates in Portugal – Quinta do Seixo, take part in an EmeraldACTIVE canoeing experience, or travel to the Côa Valley museum. Later, return to your ship for lunch and enjoy your idyllic surroundings as you sail towards Régua.

Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Its most famous export is of course fortified wine, and the hillside across from the city centre features numerous wine caves and tasting boutiques in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia. Sample the local fare in one of these specially adapted wine cellars and learn about the long adapted craft of creating port.

EmeraldPLUS: This evening, your highlight dinner will be hosted at a traditional rural wine estate in the Régua area

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided walking tour

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided canoeing experience

Included Excursion: A guided tour of Porto and Port tasting

EmeraldACTIVE: A yoga class on-board

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Included Excursion: A visit to Quinta do Seixo

Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: An excursion to Guimarães

Included Excursion: Visit to Côa Valley museum Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 8 DEPART PORTO DAY 6 RÉGUA Today, on an included excursion, you will have the opportunity to visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary.

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Porto airport. Meals: Breakfast

EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting lesson on-board EmeraldACTIVE: A yoga class on-board EmeraldACTIVE: Climb the Sanctuary steps Included Excursion: A guided tour of Régua and Douro Museum visit Included Excursion: A visit to the Baroque village of Lamego and Our Lady of Remedies Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Optional Tour DiscoverMORE: Visit to Mateus Palace

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE – It's all included in the price ■■

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7 Nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice, all with a river view. 19 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception and Dinner.

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8 EmeraldACTIVE activities.

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A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

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Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board.

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Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board.

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First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides.

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Complimentary specialty coffee and tea on-board.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty points.

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Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily.

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Port charges and taxes included in price.

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 Shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO 5 World Heritage sites.

All airport transfers to and from your ship.

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All tips included, saving you up to $450 per couple.

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6 EmeraldPLUS activities including a rural dinner experience at Quinta da Pacheca.

LIMITED TIME OFFER - 2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EPDC

Riviera Deck F E D Emerald Emerald Emerald Stateroom Stateroom Stateroom

Vista Deck Horizon Deck C B R A P SA RA Emerald Emerald Emerald Emerald Emerald Owner’s Emerald Panorama Panorama Panorama Panorama Panorama One-Bedroom Riverview Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Suite Suite

Apr: 20, 27*

$3,995

$4,095

$4,295

$4,495

$4,695

$5,395

$5,645

$5,845

$6,595

May: 04, 11*, 18, 25*

$4,345

$4,445

$4,645

$4,845

$5,045

$5,745

$5,995

$6,195

$6,945

$6,795 $7,145

Jun: 01, 08*, 15, 22*

$4,545

$4,645

$4,845

$5,045

$5,245

$5,945

$6,195

$6,395

$7,145

$7,345

Jun: 29

$4,095

$4,195

$4,395

$4,595

$4,795

$5,495

$5,745

$5,945

$6,695

$6,895

Jul: 06*, 13, 20*, 27

$3,895

$3,995

$4,195

$4,395

$4,595

$5,295

$5,545

$5,745

$6,495

$6,695

Aug: 10, 17*, 24, 31*

$4,095

$4,195

$4,395

$4,595

$4,795

$5,495

$5,745

$5,945

$6,695

$6,895

Sep: 14*, 21, 28*

$4,595

$4,695

$4,895

$5,095

$5,295

$5,995

$6,245

$6,445

$7,195

$7,395

Oct: 19

$4,395

$4,495

$4,695

$4,895

$5,095

$5,795

$6,045

$6,245

$6,995

$7,195

Nov: 02, 09*

$4,095

$4,195

$4,395

$4,595

$4,795

$5,495

$5,745

$5,945

$6,695

$6,895

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 80-86.

Extend your stay in Lisbon  You’ll stay in the Jupiter Lisboa Hotel for your threenight stay in the coastal Portuguese capital. Marvel at the beautiful architecture of this elegant city Enjoy a welcome or farewell cocktail reception as well as dinner at the hotel, and immerse yourself in authentic Lisbon. An optional DiscoverMORE excursion to Sintra is available.

3 nights from $645 per person „„ Three nights at Jupiter Lisboa Hotel or similar „„ Breakfast daily „„ Welcome or farewell cocktail reception „„ Dinner at the hotel „„ Guided city tour „„ Coach transfer between Porto & Lisbon „„ Optional DiscoverMORE visit to Sintra „„ Transfers to and from the airport

All our itineraries are subject to availability. Prices and upgrades are per person, in Canadian dollars and based on double occupancy (excluding ES Single Stateroom). For full booking terms and conditions see pages 88-91 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca to learn more.

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

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Christmas Markets River Cruises

Christmas Markets River Cruises To understand the true spirit of the Christmas markets we have come to know and love, Emerald Waterways will take you on a river cruise to where they all began. A wonderful festive twist on three of our fantastic itineraries, you can enjoy hot chocolates, souvenir shopping and gingerbread-tasting sessions as you navigate the iconic Rhine and Danube Rivers on a trip through history.

Emerald Waterways cruise expert Lesley, shares her Christmas Markets of Europe River Cruise highlight. "Listening to the festive choir with a huge twinkling Christmas tree and hundreds of sparkling lights as a backdrop, while enjoying delicious mulled wine and warm gingerbread was truly a moment to remember. The atmosphere of the festive markets we visited was absolutely magical. A joyful treat for all the senses."

Christmas in Budapest

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8-Day Christmas Markets on the Danube Departing December 2019 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

Arrive Budapest Budapest Bratislava Vienna

Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Dürnstein – Melk Linz – Passau Regensburg – Kelheim Nuremberg – Depart Munich

This special festive twist on our classic itinerary down the Danube makes time for explorations of quirky Budapest, a traditional lunch with Slovakian locals, and marvelling at Vienna’s iconic architecture. All before perusing the Christmas markets of Regensburg, highly regarded as ‘one of the loveliest’.

2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

See Danube Delights River Cruise (pages 26-29) for detailed itinerary and map.

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWXD Dec: 08

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

$2,495

$2,570

ES Emerald Single Stateroom $2,495

Vista Deck Horizon Deck C B A S SA Emerald Emerald Emerald Grand Owner’s Panorama Panorama Panorama Balcony One-Bedroom Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Suite Suite $3,245

$3,595

$3,990

$4,495

$5,370

8-Day Christmas Markets on the Rhine Departing December 2019 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4

Arrive Amsterdam Amsterdam Cruising Cologne Koblenz

Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Mannheim – Heidelberg Kehl – Strasbourg Breisach – Black Forest Depart Basel

Embrace the true spirit of Christmas as you sip Glühwein on a visit to the traditional markets of Cologne, Strasbourg and Breisach. Intertwined are insightful daily excursions to ancient cities and their imposing fortresses, as well as culinary lessons at a Black Forest Gateau demonstration and tasting.

2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,000 per person

See Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise (pages 50-53) for detailed itinerary and map.

