Emerald Sun Review and Specifications
Specifications of Emerald Sun
|Year built||2015 / Age : 4|
|Builder||Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)|
|Owner||Scenic Tours (Australia)|
|Operator||Emerald Waterways (Europe), Evergreen Tours (Australia)|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||11 m / 36 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||3544 gt|
|Passengers||92 - 182|
|Decks with cabins||3|
|Sister-ships||Emerald Dawn, Emerald Destiny, Emerald Sky, Emerald Star|
|Christened by||Julie Kendrick|
Current itinerary of Emerald Sun
Emerald Sun current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest. Prices start from USD 3445 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 18 May, 2019 and ends on 01 Jun, 2019.
|Date / Time||Port|
|18 May||Departing from Amsterdam, Holland hotels|
|19 May||Amsterdam, Holland|
|19 May||Rhine River|
|20 May||Cologne, Koln, Germany|
|21 May||Rhine Gorge, Germany|
|21 May||Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany|
|22 May||Miltenberg, Germany|
|22 May||Main River, Germany|
|23 May||Wurzburg, Germany|
|24 May||Bamberg, Germany|
|25 May||Nuremberg, Germany|
|26 May||Main-Danube Canal, Germany|
|26 May||Kelheim, Germany(Morning)|
|26 May||Regensburg, Germany|
|27 May||Passau, Germany|
|28 May||Melk, Austria|
|28 May||Wachau Valley, Austria|
|28 May - 29 May||Vienna, Austria(Overnight)|
|29 May||Vienna, Austria|
|30 May||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|31 May||Budapest, Hungary|
|01 Jun||Arriving in Budapest, Hungary hotels|
Review of Emerald Sun
MS Emerald Sun cruise ship (built 2015) is the third among Emerald Waterways identical sisterships, with fleet mates Emerald Sky, Emerald Star, 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.
The ship has a total of 92 staterooms in 5 categories for 182 guests served by 47 crew members. All cabins have a max capacity of 2 passengers per cabin. 75% of all rooms are Suites with a balcony (in-room/step-out veranda).
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.
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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.
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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.
|Date||Cruise Name||Departure Port||Price 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||14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest||Amsterdam||$3445|
|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|