Scenic Emerald

Former name: Scenic Emerald

Scenic Emerald current position

Scenic Emerald current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 50.97351 N / 6.98701 E) cruising en route to KOELN. The AIS position was reported 53 seconds ago.

Current Position

Specifications of Scenic Emerald

Year of build2008  /  Age: 16
Flag state Switzerland
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSpace Ship
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage2720 gt
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsScenic Diamond, Scenic Sapphire
Former namesScenic Emerald
OwnerScenic Group (Australia)
OperatorScenic Cruises, Teeming River Cruises

Scenic Emerald Review

Review of Scenic Emerald

MS Royal Emerald (fka Scenic Emerald) ship cruises on Danube, Main and Rhine rivers on itineraries that visit Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic. Departures are offered from homeports Amsterdam, Nurnberg-Nuremberg, Basel-Zurich, Budapest, Prague. Itineraries with departures from Paris City (France) are price-inclusive of air travel deals to/from Holland or Germany.

Scenic Emerald cruise ship

Scenic Emerald was launched in 2008 as one of Scenic Cruises popular “space ships”. These extraordinary boats are designed to offer plentiful cabin and public space, as well as one of the industry's highest passenger-to-space ratios. The ship features contemporarily designed lounges and restaurants, and over 80% of the balconied staterooms.

The Royal Emerald vessel is currently Switzerland-flagged (MMSI 269057282) and registered in Basel. Scenic Emerald was Malta-flagged (MMSI 248234000) and registered in Valletta.

Since 2021, Royal Emerald is operated under a long-term charter by Teeming River Cruises (USA Florida-based travel agency) and sails mainly on Danube RIver.


All Scenic Emerald staterooms have top amenities – from the step-out balconies to flat-screen TVs with complimentary movies. Scenic guests also benefit from the free WiFi in each stateroom, L’Occitane en Provence products, and minibars. Diamond Deck suites pamper with personal butler service. Scenic Emerald has a total of 85 cabins (of which 70 balcony suites) in 14 grades.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - RA, R (x4, deck3), RJ, BJ (x6, deck2&3), A, B, BA, C, P, PA (x58, deck2&3), BS (x1, deck2)
  • Window Staterooms - D, E (x15, deck1).
  • More than 80% of the accommodations feature full-size balconies. Every room has a “Scenic Slumber Bed” that is queen-size, with fine linens and a menu of pillows. Junior and Royal Suites offer butler service.

Shipboard facilities

Scenic Emerald restaurants include Crystal Restaurant, Portobellos (Italian), Riverview Terrace (al fresco), Table la Rive (Emerald Deck, for Suite passengers only). There is also a Panorama Lounge, River Cafe, Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop, an elevator (connecting all cabin decks). On all (price-inclusive) Scenic cruise tours and excursions ashore, guests receive GPS tracking devices (called ScenicTailorMade) with uploaded digital maps. They also double as listening devices for the live narration by the line's local expert tour guides provided on all group travel excursions. Binoculars and bicycles are also provided complimentary to fully enjoy the scenery everywhere along the itinerary route.


Scenic river cruise deals are among the industry's most all-inclusive. All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquors), excursions, butler service, and Internet are included in the fares. Even the drinks in cabins' mini-bars are complimentary. Scenic Tours cruises traditionally attract travelers from Australia and the UK, with a constantly growing number of Americans, Canadians, and Germans. Passengers are 55+, financially comfortable and well-travelled.

Our Scenic Emerald cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative of Scenic cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Scenic Tours river cruise tour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers, and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

Scenic Emerald - user reviews and comments

Scenic Emerald Wiki

The riverboat Scenic Emerald (ENI number 04806790) has as “Space-Ship” sisterships the same-designed fleetmates Diamond and Sapphire. Scenic river cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, hotel stays, gratuities, port taxes, all beverages consumed on the ship (coffee, tea, bottled water, soft drinks). River cruise fares are also inclusive of alcohol - wine and beer at lunch/dinner, but also of cocktails and liquor offered at the boat's bars.

Scenic Emerald ship was extensively rebuilt in 2014-2015. Renovations were done to all public areas, the River Cafe and Table La Rive were added. Be sure to join the Scenic Cruises loyalty program named "Scenic Club". The Scenic Club membership is free and offers numerous benefits, including exclusive deals, booking discount vouchers, members-only river cruise and tour itineraries, complimentary hotel packages and limousine services, unlimited laundry, Scenic-logoed merchandise, gift cards, special (exclusive) onboard events and competitions.

Depending on departure dates, itineraries, and special offers/promotions, sometimes, Scenic river cruise prices may include the airfare.

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.