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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.

    • 443

    • Length
    • 2017

    • Built Year
    • 51

    • Crew
    • 180

    • Pax Capacity
    • 72

    • Suites


Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Jun 16, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$8,110
Jun 16, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestNuremberg8$7,490
Jun 20, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$8,110
Jun 23, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,490
Jun 23, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyNurembergBudapest8$7,490
Jun 30, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestMunich8$7,490
Jun 30, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$8,110
Jun 30, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestNuremberg8$7,490
Jul 04, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$7,710
Jul 05, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueAmsterdam24$8,845
Jul 07, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,090
Jul 07, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyNurembergBudapest8$7,090
Jul 11, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueAmsterdam18$11,850
Jul 14, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestAmsterdam15$11,190
Jul 28, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamBudapest15$14,890
Aug 11, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestAmsterdam15$11,190
Aug 11, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestParis18$7,245
Aug 25, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamBudapest15$14,890
Aug 25, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamPrague18$15,550
Sep 08, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestMunich8$7,290
Sep 08, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$7,910
Sep 08, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestNuremberg8$7,290
Sep 12, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$8,510
Sep 15, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,890
Sep 15, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyNurembergBudapest8$7,890
Oct 04, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest11$9,085
Oct 06, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest9$8,690
Oct 06, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestIstanbul12$9,510
Oct 08, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest13$9,575
Oct 12, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest9$8,690
Oct 12, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest11$9,085
Oct 12, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestNuremberg16$20,080
Oct 20, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestMunich8$9,490
Oct 20, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$10,110
Oct 20, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestNuremberg8$9,490
Oct 27, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,190
Oct 27, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyNurembergBudapest8$7,190
Nov 21, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$7,810
Nov 24, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,190
Nov 24, 2023EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,190
Apr 05, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$6,890
Apr 10, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest11$8,360
Apr 12, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest9$7,990
Apr 12, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest13$9,020
Apr 14, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest13$9,020
Apr 18, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest9$7,990
Apr 18, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest11$8,360
Apr 18, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestAmsterdam23$20,880
Apr 23, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueParis21$14,000
Apr 23, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueAmsterdam18$12,950
Apr 26, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestAmsterdam15$12,290
Apr 26, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestParis18$13,340
May 07, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyParisPrague21$13,900
May 07, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyParisBudapest18$13,240
May 10, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamBudapest15$12,190
May 10, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamPrague18$12,850
May 10, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamBucharest23$20,780
May 22, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest11$8,960
May 24, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest9$8,590
May 24, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestIstanbul12$9,405
May 27, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyIstanbulBudapest12$9,405
May 30, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest9$8,590
May 30, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest11$8,960
Jun 07, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPassau8$7,790
Jun 11, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$8,390
Jun 14, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,790
Jun 25, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$8,610
Jun 28, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,990
Jul 05, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestMunich8$7,090
Jul 05, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$7,710
Jul 09, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$7,710
Jul 12, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,090
Jul 23, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$7,710
Jul 24, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueAmsterdam24$14,540
Jul 26, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,090
Jul 30, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueAmsterdam18$12,200
Aug 02, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestAmsterdam15$11,590
Aug 13, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyParisPrague21$14,650
Aug 13, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyParisBudapest18$13,990
Aug 16, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamBudapest15$12,690
Aug 16, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamPrague18$13,350
Aug 16, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyAmsterdamBucharest23$22,280
Aug 28, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest11$9,360
Aug 30, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest9$8,990
Aug 30, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestBucharest13$10,020
Sep 02, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyIstanbulBudapest12$9,805
Sep 05, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest9$8,990
Sep 05, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestBudapest11$9,360
Sep 05, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBucharestMunich16$16,980
Sep 13, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestMunich8$7,990
Sep 13, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$8,610
Sep 17, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$8,610
Sep 20, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,990
Sep 27, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestMunich8$7,990
Sep 27, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$8,610
Oct 01, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$8,210
Oct 02, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest10$8,530
Oct 04, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,590
Oct 11, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestMunich8$7,590
Oct 11, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestPrague11$8,210
Oct 15, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueBudapest11$8,210
Oct 16, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueAmsterdam24$14,140
Oct 18, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyMunichBudapest8$7,590
Oct 22, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyPragueAmsterdam18$11,850
Oct 25, 2024EmeraldEmerald DestinyBudapestAmsterdam15$11,190

Ship Information

  • Maiden Voyage: 2017
  • Length: 443
  • Passenger Capacity: 180
  • Normal Crew Size: 51
  • Staterooms: 91
  • Suites: 72


Only those meals identified on the itinerary are included. You must advise Emerald in writing of any and all special dietary needs at the time of booking. Emerald will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your dietary requests, but cannot guarantee that any requests can be met.

