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Emerald Waterways has grown to become one of the world’s best-loved river cruise providers. Their itineraries bring together immersive journeys and unforgettable shore experiences, with unrivalled onboard innovations and impeccable service. Each itinerary brings the highlights of an ocean cruise to the intimacy of the world’s most celebrated waterways.
Emerald Waterways has designed its fleet of spacious and contemporary boutique Star-Ships to dock centrally in the heart of each destination you visit, be it on the banks of the Danube in Budapest or amid the hubbub of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s vibrant capital. This provides the perfect balance of time spent on board and time onshore, for an immersive yet relaxing journey.
An extensive selection of dining and drinking options on board and chefs thoughtfully create menus to suit the path you’re travelling, using fresh local ingredients and treating every sense to a diverse adventure. Emerald Waterway cruises also include complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner as well as tea, coffee all day every day and bottled water restocked daily.
Destinations and discovery are what make Emerald Waterways river cruises so special and their river cruises cover the globe, from classic river cruise breaks on European rivers including the Rhine, Danube, Rhône, and Douro, to unforgettable journeys through Southeast Asia on the Mekong, as well as a collection of Nile river cruise itineraries. Each cruise also features a range of daily excursions and events, handpicked by expert Journey Designers.
Wherever you choose to travel with Emerald Waterways, you’ll feel the benefit of exceptional EmeraldVALUE. Daily excursions, including special EmeraldPLUS activities and EmeraldACTIVE hikes or guided bike tours, exquisite dining experiences and complimentary mealtime drinks are just some of the inclusions you’ll enjoy. Each aspect is designed to elevate your experience and help you immerse in the journey of a lifetime.
This insightful itinerary crosses into four countries. Guided walks along the cobblestone streets of Germany tell their own story, and city tours of Vienna and Budapest exemplify how the past can shape the future. Celebrate the ancient as it co-exists with the modern in the Austrian and Hungarian capitals, and gain a personal understanding of why the iconic Danube has acted as inspiration to so many.
May to October Departures
Nuremberg > Regensburg > Passau > Melk > Burnstein > Vienna > Bratislava > Budapest
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Price based on two people sharing an Emerald Stateroom. Departures available between April - October. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.
A symbol of Portugal’s birth and growth as a nation, the Douro has long been the country’s lifeline. Leaving the pastel-coloured metropolis of Porto, venture through the enchanting countryside. Terraced vineyards rise from the river banks, historic landmarks pepper distant horizons and charming townships lay hidden in the rural hillsides. Salamanca shines both day and night and canoeing experiences in Pocinho provide a new perspective on the Douro.
April to November Departures
Porto > Pinhao > Vega de Terron > Salamanca > Pocinho > Regua > Porto
Cruise Holiday Includes
Price based on two people sharing an Emerald Stateroom. Departures available between April - November. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.
Enjoy an extended stay in Berlin before your journey through Germany and France which includes a visit to Rüdesheim to see Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. While ancient Koblenz and Mannheim’s beautifully diverse architecture will be sure to amaze, as will the spa town of Baden-Baden. Take a coach to the Alsace capital Strasbourg and cross the border into France on a visit to Colmar, before heading home from Basel.
Berlin > Frankfurt > Mainz > Rudesheim > Koblenz > Mannheim - Heidelberg > Rastatt > Baden-Baden > Kehl > Strasbourg > Breisach > Colmar > Basel
Cruise Holiday Includes;
Price based on two people sharing a n Emerald Stateroom in July 2021 Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.
Meander along the Mekong and float by the lively floating markets of Cai Be, learn about Vietnam’s French-infused past, soak up the melting pot of cultures that is Phnom Penh and discover the bright communities embracing rural river life along the Tonle River. Enjoy some fascinating experiences on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise.
Departures in most months
Siem Reap > Prek'kdam > Kampong Tralach > Phnom Penh > Cambodia / Vietnam Border Crossing > Hong Ngu > An Long > My An Hung > Sa Dec > Cai Be > My Tho > Ho Chi Minh
Price based on two people sharing a Standard Suite. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.
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