Emerald Offers Cruisers Free Air


Emerald Waterways is kicking off the new year with a free air deal on 2017 sailings.

All guests booking a Balcony Suite, including Panorama Balcony Suite, Riverview Suite, Grand Balcony Suite and Owner’s One Bedroom Suite, on any 2017 Europe river cruise itinerary will get free round-trip airfare from major Canadian and US gateways.

Travellers booking a stateroom cabin category on a Europe itinerary will be eligible for a reduced airfare rate of $795 p.p. Guests wishing to book their own air will receive $1,000 air credit in lieu of flights ($600 for guests booking staterooms). This offer is good on bookings made between Jan. 1 and March 31.

Emerald offers river cruises on the Rhine, Rhone, Douro, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers, with journeys ranging from eight to 24 days.

New for 2017, the eight-day Secrets of the Douro sailing aboard the new Emerald Radiance features stops in Portugal and Spain. Highlights include the Roman ruins in Lamego, Portuguese cooking and cocktail demonstrations, pre-historic carvings showcased in Coa Valley Museum and dinner at a traditional local wine estate.

Also new is the eight-day Sensations of Southern France voyage travels from Lyon to Arles along the Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the new Emerald Liberté. Guests will visit several of the country villages that are synonymous with this region and be introduced to its history with tours of the area’s castles, palaces and ruins.