Our Star-Ships

Award Winning and Innovative Ships

Enjoy an award winning deluxe river cruise with Emerald Waterways. Experience the real deal, on one of Europe’s newest, stylish, and most advanced river cruise fleets. Voted 'Best New River Ship' in 2014, and 'Best River Line for the Value' in 2015 and 2016 by the discerning experts at Cruise Critic. Emerald Waterways’ ships and river cruises are praised for their striking design, innovative highlights and contemporary approach, setting your trip with us apart from any other river cruise. We offer a great selection of exciting, unique destinations and itineraries. From 8 day to 24 day cruises – there’s something for everyone! We offer exceptional state-of-the-art amenities and service, and our amazing range of thoughtful inclusions and options are designed so you can completely relax—and revel—in a truly deluxe trip. Our international fleet of Star Ships is the river cruising experience you’ve always wanted, and more: Every detail and contemporary feature of an Emerald Waterways ship is designed to enhance your boutique hotel on board experience. 
What to expect on board
  • Spacious staterooms and suites
  • Indoor Heated Pool with retractable roof on most ships
  • Serenity Pool on the Emerald Radiance
  • Evening cinema
  • Complimentary speciality tea and coffee
  • Sun Deck with seating area and walking track
  • Putting Green
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco Dining & BBQ area

Exceptional Emerald Value

"I loved going into the pool in the mornings - it's such a great way to start the day off!"
Mrs. Johnson
Browse our ships

Emerald Destiny

Built 2017
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 Liberté

Built 2017
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

Built 2017

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 Dawn

Built 2015
Emerald Dawn offers the most comfortable and luxurious passage on the rivers Danube, Rhine and Main – combining elegant and spacious public spaces with delightful 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 Sun

Built 2015
Providing luxurious passage across the beautiful rivers Rhine, Main and Danube, Emerald Sun offers all the comforts of home 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 Sky

Built 2014
Guiding you past some of Europe’s most 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 suites and staterooms to the contemporary, sophisticated public spaces, every inch of Emerald Sky has been considered. 

Emerald Star

Built 2014
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 wonderful home-from-home when journeying through some of Europe’s most beautiful regions.

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