Emerald Cruises adds Christmas Market and Douro sailings to 2023 Europe lineup

Emerald Cruises adds Christmas Market and Douro sailings to 2023 Europe lineup

VANCOUVER — Emerald Cruises has announced four additional 2023 sailing dates to three of its most popular river cruise itineraries.

Two new dates have been added to the cruise line’s Christmas season, which takes guests to cities like Budapest, Vienna and Cologne. The popular Douro River cruise season has also been extended, with two new dates that take in the sights of Portugal into the autumn and holiday seasons.

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Two additional sailings have been added to the 2023 calendar: the eight-day ‘Christmas Markets on the Rhine,’ departing Dec. 16, 2023, and the eight-day ‘Christmas Markets on the Danube,’ departing Nov. 24, 2023.

The Rhine itinerary sails between Basel and Amsterdam and calls on some of Germany’s favourite Christmas markets in Cologne, Koblenz and Strasbourg, in addition to Amsterdam. Fares for the Dec. 16, 2023 sailing start from $4,045 per person and reduced airfare of $295 per person, based on double occupancy, when booked by Dec. 31, 2022.

The Danube itinerary is a festive twist on Emerald’s classic itinerary, featuring visits to Christmas markets in Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Regensburg (Germany). Fares for the Nov. 24, 2023 sailing start from $3,995 per person and reduced airfare of $295 per person, based on double occupancy, when booked by Dec. 31, 2022.

 

SECRETS OF THE DOURO

Sailing roundtrip from Porto, the eight day ‘Secrets of the Douro’ itinerary features included excursions like a visit to an 18th-century vineyard estate in Quinta do Tedo, canoeing in Régua, a guided tour of Salamanca, and dinner at Quinta de Pacheca wine estate.

Two new sailings have been added for ‘Secrets of the Douro,’ extending the season further into autumn season. Departing Nov. 18 and 25, 2023, fares start at $4,895 per person and reduced airfare of $395 per person, based on double occupancy, when booked by Dec. 31, 2022.

 

For more information go to www.emeraldcruises.ca or call 1-855-444-0161. Brochures are available for order or download on the website.