Emerald Cruises Debuts Five Danube River Sailings to Suit Every Traveler
Emerald Cruises has created five exciting itineraries that cater to different types of guests. If you’re an active traveler, then the Classic Danube itinerary is for you. This cruise takes you on a journey between Regensburg and Budapest, where you will explore Old Europe, as the river traverses four countries and calls on three capital cities. The Danube Delights itinerary offers seven EmeraldACTIVE tours, from guided biking tours of Regensburg to guided hikes in Budapest. All EmeraldACTIVE tours are included, and bookable onboard, so you can decide how you want to explore each day.
If you’re a foodie, then Emerald’s Danube Explorer itinerary is perfect for you. This eight-day cruise takes a leisurely pace, offering you more time to explore on your own. You can visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, taste a Linzer torte in Linz, and experience a special culinary tour of Budapest with a visit to the famed Market Hall.
For history buffs, Emerald’s nine-day Enchantment of Eastern Europe itinerary explores the region between Budapest and Bucharest, Romania, with ports in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia. You will visit significant sites, from the rise of humanity at Lepesnki Ver in Serbia, the oldest planned settlement in Europe, to the fall of the Soviet empire with a visit to Revolution Square in Bucharest.
If you’re a Christmas enthusiast, then Emerald’s holiday Danube river cruises are perfect for you. The Christmastime on the Danube itinerary sails between Vienna and Budapest, while the Christmas Markets on the Danube itinerary sails between Regensburg and Budapest. Both itineraries offer enchanting Christmas Markets, where you can wander through the gingerbread-inspired stalls, sip mulled wine, and shop for traditional ornaments and unique gifts.
Emerald has also announced a new itinerary for the whole family. The eight-day Family Danube River Cruise sails between Budapest and Passau and has been carefully crafted with guests aged 10 to 18 in mind. There are plenty of activities for kids, such as a cooking class on an active Slovakian farm, a geocaching outing in Passau, and an archery lesson at Schallaburg Castle in Austria.