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The Emerald Liberté: A State-of-the-Art Ship

The Emerald Liberté is one of three ships that joined the Emerald Waterways fleet in 2017. This sleek, state-of-the-art vessel was custom built to sail the Rhône and Saône rivers as part of the Sensations of Southern France program; it features four decks and an impressive length of 360 feet and can host up to 138 passengers and 43 crew members.

There are 70 spacious suites available, each equipped with a queen-size bed, a shower, a bathroom, a flat-screen television, a wardrobe and a safe. The exterior wall of each cabin contains a floor-to-ceiling window that can be mechanically opened to create the feeling of an open-air balcony.

Up on the Sun Deck, passengers can sit at a table or in a lounge chair and soak up the sun as they watch the French countryside roll past. For anyone who wants to stretch their legs, the top deck also features a walking track, a putting green and an activity area with games, including a giant chess board.

Just below on the Horizon Deck, the Horizon Bar and Lounge offers an expansive recreational space with couches and tables, making it a popular venue for reading, relaxation and group activities. Guests can take advantage of a 24/7 tea and coffee station, as well as several board games, newspapers and other reading materials.

At the stern of the ship, there is a beautiful heated swimming pool that overlooks the water and converts into a cinema in the evening. The roof above the pool deck retracts to reveal the open sky, enabling swimmers and moviegoers to enjoy a warm Mediterranean breeze throughout the day.

Other key amenities include a fitness area, a spa center, a hair salon and Reflections Restaurant.

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