Our intimate fleet of Star-Ships is made up of four stylishly appointed vessels. Showcasing a fusion of on-board innovation, modern design and deluxe comfort, Emerald Waterways’ chic ships are amongst the newest and most cutting-edge on Europe’s rivers.
At a recent christening event in Budapest, we were delighted to officially launch the Emerald Sun and Emerald Dawn. Custom-built to the same discerning standards as our award-winning Star and Sky ships, guests who embark on a journey aboard these vessels can look forward to spacious cabins, warm and welcoming public areas, a pool that transforms into an evening cinema and much, much more. With modern décor throughout, and a unique suite of features and benefits available to every guest, you’ll feel as if you’re travelling on a boutique hotel.
Europe’s newest fleet
On an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can expect stylish and spacious ships, designed to ensure the most comfortable journey. What you wouldn’t have expected is a brand new fleet, custom-built to offer more space per guest than most other operators and to incorporate many spectacular ship innovations, unique to river cruising.
Your retreat on the river
From our staterooms to our one-bedroom suites, we offer a great range of cabins to choose from. And as some of the first guests to ever travel on our brand new ships, you’ll enjoy our cabins at their absolute best. Compared to others on the river, our Emerald Staterooms are among the largest of their kind – offering more space and greater value for money. At the other end of the scale, our Owner’s One-bedroom Suites boast a separate bedroom, spacious lounge and walk-in closet. Plus, theses suites include a number of unexpected extras too, like a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with beer, wine and soft drinks – and the option to have a continental breakfast served to your suite for you to enjoy on your spacious balcony, or in the lounge for a more intimate setting.
Bringing the highlights of ocean cruising to the world of river cruising
At Emerald Waterways, we don’t want to meet your expectations; we aim to create spectacular surprises that you wouldn’t ever expect from a boutique river cruise ship. That’s why our new deluxe ships boast a heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof and bar – creating a brilliant onboard oasis for you to relax in, whatever the weather. On selected evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of classic films and recent releases – taking onboard entertainment in a completely new direction.
Exceptional spaces to enhance your experience
The moment you step onboard your ship, you’ll be met with an overwhelming sense of light and space. The Horizon Bar and Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows, designed to create the most amazing airy atmosphere. And if you walk through the lounge you’ll find The Terrace looking out onto the river – the perfect place to relax in the gentle breeze while reading a book. Lined with the most comfortable lounge chairs, the Sun Deck offers amazing 360° views of the ever-changing scenery. Here, you’ll also find a stylish Sky Bar popping up occasionally, meaning you can watch the sun go down as you enjoy your favorite beverage. Or stay active and take a few laps around our walking track.
Emerald Star, Emerald Sky, Emerald Sun, Emerald Dawn
At Emerald Waterways, we’re pleased to offer you a brand new, custom-built fleet to travel on as you cruise Europe’s rivers – so new in fact, that our ship building program was only be completed in spring of 2014, meaning you’re the first ever guests to enjoy them.
All meals are included in our holidays and you’ll have two great dining venues to choose from. The Horizon Bar and Lounge, which features fantastic floor-to-ceiling windows, is a relaxing place to enjoy a drink in complete comfort. Or retreat to the Sun Deck and you’ll be able to enjoy 360° views of the ever-changing landscape.
As well as boasting a heated swimming pool during the day and a cinema in the evenings, our ships also include a mini-golf putting green, walking track (6.5 laps per mile) and spa – brilliant additions to the collection of onboard entertainment available.
Important information: This is a draft deck plan, layout and facilities are subject to change prior to delivery of the ships. Deck plans, suite/cabin sizes, images, inclusions and layout are artist's impressions and are to be used as an indication only and are subject to change. Suites/cabins are not drawn to scale. Cabin 202 has modified facilities.
Emerald Star, Emerald Sky, Emerald Sun, Emerald Dawn
The best thing about building a brand new fleet is being able to tailor the design of our staterooms and suites, and handpick the most elegant décor and furnishings. And because we understand that all of our guests have different requirements, we offer a range of cabins to choose from. No matter which cabin you opt for, you’ll enjoy a river view; your own ensuite bathroom; hotel-style bed; flat screen TV and infotainment system; individual climate control; access to complimentary WiFi; bottled water restocked daily at no extra cost; and plenty of space and storage. But what makes our cabins really stand out is that they’re incredible value for money; while on average, they’re larger than most other operators’, we don’t charge more for the extra space.
Important information: The cabin plans, layout and facilities are subject to change prior to delivery of the ships.
Owner's One-bedroom Suite
Size: 315 sqft
Our Owner’s One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like two sinks in the spacious bathroom, a walk-in closet, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too.
Your suite includes: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Separate bedroom and lounge area | Large bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | Walk-in closet | Complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Use of an iPad | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Four items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
Emerald Grand Balcony Suite
Size: 210 sqft
Each of our Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine – an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite.
Included in your suite: Outdoor private balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers | In-suite mini-bar available at own expense | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary Nespresso machine | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Pillow menu | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in your suite | Two items of laundry a day | Invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table
Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite
Category: C, B, A, R, P
Size: 180 sqft
The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast our revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in.
Included in your suite: Indoor balcony with open-air system | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge
Category: E, D
Size: 162 sqft
All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. Plus, they’re bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money.
Included in your stateroom: Picture window | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Queen-size hotel-style bed | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge
Size: 130 sqft
Each ship also offers two Emerald Single Staterooms featuring picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. With their deluxe oversize single beds, they provide excellent value for money for single guests.
Included in your stateroom: Picture window | Bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hair dryer | Complimentary bathrobes and slippers | Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily | Complimentary WiFi | Oversize single bed | Telephone | Safe for your valuables | Individual climate control | Flat screen TV and infotainment system | Mini-fridge
360° Virtual Tour
With more amenities and state-of-the-art features than any other river cruise line, our innovative ‘Star-Ships’ are making heads turn by setting a new standard in river ship design. Our ships boast an abundance of features never before seen on river cruise ships, like an amazing 24-foot high atrium, a pool with a retractable roof, an evening cinema, wellness area and more. From the glistening glass staircase to the low-hanging chandeliers, the spacious and contemporary cabins to the chic bar, every little detail has an incredibly modern feel to it.
But don't just take our word for it, why not take a 360° tour of Emerald Sky and see for yourself all that our 'Star-Ships' have to offer. You can explore a number of dining areas, including the relaxed Reflections Restaurant, The Terrace which is perfect for al fresco dining and the Sun Deck, a great setting for barbecues.