Published on Sunday, February 2, 2020

Emerald Waterways launches yacht cruises

Emerald Waterways has entered the yacht cruising market with the launch of its first custom built 100 guest ocean-going super yacht.

The yacht, called Emerald Azzurra, will operate under the newly formed Emerald Yacht Cruises brand.

Emerald Yacht Cruises brand will be a sister company to Emerald Waterways, with the two brands making up the newly formed Emerald Cruises portfolio.

The new 110-metre-long, Emerald Azzurra is being built in Vietnam and will be launched in July 2021 sailing a series of 47 itineraries.

New sailings went on sale on February 1, with destinations including the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.

As well as exploring the major highlights in these regions, guests will also have access to the smaller ports and harbours including Kotor (Montenegro), Santorini (Greece) and Amalfi (Italy) which can only be reached by small yachts.

The majority of the yacht's 50 cabins will have balconies, the yacht will have a wellness centre and a marina platform for snorkelling, paddle boarding or swimming.

Cruise prices will include flights, transfers, gratuities, meals, drinks and excursions.

The launch of the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand follows of sister brand Emerald Waterways unveiling a new river ship for 2021, together with a brand-new European itinerary travelling through the Netherlands and Belgium calling in at Hasselt for the first time, as well as Amsterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam.

The new Star-Ship, Emerald Luna, is set to sail in spring 2021 offering culturally immersive itineraries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.



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