Introducing the Next Generation of River CruisingIn 2014, Emerald Waterways made its debut and brought the next generation of river cruising to Europe. What exactly makes river cruises with Emerald Waterways so special? Read on to find out.
The ItinerariesWhen it comes to exploring Europe, there’s nothing average about our itineraries. Our carefully crafted river cruises range from 8 to 17 days and visit many fantastic villages, towns and cities lining Europe’s Danube, Rhine and Saône rivers. And because we want you to fully appreciate the places you visit, we also include special activities that uncover more than just the usual tourist attractions with our EmeraldPLUS experiences.
Take a look at any of our European river cruise itineraries to find out more.
The Star-ShipsWe launched a new fleet of custom-built 'Star-Ships’ that gave us a blank canvas to create a completely new design and introduce an array of spectacular innovations that you wouldn’t expect on a river cruise ship. For instance, our ships boast an on-board heated pool with retractable roof, which transforms into a cinema in the evening.
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The DiningAs an alternative to our main restaurant, Reflections, we offer alfresco dining on The Terrace at breakfast and lunch.
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The CabinsEach of our ships offer a great range of cabins for you to choose from, including the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite– a completely new type of cabin, designed by us. To replace the run-of-the-mill French Balcony that is commonplace on river cruise ships, we offer a new kind of indoor balcony, complete with a decked area and our ingenious open-air system. With the touch of a button, the upper half of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to let in fresh air and provide full panoramic views of the landscape.
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Uncompromising quality, fantastic value
With Emerald Waterways, you’ll enjoy the unique combination of a deluxe river cruise experience and incredible value for money. As well as including all your meals, onshore excursions, a special selection of EmeraldPLUS experiences, travel and transfers in the price of your holiday, we also take care of all tipping – saving you up to £440 per couple. Plus, on average our staterooms and suites are larger, yet less expensive than most other operators.
River cruises built with experience
As part of the Scenic Tours Group, we benefit from the expertise of the world’s leading luxury river cruise operator. This means that when you book your holiday with Emerald Waterways, you can rest assured that we have the knowledge and experience to create the most amazing river cruises, designed to ensure you take home wonderful memories. And for your complete peace of mind, all our holidays are fully bonded and licenced by ATOL and ABTOT – meaning your money is 100% safe.
Check out our River Cruise ReviewsSince our launch in early 2014 we have been eagerly awaiting feedback from all who have travelled with us during our first few voyages. Reviews have been coming in thick and fast; to take a look at what our guests and newspapers have had to say about Emerald Waterways click here.
Watch our TV advert!As Europe’s most innovative river cruise line we are delighted to make our UK television debut. Our eight-week multi-channel campaign is narrated by India Fisher, the voice of MasterChef, and showcases the luxury style and innovation that has become synonymous with Europe’s most cutting-edge river cruise line.
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2015 Red Hot Offers – save up to £1,200 per person!Book your 2015 river cruise now to save up to £1,200 per person. This offer is available on selected 2015 river cruises, including five brand new itineraries that will take you to an even greater variety of destinations, including the Eastern reaches of the Danube and the Netherlands and Belgium.
Find out more about our 2015 river cruises >
Take a 360° virtual tour of our revolutionary new 'Star-Ships'To help you discover what life on board one of our new state-of-the-art ships is really like from the comfort of your own home, we have created a 360° virtual tour of our 'Star-Ships'.
From our spacious and contemporary cabins, fine-dining restaurant, The Terrace, Sun Deck and bar, to our unique heated pool with a retractable roof that transforms into a cinema in the evenings; there’s plenty to explore.
To start your 360° tour of the spectacular Emerald Sky click here.
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Many of our 2014 cruises have now sold out, but you can still save between £500 and £1,200 per person on the last few cabins.
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With the launch of the new Emerald Waterways, the lines between ocean and river cruising are really starting to blur. I love the idea of a pool that becomes a cinema and a dining room that has multiple service stations. Even more exciting, I reckon there are more great innovations to come.
Jane Archer, Telegraph Travel Cruise Expert