Emerald Cruises has announced that the cruise line is now offering a total of 40 complimentary EmeraldACTIVE tours across its fleet. The company notes that in the past five years, EmeraldACTIVE offerings have grown by nearly 50%, encompassing all river sailings across Europe and in Asia, and adding new activities like kayaking and canoeing.
In 2019, Emerald Cruises announced that all European river cruises would feature a dedicated Activity Manager to lead the EmeraldACTIVE tours, offer onboard group fitness programs, and assist guests with planning individual cycling tours or athletic walks while in port.
With the 2022 launch of Emerald Cruises’ first ocean superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, EmeraldACTIVE tours will now be available on both ocean and river sailings for a total of 40 active excursion options across all Emerald Cruises itineraries.
“Guests love the flexibility and options that our unique active program offers,” said Juna Ueda, General Manager of Sales for Emerald Cruises Canada.
“Because we offer an array of EmeraldACTIVE programming on every single river itinerary, guests don’t have to book a special sailing to take part. Instead, they’re free to choose their dream destination and departure date with assurance that they’ll be able to stay active during their vacation.”
Here is a look at how these active experiences break down:
- A total of 31 EmeraldACTIVE tour options available to guests on all European river sailings, including 15 guided hikes available across eight countries, 13 guided bike tours encompassing more than 140 miles of cycling, and guided canoe tours in Portugal and France;
- Eight new EmeraldACTIVE tours available on Emerald Azzurra yacht sailings in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Red Seas;
- Two EmeraldACTIVE shore excursions on Mekong sailings in Southeast Asia, including a kayaking tour of Halong Bay in Vietnam and a Vespa tour of the countryside near Siem Reap, Cambodia
When Emerald Azzurra launches in 2022, guests will be able to take part in EmeraldACTIVE excursions such as a guided hiking tour to Forte Filippo in Port Ecole, Italy along the Italian Riviera, and a guided bike tour in and around historic Kusadasi, Turkey.
“It’s clear that small ship cruisers of all ages are increasingly interested in active, health-conscious travel, and we’re committed to offering programming both onboard and in ports that delivers a wide variety of options to our guests,” said David Winterton, Global Brand Director for Emerald Cruises.