Emerald Azzurra

Emerald Azzurra last position

Emerald Azzurra last location was at South East Asia (coordinates 20.98874 N / 107.02215 E) cruising The AIS position was reported 2 days ago.

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Specifications of Emerald Azzurra

Year built2022 new ship
BuilderHalong Shipbuilding Company (Ha Long City, Vietnam)
ClassMega Yacht
OwnerScenic Group (Australia)
OperatorEmerald Yacht Cruises
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Gross Tonnage5300 gt
Passengers100
Crew64
Decks7
Cabins50
Decks with cabins4
Sister-shipsEmerald Sakara
Christened bytba
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Emerald Azzurra Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jan 28 7 days, round-trip The Best of the Red Sea Aqaba
2022 Jan 28 17 days, one-way from Aqaba to Limassol Aqaba
2022 Feb 04 10 days, one-way from Aqaba to Limassol Aqaba
2022 Feb 14 9 days, one-way from Limassol to Jeddah Limassol
2022 Mar 18 11 days, one-way from Jeddah to Piraeus Jeddah
2022 Mar 29 18 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2022 Mar 29 11 days, round-trip Aegean Gems Piraeus
2022 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2022 Apr 09 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2022 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2022 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2022 Apr 23 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2022 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2022 May 07 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2022 May 07 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus
2022 May 14 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2022 May 21 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2022 May 28 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2022 May 28 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2022 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2022 Jun 18 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2022 Jun 18 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2022 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2022 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2022 Jul 09 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2022 Jul 09 14 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2022 Jul 16 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus
2022 Jul 30 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Villefranche-sur-Mer Civitavecchia
2022 Aug 06 14 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Dubrovnik Villefranche-sur-Mer
2022 Aug 06 7 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Civitavecchia Villefranche-sur-Mer
2022 Aug 13 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia
2022 Aug 13 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Dubrovnik Civitavecchia
2022 Aug 20 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2022 Aug 27 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2022 Aug 27 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2022 Sep 03 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2022 Sep 10 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2022 Sep 10 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2022 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2022 Sep 24 14 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice
2022 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2022 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Civitavecchia Dubrovnik
2022 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Villefranche-sur-Mer Civitavecchia
2022 Oct 15 17 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Civitavecchia Villefranche-sur-Mer
2022 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Civitavecchia Villefranche-sur-Mer
2022 Oct 22 10 days, round-trip Sicily the Gulf of Naples Civitavecchia
2022 Nov 01 10 days, round-trip Sicily the Gulf of Naples Civitavecchia
2022 Nov 11 10 days, round-trip Sicily the Gulf of Naples Civitavecchia
2022 Nov 21 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia
2022 Nov 21 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia
2022 Nov 28 11 days, round-trip Aegean Gems Piraeus
2022 Dec 09 10 days, one-way from Piraeus to Limassol Piraeus
2022 Dec 19 7 days, round-trip Holy Land at Christmas Time Limassol
2022 Dec 26 10 days, one-way from Limassol to Aqaba Limassol
2023 Jan 05 10 days, one-way from Aqaba to Limassol Aqaba
2023 Jan 15 10 days, one-way from Limassol to Aqaba Limassol
2023 Jan 25 10 days, one-way from Aqaba to Limassol Aqaba
2023 Jan 25 20 days, one-way from Aqaba to Piraeus Aqaba
2023 Feb 04 10 days, one-way from Limassol to Piraeus Limassol
2023 Feb 14 11 days, round-trip Aegean Gems Piraeus
2023 Feb 25 11 days, round-trip Aegean Gems Piraeus
2023 Feb 25 18 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus
2023 Mar 08 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus
2023 Mar 15 10 days, round-trip Sicily the Gulf of Naples Civitavecchia
2023 Mar 25 10 days, round-trip Sicily the Gulf of Naples Civitavecchia
2023 Apr 04 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Dubrovnik Civitavecchia
2023 Apr 11 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Civitavecchia Dubrovnik
2023 Apr 11 14 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Villefranche-sur-Mer Dubrovnik
2023 Apr 18 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Villefranche-sur-Mer Civitavecchia
2023 Apr 25 7 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Civitavecchia Villefranche-sur-Mer
2023 Apr 25 14 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Piraeus Villefranche-sur-Mer
2023 Apr 25 25 days, one-way from Villefranche-sur-Mer to Piraeus Villefranche-sur-Mer
2023 May 02 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia
2023 May 02 18 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia
2023 May 09 11 days, round-trip Aegean Gems Piraeus
2023 May 20 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus
2023 May 27 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus
2023 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2023 Jun 17 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2023 Jun 24 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2023 Jul 15 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2023 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2023 Jul 22 14 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2023 Jul 29 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus
2023 Jul 29 21 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul Piraeus
2023 Aug 05 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul Piraeus
2023 Aug 19 14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus Istanbul
2023 Aug 19 21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus Istanbul
2023 Sep 02 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus
2023 Sep 02 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2023 Sep 09 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2023 Sep 09 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2023 Sep 16 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2023 Sep 23 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2023 Sep 23 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2023 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2023 Sep 30 14 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik
2023 Oct 07 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus
2023 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from Piraeus to Dubrovnik Piraeus
2023 Oct 14 14 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2023 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2023 Oct 28 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2023 Nov 04 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2023 Nov 11 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2023 Nov 11 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2023 Nov 18 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus Dubrovnik