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWXZ Dec: 07

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

$3,195

$3,270

ES Emerald Single Stateroom $3,195

Vista Deck Horizon Deck C B A S SA Emerald Emerald Emerald Grand Owner’s Panorama Panorama Panorama Balcony One-Bedroom Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Suite Suite $3,945

$4,295

$4,690

$5,195

$6,070

15-Day Christmas Markets of Europe Departing December 2019 Day 1 Arrive Budapest Day 2 Budapest Day 3 Bratislava Day 4 Vienna Day 5 Dürnstein - Melk

Day 6 Linz – Passau Day 7 Regensburg – Kelheim Day 8 Nuremberg Day 9 Bamberg Day 10 Würzburg

Day 11 Wertheim – Miltenberg Day 12 Rüdesheim – Rhine Gorge Day 13 Cologne Day 14 Amsterdam Cruising Day 15 Depart Amsterdam

Christmas in Europe is like something from a fairy-tale. Experience Budapest, Vienna, Regensburg and Nuremberg at their festive best during visits to their enchanting Christmas markets. Add a festive twist to your River Cruise through Hungary, Holland and Germany on this 15-day yuletide adventure.

2019 RIVER CRUISES AT 2018 PRICES Plus savings of $1,500 per person

See Splendours of Europe River Cruise (pages 46-49) for detailed itinerary and map.

2019 Departure Date Tour Code: EWXS Dec: 01

E Emerald Stateroom

Riviera Deck D Emerald Stateroom

$4,995

$5,120

ES Emerald Single Stateroom $4,995

Vista Deck Horizon Deck C B A S SA Emerald Emerald Emerald Grand Owner’s Panorama Panorama Panorama Balcony One-Bedroom Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Balcony Suite Suite Suite $6,490

$7,195

$7,745

To book call 855 444 0161 or contact your travel professional

$8,995

$10,745

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Star-Ship cabin plans Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

CAT SA

The embodiment of luxury and spacious design, choose to stay in one of only four of these superior suites and you'll enjoy exceptional features—such as a spacious bathroom, a bedroom that closes off for greater privacy, and a separate sitting area with in-suite mini-bar that’s perfect for entertaining guests. Our Owner's One-Bedroom Suites also include luxe touches and amenities, such as complimentary laundry service for four items a day; delicious continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats delivered to your suite daily; a Nespresso machine for on-demand enjoyment of your favourite blends; and a complimentary iPad for your convenient use throughout the cruise.

Riverview Suite

■■ B  etween 285ft2 and 315ft2 ■■ Outdoor private balcony with open-air system ■■ Separate bedroom and lounge area ■■ Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer,

on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers ■■ W  alk-in wardrobe ■■ Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with

wine, beer and soft drinks ■■ Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily ■■ Complimentary Nespresso machine ■■ C  omplimentary Wi-Fi ■■ Use of an iPad ■■ Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds ■■ Pillow menu ■■ Safe for your valuables ■■ Individual climate control

CAT RA

Our Riverview Suites are located at the back of our Emerald Radiance ship, allowing them to boast floorto-ceiling windows and our innovative indoor balcony system for endless views at any time of day. Although the layout and size 300ft2 of a Riverview Suite is unique, you will enjoy the same fantastic inclusions featured in our Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite. Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Your Owner's One-Bedroom Suite^

■■ F  lat screen TV and infotainment system ■■ Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and

after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite ■■ Four items of laundry a day ■■ Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Floor-to-ceiling glass

Floor-to-cei ling glass

Bedside table

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Vanity unit

Balcony

Sliding glass door

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Bedside table

Bedside table

Sliding door room partition

Queen size bed

Lounge

Walk in Wardrobe Bathroom Bathtub

Flatscreen TV

Shower

Spacious bathroom

Safe Walk-in wardrobe

Dresser Mini-bar

Shower

*For full details of the Riverview Suite inclusions and layout, please call or visit emeraldwaterways.ca/our-ships

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Grand Balcony Suite

CAT S

Choose to stay in one of our Grand Balcony suites, and you’ll have an outdoor balcony to make the most of the beautiful European landscape—right from the comfort of your room. Should the weather take a turn for the worse, the touch of a button activates our open-air system window that completely encloses the area so you can remain outside to admire the view for as long as you desire. Each Grand Balcony Suite includes the thoughtful details that make all the difference to your stay, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine for the convenience of hot beverages close at hand; complimentary laundry service for two items per day; and the option to enjoy a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served on your balcony.

Your Grand Balcony Suite ■■ B  etween 207ft2 and 210ft2 ■■ Outdoor private balcony with open-air system ■■ Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer,

on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers ■■ In-suite mini-bar available at own expense ■■ Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily ■■ Complimentary Nespresso machine ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi ■■ Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds ■■ Pillow menu ■■ Safe for your valuables ■■ Individual climate control ■■ Flat  screen TV and infotainment system ■■ Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and

after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite ■■ Two items of laundry a day

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Balcony

Wardrobe

Sliding glass door

Dresser

Flatscreen TV

Mini-bar Safe

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Bedside table

Bathroom

Shower

Please note: Cabin 316 on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle and cabin 308 on the Rhône and Saône have a slightly varied cabin layout. Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.

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Star-Ship cabin plans Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

CAT P

CAT A

We’ve put every effort into designing beautiful staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create a haven for you to relax in as you sail through the most picturesque landscapes. But, with our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, we’ve gone one step further and created a completely new type of suite that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites include our revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs, generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the suite’s floorto-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery, opening up the suite and bringing the outdoors in. In our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, you’ll find a mini-fridge, perfect for storing any gifts that need keeping cool, such as chocolates, confectionery or special local drinks. You can use your mini-fridge to keep your complimentary bottled water cool too. You’ll also find a safe for your valuables and plenty of storage.

CAT R

CAT B

CAT C

Your Panorama Balcony Suite ■■ Between 160ft2 and 180ft2 ■■ Indoor balcony with open-air system ■■ Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and

hair dryer ■■ Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi ■■ Q ueen-size or twin hotel-style beds ■■ Safe for your valuables ■■ Individual climate control ■■ Flat screen TV and infotainment system ■■ Mini-fridge

Wardrobe

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Bedside table

Shower

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation.

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Bathroom

Safe Mini-bar

Dresser

Flatscreen TV


Emerald Stateroom

CAT D

CAT E

CAT F

The superbly appointed Emerald Staterooms on our Riviera Deck feature picture windows measuring 162ft2, and are more spacious than most other operators' standard staterooms—excellent value for the money.

Emerald Single Stateroom

CAT ES

Most of our Star-Ships also offer two Emerald Single Staterooms* The Single Staterooms on the Riviera deck offer similar features and conveniences to our Emerald Staterooms. Enjoy the view from your large picture window, and a comfortable deluxe single bed to relax in. *Emerald Single Staterooms are not available on the Emerald Radiance.

