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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
Discover Croatia & ItalyDetails

Leaving:Venice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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Emerald Azzurra
Emerald Azzurra (Photo: Emerald Yacht Cruises)

14 Night
Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence O...Details

Leaving:Athens
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 5, 2023
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Emerald Destiny
Emerald Destiny

17 Night
Prague With Christmas Markets...Details

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Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 25, 2021
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Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun

10 Night
Classic Prague & Christmas Mar...Details

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 7, 2022
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10 Night
Classic Prague & Christmas Mar...Details

Leaving:Prague
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 28, 2023
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10 Night
Danube Delights With PragueDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 18, 2021
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9 Night
Sensations Of Lyon And Provenc...Details

Leaving:Arles
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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8 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Sep 23, 2021
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7 Night
Rhine-main DiscoveryDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 14, 2021
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The Danub...Details

Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 1, 2023
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7 Night
Sensations Of Lyon & ProvenceDetails

Leaving:Arles
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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7 Night
Delights Of The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 7, 2021
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12 Night
Paris To Nice & Sensations Of...Details

Leaving:Paris
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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21 Night
Discover The Greek Islands, Tu...Details

Leaving:Istanbul
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 19, 2023
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4 Night
Christmas Time On The DanubeDetails

Leaving:Vienna
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 29, 2022
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7 Night
Danube DelightsDetails

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 25, 2021
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The Danub...Details

Leaving:Regensburg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 10, 2022
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8 Night
Enchantment Of Eastern EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 4, 2021
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7 Night
Christmas Markets On The Danub...Details

Leaving:Nuremberg
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Dec 5, 2021
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14 Night
Splendours Of EuropeDetails

Leaving:Budapest
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Oct 7, 2021
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7 Night
Croatia In DepthDetails

Leaving:Dubrovnik
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
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14 Night
Discover French & Italian Coas...Details

Leaving:Nice
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Aug 6, 2022
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7 Night
Ionian Sea AdventureDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Emerald Cruises
Nov 21, 2022
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7 Night
Highlights Of Southern ItalyDetails

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

Leaving:Athens
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

Great experience. Wonderful staff and fabulous food.

A friend had sailed on Emerald Waterways cruises in the past so I joined her on this Danube River Cruise with 2 other friends. We used our local tour agent to book and organized all the flights etc. She had her... Read More
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cruisegals73

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Secrets of the Douro

This was our third river cruise with Emerald having chosen it based on our previous experiences with the company. We certainly made the right choice. From start to finish everything was 10 out of 10, the... Read More
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T_PREST

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Relax and unwind

We were originally booked to do the Danube, but when restrictions were coming in because of the epidemic we switched to the Douro. Having had a wonderful holiday with Emerald before, it was our first choice for this... Read More
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Maxine.noble

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Absolutely fantastic cruise

We have been fortunate to have travelled with Emerald previously and have really enjoyed the experience, have to say this is without doubt the best. Hard to identify why but scenery and the fantastic crew stand out... Read More
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Adventurers from Forton

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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