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2017 DELUXE RIVER CRUISES

Debuting two new Star-Ships on the Douro and Rh么ne rivers!


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Debuting two new Star-Ships on the Douro and Rhône rivers! Call us at 855.444.0161 or visit emeraldwaterways.ca or Contact your Travel Professional


Welcome to our latest Emerald Waterways brochure. We’re excited to debut our 2017 vacations. And as a special Thank You, we want to share this Limited Time offer with you – if you book by September 2, 2016 – Fly from $795 per person plus receive up to 200 Euros per person to spend on board your Star-Ship. With two new ships in 2017, the Emerald Libertè, a 138 passenger Star-Ship sailing in Southern France, and the 112 passenger Emerald Radiance, making its maiden voyage on the Douro River, our fleet expands to seven deluxe vessels. With only one new ship on each of these rivers, space is limited and is sure to sell out quickly! Voted Best River Line for Value by Cruise Critic, Emerald Waterways is by far the best choice for your river cruising vacations. See all that’s included with our Exceptional Emerald Value:

All airport transfers to and from the ship on day of embarkation and disembarkation

Innovative on-board features like a heated pool with retractable roof and cinema†

• Excellent service from an English speaking crew

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

• Complimentary bicycles on board for daily use†

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

Tea and coffee available at all times; bottled water replenished daily

Enjoy each port with an included shore excursion or walking tour

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Extra special included excursions courtesy of EmeraldPLUS

Biking and hiking guided tours with Emerald Active

• Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Knowledgeable local guides at each destination Complimentary Wi-fi onboard

• Port charges are now included PLUS we take care of ALL gratuities, both on and off the ship, a value of up to $675 per couple.

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Book by September 2, 2016 and receive international airfare at a fantastic Savings! On our 15 day river cruises, travel from select cities and receive airfare from $795 per person, plus receive 200 Euros per person in onboard credits. Tailor your trip to suit your vacation style – whether it’s a Discover More to enhance the included excursions, a massage to help relax after your included bike excursion, or a drink package to enjoy onboard your Emerald Star-Ship – there’s no 2014 shortage of ways to use your credits. If you prefer to do your own air, we’re extending a $1000 air credit per person Editors’ Picks for our 15 day cruises.

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Contents Welcome

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Next Generation of River Cruising

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Boutique Hotel-Style Suites and Staterooms

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Your Deluxe On Board Experience

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Memorable Dining Experiences 

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Best way to experience destinations

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Uniquely EmeraldPLUS and Emerald Active

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Endless Possibility

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Discover More

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Groups and Charters

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Following Your Destination Desires

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Welcome to Southern France

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8-day Sensations of Southern France

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Lyon to Arles EFRC

8-day Jewels of the Rhine

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Amsterdam to Basel EWAB

15-day Rhine & Rhône Cruise

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Amsterdam to Arles EWAR

8-day Legends of Moselle, Rhine & Main

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Nuremberg to Trier EWNT

Sailing through Portugal

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8-day Secrets of the Douro

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Round trip Porto EPDC

15-day Douro & Southern France

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Porto to Arles EFPC

15-day Splendours of Europe

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Amsterdam to Budapest EWCR

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

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Round trip Amsterdam EWTU

8-day Danube Delights

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Nuremberg to Budapest EWNB

11-day Classic Prague & Danube Delights 

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Prague to Budapest EWPB

8-day Danube Explorer

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Passau to Budapest EWPA

8-day Rhine-Main Discovery

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Nuremberg to Amsterdam EWAN

10-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe

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Budapest to Bucharest EWBB

17-day Treasures of the Danube

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Bucharest to Nuremberg EWNU

Emerald Waterways Cabin/Deck plans

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Welcome! Emerald Waterways is quickly becoming the go-to river cruise company. Our fully inclusive pricing earned us the Best River Line for Value from the editors of Cruise Critic. You’ll be amazed at what’s included! We’re excited to announce two new ships and two new trips for 2017 – the Emerald Radiance, which will set sail on the Douro River in Portugal and the Emerald Liberté, cruising from Burgundy to Provence on the Saône and Rhône rivers. With just 112 and 138 guests, respectively, these sleek Star-Ships are built to a high standard to offer you the best quality experience, unparalleled, on these rivers.

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New for 2017 is our Emerald Active hiking and bicycling experiences. Take a guided bike excursion from Melk to Dürnstein or, if you want to challenge yourself over more rugged European terrain, join a guided hike in the Black Forest. You should be physically fit to enjoy these excursions. We’ve planned our vacations this year to make it easier than ever to combine and save. With select 7-night itineraries in Germany, France and Portugal, you will be able to customize your journey, combining rivers to suit your desire. You can also tailor your trips with extensions – enhance your journey with a 3-night stay in Lisbon or expand your discoveries with a 3-night Paris & 3-night Nice extension, for example.

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Nuremberg, Germany Bavaria’s second-largest city was once home to the Holy Roman Empire and is rich with World War II history

Amsterdam, Netherlands Bike around this exciting capital city on its more than 400 kilometres of bicycle lanes.

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Basel, Switzerland Visit Marktplatz, home to the 16th century redsandstone town hall.

Lyon, France Located at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoy the gastronomic and historical city of Lyon.

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Bucharest, Romania Snagov Monastery, burial place of Vlad the Impaler, Count Dracula.

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It's all Included Life’s a deluxe river cruise, only on Emerald Waterways. You haven’t had a vacation experience that exceeds your expectations like this. Our exciting, unique destinations and itineraries, 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:

Exceptional Emerald Value ✓ Innovative onboard features like a heated pool with retractable roof and cinema† ✓ Boutique hotel like accommodations with spacious cabins and our refreshing open-air balcony system in all our suites ✓ All on board meals and a collection of highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant ✓ A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner ✓ Tea and coffee available at all times

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✓ Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin ✓ Enjoy each port with an included excursion ✓ Extra special included excursions courtesy of EmeraldPLUS ✓ Biking and hiking guided tours with Emerald Active ✓ Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites ✓ Served right to your suite Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after dinner treats with Emerald’s Concierge Service* ✓ Excellent service from an English-speaking crew ✓ Knowledgeable local guides at each destination ✓ Complimentary bicycles on board for daily use† ✓ Complimentary WiFi on board ✓ All airport transfers to and from your ship** ✓ Plus we even take care of all gratuities

†Emerald Radiance pool is located on the sun deck, and cinema and bikes not available *Owner's One-bedroom, Riverview and Grand Balcony Suites only. **Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Wine, beer and soft drinks included with lunch & dinner

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Next Generation River Cruising Award-winning. Exceptional. Experience the real deal on one of Europe’s newest, best designed, most advanced river cruise fleets. Voted Best River Line For Value by the discerning experts at Cruise Critic Editors' Picks 2015, Emerald Waterways’ ships and river cruises are praised for their striking design, innovative highlights and contemporary approach, setting your trip with us apart from any other river cruise.

Dining in Reflections Restaurant

Form perfectly meets function in our fleet of sleek, sophisticated Star-Ships. Like a perfectly cut gem, every detail and contemporary feature of an Emerald Waterways ship is designed to enhance your boutique hotel on board experience.

Standout service Superior service from exceptional people: as part of the Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways is backed by the invaluable expertise of over 30 years' experience in making lifelong vacation memories. When you book a river cruise with us, rest assured that all our on board crew and onshore staff know how to exceed your expectations—so that you enjoy every moment of your vacation experience. It takes a number of very special qualities to be an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director: a wealth of technical expertise, certainly, and a unique passion for Europe's diverse history and culture, as well as (of course) an enduring love of travel. Your Cruise Director is your personal storyteller, historian, interpreter, problem solver and destination guru, all in one. We also boast one of the very best crew to guest ratio.

The ultimate European experience Experience your vacation to the very fullest. Europe will reveal its famous highlights and best-kept secrets to you on your guided explorations with our fluently English-speaking, highly knowledgeable local guides. As you stroll through the cobbled walkways of Europe’s quaint villages, the bustling streets of its spectacular towns and cities, and amongst the many iconic sites and historic landmarks, your Emerald Waterways guide offers you a uniquely local perspective into the culture and fascinating heritage of each destination. Budapest, Hungary

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Boutique Hotel-Style Suites and Staterooms Each contemporary, boutique hotel-style room in our wide range of cabin options is designed to really enhance your river cruise experience, with elegant, hand-picked furnishings right down to the smallest, thoughtful detail—like carefully placing mirrors in the best positions to help you get ready for the day ahead. Enjoy your own en suite bathroom; hotel-style bed, flat screen TV and infotainment system, individual climate control, complimentary WiFi, bottled water restocked daily, personal mini-bar fridge, and of course, plenty of storage and living space. All cabins on our Vista and Horizon decks are equipped with our revolutionary open-air system, designed to ensure all-weather enjoyment while taking in Europe’s beautiful landscapes.

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite The embodiment of stylish sophistication and spacious design, choose to stay in one of only four of these superior suites. 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 favorite blends; and a complimentary iPad for your convenience to use throughout the cruise.

Emerald Riverview Suite To explore our staterooms and suites in detail, see pages 78-84.

Our stunning and stylish cabins are designed with your comfort in mind. On our new Emerald Radiance Star-Ship

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sailing the Douro River, the Riverview Suite is located on the Horizon deck. This Suite features a full outside balcony and a separate bedroom and living area making them perfect for entertaining. With a deluxe walk-in wardrobe, larger bathroom and complimentary mini-bar. Stay up to date on news or connected to family with the in-suite iPad for you to use. Other perks include Emerald's Concierge service where you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés or desert served right to your suite. Elevated scenic views from your suite complemented with Emerald's exceptional value will make your cruise even more special.

canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served on your balcony.

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite These spacious suites feature a panoramic view balcony spanning the width of your cabin. They’re also equipped with our innovative open-air system window that drops down at the touch of a button, to fully unveil the stunning scenery and let in the fresh river air. As a further enhancement, a decked area complete with table and chairs provides you with a refreshingly different indoor balcony space to enjoy while cruising Europe's rivers.

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Grand Balcony Suite Choose to stay in one of our Grand Balcony suites, and you’ll have an outdoor balcony to make the most of the stunning European landscape—right from the comfort of your room. Should the weather take a turn, the touch of a button activates our open-air system window that completely encloses the area so you can continue 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

The superbly appointed Emerald Staterooms on our Riviera Deck are very comfortable and feature a picture window, en suite bathroom, and table and chairs to relax after your day of touring, mini-bar, wardrobe and extra storage—excellent value for the money.

Emerald Single Stateroom Staterooms located on the Riveria deck offer similar features and conveniences to our Emerald Staterooms. Enjoy the view from your picture window, and a comfortable deluxe single bed to relax in.

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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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Your Deluxe On Board Experience Floating perfection. That’s what your Emerald Waterways river cruise feels like: the perfect vacation.

the outside ceiling heaters retain that summer glow and warm atmosphere.

Always wanted to enjoy your very own paradise? Emerald Waterways creates a brilliant on board oasis for you to relax in, whatever the weather. Our deluxe Star-Ships’ feature highlights of ocean cruising in a boutique river cruise setting. Yes, you really can have it all.

On our Horizon deck awaits one of our Star-Ships’ most stunning features, an indoor heated pool and lounge area surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, complete with retractable roof. Equipped with comfortable loungers, this contemporary decked area is the perfect place to relax during the day after a morning of sightseeing. With specialty teas and coffees available at all times from the intimate café bar, this tranquil retreat is the perfect place to simply unwind with a good book, or have a refreshing dip.

In all of our public areas, contemporary, elegant furnishings and modern art create a seamlessly opulent environment. Take in every moment on the river, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of light and reveal a spectacular view in every direction. Our perfectly placed Horizon Lounge opens out onto The Terrace, where, on cooler days or evenings,

Our award-winning Star-Ships’ innovative technology and design inventively transforms this daytime retreat into a luxe live entertainment, cinema and event hub. Watch in awe

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The Terrace

Indoor heated pool with retractable roof

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Your Deluxe On Board Experience as the floor rises through the pool’s surface and a screen is lowered from above; within minutes, the area is converted into a comfortable, cozy cinema and entertainment area. Each of our itineraries features a unique program of events, combining local talent with international favorites, and a curated selection of classic and contemporary films. On select evenings, our innovative cinema area transforms yet again into the Riverview Club Lounge, a lively hub where you’ll catch the highlights of current international sporting events as well as a selection of legendary concerts from the world’s most significant musicians. Whether you’re watching a recent blockbuster movie, unwinding with your beverage of choice at our Riverview Club, or celebrating the region at a traditional cultural folk show, a wealth of entertaining evenings is yours to enjoy. From indoor delights to the great outdoors our liberatingly panoramic Sun Deck at the very top of our Star-Ships features ample seating for those warmer days on the water,

as well as a walking track, putting green, and games area for guests who love to play outside. Feel the cool river breeze brush by you as you navigate a leisurely path in deluxe comfort through the heart of Europe. Raise a toast with a cocktail and some new-found friends, and watch the endless vistas roll by. To further enhance your river cruise experience, our Vista Deck features even more amenities and services. Take advantage of our fully-equipped Fitness Area and spa-like Wellness Area, or let our on board hairstylist take care of your grooming needs. Whether you decide to make the most of our gym or enjoy any one of a thoughtful range of professional, invigorating treatments, this is the perfect way to begin or end your fulfilling day of exploration and adventure—it’s all up to you. Of course, don’t just take our word for it: visit emeraldwaterways.ca/360-tour today to take a tour of our Star-Ships, to see what you’ll experience for yourself.

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Memorable Dining Moments 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.

Fine Dining: Reflections Restaurant

Our experienced chefs take great pride in preparing your dishes to the highest quality standards, and ensuring our menus showcase the fantastic regional cuisines of Europe. Every day, enjoy a breakfast and lunch buffet with an array of hot and cold appetizers and main course choices, as well as a dessert table with a collection of fine sweets. In the evenings, we invite you to be our special guest at a four-course dinner serving delicious international and regional specialties.

Go al-fresco: The Terrace

Offering relaxed dining with a spectacular view, Reflections is our ship's main restaurant. For breakfast, enjoy the hearty buffet or one of our egg chef’s freshly prepared specialty egg dishes. At lunch, choose from a full hot and cold buffet or from the delectable à la carte menu. In the evenings, indulge in a carefully prepared, gourmet four-course dinner. With a panoramic view, The Terrace at the ship’s bow is a beautiful setting for fair-weather outdoor dining. Watch the sunrise with your morning tea or coffee and a light breakfast. In between excursions? Grab a café-style lunch from your choice of pastas, soups, sandwiches and salads. On select days, find us firing up the barbecue on the Sun Deck for a fantastic grilled feast.

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Sample Dinner Menu Starters Sour Cream Mousse

Your glass is always full Sip on 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. Complimentary tea and coffee from our state-of-the-art machines are also available at all times throughout your cruise, and your cabin is restocked with bottled water, daily.

Authentic onshore dining Extend your high quality on board dining experience with authentic onshore regional dining excursions that offer you deeper—and more delicious!—insight into your destination’s culture and people. For example, in Bratislava, you’ll have a truly rewarding opportunity to taste traditional fare and learn more about everyday local life during a hosted afternoon tea, in the company of a local Slovakian family.

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with port wine jelly, pear and fig jam

Soups Game Cappuccino Tomato Essence with basil quenelles

Entrée Orange Sorbet with blueberry punch

Main Course "Chateaubriand” Whole Roasted Beef Fillet

with sauce béarnaise, vegetable bouquet, baked potato and crepe roulade

Pesto Marinated Salmon Fillet | Puff Pastry Coat with champagne sauce, leaf spinach, rissolées potatoes

Green Asparagus In Mille Feuille Parcel

with lemon butter sauce, saffron potatoes, fried mushrooms

Dessert Baked Alaska 'MS Emerald Star' Fresh Fruit Salad Selection of International Cheese

Premium Beer & Wine available Beers Local Beers

Wines 2013 Weisser Gutedel, 2012 Frankovka Modra Full beer and wine list available.

Enjoy dinner at Reflections Restaurant

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Best Way to Experience Destinations Enjoy your European vacation with Emerald Waterways to the fullest. Your included tours and excursions take you through many of Europe's must-see sights and local hidden gems, at every port of call. Our EmeraldPLUS and Emerald Active programs provide you the opportunity to experience some of Europe’s more unique, in-depth cultural discoveries, at no additional charge. Explore even further with our Discover More optional tours, or extend your stay at your initial or final destination.

New, every morning Awaken each day to exciting discoveries on your included excursions with Emerald Waterways. Our highly knowledgeable, fluently English-speaking local guides will take you on an insightful tour almost daily, bringing each destination to rich, vibrant life. As your guide skillfully paints you a picture of the

local culture’s exciting history and most fascinating hidden gems, our provided headsets ensure you can hear your guide as you explore, so you don’t miss a single thing.

Extend your enjoyment If you’re yearning to explore more, or if you’re not quite ready for your trip to be over, why not book an extra two or three-nights’ stay at your initial or final destination? If you book through us, we can arrange for your stay at a centrally located hotel with complimentary breakfast, and include the transfers to or from the ship, your hotel, and the airport.

Yes, you can Discover More Our carefully curated itineraries already offer you the flexibility and free time to explore the way you want, and with our Discover More options and choices, you’ll add even more richness to your vacation experience.

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Uniquely EmeraldPLUS and Emerald Active

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

Choose an EmeraldPLUS or Emerald Active experience at select destinations, at no additional charge, and go way beyond the standard tourist offerings to a richer, more authentic experience of local European culture. For example, in Amsterdam you can enjoy a leisurely EmeraldPLUS visit to the lush Keukenhof Gardens, beloved as the world's most beautiful in the spring, or go for a picturesque cruise through the city’s maze of canals. For those who relish an active lifestyle, enjoy Emerald Active pursuits such as a guided bike tour along the Danube’s banks between Melk and Dürnstein in the wine-growing Wachau Valley, rejoining your shipmates upon arrival at Dürnstein; or go on a stimulating hike to the spectacular ruins of Wertheim Castle, near Miltenberg in Bavaria.

Included bike tours

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Endless Possibility Extend your stay Enhance your vacation with more delightful days of exploration. Fully experience the excitement of some of Europe’s greatest cities, with Emerald Waterways’ optional stay extensions. You’ve already invested in your flight overseas—and in an amazing river cruise itinerary—make your vacation experience even more memorable by booking an additional two or three nights at your initial or final destination. Our select list of extension cities includes Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Nice, Madrid and Lisbon. Enjoyed the Van Gogh Museum but missed a trip to the Anne Frank House? Can’t get enough of Lisbon’s spectacular Roman and Moorish architecture, or of Madrid’s amazing cuisine and diverse artistic scene? Perhaps you’ll want to thoroughly explore Budapest’s thermal water cave system, the largest in the world; take a trip to Versailles near Paris; or attend the Monaco Grand Prix adjacent to glamorous Nice. You’ll surely accomplish a lot during your included time, but who wouldn't take full advantage of an extra few days in one of the world’s iconic cities? When booking an optional extension through us, we arrange your stay at a centrally-located hotel complete with complimentary breakfast, as well as your transfers to or from the ship, your hotel, and the airport. All you need to do is explore even more of your beautiful city of choice, to your heart’s delight.

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Discover More Carefully designed yet flexible itineraries, included excursions at every port, and your Emerald Waterways river cruise provides you with a wealth of exploration, discovery and enjoyment of all Europe has to offer, completely included in the price of your vacation. You’ll experience many of the continent’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, iconic landmarks, culinary delights and best-kept secrets, expertly guided and informed by our knowledgeable and fluently English-speaking local guides. Now, explore even further with Discover More optional tours customized to your own interests. There are only so many hours in a day; our included daily itineraries offer a wide variety of planned guided tours and highlight activities, but what if you might prefer to do something else completely? Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg

Many of your Danube itineraries feature an included, guided sightseeing tour of Passau, but since there isn’t enough time to also visit historic Salzburg or the splendid Český Krumlov, you can opt to Discover More with these alternate, fullday excursions. On our Danube Delights cruise, participate in the included tour of Vienna—or Discover More with a trip to the enchanting imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Follow your full day trip with a Discover More Viennese concert in the evening, exclusively for Emerald Waterways guests. Go ahead and explore your excursion options—Emerald Waterways is right there with you.

