Emerald Cruises has announced the early opening of its booking window for the entire 2025 Europe river cruise season, following a strong early booking trend for 2024. Passengers can now access pricing and details for sailings on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Rhône, and Douro rivers, including the springtime “tulip cruises” and various Christmas Market cruises. Travelers can also enjoy a wide range of EmeraldACTIVE tours, such as guided hikes, bike rides, and canoe trips, free of cost on each departure for those who want to take in the sights while keeping up the pace.
Emerald Cruises has decided to increase the number of departures for some of its most popular itineraries to facilitate the booking process for its guests. The Jewels of the Rhine, an eight-day cruise between Amsterdam and Basel, will now have 15 additional departures in 2025, with a longer sailing season extending into early November. Similarly, the 15-day Splendours of Europe that sails between Amsterdam and Budapest will add three more departures, which is excellent news for travelers who wish to spend their time abroad.
Booking group travel for 2025 is now an ideal option for those who want to celebrate a special occasion or plan a family reunion. Emerald Cruises offers exclusive discounts and benefits for group bookings with as few as 10 guests or five suites. In addition to these benefits, group guests will receive an extra $350 savings per person for 2025 sailings.
Emerald Cruises’ 2025 Europe river cruises come with amazing offers such as two-for-one fares and free roundtrip airfare if paid in full at least 12 months before departure. The fares also include generous inclusions such as airport transfers, daily guided tours with active options, all meals onboard, free beer, wine, soft drinks with lunch and dinner, port charges, gratuities, and WiFi.
Emerald Cruises provides extensive river and yacht cruises across four continents. The company operates eight branded Star-Ships in Europe and one in the Mekong in Southeast Asia. In March 2022, Emerald Cruises launched its first 100-guest luxury ocean yacht, Emerald Azzurra, followed by the launch of its twin sister yacht, Emerald Sakara, in August 2023. Both yachts sail in the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red, and Caribbean Seas and the Indian Ocean.
Emerald Cruises is known for its innovatively designed ships, exceptional service, and commitment to active shore excursions and wellness with its signature EmeraldACTIVE program. The brand was recognized as a favorite river cruise line in the 2023 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and was voted the number one small ship cruise line for its 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.