With demand increasing for European river cruises, Emerald Cruises has added four additional 2023 sailing dates to three of its most popular river cruise itineraries.
Two new dates have been added to Emerald Cruises’ Christmas cruise season, which takes guests to the Christmas markets of such European cities as Budapest, Vienna and Cologne. The Douro River cruise season has also been extended, with two new dates inviting guests to enjoy the sights and tastes of Portugal into the autumn and the holiday seasons.
Visiting Christmas Markets is an ideal way to spend time experiencing the festive season in the heart of Europe, and two additional sailings have been added to the 2023 calendar to help guests explore: the eight-day Christmas Markets on the Rhine departing on Dec. 16, 2023 and the eight-day Christmas Markets on the Danube departing on Nov.24, 2023.
The eight-day Christmas Markets on the Rhine Cruise between Basel and Amsterdam calls on some of Germany’s favorite markets in Cologne, Koblenz and Strasbourg in addition to Amsterdam, where guests can sip glühwein, sample traditional holiday treats and shop to their hearts content. Fares for the Dec. 16, 2023 sailing start from CDN$4,045 per person and reduced airfare of $295 per person based on double occupancy when booked by Dec 31, 2022.
The eight-day Christmas Markets on the Danube is a festive twist on Emerald Cruises’ classic itinerary. Visits to the Christmas markets in Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia and Regensburg, Germany offer guests the chance to experience the holidays across four different countries. Fares for the Nov. 24, 2023 sailing start from CDN$3,995 per person and reduced airfare of $295 per person based on double occupancy when booked by Dec. 31, 2022.
Sailing roundtrip from Porto, the eight-day Secrets of the Douro itinerary departs Nov. 18 and Nov. 25, 2023, fares start at CDN$4,895 per person and reduced airfare of $395 per person based on double occupancy when booked by Dec. 31, 2022.
Go to www.emeraldcruises.ca for more.