Emerald Cruises’ newest riverboat Emerald Luna christened in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

   July 22, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Emerald Cruises’ newest Star-ship Emerald Luna, was christened on Thursday, July 21, during a ceremony in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

The newbuild riverboat will sail on the Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers in Central Europe.

In attendance for Scenic Group, parent company of Emerald Cruises, were Rob Voss, COO Scenic Group; David Winterton, Global Director of Brand & Marketing; Maggie Carbonell, VP Marketing Scenic Group USA; and Ann Chamberlin, VP Sales Scenic Group USA; as well as Monic van der Heyden, Commercial Director, Cruise Port Amsterdam, Johan Kaasjager, Managing Director of the Den Breejen Shipyard, embarking passengers, and local dignitaries.

Award-winning US travel industry advocate & educator Vanessa McGovern took the honors as godmother during the official naming ceremony.

Emerald Luna's christening comes at a time of growth for the small ship line. In May 2022, Emerald Cruises welcomed Emerald Azzurra, its first ocean-going luxury yacht, to its fleet with a christening ceremony in Venice (Italy). A 2nd luxury yacht, Emerald Sakara, is scheduled to enter service in 2023.

Emerald Luna cruise ship

The 180-passenger Emerald Luna is Emerald Waterways' 9th boat of the Star-Ship class, with sisterships the fleetmates Emerald StarEmerald SkyEmerald SunEmerald Dawn, and Emerald Destiny.