Dining with Emerald Waterways

Food, drink and award-winning service, dining is always a cause for celebration with Emerald Waterways

Memorable Fine Dining

Expect truly memorable on board dining experiences, from start to finish. Every Emerald Waterways river cruise begins with a festive Welcome Buffet Dinner where you'll meet the intimate group of cruise guests, and ends with a sumptuous Captain’s Farewell Dinner where you share mutually treasured moments in camaraderie with new-found friends.
Our experienced chefs take great pride in preparing your dishes to the highest quality standards, and in ensuring our menus showcase the fantastic regional cuisines of Europe. Every day, enjoy a breakfast and lunch buffet with an array of hot and cold appetizers and main course choices, as well as a dessert table with a collection of fine sweets. In the evenings, we invite you to be our special guest at a four-course dinner serving delicious international and regional specialities.
Dining on an Emerald Waterways river cruise
On an Emerald Waterways river cruise you can expect great dining experiences from start to finish.

Informal Fine Dining: Reflections

Offering relaxed dining with a spectacular view, Reflections is our ship's main restaurant. For breakfast, enjoy the hearty buffet or one of our egg chef’s freshly prepared specialty egg dishes. At lunch, choose from a full hot and cold buffet or from the delectable à la carte menu. In the evenings, indulge in a carefully prepared, gourmet four-course dinner.

Go Al-Fresco: The Terrace

With a panoramic view, The Terrace at the ship’s bow is a beautiful setting for fine weather outdoor dining. Watch the sunrise with your morning tea or coffee and a light breakfast. In between excursions? Grab a café-style lunch from your choice of pastas, soups, sandwiches and salads. On select days, find us firing up the barbecue on the Sun Deck for a fantastic grilled feast.

Your Glass is Always Full

Indulge in a carefully chosen selection of red and white wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch or dinner, all included in the price of your vacation. Complimentary tea and coffee from our state-of-the-art machines is also available at all times throughout your cruise, and your cabin is restocked with bottled water daily.

Authentic On Shore Dining

Extend your high quality on board dining experience with authentic on shore regional dining excursions that offer you deeper—and more delicious!—insight into your destination’s culture and people. For example, in Bratislava you’ll have a truly rewarding opportunity to taste traditional fare and learn more about everyday local life during a hosted afternoon tea, in the company of a local Slovakian family.