Your Emerald Stateroom ■■ Between 153ft and 170ft ■■ Picture window 2

■■ Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and

■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

hair dryer Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Wi-Fi Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Mini-fridge

■■ Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and

hair dryer ■■ Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi ■■ Safe for your valuables ■■ Individual climate control ■■ F lat screen TV and infotainment system ■■ Mini-fridge

Picture window Wardrobe

■■

Your Emerald Single Stateroom ■■ B etween 105ft2 and 117ft2 ■■ Picture window

2

Mini-bar Safe

Picture window

Dresser

Bedside table

Mini-bar Wardrobe Safe

Queen size bed

Bathroom

Flatscreen TV Single bed

Shower

Bedside table

Shower

Bathroom

Bedside table Flatscreen TV

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Rhine, Main, Danube & Moselle deck plans Emerald Star, Emerald Sky, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sun & Emerald Destiny Built: 2014/15/17

Length: 443ft

Guests: 182

Cabins: 92

Crew Members: 47

Sun Deck 6

4

5

1

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

8

Vista Deck

340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 338329 336327 334325 332323 330 328321 326319 324317 322315 320311318309 340331 316 314 307 312 310 305 308 306 303 304 302 301 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 13 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 234233 232231 230229 228 226227 224225 222223 220221218219216217214215212211210209 208 206 204 202201 236235 238237 207 205 203

121 119 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 121 119 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 121 119 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 121 119 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101

Cabin Categories

2

Size ft

2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315 ft2

3

Grand Balcony Suite*

210 ft2

4

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180 ft2

5

Vista Deck

Size ft2

6

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180 ft2

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180 ft2

8

Riviera Deck

Size ft2

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

162 ft2

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

162 ft2

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

117 ft2

CAT A

11

9

15

11

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Golf Putting Green Games Area Retractable Glass Roof Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar/Evening Cinema

1

Horizon Deck CAT S

10

237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 14 237 12 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 16 118121116119114117112115110 111108109 106107 104105102103 100101

Riviera Deck

CAT SA

11

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

The Terrace Horizon Bar & Lounge Elevator Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant Hairdresser

Balcony Balcony Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 CAT SA

210ft2 CAT S

180ft2 CAT B

162ft2 CAT D CAT E

117ft2 CAT ES

CAT A

CAT C

Important Information: On Emerald Sky and Emerald Star, cabin 202 has modified entry, bathroom configuration with personal assistance fittings and has no decked area with table and chairs. The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges. * Cabin 316 has a slightly varied layout.

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Rhône & Saône deck plans Emerald Liberté Built: 2017

Length: 361ft

Guests: 138

Cabins: 70

Crew Members: 43

Sun Deck 6

4

1

5

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 318316 316 314312 312 310 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 314 310 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 308 306 304 302 330 328 326 324 322 320 318318 316316 314314 312312 310310 308 306 304 302

11

8

10

9

325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 325 323 321319 319 317315 315311 311 309 307 305 303 303 301 301 325 323 321 317 309 307 305 325 323 309 307 305 303 325 323 321321 319319 317317 315315 311311 309 307 305 303 301301

Vista Deck

228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 218 216214 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 212 210 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 208 206 204 202 228 226 224 222 220 218218 216216 214214 212212 210210 208 206 204 202 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 14 227 227 225 223 221219 219217 217215 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 225 223 221 211 209 207 205 203 201 227 225 223 209 207 205 203 227 225 223 221221 219219 217217 215215 211211 209 207 205 203 201201

Riviera Deck

11 15 12

114 112 110 108 106 104 102 10016 114112 112110 110108 108 106 104 102 100 114 106 104 102 100 108 106 104 100 114114 112112 110110 108 106 104 102102 100

11 117 115 111 109 107 105 103 101 117115 115111 111109 109 107 105 103 101 117 107 105 103 101 109 117117 115115 111111 109 107107 105105 103103 101101

Cabin Categories Horizon Deck CAT SA CAT S

Size ft

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315 ft2

3

Grand Balcony Suite*

207 ft2

4

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170 ft2

5

Vista Deck

Size ft2

6

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170 ft2

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170 ft2

8

Riviera Deck

Size ft2

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

170 ft2

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

170 ft2

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

105 ft2

CAT A

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Golf Putting Green Games Area Retractable Glass Roof Walking Track Daytime Pool & Bar/Evening Cinema

1 2

2

13

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

The Terrace Horizon Bar & Lounge Elevator Reception Wellness Area Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant Hairdresser

Balcony Balcony Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 CAT SA

207ft2 CAT S

170ft2 CAT B

170ft2 CAT D CAT E

105ft2

CAT A

CAT C

CAT ES

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges. * Cabin 308 has a slightly varied layout.

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Douro deck plans Emerald Radiance Built: 2017

Length: 292ft

Guests: 112

Cabins: 56

Crew Members: 37

Sun Deck 1

3

5

2

4

Horizon Deck

324 324 324 324 324

322 322 322 322322

320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 320 316 314 310 320 318 318 316 314 312 312 310 308 308 306 304 302 302 306 304 320 320 318318 316316 314314 312312 310310 308 308 306 304 302 302 306 304

325 325 325 325325

323 323 323 323323

319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 321 319 317 315 309 321 319 317 315 311 311 309 307 307 305 305 303 303 301 301 321 321321 319319 317317 315315 311311 309 309 307 307 305 305 303 303 301301

Vista Deck

222 220 218 222 222 220 220 218 218 222222 220 220 218218

216 214 216 216 214 214 216216 214214

8

7

6

9

212 210 208 206 204 202 212 212 210 210 208 208 206 206 204 204 202 202 212212 210210 208 208 206 206204 204 202 202

12

8

223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 223 211 209 223 221 221 219 219 217 217 215 215 211 209 207 207 205 205 203 203 201 201 223223 221221 219219 217217 215215 211211 209 209 207 207 205 205203 203 201201

Riviera Deck

110 110 110 110110

108 106 104 102 10 108 108 106 106 104 104 102 102 108108 106106104104 102102

8

109 107 105 103 101 11 109 109 107 107 105 105 103 103 101 101 109109 107107 105105 103103 101101

Cabin Categories

1 2

Horizon Deck

Size ft

CAT RA

Emerald Riverview Suite

300 ft2

3

CAT SA

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

285 ft2

4

2

CAT P

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170 ft2

5

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160 ft2

6

Vista Deck

Size ft2

CAT R

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

188 ft2

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160 ft2

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160 ft2

Riviera Deck

Size ft2

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

170 ft2

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

160 ft2

CAT F

Emerald Stateroom

153 ft2

Sun Deck with Deck Chairs^ Navigation Bridge Sky Barbecue Walking Track Serenity Pool The Terrace

7 8 9 10 11 12

Horizon Bar & Lounge Elevator Reception Wellness Area/Hairdresser Fitness Area Reflections Restaurant

Balcony Balcony Bedroom

Lounge

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Emerald Riverview Suite

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

300ft2 CAT RA

285ft2 CAT SA

188ft2 - 160ft2

153ft2 - 170ft2

CAT P

CAT A

CAT R

CAT B

CAT C

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when travelling under low bridges.

