Who is VACAYA?

VACAYA provides a refreshing new approach to LGBTQ travel, chartering luxurious ships and resorts for LGBTQ+ travellers and their friends. VACAYA stands behind the freedom to express individuality, making personal connections, relaxing together and celebrating life. A VACAYA vacation will help you create unforgettable memories while exploring amazing destinations complete with entertainment, world-class hospitality and endless adventures. If you believe 'love is love', then a VACAYA vacation might be just for you!

Choose from 2 different 7 Night River Cruise options as VACAYA explores
the Christmas Markets of Europe

December 5-12, December 12-19, or combine to create one 14-night epic voyage!

Celebrate the holiday season as VACAYA explores the Christmas Markets of Europe from Amsterdam to Nuremberg from Dec 5-12 and Nuremberg to Budapest from Dec 12-19 aboard the luxurious Emerald Destiny River Ship. Travel on either 7-night or combine both for a grand 14-night odyssey. A river cruise is one of the most elegant and worry-free ways to travel. Onboard Emerald Destiny, all of your meals are included, as are standard cocktails, beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. You'll also have bottled water restocked daily in your stateroom. And with only 182 guests on the ship, not only is your VACAYA Luxe river cruise a great value, but it offers a truly intimate cruising experience, as well. Onboard, you’ll enjoy a continuous view of the incredible landscapes along the famous waterways, and you'll also see a different side of Europe – one that can only be experienced on the rivers that have helped shape the history and cultures of the places they weave through.

Your ship:
With its striking minimalistic design, sleek composition, and stylish features, Emerald Destiny is comparable to a contemporary designed hotel. Only it’s better, because your hotel travels with you to a multitude of fantastic destinations and offers incredible panoramic views of the stunning scenery you pass along the way. The new deluxe ships boast a heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof – creating a brilliant onboard oasis for you to relax, whatever the weather. And on select evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of films. At 135 Meters long and with 182 guests, 92 staterooms, and a crew of 47, Emerald's Star-Ships are redefining river cruising on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers. Raise a toast with a cocktail and some new-found friends, and watch the endless vistas roll by.

What's included in your exclusive interline price?

  • All accommodations
  • All gourmet meals and tastings
  • A selection of spirits, wine, beer, coffee, tea and soft drinks
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your room
  • All excursions and EmeraldPLUS excursions
  • All VACAYA entertainment and events
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary bicycles

Choose from the following sailings:

December 5-12 2019 - The Christmas Markets of Europe - $1195*(includeds taxes and gratuities)
Amsterdam - Cologne - Rüdesheim - Miltenberg - Würzburg - Bamberg - Nuremberg
*Price per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates available

December 12-15, 2019 - The Christmas Markets of Europe - $1495*(includeds taxes and gratuities)
Nuremberg - Regensburg - Melk & Durnstein - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest
*Price per person based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates available

OR combine both for an unforgettable journey! 

To reserve your spot at this exclusive interline rate, call your Dargal vacation planner at 1-800-690-3223. To view more details please click here, or call your Dargal vacation planner today!