Emerald Sky

Emerald Sky Review and Specifications

Specifications of Emerald Sky

Year built2014  /  Age : 4
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, 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
Passengers182
Crew47
Decks4
Cabins92
Decks with cabins3
Christened byLesley Lawson (Twiggy)

Review of Emerald Sky

Emerald Sky (built in 2014) is the 2nd among Emerald Waterways ships, with fleetmates Emerald Star, Emerald SunEmerald Dawn and Emerald Destiny (2017). The expansion of the fleet continues in 2017 with the launch of Emerald Radiance (Portugal) and Emerald Liberte (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 Sky adds more choices of itineraries and sailing dates for the aficionados of European luxury river cruise ship travel – an all-inclusive style.

Emerald Sky cruise ship

Cabins

Emerald Sky 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

The ship has 4 passenger decks, starting with the turf-lined Sun Deck at the top, which is encircled by a jogging track and offers a trio of putting greens. One of the most innovative features on any of Emerald Waterways cruise ships is the dual-purpose pool and movie theater on the Horizon Deck. A glass ceiling above can slide open in good weather. Emerald Sky also has a Gym, Spa, massage room, 1 elevator and passenger-use bikes.

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.

Emerald Sky wiki

  • The ship was christened by worldwide famous supermodel Twiggy. The naming ceremony was held in  Amsterdam (Holland) on April 9, 2014.
  • Like most new European river cruise ships, Emerald Sky 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 Sky Itineraries

The below listed Emerald Sky 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
2019 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Netherlands and the Beauty of Belgium Amsterdam$1495
2019 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Netherlands and the Beauty of Belgium Amsterdam$1695
2019 May 01 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3445
2019 May 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1995
2019 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1995
2019 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2295
2019 Jul 05 10 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2695
2019 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2095
2019 Jul 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3295
2019 Jul 12 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4170
2019 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1795
2019 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1795
2019 Aug 09 18 days, one-way from Prague to Amsterdam Prague$4170
2019 Aug 23 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4170
2019 Aug 23 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3295
2019 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1995
2019 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1995
2019 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1995
2019 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1995
2019 Oct 04 18 days, one-way from Prague to Amsterdam Prague$3670
2019 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip The Charms of Holland & Belgium Amsterdam$1695