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Emerald Waterways River Cruises

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Emerald Waterways have made their mark on the river cruising industry as a leading provider of luxury holidays at great value for money. From the beginning of your journey you are taken care of, with return flights and transfers included in the price, ensuring a smooth, relaxing holiday from start to finish. What's more, guests can relax knowing there are no hidden costs throughout their time with Emerald River Cruises, from the extensive choice of complimentary drinks at dinner to the immersive onshore activities that give you memories to last a lifetime.



Emerald's Cruise With Confidence Policy

Inviting guests onboard their river cruise ships, Emerald Waterways have enhanced their health and safety measures to ensure peace of mind from beginning to end. Before arriving, guests must have completed a medical health evaluation, and at departure will be briefed on protocols. Cleaning and sanitation protocols onboard have been doubled so that there is more frequent disinfection of suites and public spaces, while hand sanitiser dispensers will be readily available in suites, corridors and public areas. Furthermore, shore excursion options will have strict standards of hygiene and adhere to destination guidance, and any transport used with hand sanitiser available.



What's included:

Stand out Emerald Waterways Inclusive Features:
•Deluxe accommodation on Europe's newest river cruise fleet.
•Flights and transfers from UK with no regional supplements.
•Spectacular ship innovations like an on board pool that converts to a cinema.
•Enriching escorted tours with local guides 
•House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner

Also included:
• Complimentary WiFi onboard.
•Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
•Tea and Coffee available at all times.
• All airport transfers 
• Gratuities Included

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Emerald Waterways River Cruise Ships

Let Emerald Waterway’s award-winning fleet of ‘Star-ships’ take you safely along the stunning waterways of Europe and beyond in style and comfort. Each carefully designed ship offers the same outstanding level of service of a boutique hotel, whether you’re lounging on the sundeck, relaxing in your peaceful cabin or enjoying your favourite drink in a social, spacious public area.

Unlike in a standard river-cruising setting, Emerald’s star-ships don’t compromise on light and space. Floor to ceiling windows fill lounges and bars with natural light, as well as ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the stunning view outside. Emerald Waterways are also proud to incorporate innovative, modern designs which will enhance your river cruise experience. In your chosen Emerald Waterways’ stateroom you will find all the amenities you need, as well as extra touches of class. Sleep peacefully in luxury linen, catch-up on on-demand films and TV channels, and keep in touch with home thanks to complimentary onboard Wi-Fi.

Emerald Waterways Dining

Be treated to an unsurpassed culinary experience onboard Emerald River Cruises’ star-ships from the moment you step onboard. No matter the time of day, a team of professional chefs will tantalise your taste buds with flavours that showcase the best of your destination. Breakfast and lunch arrive in the form of expansive buffets with hot and cold options, while evening meals are a fine four-course dining experience.

  • Reflections Restaurant- the centre of dining aboard an Emerald ship is the Reflections Restaurant. Each day will consist of a hot and cold buffet at breakfast and lunch with an extensive selection of appetisers, main courses and desserts. End a busy day exploring ashore with a choice of either buffet-style regional specialities or a sumptuous four course dinner.
  • The Terrace- with the advantage of viewing the beautiful scenery unimpeded, the Terrace is available on warm days for you to enjoy morning tea and a light breakfast, and a lunch menu of pastas, pizzas, soups, sandwiches and fish and chips.

In addition, Emerald Waterways ensures that there is always complimentary tea and coffee available, as well as a selection of specially chosen European red and white wines, local beers and soft drinks.

Emerald Waterways Entertainment

During the day, a heated swimming pool provides the ideal location to enjoy the views from the floor to ceiling windows, while the top deck of the Star-Ships are home to the sun deck, featuring a putting green and games area, as well as sun-loungers- the perfect space for enjoying the fresh air on warmer days! Emerald Waterways also ensure that your health and fitness needs are met with a fitness centre, walking track, wellness centre and even a hairdresser on all of their ships. Whether you want to work out or pamper yourself, you'll have access to all the facilities and equipment onboard.

Inside the ship, the contemporary and spacious Horizon Bar & Lounge is the heart of the action throughout the day. Before dinner, grab a drink from the bar and listen to an interesting talk by the Cruise Director on the upcoming ports of call.

On select days, local performers are welcomed onboard to give an insight into the local culture, ranging from traditional Hungarian dancing to live music from a Bavarian band. Guests can also expect challenging quizzes and a fun show by the crew on the final night.

For a more laid-back evening, head to the pool area which cleverly transforms into a cinema at night, complete with drinks and popcorn, showing both classic and contemporary films.

Emerald Waterways River Cruise Destinations

Whether you’re onboard or ashore, Emerald Waterways take great care to create an enriching, memorable river cruise holiday just for you. An extensive range of itineraries will bring you to the rivers of Europe, including the Danube, Rhine, Main, Rhone, Douro and Volga, while certain Emerald Waterways ships even go as far as the Mekong and Nile.

  • Danube: Passing through more countries than any river in the world, the Danube is a must for those looking to visit the most beautiful capital cities in Europe.
  • Rhine: With some truly unique museums in Amsterdam and stunning tours of the Black Forest, the Rhine has a combination of modern and traditional delights.
  • Main:This river is truly a goldmine of German history, architecture and culture, perfect for the lover of both natural landscapes and architecturally beautiful towns.
  • Rhone: Find yourself sailing back in time on a stunning waterway carving a journey through France. Embrace the laidback lifestyle of the Mediterranean, complete with a glass of locally-produced wine.
  • Douro: Cruise along this rustic waterway, home to countless stunning vineyards and villages of Portugal and Spain. This is a river cruise package perfect for wine-enthusiasts.
  • Mekong:Visit the must-see landmarks of Southeast Asia, as well as the inspiring local communities that share their moving history with you. From ancient temples to vibrant floating markets, Emerald’s Mekong itineraries are packed with unforgettable moments.
  • Nile: The longest river in the world will introduce you to a number of must-see World Heritage sites, hieroglyphics and hidden gems that few will get to see. This is a bucket-list itinerary for any avid world-explorer.


All itineraries are packed with insightful excursions led by knowledgeable guides, and supported by personal headsets with all the extra information you could need. Emerald River Cruises even offer exclusive activities for those in pursuit of fitness, such as guided hikes and canoeing with their EmeraldACTIVE itineraries. From gentle walking tours of ancient cities and stunning UNESCO heritage sites, to joining local families for intimate dining experiences through the EmeraldPLUS programme, there is no shortage of unique and immersive experiences that introduce you to the heart of stunning locations with Emerald Waterways.

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