In still a further modest-ship expansion move, Scenic Team, which owns both of those the Scenic and Emerald Waterways river traces, and which just included the Scenic Eclipse “Discovery Yacht” to its portfolio previous fall, will now insert the new Emerald Yacht Cruises to its choices.
The new modest-ship oceangoing brand name will start its very first ship, the 100-guest Emerald Azzurra in July 2021.
Considering that 2014, Emerald Waterways has been offering deluxe European river cruising to the North American sector. Emerald Azzurra will become the very first ocean vessel owned by the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand name and will, together with sister brand Emerald Waterways, comprise the newly formed Emerald Cruises.
Journey Agent has asked a number of journey advisors for their take on the announcement and we’ll put up any comments listed here when received. Candie Steinman, franchise operator, Dream Holidays, Ft. Myers, FL, explained to us that “Emerald Yacht Cruises’ Emerald Azzura looks like a great option with some exciting opportunities for modest ship cruising. It seems to be yacht cruising which should be at a decreased selling price place than some of the luxury yacht cruises available now.”
Emerald Yacht Cruises has loaded its original 2021-2022 itineraries. Early chicken pricing is now available. Voyages on the new 360-foot-lengthy ship are planned to the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean and Purple Sea.
The yacht will connect with on various ports in Greece, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, France, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. The line states it will connect with at best places wished-for by guests but also have one of a kind obtain to the smaller ports and harbors only accessible by modest yachts.
“Emerald Waterways has been working award-successful river cruises in Europe because 2014,” stated Glen Moroney, operator and chairman of the Scenic Team. “The start of Emerald Yacht Cruises and the breathtaking new Emerald Azzurra are a reasonable extension of the Emerald Cruises portfolio, adding intimate yacht cruising in the Mediterranean to the existing Emerald Waterways river cruise choices.”
Spacious Cabins, Most with Balconies
Delivering a boutique yachting working experience, Emerald Azzurra’s spacious balcony staterooms and suites will start off at a lot more than 285 sq. toes of house. They’re going to have a present day feel and give upscale features. The line states 88 percent of lodging will have balconies.
In the accurate design of a tremendous yacht, the ship will give a marina system from which friends can head out paddleboarding and snorkeling, amid other activities. The ship will carry 3 tenders and two Zodiacs for shore landings. Steinman likes these yachting and expedition-like functions.
Also, the ship’s style will include an onboard wellness heart with gym and spa.
A couple highlights of the Emerald Azzurra’s program incorporate the following itineraries:
- The eight-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. Company will fly home from Athens.
- The eight-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 ahead of disembarking in Wonderful.
- The twelve-working day “Historic Earth Wonders” cruise will depart from Limassol and connect with 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.
Product or service Functions
In holding with the brands’ inclusive pricing framework, sailings on Emerald Azzurra will incorporate high-quality á la carte dining at supper breakfast and lunch buffets stocked with fresh, domestically sourced substances complimentary sommelier-paired wine, beer or comfortable drinks with lunch and supper all onboard gratuities transfers to and from the airport port costs and all taxes.
“Emerald is supplying journey advisors a further possibility to provide the overall Scenic portfolio of cruise choices and the introduction of Emerald Yacht Cruises will enable convey the yachting working experience to the masses, in essence exposing even a lot more clientele to the yachting working experience,” states Michelle Price, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Journey Consultant.
On shore, friends will enjoy integrated EmeraldPLUS cultural activities and a vary of integrated 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 shown in the image above. This ship is remaining developed by the Ha Extended Shipbuilding Company (HLS) in Ha Extended City, Vietnam. The Ha Extended Shipbuilding Company is contracted to create the hull and match all equipment for the yacht.
All inside outfitting will be straight managed by the Emerald Cruises venture crew. A metal reducing ceremony was held at the shipyard December 7, 2019.
For a lot more information and facts, visit www.emeraldyachtcruises.com in the US and www.emeraldyachtcruises.ca in Canada.
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