Emerald Azzurra Review

Review of Emerald Azzurra

The 2022-built Emerald Azzurra cruise ship is a superyacht with max passenger capacity 100. This is the first of two newbuilds in the Emerald Cruises fleet, as well as the company's first ocean-going vessel - followed by the sistership Sakara (2023). Azzurra is currently under construction in Vietnam, being built by Halong Shipbuilding Company (HLS) in Ha Long City. HLS was contracted to build the hull and install all the yacht's machinery, while the interior fit-out is managed by a separate project team.

When launched, Azzurra will be Emerald Cruises' 10th boat, having as fleetmates 9x riverboats and the sistership Sakara.

The 7-deck high superyacht Emerald Azzurra has max passenger capacity 100 (plus 68 crew-staff). Ship's design features sleek "megayacht" hull and superstructure, top-luxury cabins with modern hotel amenities, premium restaurants, large wellness complex (gym, sauna, spa, massage rooms), two tender boats (used for passenger debarkation/embarkation in tender ports / without docking facilities), two Zodiacs (large-capacity, high-speed boats used for coastal cruising and landings), aft marina platform for watersports activities (swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking), large infinity pool (with a glass front), dedicated pool deck (with stern location, round-shaped pool, sunbathing area with padded loungers, open-air Bar).

Emerald Azzurra yacht cruise ship

Emerald Waterways is a new (established 2014) river cruise shipping company and brand owned by Scenic Group (Scenic Tours Australia). Emerald Waterways riverboats are well-known as some of the best on the market newbuild ships with premium facilities and superb services provided by professionally trained staff and crew.

On February 1, 2020, Emerald Waterways introduced the new brand "Emerald Yacht Cruises". It officially starts operations in 2022 (February) with the inauguration of the yacht Emerald Azzurra, which was initially planned for July 2021.

The superyacht has as namesake the cruiseferry GNV Azzurra (1980-built).

Decks and Cabins

Of all Emerald Azzurra staterooms (50 total), nearly 90% are with a step-out balcony - excluding only Deck 3's Oceanviews (with windows). Standard Balcony cabins are sized 29 m2 (310 ft2, including the veranda). The cabin balcony access is via floor-ceiling sliding glass doors. The veranda is furnished with two deckchairs and a small table. The ship's largest passenger accommodations are the two Owner Suites (on Pool Deck 6) each sized 111 m2 (1195 ft2, including a large terrace). The smallest are the six Oceanview cabins (forward on Deck 3) each sized 19 m2 (205 ft2).

