Complimentary Drinks 

A little of what you fancy- that's what travel is all about. At Emerald Waterways, we believe that a glass or two of your favourite tipple can't hurt, which is why we serve a selection of complimentary drinks during mealtimes, including wine, beers and a selection of soft drinks.

Whatever you’re partial to, be it white wine, rosé or a refreshing pilsner beer, we offer a variety of complimentary mealtime drinks to suit you. Not only that, but our flexible drinks packages give you the option to make the most of our bar menu whenever you fancy during your cruise – so you can stay in the spirit of things.

Our extensive drinks menu also consists of premium favourites and rarer labels to tempt when the mood takes you (additional charge). Plus, we also offer a range of hot beverages and non-alcoholic cold drinks, perfect for when you’re in need of a warming pick-me-up during the day.

Find out more about our on-board drinks offering below.

Delightful vintages from beautiful surroundings

Our sommelier carefully hand-picks our wine selection each evening, sourced from local and regional vineyards. Robust reds and delicate whites are served to showcase the best of what the local region has to offer. Discover some of the regions where we source our wines below.

Rhine and Moselle

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The Rhine and Moselle valleys are responsible for much of Germany’s wine, including both white and red varietals. Crisp Riesling and rich Pinot Noir characterise the region’s viticultural offering, with historic vines growing on the steep slopes which rise from the iconic Rhine River.

Wachau Valley and Austria

Wachau Valley, Austria
Austria is one of the oldest wine-growing nations on Earth, and it’s from here that we source a number of our prized vintages. The Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the River Danube, is revered for its old-world vines, while the Austrian capital, Vienna, is the only city in Europe which produces wine at scale.

Douro Valley

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The charming, rustic ‘quintas’ of the Douro Valley have produced port wine for centuries, and the region is today recognised by UNESCO for its viticultural heritage. With Emerald Waterways, you’ll have the opportunity for a tour and tasting at one such Portuguese vineyard – giving you a taste for the region’s authentic flavours.

Burgundy and the Rhône

An image of a Cotes du Rhone vineyard
The charming, rustic ‘quintas’ of the Douro Valley have produced port wine for centuries, and the region is today recognised by UNESCO for its viticultural heritage. With Emerald Waterways, you’ll have the opportunity for a tour and tasting at one such Portuguese vineyard – giving you a taste for the region’s authentic flavours.

Emerald Waterways drinks menu

From a refreshing sip of perfectly-chilled beer to robust reds and delicate whites – hand-picked to supplement your exquisite meals – there is nothing more satisfying than exploring the drinks of the world whilst on holiday. Our generous drinks menu is available throughout your cruise, with expert bartenders on hand to ensure you’re satisfied. If alcohol isn’t at the top of your list, we also provide speciality teas and coffees for the duration of your cruise, not to mention a selection of non-alcoholic bottled beers and mocktails that you can find on our drinks menu. There really is something for everyone.

A generous cocktail menu

Our expert bartenders are available throughout your cruise to mix up one of our many delicious cocktails. Emerald Waterways’ vast bar menu promises something for everyone, whether you’re craving an exotic Mai Thai or a classic Cosmo. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not ask our staff about the cocktail of the day?

To choose from: Tequila Sunrise - Margarita - Bloody Mary - Cosmopolitan - White Russian - Martini Dry Cocktail - Manhattan - Alexander - Caipirinha - Pina Colada - Mai Tai - Long Island Iced Tea

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A beer for everyone

Is there anything quite like a refreshing sip of a chilled beer to toast your meal ahead? Whether it be a draught beer or one of our carefully selected bottled beers, we have a choice of beers from all over the world for you to choose from, including: Bitburger Premium Pils - Heineken - Budweiser - Guinness - Pilsner Urquell - Hefeweizen – Kristallweizen (beer selection varies by destination).

Enjoy branded spirits

If you're in the spirit, we have an extensive choice of branded ones just for you. From refreshing, world-renowned gins such as Gordons and Hendricks to a vast selection of Scotch, bourbon and brandy, your perfect nightcap is never far away. A few from the menu: Ballantine’s - Glenfiddich - Jameson - Gordons - Beefeater - Hendricks - Skyy - Captain Morgan - Jim Beam - Jack Daniels - Asbach Uralt - Courvoisier

Delicious hand-picked wines

When it comes to wine, our expert sommeliers hand-pick a selection of the local area’s finest for you to enjoy throughout your time on-board. From robust reds to delicate whites, you'll find that each wine served will showcase the best of what the surrounding region has to offer.
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Non-alcoholic

We know that alcohol may not always be top of your list, so we have a wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages for you to enjoy. On top of tea and coffee, choose from refreshing soft drinks, fruit juices, non-alcoholic bottled beers and even a choice of mocktails! Included: Coca Cola – Fanta – Sprite – Mineral Water – Tonic Water – Apple Juice – Orange Juice – Pineapple Juice – Cranberry Juice – Bitburger Non-Alcoholic – Weizen Non – Alcoholic – Miami Mocktail – Boatman Mocktail – Sin Colada Mocktail

Emerald Waterways drinks packages

Choose from a selection of on-board drink packages. From our Premium Drinks Package*, allowing unlimited drinks, to wine and beer packages – we have something to suit everyone.

*Premium Drinks Package excludes Champagne, wine by the bottle, bottled beers and cabin mini bar

Further reading

Get to know the signature wines, beers and spirits of Europe and Asia a little better, with our selection of featured guides and articles.

· Port wine and the flavours of the Douro

· Let’s celebrate! 5 delicious drinks from around Europe