Emerald Waterways to Enter Ocean Cruising with Newly Built Yacht

Marco Green
February 4, 2020

Emerald Waterways has announced it will be adding intimate yacht cruising to its growing portfolio of river cruises when the 100-guest super yacht, the Emerald Azzurra. launches in July 2021. The new ship joins the Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, part of the Emerald Cruises portfolio. 2021-2022 itineraries in the Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Red Seas are available for booking now. Early bird pricing is available.

The 360-foot long Emerald Azzurra has been custom-designed to cruise the waters of the Adriatic Coast, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean, offering guests an intimate, boutique yachting experience. The yacht will call on multiple ports in Greece, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, France, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. More than 88% of suites also feature a balcony, with these spacious suites starting at 28sqm. We chartered a river ship on the Mekong River, before building Emerald Harmony and we have done the same by chartering small ships in Croatia previous year before committing to building Emerald Azzurra.

The eight-day French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica itinerary in the Mediterranean departs from Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) and visits Porto Ercole (Italy), Bonifacio, Calvi (both Corsica), Portoferraio, Portofino (both Italy), and Menton before disembarking in Nice (both France). The ship will have a marina platform from which guests can paddleboard and snorkel, as well as three tenders and two Zodiac boats for shore landings.

Its 12-day Ancient World Wondersitinerary from Limassol calls at Haifa for Tel Aviv, in Israel, and Ashdod for Jerusalem, with three stops in Egypt, finishing at Aqaba in Jordan from £5,245 per person.

Part of the Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways now operates nine Star-Ships in 19 countries and charters two small ships sailing the Adriatic coast.

For passengers looking to enjoy on board facilities, the yacht features a wellness centre including a spa, gym and sauna.

Sneak-peek images showcase the luxurious of Emerald Waterways' new ocean-going vessel.

Emerald Yacht Cruises will include return flights, transfers, all tipping and gratuities, meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, plus excursions and experiences.

Excursions and experiences will also be included, such as EmeraldPLUS cultural experiences and EmeraldACTIVE excursions.

Emerald Azzurra is being built by the Ha Long Shipbuilding Company in Ha Long City, Vietnam.

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