About Us

About Us

Founded in 2013 as Emerald Waterways, Emerald Cruises is an award-winning travel operator specialising in deluxe river cruises and 5-star luxury yacht cruising.
Our fleet of Star-Ships have been custom-built to sail Europe’s Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Rh╚Ćne, Douro and Volga rivers, as well as the Mekong in Southeast Asia, with each one home to a range of stylish innovations. Unpack once in our contemporary suites and staterooms, enjoy delicious cuisine in our elegant dining venues, relax on our spacious Sun Deck and enjoy the river breeze from our indoor heated pool with retractable roof, which transforms into an evening cinema*.
 
Emerald Azzurra, our ocean cruising superyacht, has been designed to dock in the smaller ports of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic coast, the Red Sea and the Black Sea, providing unique access to extraordinary destinations that other yachts of its type cannot. With a maximum capacity of just 100 guests, every inch of Emerald Azzurra has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Cruise in 5-star luxury, where state-of-the-art amenities and refined finishing touches elevate your experience of the world's oceans. Unwind in our opulent dining and lounge spaces, relax in our stunning on board infinity-style pool and enjoy our unique swim platform which provides simple and safe access to the sea.
 
Whether you’re travelling by river or ocean, Emerald Cruises will always dock in the heart of the destinations we visit, be it on the banks of the Danube with the backdrop of Budapest’s breathtaking Parliament Building, in Ho Chi Minh City with its vibrant culture right on your doorstep, or in coastal cities such as Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Sorrento, Venice and Istanbul.
 
And, wherever you travel, you’ll benefit from our promise of exceptional EmeraldVALUE, entitling you to included excursions, handpicked by our journey planners, as well as our special EmeraldPLUS experiences and EmeraldACTIVE guided bike tours^ hikes and activities. Not only that, exquisite on board dining, complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner, transfers to and from the vessel and tips have been taken care of so all you have to do is enjoy the journey of a lifetime.
 
* Emerald Radiance in Portugal features a spa-style serenity pool and Emerald Harmony has an outdoor pool
^ Emerald Radiance in Portugal & Emerald Harmony do not have bikes