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Deluxe River Cruises with Emerald Waterways

Exceptional. Amazing. Unique. Expect more from your deluxe river cruise with Emerald Waterways. Our award-winning river cruise fleet and inspiring itineraries reveal the stunning scenery and fascinating culture of Europe and Asia as you’ve never experienced them.
 
Enjoy the Emerald difference. Our innovative river cruise ships offer you panoramic views of the stunning scenery, and feature contemporary boutique hotel styling, deluxe in-suite comfort, gourmet dining options and exceptional service, all included in the price. Explore unique cultural experiences at every destination with our included exclusive EmeraldPLUS and Emerald Active excursions. See even more, with our adventurous Discover More optional tours and destination hotel extensions. We guarantee you the best value in river cruising, so you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Welcome on board.

OUR RIVER CRUISES

2017 River Cruises

Rhine - Main Discovery Christmas Markets

8 days
Nuremberg > Amsterdam
World Heritage-listed Medieval towns, Baroque palaces, and picturesque villages intertwine with unrivalled natural beauty and sloping vineyards, while Christmas markets invite the festive spirit.
from $3,140

Danube Delights

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.
from $3,245

Prague & Danube Delights

11 days
Budapest > Prague
Extend your journey with a three-night stay in the Czech capital, after your journey from Budapest invites the beauty of Bavaria, lunch with a Slovakian family and magnificent Vienna.
from $3,900

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
UNESCO World Heritage-listed locations and picturesque towns make up this historically-rich itinerary, while vineyards and natural beauty create stunning riverbank backdrops.
from $4,495

Secrets of the Douro

8 days
Porto > Porto
Terraced vineyards rise from riverbanks and Baroque villages remain a marvellous reminder of the past. Experience Roman Salamanca for its vibrant nightlife, and try Porto’s famous fortified wine.
from $4,545

Rhine - Main Discovery

8 days
Amsterdam > Nuremberg
The Rhine’s legendary status is accompanied by the unspoilt countryside, fairy tale towns and ancient fortresses that scatter its banks, all are waiting to be explored during insightful guided tours.
from $4,745

Sensations of Southern France

8 days
Arles > Lyon
Romance, spectacular historic landmarks & Roman influence, celebrate France’s past & present on this sensory journey through renowned vineyards & world-class restaurants along the Saône & Rhône rivers
from $4,745

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

10 days
Bucharest > Budapest
As the final stretch of the Danube weaves its way through the depths of eastern Europe, meet locals for lunch in their home, enjoy tours of Osijek & Belgrade & marvel at the beauty of the Iron Gate.
from $5,025

Jewels of the Rhine

8 days
Basel > Amsterdam
Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey on the Rhine, beginning in Basel explore the Black Forest region, Koblenz and Cologne on its route.
from $5,045

Splendours of Europe River Cruise

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Beginning in Budapest, your colossal journey through Slovakia, Austria Germany and the Netherlands, boasts World Heritage-listed sites, historic cities and beautiful landscapes, between capitals.
from $7,795

Prague Highlights & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
from $8,690

Prague & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
from $8,890

Nice & Sensations of Southern France

11 days
Nice > Lyon
Begin in Nice for a three-night stay, visiting Monte Carlo, before setting sail on the Rhône & Saône, celebrating France’s past & present through awe-inspiring historic landmarks and traditional fare.
from $8,925

2018 River Cruises

Fly to Europe for $495pp

Danube Delights & Christmas Markets

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.
from $3,245
Partner Fly Free to Asia

Magnificent Mekong Cruise

8 days
Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap
from $2,995
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Danube Explorer Christmas Markets

8 days
Munich > Budapest
Sail through the heart of Europe in December and enjoy festive celebrations and Christmas Markets in some of the continent's prettiest cities
from $2,995
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

9 days
Bucharest > Budapest
As the final stretch of the Danube weaves its way through the depths of eastern Europe, meet locals for lunch in their home, enjoy tours of Osijek & Belgrade & marvel at the beauty of the Iron Gate.
from $3,955
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Classic Prague & Danube Delights Christmas Markets

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $3,840
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Charms of Holland & Belgium

8 days
Amsterdam > Amsterdam
Get to know Holland and Belgium's past and present with this exciting itinerary visiting vibrant capital cities, UNESCO World Heritage listed windmills, battle grounds and magnificent architecture.
from $3,485
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Highlights of the Netherlands & the Beauty of Belgium

8 days
Amsterdam > Amsterdam
Let the Dutch charm sweep you up on an itinerary full of vibrancy and tradition. From 79 multicoloured acres of tulips at Keukenhof Gardens, to Zaanse Schans, artistic Antwerp and quirky Amsterdam.
from $3,570
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Jewels of the Rhine

8 days
Amsterdam > Basel
Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey down the Rhine, beginning in the Dutch capital and sweeping up Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest on its route.
from $3,595
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Majestic Rhine

8 days
Frankfurt > Basel
Journey through Germany on this 8-day Rhine river cruise, brand new for 2018
from $3,670
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Classic Rhine

8 days
Amsterdam > Frankfurt
Starting in the Dutch capital, enjoy guided bike tours and museum visits before sailing the beauty of the Rhine on this brand new river cruise for 2018
from $3,695
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
UNESCO World Heritage-listed locations and picturesque towns make up this historically-rich itinerary, while vineyards and natural beauty create stunning riverbank backdrops.
from $3,815
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Sensations of Southern France

8 days
Lyon > Arles
Romance, spectacular historic landmarks & Roman influence, celebrate France’s past & present on this sensory journey through renowned vineyards & world-class restaurants along the Saône & Rhône rivers
from $3,895
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Secrets of the Douro