Viennese evening concert

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Groups and Charters Enjoy an exceptional vacation experience at an extraordinary value with a group river cruise booking on Emerald Waterways. Perfect to celebrate a special occasion, explore common interests with like-minded people, or as a company retreat, employee incentive or team building program. You need as few as ten people to book your group’s exciting deluxe river cruise on one of our beautiful, state-of-the-art Star-Ships. For even more exclusivity, full or partial charters of our Star-Ships are also available on select routes and itineraries. A designated group specialist on our experienced staff will liaise with your tour coordinator to ensure your needs are taken care of at all times, on board and on ashore. And of course, your group enjoys the same deluxe on board amenities, amazing list of inclusions, and superior service as our other guests—and more. Upon arrival, your group is welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine in each cabin. We can even arrange for special group events, such as group cocktail parties, and have private event space made available on board for your group’s activities. Our group booking specialists will work with you to select the very best river cruise dates, itinerary, and customized activities for your group, whatever the event, occasion, or need. We’ll send a group quote for your review and approval, before finalizing your group contract. With our group booking expertise and flexible itineraries, booking couldn’t be simpler. Your amazing group river cruise vacation is just a phone call or email away. For groups of five staterooms or more, contact one of our specialists for more details. 1-866-689-4648 or groups@emeraldwaterways.com

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Emerald Sky

Enjoy the scenic surroundings in Slovakia with your group

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Following Your Destination Desires Make the very most of your time in Europe: tailor your trip to suit your desires. Yes, you can absolutely customize your itinerary by combining two of our exciting 7-night river cruises, to make your very own seamless 14-night vacation. With such an array of stunning destination highlights in your custom itinerary, there are sure to be delights aplenty. Explore all the romance of Europe on our newest, exclusive, combined vacation offerings. Discover the Secrets of the Douro in mysterious Portugal, then the Sensations of Southern France on a cruise of the lovely Rhône; or experience the lush heart of the continent by combining our spectacular Jewels of the Rhine with Sensations of Southern France. Begin your fantastic voyage from the historic town of Porto, with a cruise on the 112-passenger Emerald Radiance through

the beautiful Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. A land almost lost in time, delight in the traditional warmth of the Portuguese people, their food, music and dance. Visit extensive wine cellars in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia, and traditional villages like Pinhão and Regua. Savor their world-famous port, the vintage result of secret fortified winemaking methods handed down through the generations. Spend a full day exploring the ancient, lovely town of Salamanca just over the border in Spain. After 8 days in Portugal and Spain board a flight to Lyon, France, for the second half your exciting, custom vacation experience. Compare and marvel at the unique variance of France; its romantic settings, historic villages, stunning scenery, rich flavours and rolling vineyards. After boarding our 138-passenger Emerald Liberté, spend the next day exploring Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. Sail on to Tournon to taste the world-renowned wines of Beaujolais and Burgundy;

Basel, Switzerland

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marvel at the grandeur of the Palais du Pape in historic, picturesque Avignon; and be awe-struck by the splendor of the Roman-era Arles Colosseum. Enjoy exclusive cheese and olive oil tastings in Provence, and Discover More with a visit to the serene Benedictine Abbey in Cluny, or the charming medieval town of Perouges. Further enhance your journey’s feast of delights with a postRhône cruise extended stay in Nice, with tours of Monte Carlo and Monaco. If you’ve chosen a combined European vacation experience through the heart of Europe, embark first on our spectacular Jewels of the Rhine cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, as rich in history as it is in sights. Sail past quaint Dutch windmills and locks before cruising through breathtaking German valleys and gorges, tracing the path of traditional European trading routes

of days gone by. Discover the medieval cities of Cologne, Koblenz and Heidelberg; pass the infamous Lorelei Statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, each majestic palace, fortress and lush vineyard of the Rhine Gorge more spectacular than the last. Explore the fairy-tale Black Forest region, the Vogtsbauernhof Museum with its fantastic open-air exhibition of reconstructed 16th-century life and visit a Gasthof for a taste of authentic German hospitality and Black Forest cake. From charming Basel, travel to Lyon by coach through breathtaking Switzerland before stepping on board the Emerald Liberté for your Sensation of Southern France river cruise along the lovely Rhône. Make the most of your French holiday, and extend your vacation with a post-cruise stay in Nice on the beautiful Mediterranean.

Douro Valley, Portugal

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Emerald LibertĂŠ

Provence, France

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Welcome to Southern France Romantic settings, historic villages and battlefields, stunning scenery, French flavours and rolling vineyards are yours to discover on Emerald Waterways’ new river cruises featuring the Saône and Rhône rivers.

Tournon vineyards

With the success of our Emerald Star-Ships on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, we have launched a brand new ship, the Emerald Liberté, in the amazing culinary, cultural and historic destination of France. With no overnight sailings, relaxed itineraries and plenty of time to explore on your own, this is the perfect destination to river cruise. All of the amenities that you are used to such as open-air balconies, spacious suites and staterooms, the heated swimming pool with retractable roof at the rear of the ship which converts into a cinema, fitness center and massage & salon combine to make your experience on our Emerald Star-Ship in France a complete package. There’s a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable lounge chairs, a putting green to work on your game and a walking track to burn off the calories enjoyed both on and off ship! Explore Lyon, France’s third largest city known, as the gastronomic capital. Dock in the heart of the beautiful towns of Mâcon, Chalon–Sur–Saône and Tournon, then taste the world renowned wines of Beaujolais and Burgundy. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palais du Pape in Avignon, surely one of the most historic and picturesque towns in Europe, then step back in time at the Arles Colosseum. Your Emerald Waterways Cruise Director will be with you every step of the way to assist in local sightseeing and answer any questions. Our team takes pride in their jobs and their goal is for you to not only have the perfect holiday but to come away from France with an intimate understanding of how the locals live. Personalize your holiday with our Discover More excursions such as a tour of Secrets of the Pope’s Palace or an excursion to Pont du Gard. Visit the Benedictine Abbey in Cluny, or a walk through the medieval town of Perouges. These excursions can all be prebooked to ensure your space or you can book on board with your Cruise Director.

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Church of Saint Georges, Lyon

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 6 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach

8 DAY SENSATIONS OF SOUTHERN FRANCE

Romantic settings, quaint country villages, stunning scenery and rolling vineyards are yours to discover on your river cruise through Lyon, to Chalon-Sur-Saône, Avignon and Arles. The region’s wines and gastronomic delights are waiting to be tasted, and France’s impressive architecture—including castles and palaces – there to be explored. Romanesque influences rise from cities’ ruins while castles built by French nobility tell tales of the past lives of the country’s wealthy, providing you with an all-encompassing experience of France’s past and present.

2 EmeraldPLUS activities, including an on board cheese and olive tasting and a chef's Provençal meal 2 Emerald Active excursions, including a bike excursion from Tournon to Glun 20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners Complimentary tea and coffee

Beaune

Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

Chalon-Sur-Saône Saône River

A variety of on board evening entertainment including a traditional Chanson chorus

Mâcon Lyon

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

Tournon

Complimentary bicycles on board Rhône River

Complimentary WiFi on board Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Avignon

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FRANCE

Arles

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE...

Nice

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Taste the local wines

DAY 1 LYON Welcome to Lyon – a gastronomic and historical city situated in the Rhône-Alpes region between Paris and Marseille. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your deluxe river cruise ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing in your cabin, the Horizon Lounge, or in the heated outdoor pool. Or if you’re feeling energetic, why not play on the putting green or enjoy a workout in the gym? Tonight enjoy a Welcome Buffet dinner on board. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner.

DAY 2 LYON Lyon is France’s third largest city, a former Roman capital positioned at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and is steeped in history. Your tour starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then see the recently re–discovered Roman amphitheatre and walk through the cobbled streets of the gastronomic old town, including its secret laneways. This evening you are invited to the Captain's Welcome reception followed by the Welcome dinner as you sail north through the beautiful Beaujolais region. Included excursions: A guided tour of Lyon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. Discover More: Excursion to the medieval town of Perouges.

DAY 3 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE — BEAUNE Chalon–Sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and the centre of Burgundy’s wine region where famous wines such as Mercurey, Givry, Montagny and Rully were created. You’ll travel by coach to

Benedictine Abbey of Cluny, Mâcon

the quaint village of Beaune, situated in the heart of prestigious vineyards, like Pommard, Corton-Charlemagne and La Romanée-Conti. Here you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune. Formerly a charitable almshouse, it is now a museum possessing many artistic treasures including the mural paintings of the 17th century in the Salle St Hugues, and an altarpiece, ‘‘The Last Judgment’’, painted by Rogier van der Weyden.The fabulous multi-coloured roofs of this former hospital have become one of the symbols of Burgundy, and make it one of the finest examples of French 15th-century architecture. Return to the ship for lunch, then depart that afternoon for Mâcon, arriving in the evening. Included excursions: A guided tour of Beaune and the Hospices de Beaune. Emerald Active: Guided bike excursion to Mâcon while the ship sails (not available on reverse cruise). Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4 MÂCON Wake up in Mâcon – a French town with a distinctly Mediterranean feel due to its buildings painted a palette of burnt sienna, buttermilk and rose. On your guided tour, you’ll walk the heritage trail from Old Saint Vincent to the General Hospital buildings, past half-timbered houses and Soufflot Chapel. Along the way, there’s often a chance to sample local wines and taste the many displays of regional fare produced in the town. This afternoon you'll have free time to spend at your leisure in Mâcon. Alternatively, you can book a Discover More trip to the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny – one of the most influential forces in Medieval Christian history. Founded in 910, the Abbey at Cluny was the centre of a monastic reform movement that would spread throughout Europe.

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Included excursions: A guided tour of Mâcon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Benedictine Abbey of Cluny.

DAY 5 TOURNON 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. EmeraldPLUS: Cheese and olive tasting on board. Included excursions: Guided tour of Tournon. Emerald Active: Guided biking tour to Glun. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Regional wine tasting in Tournon Castle.

DAY 6 AVIGNON Avignon has a rich history from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes and later central to the French Revolution. Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands most secure on a hill in the centre of town, with walls 17–18 feet thick. Your guided walk with a local guide takes you through this historic centre, strolling the cobbled laneways and browsing the shops overlooking the famous ‘Pont de Avignon’. The rest of the day is at leisure. EmeraldPLUS: Provençal dinner on board hosted by a local chef and traditional local style concert known as Chanson music. Included excursions: Guided tour of Avignon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Secrets of the Pope’s Palace or an excursion to Pont du Gard.

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Olive tasting on board

Roman Amphitheatre, Arles

DAY 7 AVIGNON — ARLES Sail into the Camargue wilderness region to the capital of Provence, Arles. You will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city, in particular the 2000 year old Roman Amphitheatre, still in use today, which was originally built to hold 20,000 spectators in the style of the Colosseum in

Rome. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax on board or explore Arles further. Included excursions: A guided tour of Arles. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and Captain's Farewell reception and dinner.

DAY 8 DEPART ARLES After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship back in Avignon and transfer to Nice Airport for your onward or homebound flight. Included meals: Breakfast.

Discover More: Hilltop village Les Baux or Tastes of Provence.

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN PARIS  Extend your stay in Paris for 3 nights starting from $895 per person Before or after your cruise, extend your trip in Paris. Often referred to as the “City of Light,” the capital city is one of Europe’s most beautiful and historically significant metropolitan centres, featuring many landmarks and world-renowned art museums. Book with Emerald Waterways and enjoy three nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, one dinner, a city tour and the chance to tailor your stay with a Discover More opportunitiy to Versailles. Enjoy three nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis at the Concorde Montparnasse or similar.

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN NICE  Extend your stay in Nice for 3 nights starting from $860 per person While in Nice discover Monaco, an independent state on France’s Mediterranean coastline known for its glitzy casinos, yacht-lined harbor and prestigious Grand Prix motor race, which runs through Monaco’s streets once a year. Monte Carlo, its major district, has an elegant belle epoque casino complex, ornate opera house and luxe hotels, boutiques, nightclubs and restaurants. Enjoy 3 nights’ accommodations, guided tour of Monte Carlo, day trip to Cannes and the Grasse Perfumery, breakfast daily and one dinner.

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Hospices de Beaune, Beaune

8 DAY SENSATIONS OF SOUTHERN FRANCE – LYON TO ARLES 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EFRC

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

APR 1, 8*

$3,245

$3,365

$3,245

$4,005

$4,445

$4,745

$4,845

$5,095

$5,945

$7,245

APR 15, 22*, 29

$3,545

$3,665

$3,545

$4,305

$4,745

$5,045

$5,145

$5,395

$6,245

$7,545

MAY 6*, 13, 20*, 27

$3,745

$3,865

$3,745

$4,505

$4,945

$5,245

$5,345

$5,595

$6,445

$7,745

JUN 3*, 10, 17*, 24

$3,845

$3,965

$3,845

$4,605

$5,045

$5,345

$5,445

$5,695

$6,545

$7,845

JUL

$7,545

$3,545

$3,665

$3,545

$4,305

$4,745

$5,045

$5,145

$5,395

$6,245

AUG 5, 12*, 19, 26*

$3,745

$3,865

$3,745

$4,505

$4,945

$5,245

$5,345

$5,595

$6,445

$7,745

SEP 2, 9*, 16, 23*

$3,945

$4,065

$3,945

$4,705

$5,145

$5,445

$5,545

$5,795

$6,645

$7,945

1*, 8, 15*, 22, 29*

SEP 30

$3,845

$3,965

$3,845

$4,605

$5,045

$5,345

$5,445

$5,695

$6,545

$7,845

OCT 7*, 14

$3,545

$3,665

$3,545

$4,305

$4,745

$5,045

$5,145

$5,395

$6,245

$7,545

OCT 21*

$3,245

$3,365

$3,245

$4,005

$4,445

$4,745

$4,845

$5,095

$5,945

$7,245

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,350

$1,450

$1,350

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,550

$1,650

$1,400

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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Amsterdam’s picturesque canals

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 6 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach

8 DAY JEWELS OF THE RHINE

Relax as you enjoy the natural beauty and spectacular cultural highlights of Europe’s most picturesque waterway. A river cruise along the Rhine introduces you to numerous historic castles that stand proud within the peaceful riverbank countryside and spectacular cities home to stunning European architecture and enchanting forests just waiting to be explored. Every stop on your eight day voyage presents the opportunity to gaze back in time to a period of European history, while also experiencing the modern-day culture of fabulous cities like Amsterdam and Cologne.

3 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a Black Forest cake presentation and tasting 2 Emerald Active excursions, including a hike through the Black Forest 19 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners

Amsterdam

Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

NETHERLANDS Cologne

A variety of on board evening entertainment including a Rhine Valley Music concert

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GERMANY Koblenz

First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides Complimentary bicycles on board

FRANCE

Complimentary WiFi on board

Mannheim Kehl

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Breisach

Basel

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Black Forest

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Rhine Gorge

DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating 700-year-old city lined with picturesque canals and filled with world-class museums, theaters and cafés. With so much to see and do in Amsterdam, consider the extra two-night hotel accommodations to fully experience all there is to see and do. The centrally located hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the newly opened or recently renovated museums, the most popular being the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Visit the Anne Frank House or tour the Heineken Brewery. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find something to delight you in this city. On arrival, you’ll be met by an Emerald Waterways representative at the airport and transferred to your deluxe river cruise ship where a warm welcome awaits from your Captain and crew. On board one of Europe’s newest river cruise ships, you’ll get to experience all its fantastic features, like the heated swimming pool and cinema. Tonight you’re invited to join your fellow travelers for a delicious Welcome Buffet dinner. Your Cruise Director will also hold a port talk to tell you all about the exciting activities to anticipate in the days ahead as you sail along the Rhine River. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner.

DAY 2 AMSTERDAM After breakfast you’ll take an included guided walking tour along the cobbled streets of Amsterdam to discover its many coffee shops, charming churches and cheese shops. You’ll then take to the waters on an hourlong glass-top canal boat cruise to explore Amsterdam’s scenic canals. See the city’s bustling streets glide by as you get that perfect picture to bring home.

Koblenz, Germany

Afterwards, you’ll have free time to explore the city at your own pace. The city is remarkably easy to navigate and explore on your own. You may want to spend time in Dam Square, the heart of the city. The narrow Dutch houses with their cozy window boxes and pristine stoops and sidewalks will charm you. You are sure to find something that appeals to your sense of adventure and curiosity in Amsterdam. Or, if you’d prefer to relax after your walking tour, you can always grab a drink in one of the many quirky cafes. Back on board your ship, you’ll enjoy lunch as you set sail through the Dutch countryside, passing its famous windmills as you gently cruise towards the Rhine River. As tonight is your first night sailing, you will enjoy the fantastic Captain's Welcome reception followed by the Captain's Welcome dinner to celebrate. EmeraldPLUS: A glass-top canal boat cruise. Included excursion: Guided walking tour of Amsterdam. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner.

DAY 3 COLOGNE Today you’ll cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Germany’s fourth largest city was founded by the Romans in 38 BC and given the name Colonia Claudia Ara Aggripinensium. It grew into a major trading centre, a position that it held throughout the middle ages and continues to uphold today. While one of the oldest cities in Germany, it is also certainly one of the most modern, largely due to post WWII rebuilding. After lunch on board your ship, you’ll join your local guide for an included tour of the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historic monuments, countless characteristic memorials and wells, and of course its magnificent World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral, Kölner Dom.

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Once your tour is complete, you’ll be left alone to explore the cathedral, the many shops, museums and galleries – including an interesting Roman artifact museum. Or, if you’re feeling energetic, why not climb the 509 steps to the top of the Kölner Dom’s south Tower from the base of the steeple to enjoy spectacular views of the city? The Kölner Dom is full of magnificent artistic treasures and relics, most notably the Shrine of the Three Kings, which is housed behind the main altar. Included excursions: A guided city tour of Cologne. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 4 KOBLENZ — RHINE GORGE Situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, today you arrive at the 2,000 year old town of Koblenz. After your included walking tour, use your free time to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. Once part of the Prussian defenses against the French in the 19th century, it was later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. Perhaps you will use your free time to wander through town and take in the views. Visit Koblenz’ Altstadt, most of it rebuilt after the war, which surrounds the northern end of shop-lined, pedestrians-only Löhrstrasse, the city’s main shopping street. In the afternoon, you’re in for a picturesque treat as you sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Featuring heavily in German folklore, it is said that the hero Seigfried slew a dragon at the famous Drachenfels Castle, which is why the Counts of Drachenfels have a dragon in their coat of arms. As you cruise, you’ll enjoy photo opportunities at every bend, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the famous Lorelei 33


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Heidelberg, Germany

Rock, which legend says was haunted by a lovelorn maiden whose singing lured sailors onto the treacherous rocks. You’ll also see Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was built on an island in the middle of the river as a medieval toll station. EmeraldPLUS: Rhine Valley music concert on board. Included excursions: A guided tour of Koblenz. Emerald Active: Biking on your own in Koblenz. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Moselle and Cochem.

DAY 5 MANNHEIM Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar rivers. Take an excursion to the medieval town of Heidelberg, including a visit to the impressive castle which overlooks the town. Enjoy free time there before returning to the ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing. Included excursions: Walking tour of Heidelberg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 6 KEHL Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France. Your guided walking tour will include the Grande

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Île, including La Petit France, the historical city centre and UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its medieval black-and-white timber-framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks. Your afternoon is free for more time in Strasbourg, or perhaps take part in our Discover More wine tasting tour. Back on board your ship this evening you’ll join your fellow guests for the Captain's Farewell reception followed by the Captain's Farewell dinner. Included excursions: Walking tour of Strasbourg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner. Discover More: Wine tasting in the Alsace Region.

DAY 7 BREISACH — BLACK FOREST The beautiful Black Forest region of Germany has long been a fairy-tale destination – and you get to spend half a day in this magical place. Your day begins with a visit to Vogtsbauernhof Museum, an open air exhibition of 16th century life featuring a number of reconstructed Black Forest farms. Black smoke rooms, furnished farmhouse parlors, bed chambers with painted furniture, shield clocks and tiled stoves can be seen in the houses – as well as the impressive roof structures of the large farmsteads.

Your guided tour will give you a fascinating insight into the culture of the Black Forest – and you might even get to see some of the traditional craft demonstrations. This afternoon you’re invited to a Gasthof owned by a local family, where you’ll enjoy coffee and a presentation on Black Forest Cake. A Gasthof is a German-style inn or tavern, often with a restaurant and hotel rooms for rent. Gasthof’s are typically found in smaller towns and are often family-owned. After learning how to make the perfect Black Forest Cake, you’ll have the chance to taste the delicious dessert the region is famous for. EmeraldPLUS: Coffee and cake presentation at a family-run Gasthof and classic music show. Included excursions: A guided tour of the Black Forest and Vogtsbauernhof Museum. Emerald Active: Hike through Black Forest. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 8 DEPART BASEL After breakfast with Basel’s riverbanks as your backdrop, you’ll say your goodbyes and disembark your ship to be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Included meals: Breakfast.

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Black Forest cake

The Black Forest, Germany

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN AMSTERDAM Extend your stay in Amsterdam for 2 nights starting from $575 per person Amsterdam has been revitalized in the last few years, with many world class museums opening or re-opening after extensive renovations. Choose from among the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum. Perhaps you’ll visit the Anne Frank house or check out the Heineken Experience! Or if you’d prefer, stroll the streets and enjoy the sights and other attractions for which Amsterdam is famous. Enjoy two nights accommodation, including breakfast, at the Radisson Blu or similar.

