Award-winning Emerald Cruises’ stellar 2023 yacht cruising season revealed some newsworthy milestones.

Following the 2022 launch of Emerald Cruises’ first ground-breaking luxury yacht, Emerald Azzurra, twin sister Emerald Sakara set sail in August 2023 on its sold-out inaugural voyage. Both yachts redefine small-ship cruising with unrivalled comfort, world-class amenities and contemporary style.  

Late in 2023, for the first time, Emerald Cruises introduced breathtaking Caribbean & Central America itineraries, plus unveiled an exciting new yacht cruise program for 2024 to 2026. Looks like 2024 promises to be another impressive year. 

Old & new Euro favourites 

Emerald Cruises’ newly minted 2024-2026 brochure showcases a welcome return of its Mediterranean & Adriatic Sea bestsellers. Favourites include the 15-day ‘Discover Italy, Greece and Turkey’, cruising the Aegean Sea and 8-day ‘French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica’, from glamorous Côte d’Azur via Corsica to the Eternal City, Rome.   

A highlight of the new additions is ‘Discover the Best of the Croatian Coast’, an epic 15-day round-trip beginning and ending in Venice or Dubrovnik. This extension of the popular shorter Croatian itineraries allows even more time to explore the Adriatic’s wildly beautiful islands and Medieval towns.  

Croatia is a stunning destination on Emerald Yacht's itineraries
Croatia is a stunning destination on Emerald Yacht’s itineraries

Seychelles & Safaris 

An expanded portfolio of new destinations with Emerald Yachts should inspire with the Red Sea & Suez Canal and Seychelles & Indian Ocean cruises commencing in late 2024.   

Located east of mainland Africa, the Seychelles archipelago is a true Indian Ocean paradise, dazzling with unimaginable natural beauty, white sand beaches, rare wildlife and vibrant cultural heritage. Emerald Cruises’ fabulous collection of Seychelles itineraries also incorporates the East African coast, including Tanzania and exotic Zanzibar and Kenya’s Mombasa. 

For your ultimate adventure, the signature 16-day ‘Safari and Seychelles’ combines a thrilling six-night safari in Kenya’s renowned game reserves and parks with numerous opportunities to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’, and an idyllic seven nights cruising the Seychelles archipelago.  

Turtles in the Seychelles
Turtles in the Seychelles

Wow-factor yacht cruising 

Wherever you sail, revel in the Emerald Cruises luxury small-ship experience. Amid sumptuous surrounds, Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara welcome just 100 guests each on board, ensuring personal attention with exceptional staff-to-guest ratios and ample space to unwind. 

You’ll relish accessing smaller ports that larger ships can’t reach (including Venice which is exclusive to smaller-sized vessels), taking you closer to the local action. Some days, your captain will drop anchor so you can have a picturesque swim and make full use of the innovative Marina Platform and aquatic toys, including the James Bond-style SEABOBs.  

Generous inclusions cover all meals, complimentary drinks, onboard and onshore gratuities, transfers, plus unique EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE experiences.  

Book your dream voyage now. Prices from $6645 per person (8-day luxury Mediterranean cruise).

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