Emerald Waterways

The next generation of river cruising

European Waterways have focussed on creating an exceptional European river cruising experience that's also incredible value for money.

Unlike any other on Europe's rivers, their ships boast a heated swimming pool with retractable roof, which ingeniously transforms into an onboard cinema. They've also created a completely new type of cabin - the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite. To replace the run-of-the-mill French Balcony, these suites incorporate an ingenuous open-air system and an indoor balcony, complete with decking area and chairs.

Their itineraries are great too: they've carefully crafted a collection of cruise itineraries which range from 8 to 15 days, and take you to many of the most fantastic villages, towns and cities lining Europe's rivers

Bringing the highlights of ocean cruising to the world of river cruising

Emerald Waterways don’t want to meet your expectations; they aim to create spectacular surprises that you wouldn’t ever expect from a boutique river cruise ship. That’s why their new deluxe ships boast a heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof and bar – creating a brilliant onboard oasis for you to relax in, whatever the weather. On selected evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of classic films and recent releases – taking onboard entertainment in a completely new direction.

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Reasons To Book

Exceptional Emerald Value
At Emerald Waterways, all your delicious meals, wonderful onshore experiences, and travel and transfers within Europe are included in the price of your holiday. And while other operators can charge as much as £440 per couple for tipping on a 15-day cruise, Emerald take care of that for you too.

On average, their cabins are larger than most other companies, but they don’t charge more for the extra space; in fact they charge you less. Plus, not only will you be travelling on Europe’s newest river cruise fleet, but you’ll be amongst the first to experience many spectacular ship innovations – including an onboard swimming pool that inventively converts into a cinema, and a revolutionary open-air system that allows you to enjoy your balcony, whatever the weather.

You wouldn’t expect all this from a river cruise, but on an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can look forward to it.

It’s amazing what’s included!

  • Return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow
  • The option to fly from selected regional airports at no supplement*
  • All airport transfers to and from your ship for your convenience
  • Spacious accommodation onboard Europe’s newest river cruise fleet
  • Spectacular ship innovations like an onboard pool and cinema, and an innovative open-air system in all cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • A river view from all staterooms and suites
  • All meals and a collection of excellent highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant
  • The option to enjoy a light breakfast and lunch, alfresco on The Terrace
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available at all times throughout your cruise
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • An included shore excursion on almost every cruise day
  • Extra special included excursions with EmeraldPLUS
  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The option to have continental breakfast served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites
  • Pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites
  • A first-class service from an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides at each destination
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard the ship
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfer costs
  • PLUS they take care of all tips, saving you up to £440 per couple on 15 day cruises

*Please note: flights are becoming extremely busy, therefore supplements may apply on certain flights. Please call for details

Your retreat on the river
From their staterooms to their one-bedroom suites, they offer a great range of cabins to choose from. And as some of the first guests to ever travel on their brand new ships, you’ll enjoy their cabins at their absolute best. Compared to others on the river, the Emerald Staterooms are amongst the largest of their kind – offering more space and greater value for money. At the other end of the scale, the Owner’s One-bedroom Suites boast a separate bedroom, spacious lounge and walk-in wardrobe. Plus, theses suites include a number of unexpected extras too, like a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with beer, wine and soft drinks – and the option to have a continental breakfast served to your suite for you to enjoy on your spacious balcony, or in the lounge for a more intimate setting.

Exceptional spaces to enhance your experience

The moment you step onboard your ship, you’ll be met with an overwhelming sense of light and space. The Horizon Bar and Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows, designed to create the most amazing airy atmosphere. And if you walk through the lounge you’ll find The Terrace looking out onto the river – the perfect place to relax in the gentle breeze while reading a book. Lined with the most comfortable lounge chairs, the Sun Deck offers amazing 360° views of the ever-changing scenery.