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Emerald Waterways

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Emerald Sky

ABOVE:  Emerald Sky (shown) and its sister ship, Emerald Star, are the first two vessels in the Emerald Waterways fleet. INSET BELOW: A suite balcony, and the swimming pool with bar and gelato station.

Emerald Waterways is a new  river-cruise line from Scenic Tours that caters to both experienced cruisers and what the company describes as a "younger demographic." The line's two luxury vessels, Emerald Sky and Emerald Star, incorporate unique design features that should appeal to passengers who have cruised on oceangoing ships:

  • A swimming pool with a retractable roof that transforms into a movie theatre after dark.

  • Suites with "indoor balconies" that can be turned into recessed outdoor balconies at the touch of a button.

Emerald Waterways poolOther features include indoor and alfresco restaurants, a bar-lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, a bar and gelato station by the pool, and a "Sky Bar" that occasionally pops up (weather permitting) on the large sun deck.

In 2014, Emerald Waterways is offering five itineraries on the Danube, Rhine, and Moselle, ranging from 8 to 15 days in length.

Fares include airport transfers, complimentary drinks at lunch and dinner, WiFi, and all tips.

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