Emerald Waterways has announced that its seven "Star-Ships will sail with a dedicated Activity Manager on its European river cruises.
Activity Managers will support all of the line's "EmeraldACTIVE" shore excursions -- which include guided bike tours and hiking and canoeing trips -- as well as daily wellness and fitness classes onboard the ships.
The fitness options onboard include yoga and Pilates classes, aqua aerobics in heated indoor pools and one-mile walks on the open-air Sun Deck track, all coordinated by the onboard fitness experts.
This new program from Emerald Waterways marks a further development in the positive trend toward more fitness-focused activities and an overall emphasis on wellness that we have seen in the past handful of years for river cruising.
AmaWaterways has launched several programs, including biking and hiking theme cruises with partner Backroads, as well as placing their own Wellness Hosts on every ship. Scenic Cruises (a sister brand to Emerald Waterways) also offers active sailings through its partnership with cycling outfitter Trek Travel.
Read more about these active river cruise trips:
What is the AmaWaterways Wellness Program Like?
My Danube River Biking Cruise with Scenic and Trek Travel
7 Things About a Biking Trip with Backroads and AmaWaterways
Emerald Waterways is offering a comprehensive program that will help passengers remain active in all kinds of ways during their European voyages.
"In addition to coordinating the group fitness programs, the Activity Managers will also be available to assist guests with planning individual cycling tours or athletic walks in port," said Lisa Norton, vice president of brand management for Emerald Waterways US. "River cruisers of all ages are increasingly interested in active, health-conscious travel, and we're committed to offering programming that delivers a wide variety of options."
Emerald Waterways' river cruises offer contemporary, deluxe ships, outstanding service and an incredibly inclusive pricing plan. Cruise fares include all transfers; all port charges; all onboard (and some on-shore) meals; unlimited specialty tea and coffee, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins replenished daily; continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapes and after-dinner sweet treats served in the top suites; complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the ship; most shore excursions as well as all onboard and excursion gratuities. On touring days, hotel accommodations, internal flights and transfers are included.
Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways' eight branded Star-Ships offer river sailings in Europe and on the Mekong, as well as the MS Rossia along the Volga River in Russia; the Adriatic Princess and Adriatic Pearl yachts in Croatia; and the MS Hamees on the Nile.
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