Emerald Destiny – a sister ship to Emerald Sun, Star, Sky and Dawn – arrived in April 2017. This new-age river cruiser serves up delightful itineraries for the devotees of European luxury river cruising – All Inclusive style.
Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Mosselle, Emerald Destiny can guide you through some of Europe’s best stretches of waterways, visiting some of the most interesting and enchanting cities along the way. The 443-foot ship has eight to 21 day itineraries that travel to cities such as Budapest, Bucharest, Nuremberg, Paris, Prague and Amsterdam.
Suites, staterooms and public spaces are perfectly arranged over four decks – providing endless opportunity for relaxation. The decor and furnishing are modern and elegant, with mirrored walls, contemporary art, crisp clean linens and floor-to-ceiling views in the majority of staterooms and public areas. Emerald Destiny has more in common with a boutique hotel than a traditional water vessel, and during your stay the highly-trained, skilled and attentive crew will aim to meet your every need.
Emerald Destiny’s main restaurant, Reflections, serves food influenced by the European regions that you travel to. Enjoy four-course meals, while breakfast and lunch are buffet-style with an additional a la carte menu. Weather permitting, passengers can enjoy light breakfast and lunch, al fresco style, on the bow of the Horizon Deck at The Terrace – or be treated to grilled treats at the Sun Deck’s Sky Barbecue.
The Sun Deck boasts plump lounge chairs, a walking track, a putting green and an area for games. Emerald Destiny also has the star-ships’ signature features – the convertible heated swimming pool with a retractable roof that converts into a night time cinema. Other public areas of the ship include a fitness centre with exercise machines and free weights, a wellness area for spa treatments, and a hair salon with its own resident hairdresser. Take advantage of the complimentary bicycles for a cycle along the banks of the river.
The best thing about building a brand new fleet is being able to tailor the design of the staterooms and suites, and handpick the most elegant décor and furnishings. And because Emerald Waterways understand that all of their guests have different requirements, they offer a range of cabins to choose from. No matter which cabin you opt for, you’ll enjoy a river view. But what makes their cabins really stand out is that they’re incredible value for money; while on average, they’re larger than most other operators’, they don’t charge more for the extra space – in fact they charge you less.
The Owner’s One-bedroom Suites have a bedroom which closes off from the rest of the cabin and a separate lounge area. They also include special features, like a spacious bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, iPad, a complimentary Nespresso machine and a complimentary mini-bar restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks. You can order a continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats to enjoy in your suite’s lounge or outdoors on your balcony too.
The suite includes an outdoor private balcony with an open-air system, along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The spacious bedroom has a Queen-size hotel-bed along with a pillow menu and walk-in wardrobe. The separate lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks as well as bottled water. The large bathroom comes complete with two basins, shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. As well as a complimentary Nespresso machine, the suite has a Flat screen TV and infotainment system, complementary WiFi, the use an iPad, and a telephone. A safe is also provided for your valuables. Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats are all available to be served in your suite. The Owner's One Bedroom Suite also includes four items of laundry a day and an invite to dinner at the Captain’s Table.
Each of the Grand Balcony Suites boasts a number of fantastic inclusions, such as an in-suite Nespresso machine – an added home comfort that means that you can relax with a hot beverage at any time, day or night. You’ll also have the option to order a delicious continental breakfast to enjoy on the balcony. And for the perfect start and finish to your evening meal, you can enjoy pre-dinner canapés and after dinner sweet treats courtesy of your exclusive room service, which is included in the price of your suite.Emerald Grand Balcony Suite
The suite includes an outdoor private balcony with an open-air system, along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The spacious bedroom has a Queen-size hotel-bed along with a pillow menu and walk-in wardrobe. The separate lounge area boasts a complimentary in-suite mini-bar, restocked daily with wine, beer and soft drinks as well as bottled water. The bathroom comes complete with a shower, indulgent toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. As well as a complimentary Nespresso machine, the suite has a Flat screen TV and infotainment system and complementary WiFi. A safe is also provided for your valuables. Continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats are all available to be served in your suite. This suite comes with two items of laundry per day.
The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite is a completely new type of cabin that’s unique to European river cruising. These spectacular suites boast a revolutionary indoor balcony design, complete with decking area, table and chairs – generating an entirely new space for you to enjoy the landscapes you pass. With the touch of a button, the upper part of the cabin’s floor-to-ceiling window drops down to unveil uninterrupted views of the stunning scenery to bring the outdoors in.
Included in the suite is an indoor balcony with an open-air system, along with individual climate control within the suite itself. The well equipped bathroom comes with indulgent toiletries and hairdryer as well as complimentary bathrobes and slippers*. Along with a Queen-size hotel-bed, the suite has a Flat screen TV with infotainment system,a mini fridge and complementary WiFi. The Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite will also be stocked daily with complimentary bottled water. There is use of a telephone inside the suite as well as a safe provided for valuables.
