Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle; the Emerald Star, Sky, Sun, Dawn and Destiny can guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water and help you explore many of the continent’s most arresting and enchanting cities. The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features.
Unlike any other on Europe's waters, our ships boast a heated pool* complete with retractable roof and bar which cleverly transforms into a cinema in the evening.
Emerald Waterways welcomes disabled guests but wishes all guests to understand that limitations could exist on-board and during shore excursions. The lifts on the ships service three out of four decks, with access to the Sun Deck only possible using stairs. Under appropriate circumstances guests are welcome to use collapsible wheelchairs on-board. Many tours are conducted from coaches, so guests need to be able to climb up and down the stairs to board. Some shore excursions may require movement over cobblestones or up and down stairs;accordingly, guests with limited mobility will require the services of a responsible companion to be travelling with them, since crew availability is limited. If you have any medical, physical or other special needs, please contact the travel advisors for further information and have a look at the deck plan to gain an understanding of the layout of any particular ship. On occasion they will be required to dock next to other ships, which may mean accessing the shore via the Sun Deck, requiring you to ascend and descend stairs.
We recommend casual and comfortable clothing - for sightseeing and walking tours you’ll need comfortable shoes. For the winter months, you’ll need a warm coat, gloves and water-resistant footwear. Dinner is an informal affair; relaxed evening wear is perfect. On certain evenings such as the Welcome and Farewell Dinners, you might like to dress up.
Travellers who are less than 21 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by and share a cabin/room with an adult aged 21 or over. Children under 12 years of age are not accepted. This is a condition of carriers and cruise operators.
The Owner’s One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like a spacious bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too.
The suite includes an outdoor private balcony with an open-air system, along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The spacious bedroom has a Queen-size hotel-bed along with a pillow menu and walk-in wardrobe. The separate lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks as well as bottled water. The large bathroom comes complete with two basins, shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. As well as a complimentary Nespresso machine, the suite has a Flat screen TV and infotainment system, complementary WiFi, the use an iPad, and a telephone. A safe is also provided for your valuables. Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats are all available to be served in your suite. The Owner's One Bedroom Suite also includes four items of laundry a day and an invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table.
Each of the Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine – an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite.Emerald Grand Balcony Suite
The suite includes an outdoor private balcony with an open-air system, along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The spacious bedroom has a Queen-size hotel-bed along with a pillow menu and walk-in wardrobe. The separate lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks as well as bottled water. The bathroom comes complete with a shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. As well as a complimentary Nespresso machine, the suite has a Flat screen TV and infotainment system and complementary WiFi. A safe is also provided for your valuables. Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats are all available to be served in your suite. This suite comes with two items of laundry per day.
The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast a revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in.
Included in the suite is an indoor balcony with an open-air system, along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The well equipped bathroom comes with indulgent toiletries and hairdryer as well as complimentary bathrobes and slippers*. Along with a Queen-size hotel-bed, the suite has a Flat screen TV with infotainment system,a mini fridge and complementary WiFi. The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite will also be stocked daily with complimentary bottled water. There is use of a telephone inside the suite as well as a safe provided for valuables.
(*With Category R and P suites on Horizon Deck)
All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins such as, a bathroom with a shower, stocked with indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, complimentary bottled water re-stocked daily and a mini fridge.
The Emerald Stateroom suites are bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Along with complimentary WiFi, the suite has a Queen-size hotel-style bed, a safe for your valuables, Individual climate control and a Flat screen TV with infotainment system.
Each ship also offers two Emerald Single Staterooms featuring picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. With their deluxe oversize single beds, they provide excellent value for money for single guests.
Along with this, included in the suite is a bathroom with a shower, stocked with indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, complimentary bottled water re-stocked daily and a mini fridge. Along with complimentary WiFi, the suite has a safe for your valuables, Individual climate control and a Flat screen TV with infotainment system.
Imagine strolling out of your room ready for a dip in the heated swimming pool; stepping out onto the spacious Sun Deck to watch the world go by; and enjoying a light breakfast or lunch al-fresco, as you admire the beautiful landscapes and breathe in the fresh air..
Lights, camera, action - grab your popcorn and take your seat in our evening cinema
Make your way to the back of the ship where our indoor heated pool is situated. When the evening arrives this oasis of calm is transformed into a hub of entertainment.
Watch in awe as the floor rises through the pool's surface and a screen is lowered from above. In a matter of minutes the area is converted from a swimming pool into a cosy cinema where a selection of classic and contemporary films are shown throughout your cruise.
On selected evenings the cinema will play host to a variety of iconic concerts performed by some of the world's most significant musicians. Popular music, classical and jazz are just some of the genres you can expect to see on the big screen.
New for 2017, our live music showcase is just another was to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable river cruise. We're always looking for exciting and unexpected ways to entertain our guests and we're sure that you will love our collection of fun and inspirational performances.
The Horizon Bar & Lounge is the social heartbeat of our Star-Ships. Surprisingly spacious and exceedingly modern, this contemporary and comfortable haven is one of the most popular areas of our vessels day or night.
There's a fully stocked bar with attentive bartenders, help-yourself to a selection of coffees from out high-tech coffee-machine, or try one of our speciality teas, and take a seat in our plush and spacious sofas and chairs. In the day it's a place to catch up with new friends and unwind.
Each evening before dinner, your Cruise Director welcomes you to the Horizon Bar and Lounge for an informal yet fascinating talk on your forthcoming ports of call. With tips on what you'll see and things to look out for, this is an ideal opportunity to plan for the day ahead. When the evening arrives, we have a medley of entertainment planned especially for you.