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Enjoy the Emerald difference. Our innovative 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 Emerald Active excursions. See even more, with our adventurous Discover More optional tours and destination hotel extensions. We guarantee you the best value in river cruising, so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Welcome on board.

Introducing the next generation of river cruising

discover Europe with Emerald Waterways

The Itineraries

When 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.

Enjoy a river cruise on an Emerald Star-Ship

The Star-Ships

Each of our 135-metre long Star-Ships has been custom built to offer more space per guest than most other vessels on Europe’s waters. Boasting five types of contemporary cabin and unique on-board innovations, like a heated pool that turns into a cinema, we bring the highlights of ocean cruising to the intimacy of the river. Unwind in our Horizon Bar & Lounge, savour the endless scenery from the privacy of your suite and watch the sunrise from the Sun Deck with a complimentary coffee in hand.

Fine dining

The Dining

As part of our fully-inclusive service, all of your on-board dining and highlight meals are included in the price of your cruise. Our chefs take great pride in preparing dishes of the highest quality, so whenever you sit down to dine in our Reflections Restaurant – or enjoy an alfresco breakfast or light lunch on the Terrace – you can delight in culinary diversity. We’ll keep your glass topped up too, with complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner.

Emerald's Panorama Balcony Suite

The Cabins

Each 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.


Save up to £800 per person

Save up to £800 per person on our 2016 European River Cruises

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Offer ends 30th September 2015

Premium Drinks Package

Enjoy unlimited beverages on board from £29 per person when you book a 2016 European River Cruise!

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Offer ends 30th September 2015


#PostcardProject: postcards making a comeback

National Geographic is bringing back the postcard. Amy Alipio, features editor for National Geographic Traveler, recently asked readers whether they thought the postcard was obsolete, and the response was phenomenal.

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360° Tour

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 river boat that rocks"
Sue Bryant, Sunday Times
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