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Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways offer superb value river cruises exploring the heart of Europe on brand new and innovative ships, with return flights from six regional airports or Eurostar, guided excursions, special EmeraldPLUS activities and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner included in the cost.

With their striking minimalistic design and contemporary feel, an Emerald Waterways ship is comparable to a chic hotel, carrying up to just 182 passengers. Every European ship has a heated swimming pool with retractable roof which can be transformed into a cinema at night. Most cabins feature either a French or full balconies as well as flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access and bottled water, restocked daily.

  • Emerald Sky
  • Panorama Balcony Suite
  • Relax in the pool
  • Owners Suite
  • Emerald Sky
  • Grand Balcony Suite
  • Relax in the innovative cinema

About Emerald Waterways Cruises

Dining

The experienced onboard chefs prepare dishes of the highest quality which showcase the delicious cuisine that Europe has to offer. Every day you can enjoy a hot and cold buffet breakfast and lunch with a variety of appetisers, main courses and desserts. In the evenings, there is a four-course dinner serving international and regional specialities.

The Reflections Restaurant is the main restaurant and offers an informal setting, whilst The Terrace located at the bow of the ships is perfect for alfresco dining. Complimentary tea and coffee are available throughout your cruise and a selection of European red and white wines, local beers and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner on board.

Excursions

Guided excursions take you to Europe’s must-see sights and local hidden gems, and with the EmeraldPLUS programme, you’ll enjoy extra special experiences at no extra cost including traditional afternoon tea with a Slovakian family in Bratislava. English speaking local guides accompany every excursion and you will be provided with a personal headset so you can listen to your guide as you explore at your own pace.

No hidden extras

All Emerald Waterways cruises include tipping, port charges, transfers and airport taxes, as well as complimentary onboard WiFi.

Cruise Collection

Rhine River Cruises

  • Jewels of the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Choice of Ships

    See spectacular scenery, fairytale castles and ornate architecture as you journey along the picturesque River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2017 - Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct
    Save £1250 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks on 2018 departures!

    Jewels of the Rhine River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £1095pp
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  • Majestic Rhine

    7 Nights - Mainz to Basel

    Choice of Emerald Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    Cruise along the stunning River Rhine past picturesque riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest, home to breathtaking Alpine scenery. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep
    Save £1250 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks!

    Majestic Rhine Fly Cruise Package
    From £1570pp
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  • Classic River Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Mainz

    Choice of Emerald Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    Visit medieval towns and sail past spectacular scenery on this relaxing cruise along the scenic Rhine and Moselle rivers through Holland and the heart of Germany. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep
    Save £1250 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks!

    Classic River Rhine Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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  • Danube Cruises

  • Danube Delights

    7 Nights - Nuremburg to Budapest

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Choice of Ships

    Admire ornate architecture in the capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava and explore Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
    Save up to £1000pp on 2017 departures!

    Danube Delights River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £1170pp
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  • Rhine, Main and Danube Cruises

  • Legends of the Rhine and Main

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Bernkastel

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Choice of Ships

    View magnificent architecture, breathtaking scenery and medieval ruins as you travel along the Moselle, Rhine and Main from Nuremberg to Bernkastel. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2017 - Aug
    2018 - Jul
    Save £1250 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks on 2018 departures!

    Legends of the Rhine and Main Fly Cruise Package
    From £1345pp
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  • Rhine Main Discovery

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Nuremberg

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Choice of Ships

    Step back in time as you journey along the beautiful Rhine and Main rivers through the heart of Old Europe on this superb voyage. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2017 - Aug, Oct
    Save up to £650pp!

    Rhine-Main Discovery Fly Cruise Package
    From £1545pp
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  • Splendours of Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Choice of Ships

    Visit the imperial capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest and the quaint towns of Bamberg, Passau and Melk as you journey along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers past story-book castles perched high above terraced vineyards. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2017 - Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
    Save up to £1400pp on 2017 departures!

    Splendours of Europe River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £2295pp
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  • River Danube towards the Black Sea Cruises

  • Enchantment of Eastern Europe

    9 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Sun, Emerald Star, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Sky Choice of Ships

    Cruise through Eastern Europe from Budapest towards the Black Sea and enjoy a hotel stay in Bucharest. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2017 - Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
    Save £1250 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks on 2018 departures!

    Enchantment of Eastern Europe Fly Cruise Package
    From £1645pp
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  • Douro Cruises

  • Secrets of the Douro

    7 Nights - Porto and back

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Radiance Emerald Radiance

    Discover the charming towns and historic landmarks along the Douro on this captivating 7-night roundtrip cruise from Porto. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    Save up to £450pp on 2017 departures!

    Secrets of the Douro Fly Cruise Package
    From £1345pp
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  • Lisbon and the Douro

    10 Nights - Lisbon to Porto

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Radiance Emerald Radiance

    Discover the amazing scenery of the Douro on this 10-night holiday, past sleepy villages and vineyards to the Spanish town of Salamanca and beautiful Porto. Includes 3-night hotel stay in Lisbon, return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
    Save £750 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks!

    Lisbon and the Douro Fly Cruise Package
    From £1845pp
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  • Rhone Cruises

  • Sensations of Southern France

    7 Nights - Lyon to Arles

    Emerald Waterways Ship - Emerald Liberte Emerald Liberte

    Voyage through the rustic scenery of Southern France with walking tours of quaint rural villages and visits to some of the area's architectural treasures. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner. 2017 - Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    Save up to £750pp on 2017 departures!

    Sensations Southern France River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £1145pp
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  • Holland and Belgium Cruises

  • Highlights of Holland and Belgium

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    Choice of Emerald Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    See acres of colourful tulips and sail past traditional Dutch windmills on this journey along the canals of Holland and Belgium. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Apr
    Save £1250 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks!

    Highlights of Holland and Belgium Fly Cruise Package
    From £1370pp
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  • The Charms of Holland and Belgium

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    Choice of Emerald Waterways Ships Choice of Ships

    Explore Antwerp's cobbled streets, the WWII sites of Arnhem and the World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk Windmills on this superb river cruise through Holland and Belgium. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Jul, Sep
    Save £1250 per couple PLUS unlimited free drinks!

    The Charms of Holland and Belgium Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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