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.
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!
*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.