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You’ve Yacht to be Kidding Me: Sail the Med in pure luxury

If you think it’s exciting that travel is back, add sailing the Med in a new yacht and prepare to get giddy! Picture this: you, your plus one, a deluxe 110-metre yacht, cruising the dazzling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. That vision can now become a reality thanks to Emerald Cruises and the launch of their new luxury Emerald Azzurra yacht. 

If you think it’s exciting that travel is back, add sailing the Med in a new yacht and prepare to get giddy! Picture this: you, your plus one, a deluxe 110-metre yacht, cruising the dazzling turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. That vision can now become a reality thanks to Emerald Cruises and the launch of their new luxury Emerald Azzurra yacht

The Emerald Azzurra is a next-gen luxury yacht that is the perfect size for European cruising. Large enough that the (max) 100 guests enjoy comfort, space, and an unrivalled level of intimacy. Small enough to access the narrow ports and lesser-visited islands that cruise ships cannot reach. Emerald Cruises have designed the Emerald Azzurra to deliver an authentic experience without the crowds wherever they set sail. 

Sounds like heaven on a yacht to us. 

Get a glimpse of the Emerald Azzurra life

Watch this video and tell us you don’t feel like you’re already on board. Seriously!

It’s like we are there! So much so that we can practically feel the warm breeze of the sunny Mediterranean climate. And almost taste the Med-vibes cuisine served from the glam La Cucina Restaurant. And is it just us, or did that feel like a drop of condensation just fell from our glass of chilled cocktail at the Amici Bar? Hmmm?

Onboard the Emerald Azzurra

Sit back and relax with a drink at the Amici Bar on Emerald Azzurra

If your imagination isn’t as wild as ours, let’s get real about everything you’ll find onboard the Emerald Azzurra. At 110-metres long, you’d think you’d have to compromise on facilities. However, a gorgeous infinity pool, exclusive wellness spa, top-of-the-range gym, and access to ‘marina toys’ (think paddleboards, sea bobs, kayaks) say otherwise.

Add local flavours masterfully prepared at the La Cucina Restaurant and range of beverages served at the gorgeous Amici Bar and Lounge. This is how you experience the high life without needing to buy a megayacht!

Emerald Azzurra inclusions

The gorgeous Emerald Azzurra Infinity pool

If you’re familiar with Emerald Cruises’ sister company, Evergreen Tours (see below), you’ll know that attention to detail and offering exceptional value is as important as the destinations they travel to. The same is true for Emerald Cruises’ new luxury yacht launch. While on board, all meals, complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner, Wi-Fi, and onboard gratuities are included. Plus, there’s a raft of other perks for every guest, including:

  • The must-see sights on shore excursions.
  • Unique EmeraldPLUS cultural experiences that deepen your connection to the destination at a local level.
  • EmeraldACTIVE opportunities, with a focus on activities like guided bike tours and hikes to enhance enjoyment and movement. 
  • Free time to ensure guests can tailor their cruise to taste, either with leisure time at ports or booking the optional DiscoverMORE activities. 

Remind us again about Emerald Cruises? 

While on board, guests can enjoy the cocktail of the day or a crisp cool beer from the comfort of the Sky Deck.

After two years off, your cruising memories may be a little rusty, but it won’t take long to catch you up as Emerald Cruises is a multi-award-winning cruise leader. Their nine stylish Star-Ships have been exploring Europe’s majestic rivers and Southeast Asia’s exotic waterways since 2014! 

In 2021, the innovative Emerald Cruises team spotted an opportunity to take their cruising know-how and love of intimate experiences to birth their first luxury yacht: the Emerald Azzurra!

They are not stopping at one luxury yacht, btw. Nope, in early 2023, the second luxury yacht, Emerald Sakara, joins the fleet to meet the already-evident demand for this unique upgrade to experience the world’s most famous waterways.

Two luxury yachts equal double the chance to venture off the beaten track and explore the iconic coastlines and cultures that are once again ours to enjoy. 

Side note: for Australians, the sister Evergreen Tours brand may be more familiar, though Emerald Cruises launched as a stand-alone brand in early 2021.

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Emerald Azzurra in Santorini

If you’ve been multi-tasking Googling flights to Europe and nautical outfits while you’ve been reading this, you’ll be excited to learn that Emerald Cruises are offering a super early bird offer with up to an incredible 25% off 2022 and 2023 cruising! 

With inspiring itineraries from 8 to 26 days, the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Red Seas await. Plus, the Emerald Sakara gives you luxe access to the Persian Gulf in 2023!

For further inspiration, head to Emerald Cruises to request a free brochure or speak to your preferred travel agent. Alternatively, call their knowledgeable team on 1300 286 110 to get your cruising questions answered.

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Agents, the super early bird extends to your clients, too! Order free brochures from TIFs, access marketing toolkits here or call the team on 1300 286 110. 

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