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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 by the owners of Scenic in 2014 to compete with other moderately-priced river cruise brands, 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. This year is 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 sailings generally sell out quickly and is already heavily booked for this year. If you're thinking about the Douro, please book very soon! In fact, space for all voyages continues to sell briskly and Emerald is more than 40% sold out as of this writing, so if you're thinking about any Emerald river or small ship cruise, please don't wait or it will be too late — and in all honesty, it is NOT to soon to think about booking next year!

Emerald Waterways voyages in Southeast Asia, such as their 16-day Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia river cruise on the Mekong, continue to be extremely popular. Pampered guests are always delighted with the comfort and luxurious amenites of Emerald's intimate ship, the Mekong Navigator with its all-suite accommodations (Ranging from 256sf to a huge 584sf!). For in-depth information on this cruise, call and talk to one of our river cruise experts. Other HOT voyages are their 11-, 14-, and 17-day cruise and cruise/tour itineraries aboard the sumptuous Irrawaddy Explorer on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma)!

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.

Emerald Waterways has become known as one of the best cruise lines offering GREAT values 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."

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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.

The Emerald/Scenic Story.
You may not have heard a great deal about Scenic°, but this well-run, Australian-owned luxurious river cruise line has been "wow-ing" discriminating river cruise enthusiasts for well over 10 years! For the first 6 or 7 years, its product was primarily promoted to the Australian market, but now river cruisers from the States and Canada are experiencing this wonderful cruise line in growing numbers.

Scenic and Emerald are the brain children of Glen Maroney, the very innovative founder of Scenic Tours and Scenic Cruises (now simply known as Scenic). Glen's initial vision for Scenic was to provide their guests with the most luxurious, "all-inclusive," and in-depth river cruise experience available over any other river cruise line in Europe. That goal has been accomplished as Scenic continues to impress its customers with an uncompromising destinational experience in each and every port visited.

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