Emerald Cruises christens new Star-Ship Emerald Luna

Emerald Cruises christens new river ship

Emerald Cruises has christened its newest Star-Ship Emerald Luna in a ceremony in Amsterdam.

The event was attended by Scenic Group COO Rob Voss and other members of the Emerald senior management team, as well as the ship’s godmother, US travel industry advocate and educator Vanessa McGovern, from Gifted Travel Network.

The 180-guest Emerald Luna will sail on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.

Emerald Cruises increasing choice

The line’s global director of brand & marketing David Winterton said: “The addition of Emerald Luna allows us to offer more sailings on our most popular river itineraries in Europe, with all the signature Emerald Cruises touches that guests have come to love – from the pool that converts to a cinema to our sought-after EmeraldACTIVE programme.

“We are delighted to have Vanessa McGovern, a passionate advocate for travel agents, christen the ship as godmother and cement our commitment to supporting travel agents.

“By launching Emerald Cruises’ ninth luxury Star-Ship, Emerald Luna, we will offer guests more itineraries and more choice across Europe’s most iconic waterways.

“We are incredibly excited to work together with travel agents and create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests.”

McGovern added: “It’s a true honour and a privilege to be named godmother to this magnificent river ship.

“I’ve long admired Emerald Cruises’ commitment to working with travel agents, and it’s with great pleasure that I welcome Emerald Luna to the fleet and wish her a safe passage.”

In late May, Emerald Cruises named its first superyacht, Emerald Azzurra. The 100-guest vessel will be joined by sister ship Emerald Sakara in 2023.

Discover more about what Emerald is doing to support travel agents in the latest Cruise Corner interview.

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