Emerald Cruises has released new renderings and unveiled the 2023 program for its ocean-going 5-star luxury super yacht, Emerald Azzurra. The brochure features the yacht’s debut voyages to the Black Sea on two new itineraries, plus a collection of Adriatic, Mediterranean and Red Sea cruises.
The new 15-day Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea itinerary sails from Athens to Istanbul and calls at Mykonos, Çanakkale, Bartin, Sinop, Trabzon (all Turkey), Batumi (Georgia), Sochi (Russia), Odessa (Ukraine), Sulina (Romania), Varna and Nessebar (both Bulgaria) en route.
Guests will explore the famous whitewashed alleyways of Mykonos on a guided tour and be mesmerised by the Palaces of Odessa with a captivating private recital included.
Prices start from $10,994 per person departing 5 August 2023, with Earlybird savings of up to $2,132 per couple.
For a more in-depth exploration of the Cyclades, the new 22-day Discover the Greek Islands, Turkey & the Black Sea itinerary is an extension of the above voyage with additional ports of call in Patmos (Greece), Kuşadasi, Bodrum (both Turkey), Rhodes and Amorgos (both Greece). The extra days are filled with guided city and historical site tours, including a hike to the Monastery of St. John on Patmos, and a folklore show in Amorgos.
Prices start from $15,872 per person departing 29 July 2023, with Super Earlybird savings of up to $4,896 per couple.
“With strong demand for Emerald Azzurra’s inaugural 2022 season, we are pleased to release 2023 dates so guests can plan ahead. Gallipoli is a huge attraction for the Australian and New Zealand market so we expect these new itineraries to sell quickly,” said Angus Crichton, Emerald Cruises Director – Sales, Marketing & Product.
Launching in January 2022, Emerald Azzurra is the first custom-built ocean superyacht from Emerald Cruises, offering an intimate luxury cruising experience to unique ports and harbours only accessible to small ships. The superyacht will carry just 100 guests across 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with all but six cabins featuring a private balcony.
Emerald Azzurra features a variety of areas to dine and relax and an onboard wellness centre, complete with a spa, gym and sauna, as well as three tenders and a Zodiac. The marina platform is designed for easy access to snorkelling, paddle boarding, swimming and other water activities.
In celebration of the 2023 season release, Emerald Cruises is offering limited time Super Earlybird savings of up to 25% on selected cabins, as well as a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan and a Flexible Booking Policy for peace of mind. The Super Earlybird offer is valid on new bookings that are paid in full 12 months before departure.