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EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES 2020

Deluxe river cruising through the heart of Europe


River cruising with Emerald Waterways Sail on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where state-of-the-art innovation and a deluxe cruising experience bring the highlights of an ocean cruise to the intimacy of Europe’s most celebrated rivers. We’ve designed our intimate Star-Ships to dock centrally in the heart of the wonderful destinations we visit, allowing us to balance your time spent on board and onshore perfectly, giving you more time to explore every location on your handcrafted itinerary. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Germany, the Netherlands and Portugal, and taste artisanal delicacies as you peruse France's gastronomic heart. Enjoy a very special Provençal dinner on board, curated and hosted by our guest chef, Fabien Morreale, and find your center during an early morning yoga class, as you enjoy the many opportunities on board your floating boutique hotel. We’re very proud of our continued commitment to providing exceptional EmeraldVALUE and, in doing so, we offer a wonderful collection of included daily excursions, complemented by exquisite dining experiences, complimentary drinks served with lunch and dinner, as well as all flights, transfers and staff gratuities. Let us inspire you, as we prove why we’re award-winners at what we do.

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What's new? We have some exciting new additions to our 2020 itinerary collection, including our 8-day Flavors of Burgundy & Provence river cruise (pages 84-87), sailing the Rhône and Saône, roundtrip from Lyon. We’ve added some new extended cruises, including the Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon (pages 94-97), and Prague with Danube Delights (pages 42-45), as well as adding Paris and Madrid to our pre or post-cruise city stay options. And, we’re also looking forward to welcoming our new Activity Managers on board, who’ll be available to provide the evening entertainment and host a range of classes, including yoga and Pilates.

Emerald Waterways

Best River Cruise Line for Value

Emerald Waterways Best Value For Money

Best River Line for Value

Best Value For Money… 4 years running “You get a lot for your money on an Emerald Waterways river cruise. Prices include a shore excursion in every port (including guided biking and hiking tours); wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner; in-cabin bottled water restocked daily; airport transfers to and from your ship; and all gratuities -- and all at prices that won’t cause shock.” Cruise Critic Editors

Sail the iconic rivers of Europe in style

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE

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EmeraldDISCOVERY

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EmeraldPLUS included experiences

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EmeraldACTIVE included activities

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Our award-winning Star-Ships

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Europe’s most stylish fleet

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Chic & modern sanctuaries

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Suites

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Innovation meets relaxation

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The flavors of Europe

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Exceptional On board Service

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Travel with Friends

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Extend your stay

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EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty program

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Danube River

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15-Day Splendours of Europe (EWCR)

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8-Day Danube Delights (EWNB)

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11-Day Classic Prague & Danube Delights (EWPB)

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8-Day Danube Explorer (EWPA)

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9-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe (EWBB)

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Rhine, Main & Moselle Rivers 8-Day Jewels of the Rhine (EWAB)

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8-Day The Majestic Rhine (EWFB)

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8-Day Legendary Rhine & Moselle (EWNT)

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8-Day Tulips & the Rhine (EWAC)

OVERALL CONTEMPORARY SHIP

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Rhône & Saône Rivers

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8-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence (EFRC)

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8-Day Flavors of Burgundy & Provence (EFLL)

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Douro River

11-Day Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon (EPDL)

CONTEMPORARY SHIP-POOL DESIGN

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8-Day Holland & Belgium in Bloom (EWTU)

8-Day Secrets of the Douro (EPDC)

OVERALL RIVER CRUISING

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Christmas Markets River Cruises

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Combination Cruises

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River cruise information

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Helpful information

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Star-Ship cabin plans

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Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans

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Rhône & Saône deck plans

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Douro deck plans

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Booking conditions

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To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Sail the iconic rivers of Europe in style The rivers of Europe have long been the lifeblood of the communities that call the riverbanks home. As they weave their way through the continent, they connect cities and landscapes with an allure simply unachievable by other modes of travel. Our collection of itineraries along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Rhône, Saône and Douro, offer an insight into the history, culture and tradition of each magnificent waterway, during thoughtfully crafted adventures designed by our expert journey planners. What were once integral trade routes are now gateways to cultural enlightenment, to be navigated in style on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Rhône River Beginning its journey in the Swiss Alps, the Rhône flows through the heart of France’s gastronomic center towards the Mediterranean Sea. ■ M  ore than 6,000 wine-growing properties in the Rhône Valley produce, distribute and export world-class wines worldwide. ■ T  he capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon excels at every level. A UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, excellent cuisine, fine wine and iconic architecture adorn the water’s banks, as it curves elegantly through the center.

Saône River The river is an eastern tributary of the Rhône. It flows through Burgundy before meeting the Rhône at Lyon. ■ Y  ou’ll notice historically important churches and famed vineyards which have prospered from the water’s close proximity. ■ A  long its banks, Chalon-sur-Saône’s architectural heritage is dominated by the cathedral and its old timber-framed houses, while being excellently located near the Burgundy wine-making region.

FRANCE

Chalon-Sur-Saône

Saône River Lyon Tournon

Porto

Douro River

Rhône River Vega de Terrón

PORTUGAL

Salamanca SPAIN

Douro River Flanked by vineyards, traditional wineries and the burnt orange roofs of charming villages, Portugal’s Douro winds through a rustic region of simple pleasures. ■ In 1756, the Douro Valley became the first defined wine-producing region in the world. ■ The town of Régua played a huge role in the production and sale of Port wine, so it would only be right to visit a traditional ‘quinta’ to see where it all begins.

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Avignon Arles


Rhine River Flowing from the Alps to the North Sea, the Rhine River has long been a major trade route and is considered pivotal in the industrialization of Europe. ■ T  he source of the Rhine is in Switzerland’s Lake Toma, situated 7,600 feet above sea level. ■ T  he UNESCO World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge is a 65-kilometre river valley stretching between Koblenz and Bingen in Germany. Exemplifying Mother Nature’s spectacular feats, vineyards and fairytale castles dot the green landscape.

Moselle River As it flows through France and Germany, castles tower over wine villages where some of the best Rieslings grow. ■ It  is believed that the Romans planted the first vineyards along the river. ■ Along the Moselle Valley, you’ll spot terraced vineyards as they rise up from the water’s edge. Fairytale castles and picturesque villages make the region a must-see.

NETHERLANDS Amsterdam

Rhine River Antwerp

Moselle River

Cologne Rhine Gorge Koblenz Rüdesheim

Bernkastel Mannheim

Rhine River

Main River GERMANY

The 237-mile long river reveals much about the history of the continent. river is part of Corridor VII, the inland waterway link between the ■ The  North Sea and the Black Sea.

Main River

■ At the center of the Franconian wine country, the Bavarian city of Würzburg projects its lavish personality through its spectacular architecture, love of art and a lively nightlife.

Würzburg Nuremberg Black Forest

Basel SWITZERLAND

Regensburg

SLOVAKIA

Passau Vienna

Bratislava

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Budapest HUNGARY

Danube River CROATIA Osijek

ROMANIA Belgrade SERBIA

Bucharest Iron Gates Giurgiu

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Danube River Europe’s second-longest river flows through 10 countries, more than any other in the world, including four capital cities, Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade. ■ The  Danube’s enormous volume of water makes it one of Central Europe’s most vital sources for fresh drinking water. ■ S  urrounded by the Little Carpathian mountains, the Slovakian capital of Bratislava stretches along both banks of the river and is often referred to as the ‘Beauty on the Danube’.

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Exceptional EmeraldVALUE Our inclusive promise ensures complete peace-of-mind. Unlike many other river cruise lines, transfers and tips are included in the price as well as a selection of dining options, complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner, and insightful excursions. This and more is part of our promise for Exceptional EmeraldVALUE, all you have to think about is enjoying your vacation.

Included shore excursions almost every day

We’ll transport you to the heart of local life, looking into what makes people tick. You’ll enjoy wonderful excursions and regionally inspired meals to be enjoyed with complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks, without having to pay a penny extra. And, we’ve included all the delightful finishing touches you’d expect from a world-class hotel, from toiletries, a flatscreen TV and infotainment system and Wi-Fi in your suite, to spectacular innovations like our transformational pool and cinema area, state-of-the-art coffee machines, as well as service from our English-speaking crew. 6


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Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

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Stylish accommodation on board our innovative Star-Ships.

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Spectacular innovations like an indoor pool that transforms into a cinema at night†.

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All on-board meals including a collection of highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant, or enjoy breakfast and a light lunch at The Terrace.

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

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From lattes to creamy cappuccinos, our stateof-the-art coffee machines are yours to enjoy throughout your cruise. Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin. E  njoy an included EmeraldEXCURSION almost every day of your cruise. Visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Extra-special excursions and experiences courtesy of our EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE programs.

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First-class service from an English-speaking crew.

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Knowledgeable local guides at every destination.

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Complimentary on board Wi-Fi.

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Complimentary on board bicycles†.

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Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points for every Emerald Waterways river cruise, entitling you to exclusive benefits. Complimentary River Cruise Cover. (see page 106 for details.) All airport taxes and port charges.

PLUS all tips are taken care of, saving you up to $600 per couple on a 15-day cruise. †Emerald Radiance on the Douro does not have bicycles or an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

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EmeraldDISCOVERY An Emerald Waterways river cruise provides the perfect platform for new experiences. Every port of call introduces a wealth of culture, and excursions bringing the most fascinating destinations to life. Explore up to five countries, visit UNESCO World Heritagelisted sites and enjoy special EmeraldPLUS experiences and a selection of EmeraldACTIVE highlights, all at no extra cost.

Melk Abbey

EmeraldPLUS We’ll take you to the heart of local culture, encouraging you to understand authentic customs and traditions during exclusive social events with residents and tours of significant landmarks, as well as on board performances and workshops.

Designed for guests who are seeking more active experiences and excursions, our Star-Ships carry a number of bicycles† for you to take out, free of charge, while every suite or stateroom is equipped with trekking poles to aid you during hikes.

Join a local Slovakian family for coffee and cake in their home, witness acres of tulips on a visit to Keukenhof Gardens while in Amsterdam or enjoy dinner at a Portuguese wine estate in Régua. On board in France, Top Chef finalist Fabien Morreale will prepare a Provençal meal, and a clog painting workshop in the Netherlands introduces you to the traditional Dutch trade.

An exciting way to experience a location from another perspective, join a group for a Vienna bike tour, embark on a guided hike through the vineyards of Tournon in France or enjoy a canoeing excursion in Portugal. And, on board some of our Star-Ships, find your center at a yoga lesson.

 Look for our EmeraldPLUS icon in each itinerary. For more information on our EmeraldPLUS excursions, see pages 12 & 13. Visit emeraldwaterways.com/plus

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EmeraldACTIVE

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

 Look for our EmeraldACTIVE icon in each itinerary. For more information on our EmeraldACTIVE experiences, see pages 14 & 15. Visit emeraldwaterways.com/active

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Viennese classical concert

EmeraldEXCURSIONS

DiscoverMORE

Every one of our incredible itineraries features an array of excursions, handpicked by our journey planners to offer insightful and diverse experiences at every point along the way.

We offer a selection of special DiscoverMORE excursions designed to enable you to see and do even more. These immersive experiences present opportunities to acquaint yourself with an area’s natural beauty, history and culture.

You’ll never have to worry about missing any of your guides insightful commentary with the assistance of your Quietvox audio system. Your headset will clearly pick up their voice, so you can learn about Vienna as you wander the streets, or hear tales of Melk Abbey as you peruse its halls.

Available at an additional cost, these include an exclusive invitation to a Viennese classical concert, a Bavarian beer evening in Passau and a guided tour to Avignon’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pont du Gard. We advise you to secure your place before your river cruise to ensure you don’t miss out on these wonderful experiences. Some of these excursions require pre-booking. Please enquire at time of booking so as not to be disappointed.

 Look for our EmeraldEXCURSIONS icon in each itinerary.

Look for our DiscoverMORE icon in each itinerary. For more information on our EmeraldEXCURSIONS, visit emeraldwaterways.com/excursions

For more information on our DiscoverMORE activities, visit emeraldwaterways.com/more

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Bavarian band

EmeraldPLUS

Night cruise of Budapest

Gain a deeper understanding of each destination you visit on an authentic adventure seeking to take you off the beaten track, as you uncover the hidden gems you may not have discovered without the guidance of an expert. Both on board and on shore, you can look forward to being part of an exclusive group fortunate enough to take part in these once-in-alifetime experiences.

Clog Painting

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Slovakian home visit

Fabien Morreale

Those sailing on selected Danube itineraries will have the opportunity to visit the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, where you’ll be welcomed into the home of a local family to hear about their daily life over coffee and cake. It is a truly insightful activity, allowing you to learn about their culture first-hand. On selected itineraries visiting Amsterdam, you’ll take in Keukenhof Gardens, known as the Garden of Europe. Home to 32 hectares of flowers, and 800 varieties of tulips, this beautiful display is a wonderful insight into authentic Holland in celebration of one of their national symbols.

It’s not just our onshore EmeraldPLUS experiences that stand out in our itineraries, we’re delighted to welcome Fabien Morreale, finalist in the French culinary competition, Top Chef, on board in Avignon, while sailing the Rhône. He will be joining us for a Provençal evening for which he has created an authentic menu, highlighting the beautiful tastes of the region. And, in Budapest you'll enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board, before taking to the Danube for a spectacular evening cruise. It is sure to be a lively and exciting evening that brings age-old traditions to life.

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Take a guided active walk

EmeraldACTIVE Rolling vineyards, cobbled backstreets and riverside boulevards are the perfect setting for active excursions to be enjoyed as part of a group or independently. A selection of on-board activities keeps you moving during those days on the water, in between guided bike rides, picturesque hikes and even canoeing experiences, as you gain a different perspective on the beauty along the river. 12


On board Activity Manager

Keep fit with your Activity Manager

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We’ve introduced Activity Managers to all our European Star-Ships. Not only will they organize our EmeraldACTIVE program which includes a range of classes such as yoga and Pilates, but they will host a range of evening entertainment such as Nintendo Wii™, card tournaments, Karaoke and lively quizzes*. *Activities vary depending on Star-Ship.

Canoeing on the Douro

Adventures onshore The majority of our Star-Ships carry a number of bikes† which you can take out on guided rides. Group hikes to elevated fortresses like Bratislava and Buda Castle will excite the adventurous and promise exquisite photo opportunities, as will a nature walk through the woods of the Black Forest and a canoeing experience on the Douro. †Emerald Radiance does not have bicycles.

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Our award-winning Star-Ships

Pool & Evening Cinema Located on the Horizon Deck at the back of the majority of our Star-Ships†, you can enjoy a leisurely swim as a cooling river breeze from the retractable roof and floor-toceiling views provide the perfect setting. On selected evenings, this lovely space is transformed into an evening cinema and, of course, complimentary popcorn will be yours to enjoy.

Wellness Area We want you to return home from your river cruise not only full of tales to tell, but feeling relaxed and rested. With that in mind, our Wellness Area features a gym for those who want to maintain their fitness routine, and a range of spa treatments for that muchneeded ‘me’ time. Spoil yourself with a massage, facial, new hairstyle or beard trim.

Emerald Suites & Staterooms Every one of our suite and stateroom categories is of a standard that you would expect from a world-class hotel. All suites feature their own private balcony complete with an all-weather system, enabling you to admire the views in complete comfort, while our staterooms offer a wealth of picture windows, inviting in the natural light. They all boast a wealth of amenities, from fine toiletries and a revitalizing shower, to a queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, flat screen HDTV and infotainment system and free Wi-Fi.

†Emerald Radiance on the Douro does not have an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

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Reflections Restaurant On the Vista Deck, you’ll find the Reflections Restaurant, the center point of our on-board dining experience. Accommodating tables of two to ten, floor-to-ceiling windows present excellent views of the river, while the menu celebrates seasonal and regional flavors. Start your days with a wonderful selection of breakfast options, refuel for the afternoon with a delicious lunch and look forward to an evening of fine-dining, paired with a complimentary drink of your choice.

Horizon Bar & Lounge and The Terrace A spacious and contemporary meeting place at any time of the day, get comfortable on the plush seating and treat yourself to a glass of local wine, beer or perhaps a cup of tea or coffee. The perfect setting for catching up on the day’s events with new-found friends and enjoying authentic entertainment on selected evenings. At the fore of most of our Star-Ships sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle and Douro, our outdoor space, The Terrace, is perfect for enjoying the river breeze. On board our Star-Ships, Emerald Liberté and Emerald Destiny, this area is divided by floor-to-ceiling windows for a sheltered place to relax, with the same great views.

Sun Deck Head to the top of the Star-Ship to enjoy the best views of the river from the spacious Sun Deck. An open area, here you can bask in the sunshine or enjoy a crisp morning from your deck chair. Try your hand at a game of tic-tac-toe, challenge a fellow guest to some putting or simply just relax.

If you’re sailing Portugal’s Douro on board Emerald Radiance, you will be able to soak in the heated spa-style Serenity Pool, as you make the most of the golden Portuguese sun as we sail.

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Europe’s most stylish fleet Our award-winning Star-Ships cut a chic figure on the waterways of Europe, where comfort and innovation combine across our custom-built fleet. Carefully designed to honor the beauty of some of the world’s most beloved waterways, every finishing touch and flourish on board our floating boutique hotels has been considered to provide unrivaled comfort.

Horizon Bar & Lounge

You’ll be welcomed on arrival by the tasteful and modern décor of our three-tiered atrium as it opens up the center of the ship, allowing natural light to pour in and illuminate the interior. Elegant furnishings, modern art and mirrored walls are a celebration of light and space, something echoed throughout every one of our Star-Ships. From the thoughtful design of our well-appointed suites and staterooms, complete with high gloss furnishings and plush carpets underfoot, to our dining venues and public areas. 16


On board heated pool

Most of our Star-Ships feature an indoor pool which innovatively transforms into a cinema by night†. Situated at the back of the Star-Ship, floorto-ceiling windows and a retractable roof welcome in natural light and a cooling breeze for a restful place to spend your day. And, as night falls, this multi-functional space changes into a cozy cinema in time for the film to start. †Emerald Radiance does not have an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

Emerald Radiance, Reflections Restaurant

Dine with friends in the spacious Reflections Restaurant, as a range of table sizes accommodate large or cozy dinners and simple, sophisticated décor accompanies each delectable meal. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the Horizon Bar & Lounge provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy the passing views, and plush sofas, scattered with stylish cushions have been selected for your comfort so you can make yourself at home. For more details on our fleet of Star-Ships visit emeraldwaterways.com/star-ships 17


Enjoy your balcony

Chic & modern sanctuaries

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Inspired by innovation and contemporary design, we have a number of suite and stateroom categories, each boasting a wealth of amenities you’d expect from a boutique hotel. Fine toiletries, a queen or twinsize bed dressed in top-quality linens, and a flatscreen TV and infotainment system combine in your home away from home. Every one of our suites features an ingenious all-weather balcony system, allowing you to enjoy the river views, come rain or shine. 18

Your chic and modern sanctuary awaits

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Enjoy a Nespresso™ as you relax in your suite

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite Only a limited number of these superior suites are available on each Star-Ship, boasting an outdoor private balcony with open-air system. A separate living room and bedroom provide more space to settle in, as does the addition of a walk-in wardrobe, enabling you to truly make yourself at home.

You’ll be treated to a daily four-item laundry service, a complimentary mini-bar, restocked daily, an invite to the Captain’s Table to enjoy dining with the captain, and a personal iPad, so you can stay in touch with your loved ones while you’re away. For more information and a full list of inclusions for each suite and stateroom, see pages 108-117 or visit emeraldwaterways.com/sanctuary

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Grand Balcony Suite

Grand Balcony Suite This generously appointed suite offers floor-toceiling windows of your private outdoor balcony, complete with sleek glass partition. Select the perfect pillow from your for an excellent night’s sleep. In the morning, relax in your plush robes and slippers and enjoy a continental breakfast in ultimate comfort. Treat yourself to coffee in your suite with a complimentary Nespresso™ machine, perhaps to be enjoyed with your pre-dinner canapés or post-dinner sweet treats, A daily two-item laundry service is included.

Riverview Suite

Riverview Suite Guests sailing Portugal’s Douro aboard Emerald Radiance can indulge in a Riverview Suite, measuring 300ft². Thoughtfully located at the back of the ship, floor-to-ceiling windows and our innovative indoor balcony system offers endless views of the magnificent locations that line the banks of the river. Although the layout of this suite is unique to this ship, most of the inclusions you’d expect from the Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite are included plus 4 pieces of laundry per day. Enjoy hotel-style beds, a pillow menu, a Nespresso™ machine and a complimentary in-suite mini bar. 20


Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Panorama Balcony Suite Located on both the Horizon and Vista decks, these spacious and deluxe suites boast an all-weather indoor balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden decking. Great for enjoying the views, drink in hand, at the touch of a button the top half of the window will drop down to welcome the river breeze.

