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Top 5 Things About Emerald Cruises

Top 5 Things About Emerald Cruises

Emerald Cruises is an award-winning cruise line offering innovation, exceptional experiences and great value in the world of river cruising. With a growing fleet, it has a wide range of wonderful river and yacht cruises on offer and provides a surprising wealth of amenities on board that makes the small ship experience a delightful one.

Below we share five of the top things you can enjoy on Emerald Cruises.

1. Intriguing destinations

River cruises allow you to explore a region more intimately than your standard ocean cruises with almost every day packed with wonderful sights to explore. Following charming rivers as they meander across Europe and Asia, Emerald Cruises take you to the heart of each destination.

For example, in Europe, the River Danube leads you to some of the continent’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities, including Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava. Meanwhile, the mystery of the Mekong River unveils incredible natural phenomena and the captivating culture of Southeast Asia.

Emerald Cruises also offer luxury superyacht cruises, which take in the spectacular Mediterranean coastline, the Red and Black Sea and the Indian Ocean, extending their list of breathtaking itineraries and making choosing where to start the most challenging part.

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2. Value for money

Emerald Cruises focuses on making your holiday as easy and carefree as possible, removing the worry of surcharges mounting up. Return flights from selected UK airports, transfers, dining and excursions are all included in the price, which is noted for being at a lower price point than other cruise lines. Their price also includes unlimited hot drinks, beer, wine and soft drinks at meals, Wi-Fi and onboard tipping.

3. Delicious locally inspired dining

When cruising on Emerald’s Star Ships, you can savour the authentic cuisine of the region through which you’re travelling. From the traditional, rich flavours of French cuisine to the vibrant and zingy dishes of Southeast Asia, Emerald Cruises provide holidays filled with gastronomic discovery.

If dining is a highlight of your cruise, you won’t be disappointed. Emerald Cruises have designed their onboard restaurants to be elegant and contemporary, making mealtimes an experience you’ll remember. Meanwhile, their lounges provide somewhere welcoming to relax; watch the landscape roll by in their Lotus Lounge or unwind with a drink and perhaps a spot of dancing at the end of the day in their Horizon Bar and Lounge.

4. Impressive amenities onboard

Almost every day provides a new destination to explore, but that doesn’t mean that Emerald Cruises has neglected the amenities and activities offered onboard.

On their Star-Ships, you’ll find an indoor pool showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof. Incredibly, this area then transforms into a cosy cinema in the evening. Enjoy the spa-style serenity pool on Emerald Radiance while Emerald Harmony provides an open-air pool – perfect for a refreshing swim when travelling Southeast Asia.

The sun deck is an inviting area to sit back and enjoy your cruise. It also includes a walking track, games area and putting green. There is a fitness and wellness area for those keen to keep fit and dedicated Activity Managers offering fitness classes, such as yoga and aqua aerobics. In the evening, friendly and attentive staff organise karaoke nights, cards tournaments and game show-style quizzes.

5. Spacious, comfortable rooms

Aiming to make river cruising stylish and comfortable, Emerald Cruises ships offer four suite and stateroom grades. Every cabin has ensuite bathrooms, complete with shower facilities and a range of luxury toiletries, and either a queen-sized bed or twin hotel-style beds.

All suites and staterooms also offer on-demand entertainment, practical storage solutions, a minibar with complimentary bottled water and Wi-Fi. Upgrade to one of the suite options and enjoy an open-air balcony system, extended living space and Nespresso coffee machine

Cruise companies, like Emerald Cruises, are continually innovating to provide new, exciting and luxury river cruise experiences. So, if you’ve never experienced one before, we’d highly recommend it.

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