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Entry

CAT D

CAT E

CAT F


Helpful information To answer any questions you might have, and to help you prepare for your holiday, we’ve put together some useful information below. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your travel agent or call one of our travel advisors at 855 444 0161

EXCLUSIVE EMERALD WATERWAYS RIVER CRUISE GUARANTEE On every Emerald Waterways European River Cruise you’ll be automatically covered by our River Cruise Guarantee* once you commence your cruise for any delays or cancellations that occur due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or strikes. There’s nothing extra to pay, we automatically cover you in the price you pay for your cruise. We appreciate that you’ve invested a lot in your holiday with us and we want to ensure that we provide you with peace of mind when travelling with Emerald Waterways. Our River Cruising Guarantee is designed to give you comfort and assurance for certain events which prevent you from cruising, and are not considered typical or usual to river cruising. Our River Cruising Guarantee is designed for unforeseen events rather than minor delays or deviations. *For examples of cover and full terms & conditions, please visit emeraldwaterways.ca

WATER LEVELS Water levels on Europe’s rivers vary and that can occasionally mean disruption to our itineraries. If we are unable to continue sailing certain rivers due to water level problems, we will do everything we can to minimize the impact this has on your vacation and make alternative arrangements for the rest of the itinerary. This could mean arranging coach transfers, organizing ship swaps, providing hotel accommodation, or finding alternative attractions to visit – all of which are weather dependent. SUN DECK The Sun Deck operational hours may be limited due to the passage through low bridges or other restrictions by local authorities. This may mean that the deck is completely closed for a period of sailing time on certain rivers. DOUBLE DOCKING In popular ports we will on occasion be required to dock next to other ships, which may mean accessing the shore via the Sun Deck, requiring you to ascend and descend stairs, this will not prevent you leaving the ship or your ability to get on and off. PASSPORTS All guests are required to possess a passport valid for 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip. VISA INFORMATION Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for European cruises. Regardless of nationality, it is your responsibility to ensure any visas required for the countries you’ll be visiting during the cruise have been obtained. HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide. To ensure your safety throughout your cruise, seek advice regarding your specific health requirements as early as possible. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or mobility difficulties, you should inform us at the time of booking. FLIGHTS Flights may be in-direct due to routes and airline schedules. TRAVEL INSURANCE You are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance, which includes coverage against loss of deposit or cancellation fees and covers any unforeseen circumstances that may occur during the tour. Emerald Waterways is not liable in any regard for your failure to adequately insure yourself, and you agree to indemnify and hold Emerald Waterways harmless for any expenses or delays incurred as a result of your failure to adequately obtain insurance. MOBILITY Emerald Waterways welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that limitations could exist on-board and during shore excursions. The elevators on our ships service three out of four decks, with access to the Sun Deck only possible using stairs. Under appropriate circumstances, guests are welcome to use collapsible wheelchairs on-board. Many tours are conducted using coaches, so guests need to be able to climb up and down the stairs to board. Some shore excursions may require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs; accordingly, guests with limited mobility will require the services of a responsible companion to be travelling with them. If you have any medical, physical, or other special needs, please contact our travel advisors for

further information and have a look at our deck plan to gain an understanding of the layout of any particular ship. DiscoverMORE OPTIONAL TOURS During your cruise, you can book a range of optional activities for a number of destinations on-board the ship. Alternatively, pre-book before you travel by calling 855 444 0161 or contact your travel agent. Optional tours are at an additional cost, subject to availability and seasonal operations, and may be subject to minimum/maximum numbers. EmeraldACTIVE BICYCLES & TOURS Availability of bicycles and EmeraldACTIVE tours on bicycles is limited to the number of bicycles available on each Star-Ship. CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS Most countries you will visit use the Euro, although for small purchases ashore, it’s best to carry local currency. Many locations accept major credit cards and cash machines are located at most ports of call. Prior to departure you’ll need to confirm that your card and PIN will work in your destination countries. On-board your ship, any accounts can be paid in cash in Euros or by credit card. SMOKING Smoking is not permitted inside coaches, indoors on any ship, or on balconies. We may highlight further areas throughout your cruise where smoking is not permitted. There are areas available to smoke on the ship’s outside decks, however we cannot guarantee these facilities will be available. On coach journeys we’ll aim to ensure there are frequent stops. CLOTHING We recommend casual and comfortable clothing. For sightseeing and walking tours you’ll need comfortable shoes. For the winter months, you will need a warm coat, gloves, water-resistant footwear and an umbrella. Dinner is an informal affair; relaxed evening wear is perfect (ie. casual-open-neck shirts, slacks and dresses). On certain evenings such as the Welcome and Farewell Dinners, you might like to dress up. LAUNDRY FACILITIES Guests staying in the Owner’s One-Bedroom and Emerald Riverview Suites can take advantage of four items laundered daily, free of charge – while guests staying in Grand Balcony Suites are allowed two complimentary items daily. Laundry facilities are available to all other guests at a fee. WI-FI Wi-Fi connection availability and speed will vary depending on where the ship is positioned and the number of users. Wi-Fi speed may be slow and there may be occasions when no signal is available. Guests staying in the Owner’s OneBedroom and Emerald Riverview Suites will have complimentary use of an iPad throughout the cruise. PLUG SOCKETS AND VOLTAGE On-board electricity is 220V and a Continental European plug adaptor (Schuko) will be needed to use electrical items. All rooms have a hair dryer. BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE Please be aware that excess baggage is always at your cost. You’re entitled to carry one suitcase per person, with the total sum of its length, width and height not exceeding 62 inches and weight of 50lbs / 23kg.

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Booking conditions 1. Contract 1.1 These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) form the basis of the contract between You and ST Touring Canada Limited (“Emerald Waterways”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) (“Contract”). It is important that You read the Contract carefully to ensure that You understand Your rights and obligations. Your Contract may also include additional terms and conditions applicable to a special offer or promotion. 1.2 You confirm Your understanding and acceptance of the Conditions and the Contract by paying Your Booking Deposit or otherwise paying any part of the price of Your Tour/ journey. 1.3 If You make a Booking on behalf of any other person, You represent to Us that You have their authority to make the Booking on their behalf and to legally bind them to the terms of the Contract, including the Conditions. Each reference to “You”, “Your”, “Guest” or “Passenger” means the person who makes the Booking and each other person covered by the Booking. 1.4 Your transportation on any river cruise vessel during Your Tour/journey, including a French or Portuguese River Cruise, will also be subject to the Cruise Conditions of the Operator of the vessel. The Operator may be related to Us, but is a separate legal entity and business. The Cruise Conditions will be provided with Your cruising ticket, which will be provided to You before Your Tour/journey. You can also obtain a copy of the Cruise Conditions by contacting Our customer service team at the Customer Service Contact Address. 1.5 Your Itinerary does not form part of the Contract. 1.6 We may amend these Conditions from time to time. If We amend the Conditions, We will publish the amended version on Our Website. We will also provide the current version of the Conditions to You upon request. You will be bound by the current version of the Conditions at the time You make Your Booking. 2. Meaning of Words In these Conditions, the following words and expressions have the following meanings: (a) “Booking” means the booking You have made with Us for the Tour/journey. (b) “Booking Deposit” means a booking deposit in an amount which We have notified You before You make Your Booking; (c) “Cruise” means a cruise constituting or forming part of Your Tour/journey; (d) “Cruise Conditions” means the Operator’s conditions of carriage for a river cruise vessel. (e) “Cruise Director” means any person designated by Us as the cruise director for any Cruise forming part of Your Tour/ journey. (f) “Customer Service Contact Address” means the details for contacting Us set out in clause 13.1 of the Conditions. (g) “Force Majeure Event” means any act of God, war, terrorism, fire, flood or any other extreme weather conditions, loss of power, epidemics or pandemics, industrial disputes, slow-downs or other strike activities, riots or civil disturbances, acts of government, semi government or other authorities, inability to obtain any necessary licence or consent and delays caused by sub-contractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers), material shortages or other disruption to the Tour/journey beyond Our control. (h) “Itinerary” means the Itinerary for Your Tour/journey issued by Us, subject to any amendments made by Us from time to time in accordance with the Contract. (i) “Operator” means the owner or operator of a river cruise vessel. (j) “Personal Information” means information about You and any other person for whom You make a Booking, including Your name, address, phone number and other contact details, details of Your next of kin, Your passport number, credit or debit card details, and information about Your health, medical needs, dietary requirements and any disabilities or other special requirements. (k) “Service Provider” means any independent contractor engaged by Us to provide a Tour/journey or any part of a Tour/journey, and includes an Operator.

