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Emerald Waterways’ River Cruises

Introducing the next generation of river cruising

Emerald Waterways represent a new chapter in the world of river cruising. Our deluxe fleet of revolutionary Star-Ships promise contemporary comfort and unique on-board innovations, while our generous fully-inclusive offering combines affordability with great dining, exceptional service and immersive itineraries across Europe and France. We take great pride in ensuring every journey is perfectly planned, and each guest enjoys a relaxing, exciting and insightful river cruise experience, whether you’re sailing aboard our award-winning fleet or exploring a nearby town for the day.

We cruise the Rhine, Main, Danube, Saône and Rhône rivers, with journeys ranging from eight to 17 days. Once integral trade and transportation routes are now gateways to cultural enlightenment, and there’s no finer way to navigate these treasured landmarks than on board Europe’s newest fleet of river cruise ships. From the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, fairy-tale castles and grandiose cathedrals of mainland Europe, to France’s laid-back rural southern region where a sleepy way of life dominates the water’s edge; explore our collection of river cruises today and take the first step in embarking on the journey of a lifetime.

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With more amenities and state-of-the-art features than any other river cruise line, our innovative ‘Star-Ships’ are making heads turn by setting a new standard in river ship design.

Our European River cruises

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Fly to Europe for $495pp

Danube Delights & Christmas Markets

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
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 $3,245

Rhine - Main Discovery Christmas Markets

8 days
Nuremberg > Amsterdam
World Heritage-listed Medieval towns, Baroque palaces, and picturesque villages intertwine with unrivalled natural beauty and sloping vineyards, while Christmas markets invite the festive spirit.
from $2,820
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

9 days
Bucharest > Budapest
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 $4,030
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Classic Prague & Danube Delights Christmas Markets

11 days
Budapest > Prague
from $3,840
Fly to Europe for $495pp

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

Danube Delights Christmas Markets

8 days
Budapest > Nuremberg
Ornate palaces and cultural landmarks fill this wonderfully insightful itinerary, inviting guests to step back in time and celebrate the festive season the Viennese way.
from $3,540
Fly to Europe for $495pp

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 $3,570
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Jewels of the Rhine

8 days
Amsterdam > Basel
Architecture, history and natural beauty are ever-present on this wonderful journey down the Rhine, beginning in the Dutch capital and sweeping up Cologne, Koblenz and the Black Forest on its route.
from $3,595
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Majestic Rhine

8 days
Frankfurt > Basel
Journey through Germany on this 8-day Rhine river cruise, brand new for 2018
from $3,925
Fly to Europe for $495pp

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
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main

8 days
Nuremberg > Frankfurt
UNESCO World Heritage-listed locations and picturesque towns make up this historically-rich itinerary, while vineyards and natural beauty create stunning riverbank backdrops.
from $3,815
Fly to Europe for $495pp

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 $3,845
Fly to Europe for $495pp

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
Fly to Europe for $495pp

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
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main & Prague

11 days
Frankfurt > Prague
from $4,360
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Classic Rhine & Berlin

10 days
Amsterdam > Berlin
from $4,440
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Secrets of the Douro & Lisbon

11 days
Porto > Lisbon
Embark on a journey of rising riverbank vineyards, Baroque villages and vibrant nightlife ending with a three-night stay in the lively Portuguese capital Lisbon.
from $4,540

Rhine - Main Discovery

8 days
Amsterdam > Nuremberg
The Rhine’s legendary status is accompanied by the unspoilt countryside, fairy tale towns and ancient fortresses that scatter its banks, all are waiting to be explored during insightful guided tours.
from $4,745

The Imperial Charms of Russia

12 days
St Petersburg > Moscow
Discover the many wonders of Russia’s cultural history, captivating cities and imperial grandeur on this 12 day Russian River Cruise
from $4,795
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Secrets of the Douro & Madrid

10 days
Porto > Madrid
from $4,805
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Sensations of Southern France & Nice

11 days
Lyon > Nice
Set sail on the Rhône & Saône, celebrating France’s past & present through awe-inspiring historic landmarks and traditional fare before ending in Nice for a three-night stay, visiting Monte Carlo.
from $4,990
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main & Paris

11 days
Nuremberg > Paris
from $5,010
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Paris & Sensations of Southern France

10 days
Paris > Nice
from $5,035
Fly to Europe for $495pp

The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne - Zurich

11 days
Frankfurt > Zurich
from $5,170
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Sensations of Southern France & Barcelona

11 days
Lyon > Barcelona
from $5,040
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Berlin & The Majestic Rhine

10 days
Berlin > Basel
from $5,090
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Lisbon to Madrid & Secrets of the Douro

13 days
Lisbon > Madrid
from $5,450

Splendours of Europe River Cruise

15 days
Budapest > Amsterdam
Beginning in Budapest, your colossal journey through Slovakia, Austria Germany and the Netherlands, boasts World Heritage-listed sites, historic cities and beautiful landscapes, between capitals.
from $5,495
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Paris & Legends of the Moselle Rhine and Main with Prague

14 days
Paris > Prague
from $5,555
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Enchanting Forests, Mountains & Rivers

12 days
Budapest > Munich
from $5,790
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Paris to Nice & Sensations of Southern France

13 days
Paris > Nice
from $6,130
Fly to Europe for $495pp

Berlin to Zurich & The Majestic Rhine

13 days
Berlin > Zurich
from $6,285
Fly Free to Europe

Prague Highlights & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Amsterdam > Prague
from $6,975
Fly Free to Europe

Paris & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Paris > Budapest
from $7,515

Prague & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

18 days
Prague > Amsterdam
from $7,690
Fly Free to Europe

Rhine & Rhone River Cruises

15 days
Amsterdam > Nice
from $7,890

Splendours of Europe River Cruise & Paris Escape

18 days
Budapest > Paris
from $7,895
Fly Free to Europe

Paris to Prague & Splendours of Europe River Cruise

21 days
Paris > Prague
from $8,070
Fly Free to Europe

Idyllic Rhine

15 days
Amsterdam > Basel
from $8,120
Fly Free to Europe

Treasures of the Danube

16 days
Nuremberg > Bucharest
from $8,150
Fly Free to Europe

Douro & Southern France River Cruises

15 days
Porto > Nice
from $8,190

Prague to Paris & Christmas Markets of Europe

21 days
Prague > Paris
from $8,590
Fly Free to Europe

Lisbon to Nice, Douro & Southern France River Cruise

21 days
Lisbon > Nice
from $9,930
Fly Free to Europe

Bucharest to Amsterdam

23 days
Bucharest > Amsterdam
from $13,295