Emerald Waterways River Cruises
About Emerald Waterways River Cruises
Emerald Waterways made its debut in 2014, bringing the next generation of river cruising to Europe, combined with a great value to its guests looking for a fabulous deluxe vacation. Specifically designed for value-oriented travelers, the line's acclaimed all-inclusive fares include a host of offerings. Onboard meals in a choice of two dining rooms, most meals on shore, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, unlimited tea and coffee, bottled water in staterooms, WiFi, gratuities and at least one shore excursion daily are just some of the options provided so you can simply enjoy your journey. Guests also receive First Class attentive service from an English-speaking crew and some ships have bicycles available for guests to use in port.
Travel along Europe's storied rivers on Emerald Waterways' contemporary fleet of high-styled and spacious ships. Take an exotic cruise on the Mekong Navigator along Southeast Asia's Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia.
New in 2017, will be Douro River cruises in Portugal and Spain as well as additional French River cruises on the Saône and Rhône rivers when the spectacular 112-guest Emerald Reflection makes her debut along with the arrival of two more beautiful ships, the 138-guest Emerald Liberté and 182-guest Emerald Destiny.
Designed to provide the most comfortable and delightful journey, Emerald Waterways' contemporary fleet is stylish and spacious. Award-winning Star-Ships combine innovative technology with a modern comfortable design. More space per guest is offered than on most other ships plying Europe's waterways. Over 440 feet long, the innovative river ships feature a heated pool which is transformed at night into a cinema area. Relax with your favorite drink at the low-key Horizon Bar & Lounge.
Savor mouthwatering cuisine at Reflections Restaurant for buffet breakfasts, lunches and four-course meals at dinner, including delicious international and regional specialties of destinations visited. Delightful light breakfasts and café-style lunches are served al fresco at The Terrace, located at the bow of the ship.
Stunning public areas feature a luxurious atmosphere of elegant furnishings, modern art and mirrored walls. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide guests with special viewing along their journey. Chic bars and dining areas provide a relaxing setting. Discover unique specially designed experiences with the line's special EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE tours.
Emerald Waterways' first two ships, the 182-guest Emerald Sky and Emerald Star each boast two solo cabins for single occupancy. Additionally, 72 suites and staterooms are featured. Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite guests will enjoy a unique “indoor balcony” that allows the floor-to-ceiling panoramic window to drop halfway down. Beautifully appointed staterooms and suites provide elegant accommodations for your comfort throughout the modern fleet.
Explore Europe from a unique perspective with Emerald Waterways on specially created itineraries ranging from 8 to 17 days. Visit some of Europe's most delightful and historic cities, towns and villages. Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures along the Danube, Saône, Rhine and Douro rivers. Mystical Southeast Asia cruises have been introduced in Vietnam and Cambodia on the Mekong River.
Emerald Waterways Highlights
Award-winning Star-Ships combine innovative technology with a modern comfortable design. More space per guest is offered than on most other ships plying Europe's waterways. Over 440 feet long, the innovative river ships feature a heated pool which is transformed at night into a cinema area.
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Only Emerald Waterways features its specially designed Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite that creates a unique indoor balcony with a separate decked area. With the touch of a button, the upper half of the cabin's floor-to-ceiling window drops down to let the fresh air in and allows you to better connect with the passing landscapes.
Discover unique specially designed experiences with the line's complimentary EmeraldPLUS. These exciting programs provide the opportunity to experience some of Europe's in-depth cultural discoveries at least once per sailing, such as a visit to the incredible Keukenhof Gardens while the ship is in Amsterdam. On some sailings, our EmeraldPLUS experiences take place right onboard, such as a culinary demonstration.
Enhance your river cruise with Discover More, featuring optional authentic experiences tailor-designed according to how you want to spend your free time. Select tours with local guides, take part in authentic local encounters in various destinations and more.