Emerald Ups the Ante on Active River Cruising

Emerald Waterways is upping its on-board and on-shore fitness and entertainment programs with the introduction of a dedicated Activity Manager on each of its seven European Star-Ships.

Beginning in April, the Activity Managers will support all EmeraldACTIVE shore excursions – which include guided cycle tours, urban and rural hikes and canoeing trips – as well as daily on-board classes. New this year, guests can continue to meet their fitness goals on board with a selection of activities such as yoga and Pilates sessions, aqua aerobics in the heated indoor pools, and one-mile walks on the open air track, all co-ordinated by the Activity Manager.

“In addition to co-ordinating 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.”

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.