Emerald Azzurra touches water for the first time

Float-out of The Scenic Group's second yacht.

The new ocean-going super yacht Emerald Azzurra from Emerald Cruises was floated out for the first time last weekend at The Halong Shipbuilding Company in Vietnam, marking just over a year until guests will be able to set sail on the upmarket vessel.

Emerald Azzurra is the first custom-built ocean super yacht launched by Emerald Cruises, sister company to Evergreen Tours and Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours.

The ship will now set sail on 28 January 2022, on an eight-day ‘Best of the Red Sea’ itinerary.

Once Emerald Azzurra is complete, guests will enjoy a luxury small-ship cruising experience, with the super yacht carrying just 100 passengers in 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with nearly 90 per cent of cabins featuring a balcony.

As well as having access to small ports and harbours that large ships cannot access, guests will have the opportunity to taste local flavours and cocktails while taking in views from one of the three stunning bars and restaurants.

“Game-changing” vessel

Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman of The Scenic Group (including Emerald Cruises) comments:

“We are incredibly excited to see Emerald Azzurra successfully enter the water as the next stage of her build, the completion of the interior, commences. Once again Emerald Cruises is looking to the future and building a game-changing vessel at a time when small-ship experiences are gaining in popularity. We can’t wait for past river cruise guests and new customers alike to join us on board our very own ocean-going yacht in 2022.”

Angus Crichton, Director Sales Marketing & Product, Emerald Cruises and Evergreen Tours said:

“This significant milestone for Emerald Yacht Cruises takes us one step closer to welcoming guests on board our first superyacht. The luxurious small-ship experience and exceptional value inclusions have been well received across the Australian and New Zealand markets, and our valued agent partners. With strong sales for 2022 and the launch of our limited Super Earlybird offers with savings up to 30 per cent, now is the time to secure a Balcony Stateroom before they sell out.”

Super Earlybird

Super Earlybird savings of up to 30 per cent on Emerald Azzurra are available now.

To celebrate with its agent partners, clients and guests, Emerald Yacht Cruises is offering a limited-time Super Earlybird special with savings of up to 30 per cent on selected cabins and itineraries, plus a complimentary deposit protection plan and the reassurance of a flexible booking policy. The Super Earlybird offer is valid on new bookings made before 31 March 2021*, or until sold out.

A rendering of the finished product

Emerald Azzurra’s launch date – originally earmarked for mid-December 2021 – was revised a result of COVID-19 supply change delays, primarily with the delivery of high-performance European equipment.

Guests who were booked on Emerald Azzurra‘s sold-out inaugural sailing scheduled for mid-December 2021 have been offered alternatives.

See www.emeraldyachtcruises.com.au for more information.

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