Emerald Star-Ships

Award winning and innovative

Designed with You in Mind

Every member of the Emerald Waterways fleet possesses unique characteristics and an extensive array of features and amenities.
Skillfully designed to guarantee complete comfort and luxury as you navigate the waterways of Europe and Asia, the Emerald Waterways ships are all blessed with comfortable, luxurious public spaces and spacious private suites. Welcoming you to the future of river cruising, the cutting edge ships of the Emerald Waterways fleet boast this exhaustive list of amenities within incredibly chic and stylish designs.

Europe’s Most Spacious Suites And Staterooms

 Your comfort is our priority, which is why our ships boast some of most spacious and stylish suites available on Europe’s rivers. When you sail with Emerald Waterways, you can expect a wealth of first-class amenities and comforts, including an en-suite bathroom, hotel-style bed, flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. With a wide range of suites and staterooms available, we certainly have a cabin that is perfect for you.

Spectacular Surroundings

Emerald Waterways ships are built with supreme comfort and relaxation in mind and our amenities reflect this. No matter how you choose to spend your days – relaxing on deck soaking in the sights from the peaceful Horizon Deck with its panoramic views, or enjoying the soothing warmth of our indoor heated pool – you can be certain that when you travel with Emerald Waterways, you’re experiencing the very best that river cruising has to offer.

Culinary Adventures

Each ship offers a tantalizing selection of dining options for guests to enjoy, including al-fresco light bites with breathtaking views on The Terrace and decadent five-course à la carte dining experiences each evening in Reflections Restaurant. As well as offering complimentary beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, each day our sommelier carefully selects the very best local wines from local and regional vineyards for our guests to enjoy. 

To help you decide which member of the Emerald Waterways fleet best appeals to your tastes, lifestyle and sense of fun, we’re providing you the chance to explore our ships before booking. We’ll take an in-depth look at all the features, flourishes and amenities provided by our award-winning fleet of river cruise ships.

Whether your final choice is determined by the roster of restaurants found aboard each of the vessels or the spa and wellness facilities of the Vista Deck, we’ll help you find the perfect ship for your Emerald Waterways voyage.

With complete deck plans, cruise calendars and a comprehensive gallery of images; you’ll be given considerable insight into what to expect of each of Emerald Waterways’ Star-Ships. Our dedication to ensuring you identify the perfect Emerald Waterways itinerary and experience starts here.
Browse our ships
Emerald Dawn
Emerald Dawn offers the most comfortable and luxurious passage on the rivers Danube, Rhine and Main - combining elegant and spacious public suites and staterooms. With charming open-air spaces and large windows flanking every room on-board, Emerald Dawn lets you enjoy all the beautiful panoramas as you gently float through some of the continent's most beautiful regions.
Emerald Destiny
The newest member of the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships fleet cruising on the Danube, Rhine and Main; Emerald Destiny is built to the same exceptional standards as her sisters - Star, Sky, Sun and Dawn. Elegantly designed and effortlessly welcoming, Emerald Destiny provides a sophisticated and comfortable passage along these timeless waterways.
Emerald Luna
New for 2021, Emerald Luna joins the fleet and becomes the 6th Star-Ship to sail the Rhine, Main, and Danube river of Europe, built to the same specifications as the line’s other ships. With our new ship, we also add a new itinerary to our 2021 season—a 10-day sailing through Holland and Belgium entitled Springtime Delights.
Emerald Sun
Providing luxurious passage across the beautiful rivers Rhine, Main and Danube, Emerald Sun offers all the comforts of homes as well as exceptional dining options and an array of incredible extras. Chic, contemporary and stylish throughout; Emerald Sun boasts sophisticated social spaces and comfortable suites and staterooms complete with all the mod cons.
Emerald Star
The first of the Star-Ships to be built, Emerald Star has been providing luxurious passage across the Danube, Rhine and main rivers since 2014. With warm and welcoming public spaces complementing spacious suites and staterooms, Emerald Star provides a welcome home-from-home when journeying through some of Europe's most beautiful regions.
Emerald Sky
Guiding you past some of Europe's mores beautiful stretches of countryside and through some of the continent's most vibrant and enchanting cities. Emerald Sky ensures every minute of your holiday is exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. From the spacious and staterooms to the contemporary, sophisticated public spaces, every inch of Emerald Sky has been considered.
Emerald Harmony

Embarking along one of Southeast Asia's most majestic rivers, luxury knows no bounds from the minute you step on-board, Emerald Harmony where you'll enjoy the finest contemporary, Asian-inspired interior design with the tranquil setting of our magnificent ship.

Emerald Liberté
Specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône as part of our Sensations of Southern France river cruise, Emerald Liberté is one of three Star-Ships added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017.
Emerald Radiance
New in 2017, Emerald Radiance navigates the beautiful Douro, giving guests the chance to enjoy the famous Portuguese climate and the beautiful vineyard strewn panoramas. Emerald Radiance boasts extensive, exceptional open-air public spaces - so guests can enjoy a barbecue on the Sun Deck or take a plunge in the open-air pool.
Emerald Azzurra
Explore the sun-kissed calm of the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea located between Africa and Asia, or the sandy beaches along the Adriatic Coast on our brand-new Emerald Azzurra super yacht. Due for her inaugural sailing in December 2021, this contemporary yacht has been specially designed to dock into ocean harbours only small ships can reach.
MS Hamees
The chartered Mövenpick MS Hamees is a comfortable river ship that offers superb on-board service. Embark on a truly memorable journey from Luxor to Aswan as you experience Egypt’s most spectacular sites from the chic surrounds of one of the largest and most stylish river ships on the Nile. Encompassing a range of facilities, including a pool, reading room, and sun deck with space to socialise.
MS Nizhny Novgorod
Specifically built to sail the magnificent Russian waterways, MS Nizhny Novgorod is a comfortable and traditional river ship, and handpicked by Emerald Waterways as the perfect base from which to explore the remarkable charms of Russia. Refurbished during 2019, MS Nizhny Novgorod offers a superb selection of on-board amenities, including two restaurants, two relaxed bar areas and a solarium and sauna.