Emerald Azzurra

Former name: hull EW01

Emerald Azzurra current position

Emerald Azzurra current location is at Adriatic Sea (coordinates 42.65983 N / 18.08477 E) cruising en route to Korcula Island Croatia. The AIS position was reported 5 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Emerald Azzurra

Emerald Azzurra current cruise is 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik. The itinerary starts on 13 Jul, 2024 and ends on 20 Jul, 2024.

Date / TimePort
13 Jul    Departing from Piraeus-Athens, Greece hotels
14 Jul    Itea, Delphi, Greece
15 Jul    Kefalonia Island, Argostoli-Fiskardo, Greece
16 Jul    Parga, Greece
17 Jul    Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece
18 Jul    Sarande, Albania
19 Jul    Kotor, Montenegro
20 Jul    Arriving in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Port Gruz hotels

Specifications of Emerald Azzurra

Year of build2022  /  Age: 2
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderHalong Shipbuilding Company (Ha Long City, Vietnam)
ClassMega Yacht
Speed22 kn / 41 km/h / 25 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage5175 gt
Passengers100
Crew76
Decks7
Cabins50
Decks with cabins4
Sister-shipsEmerald Sakara, Emerald Kaia
Former nameshull EW01
Christened bySarah Wikevand
OwnerScenic Group (Australia) via GMK Consulting Ltd (Malta)
OperatorEmerald Yacht Cruises

Emerald Azzurra Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Jun 29 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik
2024 Jul 13 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens
2024 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2024 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2024 Jul 27 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice
2024 Aug 03 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik
2024 Aug 10 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens $5745
2024 Aug 17 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens $8615
2024 Aug 24 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens
2024 Aug 24 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens
2024 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik $4384
2024 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2024 Sep 14 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2024 Sep 21 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2024 Sep 28 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2024 Oct 05 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2024 Oct 12 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik $9216
2024 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens
2024 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens $2997
2024 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik $2997
2024 Nov 09 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens
2024 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4319
2024 Dec 21 15 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa
2024 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4319
2024 Dec 28 15 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa
2024 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles
2025 Jan 04 15 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa
2025 Jan 05 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles
2025 Jan 11 15 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa
2025 Jan 12 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4185
2025 Jan 18 15 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa
2025 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles
2025 Jan 19 15 days, one-way from Mahe Island Seychelles to Mombasa Mahe Island Seychelles
2025 Jan 25 15 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa
2025 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4185
2025 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $5311
2025 Feb 02 15 days, one-way from Mahe Island Seychelles to Mombasa Mahe Island Seychelles
2025 Feb 02 19 days, one-way from Mahe Island Seychelles to Mombasa Mahe Island Seychelles $12573
2025 Feb 09 12 days, one-way from Mahe Island Seychelles to Mombasa Mahe Island Seychelles $8502
2025 Feb 21 12 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa
2025 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens $4120
2025 Apr 26 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $7944
2025 May 03 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik $4287
2025 May 03 14 days, round-trip Discover the Best of the Croatian Coast Dubrovnik
2025 May 10 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2025 May 10 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice
2025 May 17 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik
2025 May 17 14 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik
2025 May 24 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens $5510
2025 May 31 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens
2025 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens
2025 Jun 07 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens
2025 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens
2025 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik $4287
2025 Jun 21 14 days, round-trip Discover the Best of the Croatian Coast Dubrovnik $10183
2025 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice $5821
2025 Jun 28 14 days, round-trip Discover the Best of the Croatian Coast Venice $10183
2025 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik $4287
2025 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2025 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik $5590
2025 Jul 19 14 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik
2025 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens
2025 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens
2025 Aug 09 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Dubrovnik Piraeus-Athens $4247
2025 Aug 09 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $7595
2025 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik $4287
2025 Aug 16 14 days, round-trip Discover the Best of the Croatian Coast Dubrovnik $10183
2025 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice $5821
2025 Aug 30 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik $8316
2025 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice
2025 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Venice Dubrovnik
2025 Sep 20 7 days, one-way from Venice to Dubrovnik Venice $4478
2025 Sep 20 14 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $7780
2025 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik $4247
2025 Sep 27 14 days, one-way from Dubrovnik to Piraeus-Athens Dubrovnik $26873
2025 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens $5510
2025 Oct 11 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastline Piraeus-Athens $5510
2025 Oct 18 12 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Larnaca Piraeus-Athens $6893
2025 Oct 18 23 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Aqaba Piraeus-Athens $12343
2025 Oct 30 11 days, one-way from Larnaca to Aqaba Larnaca $6381
2025 Nov 10 9 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Israel, Egypt Jordan Aqaba $4651
2025 Nov 19 9 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Israel, Egypt Jordan Aqaba $4651
2025 Nov 28 10 days, one-way from Aqaba to Jeddah Aqaba $5021
2025 Dec 19 9 days, round-trip Seychelles Island hopping Mahe Island Seychelles $5343
2025 Dec 28 9 days, round-trip Seychelles Island hopping Mahe Island Seychelles $5343
2026 Jan 06 9 days, round-trip Seychelles Island hopping Mahe Island Seychelles $5343
2026 Jan 06 21 days, one-way from Mahe Island Seychelles to Mombasa Mahe Island Seychelles $11288
2026 Jan 15 12 days, one-way from Mahe Island Seychelles to Mombasa Mahe Island Seychelles $7643
2026 Jan 27 12 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa $8622
2026 Jan 27 19 days, one-way from Mombasa to Mahe Island Seychelles Mombasa $12873
2026 Feb 08 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4408
2026 Feb 15 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4408
2026 Feb 22 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4408
2026 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4408
2026 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles $4408
2026 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Tropical Charms of the Seychelles Mahe Island Seychelles
2026 Apr 02 10 days, one-way from Jeddah to Aqaba Jeddah $5321
2026 Apr 12 9 days, round-trip Ancient Wonders of Israel, Egypt Jordan Aqaba $4952
2026 Apr 21 11 days, one-way from Aqaba to Larnaca Aqaba $7005
2026 May 02 10 days, one-way from Larnaca to Piraeus-Athens Larnaca $6584
2026 May 12 11 days, round-trip Greek Islands from the Corinth Canal to the Bosporus Piraeus-Athens
2026 May 23 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $4575
2026 May 30 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $4575
2026 Jun 06 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastlines Piraeus-Athens $4490
2026 Jun 13 7 days, round-trip Classical Greece Piraeus-Athens $4490
2026 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $4575
2026 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $4575
2026 Jul 04 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastlines Piraeus-Athens $4405
2026 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Classical Greece Piraeus-Athens $4405
2026 Jul 18 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastlines Piraeus-Athens $4405
2026 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Classical Greece Piraeus-Athens $4405
2026 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastlines Piraeus-Athens $4405
2026 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $4490
2026 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $4490
2026 Aug 22 7 days, round-trip Classical Greece Piraeus-Athens $4405
2026 Aug 29 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastlines Piraeus-Athens $4490
2026 Sep 05 7 days, round-trip Classical Greece Piraeus-Athens $4490
2026 Sep 12 7 days, round-trip Greek Islands Turkish Coastlines Piraeus-Athens $4490
2026 Sep 19 11 days, round-trip Greek Islands from the Corinth Canal to the Bosporus Piraeus-Athens $7364
2026 Oct 10 7 days, round-trip Classical Greece Piraeus-Athens $4490
2026 Oct 10 17 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $12440
2026 Oct 17 10 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $6274
2026 Oct 17 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Lisbon Piraeus-Athens $15290
2026 Oct 27 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Lisbon Civitavecchia-Rome $6975
2026 Nov 20 9 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $4466
2026 Nov 20 16 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $10990
2026 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip Grenadines Windwards yachting Bridgetown $3674
2026 Nov 29 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $9640
2026 Dec 06 14 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $9740
2026 Dec 06 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $3724
2026 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Cruising the Leeward Islands Marigot $3774
2026 Dec 20 7 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $3912
2026 Dec 27 13 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $9490
2026 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Grenadines Windwards yachting Bridgetown $3862
2027 Jan 03 13 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $9590
2027 Jan 03 6 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $3630
2027 Jan 09 14 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $10240
2027 Jan 09 7 days, round-trip Cruising the Leeward Islands Marigot $3962
2027 Jan 16 14 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $10140
2027 Jan 16 7 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $3912
2027 Jan 23 7 days, round-trip Grenadines Windwards yachting Bridgetown $3862
2027 Jan 30 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $3912
2027 Feb 06 14 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $10240
2027 Feb 06 7 days, round-trip Cruising the Leeward Islands Marigot $3962
2027 Feb 13 14 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $10140
2027 Feb 13 7 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $3912
2027 Feb 20 7 days, round-trip Grenadines Windwards yachting Bridgetown $3862
2027 Feb 27 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $3912
2027 Mar 06 14 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $10240
2027 Mar 06 7 days, round-trip Cruising the Leeward Islands Marigot $3962
2027 Mar 13 14 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $10140
2027 Mar 13 7 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $3912
2027 Mar 20 7 days, round-trip Grenadines Windwards yachting Bridgetown $3862
2027 Mar 27 7 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Marigot Bridgetown $3912
2027 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Cruising the Leeward Islands Marigot $3962
2027 Apr 10 7 days, one-way from Marigot to Bridgetown Marigot $3912

