Emerald Waterways

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Emerald Waterways

About Emerald Waterways:

Launched in 2014, Emerald Waterways has one of the youngest fleets afloat on Europe’s famed rivers. The company’s Star-Ships have been custom-built to exceed guests’ expectations and offer such amenities as a heated swimming pool that converts to a cinema and indoor balconies that allow for the entire window wall to be lowered for an outdoor experience. Emerald Waterways is an excellent choice for both experienced travelers and the younger demographic, and was awarded ‘Best Value for Money’ by Cruise Critic an unprecedented five years in a row. In 2019, Emerald Waterways launched its first SE Asia ship, Emerald Harmony. The 84-guest vessel features spacious cabins, ranging from 273 ft² to 450 ft², a pool located on the ship’s aft, an Asian-themed Horizon Bar & Lounge, and an impressive 2:1 guest to crew ratio. Unlike most similar-sized Mekong river ships, the Emerald Harmony is built to allow access to the center of Ho Chi Minh City, meaning guests will disembark in the center of the action rather than needing to be coached in from outside the city.

Emerald Waterways is best for:
Seasoned travelers, adults who are destination-oriented and enjoy the finer things in life and looking for a small ship, boutique type of experience on a river cruise line. With its near all-inclusive fares (beverages between meals and some excursions are optional), Emerald Waterways caters to guests looking for five-star service on a modern, deluxe ship and an array of local experiences. In 2019 the line launched EmeraldActive, which provides guests the option to engage in athletic pursuits such as guided bike tours or invigorating hikes on every itinerary at no extra cost. They also added dedicated Activity Managers on each ship to both support all EmeraldACTIVE shore excursions and daily on-board classes as well as assist guests with planning individual cycling tours or athletic walks in port.

The ships of Emerald Waterways Cruises:

  • Emerald Dawn (180 passengers)
  • Emerald Destiny (180 passengers)
  • Emerald Harmony (84 passengers)
  • Emerald Liberte (132 passengers)
  • Emerald Luna (180 passengers)
  • Emerald Radiance (112 passengers)
  • Emerald Sky (180 passengers)
  • Emerald Star (180 passengers)
  • Emerald Sun (180 passengers)

The atmosphere and experience onboard Emerald Waterways:
Emerald Waterways’ all-inclusive river cruise vacations on the great waterways of Europe. The atmosphere tends to be relaxed and social, with engaging activities like painting lessons, cocktail-making, cooking demonstrations, hikes and bike rides and lots of local experiences.

Emerald Waterways Destinations:

  • European Rivers: Rhine, Main, Danube, Rhone, Saone, Douro
  • Asia Rivers: Mekong

Regarding children onboard Emerald Waterways Cruises:

Passengers under 21 years of age are permitted in the company of a parent. Children under 12 years of age must be expressly accepted by Emerald Waterways prior to booking. Children under 12 years of age are not encouraged except for Christmas cruises. There are not children’s programs available.


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