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Emerald Liberté

Custom-built to sail the Rhone and Saone
Brand new for 2017, the Emerald Liberté has been custom-built to lead the way on our new Sensations of Southern France itinerary from Lyon to Avignon.

Custom-built to provide the most exhilarating and authentic experiences cruising through France, the Emerald Liberté will skilfully navigate the rivers Rhône & Saône when she enters into service in 2017. The standards of service, attention to food, and knowledge of wine you’d expect in France will be sewn into the very essence of the Emerald Liberté – providing on-board experience comparable with world class boutique hotels.

Completing the Sensations of Southern France itinerary, the ship exudes the same relaxed spirit as the lands which surround the rivers it sails upon. Travelling from Lyon to Avignon, the Emerald Liberté will explore culturally-rich and enigmatic cities before dissecting the wine regions and charming Mediterranean settlements of France.

With a capacity of 138 guests, and a series of cutting-edge amenities, the Emerald Liberté represents the next generation of river cruising. The suites, staterooms and public spaces are set across four beautifully-appointed decks – providing endless scope for relaxation and excitement whilst cruising the rivers Rhône & Saône.
The Mediterranean climate provided by the southern reaches of France provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the open-air amenities of the Sun Deck. The top deck of the Emerald Liberté is blessed with a large area to sit back and relax, enjoy a barbecue with new friends or sink a few balls on the putting green.
And the retractable glass roof winds back to reveal the swimming pool, so you can enjoy the gentle river breeze blow through your hair as you complete a few pre-breakfast laps.

The hugely popular Horizon Bar and Lounge has been added to the Emerald Liberté, providing a wonderful after-dinner retreat. Partake in your favourite digestif from the well-stocked bar whilst enjoying the local entertainment performing their native art forms – bestowing an authentic taste of French culture upon proceedings.

During days on the move, it is possible to indulge in a little ‘me time’ aboard the Emerald Liberté, with a skilled hairdresser bobbing and weaving on the Riviera Deck. A comprehensive selection of gym equipment and spa facilities are also available to all guests in the wellness and fitness areas – keeping you treated and toned throughout the cruise.

The Emerald Liberté is just one of three new ships to be added to the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017, a year promising amazing things for the river cruise world.

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Emerald Liberte

Reflections Restaurant

Whether you're enjoying a five-course dining experience or helping yourself to some local delicacies, Reflections Restaurant promises an array of appetising choices in the most charming of settings. During meal times, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are also available.

The Terrace

A beautiful outdoor setting in which to enjoy a spot of al-fresco dining. Located at the front of the ship on the Horizon Deck, this idyllic decked area is the perfect place to enjoy a cafe-style lunch and watch the sights of the river unfurl before you.

Pool & Cinema

Enjoy our indoor heated pool with retractable roof during the day, providing the perfect relaxing oasis. By night, the area transforms into a cosy cinema showcasing a selection of classic and contemporary films.

Explore France on the brand new Emerald Liberté

Sail along the Rhône & Saône rivers and enjoy our spectacular Sensations of Southern France itinerary, experiencing the France of past and present. 


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