Europe’s newest river cruise line is offering guests an opportunity to explore Europe's Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Launching officially in April with two new ships, Emerald Waterways is offering a 12-day sailing from Basel to Amsterdam in Germany’s Black Forest region, the Rhine Gorge. Near daily tours of the cities and towns and UNESO World Heritage Sites are included as are all meals and drinks during those meals. Fares range from $3,533 to $5,498 per person, double and include all port charges, gratuities and airport transfers.
Emerald Waterways is the first new European river cruise company to set sail in more than six years and its new ships will offer a heated swimming pool with adjoining bar and gelati station, a movie theater, two restaurants and a new type of cabin design that replaces the French Balcony with an indoor balcony complete with decked area and an open-air system, as well as an onboard hairdresser, massage therapy room and fitness area. Emerald Star and Emerald Sky will each carry 182 guests in 72 suites and 20 staterooms, including two built for solo occupancy.
During the 12-day sailing, guests will be able to partake in four EmeraldPlus activities. These included activities show off the company’s commitment to offering guests the best vacation possible – a cooking demonstration at a family-run Gasthof (with lunch), entertainment of local German folk music, a guided visit to the millennium-old Reichsburg Castle, and an Amsterdam canal cruise in a glass-top boat. A separate fitness area, massage therapy room and hairdresser are also available.
For more information, visit www.emeraldwaterways.com.