Cruising Guide

Emerald Waterways

Launching in 2014, newcomer Emerald Waterways is already raising the bar on innovations in the river cruise market. State-of-the-art features include balcony cabins that turn into conservatories at the touch of a button, an alfresco dining area at the bow of the ship for informal meals, balconies in the majority of cabins and good-sized suites.

A sister company to Scenic, Emerald Waterways offers a solid value for clients looking for a slightly scaled down luxury river cruise with lots of options for active excursions, good food and excellent service. Clients appreciated such inclusions as pre-paid gratuities and wine and beer included with both lunch and dinner.

Inside Tip:

Guests love the onboard innovations like the panorama balcony cabins and the swimming pool at the aft of the ship that converts to a theater in the evening.