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It’s never too early to talk to your clients about planning next year’s Christmas, and Emerald Cruises is here with good news: the line has added four sailing dates in Europe, and two of them will take them to the famous holiday markets of Budapest, Vienna and Cologne, among others. An additional two dates were also added to their Duoro River cruise season, which takes your clients through Portugal during autumn and into the holidays.

There’s nothing more magical than browsing a European Christmas market, and Emerald Cruises has added the 8-day Christmas Markets on the Rhine (departing Dec. 16, 2023) and the 8-day Christmas Markets on the Danube (departing Nov. 24, 2023) for you to book holiday cheer for your clients.

The Rhine sailing takes them between Basel and Amsterdam, stopping at markets in Cologne, Koblenz, Strasbourg and Amsterdam, while the Danube sailing will take your clients to Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia) and Regensburg (Germany). Whichever cruise they choose, you might want to recommend they bring an extra suitcase, because shopping is definitely going to happen.

Emerald Cruises in Portugal

In Portugal, the Emerald Radiance is ready to take your clients on the 8-day Secrets of the Douro through valleys dotted with vineyards, where they can stop to sample the country’s finest. Excursions include an exploration of an 18th-century vineyard estate in Quinta do Tedo, a guided tour of Salamanca and dinner at Quinta da Pacheca wine estate, among other treats. The two new sailings in Portugal are fall voyages for some jaw-dropping autumn colors that depart Nov. 18 and 25, 2023.

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