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Emerald Waterways Launches as Europe’s Newest River Cruise Line As Supermodel and Style Icon Twiggy Christens New ‘Star Ship’

April 14, 2014 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Emerald Sky Christening_TwiggyGlen Moroney, Emerald Waterways founder and managing director, was joined by Twiggy, British style icon and world’s first supermodel, in Amsterdam to launch Europe’s newest river cruise company and christen its new ‘Star Ship,’ the Emerald Sky.

Emerald Waterways is part of the Scenic Tours Group and is exclusive to Evergreen Tours in the Australian market.

With more amenities and state-of-the-art features than offered by other lines, these innovative ‘Star Ships’ are set to revolutionise European river cruising. Emerald Sky External

The new ‘Star Ships’ carry 182 guests in 72 suites and 20 staterooms, including two specifically built for solo occupancy. Unique items include an onboard heated swimming pool with a retractable roof, which transforms into a movie theatre in the evening; two restaurants – Reflections, the main dining room, and The Terrace, which serves breakfast and lunch; and a new type of cabin design that replaces the French balcony, common to most ships, with an indoor balcony complete with decked area and an ingenious open-air system. With the simple push of a button, the upper half of the floor-to-ceiling panoramic window drops down to allow an open-air opportunity; top suites separate the balcony from the cabin with sliding doors. In addition, there’s an onboard hairdresser, massage therapy room and fitness area.

Strong value continues with the fare inclusions: all transfers to and from the ships; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; Emerald Sky Christening_Buffetunlimited tea and coffee; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; WiFi onboard the ship, at least one included shore excursion almost every cruise day; visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and more – including all gratuities.

Evergreen Tours key 2015 cruise-only itineraries aboard Emerald Star and Emerald Sky include:

o   “Splendors of Europe” cruise – 15 days exploring many of Europe’s top sights between Amsterdam and Budapest.  From $6,925pp* twin share with Fly Free* offer available

New 2015 cruises on Evergreen’s “Star Ships” include:

  • Amsterdam to Bucharest” Cruise– 24 days from Amsterdam to Budapest, then down the lower Danube River to the heart of Eastern Europe. From $10,985pp twin share*, includes Fly Free* offerEmerald Sky Christening_Ceremony
  • European River & Norwegian Fjords” cruise – 22 day cruise starts in Budapest, sailing for 15 days to Amsterdam on Evergreen’s “Star Ships” before joining a 6 day Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes, crossing the Arctic circle. From $9,595pp twin share*, includes Partner Fly Free* offer 

Cruising and touring are seamlessly linked with Evergreen Tours.  Evergreen’s flagship 15 day “Splendours of Europe” cruise links to popular escorted touring programs, including:

  • “Paris to Prague Cruise Tour” –  21 days, from $9,425pp twin share*, includes Fly Free* offer
  • Eastern Europe Escapade Cruise Tour” – 24 days, from $10,625pp twin share*, includes Fly Free* offer 

Evergreen Tours has attractive 2015 Earlybird offers which expire 15 October, 2014. Depending on the cruise and tour combination, guests may be eligible for:  Fly Free* to Europe including taxes, Companion Fly Free* to Europe including taxes, or savings up to $1,000 per couple*.   Early Payment Discounts of up to $400pp* may apply on top of these offers.

The 2015 brochure can be viewed online or downloaded from

For bookings and enquiries call 1300 383 747, contact your Evergreen Expert travel agent or visit where brochures can be ordered, viewed or downloaded.

*Conditions apply. See Evergreen Tours Europe Deluxe River Cruising 2015 Brochure for details.

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