8 DAY JEWELS OF THE RHINE – AMSTERDAM TO BASEL 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWAB

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

MAR 29

$2,945

$3,020

$2,945

APR 8, 15*, 22, 29*

$3,245

$3,320

$3,245

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

$3,595

$3,995

$3,895

$4,295

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

$4,095

$4,195

$4,445

$4,945

$5,745

$4,395

$4,495

$4,745

$5,245

$6,045

MAY 3, 6, 13*

$3,445

$3,520

$3,445

$4,095

$4,495

$4,595

$4,695

$4,945

$5,445

$6,245

JUN 9, 16*

$3,445

$3,520

$3,445

$4,095

$4,495

$4,595

$4,695

$4,945

$5,445

$6,245

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$3,245

$3,320

$3,245

$3,895

$4,295

$4,395

$4,495

$4,745

$5,245

$6,045

AUG 12, 19*

$3,245

$3,320

$3,245

$3,895

$4,295

$4,395

$4,495

$4,745

$5,245

$6,045

SEP 15*, 29*

$3,545

$3,620

$3,545

$4,195

$4,595

$4,695

$4,795

$5,045

$5,545

$6,345

OCT 7, 14*

$3,245

$3,320

$3,245

$3,895

$4,295

$4,395

$4,495

$4,745

$5,245

$6,045

OCT 28*

$3,045

$3,120

$3,045

$3,695

$4,095

$4,195

$4,295

$4,545

$5,045

$5,845

JUL

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,450

$1,575

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER $1,495

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,550

$1,675

$1,600

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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RHINE & RHÔNE RIVER CRUISES 15 DAYS AMSTERDAM – ARLES

Black Forest countryside

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included.  14 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice

15 DAY RHINE & RHÔNE RIVER CRUISES

Experience the heart of Europe with a river cruise of the Saône, Rhône and Rhine Rivers. Romantic settings, historic villages, stunning scenery, French flavours and rolling vineyards are yours to discover along your leisurely cruise of the Saône and Rhône Rivers. A perennial favorite, the Rhine River between Amsterdam and Basel is as rich in history as it is in sights.

12 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 5 EmeraldPLUS, activities, including a coffee and cake presentation in the Black Forest 4 Emerald Active excursions, including a hike in the Black Forest  40 on board meals: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners including the Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS Cologne

7

Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

GERMANY Koblenz

Mannheim

A variety of on board evening entertainment First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides

FRANCE

Kehl Breisach

Complimentary bicycles on board

Beaune

Complimentary WiFi on board

Black Forest Basel

Chalon-Sur-Saône

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Saône River

SWITZERLAND

Mâcon

Lyon Rhône River

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE...

7

Tournon

Avignon Arles

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $675 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Nice

Monaco

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RHINE & RHÔNE RIVER CRUISES 15 DAYS AMSTERDAM – ARLES DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam! You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your ‘Star-Ship’. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 2 AMSTERDAM Enjoy an included walking tour and glass-top canal boat cruise. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon. EmeraldPLUS: A glass-top canal boat cruise Included excursion: Guided walking tour of Amsterdam. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain’s Welcome reception and dinner. DAY 3 COLOGNE Your local guide will show you Old Town with its beautiful squares, historic monuments and the World Heritage-listed Gothic Cathedral, Kölner Dom. Included excursions: A guided tour of Cologne. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 4 KOBLENZ — RHINE GORGE After your morning walking tour, you have free time to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. EmeraldPLUS: Rhine Valley music concert. Included excursions: Walking tour of Koblenz. Emerald Active: Biking on your own. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Moselle and Cochem. DAY 5 MANNHEIM Enjoy free time in Mannheim. Later, take a guided walk of the medieval town of Heidelberg. Included excursions: Walking tour of Heidelberg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 6 KEHL Transfer to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France. A guided walking tour will include the historical city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Included excursions: Walking tour of Strasbourg.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner. Discover More: Wine tasting in the Alsace Region DAY 7 BLACK FOREST Begin your day at the Vogtsbauernhof Museum. This afternoon you’re invited to a locally owned Gasthof for a Black Forest Cake presentation. EmeraldPLUS: Coffee and cake presentation at a family-run Gasthof and Classic Music Show. Included excursions: A guided tour of the Black Forest and Vogtsbauerhof Museum. Emerald Active: Hike in the Black Forest Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 8 BASEL — LYON After breakfast you will disembark your Star-Ship and transfer by coach to Lyon. Begin your new journey onboard Emerald Liberté. Included meals: Breakfast and Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 9 LYON Explore Lyon’s Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, Lyon’s hilltop church. Enjoy time to walk through the cobbled streets of old town. Included excursions: A guided tour of Lyon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain’s Welcome reception and dinner. Discover More: Excursion to Perouges. DAY 10 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE — BEAUNE Visit the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune. Included excursions: A guided tour of Beaune and the Hospices de Beaune. Emerald Active: Guided bike excursion to Mâcon while the ship sails (not available on reverse cruise). Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

vineyards. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon. Included excursions: A guided tour of Mâcon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Benedictine Abbey of Cluny. DAY 12 TOURNON Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and Roman ruins. EmeraldPLUS: Cheese and olive tasting on board. Included excursions: A guided tour of Tournon. Emerald Active: Guided biking tour to Glun. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Regional wine tasting in Tournon Castle. DAY 13 AVIGNON Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes and later central to the French revolution. EmeraldPLUS: Provençal dinner on board and Chanson music concert. Included excursions: A guided tour of Avignon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Secrets of the Pope’s Palace or Pont du Gard. DAY 14 AVIGNON — ARLES Your local guide takes you for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city, in particular the 2,000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre. Included excursions: A guided tour of Arles. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Discover More: Les Baux-de-Provence or Tastes of Provence. DAY 15 DEPART ARLES Disembark your Star-Ship and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound journey. Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 MÂCON Enjoy breakfast while sailing along the Saône River before arriving in Mâcon, gateway to Beaujolais

For complete details on the Amsterdam to Basel cruise, see Jewels of the Rhine on pages 32-35. Complete details for the Lyon to Arles cruise can be found on pages 28-31, Sensations of Southern France. Refer to page 35 for complete details on our Air program.

15 DAY RHINE & RHÔNE RIVER CRUISE – AMSTERDAM TO ARLES 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWAR

APR APR APR MAY JUL AUG OCT

8 8* 22, 22* 6, 6* 1 12, 12* 7, 7*

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

$6,970 $6,670 $6,970 $7,370 $6,970 $7,170 $6,970

$7,165 $6,865 $7,165 $7,565 $7,165 $7,365 $7,165

$6,970 $6,670 $6,970 $7,370 $6,970 $7,170 $6,970

$8,380 $8,080 $8,380 $8,780 $8,380 $8,580 $8,380

$9,220 $8,920 $9,220 $9,620 $9,220 $9,420 $9,220

$9,620 $9,320 $9,620 $10,020 $9,620 $9,820 $9,620

$9,820 $9,520 $9,820 $10,220 $9,820 $10,020 $9,820

$10,320 $10,020 $10,320 $10,720 $10,320 $10,520 $10,320

$11,670 $11,370 $11,670 $12,070 $11,670 $11,870 $11,670

$13,770 $13,470 $13,770 $14,170 $13,770 $13,970 $13,770

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $500 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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LEGENDS OF THE MOSELLE RHINE & MAIN 8 DAYS NUREMBERG – TRIER

Trier Vineyards

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included.  7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 6 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 1 EmeraldPLUS wine tasting in Bernkastle

8 DAY LEGENDS OF MOSELLE, RHINE & MAIN

Explore the heart of Europe on an unforgettable 8 day river cruise. The Rhine, Moselle, and Main are some of Europe’s most scenic and culturally significant waterways that take you into the heart of Europe starting in Nuremburg and ending in Trier you will take in stunning vistas of mountainside vineyards, ancient castles, and charming towns and cities along the way. This cruise suits many, from nature enthusiast, history buffs to food and wine lovers. Extend your trip by staying in two of the most exciting capital cities, Paris and Prague, to make this a trip of a lifetime.

1 Emerald Active hike to Wertheim Castle  20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinner Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily A variety of on board evening entertainment First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides Complimentary bicycles on board

GERMANY

Complimentary WiFi on board Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Koblenz Moselle

Miltenberg

Bernkastel

Trier

Frankfurt

Rhine Gorge

Bamberg

7 Würzburg

Nuremberg

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Munich 7

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LEGENDS OF THE MOSELLE RHINE & MAIN 8 DAYS NUREMBERG — TRIER DAY 1 ARRIVE NUREMBERG Welcome to Nuremberg. Transfer to your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship and be welcomed by your Captain and crew. This evening enjoy your first dinner on board. Included meals: Welcome Buffet 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. At 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 façades richly decorated in fascinating detail with spectacular ornamentation on your guided city tour. Perhaps try a smoked beer, a specialty brew considered a delicacy to the area. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner. Included excursion: Walking tour of Bamberg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain’s Welcome reception and dinner. DAY 3 WURZBURG Known as the “Pearl of the Romantic Road”, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour highlights the palace’s unique staircase, elaborate 18th-century frescoes and the amazing three–dimensional stuccowork.

Included excursion: Walking tour of Würzburg and tour through Bishop’s Würzburg Residenz. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Wine tasting at Staatliche Hofkeller. DAY 4 MILTENBERG Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an imitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with wellpreserved half-timbered buildings. The gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. Take a guided tour of Miltenberg. Included excursion: Guided tour of Miltenberg Emerald Active: Guided hike to Wertheim Castle, active fitness level recommended. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 5 KOBLENZ Cruise to the 2,000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a guided walking tour before free time to wander through the town and take in the views from the cable car. Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing through countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pflazgrafenstein 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: Guided tour of Koblenz. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 6 TRABEN-TRARBACH — BERNKASTEL Dating back to 3000BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. On this morning’s guided walking tour, stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled, timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Historically a winegrowing town, vines cover the steep-slopes surrounding the village. Return to your ship for lunch and sail on to Trier. EmeraldPLUS: Local wine tasting Included excursion: Walking tour of Bernkastel Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Guided bike tour from Traben-Trarbach to Bernkastel DAY 7 TRIER This morning explore the ruins of the old city baths, once a hive of activity during ancient times and the Porta Nigra, the best preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps on your guided walking tour of Trier. Enjoy time at leisure before lunch on board. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Included excursion: Guided tour of Trier

 Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and Captain’s Farewell reception and dinner DAY 8 TRIER — DISEMBARKATION After breakfast it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight. Included meals: Breakfast.

8 DAY LEGENDS OF MOSELLE, RHINE & MAIN – 8 DAYS NUREMBERG TO TRIER 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWNT

AUG 24

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

$3,345

$3,420

$3,345

$3,995

$4,395

$4,495

$4,595

$4,845

$5,345

$6,145

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,475

$1,695

$1,450

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,575

$1,885

$1,625

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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Belem Tower, Lisbon

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Sailing Through Portugal The Douro River winds its way from Spain into Northern Portugal, an area almost lost in time, scattered with quaint villages, working family farms and countless vineyards producing the specialties of the region. With the success of our cruises between Amsterdam, Budapest and beyond, the Douro will feature a brand new Star-Ship for 2017, Emerald Radiance. All the luxuries that you are accustomed to such as open-air balconies, spacious staterooms and suites, and fitness, massage and salon area are all included for your enjoyment. Emerald Radiance will also feature an outdoor serenity pool located on the Sun Deck.

Douro River, Porto

Visit the lively city of Porto, famous for its riverside cafés and extensive wine cellars in the area of Vila Nova de Gaia. Traditional villages of Pinhão, Pocinho and Regua have occupied the shores of the river for many centuries. It’s like time has stood still, with secret methods in fortified winemaking being handed down by each generation. Salamanca lies just over the border in Spain and you’ll enjoy a full day exploring this lively student town known as the seat of the Spanish language. Included excursions during your itinerary feature a highlight dinner at a local wine estate and a cocktail lesson on board. You can also extend your stay and experience Madrid, or stay in Lisbon for a three night stay in the thriving capital of the country with the oldest borders in Europe. Your Emerald Waterways Cruise Director will be with you every step of the way to assist in local sightseeing and answer any questions. Our team takes pride in their jobs and their goal is for you to not only have the perfect holiday but to come away from the Douro Valley with a fresh perspective on life. Personalize your holiday with our Discover More excursions such as a trip to the Mateus Palace or the Palacio da Bolsa. These excursions can be pre-booked or booked on board with your Cruise Director. As always, all gratuities are included, as well as beer and wine with lunch and dinner. Headsets are included on all guided tours so you won’t miss a thing while pausing for that special photo or sight. Choose your Stateroom or Suite from the deck plan on page 84 of this brochure. Discover a corner of Europe cherished by those lucky enough to visit its curving landscapes, gorgeous family run wine estates and cities fashioned by the architects of foregone eras.

Porto, Portugal

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Porto, Portugal

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 5 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 4 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a mosaic tile painting class.  19 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinner Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

8 DAY SECRETS OF THE DOURO

Travel through the Douro River Valley, where the Age of Discovery began, on our brand new 8-day Secrets of the Douro river cruise. Meaning “River of Gold” and now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro was not navigable until a series of dams built in the 1950s and ‘60s allowed a more controlled flow of the river. On this unforgettable river cruise, you’ll travel the Douro aboard our newly built Emerald Star-Ship – the 112-passenger Emerald Radiance. Enjoy stops in Portugal ranging from the World Heritage city of Porto to the Roman settlement of Regua and in Spain - Vega de Terron and Salamanca. Highlights include many of the region’s best sites and activities: the village of Lamego, prehistoric carvings showcased in the Côa Valley Museum and a day trip to Spain’s Roman city of Salamanca, offering a first-hand look at the seat of the Spanish language and a feel for life in medieval times.

A variety of on board evening entertainment First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides Complimentary WiFi on board Airport transfer to and from your ship.*

Porto

7

Douro River

Régua Pinhào

Pocinho Vega de Terron

PORTUGAL SPAIN

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Salamanca

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Port wine barrels

DAY 1 PORTO Welcome to Porto. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 2 PORTO — PINHÃO Today enjoy a full day sailing the windy turns and twists of the Douro Valley. A UNESCO world heritage site, this area is sparsely populated by quaint villages and typical communities, working vineyards and small farms. Your Cruise Director will host a lecture on board showcasing the history and wine culture of the region. Perhaps join a painting class of local mosaic tiles, which typically depict traditional motifs. Later this afternoon, arrive in the village of Pinhão, which is situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides producing some of the world’s best Port. Tonight your captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception. EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting class & cooking demonstration on board. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. DAY 3 PINHÃO — VEGA DE TERRON Today visit the village of Lamego, where history stands still. Lamego is nestled in the fertile slope of the Douro Valley's port wine growing region and is a great example of baroque architecture. Visit the remains of the most spectacular building of Lamego, the sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies. Set above the town on the Monte de Sao Estevao, it is flanked by two bell towers. There are hundreds of zig-zagging stairs decorated with ornate friezes that ascend out

Our Lady of Remedies, Lamego

of a garden with a vast array of trees. This afternoon sail to Vega de Terron, Spain.

your highlight dinner will be hosted at a traditional local wine estate.

EmeraldPLUS: Learn to make cocktails using white port.

EmeraldPLUS: Hosted Dinner at a local wine estate.

Included excursions: Village of Lamego.

Included excursions: Tour the village of Pochino & Côa Valley Museum.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 4 SALAMANCA Founded in Roman times and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, Salamanca is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe, the seat of the Spanish language, and still a lively student town. With its grand squares and medieval structures, a walking tour here is more like stepping back in time. Tapas bars can be found on every street and traditional Spanish dancing is practiced often. Lunch is on your own today to try out some of the many dining options featured on every street. Be sure to try the cured ham, for which this region is famous. The rest of the day is at leisure. Return to your ship this evening and enjoy a barbeque dinner on the Terrace. Why not join your fellow passengers in the lounge for some dancing? EmeraldPLUS: Local entertainment in Salamanca. Included excursions: Tour of Salamanca. Included meals: Breakfast and dinner. DAY 5 POCINHO This morning arrive in the picturesque village of Pocinho and join your excursion to the Côa Valley Museum. This impressive concrete structure details prehistoric stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro, which were uncovered during the construction of the nearby dam. The workshop uncovers the everyday pastimes of our Paleolithic ancestors. Return to your ship for lunch and afternoon sailing towards Regua. This evening

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DAY 6 REGUA Wake up this morning in the former Roman settlement of Regua. Visit the Douro Museum for a look at winemaking in the surrounding valleys. This museum is specifically focused on the creation of the agriculture and production of Alto Douro wines, which were established in 1756 to differentiate, develop and regulate the making and sale of the wines of the Douro region. Option to book a Discover More guided excursion to the Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous rosé wine. Built in the first half of the 18th century, this palace is set amongst beautiful gardens on a large farm. It is said it’s one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in all of Portugal. Housed within the palace are intricately carved wood ceilings, paintings from the 17th and 18th century, grand silverware, ceramics and a vast library. Included excursions: Guided tour of Regua. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell Reception and dinner. Discover More: Mateus Palace. DAY 7 PORTO 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. Here you will 43


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Exploring town on your own

Douro River, Porto

notice that time has almost stood still. You will not find the latest winemaking techniques or any fancy equipment. Instead, you will find a wine industry much the way it was over a hundred years ago. Yet, in spite of it, or because of it, vintage port is one of the world’s greatest wines. While port is made in other countries, such as the United States, Australia and South Africa, only port wine made here in the Douro Valley can use the terms “port” or “porto”. Choose to take a Discover More

excursion to Guimarães, the seat of the first king of Portugal, or The Palacio da Bolsa – also known as the Stock Exchange Palace or the Porto Trade Association. This evening enjoy a Captain's Farewell reception followed by a Captain's Farewell dinner.

DAY 8 DEPART PORTO After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight. Included meals: Breakfast.

Included excursions: City tour of Porto Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Excursion to Guimarães

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN MADRID Extend your stay in Madrid for 3 nights starting at $845 per person Madrid, Spain is a city radiant with excitement and energy, showcasing Spanish baroque architecture, manicured parks and colourful boulevards. Madrid is known for its diverse artistic and culinary scene. Your included Tour Director will ensure your stay in Spain is smooth from start to finish. Enjoy three nights accommodation the at Courtyard Marriott or similar, a guided city tour, dinner one evening, breakfast daily, flight from Porto and transfers to and from the ship and airport.

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN LISBON Extend your stay in Lisbon for 3 nights starting at $595 per person Portugal’s capital is a beautiful coastal city known for its stunning beaches, café culture and soulful Fado music. Your included Tour Director will take you on a guided city tour where you will discover historical monuments, Roman and Moorish ruins and beautiful cathedrals. Your three-night stay includes hotel accommodations at the Jupiter Lisboa hotel or similar, dinner one evening, daily breakfast, coach transfer from Porto and transfers to and from the ship and airport. 44

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Lisbon, Portugal

8 DAY SECRETS OF THE DOURO – ROUND TRIP PORTO 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EPDC

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

RA Emerald Riverview Suite

$6,845

MAY 13, 27

$3,945

$4,045

$4,345

$4,645

$4,845

$5,345

$5,595

$5,795

$6,545

JUN 3, 10, 17, 24

$4,145

$4,245

$4,545

$4,845

$5,045

$5,545

$5,795

$5,995

$6,745

$7,045

JUL

$4,045

$4,145

$4,445

$4,745

$4,945

$5,445

$5,695

$5,895

$6,645

$6,945

1, 8, 15, 22, 29

AUG 5, 12, 19

$4,245

$4,345

$4,645

$4,945

$5,145

$5,645

$5,895

$6,095

$6,845

$7,145

SEP 2

$4,445

$4,545

$4,845

$5,145

$5,345

$5,845

$6,095

$6,295

$7,045

$7,345

SEP 9, 16, 23

$4,545

$4,645

$4,945

$5,245

$5,445

$5,945

$6,195

$6,395

$7,145

$7,445

OCT 7, 14, 21

$3,995

$4,095

$4,395

$4,695

$4,895

$5,395

$5,645

$5,845

$6,595

$6,895

OCT 28

$3,245

$3,345

$3,645

$3,945

$4,145

$4,645

$4,895

$5,095

$5,845

$6,145

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,275

$1,495

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER $1,465

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,450

$1,575

$1,550

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person. Cabin ES Single Staterooms not available. Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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DOURO & SOUTHERN FRANCE 15 DAYS PORTO – ARLES

Vineyards on the banks of the Douro River, Portugal

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included.  14 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice

15 DAY DOURO & SOUTHERN FRANCE

Bring your dreams of France to life and be enchanted by the mysteries of Portugal. A wine lover’s and cuisine connoisseur’s delight, experience the romance of Europe by combining two of our newest river cruise offerings— the lovely Rhône in France, and the charming Douro in Portugal.