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(l) “Tour/journey” means to the tour/journey package You have booked with Us as outlined in Your Itinerary. (m) “Tour/journey Brochure” means the brochure for Your Tour/journey published by Us and includes any amendments notified on Our Website from time to time. (n) “Tour/journey Departure Date” means the scheduled departure date for the Tour/journey set out in Your Itinerary. (o) “Tour/journey Director” means any person designated by Us as the tour/journey director for Your Tour/journey. (p) “Tour/journey Price” means the total amount payable by You for the Tour/journey. It includes the Booking Deposit. (q) “Validity Period” means 1 February 2018 to 31 December 2018. (r) “Website” means Emerald Waterways website at emeraldwaterways.ca.

of Your Booking, such as any pre or post-tour/journey accommodation or add-ons, You must contact Us. We may accept or reject Your request at Our absolute discretion and if We accept, You must pay a change fee to Us in for each change accordance with clause 4.6(b) and any additional costs resulting from the change. Additional costs may include additional overnight accommodation required as a result of any change to Your flights. 3.11 You may cancel a Booking by sending Us written notice of cancellation at the Customer Service Contact Address. If You cancel a Booking You will be liable to pay a cancellation fee in accordance with clause 4.7. 3.12 A name change for a Guest or a change to the Tour/ journey Departure Date is considered a cancellation of the original Booking. 4. Prices, inclusions and fees

3. Booking and Payment

4.1 All Tour/journey Prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars

3.1 You may make a Booking directly with Us or through a travel agent. Your Booking will be confirmed only when We have received:

4.2 Your Tour/journey Price includes all coach and cruise travel; the services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/ or Tour/journey Director; airport transfers outside Canada; meals as specified in Your Itinerary; internal flights as specified In Your Itinerary; accommodation; sightseeing and admissions, where stated; port charges; all gratuities and tipping on land tour/journeys and river cruises operated by Us; and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary.

(a) Your Booking Deposit; or (b) if Your Booking is made 90 days or less before the Tour/ journey Departure Date, the Tour/journey Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract. 3.2 Except as indicated in clause 3.8, We will notify You of the Tour/journey Price and provide You with Your Itinerary at the time of making Your Booking 3.3 You must pay Your Booking Deposit within 2 days after making Your Booking. If We do not receive Your Booking Deposit within 2 days after You make Your Booking, We will automatically cancel Your Booking without further notice to You. 3.4 If You have made Your Booking through a travel agent, Your travel agent should forward Your Booking Deposit or Tour/journey Price to Us on Your behalf. However, payments by You to Your travel agent are not considered to be payments by You to Us. We will consider payment has been received by Us only when We receive payment from Your travel agent. 3.5 Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights We book for You separately to those stated in Your Itinerary are not included in the Booking Deposit or Tour/journey Price and You must pay both the deposit and full costs for such additional services separately to the Booking Deposit and Tour/journey Price at the time which We notify You at or before You make Your Booking. Any requests for such additional services will not be processed until Your Booking Deposit is paid in full. 3.6 For some special offers, We may require payment of a further deposit before the balance of the Tour/journey Price is due. We will notify You of any such requirement before You complete Your Booking and will confirm the payment details when we confirm Your Booking. You must make payment by the date notified by Us. 3.7 Except as required by law, Booking Deposits are not refundable and are not transferable to other Tour/journeys or Bookings. 3.8 If You make Your Booking within 120 days of Your Tour/ journey Departure Date, You must pay Your Booking Deposit before We can process Your Booking and confirm Your Tour/ journey Price. Your Booking is not confirmed until You have paid the Tour/journey Price. We will notify You of the Tour/ journey Price promptly after We have calculated it. If You do not confirm Your acceptance of the Tour/journey Price in writing within 7 days of receipt of notification from Us, You will be deemed to have rejected the Tour/journey Price. If You notify Us that You have rejected the Tour/journey Price or if You are deemed to have rejected the Tour/journey Price, We will cancel Your Booking and refund Your Booking Deposit. If You accept the Tour/journey Price, You must pay the outstanding Tour/journey Price within 24 hours of Us notifying You of the Tour/journey Price, or We will cancel Your Booking and retain Your Booking Deposit. 3.9 If clause 3.8 does not apply, You must pay to Us the balance of the Tour/journey Price and all other amounts payable under the Contract no later than 90 days before the Tour/journey Departure Date. 3.10 If You wish to change any incidental component

4.3 Unless expressly listed in Your Itinerary as an inclusion, Your Tour/journey Price does not include airfares; airline taxes; gratuities on ocean cruises; shore excursions on ocean cruises; additional optional activities; accommodation upgrades; meals not specified in Your Itinerary; drinks; laundry; passport fees; visas; vaccinations; medical assistance; government taxes and charges (excluding GST); or any items or expenses of a personal nature. 4.4 Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour/journey and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour/journey Price and will be at Your expense. 4.5 We reserve the right not to honour any published prices that We determine were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error. If You make a Booking based on erroneous pricing, We will offer You the option of cancelling the Booking and receiving a refund of any amount paid by You or confirming the Booking by paying the difference between the erroneous price and the correct price, as determined by Us. 4.6 The following Fees are payable in addition to the Tour/ journey Price: (a) If You book 21 days or less before the Tour/journey Departure Date, You must pay a late booking fee of $50.00 per Booking. (b) If You change Your Booking, other than by varying the Tour/journey Departure Date, You must pay a change fee of $50.00 per Booking. This fee is on account of administrative expenses incurred by Us in changing Your Tour/journey and is a genuine and reasonable estimate of Our expenses. 4.7 If You cancel Your Tour/journey for any reason prior to Your Tour/journey Departure Date (including by changing Your Tour/journey Departure Date or the name of a Guest), You will be liable for the following cancellation fees: Days of notice prior to Cancellation charge Tour/journey commencement (per person) 91 days and over ........................................... Loss of deposit 90 to 60 days................................................. 35% of Tour Price 59 to 30 days ................................................ 50% of Tour Price Less than 30 days ........................................ 100% of Tour Price You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. 4.8 We may vary Your Tour/journey Price at any time before You have paid the Tour/journey Price in full to the extent necessary to meet any increase in the Tour/journey costs for reasons outside Our control, including airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other Tour/journey related costs or tariffs. We will not vary the Tour/journey Price after We have received the total Tour/ journey Price from You, regardless of any increases in the


