Emerald Azzurra, the first custom-built superyacht by Emerald Cruises has successfully completed its first sea trials, conducted by Captain Jonathan Edwards and Marine Operations Manager Robert O’Leary, along with more than 98 specialized crew, contractors and shipyard staff on board. The sea trials took place in Vietnam, departing Ha Long Shipyard on November 20, with the sea trials completed within 48 hours. A short video documenting the sea trial can be viewed here.
Emerald Azzurra will now undergo the final touches to its interior and exterior, as well as complete the training of the on board teams before she begins sailing in early 2022.
Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman, Scenic Group (which includes Emerald Cruises and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours) said: “During Emerald Azzurra’s sea trials, all design parameters were exceeded, including speed, noise, vibration and overall comfort and maneuverability whilst sailing. Emerald Azzurra really is a very special superyacht, and will undoubtedly deliver a fantastic experience for our guests.”
Offering a luxury small ship cruising experience, the superyacht will carry just 100 guests in 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with more than 80 percent of cabins featuring a balcony. Emerald Azzurra is the 10th vessel in the Emerald Cruises fleet – joining nine river cruising Star-Ships. The line’s second superyacht, Emerald Sakara, will join the fleet in early 2023.
For more information, visit www.emeraldcruises.ca.