Emerald Cruises’ collection of river cruises, which launched under the name Emerald Waterways in 2014, has been awarded the Cruise Critic Editors Pick Award for “Best River Line for Value” for five years running thanks to its modern ships and inclusive pricing. Featuring nine branded “Star Ships,” Emerald Cruises river cruises sail the Rhine, Danube, Main, Rhône, Saône, and Douro river in Europe, and the Mekong river through Cambodia and Vietnam. All Emerald Cruises ships feature the signature cabin design that replaces the French balcony, common to most ships, with an indoor balcony complete with decked area and an ingenious open-air system. The lines newest Star Ship, Emerald Luna, launched in 2022. Emerald Cruises is part of Scenic Group.