Drinks (other than those included with meals), certain treatments, and items in the shops will carry an extra charge whilst onboard.
Thoughtfully crafted menus by expert chefs can be enjoyed at all the dining venues across the ships. Made to suit the voyage you’re travelling, fresh local ingredients are used from the countries and ports you visit.
Restaurants on the ships include:
Complementary wines and beer are included with your meals onboard, as are water, teas and coffees throughout the day. Of an evening, a sommelier will curate wines from local and regional vineyards to give you a taste of the places you see, paired with the meals you’re served.
Having the perfect sanctuary to retreat to is important to ensure you can recharge your batteries whilst on your holiday. That’s why Emerald offer four grades of suite and stateroom for you to choose from. Each one features an en suite with revitalising shower and luxury toiletries. A queen size or twin beds with luxuriant linens, individual climate control, a flatscreen HDTV and infotainment system (including many films). You’ll also enjoy water in-suite (restocked daily), WiFi, a safe and more.
The larger staterooms and suites are found on voyages sailing in Southeast Asia.
A heated pool can be found on all ships for a refreshing swim to keep you active. There is also a walking track to keep you moving, as well as a putting green if that’s how you want to get your exercise in!
Spa and fitness facilities are also included on the ships so you can work up a sweat in the gym or indulge in a treatment at the spa. Complimentary bicycles are also available for use by guests when in the ports.
The range of choice on offer when it comes to dining means you’ll be able to select the healthy option too to ensure your healthy-living plans stay on track.
EmeraldACTIVE is a carefully planned programme tailored to suit those who wish for a little more on their river cruise. Whether you’re onboard or ashore, you’ll be able to partake in things such as a guided hike, canoeing, or even fitness classes such as Pilates and aqua aerobics whilst onboard. There is a dedicated Activity Manager on all of the ships sailing Europe so look out for the activities you can enjoy – there is at least one included on all cruise itineraries.
Tours and excursions are included on almost every day of your Emerald river cruise. You’ll have the opportunity to explore local cultures and all trips are led by experienced and knowledgeable guides. By foot or by coach, you’ll be able to follow the tours with a personal headset to amplify your English-speaking guide.
EmeraldPLUS offers a deeper immersion into the places you visit. These extra-special excursions and events are designed to give you memorable experiences that go beyond the norm. Rare insights, hidden gems and even beloved tourist hotspots are all included. For example, have coffee and cake in the home of a local Slovakian family, enjoy a Bavarian band performance, or take a canal boat tour in Strasbourg.
At night, the pool turns into a cinema! This innovative function sees the floor rise through the pool’s surface and a screen lowered from above! On selected evenings, you’ll see the cinema host iconic concerts performed by famous musicians from popular music to classical and jazz.
The putting green, activity area with a variety of games and sun deck are all great ways to pass the time whilst onboard.
The Horizon Lounge is where you will find the entertainment on selected evenings. Offering an authentic experience, you’ll be more immersed in the culture of the places you are seeing on your trip. Ancient folklores passed through the generations will interest you and you’ll enjoy music from local bands in traditional dress.
In addition to EmeraldACTIVE and EmeraldPLUS, the DiscoverMORE will bring you even closer to the wonders of Europe and Southeast Asia. These experiences allow you to get to the heart of local life and see more of the country’s rich history and cultural tapestry. They go beyond normal travel encounters and include highlights such as a Viennese Evening Concert, a Jewish Heritage Tour, castle or brewery visits, UNESCO world heritage sites, Asian cookery classes, seaplane flights, bird sanctuary visits and so much more besides.
These very special excursions are available at an additional cost.
Emerald Waterways improve their sustainability across a broad range of areas, which even extends to the art they feature onboard. In order to minimise their impact on the world around them, they have adopted a variety of environmental and sustainability initiatives including: