Due to increased demand for small ship cruise experiences, Emerald Cruises has announced the 2023 program for its new, ocean-going, 5-star luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra. In addition to sailings in the Mediterranean, Red, Aegean and Adriatic seas, the 2023 collection will feature voyages to the Black Sea on two exciting new itineraries. The brochure detailing the entire 2023 yacht sailing season is available for download now. Travellers wishing to learn more about superyacht ocean cruising with Emerald Azzurra can now register for a complimentary live webinar.

The new, 15-day Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea itinerary sails between Athens and Istanbul, with a port of call in Mykonos, Greece before exploring the storied Black Sea at ports in Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. Guests will explore the iconic whitewashed alleyways of Mykonos on a guided tour; learn the history of Sinop, Turkey’s prison fortress, where many famous Turkish writers and journalists were imprisoned; and be treated to a private recital in the Palaces of Odessa in Ukraine.

For a more in-depth exploration of this diverse region, the 22-day Discover the Greek Islands, Turkey & the Black Sea itinerary expands on the above voyage with additional ports of call in Patmos, Rhodes and Amorgos, Greece and Kuşadasi and Bodrum, Turkey. The extra days are filled with guided city and historical site tours, including a hike to the Monastery of St. John while on Patmos – arguably one of the most beautiful Greek islands – and a folklore show in Amorgos, complete with local delicacies.

The live webinar, which will be held on April 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT, features UK special guest David Winterton, global brand director for Emerald Cruises and will provide travellers with insights into the benefits of small ship cruising, details on the superyacht’s newest itineraries and access to special savings for new bookings just for attendees. This fun and informative session aims to help future guests book their next cruise with confidence while learning about Emerald Cruises’ exceptional value.

Launching in January 2022, Emerald Azzurra is the first custom-built ocean superyacht from Emerald Cruises, offering a luxury cruising experience to small ports and harbours only accessible to small ships. The superyacht will carry just 100 guests across 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with 88% of her cabins benefiting from their own private balcony. Emerald Azzurra features a variety of areas to dine and relax, and an on board wellness center complete with a spa, gym and sauna for the ultimate indulgence. The superyacht’s marina platform is designed for easy access to snorkeling, paddle boarding and swimming – just some of the many activities included.

Additional information can be found on Emerald Cruises’ website www.emeraldcruises.ca


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