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Voted Best for Value for the second year running in the Cruise Critic Editor's Picks Awards

Back in 2014, our custom-built Star-Ships were voted 'Best New River Ships' in the 2014 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks awards, an award that was shortly followed by us also being crowned 'Best For Value' in the 2015 Cruse Critic Editors' Picks awards! This year, we've  picked up two more awards, this time in the 2016 Silver Travel Awards where we were crowned 'Best River Cruise Line' and retained the award for 'Best for Value' in the 2016 Cruise Critic Editor's Picks Awards! It's incredible to be recognised for our efforts in on-board innovation and offering our innovative product at a reasonable price to our guests'. It's all part of our continued dedication to bringing the highlights of ocean cruising to the intimacy of the river.

2016 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks - Best Value For Money

We are proud to announce that for the second year running, the world's leading cruise review site, Cruise Critic, has crowned us 'Best For value' 2016! We are overjoyed with the recognition we have received highlighting how we offer an innovative product in terms of both our award-winning Star-Ships and hand-crafted itineraries for a reasonable price and look forward to building upon this in our future years of sailing.
 

Cruise International Awards 2016 - Best River Cruise Line - Highly Commended

We are proud to announce that, for the second year running, we have won the Highly Commended award for ‘Best River Cruise Line’ at the Cruise International Awards 2016. Our luxurious Star-Ships combine innovation and relaxation to help our guests experience the very best of Europe’s most spectacular rivers.

Silver Travel Awards - Best River Cruise Line 2016

We are over the moon to have won the award for Best River Cruise Line in the 2016 Silver Travel Awards. River cruise lovers around the country casted their votes for us and we are delighted that our hard work in bringing innovation and exceptional value for money to Europe's rivers has been recognised yet again!

Berlitz - New kid on the block - Emerald Waterways set sights on top spot

After just two full seasons, numerous industry awards, Emerald Waterways is again turning heads with one of the highest collective ratings in the just-released 2016/2017 Berlitz River Cruising in Europe Guide. Coming in as the second highest ranked river cruise line (based on collective ship ratings), Emerald Waterways surpassed the more established river cruise lines such as Viking, Avalon and Uniworld.

David Winterton, brand manager for Emerald Waterways, said: “We’re honoured with the recognition we’ve received from both our guests and the travel media and this is testament to the efforts made by our hard-working employees. We all continue to push for excellence with new innovative ships and new destinations, improving the experience for our guests with even better service, amenities and excursion experiences.”

With high ratings in all five of the review criteria (Hardware, Accommodation, Cuisine, Service and Misc.), the reviews point out many of the Star-Ship’s wonderful facilities, from the cabin’s design to the on-board indoor-outdoor pool and movie theatre. It also recognises that Emerald Waterways offers a greater number of active excursions than most, is named with three others as an industry driver when it comes to creativity in ship design, and as only one of just few lines that offer healthy choice selections at meals.

2015 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks - Best Value For Money

Cruise Critic, the world's leading cruise reviews site and online community announced today, 5th October 2015, that Emerald Waterways has been awarded "Best for Value" in this years awards. We are overjoyed with the recognition we have received highlighting how we offer an innovative product for a reasonable price and look forward to building upon this in our future years of sailing.

TTG Travel Awards - Best River Cruise Line 2015

We are extremely proud to have collected the award of 'Best River Cruise Line' in this year’s TTG awards. This award was won based on the votes of agents all over the country and emphasises the hard word that goes on in order to provide our guests' with the exceptional river cruise they deserve.

2015 Cruise International Awards - Best River Cruise Line - Highly Commended

Not only did we win the Highly Commended award for 'Best New River Ship', we are also delighted to announce that we also picked up the Highly Commended award for 'Best River Cruise Line' at this year’s Cruise International Awards 2015.

2015 Cruise International Awards - Best New Ship - Highly Commended

We are delighted to have won the Highly Commended award for 'Best New River Ship' which was won by the Emerald Dawn at this year’s Cruise International Awards 2015. Our guests can enjoy innovative features such as our open air balconies, as well as the heated pool which converts into a cinema by night!

2014 Cruise Critic Editors' Picks - Best New River Ship

We were delighted to receive the award for Best New River Ship in the prestigious 2014 Cruise Critic Awards. We are proud that our new Emerald Star and Emerald Sky Star-Ships have been recognised for their modern and innovative features, especially our indoor swimming pool which converts into a cinema area by night.

The Christening of Emerald Sun and Dawn

Ship Christening

Star Ships

A wonderful video of the dual christening of our Emerald Sun and Dawn in Budapest on 21st August