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At Emerald Cruises everything is all inclusive. Pack your bags with ease knowing that whatever your need is... covered. From your meals, to your travel transfers, to your incredible onshore experiences, everything is included in the price of your vacation.

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Emerald Ships

  • Emerald Dawn

    Emerald Dawn

    Emerald Dawn offers the most comfortable and luxurious passage on the rivers Danube, Rhine and Main – combining elegant and spacious public spaces with delightful suites and staterooms. With charming open-air spaces and large windows flanking every room on-board. Emerald Dawn lets you enjoy all the beautiful panoramas as you gently float through some of the continent's most beautiful regions.

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  • Emerald Destiny

    Emerald Destiny

    Emerald Destiny will 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.

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  • Emerald Harmony

    Emerald Harmony

    Emerald Harmony sailing on the magical Mekong river, was specifically designed to sail into the center of Ho Chi Minh City, allowing to be docked in the heart of this fantastic city. Boutique Star-Ship designed to fuse authentic Asian style with all the modern amenities of a world-class hotel. You'll enjoy incredible experiences and service that is second-to-none.

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  • Emerald Liberte

    Emerald Liberte

    Emerald Liberte will sail in the amazing culinary, cultural and historic destination of France. With no overnight sailing, relaxing itineraries and plenty of time to explore on your own, this is the perfect destination to river cruise. With all the amenities that you are used to making your experience on Emerald Liberte a complete package.

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  • Emerald Luna

    Emerald Luna

    Emerald Luna 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. With 72 generously-proportioned suites and 20 staterooms, the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suites, found on the Vista and Horizon Decks, provides unparalleled views from the spacious private balconies - a truly invigorating start to another day on Europe's beautiful waterways.

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  • Emerald Radiance

    Emerald Radiance

    Emerald Radiance sails the Douro River from Spain into Northern Portugal. With all the luxuries and included excursions and unlike the other Emerald ships, the Emerald Radiance will feature an outdoor serenity pool located on the top of the deck for your swimming enjoyment.

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  • Emerald Sky

    Emerald Sky

    Emerald Sky is the first Star-Ship to be built and sailing the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers, Emerald Sky sets the standard for the stylish and contemporary ships.

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  • Emerald Star

    Emerald Star

    Emerald Star was the second Star-Ship to sail the waterways of Europe, with innovation and comfort at the centre.

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  • Emerald Sun

    Emerald Sun

    Step on to an award-winning Emerald Sun ship where the spacious Sun Deck offers panoramic views of the stunning scenery. Relax and enjoy insightful excursions in every port at no extra cost. No matter which river cruise you choose, you'll enjoy all the same great features.

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  • MS Hamees

    MS Hamees

    Movenpick MS Hamees is a comfortable and contemporary ship that offers 5-star on-board service. Embark on a truly memorable journey from Luxor to Aswan as you experience Egypt's most spectacular sites from the chic surrounds of one of the largest and most stylish river ships on the Nile. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while exploring the wonders of the ancient world.

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Learn More About Emerald River Cruises

Explore Europe from a unique perspective with thoughtfully crafted itineraries. Emerald Cruises river cruises range from 8 to 17 days and visit many fascinating villages, towns, and cities. From the Danube to the Rhine to the Saône, travel to stunning locations and immerse yourself in each culture. Enjoy special activities that uncover more than the usual tourist attractions with EmeraldPLUS experiences.

Custom built Star-Ships offer more space per guest than most other vessels on Europe’s waterways. At over 440 feet long, which boast five types of contemporary cabins and unique onboard innovations, like a heated pool that turns into a cinema at night. Enjoy various cultural highlights from the intimacy of the river, and after a day of exploring the land, unwind in the Horizon Bar and Lounge. Bask in the beauty of the incredible scenery and architecture along the rivers’ banks, whether from the privacy of your suite or the openness of the Sun Deck.

As part of Emerald Cruises inclusive experience, all of your dining and highlight meals are included in the price of your cruise. From a delicious meal in the Reflections Restaurant to an alfresco breakfast or light lunch on the Terrace, you can delight in culinary diversity. The chefs prepare the dishes with great care and to the highest quality, inspired by the local cuisine and its ingredients. Quench your thirst with complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks that are served with lunch and dinner or sip on a delightful cup of tea or coffee.

All of the ships offer a range of beautiful and spacious cabins for you to choose from, including the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite – a new type of cabin designed and built by Emerald Cruises. To replace the standard French Balcony suites that are common on river cruise ships, Emerald Cruises has transformed the concept by creating a new type of indoor balcony. With a separate, decked area and an ingenious open-air system, you can interact with the outdoors with the touch of a button. The upper half of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to let in fresh air and allows you to connect with the landscape.

Health and Safety Protocols on Emerald River Cruises

The world may have changed, however, our commitment to our guests and crew, the guest experience and their health, safety and wellbeing remains our key priority. We are working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), local and international Government Health agencies, to ensure our protocols exceed the latest regulatory requirements. Our Health & Safety Steering Committee oversees all health and safety policies and training with Emerald Cruises, ensuring you can travel with complete confidence that your wellbeing and safety are taken care of to the highest standard. In addition, we are implementing the most recent insights and technologies, with our Emerald Cruises team dedicated to exceeding the levels of cleanliness required in today’s travel climate.