8 days
Porto > Porto
Terraced vineyards rise from riverbanks and Baroque villages remain a marvellous reminder of the past. Experience Roman Salamanca for its vibrant nightlife, and try Porto’s famous fortified wine.
from $3,895
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Prague & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

11 days
Prague > Frankfurt
from $4,360
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Berlin & The Majestic Rhine

10 days
Berlin > Basel
from $4,415
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Classic Rhine & Berlin

10 days
Amsterdam > Berlin
from $4,440
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro

11 days
Lisbon > Porto
Start your journey with a three-night stay in the lively Portuguese capital, before embarking on a journey of rising riverbank vineyards, Baroque villages and vibrant nightlife.
from $4,540
Fly Free to Asia

Mekong Discoverer Cruise

12 days
Ho Chi Minh City > Siem Reap
from $4,765

The Imperial Charms of Russia

12 days
St Petersburg > Moscow
Discover the many wonders of Russia’s cultural history, captivating cities and imperial grandeur on this 12 day Russian River Cruise
from $4,795
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Secrets of the Douro & Madrid

10 days
Porto > Madrid
from $4,805
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne - Zurich

11 days
Frankfurt > Zurich
from $4,915
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Sensations of Southern France & Nice

11 days
Lyon > Nice
Set sail on the Rhône & Saône, celebrating France’s past & present through awe-inspiring historic landmarks and traditional fare before ending in Nice for a three-night stay, visiting Monte Carlo.
from $4,990
Fly Free to Europe

Christmas Markets of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
from $4,995
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main & Paris

11 days
Nuremberg > Paris
from $5,010
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Paris & Sensations of Southern France

10 days
Paris > Nice
from $5,035
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Sensations of Southern France & Barcelona

11 days
Lyon > Barcelona
from $5,040
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Lisbon to Madrid & Secrets of the Douro

13 days
Lisbon > Madrid
from $5,450
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Prague & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main with Paris

14 days
Prague > Paris
from $5,555
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Enchanting Forests, Mountains & Rivers

12 days
Budapest > Munich
from $5,590
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Berlin to Zurich & The Majestic Rhine

13 days
Berlin > Zurich
from $5,610
Fly Free to Europe

Prague & Christmas Markets of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
from $5,650
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Paris to Nice & Sensations of Southern France

13 days
Paris > Nice
from $6,130
Fly Free to Europe

Paris & Christmas Markets of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Paris > Budapest
from $6,290
Fly Free to Asia

Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia & Mekong Cruise

16 days
Hanoi > Siem Reap
from $6,335
Fly Free to Europe

Prague & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
from $6,675
Fly Free to Asia

Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer & Mekong Cruise

19 days
Hanoi > Siem Reap
from $6,815
Fly Free to Europe

Paris to Prague & Christmas Markets of Europe River Cruise

21 days
Paris > Prague
from $6,945
Fly Free to Europe

Splendours of Europe River Cruise & Paris Escape

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $7,215
Fly Free to Europe

Idyllic Rhine

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
from $7,440
Fly Free to Europe

Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $7,770
Fly Free to Europe

Rhine & Rhone River Cruises

15 days
Amsterdam > Nice
from $7,890
Fly Free to Europe

Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Nuremberg > Bucharest
from $8,150
Fly Free to Europe

Douro & Southern France River Cruises

15 days
Porto > Nice
from $8,190
Fly Free to Europe

Lisbon to Nice, Douro & Southern France River Cruise

21 days
Lisbon > Nice
from $9,930
Fly Free to Europe

Bucharest to Amsterdam

23 days
Bucharest > Amsterdam
from $10,350

Introducing the next generation of river cruising

discover Europe with Emerald Waterways

The Itineraries

When it comes to exploring Europe, there’s nothing average about our itineraries. Our carefully crafted river cruises range from 8 to 17 days and visit many fantastic villages, towns and cities lining Europe’s Danube, Rhine and Saône rivers. And because we want you to fully appreciate the places you visit, we also include special activities that uncover more than just the usual tourist attractions with our EmeraldPLUS experiences.

Take a look at any of our European river cruise itineraries to find out more.

Enjoy a river cruise on an Emerald Star-Ship

The Star-Ships

Each of our 135-metre long Star-Ships has been custom built to offer more space per guest than most other vessels on Europe’s waters. Boasting five types of contemporary cabin and unique on-board innovations, like a heated pool that turns into a cinema, we bring the highlights of ocean cruising to the intimacy of the river. Unwind in our Horizon Bar & Lounge, savour the endless scenery from the privacy of your suite and watch the sunrise from the Sun Deck with a complimentary coffee in hand.

Fine dining

The Dining

As part of our fully-inclusive service, all of your on-board dining and highlight meals are included in the price of your cruise. Our chefs take great pride in preparing dishes of the highest quality, so whenever you sit down to dine in our Reflections Restaurant – or enjoy an alfresco breakfast or light lunch on the Terrace – you can delight in culinary diversity. We’ll keep your glass topped up to, with complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner.

Emerald's Panorama Balcony Suite

The Cabins

Each of our ships offer a great range of cabins for you to choose from, including the Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite– a completely new type of cabin, designed by us. To replace the run-of-the-mill French Balcony that is commonplace on river cruise ships, we offer a new kind of indoor balcony, complete with a decked area and our ingenious open-air system. With the touch of a button, the upper half of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to let in fresh air and provide full panoramic views of the landscape.

News

Cruise Critic Top Pick!

Awarded second year in a row - Best River Line for Value

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Reviews

“The river boat that Rocks"
Sue Bryant, Sunday Times
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