Emerald Sun

Emerald Sun Review and Specifications

Specifications of Emerald Sun

Year built2015  /  Age : 3
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 byJulie Kendrick

Review of Emerald Sun

Emerald Sun (built in 2015) is the third among Emerald Waterways identical sister ships, with fleetmates Emerald Sky, Emerald StarEmerald 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 Sun adds more choices of itineraries and sailing dates for the aficionados of European luxury river cruise ship travel – an all-inclusive style. 

Emerald Sun 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

One of the most innovative features on any of Emerald Waterways cruise ships is the dual-purpose pool and movie theater on aft Horizon Deck. A glass ceiling above can slide open in good weather. Meals are served in the open seating Reflections - ship's main dining room. The al-fresco dining area, The Terrace, is situated at the bow and serves as an informal dining venue for breakfast and lunch. The Horizon Bar & Lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows and offers hot entrées, cold cuts, soups and other snacks. There is also a salad bar at lunchtime. A trio of putting greens is located on the Sun Deck. Emerald Sun 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 Sun wiki

  • 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.

Emerald Sun - user reviews and comments

Emerald Sun Itineraries

The below listed Emerald Sun 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 27 10 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2295
2019 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$1845
2019 May 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2095
2019 May 18 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2095
2019 May 18 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$3445
2019 May 18 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4320
2019 Jun 01 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2350
2019 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2095
2019 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$1995
2019 Jul 13 18 days, one-way from Prague to Amsterdam Prague$4170
2019 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2095
2019 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Mainz Basel$2195
2019 Aug 10 9 days, one-way from Mainz to Basel Mainz$2195
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Mainz to Basel Mainz$1695
2019 Aug 17 10 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2695
2019 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2095
2019 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2095
2019 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2295
2019 Sep 28 10 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2695
2019 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2295
2019 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$1795
2019 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$1795
2019 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$2695