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Stateroom On the Riviera Deck, our staterooms are larger than the average on European waters, providing plenty of room to accommodate two people. Picture windows welcome in the light, an en-suite bathroom, complete with fine toiletries, will relax you after adventurous days, and complimentary Wi-Fi enables you to keep up with family as you travel. For more information and a full list of inclusions for each suite and stateroom, see pages 108-117 or visit emeraldwaterways.com/sanctuary 21


Innovation meets relaxation Every Star-Ship in our fleet pushes the boundaries of river cruising with their innovative design. If you can tear yourself away from the peaceful surroundings of the pool, there’s so much to discover on board. From the Riviera Deck at the bottom, to the Sun Deck at the top, we’ve designed them to inspire with every little detail. We’ve even installed the latest Bose® technology, providing excellent quality sound throughout our common areas.

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Barbeque on the Sun Deck (weather permitting)

Sun Deck On the top deck of our Star-Ships, the Sun Deck is a panoramic rooftop space, home to a walking track, putting green and games area*, as well as deck chairs and sun-loungers, perfect for warmer climates. Feel the breeze as we navigate our way through the heart of Europe’s most spectacular towns and cities. Raise a toast with new friends, watch as areas of outstanding natural beauty pass by and even enjoy a weekly barbecue.

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Watch a film in our on board cinema

Pool by day, cinema by night† On board our Star-Ships sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle and Rhône rivers, this sanctuary of calm features floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof, welcoming in a cool river breeze. Enjoy endless views of the picturesque landscape as you take a dip, or choose to relax on lounge chairs on the deck area while you read a book. Then, in the evening, as the floor rises through the pool, the screen is lowered and the popcorn prepared for a selection of films and concerts to be enjoyed from the comfort of our plush chairs.

Fitness Area

Emerald Radiance spa-style Serenity Pool

Fitness & wellness

Serenity Pool†

Take care of mind, body and soul during your time on board in our compact gym, perfect if you wish to keep up with your exercise routine. What could be better than following up a work-out or busy day onshore with an invigorating massage or facial in our spa? Indulge in a little ‘me’ time as you treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure, or even visit the hairdresser for a special style or beard trim in time for one of our gala dinners.

Emerald Radiance, sailing Portugal’s Douro River, has been custom designed for a warmer climate. The indoor pool has been replaced with a spa-style heated Serenity Pool located on the Sun Deck. A truly idyllic setting from which to make the most of the river breeze as you bask in the golden Portuguese sun, join us on movie evening to watch a film under the stars. †Emerald Radiance does not have an indoor pool/cinema, a putting green or games area, instead there is a Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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The flavors of Europe We believe food plays an important part in your travel experience, that’s why our chefs thoughtfully craft their delicious menus using seasonal and regional produce influenced by the path on which you’re traveling. From decadent five course finedining, to light bites with breathtaking views, not forgetting complimentary beverages with lunch and dinner.

Provençal dinner on the Rhône River with local celebrity chef Fabien Morreale

Reflections Restaurant Begin your mornings with a hearty breakfast from the buffet, offering hot and cold favorites as well as fresh fruit and cereal. A morning of exploration is followed by a delicious lunch back on board where you can choose from regional delicacies as well as home-style classics. Dinner is a celebration, offering an enticing buffet or à la carte menu, and our special welcome and farewell dinners are a great way to create new friendships with fellow guests in the most charming of settings. 24


Reflections Restaurant Dinner Menu Starters Mushroom Risotto with Blue Cheese and Rocket Caramelized Goat Cheese, puff pastry, Arugula, Roasted Walnuts, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spring Salad with Feta, Crispy Bacon, Roasted Ciabatta, Egg and Tarragon Cream Dressing

Soups Beetroot with sour cream and trout Caviar

Entrée Beef bouillon “dolores” with saffron rice

Main Course Trio of salt marsh lamb with rosemary sauce, ratatouille, potato gratin and olives Grilled fillet of beef with “costa lupo” sauce, bell peppers and wild rice Spinach & ricotta cannelloni with parmesan shavings (v)

A selection of light snacks on The Terrace

The Terrace A beautiful decked area at the front of the Star-Ship, The Terrace provides a lovely retreat from which to enjoy a light snack or refreshing drink. Depending on the Star-Ship, this partly indoor and outdoor space is a spectacular vantage point from which to soak up the scenery, whatever the weather. This peaceful setting is also a great spot to enjoy a glass of local wine or beer with your loved ones or new-found companions.

Dessert Yoghurt and lime terrine with forest fruits Peach Melba. Vanilla ice cream with peach sauce

Hand-picked wines from our sommeliers

Complimentary drinks Complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner is all par for the course and our wonderfully attentive team will always be on-hand to help you choose a drink to suit your chosen meal, whether it’s beer, wine or a soft drink that’s to your taste. Our sommelier carefully handpicks our wine selection each evening, sourced from local and regional vineyards. For more details on our on-board dining experience visit emeraldwaterways.com/dining 25


Emerald Waterways crew

Exceptional on board service The right people are integral to creating a modern deluxe experience. From your first conversation with our friendly reservations team, to our excellent kitchen and bar staff, your Cruise Director, Activity manager and every local expert. Our passion for river cruising and dedication to providing a high level of service is echoed throughout the Emerald Waterways family.

Let our waiters take care of you

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Our Cruise Directors are here to meet your every need

Exceptional service on board

Your happiness is our reward

The best in the business

We want every moment you spend on board to be one of pure indulgence. You’ll notice every one of our attentive crew members maintains the perfect balance of friendly and professional, to ensure every aspect of your cruise runs smoothly. And, with an excellent staffto-guest ratio, there’ll always be someone available to answer any questions you may have, whether while you’re on board or before your river cruise.

As much as we want you to be inspired by every destination you visit, we also want to inspire you. Our chefs are experts in their field, while our restaurant, bar and house-keeping team are trained to the highest level. As your personal encyclopedia, storyteller and translator, your Cruise Director will share their experiences to make sure you don’t miss a thing, while our local guides will provide insightful commentaries as you stroll the cobbled walkways, narrow alleys and bustling streets of spectacular cities and quaint towns.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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GROUP OFFER $1,000 Savings per person on balcony suites $500 Savings per person on Emerald Staterooms Explore with friends

Travel with friends Great opportunities for groups of 10 or more. Earn free travel and enjoy personal assistance from our group travel specialists. There’s nothing like sharing wonderful memories with loved ones, friends or fellow club members so we’ve made group travel super easy. Our excellent common areas facilitate larger groups, so you can discuss the delicious cuisine during meal times spent together, and toast to special evenings you’ll always remember in the spacious Horizon Bar & Lounge. Groups of 10 or more can book a deluxe cruise on board our state-of-the-art Star-Ships, with full or partial ship charters available on selected routes and itineraries for even more exclusivity. Call our experienced group specialists on 844.857.6021.

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1 FREE trip for every 9 paying guests Call our dedicated group experts on 844.857.6021 Terms and conditions apply.


Exceptional Group Value Program Emerald Waterways' Exceptional Group Value Program lets you choose from different amenities and tools for you to offer to your group's travelers. Choose amenities according to the value of Exceptional Group Value (EGV points) for each sailing. Each amenity has a point value. Simply match these points to the amenities offered on a particular sailing to create your own, customized group offer. Contact our group specialists for details at 844.857.6021. SAMPLE EGV PROGRAM AMENITIES Amenity

Points Needed

Box of chocolates

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$50 Savings per person

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€50 On board credit per person

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Extended Drinks Package

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$100 Savings per person

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€100 On board Credit

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Premium Drink Package

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$150 Savings per person

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€150 On board Credit per person

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Tour Conductor Accelerator - 1 for 7

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Nice, France

Extend your stay We offer a range of pre and post cruise city stays, as well as a selection of more inclusive touring options, perfect for those who want to explore independently. Transfers between your Star-Ship, hotel and the airport are included in the price, as well as centrally located, deluxe hotel stays, with breakfast and the guidance of a dedicated Emerald Waterways representative or tour director. Astronomical clock, Prague

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Explore independently at your own pace

Extend your holiday with a city stay

Where else can Emerald Waterways take you? Pick from a selection of city stays or touring options that combine with your chosen itinerary and look forward to staying in wonderful hotels, centrally located to help you navigate each city

with ease. In need of some inspiration? Take a look at which correspond to your chosen itinerary and the included highlights that you can look forward to when you get there.

Berlin City Stay

Prague City Stay

■■ T  wo nights at the Crowne Plaza or similar ■■ B  reakfast included ■■ Guided city tour of Berlin ■■ Transfers to & from airport

■■ T  hree nights at Hotel Grandium or similar ■■ Breakfast included and one dinner ■■ Guided city tour of Prague ■■ Transfers to & from airport

Available on: The Majestic Rhine

Available on: Splendours of Europe, Danube Delights, Danube Explorer, Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Lisbon City Stay

Lucerne & Zurich City Stay

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■■ Two nights in Lucerne at Hotel Monopol ■■ One night in Zurich at Hotel Krone Unterstasse ■■ Breakfast included ■■ Guided city tour of Lucerne ■■ Guided city tour of Zurich ■■ Transfers to & from airport

 hree nights at Sheraton Hotel or similar T Breakfast and one dinner included Guided tour in Lisbon Transfers from Porto to Lisbon & airport

Available on: Secrets of the Douro

Available on: Jewels of the Rhine and The Majestic Rhine

Nice City Stay

Paris City Stay

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■■ U  p to three nights at Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon or similar ■■ Breakfast and one dinner included ■■ Guided bus tour of Paris and Seine ■■ Transfers to & from airport

 hree nights at Hotel Splendid or similar T Breakfast and one dinner included Guided tour of Monte Carlo Transfers from Arles to Nice & airport

Available on: Sensations of Lyon & Provence

Available on: Sensations of Lyon & Provence and Splendours of Europe

Budapest City Stay

Madrid City Stay

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■■ T  wo nights at HOtel Catalonia Gran Vía or similar ■■ Breakfast and one dinner included ■■ Guided city tour of Madrid ■■ Transfers to & from airport

 wo nights at KK Opera or similar T Breakfast included Guided city tour of Budapest Transfers to & from airport

Available on: Enchantment of Eastern Europe Available on: Secrets of the Douro

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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EmeraldEXPLORER - Welcome to the Club We’re extremely proud of our continued commitment to providing the best river cruises in Europe. And as we continue to grow, we’re delighted that so many of our guests return, fascinated by the wonderful travel opportunities we provide and eager to embark on another. With this in mind, the Emerald Waterways loyalty club, EmeraldEXPLORER, rewards you for your loyalty and earning points couldn’t be easier.

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Upon returning from your first river cruise, you will automatically become a member of our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club, entitling you to exclusive benefits, including savings on future cruises, advance notice of new itineraries and much more. Not only is it designed to recognize your time spent with us, but the amount you spend. The higher the category of your suite, the more points you’ll receive per day. And, for every subsequent cruise you take with us, you will earn more points.

For more details on our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty program visit emeraldwaterways.com/explorer


EmeraldEXPLORER Points

Earned

Welcome Home voucher

1 – 4,999

5,000 – 9,999

10,000+

$100 per person

$150 per person

$200 per person

$100 per booking discount $100 per booking discount $100 per booking discount for both referrer & friend for both referrer & friend for both referrer & friend

Refer a Friend program

Complimentary luggage with each trip

Backpack

Backpack or satchel

Backpack, satchel or cabin case

Exclusive member-only savings and offers

Exclusive advance notice of brochure launches

Exclusive EmeraldEXPLORER magazine

Exclusive invitations to events

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Danube River

The international river Having been the muse for decades of artistic legacy, the majesty of the Danube is no myth. Winding through ten of Europe’s most breathtaking countries including four capital cities, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bratislava, all of which are must-see pit stops. From Germany’s Black Forest, stretching 1,785 miles east towards the Danube Delta and into the Black Sea, this inspirational waterway has seen communities, dating as far back as the Neolithic Age, settle along its banks. Centuries of historical intrigue are detailed upon visits to imposing fortresses, beautifully preserved palaces and ancient castles, as well as vibrant cities and peaceful riverbank villages. Step back in time and walk in the footsteps of the former residents who have helped shape the culture.

Great for architecture enthusiasts

The past is memorialized at every stop along the Danube, as some of Europe’s most exquisite monuments prove they’ve been built to stand the test of time. Architecture enthusiasts will be in awe of each city’s diversity, from the blend of Gothic and Renaissance Revival showcased by Budapest’s Parliament Building, to the New Baroque of Vienna’s Burgtheater.

Whether you’re sailing on board the Emerald Star, Sky, Dawn, Sun or Destiny, you will be treated to stylish staterooms and suites, an indoor heated pool, cinema and Sun Deck, to name just a few of the ships’ innovative features.

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What a fabulous surprise! “We chose this cruise specifically for two of the destinations, but we were blown away by some of the cities we hadn’t even heard of. We loved Bratislava, Melk, Dürnstein, Passau and Regensburg. The architecture in every city was astounding.” Mel Roper.

Passau

Vienna

Budapest

In southeast Germany on the border of Austria, Passau is located at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn rivers. Aptly nicknamed the ‘Three Rivers City’, it is overlooked by the spectacular 13th century Veste Oberhaus, home to a museum, youth hostel and restaurant, as well as an open-air theater since 1934. The Old Town is recognized for its beautiful Baroque architecture, namely St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its oniondomed towers and an organ boasting over 17,000 pipes.

Renowned for its coffee shop culture and cozy wine taverns, the Austrian capital has made a name for itself as the home of many a renowned composer. Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as symbolist painter Gustav Klimt and the ‘father of psychoanalysis’ Sigmund Freud, have all fallen for its charm. Meander the streets, lined with stunning Baroque buildings and monuments of an Imperial past, now coexisting with the contemporary for a truly unique skyline.

Formerly two separate cities, divided by the Danube, Buda on the west and Pest on the east certainly possess their own personalities. Buda’s narrow, winding streets and steep hills are home to the beautiful former Hapsburg Palace and views from the Fisherman’s Bastion unveil the magnificent Parliament Building. A walk over the iconic Chain Bridge to Pest presents a mixture of bustling bars, cafés and restaurants, as well as thermal spas, all of which are the place to be.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Danube & Rhine River

An iconic glass-top canal boat cruise in Amsterdam marks the beginning of this wonderful itinerary through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Promising natural beauty, medieval towns and hikes to hilltop fortresses, four capital cities offer a unique insight into the region’s past, present and future.

Amsterdam

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Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest

15-Day Splendours of Europe Day 1 Amsterdam Day 2 Amsterdam – Cruising

Day 9 Kelheim – Regensburg Day 10 Passau – Linz Day 11 Melk – Dürnstein

Day 3 Cologne Day 4 Rüdesheim Day 5 Miltenberg – Wertheim

Day 12 Vienna

Day 6 Würzburg

Day 14-15 Budapest

Day 13 Bratislava

Day 7 Bamberg

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam 14 Cologne

GERMANY

Rhine Gorge

Rüdesheim Miltenberg Bamberg Wertheim Würzburg

Nuremberg Kelheim Passau

Regensburg

Linz 14 Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Day 8 Nuremberg

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

Dürnstein

Melk Vienna

AUSTRIA

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava Budapest HUNGARY

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A Bavarian band on board. 

■■ 14 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice.

Home-hosted coffee and cake with a local  Slovakian family.

■■ 41 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner.

Traditional Hungarian folklore show. 

■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board.

Budapest evening cruise. 

EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour to Waterland. An active walk through vineyards. A guided active hike around Miltenberg. A guided bike tour along the Danube River.

■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles.

A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle.

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

A guided Vienna bike tour.

■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points.

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle.

■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover .

An active walk to Buda Hill.

■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

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Plus we include all tips, saving you $600 per couple on this cruise

1 3 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Cologne

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle

Amsterdam to Budapest Departing April – October 2020 Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam Welcome to Amsterdam, a fascinating city of picturesque canals, world-class museums, theaters and cafés. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your deluxe Emerald Waterways Star-Ship and, after boarding, will enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Amsterdam. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner on board. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam Cruising This morning, you can decide to either enjoy a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s winding canal system or a guided bike tour. Both excellent ways to experience the city in all its authenticity, take to its iconic waterways as you cut through the heart of its famous sites in a relaxing fashion, or join the locals on their preferred mode of transport, as you explore on two wheels, taking in daily life and exploring a nature park. Upon returning to the ship, your first day of sailing will take you through the Dutch countryside, passing windmills as an introduction to quintessential Holland, towards the Rhine River. Tonight, the captain will host a gala dinner. A guided bike tour to Waterland A canal cruise Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Day 3 Cologne Founded by the Romans in 50 AD who named it ‘Colonia’, the cathedral city of Cologne is over 2,000 years old, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. The historic, cultural and economic capital of the Rhineland, a varied heritage remains strong in modern-day Cologne, despite much of the inner city being completely destroyed during World War II. Famous for its magnificent World–Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral, which is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne, its two dramatic towers afford it the recognition as the city’s second-tallest building. Visible from almost every angle in the city center, it exists harmoniously amongst an ever-growing number of contemporary structures. Join your guide and explore the city, including the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historical monuments and contrasting contemporary architecture, transforming it into a unique and diverse metropolis. During your free time, shop for handicrafts or visit a local market before returning to your ship.  guided walking tour of the A city center Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Rüdesheim Today’s cruising will be a highlight of your trip, as we cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. Keep your camera at the ready as around every bend there are stunning vistas of castles perched above steep vine– covered slopes. We will also pass the infamous Lorelei Rock where sailors are said to have been lured onto treacherous rocks by enchanting temptresses, and the impressive Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, which was formerly a toll gate perched on an island in the middle of the river.

EmeraldACTIVE

In the afternoon we arrive in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most popular towns. You will have a choice of visiting Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum or, if you feel active, take a guided hike to a local vineyard. An active walk through the vineyards

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Enjoy a charming guided tour showcasing over 350 mechanical musical instruments, collected from over three centuries, by German collector Siegfried Wendel. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Miltenberg – Wertheim Welcome to Miltenberg, a picturesque village on the Main River, which creates an inimitable feeling of Bavarian life in medieval times due to the Old Town being lined with well-preserved half-timbered buildings. The Gothic Merchant Hall is an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic. After your included tour, you will be transferred by coach to the stunning medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim. A guided active walk to Mildenburg Castle A guided tour of Miltenberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Würzburg

Passau

Day 6 Würzburg Known as the ‘Pearl of the Romantic Road’, Würzburg, is a center for grape-growing, the product of the sloping vineyard-laden hills which surround the former capital of Franconia. Enjoy a guided city tour and appreciate the thorough restoration project completed following its significant destruction during World War II. Visit the spectacular Bishop’s Cellar and the Würzburg Residence, built by two Princebishops, Johan Philipp Franz and Frederik Carl von Schönburg. Inspired by Western, French, Viennese and Italian architecture, it was also damaged during the war, although its grand staircase, famous frescoes and amazing three-dimensional stuccowork survived for it to be awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, alongside its gardens and square.

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and charm. In the center of the town 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.

in the present. Experience the magnificent Old Stone Bridge, a 12th century feat of medieval construction and icon of the city, for 800 years it was the only method for crossing the Danube.

EmeraldPLUS

A guided tour of Bamberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Nuremberg Your included excursion today is a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. The city tour leads you to the major sights of this northern Bavarian city, from the early beginnings to the present. Afterwards, enjoy free time in the city center before heading back to your Star-Ship. A guided tour of Nuremberg with beer tasting A World War II tour with Documentation Center visit

Make your way to the Horizon Bar & Lounge for a special performance from a Bavarian band, who will play traditional music and wear their authentic lederhosen. A guided tour of Regensburg Excursion to Kuchlbauer brewery Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10 Passau Day 9 Regensburg Join a guided walking tour of Bavarian Würzburg, renowned for its Baroque and rococo architecture. Particularly the 18th century Würzburg Residenz, with its spectacular Bishop’s Cellar. A tour to Rothenburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Bamberg Relax on board this morning as we cruise to Bamberg. Feel the magic of the past as you explore this UNESCO World Heritagelisted city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centers, Bamberg is bursting with character

This morning, you’ll sail the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg. As you continue sailing along the Danube, one of Germany’s bestpreserved medieval cities welcomes you with its two millennia of history. Situated at the river’s northernmost point, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a guided walking tour, introducing you to its many highlights, many of which have contributed to its title as ‘Germany’s medieval miracle’. For almost 150 years, the Old Town Hall was the seat of parliament and, dating back to the 13th century, it consists of the Town Hall Tower, the Gothic Imperial Chamber building and the Baroque Town Hall. Wander the streets with your guide as the romantic narrow streets and alleys of the Old Town enable you to live through the city’s history,

Passau is a picturesque city that has been shaped by the surrounding rivers over the years, sitting right on the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz. This memorable destination is dominated by large squares, magical promenades and romantic lanes. Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through streets lined by Baroque buildings dating back to the 17th century and look at the Gothic Town Hall, Bishop’s Residence and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to the largest church organ in Europe. Return for lunch on board and an afternoon peacefully cruising along the Danube. A guided tour of Passau A tour to Salzburg or Český Krumlov Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Melk Abbey

Vienna

Day 11 Melk – Dürnstein Afterwards, your Star-Ship will sail through the fascinating Wachau Valley, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Cultural Landscape, and on to Dürnstein. If you are feeling active, join a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle, a medieval castle where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein, passing terraced vineyards, castles and ruins along the way, before arriving where your Star-Ship is docked in Dürnstein.

the Renaissance-style arches that adorn the façades of the Opera House, the Baroque Burgtheater and the Flemish Gothic Parliament before enjoying time to explore Vienna at leisure. A guided bike tour

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A guided bike tour along the Danube

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Day 14 Budapest Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Divided by the iconic Danube River, Buda and Pest on either side can be reached via the Chain Bridge, one of the city’s most symbolic structures, and the second permanent crossing along the length of the waterway. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including Buda Castle and the bridge, or embark on an exciting hike up Buda Hill. This evening, the ship will take you for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges. You will also enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music.

