The Best Way to Explore
At each port you can embark on a guided exploration of the local area by 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 go beyond 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 outside Amsterdam, these extra special touches make your journey one to cherish.
Emerald Waterways – Superior Service That Goes That Extra Mile
With friendly and professional service from Emerald Waterways’ staff, your river cruise experience will be everything you expect and more. From the moment you step on board until you disembark, your every need is catered for.
A River Vessel of Innovation
Make your way to the back of your chosen Star-Ship and you'll discover Emerald Waterway’s most innovative feature - an indoor heated pool. This sanctuary of calm features a retractable roof which 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. Come evening, this unique pool transforms into a cinema, offering a new dimension in on board evening entertainment. If a movie 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.
Delicious Treats to Delight Your Palate
Food plays a starring role on board, with expert chefs meticulously creating seasonal dishes inspired by the regions visited. Reflections restaurant is the main dining room on board, beginning its taste sensations in the morning where both hot and cold breakfast options are available. After a morning excursion, refuel with the wide selection of local and homely dishes available. However, the show-stopper is the main evening meal which gives you the choice of delicious buffet options or an à 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!
Contemporary Luxury as Standard
The tasteful, contemporary staterooms feature all amenities that come as standard: flat screen TV and ‘infotainment’ system, individual climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi, 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. Most staterooms also feature a balcony, allowing you to get closer to the passing scenery.
The Emerald Waterways Book with Confidence Brexit Assurance
As the official date the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU approaches, you can continue to book your holiday to travel both before and after 31st January 2020, in complete confidence, safe in the knowledge that your Emerald Waterways holiday will be unaffected. The Emerald Waterways Book With Confidence Brexit Assurance guarantees that no price increases, surcharges or supplements will affect the cost of your holiday, irrespective of any changes to the price of fuel and currency rates, if you book before 31st January 2020. You’ll enjoy the same extraordinary EmeraldVALUE their service is built on – and that’s a promise.
- Whatever the Brexit outcome, you won’t pay a penny more for your river cruise
- In the unlikely event any European Union country does not allow travel for British passport holders due to Brexit, Emerald Waterways will refund the cost of the holiday
- Exceptional EmeraldVALUE means incredible inclusions, now and always. Providing you with a fully inclusive holiday. No need to worry about the pound vs. Euro currency rate
- Our EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club rewards repeat travellers
- They’re ABTA, ATOL and IATA accredited, so your holiday is safe
*Please note: On the Emerald Radiance, the indoor pool is replaced with a Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck and cinema and river view lounge are not available