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Elegant river ships at TRULY affordable ALL-INCLUSIVE prices.


What could be better than one truly innovative, ALL inclusive European river cruise line?
If you say one with new, fabulous ships at very affordable prices, you would be spot on! Launched to compete with other moderately-priced river cruise brands in 2014, by the owners of Scenic, Emerald Waterways was an incredible hit in Europe its first year. Since then, just about every Emerald river cruise sells out very early in the year, so you really must book early to enjoy their best values. 2019, and even 2020, are again off to a resounding start which most certainly validates what an incredible value you can enjoy on an Emerald river cruise.

Emerald continues to grow with the addition of new itineraries including Southern France on the Rhone and Saone rivers, along with more capacity along the Danube and Eastern Europe. Introduced in 2017, the Emerald Radiance was designed especially for the Douro and is one of the most popular ships on the river. Her 2018 sailings totally sold out and she is already heavily booked for 2019. If you're thinking about the Douro, please book soon for either 2019 or 2020 very soon.

More exciting news: in 2019, Emerald will introduce 11-night trips on Russia's Volga River. These very affordable cruises (starting at around $4200pp) will sail between Moscow and St. Petersburg. With only nine sailings they, too, will sell out quickly. If you're interested, please reach out to our Premier Team as soon as possible.

December 2018 Update.
Space for all 2019 voyages continues to sell briskly. Emerald is more than 50% sold out for all of 2019, so if you're thinking about an Emerald cruise for 2019, please don't wait or it will be too late — and in all honesty, it is NOT to soon to think about booking 2020!

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In 2017, Emerald Waterways started sailing in the Southeast Asia market with an all new, 16-day Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia river cruise on the Mekong. Pampered guests were delighted with the comfort and luxurious amenites of Emerald's then new ship, the intimate Mekong Navigator with its all-suite accommodations (Ranging from 256sf to a huge 584sf!). For in-depth information on this cruise, view Emerald's 2019 Southeast Asia brochure. In 2019, Emerald will also offer new 11-, 14-, and 17-day cruise and cruise/tour itineraries aboard the sumptuous Irrawaddy Explorer on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma). (Click on Southeast Asia brochure cover above to view/download PDF.)

If you're a bargain hunter, look no further than Emerald for we now know with certainty that they are the BEST overall value in all of river cruising. There's no magic here, no offers of 2-for-1 to mislead you, only a remarkably all-inclusive product at prices that are generally well below those of Viking, its main competitor. What does that mean to you? Example: on a Spring or Fall 7-night Rhine cruise in a very nice window stateroom (162sf), prices begin at just $2195pp and remember... that includes transfers, complimentary wines and beers at lunch and dinner, all shore excursions, your gratuities to staff, and all port taxes.

Being so new, Emerald Waterways may be the least known, GREAT value in European river cruises, and why you MUST call one of our river cruise experts now to assure a place onboard. Our Premier team have sailed on all the lines including Emerald and truly understand the intrinsic value and quality of this wonderful product. Take a moment to pop back up to the top of this page and check out some of our returning Emerald passengers thoughts in "Testimonials."

While Emerald Waterways is a relatively new new entry into the river cruise market with its custom, purpose-built 182-passenger ships known as the "Star-Ships" (By the way, each includes 2 solo cabins!) — the fact is that its genesis flows from her highly acclaimed sister company, Scenic.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Unless otherwise noted, prices and offers are in USD, cruise only per person, based on double occupancy and do not include airfare, taxes or fees. The displayed prices are based on minimum category riverview window stateroom and applicable only to the sailing date(s) shown. Prices for other dates may vary based on the date and stateroom selected. Other than “Hot Deal” offers, price does not reflect any cruise line or Premier savings. Where Premier includes “prepaid tips” in an offer, it applies only to the cruise portion of the trip and not any land portion or shore excursions. To obtain the best price, please use the "Get Quote" button or call one of our river cruise and small ship cruise specialists. Certain discounts or prices may require full payment at the time of booking in order to be eligible. We urge you to book early as river and small ship cruises sell out almost a year in advance. Prices and availability may change without notice and are not guaranteed until a deposit is received and applied to your reservation. Call 1-855-255-1200, for complete details. We reserve the right to correct any informational or typographical errors. ©2010-2020 Premier River Cruises, LLC, a Travel of America Company. All rights reserved worldwide. CST #1015320-40.


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