Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Meet Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag on a Danube cruise

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Meet Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag on a Danube cruise

Competition for the coveted Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy is hotting up, with just a few weeks left to the sequined final. Guaranteed to be there is Anton Du Beke, who this year has slipped into his judge’s seat next to Craig, Motsi and Shirley as if it were made for him.

But if you’re itching to see Anton on the dancefloor again, here’s an exclusive chance to join him and his long-term dance partner and fellow Strictly favourite Erin Boag on a fabulous eight-day Danube river cruise.

After flying to Budapest, you’ll travel on a stylish Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, with stops at Linz in Austria and at the Unesco World Heritage-listed town of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic.

Sail of the centuries: Admire the baroque Melk Abbey during your Danube cruise


You will be joined by Anton and Erin

You will be joined by Anton and Erin 

Having danced together for two decades, Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag are two of Britain’s all-time favourite ballroom stars. Their charisma, chemistry and sparkling choreography have wowed audiences all over the world. Anton, affectionately known as the King of Ballroom, holds the record as Strictly’s longest-serving professional dancer.

This memorable trip will take you to three of Europe’s great capitals, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, and you will sail past terraced vineyards and apricot orchards en route to Melk and Durnstein in Austria.

In the Austrian capital, you’ll watch Anton and Erin perform at an intimate and historic venue, and the pair will also take part in a special interactive dance masterclass aboard ship.

Anton and Erin will also host an entertaining question-and-answer session, during which you can ask them about their lives and careers and find out what really goes on behind the scenes on Strictly. One Mail reader said of a previous trip: ‘It’s been such a wonderful experience seeing Anton and Erin perform. I cannot imagine anything better.’


Sail in style: You’ll travel on an elegant Emerald Cruises Star-Ship which has an indoor pool with retractable roof, an open-air terrace, cinema and putting green, as well as beautiful staterooms and suites. You can choose indoor or outdoor dining. Your cruise will include EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE excursions in each city – for example, a visit to a Hungarian folklore show in Budapest, or a guided biking tour through the picturesque Wachau Valley.

See Anton and Erin dance: Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag will give an unforgettable one-off performance in the unique setting of Vienna, home of the waltz. You will also join the stars for a cocktail reception and photo opportunity.

Join a dance masterclass: Work on your waltz and finesse your foxtrot during a fun dance class on board ship with Anton and Erin. You will also have the opportunity to hear the pair talk about their long-term partnership and love of dance during a private Q&A session.

Flexible booking policy: Book with confidence knowing that Emerald Cruises allows you to cancel up to 60 days before your cruise with no fees.


  • Return flights, taxes and transfers. 
  • Seven-night deluxe cruise. 
  • All on-board meals, including welcome and farewell reception and dinner.
  • All activities and excursions (as listed online), including performance, masterclass and Q&A with Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag.
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • Tips, gratuities, port charges and free wi-fi aboard ship.
  • Flexible booking policy.
  • ABTA- and ATOL-protected.  

YOUR ITINERARY: DAYS 1 & 2 Budapest DAY 3 Bratislava DAY 4 Vienna DAY 5 Durnstein – Melk DAY 6 Linz – Cesky Krumlov DAY 7 Passau DAY 8 Passau – Munich


The dates: April 14 to 21, 2022. The price: £2,845pp* for eight days in an Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite.

Call us on 01615 165 354 quoting ref MAILSUNANTONERIN. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/antonerin.

Terms and conditions: *Prices correct at time of going to press and are per person, based on two sharing lowest-priced available cabins, and include relevant discounts of £500pp for new bookings only. **On-board credit offer is per cabin and ends November 4, 2021 (new bookings only). Supplements apply for single travellers and cabin upgrades. Itinerary and experts may be subject to change. Experts will be on board April 17 to 18, 2022. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included with lunch and evening meals only. For full booking conditions, visit emeraldcruises.co.uk. Our travel partner, Emerald Cruises, is ABTA-bonded and ATOL-protected. 

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