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Emerald Cruises Celebrates New Super Yacht's Float Out

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In December Emerald Cruises celebrated the float out of their first custom-designed ocean going super yacht, the Emerald Azzurra. After successfully entering the water, the innovative yacht began the next stage of her interior completion. The float out marked just over a year until guests will be able to set sail on her highly anticipated debut, departing on January 28, 2022 for an 8-day "The Best of the Red Sea" itinerary from Aqaba and visiting Nuweibah, Hurghada and Safaga, before exploring the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt renowned for its stunning beaches and azure waters, lined with bustling bars and cafés. Discover Eilat in Israel, before heading back to ancient Aqaba, Jordan. Limited space is still available on this exciting maiden voyage.

Modern luxury on the ocean

Reaching an impressive 110 meters in length, this spectacular new super yacht will exceed your yacht cruising expectations with her casual lifestyle and an intimate environment for just 100 special guests on board. Discover a secluded spot to read a book, enjoy unimpeded views of the pristine landscapes, take a relaxing dip in the infinity-style pool, or arrange to spend time with fellow guests at one of the many comfortable meeting spots. There are multiple bars and dining venues to choose from, a spa, and two pools as well as a marina platform to launch watersports and sightseeing adventures.


Enjoy fine á la carte dining and sumptuous breakfast and lunch buffets in the serene setting of the spacious Reflections Restaurant with inspiration taken from the Mediterranean path you will be navigating. Expect fresh, locally sourced dinners, thoughtfully crafted by your onboard expert chefs, with complimentary sommelier-paired wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner. And, in the evening, once you’ve enjoyed your meal, appreciate the ocean breeze from a large al fresco terrace, before a nightcap in the plush, relaxed Horizon Bar & Lounge.


Unwind completely in the on-board Wellness Center, where a selection of indulgent spa treatments include massages, facials and even a hairdresser. There is a well-equipped gym for those who like to keep up with their fitness regime, as well as a fitness guide who will hold a variety of classes to encourage you to stretch your legs and find your centre during your time on the water.


With a plethora of marine life inhabiting our vast oceans, you’ll have the opportunity to make use of the yacht’s special marina platform, where you can board a Zodiac for expert-led excursions, venturing off in search of the water’s native inhabitants. In select ports, a number of marina toys will be available for you to jump in and play with. These include a foam flotation island, paddleboards, and snorkelling equipment.

Accommodation options:

Uniquely designed suites and staterooms become your own private haven, where everything you need is at your fingertips. Relax in your spacious, modern surroundings, enjoying a collection of luxurious amenities, as you sail into some of the world’s most picturesque ports and harbours.

There are 7 stateroom and suite categories ranging from 200 to 1,200 sq. feet spread across five accommodation decks. All accommodations feature a queen-size or twin hotel-style beds with the finest Egyptian cotton linen, complimentary bathrobe and slippers, bath toiletries, hairdryer, flat screen TV and infotainment system, complimentary Wi-Fi, individual climate control, mini-bar, personal safe, an umbrella as well as other amenities which vary by the type of accommodation chosen.

Included in your cruise

  • Airport transfers to and from the yacht
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • State-of-the-art coffee machines and tea stations
  • Complimentary water, restocked daily
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges and gratuities on board

The freedom to explore further

With so much beauty to uncover on your cruise, Emerald Cruises makes sure you’ll see the best of every location you visit. Adventure abounds on your included excursions, while free time to do your own thing encourages you to head off the beaten track. You have the option to personalize your time onshore, with plenty of opportunity to disembark the yacht for unguided city visits and evenings out.

Everything you need to get the most out of your cruise is included so you won’t have to spend a penny extra if you don’t want to.

Emerald Cruises’ exclusive EmeraldPLUS program provides you with unique encounters, sure to become the highlight of your adventure. Handpicked by experienced journey designers, you’ll meet locals from ancient communities, take part in insightful activities and embark on guided tours of some of the most prestigious premises in the world.

For the more active guest, the EmeraldACTIVE excursions consist of guided bike rides and hikes, for an alternative perspective on a location and you will also have the opportunity to explore each destination further by booking one of the DiscoverMORE optional excursions. And of course, your cruise director will always be available to point you in the right direction and inspire you with regards to a destination’s hotspots.

Your 2022 Cruise Options

Let Emerald Cruises take you on a journey, off the beaten track and along timeless trade routes, on board their bespoke ocean-going super yacht, Emerald Azzurra. Discover some of the oldest communities to have ever existed, explore the crystalline waters connecting stunning island groups and even uncover the mysteries of the Holy Land.

Barcelona, Spain

The Western Mediterranean

Covering the continents of Europe and Africa, the Western Mediterranean promises alluring culture, rich history and mouthwatering cuisine. From the French Riviera, to the southern Italian coast, the Island of Sicily, to the impeccable beaches of Spain. The Western Mediterranean is abundant with glamour, from northeastern Spain’s Costa Brava, to the Italian southern and western coastlines, taking in the French Riviera. Discover the small fishing towns and idyllic beaches of Spain, experience the allure of the Côte d’Azur, and witness Italy’s coastal beauty as it stretches from the Apulia region, to Sicily, the Amalfi Coast and right to the Bay of Naples.

Adriatic Coast

The waters of the Adriatic Sea provide access to some of Europe’s most exciting ports. Separating the Italian and Balkan peninsulas, it contains 1,300 islands belonging to Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia. Rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and fishing ports that have been trading for centuries, the Adriatic Sea is surrounded by Italy on the west and Croatia to the east. Cruise from the Gulf of Venice, along the Dalmatian coast, and island hop in Croatia, as verdant shorelines border crystalline waters and communities thrive just as they have since antiquity.

a blue fire hydrant sitting in the snow

The Eastern Mediterranean

One of humanity’s most important crossroads, and offering a variety of ports, the Eastern Mediterranean is a route paved with historic monuments and paradise-like island groups, where the past is celebrated in the present. The Eastern Mediterranean encompasses a variety of stunning locations, many of which have been the setting for legendary battles and lasting myths. Where breathtaking views inspire awe and rich traditions thrive across tiny island communities. As you cruise, you'll explore vibrant cities embracing modernity, while paying their respects to a fascinating past.


Red Sea

A global 200 ecoregion, the Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean, located between Africa and Asia. Having played a crucial navigational role since ancient times, its coastline is now a popular tourist attraction where nature and archaeological monuments feature in abundance. Home to some of the world’s warmest and saltiest seawater, the Red Sea is a remarkable body of water. Where technicolour coral reef displays draw divers from around the world to view its thriving biodiversity, and luxury resorts line its shores. Of course, its part to play in biblical history excites and intrigues intrepid explorers, who flock to witness its powerful, divine properties.

Celebrate the launch of Emerald Azzurra with a Super Earlybird Offer featuring savings of up to 30% available across all sailings. We don’t expect these special fares to hang around for long, so take advantage of these limited-time savings now. Cruise pricing is available in Canadian Dollars! Contact your Travel Professional for complete details or visit here.

Emerald Cruises remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of their guests and crew. The guest experience and their health, safety and well being remains Emerald’s key priority. The management team is working closely with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and government health agencies around the world to continue to provide each and every guest with the uttermost confidence while on board. Details are available here.

Please note: The Emerald Azzurra is currently being built and due for completion in late 2021, all images are therefore artist impressions.

View Emerald Cruises brand-new Explore The World With Us mini brochure which includes Emerald Azzurra's 2022 itineraries here.

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