The boat has 7 decks, of which 5 are passenger-accessible and 4 with cabins. Two Lifts (midship Elevators) interconnect all decks.

All staterooms are with contemporary design, luxurious en-suite bathrooms (WC, shower, single-sink vanity, hairdryer, premium toiletries, bathrobes, slippers), twin beds (convertible to double / Queen-size, Egyptian cotton linens, quality pillows), bedside cabinets (with recessed lights), wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), mirrored writing desk (dressing table with chair), sofa, coffee table with chaise lounge chairs, mini-bar (refrigerator), phone, smart HDTV (satellite reception, infotainment system / Internet, movies-on-demand), free Wi-Fi, individually controlled air-conditioning, bottled water (daily restocked), umbrella (used on land tours).

Bonus amenities (suite-only perks) include walk-in closet, pillow menu, Welcome Gifts (bottle of champagne and fruit platter / upon arrival), mini-bar (daily restocked), coffee machine, tea-making facility, free laundry (2 items daily for Yacht Suites and Terrace, and 4 items daily for Owner Suites). Both Owner Suites additionally receive free room service (in-cabin dining) with served pre-dinner canapes and after-dinner sweets.

Emerald Azzurra yacht cruise ship

Shipboard facilities

The onboard food offering features local cuisine specialties (based on the visited ports along the current itinerary) and gourmet dishes (prepared with freshest, locally sourced produce). The ship has 3 restaurants and 3 bars (lounges), including the pool deck's lounge. Breakfast and lunch buffets and a la carte dinners are served at Reflections Restaurant (full-capacity Dining Room on Deck 3). Adjacent to the restaurant (aft) is The Terrace - an outdoor lounge that doubles as alfresco dining venue (weather permitting). Onboard dining is complimentary and inclusive of beverages - soft drinks, beer and wine (by the glass) are waiter-served and free at all lunches and dinners.

Emerald Azzurra yacht pool deck

Horizon Bar Lounge is the largest and serves as the main lounge. Observation Lounge is a small indoor lounge with bow-location (Deck 4). On Pool Deck (deck 6) is located The Cafe (outdoor lounge served by its own bar). Sky Bar (Deck 7) is an outdoor poolside bar the serves with beverages and light snacks Sky Deck's sundeck area (with Jaccuzi / spa pool).

Emerald Azzurra yacht sundeck pool

Emerald Yacht Cruises Emerald Azzurra' prices are inclusive of return flights (economy-class, from London Heathrow Airport), transfers (airport, and to/from the ship), port fees, airport taxes, all onboard meals, select drinks, onboard tipping (gratuities), shore excursions, enrichment program (lectures, media presentations, live performances), watersports (equipment and activities). Ashore, passengers enjoy the complimentary EmeraldPLUS cultural program (professionally guided tours) and EmeraldACTIVE program (guided bicycle tours). Additionally, Emerald Yacht Cruises customers can book optional shore excursions (by the company's DiscoverMORE program) which come at extra cost.

Emerald Yacht Cruises sells fly-cruise deals which are ATOL-protected (Air Travel Organiser's Licence) and ABTA-protected (directly booked flights with non-ATOL airlines).

Itineraries

While certified for unrestricted passenger shipping operations in all regions (except polar), the yacht Emerald Azzurra is custom-designed to navigate in warmer climates, like Southern Europe's Mediterranean (Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea), Red Sea (Arabia) and Indian Ocean (Seychelles), offering a unique superyacht cruising experience. The boat's smaller size (and water draft) allows it to visit ports that larger ships can't access.

Emerald Yacht Cruises program for 2021 had scheduled 47 different itineraries to destinations like Italy (and Ligurian Riviera), Spain (Costa del Sol), France (Cote d'Azur), Greece (Greek Islands, Cyprus, Crete), Adriatic Sea's Dalmatian Coast (Croatia, Montenegro), Malta, Turkey, as well as Egypt, Israel, Jordan.

