Emerald Waterways was started as a sister line to Scenic in 2014. The parent company to both Emerald and Scenic River Cruise Lines is Scenic Tours of Australia.
Emerald Waterways has ships that hold 182 passengers. Emerald has gone for a minimalist design to offer some other amenities such as a heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof – creating an oasis for you to relax, whatever the weather. And on selected evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of films.
Emerald calls itself All Inclusive. Included in the trip cost are drinks (soft and alcoholic) at lunch and dinner, shore excursions in every port (including one gentle walkers tour), transfers and tips. Emerald’s main marketing push is with English-speaking clients, with about half hailing from Australia.