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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.

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  • Islands of Dalmatia

    7 Nights - Trogir to Dubrovnik

    Adriatic Princess II Adriatic Princess II

    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 on 36-passenger Adriatic Princess II. Includes regular swim stops, shore excursions and return flights from the UK 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save £500pp!

    Trogir Fly Cruise Package
    From £1545pp
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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 2018 - Jul 2019 - Jun, Aug, Sep Save £700pp on 17 Jul 2018 departure - Cat E cabin from just £1595pp!

    Nuremberg Fly Cruise Package
    From £1595pp
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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 up to £1000 per couple PLUS free premium drinks package when booking a balcony suite!

    Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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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 2018 - Aug, Sep, Oct 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £1000 per couple PLUS free premium drinks package when booking a balcony suite!

    Pfalzgrafenstein Castle, Rhine Gorge Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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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 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £1000 per couple PLUS free premium drinks package when booking a balcony suite!

    Melk Abbey Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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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. 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save £700pp on 22 Sep 2018 departure - Cat D cabin from just £2095pp!

    Lyon Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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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 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £300pp on 4 Aug 2018 departure - Cat E cabin from just £2195pp!

    Porto Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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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 2018 - Jul, Sep 2019 - May, Oct Save £1000pp on 22 Sep 2018 departure - Cat C suite from just £1995pp!

    Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £1795pp
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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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  • 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 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep 2019 - Jul, Aug Save £1000pp on 30 Sep 2018 departure - Cat A suite from just £2395pp!

    Lorelei Rock, River Rhine Fly Cruise Package
    From £1945pp
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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 2018 - Jul, Sep, Oct 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct Save £500pp on 2 Oct 2018 departure - Cat B suite from just £2595pp!

    Belgrade Fly Cruise Package
    From £1995pp
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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 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save up to £1000 per couple PLUS free premium drinks package when booking a balcony suite!

    Lisbon Fly Cruise Package
    From £2120pp
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  • Classic River Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Mainz

    Emerald 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 up to £1000 per couple PLUS free premium drinks package when booking a balcony suite!

    Amsterdam Fly Cruise Package
    From £2195pp
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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 £500pp!

    Catherine's Palace, St Petersburg Fly Cruise Package
    From £2495pp
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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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  • 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 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec 2019 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save £500pp on 4 Dec 2018 departure - Cat B suite from just £3995pp!

    River Danube Fly Cruise Package
    From £2995pp
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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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  • 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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