Emerald Cruises Offers Christmastime Sailings For Every Type of Traveller

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Emerald Waterways is offering a selection of river and yacht Christmastime sailings for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Each itinerary aims to offer activities that will suit every type of traveller and their needs.

  • The Christmas Connoisseur: On select itineraries, passengers will visit some of the most renown Christmas Markets in Europe. Emerald Waterways’ 2021 and 2022 Christmas Markets sailings range from five to 15 days with sailings along the Rhine, Danube and Rhône rivers. 
  • The Adventurer: For travellers who want to explore over the holidays, Emerald cruises offers a Mekong River sailing through Vietnam and Cambodia in December. Festivities and decorations adorn the villages and cities along the Mekong river, with the largest celebrations happening in Ho Chi Minh City. Sailings and land packages of 13-21 days are available for the 2021 and 2022 season. 
  • The Bucket Lister: A holiday sailing to the Holy Land onboard Emerald Cruises’ soon-to-launch yacht, Emerald Azzurra. The eight-day Holy Land at Christmastime sailing pays call on Port Said, Egypt where guests can visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and enjoy a Felucca cruise along the Nile before travelling around Israel.




Emerald Cruises is offering a free, Emerald Extended Drink Package with any 2021 or 2022 Christmastime river or yacht cruise booking made by 23DEC, 2020.

The free Extended Drinks Package is combinable with the current savings offers: 

  • On European Christmas Market river cruises, savings of up to $3,000 per couple 
  • On Southeast Asia river cruises, savings of $4,000 per couple on itineraries of 13 or more days
  • On Emerald Yacht Cruises, Earlybird pricing of up to 20% off full fares

Additionally, on all these itineraries, guests will save up to an additional 10% off 2022 sailings, when paying in full 12 months prior to departure with Emerald Cruises’ Super Earlybird promotion.

All bookings come with the line’s flexible booking policy that allows guests to defer travel plans and transfer to an alternate departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to departure with no Emerald Cruises fees.

Those booking a 2022 cruise can purchase the new Platinum Protection Plan, which provides coverage for guests who may fall ill or who’s travel plans are affected by Covid-19. The Platinum Protection Plan allows for 100% refund of cruise fare when enacted up to 31 days prior to departure, and 70% refund when enacted between 15 and 30 days prior.

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