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All-Inclusive 2024 Sensations of Southern France Sale

Emerald Liberté 10 Aug 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Arles

Exclusive Savings of up to 45%*

Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*

Gratuities & Wi-Fi Included*

Exclusive platinum drinks package included*

Itinerary: Marseille - Arles, France - Arles, France - Avignon, France - Viviers, France - Tournon, France - Lyon, France - Chalon-Sur-Saône - Beaune, France - Lyon, France
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(full fare £4,039) Suite from £1,939pp

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Shore Excursions Included
Secrets Of The Douro

Emerald Radiance 10 Aug 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Porto

Shore excursions included*

Included drinks*

Included Gratuities & FREE Wi-Fi*

Itinerary: Porto, Portugal - Porto – Pinhao, Portugal - Pinhao, Portugal – Vega de Terron, Spain - Vega de Terron – Salamanca, Spain - Pocinho – Regua, Portugal - Regua, Portugal -...
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Outside from £2,520pp

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Shore Excursions Included
Sensations of Lyon & Provence from Marseille

Emerald Liberté 19 Oct 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Arles

Discover the Wonders of Europe's Rivers in style

Shore excursions included*

Included drinks*

Included Gratuities & FREE Wi-Fi*

Itinerary: Marseille - Arles, France - Arles, France - Avignon, France - Viviers, France - Tournon, France - Lyon, France - Chalon-Sur-Saône - Beaune, France - Lyon, France
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Outside from £2,640pp

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Popular Emerald Cruises Offers

SAVE UP TO 45%

All-Inclusive 2024 Sensations of Southern France Sale Exclusive Platinum Drinks Package | Expert-Led Shore Excursions | Gratuities & Wi-Fi Included

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Exclusive 2025 Sensations of Southern France Save up to 25% - Only With ROL Cruise | Expert-Led Shore Excursions | Complimentary Gratuities & Wi-Fi Included

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All-Inclusive 2025 Enchantment of Eastern Europe Exclusive Platinum Drinks Package | Shore Excursions, Gratuities & Wi-Fi | Overnight Hotel Stay

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Why sail with Emerald Cruises


FULL BOARD

FULL BOARD

GRATUITIES INCLUDED

GRATUITIES INCLUDED

COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS*

COMPLIMENTARY DRINKS*

SHORE EXCURSIONS

SHORE EXCURSIONS

BIKE HIRE

BIKE HIRE

FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS

FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS


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The History of Emerald Cruises


In 2013, Glen Moroney, founder of the Scenic Group, announced the launch of Emerald Cruises. The cruise line, which was born of a desire to innovate the river cruise industry, promised modern and innovative Star-Ships and exceptional value for money. And boy, has Emerald Cruises delivered!

Excursions, Emerald Cruises

Excursions, Emerald Cruises

Horizon Bar and Lounge, Emerald Cruises

Horizon Bar and Lounge, Emerald Cruises

Pool, Emerald Cruises

Pool, Emerald Cruises

Reception, Emerald Cruises

Reception, Emerald Cruises

Reflections Restaurant, Emerald Cruises

Reflections Restaurant, Emerald Cruises

Emerald Cruises Ships

Visit Europe’s iconic gems in style and comfort on board your unique, modern river vessel. As soon as you step aboard an award-winning Emerald Cruises ship, you’ll notice the light and airy spaces; the contemporary decor has a striking minimalist feel with statement centrepieces and luxurious surroundings. The elegant furnishing and mirrored walls emphasise your spacious environment and the floor-to-ceiling windows open the horizon to the stunning European views.


Onboard Experience

Accommodation

The tasteful, contemporary staterooms feature all amenities that come as standard; flat-screen televisions, an ‘infotainment’ system, individual climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi, a bottle of water restocked daily plus plenty of storage space. All suites range in size from 161 to 330 square feet and are the perfect retreat. Almost all staterooms feature a balcony, allowing you to get closer to the passing scenery.

With friendly and professional service from onboard staff, your river cruise experience will be everything you expect and more. From the moment you step aboard until the moment you disembark, everything is catered for.

Dining

Food plays a starring role on board with expert chefs meticulously creating seasonal dishes inspired by the regions visited. Reflections Restaurant, the main dining room, begins its taste sensations in the morning when both hot and cold breakfast options are available. However, the showstopper is the main evening meal which gives you the choice of a delicious buffet or an a la carte menu. Throughout both lunch and dinner, the sommelier tastefully selects wines to perfectly complement your meal choice. What’s more - they’re on the house!

Entertainment

Make your way to the back of your chosen Star-Ship and you’ll discover Emerald Cruises' most innovative feature, an indoor heated pool. This sanctuary of calm features a retractable roof that welcomes the cool river breeze during those warmer days on the water. Floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the entire area bring the outside in and promise endless views while you enjoy a revitalising swim. At night, this unique pool transforms into a cinema, offering a new dimension in onboard evening entertainment.

If a film is not what you’re after, head to the Horizon Bar & Lounge for a cocktail and listen to the resident pianist or watch performances from local entertainers.

At each port, you can embark on a guided exploration of the local area with English-speaking and highly knowledgeable tour guides. Visit famous treasures and uncover all the best-kept secrets of Europe, with each experience giving you a deeper insight into the local culture, history and cuisine.

For extraordinary experiences, a selection of special shore excursions called EmeraldPLUS truly exceeds expectations. Every voyage offers at least one of these fantastic opportunities to delve deeper into the local culture. From afternoon tea and personal insights with a local to an exploration of Keukenhof Gardens, these extra special touches make your journey one to cherish.


Destinations

Emerald Cruises offer a fantastic range of river cruises along the Danube, Rhine, Main, Rhône, Douro, Mekong and Volga rivers.

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From the Blog

Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Cruises

Are drinks packages available with Emerald Cruises?

A selection of drinks packages are available onboard.


Can I access the internet while onboard a Emerald cruise?

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available onboard all Emerald Cruises Star-Ships in the public spaces, cabins and suites.


Can I smoke onboard a Emerald cruise ship?

Smoking is not permitted in cabins or any indoor parts onboard. There are areas on the Star-Ships’ external decks where smoking is permitted.


Can I take alcohol onboard a Emerald cruise ship?

Emerald Cruises welcomes guests purchasing alcohol for consumption in their rooms. However, they do ask that personal drinks are not consumed in the communal areas of the cruises.


Do Emerald Cruises cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

Emerald Cruises endeavours to cater for all dietary requirements and requests. The cruise line asks that you inform them of any requirements or requests at the time of booking.


What currency is used onboard a Emerald ship?

The onboard currency on all European Emerald voyages is the Euro. In South East Asia, the currency onboard is primarily US Dollars.


Cruise Critic 2019 - Emerald Waterways "Best River Cruise Line for Value" 2019 Winner