Emerald Waterways delivered the first of four new "Star Ships" it ordered for 2014 and 2015. The Emerald Sky, the line’s first new “Star Ship,” was delivered to the company’s owners on March 21 in Lobith, Northern Holland and will be christened by British style icon Twiggy on April 9 in Amsterdam. The Emerald Star will be delivered by the end of April, and the Emerald Sun and the Emerald Dawn are currently under construction for delivery in early 2015.
These new ships have a 24-foot-high entry atrium; sundeck swimming pool with a fully retractable "Sun Roof"; full-size cinema for movies; gym; hair dressing salon; massage room; guest ice machine; and more.
The 315-square-foot Owners Suites has fully enclosed bedrooms and separate lounge rooms, a walk -in wardrobe, Nespresso machine, 52-inch flat-screen TV and bathroom amenities. The Grand Balcony Suites, which measure 210 square feet, have fully enclosable exterior balconies. The Panorama Balcony Suites has vertical sliding windows and an interior teak deck balcony with chairs.
Dining options include the Reflections dining room, The Terrace and a top-deck barbecue. The lounge bar serves as a space for morning and afternoon teas -- unlimited barista-style coffee and a range of teas are included all day – as well as evening entertainment.
Emerald Waterways’ “Star Ships” will initially sail the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers on itineraries ranging from seven to 14 nights. Prices start at $2,255 per person, double and will include all meals; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; daily program of excursions and touring; Wi-Fi; airport transfers; nightly entertainment; and all gratuities. The 2014 season is selling very quickly, so the company has started selling its Special 2015 Early Bird Deals now, for bookings prior to May 31, 2014.
For more information, visit www.emeraldwaterways.com.