Explore the charms of Central Europe

Cruise the stunning Rhine, Main, Danube, and Moselle rivers, and fall in love with the allure of Central Europe. Uncover a land of character and discover the cultures and traditions that define the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Discover the cities, towns, and villages of Central Europe from the comfort of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.


A world of experiences

Enlightening experiences await on your Central Europe cruise. Sample Riesling wine along the Rhine River, tour the famed Bavarian countryside, explore art from the Dutch Golden Age, and discover ruins and relics dating back to the ancient Romans.

Discover Central Europe

A Central Europe river cruise will take you on a mesmerizing journey across the continent. Wind your way through picturesque landscapes and uncover the charms of Europe’s most iconic countries.

Featured Itineraries

Seek inspiration from our most popular itineraries to start planning your unforgettable cruise.
Munich to Budapest

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

Danube Delights

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
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$2,795*
Munich to Budapest

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

Danube Explorer

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
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$2,895*
Budapest to Bucharest

9 Days

SEASON: 2024

Enchantment of Eastern Europe

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
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$3,295*
Amsterdam to Budapest

15 Days

SEASON: 2024

Splendours of Europe

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
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$4,595*
Amsterdam to Zurich

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

Jewels of the Rhine

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
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$2,995*
Basel to Frankfurt

8 Days

SEASON: 2024

The Majestic Rhine

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
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$2,895*
Amsterdam to Zurich

11 Days

SEASON: 2024

Rhine Castles & Moselle Vineyards

Discover Europe’s most popular river cruises

From
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$4,795*

 

Our award-winning Star-Ships

Emerald Cruises’ contemporary river-cruising Star-Ships are designed to sail the waterways of Central Europe, guiding you through the twists and turns of each river. Revel in your sanctuary, where every finishing touch and elegant flourish has been chosen with care.

Designed to guarantee complete comfort on your Central Europe river cruise, our Star-Ships provide an abundance of space for socializing or relaxing on your own. Enjoy culinary delights in the Reflections Restaurant and join newfound friends for drinks at the Horizon Bar. Head to the Sun Deck for a game of golf on the putting green or enjoy a dip in the indoor pool before it transforms into a cinema space on selected evenings.
Three cruise guests enjoying the putting green Three cruise guests enjoying the putting green

Where we travel

Explore the iconic rivers of Central Europe

Sail each twist and turn, as you navigate the locks and bridges of Central Europe’s mesmerizing rivers. You’ll pass rolling vineyards, enchanting fairy tale-esque castles, some of Europe’s major capitals, and plenty of charming villages as you cruise serenely along the water.

Our featured blogs

A castle on top of a luscious green mountain overlooking the Rhine River A castle on top of a luscious green mountain overlooking the Rhine River

The beautiful rivers of Europe

Explore the serene waterways of Europe’s stunning rivers, stretching through awe-inspiring landscapes across the continent.

Grapes growing in vineyards Grapes growing in vineyards

The history of Riesling wine

Discover the history and origins of Germany’s favorite grape variety and uncover the Riesling wine-producing regions of Europe.

A view of Budapest and the Hungarian Parliament Building across the Danube River A view of Budapest and the Hungarian Parliament Building across the Danube River

24 hours in Budapest

24 hours in Budapest can pass by quickly. We pick out the best way to spend a full 24 hours in the heart of Hungary’s capital.

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