(*With Category R and P suites on Horizon Deck)
All Emerald Staterooms feature picture windows (approximately 1500mm L X 340mm H) and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins such as, a bathroom with a shower, stocked with indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, complimentary bottled water re-stocked daily and a mini fridge.
The Emerald Stateroom suites are bigger than other standard staterooms, providing excellent value for money. Along with complimentary WiFi, the suite has a Queen-size hotel-style bed, a safe for your valuables, Individual climate control and a Flat screen TV with infotainment system.
Each ship also offers two Emerald Single Staterooms featuring picture windows and the same high quality facilities as all other cabins. With their deluxe oversize single beds, they provide excellent value for money for single guests.
Along with this, included in the suite is a bathroom with a shower, stocked with indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, complimentary bottled water re-stocked daily and a mini fridge. Along with complimentary WiFi, the suite has a safe for your valuables, Individual climate control and a Flat screen TV with infotainment system.
On an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can expect great dining experiences from start to finish. Each of our cruises begins with a Welcome Dinner where you’ll meet other guests, and ends with a Farewell Dinner where you can share memories with new-found friends. Their experienced chefs take great pride in preparing dishes of the highest quality and ensuring their menus showcase the fantastic cuisine Europe has to offer. Every day, you’ll enjoy a hot and cold buffet for breakfast and lunch with an array of appetisers, main course choices and a collection of sweet treats at the dessert table. In the evenings, they invite you to be their special guest at a four-course dinner serving delicious international and regional speciality dishes.
Having an amazing holiday can be thirsty work, so remember that complimentary tea and coffee are available at all times throughout your cruise. To accompany lunch and dinner, they’ve carefully chosen a special selection of European red and white wines, local beers and soft drinks for you to enjoy with your meal – all of which are included in the price of your holiday.
To complement the high quality dining onboard the ships, they also offer authentic dining experiences off the ship to give you a deeper insight into your destination’s culture. For example, in Bratislava, you’ll have a truly rewarding opportunity to taste traditional fare, and learn more about everyday life in the city during a home-hosted afternoon tea in the company of a local Slovakian family.
Reflections is the ship’s main restaurant, offering an informal setting for you to enjoy the delightful cuisine. Every day, you can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast or for something a little more special, take advantage of the resident Egg Chef’s fabulous selection of freshly prepared morning meals. At lunch, you can choose whatever takes your fancy from a full hot and cold buffet. And in the evenings, you’ll enjoy a delectable four-course dinner.
When the weather’s fine, The Terrace – located at the bow of the ship – offers a beautiful setting to enjoy alfresco dining. For the perfect start to your day, you can watch the sun rise with your morning tea or coffee and light breakfast. With panoramic views of the spectacular scenery and a gentle breeze weaving through the tables, The Terrace is also a lovely place to grab a café-style lunch from a choice of pastas, pizzas, soups, sandwiches and fish and chips.
Imagine strolling out of your room ready for a dip in the heated swimming pool; stepping out onto the spacious Sun Deck to watch the world go by; and enjoying a light breakfast or lunch al-fresco, as you admire the beautiful landscapes and breathe in the fresh air..
Lights, camera, action - grab your popcorn and take your seat in our evening cinema
Make your way to the back of the ship where our indoor heated pool is situated. When the evening arrives this oasis of calm is transformed into a hub of entertainment.
Watch in awe as the floor rises through the pool's surface and a screen is lowered from above. In a matter of minutes the area is converted from a swimming pool into a cosy cinema where a selection of classic and contemporary films are shown throughout your cruise.
On selected evenings the cinema will play host to a variety of iconic concerts performed by some of the world's most significant musicians. Popular music, classical and jazz are just some of the genres you can expect to see on the big screen.
New for 2017, our live music showcase is just another was to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable river cruise. We're always looking for exciting and unexpected ways to entertain our guests and we're sure that you will love our collection of fun and inspirational performances.
The Horizon Bar & Lounge is the social heartbeat of our Star-Ships. Surprisingly spacious and exceedingly modern, this contemporary and comfortable haven is one of the most popular areas of our vessels day or night.
There's a fully stocked bar with attentive bartenders, help-yourself to a selection of coffees from out high-tech coffee-machine, or try one of our speciality teas, and take a seat in our plush and spacious sofas and chairs. In the day it's a place to catch up with new friends and unwind.
Each evening before dinner, your Cruise Director welcomes you to the Horizon Bar and Lounge for an informal yet fascinating talk on your forthcoming ports of call. With tips on what you'll see and things to look out for, this is an ideal opportunity to plan for the day ahead. When the evening arrives, we have a medley of entertainment planned especially for you.