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Emerald Cruises Announces Early Access for Bookings on 2025 Europe River Cruises

Emerald Cruises Announces Early Access for Bookings on 2025 Europe River Cruises

Two-for-one fares available on all 2025 sailings


Hollywood FL (October 2023) – Following a strong early booking trend for 2024, Emerald Cruises has opened their booking window ahead of schedule for the entire 2025 Europe river cruise season. Pricing and details are now available for sailings on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Rhône and Douro rivers, including the springtime “tulip cruises” and a variety of Christmas Market cruises. As always, a wide array of EmeraldACTIVE tours like guided hikes, bike rides and canoe trips are available at no extra cost on each departure for travelers looking to pick up the pace while taking in the sights.


To help ensure guests can book the sailing of their dreams, Emerald Cruises has increased the number of departures for some their most popular itineraries. Jewels of the Rhine—an eight-day sailing between Amsterdam and Basel on one of Europe’s more storied rivers—will add 15 departures in 2025, with a longer sailing season stretching into early November. And the 15-day Splendours of Europe between Amsterdam and Budapest will add three departures—good news for travelers looking to spend their time abroad.


Now is an ideal time to book group travel for 2025—whether to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, host a family reunion or get a group of friends together for the trip of a lifetime. Groups can be comprised of as few as 10 guests or five suites, and group bookings are eligible for exclusive discounts and benefits. For 2025 sailings, group guests will receive an extra $350 savings per person.


All 2025 Europe river cruises include two-for-one fares, as well as free, roundtrip air when paying in full at least 12 months prior to departure. All Emerald Cruises’ river cruise fares encompass a wealth of generous inclusions: airport transfers; daily guided tours including active options; all meals onboard; complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; all gratuities; port charges; and WiFi.


About Emerald Cruises

Emerald Cruises offers a diverse lineup of river and yacht cruises across four continents. On the world’s rivers, Emerald Cruises sails eight branded Star-Ships in Europe and one on the Mekong in Southeast Asia. Their first 100-guest, luxury ocean yacht, Emerald Azzurra, debuted in March 2022, and twin sister-yacht Emerald Sakara launched in August 2023. Both yachts sail the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red and Caribbean Seas and the Indian Ocean.


The brand offers innovatively-designed ships, outstanding service and a focus on active shore excursions and wellness through their signature EmeraldACTIVE program. Emerald Cruises was recognized in the 2023 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards as a favorite river cruise line and voted the #1 small ship cruise line for their fleet of luxury ocean yachts.


Emerald Cruises is part of Scenic Group, which includes Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Mayflower Cruises & Tours, and Evergreen Tours in Australia. Emerald Cruises can be found on Twitter at @emerald_cruises, on Facebook as EmeraldCruisesGlobal and on Instagram as