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Ship shape with Emerald Waterways – hiking, Pilates and guided bike tours available across Europe 

Emerald Waterways is upping its on-board fitness and games programmes with the introduction of Activity Managers across its fleet of European Star-Ships.

The newly recruited Activity Managers will join all seven Star-Ships in April. Each of the Activity Managers will be responsible for enhancing EmeraldACTIVE on-shore excursions – which include guided cycle tours, hiking and canoeing experiences – as well as a wide selection of daily on-board classes.

New for this year is a selection of fitness activities such as yoga and Pilates sessions, aqua aerobics in the heated indoor pools, and “walk-a-mile” on the Sun Deck. While evening activities include karaoke nights, card tournaments and gameshow style quizzes.

Emerald Waterways head of marketing UK and Global Brand Curator, David Winterton, explained: “We initially trialled the Activity Manager role on one Star-Ship last summer and the feedback was astonishing. This spurred us on to grow our EmeraldACTIVE programme and to now introduce dedicated staff on all seven of our European Star-Ships.

“The Activity Managers will have a varied role. As well as organising the on-board fitness classes they will act as entertainment managers and coordinate EmeraldACTIVE hiking and cycling excursions. The growth in popularity of our EmeraldACTIVE programme is further evidence that the age profile for river cruising continues to fall and our guests are increasingly demanding a more active and adventurous choice of things to do on land and on water.”

The creation of the new Activity Managers role will also allow an expanded EmeraldACTIVE on-shore programme, giving guests the opportunity to explore Europe’s towns, cities and countryside on guided bike and hiking tours.

Explore the magnificent hidden gems of Europe this summer with Emerald Waterways who has extended its Ultimate River Cruise Sale to 28 February 2019. The sale offers generous savings of up to £1,000 and an extra £200 per person when booking a balcony suite. Guests can sail through beautiful Lyon enjoying an authentic Provençal dinner, go wine tasting at the local vineyards in Würzburg in Germany, and visit Europe’s largest spring garden Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam.  

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