In yet one more modest-ship expansion go, Scenic Group, which owns both of those the Scenic and Emerald Waterways river lines, and which just added the Scenic Eclipse “Discovery Yacht” to its portfolio very last drop, will now increase the new Emerald Yacht Cruises to its offerings.
The new modest-ship oceangoing manufacturer will start its 1st ship, the one hundred-guest Emerald Azzurra in July 2021.
Since 2014, Emerald Waterways has been presenting deluxe European river cruising to the North American market. Emerald Azzurra will develop into the 1st ocean vessel owned by the new Emerald Yacht Cruises manufacturer and will, together with sister brand Emerald Waterways, comprise the recently formed Emerald Cruises.
Journey Agent has questioned several travel advisors for their take on the announcement and we will write-up any suggestions in this article when been given. Candie Steinman, franchise owner, Desire Holidays, Ft. Myers, FL, told us that “Emerald Yacht Cruises’ Emerald Azzura seems to be like a fantastic selection with some exciting opportunities for modest ship cruising. It seems to be yacht cruising which must be at a reduce selling price level than some of the luxury yacht cruises accessible now.”
Emerald Yacht Cruises has loaded its preliminary 2021-2022 itineraries. Early hen pricing is now accessible. Voyages on the new 360-foot-long ship are planned to the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean and Pink Sea.
The yacht will phone on numerous ports in Greece, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, France, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Israel, Jordan and Egypt. The line claims it will phone at major places desired by guests but also have exclusive entry to the smaller ports and harbors only accessible by modest yachts.
“Emerald Waterways has been operating award-profitable river cruises in Europe because 2014,” mentioned Glen Moroney, owner and chairman of the Scenic Group. “The start of Emerald Yacht Cruises and the amazing new Emerald Azzurra are a sensible extension of the Emerald Cruises portfolio, introducing personal yacht cruising in the Mediterranean to the existing Emerald Waterways river cruise offerings.”
Roomy Cabins, Most with Balconies
Offering a boutique yachting expertise, Emerald Azzurra’s spacious balcony staterooms and suites will begin at far more than 285 sq. ft of house. They’re going to have a fashionable feel and offer you upscale facilities. The line claims 88 percent of lodging will have balconies.
In the genuine style of a super yacht, the ship will offer you a marina system from which attendees can head out paddleboarding and snorkeling, among other routines. The ship will have 3 tenders and two Zodiacs for shore landings. Steinman likes these yachting and expedition-like functions.
Moreover, the ship’s design and style will include an onboard wellness centre with gym and spa.
A several highlights of the Emerald Azzurra’s program include the adhering to itineraries:
- The 8-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 dwelling from Athens.
- The 8-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 Good.
- The twelve-day “Ancient Planet Wonders” cruise will depart from Limassol and phone at Haifa (Tel Aviv) and Ashdod (Jerusalem) in Israel, as very well as Alexandria, Port Mentioned and Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt prior to ending in Aqaba, Jordan.
In maintaining with the brands’ inclusive pricing structure, sailings on Emerald Azzurra will include high-quality á la carte dining at supper breakfast and lunch buffets stocked with new, regionally sourced substances complimentary sommelier-paired wine, beer or smooth beverages with lunch and supper all onboard gratuities transfers to and from the airport port expenses and all taxes.
“Emerald is offering travel advisors one more chance to provide the full Scenic portfolio of cruise choices and the introduction of Emerald Yacht Cruises will help carry the yachting expertise to the masses, in essence exposing even far more shoppers to the yachting expertise,” claims Michelle Rate, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Specific Journey Agent.
On shore, attendees will appreciate bundled EmeraldPLUS cultural encounters and a variety of bundled 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 picture previously mentioned. This ship is becoming designed by the Ha Prolonged Shipbuilding Corporation (HLS) in Ha Prolonged City, Vietnam. The Ha Prolonged Shipbuilding Corporation is contracted to make the hull and in good shape all equipment for the yacht.
All inside outfitting will be specifically managed by the Emerald Cruises challenge staff. A metal reducing ceremony was held at the shipyard December seven, 2019.
For far more info, visit www.emeraldyachtcruises.com in the US and www.emeraldyachtcruises.ca in Canada.
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