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Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways offer superb value river cruises exploring the heart of Europe and Asia 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. Emerald Waterways also offers relaxing half-board boutique yacht cruises along the stunning Croatia coast, which include regular swim stops and complimentary excursions.

  • 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

River Cruises

With their striking minimalistic design and contemporary feel, an Emerald Waterways European ship is comparable to a chic hotel, carrying up to just 182 passengers. Most European ships have 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. On Russia, Emerald Rossia is a traditional and authentic Russian ship. Both Mekong ships, Mekong Navigator and Emerald Harmony, offer spacious cabins, a restaurant serving delicious regionally-inspired dishes, and a large sun deck for taking in the ever-changing vistas.

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. In Russia, Emerald Rossia features a main restaurant serving Russian-influenced food and the Tsar Bar where you can relax with your favourite drink. Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on Emerald Rossia.

On the Mekong in Asia, Mekong Navigator all meals are served in the main dining room. On Emerald Harmony, meals are served in the Reflections Restaurant whilst the Horizon Bar and Lotus Lounge are great places to relax.

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.

Croatia Yacht Cruises

Boutique yachts Adriatic Pearl and Adriatic Princess II carry just 36 guests on cruises along the Croatian coast, with rear ladders allowing easy access to the sea for swimming and snorkelling. Meals are served in the Terrace restaurant. Most Croatia coast yacht cruises are half board, to give guests the opportunity to dine at leisure when moored.

Cruise Collection 2018 / 2019 / 2020

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  • Danube Delights

    7 Nights - Nuremburg to Budapest

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    Admire ornate architecture in the capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava and explore Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey on this fascinating 7-night Danube river cruise. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2018 - Dec 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £900pp on 2019 departures!

    Melk Abbey Fly Cruise Package
    From £1195pp
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  • Sensations of Southern France

    7 Nights - Lyon to Arles

    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. 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £900pp!

    Lyon Fly Cruise Package
    From £1295pp
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  • Christmas Markets on the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    Explore the treasures of Germany and France and visit world-famous Christmas Markets on this 7-night full-board River Rhine cruise from Amsterdam. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Dec Save £900pp!

    Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £1345pp
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  • River Danube Explorer

    7 Nights - Budapest to Passau

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    Discover the captivating wonders and elegant cities of Austria on this delightful 7-night cruise along the Danube river from Budapest to Passau. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Apr, Aug, Oct Save £900pp!

    Budapest, Hungary Fly Cruise Package
    From £1345pp
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  • Jewels of the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Emerald Ships 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 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £900pp!

    Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Rhine Gorge Fly Cruise Package
    From £1395pp
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  • The Charms of Holland and Belgium

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and Back

    Emerald 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 2019 - May, Oct Save £900pp!

    Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £1395pp
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  • Highlights of Holland and Belgium

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and Back

    Emerald 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 2019 - Apr Save £700pp!

    Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £1495pp
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  • Legends of the Rhine and Main

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Bernkastel

    Emerald Ships 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 2019 - Jun, Aug, Sep Save £900pp!

    Nuremberg Fly Cruise Package
    From £1495pp
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  • Majestic Rhine

    7 Nights - Mainz to Basel

    Emerald 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 2019 - Jul, Aug Save £900pp!

    Lorelei Rock, River Rhine Fly Cruise Package
    From £1545pp
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  • Lower Danube Waltz

    7 Nights - Vienna to Belgrade

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    Explore the fascinating capital cities of Vienna and Budapest, and discover the treasures of eastern Europe on this exciting cruise along the legendary River Danube, with return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Aug Save up to £900pp!

    Vienna in the evening Fly Cruise Package
    From £1595pp
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  • Secrets of the Douro

    7 Nights - Porto and Back

    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 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save up to £500pp!

    Porto Fly Cruise Package
    From £1595pp
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  • Enchantment of Eastern Europe

    8 Nights - Budapest to Bucharest

    Emerald Ships 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 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct Save up to £900pp!

    Belgrade Fly Cruise Package
    From £1595pp
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  • Classic River Danube

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Vienna

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    Discover history and culture in the intriguing cities of Nuremberg and Regensburg, and take in the outstanding natural beauty of the Wachau Valley on this 7-night voyage along the River Danube, with return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Jul, Aug Save £900pp!