12 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 6 EmeraldPLUS activities, including local entertainment in Salamanca 2 Emerald Active excursions, including a bike tour to Macôn  39 on board meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners including the Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners

Porto

Douro River

7

Régua

Pinhào

Complimentary tea and coffee

SPAIN Pocinho Vega de Terron Salamanca

Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

PORTUGAL Madrid

A variety of on board evening entertainment

Beaune

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

Chalon-Sur-Saône Saône River

Complimentary bicycles on board†

Mâcon

Complimentary WiFi on board

Lyon

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Tournon Rhône River

7

FRANCE

Avignon Arles

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $675 per couple †Not available on the Emerald Radiance *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Nice 7

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DOURO & SOUTHERN FRANCE 15 DAYS PORTO – ARLES DAY 1 PORTO Start your journey in Porto. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Star-Ship. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner DAY 2 PORTO — PINHÃO Enjoy a sailing the Douro Valley and later arrive in the village of Pinhão, known for producing some of the world’s best Port Wine. EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting class & cooking demonstration on board. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. DAY 3 PINHÃO — VEGA DE TERRON Visit the village of Lamego where history stands still and the sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies. EmeraldPLUS: Learn to make white port cocktails. Included excursions: Village of Lamego. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 4 SALAMANCA The lively city of Salamanca, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and the seat of the Spanish language. Lunch is on your own today – try some of the many traditional style tapas bars. EmeraldPLUS: Local entertainment in Salamanca Included excursions: Tour of Salamanca. Included meals: Breakfast and dinner. DAY 5 POCINHO This morning includes a guided tour to the Côa Valley Museum. Return to your ship for lunch and afternoon sailing towards Regua. EmeraldPLUS: Local wine estate hosted dinner. Included excursions: Tour the village of Pocinho & Côa Valley Museum. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. For complete details on the Portugal cruise, see Secrets of the Douro on pages 42 – 45. Complete details for the Lyon to Arles cruise can be found on pages 28-31, Sensations of Southern France.

DAY 6 REGUA Visit the Douro Museum for a look at wine making in the surrounding valleys or book a Discover More guided excursion to the Mateus Palace. Included excursions: Guided tour of Regua.. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner. Discover More: Mateus Palace. DAY 7 PORTO Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. The hillside across from the city centre features numerous wine caves and tasting boutiques. Included excursions: City tour of Porto. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Guimarães or Palacio da Bolsa. DAY 8 PORTO — LYON After breakfast you will disembark your Star-Ship and transfer by air to Lyon. Transfer to Emerald Liberté. Included meals: Breakfast and Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 9 LYON Explore Lyon’s Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Enjoy time to walk through the old town. Included excursions: A guided tour Lyon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. Discover More: Excursion to Perouges. DAY 10 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE — BEAUNE Chalon-Sur-Saône, the centre of Burgundy’s wine region. Visit the quaint village of Beaune, where we visit the Hospices de Beaune. Included excursions: A guided tour of Beaune and the Hospices de Beaune. Emerald Active: Guided bike excursion to Mâcon. (not available on reverse cruise) Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 11 MÂCON Sail to Mâcon, gateway to Beaujolais vineyards. this afternoon enjoy time at leisure. Included excursions: A guided tour of Mâcon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Benedictine Abbey of Cluny. DAY 12 TOURNON Join your local guide for a walking tour of Tournon, which is dominated by the 16th century castle and Roman ruins. EmeraldPLUS: Cheese and olive tasting. Included excursions: A guided tour of Tournon. Emerald Active: Guided biking tour to Glun. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Wine tasting in Tournon Castle. DAY 13 AVIGNON Avignon has a rich history from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Popes. EmeraldPLUS: Provençal dinner on board prepared by a local chef and traditional local style concert known as Chanson music. Included excursions: A guided tour of Avignon. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner. Discover More: Secrets of the Pope’s Palace or Pont du Gard. DAY 14 AVIGNON — ARLES Sail into Arles, the capital of Provence. Your local guide takes you for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city in particular the 2,000 year old Roman Amphitheatre. Included excursions: A guided tour of Arles. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Discover More: Les Baux-de-Provence DAY 15 DEPART ARLES Disembark your Star-Ship and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound journey. Included meals: Breakfast

15 DAY DOURO & SOUTHERN FRANCE 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EFPC

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

RA** Emerald Riverview Suite

MAY 20, 20*

$7,690

$7,910

$8,850

$9,590

$10,090

$10,690

$11,190

$12,240

$14,490

$10,290

JUN 3, 3*, 17, 17*

$7,990

$8,210

$9,150

$9,890

$10,390

$10,990

$11,490

$12,540

$14,790

$10,590

JUL

1, 1*, 15, 15*

$7,590

$7,810

$8,750

$9,490

$9,990

$10,590

$11,090

$12,140

$14,390

$10,190

JUL

29, 29*

$7,790

$8,010

$8,950

$9,690

$10,190

$10,790

$11,290

$12,340

$14,590

$10,390

AUG 12, 12*

$7,990

$8,210

$9,150

$9,890

$10,390

$10,990

$11,490

$12,540

$14,790

$10,590

AUG 26*

$8,190

$8,410

$9,350

$10,090

$10,590

$11,190

$11,690

$12,740

$14,990

$10,790

SEP 9, 9*

$8,490

$8,710

$9,650

$10,390

$10,890

$11,490

$11,990

$13,040

$15,290

$11,090

SEP 23

$8,390

$8,610

$9,550

$10,290

$10,790

$11,390

$11,890

$12,940

$15,190

$10,990

OCT 7, 7*

$7,790

$8,010

$8,950

$9,690

$10,190

$10,790

$11,290

$12,340

$14,590

$10,390

OCT 21*

$6,490

$6,710

$7,650

$8,390

$8,890

$9,490

$9,990

$11,040

$13,290

$9,090

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. **Cabin Category only available on Radiance Ship Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $500 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). No ES cabin category available on Radiance Ship. Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE 15 DAYS AMSTERDAM – BUDAPEST

Castle District, Budapest

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 14 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 11 shore excursions, including visits to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites 4 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family

15 DAY SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE

In just 15 days, you’ll have the chance to experience many of Europe’s highlights in one seamless journey along the continent’s scenic waterways. As you sail along the epic Rhine and the mighty Main and Danube rivers, you’ll weave through the most stunning landscapes sprinkled with charming churches, story-book castles and vinecovered slopes, creating the perfect backdrop for an amazing cruise. Along the way, we take you on a voyage of discovery to a variety of imperial cities including Vienna and Budapest, giving you the opportunity to explore their vibrant culture – which is contrasted brilliantly with the rural districts of Miltenberg.

2 Emerald Active excursions, including a bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein 41 on board meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners

NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

Cologne

14

A variety of on board evening entertainment First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides

Rüdesheim

Complimentary WiFi on board

GERMANY

Rhine Gorge Miltenberg Bamberg Nuremberg Würzburg Kelheim Regensburg

Complimentary bicycles on board Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Passau

Dürnstein Melk

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE...

AUSTRIA

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

Vienna

SLOVAKIA Bratislava Budapest

HUNGARY

All gratuities, saving you up to $675 per couple Number of nights

*Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE 15 DAYS AMSTERDAM – BUDAPEST

Würzburg Residence, Germany

Passau, Germany

DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM A warm welcome awaits you in the amazing city of Amsterdam. You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your award-winning ship, where you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee and unpack at your leisure. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 2 AMSTERDAM — CRUISING After breakfast you’ll take an included guided walking tour along the cobbled streets of Amsterdam to discover its many coffee shops, charming churches and cheese shops. You’ll then take to the waters on an hourlong glass-top canal boat cruise to explore Amsterdam’s picturesque canals. See the city’s bustling streets glide by as you get that perfect picture to bring home. As evening falls you are invited to the Captain's Welcome reception followed by the Captain's Welcome dinner. Included excursion: Guided walking tour of Amsterdam and a glass-top canal boat cruise. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. DAY 3 COLOGNE This morning, you’ll enjoy free time on board your ship as you sail to Cologne. Why not take a dip in the heated pool or make the most of the views from the Sun Deck? On arrival, get ready for a guided tour of Cologne – Germany’s oldest city. You’ll take a step back in time to the Old Town, which was rebuilt after its destruction in WWII, and the tour concludes at the Kölner Dom – a UNESCO World Heritage listed Gothic cathedral and a true masterwork of Medieval architecture. Alternatively you can book a Discover More excursion to Brühl, a town located 20km

south of Cologne that’s home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the stunning Augustusburg Palace. Included excursions: A guided tour of Cologne. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Brühl excursion. DAY 4 RHINE GORGE — RÜDESHEIM Cruise the mighty Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Capture the stunning scenery as you sail past storybook castles on the valley’s vine-littered banks before coming face-to-face with Lorelei Rock. Legend says it was haunted by a lovelorn maiden whose singing lured sailors onto the treacherous rocks. In the afternoon we arrive at Rüdesheim. Enjoy a cable car ride up to the impressive Germania monument. Included excursions: Cable car ride. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 5 MILTENBERG Take a walking tour of Miltenberg, strolling between its half-timbered buildings and past Miltenberg Castle. Originally a military fortress, the castle is now a museum of art collections. Or be coached to Wertheim where you can take a hiking tour up to Wertheim castle. Included excursions: A guided walking tour of Miltenberg. Emerald Active: Hiking tour to Wertheim Castle, active fitness level recommended. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 6 WÜRZBURG Würzburg is the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.” You will be taken to the Bishops’ Residenz – Germany’s largest and most ornate Baroque palace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace’s famous staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and amazing three-

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dimensional stucco work create a truly unique setting. Afterwards, you’ll get to explore Würzburg on a guided walking tour. You can replace today’s included tour with an optional Discover More full day tour of Rothenburg. Included excursions: A guided trip to Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Full day Rothenburg tour. DAY 7 BAMBERG Enjoy a relaxing morning in the comfort of your cabin or taking in the scenery on the Sun Deck or the terrace as we cruise to Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the ‘city of experience’, Bamberg is built on 1,000 years of art and culture. Showing one of Europe’s largest intact Medieval town centres, stylish shops weave between historical buildings and centuries-old gardens. Included excursions: A guided tour of Bamberg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 8 NUREMBERG With its colourful past, a tour of Nuremberg has a lot to offer. Stepping into a world of history, you’ll see the 900-year-old ramparts, the Holy Roman Empire’s Imperial Castle and the Nazi party’s rally grounds. Back on board your ship, you’re invited to the lounge for an interesting and informative lecture on the European Union. EmeraldPLUS: A lecture on the European Union. Included excursions: A guided tour of Nuremberg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE 15 DAYS AMSTERDAM – BUDAPEST

Baroque Garden Pavilion, Melk Abbey

Traditional Bavarian Oompah Band

DAY 9 KELHEIM — REGENSBURG

DAY 11 MELK — DÜRNSTEIN

DAY 13 BRATISLAVA

This morning’s sailing takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating MainDanube Canal to Kelheim. As you continue cruising along the Danube River you’ll reach Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved Medieval cities. On your guided walking tour, you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall. In addition to your guided tour of Regensburg, you can book an optional Discover More excursion to a local brewery. This evening’s on board entertainment is a traditional Bavarian Band, playing a mix of contemporary and folk music.

Your tour of Austria’s wine-growing region begins in Melk. Here, you’ll explore a 900-yearold Benedictine abbey located above the town on a rocky outcrop. Boasting the finest Italian architecture, elaborate gold leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fabulous fresco ceilings, Melk Abbey is a breathtaking sight.

Today you’ll experience the pedestrian plazas and 18th century Rococo style streets of Bratislava. For a more profound insight, you’ll be taken on a walking tour of the Old Town with its magnificent Mirbach Palace. Enjoy a hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. This evening, you are invited to the Captain's Farewell reception followed by the Captain's Farewell dinner.

EmeraldPLUS: Evening entertainment with a traditional Bavarian Band Included excursions: A guided tour of Regensburg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Tour & beer tasting at a local brewery. DAY 10 PASSAU Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, is Passau – the “Three Rivers City.” You’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets to find the perfect view of the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress before admiring the wonderfully ornate architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Afterwards, you will return for lunch and an afternoon of cruising along the Danube River. As an alternative to your included visit to Passau, you may book a full day Discover More excursion to Salzburg or Ceský Krumlov. Included excursions: A guided tour of Passau. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Excursion to Salzburg, Austria or Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. 50

Later, you’ll sail to Dürnstein through the great Wachau Valley – home to the 12th-century castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades or choose to borrow one of the bikes on board and pedal downriver to meet the boat in Dürnstein. Included excursion: A guided tour of Melk Abbey.

EmeraldPLUS: A hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. Included excursions: A tour of Bratislava. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 14 BUDAPEST

Emerald Active: Biking tour between Melk and Dürnstein or guided hike to Dürnstein Castle.

For an amazing end to a fantastic vacation, we welcome you to Budapest. Your guided tour takes you past the Royal Palace of Buda, a hilltop castle complex with the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church, and the iconic Chain Bridge that links Buda and Pest. Conclude the day with an evening cruise and see the heart of the city lit up at night while enjoying a traditional Hungarian Farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music.

DAY 12 VIENNA Austria’s vibrant city is a fantastic fusion of old and new. Take a coach tour along the Ringstrasse where you’ll see Vienna’s worldfamous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, book a Discover More tour to Schönbrunn Palace – Empress Sisi’s former summer residence, complete with an enchanting park. This evening, you have the choice to book a Discover More trip to enjoy a Viennese concert exclusive to Emerald Waterways guests.

EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show and Danube River evening cruise.

Included excursions: A sightseeing drive along the Ringstrasse and walking tour of Vienna.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Included excursions: A guided tour of Budapest. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 15 DEPART BUDAPEST Included meals: Breakfast.

Discover More: Schönbrunn Palace, exclusive Viennese Evening Concert.

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SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE 15 DAYS AMSTERDAM – BUDAPEST

Rhine Gorge

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN PARIS  Extend your stay in Paris for 3 nights starting from $900 per person Before or after your cruise, extend your trip in Paris. Often referred to as the “City of Light,” the capital city is one of Europe’s most beautiful and historically significant metropolitan centres, featuring many landmarks and world-renowned art museums. Book with Emerald Waterways and enjoy three nights accommodations, daily breakfast with one additional dinner, a city tour and the chance to tailor your stay with a Discover More opportunity to Versailles. Enjoy three nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis at the Concorde Montparnasse or similar.

15 DAY SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE – AMSTERDAM TO BUDAPEST 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWCR

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

APR 6*

$4,495

$4,595

$4,495

$5,795

$6,595

$6,795

$6,995

$7,495

$8,495

$10,245

MAY 4, 13*

$5,095

$5,195

$5,095

$6,395

$7,195

$7,395

$7,595

$8,095

$9,095

$10,845

MAY 18*, 20

$5,695

$5,795

$5,695

$6,995

$7,795

$7,995

$8,195

$8,695

$9,695

$11,445

MAY 26*, 27

$5,895

$5,995

$5,895

$7,195

$7,995

$8,195

$8,395

$8,895

$9,895

$11,645

JUN 1, 10*, 17*, 22*, 23, 24

$6,095

$6,195

$6,095

$7,395

$8,195

$8,395

$8,595

$9,095

$10,095

$11,845

JUL

$5,395

$5,495

$5,395

$6,695

$7,495

$7,695

$7,895

$8,395

$9,395

$11,145

$5,395

$5,495

$5,395

$6,695

$7,495

$7,695

$7,895

$8,395

$9,395

$11,145 $11,445

6, 8*, 20*, 21*, 22

AUG 3, 4, 5* AUG 10*, 19, 24, 26

$5,695

$5,795

$5,695

$6,995

$7,795

$7,995

$8,195

$8,695

$9,695

SEP 2*, 16, 23*

$6,095

$6,195

$6,095

$7,395

$8,195

$8,395

$8,595

$9,095

$10,095

$11,845

SEP 30*

$5,695

$5,795

$5,695

$6,995

$7,795

$7,995

$8,195

$8,695

$9,695

$11,445

OCT 14, 19*

$5,495

$5,595

$5,495

$6,795

$7,595

$7,795

$7,995

$8,495

$9,495

$11,245

NOV 29*

$4,495

$4,595

$4,495

$5,795

$6,595

$6,795

$6,995

$7,495

$8,495

$10,245

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,350

$1,545

$1,495

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,525

$1,695

$1,625

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $500 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NETHERLANDS & THE BEAUTY OF BELGIUM 8 DAYS ROUND TRIP AMSTERDAM

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 6 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 3 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a clog painting workshop

8 DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NETHERLANDS & THE BEAUTY OF BELGIUM

A river cruise to the Netherlands and Belgium promises a picturesque journey to lands filled with history and traditions that are still alive today. You’ll experience Amsterdam’s eternal spring as you explore the acres of dancing tulips supported by a chorus of colourful flowers in the enchanting Keukenhof Gardens and cruise the intricate maze of the city’s canals. Time rewinds in quaint Dutch towns where authentic architecture still resides and traditional dress is still adorned. And your taste buds are in for a treat as you venture to the homeland of Belgian chocolates and Edam cheese, where you can taste the original recipes at their finest.

2 Emerald Active excursions, including biking through Veere 20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners

Hoorn

Edam

Complimentary tea and coffee

Amsterdam

Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

NETHERLANDS

A variety of on board evening entertainment

Veere

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

Bruges

Complimentary WiFi on board Complimentary bicycles on board

Arnhem

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Antwerp

BELGIUM

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple

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Number of nights Coach River cruise Map is a guide only

*Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NETHERLANDS & THE BEAUTY OF BELGIUM 8 DAYS ROUND TRIP AMSTERDAM

Windmill in Holland

DAY 1 ARRIVE AMSTERDAM Welcome to Amsterdam. You’ll be met at the airport by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your award-winning river cruise ship where a warm welcome awaits from your Captain and crew. Tonight you are invited to join your fellow travelers for a Welcome Buffet dinner. Your Cruise Director will also conduct a port talk to review the activities and itinerary for the days ahead. Included meals: Welcome Buffet 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 that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries, with many farms and windmills. In the afternoon, you will head back to Amsterdam for a guided walking tour of the downtown area. Tonight the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the gala dinner. EmeraldPLUS: Tour to Zaanse Schans Windmills. Included excursions: Guided walking tour of Amsterdam. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner.

Volendam, Holland

known as the Storm Surge Barrier, before watching an educational and interesting film on its construction and the floods that preceded it. Afterwards, you will return to the ship for lunch and enjoy an afternoon of sailing as you journey towards Arnhem. Included excursions: Tour to Veere Delta Works. Emerald Active: Biking on your own in Veere. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 4 ANTWERP This morning we arrive in Antwerp, Belgium’s biggest port, positioned on the River Sheltz with a large harbor 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 WWII, today the city is modern and organized, yet still retains an intriguing medieval heart. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city centre through 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’. Included excursions: Tour of Antwerp. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 3 VEERE — DELTA WORKS Today you will arrive in Veere where you will enjoy a guided tour. In 1953, the province of Zeeland was heavily flooded during a storm which led the Dutch government to commission the Delta Works to protect the province from the open sea by a series of dikes, sea walls and locks all the way up to Rotterdam in South Holland. We continue with a tour of the outer wall of the Delta Works project,

Discover More: Excursion to the medieval town of Bruges. DAY 5 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 WWII, its iconic bridge - the site where the British forces

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were captured. Your tour with a local guide includes the main sights of the city such as the Town Hall, as well as the Airborne Museum Hartenstein, which is dedicated to the Battle of Arnhem In 1944. The main building was the headquarters of the British command during the battle, and now houses exhibits of military uniforms and weapons. Included excursions: Tour of Arnhem. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 6 HOORN — AMSTERDAM This morning you will arrive in Hoorn, which was once a base for the Dutch East India Company, making it a prosperous and powerful trading town. Today, this 13th century town is home to many listed buildings and the former Oostereiland prison. Once in Hoorn, you will be transferred by coach to Edam, where you’ll enjoy an orientation walking tour. Edam is known all over the world for its cheese, as well as for its shipbuilding, where it was once home to a total of 33 shipyards. On your walking tour, you’ll get to browse the city’s many cheese shops, authentic 17th century architecture, monuments and quiet canals and discover the Great Church, one of the largest churches in the Netherlands. Afterwards, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the fishing village of Volendam, where you’ll also enjoy free time exploring the small fishing port and the old centre, where some residents still wear traditional Dutch costume. EmeraldPLUS: Clog Painting on board. Included excursions: Tour of Edam, Volendam and Hoorn. Emerald Active: Biking on your own in Hoorn. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NETHERLANDS & THE BEAUTY OF BELGIUM 8 DAYS ROUNDTRIP AMSTERDAM

Brabo Fountain, Antwerp

DAY 7 AMSTERDAM This morning we journey to 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,

Dutch waffles

daffodils, and hyacinths, filling over 79 acres with colour and fragrance. After lunch, you will have free time to explore on your own. EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Keukenhof Gardens. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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 for your onward or homebound flight. Included meals: Breakfast.

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN AMSTERDAM Extend your stay in Amsterdam for 2 nights starting from $575 per person Amsterdam has been revitalized in the last few years, with many world class museums opening or re-opening after extensive renovations. Choose from among the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum, or if you’d prefer, stroll the streets and enjoy the sights and other attractions for which Amsterdam is famous. Enjoy two nights accommodation, including breakfast, at the Radisson Blu or similar.

