Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle; the Emerald Star, Sky, Sun, Dawn and Destiny 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. The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features.
Unlike any other on Europe's waters, our ships boast a heated pool* complete with retractable roof and bar which cleverly transforms into a cinema in the evening.
On an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can expect great dining experiences from start to finish. Each of our cruises begins with a Welcome Dinner where you'll meet other guests, and ends with a Farewell Dinner where you can share memories with new-found friends. Their experienced chefs take great pride in preparing dishes of the highest quality and ensuring their menus showcase the fantastic cuisine Europe has to offer. Every day, you'll enjoy a hot and cold buffet for breakfast and lunch with an array of appetisers, main course choices and a collection of sweet treats at the dessert table. In the evenings, they invite you to be their special guest at a four-course dinner serving delicious international and regional speciality dishes.
Having an amazing holiday can be thirsty work, so remember that complimentary tea and coffee are available at all times throughout your cruise. To accompany lunch and dinner, they've carefully chosen a special selection of European red and white wines, local beers and soft drinks for you to enjoy with your meal - all of which are included in the price of your holiday.
To complement the high quality dining onboard the ships, they also offer authentic dining experiences off the ship to give you a deeper insight into your destination's culture. For example, in Bratislava, you'll have a truly rewarding opportunity to taste traditional fare, and learn more about everyday life in the city during a home-hosted afternoon tea in the company of a local Slovakian family.
Enhancing your experience..
It takes a number of very special qualities to be an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director; like a unique passion for Europe's diverse history and culture and of course, a love for travel. Your Cruise Director is your personal encyclopaedia, storyteller, historian, interpreter and problem solver all in one. What's more, they'll provide expert commentary throughout your cruise, sharing with you interesting facts and fascinating insights into your destination.
Emerald Waterways want you to experience Europe to its fullest, including all its famous highlights and all its best kept secrets, which is why at each of the destinations you'll be taken on guided explorations by English speaking and highly knowledgeable local guides. As you stroll through the cobbled walkways, narrow alleys, and bustling streets of Europe's spectacular towns and cities - and amongst the many iconic sites and historic landmarks - your guide will take you on a unique journey into the local culture and expertly talk you through the exciting history behind each destination.
Imagine strolling out of your room ready for a dip in the heated swimming pool; stepping out onto the spacious Sun Deck to watch the world go by; and enjoying a light breakfast or lunch al-fresco, as you admire the beautiful landscapes and breathe in the fresh air..
Health & Fitness
Kid & Teens
Please note: Emerald Sky does not have any specific facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.
Useful to Know
Included for Emerald's staff and land tours