Our fleet of Star-Ships

Award-winning, innovative and contemporary, our fleet of Star-Ships are far from ordinary

Cutting a stylish and chic figure along the some of the most iconic rivers of Europe, and the majestic Mekong in Southeast Asia, our fleet of award-winning Star-Ships combine comfort, and innovation with contemporary design and a wealth of amenities.

Our European Star-Ships sail the Danube, Rhine, Rhône and Douro rivers, and the brand-new Emerald Harmony Star-Ship has been custom-built to sail the Mekong River through Southeast Asia. All eight of our Star-Ship fleet honour the beauty of the beloved waterways they sail, our floating boutique hotels are certainly far from ordinary.

Europe and Asia'a most stylish fleet

On board, attention to detail has been considered throughout every feature and flourish, providing unrivalled comfort, and the most luxurious and enjoyable of journeys for all of our guests. Whether you prefer to while away peaceful hours in your lovingly appointed suite or stateroom, or mingle with new found friends in the spacious and welcoming communal areas, every inch of our Star-Ships has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

The stylish, contemporary décor of the fleet provides a wonderful setting for watching the beautiful river views pass by. From the illuminated atrium, to the crisp, clean linens in each of our suites and staterooms, to the centre point of our dining experience - Reflections Restaurant, it’s easy to see why our Star-Ships are award-winning. 

Our Star-Ships sailing the Danube, Rhine and Rhône are home to an indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof. In the evenings the pool innovatively transforms into a cosy cinema.

During warmer months, the panoramic Sun Deck is the perfect spot to watch the world go by with your favourite drink in hand. On the Sun Deck of our Emerald Radiance sailing Portugal’s Douro River you will find a spa-style serenity pool and on Emerald Harmony the open-air pool is ideal for Asia’s exotic climate. 

At Emerald Waterways, we are dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your stay on board our Star-Ships goes above and beyond your expectations. The wealth of amenities on board are complemented by our highly-trained, skilled and attentive crew, dedicated to ensuring your Emerald Waterways holiday is unforgettable.

What to expect on board our Star-Ships

  • Al fresco dining and BBQ area
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Dedicated Cruise Director
  • Evening cinema*
  • Fitness & Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser
  • Innovative indoor heated pool with retractable roof*
  • Spa-style Serenity Pool on the Emerald Radiance
  • Stylish staterooms and suites
  • Sun Deck with seating area, walking track, games area & putting green
Our Star-Ships 
Emerald Dawn
The Emerald Dawn offers a comfortable and contemporary passage on the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers, combining modern, tasteful decor in public areas and stylish yet comfortable suites and staterooms. With bright open-air spaces and spectacular river views the Emerald Dawn lets you enjoy all the beautiful panoramas as you gently float through some of the continent's most beautiful regions.
Emerald Destiny
The newest member of the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships fleet cruising on the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers; Emerald Destiny is built to the same exceptional standards as her sisters - Emerald Star, Sky, Sun and Dawn. Innovitively designed and effortlessly welcoming, Emerald Destiny provides a stylish and comfortable passage along these timeless waterways.
Emerald Harmony
Embarking along one of Southeast Asia's most majestic rivers, luxury knows no bounds from the minute you step on-board, Emerald Harmony where you'll enjoy the finest contemporary, Asian-inspired interior design with the tranquil setting of our magnificent ship.
Emerald Liberté
Representing the next generation of river cruising, or Emerald Liberté Star-Ship is specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône in France as part of our Sensations of Lyon & Provence river cruise. Mirroring the effortless beauty of the French countryside, cutting-edge amenities, authentic dining and a world-class level of service combine, providing endless opportunity to relax and enjoy every aspect of your Emerald Waterways river cruise.
Emerald Radiance
New in 2017, the Emerald Radiance is our most intimate ship to date purpose built to sail the Douro River. To take advantage of Portugal’s warm climate, the Sun Deck provides ample opportunity to sample the sun and gentle river breezes or if you fancy a plunge, the spa-style Serenity Pool is the perfect place to relax under the beautiful Iberian sky. 
Emerald Sky
Guiding you past some of Europe's most beautiful stretches of countryside and through some of the continent's most vibrant and enchanting cities. Emerald Sky ensures every minute of your holiday is exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. From the sylish suites and staterooms to the contemporary, bright public spaces, every inch of Emerald Sky has been considered with you in mind. 
Emerald Star
The first of our chic Star-Ships to be built, Emerald Star has been an idyllic base for journeys along the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers since 2014. With bright and contemporary public spaces complementing stylish suites and staterooms, Emerald Star provides a welcome home-from-home when journeying through some of Europe's most beautiful regions. 
Emerald Sun
Providing luxurious passage across the beautiful rivers Rhine, Main and Danube, Emerald Sun offers all the comforts of homes as well as exceptional dining options and an array of incredible extras. Chic, contemporary and stylish throughout; Emerald Sun boasts sophisticated social spaces and comfortable suites and staterooms.