The all-inclusive luxury ocean and river cruise company has announced that the Emerald Azzurra will join its ever-expanding fleet this July.
The Azzurra is 110 metres (360 feet) long and will be able to accommodate up to 100 guests in 50 cabins. The yacht will sail the Red Sea, Adriatic Sea and Mediterranean over a 12-month booking period. It is the first vessel to be launched for the groups new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand. The state-of-the-art super yacht will complement Emerald Waterways’ fleet of river ships. There are seven in Europe, with an eighth – Emerald Luna – on the way this year. The Emerald Harmony currently sails the mighty Mekong River.
The Emerald Azzurra will call on multiple ports in Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Malta, Montenegro, Spain, and Turkey. Due to its relatively compact size, the Azzurra will be able to access smaller ports and harbours while still calling in on the more popular destinations.
No expense has been spared in making the Azzurra the premier luxury passenger yacht in the Mediterranean this year. Nearly ninety percent of all guestrooms will have a balcony and the cabins start at 27 square metres (285 square feet) in area. The yacht offers a gym, spa, wellness centre and a platform from where guests can launch themselves into the sea to swim, snorkel or paddleboard. Azzurra carries three tenders and two Zodiacs for shore landings and transfers.
In keeping with the brands’ inclusive pricing structure, sailings on Emerald Azzurra will include breakfast and lunch buffets stocked with fresh, locally sourced ingredients; fine á la carte dining at dinner; complimentary sommelier-paired wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner; all onboard gratuities; transfers to and from the airport; port charges; and all taxes.