Experience Europe on a deluxe river cruise with Emerald Waterways and enjoy the convenience and ease of an all-inclusive vacation. Deluxe in-suite comfort, gourmet dining choices, exceptional service and more are all included in the price. Cruise on the award-winning Star-Ships designed with a contemporary boutique hotel ambiance. High-styled and sleek, their minimalistic design is contemporary and provides a delightful way to see Europe up-close and personal in sublime comfort.
Amenities on Star-Ships include a heated pool with retractable roof, which can be used rain or shine. On select evenings, this area is transformed into a cozy venue where you can watch movies for a lovely experience. Other amenities include an onboard hairdresser, massage therapy room and fitness area. The chic Horizon Bar & Lounge is the social hub of the ships and a popular gathering spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks and lively conversation with fellow guests.
These deluxe cruises in France, Portugal and Russia travel on such history-rich rivers as the Danube, Rhine, Main, Rhône, Douro and Volga. If mystical Southeast Asia beckons to you, the elegant 68-guest Mekong Navigator will offer exotic Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam cruises in 2018. Though not a Star-Ship, the beautiful all-suite ship is stunning in her own right, designed reminiscent of a French Colonial manor home.
Unique cultural experiences await you in each destination with exclusive EmeraldPLUS and Emerald Active excursions. These may include a theater performance in the evening, tea in the home of a local family or a Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef. In addition to those offered, optional tours and destination hotel extensions are also available.
Emerald Waterways offers fantastic gourmet meals, spacious accommodations and pampering from an attentive English-speaking staff. Complimentary hiking and biking tours enable deeper engagement as you explore Europe. Imagine the fun of taking a guided bike tour along the banks of the Danube in the wine-growing region of the picturesque Wachau Valley.
Gastronomic delights will suit every taste and appetite as you savor gourmet dinners at Reflections, the main dining room. Delightful al fresco meals are served at The Terrace and dine under the stars at the Sky Barbecue on the Sun Deck.
Make yourself at home in spacious, well-appointed accommodations, including panoramic suites and staterooms with elegant furnishings. Select from a wide assortment, where you can enjoy TV and infotainment system, individual climate control, complimentary WiFi and more. New accommodations on the Vista and Horizon decks offer a revolutionary and fabulous open-air system, designed to ensure all-weather enjoyment while taking in Europe’s beautiful landscapes. Simply touch a button, and the upper half of your floor-to-ceiling window opens to let in fresh air and provide full panoramic views.
New Ships in 2017
Several award-winning Star-Ships made their debut in 2017, joining their “sisters,” they include the Emerald Destiny, offering journeys on the Rhine and Danube Rivers; Emerald Liberté, plying the Saône and Rhône rivers; and Emerald Radiance, along the storied Douro River in Portugal.. These new ships premier a stateroom category called Riverview Suites which are located at the rear of the ship on the Horizon Deck and boast 300-square-feet of living space as well as panoramic floor-to ceiling windows on two sides. A serenity pool on the sun deck provides an ideal spot for relaxation. Guests have a choice of two restaurants — Reflections, the main dining room, and The Terrace, for light breakfast and lunch.
Whether a first-time or seasoned cruiser, Emerald Waterways will provide you with an extraordinary vacation value and experience. Step aboard these beautiful river ships and enjoy an all-inclusive river cruise as you enjoy the many benefits of the “Emerald difference.”