Whether you’re seeking the relaxed pace of a European river cruise, or a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through Southeast Asia, join us on an award-winning river cruise one of board our contemporary Star-Ships.
Space is abundant on board our stylish fleet, from cosy corners to enjoy a quiet drink and a good book,to the panoramic Sun Deck where you can take part in a spot of putting or enjoy a game of noughts and crosses with new-found friends.
Our Reflections Restaurant accommodates tables of two to ten, so you can watch the endless river views pass you by from the floor-to-ceiling windows, or join fellow guests to enjoy the delicious dining on offer in company.
No matter if you wish to travel alone or mingle with other guests on board, there is something for every type of traveller on board.

Why solo travellers will love an Emerald Waterways river cruise

Every Emerald Waterways river cruise is specially tailored with every type of guest in mind. As a solo traveller you’ll be able to do what you want, when you want. Relax and watch the enchanting landscapes of Europe pass by, as we sail into the very heart of the some of the most fascinating cities in the world.
Our program of immersive excursions allows you to join a group and be properly acquainted with the landmarks populating the riverbanks, or simply pick up a map from reception and take in the sights as you see fit. On board you’ll have the option to dine with fellow guests in the relaxing surroundings of Reflections Restaurant, while our laidback Horizon Bar & Lounge is perfect for meeting new friends and unwinding after a day of exploring. And, if you prefer your privacy, you can enjoy the passing scenery from your own suite or stateroom. Most of our Star-Ships have single staterooms, perfect for the solo explorer.

What can solo travellers except to do on an Emerald Waterways river cruise?

  • Head to The Terrace at the bow of the Star-Ship or up to the Sun Deck and relax on a comfy lounger and read your favourite book while watching the picturesque ever-changing scenery pass you by.
  • Enjoy use of an on board bike and cycle along the beautiful riverbanks.
  • Relax and unwind by taking a dip in the heated indoor pool†, or during a visit to our on board Wellness Area for a spa treatment*.
  • Join a group activity on board such as yoga or aqua aerobics.
  • Enjoy an included excursion almost everyday of the cruise, or explore on at your own pace.
  • Join an EmeraldACTIVE hike through hillside vineyards and toast to your journey at the top with a tipple at a wine-tasting.
  • Test out your local dialect by haggling for bargains at a local market.
  • With EmeraldPLUS head to a local museum or castle and learn about the local culture and history.
  • In the evening head back to your Star-Ship and enjoy dinner with new-found friends in Reflections Restaurant.
  • At the end of the day why not watch a film in the on board cinema, which innovatively transformed from the pool.

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Terms and conditions: All our holidays are subject to availability. Prices are per person based on two people sharing and include relevant discounts. Supplements apply for single travellers, upgraded cabins and other departure dates. Our itineraries, hotels, dates and inclusions are subject to change. Flights may not be a direct service and a supplement may be charged. †Emerald Radiance on the Douro River does not have bicycles or an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is a spa-style Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck. Emerald Harmony on the Mekong River does not have bicycles or an indoor pool/cinema, instead there is an outdoor pool on the Pool Deck. We recommend you seek independent advice regarding visas and vaccinations. E&OE