Drive all approximately 3 miles of Vienna’s Ringstrasse and witness its numerous monumental buildings.

Traditional Hungarian folklore show Budapest evening cruise A guided hike to Buda Hill

Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or visit to Schönbrunn Palace Those wishing to stretch their legs, can do so as part of a wonderful group hike up to the majestic fortress that is Dürnstein Castle, located on one of the 14 legs of the Wachau World Heritage Trail. A tour of Melk Abbey Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12 Vienna

Austria’s breathtaking capital is recognized for its cultural legacy. As the former residence of Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, a multitude of Imperial palaces represent a rich history, and the museum district boasts contemporary buildings, housing the work of some of the world’s most prolific artists. Explore the famous sights of the Ringstrasse and Vienna’s city center by coach and on foot, or join a guided bike tour. Marvel at

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A guided bus tour of Budapest Tour to Szentendre

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13 Bratislava

Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Almost overflowing with monuments to glorious times past, in the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. Or, join a hike to Bratislava Castle. This afternoon, a local family will be happy to welcome you into their home for some great conversation over traditional sweet treats and coffee.

Day 15 Budapest — Depart

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

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle A walking tour of Bratislava Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Bratislava

Budapest

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWCR

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

FROM

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Apr 5, 20 May 4, 9, 10, 16, 18, 24*; Jun 20*, 21, 29*; Sep 26*, 29* Jul 19*, 25*, 27

$4,995

$5,395

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$6,445

$6,995

$7,295

$8,495

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$5,695

$6,095

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$7,145

$7,695

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$10,495

$5,295

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$7,295

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$10,095

Aug 2, 15

$5,495

$5,895

$6,895

$6,945

$7,495

$7,795

$8,995

$10,295

Oct 10, 24*

$4,995

$5,395

$6,395

$6,445

$6,995

$7,295

$8,495

$9,795

Oct 25

$4,595

$4,995

$5,995

$6,045

$6,595

$6,895

$8,095

$9,395

*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Amsterdam. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

18-Day Splendours of Europe with Paris from $6,145 per person

Extend your Splendours of Europe river cruise and enjoy… ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Three nights at Crowne Plaza Republique Breakfast daily Dinner at Montmartre Guided bus tour of Paris and the Seine Coach transfer between Paris and Amsterdam Transfers to and from the airport

18-Day Splendours of Europe with Prague from $5,895 per person

Extend your Splendours of Europe river cruise and enjoy… ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment Coach transfer between Budapest and Prague Included guided walking tour of Prague Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia Transfers to and from the airport

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Danube River

This insightful itinerary crosses into four countries, offering a unique insight into their past and present simultaneously. Guided walks along the cobblestone streets of Germany tell their own story, and city tours of Vienna and Budapest exemplify how times past can shape the future. Celebrate the ancient as it co-exists with the modern in the Austrian and Hungarian capitals, and gain a personal understanding of why the iconic Danube has acted as inspiration to so many.

Budapest

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Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

8-Day Danube Delights Day 1 Munich – Nuremberg Day 2 Regensburg

GERMANY

Day 3 Passau

Nuremberg

Regensburg 7

Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein

Munich

Day 5 Vienna

Passau Linz

Dürnstein

Melk Vienna

AUSTRIA

Day 6 Bratislava

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava Budapest HUNGARY

Day 7-8 Budapest

7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A traditional Bavarian band on board. Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family. A traditional Hungarian folklore show. Budapest evening cruise.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein. A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. A guided Vienna bike tour. A guided hike to Bratislava Castle. A guided hike to Buda Hill.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 6 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Regensburg

Dürnstein

Nuremberg to Budapest Departing April – November 2020 Day 1 Arrive Munich - Nuremberg Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you’ll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, to be welcomed by your captain and crew. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Regensburg This morning, you’ll sail the end of the Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. On a guided walking tour, you’ll see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and the city’s other architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. This evening, enjoy a traditional Bavarian band on board. A traditional Bavarian band on board A guided tour of Regensburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 Passau Today’s cruising will take you to the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s main rivers converge in the shadows of the castle. Your guided tour of this illustrious city will unveil how it was rebuilt following fires in the 17th century. Italian architects left their mark with a scattering of Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing along the Danube River. A guided tour of Passau Tour to Salzburg

Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein

Day 6 Bratislava

History is brought to life in the quaint village of Melk. This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Melk’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Benedictine abbey, stopping to admire beautiful relics in the museum and an extensive collection of ancient manuscripts in the library. Afterwards, your Star-Ship will sail through the fascinating Wachau Valley, part of the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Wachau Cultural Landscape, and on to Dürnstein. If you are feeling active, join a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle, a medieval castle where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein, passing terraced vineyards, castles and ruins along the way, before arriving where your StarShip is docked in Dürnstein.

Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic.

 guided bike tour along the Danube A River from Melk to Dürnstein A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Vienna

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. See Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Danube Island and Prater Park.

Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, or take part in a hike to Bratislava Castle. This afternoon, enjoy a home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner. H  ome-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family A hike to Bratislava Castle A walking tour of Bratislava Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Budapest

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights where you will pass by the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. Or, join a guided hike to Buda Hill. This evening, you’ll enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. Following this, the ship will take you for a night-time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges. A traditional Hungarian folklore show Budapest evening cruise

A guided bike tour

A guided hike to Buda Hill

A drive around the Ringstrasse and a guided walk through Vienna’s city center Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or a taste of Vienna tour. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided bus tour of Budapest Tour to Szentendre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Budapest— Depart

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

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Matthias Church, Budapest Riviera Deck

2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWNB

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D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Nuremberg. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

11-Day Danube Delights with Prague from $3,595 per person

Extend your Danube Delights river cruise with a stay in the centrally located Hotel Grandium, you’ll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany.

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Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment at a local tavern Coach transfer between Nuremberg and Prague Included guided walking tour of Prague Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia Transfers to and from the airport

See pages 46-49 for full details.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Danube River

Check a number of Europe’s most treasured destinations off your wish list, beginning with a wonderful three-night city stay in the Czech capital of Prague and followed by an 8-day Danube river cruise. Natural beauty is plentiful, as this mighty waterway carves a course through the foothills of the Austrian Alps, journeying between four renowned capital cities, the esteemed Wachau Valley wine region and a string of other fascinating historic towns and cities, like Passau, Nuremberg, Melk and Dßrnstein.

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Cruise from Prague to Budapest

11-Day Classic Prague & Danube Delights Day 1-3 Prague Day 4 Prague – Nuremberg Day 5 Regensburg Day 6 Passau

GERMANY

3 Prague CZECH Nuremberg REPUBLIC

Regensburg

7 Passau

Day 7 Melk – Dürnstein

Linz

Day 8 Vienna

AUSTRIA

Day 9 Bratislava

Dürnstein

SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

Melk Vienna

Budapest

10 Number of nights

Day 10-11 Budapest

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

HUNGARY

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS Dinner with entertainment in Prague. A traditional Bavarian band on board. Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family. A traditional Hungarian folklore show. Budapest evening cruise.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 3 night city extension in Prague. ■■ 24 Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

EmeraldACTIVE

■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom.

A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein. A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. A guided Vienna bike tour.

■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles.

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle.

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

A guided hike to Buda Hill.

■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 7 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Astronomical Clock, Prague

Regensburg

Prague to Budapest Departing April – November 2020 Day 1 Arrive Prague Upon arrival at Prague airport, you’ll be transferred to your centrally located hotel for your three-night included stay.

Dürnstein Castle when you arrive.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

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

Day 5 Regensburg This morning, you’ll sail the final stretch of the Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. On a guided walking tour, you’ll see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and the city’s other architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall.

A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

EmeraldEXCURSION

This evening, enjoy a traditional Bavarian band on board. A traditional Bavarian band on board

Day 2 Prague This morning, you’ll explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour, including Mozart´s Theater, Little Square and the Astronomical Clock. Continue across the Charles Bridge, spanning the River Vltava, full of portrait artists and small vendors, and board the coach to drive to the 1,000– year–old Prague Castle area. With your local guide, walk through Hradčany Square for the changing of the guard and witness the magnificent Loreta Monastery, before arriving at Hradčany Castle. Local dinner with entertainment A guided tour of Prague

A guided tour of Regensburg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 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 to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

A guided tour of Passau

Day 3 Prague

Tour to Salzburg

Your Tour Director will be on hand to help plan your day. The Baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must-see, as is Josefov, the Jewish Quarter. Tastes of Czechia Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Prague – Nuremberg You’ll be transferred from your hotel to Nuremberg, where you’ll board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.

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Walk the halls of the magnificent Benedictine abbey in Melk. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Vienna Welcome to the capital of classical music. Begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse, passing the world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour of Danube Island and Prater Park. A guided bike tour A guided tour of Ringstrasse and Vienna Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or a taste of Vienna tour

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Melk – Dürnstein Melk is home to an imposing 900–yearold Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, which is a fine example of Italian Baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial corridor and fresco ceilings. Your included tour will take you to Melk Abbey, famous for its invaluable library. This afternoon, enjoy a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, cruise through the wine region and on to Dürnstein, embarking on a guided hike to

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Hofburg Imperial Palace, Vienna

Day 9 Bratislava Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, or take part in a hike to Bratislava Castle. This afternoon, enjoy home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family, before the Captain’s Gala Dinner.  ome-hosted coffee and cake with a H Slovakian family A hike to Bratislava Castle

A walking tour of Bratislava Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided hike to Buda Hill

Day 10 Budapest

A guided bus tour of Budapest

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge. Alternatively, join a guided hike to Buda Hill. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music, before a night-time cruise down the Danube.

Tour of Szentendre

E Emerald Stateroom

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 Budapest — Depart After breakfast, it’s time to disembark for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

A traditional Hungarian folklore show

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWPB

Budapest evening cruise

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck

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SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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$4,595

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Nuremberg to Prague. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Danube River

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

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Cruise from Passau to Budapest

8-Day Danube Explorer Day 1-2 Passau CZECH REPUBLIC

Day 3 Linz – Český Krumlov

GERMANY

Český Krumlov Passau

Munich

Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein

SLOVAKIA Dürnstein 7 Bratislava Linz Melk Vienna AUSTRIA

Day 5 Vienna

Budapest HUNGARY

Day 6 Bratislava

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Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Day 7-8 Budapest

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A guided tour of Český Krumlov. Local Slovakian entertainment on board. A traditional Hungarian folklore show. A Budapest evening cruise.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 19 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided hike near Passau.

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

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

■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment.

A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle. A guided Vienna bike tour.

■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles.

A guided hike to Bratislava Castle.

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

A guided hike to Buda Hill.

■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 5 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Passau

Linz

Passau to Budapest Departing March – August 2020

The town was founded in the 13th century and has retained its former medieval character. A guided tour of Český Krumlov Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein Day 1 Arrive Munich – Passau Welcome to Germany! You will be met and transferred from Munich Airport to Passau where a warm welcome awaits you on board your deluxe Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Passau Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you on this morning’s walking tour. Stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Tonight, your captain will host a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

Melk is home to an imposing 900–year-old Benedictine Abbey, a fine example of Italian Baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial corridor and fresco ceilings. Enjoy an included guided tour of the abbey. After taking you on a fascinating included tour of Melk Abbey, the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. When you arrive in charming Dürnstein, you will have the opportunity to hike to Dürnstein Castle. Alternatively, stay in Melk to cycle from Melk to Dürnstein, traversing a route that offers a different perspective on the region’s viticulture.

EmeraldACTIVE

A Bavarian beer tour

Today you will explore a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Český Krumlov. This quaint town has one of the most well-preserved old center in Europe, with 300 protected medieval buildings and its castle complex, the second largest in the Czech Republic. Surrounded by rolling hills and the Vltava River, Český Krumlov’s cobbled stone streets wind past centuries old townhomes, inns, shops and cafés.

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A bike tour A guided tour of the Ringstrasse and Vienna Tastes of Vienna and/or an exclusive Viennese evening concert with music from Mozart and Strauss Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Bratislava Cobbled streets pave the course for daily life in Bratislava, where winding alleys and a rural atmosphere blend together to create a truly distinctive Slovakian capital.

Alternatively, explore the historic architecture in the compact town center, where everything is in walking distance, including the Slovak National Theatre.

A guided tour of Passau

Day 3 Linz – Český Krumlov

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today, you can explore the Austrian capital, beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse. Pass by Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, take a guided Vienna bike tour, before free time to sample the wonderful tastes of the city.

Enjoy a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, with a silhouette that looks as though it was pulled from the pages of a fairytale. This striking landmark was most recently rebuilt in a Renaissance style.

A guided hike near Passau

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Vienna

 tretch your legs and join a guided bike S tour along the Danube from Melk to Dürnstein. A wonderful way to enjoy the riverbanks from a different perspective.

Local Slovakian entertainment on board A guided hike to Bratislava Castle A guided tour of Bratislava

A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle A tour of Melk Abbey

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Heroes’ Square, Budapest

Melk Abbey

Day 7 Budapest An amazing end to a fantastic trip, we welcome you to Budapest, eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Widely known as one of the continent’s most beautiful cities, Budapest is home to many UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, including the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and Heroes’ Square. Today, your guided tour takes you past the Royal Palace of Buda, home to the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest History Museum, the

National Library, Lion Courtyard, Matthias Well, and the statue of the Turul Bird; the mythological bird of the Magyars. This evening, you’ll enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. Following this, the ship will take you for a night-time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges. A traditional Hungarian folklore show A Budapest evening cruise Riviera Deck

2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWPA

Mar 28

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A guided hike to Buda Hill A guided bus tour of Budapest Tour of Szentendre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8 Budapest — Depart

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

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Budapest to Passau. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

11-Day Danube Explorer with Prague from $3,395 per person

Extend your Danube Explorer river cruise with a stay in the centrally located Hotel Grandium, you’ll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany.

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Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment Coach transfer between Passau and Prague Included guided walking tour of Prague Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia Transfers to and from the airport

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Danube River

Five countries, all unique in their own way, accompany the Danube on its journey towards the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe. In Kalocsa, enjoy a Puszta Horse Show, enjoy lunch in the home of a local Croatian family in Osijek and, in Belgrade, enjoy a guided city tour, before a Serbian folklore show on board. Taste Romanian wine on the banks of the river, attend a choir concert in Arbanasi, and journey by road to Bucharest.

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Cruise from Budapest to Bucharest

9-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe Day 1 Budapest Budapest

Day 2 Kalocsa

HUNGARY

Kalocsa

Day 3 Osijek

ROMANIA

CROATIA

Osijek

Day 4 Belgrade Day 5 Golubac – Donji Milanovac

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Golubac Donji Milanovac

Iron Gates

Belgrade SERBIA

Day 6 Vidin

Vidin Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7 Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi 8

Day 8 Giurgiu – Bucharest Day 9 Bucharest

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

Number of nights

1 Bucharest Giurgiu Rousse Arbanasi

BULGARIA

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A Budapest evening cruise. A Puszta horse show. Home-hosted lunch with a Croatian family. Meet the local village students. A Serbian folklore evening show. A choir concert in Arbanasi.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour of Belgrade.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 1 night stay in Bucharest. ■■ 22 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

A guided hike to Belogradchik Fortress.

■■ Complimentary on board bicycles.

A guided hike to Ivanovo Church.

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

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 6 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Buda Castle, Budapest

Paprika market

Budapest to Bucharest

EmeraldPLUS

EmeraldPLUS

Departing April – October 2020 Day 1 Arrive Budapest When you arrive in Budapest, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to greet you. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore eastern Europe’s liveliest city at leisure. The “Paris of the East” is a truly breathtaking sight, where dozens of lights adorn the stone bridges that cross the mighty Danube, separating both sides of the city. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board, before a night-time cruise along the Danube delights. Be left feeling inspired by the illuminated façades of some of Hungary’s most iconic buildings. A Budapest evening cruise Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Kalocsa

In the morning, we’ll sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, best known for its vibrant paprika festivals. Traditional folk art and culture are yours to discover here, as you sail through one of the oldest towns in Hungary. This afternoon, you’ll venture to the Puszta, or Great Hungarian Plain, for a traditional performance showcasing the exceptional equestrian skills of the Magyar cowboys. Relax as you watch their spectacular horse parade and witness their exercise drills, most of which were readily practiced for wartime.

Spend your day out in rural Hungary, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit a Puszta horse farm for a traditional horse show in the picturesque countryside.

Dine on delicious traditional cuisine with a local Croatian family as they welcome you into their home. Enjoy learning about their culture in the perfect setting.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meet the local village students

Day 3 Osijek

A walking tour of Osijek Fortress

Cruise into the border region of Croatia and into Osijek, a historic university town full of leafy boulevards and promenades. Damage from the Homeland War is still visible across the city, but it is easily forgotten when you immerse yourself in the peaceful surrounds that can be found here. Today, you will be able to meet students from a local village who will be delighted to perform for you during your EmeraldPLUS excursion, before embarking on a walk around Osijek Fortress, nestled in the center of the romantic old town. This ensemble of well-preserved Baroque buildings is laid out like a traditional star fort, with bastions, armories, a guardhouse and a military hospital all protected within its walls. Later, sail further down the Danube and into Serbia, where remnants of recent conflicts can be seen on the riverbanks.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Belgrade

The capital of Serbia awaits you today, as a city tour introduces you to the highlights of one of Europe’s oldest cities, including Belgrade Fortress. Relax as your coach takes you through the center of the city, where remnants of a chaotic past look out of place among peaceful surrounds. Witness the symmetrical façade of the Church of Saint Sava, one of the world’s largest church buildings, and stop for a tour of the Museum of Yugoslavia. Enjoy learning about the life of the leader of the Partisans, Josip Broz Tito, and the way that they became one of the most effective resistance movements in occupied Europe. Alternatively, learn about the history of Belgrade during a guided bike tour of the city. This evening, relax in the Horizon Lounge and watch a traditional Serbian folklore show.

Tonight, your captain will host a gala dinner on board.

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Iron Gate

Belgrade

A guided tour of Belgrade

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

Day 5 Golubac – Donji Milanovac In eastern Serbia, within the Majdanpek municipality, the town of Donji Milanovac sits on the right bank of the Danube. Today, you will have the opportunity to visit the Palaeolithic site of Lepenski Vir on an included excursion. Enjoy learning about the importance of this archaeological site and its illustrious history, spanning more than 8 millennia. Archaeologists have used this site to track the development of prehistoric culture in Europe, and numerous Stone Age settlements have been found in the area. The day ends as we sail through the Iron Gates, a scenic narrow gorge that meanders between the Carpathian Mountains and the European Alps. A visit to Lepenski Vir archaeological site and museum Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Vidin This morning, we’ll arrive in Vidin, a beautiful town in north-west Bulgaria. Situated on the right bank of the Danube, it is one of the oldest along the Bulgarian Danube bank, prospering from the surrounding countryside, renowned for producing wines. Your included tour will introduce you to the best of Vidin’s viticulture, as you stroll through a local vineyard and enjoy a tasting of their produce. Later, venture to Baba Vida, a medieval fortress whose name can be translated to mean “Granny Vida”. Construction began on the fortress in the 10th century, and it has been steeped in legend ever since. Alternatively, hike to Belogradchik Fortress, a well-preserved stronghold that sits against a series of impressive rock formations.

Try some of Bulgaria’s most delicious wines on a visit to a local vineyard, before visiting its medieval Baba Vida fortress, the town’s primary landmark. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi

Today, your Star-Ship will cruise into Rousse. You will have the opportunity to visit Veliko Tarnovo, stopping to learn about its rich history as the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. This medieval city was built atop three hills, and its fortifications and cobbled streets are certain to delight history lovers. Nearby, Arbanasi sits on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra. Each street in the area is lined with traditional houses, and old churches offer centuries of exploration during your guided tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi. Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed RockHewn Churches of Ivanovo, a complex of churches, chapels and monasteries. Witness the incredible nature of the 14th-century painted frescoes and learn about their composition and the emotional atmosphere that they convey, something that was far ahead of its time.