Age Restrictions

Children under 12 years old are ineligible to participate in our tours, except for applicable Christmas tours and cruises, and then only if accepted by Emerald in its sole discretion. Due to the availability of alcohol on many of our vacation packages, children and other persons under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a person over the age of 21 (an “Adult”) and must share their accommodation with that Adult.


Gratuities and tips are included on tours and river cruises operated by Emerald and that are listed on your itinerary. All other gratuities and tips are the customer’s responsibility.


Category (E) Stateroom
Square Footage: 160

Category (E) Stateroom

All staterooms feature a picture window, queen sized-beds or twin hotel-style beds, bedside tables, telephone, complimentary WiFi, personal safe for valuables, flatscreen TV, mini fridge, individual climate control, bathroom with private shower. Located on the Riviera Deck.

Category (D) Stateroom
Square Footage: 160

Category (D) Stateroom

All staterooms feature a picture window, queen sized-beds or twin hotel-style beds, bedside tables, telephone, complimentary WiFi, personal safe for valuables, flatscreen TV, mini fridge, individual climate control, bathroom with private shower. Located on the Riviera Deck.

Category (C) Panorama Balcony Suite
Square Footage: 180

Category (C) Panorama Balcony Suite

Panorama Balcony Suite features an indoor balcony with open-air system, queen sized-bed or twin hotel-style beds, two bedside tables, mini-fride, flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi, personal safe for valuables, individual climate control, bathroom with private shower. Located on the Vista Deck.

Category (B) Panorama Balcony Suite
Square Footage: 180

Category (B) Panorama Balcony Suite

Panorama Balcony Suite features an indoor balcony with open-air system, queen sized-bed or twin hotel-style beds, two bedside tables, mini-fride, flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi, personal safe for valuables, individual climate control, bathroom with private shower. Located on the Vista Deck.

Category (A) Panorama Balcony Suite
Square Footage: 180

Category (A) Panorama Balcony Suite

Panorama Balcony Suite features an indoor balcony with open-air system, queen sized-bed or twin hotel-style beds, two bedside tables, mini-fride, flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi, personal safe for valuables, individual climate control, bathroom with private shower. Located on the Horizon Deck.

Category (S) Grand Balcony Suite
Square Footage: 210

Category (S) Grand Balcony Suite

Grand Balcony Suite features floor to ceiling window with sliding glass door, private balcony, queen sized-bed, bedside tables, flatscreen TV, mini-bar, personal safe, dresser, bathroom with private shower. Located on the Horizon Deck.

Category (SA) Owner's Suite
Square Footage: 315

Category (SA) Owner's Suite

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. Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapes and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite. Four items of laundry a day and Invite to dinner at the Captain's Table. Located on the Horizon Deck.

Life on Board


Reflections Restaurant

Enjoy a delectable four-course dinner in the Reflections Restaurant, a great dining experiences from start to finish. Located on the Vista Deck.


The Terrace

When the weather is nice, The Terrace - located at the bow of the ship offers a beautiful setting to enjoy al-fresco dinning. Located on the Horizon Deck.


Game Area

Enjoy a giant tic-tac-toe game or lay out by the deck while watching the beautiful scenery pass you by. Located on the Sun Deck.


Horizon Bar & Lounge

Sit back and relax with great friends at the bar while enjoying a drink. Located on the Horizon Deck.


Pool & Bar / Evening Cinema

Indoor heated swimming pool with a retractable glass roof. In the evening it converts into an outdoor cinema area. Located on the Horizon Deck.



Sneak in an early morning work out at the fitness center. Located on the Vista Deck.



A variety of hair-styling services are offered at the salon. Located on the Riviera Deck.


Wellness Center

you're looking for a late afternoon pampering session, head down to our Wellness area. Located on the Vista Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

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 Destiny Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 8 reviews about Emerald Destiny - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

We had an outstanding trip down the Danube on Emerald Waterways. The food was amazing, the service was absolutely top-notch, the places we stopped (Passau, Linz and Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest) were all wonderful in their own way. The options provided by Emerald (active vs. included, and the add-on activities) were just right. Our Cruise Director and the Activity Manager were very knowledgeable and attentive throughout our trip. As alway, Affordable Tours helped us book, and provided great follow-up care when we needed it. 

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

This trip was wonderful, with only 160 passengers we were treated royally. Everyone on board the ship worked with only one thing in mind to please the customers.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Derek was very thorough and easy to work with. Our trip was what we expected.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

We were fortunate the trip went as planned. A lock was damaged and the ship we were scheduled for was unavailable. Emerald provided a different ship and we completed our full itinerary. Great job Emerald. The trip wonderful. Great staff, tours and food. Our Affordable agent Allyson fulfilled all our needs efficiently providing excellent customer care.

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