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Springtime Delights on Emerald Sun 2021

Springtime Delights on Emerald Sun 2021

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: Emerald Sun
Starts: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Tue, Apr 06, 2021
Ends: Amsterdam, Netherlands on Thu, Apr 15, 2021

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For 2 weeks only and until September 27, 2020, you can enjoy bonus savings and a FREE drink package and combine them with our offer of $295 air or $1,500 savings per couple, plus FREE DiscoverMORE tours. Available on select European river cruises only. Save $200 per couple + Free Extended Drink package on 8+ day itineraries or save $400 per couple + Free Premium Drink package on 15+ day itineraries (Splendours of Europe).
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For new bookings made from September 14-27, 2020 on select 2021 European river cruises. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due 6 months prior to departure for economy flights; $800 for premium economy. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $1000 per person savings on 8+ day itineraries, and $500 per person on 5-day itineraries. Drink Packages: Drink packages are available until 11:00 p.m. daily or as dictated by the operating hours of the lounge/onboard facilities. Minibar is not included. No cash value.

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Offer applies to new bookings made from August 31 – September 30, 2020 and applicable for select 2021 European River departures only and select 2022 Emerald Azzurra yacht departures as listed while supplies last. No retroactivity and non-transferable. Not combinable with any public offers. Discount is applicable to cruise + upgrade pricing, is not applicable on port/air/land days. Standard payment & cancellation terms apply. Offers are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices in US dollars, based on double occupancy and lowest cabin category available. Prices subject to availability. Emerald Waterways River Cruise prices listed above include savings based on departures: EWNB050621.1, EWAB030721.2, EWFB220721.2, EWCR250721.2. Port charges and taxes are included in the price. Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan (DPP) offer is only applicable to new non-future travel credit bookings only. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only protects the deposit amount paid on an Emerald cruise prior to the final payment due date. Air, land, excursions are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees, such as hotels, will be subtracted from your deposit amount. We will credit the remainder to you towards an alternate tour or cruise that must be re-booked within 24 months.

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For new bookings 2021 European river cruises. Air offers are only applicable to bookings made 61 or more days before departure, otherwise an air credit will apply. A non-refundable initial deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of booking, with full payment required 90 days prior to departure. A secondary non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due 6 months prior to departure for economy flights; $800 for premium economy. Maximum value of air ticket is $1200 per person inclusive of all taxes & fees. Economy Air only on Emerald Waterways’ choice of airlines and routes. Travelers who purchase their own air receive $750 per person savings on 8+ day itineraries, and $500 per person on 5-day itineraries.

DiscorerMORE tours included: on 15-day itineraries, up to 7 included tours; on 8-day itineraries, up to 3 included tours; on 5-day itineraries, 2 included tours.

Deposit Protection Plan: Value of Deposit Protection Plan is $125 per person and is applicable if guest needs to cancel or change a cruise for whatever reason the plan allows them to reallocate their non-refundable deposit for use towards an alternative future sailing. Deposit Protection is non-refundable and non-transferable, and only covers the cruise. Air deposits are not included in the plan, and any third-party supplier fees such as hotels will be subtracted from your deposit amount. These offers are not combinable with any other offer except for Travel Show vouchers, agent training vouchers, EmeraldEXPLORER vouchers, referral vouchers and early payment offers. Not combinable with group discounts. Taxes and port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC only. Offers and fares are capacity controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice.


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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Amsterdam
    Tue, Apr 06, 2021

    Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your boutique Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Amsterdam
    Wed, Apr 07, 2021

    Touch on Holland’s traditional heart today with a visit to Keukenhof Gardens. Nestled in the middle of Holland’s tulip farm area, row-upon-row of colourful flowers run as far as the eye can see. Witness the incredible displays of millions of flowers and tulips, each assembled by an expert landscape architect.

    Included Excursion
    Visit to Keukenhof Gardens


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Arnhem
    Thu, Apr 08, 2021

    Located within the Hoge Veluwe National Park, the Kröller-Müller Museum boasts the second-largest Van Gogh collection in the world, with almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings. The Van Gogh Gallery displays varying collections of about 40 works by the post-impressionist. Home to Europe’s largest sculpture garden, featuring over 160 sculptures by iconic artists, from Aristide Maillol to Jean Dubuffet, Marta Pan to Pierre Huyghe, wander its grounds, enjoying the art as well as the surrounding nature. 

