Emerald Cruises has added new destinations in the Indian Ocean and Seychelles to its scheduled line-up between October 2024 and April 2026. From 17 April 2024 onwards, guests embarking on the 100-guest luxury sister yachts, Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara, will enjoy a complimentary drinks package. The package includes unlimited access to a range of cocktails, mocktails, premium wines, Prosecco and Champagne by the glass, bottled beer and soft drinks, as well as a mini-bar selection in each suite.
A newly released Cruise Calendar marks the preview of the Emerald Cruises 2024-2026 yacht cruise collection which is available to view online now.
“Due to popular demand for Emerald Cruises luxury yacht cruising program, we have released our October 2024 to April 2026 program much earlier. While the full brochure will be available later this year, our new 20-page Cruise Calendar will
assist guests to plan ahead, with pricing and detailed itineraries now available on our website,” said Angus Crichton, Director of Sales, Marketing & Product for Emerald Cruises.
New for 2024 – The Seychelles
Between December 2024 and March 2025, Emerald Azzurra will take guests on a journey to the ancient archipelago of the Seychelles Islands, with a choice of cruises ranging from eight to 13 days. Known for its pristine beaches, lush tropical rainforests, vibrant coral reefs, and dramatic rock formations, the Seychelles offers the opportunity for exploration and relaxation in equal measure.
The 8-day Tropical Charms of the Seychelles itinerary, sailing round trip from Mahé, calls on eight islands. On the tiny island of Praslin, guests visit the Vallée de Mai reserve, a prehistoric palm forest where the colossal coco de mer nut grows wild. Cousin Island is an important nesting ground for sea turtles and home to Aldabra giant tortoises; while La Digue Island, known for the towering granite boulders and aquamarine waters that flank the beaches, is the perfect island to explore by bicycle.
The 10-day Seychelles Island Hopping cruise, departing 19 December 2025, starts from $8,895pp with a $2,500pp Super Earlybird Saving.
New – Red Sea Relics
From December 2024, Emerald Azzurra will offer sailings in the Red Sea as the ship transits between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean. Calling on gateway ports in Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia, these itineraries offer access to the most iconic destinations in the ancient world, including Jordan’s hidden city of Petra and the sweeping Valley of the Moon, the Pyramids of Giza and Valley of the Kings in Egypt, and the sacred city of Jerusalem, and more. A variety of eight to 12-day Red Sea sailings are available in December 2024, March, April, October and November 2025 and April 2026.
The 8-day Red Sea & Gulf of Aqaba cruise, departing 4 December 2024, starts from $5,295pp with a $2,000pp Super Earlybird Saving.
Mediterranean and Adriatic
The 2024 European summer season finds both yachts in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, offering a wider range of itineraries. New for 2024, include Emerald Sakara’s eight-day Yachting Gems of the French and Italian Rivieras between Nice and Barcelona, the nine-day Coastal Spain and the Algarve between Barcelona and Lisbon. Emerald Cruises has scheduled more popular itineraries along Croatia’s stunning coastline, throughout the Greek isles, and Italy’s shore.
The 8-day Croatian Coast & Best of the Adriatic cruise, departing 28 September 2024, starts from $7,490pp with a $2,000pp Super Earlybird Saving.
Caribbean Island Hopping
Beginning November 2023, Emerald Sakara will cruise the Caribbean until March 2024. The season will be repeated in 2024/25, from November to April. Three distinct, eight-day itineraries call on a total of 22 ports in the Eastern Caribbean, Grenadines, Windward and Leeward Islands including an epic tropical cruise that combines the three itineraries into a 21-Day Hidden Treasures of the Caribbean sailing, with no repeat ports.
The 8-day Eastern Caribbean with St Barths cruise, departing 22 November 2025, starts from $5,595pp with a $2,000pp Super Earlybird Saving.
Find out more at emeraldcruises.com.au/our-fleet/our-yachts.