Azzurra's inaugural cruise itinerary program was originally scheduled for 2021 and included:

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the ship's inauguration was rescheduled from 2021 to 2022, with the Maiden Voyage currently planned for January 28, 2022 (instead of July 31, 2021). The 8-day itinerary (themed "Best of the Red Sea") is roundtrip from Aqaba. Prices started from USD 3315 pp (Oceanview) and USD 3770 (Balcony) with double occupancy.

In April 2021 were announced Emerald Azzurra's Black Sea itineraries for 2023.

  • (August 5, 2023) 15-day itinerary "Mykonos, Gallipoli and Essence of the Black Sea" (from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul) visits Greece (Mykonos), Turkey (Canakkale, Bartin, Sinop, Trabzon), Georgia (Batumi), Krimea Russia (Sochi), Ukraine (Odesa), Romania (Sulina), Bulgaria (Varna, Nessebar). Prices started from EUR 9340 / USD 11000 per person with double occupancy, with early-booking discount USD 2130 per cabin.
  • (July 29, 2023) 22-day itinerary "Discover the Greek Islands, Turkey and the Black Sea" is an extension of the 15-day "Black Sea" itinerary, with additional call ports in Greece (Patmos), Turkey (Kusadasi, Bodrum), Greece (Rhodes, Amorgos). Prices started from EUR 13480 / USD 15870 pp, with early-booking discount USD 4900 per cabin.

In August 2021 were announced two new Red Sea itineraries for 2022 (both Suez Canal transits) visiting ports in Greece, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia.

  • (February 14, 2022) 10-day itinerary "Mysteries and Treasures of the Red Sea and Saudi Arabia" (Limassol Cyprus to Jeddah Saudi Arabia) visits Port Said-Cairo Egypt, Suez Canal (transit on Day 4), Sharm El Sheikh Egypt, Aqaba-Petra Jordan, Duba-Tabuk Saudi Arabia, Al Wajh-AlUla Saudi Arabia. Prices started from EUR 4190 (USD 4930) per person with double occupancy.
  • (March 18, 2022) 12-day itinerary "The Ancient Wonders of the Red Sea and Mythical Greece" (Jeddah to Piraeus-Athens Greece) visits Al Wahj-AlUla, Duba-Tabuk, Aqaba-Petra, Sharm El Sheik, Sokhna-Cairo Egypt, Suez Canal (transit on Day 8), Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece, Santorini. Prices started from EUR 4995 (USD 5880) pp.
  • As a promo offer, all bookings made by September 30, 2021, received complimentary "Premium Drinks Package" (unlimited beers, wines by the glass, soft drinks, cocktails). In addition, all full-paid bookings received "Super Earlybird" 10% discount - on cabin categories A-B-S-SA.

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    In August 2020, Scenic Group (shipowner) contracted Viking Crew (part of the Dover UK-based Viking Maritime Group Ltd) as the vessel's crew managing company. Viking Crew is responsible for Emerald Cruises yachts' crew recruitment, management, deployment and placement, including officers and staff-crew from the onboard Engine, Hotel and Deck departments. Viking Crew was also contracted for the crew management of the superyachts Scenic Eclipse 1 (2019) and Scenic Eclipse 2 (2022).

    The vessel (IMO number 9903504) was launched/floated out from drydock at Halong Shipbuilding on December 6, 2020.

     

    Inaugural cruise itineraries 2022

    Next table shows the NEW MAIDEN VOYAGE currently scheduled for 2022.

