What does a river cruise offer that an ocean cruise doesn't?
While some ocean cruise liners can hold up to 6,000 passengers, an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship welcomes just 182 guests. This intimacy is beneficial because the staff get to know you personally and can cater to your every whim. It also takes a fraction of the time to dock, and you are more than often bang in the middle of the city centre. What's more, there are the constant views as you'll take advantage of every cabin having a river view. You'll glide past riverside towns, cut through stunning gorges, navigate placid and dramatic landscapes littered with castles, palaces, abbeys, hamlets and ancient icons.
How does tipping work on board?
As part of our fully inclusive service, all tipping is included in the price.
What else is included in the price?
It's amazing what's included on an Emerald Waterways' cruise: return flights, transfers to the ship, your suite or stateroom, all on board meals and a collection of highlight dinners; complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; free tea and coffee throughout the day; bottled water restocked daily in your cabin; an included excursion almost every day; first-class service from an English-speaking crew; knowledgeable local guides at each destination; complimentary on board wi-fi and all port charges, airport taxes and transfer costs. As mentioned we also take care of all tips, saving you up to £440 per couple on a 15-day cruise.