Embark on a guided hike to the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo. Marvel at the 14th century murals, which highlight the incredible skill of the artists. A tour of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Giurgiu – Bucharest

This morning, relax and enjoy the passing scenery as we drive towards Bucharest, including the Romanian city of Giurgiu, set amongst the mud flats and marshes of the Danube. Visit the Spring Palace to see the elegant exterior of a well-kept secret and the plush interior of the private residence of Nicolae Ceaușescu, before enjoying free time to explore the city at leisure. Learn about Bucharest’s vibrant history on a guided coach tour, including the Palace of the Parliament. This evening, settle into the comfortable surrounds of your hotel, perhaps going for a stroll down one of the wide avenues or leafy boulevards that give Bucharest a distinctly French feel. A guided drive through Bucharest Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Tonight, your captain will welcome you on board for a farewell reception. A choir concert in Arbanasi

A hike to Belogradchik Fortress

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Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

Belogradchik Fortress

Day 9 Bucharest

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport, taking memories of the Great Hungarian Plain and medieval fortresses with you. Meals: Breakfast

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWBB

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Bucharest to Budapest. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

11-Day Enchantment of Eastern Europe with Budapest from $3,810 per person

Extend your Enchantment of Eastern Europe river cruise with a stay in a centrally located hotel in Budapest. See magnificent architecture, boasting striking reminders of the past, which stand proudly across the city. Take a guided walking tour and unveil something wonderful at every turn. Transfers to and from the airport ensure your transition is seamless and all you have to worry about is enjoying the inimitable views. 58

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Rhine, Main & Moselle Rivers

The legendary rivers

Great for history buffs

A mighty river by anyone’s standards, the Rhine flows through six countries and has served as a link between the north and south of Europe since Roman Times. The Main River is considered one of its major tributaries, while the ‘romantic’ Moselle meets it in Koblenz. Starting its life in the Swiss Alps, this exceptional waterway is the lifeblood of Basel, where it has long been a major transportation route. Functioning as a border between the fairytale-like landscapes of western Germany and France’s Alsace, it meanders through steep vine-clad hillsides, past age-old castles and medieval towns, until it reaches the Netherlands, ending its journey in the North Sea. Reaching over 760 miles, this magical waterway inevitably picks up a number of major cities along the way. Cosmopolitan, quirky and enigmatic Amsterdam is the first stop on many of our Rhine, Main and Moselle river cruise itineraries, while Basel, Strasbourg and Cologne, all call its banks home. Founded as trading posts, they have since flourished into the major cities they are today.

As you journey to some of Europe’s oldest settlements, stories of former monarchs, legends of wicked rock formations and vineyards that have been producing some of the continent’s best wines for centuries, come to life. Museums pay homage to decades of culture and the modern world respects its elder counterparts. It is the perfect route for history buffs, whether architecture, art, music or science is your passion.

Experience some of the oldest and most fascinating cities as you sail through the ‘heart of Europe’ where rich history, inimitable landscapes and proud cultures have thrived for years, and will continue to do so for many more.

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We were very impressed! “I had cruised the Rhine before but this was my first with Emerald Waterways. The crew always went the extra mile. The food was excellent, as was the service and entertainment. The ship also had a pool with a relaxing area to sit and converse with friends.” Heibs

Amsterdam

Rüdesheim

Koblenz

The Dutch capital may be small, but it certainly packs a lot of personality. Recognized for its artistic heritage and postcard-worthy narrow terraced houses with gabled facades - a nod to the Golden Age – the romantic cobbled streets and winding canal system reminds you of a simpler time. An eclectic museum district attracts fans of anything from history and art, to science and culture, while visits to cozy coffee shops, unique bars and excellent restaurants can be navigated easily by bicycle or along the central waterways, just as a local would.

In Germany’s Rhine region, the quaint town of Rüdesheim is surrounded by soaring hills covered in Riesling producing vineyards. Ancient fortresses and monuments to the country’s past speckle the dramatic landscape, beneath which snug wine bars and garden taverns offer cups of Rüdesheimer coffee or glasses of regional wine. A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum showcases three centuries of musical instruments, from self-playing music boxes to a gigantic piano-orchestration.

At over 2,000 years old, Koblenz is one of Germany’s oldest cities. With much cultural diversity to explore, museums that celebrate everything from 20th century French art to archaeology embellish the winding streets. Ancient history is brought to life 400 feet above the Rhine river, at the spectacular Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, via the contrastingly modern Koblenz cable car. The second-largest preserved fortress in Europe, it dates back to the year 1000 and is now home to the Landesmuseum Koblenz, the Ehrenmal des Heeres army monument and the Koblenz youth hostel.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rhine River

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

Cologne, Rhine River

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Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

8-Day Jewels of the Rhine Day 1-2 Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

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Day 4 Koblenz

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Day 5 Mannheim – Heidelberg

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Day 6 Kehl – Strasbourg

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EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

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And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A wine tasting in Heidelberg. A guided tour of Strasbourg. A Black Forest Gateau presentation and tasting.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour to Waterland.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg.

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

A guided hike through the Black Forest.

■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 5 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO  World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise A guided tour of Strasbourg

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Amsterdam canals

Mannheim

Amsterdam to Basel Departing April – October 2020 Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam Upon arrival in Amsterdam, you will be met and transferred from the airport to board your deluxe Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam Every narrow street and gabled façade in Amsterdam tells tales of the Dutch Golden Age, a prosperous time when Dutch art was among the most acclaimed in the world. Today, you can choose to relax during a glass top canal boat tour through Amsterdam’s elaborate UNESCO World Heritage-listed canal system, sailing through the medieval center of the city and past Roman patrician houses. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing quintessential villages, traditional windmills and fields that are bursting with colorful tulips. Enjoy sailing through the countryside and on towards the Rhine River this afternoon, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and watching the passing scenery before joining your captain for a gala dinner. A guided bike tour to Waterland A canal cruise Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 Cologne

Founded by the Romans in 50 AD, Cologne is over 2,000 years old, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral, visible from almost every angle in 64

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the city center, join your guide and explore the city, including the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historical monuments and contrasting contemporary architecture. During your free time, visit a local market before returning to your ship. A guided city walking tour Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Koblenz Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a tour and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defenses against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. A Moselle & Cochem Castle visit Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Mannheim – Heidelberg

A guided tour of Heidelberg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Kehl – Strasbourg Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region. As the formal seat of European Parliament, its culture and architecture boast a blend of German and French influences, including the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame with its 142m high spire. Your included guided walking tour will incorporate the Grande Île and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center, known for its medieval black and white timber-framed and Baroque sandstone buildings, old tanning houses, canals and river locks. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring Strasbourg. A guided tour of Strasbourg Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Breisach Today, you’ll visit a Black Forest village, full of charm, cuckoo clocks and other German specialties. Alternatively, take part in a guided hike through the Black Forest trails.

A relaxing cruise past Mannheim will be the perfect start to the day, as you follow the Rhine River to Heidelberg. The idyllic UNESCO City of Literature has inspired the likes of Mark Twain and famed British artist William Turner. A guided tour of the town will unveil its rich history, starting at the Renaissance ruins of Heidelberg Castle, where carefully curated gardens are still peppered with serene water features, sculptures and colorful flowerbeds. Enjoy a wine tasting session before strolling down cobbled lanes in the old town to see the Church of the Holy Spirit and Heidelberg University, one of the oldest in Europe. A wine tasting in Heidelberg

A Black Forest Gateau presentation and tasting A guided hike through the Black Forest A visit to a typical Black Forest village Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Basel – Depart

Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine-side town of Basel, the center for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

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Heidelberg Castle and Old Town

Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Strasbourg

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWAB

May 2*, 9*, Jun 7, 14*; Sep 5, 27

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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Oct 20*, 27

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$3,745

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$4,095

$4,245

$4,745

$5,495

*These departures operate in reverse order from Basel to Amsterdam. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

11-Day Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich from $4,390 per person

Extend your Jewels of the Rhine river cruise with a stay in Lucerne and Zurich. Preserved medieval architecture and snow-capped mountains make for the most spectacular of settings for two of your three-night stays in Lucerne. Staying at the excellently located Hotel Monopol, you’ll enjoy a guided city tour, before moving onwards to Zurich for an overnight stay at the modern Hotel Krone Unterstrass.

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Rhine River

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

Colmar

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Cruise from Mainz to Basel

8-Day The Majestic Rhine Day 1 Frankfurt – Mainz Day 2 Rüdesheim GERMANY

Koblenz

Day 3 Koblenz

Rüdesheim

Day 4 Mannheim – Heidelberg

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Day 5 Rastatt – Baden-Baden

Day 7 Breisach – Colmar

Mannheim

Strasbourg Colmar

Day 6 Kehl – Strasbourg

Frankfurt Mainz Heidelberg

Rastatt 7 Kehl Breisach

Baden-Baden

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Day 8 Basel

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS Entrance to The Baden-Baden Casino. A canal boat tour in Strasbourg.

EmeraldACTIVE A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg. A guided hike to Altes Schloss in Baden-Baden. A guided bike tour to Colmar.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 5 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise A guided bike tour to Colmar

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rüdesheim

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Koblenz

Mainz to Basel

Day 4 Mannheim – Heidelberg

Departing July & August 2020 Day 1 Arrive Frankfurt – Mainz Welcome to Frankfurt, where you will be met and transferred to your luxury Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, you’ll join your fellow guests for dinner on board. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Rüdesheim Arrive in Rüdesheim, for your included tour to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Continue exploring and try the famous ‘Rüdesheimer Coffee’, made with Germany’s most famous brandy, Asbach Uralt. Tonight, the captain will host a Welcome Gala Dinner. A visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum with Rüdesheimer coffee-tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 Koblenz Cruise to Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river, part of the Prussian defenses against the French in the 19th century and used as the headquarters for the American military during WWII. Later, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing castles, vineyards and the infamous Lorelei Statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle.

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German Romanticism often depicts idealistic cityscapes and fairytale-like scenes, full of Baroque buildings and charming narrow streets. It’s easy to see why so many of the most notable poets and composers of the era lost their imaginations to the beauty of Heidelberg. Your guided tour of the historic university town will start in the grounds of Heidelberg Castle, once a royal residence. Visit some of the town’s main highlights, including the oldest university in Germany, before returning to the castle for a wine tasting session in the courtyard.

Join your guide on an active hike to the 12th century Altes Schloss. With its dungeons and winding staircase, you can walk the footsteps of former residents during this exhilarating excursion.

Alternatively, hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg for awe-inspiring panoramas.  hike from Mount Königstuhl A to Heidelberg  guided tour of Heidelberg with A wine tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Rastatt – Baden-Baden Today, your journey will take you to the Rhine town of Rastatt for a morning coach tour to Baden-Baden. Nestled in the beautiful landscape along the border of the Black Forest, the international spa town is an indulgent paradise. Guaranteeing exquisite views, you can enjoy the art and culture, as well as each individual elegant boutique along the historic Kurhaus Colonnade. Entrance to The Baden-Baden Casino

A tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Moselle & Cochem Castle visit

A guided walking tour of Baden-Baden Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Kehl – Strasbourg Once docked in Kehl, you will be transferred by coach to Strasbourg, the capital of France’s Alsace Region, and official seat of the European Parliament. In Strasbourg, embark on a canal tour by Batorama. Pass by the famous Petite France and tanners’ quarter, the Covered Bridges, the Vauban dam and the Neustadt imperial quarter, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. A canal boat tour in Strasbourg Tour to Riquewihr Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Breisach – Colmar

Commence your magical morning with a tour to Colmar. As you walk down the cobblestone lanes, it’s easy to imagine the characters from the Grimm’s Fairy Tales here, where half-timbered façades are adorned with window boxes full of colorful blooms. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Breisach to Colmar. A guided bike tour

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided tour of Colmar Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Unterlinden Museum, Colmar

View from Vauban dam, Strasbourg

Day 8 Basel – Depart After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the picturesque Rhine Gorge with you. Meals: Breakfast Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWFB

Jul 11*, 18; Aug 15*, 22

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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*These departures operate in reverse order from Basel to Mainz. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

10-Day Majestic Rhine with Berlin from $3,980 per person

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

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Rhine & Moselle Rivers

Medieval Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns, where fascinating fortresses tell military tales. Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the center of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Würzburg, before an insightful on-board lecture on regional wine. And in Bernkastel, as a fitting conclusion to your trip, you’ll be invited to taste the town’s finest wines within a truly majestic surrounding.

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Cruise from Nuremberg to Bernkastel

8-Day Legendary Rhine & Moselle Day 1 Nuremberg Day 2 Bamberg Day 3 Würzburg

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Koblenz

Day 4 Wertheim – Miltenberg

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Day 5 Koblenz

Bernkastel

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EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

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And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS Wine-tasting at the Bishop’s Cellar. A regional wine lecture on board. A wine-tasting in Bernkastel.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided hike around Miltenberg. A guided bike tour in the Bernkastel area.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 6 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO  World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise A guided hike around Miltenberg

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Bamberg

Historic house in Miltenberg

Nuremberg to Bernkastel

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

Departing August & September 2020 Day 1 Arrive Munich – Nuremberg Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you’ll transfer to Nuremberg to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, to be welcomed by your captain and crew. Meals: Dinner

Venture down into the expansive tunnels of the Würzburg Residenz and enjoy the wines of one of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world.  alking tour of Würzburg and a visit to W the Würzburg Residence. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and 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-listed city with your guide. Boasting one of Europe’s largest intact medieval town centers, Bamberg is bursting with character and charm. The town center is the largest preserved Old Quarter in Europe. Around 2,400 listed buildings and the centuries–old Garden Quarter form a special cultural heritage. This evening, the captain will welcome you to the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.  guided tour of Bamberg with A local tasting

Day 4 Wertheim – Miltenberg Start your day with free time to explore the medieval glass-blowing town of Wertheim, before traveling to Miltenberg for an included tour or a guided hike. Marvel at Miltenberg’s Old Town, with its well-preserved half-timbered buildings and the Gothic Merchant Hall, an impressive symbol of past affluence created by trade from river traffic.

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

Day 7 Bernkastel Dating back to 3000 BC, Bernkastel is situated along the banks of the Moselle River and home to well-preserved buildings dating back to 1416. Enjoy a guided walking tour, where you will have the opportunity to stroll through the medieval marketplace with its gabled timber-framed houses, castle ruins and town gate. Or, take part in a guided bike tour of the area. A wine-tasting in Bernkastel

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A guided hike around Miltenberg A guided tour of Miltenberg. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Koblenz Day 3 Würzburg

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Romantic Road’, Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bishop’s Cellar, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate Baroque palaces with a unique staircase, elaborate 18th century frescoes and the amazing three–dimensional stuccowork.

Today, enjoy a guided tour with the opportunity to visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defenses against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. A regional wine lecture on board Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Enjoy a guided bike tour of the Moselle town of Bernkastel, recognized for its halftimbered houses, historic buildings and the cobblestone medieval marketplace. A walking tour of Bernkastel A guided tour of Trier Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Frankfurt – Depart After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

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Reichsburg Castle, Cochem

Bernkastel, Moselle River

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWNT

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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Aug 17, 24*

$3,495

$3,695

$4,245

$4,195

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Sep 13, 20*

$3,595

$3,795

$4,345

$4,295

$4,695

$4,845

$5,345

$6,095

*These departures operate in reverse order from Bernkastel to Nuremberg. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

11-Day Legendary Rhine & Moselle with Prague from $4,145 per person

Extend your Legendary Rhine & Moselle river cruise with a stay In the centrally located Hotel Grandium, you’ll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany.

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Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar Breakfast daily Dinner & entertainment Coach transfer between Nuremberg and Prague Included guided walking tour of Prague Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia Transfers to and from the airport

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rhine River

A vibrant celebration of all things quintessentially Dutch, Amsterdam’s winding canals and a trip to Keukenhof Gardens are the perfect start to your river cruise. View traditional windmills en-route along the river towards Cologne, where a guided excursion will introduce you to its spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral. Discover even more of archaic Germany in Koblenz, Mannheim and Heidelberg, before crossing the border into Strasbourg and concluding in the Black Forest, where a visit to a typical village and a gateau presentation and tasting is sure to inspire.

Keukenhof Garden

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Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel

NEW

8-Day Tulips & The Rhine Day 1 Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

Day 2 Amsterdam

7 Cologne

Day 3 Cologne

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Koblenz

Day 4 Koblenz

Mannheim

Day 5 Mannheim – Heidelberg

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Day 6 Kehl – Strasbourg Day 7 Breisach

Breisach 7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Day 8 Basel

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

Heidelberg

Strasbourg

Kehl Black Forest Basel

SWITZERLAND

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A visit to Keukenhof Gardens. A guided tour of Strasbourg. A Black Forest Gateau presentation and tasting.

EmeraldACTIVE A hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg. A guided hike through the Black Forest.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS 4 Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO  World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise A guided hike through the Black Forest

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Amsterdam

Cologne

Amsterdam to Basel

During your free time, shop for handicrafts or visit a local market before returning to your ship.

Departing March & April 2020

Day 4 Koblenz

Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam Welcome to Amsterdam. You will be met at the airport and transferred by your friendly Emerald Waterways representative to your contemporary Star-Ship, where a quintessentially Dutch adventure awaits. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam This afternoon, you’ll visit the iconic Keukenhof Gardens. Boasting 32 hectares of millions of spring-flowering bulbs, this scenic area is infused with delightful aromas and a swathe of ethereal colors.

EmeraldPLUS

A guided walking tour of the city center Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Enjoy a tour and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defenses against the French in the 19th century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. In the afternoon, sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, passing countless castles and vineyards as well as the infamous Lorelei statue and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. A Tour of Koblenz and a visit to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Founded by the Romans in 50 AD, Cologne is over 2,000 years old, making it one of Germany’s oldest cities. Famous for its UNESCO World– Heritage-listed Gothic cathedral, visible from almost every angle in the city center, join your guide and explore the city, including the Old Town with its beautiful squares, historical monuments and contrasting contemporary architecture. 76

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Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located in the southwest of Germany. Here, you will visit the medieval town of Heidelberg on an included guided tour. Famous for capturing the hearts of international tourists, it has much to offer, with charm and character in abundance. One of its main attractions is the castle, perched on Mount Kõnigstuhl, as well as the Old Bridge. Learn about the intriguing past of the 700-yearold fortress as you peruse its grounds in the company of your magnificent tour guide.  hike from Mount Königstuhl A to Heidelberg

Day 3 Cologne

EmeraldPLUS

Strasbourg promises much in the way of beautiful architecture. Notice the German influences, as a result of its close proximity.

 guided tour of Heidelberg with A wine tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Kehl – Strasbourg

Once docked in Kehl you will be transferred by coach across the river to Strasbourg. As the formal seat of European Parliament, its culture EmeraldACTIVE

Tour of Riquewihr Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Mannheim – Heidelberg

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

EmeraldPLUS

Moselle & Cochem Castle visit Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A visit to the ‘Garden of Europe’ is sure to delight as the multicolored carpet of flowers stretches as far as the eye can see. A mustvisit while in the Netherlands.

and architecture boast a blend of German and French influences, including the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame with its 142m high spire. Your included guided walking tour will incorporate the Grande Île and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center. Your afternoon is free to explore the city.

Day 7 Breisach Today, you’ll visit a Black Forest village, full of charm, cuckoo clocks and other German specialties. Alternatively, take part in a guided hike through the Black Forest trails. A Black Forest Gateau presentation and tasting A guided hike through the Black Forest A visit to a Black Forest village Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Basel – Depart Welcome to Switzerland and the Rhine-side town of Basel, the center for Switzerland’s pharmaceutical industry. After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. Meals: Breakfast

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Breisach

Koblenz

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWAC

Mar 30*; Apr 3*

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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$2,995

$3,195

$3,745

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$4,095

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$3,195

$3,395

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$3,895

$4,295

$4,445

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$5,695

Apr 24

$3,295

$3,495

$4,045

$3,995

$4,395

$4,545

$5,045

$5,795

Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

11-Day Tulips & the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich from $4,290 per person

Extend your Tulips & the Rhine river cruise with a stay in Lucerne and Zurich. Preserved medieval architecture and snow-capped mountains make for the most spectacular of settings for two of your three-night stays in Lucerne. Staying at the excellently located Hotel Monopol, you’ll enjoy a guided city tour, before moving onwards to Zurich for an overnight stay at the modern Crown Plaza.

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 wo nights at Hotel Monopol, T Lucerne or similar One night at Crowne Plaza, Zurich or similar Breakfast daily Included guided city tour of Lucerne and Zurich Coach transfer from Basel Transfers to and from the airport

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rhine River

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

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

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Cruise from Amsterdam to Amsterdam

8-Day Holland & Belgium in Bloom Day 1 Amsterdam Zaanse Schans

Day 2 Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans

Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS

Rotterdam Veere Delta Works Veere

Day 3 Rotterdam Day 4 Veere Day 5 Antwerp

Arnhem 7

Antwerp BELGIUM

Day 6 Arnhem

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Day 7-8 Amsterdam

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS Clog painting on board. A tour of the Delta Works project. A visit to Keukenhof Gardens.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided bike tour to Waterland.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

A guided bike tour of Veere.

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

A guided bike tour of Arnhem.

■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 4 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise A guided bike tour of Veere

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Antwerp City Hall

Rotterdam

Amsterdam to Amsterdam Departing April 2020 Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam Holland in the spring is truly a memorable sight, and the perfect introduction to any river cruising itinerary that touches on the traditional side of Dutch life. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans This morning, you will have the opportunity to experience one of Holland’s many highlights as you venture to Zaanse Schans. Relax on board your Star-Ship, as your delightful EmeraldPLUS experience this afternoon involves welcoming a local clog painter for a demonstration and the opportunity to try your hand at this unique craft. Your tour to the Zaanse Schans historic windmills will highlight the distinctive wooden houses and artisan workshops that make up the quintessentially Dutch town, where the smell of freshly baked goods and the sight of spinning windmills offers a truly memorable experience.

