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.