Group adventures with Emerald Cruises

Discover Europe together on an award-winning river cruise with Emerald Cruises

Moments spent traversing the world’s most iconic rivers are meant to be shared, and with Emerald Cruises, you can trust that your group adventure will be packed full of special moments and unforgettable memories 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 cruises for your group to choose from, whether you’re a family celebrating a special occasion, or a group leader travelling with friends and group members, and the best part is, not only will you experience multiple destinations in one trip, but you only need to unpack once.

When you’re not exploring, you’ll experience the finest service and enjoy a host of deluxe amenities on board our elegant, contemporary Star-Ships. 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 holiday.

Exceptional deals on group bookings

Enjoy our standard promotional offers plus our exclusive group travel offers.
  • Free Place Offer
    Travel with your group aboard an Emerald Star-Ship in Europe and South East Asia and benefit from our free place offer. Choose to travel the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Rhone and Mekong and one in every ten guests in your group will travel for free. Choose to travel the Douro and Volga rivers and one in every twelve guests in your group will travel for free.
  • Group Bonus Benefit
    In addition to our free place offer, each group member will receive one bonus benefit based on the length of the chosen departure. Benefits include; additional savings, complimentary on board credit, an unlimited premium drinks package and more.

Your Peace of Mind

Our Flexible Booking Policy
With our Flexible Booking Policy, you can defer your travel plans and transfer to an alternative departure date or itinerary up to 60 days prior to your cruise commencing with no Emerald Cruises fees (third party fees may apply). This policy is available for all new bookings across our 2022 Yacht Cruising collection.
Complimentary Deposit Protection Plan
To allow flexibility for our guests, we are now offering a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan, valued at €200 per person, this has been included for all new bookings across our 2022 Yacht Cruising collection.
Cruise with Confidence
We are working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), local and international Government Health agencies, to ensure our protocols exceed the latest regulatory requirements. Our Health & Safety Steering Committee oversees all health and safety policies and training with Emerald Cruises, ensuring you can travel with complete confidence that your wellbeing and safety are taken care of to the highest standard. In addition, we are implementing the most recent insights and technologies, with our Emerald Cruises team dedicated to exceeding the levels of cleanliness required in today’s travel climate. We are continuously updating our protocols to safeguard both the health, safety and the experience of our valued guests.

Group Leader Testimonials

"Our first experience on Emerald Waterways’ 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 Waterways 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 Waterways."

Debra & Tom Fitzgerald Fitzgerald Tours

Meet Emerald Azzurra

If your group prefers to cruise the oceans, then look no further. Emerald Waterways brings our award-winning reputation and service to the world’s oceans and coastlines, as we introduce Emerald Yacht Cruises and our brand new super yacht Emerald Azzurra. On board our 100-guest capacity yacht, your group will delight in the unparalleled on board facilities, including an outdoor pool with panoramic views, a marina platform with opportunities for ocean swim stops with our marina toys, and orientation trips with our on board Zodiac. Plus, enjoy exclusive group travel offers and discounts whether you choose to travel the Western Mediterranean, the Adriatic Coast, the Eastern Mediterranean or the Red Sea.
Emerald Azzurra
Terms and conditions: * Free place policy river cruise: 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 cabin 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 only. Charges will apply for port charges, taxes, sundries, flights, air tax and extensions. Free place will be applied as a discount so please advise at the time of taking the group if you would like to include place (s) / cabin (s) for hosts and the categories. The free place discount will automatically be deducted from the lead passengers booking unless stated otherwise. The free place can also be paid out as a commission or converted into a group discount if preferred, in which case the value is calculated based on lowest category booked within the group, based on cruise cabin base fare plus upgrade pricing, net of discounts and commissions. If the offer has a discount option, the value will be based off of the discount offer. For guests with a free place that are sharing a cabin with a full fare paying guest, the full fare paying guest will pay for their cabin as standard. Single supplements apply. Offer is combinable with the Group Bonus Benefits offer and standard promotional offers. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. †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 Bonus Benefits Policy: All group members must have the same one (1) chosen bonus benefit. Bonus benefits available to your group will depend on the length of departure, based on cruise nights only. Group Bonus Benefits are not available on Emerald Azzurra Yacht Cruises. Offer is combinable with the Free Place Offer and standard promotional offers.