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Emerald Star

Emerald Star Review and Specifications

Specifications of Emerald Star

Year built2014  /  Age : 5
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
Sister-shipsEmerald Dawn, Emerald Destiny, Emerald Sky, Emerald Sun
Christened byLesley Lawson (Twiggy)

Current itinerary of Emerald Star

Emerald Star current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest. The itinerary starts on 10 Sep, 2019 and ends on 24 Sep, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
10 Sep    Departing from Amsterdam, Holland hotels
11 Sep    Amsterdam, Holland
12 Sep    Cologne, Koln, Germany
13 Sep    Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
14 Sep    Wertheim am Main, Germany
15 Sep    Wurzburg, Germany
16 Sep    Bamberg, Germany
17 Sep    Nuremberg, Germany
18 Sep    Regensburg, Germany
19 Sep    Linz, Austria
20 Sep    Durnstein, Austria
21 Sep    Vienna, Austria
22 Sep    Bratislava, Slovakia
23 Sep    Budapest, Hungary
24 Sep    Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels

Review of Emerald Star

MS Emerald Star cruise ship (built 2014) is the first among Emerald Waterways identical sisterships and fleet mates Emerald Sky, Emerald Sun, Emerald Dawn and Emerald Destiny (2017). Company's fleet expansion continued in 2017 with the launches of Emerald Radiance (Portugal) and Emerald Liberte (France).

Emerald Waterways is a new river cruise shipping company (established 2014) and brand owned by Scenic Tours (shipowner). Like the new longships of Viking River Cruises, the innovations implemented on Emerald Waterways ships make these vessels an alternative to the ocean "small-ship cruising". Emerald Waterways adds more cruise tour itinerary choices and sailing dates for the aficionados of the all-inclusive European luxury riverboat travel vacations.

MS 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 a 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.

Emerald Star - user reviews and comments

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 Sep 10 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
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
2019 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Dec 08 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Apr 05 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Giurgiu Amsterdam
2020 Apr 05 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam
2020 Apr 17 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest
2020 Apr 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest
2020 Apr 26 9 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 May 01 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest
2020 May 03 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest
2020 May 10 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Nuremberg Giurgiu
2020 May 10 9 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 May 10 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 May 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 May 31 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Jun 07 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest
2020 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau
2020 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Passau Budapest
2020 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Passau to Budapest Passau
2020 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Bernkastel-Kues Nuremberg
2020 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Bernkastel-Kues to Nuremberg Bernkastel-Kues
2020 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Sep 27 14 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Giurgiu Nuremberg
2020 Oct 02 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest
2020 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest
2020 Oct 11 7 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 Oct 11 14 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Nuremberg Giurgiu
2020 Oct 11 9 days, one-way from Giurgiu to Budapest Giurgiu
2020 Oct 18 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2020 Oct 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2020 Nov 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest

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