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3 Years Young

2016 celebrates three years of providing guests with unique holidays through Europe's waterways with the best possible service and facilities on board. Our aim was always to bring a fresh, younger feel to river Europe's booming river cruise business, something which we feel our guests have loved!




2013 Launch - Emerald Star Build

2013 saw the launch of us and the build of our first two 'Star-Ships', Emerald Sky and Emerald Star. These two ships set the benchmark for what would become a fleet of innovative and moderns ships which guests all around the world would come to love. From our unique heated indoor pool which transforms into a cinema in the evening to our open-air system which is available in all of our suites, our Star-Ships would soon catch the eye of the river cruise industry.

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 2014  - Twiggy Christening Emerald Sky

In 2014, our Star-Ships finally took to Europe's rivers holding 182 passengers and with 47 crew members on board. April saw the christening of Emerald Sky by fashion icon and Godmother, Twiggy. The Christening, held in Amsterdam, was a truly memorable occasion which marked a sail away celebration as the Emerald Sky embarked on its first sailing to Basel in Switzerland.


 2015  - 2 New Star-Ships Are Born

With the momentum behind us and the 2014 award for Cruise Critics' Editors' Picks for Best New River Ships under our belt, we launched two brand new Ships in the Emerald Sun and Emerald Dawn taking our fleet up to 4. Designed to the exact same specification as the previous two, Emerald Sun and Dawn were christened in Budapest by Godmother Julie Kendrick and allowed us to carry more river cruise lovers along Europe's breathtaking rivers. Watch the christening below!



Emerald Sun & Dawn Christening


Watch the christening of the Emerald Sun and Dawn in the Hungarian capital of Budapest back in 2015.

 2016  - More Rivers Announced

With our Star-Ships sailing along the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle it was only natural that we should offer our award-winning Star-Ships on more rivers. This year we announced we take to both the Rhone in France and the Douro in Portugal, together with two new ships and two new hand-crafted itineraries in 2017. EmeraldACTIVE was also born, offering our more active guests the opportunity to enjoy more active excursions while on their cruise such as guided bike tours and hikes.


 2017  - 2 New Rivers, 3 New Ships

2017 will see our debut on the Douro with the Emerald Radiance and Rhone with Emerald Liberté creating our Sensations of Southern France river cruise and our Secrets of the Douro river cruise, which had an optional extension in Lisbon! Emerald Destiny will also be added to our fleet of Star-Ships taking our tally up to 7 in three short years...



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