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Emerald Liberté

France River Cruise Ships
Specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône as part of our Sensations of Southern France river cruise, Emerald Liberté is one of three Star-Ships added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017.

Custom-built to provide the most exhilarating and authentic experiences cruising through France, the Emerald Liberté will skilfully navigate the rivers Rhône & Saône when she enters into service in 2017. The standards of service, attention to food, and knowledge of wine you’d expect in France will be sewn into the very essence of the Emerald Liberté – providing on-board experience comparable with world class boutique hotels.

Completing the Sensations of Southern France itinerary, the ship exudes the same relaxed spirit as the lands which surround the rivers it sails upon. Travelling from Lyon to Avignon, the Emerald Liberté will explore culturally-rich and enigmatic cities before dissecting the wine regions and charming Mediterranean settlements of France.

The Emerald Liberté is just one of three new ships to be added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017, a year promising amazing things for the river cruise world.

A few key facts

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With the success of our Emerald Star-Ships on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, we have launched a brand new ship, the Emerald Liberté, in the amazing culinary, cultural and historic destination of France. With no overnight sailings, relaxed itineraries and plenty of time to explore on your own, this is the perfect destination to river cruise. 

Deck Plans & Cabins

All of the amenities that you are used to such as open-air balconies, spacious suites and staterooms, the heated swimming pool with retractable roof at the rear of the ship which converts into a cinema, fitness center and massage & salon combine to make your experience on our Emerald Star-Ship in France a complete package. There’s a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable lounge chairs, a putting green to work on your game and a walking track to burn off the calories enjoyed both on and off ship!

Experience Life Onboard

Explore Lyon, France’s third largest city known, as the gastronomic capital. Dock in the heart of the beautiful towns of Mâcon, Chalon–Sur–Saône and Tournon, then taste the world renowned wines of Beaujolais and Burgundy. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palais du Pape in Avignon, surely one of the most historic and picturesque towns in Europe, then step back in time at the Arles Colosseum.

Compare and marvel at the unique variance of France; its romantic settings, historic villages, stunning scenery, rich flavors and rolling vineyards. After boarding our 138-passenger Emerald Liberté, spend the next day exploring Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. Sail on to Tournon to taste the world-renowned wines of Beaujolais and Burgundy; marvel at the grandeur of the Palais du Pape in historic, picturesque Avignon; and be awe-struck by the splendor of the Roman-era Arles Colosseum.

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