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Welcome to Emerald Cruises

Explore the world’s most beautiful rivers in style.

As the small ship experts, we've made it our passion to deliver an intimate, relaxed and immersive river cruise experience as acclaimed by Cruise Critic Editors and USA Today.

Striking the perfect balance between time spent on board and onshore, each of our insightful itineraries is carefully designed to showcase the very best of what each destination has to offer, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in local communities all while enjoying life on board your innovative Star-Ship.

Best River Cruise Line for Value

Our promise of exceptional EmeraldVALUE

Delight in a wealth of amenities and a service that is second-to-none.

When traveling with us, all you'll have to think about is enjoying your river cruise. With up to just 180 guests, your award-winning Star-Ship will be your very own floating hotel—a spacious sanctuary where everything is taken care of.

Look forward to an experience generously stocked with extras. From a delectable selection of dining options with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner to expertly-led excursions specially curated to your interests and pace.

Explore the very best of Europe

Sail through culture-rich cities, towns as old as time, and regions of unparalleled beauty.

Uncover the heart of the continent — embark on a river cruise showcasing the enigmatic, unique, and picturesque qualities of some of the Europe's most iconic waterways and the cultures and landmarks that line their banks.

Peace of mind with Emerald Cruises

Providing you the comfort, wellbeing and assurance you need on your journey.

Flexible Booking Policy

Commitment to Your
Health & Safety

Platinum Protection Plan

The ultimate in travel protection

By adding this plan, you are covered if you are unable to travel due to health reasons, or your travel plans are impacted by COVID-19, up to 31 days prior to departure with a 100% refund (less airline cancellation fees and plan cost), or a 70% refund between 15 and 30 days prior to departure (less plan cost).

What to expect on your river cruise

Look forward to a wealth of generous features and inclusions.
A small ship experience

With up to just 180 guests on board, your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship will be intimate, spacious and comfortable.

Pool & evening cinema

By day relax alongside our indoor heated pool with its retractable roof, and by night take in a movie as the space magically turns into a cinema.

Chic & modern sanctuaries

Each stylish suite and stateroom offers its own collection of amenities, from our innovative balcony system to your en-suite bathroom.

All meals on board included

From classic favorites to regionally inspired dishes, dining is always a cause for celebration with Emerald Cruises.

Excursions almost every day

Love to explore onshore? Experience places and sites you may not have discovered without the guidance of a local expert.

All gratuities included

As part of our promise of exceptional EmeraldVALUE, all tips and gratuities are included, so you don't have worry as you cruise.

Immerse yourself with EmeraldDISCOVERY

Memorable experiences that go beyond that of the ordinary traveler.

Seeking out rare sights and hidden gems, these are special excursions and events. Enjoy an array of included onshore excursions, or uncover local culture and customs with an extra-special EmeraldPLUS activity. Seeking a more active experience? Explore from another perspective with EmeraldACTIVE. The choice is yours!

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Request your free 2022 European River Cruising Brochure, and receive an exclusive offer when booking your first Emerald Cruises river cruise. To receive your mailed version, please fill the optional fields below:

Why choose a river cruise?

Q. Is there a difference between an ocean cruise and a river cruise?
A. A river cruise is very different from an ocean cruise! On a river cruise you'll see more cities and landmarks than other forms of travel, with more sightseeing, exploring and mingling with locals.
Q. What is included when I book a cruise?
A. We include transfers to and from your ship, on-board meals, a selection of drinks with lunch and dinner, on board Wi-Fi, shore excursions, port charges, airport taxes and on-board tips.
Q. Will I have time to explore onshore?
A. River cruising is all about exploring the destination first-hand. With Emerald Cruises, you'll have plenty of opportunities for unique guided experiences as well as time to explore independently. You can even charter one of our on board bicycles to see even more.
Q. Will the dining venues cater for special dietary requirements?
A. Emerald Cruises endeavor to cater for all dietary requirements and requests. We ask that you inform us of any requirements or requests at the time of booking. This will give us chance to meet your requirements.
Q. What clothes do I need to pack?
A. We recommend casual and comfortable clothing - for sightseeing and walking tours you’ll need comfortable shoes. For the winter months, you’ll need a warm coat, gloves and water-resistant footwear. Dinner is an informal affair; relaxed evening wear is perfect. On certain evenings such as the Welcome and Farewell Dinners, you might like to dress up.
Q. Is Wi-Fi provided on board?
A. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available on-board all the Emerald Cruises ships throughout the public spaces, cabins and suites.

Terms & Conditions

$250 per couple bonus savings is only available for new bookings made June 1 - December 15, 2021 and when booked with code EMERALD250. To receive Super Earlybird offer final payment is due 12 months prior to departure. If booking within 12 months of departure, if the Super Earlybird is available, full payment is due within 48 hours from booking. All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, twin share and include taxes and charges. Offer has limited availability and we reserve the right to withdraw promotions at any time. Availability is correct at the time of publishing but cannot be guaranteed. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please call your Professional Travel Advisor or Emerald Cruises. Offers applicable to residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit or click here.