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Dance down the Rhône with Anton and Erin
If this year's Strictly Come Dancing has got you eager to test out your foxtrot, then why not learn from the very best while relaxing on a river cruise through the gorgeous French countryside?
This is your chance to meet Anton Du Beke, who has been on the series since it first began, and his partner and former Strictly favourite Erin Boag, who will join readers on-board and show you how to dance like a professional.
You'll sail through historical cities and stunning landscapes on an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, experiencing the laid-back lifestyle and fabulous flavours of this classic region of France. Setting sail from Lyon, your eight-day voyage will take you along both the Rhône and Saône rivers, stopping at the charming towns of Avignon, Arles, Viviers, Tournon and Chalon-sur-Saône.
Anton and Erin always bring something magical to the dance floor
and you will see them perform at an historic venue in Avignon, plus
take part in a dance masterclass on board. Anton and Erin will also
host a fascinating Q&A session, during which you can ask them
about their lives and careers and what really goes on
behind-the-scenes at Strictly.
Earlier this year, Anton and Erin were the stars of our Strictly-inspired river cruise along the Danube, and as one reader said of that holiday: "It's been such a wonderful experience seeing Anton and Erin perform. I cannot imagine anything better."
What's more, if you book your place on next year's Rhône trip by December 31, you will save £1,200 per couple*.
Reasons to book
Join a dance masterclass
Sail in style
Best of the Rhone
Q&A and session
- Return flights, taxes and transfers.
- Seven nights' in an Emerald Panorama Balcony Suite (category C cabin).
- All on-board meals, and wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
- All activities and excursions (as listed in the itinerary), including a performance, masterclass and Q&A with Anton du Beke and Erin Boag.
- Tips, gratuities and free wi-fi on board.
Day2Chalon-sur-Saône – BeauneBeaune, France
Day4TournonTournon-sur-Rhône , France
Day6Cocktail Reception and Dance PerformanceAvignon, France
Day7Dance Masterclass and Q&AArles, France
Day8Return HomeMarseille, France
One of the most impressive river cruise ships of the Emerald Waterways fleet
Making her maiden voyage in 2017, Emerald Liberté provides a luxurious and relaxing passage through the southern stretches of France.
Proving the journey is every bit as important as the destination, Emerald Liberté is blessed with an incredible selection of amenities and features. Designed to ensure every moment spent navigating the rivers of Europe and Asia with Emerald Waterways is incredibly comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable; the ship's features and flourishes have been selected to perfectly complement the journey.
From luxury restaurants and bar areas to health-giving spa and fitness facilities; our award-winning Star-Ships are designed to complement the journeys and lifestyles of our guests. Determined to ensure our guests never feel restricted during their time with Emerald Waterways, all staterooms, suites and public areas of the ship have been designed to maximise comfort.
The Sun Deck aboard Emerald Liberte always proves to be hugely popular during the summer months, with the delicate river breeze perfectly complementing the stunning panoramas provided by the world's most beautiful waterways.
This open-air top deck consists of a dining area adjacent to leisure and relaxation features; perfect whether you fancy a gourmet meal with new friends, or soak up the sun from the pool.
And it's not just the public area of the Emerald Waterways Star-Ships which have been lovingly devised to maximise comfort and enjoyment, our ships are blessed with the most spacious and stylish cabins. Ensuring restful nights and comfortable days, they are endowed with all the facilities and features you'd expect from an upmarket boutique hotel.