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Emerald Waterways

Boutique River Cruising throughout the heart of Europe

Introducing Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways is Europe’s most innovative fully-inclusive river cruise line.

Launched in 2014 Emerald Waterways already boast an award-winning reputation and are fast becoming a favourite with new and seasoned cruisers in search of exciting itineraries, contemporary ships and exceptional value.Emerald Waterways is Europe’s most innovative fully-inclusive river cruise line.

Why not make 2020 the year you explore Europe's many charms? The best-selling itineraries and departures dates are selling fast so whether the romantic Rhine has caught your eye the iconic cities lining the Danube's banks have long been on your list or why not try the sun-soaked landscapes along the Rhone and Dourohave ignited wanderlust, each of Emerald Waterways insightful itinaries ensure you see the very best of what Europe has to offer, with all of them offering exceptional EmeraldVALUE.

Whats Included with Emerald Waterways

  • All Meals Onboard
  • Beer, Wine And Soft Drinks With Lunch & Dinner
  • EmeraldPLUS Authentic Experiences 
  • EmeraldACTIVE Activities For The More Adventurous
  • An Emerald Excursion Almost Everyday
  • Your Choice Of Upto 15 UK Airports
  • Stylish Suites & Staterooms


A Selection of Emerald Waterways European River Cruises
Stylish Suites and Staterooms

Emerald Waterways Stateroom

All Emerald Staterooms have a picture window and all the same facilities as all other staterooms/suites. They are a great value for money as they are spacious and bigger than your ordinary stateroom.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 162 sq ft

Emerald Waterways Panorama Balcony Suite

Emerald have put the most effort they can into designing the most luxurious staterooms and suites. Equipped with the most elegant décor and furnishings to create a relaxing haven for all passengers. The balcony boasts the most picturesque landscapes. The Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin unique to River Cruising.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 180 sq ft

Grand Balcony Suite

The Grand Balcony boasts a load of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine - It also offers a spacious balcony allowing you to make the most of your cruise and take in the scenery.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 210 sq ft

Owners One-Bedroom Suite

The One-Bedroom closes off from the rest of the cabin with a seperate lounge area and a outdoor balcony with an open-air system. allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings no matter the weather.

Occupancy: 2 People - Room Size: 315 sq ft

The Solo Traveller

For a limited time Emerald Waterways is offering a no single supplement deal for all solo explorers. So you will simply pay the price of a twin sharing cabin, yet enjoy single occupancy. Look forward to new experiences and to exploring historic and picturesque towns and cities, whilst meeting other travellers. You can now do so without paying an additional fee for travelling solo. 

*This offer is strictly limited to five cabins per sailing and only available on selected sailings - so be quick.*

Emerald Waterways Single Stateroom

The Solo Explorers Stateroom features picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. They're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.

Occupancy: 1 Person - Room Size: 117 sq ft

Destinations and Rivers Explored by Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways offer river cruises on many of Europe’s iconic waterways, helping to immerse you in the diverse cultural tapestry of the continent.

Cruise from Amsterdam to the heart of Bavaria on the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers, exploring medieval towns and cities including Strasbourg, Cologne, Mannheim and Koblenz, and marvel at the natural spectacles of the Rhine Gorge and the Black Forest.

Navigate the winding route of the great Danube as it weaves through Germany, Austria and Hungary, enjoying inspirational shore days in the great European capitals of Vienna and Budapest. Alternatively, join the river as it barrels beyond the Iron Curtain, slipping through the enigmatic lands of eastern Europe on its way to the Black Sea.

If culture and cuisine are on your travel wish list, perhaps a more focused river cruise in Southern France or Northern Portugal would suit better. Portugal’s Douro River flows through a fertile land celebrated for its fine regional produce, while the great Rhône perfectly showcases France’s esteemed wine culture.

Meet The Fleet

Marrying elegant and contemporary style with innovative features, an Emerald Waterways’ Star-Ship serves as a floating boutique hotel as you negotiate the ageless passageways of Europe. Spacious suites, inspiring dining areas and unique amenities, such as an indoor pool which transforms into a cinema in the evening, make the Emerald Waterways fleet truly special.

From their intimate proportions to their excellent crew-to-guest ratio, every aspect of the Emerald Waterways’ fleet is well thought-out to guarantee your complete comfort and enjoyment. This, coupled with a truly generous list of inclusions, makes for an unforgettable experience on the rivers of Europe.

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