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About Emerald Waterways

This brand new fleet made their debut in 2014 with two state-of-the-art vessels, joined by a further two in 2015, and is part of the renowned luxury operator Scenic Tours.

Emerald Waterways specialize in river cruises sailing the beautiful Rhine and Danube rivers throughout the year on their innovative new ships.

A wonderful feature of the fleet is the swimming pool with it's retractable roof that doubles as a cinema in the evening, a truly innovative way of making clever use of already generous deck space.

With an immense focus on providing the best comfort to travelers on their cruises, each ship is fitted with carefully designed staterooms designed to be the largest among all staterooms – all for cheaper prices than many other cruise lines.

Their spectacular suites have stocked mini-bars replenished throughout your cruise .

Guests will be surprised by Emerald Waterway's new and innovative designs, as they have fitted their ships with heated swimming pools that include retractable roofs and bar.

Different to other river cruise ships, the pool is located at the aft of the ship on a lower deck rather than the sun deck, where it can easily be covered in poor weather.

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Reasons to book

Guests will be surprised by Emerald Waterway's new and innovative designs, as they have fitted their ships with heated swimming pools that include retractable roofs and bar.

Different to other river cruise ships, the pool is located at the aft of the ship on a lower deck rather than the sun deck, where it can easily be covered in poor weather.

It doesn’t end there though. On selected evenings, the pool is transformed into a cinema where guests can watch a number of classic films and releases.

This inventive flair allows Emerald Waterways to provide wonderful entertainment while being efficient with the space on their ships.

The staff that Emerald employ are specialists that have a huge passion for the history and culture of Europe’s many countries and cities. With such reliable staff, an Emerald cruise is always top-quality with specially tailored itineraries and guides with expert knowledge always at hand.

Absolutely nothing will be missed on your trip, and of course feel free to ask any questions to the excellent Cruise Director.

Exceptional Emerald Value
At Emerald Waterways, all your delicious meals, wonderful onshore experiences, and travel and transfers within Europe are included in the price of your holiday. 

On average, their cabins are larger than most other companies, but they don’t charge more for the extra space; in fact they charge you less. Plus, you’ll be among the first to experience many spectacular ship innovations – including an on-board swimming pool that inventively converts into a cinema, and a revolutionary open-air system that allows you to enjoy your balcony, whatever the weather.

It’s amazing what’s included!

  • Return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow
  • The option to fly from selected regional airports at no supplement*
  • All airport transfers to and from your ship for your convenience
  • Spectacular ship innovations like an on-board pool and cinema, and an innovative open-air system in all cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • A river view from all staterooms and suites
  • All meals and a collection of excellent highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • An included shore excursion on almost every cruise day
  • Extra special included excursions with EmeraldPLUS
  • The option to have continental breakfast served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites
  • Pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites
  • Knowledgeable local guides at each destination
  • Complimentary WiFi on-board the ship
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfer costs
  • PLUS they take care of all tips, saving you up to £440 per couple on 15 day cruises

*Please note: flights are becoming extremely busy, therefore supplements may apply on certain flights. Please call for details

Your retreat on the river
From their staterooms to their one-bedroom suites, they offer a great range of cabins to choose from. Compared to others on the river, the Emerald Staterooms are among the largest of their kind – offering more space and greater value for money. 

Exceptional spaces to enhance your experience

The moment you step on-board your ship, you’ll be met with an overwhelming sense of light and space. The Horizon Bar and Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows, designed to create the most amazing airy atmosphere. And if you walk through the lounge you’ll find The Terrace looking out onto the river. Lined with the most comfortable lounge chairs, the Sun Deck offers amazing 360° views of the ever-changing scenery.

Stand out Emerald Waterways Features

  • Deluxe accommodation on Europe's newest river cruise fleet.
  • Flights and transfers from UK with no regional supplements.
  • Spectacular ship innovations like an on board pool that converts to a cinema.
  • Enriching escorted tours with local guides
  • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner

Also included

  • Complimentary WiFi onboard.
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Tea and Coffee available at all times.
  • All airport transfers
  • Gratuities Included

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