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Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways’ well-designed itineraries take you to amazing cities, historic towns and iconic landmarks aboard a beautiful ship.

The company's custom-built “Star Ships” boast innovations such as an onboard heated swimming pool with a retractable roof that transforms into a movie theater in the evening. You’ll enjoy spacious river-view staterooms with deluxe amenities. Complimentary tea and coffee are available at all times, while a special selection of wines, local beers and soft drinks are offered at lunch and dinner.

Providing incredible value, a river cruise with Emerald includes all meals, shore excursions, airport transfers and tipping in the upfront price. Excursions are led by experienced guides who cover more than just the usual tourist attractions, revealing hidden gems and authentic experiences.

Trip ratings on this site are based on the quality of accommodations, the number of included meals and activities and the level of service delivered. Emerald's vacations are categorized as deluxe on the industry rating scale (budget, first class or deluxe).

Limited-Time Offers on Emerald River Cruises!
  • Fly from $295 per person from select gateways or save $2,000 per couple on 2021 river cruises. Plus, pay a reduced deposit and receive a free deposit protection plan and up to an additional $800 per couple discount. Click here.
  • Black Friday Sale! Save up to an additional $850 per couple off this cruise. Expires November 30. Click here.
  • Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,500 per couple off select Europe cruises. Plus, pay a reduced deposit and receive a free deposit protection plan and an additional $800 per couple discount. Click here.
  • Refer a new traveler to Emerald Waterways and earn a $100 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Travel with Emerald Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Emerald. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.
Ship Name Year Built Refurbished Passengers
Emerald Azzurra 2021 -- 100
Emerald Dawn 2015 -- 182
Emerald Destiny 2017 -- 182
Emerald Harmony 2019 -- 84
Emerald Liberté 2017 -- 138
Emerald Luna 2021 -- 180
Emerald Radiance 2017 -- 112
Emerald Sky 2014 -- 182
Emerald Star 2014 -- 182
Emerald Sun 2015 -- 182