EmeraldPLUS HIGHLIGHTS Keukenhof Gardens: The history of Keukenhof, meaning “kitchen garden,” goes back to the 15th century, when the countess used to bring fruits and vegetables to the Teylingen Castle. Keukenhof Castle was built in 1641, and the estate grew to an area of over 200 hectares. In 1857, landscape architects Jan David Zocher and his son, Louis Paul Zocher, redesigned the castle gardens. That park, in the English landscape style, still forms the main structure of Keukenhof. We visit during the 8-week time period in which the focus of the park is on the 7 million spring-flowering bulbs. Be sure to have plenty of film to capture the stunning array of flowers and all their vibrant colours.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NETHERLANDS & THE BEAUTY OF BELGIUM 8 DAYS ROUNDTRIP AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam

8 DAY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NETHERLANDS & THE BEAUTY OF BELGIUM – ROUND TRIP AMSTERDAM 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWTU

APR 12, 20, 27

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

$3,145

$3,220

$3,145

$3,795

$4,195

$4,295

$4,395

$4,645

$5,145

$5,945

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,375

$1,550

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER $1,495

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,595

$1,695

$1,645

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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DANUBE DELIGHTS 8 DAYS NUREMBERG – BUDAPEST

Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 6 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 3 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family

8 DAY DANUBE DELIGHTS

As you cruise along one of Europe’s most romantic rivers, you leave behind busy western life and sail into a world that’s filled with authentic architecture and steeped in tradition. Our 8-day Nuremberg to Budapest cruise takes you on a journey of discovery into ‘Old Europe’, uncovering ancient abbeys, beautiful palaces, and historic landmarks left in the wake of WWII. An invitation to a hosted afternoon tea provides a truly authentic insight into Slovakian life and the chance to try traditional fare, while vibrant cities such as Vienna and Budapest fill your European exploration with trips to iconic sights and bustling city streets.

1 Emerald Active excursion including a biking tour between Melk and Dürnstein. 20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinner Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

GERMANY

A variety of on board evening entertainment

Kelheim

First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides Complimentary WiFi on board

Munich

Complimentary bicycles on board

Nuremberg Regensburg

7

Passau

Dürnstein

Melk Vienna

AUSTRIA

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

SLOVAKIA Bratislava Budapest

HUNGARY

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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DANUBE DELIGHTS 8 DAYS NUREMBERG – BUDAPEST

Old Town Hall, Regensburg

Bratislava Castle, Slovakia

DAY 1 NUREMBURG

DAY 3 PASSAU

On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred by coach to your award-winning ship in Nuremberg. Here, you’ll have the chance to unpack, relax in your room and explore all of the ship’s fantastic facilities, like the on board heated pool and bar, and the spacious Sun Deck which offers panoramic views of your surroundings.

Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, today you’re visiting Passau – the ‘Three Rivers City.’

Tonight enjoy a Welcome Buffet dinner. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 2 KELHEIM — REGENSBURG This morning’s sailing takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim. As you cruise along the Danube River you’ll reach Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved Medieval cities. On your guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to admire one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube as well as the city’s architectural highlights. Before your guided tour of Regensburg, you can book a Discover More tour to a local brewery for a tour and beer tasting. This evening enjoy a Captain's Welcome reception followed by dinner where you’ll be able to meet the other guests, crew and Captain, and acquaint yourself with life on the river. Entertainment comes courtesy of a traditional Bavarian Band, playing a selection of fantastic folk music into the night while you relax with a drink. EmeraldPLUS: Evening entertainment with a traditional Bavarian Band. Included excursions: Tour of Regensburg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. Discover More: Tour & beer tasting at a local brewery.

On this morning’s walking tour, you’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets and narrow alleys before emerging to find the perfect view of the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress. As an alternative you may book a Discover More full day excursion (including lunch) to Salzburg in Austria – one of the best-preserved city centres north of the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with dreaming spires, green hills and many romantic gardens. Or you may prefer to book a Discover More visit to Ceský Krumlov – a small town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Built around a 13th century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements, it’s an outstanding example of a small Medieval town whose architectural heritage has remained intact over more than five centuries. However you choose to spend your morning, you’ll return to your ship for lunch on board and an afternoon of leisurely sailing. Included excursions: A walking tour of Passau. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Salzburg, Austria, or Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. DAY 4 MELK — DÜRNSTEIN Your tour of Austria’s wine-growing region begins in Melk – a pretty town situated on the south bank of the Danube River. Here you’ll explore a 900-year-old Benedictine abbey overlooking the town on a rocky outcrop. Boasting the finest Italian architecture, elaborate gold leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fabulous fresco ceilings, Melk Abbey is a beautiful sight.

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Later, you’ll sail to Dürnstein through the great Wachau Valley – home to the 12th century castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades. Included excursion: A guided tour of Melk Abbey. Emerald Active: Biking tour between Melk Abbey and Dürnstein or guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 5 VIENNA Austria’s vibrant city of Vienna is a fantastic fusion of old and new. As well as being known as ‘The City of Music’ because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also regarded as ‘The City of Dreams’ as it was home to Sigmund Freud – the world’s first psychoanalyst. Today, we take you on a coach tour along the Ringstrasse where you’ll see Vienna’s worldfamous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall and Hofburg Imperial Palace before hopping off to explore on foot. You’ll then head to the centre of Vienna where St. Stephen’s cathedral stands proud and majestic in the main square and can take in the city’s fabulous sights from a truly unique vantage point. Alternatively, you can book a Discover More visit to Schönbrunn Palace – Empress Sisi’s former summer residence, complete with an enchanting park. As you explore the grounds of the palace your guide will divulge the secrets that surround you. This evening, you have the choice to book an exclusive Discover More excursion to enjoy a Viennese concert. This is an exclusive event performed only for Emerald Waterways guests. Included excursions: A sightseeing drive along the Ringstrasse and a walking tour of Vienna.

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Our Star-Ship in Budapest

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Schönbrunn Palace and/or exclusive Viennese Concert. DAY 6 BRATISLAVA Today you’ll experience the bustling pedestrian plazas and stylish street cafés of Bratislava, including a sightseeing tour of the Old Town – home to many historical buildings, including the magnificent Mirbach Palace and the Gothic cathedral of St. Martin. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family, providing you with a truly authentic insight into Slovakian culture. You’ll sample traditional fare in the company of new friends and discover what everyday life is like in a Slovakian village. This evening, you have an extra special invite to the Captain's Farewell reception followed by dinner.

Great Market Hall Budapest

EmeraldPLUS: A hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. Included excursions: A sightseeing tour of Bratislava.

Conclude the day with an evening cruise and see the heart of the city lit up at night, while enjoying a traditional Hungarian dinner, complete with a folklore show.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner.

EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show and Danube River evening cruise.

DAY 7 BUDAPEST

Included excursions: A guided tour of Budapest.

Widely known as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Budapest is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway – the second oldest underground electric metro system in the world. Today we take a tour to either Fisherman’s Bastion situated on Castle Hill, where you’re free to admire the most breath-taking panoramic views of the city, or to see Matthias Church and the iconic Chain Bridge that links Buda and Pest.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 8 DEPART BUDAPEST After a delicious buffet breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead, it’s time to say your goodbyes to your fellow guests, the crew and your Captain before you’re transferred to the airport and your journey home begins, or extend your stay with two additional nights in Budapest. Included meals: Breakfast.

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN BUDAPEST Extend your stay in Budapest for 2 nights starting from $265 per person There’s so much to see and do in Budapest it would be a shame not to spend some extra time. Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with an extensive list of World Heritage sites including the banks of the Danube River, Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground Railway, which is the second oldest in the world. Other highlights of Budapest include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, the second largest synagogue, and the Budapest Parliament building. All of these famous attractions are within easy reach on foot or by public transportation. You will be transferred to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel or similar, for two nights accommodations including daily breakfast. Enjoy the convenient location in the centre of the city, on Blaha Lujza Square, giving you the perfect jumping-off point for your adventures.

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DANUBE DELIGHTS 8 DAYS NUREMBERG – BUDAPEST

Cruise along the Danube River

8 DAY DANUBE DELIGHTS – NUREMBERG TO BUDAPEST 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWNB

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

APR 8

$2,945

$3,020

$2,945

$3,595

$3,995

$4,095

$4,195

$4,445

$4,945

$5,745

MAY 19

$3,145

$3,220

$3,145

$3,795

$4,195

$4,295

$4,395

$4,645

$5,145

$5,945

JUN 1

$3,445

$3,520

$3,445

$4,095

$4,495

$4,595

$4,695

$4,945

$5,445

$6,245

JUN 8*, 15, 15*, 22, 22*

$3,545

$3,620

$3,545

$4,195

$4,595

$4,695

$4,795

$5,045

$5,545

$6,345

JUL

7*, 13*, 14, 20, 22, 27*, 29*

AUG 3, 17*

$3,045

$3,120

$3,045

$3,695

$4,095

$4,195

$4,295

$4,545

$5,045

$5,845

$3,045

$3,120

$3,045

$3,695

$4,095

$4,195

$4,295

$4,545

$5,045

$5,845

SEP 7, 14*, 21, 28, 28*

$3,245

$3,320

$3,245

$3,895

$4,295

$4,395

$4,495

$4,745

$5,245

$6,045

OCT 5*

$3,245

$3,320

$3,245

$3,895

$4,295

$4,395

$4,495

$4,745

$5,245

$6,045

OCT 12, 13

$2,945

$3,020

$2,945

$3,595

$3,995

$4,095

$4,195

$4,445

$4,945

$5,745

OCT 20*

$2,745

$2,820

$2,745

$3,395

$3,795

$3,895

$3,995

$4,245

$4,745

$5,545

NOV 29*

$2,245

$2,320

$2,245

$2,895

$3,295

$3,395

$3,495

$3,745

$4,245

$5,045

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,325

$1,550

$1,495

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,485

$1,650

$1,600

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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CLASSIC PRAGUE & DANUBE DELIGHTS 11 DAYS PRAGUE – BUDAPEST

Prague, Czech Republic

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 3 nights stay at the Hotel Yasmin or similar 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 6 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 4 EmeraldPLUS activities, including evening entertainment at a Czech tavern. 1 Emerald Active excursion, including a biking tour between Melk and Dürnstein.

11 DAY CLASSIC PRAGUE & DANUBE DELIGHTS

Your journey of discovery begins in the beautiful city of Prague – the historical pearl of Europe. A truly deserving UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, the city’s centre brings to life its rich history with a wealth of monuments, amazing architecture, musical masterpieces and nostalgic atmosphere. From Prague to Budapest, and at every stop between, you’re taken back in time to ‘Old Europe’, uncovering ancient abbeys, beautiful palaces and historic landmarks left in the wake of WWII. For a truly authentic insight into Slovakian life, you’re welcomed to afternoon tea hosted by a local family, while the iconic sights and bustling city streets of Vienna and Budapest perfectly showcase Europe’s vibrant modern culture.

4 meals included during your Prague stay: 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner 20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including a Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinner. Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

CZECH REPUBLIC

GERMANY

A variety of on board evening entertainment First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides

Nuremberg Kelheim Regensburg

7 Passau

Complimentary WiFi on board

3 Prague Dürnstein Melk Vienna

Complimentary bicycles on board

AUSTRIA

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

SLOVAKIA Bratislava Budapest

HUNGARY

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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CLASSIC PRAGUE & DANUBE DELIGHTS 11 DAYS PRAGUE – BUDAPEST

Café Gerbeaud, Budapest

DAY 1 ARRIVE PRAGUE Welcome to Prague! Upon arrival, you’ll be met at Prague International Airport and transferred to Hotel Yasmin or similar, for a three-night stay in one of Europe’s most magical cities. This evening you’ll meet your Tour Director and other guests for a welcome drink. DAY 2 PRAGUE Prague was built on nine hills along the Vltava River which flows through the city, reflecting its beautiful architecture – including towers, church spires and cupolas, palaces and town houses – in its water. This morning you’ll explore the sights of the Old Town Square on an included guided tour, taking you to see Mozart’s Theatre, Little Square and the Astronomical Clock. The tour then continues across the Charles Bridge over the River Vltava, where you’ll board a coach taking you to the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle area. Here, you’ll watch the changing of the guard before a local guide takes you through Hradcany Square and past the magnificent Loreta Monastery before moving on to Hradcany Castle, the Old Kings Palace and St. George’s Monastery. This evening you’ll enjoy a night of dancing and entertainment at a local Czech tavern. EmeraldPLUS: Evening entertainment at a local Czech tavern. Included excursions: A walking tour of Prague. Included meals: Breakfast and dinner. DAY 3 PRAGUE Today you’re free to explore the historical capital of Bohemia as you please. But to make sure you don’t miss out on the city’s best, your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day You can also book a Discover More option to visit Blatna Castle, a curious Neo-Gothic

Emerald Sky, Budapest

landmark that was built in the early 19th century. This unique architectural achievement is situated over 23 hectares of parkland, which also features some rich botanical gardens. Included meals: Breakfast. Discover More: Visit Blatna Castle. DAY 4 PRAGUE — NUREMBERG After breakfast, you’ll take a coach to Nuremberg where you’ll board your awardwinning ship and home on the river for the next week. Once you’ve unpacked, you’re free to relax with a cup of tea or coffee in your stylishly appointed cabin, or take a look around the ship and try out all its fantastic facilities, such as its heated pool. Included meals: Breakfast and Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 5 KELHEIM — REGENSBURG This morning’s sailing takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim. As you cruise along the Danube River you’ll reach Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved Medieval cities. On your guided walking tour, you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. In addition to your guided tour of Regensburg, you can book a Discover More visit to a local brewery for a tour and beer tasting. This evening, you have a special invitation to the elegant Captain's Welcome reception followed by dinner to introduce you to other guests, the crew, the Captain and life on the river. Entertainment comes courtesy of a traditional Bavarian Band, playing a selection of fantastic folk music into the night while you relax with a drink.

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

Included excursions: A guided tour of Regensburg. EmeraldPLUS: Evening entertainment with a traditional Bavarian Band. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. Discover More: Tour & beer tasting at a local brewery. DAY 6 PASSAU Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, today you’re visiting Passau – the ‘Three Rivers City’. On this morning’s walking tour, you’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets and narrow alleys before emerging to find the perfect view of the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress. As an alternative, you may book an optional Discover More ful-day tour (including lunch) to Salzburg in Austria – one of the bestpreserved city centres north of the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or you may prefer to visit Ceský Krumlov – a small city in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. However you choose to spend your day, you’ll return to your ship for lunch on board and an afternoon of leisurely sailing. Included excursions: A walking tour of Passau. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Visit Salzburg, Austria or Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. DAY 7 MELK — DÜRNSTEIN Your tour of Austria’s wine-growing region begins in Melk. Here you’ll explore a 900-year old-Benedictine abbey the town where the Danube joins the Wachau Valley. Boasting the finest Italian architecture, elaborate gold leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fabulous fresco ceilings, Melk Abbey is a beautiful sight. 61


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Budapest, Hungary

Later, you’ll sail to Dürnstein through the great Wachau Valley – home to the 12th century castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades. Included excursion: A guided tour of Melk Abbey. Emerald Active: Biking tour between Melk and Dürnstein or guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 8 VIENNA Austria’s vibrant city of Vienna is a fantastic fusion of old and new. Go on an icon-filled coach tour along the Ringstrasse where you’ll see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall and Hofburg Imperial Palace before hopping off to explore on foot. You’ll then head into the centre of Vienna, where St. Stephen’s Cathedral stands proud and majestic in the main square. From its dizzying heights, you’ll be able to take in the city’s fabulous sights from a unique vantage point. Alternatively, book a Discover More tour to Schönbrunn Palace – Empress Sisi’s former summer residence, complete with an enchanting park. As you explore the grounds of the palace, your guide will divulge the secrets that surround you. In the evening, you can book an exclusive Discover More optional trip to enjoy a Viennese concert, or simply relax at the bar, in the lounge, or in the privacy of your cabin.

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Traditional Hungarian goulash

Included excursions: A sightseeing drive along the Ringstrasse and a walking tour of Vienna. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Schönbrunn Palace and/or exclusive Viennese concert. DAY 9 BRATISLAVA Today you’ll experience the relaxed pedestrian plazas and stylish street cafés of Bratislava. And for a more profound insight, you’ll be taken on a sightseeing tour of the Old Town. Sights we will pass by include the magnificent Mirbach Palace, the Town Hall and the Gothic cathedral of St. Martin. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a special hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family, providing you with a truly authentic insight into Slovakian culture. Here you’ll sample traditional fare in the company of new friends, and discover what everyday life is like in a Slovakian village. This evening, you have an extra special invite to the Captain's Farewell reception followed by dinner. EmeraldPLUS: A hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. Included excursions: A guided tour of Bratislava. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner.

DAY 10 BUDAPEST For an amazing end to a fantastic vacation, we welcome you to Budapest – Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Your private guided tour takes you past the Royal Palace of Buda. Continue to Fisherman’s Bastion situated on Castle Hill, where you will admire the most breath-taking panoramic views of the city. Next, see Matthias Church and the Chain Bridge that links Buda and Pest. Conclude the day with an evening cruise and see the heart of the city lit up at night, while enjoying a traditional Hungarian dinner, complete with a folklore show. EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show and Danube River evening cruise. Included excursions: A guided tour of Budapest. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 11 DEPART BUDAPEST After breakfast, it’s time to say your goodbyes before you’re transferred to the airport and your journey home begins or our extended your trip with two nights in Budapest. Included meals: Breakfast.

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CLASSIC PRAGUE & DANUBE DELIGHTS 11 DAYS PRAGUE – BUDAPEST

Prague Old Town Square

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN BUDAPEST Extend your stay in Budapest for 2 nights starting from $265 per person One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with an extensive list of World Heritage sites including the banks of the Danube River, Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground Railway, which is the second oldest in the world. Other highlights of Budapest include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, the second largest synagogue, and the Budapest Parliament building. All of these famous attractions are within easy reach on foot or by public transportation. You will be transferred to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel or similar, for two nights accommodations including daily breakfast. Enjoy the convenient location in the centre of the city, on Blaha Lujza Square, giving you the perfect jumping off point for your adventures.

11 DAY CLASSIC PRAGUE & DANUBE DELIGHTS – PRAGUE TO BUDAPEST 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWPB

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$1,335

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$1,525

$1,695

$1,650

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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DANUBE EXPLORER 8 DAYS PASSAU – BUDAPEST

Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included.  7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 5 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 1 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a Traditional Hungarian folklore show

Saint Stephen I, Budapest

8 DAY DANUBE EXPLORER

Our Danube Explorer river cruise has something in store for every traveler. Starting in Passau, known as the ‘City of Three Rivers’, it has always been an important city based on its location at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and llz Rivers. You’ll love the colourful architecture and charm that this city has to offer. Your journey continues through Austria with a tour of Melk Abbey. Continue through to beautiful Vienna, completing your river cruise journey in Budapest, a city declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every stop you make along this voyage is remarkable: picturesque, entertaining, and historically significant.

1 Emerald Active excurions, including a guided hike tour to Dürnstein Castle  20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily A variety of on board evening entertainment First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides Complimentary bicycles on board Complimentary WiFi on board

Dürnstein

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Melk

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WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple 7

*Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on pages 86-87.

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DANUBE EXPLORER 8 DAYS PASSAU – BUDAPEST DAY 1 ARRIVE PASSAU

DAY 4 MELK — DÜRNSTEIN

You will be met and transferred from the airport to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.

Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900– year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. If you’re feeling particularly active, join the guided hike to Dürnstein Castle or bike tour along the river.

Included meals: Welcome Buffet 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. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Gala Dinner. Included excursions: Guided walking tour of Passau. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain’s Welcome reception and dinner. DAY 3 LINZ Austria’s third largest city is situated on either side of the Danube River. 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. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure, or if you prefer, join one of two Discover More full day tours. Travel to Hallein Salt Mines, the world’s oldest mine, or set off for Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Czech Republic’s South Bohemian Region. Included excursions: Guided walking tour of Linz.

DAY 6 VIENNA There is nothing quite like waking up and knowing that the day is entirely yours to do withexactly as you wish. Couple that feeling with the fact that you are currently docked in one of Europe’s most lively and cosmopolitan cities, and you are truly in for a fantastic day! Navigate the catacombs of St. Stephen’s or stroll through the gardens of Belvedere Palace. Perhaps book a Discover More tour to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia? Tonight, rejoin your fellow passengers for a night of fine dining and entertainment at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain’s Farewell reception and dinner.

Included excursions: Tour of Melk Abbey.

Discover More: Bratislava, Slovakia.

Emerald Active: Guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein or guided hike to Dürnstein Castle.

DAY 7 BUDAPEST

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 5 VIENNA Welcome to Vienna, the ‘City of Waltzes’. Today we explore Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see Vienna’s world famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, you can take a Discover More tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the stately summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Or if you have an interest in classical music, take advantage of an exclusive Viennese concert featuring the music of Mozart and Strauss. Included excursion: Bus tour of Ringstrasse and walking tour of the main square.

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This evening the ship will take you for a nighttime cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges while enjoying a traditional Hungarian dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show and Danube River evening cruise. Included excursion: Guided Tour of hilltop castle complex with Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias Church. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 8 DEPART BUDAPEST

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Budapest International Airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Discover More: Schönbrunn Palace and/or Viennese evening concert.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Included meals: Breakfast.

