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Emerald Waterways Expands On-Board Programming

Emerald Waterways has introduced a series of new on-board programs this year and next that includes yoga classes, smartphone photography workshops and an exclusive dinner with a local celebrity chef.

Emerald is offering guests aboard the Oct. 14 Sensations of Southern France sailing the chance to learn to use their ubiquitous smartphones to take sharper, more captivating photos with one of the industry’s best, Jack Hollingsworth.

Hollingsworth is a recognized name in travel and lifestyle photography, especially when it comes to shooting with a smart phone, and the author of the new book, The Joy of iPhotography. During this sailing, he will lead on-board workshops showing even novice smartphone users his tricks of the trade and offer hands-on assistance for capturing the ideal shots.

Emerald Waterways is going a step further to meet guests’ wellness needs with on-board yoga classes aboard its Douro River sailings in Portugal. As part of the growing EmeraldACTIVE program, designed to provide guests the option to engage in more strenuous pursuits while cruising, the yoga classes will be offered on the expansive sundeck during all Douro sailings.

And, guests on the Sensations of Southern France sailing can get a taste of one of Avignon’s best during an on-board, Provençal-style dinner cooked by acclaimed local chef and Top Chef France finalist, Fabien Morreale.

Chef Morreale hails from Martigues, a coastal town near Marseille where he owns two restaurants: La Garage and Le Gusto Caffé. He was a competitor on Top Chef France, where he made it to the final four, and is dedicated to cooking with the freshest local ingredients. While docked in Avignon, Chef Morreale will come aboard to cook a four-course meal specially created for Emerald Waterways.

(http://www.emeraldwaterways.ca)

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