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An Introduction to Emerald Waterways: Jaw-Dropping Sights With Deluxe Comfort

An Introduction to Emerald Waterways: Jaw-Dropping Sights With Deluxe Comfort

Welcome to Emerald waterways, the cruise line that puts your comfort first. Every guest will experience a seamless process, from the moment you step onboard your flight, transfer or ship until the moment you look back at your photographs.

Your holiday will be simplified with the balance between the luxury line’s organisation and focus on you having choice in your own cruise.

Here is everything you need to know about Emerald Waterways, from their fleet to their gratuities, from their suites to their drinks…


Meet the Fleet

Emerald Waterways’ fleet oozes chic and style as they take you through the rivers of Asia and Europe.

Guests can expect an indoor heated pool on most ships, an evening cinema, complimentary tea and coffee, a sun deck with walking track, fully equipped fitness centre, a Wellness centre and more.

Take a look here at the ship’s in order of when they were built…


Emerald Star- the first of the Star-Ships to be built, the spacious suites and staterooms make the perfect home-from-home for guests

Emerald Sky- the ship that will glide you past Europe’s best stretches of countryside in exceptional comfort and sophisticated spaces

Mekong Navigator- this ship offers seven-night river cruises on every Emerald Waterways Southeast Asia itinerary with its striking figure

Irrwaddy Explorer- this ship has 28 suites with elegant old-world charm for guests to enjoy aswell as views of the sunset from a private balcony



Emerald Sun– the stylish ship takes you through the rivers of Rhine, Danube and Main with an array of incredible extras second to none

Emerald Dawn- the ship that offers you charming open-air spaces and delightful suites to enjoy the beautiful panoramas from



Emerald Radiance- this ship offers guests the chance to enjoy the glorious Portugese climate from the Sun Deck after a plunge in the open-air pool

Emerald Liberte- this ship was specially commissioned to sail the Rhone and Saone as part of the line’s Sensations of Southern France river cruise

Emerald Destiny- the newest member of the fleet that is effortlessly welcoming and elegantly designed for guests to glide on



MV Adriatic Princess II- this intimate yacht will launch in 2019 and has been designed to navigate the Dalmatian coast


Entertainment Onboard

Emerald Waterways know that the journey is as important as the destinations when it comes to your cruise so the line ensures there is never a dull moment onboard.


Evening Cinema: head to the back of the ship and you’ll find that the heated pool has been transferred into a whole hub of entertainment. The floor rises through the pool’s surface and the screen is lowered from above for a night of your favourite flicks.


After-Dinner Entertainment: head to the Horizon bar and lounge to hear a phenomenal pianist, watch traditional performances (Hungarian dancing or a Bavarian band), take part in challenging quizzes or watch their famed crew show.emerald

Dining Options

Every Emerald Waterways ship will give you a different dining experience from a breakfast that sets you up for a busy day to a five-course a la carte meal.


All meals are included in the price of your cruise aswell as complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

Guests will be spoilt for choice with the option for a BBQ on the sun deck on selected sunny days!


Not to mention, the line has one of the best crew to guest ratios on Europe’s rivers so you can expect unbelievably personalized service.



Emerald has made gratuities a stress-free subject for you by including them in the price of your cruise so once you’ve booked your cruise, there’s nothing left to pay.


A 15-day journey could cost one couple £440 just for gratuities and the line urges that they don’t want you to be hit with any added surprise expenses.



What do you think of Emerald Waterways? Have you sailed with them before or are you considering it? Which ship would you choose and why? Leave us your comments below!

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