Emerald Azzurra completes sea trials

First superyacht for Emerald Cruises passes initial tests with flying colours

Emerald Azzurra, the first custom-built superyacht by Emerald Cruises, has successfully completed its first sea trials, conducted by Captain Jonathan Edwards and Marine Operations Manager Robert O’Leary along with more than 98 specialised crew, contractors and shipyard staff on board.

The sea trials – revealed exclusively by LATTE Cruise this week – took place in Ha Long in Vietnam, departing Ha Long Shipyard on 20 November at 6am, with the sea trials completed within 48 hours.

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Emerald Azzurra will shortly undergo the final touches to its interior and exterior, as well as complete the training of the on board teams before the maiden voyage on 28 January 2022. Emerald Azzurra will launch with its eight-day Best of the Red Sea itinerary.

Offering a luxury small ship cruising experience, the superyacht will carry just 100 guests in 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with more than 80% of cabins featuring a balcony.

Glen Moroney, Founder and Chairman, Scenic Group (which includes Emerald Cruises and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours) commented:

“During Emerald Azzurra’s sea trials, all design parameters were exceeded, including speed, noise, vibration and overall comfort and maneuverability whilst sailing. Emerald Azzurra really is a very special superyacht, and will undoubtedly deliver a fantastic experience for our guests.”

Emerald Azzurra sea trials

Captain Jonathan Edwards added: “I’m delighted with the great teamwork that has been achieved in constructing not just the most elegant vessel on the seas but one that can live up to the high standards we have all grown to expect from Emerald Cruises.”

Emerald Azzurra is the 10th vessel in the Emerald Cruises fleet – joining nine river cruising Star-Ships. With the second superyacht, Emerald Sakara set to join the fleet in early 2023.

See emeraldcruises.com.au.

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