Emerald Cruises has unveiled its new collection of 2023 and 2024 ocean-going cruise itineraries on board the 100-passenger Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara luxury yachts.
New additions include Caribbean and Central American cruises, transatlantic voyages and new ports of call across Mediterranean & Adriatic Seas. Details on all the new itineraries are available on the Emerald Cruises website.
“The Caribbean and Central America are an ideal match for our intimate yachts which have been custom built to access the small harbors and bays that the large cruise ships cannot access,” said Patricia Wu, Brand Director for Emerald Cruises Canada.
“The marina platform on the yachts’ aft will be a huge draw in these ports, where guests can snorkel, kayak, paddleboard or just play in the turquoise waters. We’re looking forward to bringing the Emerald Cruises luxury yacht experience to this exceptional part of the world.”
Balcony Stateroom, Emerald Azzurra
To further entice guests to experience some of these exciting new routes, Emerald is offering 30% off select 2023 Caribbean sailings as part of its ‘Yacht Savings Canada Sale.’ Bookings must be made between July 1-14, 2022 with full payment due 72 hours after the booking is made.
New additions to the 2023/24 yacht cruising program include:
Caribbean and Central America Cruising
Emerald Cruises will add 15 new countries to its list of destinations when both Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara homeport in the Caribbean during the 2023 and 2024 winter seasons.
Eleven distinct itineraries ranging from eight to 18 days will take guests to islands in the Grenadines, Virgin Islands, and West Indies, as well as ports in Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia.
In the Caribbean, the eight-day Eastern Caribbean & Grenadines itinerary sails round-trip from St. John’s Antigua and calls on ports in Martinique, Bequia, Saint Vincent, Mayreau Island, Saint Lucia and Guadeloupe. Fares start at $5,441 per person double occupancy based on a November 18, 2023 departure.
In Central America, the eight-day Coastal Adventures: Costa Rica and Panama sails between Puntarenas and Panama City, with ports of call in Isla Tortuga, Quepos, Isla Cebaco, Playa del Muerto, and San José Island. Fares start at $5,776 per person, double occupancy, based on January 23, 2024 departure.
Transatlantic voyages allow guests to follow the routes of the great explorers while enjoying the perks of a modern luxury vessel. Beginning in 2023, Emerald Cruises will offer three 12-day ocean crossing itineraries aboard Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara: Lisbon to Bridgetown, Barbados; Lisbon to St. John, Antigua; and San Juan, Puerto Rico to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
The yachts carry just 100 guests in 50 deluxe staterooms and suites – 88% of which feature a large private balcony. Al fresco dining experiences at La Cucina Terrace or Aqua Café allow guests to enjoy the sea air, while the Observation Lounge and Amici Bar & Lounge invite connections. The infinity-style Aqua Pool and well-appointed Wellness Center with infrared sauna offer opportunities for self-care.
the 12-Day Ocean Voyage between San Juan and Santa Cruz de Tenerife starts at $3,936 based on April 6, 2024 departure.
New Mediterranean Ports of Call
The inaugural season of Emerald Azzurra has seen guests enjoying sailings throughout the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas. Starting in 2023, new destinations will be added to the line-up including the coves and bays of Sardinia in Italy, the Balearics in Spain, the Moroccan jewel of Casablanca, Gibraltar and the remote Canary Islands.
the 18-Day Discover Western Mediterranean & Morocco Cruise sails from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Rome, with ports of call in Spain, Morocco, Corsica and Italy. Fares start from $10,922, based on on April 17, 2024 departure.