Romantic settings, historic villages and stunning scenery, French flavours and rolling vineyards are yours to discover on Evergreen's new river cruise featuring the Saône and Rhône Rivers.
With the success of our award-winning Emerald 'Star Ships' between Amsterdam and Budapest and beyond, we're launching a brand new ship in the amazing culinary destination of France. With relaxed itineraries and plenty of time to explore on your own, this is the perfect destination to river cruise. All the luxuries you are used to – the drop down glass balconies, indulgent one bedroom suites, club pool which converts into a cinema, extensive dining choices and included excursions – are all featured for your enjoyment whilst cruising onboard our 'Star Ships'. 2017 Earlybird Offers including Fly Free* deals.
Explore Lyon, France's second largest city, known as the gastronomic capital. Dock in the heart of the beautiful towns of Mâcon, Chalon–Sur–Saône and Tournon, then taste the world-renowned wines of Beaujolais and Burgundy. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palais du Pape in Avignon, surely one of the most historic and picture postcard towns in Europe, then step back in time at the Arles Colosseum.
Unique to Evergreen Tours, seamlessly link your Southern France river cruise with the Portugal river cruise and enjoy the Three Rivers Discovery. You can also combine the your Southern France cruise with the Rhine Highlights Cruise from Amsterdam to Basel and explore the incredible castles of the Rhine Gorge and the picturesque valleys of the Black Forest. Find a cruise tour.
Superb amenities feature in all suites and staterooms including a flat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a safe, a fridge, hairdryer, hotel-style beds and an ensuite bathroom, at a minimum. Plus there's complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
Scroll down to see an overview of the deckplan and details on suites and staterooms on board.
Owner's One Bedroom Suite
For the ultimate cruising indulgence the 315–350 sq ft (29.2–32.5 sq m)† Owner’s One Bedroom Suites on the Horizon Deck are nearly twice the size of Emerald Staterooms and Suites and feature a full outside balcony which converts to a sunroom, a separate bedroom and living area, a deluxe walk-in wardrobe and a larger basin ensuite bathroom.
With Emerald Concierge Service you can opt for a continental breakfast served on your balcony. Delectable pre-dinner canapés are served in-suite and your complimentary mini-bar with beer, wine and soft drinks is stocked daily. Complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, an ipad and a Nespresso coffee machine, along with four items of laundry per day 1 are also included. There’s also a flat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
Grand Balcony Suite
On the Horizon Deck the Grand Balcony Suites at 207–210 sq ft (19.2–19.5 sq m) offer the luxury of outside space. In addition to the full outdoor balcony which converts into a sunroom at the touch of a button, enjoy the convenience of the mini-bar, plus our Emerald Concierge Service so you can enjoy a continental breakfast as well as delicious pre-dinner canapés served in the comfort of your Suite.
Complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, a Nespresso coffee machine, and two items of laundry per day 1 are also included. Also includes: flat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
Emerald Balcony Suite
The spacious Emerald Balcony Suites are located on the Horizon (R or P category) and Vista Decks (A, B or C category). These Suites are 170–180 sq ft (15.7–16.7 sq m) and are blessed with an innovative indoor balcony. At the touch of a button the top section of your floor to ceiling window drops down, flooding your Suite with fresh air and providing seamless views. All Emerald Balcony Suites include a flat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, fridge, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
The Balcony Suites on the Horizon Deck (R or P category) also enjoy the desirable upper deck views as well as additional inclusions like complimentary onboard bathrobes and slippers, and other treats to make your experience special. Exclusive to our Portuguese River Cruise, in addition to the innovative drop down indoor balcony, the Emerald Balcony Suite (RA category) measuring 330 sq ft or 30.6 sq m also features panoramic floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin to enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery.
Measuring 162–170 sq ft (15–15.7 sq m) the Emerald Staterooms are located on the Riviera Deck. Although the interior fixtures and amenities are identical to the Emerald Balcony Suites, the Emerald Staterooms have a small fixed picture window due to the lower deck position.
All Staterooms are equipped with a flat screen TV with infotainment system, individual air conditioning system, a personal safe, fridge, hairdryer, hotel-style beds, an ensuite bathroom, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water daily.
NB: The deckplan and cabin layout images are an indication only and may vary.
Pool By Day...
Take a dip in our 6m x 4m heated swimming pool, situated at the rear of the Horizon Deck. A retractable glass roof allows you to enjoy the pool and bar in all conditions.
...Cinema by Night!
In the evening, the pool area transforms into a cinema! Up to 30 guests can enjoy the comforts of this space to enjoy movie nights and special presentations, as well as continue to enjoy drinks at the bar.
Enjoy a choice of dining options on board, including the beautiful open air Terrace. Delight in a casual al fresco dining experience, perfect for long European summer days and sunset cocktails. Early risers can also enjoy a light breakfast and watch the sunrise!
The Reception & Lobby
You'll be welcomed with a warm smile and friendly service onboard the Emerald 'Star Ships'. Stylish, contemporary design elements and floor-to-ceiling windows contribute to the light, bright and spacious feeling so you'll be right at home.
Trip Inclusions & Features
Emerald Waterways Cruise Ships exclusive to Evergreen Tours
Balanced itineraries between must-see sights and free time
Complimentary "You're Invited" unique and exclusive local experiences included
"Discover More" sightseeing options to personalise your holiday
Services of Evergreen Cruise Directors plus expert local guides