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Emerald Dawn

This magnificent vessel entered service in 2015, and undertakes luxurious round trips across Europe.

Emerald Dawn comprises three spacious decks, incorporating unique, comfortable, and relaxing staterooms and suites, along with multiple bars and lounges.

Dining on board Emerald Dawn represents a simply exquisite experience – the focal point for which is the ship’s main dining room, the Reflections Restaurant.

The standout feature of Emerald Dawn is undoubtedly her heated swimming pool. The pool has a retractable roof and offers spectacular 180-degree views at the ship aft. This area of the ship seamlessly transforms into an enchanting cinema at night, complete with cocktails and popcorn.

Emerald Dawn hosts themed cruises to all manner of tempting faraway destinations. With her indulgent facilities, attentive service, and itinerary of fabulous European river destinations, Emerald Dawn really does provide the perfect way to escape.

  • Occupancy 180
  • Tonnage 3,544 tons
  • Length 443 ft (135.00 m)

Deck Plans

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Sun Deck
Horizon Deck
Vista Deck
Riviera Deck

Life on board Emerald Dawn

Your time on board Emerald Dawn will be full of inspiring moments. Enjoy fine food and a plethora of activities, or just sip your favourite beverage as you watch the world go by.


An Emerald cruise can be counted on to deliver the utmost in culinary satisfaction. With opportunities to relish the best in international dishes, light snacks, and wines, there are options to suit everyone’s tastes on board Emerald Dawn.

  • Reflections Restaurant
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge


There is no shortage of comfort-enhancing and relaxing facilities for passengers to take advantage of during their time on board Emerald Dawn, ranging from pools and sports to spa treatments and pampering sessions.

  • Sun deck
  • Golf putting green
  • Games area
  • Walking track
  • Navigation bridge
  • Daytime pool and bar
  • Lift
  • Reception
  • Wellness area
  • Fitness area
  • Sky barbecue
  • Hair salon


Expect the very best in evening entertainment options during your time on board Emerald Dawn. From live music and box office films, to sipping your favourite cocktail as you watch the sun disappear over the horizon, there will be activities and stimulations to enthral and captivate you.

  • Cinema
  • Nightly music
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Enrichment lectures

Cabins and Suites

The accommodation on board Emerald Dawn provides everything you will expect and require for a comfortable and memorable stay. With five-star features and a selection of configurations on offer, you can look forward to a restful and peaceful night.

Owner’s One-bedroom Suite

Some of the most sumptuous suites on European waterways, our Owners One-Bedroom Suite has it all. A separate lounge and bedroom area allows the luxury of space, from which to enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, a drink from your fully stocked minibar or after-dinner sweet treats before bed.

Your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed will be draped in high quality linens, for the perfect night’s sleep, plus you’ll have the pleasure of selecting your preferred pillow from our extensive menu. Get comfortable for the night after a busy day exploring, and prepare for the next as you unwind with a film on your flat screen TV and infotainment system in true comfort.

A walk-in wardrobe makes unpacking even more of a dream. A great space to keep all your belongings and outfits for special occasions, such as your exclusive dinner at the Captain’s Table. You’ll even have the option to have four items laundered a day to ensure that favourite dress or suit is in the best possible condition for your event.

In the morning, enjoy the perfect wake-up call with a fresh coffee from your in-suite Nespresso™ machine. Sip it on the balcony, wrapped in the comfort of your Emerald Cruises bathrobe and slippers after a refreshing shower in your stylish in-suite bathroom, enhanced by luxurious toiletries.

You’ll have so much to tell your loved ones back home, so we’ve made keeping in contact really easy. Not only will you have an in-suite telephone, but complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Star-Ship and an iPad means you can choose your favourite method of communication, whenever the moment suits.

Four suites available on-board Emerald Sky, Emerald Star, Emerald Destiny, Emerald Sun, Emerald Dawn and Emerald Luna sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers. Two available on Emerald Liberté sailing through France and Emerald Radiance sailing in Portugal. 

Grand Balcony Suite

Staying in the Emerald Grand Balcony Suite makes waking up and going to sleep a dream. Open your balcony, with the simple press of a button, to let in the river breeze on a lazy morning, as the unrivalled comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, dressed with luxurious linens, encourages you to lie in that little bit longer.

Wake up to the luxurious surrounds of your stylish bathroom, enjoying a revitalising shower, complete with sumptuous toiletries. Then, what could be better than having a continental breakfast brought to your door to enjoy on your own private balcony? Complimentary bathrobes and slippers make lounging comfortable, and your own in-suite Nespresso™ machine means you can sip a fresh coffee as you ponder your itinerary and what the day has to offer.