Day 3 Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a unique example of a Dutch city because it had to be reconstructed following the air raids of WWII, leaving behind a patchwork of different styles. Today you will have the opportunity to explore this contemporary city, perhaps trying to imagine how the gabled houses of Amsterdam would have once sat here. A tour of Rotterdam with local tasting A visit to a Delft pottery factory Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Veere Today, you will arrive in Veere, a delightful historic town where normal houses are adorned with miniature classical palace gardens and elegant architecture adorns the surprisingly quiet streets that you will stroll down during your guided tour. Afterwards, visit the Dutch Delta Works. Witness the sheer enormity of the world’s biggest storm surge barrier and be left aweinspired by the immense feat of engineering. If you are feeling active, then you can also enjoy a guided bike tour of Veere, stopping to learn about how it encapsulates the opulence of a by-gone era.

EmeraldPLUS

Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour to Waterland, passing picturesque scenery and iconic fields full of tulips. Clog painting on board A guided bike tour to Waterland A tour to Zaanse Schans windmills Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided tour of Veere Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 Antwerp

This morning you’ll arrive in Antwerp, Belgium’s biggest port, positioned on the River Scheldt with a large harbor linking to the sea. 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 center, with its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance Town Hall and the symbolic Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, before passing through the charming 16th century inner yard, the ‘Vlaeykensgang’. A tour of Antwerp An excursion to the medieval town of Bruges Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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

A guided tour with a bit of a difference. You’ll be able to witness the series of construction projects built to protect the land from flooding. A truly awe-inspiring feat of engineering.

A guided bike tour of Arnhem

A guided bike tour of Veere

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Zaanse Schans, Amsterdam

Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam

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Dedicated to the battle of Arnhem, walk in the footsteps of British parachutists on a visit to the Airborne Museum.

Day 7 Amsterdam

Day 8 Amsterdam – Depart

Touch on Holland’s traditional heart today with a visit to Keukenhof Gardens, nestled in the middle of Holland’s tulip farm area, where fields full of rows of colorful flowers run as far as the eye can see.

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

The beloved Keukenhof Gardens feature incredible displays that consist of millions of flowers and tulips, each assembled by an expert landscape architect. A visit to Keukenhof Gardens Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWTU

Apr 17

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

FROM

FROM

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FROM

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FROM

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$3,195

$3,395

$3,945

$3,895

$4,295

$4,445

$4,945

$5,695

Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rhône & Saône Rivers

Vive la France

Great for Foodies

Few countries inspire travelers quite like France, a culture of elegance and fine cuisine coexists with the most picturesque of backdrops and exquisite architecture. Journey south along the Rhône and Saône as you navigate between Lyon and Arles, via Chalon-sur-Saône and Avignon, exploring all things quintessentially French. Cut a dramatic course through the mountain ranges and world-class wine estates, as ancient castle ruins dot the riverbanks, offering an insight into the charming past of this beautiful country. Dreamy days spent along these beautiful waterways give you a whole new perspective on the region, providing the most relaxing way to experience its vibrant cities, market towns and quaint river villages, all in one. Our Emerald Liberté Star-Ship has been specially commissioned to effortlessly mirror the breath-taking beauty of the French countryside, boasting a range of contemporary innovations, deluxe amenities and generous inclusions you’d expect from a world-class hotel. Authentic dining experiences and a level of service that’s second-to-none combine to provide a wonderful setting from which to enjoy the unfolding landscapes.

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You’ll have so much opportunity to taste your way around France, whether you’re trying indulgent Lyonnais food in a traditional Bouchon or journeying to the center of Burgundy’s wine region. And on board, you’ll be invited to try a selection of locally sourced cheese and olives, before celebrating Provençal cuisine prepared by esteemed chef Fabien Morreale, on board your Star-Ship.

For details of availability and our latest offers visit emeraldwaterways.com


Another Emerald Waterways success story! “My husband and I decided to explore the South of France on a Rhône and Saône river cruise. All in all, we would definitely go again and have no hesitation in recommending Emerald Waterways to our friends.” Jessica2134

Lyon

Avignon

Arles

Widely considered the world’s gastronomic capital, since 2014 Lyon has risen to rival Nice and Strasbourg as France’s second city. Fine restaurants promise exquisite food, while local bouchons showcase authentic dishes in cozy quarters and tea rooms and coffee shops satisfy the sweet tooth. The newly excavated remains of the Roman city of Lugdunum, with its amphitheater, evokes memories of former rule and, the iconic white stone of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière shimmers in all its neo-Byzantine glory, offering some of the best views of the city.

In France’s stunning Provençal region on the left bank of the Rhône River, Avignon is brimming with history and beauty. At the city’s heart, the Place de l’Horloge boasts the 19th century city hall and the municipal theatre, and is a common meeting place for locals. The equally as impressive Place du Palais encompasses three of the city’s main attractions. The Palais-desPapes, the largest Gothic palace in the world, the Hotel des Monnaires, with its wonderful façade, and the Rocher des Doms, providing unrivaled views of the river and Le Pont D’Avignon.

Arles was once the Provincial capital of Ancient Rome, reminders of which remain in the form of the amphitheater, built in 90 AD. Now a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, it was originally built to hold 20,000 as the setting for centuries of battles, chariot races and performances. Unsurprisingly, the city has been known to inspire artists, such as Van Gogh, who chose the city as his home for a productive year, during which he created much, inspired by the various locations his curiosity was drawn to.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rhône & Saône Rivers

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

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon

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Cruise from Lyon to Arles

8-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence Day 1 Lyon

Beaune

Day 2 Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

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Day 3 Lyon

Saône River

Lyon

Day 4 Tournon

Tournon

Day 5 Viviers

Rhône River

Viviers FRANCE

Avignon

Day 6 Avignon

Arles

Day 7-8 Arles

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Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

Marseille

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A regional wine lecture on board. A cheese and olive tasting on board. Provençal dinner on board with Fabien Morreale.

EmeraldACTIVE

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board.

A guided bike tour of Lyon.

■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

A guided bike tour to Glun.

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

A guided hike through the vineyards of Tournon. An active walk through Avignon.

■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 6 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise An active walk through Avignon

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Lyon

Viviers

Lyon to Arles Departing April – October 2020 Day 1 Arrive – Lyon Welcome to Lyon, at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Here, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your deluxe Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

city tour, which starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hilltop church, with stunning views over the town. Then pass by the recently re– discovered Roman amphitheater and walk through the cobbled streets of the old town, including the secret laneways. Alternatively, join a guided bike tour of Lyon.

EmeraldPLUS

A guided bike tour A guided tour of Lyon Visit to Pérouges Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Tournon

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune Chalon–sur–Saône is best known as the birthplace of photography and as the center of Burgundy’s wine region. Travel by road to the quaint village of Beaune and visit the Hospices de Beaune, one of the finest examples of French 15th–century architecture. It’s now a museum and has become a symbol of Burgundy. A cheese and olive tasting on board

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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 center of Tain l’Hermitage across the river.

A guided hike through the vineyards

Day 5 Viviers

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided tour of Avignon A guided tour to Pont du Gard

Arrive in Viviers, a town with much MiddleAge flair and home of one of France’s oldest cathedrals. Join an included tour exploring its architectural heritage.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Arles

Sail into the capital of Provence, Arles. Here you will join your local guide for a walking tour showcasing the highlights of the city, in particular the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheater still in use today. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure, either relaxing on board or exploring Arles further. A guided tour of Arles with arena visit

A guided tour of Viviers

Tour to Les Baux-de-Provence

A guided tour of Grignan

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 Lyon France’s third-largest city, Lyon is a former Roman capital, steeped in history and considered the gastronomic heartbeat of the country. Today, embark on a guided Key:

A canoeing excursion in Avignon

A guided bike tour to Glun

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Visit the former almshouse in Beaune, founded by Nicolas Rolin in 1443. Once a hospital for the poor, notice the shimmering colors of the exquisite roof.

Finalist of the French culinary program, Top Chef, Fabien Morreale will join us on board for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, celebrating authentic Provençal cuisine.

A regional wine lecture on board

A guided tour of Tournon

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Although a fortified town, it is the Papal Palace which stands more secure on a hill in the center of town, its walls 17–18 feet thick. Your guide will take you through this historic center with its cobbled laneways and shops, overlooking the famous ‘Pont d’Avignon’. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

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Day 8 Arles – Marseille - Depart

Day 6 Avignon Avignon has a rich history, from Celtic beginnings to being the residence of the Pope and central to the French Revolution. EmeraldACTIVE

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

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Avignon

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EFRC

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

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May 2*, 9, 16*, 23, 30*; Jun 6, 13*, 20, 27*

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Jul 18, 25*; Oct 17*, 24

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Aug 15, 22*, 29; Oct 3*, 10

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$6,395

Apr 4*, 11

*These departures operate in reverse order from Arles to Lyon. Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

10-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Paris from $4,090 per person

Extend your Sensations of Lyon & Provence river cruise and enjoy… ■■ Two nights at Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon ■■ Breakfast daily ■■ One dinner at the hotel ■■ Guided bus tour of Paris and Seine ■■ TGV Train transfer between Paris and Lyon ■■ Transfers to and from the airport

11-Day Sensations of Lyon & Provence with Nice from $4,130 per person

Extend your Sensations of Lyon & Provence river cruise and enjoy… ■■ Three nights at Splendid Hotel & Spa or similar ■■ Breakfast daily ■■ One dinner at the hotel ■■ Coach transfer between Arles and Nice ■■ Included guided tour of Monte Carlo ■■ Transfers to and from the airport

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rhône & Saône Rivers

An itinerary for the foodies. In Tournus, embark on a hunt for truffles with a local farmer and take part in a cheese tasting on board. Enjoy a wine-tasting in Burgundy, and sail the Rhône to Tain l’Hermitage for a guided hike through its vineyards and a visit to the Valrhona Cité du Chocolat museum. Attend an exclusive Provençal dinner prepared on board by our special guest chef, Fabien Morreale, and delight the taste buds on a gourmet walking tour of Avignon. Taste the famous red wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and conclude back in Lyon for a gourmet city tour, including the culinary market of Paul Bocuse.

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Cruise from Lyon to Lyon

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8-Day Flavors of Burgundy & Provence Day 1 Lyon Day 2 Tournus

FRANCE

Day 3 Belleville-sur-Saône Day 4 Tain l’Hermitage

Tain l’Hermitage

Day 5 Avignon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

7 Rhône River

Day 6 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Day 7-8 Lyon

Tournus Saône River Lyon

Belleville-sur-Saône

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Avignon

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS Regional cheese tasting on board. Provençal dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale.

EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour around Tournus. Guided active hike through vineyards.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

Guided active hike in Avignon.

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

Guided bike tour in Lyon.

■■ A variety of on board evening entertainment.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 6 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. ■■ Complimentary on board bicycles. ■■ First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides. ■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points. ■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover . ■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Tournus

Artisanal chocolates

Lyon to Lyon

a specific variety of grapes, and its wineproducing history can be dated back to the 19th century.

Departing July & August 2020

You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets of what makes this ancient grape variety so special during an included visit to a wine estate, including a tasting. A winery tour and tasting in Beaujolais

Day 1 Lyon Welcome to Lyon, an ancient city christened the “gastronomic capital of the world” by a number of famous food critics. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, enjoy a welcome reception on board. Meals: Dinner.

Day 2 Tournus Today, your exploration of France’s culinary treasures will unveil a truly memorable product, truffles. You will have the opportunity to meet a local truffle farmer to see how they are gathered from their secret locations in the forests of Europe. Burgundy truffles in particular are known for their hazelnut-like aroma and delicate flavor, both of which you will have the chance to taste during your included tasting. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour of the surrounding area, passing through several villages to learn about the gastronomy of the region. Later, a cheese tasting on board will introduce you to a number of local specialties.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 Tain l’Hermitage Nestled on the banks of the Rhône, Tain l’Hermitage is surrounded by postcardworthy fields of vines. A walking tour of the town will highlight its popularity among those who wish to explore France’s culinary delights, as wine and gourmet chocolates are yours to find around every corner. After your guided tour, you will have the opportunity to visit Valrhona Cité du Chocolat, home to chocolatiers who create some of the world’s finest artisanal chocolates, with a range that covers unique and recognizable aromatic profiles.

A guided hike through vineyards  guided tour of Tain l’Hermitage with A Valrhona Cité du Chocolat Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A guided bike tour around Tournus A truffle discovery and tasting

Day 3 Belleville-sur-Saône Discover the world-renowned Beaujolais province today, an important wine-producing region in Burgundy that is known for the luscious and fruity characteristics of its produce. This region is just one of several in the world that focus on EmeraldPLUS

Alternatively, embark on a guided active walk in Avignon, passing places that include Palais des Papes, a true medieval Gothic icon. Enjoy passing through squares adorned with lavish façades and open-air dining, establishments before enjoying Jardin des Dom’s spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. This evening, enjoy an authentic Provençal dinner on board, hosted by renowned Chef Fabien Morreale. A Provençal dinner hosted by Chef Fabien Morreale An active walk in Avignon A gourmet walking tour of Avignon A guided tour of Orange, including the Antique Theatre Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 Châteauneuf-du-Pape A ruined medieval castle sits above the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a backdrop of vineyards and fields full of lush grapevines. The rich history of this region is yours to uncover today, as are famous red wines and their diverse array of styles. Today, you will have the opportunity to learn about Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines and their cultivation during your time in the lavish cellars of a wine estate. Enjoy learning about traditional winemaking techniques before a tasting of the local produce.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient center of Avignon is yours to discover today during a guided tour, stopping along the way to learn about its storied past and delightful culinary traditions. Meet local artisans, taste regional produce and take your senses on an immersive journey as you peruse the stalls in a local food market.

Alternatively, embark on a guided hike through some of the region’s beloved vineyards.

A cheese tasting on board

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Day 5 Avignon

A visit to a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine estate with tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Day 7 Lyon Medieval and Renaissance architecture in Lyon will offer the perfect backdrop to your discovery of the flavors of Burgundy and Provence. Enjoy a guided tour of Lyon’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center. Your local guide will take you through the heart of Les Halles de Lyon – Paul Bocuse, and discover more than sixty stalls of high-end regional products, including cheeses, cured meats, breads, gourmet chocolates and local specialties.

Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour through the heart of Lyon.

After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking memories that will delight your senses with you.

A guided bike tour in Lyon A gourmet tour of Lyon A visit to Pérouges

Meals: Breakfast

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EFLL

Day 8 Lyon - Depart

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck ES Emerald Single Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

S Grand Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

FROM

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FROM

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FROM

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Jul 4, 11

$3,195

$3,395

$3,795

$3,845

$4,045

$4,195

$5,395

$5,895

Aug 1, 8

$3,495

$3,695

$4,095

$4,145

$4,345

$4,495

$5,695

$6,195

Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). To help you select your cabin, detailed deck and cabin plans can be found on pages 108-117.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Douro River

The golden river Terra Cotta rooftops and sun-drenched vineyards provide the perfect accompaniment to your river cruise down the beautiful Douro. The third-largest river in the Iberian Peninsula, it stretches over 500 miles, 70 of which make up the border between Spain and Portugal. The steep patchwork green banks are home to vineyards and wine estates, or quintas, which have been producing the country’s signature fortified wine, Port, and delicious table wines for centuries. You’ll be able to pick out each unique placard indicating the company’s residences, as they dot the awe-inspiring landscape of the Douro Valley, where endless beauty seemingly stretches on forever.

Great for wine lovers

Where better to enjoy a delectable glass of wine than on the premises where it began its life? The sunshine truly brings the flavors of the Douro to life, whether it’s one of the region’s renowned table wines or a glass of Port that pleases your palate.

You’ll travel in contemporary elegance on board Emerald Radiance, our most intimate Star-Ship to date, where comfort and innovation combine with a wealth of world-class amenities. Purpose-built to suit the Portuguese climate, the ship’s plentiful open-air spaces provide the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the passing scenery or a cold drink. You’ll also find our spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck, for a relaxing dip under the rich blue Iberian sky.

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We felt like VIPs “The Emerald Radiance and its staff were superb. The food, the wine, the view… sublime. And the tours were interesting and well organized. Lush views from the Horizon Bar & Lounge at breakfast and personal attention from the cruise director made us feel really valued, while knowing that they lavished such attention on every other guest on board.” Celtic Nomad

Porto

Salamanca

Pocinho

At the mouth of the Douro, Portugal’s second-largest city is recognized primarily for its production of Port wine. Its center has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, encouraging historians, creatives, gastronomes and shoppers alike. Its popular district, the Ribeira, boasts authentic cafés and bars, as narrow cobbled streets lead off in search of the riverbank, where traditional Fado bands serenade a passing audience. And, no visit to Portugal would be complete without calling at a wine cellar to taste its Port, of which there is plenty to choose from.

In northwest Spain, just an hour coach drive from the Portuguese border, Salamanca, or the ‘The Golden One’, is a true spectacle not to be overlooked. Its historic UNESCO World Heritagelisted center boasts beautiful plazas and pedestrian-only streets, as well as ancient architecture constructed in sandstone. A unique food scene, supplied fresh from the surrounding mountains and countryside, is certain to excite the taste buds after an aweinspiring day acquainting yourself with the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful city.

This picturesque village in northern Portugal lies close to the Pocinho Dam and the Douro River. Its serene waters welcome the adventurous for canoeing experiences, guided by expert locals. The region is dotted with stunning rural wine estates, producing some of the area’s highly regarded wines, making the most beautiful of settings for special dinners, something you’ll be lucky enough to attend yourself. And, archaeology enthusiasts will revel in the opportunity to visit the Côa Valley Museum, home to some of the most important Palaeolithic open-air art in the world.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Douro River

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

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Cruise from Porto to Porto

8-Day Secrets of the Douro Day 1 Porto Day 2 Porto – Pinhão Day 3 Pinhão – Vega de Terrón

Douro River

Porto

Day 4 Vega de Terrón – Salamanca

7 Pocinho Régua Vega de Terrón Pinhào Salamanca

Day 5 Pocinho – Régua

PORTUGAL

Day 6 Régua

SPAIN

Day 7-8 Porto

7

Number of nights

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A sunset cruise through Porto. A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board. A Port wine cocktail lesson on board. A Casa Painova product tasting on board. A highlight dinner hosted at a traditional rural wine  estate in Régua.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 19 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board.

A mosaic tile painting lesson on board.

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

Tuna music band in Salamanca.

■■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment. ■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

EmeraldACTIVE A guided walk through the vineyards.

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

An active walk through Porto.

■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points.

Climb the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies.

■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover .

A guided canoeing excursion on the Douro.

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise

EmeraldEXCURSIONS

■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

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

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Pinhão

Quinta Vineyard

Porto to Porto Departing April – November 2020 Day 1 Porto Welcome to Porto. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your Emerald Waterways StarShip, where you will be welcomed by your captain and crew. Tonight, enjoy dinner on board. A sunset cruise through Porto

Day 4 Vega de Terrón – Salamanca

Day 6 Régua

Founded in Roman times, the city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Travel via coach to this beautiful golden city for a guided walking tour. Passing through its grand squares, you will feel like you’re stepping back in time. Traditional Spanish music trickles out of buzzing tapas bars and restaurants. You’ll have free time to explore before returning to the ship in the afternoon.

Today, on an included excursion, you will visit the marvelous Baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary.

Day 2 Porto – Pinhão

Day 5 Pocinho – Régua This morning, arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a canoeing excursion or to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your ship for lunch and enjoy your idyllic surroundings as you sail toward Régua. Take part in a Casa Painova tasting on board. A Casa Painova product tasting on board  rural dinner with entertainment at A Quinta da Pacheca

A Port wine cocktail lesson on board  Portuguese cooking demonstration A on board A guided walk through the vineyards  visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine A tasting

Key:

Located on the hill of St. Stephen, visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a formidable Catholic church, boasting an impressive 686 step external staircase. A visit to Mateus Manor House with wine tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7 Porto

A guided walking tour Take to the water on a canoeing excursion with expert guides, inviting you to really experience this truly magnificent river for yourself. A fun and exciting activity, never to be forgotten. A visit to the Côa Valley Museum Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Its most famous export is its fortified wine, and the hillside across from the city center features numerous wine caves and tasting boutiques. During your free time, perhaps visit one of the wine cellars and learn about the craft of creating port.

EmeraldACTIVE

Day 3 Pinhão – Vega de Terrón Begin your day with a visit to a beautiful Quinta in the heart of the Douro Valley for a tour. Alternatively, embark on an included guided walk through local vineyards, before returning to your ship for lunch and an afternoon sailing to Vega de Terrón, your gateway into Spain.

Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies

A guided tour of Salamanca Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A traditional fado band on board

Enjoy local entertainment from a Tuna band

Meals: Dinner

Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area was inscribed because it hones in on two millennia of wine producing history, where viticulture has shaped the surrounding landscape and small, sleepy villages are peppered with dozens of sundrenched vineyards. Tonight, your captain will host a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

A mosaic tile painting lesson on board

A guided tour of Porto An excursion to Guimarães Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8 Porto

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

EmeraldPLUS

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Salamanca

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EPDC

F Emerald Stateroom

E Emerald Stateroom

Vista Deck D Emerald Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Horizon Deck R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s OneBedroom Suite

RA Emerald Riverview Suite

FROM

FROM

FROM

FROM

FROM

FROM

FROM

FROM

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Apr 4, 11

$3,595

$3,695

$3,795

$4,045

$4,145

$4,745

$4,845

$4,995

$5,595

$5,795

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jun 6, 13, 20, 27

$4,095

$4,195

$4,295

$4,545

$4,645

$5,245

$5,345

$5,495

$6,095

$6,295

Jul 4, 11, 18

$3,695

$3,795

$3,895

$4,145

$4,245

$4,845

$4,945

$5,095

$5,695

$5,895

Jul 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22

$3,995

$4,095

$4,195

$4,445

$4,545

$5,145

$5,245

$5,395

$5,995

$6,195

Sep 5, 12, 26

$4,395

$4,495

$4,595

$4,845

$4,945

$5,545

$5,645

$5,795

$6,395

$6,595

Oct 17; Nov 7

$2,995

$3,095

$3,195

$3,445

$3,545

$4,145

$4,245

$4,395

$4,995

$5,195

Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). The Emerald Radiance sailing on the Douro River does not have bikes, indoor pool/cinema, a putting green or a games area, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck. DiscoverMORE optional excursions are at an additional cost (see page 11). To help you select your cabin, detailed cabin and deck plans can be found on pages 108-117.

