Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Dance along the Danube and meet Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag

Strictly returns to our screens on Saturday, with the celebrity line-up including Olympic hero Adam Peaty, Loose Women panellist Judi Love and comedian Robert Webb.

But one professional who won’t be gracing the dancefloor this year is Anton Du Beke, as ‘the King of Ballroom’ will be taking on his new role as a judge. However, that doesn’t mean your chances of seeing him perform live are over.

We’re giving you another opportunity to join Anton and his long-term dance partner and fellow Strictly favourite Erin Boag on an exclusive eight-day Danube river cruise.

Views to a thrill: Spectacular Budapest on the Danube

A stylish Grand Balcony Suite on Emerald Cruises Star-Ship


You will by joined by Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag have been dancing together for 20 years and are two of the nation’s all-time favourite ballroom stars. Their charisma, chemistry and dazzling choreography have wowed audiences around the world. Anton, known affectionately as ‘the King of Ballroom’, will this year be a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.


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

You’ll sail past terraced vineyards and apricot orchards en route to Melk and Durnstein in Austria, after visiting three of Europe’s great capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

You’ll see Anton and Erin perform at an intimate and historic venue in the Austrian capital, and the pair will take part in a dance masterclass aboard your ship.

Anton and Erin will also host a question-and-answer session, during which you can ask them about their lives and careers and find out what goes on behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing. One reader said of our 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, a cinema and a putting green, as well as beautiful staterooms and suites. You can choose indoor or outdoor dining. Your cruise will feature amazing excursions in each of the cities.

Special offer: You will enjoy a £500 per person discount, as well as €200 on-board credit per couple*.

See Anton and Erin dance: Anton and Erin will give an unforgettable one-off performance in the unique setting of Vienna, home of the waltz. You will also join them 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 your ship with Anton and Erin. You will also have a chance to hear them talk about their long-term partnership and love of dance during a question-and-answer session.

WHAT’S INCLUDED Strictly launch offer: €200 on-board credit per cabin. Book by September 24. Return flights, taxes and transfers.Seven-night deluxe cruise.All on-board meals. 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 and port charges.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 14-21, 2022. The price: £2,145pp* for eight days.

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 people sharing lowest-priced available cabins, and include relevant discounts of £500pp for new bookings only. On-board credit offer ends September 24, 2021 (new bookings only). Supplements apply for single travellers and cabin upgrades. Itinerary subject to change. Experts will be on board April 17-18, 2022. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included with lunch and evening meals only. DiscoverMORE excursions at additional cost. For full booking conditions, visit emeraldcruises.co.uk. Our travel partner, Emerald Cruises, is ABTA-bonded and ATOL-protected.