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Emerald Waterways Cruises

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Emerald Waterways

About Emerald Waterways Cruises

Emerald Waterways, represented by sister company Evergreen Cruises & Tours in Australia, launched in 2014 and is the lower-priced sister company to all-inclusive Scenic. The line offers value-for-money river and limited coastal cruises that still manage to include a lot in the fares. It has a more active vibe onboard than many other river cruises, as well.

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Emerald Sky
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Emerald Sky

7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

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Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky
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Emerald Sky

14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky
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Emerald Sky

7 Night
The Majestic RhineDetails

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky
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Emerald Sky

10 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine With Lucerne & ZurichDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky

17 Night
Splendours Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky

17 Night
Paris With Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky

20 Night
Paris To Prague & Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky

7 Night
The Majestic RhineDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky

10 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern Europe With BudapestDetails

Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sky

9 Night
The Majestic Rhine With BerlinDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Star

17 Night
Splendours Of Europe With ParisDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Destiny

14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Destiny

10 Night
Danube Delights With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

9 Night
Berlin With The Majestic RhineDetails

Leaving:Berlin
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

10 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern Europe With BudapestDetails

Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

10 Night
Budapest With Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Dawn

14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

7 Night
Jewels Of The RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Dawn

7 Night
Jewels Of The RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Dawn

7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

7 Night
The Majestic RhineDetails

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

7 Night
The Majestic RhineDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Sun

10 Night
Danube Delights With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Emerald Liberte

7 Night
Sensations Of Lyon & ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Lyon
Cruise Line:Emerald Waterways
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Who goes on Emerald Waterways cruise ships?

Emerald Waterways 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 Waterways 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 Waterways 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 Waterways’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 Waterways?

  • 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

Emerald Waterways Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Last trip down the Mekong

We spent 3 days in Siem Reap in a great hotel visiting the Ankor site which was an amazing experience. We then boarded the Emerald Harmony for a 7 night cruise which only had 29 passengers out of a possible 84... Read More
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hodges1260

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

A First Class Plus River Cruise

Our introduction to Vietnam was interesting and educational with our tour to the Cu Chi’s tunnels and a visit to the city of Saigon followed the next day to transfer to our ship. Everything about this cruise... Read More
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janet2506520235

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

a superb cruise !

Chose this cruise as we liked the look of Emerald Cruises, and the new Harmony ship, when investigating possible intineraries for a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. The whole trip met and in many ways exceeded our... Read More
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Lesjan

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Beautiful riverboat with lovely staff and an excellent itinerary.

Southeast Asia is a culturally rich destination. The excursions were well selected to give us a very good encounter with the people in the small villages along the Mekong River, and to meet with them to learn about... Read More
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anfai

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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