A new world of luxury yacht cruising in the Caribbean and Central America will soon be on offer to Australian cruisers with the recent launch of Emerald Cruises’ newest destination.
Emerald Cruises specialises in stylish, small-ship cruising. Emerald Azzurra is the first of two luxury yachts, with identical sister yacht Emerald Sakara set to debut in 2023.
Gleaming white against the tropical skies, both yachts will spend November 2023 to February 2024 exploring the Caribbean’s dazzling island treasures, along with Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia and beyond.
“Emerald Cruises’ inaugural season of luxury yacht cruising in the Mediterranean has been a huge success. With double the capacity next year, we’re now looking forward to welcoming guests to discover the Caribbean and Central America, in relaxed luxury, from November 2023,” said Angus Crichton, Director of Sales, Marketing & Product for Emerald Cruises.
White sandy beaches, lush tropical vegetation and National Parks, colourful towns, and cultures influenced by the French, English and Spanish, all make for a fascinating small ship cruising experience.
With a maximum of just 100 guests the luxury yachts are small enough to dock in island harbours or anchor close to shore where the marina platform with paddleboards, kayaks, a water trampoline, snorkels and other marina toys are available.
Custom-designed for warm water coastal cruising, the yachts offer several eight-day Caribbean and Central America cruises, many of which can be combined into longer 15-day or 19-day cruises, including:
- 8-day British Virgin Islands & French West Indies round trip from St Johns, Antigua this itinerary also visits Barbuda; Norman Island, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands; St Barths, and St Martin.
- 15-day Discover Eastern Caribbean & the Grenadines from Bridgetown, Barbados to Marigot in St Martin – or vice versa – this cruise stops at St Barths, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, St Vincent & the Grenadines
- 15-day Discover the Caribbean in Depth – Cruise from San Juan in Puerto Rico to St John Antigua, via the US and British Virgin Islands, St Barths, St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Martinique, St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia and Guadeloupe
All meals plus complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner, tipping and gratuities, and Wi-Fi are included. Guided tours are included on each itinerary along with EmeraldPLUS cultural experiences and the EmeraldACTIVE program. There are complimentary GoCycle ebikes available for use. DiscoverMORE optional tours are also available.
Style, substance and adventure are the hallmarks of a luxury yacht cruise with Emerald Cruises. 2023 and 2024 itineraries are selling fast with Super Earlybird savings of up to 25%. Emerald Cruises’ 8-day Caribbean cruises in 2023 start from just $5,733 per person, so help unlock your clients’ dream journey and book now!
For more inspiration and details, go to emeraldcruises.com.au or call 1300 286 110.
Lead image: St Lucia (supplied)