Danube river cruises

The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the world’s most elegant, vibrant and influential cities.

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The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the world’s most elegant, vibrant and influential cities. Multiple capitals - including Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade – sit along the course of this beautiful waterway, providing Danube river cruise guests with an insight into the history of the continent.
The Danube passes through 10 different countries (more than any other river in the world), and has long been an important trade route and military vantage point. Many of Europe’s finest architectural sights are found along this river.
 
Choose Emerald Waterways to explore the delights of the Danube and take advantage of our carefully-crafted excursions, world-class dining experiences and, of course, the in-depth knowledge of our friendly staff.
 
  • Experience the beauty of Budapest, the culture of Vienna and the history of medieval Germany
  • Experience the history and culture of the Danube with EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE excursions
  • Savour the majestic surroundings in absolute luxury as you journey on-board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship

A journey through Europe’s history and cultural evolution

From the Black Forest to the Black Sea, the Danube cuts a dramatic course through Europe, taking in 10 countries and countless cities, towns, villages and settlements. From opulent cities to unspoiled countryside, the Danube travels through some of the continent’s most wonderful sights, such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Iron Gates.

A Danube river cruise with Emerald Waterways will take you to the heart of the continent’s most beautiful and influential cities. Our guests are invited to explore Vienna’s rich musical heritage or the religious significance of Melk during a Danube river cruise, experience local life in Bratislava and revel in Austria’s winemaking heritage – no two days on a Danube river cruise are ever alike. 

Explore the Danube in absolute luxury

Five Emerald Waterways Star-Ships will navigate the beautiful Danube, providing a luxurious base for guests looking to explore the beauty of the river. Elegantly-appointed suites and staterooms offer a relaxing retreat after another enriching day exploring this amazing waterway.

Every detail aboard the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships has been carefully crafted. Each Star-Ship boasts an open-air Sun Deck, Reflections Restaurant and The Terrace which is the perfect spot for enjoying a light bite or drinks with friends as you enjoy the beautiful views along the Danube.

Our attentive on-board team will attend to your every need and our skilled chefs will take you on a journey of their own, through the tastes and culinary experiences of modern Europe.  

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