River Cruising

Cruise the waterways of the world and discover your own moments of wonder

Welcome to the world of river cruising

Evergreen and Emerald Waterways' comprehensive cruise selection features a collection of sought after experiences from the viewpoint of the some of the most renowned waterways in the world.

Experience the rich European cultures from the picturesque shores of the Rhine and Danube, the Rhône in France and Portugal’s Douro River. Explore the majesty of Russia from the Volga River and see colourful South East Asia from the Mekong River.  

Every cruise is crafted to offer the ultimate value for our guests. Each hotel, activity and attraction is carefully chosen to reflect local flavor and provide special regional experiences. Our popular “You’re Invited” programs are unique opportunities to immerse yourself in local cultures and free time is always factored into the itineraries to provide you with maximum enjoyment. 

While each itinerary is offered separately you can optimise your holiday by combining your cruises. While in Europe, you can combine a Russian river cruise with one of our Star-Ship cruises through Eastern Europe. In South East Asia, our Mekong River cruises pair with an escorted tour of Vietnam and Cambodia.  

For your peace of mind, most meals are included and drinks are offered complimentary onboard our European River Cruises for both lunch and dinner. Tipping and gratuities are included as an added feature. See the inclusions particular to each package for further details.


Our river cruising destinations

Your exceptional value Emerald Waterways experience

Emerald Waterways has an excellent reputation for quality, value and professional service. From start to finish, we carefully plan, arrange and coordinate every aspect of your holiday. Every one of our unforgettable cruises has been designed to showcase the best of the local region.

  • Experienced Cruise Directors & Local Guides
    Our team of local experts will proudly show you all your destination has to offer. Our friendly Cruise Directors, coach drivers and local guides go out of their way to ensure you're totally satisfied with every sightseeing experience.
  • EmeraldACTIVE
    Included EmeraldACTIVE experiences on our European river cruises give you the opportunity to enjoy a guided hike, bike tour, onboard yoga or canoeing, just as the locals do.
  • Unique EmeraldPLUS experiences
    Enjoy authentic included adventures that take you into the cultural heart of each destination with our exclusive EmeraldPLUS events. Enjoy a home-hosted afternoon tea with a family in Bratislava, experience a Provencal highlight dinner with a renowned local chef in France, learn the art of tile painting in Portugal, and so much more.
  • Five-star dining on board
    With all meals included while cruising, you’ll enjoy the finest flavours of Europe prepared by our expert culinary team including a full five course à la carte dinner in Reflections Restaurant. Café style breakfasts and lunch can also be enjoyed at The Terrace.
  • Complimentary wine and beer
    served with lunch and dinner, and complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the day
  • All tipping & gratuities, airport transfers, port charges and taxes, and Wi-Fi
  • Activity Managers
    Our onboard Activity Manager can secure your place on one of the many EmeraldACTIVE experiences during your cruise as well as suggest sightseeing off the regular tourist routes. They will also keep you entertained in the evenings with activities in the Horizon Bar.
  • Deluxe cruising with river views
    All suites and staterooms on board have a river view so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque views.

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Latest offers

Latest Offers

Secure your holiday of a lifetime with our amazing river cruising offers for Europe and South East Asia. Enjoy savings such as Flights Included or perhaps an Early Payment Discount. Book now for our best deals.

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Emerald Ships

Evergreen Cruises & Tours partners with sister company, Emerald Waterways, whose award-winning 'Star-Ships' are luxury floating hotels. Impressive from the moment you step on board, you'll get to experience the finest vessels in Europe.

Evergreen Cruises & Tours latest brochures

Request your FREE digital brochure

From the rich heritage and spectacular beauty of Europe's waterways, to the mystical wonders of the Mekong River, we have a number of brochures to help you make a decision on the perfect river cruise for you.

Simply fill in your details and select the brochure you would like to be emailed to you. 

To plan your next holiday call us on 1300 383 747, contact your Evergreen Specialist Agent or
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