costs incurred by Us. We will notify You of any such variation using the Guest Contact Details. 4.9 You are responsible for and must pay for all costs and expenses incurred by You as a result of any change made by You to Your Itinerary after Your Tour/journey Departure Date. This includes changes due to illness or other personal reasons. 5. Cancellation, delays and changes to Your Itinerary 5.1 Your Booking is conditional on Us receiving a minimum number of tour/journey or Cruise passenger bookings to operate the Tour/journey and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, We may cancel or delay a scheduled Tour/journey or Tour/ journey Departure Date. 5.2 We will endeavour to make any decision to cancel or delay a Tour/journey or Cruise, and to notify You of that decision, at least 60 days prior to the scheduled Tour/ journey Departure Date. 5.3 If We cancel a Tour/journey, for whatever reason, before departure: (a) We will use reasonable endeavours to offer You the closest available tour/journey or cruise departure. If the proposed alternative tour/journey or cruise is: (i) cheaper than Your original Tour/journey Price, We will refund the difference to You; or (ii) more expensive than Your original Tour/journey Price, You must pay the difference to Us; (b) if You accept the proposed alternative tour/journey or cruise, Your Itinerary will be amended accordingly and We will give You an updated Itinerary; (c) if You do not accept the proposed alternative tour/ journey or cruise within 7 days of being notified by Us of the alternative, We will: cancel Your Booking, refund to You all monies paid directly to Us and will have no further liability to You; and (d) We are not liable for any third party costs You may incur, which We have not booked on Your behalf, for example airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent. 5.4 If We delay the departure of a Tour/journey, for whatever reason, for more than 7 days, You may terminate this Contract and We will provide You with, at Your option, either: (a) a full refund of all amounts paid to Us; or (b) a credit towards future tour/journeys with Us which will be valid for 24 months from the date You notify Us of the termination of this Contract.

(b) cabin changes on a vessel;

reasonable endeavours to negotiate with Us in good faith to settle the dispute before commencing proceedings in any court or tribunal. In the first instance You should raise Your concern with the Tour/journey Director or the Cruise Director as soon as reasonably practicable as it may be possible for them to take steps to resolve Your concern with minimal delay.

(c) additional embarkations and disembarkations;

7. Notification of General Risks

(d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches;

7.1 You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with travelling, which are beyond Our control and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may incur as a result of these general risks. Such general risks include:

please refer to www.emeraldwaterways.ca/why-emerald 5.8 Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour/journey may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour/ journey;

(e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. 5.9 If the Operator substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, they will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. 5.10 Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour/journey Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details; or (b) if during Your Tour/journey, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour/journey Director. 5.11 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for cancelling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 6. Your Tour/journey obligations 6.1 For the comfort and safety of You and Your fellow passengers and other people, You must follow the Tour/ journey Director’s and Cruise Director’s instructions at all times.

5.5 We will use reasonable endeavours to provide the Tour/ journey You have booked in accordance with Your Itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Us to adhere strictly to Your Itinerary and the Operator may need to make alterations to the Tour/journey or Your Itinerary, before or after the commencement of the Tour/journey. Where, due to circumstances outside of the Operators control, We are unable to provide the Tour/ journey in accordance with Your Itinerary, We will use reasonable endeavours to:

6.2 If We, the Cruise Director, the Tour/journey Director or Our staff or any Service Provider consider You are negatively affecting Your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, including by refusing to comply with instructions of the Tour/journey Director or the Cruise Director, We may terminate the Contract and withdraw You from the Tour/journey with immediate effect. If it is reasonably practicable to do so, the Tour/journey Director or Cruise Director will provide a warning to You and allow You an opportunity to rectify Your behaviour before We withdraw You from the Tour/journey.

(a) give You reasonable notice of any alterations, but there may be circumstances beyond Our control in which alterations will be required with little, or no, advance notice; and

6.3 If You are withdrawn from the Tour/journey under clause 6.2, You must make Your own travel and other arrangements at Your own expense and We are not liable to You for any loss, cost or damage You may suffer or incur.

(b) provide or arrange appropriate alternative activities, transport and accommodation as required.

6.4 You must have a valid passport with an expiry date of at least six (6) months after the last scheduled day of Your Tour/journey.

5.6 The circumstances in which Your Itinerary or the Tour/ journey may be altered include: (a) high or low water levels in any river or canal; (b) lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or other operational reasons; (c) road, river or weather conditions; (d) national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings or attractions; (e) Force Majeure Events; (f) emergency events, accidents, injuries or other incidents involving You or other passengers; and (g) any other event beyond Our control. 5.7 River Cruising Guarantee is provided by ACE Insurance Limited, A Chubb Company ABN 23 001 642 020 AFSL No. 239687 of 28 O’Connell Street Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 (Chubb). For full terms and conditions of the policy,

6.5 You must ensure that You obtain prior to the Tour/ journey Departure Date all required entry visas for all countries to be visited during the Tour/journey, as failure to obtain correct documentation may affect Your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries during the Tour/journey. 6.6 If You do not have the correct visa or other documentation necessary to enter a country or participate in any aspect of a Tour/journey (“Documentation”): (a) We will not refund to You all or any portion of the Tour/ journey Price; and (b) You will be responsible for any costs You incur as a result of Your failure to obtain the required Documentation, including any costs associated with re-joining the Tour/ journey. 6.7 If You are unhappy with something that does or does not happen on Your Tour/journey, You must first use all

(a) Tour/journey variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; Force Majeure Events; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance; (b) changes to the Tour/journey and Your Itinerary in the circumstances described in clause 5.6; (c) forces of nature; illness; flight schedule changes or cancellations; loss of luggage; epidemics or pandemics; political unrest; accidents; acts of terrorism or other criminal acts; changes to government visa or travel requirements; or (d) other circumstances beyond Our control. 7.2 You acknowledge and agree that where the Tour/journey, any part of the Tour/journey, accommodation, flights or any other good or service are not directly provided by Us, but is provided by a Service Provider, in the event of any dispute or claim including for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of the Service Provider, You must pursue Your claim directly against the relevant Service Provider. 7.3 You must make Your own enquiries regarding Your Tour/ journey, including being aware of any relevant government travel safety warnings. 8. Liability 8.1 Nothing in these Conditions or the Contract operates to exclude, restrict or modify the application of any provision of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (British Columbia) or any equivalent Canadian Federal, Provincial or Territorial legislation that may be applicable, or any United States of America Federal, State or Territory legislation, or the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), including the Australian Consumer Law, the exercise of a right conferred by any such provision, or any of Our liability for breach of a guarantee, condition or warranty implied by any such provision, where it is unlawful to do so. All exclusions and limitations of Our liability under the Contract must be read subject to this clause. 8.2 You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You (or any third party) for any loss, cost or damage (including loss of enjoyment) suffered directly or indirectly in connection with: (a) any Tour/journey risks or other aspects of the Tour/ journey disclosed to You in the Contract; (b) any change to Your Itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft or otherwise during the conduct of the Tour/journey; (c) any loss or damage to Your baggage or belongings; (d) any personal injury or death resulting from the acts or omissions or negligence of any third parties providing goods or services to You during the Tour/journey, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or (e) any disappointment or loss of enjoyment due to circumstances outlined in the Contract or otherwise beyond Our control. 8.3 Subject to clause 8.1, but despite any other provision of the Contract, and to the extent permitted by law, Our maximum liability to You or any third party (including any claims of negligence by Us) is limited to the Tour/journey Price You have paid to Us. 8.4 To the maximum extent permitted by law, You acknowledge and agree We are not liable to You, under any circumstances, for any loss of enjoyment, opportunity, profit, savings, revenue or interest or any other consequential or indirect, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage or expenses.

