Emerald Dawn and Sun

Explore our award-winning Star-Ships from bow to stern and uncover just what makes Emerald Waterways so special  

Experience the Emerald Dawn and Sun

Emerald Dawn and Emerald Sun are just two of our five Star-Ships that venture down the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers. Docking in the heart of some of the most beautiful cities in the world and allowing you to explore them with ease.

These vessels were inspired by innovation, which is why we have a plethora of contemporary design features on board. Over the past few years, we’ve pushed the boundaries of European river cruising, carefully designing our three-tiered atrium and heated pool that seamlessly transforms into a cinema on selected evenings.

There are a number of different suite and stateroom categories for you to pick from. Each boasts a wealth of amenities that would be equal to those found in a world-class hotel, with our suites including ingenious all-weather balcony systems from which you can enjoy views of the passing scenery, a flat screen HDTV and infotainment system, luxurious toiletries and a hotel-style bed.

At the top of Emerald Dawn and Emerald Sun, the Sun Deck acts as an excellent communal area where you can enjoy the river breeze, raise a toast with new friends and relax as you watch areas of natural beauty pass by.

Both of these vessels boast more than ninety generously-sized suites and staterooms, four of which are our Emerald Owner’s One-Bedroom Suites, which include an outdoor private balcony, a separate living room and bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe, a complimentary minibar and an invitation to dine at the Captain’s Table.

Technical Data
  • Length 135 metres
  • Passengers 180
  • Cabins 92
  • Crew 47

Sun Deck

Horizon Deck

Vista Deck

Riviera Deck

Deck Plan

  • Sun deck with deck chairs
  • Navigation bridge
  • Sky barbecue
  • Golf putting green
  • Games area
  • Retractable glass roof
  • Walking track
  • Daytime pool &bar/ evening cinema
  • The terrace
  • Horizon bar and lounge
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Wellness area
  • Fitness area
  • Reflections restaurant
  • Hairdresser

Cabin Categories

Horizon Deck
  • S
    Grand Balcony Suite
  • SA
    Owner's One-Bedroom Suite
  • A
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Vista Deck
  • C
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
  • B
    Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Riviera Deck
  • E
    Emerald Stateroom
  • D
    Emerald Stateroom
  • ES
    Emerald Single Stateroom - Single Occupancy Only


Grand Balcony Suite
Dimensions: 210ft2

Each of our Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine - an added home comfort that means you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. They also offer a spacious outdoor balcony, allowing you to make the most of your cruise's beautiful landscapes and take in the fresh air.

Owners One-Bedroom Suite
Dimensions: 315ft2

Our Owner's One-bedroom Suites boast their very own bedroom which closes off from the rest of their cabin; a separate lounge area; and a fantastic outdoor balcony complete with open-air system, allowing you to enjoy the views of your surroundings whatever the weather.

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite 
Dimensions: 180ft2

We've put every effort into designing staterooms and suites, selecting the most elegant décor and furnishings to create haven for you to relax in as your sail through the most picturesque landscapes. But with our Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite, we've gone one step further and created a completely new type of cabin that's unique to European river cruising.

Emerald Stateroom
Dimensions: 162ft2

All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.

Emerald Single Stateroom - Single Occupancy Only
Dimensions: 117ft2

All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they're bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.

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