Emerald Waterways is the newest river cruise company to sail Europe's rivers and when it comes to exploring some of the continent's most iconic waterways in deluxe surroundings and at an incredible price, Emerald Waterways present the perfect choice, offering a range of captivating itineraries.
- Premium river cruise experience
- Flights from Heathrow & selected regional airports
- On-board pool and cinema
- Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
- Unlimited tea and coffee
- A shore excursion on almost every cruise day
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board your ship
The line's voyages range from eight to 15 days in length and are designed to take you to not just the much-loved tourist landmarks to be found along such historic rivers as the Danube and Rhine but to uncover the authentic history of each town and region, thanks to a range of special experiences. Emerald Waterways is a line which understands that enriching destinations are only part of the river cruise experience, which is why its custom-built ships offer a host of innovations and a number of river cruising firsts, such as a heated on-deck swimming pool with a retractable roof which hosts a cinema by night and 'open air' panoramic windows in suite accommodations.
Emerald Waterways has been named as 'Best for Value' at Cruise Critic's 2015 Editor's Picks awards, due to the line's reputation for providing innovative and exciting river cruise holidays for amazing prices. This prestigious title comes just a year after the line receive the award for 'Best New River Ship'. So book your Emerald Waterways river cruise today and see for yourself why this award-winning river cruise line is so renowned for the premium river cruising experience it offers.
Emerald Waterways understands that different travellers have different needs, which is why the line offers a wide choice of cabins and suites to suit different passenger's requirements and budgets. From an Owner's Suite to an Emerald Stateroom, whichever type of accommodation you choose, you'll enjoy a host of facilities and features. Just think of your ship as a floating hotel and your cabin your stylishly-appointed and spacious hotel room.
As well as your constant personal view of the river, you'll have an en suite bathroom, comfortable bed, climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV. There are four types of stateroom available on Emerald Waterways' vessels. Emerald staterooms offer a generous 162sq ft of space, picture windows and all the comforts of a modern hotel room, while Panorama Balcony Suites boast the line's all-new indoor balcony design and 180 sq ft of space in which to relax. Emerald Grand Balcony Suites offer a host of additional comforts as well as 210 sq ft, while the first word in river cruising luxury is the Owner's One-bedroom Suite, offering a separate lounge are and 315 sq ft of space.
With Emerald Waterways, dining is always a memorable experience, as your voyage is bookended by both a Welcome Dinner and a Farewell Dinner, the perfect showcase for the talents of the line's expert chefs. Of course, high-quality dining is a constant throughout your voyage, on which you'll enjoy a range of delectable dishes expertly prepared to reflect the many delightful tastes of Europe. Each day starts with a mouth-watering breakfast buffet offering a range of hot and cold dishes; an experience which continues into lunch, when a range of continental dishes are on offer. In the evenings, it's a four course dinner menu daily, giving you the opportunity to enjoy an authentic taste of each region. On fine days, the Terrace is the perfect place to dine al fresco, whether that's greeting the sunrise with a coffee and a continental breakfast or enjoying a café-style lunch of soup or sandwiches.
As well as the stylish dining areas and accommodations, the ships in the Emerald Waterways fleet offer a host of fantastic facilities and amenities to help make your time on-board as enriching and enjoyable as possible. The standout feature on the majority of vessels however, is the innovative heated swimming pool, which comes with a retractable roof so guests can enjoy a few leisurely lengths of the pool, no matter what the weather. After a swim, why not reward yourself with a refreshing drink from the bar, or an ice-cool treat from the gelati station? In the evenings, the pool area transforms into a cinema which screens a number of recent releases as well as some much-loved classics - a first in river cruising.
The Sky Bar is the perfect place to unwind with a drink come evening and reflect on your experiences with fellow travellers, while the putting green and giant chess set allow for some fun and engaging on-board experiences. If keeping fit on holiday is important to you, then you'll be delighted to know that all ships in the fleet are equipped with a fitness area, while there's opportunity for some much-needed pampering in the Massage Therapy Room.
Best River Cruise Line 2015
TTG Travel Awards 2015
Best River Cruise Line 2015
Best Value for Money 2015
Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks
Best New Ship 2015
Best New River Ship 2014
Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks