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MV Esmeralda

About the MV Esmeralda

Welcome aboard

The largest of our exclusively-chartered vessels, the popular MV Esmeralda is the perfect ship from which to enjoy a cruise along the beautiful blue Danube. The ship’s public areas offer attractive surroundings from which to discover this enchanting river. In 2015 we are returning with more departures on our four popular Danube cruises for you to sample the delights of this central European river.

Life on board

As you cruise along the Danube, be sure to head up to the spacious Sun Deck, the best place from which to admire the ever-changing scenery floating by. If you’d rather relax inside the ship, the lounge offers leather couches and comfy chairs. You’ll also find a selection of books and games, so whether you’d prefer a bit of “me time” or to be more sociable, you’ll never be short of something to do. In the evening, you can hit the dance floor to the sounds of the on-board keyboardist, or simply sit back with a drink and discuss the day’s sightseeing with your river cruise companions.

Many river cruises on the Danube are on high-end ships – with high-end prices to match. The beauty of the Esmeralda is that it gives you the opportunity to sail along this magnificent river as you enjoy the comfort of an impressive three-star vessel – all for a fantastic price. A stylish yet affordable introduction to cruising on the majestic blue Danube.


With so much to see and do, you’ll want to spend most of your time gazing out over the water. But that doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention to our cabins – by staying in any of the 63 outward facing cabins in the Main and Promenade Decks you’ll be treated to your own little glimpse of life on the river. All the cabins are comfortably equipped with private facilities, twin beds, air conditioning/heating, satellite TV and a safety deposit box. We just want to make sure you have an outstanding cruise adventure. Prices are based on sharing a two berth cabin on the Main Deck, with Promenade Deck Cabins available at a supplement.

MV Esmeralda deck plan

Food and drink

The Esmeralda’s inviting restaurant offers a variety of table settings, so whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or in a large group, you’ll be catered for. The stunning views from the restaurant provide the perfect backdrop from which to enjoy your meals. In the morning, you’ll be treated to a hot and cold buffet breakfast whilst you admire the Danube’s tranquil waters, morning coffee and a three-course lunch as your ship meanders through winding valleys. And end the day looking out over inspiring mountain scenery with a four-course evening meal, with a choice of menu. Don’t forget the impressive Captain’s dinner.

Fact File

  • Length: 90 metres
  • Width: 11.20 metres
  • Passenger capacity: 126
  • Officers and crew: 21
  • Passenger decks: 3
  • Size cabin approx.: 9.00 m2
  • Refurbished: 2011
  • Our rating: 3 star

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