Day Two: What happens when a cruise goes sideways

Barbara Orr just had a very unusual cruise experience. Over the next few days she will explain what happens when a trip does not work out as planned. We thought it important to share this information with you, our readers, because these things do happen when you travel and it is wise to think ahead as to how you might react in a similar situation. — Cynthia Boal Janssens, editor Cruises are expensive investments of money and …

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Special report: What to expect when your cruise goes sideways

Barbara Ramsay Orr, one of our most experienced writers, just had a very unusual cruise experience. Over the next few days she will explain what happens when a trip does not work out as planned — in this case, due to weather and flooding. We thought it important to share this information with you, our readers, because these things do happen when you travel and it is wise to think ahead as to how you might react …

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Cake and cuckoo clocks on the rivers of Europe

I’m not big on jewelry, despite the fact that my sister-in-law is a jewelry designer and my husband turns to her for every birthday present he has to get for me. Usually I’m ‘take it or leave it’ about such things. But I’m excited about this gem – The Emerald Sky – a jewel of a ship that launched in 2014 and won the “Best New River Ship” designation. I’m interested to experience this new ship, particularly …

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Emerald Waterways takes delivery of first of four new “Star Ships”

Emerald Waterways, Europe’s first new river cruise line in six years, has taken delivery of the first of four revolutionary new “Star Ships” it ordered for 2014 and 2015. The Emerald Sky, the line’s first new “Star Ship,” was delivered to the company’s owners on March 21 in Lobith, Northern Holland and will be christened by British style icon Twiggy on April 9 in Amsterdam. The Emerald Star will be delivered by the end of April, and …

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Supermodel icon Twiggy is named as godmother of Emerald Waterways new ‘Star-Ships’ – Emerald Sky & Emerald Star

Emerald Waterways, Europe’s first new river cruise company in six years, has named the British style icon and world’s first supermodel Twiggy, as Godmother to their new ‘Star-Ships,’ Emerald Sky and Emerald Star. The April 9 celebration and official christening will take place in Amsterdam. “The name Twiggy is synonymous with words like “iconic,” “trendsetter” and “style” and these same words also describe Emerald Waterways new ‘Star Ships,’ states Anna Wolfsteiner, senior vice president, International Sales & …

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Emerald Waterways, the first new river cruise company in 6 years, offers a sneak preview of its “Star-Ships”

In August it was announced that Emerald Waterways would become Europe’s newest deluxe river cruise company, introducing travelers to the next generation of river cruising. Today the company is pleased to share video footage of construction on its two new “Star-Ships”  – the Emerald Sky and Emerald Star. The 60-second clip of the Emerald Sky at various stages of development, including its water launch a few weeks ago, is available at Emerald Waterways Update. The company is …

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Emerald Waterways opens for business–website and phones lines are running; Offers up to $500pp in flight savings

Europe’s newest river cruise line officially launched its website, www.EmeraldWaterways.com, and turned on its reservation phones today  as it begins to take bookings for its 2014 inaugural season. Aimed at both experienced travelers and the younger demographic looking for strong value, great pricing, and a near all-inclusive format, Emerald Waterways is offering well-designed eight-to 15-day sailings beginning in April, 2014 at fares that start at CAD $2,255. And to celebrate the launch, the company is offering up …

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New river cruise line announced today: Emerald Waterways enters the mid-priced market with two new ships

The rumors of a new river cruise line have been floating around for a number of months – and now they are confirmed. Emerald Waterways is the first new European river cruise company to set sail in more than six years and aims to make a big splash in the fast-growing market. With the industry’s newest ships, custom-built to exceed guest’s expectations and offering such amenities as a heated swimming pool and a movie theater, Emerald Waterways …

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