Select your preferred pillow from our extensive menu and enjoy an exceptionally comfortable night’s sleep, or simply relax as you watch a film on your suite’s flat screen TV and infotainment system, during some down time. Individual climate control enables your room to stay at the right temperature to suit you, whether you’re sailing in the warmer summer months, or the cooler winter.

And, stay in touch with family and friends using your in-suite telephone or make the most of complimentary Wi-Fi for contacting them by your preferred method.

Eight suites available on board Emerald Sky, Emerald Star, Emerald Destiny, Emerald Sun, Emerald Dawn and Emerald Luna sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers. Four available on Emerald Liberté sailing through France. 

Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite

Your Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite offers everything you could possibly need throughout your cruise, and more. You’ll be surrounded by elegant décor and opulent, comfortable furnishings, as you unwind in your home-away-from-home. Relax on your balcony as the stunning landscapes pass by, and transform it from an indoor to an outdoor space with ease, as the floor-to-ceiling window lowers to a halfway point at the touch of a button. Enjoy the river breeze from your comfortable chair, enjoying a good book or the unfolding vistas. Treat yourself to a drink from your suite’s minibar, or use it to keep your complimentary bottle of water chilled, or for any souvenirs that require it.

When it’s time to retire to bed, you can look forward to the exceptional comfort of your queen-size or twin hotel-style bed, complete with luxurious linens. Treat yourself to an indulgent shower with luxury toiletries, to really prepare yourself for an excellent night’s sleep.

Of course, keeping in touch with your loved ones is really easy. Every suite has its own telephone, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi being available throughout the Star-Ship. 

Emerald Stateroom

An Emerald Stateroom is home to all the amenities you need to settle into your home-away-from-home. A great size picture window lets in the perfect amount of light, welcoming in the golden summer sunshine, or the winter sun during cooler months.

Comfort is of the highest importance, so each room features individual climate control, allowing you to personalise your room’s temperature to suit your preferences and the time of year you’re cruising.

We’ve designed our bathrooms as a relaxing retreat to retire to after an exciting day exploring. Enjoy a sumptuous shower complete with indulgent toiletries, as well as a hairdryer, all before settling into your queen or twin hotel-style bed, complete with luscious linens, as you enjoy a movie on your flat screen TV and infotainment system with, perhaps, a nightcap from your mini-bar.

If you wish to stay in contact with loved ones throughout your trip, you can do so using your in-suite telephone or our free Wi-Fi available throughout the ship. 

Emerald Stateroom Single

We make solo travel easy and comfortable as all of our Star-Ships, except Emerald Radiance, boast two Emerald Single Staterooms. Home to a deluxe single bed, a bathroom with shower, indulgent toiletries and hairdryer, you’ll have all the comforts you need at your fingertips. Your picture window welcomes in a lovely amount of light and individual climate control ensures you can keep at a comfortable temperature regardless of which season you’re travelling in.

A flat screen TV and infotainment system shows films and television programmes, so you can spend mornings and evenings relaxing in comfort before an exciting day ahead. Catch up with loved ones, using the suite’s telephone or the free Wi-Fi, and enjoy a drink from your minibar.  

Curated By Imagine

Cruise & Event
Christmas Time on the Danube featuring Aled Jones MBE
10 December 2024
4 nights
£1,999 pp.

Emerald Dawn FAQ's

How large is the Emerald Dawn cruise ship?

Emerald Dawn measures an impressive 135 metres, or 443 feet long. It comprises a total of three decks, and offers a capacity of up to 180 passengers.

What types of activities are offered on board the cruise?

Emerald Dawn offers many rewarding and exciting on-board activities and related amenities. These include nightly music, fine dining, entertainment shows, a heated indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, and more.

What types of shore excursions are available from Emerald Dawn?

When you disembark Emerald Dawn, you will be able to look forward to a wide range of educational and cultural shore excursions, such as sightseeing adventures in some of the most beautiful European cities.

What type of food is served on board the cruise ship?

On board Emerald Dawn, guests can savour delicious cuisine from around the world prepared by talented chefs.

Meals are largely served in the Reflections Restaurant, where breakfast and lunchtime buffets are served, as well as an a la carte evening meal. A DIY sandwich station features at the lunchtime buffet. There are also main courses of steak, chicken, and salmon continually available alongside the dinner menu, and a vegetarian option available alongside every meal, too.

Are there any packages that combine a cruise on board Emerald Dawn with pre/post-land accommodations?

Yes, package deals are available that include cruises on board Emerald Dawn combined with pre/post land accommodation, depending on the destination requested. These packages can be customised to suit your needs.

Is Internet access available on board Emerald Dawn?

Yes, all cabins come equipped with free Wi-Fi access. This means you will be able to stay connected throughout your journey, whether you are catching up with work emails or sharing photos online with friends and family back home.

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