Emerald Cruises has unveiled their new collection of 2023 and 2024 ocean-going cruise itineraries on board the 100-passenger Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara luxury yachts, scheduled to debut in 2023.
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 Emerald Cruises website.
“The Caribbean and Central America are an ideal match for our intimate yachts, which can access the small harbors and bays that the big cruise ships can’t get to,” said Maggie Carbonell, VP of Marketing for Emerald Cruises US. “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.”
To further entice guests to experience some of these exciting new routes, Emerald Cruises is offering 30% off the 2023 collection of Caribbean sailing as part of their Star-Studded Savings 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 fifteen new countries to their 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 picture-perfect islands in the Grenadines, Virgin Islands, and West Indies, as well as ports in Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia.
Among the new ports of call are Colombia’s cultural city, Cartagena, with its Old Town walls and colonial-era buildings; the rugged rocks and thick forests of Terre-de-Haute, Guadeloupe, with reefs perfect for divers and snorkelers; and Costa Rica’s Isla Tortuga, or ‘Turtle Island,’ an uninhabited islet with a wealth of marine life such as angel fish, stingrays and sea turtles.
In the Caribbean, the eight-day Eastern Caribbean & Grenadines itinerary sails round trip from St. John’s Antigua and calls on ports in Martinque, Bequia Island, Saint Vincent, Mayreau Island, Saint Lucia, and Guadeloupe. Fares start at $3,843 per person double occupancy based on 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 $4,342 per person, double occupancy, based on January 23, 2024 departure.
Transatlantic voyages are steeped in romance, allowing guests to follow the routes of the great explorers while enjoying all 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 for relaxing, catching up on some reading or simply enjoying the endless ocean view. 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 an opportunity for comradery and meaningful connections. The infinity-style Aqua Pool and well-appointed Wellness Center with infrared sauna invite opportunities for self-care.
The 12-Day Ocean Voyage between San Juan and Santa Cruz de Tenerife starts at $2,914 based on April 5, 2024 departure.
New Ports of Call in the Mediterranean
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.
For those looking for an epic exploration of this fascinating part of the word, extended European ocean voyages pay call on five mesmerizing Mediterranean countries in one sun-drenched itinerary. Extended voyages will lead guests from the coastlines of Southern Italy to immaculate beaches and coastal towns in Spain, and Portuguese plazas filled with bustling cafés.
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 starting from $8,152 based on April 17, 2024 departure.
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