Discover More: Hallein Salt Mines or Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. 8 DAY DANUBE EXPLORER – PASSAU TO BUDAPEST 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWPA

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ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

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Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

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To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

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Cologne, Germany

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 6 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach  1 EmeraldPLUS activity on a glass-top canal boat cruise  1 Emerald Active hike to Wertheim Castle  20 on board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

8 DAY RHINE - MAIN DISCOVERY

Step back in time and journey along the beautiful Rhine and Main rivers on a magical voyage through a Europe of centuries past. From Nuremberg, “unofficial capital” of the Holy Roman Empire and one-time staging ground for the infamous Nuremberg Rallies, to Amsterdam, beautiful port city and cultural heart of the Netherlands, your cruise will be filled with an abundance of enchanting architecture, majestic landscapes, fascinating histories, and captivating legends. Witness the slightly-tilted merchant houses lining Amsterdam’s labyrinth of canals. Gaze up at the magnificent Kölner Dom, Cologne’s World Heritage listed Gothic cathedral. Sail past Lorelei Rock, and hope that you escape the same unfortunate fate as the sailors of ancient legend. On this once-in-a-lifetime cruise through the Rhineland, you’ll dive headfirst into the region’s fascinating history and culture. More importantly, you’ll get the opportunity to appreciate the splendor of the countryside you’re visiting in a way that can only be experienced by sailing its rivers.

A variety of on board evening entertainment First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides

NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

Complimentary bicycles on board Complimentary WiFi on board Airport transfer to and from your ship*

Cologne

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Rhine Gorge Miltenberg Bamberg

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Würzburg

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple

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Amsterdam Canal

DAY 1 ARRIVE NUREMBERG Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a friendly Emerald Waterways representative and transferred by coach to your deluxe river cruise ship in Nuremberg. Embark to a warm welcome from Captain and crew, then take some time to get better acquainted with your new home for the next eight days. Sit down tonight to a lovely Welcome Buffet dinner and a chance to meet your fellow passengers. Afterward, you’ll receive an introduction from your Cruise Director followed by an evening of entertainment in the Horizon Lounge. Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner. DAY 2 BAMBERG At the confluence of the Main and Regnitz Rivers sits Bamberg, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its authentic medieval centre — one of the largest still intact in all of Europe. Built on over 1,000 years of art and culture, Bamberg is also a great shopping destination. It boasts a number of stylish boutiques snuggled in between historic buildings and centuries-old gardens. Like Rome, Bamberg is a city built across seven hills, each of which is crowned by a handsome church; as such, it is often referred to as the “Franconian Rome.” You will have free time today to visit the Bamberg Cathedral as well as the Old Town Hall if you choose. If time permits, be sure to stop by the Neue Residenz, or New Palace, to take a stroll through its magnificent rose gardens.

Vineyards in Rüdesheim

Baroque palace complete with magnificent 18th-century frescoes and well-manicured gardens, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 and was quoted by Napoleon Bonaparte to be “the nicest parsonage in Europe.” After visiting the palace, enjoy free time to explore Würzburg further on your own. Alternatively, choose to replace today’s guided tour of Würzburg with an optional full-day tour of Rothenburg, Germany’s best-preserved walled town and a true fairy tale destination. Included excursion: Walking tour of Würzburg and tour through Bishop’s Würzburg Residenz. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Full day Rothenburg tour. DAY 4 MILTENBERG

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner.

Enjoy a guided walking tour of picturesque Miltenberg, a rural Bavarian town that lies on the left bank of the Main River at its passage through the Spessart and Odenwald Ranges. Located along the Franconian Red Wine Hiking Trail, Miltenberg is famed for its locally produced wines. Visit the Market Square to sample some of the best vintages for yourself in one of the town’s many half-timbered houses, or venture up to Wertheim Castle for wonderful panoramas of the surrounding countryside. This magnificent stronghold is the former residence of the Earls of Wertheim and remains one of the region’s most impressive attractions. The late-Gothic Merchant Hall—an impressive symbol of the town’s past prosperity—is another must-see during your free time today.

DAY 3 WÜRZBURG

Included excursions: A guided walking tour of Miltenberg.

Included excursions: A guided tour of Bamberg.

Tour the Bishop’s Residenz and other landmarks on a guided excursion through this thoughtfully designed town in northeast Bavaria. The Residenz, a stunning 18th-century

Emerald Active: Hike to Wertheim Castle, active fitness level recommended. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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DAY 5 RÜDESHEIM — KOBLENZ After breakfast, arrive in Rüdesheim, a quaint wine-making town that appears straight off the set of a Hollywood movie. This popular Rhine Gorge destination is filled with excellent restaurants, trendy wine taverns, and tranquil gardens. Upon your arrival, you’ll board the Winzerexpress—a mini-train that will take you through Old Town. Afterward, return to your ship for a scenic afternoon of cruising along the mighty Rhine Gorge. Have your camera ready to capture the stunning scenery as you sail past storybook castles and vineyard-covered mountains, and be sure to keep a sharp lookout for Lorelei Rock which, according to legend, was haunted by a lovelorn maiden whose singing lured sailors to their untimely deaths among the treacherous rocks. Soaring close to 400 feet above the river below, Lorelei Rock marks the narrowest part of the Rhine between Switzerland and the North Sea, and was added as part of the Rhine Gorge to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2002. Early this evening, arrive in the beautiful 2,000-yearOld Town of Koblenz. Included excursions: Guided tour to Rüdesheim. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner DAY 6 KOBLENZ — COLOGNE This morning, arrive in Cologne — Germany’s oldest city! Founded by the Romans in the first century AD, Cologne later flourished during the Medieval Ages as a major trade route between eastern and western Europe. Cologne is a city with an interesting mix of pre-war and modern architecture, almost entirely rebuilt after heavy bombing in WWII. Your guided walking tour today will visit many of the city’s most impressive landmarks, among them the twelve Romanesque churches of the city’s Old Town (Altstadt), and ends with included entrance to the most 67


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Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Rhine Gorge

impressive Cologne landmark of them all— Kölner Dom, a magnificent Gothic cathedral and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kölner Dom is Germany’s most visited attraction, and its Shrine of the Three Kings is said to house relics of the Three Magi. This evening, you are invited to the the Captain's Farewell Dinner. Included excursions: A guided tour of Cologne’s Old Town. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner. Discover More: Brühl excursion.

Würzburg, Germany

DAY 7 AMSTERDAM — CRUISING Goedemorgen and welcome to Amsterdam, capital city of the Netherlands! At the height of the Dutch Golden Age, Amsterdam was the most significant port city in the entire world. Today, it is a cultural centre and home to countless attractions including the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, the Red Light District, the Heineken Factory, and of course, the Anne Frank House. Today, you’ll take to the waters on a glass-ceilinged boat to explore Amsterdam’s picturesque canals. Charming churches, 16th-century merchant houses, and a bustling populace on bicycles line the cobblestoned

streets as we sail pass. This evening, join your newfound friends for a final dinner on board. EmeraldPLUS: A glass-top canal boat cruise. Included excursion: Orientation walk through Amsterdam. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 8 DEPART AMSTERDAM Your cruise concludes after breakfast when you disembark and are transferred to the airport. Be sure to say your goodbyes this morning before your onward or homebound journey. Included meals: Breakfast.

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Old Town Hall, Bamberg

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B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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$3,520

$3,445

$4,095

$4,495

$4,595

$4,695

$4,945

$5,445

$6,245

AUG 5*

$3,545

$3,620

$3,545

$4,195

$4,595

$4,695

$4,795

$5,045

$5,545

$6,345

OCT 6

$3,245

$3,320

$3,245

$3,895

$4,295

$4,395

$4,495

$4,745

$5,245

$6,045

JUL

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,275

$1,625

$1,350

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,450

$1,785

$1,485

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

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Kalemegdan Fortress, Belgrade

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 2 nights at the Sheraton Bucharest or similar

10 DAY ENCHANTMENT OF EASTERN EUROPE

A journey through Eastern Europe showcases a different, yet equally beautiful kind of experience then you’d expect from a river cruise through the continent. Shadows of the past tell tales of strength and resolution in war-torn villages, towns and cities alike. From the damaged architecture that has been preserved in honor and monuments built in memory, to the stories told by local families of life then and now, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of a time before the peace and beauty that now shines through Eastern Europe’s most popular destinations.

6 shore excursions either on foot or by First Class coach 6 EmeraldPLUS activities, including lunch in the home of a local family 1 Emerald Active guided bike tour through Belgrade 23 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 special lunch, 8 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners

Budapest

Complimentary tea and coffee

HUNGARY

Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

Kalocsa

A variety of on board evening entertainment

CROATIA

First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides Complimentary bicycles on board

SERBIA

Airport transfer to and from your ship*

2

Iron Gate

Bucharest Silistra

Ruse

Giurgiu Svishtov Veliko Tarnovo

BULGARIA

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE...

All gratuities, saving you up to $450 per couple

7 Belgrade

Complimentary WiFi on board

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

Osijek

ROMANIA

9

Number of nights Coach River cruise Map is a guide only

*Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Statue of Dacian King Decebalus, Iron Gate

DAY 1 ARRIVE BUDAPEST Welcome to Budapest! Uon arrival at the airport, you’ll be met by a friendly Emerald Waterways representative and transferred by coach to your award-winning ship. After being welcomed by your Captain and crew, you’ll have the chance to unpack, relax in your room, or explore all of the ship’s incredible facilities, like the on board heated pool and bar and the spacious Sun Deck which offers panoramic views of your surroundings.

Local woman in Altafar, Bulgaria

metropolis on a bus tour before visiting the 18th-century fortress to explore on foot. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a more authentic experience as you meet a local family who will tell you tales of their past and everyday life and welcome you into their home for a traditional lunch, specially prepared for you. Back on board you can enjoy swapping stories of the day’s events and an evening of relaxing sailing along the river.

Included meals: Welcome Buffet dinner.

EmeraldPLUS: A special home lunch with a local family.

DAY 2 KALOCSA

Included excursions: A guided tour of Osijek and Osijek Fortress.

Early this morning you’ll sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. Make the most of your time relaxing on board this morning, because this afternoon you’ll visit the large ranch of a local Puszta horse farm. Here you’ll enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horsemen. This includes a horse parade, followed by a display of exercises that were once practiced for wartime – such as sitting or lying down so as to provide a smaller target during a battle and to protect the horse’s rider. Back on board, tonight you are invited to a special Captain's Welcome reception followed by the Captain's Welcome dinner. EmeraldPLUS: Visit to a Puszta horse farm. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. DAY 3 OSIJEK Today you’ll visit Osijek, Croatia’s fourth largest city. Despite finding itself in the epicentre of the Homeland War in the early 1990's, it’s easy to forget the turmoil endured by the residents of Osijek as you wander along the banks of the Drava. You’ll explore this leafy

Included meals: Breakfast, special lunch and dinner. DAY 4 BELGRADE Today you have a choice to explore Serbia’s vibrant capital of Belgrade by foot or bicycle. This happening city’s diverse past is clearly visible from the grey socialist blocks that sit alongside art nouveau masterpieces and remnants of Ottoman relics. As it heads towards a brighter future, you’ll explore Belgrade’s turbulent past during a guided city tour. You’ll visit Tito’s Memorial which is part of a memorial complex in the grounds of the Museum of Yugoslav History and the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan – a defensive structure overlooking the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers. You’ll also have a chance to visit S.t Sava Church, the world’s largest Orthodox Cathedral. EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show. Included excursions: A guided tour of Belgrade. Emerald Active: Biking tour in Belgrade. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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DAY 5 IRON GATE Relax on board your deluxe Emerald Waterways ship as you sail through the narrow gorge between the Balkan and Carpathian Mountains known as the Iron Gate. The narrow and once-dangerous passage boasts spectacular scenery forming the border between Serbia and Romania. As you journey through the Iron Gate, you can view the spectacular scenery from the Sun Deck or in the spacious lounge. Or why not unwind in the heated pool? EmeraldPLUS: Cooking demonstration on board. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 6 SVISHTOV — VELIKO TARNOVO AND ARBANASI — RUSE This morning you’ll cruise into Bulgaria where your ship will dock in the former Roman town of Svishtov, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province on the right bank of the Danube River. Here you’ll board your coach and travel to the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire once known as the ‘City of the Tsars’. As well as being famous for its historical hills, the city is home to multiple emblematic medieval churches. and the streets are filled with 200-year-old houses, crafts workshops, souvenir shops and art galleries. After your tour you’ll visit the historic village of Arbanasi, which is perched high on a plateau overlooking the Yantra Valley and lined with traditional houses. Visit SS Archangels church and enjoy a choir concert. Due to its exciting past, Arbanasi has a large number of historical monuments, such as 17th-and-18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture, which have turned the town into a popular tourist destination. 71


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St. Sava Church, Belgrade

Boat to Snagov Monastery

Back on board your ship, this evening you’ll join your Captain and fellow guests for the fabulous Captain's Farewell reception followed by dinner.

coach to Romania’s capital of Bucharest.

DAY 9 BUCHAREST

Here you’ll enjoy a two night stay at the Sheraton Bucharest or similar.

EmeraldPLUS: Choir Concert in Arbanasi.

On arrival, you’ll enjoy a visit to the magnificent Palace of the Parliament, Europe’s largest and heaviest civilian building, designed and constructed by its former dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu.

Your second day in Bucharest is spent at your leisure. As always, your Tour Director will be on hand to help you plan your day. If you need advice, suggestions, or simply pointing in the right direction, all you have to do is ask and our expert team will use their local expertise and knowledge to ensure you make the most of your day.

Included excursions: Guided tours of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner. DAY 7 SILISTRA Relax in the riverside city of Silistra, which was once a Roman fort under the Byzantine Empire and later part of the Ottoman conquest. Today we head to see life in Alfatar, a small village where we visit a local school and a traditional old house museum. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can replace today’s included excursion by booking a Discover More excursion to Varna. EmeraldPLUS: Tour of Alfatar Village. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Excursion to Varna. DAY 8 DISEMBARK GIURGIU — BUCHAREST This morning you will say your goodbyes to your Captain, crew and Emerald Waterways ship as you disembark your river cruise and journey by

At the time of Nicolae Ceaușescu’s overthrow and execution in 1989, the building structure was complete, however many of the furnishings were never installed – and even today, parts of the building are still yet to be completed. The new leaders of Romania referred to the building as the House of Ceaușescu to highlight the contrast between the excessive luxury in which Ceaușescu would have lived, and the squalor and poverty endured by many people living in Romania at the time. You’ll also enjoy an included guided tour of the city. As you travel along the wide avenues, you’ll notice they have a distinctly French feel, which is why the city is often referred to as the Paris of the East. Included excursions: A guided tour of the Palace of the Parliament.

Alternatively, you also have the option to book a Discover More tour to Snagov Monastery, which is believed to be the burial site of Vlad the Impaler, otherwise know as Count Dracula. The Monastery is situated on a remote island just outside of Bucharest. Upon return to the city, you have more time to spend on your own. Included meals: Breakfast and dinner. Discover More: Snagov Monastery. DAY 10 DEPART BUCHAREST After a delicious breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead, it’s time to say goodbye to your fellow guests before you’re transferred to the airport and your journey home begins. Included meals: Breakfast.

Included meals: Breakfast and lunch.

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN BUDAPEST Extend your stay in Budapest for 2 nights starting from $265 per person There’s so much to see and do in Budapest it would be a shame not to spend some extra time. Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with an extensive list of World Heritage sites including the banks of the Danube River, Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground Railway, which is the second oldest in the world. Other highlights of Budapest include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, the second largest synagogue, and the Budapest Parliament building. All of these famous attractions are within easy reach on foot or by public transportation. You will be transferred to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel or similar, for two nights accommodations including daily breakfast. Enjoy the convenient location in the centre of the city, on Blaha Lujza Square, giving you the perfect jumping-off point for your adventures. 72

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Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

10 DAY ENCHANTMENT OF EASTERN EUROPE – BUDAPEST TO BUCHAREST 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWBB

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

$6,525

APR 15, 20*, 29

$3,725

$3,800

$3,800

$4,375

$4,775

$4,875

$4,975

$5,225

$5,725

MAY 6*

$3,925

$4,000

$4,000

$4,575

$4,975

$5,075

$5,175

$5,425

$5,925

$6,725

JUN 3, 8*

$3,925

$4,000

$4,000

$4,575

$4,975

$5,075

$5,175

$5,425

$5,925

$6,725

JUN 29

$3,725

$3,800

$3,800

$4,375

$4,775

$4,875

$4,975

$5,225

$5,725

$6,525

JUL

$3,725

$3,800

$3,800

$4,375

$4,775

$4,875

$4,975

$5,225

$5,725

$6,525

SEP 9, 16*

$4,325

$4,400

$4,400

$4,975

$5,375

$5,475

$5,575

$5,825

$6,325

$7,125

OCT 12

$3,525

$3,600

$3,600

$4,175

$4,575

$4,675

$4,775

$5,025

$5,525

$6,325

6*

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,225

$1,415

$1,375

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,400

$1,650

$1,625

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $250 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

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TREASURES OF THE DANUBE 17 DAYS BUCHAREST – NUREMBERG

Iron Gate, Romania

EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE With Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about your daily budget or be surprised by extra hidden costs. So you can look forward to your river cruise and enjoy everything that is included. 2 nights at the Sheraton Bucharest or similar 14 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice 11 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach 9 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a school visit in a small local vilage

17 DAY TREASURES OF THE DANUBE

There are so many different sides of Europe to discover: the cosmopolitan and the classical, the traditional and the modern, the history of the war-torn and of the elite. On this 17 day exploration, you’ll be taken on a dynamic journey that uncovers it all. Beginning with a voyage through Eastern Europe, you’ll see evidence of the remains and rising of war-torn villages, towns and cities – and gain a deeper understanding of the internal battles of the conflicting countries. And in stark contrast, you’ll visit imperial cities such as Vienna and Budapest with their exceptional architecture, majestic palaces, musical influences and vibrant culture.

3 Emerald Active excursions, including a bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk 45 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 1 special lunch, 15 dinners including Captain's Welcome & Farewell dinners Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily

GERMANY

Nuremberg Kelheim Regensburg Passau

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

Dürnstein

Munich Melk

Complimentary bicycles on board

Vienna

SLOVAKIA Bratislava Budapest

AUSTRIA

14

Complimentary WiFi on board

Kalocsa

Airport transfer to and from your ship* CROATIA

All gratuities, saving you up to $765 per couple *Please refer to clause 30 “Airport Transfers” in the Terms and Conditions on page 86-87.

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Osijek

ROMANIA

Vukovar Belgrade

WE INCLUDE EVEN MORE... Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board

HUNGARY

SERBIA

Iron Gate Nikopol

2 Ruse

Bucharest Silistra Giurgiu

Veliko Tarnovo

BULGARIA 16 Number of nights Coach River cruise Map is a guide only

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

DAY 1 BUCHAREST Welcome to Romania – a country with a powerful history, enveloped in natural beauty. You’ll be met by an Emerald Waterways representative at the airport and transferred to the Sheraton Bucharest or similar in the city centre for a two-night stay. After settling in, you’re invited to a special Welcome Dinner. Included meals: Welcome Dinner. DAY 2 BUCHAREST Today you’ll explore Romania’s capital, Bucharest. Your included guided tour takes you to the magnificent Palace of the Parliament, Europe’s largest building constructed by former dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. As you travel along the city’s wide avenues, you’ll notice a distinctly French feel, which is why the city is often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’. Included excursions: City tour of Bucharest. Included meals: Breakfast. DAY 3 BUCHAREST — GIURGIU Your second day in Bucharest is spent at your leisure. As always, your Tour Director will be on hand to help you plan your day. Alternatively, you also have the option for a Discover More visit to Snagov Monastery, which is believed to be the burial site of Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Count Dracula. The Monastery is situated on a remote island just outside of Bucharest. If you choose to visit Snagov Monastery, you’ll take a boat out to the island to learn about the mysteries of a bygone era. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, after which you’ll be transferred to your award-winning Emerald Waterways ship waiting for you on the Danube. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, and Welcome Buffet dinner. Discover More: Snagov Monastery.

