You will enjoy the Emerald Waterways difference. Our fully inclusive pricing and top-quality cruise experiences have earned us the Best Value for Money award from the editors of Cruise Critic in 2015, 2016 and 2017 – three years in a row.
Our innovative river cruise ships offer panoramic views of the stunning scenery, and feature contemporary boutique hotel styling, deluxe in-suite comfort, fine dining options and exceptional service, all included in the price.
Emerald Waterways' sleek and modern 'Star-Ships' are not like other river cruise ships. As one of Europe's newest fleets, every detail and contemporary feature has been designed to enhance the experience of our guests.
Emerald Waterways river cruises are deluxe, all-inclusive vacations. Pricing covers airport transfers to and from the ship, complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, all tips for shore side and onboard staff, complimentary Wi-Fi, a shore excursion in every port, bicycles and complimentary specialty tea and coffee available 24 hours a day.
The two most innovative aspects of our ships are the dual-purpose area at the aft of the ship that transforms from an indoor heated swimming pool with retractable roof during the day, to a cinema at night, and our revolutionary open-air system found in all staterooms on the Horizon and Vista Decks. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin's floor-to-ceiling window drops down to create the feeling that you are on a balcony. Our staterooms offer a great value to our guests since they are larger compared to most others on Europe's rivers. All accommodations include complimentary bathrobes and slippers, bottled water, Wi-Fi, electronic safes, flat-screen TV with infotainment systems, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, bottled water restocked daily, walking sticks and umbrella.
Emerald Star and Emerald Sky entered service in 2014, followed by Emerald Sun and Emerald Dawn in 2015. The Emerald Destiny, Emerald Liberte and Emerald Radiance were inaugurated in 2017. Each 'Star-Ship' on the Rhine, Main and Danube accommodates 182 passengers with 92 staterooms, including two single staterooms. On board we have international officers and crew and sail eight to fifteen-day cruises on the Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Rhone, Saone and Douro rivers.
Emerald Radiance sailed its first season in 2017 on the Douro River in Portugal and the Emerald Liberte, from Burgundy to Provence on the Saone and Rhone rivers. With just 112 and 138 guests, respectively, these sleek Star-Ships are purpose-built to a high standard to offer you the best quality experience, unparalleled on these rivers.