Emerald Destiny

Emerald Destiny Review and Specifications

Specifications of Emerald Destiny

Year built2017  /  Age : 1
Flag state Malta
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
OwnerScenic Tours (Australia)
OperatorEmerald Waterways (Europe), Evergreen Tours (Australia)
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage3544 gt
Passengers92 - 182
Crew47
Decks4
Cabins92
Decks with cabins3
Christened byColeen Christie

Review of Emerald Destiny

Emerald Destiny cruise ship (launched 2017) is the 5th among Emerald Waterways ships, preceded by the fleetmates Emerald Star, Emerald Sky, Emerald Sun, Emerald Dawn. Emerald Destiny replaced a riverboat named "Emerald Belle", which was destroyed in a shipyard fire in February 2016, just a few weeks before the vessel's debut. Rather than repairing the “significantly damaged” ship, the cruise company decided to start fresh with a new one. The fleet's expansion in 2017 also included the launches of Emerald Radiance (in Portugal) and Emerald Liberte (in France).

Emerald Waterways is a new river line, established in 2014 and owned by Scenic Tours company. Like the new longships of Viking River Cruises, the innovations onboard Emerald Waterways ships make these vessels an alternative to ocean cruise vacations. Emerald Destiny adds more choices of itineraries and sailing dates for the aficionados of European luxury river cruise ship travel – an all-inclusive style. 

Emerald Destiny cruise ship

Cabins

Most of cabins are outfitted with drop-down windows that transform the seating area into a comfortable balcony space. Emerald Destiny has a total of 92 staterooms in 5 categories for 182 guests served by 47 crew members. All cabins have maximum capacity of 2 passengers per cabin. 75% of all rooms are Suites with a balcony (in-room/step-out veranda). 

Shipboard facilities

Like most of the newest luxury river ships, Emerald Destiny has 4 passenger decks, indoor swimming pool, Gym, Spa, massage room, 1 elevator and passenger-use bikes. The ship boasts some of line's trademark design details, such as sleek mid-century inspired furnishing, interesting lighting elements and the popular pool area which transforms into a night cinema covered with sliding roof. 

The ship has two restaurants. The Reflections Restaurant is the main restaurant with open seating and table service. There is also a buffet station at dinner and omelette station at breakfast. The Terrace is the al-fresco dining area - an informal venue for breakfast and lunch. The Horizon Lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows and doubles as casual lunch restaurant. Weather permitting, lunch and dinner special buffets are held at various times on the open deck.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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  • The riverboat's godmother is Mrs Coleen Christie - Canadian broadcaster, host of CTV News (Vancouver BC). The ship's christening ceremony was on May 9, 2017, held on Danube River in Vienna Austria. Also in 2017 was launched and christened Emerald Liberte (in April, cruising on Saone and Rhone rivers in France / capacity 138 passengers) and Emerald Radiance (in May, cruising on Douro River in Portugal / capacity 112 passengers).
  • Like most new European river cruise ships, Emerald Sun has a telescopic wheelhouse which can be lowered into the below deck to clear low lying bridges. Ship's wheelhouse is open for passengers to visit on a regular basis.
  • Scenic Tours (Emerald Waterways) cruise deals are inclusive of wines, beers and soft drinks (at meals), as well as gratuities, transfers and shore excursions within the cost to the overall river cruise tour fare. Flights from London (England) or other regional UK airports are also complimentary.

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Emerald Destiny Itineraries

The below listed Emerald Destiny cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Emerald Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Dec 01 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1795
2018 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1195
2018 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Prague Budapest$1595
2019 Apr 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest$1595
2019 Apr 21 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau$1995
2019 Apr 21 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau$2370
2019 Apr 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1595
2019 May 05 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1795
2019 May 12 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2350
2019 May 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2095
2019 May 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1995
2019 Jun 02 10 days, one-way from Prague to Bernkastel-Kues Prague$2270
2019 Jun 02 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Bernkastel-Kues Nuremberg$1895
2019 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1995
2019 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1995
2019 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1995
2019 Jul 07 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2250
2019 Jul 07 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$1995
2019 Jul 21 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1795
2019 Jul 28 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1795
2019 Aug 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest$1695
2019 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau$2670
2019 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau$1845
2019 Aug 25 10 days, one-way from Prague to Bernkastel-Kues Prague$2170
2019 Aug 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Bernkastel-Kues Nuremberg$1795
2019 Sep 22 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1995
2019 Sep 29 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2350
2019 Sep 29 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2095
2019 Oct 13 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest$1395
2019 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau$2370