Drinks on board

A little of what you fancy - that's what travel is all about. At Emerald Cruises, we believe that a glass or two of your favourite tipple can't hurt, which is why we serve a selection of complimentary drinks during lunch & dinner, including wine, beers and a selection of soft drinks.

Whatever you’re partial to, be it white wine, rosé or a refreshing pilsner beer, we offer a variety of complimentary drinks to suit you. Not only that, but our flexible Drinks Packages give you the option to make the most of our bar menu whenever you fancy during your cruise.

Our extensive drinks menu also consists of premium favourites and rarer labels to tempt when the mood takes you (additional charge). Plus, we also offer a range of complimentary hot beverages, perfect for when you’re in need of a warming pick-me-up during the day.

Find out more about our on board drinks offering below.

Delightful vintages from beautiful surroundings

Our sommelier carefully hand-picks our wine selection each evening, sourced from local and regional vineyards. Robust reds and delicate whites are served to showcase the best of what the local region has to offer. Discover some of the regions where we source our wines below.

Rhine and Moselle

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The Rhine and Moselle valleys are responsible for much of Germany’s wine, including both white and red varietals. Crisp Riesling and rich Pinot Noir characterise the region’s viticultural offering, with historic vines growing on the steep slopes which rise from the iconic Rhine River.

Wachau Valley and Austria

Wachau Valley, Austria
Austria is one of the oldest wine-growing nations on Earth, and it’s from here that we source a number of our prized vintages. The Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the River Danube, is revered for its old-world vines, while the Austrian capital, Vienna, is the only city in Europe which produces wine at scale.

Douro Valley

Douro Valley sunset, Portugal
The charming, rustic ‘quintas’ of the Douro Valley have produced port wine for centuries, and the region is today recognised by UNESCO for its viticultural heritage. With Emerald Cruises, you’ll have the opportunity for a tour and tasting at one such Portuguese vineyard – giving you a taste for the region’s authentic flavours.

Burgundy and the Rhône

An image of a Cotes du Rhone vineyard
The charming, rustic ‘quintas’ of the Douro Valley have produced port wine for centuries, and the region is today recognised by UNESCO for its viticultural heritage. With Emerald Cruises, you’ll have the opportunity for a tour and tasting at one such Portuguese vineyard – giving you a taste for the region’s authentic flavours.

Emerald Cruises drinks menu

From a refreshing sip of perfectly chilled beer to robust reds and delicate whites – hand-picked to supplement your exquisite meals, there is nothing more satisfying than exploring the drinks of the world whilst on holiday. Our generous drinks menu is available throughout your cruise, with expert bartenders on hand to ensure you’re satisfied. If alcohol isn’t at the top of your list, we also provide complimentary teas and coffees for the duration of your cruise, not to mention a selection of non-alcoholic bottled beers and mocktails that you can find on our drinks menu. There really is something for everyone.

A generous cocktail menu

Our expert bartenders are available throughout your cruise to mix up one of our many delicious cocktails. Emerald Cruises’ vast bar menu promises something for everyone, whether you’re craving an exotic Mai Thai or a classic Cosmo. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not ask our staff about the cocktail of the day?

Our range of cocktails include: Tequila Sunrise - Margarita - Bloody Mary - Cosmopolitan - White Russian - Martini Dry Cocktail - Manhattan - Alexander - Caipirinha - Pina Colada - Mai Tai - Long Island Iced Tea.

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A beer for everyone

Is there anything quite like a refreshing sip of a chilled beer to toast your meal ahead? Whether it be a draught beer or one of our carefully selected bottled beers, we have plenty of choices from all over the world including:

Bitburger Premium Pils - Heineken - Budweiser - Guinness - Pilsner Urquell - Hefeweizen – Kristallweizen (beer selection varies by destination).

Enjoy branded spirits

If you're in the spirit, we have an extensive choice of branded spirits just for you. From refreshing, world-renowned gins such as Gordons and Hendricks to a vast selection of Scotch, bourbon and brandy, your perfect nightcap is never far away.

A few from the menu: Ballantine’s - Glenfiddich - Jameson - Gordons - Beefeater - Hendricks - Skyy - Captain Morgan - Jim Beam - Jack Daniels - Asbach Uralt – Courvoisier.

