Emerald Waterways

Expect an award-winning, deluxe river cruise when you board an Emerald Waterways ship. Witness new scenery, fascinating culture and do it all in ultimate style. An Emerald Waterways cruise is a true treat, offering some of the most inspiring itineraries along the rivers of Europe and Asia.

About Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways first launched in 2014. While still a fairly new edition to the world of European river cruising, the cruise line has quickly gained a reputation for being highly innovative. Their fleet of 135m long Star-Ships are full of modern amenities. Think panoramic views, to boutique hotel styling, deluxe in-suite comforts, gourmet dining options and exceptional service. Each Star-Ship has been custom built to offer more space, 5 types of contemporary cabins, a heated pool that turns into a cinema at night and so much more. Unwind in the evening at the Horizon Bar & Lounge, watch the sunrise from the Sundeck and revel in the fact that you are witnessing one of the most unique riverbank-views in the world!

Emerald Waterways design their cruise itineraries with the young-at-heart in mind. They encourage exploration and discovery, with unique programs and activities designed to help guests fully appreciate each of the ports along the way. Visit fantastic villages, towns and cities along the Danube, the Rhine and the Saône river on Emerald Waterways’ carefully crafted 8 to 17-day river cruises. Make use of complimentary bicycles to explore solo, join an Emerald Active guided biking or hiking tour, gain invaluable insight from local destination guides, visit many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and so much more. With Emerald Waterways, you’ll experience true floating perfection!

Why Choose Emerald Waterways?

Emerald Waterways has won multiple awards for their river cruising expertise. From the Best New River Ship, to the Best River Line for the Value, it’s no wonder than Emerald customers report to never return home disappointed. Emerald Cruise ship cabins are nothing like your standard cruising cabin. The accommodation is spacious, comfortable and even includes panoramic suites, staterooms and innovative open-air systems in the cabins so that guests need never feel confined! One of the biggest bonuses of an Emerald Waterways cruise is that gratuities are included. Enjoy gourmet all-included on board meals, dinner events, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee at all times of the day, bottled water restocked daily and a refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany your lunch and dinner. If this sounds like the cruise line for you, take a look below at all of our Emerald Waterways packages or contact our Cruise Holiday Experts to find out more!

  • 6 ships
  • Founded in 2014
  • Award-winning service
  • European & Asian river cruises
  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel
  • Visits multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 6 ships
  • Spacious staterooms & suites
  • Horizon Bar & lounge
  • Indoor heated pool with retractable roof
  • Serenity pool (on Emerald Radiance)
  • Evening cinema
  • Sun deck
  • Walking track
  • Putting green
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness area
  • Hairdresser
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco dining & BBQ area
  • Informal fine dining
  • Emerald Concierge service
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Refined selection of beer, wine & spirits included at meals
  • Bottled water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles
  • EmeraldPLUS experiences
  • EmeraldACTIVE programs

Please note: features may vary slightly depending on the vessel. Confirm features with your Cruise Holiday Expert at time of booking.

  • Emerald Star
  • Emerald Sky
  • Emerald Sun
  • Emerald Dawn
  • Emerald Liberté
  • Emerald Radiance

You can find Emerald Waterways ships in some of the most famed rivers in Europe and Asia. Destinations include France, Portugal, Russia and multiple European and Asian ports. The rivers this cruise line’s ships explore include the Danube, Rhine, Main, Rhône, Douro, Volga, Mekong and the Irrawaddy.

Why we love it

  • Contemporary floating hotels
  • Innovative convertible spaces
  • Heated pool converts to cinema!
  • Personalised "by-name" service

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