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Emerald Waterways’ River Cruises

Introducing the next generation of river cruising

Emerald Waterways represent a new chapter in the world of river cruising. Our deluxe fleet of revolutionary Star-Ships is stylish and spacious while offering contemporary comfort and unique on-board innovations. Sailing immersive itineraries in France, Europe and Southeast Asia Emerald Waterways combines affordability with great dining and exceptional service.  We take pride in ensuring every journey is perfectly planned, and each guest enjoys a relaxing, exciting and insightful river cruise experience, whether you’re sailing aboard our award-winning fleet or exploring a nearby town for the day. 

We cruise the Rhine, Main, Danube, Saône, Rhône and Mekong rivers, with journeys ranging from eight to 17 days. Once integral trade and transportation routes are now gateways to cultural enlightenment, and there’s no finer way to navigate these treasured landmarks than on board Europe’s newest fleet of river cruise ships. From the fairy-tale castles and grandiose cathedrals of mainland Europe, to Asia’s vibrant land full of beautiful landscapes, lively people, excellent food and poignant history; explore our collection of river cruises today and take the first step in embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

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With more amenities and state-of-the-art features than any other river cruise line, our innovative ‘Star-Ships’ are making heads turn by setting a new standard in river ship design.

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Our European River cruises


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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
UNESCO World Heritage-listed locations and picturesque towns make up this historically-rich itinerary, while vineyards and natural beauty create stunning riverbank backdrops.
from $3,045 $2,545
The A+ Event - Free Air or $1300 off

Danube Explorer

8 days
Budapest > Passau
Walk the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities, explore Austria’s wine-growing region and marvel at the fusion of old and new in musical Vienna and eclectic Budapest.
from $4,495
All-Inclusive Super Suite Deal

Jewels of the Rhine

8 days
Amsterdam > Basel
Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey down the Rhine, beginning in the Dutch capital and sweeping up Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest on its route.
from $3,745
The A+ Event - Free Air or $1300 off

Sensations of Southern France

8 days
Lyon > Arles
Romance, spectacular historic landmarks & Roman influence, celebrate France’s past & present on this sensory journey through renowned vineyards & world-class restaurants along the Saône & Rhône rivers
from $3,095 $2,595
The A+ Event - Free Air or $1300 off

Danube Delights

8 days
Nuremberg > Budapest
An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.
from $3,145 $2,645
All-Inclusive Super Suite Deal

Splendours of Europe

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Beginning in Budapest, your colossal journey through Slovakia, Austria Germany and the Netherlands, boasts World Heritage-listed sites, historic cities and beautiful landscapes, between capitals.
from $6,495 $5,495

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