This summer Mary Berry, British baker and host of the Great British Baking Show, will join the Emerald Radiance during an eight-day sailing on the Douro River.
Berry, who sailed for the first time with Emerald Waterways in December 2018 on a Danube Christmas Markets cruise, returns to talk food and baking in one her favorite countries – Portugal. In the port of Regua, Berry will join the 110 guests on board for an afternoon of tea and pastry tasting, where she will share tales from her career and host an informal Q&A session. On the final evening in Porto, Berry will host an exclusive book signing – where guests will receive a complimentary copy of her latest publication – followed by a four-course, Mary Berry-inspired farewell gala dinner. Delights of the Douro with Mary Berry sails round trip from Porto on June 22-29.
The Flavors of Burgundy and Provence wine-centric river cruise will feature wine experts hailing from the UK, Australia, Canada, and the US. Departing on July 27 – August 3, this sailing will feature British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin; American wine expert and talk show host, Robin Stark; Canadian wine expert, DJ Kearney; and Australian Master of Wine, Andrea Pritzker. During the sailing, Q&A sessions and master classes with the experts will allow guests the opportunity to sharpen their wine knowledge, while private tastings at wine estates like Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Château de Meursault will create lasting memories.
Emerald Waterways is offering guests aboard the June 9-16 Legends of the Moselle, Rhine and Main sailing from Frankfurt to Nuremberg, the chance to learn to use their smartphones to take sharper photos with iPhone photographer Jack Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth is a recognized name in travel and lifestyle photography, especially when it comes to shooting with a smartphone, and the author of the new book, The Joy of iPhotography. During this sailing, Hollingsworth will lead workshops showing even novice smartphone users his tricks of the trade and offer hands-on assistance for capturing the ideal shots.
During the month of April, these and many other 2019 European river cruises are available at a savings of $1,500 per person on itineraries of seven to 13 nights, or a savings of $3,000 per person on itineraries of 14 or more nights.