Exceptional Emerald Value
Now in our third year of serving guests and sailing the rivers of Europe, we are delighted to have earned our second award from the Editor’s of Cruise Critic, ‘Best River Line for Value’. This was a great follow-up to the 2014 award for ‘Best New River Ship’, also from the Editor’s of Cruise Critic. Our ships have been praised for their innovative highlights and modern approach to river cruising; something we believe really sets us apart.
Emerald Waterways’ river cruises are deluxe, all-inclusive vacations. Pricing covers airport transfers to and from the ship, complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, all tips for shore side and onboard staff, complimentary Wi-Fi, a shore excursion each day, bicycles, and complimentary tea and coffee available 24 hours a day.
The two most innovative aspects of our ships are the dual-purpose area at the aft of the ship that transforms from an indoor heated swimming pool with retractable roof during the day, to a cinema at night, and our revolutionary open-air system found in all staterooms on the Horizon and Vista Decks. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to create the feeling that you are on a balcony.
All of our ships offer a range of beautiful and spacious cabins for you to choose from, including the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite – a new type of cabin designed and built by us. To replace the standard French Balcony suites that are common on river cruise ships, we have transformed the concept by creating a new type of indoor balcony.
Emerald Waterways’ sleek and modern Star-Ships are not like other ships. As one of Europe’s newest fleets, every detail and contemporary feature has been designed to enhance the experience of our guests. With their striking minimalistic design and statement centerpieces, our Star-Ships are comparable to a boutique hotel. Only this hotel travels with you as you explore the rivers of Europe and enjoy a different view every day.
Emerald Star and Emerald Sky entered service in 2014, followed by Emerald Sun and Emerald Dawn in 2015. Each ship is 442 feet long with 182-passenger capacity and 92 staterooms, including two single staterooms. On board we have international officers and crew and sail eight to fifteen-day cruises on the Rhine, Main, Moselle, and Danube rivers. We also offer special activities that uncover more than the usual tourist attractions with our EmeraldPLUS experiences. In 2017, we will also include guided biking and hiking tours with our Emerald Active program.
As part of our inclusive experience, all of your dining and highlight meals are included in the price of your cruise. From a delicious meal in our Reflections Restaurant to an alfresco breakfast or light lunch on the Terrace, you can delight in culinary diversity. Our chefs prepare the dishes with great care and to the highest quality, inspired by the local cuisine and its ingredients.
On your Emerald Waterways cruise you can look forward to an included excursion almost every day of your cruise. From UNESCO World Heritage Sites to insightful walking tours, each one of our itineraries features a collection of complimentary activities in a wealth of destinations.
If you’re eager to explore further, we have a unique portfolio of enhanced experiences which allows you to do just that. Discover More is a collection of optional excursions, activities, experiences, and tours. Each one of these extra-special moments has been handpicked because it offers a unique insight into the region. You can discover cities, towns, and landmarks, or delve deeper into your destination for the day and see some of the area’s most iconic sights.
Simply pick your favorite Discover More options and confirm your choice with our reservations department before leaving home or with your Cruise Director on the day of embarkation.
What’s New for 2017
We’re excited to announce three new ships for 2017 – the Emerald Destiny will be sailing our Rhine, Main, Danube itinaries and will be identical to our four earlier ships. We will also have the Emerald Radiance, which will set sail on the Douro River in Portugal in May 2017, and the Emerald Liberté, cruising from Burgundy to Provence on the Saône and Rhône rivers. These sleek Star-Ships are built to the same exacting standards as the rest of the fleet, to offer you the highest quality experience, unparalleled on these rivers.
Emerald Radiance is 292 feet long with 112-passenger capacity and 56 staterooms. On board we have international officers and crew and sail 8-day cruises on the Douro River.
Emerald Liberté is 361 feet long with 138-passenger capacity and 70 staterooms. On board we have international officers and crew and sail 8-day cruises on the Rhône and Saône Rivers.
River cruise with us and experience the Exceptional Emerald Value.
For more information on Emerald Waterways, visit them online at www.emeraldwaterways.com.