Christmas Time on the Danube featuring Aled Jones MBE

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Holiday Overview

  • Ship Emerald Dawn
  • Duration 4 NIGHTS
  • Departure 10 December 2024
  • Holiday type Event Collection
  • Holiday code EUR2226

Curated by Imagine Holidays

Includes Excursions in Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest

COMPLIMENTARY FLIGHTS INCLUDED

Join Aled Jones for an intimate performance in an enchanting venue and celebrate Christmas on a Danube River cruise visiting fairytale cities.

Europe is a delight to explore in all seasons, yet it holds an even more spellbinding charm during the festive season. Explore some of its best-loved cities during an extraordinary Danube River cruise. From the striking architecture of Vienna to the unique contrasts of Budapest, every port has its own story to tell.

A highlight of your European Christmas experience will be a fascinating Q&A session and a unique and intimate performance with Aled Jones. Following his reading of The Snowman, Aled will perform a selection of his favourite Christmas carols, both old and new – it’s sure to be a magical experience that you’ll remember forever.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Exclusive Event

Intimate performance & exclusive Q&A session with Aled Jones MBE

River Cruise

4 night full-board river cruise on board Emerald Dawn

The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director

Port taxes and charges

All tipping and gratuities

Welcome and farewell reception & dinner

Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Included Excursions

Guided tour of Vienna

Walking tour of Bratislava

Guided coach tour of Budapest

EmeraldPLUS

Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show

Complimentary Flights and Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Budapest: Embark Ship

Meet the friendly captain and crew of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship in Budapest. Witness the incredible views of the passing scenery from your comfortable suite, and raise a glass with new-found friends on the Sun Deck.

Meals Included: Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Dawn

Day 2
Budapest

Experience the dynamic charm of Budapest. With its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant arts scene, it’s a city that invites you to embrace both its rich history and modern spirit.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Dawn

Day 3
Bratislava

Marvel at the beauty of Bratislava, where you’ll find fairy-tale castles with fascinating views across the river. The traffic-free Old Town rewards you with baroque architecture, charming cafés, and live music.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Dawn

Day 4
Vienna: Exclusive Event

You’ll have a day to explore Vienna during the magical holiday season, followed by your an unforgettable evening with Aled Jones MBE. Enjoy a welcome drink and settle in for an intimate live performance and fascinating Q&A session.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Emerald Dawn

Day 5
Vienna: Disembark Ship & Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll disembark y...

Meals Included: Breakfast

Emerald Dawn

This magnificent vessel entered service in 2015, and undertakes luxurious round trips across Europe.

Emerald Dawn comprises three spacious decks, incorporating unique, comfortable, and relaxing staterooms and suites, along with multiple bars and lounges.

Dining on board Emerald Dawn represents a simply exquisite experience – the focal point for which is the ship’s main dining room, the Reflections Restaurant.

The standout feature of Emerald Dawn is undoubtedly her heated swimming pool. The pool has a retractable roof and offers spectacular 180-degree views at the ship aft. This area of the ship seamlessly transforms into an enchanting cinema at night, complete with cocktails and popcorn.

Emerald Dawn hosts themed cruises to all manner of tempting faraway destinations. With her indulgent facilities, attentive service, and itinerary of fabulous European river destinations, Emerald Dawn really does provide the perfect way to escape.

  • Occupancy 180
  • Tonnage 3,544 tons
  • Length 443 ft (135.00 m)

Life on Board Emerald Dawn

Your time on board Emerald Dawn will be full of inspiring moments. Enjoy fine food and a plethora of activities, or just sip your favourite beverage as you watch the world go by.

dining

An Emerald cruise can be counted on to deliver the utmost in culinary satisfaction. With opportunities to relish the best in international dishes, light snacks, and wines, there are options to suit everyone’s tastes on board Emerald Dawn.

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge

Facilities

There is no shortage of comfort-enhancing and relaxing facilities for passengers to take advantage of during their time on board Emerald Dawn, ranging from pools and sports to spa treatments and pampering sessions.

  • Sun deck
  • Golf putting green
  • Games area
  • Walking track
  • Navigation bridge
  • Daytime pool and bar
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Wellness area
  • Fitness area
  • Sky barbecue
  • Hair salon

entertainment

Expect the very best in evening entertainment options during your time on board Emerald Dawn. From live music and box office films, to sipping your favourite cocktail as you watch the sun disappear over the horizon, there will be activities and stimulations to enthral and captivate you.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

The accommodation on board Emerald Dawn provides everything you will expect and require for a comfortable and memorable stay. With five-star features and a selection of configurations on offer, you can look forward to a restful and peaceful night.

Emerald Stateroom Prices from £1,399pp

Emerald Dawn Outside Stateroom

The staterooms gracing Emerald Dawn are comfortable and stylish, offering a range of pleasing amenities such as:

  • Single, queen, or twin hotel-style bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Flatscreen TV and infotainment system
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual climate control
Cruise Code: EUR2226
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Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite Prices from £1,899pp

Emerald Dawn Balcony Stateroom

The balcony suites provide an indoor veranda and floor-to-ceiling doors to let in the fresh sea air. There is a generous complement of amenities to enjoy, including:

  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system
Cruise Code: EUR2226
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Grand Balcony Suite Prices from £2,699pp

The Grand Balcony Suite, complete with the private balcony referenced in its name, boasts the already-impressive amenities of the aforementioned rooms, while also taking cruise-ship luxury accommodation to the next level.

  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Nespresso machine
  • Flatscreen TV and infotainment system
  • Individual climate control
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system
Cruise Code: EUR2226
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Owners One-Bedroom Suite Prices from £2,999pp

Emerald Dawn Suite Stateroom

For an experience of utter indulgence, opt for the Owner’s Suite. This suite features additional seating space, a private balcony with chairs and tables, and further luxurious amenities, providing an environment fit for royalty.

  • Queen-size or twin hotel-style bed
  • Spacious bathroom with shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Complimentary bathrobes and slippers
  • Separate lounge and bedroom area
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Flatscreen TV and infotainment system
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Nespresso machine
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi
  • iPad
  • Floor-to-ceiling window with open-air system
Cruise Code: EUR2226
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