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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 Sky
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Emerald Sky

11 Night
Istanbul With Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

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Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Liberte
Emerald Liberte (Photo: Emerald Waterways)
Emerald Liberte

12 Night
Paris To Nice With Sensations Of Lyon & ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Radiance
Emerald Radiance (Photo: Emerald Waterways)
Emerald Radiance

10 Night
Lisbon With Secrets Of The DouroDetails

Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Dawn
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Emerald Dawn

7 Night
Rhine-main DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

10 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine With Lucerne & ZurichDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Liberte

10 Night
Nice With Sensations Of Lyon & ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Luna

7 Night
Christmas Markets On The RhineDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Destiny

17 Night
Prague With Christmas Markets Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Dawn

10 Night
Prague With Danube DelightsDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Liberte

20 Night
Nice To Lisbon With Three Rivers DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Luna

7 Night
Danube ExplorerDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

17 Night
Splendours Of Europe With PragueDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

7 Night
Rhine-main DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

7 Night
Delights Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

7 Night
Delights Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Destiny

10 Night
Danube Delights With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Radiance

10 Night
Secrets Of The Douro With LisbonDetails

Leaving:Porto
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

10 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern Europe With BudapestDetails

Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Liberte

7 Night
Sensations Of Lyon & ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Arles
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sky

7 Night
The Majestic RhineDetails

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sky

7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Destiny

8 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

Leaving:Bucharest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Star

7 Night
Christmas Markets On The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Sun

8 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
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

Last trip down the Mekong

We spent 3 days in Siem Reap in a great hotel visiting the Ankor site which was an amazing experience. We then boarded the Emerald Harmony for a 7 night cruise which only had 29 passengers out of a possible 84... Read More
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hodges1260

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

A First Class Plus River Cruise

Our introduction to Vietnam was interesting and educational with our tour to the Cu Chi’s tunnels and a visit to the city of Saigon followed the next day to transfer to our ship. Everything about this cruise... Read More
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janet2506520235

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

a superb cruise !

Chose this cruise as we liked the look of Emerald Cruises, and the new Harmony ship, when investigating possible intineraries for a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. The whole trip met and in many ways exceeded our... Read More
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Lesjan

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Beautiful riverboat with lovely staff and an excellent itinerary.

Southeast Asia is a culturally rich destination. The excursions were well selected to give us a very good encounter with the people in the small villages along the Mekong River, and to meet with them to learn about... Read More
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anfai

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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