From fascinating landmarks, unique UNESCO World Heritage sites and fairy-tale castles, Emerald Waterways vessels provide a range of culturally enlightening experiences across a range of itineraries in Europe. Some of the most mesmerising cities in the world sit upon the banks of these rivers, and Emerald Waterways offers one of the best ways to experience everything they have to offer.
The beauty of cruising with Emerald Waterways is being able enjoy culturally enriching experiences on shore during the day, before unwinding on board during the evening, whilst your ship carries you to the next stunning destination. Imagine starting each day by enjoying breakfast on the sun deck whilst soaking in your new surroundings.
One of the most distinctive features is the innovative dual purpose cabins, which enable you to transform a balcony into a conservatory at the push of a button. Additionally, the reconfigurable indoor-heated pool area is transformed into a cinema in the evenings.
Each Emerald Waterways ship has a choice of four suite and stateroom grades on board. Each room offers a spacious retreat with a wide collection of features and amenities included. Every room comes with a fully equipped en suite including a shower and selection of luxury toiletries. The cabins themselves features complimentary bottled water, Wi-Fi, a safe for your valuables, on-demand entertain courtesy of a flat screen TV and a luscious queen sized hotel style bed perfectly positioned for you to enjoy the views outside.
At the very centre of life on board an Emerald Waterways ship is the gastronomy. Each meal is designed to provide you with an exceptional new experience, using the very best of local ingredients from each destination. The food is perfectly complimented by the two dining areas on board, a contemporary indoor restaurant and outdoor dining terrace.
The Reflections Restaurant is located on the Vista deck of each vessel and is the main restaurant on board. Here you will find an elegant space accommodating up to table of eight people for breakfast lunch and dinner, with panoramic views of the scenery and river outside.
The Terrace offers the chance for some alfresco dining. The decked area is at the front of the ship and provides a spectacular view of the scenery. Peaceful and intimate the terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a healthy breakfast and lunch or to unwind with a glass of wine.
Not content with including all the delectable on board meals and drinking options in the price of your trip, each Emerald Waterways river cruise ship also boasts a wealth of facilities and amenities to cater for your every need.
On board spaces include a dual-purpose area at the aft of the ship, which transforms from an indoor pool during the day, to a cinema at night. This is a state of the art feature which is unique to Emerald Waterways river cruises. Each of the ships also boasts a sundeck, for relaxed sun bathing and lounging, a well-stocked fitness room with high quality gym equipment and a wellness area to help you pamper yourself as you sail the European waterways.
Excursions with Emerald Waterways have been specially crafted to introduce you to some of the world’s most amazing sights, and to top it all off they are all included in the price of your cruise. With a different port of call on almost every day of your cruise, each excursion is led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide, to introduce you to the very heart of each city as well as a personal headset to make sure you don’t miss a word.
Enjoy a picturesque drive along the grandiose streets of Vienna, walk the fairy-tale streets of Passau or enjoy a coach tour through Budapest with a stop at the Royal Palace of Buda. If you prefer to forge your own path, you’re of course free to roam solo and indulge your interests throughout Europe’s most awe inspiring regions.