Mail on Sunday subscribers: Exclusively for Mail On Sunday readers: See Erin Boag and Anton Du Beke dance during an amazing cruise down the Danube

The Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy has been packed away for another year – but there’s no need to wait until the show returns to see the best in action.

Anton Du Beke, his dance partner from Strictly Come Dancing and former judge will be joining you for our eight-day Danube River cruise.

You will fly to Budapest and board Emerald Star. Stops include Linz, Austria, Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic), which is Unesco World Heritage listed.

Highlight: Visit magnificent Budapest during our exclusive tour

Highlight: Visit magnificent Budapest during our exclusive tour


You will be joined by Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag

Anton Du Beke, Erin Boag will join you

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag have been dancing together for two decades and are two of the nation’s all-time favourite ballroom stars. The world has been captivated by their charisma and amazing choreography. Before becoming a Strictly Come Dancing judge, Anton, known affectionately as ‘the king of ballroom’, was the show’s longest-serving professional dancer.

You’ll visit three of Europe’s great capitals, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, and watch Anton and Erin perform at an intimate and historic venue in Vienna.

A special masterclass in interactive dancing will be held on board by the pair.

During this memorable holiday, you’ll sail past terraced vineyards and apricot orchards en route to Melk and Durnstein in Austria.

Anton and Erin will present a fun question-and answer session. You will have the opportunity to ask them questions about their lives, careers, and what happens behind closed doors on Strictly. One reader said of a previous trip: ‘It’s been such a wonderful experience seeing Anton and Erin perform. I cannot imagine anything better.’

Reasons to Book

Style: Sail with style You’ll travel on an elegant Emerald Cruises Star-Ship which has an indoor pool with retractable roof, an open-air terrace, a cinema and a putting green as well as beautiful staterooms and suites. You can choose indoor or outdoor dining. You can choose to have your cruise include EmeraldPLUS or EmeraldACTIVE tours in the respective cities, like a Hungarian folklore performance in Budapest or a guided bike tour starting from Melk.

Watch Erin and Anton dance Anton Du Beke & Erin Boag will present a memorable one-off performance at Vienna’s unique location, the home of the Viennese Waltz. Enjoy a photo and cocktail reception with the stars.

Join a dance masterclass: Anton and Erin will teach you how to waltz, and also show off your skills in foxtrot. You will also have the chance to hear them talk about their long-term partnership and love of dance during a private Q&A session.

Flexible cancellation policyYou can book with confidence because Emerald Cruises offers the option to cancel or transfer up to 60 days before your cruise, and there are no cancellation fees.


  • Seven-night deluxe cruise.
  • All meals onboard, from a farewell and welcome reception to dinner.
  • All activities and excursions as listed online, including masterclass, performance and question-and answer session with Erin Boag.
  • You can have wine, beer or soft drinks for lunch and dinner.
  • Free wi-fi, gratuities and tips on board ship.
  • Flexible booking policy
  • ATOL and ABTA protected


DAYS 1 & 2 BudapestDAY 3 BratislavaDAY 4 Vienna DAY 5 Durnstein – Melk DAY 6 Linz – Cesky Krumlov DAY 7 Passau DAY 8 Passau – Munich


These dates are: April 14-21 2022 Price: £1,795pp* for eight days.

Please call us at 01615 165 354, quoting reference MAILSUNANTONERIN. To find out more, visit

Terms and conditions: *Prices correct at time of going to press and are per person, based on two people sharing a category E cabin, and include relevant discounts. Single travellers are subject to additional charges and upgrades. The itinerary and expert may change. Experts will attend the board from April 17-18, 2022. Soft drinks, beer and wine are not included in the lunch or evening meal. For full booking conditions, visit Emerald Cruises is our travel partner and ATOL-protected.