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Brent Burns Rhine River Cruise (June 24 - July 1, 2019) 

Additional Info

Why Emerald Waterways?
At Emerald Waterways, when they say all-inclusive, that's what they mean. Pack your bags with ease knowing that whatever your need is... they have you covered. From your meals, to your travel transfers, to your incredible onshore experiences, everything is included in the price of your vacation.

It's Amazing What's Included

  • All gratuities for onboard and shoreside staff (value of $150 per person)

  • Port charges now included in your tour price (value of $300 per person, most other cruise lines do not include in price)

  • All airport transfers to and from your Star Ship, and all gratuities

  • Emerald's River Cruising Guarantee (see below)

  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary bicycles on board (other cruise lines charge $15+ per day)

  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with our spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge**

    Spacious, comfortable accommodations you’ll want to spend time in, with our panoramic suites and staterooms, and innovative open-air system for cabins on our Vista and Horizon decks

  • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant

  • Enjoy in depth cultural experiences with our EmeraldPLUS excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef

  • Emerald’s Concierge Service* - served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, predinner canapés and after dinner treats

  • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner (Extended Drinks Package for group means wine, beer and soft drinks available day and night, not just lunch and dinner (value of $80 per person).  A Premium Drinks upgrade package available for cocktails day and night)

  • Tea and coffee available at all times

  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin

    Gym, Wellness Studio, Hair Salon - Not available on most other cruise lines

  • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port

  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours

  • Excellent service from an English speaking crew

  • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides

Stateroom Pricing

Ship’s deck plan with the staterooms currently available to our group.

Click on photo for  enlarged view.

For more information about the ship click HERE

Prices include Entertainment Fee For Musician(s)

Due to various departure cities and individuals using rewards/points, etc.

you will need to book your own airfare.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to book the trip

Payment Schedule

Initial Deposit - $500 (non-refundable)

2nd Payment - $500 is due by August 15th, 2018

3rd Payment - $500 is due by October 15th, 2018

4th Payment - $500 due by December 15th, 2018

5th Payment - $500 due by February 15th, 2019

Final Payment is due by March 26th, 2019

Cancellation Policy

In the unfortunate event a guest must cancel, travel notice must be made to US groups department in writing. The effective date of the cancellation is the date we process the cancellation. Name changes are allowed up until final payment in certain circumstances.
Cancellation notices must be emailed to:
Emerald Waterways: groups@emeraldwaterways.com

Cancellation Charges

Emerald's River Cruising Guarantee

Staying true to our Exceptional Emerald Value, Emerald Waterways has partnered with a well-known global insurance company to offer, for the first time, river cruising travel insurance.

On every Emerald Waterways river cruise you’ll be automatically covered once you commence your cruise for any delays or cancellations that occur due to weather, natural disasters, mechanical breakdowns or strikes. There’s nothing extra to pay, we automatically cover you in the price you pay for your cruise.

Our river cruising guarantee is designed to give you comfort and assurance for certain events which prevent you from cruising, and are not considered typical or usual to river cruising. Our river cruising guarantee is designed to insure for unforeseen events rather than minor delays or deviations.

We appreciate that you’ve invested a lot in your holiday with us and we want to ensure that we provide you with peace of mind when traveling with Emerald Waterways. In the event that a claim is required, instead of the industry standard of future cruise credits, you will be refunded in cash.

What is classed as an unforeseen event?

A complete halt to your itinerary where the ship is unable to sail and we are unable to deliver your on shore excursions except by way of coach rides of greater than 3 hours each way

Having to participate in a ship swap where the additional coaching between ships is over 6 hours

Where we have the ability to accommodate you on another Emerald Waterways Star-Ship due to high/low water but your itinerary is delayed more than 24 hours

If there is a mechanical breakdown on the ship that results in it not being able to continue the cruise and there are no alternative ships available

If due to industrial action we are not able to pass through a lock and your cruise cannot continue within 24 hours

What is not classed as an unforeseen event?

If high water levels prohibit the sailing of the ship for an afternoon but we are able to make it under the bridge that evening and deliver you to your scheduled disembarkation place the following day.

If we swap ships due to high/low water and the ship swap takes less than 6 hours to complete

If we embark/disembark the ship less than 62 miles/100 kilometres from your scheduled point of embarkation

An attraction is not able to be visited but a reasonable alternative is provided.


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential element of your journey. 

The River Cruising Guarantee is not intended to replace travel insurance in any way.

For general travel insurance covering things like lost luggage, flight cancellations, medical and other standard travel items be sure to ask your travel agent about purchasing travel insurance.

Travel insurance is available for this trip. Please indicate that you would like an insurance quote on the registration form. Please be aware that it is in your best interest to purchase the insurance within 14 days of making your deposit. If you purchase the plan within 14 days of your initial trip deposit/payment you will be covered for pre-existing conditions. By purchasing within the 14 day period, it will protect you against unforeseen circumstances that may arise at a later date and the Pre-Existing Condition exclusion.

Special Requirements

If you have dietary, medical, mobility requirements, click HERE for
Special Requirements Terms. 

Flight Requirements For This Trip

Arrive in Amsterdam (AMS) on or before June 24, 2019.

Depart from Zurich (ZRH)  after 11:30 am on July 1, 2019

Click HERE for the current list of attendees

Click HERE to register for this once in a lifetime trip.

Travel Arrangements

Please contact Dana Flowers if you have any questions regarding this trip.

Phone: (405) 664-1131