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Elegant river ships at TRULY affordable ALL-Inclusive prices.



2017 Brochure

What could be better than one truly innovative, ALL inclusive European river cruise line? If you say one with new, fabulous ships at a very affordable price, 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 river cruise sold out including all but a few sailings for the Fall of 2016. This most certainly validates what an incredible value you'll 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.

New itinerary for 2017 almost sold out! Okay, so a while ago we announced that Emerald would sail the fabulous River of Gold, the Douro for 2017.  The Douro is very, very popular right now and if you are contemplating enjoying this marvelous cruise, you MUST book now as Emerald is already 80% sold out for 2017.  Part of the demand was created with the introduction by Emerald of a beautiful new "Star Ship," the Emerald Raidance which was purpose-built for the Douro and the demand for the Douro fueled the rest.  Pricing is very attractive and you must book early and we are taking request now for 2018.

Emerald Waterways has also 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 will delight in the comfort and luxurious amenites of Emerald's new ship, the intimate Mekong Navigator with its all-suite accommodations (Ranging from 256sf to a huge 584sf!). For in-depth information on this new cruise, click HERE to view Emerald's 2016-2017 Southeast Asia brochure.

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 to the top of this page and check out some of our returning Emerald passengers thoughts in our "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.

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 almost 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.

Emerald Waterways introduces true innovation, luxury and value on the rivers.
However, while the luxurious experience provided to Scenic Cruises guests is remarkable, the costs can sometimes prevent more cost-conscious guests from enjoying a Scenic river cruise.

But, not anymore!
Now that many of our Premier team have seen Emerald up close and personal, we can tell you that the quality far, far, exceeds the cost of the cruise.  Somehow Emerald gives you more bang for your cruise dollar than any other river cruise line, that's a fact.  There just are no compromises in service levels, included shore excursions, the complimentary wines and beers you are provided or the fine meal service you will enjoy.  Maybe, where they do cut back just a bit is in the fact that there is only one primary beautiful dining room and you do not have other places to enjoy dinner.  Having experienced this, we can tell you first hand that it is truly a "non-factor" in the enjoyment of your cruise.

Here are some of the cool things you can expect when you sail on Emerald Waterways in Europe.
There is a totally new ship design that offers such amenities as an indoor swimming pool with retractable roof (Don't forget... swimming is a great way to get over jet lag, too.). In the evening, the pool area transforms into a state-of-the-art cinema. In addition to the main restaurant, there will also be al fresco dining in the Terrace restaurant for lunch and light snacks in lieu of going to the dining room in the evening.

All ships offer a new type of cabin (designed to replace the traditional French balcony staterooms found on other ships) to enhance your river cruise experience. The cabins are called "Panorama Balcony Suites" and each offers indoor balconies (except for the riverview staterooms). These indoor balconies have a decked area with a really cool (No pun intended.) open-air system — At the touch of a button, the upper half of the cabin's floor-to-ceiling window lowers out of sight to provide a full, open-air, panoramic view of the passing landscape. The bottom half of the window stays in place to provide a safety railing.

While the ships are very innovative, the value found on an Emerald Waterways river cruise goes well beyond its hardware.
Here is a glimpse of some of the included items you'll revel in on every one of their delightful cruises:
• All airport transfers to and from the ship
• Spacious, deluxe, contemporary staterooms & suites with full wi-fi
• Two single/solo occupancy cabins on every voyage
• Teas and coffees at any time while on board
• All tips, both on the ship and for your touring - saving you up to $675 per couple
• Included shore excursions in each port visited, including Emerald's wonderful local guides
• Complimentary wines, beers and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
• Complimentary wi-fi while throughout the ship

Oh yes, we've saved the best news for last! We weren't kidding when we wrote that these itineraries are going to be VERY affordable. Take a look...
Low season, 7-night fully inclusive Danube River cruises begin at just $1645pp in the spring and fall; high season [May, June and Sept.] at just $2245pp for a river view stateroom. Emerald's wonderful 14-night Splendours of Europe itinerary sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest during low season begins at a mere $3395pp (river view); high season starts at only $4395pp.

2017 is booking briskly, so please make your reservations ASAP!
Your Premier river cruise expert can answer all of your questions and tell you more about Emerald when you call. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as in the coming days we'll be adding more ship and itinerary details as they become available to the Premier Team. Bon voyage!

Book NOW for BEST PRICES or it may be too late!
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