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Service on board an Emerald Waterways river cruise

Superior service, exceptional people

At Emerald Waterways, we firmly believe that superior service stems from superior people.  That is why we only hire the very best to join our dedicated team.  Take note throughout your voyage how every crew member perfectly balances being friendly and approachable while also maintaining absolute professionalism.  With one of the best guest to staff ratios in the entire industry, you’ll also notice that there is always someone available to answer your questions and help with your requests.  As a part of the Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways is backed by the invaluable knowledge and expertise of the world’s largest river cruise operator.  Rest assured: When cruising with Emerald Waterways, we’ll not only meet your expectations, we’ll exceed them.

The Best Way to Explore

Europe is a continent rich in culture, steeped in history, and abounding in natural wonders.  When exploring with Emerald Waterways, we want you to experience this fascinating land to the fullest degree possible.  From quaint countryside villages to sprawling modern metropolises, we aim to enhance your vacation by visiting not only the most famous landmarks, but also the best-kept secrets.  At each stop on your itinerary, you will enjoy the services of a highly knowledgeable, English-speaking guide who will help you to explore and engage with the local culture on a deeper level than most travelers ever get to appreciate.

Standout service

Superior service from exceptional people: as part of the Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways is backed by the invaluable expertise of over 30 years' experience in making lifelong vacation memories. When you book a river cruise with us, rest assured that all our on board crew and on shore staff know how to exceed your expectations—so that you enjoy every moment of your vacation experience.

It takes a number of very special qualities to be an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director; a wealth of technical expertise, certainly, and a unique passion for Europe's diverse history and culture, as well as (of course) an enduring love of travel. Your Cruise Director is your personal storyteller, historian, interpreter, problem solver and destination guru, all in one.

And with one of the very best crew to guest ratios on Europe's rivers, there's always someone available to answer any questions and look after any requests, with the perfect balance of cordiality and professionalism.

The ultimate European experience

Experience your vacation to the very fullest. Europe will reveal its famous highlights and best kept secrets to you, on your guided explorations with our fluently English speaking, highly knowledgeable local guides. As you stroll through the cobbled walkways of Europe’s quaint villages, the bustling streets of its spectacular towns and cities, and amongst the many iconic sites and historic landmarks, your Emerald Waterways guide offers you a uniquely local perspective into the culture and fascinating heritage of each destination.

 

Service on-board an Emerald Waterways river cruise

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Enhancing your experience

It takes a number of very special qualities to be an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director; like a unique passion for Europe’s diverse history and culture and of course, a love for travel. Your Cruise Director is your personal encyclopaedia, storyteller, historian, interpreter and problem solver all in one. What’s more, they’ll provide expert commentary throughout your cruise, sharing with you interesting facts and fascinating insights into your destination.

The best way to explore

We want you to experience Europe to its fullest, including all its famous highlights and all its best kept secrets, which is why at each of our destinations you’ll be taken on guided explorations by English speaking and highly knowledgeable local guides. As you stroll through the cobbled walkways, narrow alleys, and bustling streets of Europe’s spectacular towns and cities – and amongst the many iconic sites and historic landmarks – your guide will take you on a unique journey into the local culture and expertly talk you through the exciting history behind each destination.

View our detailed collection of European river cruises

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Danube Explorer

8 days
Budapest > Passau
Walk the cobblestone streets of Medieval cities, explore Austria’s wine-growing region and marvel at the fusion of old and new in musical Vienna and eclectic Budapest.
from $3,045 $2,045
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Classic Prague & Danube Delights Christmas Markets

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $3,090 $2,090
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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
Bavaria is brought to life during excursions to UNESCO World Heritage-listed towns whilst every corner turned on this journey down the Moselle, Rhine and Main unveils rich history.
from $3,645 $2,645
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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 $2,485
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Classic Danube

8 days
Munich > Vienna
Beginning in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, this 8-day Classic Danube itinerary offers a trip through Germany's military past, the medieval city of Regensburg and an immersive experience in Austria.
from $3,495 $2,495
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Classic Danube

8 days
Nuremberg > Vienna
from $3,495 $2,495
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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 $3,595 $2,845
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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 $3,595 $2,845
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The Majestic Rhine

8 days
Frankfurt > Basel
Your journey through Germany includes a visit to see Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, while Koblenz, Mannheim’s beautiful architecture the Black Forest will be sure to amaze.
from $3,595 $2,595
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The Majestic Rhine

8 days
Frankfurt > Zurich
from $3,595 $2,595
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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 $3,695 $2,695
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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 $2,695
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Danube Delights

8 days
Munich > Budapest
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 $3,770 $3,020
Emerald Savings

Danube Delights

8 days
Nuremberg > Budapest
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 $3,770 $3,020
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Danube Delights & Classic Prague