Delicious hand-picked wines

When it comes to wine, our expert sommeliers hand-pick a selection of the local area’s finest for you to enjoy throughout your time on-board. From robust reds to delicate whites, you'll find that each wine served will showcase the best of what the surrounding region has to offer.

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Non-alcoholic

We know that alcohol may not always be top of your list, so we have a wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages for you to enjoy. On top of tea and coffee, choose from refreshing soft drinks, fruit juices, non-alcoholic bottled beers and even a choice of mocktails!

Included: Coca Cola – Fanta – Sprite – Mineral Water – Tonic Water – Apple Juice – Orange Juice – Pineapple Juice – Cranberry Juice – Bitburger Non-Alcoholic – Weizen Non-Alcoholic – Miami Mocktail – Boatman Mocktail – Sin Colada Mocktail.

 

Emerald Cruises drinks packages

Whilst on board, a daily selection of complimentary wines, draught beer and soft drinks are available with lunch and dinner. However, if you would like to enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck as you watch the world go by, or a night-cap before bed, we have a selection of Drinks Packages available on board to choose from. From our Premium Drinks Package*, allowing unlimited drinks, to wine and beer packages – we have something to suit everyone. All our drinks packages are bookable both prior to travel, and available to purchase on board.

European River Cruise Drinks Packages

EXTENDED PACKAGE 
A daily selection of wines, draft beer and soft drinks will be available to you throughout the day.

PREMIUM PACKAGE
Why limit your choice, when you can have it all? The entire beverage menu is yours, all day long.

BEER PACKAGE 
6 bottles of beer to enjoy whenever you like. Drink them now or save some for tomorrow.

CHAMPAGNE PACKAGE 
There is a certain magic to Champagne. This is the moment to pamper yourself with our special package, consisting of 3 bottles of Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

WINE PACKAGES 
Good company, great scenery, and memories in the making deserve to be celebrated with a bottle of wine, that’s why we’ve created these excellent packages, available in 3, 5 or 7 bottles.

 

Southeast Asia River Cruise Drinks Packages

EXTENDED PACKAGE 

A daily selection of wines, draft beer and soft drinks will be available to you throughout the day.

PREMIUM PACKAGE
Why limit your choice, when you can have it all? The entire beverage menu is yours, all day long.

BEER PACKAGE 
6 bottles of beer (33cl) to enjoy whenever you like. Drink them now or save some for tomorrow.

DRAFT BEER PACKAGE
Unlimited draft beer available throughout the day and evening.

CHAMPAGNE PACKAGE 
There is a certain magic to Champagne. This is the moment to pamper yourself with our special package, consisting of 3 bottles of Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

WINE PACKAGES
With the Gold Package, choose from our extensive wine menu. With the Silver Package, a maximum price per bottle applies. Available in 3, 5 or 7 bottles

Further reading

Get to know the signature wines, beers and spirits of Europe and Asia a little better, with our selection of featured guides and articles.

· Port wine and the flavours of the Douro

· Let’s celebrate! 5 delicious drinks from around Europe

Terms and conditions: Notes for beverage packages: Prices may vary. European drinks packages are payable in Euros, Southeast Asia drinks packages are payable in dollars. All beverages will be served by the glass, with the exception of the wine packages, whole bottles of wine cannot be served. All Drinks Packages are only available to guests of 18 years or older. Champagne is only included in the Champagne Package. Our on board stock and storage space is limited, although we try our utmost to prevent running out of any wine, this might occasionally occur. Drinks Packages are applicable throughout the entire public areas and lounges; the Pool & Cinema might have a limited offering available. Drinks Packages can be purchased at any time, but only for all remaining days of the cruise. Any beverages purchased prior to obtaining the package are non-refundable, even if this is on the same day. Soft drinks are available during breakfast, whereas alcoholic service starts at 11AM, until 12 midnight. The mini-bar and the serving of beverages in your cabin are excluded from any of the Drinks Packages. The Drinks Packages are also valid on disembarkation day – this day is not charged. The responsible service of alcohol policy applies at all times. Upon disembarking the vessel, any leftover beverages on the Champagne, Wine and Beer Packages cannot be taken ashore due to local custom regulations. Remaining beverages are not refunded. With the exception of the Beer, Champagne and Wine Packages, offering beverages from any package to guests, whom have not purchased any package, will result in direct cancellation of the package without any refund.*Premium Drinks Package excludes Champagne, wine by the bottle, bottled beers and cabin mini bar.