11-Day Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon from $4,290 per person

Extend your Secrets of the Douro river cruise and enjoy… ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

 hree nights at Jupiter Lisboa Hotel or similar T Breakfast daily One dinner at the hotel Guided city tour Coach transfer between Porto and Lisbon Transfers to and from the airport

10-Day Secrets of the Douro with Madrid from $3,860 per person

Extend your Secrets of the Douro river cruise and enjoy… ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■

 wo nights at Hotel Catalonia Gran Via or similar T Breakfast daily One dinner at the hotel Guided city tour of Madrid Flight transfer between Porto and Madrid Transfers to and from the airport

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Douro River

Start you journey in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, with its iconic yellow trams rattling along the streets as you tour its many impressive landmarks. After meeting your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship in Porto, you’ll sail the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley towards Pinhão, surrounded by terraced port-producing vineyards. Visit the Quinta do Tedo wine estate, cross the border into Spain and explore Vega de Terrón’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town and, in Pocinho, choose an EmeraldACTIVE canoeing experience on the Sabor River, before concluding in picturesque Porto.

Porto

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NEW

11-Day Secrets of the Douro with Lisbon Day 1-3 Lisbon Day 4 Lisbon – Porto Day 5 Porto – Pinhão

Douro River

Porto

Day 6 Pinhão – Vega de Terrón Day 7 Vega de Terrón – Salamanca Day 8 Pocinho – Régua

Régua Pocinho Pinhào Vega de Terrón Salamanca

7

PORTUGAL

SPAIN

3 Lisbon 10 Number of nights

Day 9 Régua

River cruise Coach transfer Map is a guide only

Day 10-11 Porto

EmeraldDISCOVERY Highlights unique to your itinerary

And of course, our EmeraldVALUE inclusions ■■ Airport transfers to and from your Star-Ship.

EmeraldPLUS A sunset cruise through Porto. A Portuguese cooking demonstration on board. A Port wine cocktail lesson on board. A Casa Painova product tasting on board. A highlight dinner hosted at a traditional rural wine  estate in Régua. A mosaic tile painting lesson on board. Tuna music band in Salamanca.

■■ 7 nights in a suite or stateroom of your choice. ■■ 3 nights city stay in Lisbon. ■■ 19 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner. ■■ Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks to accompany lunch & dinner on board. ■■ Complimentary tea & coffee on board. ■■ Complimentary bottled water in your suite or stateroom, restocked daily. ■■ A variety of on-board evening entertainment.

EmeraldACTIVE

■■ Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

A guided walk through the vineyards. An active walk Porto.

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

Walk down the stairs of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies.

■■ Earn EmeraldEXPLORER points.

A guided canoeing excursion on the Douro.

■■ All taxes and port charges and overseas transfers.

EmeraldEXCURSIONS  Shore excursions, including visits to UNESCO 6 World Heritage-listed sites.

■■ Complimentary River Cruise Cover .

Plus we include all tips, saving you $300 per couple on this cruise

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Lisbon

Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary stairs ,Lamego

Lisbon to Porto

Day 4 Lisbon - Porto

Day 7 Salamanca

Today, travel north along the Atlantic coast and stop in the enchanting town of Nazaré, home to some of the largest waves in Europe. When you arrive in Porto, board your deluxe Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.

Departing April – November 2020 Day 1 Lisbon Spread across a rolling landscape that overlooks the Rio Tejo, Lisbon has captivated visitors for centuries. The amazing vistas reveal the city in all of its lavish beauty including Roman ruins, white-domed cathedrals and sun-kissed cafés. You will be transferred from the airport to your centrally located hotel, included is a three-night stay in Lisbon. Meals: Dinner

This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner on board before a charming sunset cruise shines a different light on Porto’s skyline. A sunset cruise through Porto

A guided tour of Lisbon Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Lisbon The cobbled alleyways and ancient ruins of Lisbon are yours to explore at leisure today, perhaps stopping to learn about Lisbon’s long and storied history and the Pombaline architecture that took hold following the Great Lisbon Earthquake. Your tour representative will be available to help you plan your day. Excursion to Sintra

Today, you can sit back and relax as we spend a full day meandering down the twists and turns of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley.

Day 6 Pinhão – Vega de Terrón The heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley awaits, and a visit to the highly-regarded Quinta do Tedo vineyard is sure to delight. Enjoy tasting their famous Port wine and learning about how they blend traditional viticulture methods with modern technology to create a seamless process. Alternatively, embark on a guided walk through their vineyards, stopping to admire your beautiful surrounds. This afternoon, sail to Vega de Terrón, the gateway to Spain, and enjoy a Port wine cocktail lesson or a cooking demonstration on board. A cooking demonstration on board A Port wine cocktail lesson A guided walk through the vineyards A visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Meals: Breakfast

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EmeraldPLUS

Local entertainment from a tuna band A guided tour of Salamanca

Day 5 Porto – Pinhão

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Enjoy a visit to Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and one of the most prominent examples of late Gothic Manueline architecture in Portugal.

Witness the opulence of the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral as you pass through grand squares adorned with Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture that will make you feel as though you are stepping back in time.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 2 Lisbon Today, you can enjoy an exciting tour of Lisbon’s city center and experience the sight of yellow trams traveling swiftly through tree-lined boulevards.

An illustrious past is yours to discover during a guided tour of Salamanca, where one of the oldest university cities in Europe has a spectacular timeline that includes the Carthaginians, Romans and Moors.

EmeraldACTIVE

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 Pocinho When you arrive in Pocinho, you will have the opportunity to embark on a delightful canoeing excursion, padding down the sleepy Sabor River and admiring the natural scenery that surrounds you. Alternatively, visit the Côa Valley Museum to see perfect examples of Palaeolithic art. Later, return to your ship for lunch and relax on the Sun Deck as we sail toward Régua. A rural dinner at a wine estate this evening is certain to be a highlight. A rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca A guided canoeing experience Côa Valley Museum visit Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9 Régua The Baroque village of Lamego is yours to explore today, as you climb up Baroque staircases and venture down a series of narrow cobblestone lanes. Later, we will be welcoming a mosaic tile painting expert on board for a demonstration of this traditional Portuguese handicraft. You will have the opportunity to create your own keepsake.

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Lisbon

Porto

A mosaic tile painting lesson on board Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary stairs A guided tour of Lamego

you venturing down cobblestone streets as you search for some of the city’s main fortifications, including the wooden drawbridge and pentagonal watchtowers of Castelo do Queijo. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

Visit to Mateus Manor House Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11 Porto - Depart After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and prepare for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of delicious Port wine with you. Meals: Breakfast

An active walking tour

Day 10 Porto

A guided tour of Porto

When you arrive in Porto, it will be easy for you to imagine ships queuing up in Porto’s medieval harbor, each wanting to export its celebrated fortified wine.

A visit to Guimarães Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Your active walking tour of Porto will see

Riviera Deck 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EPDL

Vista Deck

Horizon Deck

F Emerald Stateroom

E Emerald Stateroom

D Emerald Stateroom

C Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

B Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

R Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

A Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

P Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

SA Owner’s OneBedroom Suite

RA Emerald Riverview Suite

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Apr 1, 11*

$4,290

$4,390

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$5,440

$5,540

$5,690

$6,290

$6,490

Apr 29; May 9*, 13, 23*, 27; Jun 10, 20*, 24

$4,790

$4,890

$4,990

$5,240

$5,340

$5,940

$6,040

$6,190

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Jul 4*, 8, 18*

$4,390

$4,490

$4,590

$4,840

$4,940

$5,540

$5,640

$5,790

$6,390

$6,590

Jul 22; Aug 1*, 15*, 19

$4,690

$4,790

$4,890

$5,140

$5,240

$5,840

$5,940

$6,090

$6,690

$6,890

Sep 2, 12*, 26*

$5,090

$5,190

$5,290

$5,540

$5,640

$6,240

$6,340

$6,490

$7,090

$7,290

Oct 14; Nov 7*

$3,690

$3,790

$3,890

$4,140

$4,240

$4,840

$4,940

$5,090

$5,690

$5,890

Terms & Conditions: All prices are per person, based on a twin share (excluding ES Emerald Single Stateroom). The Emerald Radiance sailing on the Douro River does not have bikes, indoor pool/cinema, a putting green or a games area, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck. DiscoverMORE optional excursions are at an additional cost. To help you select your cabin, detailed cabin and deck plans can be found on pages 108-117.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Christmas Markets River Cruises

Europe during the winter is unlike anywhere in the world, as the gingerbread stalls and rowupon-row of twinkling fairylights welcome the festive period. Visit the home of the Christmas markets we’ve all come to know and love, as you celebrate Yuletide as the German, Austrians and Hungarians do. Sip glßhwein, treat yourself to traditional snacks and shop for unique souvenirs to take home for your loved ones, with the awe-inspiring backdrop of some of the most iconic architecture on the continent.

Vienna Christmas Markets

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8-Day Christmas Markets on the Danube Day 1 Budapest

Day 5 Dürnstein – Melk

Day 2 Budapest

Day 6 Passau

Day 3 Bratislava

Day 7 Regensburg

Day 4 Vienna

Day 8

Nuremberg – Munich

This special festive twist on our classic itinerary down the Danube makes time for explorations of quirky Budapest, a traditional lunch with Slovakian locals, and marveling at Vienna’s iconic architecture. All before perusing the Christmas markets of Regensburg, highly regarded as ‘one of the loveliest’. See Danube Delights river cruise (pages 50-53) for detailed itinerary and map. 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWXM Dec: 5*, 12

Vista Deck

Riviera Deck

Horizon Deck

CAT E

CAT D

CAT ES

CAT C

CAT B

CAT A

CAT S

From

From

From

From

From

From

From

CAT SA From

$2,995

$3,195

$3,745

$3,695

$4,095

$4,245

$4,745

$5,495

8-Day Christmas Markets on the Rhine Day 1 Amsterdam

Day 5 Mannheim – Heidelberg

Day 2 Amsterdam

Day 6

Day 3 Cologne

Day 7 Breisach

Day 4 Koblenz

Day 8 Basel

Kehl - Strasbourg

Cruise through the heart of Europe’s finest cities, many of whom host large traditional Christmas markets. There’s nothing quite like taking a Rhine River cruise at Christmas-time, as you’ll be able to take advantage of the hundreds of stalls all selling ideal Christmas presents for the folks back home. See Jewels of the Rhine river cruise (pages 62-65) for detailed itinerary and map. 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWXB Dec: 8

Vista Deck

Riviera Deck

Horizon Deck

CAT E

CAT D

CAT ES

CAT C

CAT B

CAT A

CAT S

From

From

From

From

From

From

From

CAT SA From

$2,995

$3,195

$3,745

$3,695

$4,095

$4,245

$4,745

$5,495

15-Day Christmas Markets of Europe Day 1 Amsterdam Day 2 Amsterdam Cruising Day 3 Cologne Day 4 Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim Day 5 Miltenberg – Wertheim Day 6 Würzburg Day 7 Bamberg Day 8 Nuremberg

Day 9 Kelheim – Regensburg Day 10 Passau Day 11 Melk – Dürnstein Day 12 Vienna Day 13 Bratislava Day 14 Budapest Day 15 Budapest

Christmas in Europe is like something from a fairy-tale. Experience Budapest, Vienna, Regensburg and Nuremberg at their festive best during visits to their enchanting Christmas markets. Add a festive twist to your river cruise through Hungary, Holland and Germany on this 15-day yuletide adventure. See Splendours of Europe river cruise (pages 36-41) for detailed itinerary and map. 2020 Departure Date Tour Code: EWXS Dec: 1

Vista Deck

Riviera Deck

Horizon Deck

CAT E

CAT D

CAT ES

CAT C

CAT B

CAT A

CAT S

From

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From

From

From

From

From

From

$4,595

$4,995

$5,995

$6,045

$6,595

$6,895

$8,095

$9,395

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Combination river cruises If you can’t decide which magnificent part of Europe to explore next, we’ve designed four combination cruises consisting of two itineraries that will complement each other greatly.

23-Day Rhine, Main & Danube

16-Day Treasures of the Danube

Amsterdam to Bucharest

Nuremberg to Bucharest

Tour code: EBBI

Tour code: EWNU

NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

Nuremberg

GERMANY

Cologne Rhine Gorge

GERMANY

Miltenberg Rüdesheim Bamberg Wertheim Nuremberg Würzburg Passau 14 Regensburg Dürnstein SLOVAKIA Bratislava Melk Vienna Budapest AUSTRIA

Munich

Regensburg 7 Passau Dürnstein SLOVAKIA Linz Bratislava Melk Vienna Budapest AUSTRIA HUNGARY

Kalocsa Osijek

HUNGARY

Kalocsa

CROATIA

Osijek

Kostolac SERBIA

Vidin

Veliko Tarnovo

SERBIA

Bucharest

1

Iron Gates

Belgrade

Kostolac

8

1 Bucharest

Iron Gates

Belgrade

ROMANIA

8

ROMANIA

CROATIA

Vidin

Giurgiu Rousse Arbanasi

Veliko Tarnovo

Giurgiu Rousse Arbanasi

BULGARIA

BULGARIA

Day 1 Amsterdam

Day 14 Budapest

Day 2 Amsterdam Cruising

Day 15 Budapest

Day 3 Cologne

Day 16 Kalocsa Day 17 Osijek

Day 4 Rüdesheim Day 5 Miltenberg – Wertheim Day 6 Würzburg

Day 18 Belgrade Day 19 Donji Milanovac Day 20 Vidin

Day 8 Nuremberg

Day 21 Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo – Arbanasi

Day 9 Kelheim – Regensburg

Day 22 Giurgiu – Bucharest

Day 10 Passau

Day 23 Bucharest

Day 7 Bamberg

Day 11 Melk – Dürnstein Day 12 Vienna Day 13 Bratislava

Day 1 Munich – Nuremberg Day 2 Regensburg Day 3 Passau Day 4 Melk – Dürnstein Day 5 Vienna Day 6 Bratislava

Day 12 Donji Milanovac Day 13 Vidin Day 14 Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo Day 15 Giurgiu – Bucharest Day 16 Bucharest

Day 7 Budapest Day 8 Budapest Day 9 Kalocsa Day 10 Osijek Day 11 Belgrade Combining our Danube Delights (P.42) & Enchantment of Eastern Europe (P.54) itineraries

From $7,090 per person

Combining our Splendours of Europe (P.36) & Enchantment of Eastern Europe (P.54) itineraries

From $8,355 per person 104

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15-Day Three Rivers Discovery

15-Day Rhine & Rhône

Porto to Arles

Amsterdam to Arles

Tour code: EFPC

Tour code: EWAR NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam 7

Cologne GERMANY Douro River

Porto

Koblenz

Beaune Chalon-Sur-Saône

Régua Pocinho Vega de Terrón Pinhão Salamanca

7

7

PORTUGAL SPAIN

Mannheim

Saône River

Lyon Rhône River

Viviers Avignon Arles

FRANCE

Tournon FRANCE

Beaune Chalon-sur-Saône

Marseille

Saône River

Lyon

Strasbourg Breisach

Heidelberg Kehl Black Forest Basel

SWITZERLAND

7

Rhône River

Viviers Avignon Arles

Tournon

Marseille

Day 1 Porto

Day 10 Lyon

Day 1 Amsterdam

Day 11 Tournon

Day 2 Porto – Pinhão

Day 11 Tournon

Day 2 Amsterdam

Day 12 Viviers

Day 3 Pinhão – Vega de Terrón

Day 12 Viviers

Day 3 Cologne

Day 13 Avignon

Day 13 Avignon

Day 4 Koblenz

Day 14 Arles

Day 14 Arles

Day 5 Mannheim – Heidelberg

Day 15 Arles – Marseille

Day 4 Vega de Terrón – Salamanca Day 5 Pocinho – Régua Day 6 Régua

Day 15 Arles – Marseille

Day 6 Kehl – Strasbourg Day 7 Breisach

Day 7 Porto

Day 8 Basel – Lyon

Day 8 Porto – Lyon Day 9 Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune

Day 9 Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune Day 10 Lyon

Combining our Secrets of the Douro (P.94) & Sensations of Lyon & Provence (P.84) itineraries

Combining our Jewels of the Rhine (P.62) & Sensations of Lyon & Provence (P.84) itineraries

From $7,910 per person

From $7,110 per person

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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River cruise information It’s important to us that you feel completely informed before you travel, so we’ve answered a selection of our frequently asked questions, including anything from water levels and deck plans, to clothing advice and travel insurance. If we’ve missed something, please call us on 877.709.3350 or visit emeraldwaterways.com and we’ll be happy to help. Or, if you think of something while you’re on board, our friendly crew will always be on hand to assist, day or ni

River Cruise Cover On every Emerald Waterways European river cruise you’ll be automatically covered, at no extra cost, for any delays or cancellations that occur due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or strikes. We appreciate that you’ve invested a lot in your holiday and want to ensure your complete peace of mind when traveling with us. This river cruise cover is designed to give you comfort and assurance in the event of any unforeseen or unusual circumstances that may prevent you from cruising, as opposed to those which may cause minor delays or deviations. For more information on our River Cruise Cover visit emeraldwaterways.com/why-emerald/emerald-guarantee


Helpful information To answer any questions you might have, and to help you prepare for your cruise, we’ve put together some useful information below. If we haven’t answered your question, please visit our "frequently answered questions" section on our website, emeraldwaterways.com/why-emerald/FAQs.

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

WATER LEVELS Cruise itineraries may be varied due to high or low water levels, flooding, lock closures, unscheduled vessel maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond our control. If we’re unable to continue sailing certain rivers due to water level problems, we’ll do everything we can to minimize the impact it has on your vacation and make alternative arrangements for the rest of the itinerary. This could mean arranging coach transfers, organizing ship swaps, providing hotel accommodation or finding alternative attractions to visit - all of which are weather-dependent. SUN DECK The Sun Deck operational hours may be limited due to the passage through low-bridge areas or other restrictions by local authorities. This may mean that the deck is completely closed for a period of sailing time on certain rivers.

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 onboard. Many tours are conducted from 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 traveling with them, since crew availability is limited. 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 plans to gain an understanding of the layout of any particular ship. COACH TRAVEL To experience the full range of regional attractions during our itineraries, there will be a certain amount of coach travel required.

DOUBLE DOCKING In popular ports we will on occasion be required to dock next to other ships, which may mean accessing the shore via the Sun Deck, requiring you to ascend and descend stairs. This will not prevent you leaving the ship or your ability to get on and off.

DiscoverMORE OPTIONAL TOURS During your cruise, you can book a range of optional activities for a number of destinations onboard the ship. DiscoverMORE 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.

EmeraldACTIVE BICYCLES & TOURS Availability of bicycles and EmeraldACTIVE tours on bicycles is limited to the number of bicycles available on each Star-Ship.

VISA INFORMATION U.S. passport holders do not require a visa for European cruises. Regardless of nationality, it is your responsibility to ensure any visas required for the countries you’ll be visiting during the cruise have been obtained. HEALTH AND VACCINATIONS Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide. To ensure your safety throughout your cruise, seek advice regarding your specific health requirements as early as possible. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or mobility difficulties, you should inform us at the time of booking. FLIGHTS Flights may be indirect due to routes and airline schedules. TRAVEL INSURANCE We strongly advise you to take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance, which includes cover against loss of deposit or cancellation fees. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on your cruise. It’s your responsibility to ensure that the coverage you purchase is suitable and adequate for your needs and the cost of your vacation. MOBILITY Emerald Waterways welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that limitations could exist onboard and during shore

ONBOARD CURRENCY Onboard your ship, any accounts can be paid in cash in euros or by credit or debit card. CLOTHING We recommend casual and comfortable clothing; for sightseeing and walking tours you’ll need comfortable shoes. For the winter months, you’ll need a warm coat, gloves and water-resistant footwear. Dinner is an informal affair; relaxed evening wear is perfect. On certain evenings such as the Welcome and Farewell Dinners, you might like to dress up. WI-FI Wi-Fi connection availability and speed will vary depending on where the ship is positioned and the number of users. Wi-Fi can be slow to use and there may be occasions when no signal is available. Guests staying in an Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite will have complimentary use of an iPad throughout the cruise. ELECTRICITY AND VOLTAGE Onboard electricity is 220v and a European plug adaptor will be needed to use electrical items. All rooms have a hairdryer.