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $3,840 $2,840
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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Munich > Frankfurt
from $3,890 $3,140
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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 $3,145
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Sensations of Southern France

8 days
Lyon > Marseille
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 $3,145

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
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Lower Danube Waltz

8 days
Vienna > Belgrade
Tour Vienna's main attractions, before enjoying a guided tour of Budapest. Sail to the Hungarian-Croatian border and join a Croatian family for lunch, whilst Belgrade reveals Serbia's hidden gems.
from $3,995 $2,995
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Enchantment of Eastern Europe

9 days
Budapest > Bucharest
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 $4,155 $3,155
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Berlin & The Majestic Rhine

10 days
Berlin > Basel
Enjoy an enriching two-night city break in Berlin, experiencing the diverse culture of the German capital, before taking the classic passage of the Main, Rhine and Moselle rivers across Germany.
from $4,340 $3,340
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Prague & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

11 days
Prague > Frankfurt
from $4,435 $3,685
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Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro

11 days
Lisbon > Porto
Immerse yourself in authentic Lisbon before taking to the Douro. Leaving the metropolis of Porto behind, you will navigate a path through Portugal’s countryside where vineyards and landmarks await.
from $4,540 $3,540
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Classic Prague & Danube Delights Christmas Markets

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $4,585 $3,835
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Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

11 days
Zurich > Amsterdam
This itinerary includes a night in Zurich, a two-night stay in Lucerne and an enriching eight-day river cruise on the Rhine and Moselle – providing an extraordinary experience in central Europe.
from $4,790 $3,790
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The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne - Zurich

11 days
Frankfurt > Zurich
from $4,790 $3,790
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Madrid & Secrets of the Douro

10 days
Madrid > Porto
from $4,805 $3,805
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Sensations of Lyon & Provence River Cruise with Nice

11 days
Lyon > Nice
Journey to Lyon, before enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner on-board, hosted by renowned French chef, Fabien Morreale. Finish your journey with an extension in the beautiful coastal city of Nice.
from $4,890 $3,890
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Paris & Sensations of Southern France

10 days
Paris > Nice
from $4,915 $4,165
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Paris & Sensations of Southern France

10 days
Paris > Marseille
from $4,915 $4,165
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Splendours of Europe

15 days
Amsterdam > Budapest
Beginning in quirky Amsterdam, your colossal journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, boasts World Heritage-listed sites, historic cities and beautiful landscapes, between capitals.
from $8,195 $7,445
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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main & Paris

11 days
Munich > Paris
from $5,085 $4,335
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Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main & Paris

11 days
Nuremberg > Paris
from $5,085 $4,335
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Prague & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main with Paris

14 days
Prague > Paris
from $5,385 $4,385
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Madrid to Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro

13 days
Madrid > Lisbon
from $5,450 $4,450
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Berlin & The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne

13 days
Berlin > Zurich
from $5,535 $4,535
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Berlin & The Majestic Rhine

10 days
Berlin > Zurich
from $5,835 $4,835
Emerald Savings

Paris to Nice & Sensations of Southern France

13 days
Paris > Nice
from $6,010 $5,260
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Sensations of Southern France & Barcelona

11 days
Lyon > Barcelona
from $6,340 $5,590
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Prague & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
From Prague to Amsterdam this 18-day river cruise and city stay is a feast of enrichment. The journey, which takes place on the Danube, Main and Rhine, whisks you between five illustrious capitals.
from $6,550 $5,050
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Splendours of Europe & Prague

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
As if journeying the breadth of the continent wasn’t memorable enough, we’ve combined our river cruise with a three-day city break in Prague – affording more opportunity for enrichment and wonder.
from $6,550 $5,050
Emerald Savings

Paris & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Paris > Budapest
from $7,090 $5,590
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Splendours of Europe River Cruise & Paris Escape

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $7,390 $5,890
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Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

21 days
Paris > Prague
from $7,645 $6,145
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Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Munich > Bucharest
from $7,650 $6,650
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Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Nuremberg > Bucharest
from $7,650 $6,150
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Rhone & Rhine River Cruises

15 days
Nice > Amsterdam
from $7,885 $6,385
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Rhone & Rhine River Cruises

15 days
Marseille > Amsterdam
from $7,885 $6,385
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Prague to Paris & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $7,945 $6,445

Douro & Southern France River Cruises

15 days
Porto > Nice
from $8,190

Douro & Southern France River Cruises

15 days
Porto > Marseille
from $8,190
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Bucharest to Amsterdam

23 days
Bucharest > Amsterdam
from $10,150 $8,650
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Idyllic Rhine

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
from $10,280 $9,530
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Idyllic Rhine

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
from $10,280 $9,530

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