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Experience award-winning style on an Emerald Waterways river cruise.

For a classic river cruise with a contemporary twist, it has to be Emerald Waterways. Our award-winning fleet of state-of-the-art Star-Ships bring the highlights of ocean cruising to the intimacy of Europe's rivers. Pick from a wide selection of itineraries on the Rhine, Main, Danube, Douro or Rhone rivers and enjoy a wealth of tantalising inclusions on every cruise, including delicious and diverse dining, a unique selection of unforgettable onshore experiences and spacious accommodation aboard Europe's newest fleet.

Exceptional Emerald Value

It's all included in the price
Your choice
of airport

Return economy flights from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh, seamless transfers to and from your ship and even our No Fly option on selected cruises.

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Excursions almost every day

Look forward to an excursion or guided tour on almost every day, our English-speaking guides will bring your destination to life.

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All meals included

Our experienced onboard chefs ensure that every dining experience showcases a combination of regional cuisine and seasonal produce. From a heartly buffet breakfast, to a five-course a la carte menu, it's all included in the price of your cruise.

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Drinks with lunch and dinner
Extra-special EmeraldPLUS excursions
Tipping taken
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Danube, Rhine or Rhône: Which River Cruise Should You Pick?

Europe is absolutely blessed with beautiful rivers, ripe for exploration and offering an array of unforgettable experiences. Every major waterway possesses its own unique personality, navigating the stunning valleys and flatlands of the continent, and providing its own distinct experiences for guests travelling the waters for the first or the fiftieth time.

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Emerald Star-Ships

Emerald Sky

With more amenities and state-of-the-art features than any other river cruise line, our innovative 'Star-Ships' are making heads turn.

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"The cool way to cruise in Europe." "Emerald cuts a pretty sleek profile on the river. As I sit in front of the big screen, stars twinkling above the opened roof, it's pretty special. In fact, it's on the way to being as good as it gets"
Jane Knight, The Times Travel Editor
Emerald Star
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