Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
8:00 AM 23rd January 2021

Jan Blues Rhapsody-Next Year’s Trip Of A Lifetime Today!

Guests looking to beat the January blues can take advantage of early booking deals from small ship experts, Emerald Waterways.

Book a 2022 river cruise through Europe or Southeast Asia before 28 February 2021 to enjoy *savings of up to £1,900 per couple and a free **Premium Drinks Package, entitling guests to unlimited on board drinks.

Highlights of the 2022 offers include:

1.Serbia and Romania
The nine-day ‘Enchantment of Eastern Europe’ river cruise sails through five countries – Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania to the furthest reaches of Eastern Europe. The itinerary guides guests to become more in touch with the destinations and locals – aimed at guests looking for cultural experiences that will immerse them in the areas they are travelling through. Book the nine-day cruise from £2,295 per person (departing 7 October 2022) on the Emerald Destiny ***Star-Ship saving £1,200 per couple, or take advantage of an extra 10 per cent Super Earlybird saving and stay in a balcony suite from £2,710 per person.

2.Cambodia and Vietnam
The 15-Day Majestic Mekong river cruise on the Emerald Harmony Star-Ship starts from £3,545 per person (departing 2 August 2022) saving £1,900 per couple, alternatively, those wanting to stay in a balcony suite can enjoy an additional 10 per cent saving with the Super Earlybird Offer and cruise from £3,670 per person. The cruise calls at Siem Reap, Kampong Tralach, Prek’kdam, Phnom Penh, Hong Ngu, Long Khanh, An Long, My An Hung, Sa Dec and My Tho before arriving in Ho Chi Minh City where guests disembark for the flight home.

3.No-fly European river cruises
Emerald Waterways offers travel via Eurostar and rail at no additional charge on a selection of its European river cruise itineraries. Enjoy this on the eight-day Sensations of Lyon & Provence river cruise, including a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman Amphitheatre arena in Arles, a Provençal dinner hosted by local Chef Fabien Morreale, and an EmeraldACTIVE canoeing excursion in Avignon. Book the eight-day river cruise from £2,045 per person (departing 2 April 2022) on the Emerald Liberté Star-Ship and save £1,000 per couple, or take advantage of an extra 10 per cent Super Earlybird saving and stay in a balcony suite from £2,485 per person.

All prices include return flights or the option to travel via Eurostar and rail, transfers, the cruises as stated, all tipping and gratuities, and all on board meals, as well as included excursions and experiences with knowledgeable local guides.

Details: visit or call 0808 301 3352.