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Our river cruises

Emerald Waterways River Cruises

Explore the world’s most beautiful rivers

An Emerald Waterways river cruise takes you on an unforgettable journey across some of the world’s most enchanting rivers. From culture-rich cities to world-famous wine regions, Emerald Waterways represents a new chapter in the world of river cruising.

Our deluxe fleet of revolutionary Star-Ships promise contemporary comfort and unique on-board innovations, while our generous fully-inclusive offering combines affordability with great dining, exceptional service and immersive itineraries across Europe and Asia. 

We take great pride in ensuring every journey is perfectly planned, and each guest enjoys a relaxing and insightful river cruise experience, whether you’re sailing on-board our award-winning fleet or exploring a nearby town for the day. 

From the Danube, which dissects 10 European countries and nearly as many ancient capitals, to the mystic and mysterious Mekong, which glides through the beauty of Cambodia and Vietnam; every river explored by Emerald Waterways offers a unique experience.


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New Ships and New Routes


Our most exciting year to date, 2017 will see three new river cruise ships added to the Emerald Waterways fleet. The purpose-built ships will be taking to the waters of Europe for the very first time, exploring even more of the continent’s most wonderful regions. 

Intimate and elegant, Emerald Radiance will be navigating the beautiful Portuguese countryside. Winding through the Douro wine region, Emerald Radiance boasts a carefully-appointed open-air Sun Deck, complete with Serenity Pool and a sunbathing area.

Emerald Liberté will be taking guests on our Sensations of Southern France itinerary, from the world’s culinary capital, Lyon, to the medieval marvel, Avignon. Her skilled team of chefs and sommeliers will ensure the food and wine served on-board are befitting of a journey through the Provence region of France.

And finally, Emerald Destiny will be joining our existing fleet, exploring the culture-rich waters of the Danube, Rhine and Main.


The Emerald Waterways Experience

With return flights, transfers, all on-board meals, complimentary drinks, tips and much more included in the price of an Emerald Waterways river cruise, we’ve taken care of everything. Our attentive team of crew, sommeliers and personal butlers are available day and night to ensure every minute on-board the Emerald Waterways fleet is as enriching, enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

Every Emerald Waterways river cruise benefits from the knowledgeable presence of one of our highly skilled Cruise Directors. These regional experts are always on hand to share their near-limitless repertoire, acting as on-board tour guide, storyteller, and problem-solver.

Helping you explore the authentic culture and history of the regions visited, every Emerald Waterways river cruise features at least one EmeraldPLUS excursion. These expert-led experiences take you to the places out of reach of the ordinary visitor, into the very heart of the destinations visited.   


Life on board an Emerald Waterways river cruise


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Take a sneak peak at what life is like on board an award-winning Emerald Waterways Star-Ship.

"Never having done a river cruise before, we found it most enjoyable!"

Mr & Mrs Romeo

"The cool way to cruise in Europe." 

Jane Knight, The Times Travel Editor

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