Group adventures with Emerald Cruises

Discover the world’s rivers and coastlines together

Moments spent traversing the world’s most iconic rivers and coastlines are meant to be shared, and with Emerald Cruises you can trust that your group holiday will be packed full of special moments to be cherished with friends.
From the wonders of Europe, to the mystical lands of Southeast Asia and beyond, our immersive itineraries create the perfect selection of river and yacht group cruises to choose from, whether you’re a family celebrating a special occasion, a member of an association, a travel agent booking on behalf of a customer or a corporate group away on business.
On board guests will experience the finest service and enjoy a host of deluxe amenities on board our fleet of intimate stylish Star-Ships and our 100- guest capacity superyachts. Dine in groups at Reflections Restaurant on delicious locally-sourced cuisine prepared by our expert chefs, take a dip together in the on board pool and reserve the cinema area for a private evening event. Plus, our beautifully appointed suites and staterooms are available to suit every budget of your group. Every element of your cruise can be tailored to your group’s needs, and we leave no stone unturned to ensure you an unforgettable group cruise holiday.

What is a Group Cruise?

Our fleet of Star-Ships and our Superyacht are the perfect choice for small groups and for groups of up to 180 passengers. Travellers are increasingly looking for small ship experiences for an intimate holiday that is fully customisable to their group’s needs. People who will benefit from our groups cruises include:
  • Couples and friends travelling together
  • Birthday, anniversary and wedding celebrations
  • Family reunions or families travelling together
  • Business meetings, conferences or as a company incentive
  • Affinity travel and special-interest groups
  • University alumni associations and other educational institution members
  • Travel clubs or other clubs of people who like to travel together
  • Travel agents or group leaders organising travel for others

Reasons to make a group cruise booking

A group cruise booking with Emerald Cruises are remarkably easy to plan. There’s no need to agonise over where to go, what to eat and no need to arrange your own flights. Everything can be pre-arranged before your group step on board – and no matter how many destinations are on the itinerary, guests only need to unpack once. Other reasons to make a group cruise booking with Emerald Cruises are:
  • Planning a group cruise is easy - let our dedicated team handle the details
  • Exceptional EmeraldVALUE – so much is included
  • Fantastic on board facilities including a pool, wellness area and fitness area
  • Variety of included EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences for different abilities
  • Variety of gourmet meal options to suit all tastes and special diets are also catered for
  • Plenty of on board seated spaces for groups to relax and socialise
  • Free time to explore each destination independently
  • Group discounts on cruises; free group leader places and exclusive group bonus benefits
  • No payment headaches - each person can pay individually, or as a group
  • Customise it - we can arrange private shore excursions, cocktail hours or other events
  • Visit multiple destinations in one trip and keep everyone happy

Group Travel Benefits

River Cruise

Sail the world’s most iconic rivers on board our fleet of Star-Ships in Europe and Asia and enjoy our generous group booking offers. Each group member will receive an exclusive group discount, plus those travelling with a minimum of ten guests can earn free places for their group. The larger your group the more free places you’ll receive.

Yacht Cruise

Explore the world’s stunning coastlines on board our luxury superyachts and enjoy our standard promotional discounts plus the chance to earn a free cabin when booking a minimum of 7 double occupancy suites.

Your Peace of Mind

Group Leader Testimonials

"Our first experience on Emerald Cruises’ Danube Delights river cruise was so enjoyable we cannot wait for our next group cruise with them on the Jewels of the Rhine itinerary."

Ralph Zingarella, North Haven
"Inclusive pricing makes Emerald Cruises an easy sell for our group clients. With airport transfers, an excursion each day and wine & beer with lunch and dinner included makes for such a great value. My next river cruise group will definitely be with Emerald Cruises."

Debra & Tom Fitzgerald Fitzgerald Tours

Dedicated Support

Our Groups Team are on hand to guide and advise you through the process of booking and cruising with Emerald Cruises; from the initial enquiry and group cruise pricing to tailoring your on board experience. To get a quote or make a group cruise booking please call us on 0161 2362537 or email us at
Call us on 0161 2362537 

Private Charter

Larger groups also have the option to charter an entire ship and enjoy a private and exclusive cruise just for your group. Customise your cruise to suit your group’s special interests, abilities and budgets. No matter the size of your party, your guests can cruise in confidence, knowing that every aspect of your holiday has been taken care of.
Emerald Azzurra
Terms and Conditions: †Please note our heated indoor pool and cinema is available on most Star-Ships, excluding Emerald Radiance where the indoor pool is replaced with a Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck and Emerald Harmony where the pool is outdoors on the Pool Deck.
Group discount offer river cruising: The following exclusive groups discount applies depending on cruise length (cruise only); discount for 7-nights is €600pp, 10-nights is €850pp and 14-nights is €1200pp. No exclusive group discount for yacht cruising.
Free place policy River Cruising: The free place offer can be redeemed for every 10th guest booked on a river cruise excluding Douro and Volga river cruises where every 12th guest booked on a river cruise can redeem the free place offer. Free places are based on the lowest booked cabin category of each group and deducted from the total price of the holiday, less discounts. Value based on cruise element, port charges, and lowest booked cabin only upgrade. Charges will apply for sundries, flights, taxes and extensions. Value can also be paid out as a commission.
Free cabin policy Yacht Cruising: The free suite offer can be redeemed for group bookings between 7 to 15 double occupancy suites (14 to 30+ passengers) or more on one departure depending on departure. Number of guests required to redeem the free suite offer will be updated each month. The value credit for the free suite will be based on the lowest booked suite category of each group and deducted from the total price of the holiday for the two passengers redeeming the free suite charge. Value based on cruise element, port charges, and lowest booking cabin category only. Charges will apply for sundries, flights, taxes and extensions. The free suite can also be paid out as a commission or converted into a group discount if preferred. Single supplements apply. When the free suite is converted to a commission or discount, value is calculated based on lowest category booked within the group, based on cruise suite base price plus lowest cabin upgrade