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Emerald Waterways Announces 2019 River Cruise at 2018 Prices

Guests Also Save Up to an Additional $1,000 Per Couple When Booking By April 30



Boston, MA (February, 2018)Emerald Waterways, winner of Cruise Critics Editor’s Pick for “Best River Line for Value” for the third year running, is now accepting bookings for their 2019 river cruise season. Guests booking any 2019 sailing before April 30 will pay 2018 fares and receive an additional discount of $1,000 US per couple on sailings of 15-days or longer, and $500 US per couple on sailings of 8-14 days. Emerald Waterways 2019 preview brochures are available for order now.


Emerald Waterways’ 2019 season will bring two new ways to explore one of Europe’s most popular rivers for cruising: the mighty Danube. On the new 8-day Classic Danube river cruise, guests will sail from Nuremberg to Vienna with more time to learn about the fascinating military history of Nuremberg and take in some Austrian culture in Passau and Melk. The 8-day Lower Danube Waltz itinerary, which takes guests from Vienna to Belgrade, pays a visit to the vibrant Eastern European city of Budapest before taking guests to Osijek, Croatia to enjoy lunch in the home of a local family and onto culturally rich Serbian towns of Novi Sad and Belgrade.


To coincide with the 2019 preview brochure launch, Emerald Waterways is also announcing an exciting new loyalty program, EmeraldEXPLORER. Upon returning from the first river cruise, guests will automatically become a member of the EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club and enjoy its benefits, including additional savings on future cruises, advance notice of new itineraries, and much more. For every subsequent cruise, guests will earn additional points toward future reward.


Emerald Waterways is a four-star river cruise line boasting contemporary, deluxe ships, outstanding service and an incredibly inclusive pricing plan. Cruise fares include all transfers; all port charges; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited specialty tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities.


Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways’ seven Star-Ships offer sailings in Europe and an exclusive charter on the RV Mekong Navigator for sailings in South East Asia. Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar and the Volga River in Russia. In 2018, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, that will take 228 guests on polar adventures as well as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, the Americas and Europe.


Additional information can be found by contacting your local travel agent; on Emerald Waterways’ website,; or by calling the US consumer/travel agent reservations line (855-222-3214) or Canadian consumer/travel agent reservations line (855-444-0161). Brochure orders may be placed on the website, or a digital downloadable version is available.