Emerald Sun (built 2015) is the third of all five same-design Emerald Waterways ships of the Star-class. The riverboat has as fleetmate sisters Emerald Star, Emerald Sky, Emerald Dawn and the newest is Emerald Destiny (2017). The fleet expansion in 2017 also includes the launches of Emerald Liberte (France) and Emerald Radiance (Portugal). Emerald Waterways is a new European river cruise line (established 2014), which is owned by the Australian river cruise and tours company Scenic Tours. Like the new Viking Cruises longships, Emerald Waterways ships’ innovations make these vessels a competitive alternative to the ocean cruise vacations. Emerald Waterways Sun boat just adds more choices of sailing dates and itineraries for the aficionados of the European luxury river cruise travel – the all-inclusive style.
Emerald Sun cruise ship deck plan has a total of 92 staterooms for 182 passengers served by 47 crew/staff. Like most of the newest luxury river cruise ships, Emerald Sun features 4 passenger decks, indoor swimming pool / night cinema (covered with sliding roof), also Gym, Spa massages room, passenger-use bikes, 1 elevator (connecting all 3 cabin decks).
Emerald Waterways Sun is an all-inclusive riverboat. The list of included in the fares amenities includes:
- gratuities (both on board and on shore excursions/tours)
- port taxes
- all transfers to and from the boat
- all shore excursions
- beverages (including tea, coffee, soft drinks, bottle water) and alcohol (beer and wine by the glass at lunch and dinner)
- Wi-Fi Internet access.
- There is no special dress-code on the Sun ship. Still, smart casual dress code for dinner is recommended (allowing jeans, but not shorts/flip-flops). There are no formal nights on Emerald Waterways cruises.