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Second Guest Sails Free with Emerald Cruises

Luxury cruise operator Emerald Cruises ( has launched a new offer where a second guest sails free across selected sailings in their 2023 Europe and Southeast Asia river cruise collection.

From visiting the largest temple in the world at Angkor Wat Cambodia, to a special guided art tour in Vienna or culinary tour of Budapest’s grand market, guests can explore some of Europe and Southeast Asia’s most iconic attractions. 

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Highlights of the sailings included in the second guest sails free offer are: 

15-Day Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong: Explore bustling metropolises for an immersive taste of life in Southeast Asia. Take your seat at Cambodia’s world-famous Phare circus, receive a blessing from a Buddhist monk and navigate Phnom Penh by Tuk-Tuk. Discover the Cao Dai temple and learn of the unique Vietnamese religion.  Visit the locals of My An Hung, a beautiful remote village which produces fruit and vegetables, and is particularly known for its hot chilli peppers. Witness daily life as it unfolds before you in this peaceful Vietnamese countryside community. The 15-day Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong voyage commences in Siem Reap and visits, Prek’kdam, Oudong, Phnom Penh, Tan Chau, Long Khanh Island, An Long, My An Hung, Sa Dec, Cai Be, My Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.

Prices start from £8,326 per couple based on a September 2023 departure. 

Emerald_Destiny_CologneEight-Day Jewels of the Rhine: Voyage from Amsterdam to Basel to experience the very best of Northern Europe. Cycle past quaint canals and iconic Kinderdijk windmills on a guided bike tour. Explore Cologne’s old town on a guided tour and admire its UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral. Discover the quaint town of Koblenz, on the confluence of the lovely Rhine and Moselle rivers. In Strasbourg, take a walking tour of its old town, where hanging flower baskets ornament half-timbered houses. Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever present on this wonderful Rhineland journey, beginning at the Dutch capital and sweeping up Cologne, Koblenz and the spectacular Breisach.

Prices for the eight-day Jewels of the Rhine itinerary start from £3,700 per couple, based on a August 12 2023 departure date.

Emerald_Cruises_Europe_River_CruisingEight-Day Danube Explorer: This is the perfect way for guests to get an authentic taste of Europe. Hike the medieval fortress of Veste Oberhaus before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Ceský Krumlov – one of the best preserved old towns in Europe. Admire the gold-leaf halls of Melk Abbey before sailing through the idyllic Wachau Valley, with inspiring Romantic views. Visit Vienna’s historic Ringstrasse and take a bike tour along the serene trails of Danube Island. Learn more about Budapest’s thriving culinary scene as the tour finishes at the neo-Gothic Grand Market, Budapest's largest and most expansive indoor market. The cruise departs from Passau before visiting Linz, Ceský Krumlov, Melk, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Prices for the eight-day river cruise start from £3,760 per person based on a July 30, 2023 departure.

Prices shown are per couple and include the second guest sails free saving.

The second guest sails free offer is applicable to the cruise cost only when paying in full at the time of booking and is not inclusive of any flights, taxes or port charges 

For more information or to book, call 0808 301 8277, visit or contact your local travel agent. 


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