Launched in 2014, Emerald Waterways caters to the four-star-plus market by using five-star ships and service and a near all-inclusive pricing plan. The company’s approach is to minimize the guests’ concerns about daily budgets or mounting costs. The cruise fare includes all transfers to and from the ships; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited tea and coffee; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; WiFi onboard the ship, most shore excursions; bicycles to use for independent touring, and more – as well as all gratuities.
For 2015, Emerald Waterways has increased their revolutionary fleet to four ships, each pushing the boundaries of river cruising with their innovative design. Onboard you’ll enjoy unique features, like a swimming pool that transforms into a cinema in the evening, while seductive bars and dining areas set the perfect mood to relax, with wrap-around views of the scenery.
In order to offer you an even greater variety of river cruises to choose from, Emerald Waterways has crafted four new itineraries for 2015, taking you to new destinations including the eight-day, Nuremberg-to-Budapest “Danube Delights;” the 15-day “Splendours of Europe,” which travels the Rhine and the Danube from Amsterdam to Budapest; the 10-day “Enchantment of Eastern Europe,” which travels Eastern Europe via the Danube River through Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania; the eight-day “Highlights of the Netherlands and Beauty of Belgium,” which begins and ends in Amsterdam and shows off this region at the height of spring, when the tulips are in bloom; and “Delights of France,” an 11-day sailing from Lyon to Arles.
No matter which river cruise you choose, all your meals on-board the ship, beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, on-shore excursions and touring, a special selection of EmeraldPLUS experiences, all travel and transfers from selected airports, and all tipping are included in the price, the ‘Exceptional Emerald Value’.
The Emerald ‘Star-Ships’ recently won Cruise Critics 2014 Editor’s Pick for “Best New River Ships.” In 2016, Emerald Waterways will raise the bar once more, with more choices of itineraries, enhanced shore excursions, and more opportunities to customize your experience with their optional extensions and our enhanced Discover More programs.
The Emerald Belle is being built in the Netherlands and is expected to be launched in early 2016, coming on the heels of the 2015 launch of the Emerald Dawn and the Emerald Sun. This will expand their current fleet to five identical ships, all built to precise specifications, bringing you the newest innovations in river cruising, from the heated swimming pool with retractable roof, to the innovative open-air systems in their suites.
As part of the Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways is backed by the award-winning expertise of the world’s leading luxury river cruise operator.
For more information on Emerald Waterways, visit them online at www.emeraldwaterways.com or call one of their river cruise consultants at 1-855-222-3214.