Posts Tagged ‘Emerald Waterways’

Scenic, Emerald Waterways Hire Rob Huffman as VP Trade Sales

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Scenic and Emerald Waterways have hired industry veteran Rob Huffman as vice president of trade sales for the U.S. market, Travel Agent has learned from Joni Rein, the group’s vice president of sales and marketing, USA. (

Europe’s Famed Christmas Markets Come Alive on Emerald Waterways’ Holiday Sailings

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Danube in BudapestEurope’s Christmas markets are a lovely holiday tradition that draw travelers from around the globe. Held during the four weeks of Advent, these open air markets offer a charming, communal atmosphere in which visitors can shop for such gifts as nutcrackers and hand-crafted toys while sampling winter favorites like mulled wine and Austrian lebkuchen, a kind of iced honey cake. (more…)

Emerald Waterways Introduces New Onboard Activities

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The Emerald SkyEmerald Waterways is expanding its onboard programming and entertainment for guests with new photography workshops, yoga classes and dining with a celebrity guest chef. (

Emerald Waterways’ Newest Ship, Emerald Radiance, Christened in Portugal

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Emerald Radiance, Emerald Waterways’ newest river ship, was christened in Porto, Portugal, on June 16, making it the line’s seventh Star Ship. Gill Williams, a U.K. travel agent, served as godmother. (

Emerald Waterways Adds New Cruise Through Holland and Belgium

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Emerald Waterways has announced a new river cruise itinerary for 2018, The Charms of Holland & Belgium. The seven-night river cruise aboard Emerald Waterways’ “Star Ships” begins and ends in Amsterdam. (

Emerald Waterways Adds Three Europe Itineraries for 2018

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne  (Photo Waterways is adding three new cruise itineraries on the Rhine River in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium to its 2018 lineup. (

Emerald Waterways Adds New EmeraldACTIVE Excursions to 2018 Itineraries

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Launched in 2016 by Emerald Waterways, EmeraldACTIVE Excursions provide guests the opportunity to participate in some sort of athletic activity on their daily shore excursions. For the 2018 cruise season, Emerald Waterways announced 17 new EmeraldACTIVE excursions and inclusions for nine of the cruise line’s European itineraries. (

Scenic, Emerald Waterways Launch Deposit Protection Plan

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

To help relieve the stress of travel planning, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Emerald Waterways are offering cruise travelers some piece of mind with their newly launched Deposit Protection Plan. (

Emerald Waterways Christens New River Cruise Ship, Emerald Destiny

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

One of the fastest-growing river cruise lines, Emerald Waterways, has christened its newest ship, 186-passenger Emerald Destiny. The christening took place May 9, in Vienna. Coleen Christie, a Canadian broadcaster, served as godmother, the first from that country for the line. (

Scenic Names Shary Dyer VP of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Industry veteran Shary Dyer is joining the Scenic family of brands – comprised of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Waterways – as the vice president of business development and strategic partnerships. (

Emerald Waterways Offers Mekong River Itineraries

Monday, April 17th, 2017

The Mekong NavigatorTravelers wishing to explore exotic Southeast Asia while maintaining a level of luxury comfort and style should look no further than Emerald Waterways’ Mekong River cruises. The signature 16-day itinerary on board the purpose-built Mekong Navigator explores Vietnam and Cambodia along the iconic Mekong River. (more…)

Emerald Liberte Cruise Ship Debuts in France with Celebrity Chef, Single Cabins, Pool Bar and Drink Packages

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Twice named best value river cruise line by Cruise Critic, Emerald Waterways (known as Evergreen Tours in its homeland of Australia) has this week launched Emerald Liberte in the south of France. (

Scenic Opens Dock on Douro River with Easy Access to Porto

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Scenic Azure on the Douro RiverBefore the commencement of 2017 sailings on the Douro River, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has opened a new dock for exclusive use by both Scenic’s and Emerald Waterways’ river ships. (

Emerald Waterways Adds New Douro River Cruise Date

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Emerald Waterways has sold out all departures of its itinerary along the Douro River in Portugal, which debuted this year. To meet demand, Emerald Waterways added another Secrets of the Duoro sailing in November. (

