Emerald Cruises

Welcome to Emerald Cruises, the small ship experts. Whether you’re in search of the relaxed pace of a European river cruise, an enchanting voyage through Southeast Asia, or a luxury journey along some of the world’s most stunning coastlines on board our 5-star superyacht, Emerald Azzurra – our collection of river and yacht cruises will take you to the very heart of each destination we visit.

Striking the perfect balance between time spent on board and onshore, each of our insightful itineraries are carefully designed to showcase the very best of what each destination has to offer, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in local communities all while enjoying outstanding service and the intimate surrounding of our Emerald Cruises fleet.

Wherever you travel with us, our promise of exceptional EmeraldVALUE ensures a wealth of generous inclusions. Enjoy exclusive excursions and experiences, delicious on board dining and return flights - we even include all gratuities so you really can relax and enjoy your adventure, knowing everything is taken care of.

We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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More about Emerald Cruises

The next generation of river cruising

Emerald Cruises have focused on creating an exceptional European river cruising experience that's also incredible value for money.

Unlike any other on Europe's rivers, their ships boast a heated swimming pool with retractable roof, which ingeniously transforms into an on-board cinema. They've also created a completely new type of cabin - the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite. To replace the run-of-the-mill French Balcony, these suites incorporate an ingenuous open-air system and an indoor balcony, complete with decking area and chairs.

Their itineraries are great too: they've carefully crafted a collection of cruise itineraries which range from 8 to 15 days, and take you to many of the most fantastic villages, towns and cities lining Europe's rivers.

Bringing the highlights of ocean cruising to the world of river cruising

Emerald Cruises don’t want to meet your expectations; they aim to create spectacular surprises that you wouldn’t ever expect from a boutique river cruise ship. That’s why their new deluxe ships boast a heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof and bar – creating a brilliant on-board oasis for you to relax in, whatever the weather. On selected evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of classic films and recent releases – taking on-board entertainment in a completely new direction.

942 Cruises · 13 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Mediterranean
  • Indian Ocean
  • Black Sea/Med
  • Russian Waterways
  • Mekong
  • Danube
  • Rhine
  • Moselle
  • N Europe
  • Rhine/Danube
  • Douro
  • Rhone/Saone
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Middle East

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Reasons to Book

Exceptional EmeraldVALUE
At Emerald Cruises, all your delicious meals, wonderful onshore experiences, and travel and transfers within Europe are included in the price of your holiday. 

On average, their cabins are larger than most other companies, but they don’t charge more for the extra space; in fact they charge you less. Plus, you’ll be among the first to experience many spectacular ship innovations – including an on-board swimming pool that inventively converts into a cinema, and a revolutionary open-air system that allows you to enjoy your balcony, whatever the weather.

It’s amazing what’s included!

  • Return flights from up to 16 UK airports 
  • All airport transfers to and from your ship for your convenience
  • Spectacular ship innovations like an on-board pool and cinema, and an innovative open-air system in all cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • A river view from all staterooms and suites
  • All meals and a collection of excellent highlight dinners at Reflections Restaurant
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • An included shore excursion on almost every cruise day
  • Extra special included excursions with EmeraldPLUS
  • The option to have continental breakfast served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites
  • Pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the Owner’s One-bedroom and Grand Balcony Suites
  • Knowledgeable local guides at each destination
  • Complimentary WiFi on-board the ship
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfer costs
  • PLUS they take care of all tips, saving you up to £440 per couple on 15 day cruises

Your retreat on the river

From their staterooms to their one-bedroom suites, they offer a great range of cabins to choose from. Compared to others on the river, the Emerald Staterooms are among the largest of their kind – offering more space and greater value for money. 

Exceptional spaces to enhance your experience

The moment you step on-board your ship, you’ll be met with an overwhelming sense of light and space. The Horizon Bar and Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows, designed to create the most amazing airy atmosphere. And if you walk through the lounge you’ll find The Terrace looking out onto the river. Lined with the most comfortable lounge chairs, the Sun Deck offers amazing 360° views of the ever-changing scenery.

Members Club

The EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club entitles guests to exclusive benefits, savings on future cruises, advance notice of new itineraries, and much more