Emerald Waterways river cruise ships offer you panoramic views of the stunning scenery, and feature contemporary boutique hotel styling, deluxe in-suite comfort, gourmet dining options and exceptional service, all included in the price. Explore unique cultural experiences at every destination with our included exclusive EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldActive excursions.


  • Shore Excursions
  • Prepaid Gratuities
  • Unlimited Wines, Beers and Soft Drinks Available with Lunch and Dinner
  • All Port Charges, Airport Taxes and Transfer Costs
  • 24/7 Complimentary Tea and Coffee From State-of-the-Art Machines
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi On-Board
  • Complimentary Bottled Water, Restocked Daily
  • On Board Bicycles
  • All Meals Included
  • On Board Fitness Center


Emerald Waterways cruise the Rhine, Main, Danube, Saône, Rhône and Mekong rivers. Once integral trade and transportation routes are now gateways to cultural enlightenment, and there’s no finer way to navigate these treasured landmarks. 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.

Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways - Danube

Cruises From $1,890
The mighty Danube River embarks on a 2,000-mile-long journey from the Black Forest in Germany to Sulina in Romania, where it empties into the Black Sea. The waterway claims eight countries on its course, including Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria. From grand cities like Vienna and Budapest to the unspoiled Iron Gate, a Danube river cruise is the perfect way to uncover so many of Europe’s most enchanting sights in one seamless journey.

Emerald Waterways - Rhine

Cruises From $2,245
During its scenic route to the North Sea, the Rhine River traverses castle-dotted landscapes and striking vistas, with nearby cities offering up a cultural fusion of medieval and cosmopolitan flair. Few journeys can compete with the romanticism of this historic waterway, and stunning sights like the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge testify to this region’s unspoiled splendor.

Emerald Waterways - Main

Cruises From $1,195
The cities, towns and landscapes that accompany the Main River represents Germany in every sense. There’s the UNESCO-listed medieval old town of Bamberg, the vineyard covered hills that surround historic Württemberg and the picturesque Bavarian village of Miltenberg. Sailing these waters, exploring the nearby sights and soaking up the iconic landmarks is the perfect addition to any cruise through Central Europe.

Emerald Waterways - Rhône

Cruises From $1,445
The Rhône River has a romantic settings, quaint country villages, stunning scenery and rolling vineyards are yours to discover on your river cruise from Lyon to Chalon-Sur-Saône, Avignon and Arles. Explore the region’s wines, just waiting to be tasted, and France’s impressive architecture - including castles and palaces - there to be explored. Romanesque influences rise from cities’ ruins while castles built by French nobility tell tales of the past lives of the countries wealthy, providing you with an all-encompassing experience of France’s past and present.

Emerald Waterways - Asia

Cruises From $2,395
The Mekong River is quintessential to South East Asia. It is the lifeblood of the region and is a vast network of tributaries overflowing with vibrant life. Here the river is king and its people have developed ingenious ways to live in harmony in this beautiful landscape. Cruise through floating markets and get to know the Delta inhabitants. See children riding on the backs of water buffalo, verdant rice paddies filled with workers in conical hats and a range of water going vessels plying the narrow waterways. Pass floating villages where you will be fascinated by the resourcefulness of the people and their unique way of life.


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.


The Emerald fleet’s capacity for only 182 guests on board their ships, 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.

You’ll enjoy open air system in the balcony suites and the indoor/ outdoor pool area, that make the ’Star Ships’ the 2014 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick award winners for best new river ships.

Step on to an award-winning ship where the spacious Sun Deck offers panoramic views of the stunning scenery.


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Terms and Conditions

Cruise fare includes all normal shipboard services and facilities plus, all meals, all nonalcoholic beverages, select wines, beers, during lunch and dinner and shore excursions. The cruise fare does not include cruise port, security, navigation, berthing, stevedoring, and baggage handling/storage charges, fuel surcharges, fees or charges imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities, sightseeing or meals ashore, taxes, gratuities, visa fees, laundry or valet service, or any item or service whatsoever of a personal nature, such as any massage or salon services which may be provided onboard and for which separate charges may be imposed. Transfers between the airport and ship on the day of embarkation and disembarkation are not included.