Discover our special interest-themed cruises

A themed cruise is an itinerary specifically adapted to focus on a special interest or hobby, from foodie cruises to itineraries focussing on the arts and more.

Whether you like good food and wine, the arts and culture, or taking care of mind, body, and soul, these fabulous, unique, and exclusive cruises are a wonderful opportunity to indulge your favorite pastimes and your passion for travel simultaneously. Often including hands-on workshops with professionals and delicious tasting sessions with gourmets, you’ll also have the priceless opportunity to meet like-minded people with shared interests.
The grand staircases, archways, and ceiling of Kunsthistorisches Museum located in Vienna, Austria The grand staircases, archways, and ceiling of Kunsthistorisches Museum located in Vienna, Austria


Culinary River Cruises

Join renowned celebrity chefs on board an Emerald Cruises luxury river cruise and sail through picturesque landscapes and uncover the culinary charms of the Danube River. 

 

Calling all culinary fans and food lovers! Here’s your chance to join two world-renowned Top Chefs on one unforgettable river cruise. Chef Dale MacKay and Emerald Cruise’s own Chef Tom Goetter will join our Danube Delights river cruise. This sailing offers a unique opportunity for the celebrity chefs to collaborate and blend their distinct culinary styles for a week of inspiring cuisine and special, exclusive experiences onboard.
Couple fine dining on board a luxury Europe river ship  Couple fine dining on board a luxury Europe river ship 


Christmas Market Cruises

Originating in Germany and dating back to the late Middle Ages, Christmas markets, or Christkindlmarkt, have become increasingly popular in northern Europe. And, there’s no better way to experience this tradition than with a Christmas market cruise.

Popular attractions tend to include the obligatory large Christmas tree, lit up in all its glory, along with a Nativity scene on show and festive singing and dancing.

The delicious waft of mulled wine and roasting chestnuts, along with a backdrop of festive sounds and twinkling lights ensures that the air is filled with delightful Christmastime cheer. Many stallholders are local tradespeople selling handcrafted gifts and decorations, along with a delicious array of seasonal food to tempt you.  
Bustling and brightly lit Christmas markets in Frankfurt, Germany Bustling and brightly lit Christmas markets in Frankfurt, Germany

Epic Voyages

Our Epic Voyages combine two or three of our insightful itineraries throughout our Europe river cruising offerings^ which perfectly complement each other to create an even longer cruising experience full of fascinating stops along the way.

Sail further on one of our stylish river-cruising Star-Ships and enjoy all that they have to offer, each vessel boasting all the amenities of a world-class hotel. And no journey with Emerald Cruises is complete without our range of EmeraldDISCOVERY excursions and experiences, which you’ll be delighted to find throughout our Epic Voyages.

^Not available on our Southeast Asia itineraries
Luxury river ship sailing through Cochem, Germany Luxury river ship sailing through Cochem, Germany
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure
Emerald Cruises Europe River Cruises 2024 Brochure

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