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8.5 You acknowledge and agree that We are not liable for any delay or failure by Us or a Service Provider to perform Our obligations under the Contract, resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. 8.6 If a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to Force Majeure Event, Our obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. 8.7 We may immediately terminate the Contract, if the Force Majeure Event delays performance of the Tour/journey for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date We notify You of the Force Majeure Event. 8.8 To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties, guarantees, representations, or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any guarantee, condition or warranty which cannot be excluded, Our liability to You for breach of such an implied guarantee, condition or warranty is limited, to one or more of the following: (a) in the case of goods: the repair of goods, replacement of goods, the supply of equivalent goods or the cost of repair, replacement or supply of equivalent goods; or (b) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 8.9 Cruising aboard Our vessels is provided solely by the Operator of the relevant vessel pursuant to the Cruise Conditions. A copy of the Cruise Conditions will be provided to You upon request. In relation to Our European River Cruises, including Our French River Cruises and Portuguese River Cruises, please note that the Cruise Conditions includes a clause specifying that the cruising ticket contract is governed by the laws in force in Zug, Switzerland and that You and the Operator agree to be bound by the statutory and general law of Switzerland. The Cruise Conditions are also subject to specific limitations of liability and time limits for making claims against the Operator as contained in the laws of Switzerland (incorporating the Athens Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974 (and the protocols of 1976 and 1990) (“the Athens Convention”), the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine Convention (“the CLNI”), the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation Vessels, 1988 (“the 1988 Convention”) and the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976 (“the 1976 Convention”), as set out in the Cruise Conditions). 8.10 We strongly recommend that You take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover You against risks associated with Your Tour/journey including cover for loss of luggage, medical expenses, costs and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays or other disruptions. 9. Privacy and Data Protection 9.1 In order for Us to process Your Booking and provide the Tour to You, You will need to provide to Us, and We will need to use Personal Information. We will need to provide Your Personal Information to Service Providers, as well as customs and immigration authorities. We may also provide Your personal Information to security and credit checking organizations. Some of the persons to whom We provide Your Personal Information are located overseas, including in countries that may not provide the same level of protection of Personal Information as Canada. By making a Booking You give Us Your consent to use and disclose Your Personal Information in the manner described in this clause 9.1. 9.2 We may also use Your name and the Guest Contact Details for marketing purposes, unless You tell Us that You do not want Us to do so. You may do this by contacting the Customer Service Contact Address. 9.3 We will otherwise deal with Your Personal Information in accordance with Our Privacy Policy, which can be found on Our Website or provided on request.

10. General Provisions 10.1 We may only waive a right or remedy created under these Conditions in writing. Our delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Us (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right.

(v) wheelchairs and walkers can be carried in the luggage compartment of motorcoaches subject to space limitations. (c) Our discretion: We may, in Our absolute discretion, decline Your Booking if We are of the view that: (i) We cannot adequately provide for any or all of Your special needs;

10.2 The Contract is governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia, and the laws of Canada applicable therein.

(ii) Your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the Tour/journey may be at risk; or

10.3 The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia and any courts competent to hear appeals from those courts.

(iii) You cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Tour/journey Director or Cruise Director.

10.4 Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of the Contract survives termination. 10.5 In these Conditions, unless the context otherwise indicates a contrary intention: (a) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (b) singular includes the plural and vice versa; (c) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (d) where a word or phrase is defined, its other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (e) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (f) no rules of construction apply to Our disadvantage on the basis that these Conditions or the Contract were prepared by Us; (g) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (h) a reference to a body (including institute, association or authority) which ceases to exist or whose powers or functions are transferred to another body is a reference to the body which replaces it or which substantially succeeds to its powers or functions. 10.6 The Tour/journey Brochure and these Conditions are valid for Tour/journey Departure Dates during the Validity Period unless otherwise indicated in Your Itinerary, and supersedes all previous brochures. 11. Important notices about Your Tour/journey 11.1 Tour/journey Participation (a) Special needs: We welcome You if You have a disability or other special need, provided You are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all the assistance You require. Please note that although We will use reasonable endeavours to provide You with all the activities on Your Itinerary, depending on Your disability, You may not be able to participate in every activity and the Tour/journey Director or Cruise Director will have the right to refuse Your participation if the Tour/journey Director or Cruise Director believes Your health and safety or the health and safety of other passengers may be impacted by Your participation. You must advise Us (or Your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of Booking. (b) Facilities: It is important to note that: (i) some cruise ships do not have elevators, and ships that are equipped with elevators may not have elevator access to all decks; (ii) wheelchair passengers should be aware that cabin doors, rest rooms and corridors may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (iii) requests for modified rooms must be made at the time of Booking and are subject to availability; (iv) for safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on boarding ramps (which may be steep due to water levels) while the vessel is tied up or at anchor, or on to motor coaches; and

11.2 Cruises (a) Deckplan: The deck plan, cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout in the Tour/journey Brochure are indicative only and may vary. Pictured representations of cabins or rooms in Tour/journey Brochures are not drawn to scale. (b) Cruise Cabins: Your Tour/journey Price is based on the Cabin category indicated in the Tour/journey Brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and will be at an additional cost. (c) Noise, Vibration and Odour: While We take reasonable steps to minimize noise, vibrations and odours on the cruise ships, You acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odours may be experienced on vessels and that We will not be liable to You in relation to any such noise, vibration or odours. (d) Docking Position: During port stops, ships may dock sideby-side, obstructing views and requiring You to pass through other ships to embark and disembark. (e) Internet Service (f) Internet facilities are available on board Your cruise at no additional charge. Complimentary internet service does not apply to any third party suppliers. (ii) Internet availability and quality may vary from country to country and can also be affected by technical issues, weather or unfavourable terrains and other factors outside Our control. We do not guarantee the availability or quality of internet connections. (g) Photography: Our tour/journeys offer some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery in the world. However, We cannot guarantee that every scene or highlighted featured in a Tour/journey Brochure or Itinerary will be available on each Tour/journey. No refund will be available for any resulting missed scene or photographic “opportunity”. (h) Smoking: Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas on all ships (and any other vessels), and is not permitted in cabins or on balconies. (i) You acknowledge that We may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during Your Cruise for the comfort of all passengers. (ii) Smoking is not permitted on coaches or such other places as nominated by Us from time to time. (iii) Although We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are opportunities for You to smoke during the Tour/ journey, We cannot guarantee such opportunities will be available. (i) Medical Services (i) River cruise ships do not carry a doctor on board, however medical services may be called at Your own expense. (ii) Due to the large number of passengers on board, We cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. (iii) We are not, and Our Service Providers are not, liable regarding the provision of any medical care You may require or choose to accept during the Tour/journey. (j) Currency and Credit Cards: All purchases on board are charged to Your shipboard account. The on board currency on river cruise ships is the Euro. Shipboard accounts may be paid by Euro or credit card.

DEPOSIT PROTECTION PLAN Our Deposit Protection Plan gives you the option to protect your trip deposit if any personal itinerary changes should surface. A non-refundable fee of $125 per person per Cruise/Journey must be paid at the time of Booking. It does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. Details and terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Plan are available at emeraldwaterways.ca

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11.3 Coaches

available in all locations. Please enquire for further details.

(a) Seat rotation: To ensure all passengers have the opportunity to enjoy front and window seats, a daily seat rotation system is employed on all of Our coaches and You must follow the seat rotation system.

(c) Carriers: The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tour/journeys) are not responsible for statements or features in Tour/journey Brochures. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract between You and the carrier and We have no responsibility in relation to contracts between You and the carriers.

