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

Two-for-one fares are available on all 2025 bookings.

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. 

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.