Ev­er­green chris­ten­ing

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

EV­ER­GREEN Cruises & Tours’ sis­ter brand Emer­ald Wa­ter­ways chris­tened its third and fi­nal ship for the year, Emer­ald Lib­erte, in Lyon, France, on Sun.

The line has in­creased its fleet by 75% this year with its trio of new “star ships”.

Aus­tralian travel in­dus­try vet­eran and cruise & tour direc­tor Max­ine Collins of­fi­ci­ated the cer­e­mony as god­mother.

“Max­ine has led over 200 tours and around 5,000 Ev­er­green and Scenic guests around the world dur­ing her 28 years with the com­pany and has been one of our most pop­u­lar and highly re­garded am­bas­sadors,” said An­gus Crich­ton, gen­eral man­ager Ev­er­green Cruises & Tours.

“She was the clear choice as god­mother to Emer­ald Lib­erte as a trib­ute to her com­mit­ment to ex­cel­lence and a life­time of ser­vice with our com­pany.”

The ves­sel is the first “star ship” in France and sails the Rhone and Saone rivers through Provence and Bur­gundy on an eight-day Sen­sa­tions of South­ern France itin­er­ary from ei­ther Lyon or Ar­les be­tween Apr and Oct.

Emer­ald Wa­ter­ways now has seven “star ships”.

Pic­tured are: Dario Leleu, cap­tain; An­gus Crich­ton, gm Ev­er­green; Elis­a­beth Sadler, gm Emer­ald Wa­ter­ways; Max­ine Collins, god­mother; Jacques Den Bree­jen, owner Den Bree­jen ship­yards; Rev­erend Ben Harding and Roland Bernard, Metropoli­tan Lyon Coun­cil.

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