Our range of on board and onshore activities suit the more active guest, so if you love to explore during bicycle rides and walking excursions, or simply enjoy keeping fit, then look out for them on your chosen itinerary. 

During your European river cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy our EmeraldACTIVE programme of excursions, encouraging you to stretch your legs, find your centre and keep active. This may consist of guided hikes to centuries-old castles, cycle rides from one spectacular town to the next, or even a canoeing excursion, inviting you to get even closer to the river.

Since the start of the 2019 cruising season, we’ve had an on-board Activity Manager on all seven of our Star-Ships sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Rhône and Douro rivers in Europe. These dedicated members of the team perform a varied role, from coordinating on board fitness classes and active onshore excursions, to organising the evening’s entertainment.

With at least one EmeraldACTIVE* activity included in all our European river cruise itineraries, you can look forward to yoga and Pilates sessions, aqua aerobics in our heated pool and our ‘walk-a-mile’ classes on the Sun Deck. On selected evenings, we’ll even have karaoke nights, cards tournaments and gameshow-style quizzes.

We’ll continue introducing new and exciting activities and adventurous excursions both on land and on the water. We also provide unguided experiences, if you’d prefer to explore independently, allowing you to savour a destination’s highlights on a route of your making.

*EmeraldACTIVE activities vary by Star-Ship and cruise itinerary and is currently only available on our European river cruises.