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Emerald Cruises releases two new itineraries for 2024

The 23-day ‘Discover the Rhine, Main & Danube’ cruise passes the Iron Gates on the lower Danube
As well as its classic voyages along the Rhine, Main, Danube, Rhone and Douro, Emerald Cruises has two new itineraries in its 2024 European river collection.

The collection includes the 23-day ‘Discover the Rhine, Main & Danube,’ the 15-day ‘Discover the Rhine & Rhone’ and the 15-day ‘Discover the Rivers of France & Portugal’ cruises, all with extended feature-packed itineraries.

Two nights in Budapest

The new 10-day ‘Danube Explorer & Highlights of Budapest’ features a two-night stay in the Hungarian capital.

Nine excursions are included, including a Bavarian brunch at a local farm in Passau before visiting Melk Abbey, one of the architectural highlights of the Danube.

Two new ports

On the 11-day ‘Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards’ cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich, new ports of call are Utrecht and Nijmegen.

In Utrecht there is a cruise along the city’s canals, passing the Dom Tower of St Martin’s Cathedral, and in Nijmegen passengers will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk Windmills.


Fares on the Australian market for the October 25, 2024 15-day ‘Splendours of Europe’ cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest range from A$4,995 per person — a saving of up to A$2,500 per person.

Daily shore excursions with local guides, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, transfers and gratuities are included and there are Super Earlybird savings of up to A$3,500 per person for passengers who pay 12 months in advance.