    Included Excursion
    Hoge Veluwe National Park & Kröller Müller Museum 

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided bike tour in Arhnem


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Maastricht
    Fri, Apr 09, 2021

    Today you will arrive in Maastricht, Holland’s oldest fortified city. Your city tour will provide you with the opportunity to pass by many museums, churches, historical buildings, hidden alleys and squares. You’ll be amazed by all the different architecture, ranging from Roman excavations to modern design. 

    Included Excursion
    Maastricht city tour


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Hasselt
    Sat, Apr 10, 2021

    Discover Belgium’s culinary delights during a guided walking tour with local tastings. While discovering daily life, your local expert will reveal the gastronomical secrets of the area. Culture, history and fascinating stories, combined with delicious food -especially waffles- will give you a real taste of Belgium. 

    EmeraldPLUS
    Guided city tour with tasting 

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided bike tour in Hasselt


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Antwerp
    Sun, Apr 11, 2021

    This morning we’ll arrive in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, home to the country’s biggest port. Positioned on the River Sheltz, with a large harbour linking to the sea, it has been pivotal in the country’s history. Home to the famous Baroque artist Pieter Paul Rubens, it attracts art lovers and diamond dealers from all over the world. Having been decimated during WWII, today the city is modern and organised, yet still retains an intriguing medieval heart. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the city centre, passing by its café-filled cobbled lanes, admiring the Renaissance Town Hall and the unique Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady, the symbol of Antwerp. Then, pass through the Vlaeykensgang, a charming 16th century secret alley dating back to 1591.  

    Included Excursion
    A walking tour of Antwerp with tasting 

    DiscoverMORE
    Rubens Museum and Cathedral visit (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Veere
    Mon, Apr 12, 2021

    Today, visit the Dutch Delta Works. Witness the sheer enormity of the world’s biggest storm surge barrier and be left awe-inspired by the immense feat of engineering. Those feeling active may choose to enjoy a guided bike tour of Veere, stopping to learn about how it encapsulates the opulence of a by-gone era.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A guided tour of the Delta Works 

    EmeraldACTIVE
    A guided bike tour of Veere  


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Rotterdam
    Tue, Apr 13, 2021

    Today, embark on a tour of Rotterdam’s architecture. After the war, instead of reconstructing the city as it once was, many talented architects worked to rebuild the skyline. The result? Something spectacular. Rotterdam has regenerated into a hub of innovative and impressive architecture, as well transforming into a centre for gourmet food and trendy cafes. Finish at the MarktHal, a unique combination of residential and office buildings, complete with a market hall underneath. Its impressive volume of artwork has given it the reputation as the Dutch version of the Sistine Chapel.  

    EmeraldPLUS
    Rotterdam architecture tour with MarktHal visit

    DiscoverMORE
    A visit to a Delft Pottery factory (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Beverwijk
    Wed, Apr 14, 2021

    Explore quintessential Holland today as we take you to the heart of the charming medieval town of Haarlem. This vibrant community acts as the centre of the flower-growing district and is highly regarded for its exports of flower bulbs, with the famed Keukenhof Gardens only a short drive away. It comes as no surprise that Haarlem was once home to many a Dutch artist, including Frans Hals, famed painter of the 'Laughing Cavalier'. Enjoy a guided tour of this hidden gem, strolling down cobblestone streets adorned with postcard-worthy examples of ancient architecture. Your local guide will introduce you to its bustling social scene, which has been attracting visitors from around the world for years. 

    Included Excursion
    Haarlem walking tour with tasting

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided bike tour in Haarlem


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Amsterdam
    Thu, Apr 15, 2021

    After breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your fellow guests and quintessential Holland as you disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of wooden windmills and spring-blooming flowers with you. 

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Belgium, Netherlands

Rivers Visited

Rhine

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Ship Information

Emerald Sun


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
4.3

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Ratings based off 6 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Great river cruise, the operator Emerald Waterways did not disappoint. On board service was exceptional and the tours were very good. Only thought would be that having a little more free time during site visits would have made the excursions good to great.


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