EmeraldPLUS home-hosted tea

DAY 4 SILISTRA Relax in the riverside city of Silistra which was once a Roman fort under the Byzantine Empire and later part of the Ottoman conquest. See life In Alfatar, a small village where we visit a local school and a traditional old house museum. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can replace today’s included excursion by booking a Discover More excursion to Varna. EmeraldPLUS: Tour of Alfatar Village. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Welcome reception and dinner. Discover More: Black Sea. DAY 5 RUSE — ARBANASI & VELIKO TARNOVO — NIKOPOL This morning you’ll board your coach and travel to the impressive clifftop town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the ‘City of the Tsars.’ As well as being famous for its historical hills, the city is home to multiple emblematic medieval churches. The streets are filled with 200 year old houses, crafts workshops, souvenir shops and galleries. After your tour, you’ll visit the historic village of Arbanasi, which is perched high on a plateau overlooking the Yantra Valley and lined with traditional houses. You’ll board your ship in the former Roman town of Nikopol. EmeraldPLUS: Choir concert in Arbanasi. Included excursions: Guided tours of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 6 IRON GATE Relax on board your deluxe Emerald Waterways ship as you sail through the narrow gorge between the Balkan and Carpathian Mountains known as the Iron Gate. The narrow and once dangerous passage has spectacular scenery which forms the border

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

between Serbia and Romania. EmeraldPLUS: Cooking demonstration on board. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 7 BELGRADE Today you’ll explore Serbia’s vibrant capital of Belgrade. Your guided city tour takes you back in time to discover Belgrade’s turbulent history. You’ll visit Tito’s Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan – a defensive structure overlooking the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers – and St. Sava Church which is the world’s largest Orthodox Cathedral. EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show. Included excursions: A guided tour of Belgrade. Emerald Active: Biking tour to Belgrade. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 8 VUKOVAR — OSIJEK Today you’ll enjoy a walking tour of Osijek, a leafy university town well-worth a visit. Here you’ll enjoy a different kind of excursion – a more authentic experience – as you meet a local family who will tell you tales of their everyday life and welcome you into their home for traditional tea and cakes, specially prepared for you. Back on board your ship, you can enjoy swapping stories of the day’s events and an evening of relaxing sailing. EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted lunch with a local family. Include excursions: A guided tour of Osijek and Osijek Fortress. Included meals: Breakfast, special lunch and dinner. DAY 9 KALOCSA — BUDAPEST Arrive into Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This morning you’ll visit a local Puszta horse farm and enjoy a skillful performance. Relax on 75


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Dürnstein Abbey, Dürnstein

board this afternoon as you sail to Budapest. EmeraldPLUS: A visit to a local Puszta horse farm. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 10 BUDAPEST Today you have a full day to spend at your leisure in the spectacular city of Budapest. Perhaps visit the city market or enjoy relaxing at the local thermal baths? This evening you’ll enjoy a nighttime cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges while enjoying a traditional Hungarian Dinner complete with a folklore show. EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show and Danube River evening cruise. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 11 BUDAPEST Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. And you’ll get to explore its highlights on a guided tour including the Royal Palace of Buda, the hilltop castle complex and Fisherman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church, and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This afternoon relax on board your ship as you depart for Bratislava. Included excursions: A guided tour of Budapest. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 12 BRATISLAVA Welcome to Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Today you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour to the enchanting Old Town. Afterwards, you’re invited to afternoon tea in the home of a local Slovakian family, where you’ll gain an authentic insight into Slovak traditional culture. EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. Included excursions: A guided tour of Bratislava. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 76

Traditional handicrafts, Budapest

DAY 13 VIENNA Austria’s vibrant city of Vienna is a fantastic fusion of old and new. Today we take you on an iconic-filled coach tour along the Ringstrasse where you’ll see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall and the Hofburg Imperial Palace before hopping off to explore the city on foot. Alternatively, book a Discover More tour to Schönbrunn Palace – Empress Sisi’s former summer residence, complete with an enchanting park. In the evening, you can also book a Discover More trip to watch a Viennese concert. Included excursions: A sightseeing drive along the Ringstrasse and walking tour of Vienna. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Schönbrunn Palace and/or exclusive Viennese concert. DAY 14 DÜRNSTEIN — MELK Arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. Enjoy lunch al-fresco on The Terrace, weather permitting, as you sail through this picturesque landscape. Once in Melk explore the 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, featuring the finest Italian architecture, a 640ft Imperial corridor and fabulous fresco ceilings. This majestic ABBEY looks as mesmerizing as it did when it was first built – and it’s still a true delight to explore. Included excursions: A guided tour of Melk Abbey. Emerald Active: Bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk or guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. DAY 15 PASSAU Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, is Passau – the ‘Three Rivers City’. On this afternoon’s walking tour, you’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets to

find the perfect view of the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress before admiring the wonderfully ornate architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, book a Discover More full day tour to Salzburg or Český, Krumlov. This evening you’re invited to the Captain's Farewell reception followed by the Captain's Farewell dinner at Reflections Restaurant. Included excursions: A guided tour of Passau. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain's Farewell reception and dinner. Discover More: Salzburg, Austria or Český Krumlov, Czech Repiblic. DAY 16 REGENSBURG — -KELHEIM Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. On your guided walking tour, you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall. Unwind, sit back and enjoy an afternoon of cruising. Alternatively you can book a Discover More visit to a local brewery for a tour and tasting. This evening’s on board entertainment is a traditional Bavarian Band, playing contemporary and folk music. EmeraldPLUS: Evening entertainment with a traditional Bavarian Band. Included excursions: A guided tour of Regensburg. Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Discover More: Tour & beer tasting at local brewery. DAY 17 DEPART NUREMBERG After breakfast you will transfer to the airport. Included meals: Breakfast.

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Palace of Justice, Bucharest

EmeraldPLUS EXPERIENCE Enjoy traditional tea and cakes in the home of a local family. They will be more than happy to share with you what their everyday life is like and tell you tales of the past. In Budapest you will be treated to an authentic Hungarian dinner on board your ship, complete with local entertainment. Sail under the bridges and stare in all of Budapest’s significant riverside landmarks, illuminated to show them off to their finest. Have your camera ready! Enjoy a glass-top canal boat cruise through Amsterdam's maze of canals.

17 DAY TREASURES OF THE DANUBE – BUCHAREST TO NUREMBERG 2017 Departure Dates Tour Code: EWNU

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One Bedroom Suite

APR 8

$6,670

$6,770

$6,745

$7,970

$8,770

$8,970

$9,170

$9,670

$10,670

$12,420

JUN 22

$7,270

$7,370

$7,345

$8,570

$9,370

$9,570

$9,770

$10,270

$11,270

$13,020

JUL

$6,770

$6,870

$6,845

$8,070

$8,870

$9,070

$9,270

$9,770

$10,770

$12,520

4*

ROUND TRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE MARCH - MAY

JUNE - SEPTEMBER

Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax

$1,250

$1,525

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER $1,375

Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

$1,475

$1,750

$1,625

To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 78-84. *These departures operate in reverse. Terms & Conditions: All our vacations are subject to availability and may change. Port charges and taxes of $500 CAD are included in the cabin prices listed. The prices shown are in CAD and correct at the time of printing. Prices and upgrades are per person (Excluding ES Single Staterooms). Please call for information on single supplements. Non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due within 48 hours of booking. Full payment required within 90 days of departure. International Air - Offers are based on airfares booked by Emerald and Air tickets must be paid in full at the time of ticketing and are non-refundable. Air Offers are for 13 major Canadian Gateways: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg. Air seats are limited and subject to change. 2017 itineraries, hotels and inclusions are at Emerald Waterways’ discretion and subject to change. For full terms & conditions please see pages 86-87 or refer to our website emeraldwaterways.ca.

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

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Emerald Waterways cabin plans Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

Flatscreen TV Safe

Mini-bar

Dresser

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Balcony

Sliding glass door

Lounge

Walk-in wardrobe Vanity unit

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system Spacious bathroom

Queen size bed

 315ft2 or 290ft2 (Emerald Radiance)  Outdoor private balcony with open-air system 

Bedside table

Shower

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

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Bathroom

Floor-to-ceiling glass

Queen size bed

 Separate bedroom and lounge area   Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on board complimentary bathrobes and slippers   Walk-in closet  Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily   Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily   Complimentary Nespresso machine   Complimentary WiFi   Use of an iPad   Queen-size or twin beds   Pillow menu   Telephone   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   Four items of laundry a day   Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table

Emerald Riverview Suite (Emerald Radiance only)

CAT RA

 312ft  Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on board complimentary bathrobes and slippers   Walk-in closet  Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily   Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily   Complimentary Nespresso machine   Complimentary WiFi   Use of an iPad   Queen-size or twin beds   Pillow menu   Telephone   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   Four items of laundry a day   Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table 2

Bedside table

Drop down glass window

Walk in Wardrobe

Our Owner’s One-bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin, a separate lounge area and a fantastic outdoor balcony complete with open-air system, allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather. These cabins also include a selection of special features, a spacious bathroom, a luxurious walkin closet, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. So that you can keep up-to-date with the latest news, you’ll have an iPad to use throughout your cruise. In order to offer you a more intimate dining experience, you can order continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in the privacy of your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony.

Sliding door room partition

Bedside table

CAT SA

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

*Represents preliminary design. Layout may change.

Riverview Suite

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

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Grand Balcony Suite Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Balcony

Wardrobe

Sliding glass door

Mini-bar

Flatscreen TV

Grand Balcony Suites also offer a spacious outdoor balcony, allowing you to make the most of your cruise’s beautiful landscapes and take in the fresh air. And should the weather take a turn for the worse, all it takes is the touch of a button and our state-of-the-art open-air system window rises from the balcony and encloses the area so that you can still sit out and admire the views, or unwind with a drink.

Queen size bed

Bedside table

Bathroom

Each of our Grand Balcony Suites has a number of complimentary amenities, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine – an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweets courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite.

Safe

Bedside table

Dresser

CAT S

Shower

  210ft2 or 207ft2  (Emerald Liberté)   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 WiFi   Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds   Pillow menu   Telephone   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

Grand Balcony Suite Bathroom

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

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Emerald Waterways cabin plans Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Shower Bathroom

Bedside table

Flatscreen TV

Queen-size bed

Dresser

Safe

Wardrobe

Mini-bar

Bedside table

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

CAT C

CAT B

CAT A

CAT R

CAT P

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 cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast 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 cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery, opening up the cabin and bringing the outdoors in. In our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, you’ll also 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. 180ft2 or 170ft2 (Emerald Liberté & Emerald Radiance)   Indoor balcony with open-air system   Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on board complimentary bathrobes and slippers   Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily   Complimentary WiFi   Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds   Telephone   Safe for your valuables   Individual climate control   Flat screen TV and infotainment system   Mini-Bar

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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Emerald Stateroom

Shower

Bathroom

CAT D

All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they are larger than other operators' staterooms, providing excellent value.

Bedside table

Bedside table

CAT E

Queen size bed Picture window

 162ft2   Picture window   Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer   Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily   Complimentary WiFi   Queen-size or twin hotelstyle beds   Telephone   Safe for your valuables   Individual climate control   Flat screen TV and infotainment system   Mini-fridge

Flatscreen TV Dresser

Wardrobe Safe

CAT ES

Safe

Each ship also offers two Emerald Single Staterooms featuring picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. With their deluxe single bed, they provide excellent value for single guests.

Mini-bar

Single bed

Mini-bar

Bedside table

Emerald Single Stateroom*

Wardrobe

 117ft2 or 105ft2 (Emerald Liberté)   Picture window   Bathroom with shower, indulgent Picture window

Flatscreen TV

toiletries, hair dryer, on board complimentary bathrobes and slippers   Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily   Complimentary WiFi   Telephone   Safe for your valuables   Individual

Bathroom Shower

climate control   Flat screen TV and infotainment system   Mini-Bar *Not available on Emerald Radiance

Emerald Single Stateroom

Emerald Stateroom

To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

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Emerald Dawn Emerald Sky Emerald Star Emerald Sun Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle Sailings Draft: 1.45m Height: 6m Length: 443 feet Width: 11.45m Speed: 25km/h Crew Members: 47 Staterooms: 20 Suites: 72 Guests: 182 Year of construction: 2014 / 15

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Navigation Bridge

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Reception

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Sky Barbecue

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Wellness Area

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Putting Green

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Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 180 ft

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Reflections Restaurant

Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 180 ft

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Retractable Glass Roof

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Hairdresser

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Walking Track

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Daytime Pool & Bar / Evening Cinema

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The Terrace

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Horizon Bar and Lounge

Riviera Deck - Emerald Single Stateroom - 117 ft

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Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 180 ft

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CAT R Horizon Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 180 ft CAT P Horizon Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 180 ft2 CAT S Horizon Deck - Grand Balcony Suite - 210 ft2 2

CAT SA Horizon Deck - Owner’s One-bedroom Suite - 315 ft

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Important information: On board Emerald Sky & Emerald Sun, Cabin 202 has a handicap accessible modified entry, bathroom configuration with personal assistance fittings and has no decked area with table and chairs. The deck plan and cabin layout images are an indication only and may vary.

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Emerald Liberté Rhône Sailings

Draft: 1.70m Height: 6.0m Length: 361 feet Width: 11.45m Speed: 25km/h Crew Members: 43 Staterooms: 16 Suites: 54 Guests: 138 Launch: April 2017

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CAT E Riviera Deck - Emerald Stateroom - 162 ft2 CAT D Riviera Deck - Emerald Stateroom - 162 ft2 CAT ES Riviera Deck - Emerald Single Stateroom - 105 ft2 CAT C Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 170 ft2 CAT B Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 170 ft2 CAT A Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 170 ft2 CAT R Horizon Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 170 ft2 CAT P Horizon Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 170 ft CAT S Horizon Deck - Grand Balcony Suite - 207 ft2 CAT SA Horizon Deck - Owner’s One-bedroom Suite - 315 ft2

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Navigation Bridge

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Reception

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Sky Barbecue

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Fitness Room

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Putting Green

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Massage/Beauty Center

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Giant Tic-Tac-Toe

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Hairdresser

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Daytime Pool & Bar/

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Elevator

Evening Cinema

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Walking Track

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Retractable Glass Roof

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The Terrace

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Horizon Bar and Lounge

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Emerald Radiance

Douro Sailings

Radiance only Draft: 1.45m Height: 6.0m Length: 292 feet Width: 11.45m Speed: 25km/h Crew Members: 37 Staterooms: 10 Suites: 46 Guests: 112 Launch: May 2017

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Serenity Pool

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CAT E Riviera Deck - Emerald Stateroom - 162 ft2 CAT D Riviera Deck - Emerald Stateroom - 162 ft2 CAT C Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 170 ft CAT B Vista Deck - Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite - 170 ft2 2

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CAT RA Horizon Deck - Emerald Riverview Suite - 312 ft2

Important information: Layouts and dimensions of the staterooms and suites are representative only and are subject to change.

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Helpful information As you plan for your Emerald Waterways vacation, we have 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 1-855-444-0161. Water levels

Discover More Optional tours

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.

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 1-855-444-0161 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.

Passports All guests are required to possess a passport valid for 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip.

Visa information

Currency and 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.

Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for European cruises but a visa will be required for Southeast Asia 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.

Countries in Southeast Asia will use their own, local currency. All purchases on board are charged to your shipboard account. The on board currency on our ships is the U.S. dollar. Shipboard accounts may be paid by U.S. dollar or credit cards.

Health and vaccinations

Clothing

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.

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 is not liable in any regard for your failure to adequately insure yourself, and you agree to indemnify and hold Emerald harmless for any expenses or delays incurred as a result of your failure to adequately obtain insurance.

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.

Mobility

WiFi

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.

WiFi connection availability and speed will vary depending on where the ship is positioned and the number of users. WiFi speed may be slow and there may be occasions when no signal is available. Guests staying in the Owner’s One-Bedroom and Emerald Riverview Suites will have complimentary use of an iPad throughout the cruise.

Walking All of our itineraries include excursions which involve a certain amount of walking to tour each destination, occasionally over uneven streets and up and down stairs. Please call one of our travel advisors at 1-855-444-0161 for further information.

Coach travel To experience the full range of regional attractions during our itineraries, there will be a certain amount of coach travel required. To book call 1-855-444-0161 or contact your travel professional

Plug sockets, voltage and hair dryers On board electricity is 220V and a Continental European plug adapter (Schuko) will be needed to use electrical items. All rooms have a hair dryer.

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.

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 44 lbs

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Terms & Conditions EMERALD WATERWAYS IS A BRAND OWNED AND OPERATED BY SCENIC TOURS (CAN), INC. ANY REFERENCE HEREIN TO “EMERALD” REFERS TO SCENIC TOURS (CAN), INC. BY BOOKING A TOUR, CRUISE OR OTHER VACATION PACKAGE WITH EMERALD AND PAYING THE BOOKING DEPOSIT, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, WHICH CREATES A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN EMERALD AND YOU, THE CUSTOMER. PLEASE READ THIS CONTRACT CAREFULLY, AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PENALTIES FOR CANCELLATION AND SPECIFIC LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY. 1. The Contract.

8. Late Booking Fee.

18. Erroneous Pricing.

1.1 The contract between ST Touring Canada Limited trading as either Scenic or Emerald Waterways (“Scenic”, “Emerald”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) and You includes:

A late booking fee of $50.00 per file is payable on all bookings made within 21 days of cruise or tour departure.

(a) These Terms and Conditions; and

9. Variation Fee.

Emerald Waterways reserves the right not to honour any published prices that Emerald Waterways determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic, or clerical error.

(b) Your Itinerary,

An administration fee of $50.00 is payable for each variation to your booking (except variation to the cruise or tour departure date, which will attract cancellation fees, as set out in section 10. Emerald Waterways may choose to accept or reject your request for variation in its sole discretion.

19. Cruise Cabins.

1.2 It is important that You carefully read the Contract as You will be bound by it once You have signed these Terms and Conditions or otherwise paid the earlier of your Booking Deposit or the Cruise or Tour Price.

10. Cancellation Fees.

2. Introduction.

TO TOUR COMMENCEMENT (PER PERSON)

Conduct of cruises or tours advertised in this brochure is governed by Emerald Waterways in accordance with the following Terms and Conditions. We will either: (a) provide the Cruise or Tour directly through Our staff; or (b) arrange for the Cruise or Tour to be provided by a Service Provider. It is important that you carefully read the Terms and Conditions as you will be bound by them. Payment of the Booking Deposit (as defined in your itinerary) or full Cruise or Tour Price represents your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. All funds must be paid in Canadian dollars, subject to express written notice from Emerald Waterways.

90 days and over Loss of deposit

Discounted airfares are subject to availability and conditions apply. Your Emerald Waterways reservations consultant will book the most appropriate fare for your tour. Please note that some discounted airfares have conditions making them unsuitable for use with these tours. Full details and conditions may be obtained from your travel agent or Emerald Waterways reservation consultant. Any changes made after air ticketing will incur amendment fees or may be 100% non-refundable. Emerald Waterways will ticket airfares between receipt of deposit and travel departure at its sole discretion. All airfares are subject to routing restrictions. Airfares and applicable taxes may be subject to increase without notice due to factors outside Emerald Waterways’ control. Overnight accommodation required to meet your tour and any flight connections are not included in the tour price and will be at your own expense. Please contact your travel agent for applicable rules and regulations relating to your air travel.

(c) the terms and conditions of the cruising ticket provided by the vessel owner prior to You embarking on a European River Cruise. (“the Cruising Ticket Contract”) and (“Contract”).

3. Must Read – Important Information. You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with travelling, which are beyond Emerald Waterways’ control and as such Emerald Waterways cannot be liable for any loss, cost or damage you may incur as a result of these general risks. Such general risks include but are not limited to: (a) cruise or tour variations or interruptions caused by road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; strikes, civil disturbances and advices by governments; Force Majeure Events (defined below); hazards associated with travelling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of transportation; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond Emerald Waterways’ control; 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; and any changes to government visa or travel requirements. (b) You acknowledge and agree that where the cruise or tour or any part of the cruise or tour, accommodation, flights or any other goods or service is not directly provided by Emerald Waterways or our staff, but is provided by a third party service provider, Emerald Waterways Is not liable for any dispute or claim including, without limitation, for loss, damage, breach of contract or negligence arising from the conduct of such service provider, and any such dispute or claim may only be pursued directly against the relevant service provider. (c) It is your sole responsibility to make your own enquiries regarding your trip, including any relevant government travel safety warnings. 4. In addition to (and in no way affecting) those limitations set out in clause 3. (a)-(c) above.

You will be liable for cancellation fees, calculated as follows: DAYS OF NOTICE PRIOR CANCELLATION CHARGE

89-60 days 35% of Tour Price 59-30 days 50% of Tour Price Less than 30 days

100% of Tour Price

Cancellation notices must be issued to Emerald Waterways in writing during office hours. A cancellation notice will not be accepted by Emerald Waterways until it is received in writing. You may also be liable to pay cancellation fees to airlines and other third parties. Any changes to your cruise or tour departure date or name changes will be deemed a cancellation and the applicable cancellation fees will apply. *Please refer to the itinerary of your selected cruise or tour, for your applicable Booking Deposit. 11. Cruise/Tour Price. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to vary Cruise or Tour Prices at any time, in its absolute discretion, to account for any increase in costs, including but not limited to airfares, fuel, government taxes and charges, exchange rate fluctuations or other cruise or tour related costs or tariffs. If Emerald Waterways has received the full amount of the Cruise or Tour Price from you, there will be no increases to your cruise or tour price, regardless of any increases in the cruise or tour costs inside or outside of our control. If you have not paid the full amount of the Cruise or Tour Price, and we must vary your Cruise or Tour Price due to an increase in cruise or tour costs outside of our control, any increase Emerald Waterways applies to the Cruise or Tour Price will be only to the extent required to meet such additional costs. Please note, Port and Sundry charges are included in the price of any of our cruise or tour products. All Cruise or Tour Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars. 12. Payments to Travel Agents. In the event you booked your cruise or tour through a travel agent, your travel agent may forward your deposit or final payment to Emerald Waterways on your behalf. A payment to your travel agent is not a payment to Emerald Waterways until such time as Emerald Waterways provides confirmation of receipt. Emerald Waterways is not responsible for any payments made to travel agents. 13. Tour Operation.

