Emerald Dawn

Navigating the rivers Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle; the Emerald Star, Sky, Sun, Dawn and Destiny can guide you through some of Europe’s most magical stretches of water and help you explore many of the continent’s most arresting and enchanting cities. The five sister vessels, boasting a modest capacity of 182 guests apiece, are all blessed with a selection of wonderful amenities and features.


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.


Food & Drink

On an Emerald Waterways river cruise, you can expect great dining experiences from start to finish. Each of the 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.


Life on Board

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..

Life on Board


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Emerald Dawn Cruises

May we present you with a small selection of the wide range of cruises available on Emerald Waterways' Emerald Dawn. For more details click on one of the links below.

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Deck Plans Emerald Dawn

Browse Emerald Dawn's deck plans to get a feel of her layout. Explore cabins, restaurants, entertainment and shared spaces at your leisure.

Emerald Dawn Deckplans

The Emerald Waterways Fleet

Emerald Destiny
Emerald Liberté
Emerald Radiance
Emerald Dawn
Emerald Sun
Emerald Sky
Emerald Star
Adriatic Princess
Adriatic Pearl
MS Hamees
Emerald Harmony