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Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways

Overview of Emerald Waterways

    Emerald Waterways made its European debut in 2014 and brought the next generation of river cruising along with it.

    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.


  • 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

  • Our experienced chefs take great pride in preparing your dishes to the highest quality standards, and ensuring our menus showcase the fantastic regional cuisines of Europe. Every day, enjoy a breakfast and lunch buffet with an array of hot and cold appetizers and main course choices, as well as a dessert table with a collection of fine sweets. In the evenings, we invite you to be our special guest at a four-course dinner serving delicious international and regional specialties.

    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.

    Emerald Waterways have selected the best staff to to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your river cruise because with the best people comes the best service.

    Emerald Waterways have replaced the run of the mill French balcony that's commonplace on river cruise ships with a new kind of indoor balcony complete with a decked area and an ingenious open-air system.

    Emerald Waterways are receiving rave reviews.

Emerald Waterways Cancellation Policy

Days Prior to DepartureCancellation Charge Per Guest
90 Days or More Prior to DepartureLoss of Deposit
60-89 Days Prior to Departure35% of cruise or cruise tour price
59-30 Days Prior to Departure50% of cruise or cruise tour price
Less than 30 Days Prior to Departure100% of cruise or cruise tour price