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“Summer vacation” will take on a new meaning for your clients when you recommend the new family-friendly itineraries in Europe created by Emerald Cruises. The Rhine and the Danube rivers are the focus of these voyages aboard the line’s Star Ship category vessels. One in particular aboard the Emerald Luna will be accompanied by its godmother, travel advisor and advocate Vanessa McGovern and her family.

“I am counting the days until I can share my love of Emerald Cruises with my family on the beautiful Rhine this summer,” said McGovern, co-founder of Gifted Travel Network, in a press statement. “I know my family is going to adore sailing on Emerald Luna and getting to know the attentive and friendly crew. I’m impressed with the level of detail that has gone into these family-friendly itineraries, and I am eager to see the looks on my children’s faces as they experience river cruising for the first time.”

Emerald Cruises Invites Your Clients to Cruise Europe as a Family

Both cruises depart in July, and the itineraries have been created with children and grandchildren ages 10 to 18 in mind and have special pricing: families traveling together can book two adjacent cabins and save 50 percent on the second accommodation.

The 8-day Family Rhine River Cruise aboard the Emerald Luna leaves from Basel, Switzerland, on July 17, 2023, with McGovern and her family aboard as well, with an itinerary that includes visits to historic castles and fortresses, as well as an option stop at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. The 8-day Family Danube River Cruise leaves Budapest, Hungary, on July 15, 2023, on the Emerald Dawn and heads west down the Danube through Slovakia, Austria and Germany. This adventure includes optional visits to the AM 3D Gallery, a cooking class in Bratislava, geocaching in Passau and an archery lesson in a castle in Austria, to name just a few of the activities your clients can enjoy together as a family.

The fun on the Emerald Cruise Star Ships isn’t only onshore: the ships have heated pools with retractable roofs where the kids can enjoy dedicated pool activities, family-friendly movies in the cinema, cooking demos with a chef and, for the teens, mocktail classes with the bar team. The menus will feature kid-friendly choices—not to mention plenty of snacks and poolside ice cream.

All-inclusive 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 and daily excursions.

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