Evergreen will boost its fleet of European river cruise vessels by 75% this month, introducing three new ships in addition to its existing four.
The first new ‘Star Ship’, the Emerald Liberte, made its debut last month, becoming Evergreen’s first ship to sail in France. It now operates the eight-day Sensations of Southern France itinerary on the Rhone and Saone rivers.
Travelling between Lyon and Arles, it passes through destinations including Chalon-Sur-Saone, Tournon and Avignon where guests are treated to an on-board Provencal-style dinner by local chef Fabien Morreale.
The 138-guests Liberte is smaller than Evergreen’s Rhine and Danube-based ships which carry 182 guests and features a pool area which turns into a cinema at night as well as drop-down glass balcony windows in all suites.
This month, Evergreen will introduce its first ‘Star Ship’ in Portugal, the Emerald Radiance, which is preparing to welcome her first guests on the Douro river.
Also due for launch this month is Evergreen’s fifth ship on the Rhine, Main & Danube rivers, the Emerald Destiny, giving the line a total European fleet of seven vessels.