Tipping


Completely removing the risk of an awkward silence at the end of a delectable meal, or upon receipt of a bottle of crisp Champagne to your suite; Emerald Waterways have already taken care of on-board tipping.

The last thing you want at the end of an amazing holiday is to be presented with additional and unexpected charges. This can leave a sour taste in your mouth and a dent in your spending money.

When you travel with Emerald Waterways, you don’t have to worry about any unwanted surprises because we include everything you could wish for in the price of your cruise – even all tips.

By including all tipping in the price of your cruise, which can really add up on a 15-day journey, we ensure that you don’t get hit with any shock expenses. It’s also a great way to guarantee that our hardworking servers receive the gratuities they deserve.

What’s more, all the other little things like port charges, airport taxes and transfer costs are also taken care of, so all you have to worry about is enjoying the journey of a lifetime.


Exceptional service throughout your Emerald river cruise

Paired with the complimentary dining options, free drinks with lunch and dinner; you’ll seldom need your wallet or money clip whilst on board an Emerald Waterways river cruise.

Your days on-board can be spent enjoying the views and uncompromised services, rather than budgeting, scrimping and saving.

So whether you’re exploring the capital cities dotted along the Danube or navigating the mighty Rhine, you can rest assured that tips and gratuities have already been taken care of.

You’re free to spend each day on-board an Emerald Waterways river cruise enjoying the attentive service of our experienced team, the wonderful amenities and luxurious settings as the ship meanders through one of Europe’s beautiful rivers.