For more information and a full list of our frequently asked questions visit emeraldwaterways.com/why-emerald/FAQs

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Star-Ship cabin plans

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

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Our Owner’s One-Bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of the suite. A separate lounge area and outdoor balcony, complete with open-air system, allows you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather. These suites also include a selection of special features including a spacious bathroom, walkin wardrobe and Nespresso™ machine. Your complimentary mini-bar is restocked daily and, so 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 also order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in the privacy of your suite.

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B  etween 285ft2 (26.5m2) and 315ft2 (29.3m2) Outdoor private balcony with open-air system Separate bedroom and lounge area Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers W  alk-in wardrobe Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Nespresso™ machine C  omplimentary Wi-Fi Use of an iPad Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Pillow menu T  elephone 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 Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Bedside table

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Vanity unit

Balcony

Sliding glass door

Bedside table

Sliding door room partition

Queen size bed

Flatscreen TV

Lounge

Shower

Spacious bathroom

Safe Walk-in wardrobe

Dresser Mini-bar

^On board Emerald Radiance, the layout of each Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite differs, visit emeraldwaterways.com/our-ships/cabins

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Your Riverview Suite

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Guests sailing Portugal’s Douro on board Emerald Radiance will have the opportunity to book our Riverview Suite. Thoughtfully located at the back of the ship, floor-to-ceiling windows and our innovative indoor balcony system offers endless views of the magnificent locations that line the riverbanks, at any time of day.

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At 300ft² (27.9m²), the size and layout of this wonderful suite is unique to the ship and features most of the fantastic inclusions you’d expect from the Emerald Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite. Enjoy hotel-style beds, a pillow menu, a Nespresso™ machine and a complimentary in-suite mini bar.

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3  00ft2 (27.9m2) Private balcony with open-air system Separate bedroom and lounge area Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, on-board complimentary bathrobes and slippers W  alk-in wardrobe Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Nespresso™ machine C  omplimentary Wi-Fi Use of an iPad Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Pillow menu T  elephone 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

Floor-to-ce iling glass

Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Floor-to-ceiling glass

Bedside table Walk in Wardrobe

Bathroom Bathtub Shower

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

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Your Grand Balcony Suite

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Each of our Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso™ machine for that added home comfort, so 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 sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite.

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Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system

Balcony

Wardrobe

Grand Balcony Suites also offer a spacious outdoor balcony, allowing you to make the most of the beautiful landscapes and take in the fresh air. Should the weather take a turn for the worse, you needn’t worry because all it takes is the touch of a button and our state-of-the-art open-air system gets to work. The window rises from the balcony and encloses the area so that you can still sit out and admire the views together.

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B  etween 207ft2 (19.3m2) and 210ft2 (19.5m2) 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 C  omplimentary Wi-Fi 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

Sliding glass door

Dresser

Flatscreen TV

Mini-bar Safe

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Bedside table

Bathroom

Please note: Cabin 316 on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle and cabin 308 on the Rhône and Saône have a slightly varied cabin layout.

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Shower


Your Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

CAT P

CAT A

CAT R

CAT B

CAT C

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. And, with our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, we’ve gone one step further and created a completely new type of suite that’s unique to European river cruising.

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Between 160ft2 (14.9m2) and 180ft2 (16.7m2) Indoor balcony with open-air system Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Wi-Fi Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Mini-bar Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system Wardrobe

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

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 suite’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery, opening up the suite and bringing the outdoors in. In our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, you’ll find a mini-fridge, perfect for storing any gifts that need keeping cool, such as chocolates, confectionery or special local drinks. You can use your mini-fridge to keep your complimentary bottled water cool too. You’ll also find a safe for your valuables and plenty of storage.

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Safe Mini-bar

Dresser

Flatscreen TV

Bedside table

Shower

Bathroom

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

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Emerald Stateroom CAT D

CAT E

Emerald Single Stateroom

CAT F

CAT ES

Bigger than the average standard staterooms on European rivers, an Emerald Stateroom provides excellent value for money.

Our Star-Ships on the Danube, Moselle, Rhine & Rhône offer two Emerald Single Staterooms featuring a picture window and a wealth of quality facilities.

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Between 153ft2 (14.3m2) and 170ft2 (15.8m2) Picture window Queen-size or twin hotel-style beds Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Wi-Fi Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system Mini-bar Wardrobe

Picture window

Bedside table

Shower

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B etween 105ft2 (9.8m2) and 117ft2 (10.9m2) Picture window Deluxe single bed Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily Complimentary Wi-Fi Telephone Safe for your valuables Individual climate control Flat screen TV and infotainment system M ini-bar Picture window

Mini-bar Safe

Mini-bar Wardrobe Safe

Bathroom

Dresser

Bedside table

Queen size bed

Your Emerald Single Stateroom

Flatscreen TV

Single bed

Shower

Bedside table Flatscreen TV

Bathroom

To explore our Star-Ships visit emeraldwaterways.com/star-ships


Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans Emerald Sky & Emerald Star Built: 2014

Sun Deck

Length: 443ft (135m)

6

Guests: 180

4

Cabins: 91

5

Crew Members: 51

1

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

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Cabin Categories

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

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Horizon Deck

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2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

210ft (19.5m )

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

2

Vista Deck

2

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

8

Riviera Deck

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Riviera Deck

CAT SA

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

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

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

162ft2 (15m2)

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

162ft2 (15m2)

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

117ft2 (10.9m2) Balcony Balcony

Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

210ft2 (19.5m2) CAT S

180ft2 (16.7m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

162ft2 (15m2) CAT D CAT E

117ft2 (10.9m2) CAT ES

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

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Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans Emerald Dawn & Emerald Sun Built: 2015

Sun Deck

Length: 443ft (135m)

6

Guests: 180

4

Cabins: 91

5

Crew Members: 51

1

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 338329 336327 334325 332323 330321 326317 324315 322311320 318309 340331 328319 316 314 307 312 310 305 308 306 303 304 302 301

8

Vista Deck

Riviera Deck

119 117 119 117 119 119

Cabin Categories

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

1

Horizon Deck

2

Size ft (m ) 2

2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

210ft (19.5m )

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

CAT SA

11

10

309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 234 232 230 228 224 222 220 218 216 212 210 208 206 204 236 202 226 214 238 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 13 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 234233 232231 230229 228227 224223 222221 220219218 216217214215212211210209 208 206 204 236235 202201 226225 238237 11 207 205 203 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 14 237 12 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 16 118 116119114117112115110 111108109 106107 104105102103 100101

2

Vista Deck

2

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

8

Riviera Deck

9

15

11

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

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

162ft2 (15m2) 162ft2 (15m2) 117ft2 (10.9m2) Balcony Balcony Bathroom

Balcony

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

210ft2 (19.5m2) CAT S

180ft2 (16.7m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

162ft2 (15m2) CAT D CAT E

117ft2 (10.9m2) CAT ES

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges. * Cabin 316 has a slightly varied layout.

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Danube, Rhine, Main & Moselle deck plans Emerald Destiny Built: 2017

Sun Deck

Length: 443ft (135m)

6

Guests: 180

4

Cabins: 91

5

Crew Members: 51

1

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 340 338 336 334 332 330 328 326 324 322 320 318 316 314 312 310 308 306 304 302 338329 336327 334325 332323 330321 326317 324315 322311320 318309 340331 328319 316 314 307 312 310 305 308 306 303 304 302 301

8

Vista Deck

Riviera Deck

119 117 119 117 119 119

Cabin Categories

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

1

Horizon Deck

2

Size ft2 (m2)

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

210ft2 (19.5m2)

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

CAT SA

11

10

309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 309 307 305 303 301 331 329 327 325 323 321 319 317 315 311 234 232 230 228 224 222 220 218 216 212 210 208 206 204 236 226 214 238 202 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 13 238 236 234 232 230 228 226 224 222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 234233 232231 230229 228227 224223 222221 220219218 216217214215212211210209 208 206 204 236235 226225 238237 202201 11 207 205 203 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 14 237 12 217 215 211 209 207 205 203 201 237 235 233 231 229 227 225 223 221 219 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 118 116 114 112 110 108 106 104 102 100 16 118 116119114117112115110 111108109 106107 104105102103 100101

Vista Deck CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

180ft2 (16.7m2)

8

Riviera Deck

9

15

11

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

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

162ft2 (15m2) 162ft2 (15m2) 117ft2 (10.9m2) Balcony Balcony

Balcony Bedroom

Bathroom Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

210ft2 (19.5m2) CAT S

180ft2 (16.7m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

162ft2 (15m2) CAT D CAT E

117ft2 (10.9m2) CAT ES

Important Information: The cabin and deck plans, sizes and photographs are an indication only and are subject to variation. ^ Due to safety, the Sun Deck will be closed when traveling under low bridges. * Cabin 316 has a slightly varied layout.

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Rhône & Saône deck plans Emerald Liberté Built: 2017

Sun Deck

Length: 361ft (110m)

6

Guests: 136

4

Cabins: 69

Crew Members: 47

1

5

3

2

7

Horizon Deck

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

9

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

Vista Deck

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

Riviera Deck

11 15 12

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

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

Cabin Categories

1

Horizon Deck

2

Size ft (m ) 2

2

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

315ft2 (29.3m2)

3

CAT S

Grand Balcony Suite*

207ft (19.3m )

4

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

5

Size ft2 (m2)

6

CAT SA

10

11

8

2

Vista Deck

2

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

7

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

8

Riviera Deck

13

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

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

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

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

170ft2 (15.8m2)

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

170ft2 (15.8m2)

CAT ES

Emerald Single Stateroom

105ft2 (9.8m2)

Balcony

Balcony Bathroom

Balcony

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom Bedroom

Lounge Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Bathroom

Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Grand Balcony Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

Emerald Single Stateroom

315ft2 (29.3m2) CAT SA

207ft2 (19.3m2) CAT S

170ft2 (15.8m2) CAT A CAT B CAT C

170ft2 (15.8m2) CAT D CAT E

105ft2 (10.9m2)

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

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CAT ES


Douro deck plans Emerald Radiance Built: 2017

Length: 292ft (89m)

Guests: 112

Cabins: 56

Sun Deck

1

3

Crew Members: 37

5

2

4

Horizon Deck

324 324 324 324 324

322 322 322 322322

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

325 325 325 325325

323 323 323 323323

321 321 321 321321

Vista Deck

319 319 319 319319

317 317 317 317317

315 315 315 315315

311 311 311 311311

309 307 305 303 301 309 309 307 307 305 305 303 303 301 301 309 309 307 307 305 305 303 303 301301

8 9

222 220 218 216 214 212 210 208 206 204 202 222 222 220 220 218 218 216 216 214 214 212 212 210 210 208 208 206 206 204 204 202 202 222222 220 220 218218 216216 214214 212212 210210 208 208 206 206204 204 202 202 223 221 223 223 221 221 223223 221221

219 219 219 219219

217 215 217 217 215 215 217217 215215

211 211 211 211211

6

7

12

8

209 207 205 203 201 209 209 207 207 205 205 203 203 201 201 209 209 207 207 205 205203 203 201201

Riviera Deck

110 110 110 110110

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

8

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

Cabin Categories Horizon Deck

Size ft (m ) 2

2

CAT RA

Emerald Riverview Suite

300ft2 (27.9m2)

3

CAT SA

Owner's One-Bedroom Suite

285ft (26.5m )

4

2

2

CAT P

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

170ft2 (15.8m2)

5

CAT A

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160ft2 (14.9m2)

6

CAT R

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

188ft2 (17.5m2)

CAT B

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160ft2 (14.9m2)

CAT C

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

160ft2 (14.9m2)

Vista Deck

7 8 9 10 11 12

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

Size ft2 (m2)

Riviera Deck

Size ft2 (m2)

CAT D

Emerald Stateroom

170ft2 (15.8m2)

CAT E

Emerald Stateroom

160ft2 (14.9m2)

CAT F

Emerald Stateroom

153ft2 (14.3m2)

Bedroom

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

1 2

Balcony

Bedroom

Lounge Lounge Bedroom

Bathroom Entry

Bathroom

Bedroom Bathroom

Entry

Bathroom

Entry

Entry

Emerald Riverview Suite

Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald Stateroom

300ft2 (27.9m2) CAT RA

285ft2 (26.5m2) CAT SA

188ft2 (17.5m2) - 160ft2 (14.9m2)

153ft2 (14.3m2) - 170ft2 (15.82)

CAT P

CAT A

CAT R

CAT B

CAT C

CAT D

CAT E

CAT F

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

To book call 877.709.3350 or contact your local travel professional

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Booking conditions Emerald Waterways is a brand owned and operated by Scenic Tours (USA), Inc. Any reference herein to “Emerald” refers to Scenic Tours (USA), 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. General. Emerald operates tours within the United States, and serves as a booking agent for tours operated by third-party service providers (“Providers”) in other countries. Emerald reserves the right to provide the tour or any portion thereof either directly through its own personnel or through third party service providers. You hereby acknowledge and agree that where any tour or part of the tour, accommodations, flights or any other goods or services are provided by a third party (collectively, “Third Party Services”) and not directly by Emerald Waterways, Emerald is not liable for any dispute or claim with respect to or arising from any Third Party Services including, without limitation, any losses, damages, breach of contract, negligence or other claims or damages arising from the acts or omissions of the Providers thereof and, therefore, you are required to pursue any such claims solely against the relevant Provider. 2. Important Travel Information. You acknowledge and agree that there are general risks associated with traveling, which are beyond Emerald’s control and, as such, Emerald is not liable for any loss, cost or damage you may incur as a result thereof. Such general risks include, but are not limited to, 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, and other Force Majeure Events (as defined below); hazards associated with traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of transportation; high winds; heavy fog; high water levels; low water levels; flooding; lock closures; unscheduled vessel or vehicle maintenance or for any other circumstances beyond Emerald’s 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. Furthermore, it is your sole responsibility to make your own inquiries regarding your trip, including any relevant government travel safety warnings. 3. Travel Insurance. You are urged to arrange comprehensive travel insurance to cover 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 insure yourself. For your convenience, Emerald offers its clients the opportunity to purchase travel protection through TripMate, Inc. We act as a broker. Once purchased, the Travel Protection Plan premium is non-refundable. 4. Tour Price. The “Tour Price” is the total amount listed on your itinerary. All Tour Prices are quoted in U.S. Dollars. Emerald reserves the right to vary 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 tour related costs or tariffs. If Emerald has received the full amount of the Tour Price from you, there will be no increases to your Tour price, regardless of any increases in the tour costs inside or outside of our control. If you have not paid the full amount of the Tour Price, and we must vary your Tour Price due to an increase in tour costs outside of Emerald’s control, any increase Emerald applies to the Tour Price will be only to the extent required to meet such additional costs. Emerald reserves the right not to honor any published prices that Emerald determines were erroneous due to printing, electronic or clerical error. 5. Items Included in Your Tour Price. Subject to the conditions and limitations set forth herein, the following items are included in the Tour Price provided that they are expressly listed on your itinerary: Intercity Travel. By motorcoach (bus) or by cruise (boat). Air Travel. Although designated air travel may or may not be included, you are responsible for timely arrival at the gateway for your tour. Failure to arrive at the gateway in a timely fashion may result in cancellation of your tour and loss of the Tour Price. Internal flights may be included if listed on your itinerary. Tour Director. All tours are conducted in English by a professional cruise or tour director. Accommodations. Tour Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a room with a private bath or shower. Single accommodations are available on some, but not all, tours for a single supplement rate, payable at the time of booking. If at any time during the tour you consider your rooming partner to be unsuitable, Emerald will attempt to arrange single accommodation for you for the remainder of the tour, subject to availability. Details of price and availability of single accommodation can be obtained at the time of booking. Floorplans and deck plans are indicative only and are not drawn to scale. Pictures of hotel rooms or cabins may not represent the actual accommodation provided during the tour. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower- floor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special hotel room requests are not guaranteed and are based on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability at time of check-in. Emerald reserves the right to substitute hotel accommodations of a similar standard in place of any advertised hotel. Emerald is not responsible for the size or quality of the hotel rooms provided. Tour Prices are based upon the cabin categories listed on the itinerary. Upgrades are subject to availability and require payment of additional fees. Emerald cannot guarantee the availability of pre- and post-tour accommodations. Airport Transfers. Airport transfers are available only on the first and last day of your tour and at times designated by Emerald. 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 prior to tour or after tour will be provided with airport transfers to or from their hotel. If your airline booking is not made by Emerald, you must ensure your flight details are provided to Emerald. 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 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. Meals. Only those meals identified on the itinerary are included. You must advise Emerald in writing of any and all special dietary needs at the time of booking. Emerald will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your dietary requests, but cannot guarantee that any requests can be met. Beverages. If your itinerary includes booking on an Emerald “Star-Ship,” all standard beverages are included in the tour price during lunch and dinner while you are on board. This includes beer, wine, bottled water and soft drinks. It also includes daily replenishment of minibars in the Owner’s One-bedroom Suite & Riverview Suite. Selected items, such as spirits, and French champagne, are not included and will be subject to an additional charge. Otherwise, beverages will only be included when listed on the itinerary. Sightseeing. The entrance fees for sightseeing, excursions and other places of interest that are listed are included. “Discover More” - Optional tours. Additional activities

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undertaken by you such as sightseeing tours purchased by you in addition or instead of those activities outlined in this brochure are not included in your Tour Price and incur an additional cost. Additional activities are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum and maximum number of participants to operate. Gratuities/Tips. Gratuities and tips are included on tours and river cruises operated by Emerald and that are listed on your itinerary. All other gratuities and tips are the customer’s responsibility. Sales Taxes. Sales taxes assessed by US authorities as identified on your itinerary are included in the Tour Price. Unused Services. No refunds are available with respect of any unused services or amenitiesmade available to you. 6. Items Not Included in Your Tour Price. The only items included in your Tour Price are those identified above and expressly identified on your itinerary. Therefore, the following items, without limitation, are not included in the Tour Price: (a) airfare not specifically included in your itinerary; (b) airline and other taxes or government charges other than the state sales taxes listed above; (c) gratuities and shore excursions on ocean cruises unless otherwise stated in the itinerary; (d) fees associated with any optional activities including entrance fees: (e) fees associated with any accommodation upgrades (if available); (f) meals not specifically included in your itinerary; (g) beverages (other than included beverages on Emerald Star-Ships.); (h) fees for laundry; (i) passport or visa fees; (j) vaccinations or other medical services or requirements; and (k) 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. 7. Booking/Payment. Booking Deposit. You must pay the deposit listed on the itinerary (the “ Deposit”) at the time of booking your travel. Your Booking will be automatically canceled if your deposit is not received by Emerald on or before the due date. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, except as otherwise stated herein. Final Payment. The balance of the Tour Price must be paid no later than 90 days prior to the tour departure date. Failure to pay the balance within 90 days of the tour departure date will result in cancellation of your trip and loss of the deposit. Bookings Within 90 Days. If you place a booking with Emerald within 90 days or less of your chosen departure date, full payment of the Tour Price is required before we can request and confirm your booking. If the tour is not able to be fully confirmed, then we will refund all funds paid to us, and Emerald will have no further obligations or liability to you in respect of your booking. Late Booking Fee. A late booking fee of $50.00 per booking is payable on all bookings made within 21 days of tour departure. Variation Fee. An administration fee of $50.00 is payable for each variation to your booking (except variation to the tour departure date, which will attract cancellation fees, as set out below). Emerald may choose to accept or reject your request for variation in its sole discretion. Payments to Travel Agents. In the event you booked your tour through a travel agent, your travel agent may forward your deposit or final payment to Emerald on your behalf. Emerald is not responsible for any payments made to travel agents and, therefore, a payment to your travel agent will not be deemed a payment to Emerald unless and until such payment is received by Emerald and the funds fully clear. 8. Cancellation by Traveler. Cancellation Notice. Cancellation notices must be issued to Emerald in writing during its regular office hours. Any changes to your tour departure date or name changes will be deemed a cancellation and the applicable cancellation fees will apply. Cancellation Fees. In the event of cancellation, you will be liable to pay Emerald cancellation fees calculated in accordance with the following table. Please note that in the event of cancellation you may also be obligated to pay cancellation fees to third parties including, without limitation,airlines. NO. OF DAYS’ NOTICE PRIOR TO TOUR COMMENCEMENT FOR EMERALD WATERWAYS SHIPS

FOR THIRD PARTY SHIPS and TOURS

90 days and greater 89-60 days 59-30 days Less than 30 days

180 days and greater 179-60 days 59-30 days Less than 30 days

CANCELLATION FEE Loss of Tour Deposit 35% of Tour Price 50% of Tour Price 100% of Tour Price