(b) Travel sickness: If You suffer from travel sickness, You should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as We cannot make allowances for this. 12. Additional Important Information 12.1 Air Travel and baggage (a) Airfare Conditions (i) All airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. (ii) Our reservations consultant will book the most appropriate fare for Your Tour/journey. (iii) Some discounted airfares have conditions which make them unsuitable to be used in conjunction with Our tour/ journeys. Full details and conditions may be obtained from Your travel agent. If You have any questions or concerns please contact Our reservations consultant. (iv) Airfares booked as part of Your Tour/journey will be through the most appropriate route although may not be a direct flight; some included flights are unescorted. If You request a customized route or direct flight You will be responsible for all additional costs. (v) Dependant on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable air surcharges may apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed. (vi) Taxes are defined as all airline and government taxes and surcharges. Taxes are subject to change and will be advised at the time of flight reservation. (vii) All flights are subject to schedule changes and class downgrades as determined by the operating airline. You acknowledge and agree that We accept no responsibility and will not be liable to You for any costs associated with these changes. (viii) All airfares are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the Tour/Journey Departure Dates set out in the Tour/Journey Brochure. Any requests outside of the tour/ journey dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. (b) Airport Transfers (i) Airport transfers are only available on the first and last day of Your Tour/journey and at times We designate. Transfers outside these times will be at Your expense and must be secured by Your own arrangements. (ii) Passengers who have purchased Our pre and post Tour/journey hotel accommodation and airfares will be provided airport transfers to/from their hotel in the Tour/ journey start or end city only, on the day of the pre or post accommodation booking. (iii) If You do not book Your flights with Us, You must ensure Your flight details are provided to Us at least 60 days before the Tour/journey Departure Date by: (a) entering Your flight details at the tour/journey personalizer on the Website; or (b) contacting Us at the Customer Service Contact Address. (iv) No refund will be given for unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. (v) If You miss the pre-booked transfer You will be responsible for making Your own way to the Tour/journey departure point, at Your own expense. (vi) Airport transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival and departure times. Private transfers, including Royal Suites transfer are not

(d) Luggage (i) Tour/journey participants are entitled to one suitcase per person. Your suitcase must not exceed 76 x 53 x 28cms (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) and must not weigh more than 23kg (50lbs). (ii) Airline passengers should consult with their airline as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and also according to the class booked. (iii) It is Your responsibility to ensure Your luggage complies with these requirements and You acknowledge that We, contracted carriers or Service Providers may elect not to carry overweight items. (iv) You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges. 12.2 Sightseeing, Excursions and Special Activities on Tour/ journey (a) Sightseeing: Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tour/journeys as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing tour/ journey may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. (b) Mountain Excursions: Some tour/journeys include mountain excursions involving high altitudes. Please consult with Your doctor to ensure that You have an adequate level of fitness and are in good health before participating in these excursions. (c) Additional Optional Tours: Additional activities undertaken by You such as sightseeing tours purchased by You in addition to those activities outlined in the Tour Brochure during Your Tour are not included in Your Tour Price and incur an additional cost. Additional activities are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum and maximum number of participants to operate.

no availability of single accommodation for the remainder of the Tour/journey, You will be required to continue to share with Your nominated rooming partner for the remainder of the Tour/journey. (c) Young Passengers: (i) Passengers under the age of 21 years (as at the Tour/ journey Departure Date) must be accompanied by an adult and share their accommodation with an adult. (ii) Children under the age of 12 years are not encouraged (with the exception of Christmas tour/journeys and Cruises) and are accepted or rejected at Our sole discretion. 12.4 Maps, Pictures and Images (a) Maps: Maps or tour/journey depictions contained in Tour/ journey Brochures or any other brochures We issue are intended as an indication only and should not be relied upon as the actual route to be taken during the Tour/journey. (b) Images: All images in Tour/journey Brochures represent typical scenes and descriptive detail for each tour/journey, however it is possible that the particular subject matter may not be seen or experienced on Your Tour/journey. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 12.5 Hotel Accommodation (a) Substitution: We may substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in the place of the advertised hotel due to hotel availability issues. Any changes will be notified once confirmed with the hotel. (b) Responsibility: Although We have taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the Tour/journey, We are not liable to You for the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. 13. Contact Details 13.1 To make, change or cancel a Booking or to make any enquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give Us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact Your travel agent or Our customer service centre as follows: Email: info@emeraldwaterways.ca Telephone: 1 855 444 0161 Suite 1025-401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5A1

12.3 Passenger Requirements

This is the Customer Service Contact Address.

(a) Special Diets: You must advise Us in writing of any and all special requests and dietary requirements at the time of Booking. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate Your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that such requests can be met.

13.2 Our customer service centre is open Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 5.00pm PST/9:00am to 8:00pm EST and on Saturday from 7:00am to 4:00pm PST/ 10:00am to 7:00pm EST (Holiday Hours may vary). The Customer Service Centre is closed on Sunday. Although We hope You won’t need it, Our after-hours emergency number when calling in Canada is +1 857 415 5751 or within Europe is +41 435 211 839.

(b) Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation (i) Prices quoted in Tour/journey Brochures are on a twin share basis. If Your Booking is not a twin share booking We will notify You of the applicable single supplement rate, and You must pay the single supplement rate for the Tour/journey, at the time of Booking. (ii) For our land tour programs, if You are willing to share a room with another single traveller of the same gender, You must pay the Single Supplement Rate. If You remain matched throughout the entire Tour/journey, You will be refunded Your single supplement rate within 2 weeks of tour/journey completion. We accept no responsibility for the suitability of the allocated rooming partner. (iii) If at any time during the Tour/journey, You consider Your rooming partner unsuitable, You must notify Us and We will use reasonable endeavours to arrange single accommodation for You for the remainder of the Tour/journey, subject to availability, and at Your own cost.

14. Offers and Promotions. Offers are for new bookings only unless otherwise stated. Only one offer per person and offers cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise stated. If an offer lists a lead in price or a special sale price, prices are based on two people sharing a cabin (double occupancy), based on lowest cabin category available and reflect the special offer discounts where applicable (unless otherwise stated). Prices and offers are correct at time of printing and are subject to cruise availability at the time of booking and may change. Offers can be cancelled, withdrawn, changed, or extended at any time and without notice. Offers are non-transferable to cash. Emerald Waterways Terms and Conditions apply when booking an offer or special promotion with us. For full Terms and Conditions of our offers please refer to emeraldwaterways.ca

(iv) A limited number of single rooms and/or cabins are available at a Single Supplement Rate for each Tour/journey. In some locations, single rooms are smaller than twin rooms and may not be available. You acknowledge that if there is

Pre Release Offer Terms: All of our river cruises are subject to availability. The prices shown are based on 2018 pricing and correct at the time of print. Pricing may be subject to change. 2019 river cruises at 2018 pricing as listed in the brochure and based on the same departure date and cruise sailing in 2018. Prices are listed in CAD and based on double occupancy. Save $1,500 per person on 15+ day itineraries or $1,000 per person on 8-14 day itineraries. Offer Valid from Feb 1 – May 31, 2018. Offers may be cancelled, changed, extended or withdrawn at any time without notice. A booking deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required within 90 days of departure. Our 2019 preview brochure itineraries, hotels, dates, and inclusions are subject to change.

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