Emerald Liberte

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.

Mirroring the effortless sophistication and beauty of the French countryside, this beautiful ship offers locally-sourced, authentic fine-dining to be paired with the perfect wine accompaniment by our on-board sommeliers, a level of service and attention-to-detail which is sewn into its very essence, providing an experience comparable to that of a world-class hotel.

With a capacity of 132 guests, and a series of cutting-edge amenities, Emerald Liberté represents the next generation of river cruising. The suites, staterooms and public spaces are set across four beautifully-appointed decks, providing endless scope for relaxation and enjoyment whilst cruising.

Travelling from Lyon to Avignon, the ship will explore culturally-rich and enigmatic cities before dissecting the wine regions and charming Mediterranean settlements of France. The Mediterranean climate provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the amenities of the Sun Deck, where you can sit back and relax or sink a few balls on the putting green. While the heated pool boasts a glass roof which is retractable to let in a cool breeze on a warm day. And, we’ve incorporated the hugely popular Horizon Bar & Lounge, offering the perfect setting for you to enjoy your favourite tipples.

During days on the water, you can indulge in a little ‘me’ time aboard the Emerald Liberté, with a skilled hairdresser on the Riviera Deck, spa facilities and a well-equipped gym in the wellness and fitness area. Find your centre and feel thoroughly relaxed from start to finish.

Specifications
  • Size boutique
  • Style Luxury
  • Type river
  • Year of launch 2017
  • Length 110.0m
  • Decks 4
  • Language English (British)
  • Currency Euro (€)
  • No. of passengers 132
  • No. of crew 53
  • No. of cabins 67
  • -wheelchair access 0
Unique Features

No need to tip

Don’t stress over how much you need to tip your crew on-board, because gratuities are included in the fare. We want you to relax and enjoy your time with us, and this is just one little thing we do to help with that.

Gratuities
Included for Emerald's staff and land tours
Facilities
Yes
No
Designated areas only
Not available
Accommodation

Our suites and staterooms are chic, modern sanctuaries, something you would expect from that of a world-class hotel. Inspired by innovation and contemporary design, we have five suite and stateroom grades. In all suites, the traditional French balcony has been substituted for our ingenious all-weather system, transforming your balcony into the perfect place for you to enjoy the endless river views, regardless of the weather. Our staterooms offer a picture window, perfect for admiring the views.

All suites and staterooms boast a wealth of sumptuous features, from luxurious toiletries and a revitalising shower in your spacious en-suite bathroom, to a queen size* or twin hotel-style bed, draped with luxurious linens. Not forgetting, a flat screen HDTV and infotainment system, free Wi-Fi to keep you connected with loved ones, and a bottle of water, replenished daily. We also provide trekking poles to assist on guided walking tours and hikes.

Decks
Dining

Expect truly memorable on board dining experiences, from start to finish. Every Emerald Waterways river cruise begins with a festive Welcome Buffet Dinner where you'll meet the intimate group of cruise guests, and ends with a sumptuous Captain’s Farewell Dinner where you share mutually treasured moments in camaraderie with new-found friends.

We believe that great service plays an important role in the dining experience, which is why all of our team members have been carefully selected for their experience and expertise. And with one of the very best guest to crew ratios on Europe’s and Asia's rivers, you can expect customer care at its finest. No matter where or how you choose to dine on-board our ships, you’ll find our friendly, professional team are always ready to help you.

Free drinks with meals

What’s better than free meals? Free drinks perhaps? During mealtimes on-board Emerald Sun and Emerald Dawn, you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary drinks, including a selection of beers, wines and soft drinks. Alternatively, buy a drinks package to take advantage of our bar menu whenever you fancy throughout the day.

Entertainment

As the host on-board, our Cruise Directors strive to ensure there’s never a dull moment during an Emerald Waterways river cruise. With this in mind, a fantastic range of entertaining activities are available for you to enjoy.

Thanks to the unique design of our Star-Ships, we are able to host a unique event program throughout your cruise. In the Horizon Bar & Lounge, immerse yourself in ancient folklores, passed from one generation to another for hundreds of years, during an authentic show. Or, let the music of a nation sweep you off your feet as a local band takes to the floor in their traditional attire. Alternatively, catch that film you never got round to seeing during movie nights in the cinema.

Health and fitness

During days on the move, it is possible to indulge in a little ‘me time’ aboard the Emerald Liberté, with a skilled hairdresser bobbing and weaving on the Riviera Deck. A comprehensive selection of gym equipment and spa facilities are also available to all guests in the wellness and fitness areas – keeping you treated and toned throughout the cruise.

Kids and Teens

Please note: There are no children's facilities onboard the Emerald Liberte.

Enrichment

First setting sail in 2017, Emerald Liberté sails both the Rhine & Saone. You can expect a stylish and spacious ship, designed to ensure the most comfortable journey. What you may not have expected is a custom-built ship, built to offer more space per guest than most other operators and to incorporate many spectacular ship innovations, unique to river cruising.

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