Emerald Cruises’ luxury superyacht “Emerald Azzurra” set to sail in two months’ time
On 11 March 2022, Emerald Cruises’ first-ever oceangoing luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, will depart on its maiden voyage, departing from Aqaba (Jordan) on its eight-day The Best of the Red Sea itinerary.
Following its maiden voyage, Emerald Azzurra will sail a second itinerary in the Red Sea ahead of its spring and summer season sailing in the Mediterranean and the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Coast.
With just a few cabins left as part of the inaugural season, those booking a 2022 yacht cruise on board Emerald Azzurra will enjoy generous savings and be treated to a free Premium Drinks Package* for unlimited drinks all day long whilst on board. Plus, an additional Early Payment Discount of £400 per couple applies when booking and paying in full by 18 February 2022 or 120 days prior to departure, whichever is sooner.
The custom-built superyacht is comprised of just 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, of which more than 80 per cent feature a balcony. Emerald Azzurra carries a maximum of 100 guests per journey to ports and harbours only accessible to small yachts, offering a new and exclusive luxury sailing adventure for those wishing to soak up the sun and explore the beautiful coastlines of the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Adriatic coast this year.
Perfect for energetic travelers, the superyacht’s marina platform is designed for easy access to watersport activities including snorkeling, paddleboarding, swimming, Zodiacs, and the yacht’s three on board tenders. Equipped with everything you need for a warm water coastal exploration, Emerald Azzurra’s itineraries are rich in water-based activities** including guided kayaking tours, scuba diving and paddleboarding sessions in some of the region’s most incredible destinations.
Meanwhile on board, the variety of public areas provide the perfect retreats to unwind, including an infinity-style pool on the top deck. Emerald Azzurra’s Wellness Centre comes complete with a spa, gym, and sauna for the ultimate indulgence.
The eight-day The Best of the Red Sea itinerary will sail a round trip from Aqaba, Jordan, calling at ports in Egypt and Israel along the way. Guests will have the pleasure of seeing sprawling coral reefs punctuated by shipwrecked vessels in Aqaba, the opportunity to dive into the warm, crystal waters at Hurghada and visit Saint Catherine’s Monastery, which contains the world’s oldest still-functioning library.
Other enticing excursions include a glass-bottom boat trip at Naama Bay in Sharm el-Sheikh, a guided tour of Timna Park & Eliat’s underwater observatory and, of course, a visit to the fabled Ancient City of Petra in Jordan, the city carved into rock. Prices for Emerald Azzurra’s eight-day inaugural sailing on 11 March 2022 start from £3,625 per person.
Alternatively, the eight-day Highlights of Southern Italy itinerary explores Italy’s breathtaking south coastline from Rome to Monopoli before crossing the Adriatic to disembark in Dubrovnik. Highlights include a guided tour of the quaint resort town of Sorrento, an Amalfi Coast kayaking tour and the opportunity to explore the Alcantara River on a river tubing excursion.
Ports of call include Amalfi, Giardini Naxos, Crotone, Otranto and Monopoli with prices starting from £3,545 per person departing 13 August 2022.
All new bookings come with a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan and a Flexible Booking Policy. Prices include return UK flights, transfers, the cruises as stated, all tipping and gratuities, and all on board meals, as well as included excursions and experiences with knowledgeable local guides.
*Exclusions apply to the Premium Drinks Package.
** Some excursions and activities are available at an additional cost.