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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 Azzurra
Emerald Azzurra (Photo: Emerald Yacht Cruises)

14 Night
Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence Of The Black SeaDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 5, 2023
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Emerald Azzurra
Emerald Azzurra (Photo: Emerald Yacht Cruises)

7 Night
Highlights Of Southern ItalyDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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Emerald Azzurra
Emerald Azzurra (Photo: Emerald Yacht Cruises)

14 Night
Discover The Highlights Of The MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 25, 2023
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Emerald Luna
Emerald Luna

9 Night
Jewels Of The Rhine & Amsterdam With FloriadeDetails

Leaving:Basel
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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17 Night
Discover Pearls Of France & ItalyDetails

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 15, 2022
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14 Night
Discover The Eastern MediterraneanDetails

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Sep 2, 2023
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9 Night
Amsterdam & Jewels Of The RhineDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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18 Night
Discover Treasures Of Italy, Greece And TurkeyDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
May 2, 2023
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16 Night
Splendours Of Europe & AmsterdamDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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16 Night
Amsterdam & Splendours Of Europe With FloriadeDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
May 25, 2022
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10 Night
Classic Prague & Danube DelightsDetails

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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14 Night
Discover The Mediterranean From Venice To AthensDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Mediterranean EnchantmentDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Holland & Belgium In BloomDetails

Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Tulips & The RhineDetails

Leaving:Switzerland
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 22, 2022
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7 Night
Delights Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Legendary Rhine & MoselleDetails

Leaving:Frankfurt
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 21, 2023
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14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
May 29, 2023
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20 Night
Paris To Prague & Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
The Best Of The Red SeaDetails

Leaving:Aqaba
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Mar 11, 2022
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7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

Leaving:Cruising
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Rhine-main DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Jul 1, 2022
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20 Night
Discover The Red Sea, Holy Land, Turkey & GreeceDetails

Leaving:Aqaba
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Mar 8, 2023
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14 Night
Discover French & Italian CoastlinesDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Apr 11, 2023
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10 Night
Sicily & The Gulf Of NaplesDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 22, 2022
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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

Unforgettable Experience

But you have a different place to see each day.Your “hotel” takes you your different destinations and you don’t have to pack and unpack each day.Read More
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DracoBG

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

An absolutely perfect cruise for a first-timer on a river cruise

The staff on the Emerald Cruise Line, Destiny was OUTSTANDING.I opted out of a couple land tours to relax and was kept company by staff members anxious to attend to any needs.Read More
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AlohaPen

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Sunny days on the Douro

The ship provided good medical quality masks which we were asked to wear moving around and all the crew also wore.Because of the locks, the ship’s size ie restricted and the cabins are on the small side compared to say an Ocean Cruise Ship’ cabin.Read More
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Grahambythesea

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Fabulous Cruise - perfect boat, crew, itinerary, food and drink

We chose Emerald Waterways having seen Jane Macdonald cruising on the same boat on her TV programme.The boat was very luxurious and the Portuguese crew were very attentive and friendly.Read More
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Annielym

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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