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Emerald Waterways Kicks off Wave Season with Free and Reduced Air

Travel Agent News for Emerald Waterways 2019 Promotion and Sales for River Cruises

Asia, Dalmatian Coast & Egypt Also Included — Book by March 1



Boston, MA (December 26th, 2018) – Emerald Waterways—the river cruise company named “Best River Line for Value” by Cruise Critic editors for a record four years running—is taking the sting out of high airfare prices this wave season with their Up, Up and Away Free Air offer


Guests who book a balcony suite (Category C and above) on any 2019 Emerald Waterways European river cruise will receive free, roundtrip airfare from their choice of 25 gateway cities—a value of up to $2,400 per couple. For guests booking a stateroom (categories D and E), Emerald Waterways is offering roundtrip airfare for $495 per person. Travelers who choose to book their own air will receive $1,000 per person off the cost of a balcony suite or $500 per person off the cost of a stateroom. These offers are available on new bookings made between January 1 and March 1, 2019. The line is also offering a reduced deposit of $250 per person (regularly $500) to confirm any Up, Up and Away bookings.


The Up, Up and Away wave offer also applies to 2019 river cruises and tours in Asia and Egypt as well as yacht sailings along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Guests interested in sailing the Mekong aboard the new Emerald Harmony—scheduled to set sail in August 2019—will receive free air from the US to Asia on any 13-day or longer cruise and tour. In Egypt, guests can choose free or $295 air from the US based on tour length; and in Croatia, guests booking the Islands of Dalmatia Yacht Cruise along the Adriatic coast can choose free or $495 air from the US based on tour length.


Emerald Waterways’ river cruises offer 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. On touring days, hotel accommodations, internal flights, and transfers are also included.    


Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways’ eight branded Star-Ships offer river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the MS Rossia along the Volga River in Russia; the Adriatic Princess and Adriatic Pearl yachts in Croatia; and the MS Hamees on the Nile.


Additional information can be found by contacting your local travel agent; on Emerald Waterways’ website, in the US and in Canada; or by calling the consumer/travel agent reservations line in the US (844-428-8389) or Canada (855-444-0161). Brochure orders may be placed on the website, or a digital downloadable version is available.