Emerald Cruises is responding to guest requests for more multi-generational river cruising with 2 dedicated family river cruise sailings this JUL. It's also offering special pricing, allowing families travelling together to book two adjacent cabins and save 50 per cent on the second cabin.
The two dedicated family cruises departing in JUL are on Emerald Cruises' most popular itineraries along the Danube and Rhine rivers. These sailings, crafted with guests ages 10 to 18 in mind, can be "enjoyed across the generations," says the cruise line.
The eight-day Family Rhine River Cruise, sailing on the recently launched Emerald Luna from Basel, Switzerland on 17JUL, 2023, calls on ports in Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Special family-friendly excursions that include a canoe trip on the Rhine, geocaching in Heidelberg, and an optional educational visit to Anne Frank House in Amsterdam offer chances to explore and learn in a new destination. This itinerary is an excellent choice for those wishing to visit the historic castles and fortresses situated along the beautiful Rhine.
Total starting fare for a family of four is $3,496 CAD per person inclusive of savings and gratuities.
The eight-day Family Danube River Cruise departs from Budapest, Hungary on 15JUL, 2023 onboard Emerald Dawn, and sails west along one of Europe’s most popular rivers—the blue Danube—through Slovakia, Austria and Germany.
In Budapest, families can opt to visit the AM 3D gallery, a quirky museum where guests are encouraged to interact and pose with the art; while in Bratislava budding chefs will enjoy taking part in a cooking class on a local Slovakian farm. A geocaching outing in Passau and an archery lesson at Schallaburg Castle in Austria ensure kids get an opportunity to immerse themselves in this picturesque part of the world.
This sailing can be booked for a family of four at a starting fare of $3,308 CAD per person, inclusive of savings and gratuities.
Family -Friendly Onboard Experiences
Onboard, guests ages 10 to 18 can look forward to dedicated pool activities with the ship’s wellness coach (Emerald Cruises features a heated pool with retractable roof at the ship’s aft), wheelhouse tours with the Captain where they can learn about what it takes to navigate these great rivers, a selection of kid-friendly movies in the ship’s cinema, cooking demos with the chef, and even mocktail lessons with the bar team.
The locally-inspired dinner menus will feature options modified for younger guests’ tastes, breakfast and lunch buffets will include plenty of kid-friendly choices alongside adult favorites, and afternoon snacks and poolside ice cream will be served daily.
Emerald Cruises’ pricing includes all onboard meals, wine and beer with lunch and dinner for the adults and soft drinks for the kids, airport transfers to and from the ship, gratuities, port charges, daily excursions.
Additional information can be found on Emerald Cruises’ website www.emeraldcruises.ca.