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

Current itinerary of Emerald Sun

Emerald Sun current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam. Prices start from USD 4792 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 08 Sep, 2018 and ends on 22 Sep, 2018.

Date / TimePort
08 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
09 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
10 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
11 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
12 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
12 Sep     Melk, Austria   
13 Sep     Passau, Germany   
14 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
14 Sep     Kelheim, Germany   
14 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
15 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
16 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
17 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
18 Sep     Main River, Germany   
18 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
19 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
19 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
20 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
21 Sep     Rhine River   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland(Overnight)   
22 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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
2018 May 19 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4792
2018 Jun 02 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4792
2018 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2842
2018 Jun 23 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2842
2018 Jun 30 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4792
2018 Jul 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$2842
2018 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Bucharest to Budapest Bucharest$2842
2018 Jul 28 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4792
2018 Aug 11 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2842
2018 Aug 18 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$2842
2018 Aug 25 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4792
2018 Sep 08 14 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest$4792
2018 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$3142
2018 Oct 20 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg$1942
2019 Apr 27 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$3442
2019 May 04 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2842
2019 May 18 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$5168
2019 May 18 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$6480
2019 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$3142
2019 Jun 01 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Giurgiu Budapest$3525
2019 Jun 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest$2992
2019 Jul 13 15 days, one-way from Prague to Amsterdam Prague$6255
2019 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Basel to Mainz Basel$3292
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Mainz to Basel Mainz$3292
2019 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Mainz to Basel Mainz$2542
2019 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4042
2019 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2992
2019 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2992
2019 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel$4042
2019 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam$2392
2019 Oct 19 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam$4042