Group adventures with Emerald Cruises

Discover the world’s rivers and coastlines together

Moments spent traversing the world’s most iconic rivers and coastlines are meant to be shared, and with Emerald Cruises you can trust that your group holiday will be packed full of special moments 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 and yacht group cruises to choose from, whether you’re a family celebrating a special occasion, a member of an association, a travel agent booking on behalf of a customer or a corporate group away on business.
 
On board guests will experience the finest service and enjoy a host of deluxe amenities on board our fleet of intimate stylish Star-Ships and our 100- guest capacity superyacht, Emerald Azzurra. 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 cruise holiday.
To make a group cruise booking or enquiry call 0161 6022 957

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
  • Exclusive group discounts, benefits and group leader credits
  • 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
We are proud to be a partner of Group Leisure and Travel Awards 2021
We are also a proud member of The New Meridian Association

Group Travel Benefits

Whether you choose our contemporary Star-Ships in Europe and Asia or our luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, groups will benefit from our generous offers.
  • Exclusive Group Discounts*
    Receive an exclusive discount for every group member
  • Unlimited Premium Drinks Package**
    Enjoy complimentary drinks all day, every day
  • €100 on board credit per cabin**
    Book yourself a spa treatment or a DiscoverMORE excursion with your free credit
  • Group Leader Credit
    Earn generous additional discounts or commissions based on the size of your group

Your Peace of Mind

Group Leader Testimonials

"Our first experience on Emerald Cruises’ 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 Cruises 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 Cruises."

Debra & Tom Fitzgerald Fitzgerald Tours

Dedicated Support

Our Groups Team are on hand to guide and advise you through the process of booking and cruising with Emerald Cruises; from the initial enquiry and group cruise pricing to tailoring your on board experience. To get a quote or make a group cruise booking please call us on 0161 6022 957 or click below to email us.
To make a group cruise booking or enquiry call 0161 6022 957

Private Charter

Larger groups also have the option to charter an entire ship and enjoy a private and exclusive cruise just for your group. Customise your cruise to suit your group’s special interests, abilities and budgets. No matter the size of your party, your guests can cruise in confidence, knowing that every aspect of your holiday has been taken care of.
Emerald Azzurra

†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 Standard Discount Policy*: A standard group discount will be applied to each group booking. The discount applied will be per passenger, applies to all tours and regions and is combinable with the Earlybird and Super Earlybird Promotions*, Group Bonus Benefits and Group Credit Value offers only. Discount is unconditional on group size. Discount will be a set amount based on your chosen cruise departure; European River Cruise discount is £800pp (including Russia), Asia River Cruise discount is £1000pp and Yacht Cruising discount is £300pp.
Group Bonus Benefits Policy**: Applicable to river and yacht cruises. All groups will receive a Premium Unlimited Drinks Package. Excludes Champagne, wine by the bottle, bottled beers and cabin mini bar. For groups booking a minimum of 5 cabins on a river cruise and 10 cabins on a yacht cruise groups will receive an additional €100 per cabin on-board credit. Combinable with Group Standard Discounts, Group Credit Value, Earlybird and Super Earybird offers only
Group Credit Value/Group Leader Credit^: The Group Credit Value amount can be redeemed for every 5th cabin booked on a river cruise and 10 cabins booked on a yacht cruise. The Group Credit Value can be paid out as a group leader discount towards their own cabin, a commission or converted into a group discount. Offer is combinable with the Group Bonus Benefits offer, Standard Groups Discounts and Earlybird and Super Earlybird offers only.