Keen to find out more about Emerald Waterways and our selection of amazing river cruises? Here is a selection of guides for further reading.
We hope that our in-depth guide for those new to river cruising provides the information and help you need to make the right choice when it comes to your maiden river journey. However, if you’re still looking for more information and inspiration, we’re all too happy to provide it.
Below, we’ve handpicked and highlighted a wealth of further reading guides and articles that can help you plan and prepare for your first river cruise. So, whether you’re looking for a little inspiration or need that final nudge towards making a booking, take a look at some of the help and resources that can guide you towards planning your debut river cruise.
The Emerald Waterways blog
We’re passionate about travel, culture and discovery here at Emerald Waterways, and our blog reflects this. With everything from guides on European architecture to articles focusing on the food and drink of France, Portugal, Germany and beyond, you’ll find something that piques your interest and gets you itching to expand your horizons overseas.
Click here to visit the Emerald Waterways blog and discover something you love.
Our in-depth city and river guides
Destinations are at the heart of our river cruise offering, and we pride ourselves on showcasing the very best of local life in the cities, towns and municipalities our Star-Ships visit on the waters of Europe. To ensure you get the very most from your time on the continent’s rivers, we have a wealth of in-depth destination guides that provide essential tips and inspiration on the rivers and cities of Europe – so you can plan your time perfectly and get the most from every day of your river journey.
Take a look at our collection of river and city guides here.
Further reading and press coverage
Still not convinced? Check out this article on what makes an Emerald Waterways river cruise so special. All our amenities and features are lovingly laid out in a handy infographic that’s sure to drum up some inspiration. Thinking of going solo on a River Cruise? No problem, it’s not just for couples, as this great little article illustrates.
If you’ve decided on the Danube, then you must take a trip to Budapest’s legendary thermal baths. Something of a rite of passage for visitors and an essential part of the locals’ everyday life, you have to give it a try while you’re here.
Stuck for where to go? Finding the place that’s right for you can be tough with so much choice. Consider looking at these four European foodie destinations to whet the adventure appetite if foreign delicacies are your thing. For more provincial fare, stop off by this list of the best food markets in Europe for more gastro-inspiration.
For something a bit more far-flung, treat yourself to the cultural highlights of the Mekong river. A truly awe-inspiring region that’s rich in thousand-year-old history, vivid and vibrant life and unbelievably good cuisine.
If you liked the sound of EmeraldPLUS, then for more active guests, EmeraldACTIVE affords you the chance to explore further afield in more unique ways. We’re continually adding new excursions and experiences to the mix, from guided bicycle rides to a canoe expedition on the Douro, these physical experiences help to put your destinations in a new perspective.
For more information about what you get as part of your river cruise, head over to our Emerald Experience section. Everything from what’s included, detailed information about our suites, excursions, tipping, no-fly options and much more can be found here.