9. Air Travel. Airfare From price is based on low season; a high season surcharge will apply to some dates. Applicable airline and airfare will be advised at time of airfare booking. All airfare prices are an indication only and subject to confirmation. Air Reservations/Ticketing. Payment in full is required for all airfares at the time of booking. Airline Seating & Special Requests. Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Emerald does not hold block space on any airline and therefore does not provide any assurance of seat availability for every single tour departure date. Seat assignments and meal preferences may be requested at time of booking but remain subject to availability on a first come first served basis. Emerald does not assure any such requests will be granted. Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats and some may impose additional charges for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by any airline will be at your sole expense. Seating is solely under the control of the airline, as are the itinerary changes resulting from flight delays and schedule changes. Flight cancellations, delays and schedule changes are the sole responsibility of the airline and Emerald accepts no responsibility or liability for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes, Fees and Restrictions. All airfares quoted at the time of your booking, will be based on round trip purchase and will include air-related taxes, fees and fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as checked baggage fees, seat selections and/or any other services are your sole responsibility. Cancellations. The cancellation fees listed above do not include any cancellation fees that may be imposed by the airlines. In cases when paper tickets are issued, no refund will be made for canceled air tickets until tickets are returned to Emerald. Non-refundable tickets cannot be refunded under any condition. Please ensure that any returned airline tickets are sent by certified or registered mail. Lost ticket replacement can take up to one year and processing fees may be assessed. 10. Tour Variations, Delays, Etc. Itinerary Variations. While Emerald will make reasonable efforts to operate the tour in accordance with your itinerary, changes or substitutions may be necessary for reasons outside Emerald’s control or other Force Majeure Events (as defined in paragraph 12). At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order; hotels may also vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On tours that include cruises, the ship may be changed due to operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, slight itinerary variations may occur, and certain activities may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. Availability of certain activities may also be limited due to itinerary variations. If your tour enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations,

please check with your Travel Agent before making your reservation. Emerald 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 or advisable. Your travel experience in a substituted vessel or motorcoach may materially differ from your original accommodations. River conditions (including repair or maintenance work on canal or river banks, bridges, lock or docks) may provide Emerald with short notice of necessary or advisable changes to your itinerary. Emerald is not liable to you for any variations in the tour itinerary caused by Force Majeure Events or the events described in Section 2. Tour Cancellation. Your booking is conditional on Emerald receiving a minimum number of bookings to operate the tour and ensure an enjoyable group atmosphere. Where sufficient numbers, as determined by Emerald in its sole discretion, are not achieved, Emerald may cancel or suspend a scheduled departure of the tour. Emerald will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide notice of canceled or suspended tours at least 60 days prior to the scheduled departure date. Emerald will endeavor to notify you of any changes to your tour itinerary in the following manner: (a) if prior to your tour departure, by telephone, email or mail; and (b) if during your tour, personally by your Cruise Director or Tour Director. In the event a tour or cruise is canceled by Emerald for any reason prior to departure, Emerald will use commercially reasonable efforts to offer the closest available tour or cruise departure. If the replacement tour price is less than the scheduled tour, you will receive a refund in the amount of the difference or if the replacement tour is more than the scheduled tour you will be required to pay the 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, then this Contract will be terminated and Emerald will refund all monies that you paid directly to Emerald and Emerald will have no further liability to you. Emerald 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 or other third party. Tour Delay. Where Emerald delays the departure of a tour or cruise, for whatever reason, for more than 7 days, as your sole and exclusive remedy you may terminate this Contract and Emerald will either: (a) provide you with a full refund of all amounts paid to Emerald; or (b) provide you with a credit towards future tours with Emerald which will be valid for 24 months from the date you notify us of the termination of this Contract. 11. General Notices, Conditions and Safety Matters. Sun Deck. Operation hours may be limited due to the passage of low bridges or other restrictions by local authorities. Noise, Vibration and Odor. While Emerald takes reasonable steps to minimize noise, vibration and odors on the cruise ships, you acknowledge and accept that some noise, vibration and intermittent odors may be experienced on vessels and that Emerald will not be liable to you in relation to any such noise, vibration or odors. Young Passengers. Children under 12 years old are ineligible to participate in our tours, except for applicable Christmas tours and cruises, and then only if accepted by Emerald in its sole discretion. Due to the availability of alcohol on many of our vacation packages, children and other persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 (an “Adult”) and must share their accommodation with that Adult. Bus Safety. You acknowledge and agree that if you travel on a bus or motorcoach as a part of a tour, you are required to comply with any and all recommended safety requirements including, without limitation, remaining seated at all times while in the bus or motorcoach and wearing a safety belt while seated in the motorcoach. Neither Emerald nor its affiliates or Providers shall have any liability to you or any third party for any injuries, illness or death resulting from your failure to adhere to applicable safety recommendations. Physically Challenged Guests. Emerald strives to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all passengers. Sightseeing in many historic towns and cities can only be undertaken by walking tours of up to 5 km (3.2 miles), often on uneven surfaces. Some tours include mountain excursions involving high altitudes. Consequently, a reasonably adequate (and sometimes high) level of fitness is required for many of our tours. 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 will not provide any refunds if you are not able to participate in any portion of the tour. Most transportation services are not equipped with elevators or wheelchair ramps, and cabin doors and rest rooms may not be wide enough to provide access for standard wheelchairs. Emerald will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of its physically challenged guests, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so. Nor is it responsible for any denial of service by vessel operators, air carriers, hotels, restaurants or other Providers. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to our customers for walking, dining, getting on and off vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, or for other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany travelers who need assistance and must assume full responsibility for their well being. Please note that motorized scooters are not suitable on international tours, and are may not be permitted in certain countries. 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 tour, or if necessary for your own safety and that of other passengers, withdrawal from the tour. If Emerald, or our staff or Providers are of the view you are negatively affecting your own health, safety or enjoyment, or that of other passengers, Emerald may terminate your continued participation in the tour immediately and in such event, Emerald will not be liable to you for any loss, cost or damage resulting from your withdrawal from the tour. If you are withdrawn from the tour, you must make your own travel arrangements at your own expense. You hereby acknowledge and agree that neither Emerald, nor any of its affiliates or Providers, are responsible for any damages, costs or expenses that may arise from the decision to exclude an individual from participating on all or any portion of an Emerald tour, or from any activities or accommodations on an Emerald tour. Passport/ Visas. You must have a passport valid for six months past the expected end date of your tour. It is also your responsibility to obtain valid entry visas for all countries where so required, prior to departure. Failure to obtain correct documentation may affect your participation in all or any portion of the tour. Emerald will not provide any refunds if you are not able to participate in the tour, or any part thereof. You will be responsible for any costs you incur as a result of your failure to obtain the required documentation including, without limitation, any costs associated with rejoining the tour or returning home. Vaccinations. Immunization requirements vary from country to country. Please consult your personal physician, a local public health board or the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta (404-322-4559 or www.cdc.gov/travel). Required inoculations, if Booking conditions any, must be recorded by traveler’s health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate which the traveler must carry for proof of inoculation where required. Smoking. You acknowledge that vessels, motorcoaches and other vehicles, restaurants, hotels and other accommodations do not permit smoking. Although Emerald may attempt to provide opportunities for smoking during the tour, Emerald does not guarantee such opportunities will be available. 12. Force Majeure. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, 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 any other disruption, delay, damage or loss resulting from any action, omission or event outside the reasonable control of Emerald. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Emerald is not liable for any delay or any failure by Emerald 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 Force Majeure Event, Emerald’s obligations are suspended for the duration of the Force Majeure Event. Emerald 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 notifies you of the Force Majeure Event. 13. Waivers; Limitations of Liability; Disclaimers; Indemnification Waiver of Responsibility. Without intending to limit the generality of the other limitations and disclaimers set forth herein, You hereby acknowledge and agree that Emerald 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 tour risks or other aspects of the 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 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 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’s control. You further acknowledge and agree that, in issuing tickets and coupons for transportation of the customer by any means and making arrangements for hotel or other accommodation, Emerald is not acting as principal but only as agent for the companies, corporations or persons providing or offering the means of transportation and accommodation and, therefore, accepts no responsibility for their acts or omissions. Limitation of Indirect and Consequential Damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, neither emerald nor its providers or suppliers shall be liable to you or any third party for any special, incidental, indirect and/or consequential damages of any kind, resulting from their performance or failure to perform pursuant to the terms of this contract or any other documentation entered into in connection herewith, or resulting from the furnishing, performance or use of any of emerald’ s products or services, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Exclusive Remedy; Limitation of Direct Damages. You hereby acknowledge and agree that your sole remedy in the event of a breach by emerald of any of its obligations hereunder shall be limited to one of the following remedies, as applicable: (a) in the case of goods, in emerald’s sole discretion, repair or replacement of such damaged or faulty goods with the same or equivalent goods or the reimbursement of the amount you paid for such goods, or (b) in the case of services, in emerald’s sole discretion, supplying the services again or reimbursing the cost you paid for the supply of such services. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, however, in no event will the total aggregate liability of emerald and its providers and suppliers for any claims, losses or damages whatsoever arising out of this contract exceed the total fees paid by you and actually received by emerald with respect to the tour or cruise with respect to which the claim arose. The limitations of liability and exclusion of certain damages set forth herein shall apply regardless of the success or effectiveness of other remedies. Disclaimer of Warranties. To the fullest extent permitted by law, and except as otherwise expressly set forth herein, emerald makes no representations or warranties, and hereby disclaims any other representations or warranties, express or implied, arising by law or otherwise, with regard to any of its products and services, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, any implied warranty arising from the course of performance, course of dealing or usage of trade, or any implied warranties pertaining to title. Without limiting the foregoing, emerald does not warrant that your tour will be without delay, interruption or change. Class Action Waiver. This contract provides for the exclusive resolution of disputes through individual legal action on guest’s own behalf instead of through any class action. Even if the applicable law provides otherwise, guest agrees that any arbitration or lawsuit against emerald whatsoever shall be litigated by guest individually and not as a member of any class action or as part of a class action, and guest expressly agrees to waive any law entitling guest to participate in a class action. If guest’s claim is subject to arbitration under paragraph 16 below, the arbitrator shall have no authority to arbitrate claims on a class action basis. Guest agrees that this section shall not be severable under any circumstances from the arbitration clause set forth in paragraph 16 below, and if for any reason this class action waiver is unenforceable as to any particular claim, then and only then such claim shall not be subject to arbitration. Indemnification. In consideration of the services and arrangements provided by Emerald, you, for yourself and for your heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, hold harmless and agree to indemnify Emerald and its owners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, subcontractors and employees from any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise which may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with your vacation package and any activities conducted in conjunction therewith. Acknowledgment of Waiver of Rights. Regardless of the situation or circumstances giving rise to a claim, you are hereby waiving rights and remedies that you may otherwise have under applicable law if you did not enter into and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions including, without limitation, limitation of remedies, waiver of warranties and limitations on your right to seek damages against Emerald and certain third parties. In consideration of participating in my vacation package, my signature on my journey application indicates that I have, on the date shown, read and understood this document and I acknowledge that it affects my legal rights and agree to be bound by its terms. My signature also signifies my intention to relieve and indemnify Emerald, its owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors and subcontractors from any liability for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death which I might suffer during my participation in the scheduled vacation package. Survival. This Paragraph 13 shall survive any termination of the Contract. 14. Recovery Fund for Consumers CALIFORNIA. This transaction is covered by the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund (TCRF) if the Seller of Travel was registered and participating in the TCRF at the time of sale and the passenger is located in California at the time of payment. Eligible passengers may file a claim with TCRF if the passenger is owed a refund of more than $50 for transportation or travel services which the seller of travel failed to forward to a proper provider or such money was not refunded to you when required. The maximum amount which may be paid by the TCRF to any one passenger is the total amount paid on behalf of the passenger to the Seller of Travel, not to exceed $15,000. A claim must be submitted to the TCRF within 12 months after the scheduled completion date of the travel. A claim must include sufficient documentation to prove your claim and a $35 processing fee.

Claimants must agree to waive their right to other civil remedies against a registered participating Seller of Travel for matters arising out of a sale for which you file a TCRF claim. You may request a claim form by writing to: Travel Consumer Restitution Corporation; P.O. Box 6001; Larkspur, CA 94977-6001; or by visiting TCRC’s website at: www.tcrcinfo.org. WASHINGTON. If transportation or other services are canceled by the Seller of Travel, all sums paid to the Seller of Travel for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the Seller of Travel and the purchaser will be refunded within thirty (30) days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the vendor, the funds shall be returned within fourteen (14) days after cancellation by the Seller of Travel to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests the Seller of Travel to apply the money to another travel product and/or date. NEVADA. RECOVERY FUND FOR CONSUMERS DAMAGED BY SELLERS OF TRAVEL. You may be eligible for payment from the Recovery Fund if you have paid money to a Seller of Travel registered in Nevada for the purchase of travel services or a vacation certificate and you have suffered certain financial damages as a result of the transaction. To obtain information relating to your rights under the Recovery Fund and the filing of a claim for recovery from the Recovery Fund, you may contact the Consumer Affairs Division of the Department of Business and Industry at the following locations: SOUTHERN NEVADA: 1850 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 101, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104, Phone: (702) 486-7355, Fax: (702) 486-7371, e-mail: ncad@fyiconsumer.org NORTHERN NEVADA: 4600 Kietzke Lane, Building B, Suite 113, Reno, Nevada 89502, Phone: (775) 688-1800, Fax: (775) 688-1803, e-mail: ncad@fyiconsumer.org 15. State Registrations CALIFORNIA. Scenic Tours (USA), Inc. is registered with the State of California as a Seller of Travel, CST2113082-40 and is a participant in the Travel Consumer Restitution Fund which provides restitution in certain circumstances to guests who are residents of California. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. This business has a trust account in the amount of $25,000. FLORIDA. Scenic Tours (USA), Inc. is registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel, Registration No. ST38992. 16. Governing Law/Jurisdiction; Dispute Resolution; Waiver of Jury Trial. All disputes arising under or in any way related to this Contract, including the enforceability and interpretation of this Contract (each, a “Dispute”), shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, without giving effect to its conflicts of laws rules or principles. Any Dispute shall be submitted for binding arbitration under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association in an arbitration conducted in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The Dispute will be resolved by a single arbitrator selected by the American Arbitration Association. There will be judicial review of the arbitrator’s decision if either side can show plain error in the application of the law or be able to show an abuse of discretion with respect to factual findings. The parties waive the right to rely upon any state or federal law or statute which creates an exception to enforcement of the requirement that all Disputes be resolved pursuant to arbitration as set forth in this paragraph. If the right to seek arbitration is for any reason waived by both parties, or if judicial review of any arbitration decision is sought, any action or legal proceeding to enforce any provision hereof, or based on any right arising out of, this Contract shall be brought exclusively in the state and federal courts having jurisdiction in and for Clark County, Nevada, and all of the parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and of the appropriate appellate courts in any such action or legal proceeding and waive any objection to venue or jurisdiction in connection therewith. In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Contract, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial. This paragraph 16 shall survive any termination of the Contract. 17. Entire Agreement. This Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior understanding or discussions, whether oral or in writing. 18. Notices. Any questions or notices pertaining to your Booking or these Terms and Conditions shall be addressed to: Scenic Tours (USA), One Financial Center, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111 19. Waiver. Emerald may only waive a right or remedy created under these Terms and Conditions in writing. Emerald’s delay in exercising a right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy, nor does any waiver by Emerald (either wholly or in part) operate as a subsequent waiver of the same or any other right. 20. Amendment. Emerald may make changes to these Terms and Conditions from time to time. When these changes are made, Emerald will make a new copy of the Terms andConditions available at http://www.emeraldwaterways.com. Please review to that Web address from time to time to determine if there have been any changes. 21. Survival. Any term which is, by its nature, intended to survive termination of these Terms and Conditions survives termination. 22. Interpretation. 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 and permitted assigns; (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 on the basis that this Contract was prepared by Emerald (7) a reference to a natural person includes their personal representatives; and (8) unless specifically indicated otherwise, the word “or” is used in the inclusive sense of “and/or” and not the exclusive sense of “either/or.” 23. Third Party Rights. You acknowledge and agree that Emerald’s affiliates may be third party beneficiaries to these Terms and Conditions and shall be entitled to directly enforce, and rely upon, any provision herein which confers a benefit on (or rights in favor of) them. Other than as expressly authorized by Emerald, no other person or company shall be third party beneficiaries to these Terms and Conditions. 24. Brochure Validity. The Tour Brochure is valid for departure dates from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, unless otherwise indicated on individual itineraries, and the Tour Brochure supersedes all previous Tour Brochures.

26. River Cruising Guarantee The river cruising guarantee is provided by ACE Insurance Limited, A Chubb Company ABN 23 001 642 020 AFSL No. 239687 of 28 O’Connell Street Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 (Chubb). For full terms and conditions of the policy, please refer to www.emeraldwaterways. com/why-emerald/ emerald-guarantee. Alterations to Your Itinerary or the Tour/journey may include: (a) substitution of vessels for part or the whole of a Tour/journey; (b) cabin changes on a vessel; (c) additional embarkations and disembarkations; (d) substitution of alternate transportation, including the use of motor coaches; (e) substitution of hotel accommodation for accommodation on a vessel; (f) alterations to arrival and departure times; (g) alterations to sightseeing activities; and (h) reductions or increases in the time spent at a location. If the Operator substitute any vessel, motor coach or accommodation under this clause 5, they will use reasonable endeavors to provide You with a substitution of equivalent specification or quality, but some services and facilities may not be available for all substitute arrangements. Any changes to Your Itinerary will be notified to You: (a) if prior to Your Tour/journey Departure Date, by phone, email or post using the Guest Contact Details; or (b) if during Your Tour/journey, personally by Your Cruise Director or Tour/journey Director. To the maximum extent permitted by law, You agree that We are not liable to You for, and You release Us from, any cost, claim, loss, damage or expense whatsoever arising either directly or indirectly in connection with any alteration to Your Itinerary or substitution carried out in accordance with this clause 5, including without limitation any: (a) claim for distress, disappointment or loss of enjoyment arising from the alteration; (b) additional personal expenses incurred by You, including for food, beverages and personal items; or (c) costs associated with any other travel arrangements affected by the changes, including any costs and expenses incurred by You for canceling or changing those other arrangements or arising from a failure to meet a connection. 27. Contract Details. To make, change or cancel a booking or to make any inquiries regarding a Booking or to otherwise give us any notice in accordance with the Contract, You should contact Your travel agent or Our customer service center as follows: Email: info@emeraldwaterways.com Telephone Brochure: 844.274.0497 Postal: Emerald Waterways (USA), One Financial Center, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111. This is the Customer Service Contact Address. Our customer service center is open from 9.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 7.00pm Saturday (excluding public holidays) (Eastern Time). This is a legal document. If you do not understand any of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions or the legal implications of agreeing to any such terms or conditions, we recommend that you seek independent legal advice from an attorney or other qualified professional. OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION Clothing. We recommend smart casual and comfortable clothing. Please bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing, which includes walking over rough and uneven ground. Dinner attire is casual-open-neck shirts, slacks and dresses. Coats and ties may be worn but are not required. The Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners are dressy but not formal. For winter months we recommend a warm coat, gloves, water-resistant footwear and an umbrella. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as you will need these daily while sightseeing, which includes climbing through ruins and crossing rough ground. Closed-in shoes are recommended to keep out the dust and sand. Laundry. Laundry services are available on river cruise ships at an additional charge. There is no dry cleaning on river cruise ships. Internet Services. Internet Services are available on board Emerald Star-Ships and your cruise at no additional charge. Internet availability and quality may vary from country to country and can also be affected by technical issues, weather or unfavorable terrains and other factors outside our control. We do not guarantee the availability and quality of Internet connections. Dining. Dining rooms are single dining sessions, open unreserved seating. The restaurant manager is responsible for the seating arrangements. Currency and Credit Cards. Most countries visited in Europe will use the Euro although some still have their own local currency. Many locations accept major credit cards. ATM machines are located onshore at some stops. Prior to departure passengers should confirm that their ATM card and PIN will work overseas. All purchases on board are charged to the passenger’s shipboard account. The on board currency on river cruise ships is the Euro. Shipboard accounts may be paid by Euro or by Credit Card. The onboard currency on Russian river cruise ships is the Ruble. Shipboard accounts can only be paid by credit card. RIVER CRUISING Any ticket for European Cruising including without limitation France and Russia 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). Cruise Director. An experienced English-speaking Cruise Director accompanies every departure on Emerald “Star-Ships.” They are there to ensure your comfort, answer questions and make your holiday relaxed and memorable. Cruise Directors are employed by Emerald. On Board Language. The language on board Emerald Star-Ships is English. All staff, crew and tour guides speak English and all announcements and lectures will be made in English Medical Services. River Cruise Ships (with the exception of Russia) 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 cannot provide a personal escort for medical visits. We strongly recommend travel insurance. Neither Emerald nor its Providers are liable for providing medical care or follow-up medical care or supervision that you may require or choose to accept during the tour. Electricity. On board electricity is 220V. A power plug adapter will be required to use small appliances such as electric shavers, clocks, mobile phone chargers, etc. Emerald does not provide the required adapters. Hairdryers and Safes are available on board the Emerald Star-Ships. Group Sizes. The number of participants will be limited to 40 guests on each coach for land tours over nine days in duration. Deposit Protection Plan. Our Deposit Protection Plan is available at a cost of $125 per person per Tour excluding Russian cruises and Russian cruises and tours. The cost is nonrefundable and must be paid at the time of Booking Your Tour. The Deposit Protection Plan does not, nor is it intended to, replace travel insurance. Details and terms and conditions of the Deposit Protection Plan are available on Our Website. 2020 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 are available to residents of the 50 United States only, are capacity coltrolled and 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.

25. Independent Legal Advice. This is a legal document. If you do not understand any of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions or the legal implications of agreeing to any such terms or conditions, we recommend that you seek independent legal advice from an attorney or other qualified professional.

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