Emerald Waterways, which launched 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 Waterways sails the Rhine, Danune, Main, Rhone, Saone, and Douro river in Europe, and the Mekong river through Cambodia and Vietnam. All Emerald ships feature the signature Emerald Waterways 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. In 2020, the branded added ocean cruising to its roster with the announcement of Emerald Yacht Cruises and the Emerald Azzurra. Emerald Waterways is part of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours.