Emerald Waterways takes delivery of three new ships

Emerald Waterways' new ship Emerald Destiny
Emerald Waterways’ new ship Emerald Destiny

Emerald Waterways has announced it has taken delivery of three new Star-Ships, taking its fleet to seven in total.

David Winterton, Global Brand Curator for Emerald Waterways, said: “We are thrilled to unveil the Emerald Liberté, Radiance and Destiny, as we continue to build on our fleet of innovative river ships, currently the youngest on European waters.

“When building our latest ships, it was important to listen to our guests, and the overwhelming feedback was that they love our relaxed, contemporary design which complements our fully-inclusive approach when crafting our cruise itineraries.”

Since the launch of its first Star-Ship, which was christened in Amsterdam three years ago by worldwide fashion icon, Twiggy, Emerald Waterways has enjoyed growth within the European river cruise market.

Each of its three new ships has been built to follow the design specifications of its already successful fleet, and customised to sail a variety of Europe’s most iconic rivers.

Emerald Liberté has been custom-built to sail France’s Rhône and Saône, as part of the new Sensations of Southern France itinerary, from Lyon to Avignon. While Emerald Radiance, sailing from Porto to Porto, has a Serenity Pool on the Sun Deck that is perfect for making the most of the Portuguese sun, as it sails on the Secrets of the Douro cruise.

Emerald Destiny will be the river cruise line’s fifth ship to sail through the heart of Europe on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

In addition, Emerald Waterways has recently confirmed the introduction of a series of Southeast Asia itineraries, set to sail the Mekong in 2018 on board the luxurious Mekong Navigator.