Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:00 AM 11th February 2020

Emerald Waterways Expands Into Yacht Cruising

Emerald Waterways has entered the yacht cruising market with the launch of its first custom built 100 guest ocean-going super yacht – Emerald Azzurra.

It will become the first vessel owned by the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand and will sit alongside Emerald Waterways as the two brands making up the newly formed Emerald Cruises portfolio.

The new 110-metre long craft is being built in Ha Long City, Vietnam and will launch in July 2021, sailing a series of 47 itineraries.

On sale now, the new sailings will explore destinations including the Red Sea – Israel, Jordan and Egypt – and the Mediterranean – Greece, Montenegro, Italy, France, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Spain – offering guests an intimate, boutique yacht cruising experience.

As well as exploring the major highlights in these regions, guests will also have access to the smaller ports and harbours including Kotor (Montenegro), Santorini (Greece) and Amalfi (Italy) which can only be reached by small yachts.

On board, guests can enjoy local flavours and cocktails whilst taking in the views from one of the three different bars and restaurant.

Eighty eight per cent of cabins include a balcony and the yacht features an on board wellness centre - (including spa, gym & sauna - three tenders and a Zodiac for shore landings. The Emerald Azzurra also features a marina platform to allow easy access to snorkelling, paddle boarding or swimming at one of the many swim stops.

Highlights of the new programme include:

The eight-day Cyprus, Turkey and Greece Delights
The eight-day French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica
The 12-day Ancient World Wonders

Part of the Scenic Group, Emerald Waterways currently operates nine Star-Ships in 19 countries and charters two small ships sailing the Adriatic coast.

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