Emerald Star

Emerald Star Review and Specifications

Specifications of Emerald Star

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 Star

Emerald Star (built in 2014) is the first among Emerald Waterways identical sister ships, with fleetmates Emerald Sky, 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 Star adds more choices of itineraries and sailing dates for the aficionados of European luxury river cruise ship travel – an all-inclusive style.

Emerald Star cruise ship

Cabins

The ship 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

Emerald Star offers a nice variety of onboard dining options. The Reflections (main restaurant) is with open seating and table service. The al-fresco Terrace is for casual breakfast and lunch. The Horizon Lounge also serves light food, such as salads, soups, hot dishes and sandwiches. Weather permitting, buffets are held also on the open deck. A new-to-river feature of Emerald ships is the dual-purpose area transforming from a heated indoor pool with retractable roof during the day, to a movie theater at night, showing classic movies and recent releases. Like most of the newest luxury river ships, Emerald Star has 4 passenger decks, 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 Star wiki

  • Emerald Star was christened by godmother Joanie Ogg - owner of the Joanie Ogg Marketing Group (travel industry consulting company). The naming ceremony was held in Vienna (Austria) on October 15, 2014.
  • Like most new European river cruise ships, Emerald Star 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 Star Itineraries

The below listed Emerald Star 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 15 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1595
2019 Apr 22 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2050
2019 Apr 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$1795
2019 May 06 18 days, one-way from Prague to Amsterdam Prague$4320
2019 May 20 7 days, round-trip The Charms of Holland & Belgium Amsterdam$1895
2019 May 27 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3445
2019 May 27 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4320
2019 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2295
2019 Jul 01 7 days, one-way from Basel to Mainz Basel$2195
2019 Jul 08 9 days, one-way from Mainz to Basel Mainz$2195
2019 Jul 08 7 days, one-way from Mainz to Basel Mainz$1695
2019 Jul 15 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2095
2019 Jul 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3295
2019 Jul 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4170
2019 Aug 05 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1795
2019 Sep 10 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4320
2019 Sep 10 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3445
2019 Sep 24 18 days, one-way from Prague to Amsterdam Prague$4320
2019 Oct 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3570
2019 Oct 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$2695
2019 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1395
2019 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1295