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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

7 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine

157 Reviews
Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Destiny
Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg (Photo: Colleen McDaniel)

22 Night
Amsterdam To Bucharest - Discover The Rhine, Main & Danube

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 21, 2023
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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
Prague & Danube Explorer

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 6, 2022
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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
Prague & Danube Explorer

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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21 Night
Discover The Greek Islands, Turkey & The Black Sea

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jul 29, 2023
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7 Night
Highlights Of Southern Italy

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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10 Night
Classic Prague & Christmas Markets On The Danube

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 7, 2022
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10 Night
Sicily & The Gulf Of Naples

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 22, 2022
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10 Night
Gems Of The Arabian Peninsula With Doha

Leaving:Dubai
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jan 10, 2023
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7 Night
French & Italian Rivieras With Corsica

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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14 Night
Discover The Mediterranean From Venice To Athens

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Secrets Of The Douro

Leaving:Porto
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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10 Night
Zurich - Lucerne & Jewels Of The Rhine

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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10 Night
The Majestic Rhine & Lucerne - Zurich

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 16, 2022
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7 Night
Delights Of The Danube

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jul 23, 2022
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14 Night
Splendours Of Europe

3 Reviews
Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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14 Night
Splendours Of Europe

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
May 29, 2023
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10 Night
Classic Prague & Danube Delights

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine River Cruise & Floriade, Featuring Frankie Flowers

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jul 29, 2022
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7 Night
Tulips & The Rhine

Leaving:Zurich
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 24, 2023
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9 Night
Berlin & Legendary Rhine & Moselle

Leaving:Berlin
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine-main Discovery

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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6 Night
Prague & Christmas Time On The Danube

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 24, 2023
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7 Night
The Majestic Rhine

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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14 Night
Splendours Of Europe

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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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

Best ever river cruise

Had been recommended this company by friends who’d travelled previously.Many people have been saying they intend to book another cruise with this company as it has been so successful and enjoyable.Read More
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Cozi44

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Covid Ignored

Our cruise director, about 3 days into the cruise was announced as being sick and confined to her cabin.A new cruise director joined the ship and he was okay.Read More
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keuka746

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Wonderful Crew, from top to bottom

From top to bottom each and every one of them were first class.Knowing that the food and wine is sourced locally and being fans of French cuisine and wines, ultimately we were not disappointed, with one of the highlights being the visit of a top French chef, Fabien Morreale, coming aboard in Avignon to create a fabulous Provençal meal.Read More
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Jockrooser

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Sensational

A special mention to Tina, the activities manager, who boarded the ship for the first time, the same day as us.We also did most of the guided tours and the guides were exceptional, a special mention for Pierre, our guide in Vivier, who was so knowledgable, interesting and funny.Read More
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GreenKruza

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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