In nonetheless yet another compact-ship expansion shift, Scenic Group, which owns both of those the Scenic and Emerald Waterways river strains, and which just included the Scenic Eclipse “Discovery Yacht” to its portfolio last drop, will now include the new Emerald Yacht Cruises to its offerings.
The new compact-ship oceangoing brand name will launch its to start with ship, the 100-visitor Emerald Azzurra in July 2021.
Because 2014, Emerald Waterways has been supplying deluxe European river cruising to the North American market. Emerald Azzurra will turn out to be the to start with ocean vessel owned by the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand name and will, along with sister brand Emerald Waterways, comprise the freshly formed Emerald Cruises.
Travel Agent has asked several journey advisors for their take on the announcement and we’ll put up any feed-back right here when acquired. Candie Steinman, franchise owner, Dream Holidays, Ft. Myers, FL, told us that “Emerald Yacht Cruises’ Emerald Azzura seems to be like a great selection with some exciting opportunities for compact ship cruising. It seems to be yacht cruising which need to be at a reduce selling price stage than some of the luxurious yacht cruises obtainable now.”
Emerald Yacht Cruises has loaded its initial 2021-2022 itineraries. Early bird pricing is now obtainable. Voyages on the new 360-foot-extended ship are prepared to the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean and Pink Sea.
The yacht will simply call on various ports in Greece, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, France, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. The line claims it will simply call at top spots preferred by guests but also have exclusive entry to the smaller ports and harbors only obtainable by compact yachts.
“Emerald Waterways has been working award-winning river cruises in Europe considering that 2014,” reported Glen Moroney, owner and chairman of the Scenic Group. “The launch of Emerald Yacht Cruises and the beautiful new Emerald Azzurra are a sensible extension of the Emerald Cruises portfolio, including personal yacht cruising in the Mediterranean to the existing Emerald Waterways river cruise offerings.”
Roomy Cabins, Most with Balconies
Offering a boutique yachting experience, Emerald Azzurra’s spacious balcony staterooms and suites will commence at far more than 285 sq. feet of room. They are going to have a modern day truly feel and supply upscale facilities. The line claims 88 % of lodging will have balconies.
In the correct design of a tremendous yacht, the ship will supply a marina system from which company can head out paddleboarding and snorkeling, amid other activities. The ship will have a few tenders and two Zodiacs for shore landings. Steinman likes these yachting and expedition-like capabilities.
Moreover, the ship’s design and style will include an onboard wellness middle with gym and spa.
A number of highlights of the Emerald Azzurra’s program contain the following itineraries:
- The 8-working day “Cyprus, Turkey and Greece Delights in the Aegean Sea,” also the ship’s inaugural sailing, will depart from Limassol, Cyprus and call at Paphos, Cyprus Fethiye, Bodrum and Kusadasi, all in Turkey Mykonos, Santorini and Athens, all in Greece. Visitors will fly residence from Athens.
- The 8-working day “French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica” itinerary in the Mediterranean will depart from Citavecchia (Rome) and visit Porto Ercole (Italy), Bonifacio and Calvi in Corsica, Portoferraio and Portofino in Italy and Menton, France before disembarking in Awesome.
- The twelve-working day “Historical Planet Wonders” cruise will depart from Limassol and simply call at Haifa (Tel Aviv) and Ashdod (Jerusalem) in Israel, as properly as Alexandria, Port Claimed and Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt prior to ending in Aqaba, Jordan.
In maintaining with the brands’ inclusive pricing construction, sailings on Emerald Azzurra will contain fantastic á la carte dining at meal breakfast and lunch buffets stocked with refreshing, domestically sourced ingredients complimentary sommelier-paired wine, beer or smooth beverages with lunch and meal all onboard gratuities transfers to and from the airport port expenses and all taxes.
“Emerald is supplying journey advisors yet another chance to provide the full Scenic portfolio of cruise solutions and the introduction of Emerald Yacht Cruises will help carry the yachting experience to the masses, in essence exposing even far more consumers to the yachting experience,” claims Michelle Price, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Categorical Travel Consultant.
On shore, company will love involved EmeraldPLUS cultural encounters and a range of involved EmeraldACTIVE excursions, and they can e-book DiscoverMORE optional excursions to tailor their cruise.
Shipyard & Outfitting
A rendering of Emerald Azzurra’s Sky Deck is revealed in the picture over. This ship is becoming crafted by the Ha Very long Shipbuilding Firm (HLS) in Ha Very long Metropolis, Vietnam. The Ha Very long Shipbuilding Firm is contracted to build the hull and healthy all machinery for the yacht.
All interior outfitting will be instantly managed by the Emerald Cruises task team. A metal reducing ceremony was held at the shipyard December 7, 2019.
For far more data, visit www.emeraldyachtcruises.com in the US and www.emeraldyachtcruises.ca in Canada.
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