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Emerald Waterways River Cruise Ships

Emerald Star | Emerald Sky | Emerald Sun | Emerald Dawn | Emerald Liberté | Emerald Radiance
A river cruise is one of the most elegant and worry-free ways to travel. On board your deluxe ship, all your meals are included with beer, wine and soft drinks served during lunch and dinner. Tea and coffee are always available and you’ll have bottled water restocked daily in your cabin. And with capacity for only 182 guests on board our ships, we offer a truly intimate cruising experience. Not only will you enjoy a continuous view of the incredible landscapes along the famous waterways, but you’ll see a different side of Europe - one that can only be experienced on the rivers that have helped shape the history and cultures of the places they weave through.

Emerald Waterways revolutionary ‘Star-Ships’ aren’t like other river cruise ships. They’re designed to impress and inspire with every little detail, exceeding any expectation you have of what a river cruise ship would be like. With its striking minimalistic design, sleek composition and stylish features, an Emerald Waterways ship is comparable to a contemporary designed hotel. Only it’s better, because your hotel travels with you to a multitude of fantastic destinations and offers incredible panoramic views of the stunning scenery you pass along the way.

We don’t want to just meet your expectations; we aim to create spectacular surprises that exceed what you would expect from a river cruise ship. That’s why our new deluxe ships boast a heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof - creating a brilliant onboard oasis for you to relax, whatever the weather. And on selected evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of films.

 

It's amazing what's included:

  • All airport transfers to and from the ship on day of embarkation and disembarkation 
  • Spectacular ship innovations such as the onboard pool and cinema*, and our innovative open air system in cabins on the Vista & Horizon decks 
  • All meals* and a collection of highlight dinners in the Reflections restaurant 
  • Complimentary wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner 
  • Tea & Coffee available throughout the day; bottled water replenished daily 
  • Included shore excursions each day 
  • Exclusive EmeraldPLUS cultural interactions and in-depth tours 
  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage sites 
  • First Class services of an all English-speaking crew 
  • Onboard bicycles 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard 
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfer costs 

Browse our ships

Emerald Destiny 2018
Built 2017
The Emerald Destiny launched in 2017. This Star-Ship will join our Danube, Rhine and Main cruises through the heart of Europe.
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Emerald Liberte
Built 2017
Brand new for 2017, the Emerald Liberté has been custom-built to lead the way on our new Sensations of Southern France itinerary from Lyon to Avignon.
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Emerald Radiance
Built 2017
Launched in 2017, Emerald Radiance is our new ship sailing the Douro. The ship features a serenity pool on the Sun Deck, so guests can enjoy the Portuguese sun.
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Emerald Dawn 2018
Built 2015
Emerald Dawn joined the fleet in 2015, designed to the exact same specification as it's sister ships. This vessel sails the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers.
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Emerald Sun 2018
Built 2015
Emerald Sun joined the fleet in 2015, designed to the exact same specification as it's sister ships. This vessel sails the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers
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Emerald Sky 2018
Built 2014
The first of our Star-Ships to the built and sailing the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers, Emerald Sky sets the standard for our stylish and contemporary ships.
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Emerald Star 2018
Built 2014
Built in late 2014, Emerald Star was the second Star-Ship to sail the waterways of Europe, with innovation and comfort at the centre.
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