Emerald Liberte - Avignon, France

Emerald Waterways’ 2021 river cruises now on sale

VANCOUVER — Emerald Waterways has announced both the opening of 2021 river cruise bookings and a new Canada launch bonus in celebration of Canada Day.

Books have opened on its 2021 river cruise season with no price increases from the 2021 preview brochure, plus complimentary or reduced airfare deals on all European sailings.

The upcoming season will include such highlights as the newly launched Emerald Luna, new land extensions to Istanbul and Transylvania, as well as several fresh itineraries on some of Europe’s most popular rivers.

New for next year are three 5-day Christmas Market itineraries between Basel and Frankfurt on the Rhine, between Vienna and Budapest on the Danube, and for the first time, between Avignon and Arles on France’s Rhone river.

Other new offerings for 2021 include two European itineraries: a 10-day sailing through Holland and Belgium titled ‘Springtime Delights’, which includes stops in Maastricht, Haarlem and Keukenhof Gardens; and the updated eight-day ‘Legendary Rhine & Moselle’, which now sails from Mainz to Bernkastel with new ports of call in Rüdesheim and Wiesbaden.

Two new land extensions will also make their debuts next year: a three-night land extension to Istanbul featuring tours of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Spice Market and a Bosphorus cruise; and a four-night extension to Transylvania in the mountains of Romania featuring a guided tour of Dracula Bran Castle.

All 2021 river cruise bookings also now include the Deposit Protection Plan at no extra charge (value of $125 per person) and a reduced deposit payment.

During the Canada Day launch period, all guests can choose either a $600 savings per couple or €400 onboard credit per couple. All European river cruises of 15 days or longer will receive free roundtrip airfare to Europe, and for Canada Day a complimentary extended drinks package. Guests booking a sailing of eight to 14 days will receive roundtrip air for $295.

The Canada Day sale booking deadline is July 15, 2020.

For information on Emerald’s commitment to health and safety, click here.

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