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Thursday,  July 25, 2024   3:38 PM
Emerald unveils new luxury yacht voyages in Seychelles & the Med
Emerald Azzurra. (Emerald Cruises)

Emerald Cruises has a new collection of luxury yacht cruises available through April 2026 aboard their twin, 100-guest Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara luxury vessels, including a new destination—the Indian Ocean and Seychelles.

The upcoming season also features new ports of call and itineraries in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red and Caribbean seas.

Guests joining either yacht from April 17, 2024 onward will also now enjoy a complimentary drink package with 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 calendar detailing the sailing schedule for both yachts through April 2026 is available online.

Guests who book by Dec. 31, 2023 will receive free, round-trip economy air on stateroom and premium air on suites, plus additional savings of up to $1,000 CAD per couple with Emerald Cruises Super Earlybird offer.

Highlights of the upcoming seasons include:

The unspoiled Seychelles

New for winter 2024 and into 2025, Emerald Azzurra will take guests on a journey to the Seychelles, a vast Indian Ocean archipelago.

Known for its pristine beaches, lush tropical rainforests, vibrant coral reefs, and dramatic granite rock formations, the Seychelles offers the opportunity for exploration and relaxation in equal measure.

The eight-day Tropical Charms of the Seychelles itinerary, sailing round trip from Mahé, calls on eight islands, each with its own secret waiting to be uncovered. On the tiny island of Praslin, guests can visit the otherworldly 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 extremely rare magpie robins; 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 (conveniently available to guests at no extra cost).

The first sailing departs on December 22, 2024.

Red Sea antiquities

As she transits between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean, Emerald Azzurra will offer several sailings in the Red Sea.

Calling on gateway ports in Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia, these itineraries offer access to the most iconic destinations in the ancient world: 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, to name a few. A variety of eight- to 12-day Red Sea sailings are available in December 2024, March, April, October and November 2025 and April 2026.

Coastlines and Islands of the Med and Adriatic

Another first for Emerald Cruises, 2024 finds both yachts spending the full summer season in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, creating an opportunity for Emerald Cruises to offer a wider range of itineraries in this beloved part of the world.

A variety of new itineraries will call on the Western Mediterranean, including Emerald Sakara’s eight-day Yachting Gems of the French and Italian Rivieras between Nice and Barcelona, and the nine-day Coastal Spain and the Algarve between Barcelona and Lisbon.

Favourite itineraries along Croatia’s stunning coastline, throughout the Greek isles, and Italy’s picturesque shores complete the region’s offerings.

Caribbean Island yachting

Beginning this November, Emerald Sakara will spend the winters in the Caribbean, offering a one-of-a-kind yacht experience to guests looking to stay a little closer to home.

Three distinct, eight-day itineraries call on a total of 22 ports in the Eastern Caribbean, Grenadines, Windward and Leeward Islands and provide a unique take on what it means to cruise in the Caribbean.

Adventurers looking for a truly epic tropical vacation can combine the three, eight-day itineraries into a 15- or 22-day Hidden Treasures of the Caribbean sailing with no repeat ports.

Most Emerald Cruises yacht journeys in all regions are combinable, from two-weeks to 22-days, without repeating a port. 

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