In addition to sailings in the Adriatic, Aegean, Mediterranean, and Red seas, the 2023 collection features voyages to the Black Sea on 2 new itineraries.
The 15-day "Mykonos, Gallipoli and Essence of the Black Sea" itinerary sails between Piraeus-Athens and Istanbul, visiting Mykonos, Greece prior to exploring the Black Sea at ports in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey.
Passengers will explore Mykonos on a guided tour, be treated to a private recital in the Palaces of Odessa Ukraine, and learn the history of Sinop's prison fortress. Prices start at US$8,099 per person with double occupancy, departures are scheduled for August 5 and 19, 2023.
The 22-day "Discover the Greek Islands, Turkey and the Black Sea" itinerary features additional call ports in Greece (Amorgos, Patmos, Rhodes) and Turkey (Bodrum, Kusadasi).
The extra days feature guided historical site tours. Super Earlybird fares for the 22-day itinerary start from US$11,817 per person, double occupancy, with departures on July 29 and August 19, 2023.
Emerald Cruises also announced 2023 “Epic Voyages,” two expanded itineraries combining several shorter itineraries into grand adventures.
The 26-day "Discover Gems of the Mediterranean Coastlines" itinerary offers the best of the Western and Eastern Mediterranean and begins with an exploration of the French and Italian Rivieras between Villefranche-sur-Mer (Nice) and Civitavecchia-Rome prior to heading down the western coast of Italy to Sicily and the Ionian Sea to Greece.
The last leg of the trip takes passengers round-trip from Piraeus (Athens) to both favorite and lesser-explored ports in Turkey and Greece. Super Earlybird fares start at US$13,906. The 22-day Discover the Pearls of Croatia, Greece and Turkey voyage begins with a Greek island and Turkish coastline trip prior to setting sail for Dubrovnik with ports of call in Montenegro and Albania. From there, passengers will sail north along the coastline of Croatia before crossing the Adriatic and concluding in Venice. Super Earlybird fares start at US$13,840.
Launching in January 2022, Emerald Azzurra is the first custom-built for Emerald Cruises superyacht, offering a luxury cruising experience to small harbors and ports only accessible to small vessels. The boat has 7 decks and accommodates max 100 passengers across 50 staterooms, 88% of which are with step-out balconies.