You acknowledge and agree that where You ride on a motorcoach as a part of a Cruise or Tour, neither Emerald Waterways nor Our agents, nor third parties cooperating a Cruise or Tour on Our behalf, will be liable to You for any injury, illness or death or for any damages or claims You may have against Emerald Waterways or Our agents or relevant third parties arising from any accident or incident occurring while You are riding on a motorcoach, if (at the time of any such accident or incident) You are not:

Your booking is conditional on Emerald Waterways receiving a minimum number of tour or cruise bookings to operate the tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere, at Emerald Waterways’ sole discretion. Where sufficient numbers cannot be achieved, Emerald Waterways may cancel or suspend a scheduled departure of the tour. Emerald Waterways will use reasonable efforts to provide notice of cancelled or suspended tours at least 60 days prior to the scheduled departure date. Any changes to your tour itinerary will be notified to you (a) if prior to your tour departure, by telephone, email or mail; (b) if during your tour, personally by your Cruise Director or Tour Director.

(1) wearing a safety belt while seated in the motorcoach; or

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(2) seated while the motorcoach is in motion.

In the event a tour or cruise is cancelled by Emerald Waterways for any reason prior to departure, Emerald Waterways will use reasonable efforts to offer the closest available tour or cruise departure, subject to the refund or payment of any Tour Price difference. If you accept the alternative tour or cruise departure, you will be bound by these Terms and Conditions with respect to the alternative tour or cruise. If you do not accept the alternative tour or cruise departure within a period of 7 days, Emerald Waterways’ contract with you will terminate and Emerald Waterways will refund all monies paid directly to Emerald Waterways and Emerald Waterways will have no further liability to you. Emerald Waterways will not be liable for any third party costs you incur as a result of cancellation, including without limitation, for airfares or other arrangements booked independently through or paid to a travel agent.

5. Noise, Vibration and Odour. While Emerald Waterways takes reasonable steps to minimize noise, vibration and odours on the cruise ships, you acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odours may be experienced on vessels and that Emerald Waterways will not be liable to you in relation to any such noise, vibration or odours. 6. Travel Insurance. We strongly recommend that you 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 if you choose not to get Travel Insurance, and you agree to indemnify and hold Emerald Waterways harmless for any expenses or delays incurred as a result of your choice to decline or not adequately insure yourself. 7. Booking Deposit & Cruise or Tour Payment. (a) Booking Deposit. You must pay the Booking Deposit within 2 days of making your Booking. Please refer to the itinerary of your selected cruise or tour, for your applicable Booking Deposit. Deposits are as stated in the itinerary, subject only to express promotional offers from Emerald Waterways. Any accommodation, sightseeing or flights not listed in your itinerary are not included in the Booking Deposit and are payable separately. Your Booking will be automatically cancelled if your Booking Deposit is not received by Emerald Waterways on or before the due date. Booking Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. (b) Bookings within 90 days. If you place a booking with Emerald Waterways within 90 days or less of your chosen departure date, full payment of the Cruise or Tour Price (as defined in your itinerary) is required before we can request and confirm your booking. If the cruise or tour is not able to be fully confirmed, then we will refund all funds paid to us, and Emerald Waterways will have no further obligations or liability to you in respect of your booking. (c) Final Payment. The balance of the Cruise or Tour Price must be paid no later than 90 days prior to the cruise or tour departure date. It is your sole responsibility to effect payment of the Cruise or Tour Price by the due date. You must pay the Cruise or Tour Price immediately in full if your reservation is made within 90 days of the cruise or tour departure date.

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15. Tour delay. Where Emerald Waterways delays the departure of a Tour or cruise, for whatever reason, for more than 7 days, You may terminate this Contract and We will either: (a) provide you with a full refund of all amounts paid to us; or (b) provide you with a credit towards future tours with Emerald Waterways which will be valid for 24 months from the date you notify us of the termination of this contract. 16. Included in Tour Price. The following items are included in your Tour Price only when indicated on your itinerary (and include any applicable GST/HST): Port and Sundry charges; coach and cruise travel; services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director or Tour Director; airport transfers outside of Canada; specified meals; beverages (refer to clause 38); internal flights (as specified in your itinerary); accommodation; sightseeing(as specified in your itinerary); and admissions as stated; and gratuities and tipping on Emerald Waterways -operated land tours and river cruises. Please note that no refunds are available in respect of any unused services. 17. NOT Included in Tour Price. Items not included in the Tour Price include: any airfare not specifically included in your itinerary; any airline taxes not specifically included in your itinerary; fees associated with any optional activity; entrance fees, gratuities and transportation; fees associated with any accommodation upgrades; any meals not specifically included in your itinerary; beverages (other than those specified in clause 38); any fees for laundry; any passport fees; any required visas; any vaccinations; any government taxes and charges other than GST/HST; and any items of a personal nature. Please note that changes to flight schedules may require additional overnight accommodation at your own expense. Any modified travel arrangements required due to illness or personal reasons are at your own expense.

Tour Prices are based on cabin categories set out in the brochure. Upgrades are subject to availability and additional cost. 20. Airfare Conditions.

21. Tour Variations. Emerald Waterways may, at its absolute discretion and without notice, change or vary your tour itinerary. While Emerald Waterways will make reasonable efforts to operate the tour as closely as possible to your itinerary, changes or substitutions may be necessary for reasons outside Emerald Waterways’ control. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to: road, river or weather conditions; national or local holidays affecting the closure of public buildings and attractions; and Force Majeure Events (defined below). Cruise itineraries may be disrupted by high or low water levels, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond Emerald Waterways’ control. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to substitute (at the nearest reasonable standard) another vessel or motorcoach for all or part of the itinerary and also provide alternative accommodation, where necessary. Emerald Waterways is not liable to you for any variations in the tour itinerary caused by circumstances outside Emerald Waterways’ control. You acknowledge that you will be charged for any alternative arrangements made as a result of these circumstances. 22. Photography. The tour programs operated by Emerald Waterways offer some of the most spectacular and beautiful photographic scenery in the world. However, due to possible tour variations, Emerald Waterways cannot guarantee that any scene or highlight featured in the tour program will be available on any tour. No refund is available for any missed scene or photographic opportunity. 23. Tour Participation. Emerald Waterways welcomes you if you have a disability or other special needs, provided you are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all assistance you require. You must advise Emerald Waterways (or your travel agent) of any disability, medical condition or dietary requirement at the time of booking. It is important to note that: (a) some cruise ships do not have elevators, and ships that are equipped with elevators may not have elevator access to all decks; (b) wheelchair passengers should be aware that cabin doors and restrooms are not wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs; (c) electronic scooters/wheelchairs are no longer accepted on river cruises due to Occupational Health and Safety reasons, storage limitations (on both vessel and coach) and maneuvering on the cobblestones; (d) 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 motorcoaches; and (e) wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on motorcoaches due to space limitations. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to decline your booking if Emerald Waterways deems that it cannot provide for any or all special needs as identified by you; your health, safety or enjoyment, or that of any other passengers attending the tour may be at risk; or if Emerald Waterways deems that you will not abide by these Terms and Conditions. Emerald Waterways may decline your booking if we or our service providers are of the view that you are unable to fully care for yourself. Unfortunately we are unable to assist you with walking, dining, getting on and off motorcoaches or other transportation vehicles, or any of your other personal needs. In addition, Emerald Waterways reserves the right to withdraw you from a tour, where Emerald Waterways deems that you are affecting your own health, safety or enjoyment or that of other passengers, and/or if you cannot or will not abide by any reasonable directions of the Cruise/Tour Director. Emerald Waterways will not be liable to you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal from a tour. If you are withdrawn from a tour, you will be under your own arrangements at your own expense. 24. Sightseeing on Tour. Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tours as motorcoach access is not possible. Consequently, a reasonable level of fitness is required as the sightseeing tour may involve steps and extensive walking over uneven surfaces. Emerald Waterways will not provide any refunds if you are not able to participate in any portion of the tour. You should be in appropriate physical condition to participate in the tour. 25. Mountain Excursions. Some tours 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 included excursions. Emerald Waterways will not provide any refunds if you are not able to participate in any portion of the tour. 26. Passports and Visas. You must have a passport valid for six months past the expected end date of your cruise or tour. Also, it is your sole responsibility to ensure you have obtained valid

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entry visas for all countries where required, prior to departure. Failure to obtain correct documentation may affect your participation in certain shore excursions and entry to certain countries while on tour. Emerald Waterways will not provide any refunds if you are not able to participate in any portion of the cruise or tour. 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 cruise or tour.

The carriers (including airlines, rail and sea carriers used in association with the tours) are not responsible for statements in the brochure or any feature contained therein. The conditions of sale of each carrier constitute a separate contract and Emerald Waterways assumes no responsibility in relation to contracts between you and the carriers.

related thereto for a period of 30 days. If the parties are not successful in resolving the dispute through the mediation, then the parties agree that the dispute shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Act (British Columbia), as amended or replaced. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and shall not be subject to appeal on a question of fact, law or mixed fact and law.

42. Tour obligations.

27. Special Diets.

Emerald Waterways will use reasonable endeavours to provide the cruise or tour you have booked in accordance with your itinerary. However, due to the nature of travel, it may not always be possible for Emerald Waterways to adhere strictly to your itinerary. Where, due to circumstances outside of our control, Emerald Waterways is unable to provide the cruise or tour in accordance with your itinerary, Emerald Waterways will use reasonable endeavours to provide or arrange appropriate alternatives.

The costs of mediation or arbitration shall be shared equally between the parties. Costs shall not include costs incurred by a party for representation by counsel. Unless the parties otherwise agree, the rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre shall apply.

You must advise Emerald Waterways in writing of any and all special dietary needs at the time of booking. Emerald Waterways will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your dietary requests but cannot guarantee that any requests can be met. 28. Solo Passengers and Single Accommodation. Prices quoted in the brochure are based on shared accommodation with twin beds. Dedicated single cabins are available on Emerald Waterways ships – Radiance does not have ES Single Cabins. Each Ship has a limited number of Category E and D cabins and are also available on each departure at special single supplement rates, payable at the time of booking your cruise or tour. Details of prices and availability of single accommodation can be obtained at the time of booking. 29. Young Passengers. Passengers under 21 years of age as of the date of departure must be accompanied by an individual over 21 years of age as of the date of departure (an “Adult”), and share their accommodation with an Adult. Children under 12 years of age must be expressly accepted by Emerald Waterways prior to Booking. Children under 12 years of age are not encouraged except for Christmas tours and cruises. 30. Airport Transfers. Airport transfers are available only on the first and last day of your cruise or tour and at times designated by Emerald Waterways. Transfers outside these times will be at your expense and must be secured by your own arrangements. Passengers who have purchased hotel accommodation and airfare from Emerald Waterways prior to cruise/ tour or after cruise/tour will be provided with airport transfers to or from their hotel. If your airline booking is not made by Emerald Waterways, you must ensure your flight details are provided to Emerald Waterways (this can be entered by Tour Personalizer at www.emeraldwaterways.ca). No refund will be given for any unused transfers. Transfers cannot be routed to other pick-up points or destinations. In the event of a missed transfer, you will be responsible for making substitute travel arrangements, at your own expense. All transfers must be booked and Emerald Waterways must be advised of all flights no less than 60 days prior to travel. Airport and ship transfers may be group transfers scheduled to coincide with multiple flight arrival times. 31. Hotel Accommodation. Emerald Waterways reserves the right to substitute hotel accommodation of a similar standard in place of any advertised hotel, where necessary. Any accommodation required to meet a cruise, tour or flight connection is not included in the Cruise/Tour Price and is at your own expense. Emerald Waterways has taken reasonable steps to secure the most suitable hotel accommodation in the area of the cruise or tour, and is not liable to you in respect of the quality, size or fitness of hotel rooms. Prices listed in the brochure for Extensions or Hotel accommodation may vary and are subject to change. 32. Luggage Passengers. Each passenger is entitled to one suitcase per person, not exceeding 76 x 53 x 28 cm (30’’ x 21’’x 11’’) in size and 20kg (42lbs) in weight. Personal items should be carried in a travel bag which does not exceed 4kg (8lbs) in weight. Airline passengers should consult with their air carrier as size and weight restrictions may vary from airline to airline and according to ticket class. It is your responsibility to comply with all airline and airport luggage safety regulations. It is your responsibility to ensure that your luggage complies and you acknowledge that Emerald Waterways or contracted carriers may elect not to carry overweight items. You will be responsible for any excess baggage charges and otherwise complying with airline regulations and safety requirements. 33. Tour and Cruise Maps. Maps or tour depictions contained in this brochure or any other brochures issued by Emerald Waterways are intended as representations only and are not to be relied upon as depictions of any actual route taken during the cruise or tour. Emerald Waterways is not liable to you for any variation to the cruise or tour route. Also, some pictures may have been digitally enhanced. 34. Pictures, Images, and Information. Images in this brochure are representative only and Emerald Waterways provides no guarantee that images correspond with subject matter seen or experienced on tour. 35. Deckplans and Cabin Plans. Deck plans, cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout are artist’s impressions and are to be used as an indication only and are subject to change. Cabins in tour brochures are not drawn to scale. 36. WiFi Internet Service. WiFi facilities are available in each Emerald Waterways cabin at no additional charge. 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 Emerald Waterways’ control. Consequently, Emerald Waterways does not guarantee the availability and quality of internet connections and no refund will be paid for any problem which may be experienced with the internet service. 37. Docking Position. During port stops, ships may dock side-by-side, obstructing views and requiring you to pass through other ships to embark and disembark. 38. Beverages. Beer, Wine and soft drink beverages are included in the cruise/tour price during lunch and dinner while you are on board an Emerald Waterways ship. You may purchase beverages on board during the day at your convenience outside of lunch and dinner where drinks are complimentary. Responsible service of alcohol is adhered to by all staff on board. We reserve the right, at any time, in our sole discretion, to refuse service of alcohol. 39. Smoking. For the comfort of all passengers, Smoking is not permitted inside tourist coaches or indoors on any ship and such other places as are prohibited by us or our suppliers from time to time. Smoking is not permitted on the balconies of our river cruise ships. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure there are frequent stops on any coach trip and there are permitted areas outside decks on board some cruise vessels which are available for smoking, however we cannot guarantee these facilities will be available. You acknowledge that Emerald Waterways may restrict smoking to specific times and locations during your cruise for the comfort of all passengers. 40. Medical Services. (1) River cruise ships do not carry a doctor on board, however medical services may be called at your own expense. (2) Due to the large number of passengers on board, We cannot provide a personal escort for such medical visits. (3) 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. 41. Carriers.

43. On Tour Safety. Passengers must follow Tour/Cruise Director and crew instructions at all times to ensure on tour safety. You acknowledge that failure to do so will result in restricted access to areas on cruise or tour, or if necessary for your own safety and that of other passengers, withdrawal from the cruise or tour. If Emerald Waterways, or our staff or service providers are of the view you are negatively affecting your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, Emerald Waterways can terminate this agreement immediately and Emerald Waterways is not liable to you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal from the cruise or tour. If you are withdrawn from the cruise or tour, you must make your own travel arrangements at your own expense. 44. Amendments to Terms and Conditions.

52. Entire Agreement. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties about its subject matter and any previous agreements (whether oral or in writing), understandings and negotiations on that subject matter have no effect. 53. Waiver and Variation. Emerald Waterways may only waive a right or remedy created under these Terms and 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 Emerald Waterways (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time without prior written notice to you. 54. Governing Law.

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws applicable in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia and any courts competent to hear appeals from those courts.

45. Warranties.

55. Survival.

To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties, representations, or terms are expressly excluded. Where the law implies any condition or warranty which cannot be excluded, then Emerald Waterways’ liability for breach of such an implied condition or warranty is limited, at Emerald Waterways’ absolute discretion, to one or more of the following: (1) 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 (2) in the case of services: supplying the services again or payment of the cost of supplying the services again. 46. Cruising on board. Our vessels are provided solely by the owner of the relevant vessel pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Cruising Ticket Contract. A copy of the Cruising Ticket Contract will be provided to You upon request. In relation to Our European River Cruises, please note that the Cruising Ticket Contract includes a clause specifying that the Cruising Ticket Contract is governed by the laws in force in Zug, Switzerland and that You and the vessel owner agree to be bound by the statutory and general law of Switzerland. The Cruising Ticket Contract is also subject to specific limitations of liability and time limits for making claims against the vessel owner 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 clause 6 of the Cruising Ticket Contract).

Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of these Terms and Conditions survives termination. 56. Interpretation. In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context indicates otherwise: (1) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation; (2) the singular includes the plural and vice versa; (3) a reference to a party includes its successors, permitted assigns, administrators and substitutes; (4) where a word or phrase is defined, other grammatical forms have the corresponding meaning; (5) the word ‘include’ in any form is not a word of limitation; (6) no rules of construction apply to the disadvantage of Emerald Waterways on the basis that these Terms and Conditions were prepared by Emerald Waterways; (7) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (8) 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. 57. Brochure Validity. The Cruise and Tour Brochure and these Terms and Conditions are valid for departure dates from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, unless otherwise indicated on individual itineraries, and this Cruise and Tour Brochure and these Terms and Conditions supersede all previous Cruise and Tour Brochures and Terms and Conditions. 58. Help with this contract. If you do not understand the Terms and Conditions or any aspect of this contract, please seek advice from an appropriate qualified professional.

47. Responsibility. You acknowledge and agree that Emerald Waterways accepts 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: (1) any cruise or tour risks or other aspects of the cruise or tour of which you were notified in these Terms and Conditions; (2) any change to your itinerary or delays in departure or arrival times of aircraft or otherwise during the conduct of the cruise or tour; (3) any loss or damage to your baggage; (4) any personal injury or death resulting from acts or omissions, including negligence, of any third parties providing goods or services to you during the cruise or tour, including air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers and medical personnel; or (5) any loss of enjoyment by you due to circumstances outlined in these Terms and Conditions or otherwise beyond Emerald Waterways’ control.

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48. Total Liability.

River Cruise Ships do not carry a doctor on board; however due to close proximity to land medical services can be called rapidly. Medical costs are at the passenger’s own expense. Due to the large number of passengers on board, Emerald Waterways cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. We strongly recommend travel insurance. 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.

Despite any other provision of these Terms and Conditions, and to the extent permitted by law, Emerald Waterways’ maximum liability to you or any third party (including any claim of negligence on the part of Emerald Waterways) is limited to the Cruise or Tour Price actually paid by you to Emerald Waterways. 49. Consequential Loss. You acknowledge and agree that Emerald Waterways will not be liable 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, including when Emerald Waterways has been advised of such loss, damage, or expense in advance, and even if such loss, damage or expense is caused by Emerald Waterways’ negligence. 50. Force Majeure. For the purposes of this clause, a “Force Majeure Event” means any act of God; war; terrorism; fire; flood or any other extreme weather condition; 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 license or consent; delays caused by sub-contractors, suppliers or other third parties (including telecommunications carriers); material shortages; or other disruption to the tour outside the control of Emerald Waterways. You acknowledge and agree that Emerald Waterways is not liable for any delay or any failure by Emerald Waterways to perform its obligations under these Terms and Conditions resulting from or as a consequence of a Force Majeure Event. If a delay or failure occurs or is anticipated due to a Force Majeure Event, Emerald Waterways’ obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. Emerald Waterways may immediately terminate this agreement, if the Force Majeure Event delays performance for a period of 7 days or more, calculated from the date Emerald Waterways notifies you of the Force Majeure Event.

Cruise Director. An experienced English-speaking Cruise Director accompanies every departure on Emerald Waterways ships. They are there to ensure your comfort, answer questions and make your vacation relaxed and memorable. Cruise Directors are employed by Emerald Waterways. On Board Language. The language on board Emerald Waterways ships is English. All staff, crew and tour guides speak English and all announcements and lectures will be made in English. On board other ships English will be spoken, but may not be the primary language used. Medical Services.

Dining. Dining rooms are single dining sessions, open, unreserved seating. The restaurant manager is responsible for the seating arrangements. Electricity. On board electricity is 220V. A power plug adaptor will be required to use small appliances such as electric shavers, clocks, mobile phone chargers, etc. Hairdryers and Safes. Are available on board the Emerald Waterways ships. Group Sizes. The number of participants will be limited to 40 guests on each coach for land tours over nine days in duration. 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. You are required to adhere to the seat rotation system. If you suffer from travel sickness you should arrange medication or other alternatives to treat symptoms, as we cannot make allowances for this. Flight Reservations. Dependent 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 will apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be confirmed once all air sectors are booked and confirmed.

51. Dispute Resolution.

Single Travellers.

If a dispute arises between the parties relating to these Terms and Conditions, or arising out of these Terms and Conditions, the parties agree to use the following procedure as a condition precedent to any party pursuing other available remedies:

Offers and Promotions.

(a) a meeting shall be held promptly between the parties, attended by individuals with decision-making authority regarding the dispute, to attempt in good faith to negotiate a resolution of the dispute; (b) if, within 7 days after such meeting, or such further period as is agreeable to the parties, the parties have not succeeded in negotiating a resolution of the dispute, they agree to submit the dispute to mediation and to bear equally the costs of mediation; (c) the parties will jointly appoint a mutually acceptable mediator, seeking assistance in such regard from the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre if they have been unable to agree upon such appointment within 20 days from the conclusion of the negotiation period; and

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 canceled, 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. Early incentive offers are not combinable with reduced single supplements for E and D cabins.

(d) the parties agree to participate in good faith in the mediation and negotiations

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