EMERALD SKY Christened in Amsterdam!

The first in Emerald Waterways new series of river cruise ships is christened today in Amsterdam by 1960s British Supermodel Twiggy.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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MV EMERALD SKY at Amsterdam.

Spring is in the air and it’s going to be a banner year for new river cruise ships. The latest inductee into the European River cruise scene, Emerald Waterways’ 182 guest EMERALD SKY was christened today in Amsterdam on a brilliantly sunny morning by British fashion icon, model and actress Twiggy.

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Twiggy christens the ship in Amsterdam.
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A bottle of Veuve Clicquot breaks on the EMERALD SKY’s bow.
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Twiggy looks on as the local priest blesses the ship.

After the ceremonies, which were hosted by Glen Moroney, the founder and managing director of Emerald Waterways, the EMERALD SKY departed on her maiden voyage, a five night Rhine River cruise from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland.

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Pool by day….
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Cinema at night.

The first in a series of what will be four “Star Ships”, the EMERALD SKY has a sleek, edgy profile and some wonderfully innovative features such as a pool area by day that converts into an evening cinema and staterooms with sliding glass walls that convert to French balconies. Included in the cruise fare are all transfers to and from the ship; unlimited tea and coffee; wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; bottled water in the cabins; wifi and at least one included shore excursion every day in port as well as all gratuities.

Emerald Waterways is a brand new division of Scenic Cruises, one of the world’s leading luxury river cruise operators.

Special thanks: Mindy Bianca, Martin Cox, Elliot Gillies

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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