Emerald Waterways Offers River Cruising Travel Guarantee

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne  (Photo Waterways has launched its own River Cruise Travel Guarantee program, an offering that was first launched by the line’s sister company, Scenic Luxury Cruises. (

Emerald Waterways Launches Three New River Cruise Ships

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The Danube in BudapestEmerald Waterways is kicking off 2017 with the launch of three new ships, which will almost double the size of the line’s fleet and allow it to expand its river cruise offerings in Europe to include France and Portugal. (

Emerald Waterways’ First LGBT Cruise Will Be on Danube River

Friday, October 28th, 2016

The eight-day LGBT Danube Explorer sailing will depart Budapest on July 29, 2017, and includes stops in Bratislava, Vienna, and Passau before concluding in Nuremberg. (

Scenic Names Christine Sustreanu Managing Director, Global River Cruise Operations

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has named Christine Sustreanu managing director, global river cruise operations for both Scenic and its sibling line, Emerald Waterways. (

Emerald Destiny to Replace Fire-Damaged Cruise Ship

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne  (Photo Tours, also known as Emerald Waterways, has revealed another new ship to be launched in Europe next year.Emerald Destiny will replace Emerald Belle, which was destroyed by a fire in February, a few weeks before it was due to debut. (

Three New Ships for Emerald Waterways in 2017

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Emerald Waterways has released its 2017 brochure, outlining a season that will see the launch of three new ships and new France and Portugal itineraries. (

Emerald Waterways Launches New Active Excursions Program

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Emerald Waterways has announced its new Emerald Active excursions program, which gives guests the option to engage in more physical pursuits, such as guided bike tours and hiking, on six of the line’s most popular European itineraries. (

Emerald Waterways to Offer New Douro River Cruise in Portgual

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Emerald Waterways has announced a new itinerary in Portugal for 2017: “Secrets of the Douro.” The eight-day trip, which sails onboard the line’s newly built Emerald Radiance, will take travelers roundrtip from Porto, Portugal to Salamanca, Spain, and back. (

Emerald Belle Cruise Ship Damaged in Fire, Cruises Cancelled

Monday, February 1st, 2016

A shipyard fire has caused “significant” damage to Emerald Belle and is likely to delay the vessel’s launch, which was scheduled for April. (

Emerald Waterways to Launch Two New River Ships

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Emerald Waterways will launch two new ships in 2017 — one plying France’s Rhone and Saone rivers and a second smaller ship bound for Portugal’s Douro River. (

Emerald Waterways Appoints Two New Sales Managers

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Linda Gruneklee will serve as regional sales manager for the Southeastern United States and Theresa Mullen as the new group sales manager. (

Dual christening for Evergreen’s Emerald Star Ships

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Evergreen Tours’ sister company Emerald Waterways held a dual christening event on Friday, August 21, in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest as it officially launched its two newest ‘Star Ships’. (

New itineraries and lower fares on board for Emerald Waterways’ 2016 season

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne (Photo Waterways, Europe’s newest deluxe river cruise company, has announced exciting additions to their 2016 River Cruising program. (

Travel Veteran Kelly Bergin Named Emerald Godmother

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Emerald Sky moored at Cologne (Photo Bergin, the president of the OASIS host agency, was named godmother of Emerald Waterways’ new river ship Emerald Dawn, which will be christened Aug. 21 in Budapest. (

Evergreen Tours Adds Arctic-River and Ocean-River Combo Cruises

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Australia’s Evergreen Tours (known as Emerald Waterways in the United States) has released the industry’s first combination of a European river cruise and Arctic Circle expedition cruise, as well as new river-ocean combos in the Mediterranean and Baltic in conjunction with Princess Cruises. (more…)

Scenic Cruises and Emerald Waterways Join Passport Online

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Scenic Cruises and Emerald Waterways have joined Passport Online to offer agents and their clients access to the latest industry listings. (

Emerald Waterways Building Fifth River Ship

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Citing strong demand, Emerald Waterways will build a fifth river cruise ship scheduled for delivery in early 2016. (

Emerald Waterways Names Travel Industry Veteran Ogg As Godmother For Emerald Star

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Emerald Waterways has named travel industry veteran Joanie Ogg as the godmother of its newest “Star-Ship” Emerald Star. The ship is scheduled to be christened today, October 15, in Vienna. (