Our Ships


Cutting a stylish and chic figure upon the rivers of Europe and Asia; Emerald Waterways’ fleet of Star-Ships perfectly marry modern design with deluxe comfort for all guests.

Honouring the beauty of some of the world’s most aesthetically-stimulating waterways, each member of the fleet has been designed to match and complement the eternal flow of the rivers.

On-board, this attention to detail continues throughout every feature and flourish, providing the most comfortable, luxurious and enjoyable of passages for all of our guests.

Whether you prefer to while away peaceful hours in your lovingly appointed cabin or mingle with new friends in the ships’ versatile, spacious and welcoming public areas; every inch of the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships has been designed with comfort and enjoyment in mind.


Tastefully modern surroundings

The tasteful, modern décor of the fleet provides a wonderful setting for the days set in motion atop the waterways. From the crisp linens in every cabin, to the stylishly finished à la carte restaurants, the Emerald Waterways fleet has more in common with upmarket boutique hotels than traditional water-faring vessels.

During the summer months, the open air terrace on the top decks of our Star-Ships provides a fantastic setting to watch as the jaw-dropping scenery unfolds around the vessel. With a cold drink in hand, there are few more spectacular ways to explore our continent than perched atop a luxury river cruise ship.

At Emerald Waterways, we are absolutely dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your stay aboard our fleet of Star-Ships goes above and beyond expectations. Throughout the ship, we have added extra amenities and features to make sure your voyage is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, from multi-sensory shower units to extensive drinks menus.

And throughout your stay, our ships are complemented by our highly-trained, skilled and attentive crew, dedicated to ensuring your Emerald Waterways river cruise is unforgettable.


What to expect on-board our Star-Ships

  • Spacious staterooms and suites
  • Indoor Heated Pool with retractable roof on most ships; Serenity Pool on the Emerald Radiance
  • Evening cinema (not available on the Emerald Radiance)
  • Complimentary speciality tea and coffee
  • Sun Deck with seating area and walking track
  • Putting Green (not available on the Emerald Radiance)
  • Fully equipped fitness centre
  • Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser
  • Dedicated cruise director
  • Al Fresco Dining & BBQ area


Meet the Emerald Waterways fleet

  • Emerald Destiny
  • Emerald Liberté
  • Emerald Radiance
  • Emerald Dawn
  • Emerald Sun
  • Emerald Sky
  • Emerald Star

  • Specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône as part of our Sensations of Southern France river cruise, Emerald Liberté is one of three Star-Ships added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017.
  • Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle; the Emerald Star, Sky, Sun, Dawn and Destiny can guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water.
  • New in 2017, Emerald Radiance navigates the beautiful Douro, giving guests the chance to enjoy the famous Portuguese climate and the beautiful vineyard-strewn panoramas.