Emerald Waterways understands that different travellers have different needs, which is why the line offers a choice of four different types of cabins and suites to suit different passenger's requirements and budgets. 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 with shower, comfortable bed, climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV which features a selection of films as well as TV channels.
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 area 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 five-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 an opportunity for some much-needed pampering in the Massage Therapy Room.
Health & Safety
Emerald Waterways are continuously working on updating their protocols to safeguard both the health and experience of guests. This includes guidelines such as pre-boarding health checks; strict control of who enters the ship; doubling of already frequent cleaning protocols in public spaces and suites; onshore excursions strictly adhere to destination specific regulations; and hand sanitiser available on-board all public spaces, guest corridors and suites. For the full guidance read more here.