We are continuously updating our protocols to safeguard both the health, safety and the experience of our valued guests. You will be informed about these important procedures, well in advance of your journey departure, which may include the following information and guidelines:

Medical Evaluation & Test
To ensure all of our guests are safe and well before your journey with us begins, we will require you to complete a pre-departure medical health evaluation. During the phased embarkation process you, and your fellow passengers, will be tested for COVID-19 by a medical specialist. This will allow you to relax with complete peace-of-mind when you board our Star-Ships, in the company of other like-minded travelers.

Our Dedicated Team
Our Captains, Hotel Managers and Cruise Directors, alongside their exceptional teams, will deliver a first-class level of service during your time traveling with us. You can enjoy the same exciting program of on board and on shore experiences, tailored to smaller groups to allow for safe social distancing. The team are readily available to ensure every detail of your journey with us is memorable, for all the right reasons. They will ensure health and safety protocols are followed on a daily basis.

Healthy Crew
Having the best crew to look after you is at the heart of our core values at Emerald Cruises, and we will go the extra mile to ensure our crew is healthy in doing so. All crew will be regularly tested for COVID-19 and will have daily temperature and health checks. They will also be trained and regularly briefed on all aspects in preventing COVID-19 amongst themselves as well as our guests. They will go beyond the ordinary to make your cruise a truly exceptional experience.

Contact-Free Check In & Check Out
We have adjusted the various touchpoints of your journey, allowing you to check in and check out in a completely contact-free way. Through a phased embarkation you will be able to arrive and depart from your Star-Ship smoothly and with safe social proximity in mind. And, of course, every time you return to your Star-Ship, our crew will be there to greet you with a warm smile.

Briefings & Screenings
Our medical expert will host mandatory briefings and screenings. These events are designed to ensure every member of our guests and crew are healthy, and also offer an opportunity to allay any concerns or ask any questions you may have about our safety protocols.

Enhanced Cleaning Commitment
Our on board crew will be increasing and enhancing our already frequent and high standard cleaning protocols in public areas and suites, leaving surfaces and spaces spotless. Additional care and attention will be paid to high contact zones, such as communal restrooms and dining facilities.

Socially Aware Dining
You can expect the same delightful dining experiences when you travel with us, savoring a choice of dishes inspired by regional cuisine and local produce. We are adapting and redesigning our on board food and beverage service to ensure extra care is taken in order to minimize social contact. We will serve our delicious food a la carte or via served buffets.

Contact-Free Movement
The spacious surrounds of our ships in combination with the guest numbers provide ample room for you to relax, allowing for an abundance of personal space. We are introducing contact-free movement across our Star-Ships to further reduce risks. Contact-free hand sanitizer dispensers will be readily available in all public spaces and guest corridors on board, whilst automated doors and contact-free guest servicing will minimize the number of touchpoints.

Air Circulation
Our Star-Ships are equipped with air circulation systems. These systems ensure there is no re-circulation of inside air on board the ship. When you are relaxing in your suite you will be breathing air from outside the ship that is channeled directly to your suite. The air will also be released from your suite directly to the outside.

Smaller Groups & Social Proximity
Discovering the local culture of your destination is the highlight of every river cruise. Create memories to cherish during our choice of on shore excursions. You will travel in smaller groups, allowing for a more intimate travel experience, whilst respecting social proximity and destination specific regulations. To enhance your sightseeing, you can utilize our digital headsets, which will act as your personal tour guide and travel map.

Carefully Selected Local Partners
As well as enhancing our health and safety protocols on board and with our crew, we’re working closely with our local partners. We have forged long-standing relationships with our local partners, all of whom have been carefully selected for their expertise and high levels of service, and are committed to ensuring your safety. They will receive extensive training to adhere with our enhanced protocols. We will also introduce strict control and screening procedures for anyone boarding our Star-Ships.

Wellness Throughout Your Journey
Your wellbeing is our number one priority, both during your time on board and on shore. Journey to and from your destination with complete peace-of-mind. All transport vehicles will be equipped with hand sanitizer and will undergo deep cleaning after every journey, surpassing the high industry standards required. You can also rest assured that we will monitor social proximity, allowing you to travel safely, with plenty of personal space.

We are committed to continually reviewing and updating our protocols and guidelines as new information becomes available, to ensure that our guests can travel safely in the many destinations we operate in.

Emerald River Cruises Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 37 reviews about Emerald River Cruises - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
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Barbara
Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

Emerald was awesome. It offered us cultural experience that was unusual and authentic. We felt like we got to know the countries we visited. We are looking to book with Emerald again in Europe. Local and tour Director was the best

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Kathleen
Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

first emerald waterway tour was excellent ! excellent and unique excursions included plus good optional tours offered loved the Vespa ride, ox cart and rickshaw ride Hoi Ann and Halong bay are highlights emerald staff very welcoming to us

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Sergio
Reviewed on Dec 07, 2019

The staff and crew of the ship was fantastic. Christmas Markets are not to be missed.

JP
Joel

Although this is my first river cruise, so I cannot compare with other companies, I was very happy with Emerald with a few exceptions. They advertise that it is all inclusive and do offer several free tour options at each port, but that also sell Discovery options that are more money. We did 4 of those which increased the cost for 2 by $600. If you like to workout, forget the gym, which had one rowing machine, an exercise bike and some dumbbells with enough room for 3 people at most. The staff were all great, the food was very good and the itinerary was excellent. They have a small swimming pool and late night activities. Good diversity with most people from US, Canada, Australia and new Zealand.

KT
Kevin

Was great, food was good, cabin small but nice, excursions were good.


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