Special Guest Cruises

...Exclusively to Emerald Waterways

River cruises with a difference

We are delighted to be welcoming some esteemed names from the world of wine, cookery, dance and TV on-board our Emerald Waterways Star-Ships. Join our special guest experts for intimate events and exclusive activities whilst you cruise down Europe’s most iconic rivers in luxury and style.
Director's Cruise: Hidden Treasures of the Rhone

17 October 2019 for 8 days
Marseille > Lyon

Join Colin Downing, Managing Director of Emerald Waterways UK, and his wife on this exclusive, invitation only Directors Cruise; The Hidden Treasures of the Rhone, with special guest, BBC antiques expert and auctioneer, Anita Manning. 
Exclusive Director's Cruise along the Douro

17 August 2019 for 8-days 
Porto > Porto

Join Colin Downing, Managing Director of Emerald Waterways UK, and his wife on this special invitation only river cruise along the Douro from Porto, with special guest, wine expert, author and broadcaster, Susy Atkins.

Travelling on board our newest Star-Ship, Emerald Radiance, you are invited to an exclusive dinner hosted by Colin and Susy, where you’ll have the opportunity to get to know them and hear about Susy's incredible career during a personal Q&A. And, she’ll also hold a wonderful on-board wine masterclass, offering her insights into her pick of Portuguese wine, as you enjoy a tasting.

The Flavours of Burgundy and Provence with International Wine Experts

27 July 2019 for 8 days 
Arles > Lyon 

Emerald Waterways are delighted to be welcoming some esteemed names from the world of wine on-board, joining guests as they sail through the renowned wine-producing region of Provence. Witness the stunning vineyard-laden vistas, with plenty of opportunity to sample the local wares, while enjoying the company of our special guests, all of whom will share favourite wines from their mothering countries. This exclusive, one time only river cruise is the perfect choice for wine-lovers looking to learn more about wine, as we open the doors of world-renowned wine estates like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Château de Meursault for private tastings.

Waltz down the Danube with Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag

26 July 2019 for 8 days 
Budapest > Nuremberg 

They’ve had a ball together for 20 years and are two of our favourite-ever Strictly Come Dancing stars. Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag always bring something magical to the dancefloor, with their charisma, chemistry and dazzling choreography wowing audiences around the world. This exclusive eight-day cruise gives Emerald Waterways guests the chance to see them perform in Vienna, as well as take part in a fascinating Q&A session, where you will get a behind-the-scenes insight into their careers and life on Strictly and a ballroom masterclass.
The Fabulous Flavours of France with James Martin
12 October 2019 for 8 days
Lyon > Marseille
On this exclusive itinerary, James will continue his love affair with French cuisine and share his enthusiasm with those on board. This delightful journey through France aboard a luxurious Emerald Waterways ship, next autumn includes a private cooking demonstration and gala dinner. James writes: “France is the place that made me the chef I am today. I spent some of my early years here and they were magical times.“I am thrilled to be going back next year, and I hope you can join me as we sail towards Lyon, one of the world’s great gastronomic cities. I’ll be sharing a few of the tricks I learned from my time here as well as the recipes I love the most. À bientôt!”
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