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Emerald Waterways River Cruises

Learn more about Emerald Waterways

Why Choose Emerald

A new comer to European river cruising, Australian company Emerald Waterways offers a contemporary experience at excellent value for money. The sister line to ultra luxury line Scenic, Emerald boasts brand new deluxe ships on the Rhine and Danube and Douro with minimalist decor and innovations such as an onboard cinema and swimming pool. With  excursions at every port, fine dining and bicycles all included during your cruise. With a fleet of brand new and refurbished ships, Amadeus cruises the Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Rhone and Seine in Europe and The Mekong and The Irrawaddy in Asia and the Waterways of Russia.

Call 0800 471 4754 to speak to our friendly Global River Cruising team

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The Ultimate River Cruise Sale

Save upto £1200 per person on selected 2020 European & Asia river cruises Whether you long to take in the iconic cities along the Danube, experience the majestic Rhine Gorge, stroll through the vineyards of southern France or explore the charming townships that line Portugal’s Douro River, enjoy generous savings of up to £1,200 per person on our 2020 European river cruise collection, but hurry, availability is limited.

Our Global River Cruising team have been on Emerald waterways and are here to advise you, so why not give them a call on 0800 471 4754


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Emerald Waterways Space Ship Swimming Pool
Why Emerald

Why Choose This Cruise?

Emerald Waterways are a new entrant to the river cruise market and sit as Scenic’s premium river cruise sister company.  Ships are brand new and very contemporary in style and the river cruising is very relaxed.  A very welcome inclusion to the premium, luxury market.  A holiday to enjoy.

Your return flights from a selection of UK airports, including transfers between the airport and the ship, are included in the price, so all you have to do is get to the airport on time.

An extensive selection of dining and drinking options on board are also included. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner, as well as free tea and coffee all day every day and a bottle of water in your room which is replenished daily, menus to suit the path you’re travelling, using fresh local ingredients and, therefore, treating every sense to a diverse adventure. Excursions are another inclusion on your journey, opening you up to more than just the ports of these beautiful destinations. Transporting you to the heart of local life, looking into the soul of what makes people tick and we do this by sending you on the most awe-inspiring trips boasting the most jaw-dropping sights.

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The EmeraldPLUS experience takes you to the heart of local culture, helping you enjoy authentic customs and traditions while learning what day-to-day life is like for local people. These enriching events seek to avoid typical tourist hotspots, so you can be sure that your experience goes beyond that of the ordinary traveller.

EmeraldPLUS is about seeking out rare insights and memorable experiences, venturing from the ordinary tourist trail to discover hidden gems you may not have discovered without the guidance of a local expert. We believe it’s these special touches that make a river cruise with Emerald Waterways truly unforgettable, offering moments of joy, wonder and discovery that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Showcasing the very best that Europe has to offer, our exceptional river cruises introduce the highlights of the continent – from the splendour of the Rhine Gorge to the elegant boulevards of Vienna. In between memorable sightseeing and cultural encounters, you can enjoy an exciting collection of EmeraldACTIVE excursions, special events that let you stretch your legs and keep active amid the inspiring backdrops of Europe’s iconic waterways.

With at least one EmeraldACTIVE excursion included in all our cruise itineraries, you’ll have the chance to explore wondrous locations such as Wertheim Castle in Germany or cycle the historic streets of Belgrade. Alternatively, a number of our itineraries offer unguided EmeraldACTIVE experiences, so you can savour the highlights on a route of your making

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DiscoverMORE – a collection of special events that invite you to delve deep into the wonders of Europe.

For those who want to experience more of the continent’s rich cultural tapestry, DiscoverMORE provides in-depth excursions which complement those provided by EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE. These optional events can either be booked before you go or while you’re on-board. Look out for details of the DiscoverMORE options available on each of our detailed river cruise itineraries. Please note, our DiscoverMORE optional tours are available at an additional cost.

No single supplements on selected European river cruises

Savings for Solo Travellers

No Single Supplement on selected Itineraries – This offer is strictly limited to five cabins per sailing, so we urge you to be quick – call our friendly cruise experts today and book before your preferred departure date or sailing sells out.

Sensations of Lyon & Provence – April to October 2020 

Danube Delights – April to November 2020

The Majestic Rhine – July to August 2020

Enchantment of Eastern Europe – April to October 2020

Flavours of Burgundy – July to August 2020


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Call 0800 471 4754

Find the river cruise of your choice and either send us an enquiry online or give our Global River Cruising team a call on 0800 471 4754.

Terms and conditions apply, all offers are subject to availability and operator booking conditions. All savings are included in the fares shown and were correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Prices are per person based on two passengers sharing and economy flights from London unless otherwise stated. Please note all excursions mentioned in the itineraries are not included but can be purchased pre-cruise.  Global River Cruising ABTA P6713.

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