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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.

So Many Destinations to Discover

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.


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Cruises Ideas

Below is just a tiny selection of our cruise holidays with Emerald Waterways. Get in touch to discuss your exact requirements and we'll help you find your perfect cruise holiday; 

Danube Delights


Danube Delights

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

Cruise Holiday Includes;

  • International flights from the UK in economy
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Transfer from the airport and to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

From £1,995 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Emerald Stateroom. Departures available between April - October. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.

Secrets of the Douro


Secrets of the Douro

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

  • International flights from the UK in economy
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Transfer from the airport and to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

From £2,045 per person

Price based on two people sharing an Emerald Stateroom. Departures available between April - November. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.

Berlin with the Majestic Rhine


Berlin with the Majestic Rhine

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.

July Departures

Berlin  >  Frankfurt  >  Mainz  >  Rudesheim  >  Koblenz  >  Mannheim - Heidelberg  >  Rastatt  >  Baden-Baden  >  Kehl  >  Strasbourg  >  Breisach  >  Colmar  >  Basel

Cruise Holiday Includes;

  • International flights from the UK in economy
  • 2 nights at a hotel in Berlin
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Transfer from the airport and to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

From £2,725 per person

Price based on two people sharing a n Emerald Stateroom in July 2021 Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.

Majestic Mekong River Cruise


Majestic Mekong River Cruise

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

  • International flights from the UK in Economy
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Harmony
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transfer from the airport and to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

From £3,145 per person

Price based on two people sharing a Standard Suite. Itinerary also operates in reverse. Simply enquire below.


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About Us
  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.

  • Using our many years of expertise, we'll take care of everything. So you can enjoy your holiday with confidence.

  • All of our holidays are ATOL protected (11104), for your complete peace of mind.
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TRULY INDIVIDUAL
  • Our Truly Individual holidays are designed around you and allow you to have everything, just the way you like it!

  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, choose the style of travel that suits you.

  • Leave the hard work to us - we'll organise all of your flights, accommodation, excursions, logistics & the special touches!
SPECIALISTS
  • Our Travel Specialists are genuinely amongst some of the best in the business with many years of travel experience.

  • We'll help you to create your perfect Truly Individual holiday, offering our expertise and guidance at every stage.

  • We’ll take care of everything, which means all you have to do is relax and enjoy a perfect holiday, every time!

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  • We only work with travel partners we trust to ensure you'll enjoy the quality you expect.

  • You can rest assured that every holiday is 100% financially protected by our membership with ATOL (11104).

  • In addition, we're an assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)