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Main River Cruising

Experience the best of Europe

The Main River cuts a course through the pastoral landscapes of Bavaria, revealing a region laden with Germanic splendour and fascinating heritage. This 237-mile long river connects the Danube to the Rhine, and its banks reveal much about the history of the continent. 

From ancient towns like Miltenberg, Würzburg and Bamberg to fascinating historic sites like Wertheim Castle and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Residenz; the Main ebbs through some of the most enriching destinations of Bavaria, allowing you to uncover Germany’s historic wonders in one seamless journey. 

Join us for a luxury river cruise on the Main, and you’ll travel in 5-star style and comfort on-board an elegant Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. From our knowledgeable staff to our carefully-crafted shore excursions, you’ll feel the benefit of our award-winning service as you cruise the majestic waters of the Main.

5
SHIPS
237
MILES LONG
1:3
STAFF:GUEST RATIO

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Experience the Beauty and History of the Main

River cruises on the Main River are combined with a longer journey on the Rhine or the Danube, giving you the chance to experience more of the historic wonders which make Europe such an exciting river cruise destination. 

The Rhine-Main Discovery itinerary transports you on two of Germany’s most enigmatic waterways, allowing you to savor the beauty of the Rhine Gorge as well as fascinating Main destinations like Miltenberg and Bamberg. And, with EmeraldACTIVE excursions, you can stretch those legs and explore some of the most famous historic sites on these two great waterways. 

Alternatively, for a longer European exploration, the 15-Day Splendours of Europe river cruise features a stint on the charming Main River, so you can get to grips with the beauty of Bavaria’s towns and cities before traveling to such destinations as Vienna and Budapest along the mighty Danube.

Explore Beautiful Bavaria in Innovative Luxury

Emerald Waterways’ Star-Ships are among the most innovative river cruise ships in Europe, offering stylish and luxurious passage on the majestic waters of the Main. Throughout your journey, you’ll enjoy the intimate surrounds and unique features which make our award-winning Star-Ships truly special. 

Tear yourself away from the Main’s beautiful Bavarian scenery and indulge in a relaxing swim in the indoor heated pool, before settling in the Horizon Bar and Lounge to catch up with new friends or unwind with a complimentary hot beverage. With Emerald Waterways, the journey is always part of the experience. 

Every Star-Ship in the Emerald Waterways fleet benefits from some of the most spacious and comfortable suites on the continent, and you can choose from a collection of five different cabin types to suit your budget. Each suite is tastefully furnished and generously appointed, guaranteeing a relaxing stay on the waters of the Main.

Main River Cruises

Main River Cruises

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The Majestic Rhine

8 days
Basel > Frankfurt
from $3,195
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The Majestic Rhine

8 days
Basel > Frankfurt
from $3,195
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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns whilst every corner turned on this journey down the Moselle, Rhine and Main unveils rich history.
from $3,295
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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Munich > Frankfurt
Wine-lovers will relish a journey to the centre of the Franconian wine country to taste local produce in the beautiful setting of the Bishop’s Cellar in Wurzburg.
from $3,295
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The Majestic Rhine & Berlin

10 days
Basel > Berlin
from $3,890
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The Majestic Rhine & Berlin

10 days
Zurich > Berlin
from $3,890
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Prague & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

11 days
Prague > Trier
From the momentous cityscape of Prague to the serene beauty of the Moselle, join us as we tour Europe from the Czech Republic and on to the timeless passage of the Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers.
from $3,895
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The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne - Zurich

11 days
Frankfurt > Zurich
from $4,240
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Paris & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

11 days
Paris > Nuremberg
from $4,340
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Paris & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

11 days
Paris > Munich
from $4,340
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Christmas Markets of Europe

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Get in the festive spirit as you navigate the width of Germany, the home of Christmas markets. Sip mulled wine and collect gifts as you enjoy the Rhine’s new wintery personality.
from $4,595
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Berlin & The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne – Zurich

13 days
Berlin > Zurich
from $4,935
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Paris & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main with Prague

14 days
Paris > Prague
from $4,940
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Splendours of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Begin your 15 day Splendours of Europe river cruise in Amsterdam, before navigating the waters through Germany, Austria and Hungary. End in beautiful Budapest.
from $4,995
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Prague & Christmas Markets of Europe

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
from $5,225
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Christmas Markets of Europe & Paris

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $5,595
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Splendours of Europe & Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
As if journeying the breadth of the continent wasn’t memorable enough, we’ve combined our river cruise with a three-day city break in Prague – affording more opportunity for enrichment and wonder.
from $5,610
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Prague & Splendours of Europe

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
From Prague to Amsterdam this 18-day river cruise and city stay is a feast of enrichment. The journey, which takes place on the Danube, Main and Rhine, whisks you between five illustrious capitals.
from $6,180
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Prague to Paris & Christmas Markets of Europe

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $6,225
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Paris Escape & Splendours of Europe

18 days
Paris > Budapest
from $6,390
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Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe

21 days
Paris > Prague
from $6,955
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Splendours of Europe & Paris Escape

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $8,470
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Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $9,625

Bucharest to Amsterdam

23 days
Bucharest > Amsterdam
from $12,955

Main River Cruises

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