Drinks & Dining

The flavours of Europe

Memorable Dining Moments

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.

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.

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Reflections Restaurant
Reflections is our ship’s main restaurant, offering an informal setting for you to enjoy our delightful cuisine. Every day, you can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast or for something a little more special, take advantage of our resident Egg Chef’s fabulous selection of freshly prepared morning meals. At lunch, you can choose whatever takes your fancy from a full hot and cold buffet. And in the evenings, you’ll enjoy a delectable four-course dinner.


When the weather’s fine, The Terrace – located at the bow of the ship – offers a beautiful setting to enjoy alfresco dining. For the perfect start to your day, you can watch the sun rise with your morning tea or coffee and light breakfast. With panoramic views of the spectacular scenery and a gentle breeze weaving through the tables, The Terrace is also a lovely place to grab a café-style lunch from a choice of pastas, pizzas, soups, sandwiches and fish and chips.


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, we’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 our ships, we 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.

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