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Emerald Memories: Celebrate Three Years of Fabulous River Cruising with Our Birthday Giveaway!

To celebrate turning three years young, we’re looking back at our favourite Emerald Memories. We’ve asked our team, travel industry friends and you, our customers, to celebrate the past three years by sharing a memory with us.

If you have an experience or photograph from your time on-board an Emerald Waterways river cruise, please share it on our Facebook page.



Take a Look at the Best Emerald Memories So Far…

“In Regensburg we had a Bavarian buffet-style lunch and I can honestly say it was one of the nicest meals I have ever had.” Jeremy Shepherd, Emerald Waterways team member

“Visiting a local Slovakian family on the outskirts of the capital Bratislava was truly unforgettable, we were welcomed by several local families who have made a living from producing their own wine, cheese, jam and gingerbread.” Lewis Nolan, Emerald Waterways team member

“I woke up especially early on our penultimate day to take in the Budapest skyline as we cruised into the city – what a spectacular sight!” Dan Jones, Emerald Waterways team member

"Emerald Waterways gave river cruising a brand new look and whole new vibe. My best press trip memories are the cool, contemporary decor, energetic ambience and ingenious signature feature: a swimming pool that transforms into a snug cinema.  Panoramic views of passing scenery are a bonus." Pat Richardson - Journalist 

"We went on a trip to visit a typical Slovakian family for coffee and cake. We were rather intrigued by what would happen, never having done anything similar before. Our local guide Eva soon put us all at ease and explained what would happen. The lady of the house could not speak English but thanks to Eva, we were told that she made large communion type wafers at Christmas. One wafer is passed around the family and each member breaks off a piece while prayers are said. We saw them being made and afterwards found that they tasted delicious. Especially with honey and raw garlic spread on them!" Kevin Field, Emerald Waterways customer

"Whilst unpacking and familiarising ourselves in our stateroom we could hear the continual sound of aircraft flying around and they sounded to be quite low. We made our way to the top deck to check out what was going on to find that there was an air show in progress with various aircraft and teams of aircraft performing their stunts. From our moored position opposite the Parliament I suspect we had just about the finest view of this air display which was taking place up and down and above the Danube itself." Chris Sweeney, Emerald Waterways customer

"Our best experiences was laughing so much with our new Canadian friends during the evening entertainment, especially the crew show, and the one and only time my husband has ever danced with me at the disco night." Deb Harvey, Emerald Waterways customer


Three Years of Emerald Waterways

We might not be the oldest river cruise line around, but in our three short years we’ve created plenty of waves in the industry. Our innovative and modern river cruise ships have won many admirers and a number of awards, including Cruise Critic’s Editors’ Pick for Best New River Ship 2014 and Best River Line for Value 2015.

Boasting the youngest river cruise fleet in Europe, we are able to provide experiences not found on our competitors’ ships. From heated pools to cinema screenings; the innovative Emerald Waterways fleet provides luxury and entertainment on Europe’s beautiful rivers.


Here’s to the Next Three (and Many More) Years!

The future looks set to be just as exciting for Emerald Waterways as our fleet and number of services continue to increase. In 2017 alone, we’ll be adding another three ships to the fleet: Emerald Radiance, Emerald Liberté and Emerald Destiny.

We look forward to making even more memories with you in the coming years on the rivers of Europe. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and share your favourite Emerald Waterways moment to be in with a chance of winning an Emerald Memories prize.

For a full selection of Emerald Waterways river cruises for 2016 and 2017, click here, or call our friendly sales team on 0808 301 4705. 

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About the author

 by Darren Birch
by Darren Birch

Darren is Emerald Waterways' Marketing Exec. He's done a lot of travelling over the years, having once worked as an air steward. Darren's favourite river cruise destination is Vienna because of the rich culture and beautiful architecture.

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