River cruise line Emerald announces 100-guest ocean ship
River cruise line Emerald Waterways has announced it will begin offering ocean cruises starting in July 2021.
The Scenic Group has announced a new 100-guest super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, the first vessel launched under the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, part of the Emerald Cruises portfolio.
Their first vessel EMERALD AZZURRA will offer an intimate yacht cruising experience for 100-guests. The new vessel will become the first ocean ship owned by the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand and will sit alongside Emerald Waterways comprising the newly formed Emerald Cruises.
“Emerald Waterways has been operating award-winning river cruises since 2014,” said Glen Moroney, owner and Chairman of the Scenic Group. “The launch of Emerald Yacht Cruises and the stunning new Emerald Azzurra are a logical extension of the Emerald Cruises portfolio, adding intimate yacht cruising to its Emerald Waterways river cruise offering.
“This launch also provides a unique opportunity to introduce the Emerald Cruises brand to the Australian market."
A few highlights of the Emerald Azzurra’s program include the following itineraries:
- The eight-day Cyprus, Turkey and Greece Delights in the Aegean Sea—which will also be the ship’s inaugural sailing, departs from Limassol, Cyprus and calls on Paphos (also in Cyprus) Fethiye, Bodrum, Kusadasi (all Turkey), Mykonos and Santorini, before arriving in Athens (all Greece) for the flight home.
- The eight-day French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica itinerary in the Mediterranean departs from Civitavecchia, Italy (Rome) and visits Porto Ercole (Italy), Bonifacio, Calvi (both Corsica), Portoferraio, Portofino (both Italy), and Menton before disembarking in Nice (both France).
- The 12-day Ancient World Wonders itinerary departs from Limassol (Cyprus) and calls at Haifa (Tel Aviv, Israel), Ashdod (Jerusalem, Israel), Alexandria, Port Said and Sharm el-Sheik (all Egypt) before ending in Aqaba (Jordan)
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