Explore the world on a river cruise!

River cruising allows passengers to experience multiple, memorable destinations in a short amount of time all while traveling the world’s most famous, historic rivers. There are now more experiences and destinations than ever before. In addition to cruising through Europe on the Rhine or Danube Rivers, passengers can take river cruises through South America, Asia, Africa, and even the U.S., offering access to some of the most authentic and treasured travel destinations in the world. River cruising is the ultimate experience offering an immersive, cultural and pampered vacation.


8 Reasons to go on a River Cruise


1. Daily Discoveries—River cruises stop at new ports almost daily offering passengers an itinerary full of unique destinations to discover.

2. Scenic Sailing—Looking to unwind on the water while taking in the sights? While river cruise lines do not spend a full day cruising, there is typically no shortage of time to take in the beautiful scenery when passing through scenic stretches such as the Danube's Wachau Valley and the Rhine's River Gorge.

3. All-Inclusive—Most food, beverages, and often excursions are included in the overall price, allowing travelers to enjoy a decadent vacation without the stress of planning every detail and pinching every penny.

4. One-of-a-Kind Experiences—With access to narrow ports and through shallow waterways, river cruising offers a cruise for travelers who love to experience new cultures, visit historical sites and relax in cruise luxury.

5. Maximum Return on Experience—River cruises offer a fantastic return on experience and investment, by allowing the chance to see multiple destinations under one price tag.

6. Local Tastes and Cultures—Travelers get whisked away and drenched in local cultures with unique excursions and culinary experiences available only on river cruises, including authentic experiences at historical sites and tasting culinary masterpieces made with locally sourced ingredients.

7. Love for Luxe—River cruises offer an exclusive, luxurious option for travelers. A smaller vessel means a more intimate vacation setting with staff focused on each guest.

8. New Options—River cruising allows travelers to visit more intimate corners of the world and experience lands previously thought hard to get to on a cruise, such as pockets along the Mekong and Amazon Rivers.

Deluxe River Cruising with Emerald Waterways

Exceptional. Amazing. Unique. Expect more from your deluxe river cruise with Emerald Waterways. Our award-winning river cruise fleet and inspiring itineraries reveal the stunning scenery and fascinating culture of Europe and Asia as you’ve never experienced them.


Enjoy the Emerald difference. Our innovative river cruise ships offer you panoramic views of the stunning scenery, and feature contemporary boutique hotel styling, deluxe in-suite comfort, gourmet dining options and exceptional service, all included in the price.  More 


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At Scenic, when we say all-inclusive, that’s what we mean. As the curators of Scenic Wonder, we proudly invite you to experience the all-inclusive luxury lifestyle of our floating world, with us.




From your transfers and tips; your exclusive Enrich, Freechoice and Tailormade excursions; to your luxuriously appointed suites and amenities (complete with thoughtful, exclusive touches), you won’t have to worry about money at all. We’ve thought of everything, from your very own personal butler, to including bottled water service onboard. More

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