Emerald Waterways made their debut in 2014, bringing the next generation of river cruising to Europe. Providing a carefully crafted range of river cruises, last from 8-17 days, their fleet of ships sail throughout Europe on the Danube, Rhine, Saône and Douro rivers, and through South East Asia on the Mekong.
As part of the Scenic Group, they benefit from the expertise of the world's leading luxury river cruise operator. This means that when you book your holiday with Emerald Waterways, you can rest assured that they have the knowledge and experience to create amazing river cruises, designed to ensure you take home the most wonderful memories.
On an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can expect stylish and spacious ships, designed to ensure the most comfortable journey. What you wouldn’t have expected is a brand new fleet, custom-built to offer more space per guest than most other operators and to incorporate many spectacular ship innovations, unique to river cruising.
The next generation of river cruising
European Waterways 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 Waterways 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.