Evergreen Tours is the latest cruise company to enlist the services of a celebrity godmother to launch the newest member of the fleet with a splash! Twiggy’s timelessly chic reputation made her the ideal woman to launch the sleek Emerald Sky river vessel.
What Does Ship Christening Involve?
The iconic sixties glamour model cracked a bottle of champagne over the bow of the 182 passenger river liner at its berth in Amsterdam earlier in the month. The Emerald Sky later embarked on its maiden voyage which saw it cruise up the Rhine on a five night journey to Basel, Switzerland. The christening marked the initiation of the company’s first river cruise vessel with the second liner scheduled to set sail in mid-May.
The river cruising industry is no stranger to celebrity appearances and has seen the likes of UK TV personality Mary Berry and legendary French singer Mireille Mathieu take on the vessel christening honours.
What is River Cruising?
The river cruising sector is rapidly growing in popularity among the European market. The style conscious travellers appear to be jumping at the chance to enjoy the luxury of cruising while soaking up the continent’s spectacular scenery along waterways such as the Rhine, Danube and Seine. River vessels are longer, lower and more streamlined than their oceanic counterparts with modern versions offering luxurious features such as balcony cabins and upper deck swimming pools. Passengers can also enjoy a range of perks such as free Wi-Fi, complementary drinks packages and all-inclusive shore excursions and activities.
European liners are wholeheartedly embracing the river cruise trend with companies such as Viking River Cruises, Uniworld, CroisiEurope, Avalon Waterways and AMA Waterways all expanding their river vessel fleets.
Cruise 1st River Cruises
Cruise 1st offers an extensive range of river cruising packages at incredible prices. This ensures all passengers can enjoy breath-taking scenery at a relaxed and easy going pace.