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Keeping you up to date on river cruise news

Since launching our first Star-Ship on the rivers of Europe in 2014, our deluxe river cruise offering has garnered fans across the globe. From the classic routes of the continent to the far-flung passageways of Southeast Asia, we’ve welcomed thousands of curious travellers on-board our luxury fleet – each keen to share in the joys of river travel.


In the four years since Emerald Waterways first launched, we have built up a team of amazing travel industry experts who are passionate about helping you enjoy the finest river cruise experiences. From the on-board crew, ready to provide luxurious passage on many of the world’s most beautiful rivers, to the product team who dream up the amazing excursions and experiences along the way – every member of the Emerald Waterways team has the same goal, creating amazing river cruises. Today, we’re chatting to Marketing Executive, Darren Birch, in a bid to discover what he gets up to at Emerald Waterways HQ, and what he loves about working in our fun and dynamic team.  


We’ll take you on a journey through the most enchanting pieces Van Gogh painted while in Arles.


Home to a selection of World Heritage sites, the world’s finest gastronomy, and acres of vineyards, every bend of the beautiful Rhône river is dotted with idyllic wonder. Flowing out from Lyon’s quaint charm towards the Mediterranean, its tranquil waters trace a path right through France, contrasting the country’s metropolitan liveliness with relaxing serenity. Showcased in Emerald Waterway’s Southern France itineraries, let us guide you through this beguiling river’s must-see historic sites during your time here. 


Giving guests even more opportunities to enjoy unique experiences through the most beautiful regions of Europe, Emerald Waterways are proud to announce that 17 new EmeraldACTIVE excursions will be added to our itineraries from 2018. Let us take you through what will be on offer.


On-board every Emerald Waterways river cruise, our guests are treated to exceptional meals every day of the journey – and we are always looking for new ways intrigue and amaze our guests’ taste buds. So, we were delighted to welcome one of France’s top chefs, Fabien Morreale, on-board Emerald Liberté to cook a special meal for our guests.


With the launch of our new 2018 brochure, we’re showcasing three magnificent new itineraries for you to explore in the new year. From the cosmopolitan spirit of Amsterdam to picturesque Rhine waters, find some inspiration for your next adventure with these exceptional European river cruises from Emerald Waterways.


The splendour of the Douro, one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major rivers, flows from northern-central Spain to Porto, where its storied wine region and World Heritage status makes it a river cruise destination steeped in history and grandeur. For those unfamiliar with the Douro’s majestic locations, we present 10 awe-inspiring photographs that highlight this wonderful region.


The art, culture and heritage of Europe’s capital cities is a huge draw for visitors. The likes of Paris and Barcelona draw millions of travellers every year to explore the famous streets and experience the much-loved sights. Join us as we take a journey of discovery to some of Europe’s most beautiful overlooked cities. 


The beautiful and mystical Mekong winds through some of the most awe-inspiring stretches of Southeast Asia, through the cultural heart of Indochina. The vast waterway has shaped lives, cultures and traditions along its banks, with tiny villages and large cities similarly reliant on its peaceful ebb. 

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