With their sleek, stylish Star-Ships boasting a modern and spacious design, and revolutionary features to enhance your onboard experience, such as a heated pool with a retractable roof and bar, a relaxing oasis by day which transforms into a cinema on selected evenings, it's no wonder that, despite being one of the newest kids on the block, Emerald Cruises are an award-winning fleet.

You'll first be struck by how exceptionally chic and contemporary these very beautiful ships are, but you'll soon also be delighted by the superior service experienced onboard, with one of the highest crew to guest ratios on Europe's rivers, and a crew which perfectly balances friendliness with professionalism. From the Welcome Dinner through to the Farewell Dinner, you'll enjoy fabulous dining experiences, in both the main Reflections Restaurant, and the charming al fresco venue, The Terrace, where you can enjoy a barbecue or a light lunch and a glass of wine whilst taking in the stunning surrounding scenery around you. Cuisine is inspired by the regions you're visiting, and prepared by expert chefs using local ingredients of the highest quality. Your cruise experience will be further enhanced by the services of your Emerald Cruises Cruise Director who, thanks to their passion for the diverse history and culture of the destinations on your voyage, will add further insight by providing expert commentary throughout your cruise.

Ashore, complimentary guided explorations led by knowledgeable local guides will enable you to experience the cities and villages along the rivers of Europe or the Mekong as fully as possible, discovering both the most famous highlights and best kept secrets. You can go further beyond the usual tourist sights and really experience a more authentic insight into local cultures and traditions with included EmeraldPLUS experiences.

With fabulous itineraries along the Mekong, Danube, Rhine, and - new for 2017 - the Rhône and Douro, spacious and state-of-the-art Star-Ships, excellent service and a range of inclusions - from return economy flights, all airport transfers, all meals onboard, complete with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner, tea and coffee throughout, bottled water replenished in your cabin daily, WiFi on the ship, through to shore excursions and memorable EmeraldPLUS experiences, and all tips - Emerald Cruises offer a memorable river cruise experience at great value for discerning travellers.

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Emerald Cruises offer a number of itineraries ranging from 8 to 17 days in length along the European rivers of the Danube and Rhine, with exciting new itineraries to be added in 2017 cruising the Douro, Rhône and Saône rivers. In Asia, Emerald Waterways cruises the Mekong, offering itineraries ranging between 14 to 21 days, with some cruises including a land programme in Thailand.


Flowing through much of Eastern & Central Europe, through many culturally & historically rich cities - from Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna to Linz, Bratislava & Regensburg - and offering stunning scenery of castle-topped hills, and half-timbered houses, it's easy to see why the Danube is the most popular choice for river cruisers
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Meandering some 766miles from the Swiss Alps through Liechtenstein Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands, a cruise on the Rhine offers Alpine slopes, fairytale castles, the famous Black Forest and the scenic Rhine Gorge, windmills, and villages, towns and cities steeped in history
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The mighty Mekong is the beating heart of Indochina, winding 3,000 miles from China through Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Explore lush jungles, hill tribes, rice paddies, and Luang Prabang and Vientiane on the Upper Mekong, or the delights of Vietnam and Cambodia on the Lower Mekong
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The Irrawaddy is becoming increasingly popular as Myanmar (Burma), the new hot spot, opens up more to tourism. An Irrawaddy river cruise offers vibrant river life - from rare Irrawaddy dolphins to locals - and scenic riverbanks dotted with rural villages and glittering pagodas
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A Rhône river cruise takes you through France’s gastronomic heartland, from Burgundy's winelands, to the lavender fields of Provence, offering epicurean delights, charming & historic cities, from Lyon to Arles & Avignon, and landscapes so beautiful, they seduced artists such as Van Gogh & Cezanne
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An UNESCO-World Heritage Site, the so-called 'Golden Valley' offers sun-drenched riverside bliss, complete with unique cities, quaint sleepy villages, cosy quintas, and steeply terraced vineyards, bringing all the charm of Spain and Portugal, and exquisite tastings of the famous Port wine
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Blogs about Emerald Cruises

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The Magnificent Seven: a whistle-stop guide to 7 river ships
Amy, Bella, Chloe, Sharon and Tracey recently saw seven different river ships - including Tauck's MS Grace, Emerald Waterways' Emerald Dawn, Riviera Travel's William Shakespeare, CroisiEurope's Lafayette, Amadeus River Cruises' Amadeus Silver III, Shearing Holidays' Da Vinci, and Uniworld's SS Antoinette - here's what they thought of the ships...
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River Cruises coming soon...in 2017
Want to try a river cruise in 2017? Here's the latest additions to the river cruise world due to launch in 2017...
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Radiance of the Douro
Read about Amy's experiences on the Douro river with Emerald Waterways, enjoying Port, Fado, and channelling her Inner Jane McDonald onboard Emerald Radiance
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Going Green: Cruising and the Rise of Sustainability
With concerns about our environmental impact and sustainable travel on the rise, discover how cruising has reacted to these important issues as our Amy explains how cruising is going green...
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Cruising the Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises: Novi Sad
Discover why you should consider going off the usual tourist trail and explore the Lower Danube on a river cruise as Amy shares her recent experiences with Emerald Cruises onboard Emerald Sun, visiting the Serbian city of Novi Sad.
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Cruising the Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises: Belgrade
In this blog series, Amy shares her recent experiences cruising the less-visited Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises onboard Emerald Sun. In this blog, read about what you can expect in the Serbian capital, Belgrade.
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Cruising the Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises: Croatia
In this blog series, discover some of the highlights of cruising the Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises. In this blog, Amy shares her experiences of an EmeraldPLUS excursion in Croatia, with a walking tour of Osijek, and a home-cooked lunch at a family home.
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Cruising the Lower Danube: Rural Hungary
​​In this blog series looking at cruising the Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises, Amy's final destination was Kalocsa, where she experienced rural traditions, folk dancing and artisan crafts, on an EmeraldPLUS excursion.
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Cruising the Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises
In this blog series, Amy's been sharing her experiences of cruising part of the Lower Danube with Emerald Cruises port by port, from the Serbian cultural hub of Novi Sad and its capital city Belgrade, to the Slavonia region of Croatia by the border and a taste of rural Hungary. Now she looks at how Emerald Cruises made this itinerary so special, and why the Lower Danube is well worth your consideration...

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