    Nuremberg Fly Cruise Package
    From £1645pp
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  • Festive Delights of the Danube with Mary Berry

    7 Nights - Nuremberg to Budapest

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    An all-inclusive festive river cruise through the heart of Europe featuring the national treasure and cooking sensation, Mary Berry. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner. 2018 - Dec

    Hungary Parliament, Budapest Fly Cruise Package
    From £1795pp
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  • Islands of Dalmatia

    7 Nights - Trogir to Dubrovnik

    Adriatic Pearl Choice of Ships

    Discover the impressive World Heritage sites of Sibenik and Dubrovnik, idyllic islands of Hvar and Korcula and traditional village of Ston on this brand new yacht cruise along the stunning Croatian coast. Includes regular swim stops, shore excursions and return flights from the UK 2019 - Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

    Trogir Fly Cruise Package
    From £2045pp
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  • Lisbon and the Douro

    10 Nights - Lisbon to Porto

    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

    Lisbon Fly Cruise Package
    From £2120pp
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  • Imperial Charms of Russia

    11 Nights - St Petersburg to Moscow

    Emerald Rossia Emerald Rossia

    Visit ancient folk communities and the magnificent Golden Ring cities of Uglich and Yaroslavl on this 11-night river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow. Includes return flights from the UK and shore excursions 2019 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep Save £700pp!

    Catherine's Palace, St Petersburg Fly Cruise Package
    From £2395pp
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  • Splendours of Europe

    14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest

    Emerald Ships 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 2018 - Dec 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £900pp on 2019 departures!

    River Danube Fly Cruise Package
    From £2595pp
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  • Mekong Discoverer

    13 Nights - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

    Mekong Navigator Mekong Navigator

    A superb holiday combining a 7-night Mekong River cruise on the luxurious Mekong Navigator and hotel stays in colourful Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, gateway to the famous Angkor Wat. Includes flights from the UK, EmeraldPLUS excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Feb, Apr Save £500pp!

    Ho Chi Minh City Fly Cruise Package
    From £2725pp
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  • Majestic Mekong

    14 Nights - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

    Emerald Harmony Emerald Harmony

    Combine a 7-night River Mekong cruise on luxurious Emerald Harmony with hotel stays in Siem Reap, gateway to the famous Angkor Wat, and lively Ho Chi Minh City. Includes flights from the UK, EmeraldPLUS excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr Save up to £1000pp!

    Mekong Delta Fly Tour
    From £3045pp
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  • Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia

    17 Nights - Hanoi to Siem Reap

    Mekong Navigator Mekong Navigator

    See the essential sights of Southeast Asia, from the famous Cu Chi Tunnels to the beautiful Halong Bay and the iconic Angkor Wat on this superb holiday, with hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap and a 7-night cruise along the Mekong. Includes flights from the UK, EmeraldPLUS excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Feb, Mar, Apr Save £500pp!

    Cyclist in Hanoi Fly Cruise Package
    From £3575pp
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  • Temples of Vietnam and Cambodia

    18 Nights - Hanoi to Siem Reap

    Emerald Harmony Emerald Harmony

    See centuries-old architecture in Hanoi, sail through the emerald waters of Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat, explore magnificent Angkor Wat and enjoy a 7-night cruise along the Mekong on brand new Emerald Harmony. Includes flights from the UK, hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap, EmeraldPLUS excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr Save up to £1000pp!

    Ha Long Bay Fly Cruise Package
    From £3795pp
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  • Vietnam and Cambodia Explorer

    20 Nights - Hanoi to Siem Reap

    Mekong Navigator Mekong Navigator

    Explore the fascinating cities of Hanoi, Hoi An and Hue, admire the beautiful limestone islands of Halong Bay and spend seven nights cruising up the Mekong on the luxurious Mekong Navigator. Includes flights from the UK, hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap, EmeraldPLUS excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Jan, Mar, Apr Save £500pp!

    Temple of Literature, Hanoi Fly Cruise Package
    From £3795pp
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  • Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia

    22 Nights - Hanoi to Siem Reap

    Emerald Harmony Emerald Harmony

    Sail through Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat, discover the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, explore historic Angkor Wat and spend 7 nights cruising the Mekong on brand new Emerald Harmony. Includes flights from the UK, hotel stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Siem Reap, EmeraldPLUS excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner 2019 - Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar Save up to £1000pp!

    Ha Long Bay Fly Cruise Package
    From £4585pp
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