Why choose Emerald Cruises

Emerald Cruises offers an exquisite cruise experience on its fleet of modern and state-of-the-art Star-Ships. The line has been designed for passengers who truly want to relax, unwind and put away their wallets.

Inclusions span return flights from UK airports, transfers, fine dining and alcoholic beverages with meals and a selection of shore excursions and land programmes.

For those wanting to maximise their experience, a selection of special shore packages is available. There’s also a certain timeless elegance about Emerald Cruises, with highlights like the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

The cruise line is big on loyalty and encourages its customers to return and cruise again with programmes such as the Emerald Explorer loyalty scheme.

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Cruising with Emerald

On board Emerald Cruises, health and well-being take priority. Make sure to check out the different excursions Emerald has to offer on your sailing for the full experience.

If you are more in the mood to stay onboard, hit the gym which is equipped with machines and apparatus or the indoor pool. Cruise Directors are on hand to oversee a fantastic range of entertainment activities for you to enjoy.

There's also an evening cinema event, where you can enjoy a range of movies, both classical and present, as you cruise the waters. Grab some sun or gawp at the incredible scenery from the Sun Deck, featuring a seating area, walking track, games area & putting green.

An onboard hairdresser is also present, while guests are invited to watch local performances in the traditional style. From a booming Bavarian band to Hungarian dancing.

Emerald Cruises Ships
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132 guests
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112 guests
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180 guests
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84 guests
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14 nights onboard Emerald Dawn
  • Leaving from:Amsterdam
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19 nights onboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Leaving from:Mombasa
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7 nights onboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Leaving from:Piraeus
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7 nights onboard Emerald Sun
  • Leaving from:Nuremberg
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7 nights onboard Emerald Star
  • Leaving from:Budapest
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Who should cruise

Emerald Cruises appeals most to couples and small groups of friends, offering relaxed, serene and elegant surroundings and a luxurious cruise experience.

Cruises with Emerald Waterways are at the top end of the pricing spectrum, so expect lots of retired couples and passengers over 50.

Passengers will love the choice of often four unique dining outlets, plenty of space to relax and unwind and amenities like a heated pool and cinema.

The cruise line won’t suit those looking to travel with small children, as children must be at least 12 years old to travel, and those under the age of 21 must share a cabin with an adult over the age of 21. Emerald does welcome solo travellers.

Destinations

Emerald Cruises operates on the prime waterways of Europe, Egypt and Southeast Asia. Travellers can choose from itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, Main, Rhône and Portugal’s Douro, along with sailings on Russia’s Volga River.

Further afield, Emerald Cruises operates sailings on the Nile and the mystical Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam. By booking an Emerald River Cruise, you'll enjoy a flavour of our world's greatest culture - from local cuisine to traditional heritage - and broaden your horizons for a renewed take on life.

Dining

Emerald Cruises believes that food should reflect local flavours, which is why its plates take inspiration from the regions it passes through. First off is The Terrace – A beautifully decked area at the front where you can enjoy a glass of local wine or beer.

Then there's the Reflections Restaurant, setting the benchmark in onboard luxury dining where a chef will bring you prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy the Horizon Bar and Lounge, fitted with comfortable seating, a well-stocked bar and a dancefloor.

Finally, you've got the Lotus Lounge on Emerald Harmony, offering dark wood tones, muted colours and snacks throughout the day.

Inclusions

Being super-premium, Emerald Cruises makes sure passengers don’t have to reach for their wallet when on board, and offers an all-inclusive cruising experience.

Flights from the UK, transfers, and all dining are included, along with alcoholic drinks with lunch and dinner and complimentary hot drinks throughout the day.

Some shore excursions are included and the use of facilities like the pool, gym and fleet of bicycles is also free of charge. Wi-fi is complimentary to all guests.