While visiting a huge range of cultural destinations is one of the main draws of a European river cruise, life on-board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship has its own perks too. Our ships are designed to serve as your floating hotel, providing a base for relaxation, wellbeing and entertainment as you drift along the continent’s waterways.
Emma’s account of her trip through the South of France does a great job of highlighting the on-board experience you can expect from our Star-Ships. Here are a few of our favourite moments from her time on-board:
“We spent the afternoon on the Sun Deck enjoying the sunshine; the drinks just kept appearing! We chatted to other guests and watched the golf tournament which seemed to be very popular. I think this is my favourite part of the ship so far, the sound of the river and birds is so, so relaxing.
“After dinner, I decided to have a little swim in the pool at the rear of the ship. I was the only one there the entire time I was swimming. The pool is the most amazing place to sit or swim; they have towels there for you, as well as tea, coffee and cookies.
“We’ve spent the evening listening to live music by a band called Krystal. They were fantastic and the dancefloor was completely full the entire time. Before coming on this cruise, I thought river cruise entertainment couldn’t live up to the entertainment on an ocean ship, but it absolutely does (on Emerald Waterways anyway!). The ships might not be able to accommodate things like Broadway theatre shows but there is still a LOT going on. Everybody is genuinely so happy and friendly too which makes a massive difference. Most of the crew were up and dancing which was brilliant.”
For a glimpse into what awaits in an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship suite, check out Emma’s insightful cabin tour video: