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.
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What is a Group Cruise?

Our fleet of Star-Ships and our Superyacht are the perfect choice for small groups and for groups of up to 180 passengers. Travellers are increasingly looking for small ship experiences for an intimate holiday that is fully customisable to their group’s needs. People who will benefit from our groups cruises include:
  • Couples and friends travelling together
  • Birthday, anniversary and wedding celebrations
  • Family reunions or families travelling together
  • Business meetings, conferences or as a company incentive
  • Affinity travel and special-interest groups
  • University alumni associations and other educational institution members
  • Travel clubs or other clubs of people who like to travel together
  • Travel agents or group leaders organising travel for others

Reasons to make a group cruise booking

A group cruise booking with Emerald Cruises are remarkably easy to plan. There’s no need to agonise over where to go, what to eat and no need to arrange your own flights. Everything can be pre-arranged before your group step on board – and no matter how many destinations are on the itinerary, guests only need to unpack once. Other reasons to make a group cruise booking with Emerald Cruises are:
  • Planning a group cruise is easy - let our dedicated team handle the details
  • Exceptional EmeraldVALUE – so much is included
  • Fantastic on board facilities including a pool, wellness area and fitness area
  • Variety of included EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences for different abilities
  • Variety of gourmet meal options to suit all tastes and special diets are also catered for
  • Plenty of on board seated spaces for groups to relax and socialise
  • Free time to explore each destination independently
  • No payment headaches - each person can pay individually, or as a group
  • Customise it - we can arrange private shore excursions, cocktail hours or other events
  • Visit multiple destinations in one trip and keep everyone happy

Your Peace of Mind

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 our superyacts

If your group prefers to cruise the oceans, then look no further. Emerald Cruises brings our award-winning reputation and service to the world’s oceans and coastlines, as we introduce Emerald Yacht Cruises and our brand new superyachts. 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 Yacht Cruises. Offer is combinable with the Free Place Offer and standard promotional offers.