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Emerald Cruises Cruises

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Emerald Sun

About Emerald Cruises Cruises

Emerald Cruises, part of the Scenic Group of cruise brands, launched in 2014. The line offers value-for-money river and coastal cruises while managing to include a lot in the fare. On board Emerald Cruise’s 9 river ships you’ll find a more active vibe compared to other river ships and the line looks forward to welcoming its first coastal yacht cruise, Emerald Azzurra, in January 2022.

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Emerald Dawn
Emerald Dawn

20 Night
Paris To Prague & Splendours Of EuropeDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jun 12, 2024
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Emerald Destiny
Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

7 Night
Danube ExplorerDetails

88 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jun 7, 2024
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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
Prague & Danube ExplorerDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Destiny
Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

11 Night
Istanbul & Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

88 Reviews
Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Waterways

7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
French & Italian Rivieras With CorsicaDetails

20 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 18, 2023
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7 Night
Ionian Sea AdventureDetails

20 Reviews
Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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10 Night
Lisbon & Secrets Of The DouroDetails

107 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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17 Night
Splendours Of Europe & PragueDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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20 Night
Discover The Red Sea, Holy Land, Turkey & GreeceDetails

20 Reviews
Leaving:Aqaba
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Mar 8, 2023
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8 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jun 12, 2023
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9 Night
Oktoberfest & Danube DelightsDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Munich
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Sep 23, 2023
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7 Night
Holland & Belgium In BloomDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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10 Night
Danube Delights & Classic PragueDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
The Majestic RhineDetails

168 Reviews
Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Cruises Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Emerald Cruises cruise ships?

Emerald Cruises serves the typical European river cruise passenger -- generally well-traveled cruise veterans in the 55-plus bracket. However, the line's contemporary, boutique-style ships also attract first-time river cruisers, including passengers in their 40s, who enjoy the active shore excursions on offer. Around half of the passengers come from the U.K., with the rest coming from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S and Canada.

Do I have to dress up on a Emerald Cruises cruise?

Not really. Ships have a relaxed, easygoing vibe. There is no special dress code and there are no formal nights. For dinner, smart-casual attire is recommended. Jeans can be worn in the restaurant in the evening, but shorts and flip-flops are not appropriate.

Many passengers dress up for the captain's welcome dinner and/or farewell dinner, but mostly opting for smarter casual rather than full-on cocktail dresses and suits.

Is everything free on Emerald Cruises cruises?

Mostly. Cruise fares include most shore excursions, all meals, wine with lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi and gratuities. Extra costs are bar drinks, optional shore excursions, beauty treatments and massages, and retail shop purchases.

What are Emerald Cruises’s most popular activities?

Shore excursions are the most popular activities for Emerald's passengers, with the EmeraldPLUS (tours that focus on local customs) and EmeraldACTIVE options particular favorites. Onboard, cruisers love hanging out in the dual-purpose area at the back of the ship that transforms from an indoor, heated pool with retractable roof during the day to a cinema at night.

Why go with Emerald Cruises?

  • High level of inclusions including gratuities
  • Heated pool/cinema is a standout feature
  • Modern fleet

Best for: Fun-loving, active and value-driven cruisers

Not for: Early-to-bed, traditional or luxury cruisers

Emerald Cruises Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Relax and enjoy. Each day new place to visit, very much enjoyed the tours each day set up to explore the place moored.

Was a little disappointed and had not realised that top deck would be out of bounds so much due to low bridges, it would of been nice to of been advised of this in advance although don't beleive it would of changed our minds about booking.Also the tour guides we had were also very knowldgable, one small point felt that pace of tours we took could of been a little faster.Read More
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Doug Cruise

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Run to another cruise ship

Give us a responsible guest relations desk that understands customer service to make each cruise a memorable one!The small ship experience only meant no entertainment, no casino, nothing a larger ship has to offer.Read More
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SRQtravelqueen

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Trying the Azzurra Yacht compared to River Cruises

Had a great tour guide, but a poor tour for the time offered so we broke off for Neapolitan pizza.Porto Empedocles was missed due to a mechanical issue requiring resolution in Valletta, so we had a Sea day instead.Read More
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ChefQuixote

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Wonderful cruise and will definitely sail Emerald Cruises again!

This is one of the two features that sold me on Emerald when choosing a river cruise line.It wasn't clear from Emerald's cruise portal if we could get a transfer from the train station in Lyon to the ship, so I called a few weeks before we left and indeed we could.Read More
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MuffinW

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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