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About Emerald Cruises Cruises

Emerald Cruises, part of the Scenic Group of cruise brands, launched in 2014. The line offers value-for-money river and coastal cruises while managing to include a lot in the fare. On board Emerald Cruise’s 9 river ships you’ll find a more active vibe compared to other river ships and the line looks forward to welcoming its first coastal yacht cruise, Emerald Azzurra, in January 2022.

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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
Classic Prague & Christmas Markets On The DanubeDetails

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Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 7, 2022
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Emerald Liberte
Emerald Liberte (Photo: Emerald Waterways)

9 Night
Sensations Of Lyon And Provence & ParisDetails

Leaving:Arles
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Azzurra
Emerald Azzurra (Photo: Emerald Yacht Cruises)

14 Night
Discover French & Italian CoastlinesDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 6, 2022
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Emerald Azzurra
Emerald Azzurra (Photo: Emerald Yacht Cruises)

14 Night
Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence Of The Black SeaDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 5, 2023
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21 Night
Discover The Greek Islands, Turkey & The Black SeaDetails

Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 19, 2023
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17 Night
Prague With Christmas Markets Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 25, 2021
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12 Night
Paris To Nice & Sensations Of Lyon And ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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10 Night
Classic Prague & Christmas Markets On The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 5, 2023
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7 Night
Mediterranean EnchantmentDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Croatia In DepthDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Ionian Sea AdventureDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 21, 2022
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14 Night
Discover Croatia & ItalyDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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7 Night
Highlights Of Southern ItalyDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Croatian Coast And The Best Of The AdriaticDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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10 Night
Sicily & The Gulf Of NaplesDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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17 Night
Discover Pearls Of France & ItalyDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 15, 2022
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14 Night
Discover The Eastern MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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18 Night
Discover Treasures Of Italy, Greece And TurkeyDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
May 2, 2023
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14 Night
Discover The Eastern MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
The Best Of The Red SeaDetails

Leaving:Aqaba
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jan 28, 2022
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14 Night
Discover The Highlights Of The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 25, 2023
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14 Night
Discover French & Italian CoastlinesDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 11, 2023
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 5, 2021
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4 Night
Christmas Time On The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 29, 2022
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 10, 2022
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Who goes on Emerald Cruises cruise ships?

Emerald Cruises serves the typical European river cruise passenger -- generally well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-plus bracket. However, the line's contemporary, boutique-style ships also attract first-time river cruisers, including passengers in their 40s, who enjoy the active shore excursions on offer. Around half of the passengers come from the U.K., with the rest coming from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S and Canada.

Do I have to dress up on a Emerald Cruises cruise?

Not really. Ships have a relaxed, easygoing vibe. There is no special dress code and there are no formal nights. For dinner, smart-casual attire is recommended. Jeans can be worn in the restaurant in the evening, but shorts and flip-flops are not appropriate.

Many passengers dress up for the captain's welcome dinner and/or farewell dinner, but mostly opting for smarter casual rather than full-on cocktail dresses and suits.

Is everything free on Emerald Cruises cruises?

Mostly. Cruise fares include most shore excursions, all meals, wine with lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi and gratuities. Extra costs are bar drinks, optional shore excursions, beauty treatments and massages, and retail shop purchases.

What are Emerald Cruises’s most popular activities?

Shore excursions are the most popular activities for Emerald's passengers, with the EmeraldPLUS (tours that focus on local customs) and EmeraldACTIVE options particular favorites. Onboard, cruisers love hanging out in the dual-purpose area at the back of the ship that transforms from an indoor, heated pool with retractable roof during the day to a cinema at night.

Why go with Emerald Cruises?

  • High level of inclusions including gratuities
  • Heated pool/cinema is a standout feature
  • Modern fleet

Best for: Fun-loving, active and value-driven cruisers

Not for: Early-to-bed, traditional or luxury cruisers

Featured News

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Emerald Cruises Announces Second Oceangoing Yacht, Emerald Sakara
Emerald Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Sunny days on the Douro

Portugal was a country we had not visited. We booked the pre cruise extension in Lisbon which we found to be a beautiful city (except for the graffiti). We were driven by coach upto Porto to board Radiance, after... Read More
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Grahambythesea

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We’ll appointed boat, great crew

Wanted to visit Portugal Never done a river cruise before This came up with the dates we wanted, and it was day to book. Flights were changed a couple of times. The food is good but not up to the... Read More
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Grannianni

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The Best of the Best!

I took a group on Emerald Waterways in the past and had a wonderful experience. Emerald is great from start to finish - from the booking process to the actual cruise, everything was as stress free as possible and... Read More
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Tiamaria0812

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Fabulous first time river cruise

Originally booked 3 years ago we stuck with Emerald and finally went on the holiday last week. Beautiful ship, very modern and clean. Lovely professional and attentive staff. Great pool, food and service in general.... Read More
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Jaspercatleeds

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

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