    7-day "The Best of the Red Sea" itinerary

    Date / TimePort
    28 Jan - 29 JanDeparting from Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
    30 JanHurghada, Egypt
    31 JanSafaga, Egypt
    01 FebSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    02 FebEilat, Israel
    03 Feb - 04 FebArriving in Aqaba-Petra, Jordan

    Follows the 10-day Repositioning to the Mediterranean

    Date / TimePort
    04 FebDeparting from Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
    05 FebSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    07 Feb - 08 FebSuez Canal, Egypt
    09 Feb - 10 FebAlexandria, Egypt
    11 Feb - 12 FebAshdod-Jerusalem, Israel
    13 FebHaifa-Tel Aviv, Israel
    14 FebArriving in Limassol, Cyprus Greece

    Inaugural itineraries 2021 (CANCELED)

    Next tables show some of the planned for 2021 and later canceled voyages on Emerald Azzurra.

    (OLD MAIDEN VOYAGE) 7-day from Limassol to Athens

    Date / TimePort
    31 JulDeparting from Limassol, Cyprus Greece
    01 AugPaphos, Cyprus Greece
    02 AugFethiye, Turkey
    03 AugBodrum, Turkey
    04 AugKusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
    05 AugMykonos Island, Greece
    06 AugSantorini Island, Greece
    07 AugArriving in Piraeus-Athens, Greece

    21-day from Venice to Rome

    Date / TimePort
    09 Oct - 10 OctDeparting from Venice, Italy
    11 OctTrieste, Italy
    12 OctPiran, Slovenia
    13 OctMali Losinj, Croatia
    14-15 OctAncona, Italy
    16 OctManfredonia, Italy
    17 OctVis Island, Croatia
    18-20 OctPort Cruz-Dubrovnik, Croatia
    21 OctKotor, Montenegro
    22 OctMonopoli, Italy
    23 OctOtranto, Italy
    24 OctTaranto, Italy
    25 OctCrotone, Italy
    26 OctSiracusa, Sicily Italy
    27 OctGiardini-Naxos, Sicily Italy
    28 OctAmalfi-Ravello, Italy
    29 OctSorrento, Italy
    30 OctArriving in Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy

    10-day "Charms of Greece and Turkey" itinerary

    Date / TimePort
    10 NovDeparting from Piraeus-Athens
    11 NovSyros Island, Greece
    12 NovVolos-Meteora, Greece
    13-14 NovIstanbul, Turkey
    15 NovCanakkale-Troy, Turkey
    16 NovKusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
    17 NovRhodes Island, Greece
    18 NovSantorini Island, Greece
    19 NovMykonos Island, Greece
    20 NovArriving in Piraeus-Athens

    11-day "Aegean Gems" itinerary

    Date / TimePort
    20 NovDeparting from Piraeus-Athens
    21 NovSyros Island, Greece
    22 NovVolos-Meteora, Greece
    23-25 NovIstanbul, Turkey
    26 NovCanakkale-Troy, Turkey
    27 NovKusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
    28 NovRhodes Island, Greece
    29 NovSantorini Island, Greece
    30 NovMykonos Island, Greece
    01 DecArriving in Piraeus-Athens

    6-day "Cyprus and Israel Delights - Inaugural" itinerary

    Date / TimePort
    15 DecDeparting from Limassol, Cyprus
    16 DecPaphos, Cyprus
    17-18 DecHaifa, Israel
    19-20 DecAshdod, Israel
    21 DecArriving in Limassol

    7-day "Holy Land at Christmas Time" itinerary

    Date / TimePort
    21 DecDeparting from Limassol
    22-23 DecPort Said-Cairo, Egypt
    24-25 DecHaifa, Israel
    26-27 DecAshdod, Israel
    28 DecArriving in Limassol

    17-day Repositioning (Limassol to Aqaba)

    Date / TimePort
    28 DecDeparting from Limassol
    29 DecHaifa, Israel
    30-31 DecAshdod, Israel
    01 JanAlexandria, Egypt
    2-3 JanSuez Canal
    06 JanSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    7-8 JanAqaba-Petra, Jordan
    09 JanHurghada, Egypt
    10 JanSafaga, Egypt
    11 JanSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
    12 JanEilat, Israel
    13 Jan - 14 JanArriving in Aqaba-Petra, Jordan

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