VANCOUVER — Emerald Cruises Canada is ushering in wave season early with a new campaign and big savings on most 2023 and 2024 small ship river cruises.
Called ‘Explore the Extraordinary,’ the campaign runs through Dec. 31, 2022, giving Canadians plenty of travel inspiration across two continents.
Canadians booking 2023 Europe river cruises during the campaign will receive up to free roundtrip air as well as up to $600 savings per couple depending on length of sailing. Additionally, guests who pay in full either at time of booking, or 12 months prior to sailing for late 2023 departures, will receive an extra 10% off.
Fan-favourite river cruises in this region include the 15-day ‘Splendours of Europe,’ which sails between Amsterdam and Budapest and is eligible for free air and $600 savings per couple, as well as the eight-day ‘Sensations of Lyon and Provence,’ through the south of France, eligible for $395 roundtrip air per person and $200 savings per couple.
Those looking for travel further afield can save up to $3,600 per couple and receive a bonus $300 onboard credit on 2023-2024 Southeast Asia river cruises on the Mekong, depending on length of sailing. The 21-day ‘Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia,’ which includes land tours in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An and Siem Reap, is eligible for up to $3,600 per couple savings, while the 13-day ‘Wonder of Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong’ sailing between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City is eligible for up to $2,200 per couple savings. Both qualify for the bonus $300 onboard credit, and similar to the Europe sailings, guests who pay in full either at time of booking or 12 months prior to sailing for late 2023 and 2024 departures, receive an extra 10% off.
Free sailings & bonus commission for travel advisors
Canadian travel advisors who book three 2023 river cruises on the Rhine, Main or Danube by Nov. 15 can also take advantage of the ‘Sell Three, Sail Free’ promotion to receive a free eight-day sailing for two. When the bookings are confirmed and deposited, advisors can enter the booking numbers online no later than Nov. 30, 2022. Once verified, they will receive confirmation and a certificate to redeem their free 2023 Emerald Cruises river cruise.
On the oceans, travel advisors who book their clients on a select 2023 yacht sailing will earn an additional 2% bonus commission on their bookings. Bookings must be made between Oct. 15 and Dec. 15, 2022 to qualify. Offer is valid for new bookings and rebookings using Future Travel Credit vouchers. A full list of applicable 2023 yacht sailings is available here.
Travellers who want to learn more about Emerald Cruises can attend one of 13 Travel Showcase events taking place across Canada in November. Attendees will learn more about the line’s luxury river and yacht cruises and gain a better understanding of the benefits of small ship cruising. A calendar of sessions and online registration is available here. Travel advisors can access a digital version of the flyer for events here.