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 sisterships Sakara (2023) and the larger Kaia (2026).

Azzurra is Vietnam-built (constructed by HLS-Halong Shipbuilding Company in Ha Long City). HLS was contracted to build the hull and install all the machinery, while the yacht's interior fit-out was managed by a separate project team.

Azzurra is Emerald Cruises' 10th boat, having as fleetmates 9x riverboats and the sisterships Sakara and Kaia.

The vessel (IMO number 9903504) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311001053) and registered in Nassau.

The superyacht Emerald Azzurra has max passenger capacity 100 (plus 76 crew/staff).

The vessel features a sleek "megayacht" design (hull and superstructure), top-luxury accommodations with modern hotel amenities, premium restaurants, large wellness complex (gym, sauna, spa, massage rooms), two tender boats (used for passenger debarkation and embarkation in tender ports / without docking facilities), two Zodiacs (large-capacity motorized boats for coastal and inland expeditions), aft Marina platform for watersports activities (swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking), large infinity pool (with a glass front facing the stern), dedicated pool deck (with stern location, oval-shaped pool, sunbathing area with padded loungers, open-air Bar).

Emerald Azzurra also carries its own electronic bikes (Gocycle brand) from the premium manufacturer Karbon Kinetics Ltd (2002-founded by Richard Thorpe/McLaren Cars design engineer).

Emerald Azzurra yacht cruise ship

Emerald Waterways is a new (2014-established) 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 started 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), 88% (44) 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 6 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 a 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.

Shipboard facilities

The onboard food offering features local cuisine specialties (based on the visited ports along the current itinerary) and gourmet dishes (prepared with the 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 an 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 Sakara yacht pool deck

Horizon Bar Lounge is the largest and serves as the main lounge. The Observation Lounge is a small indoor venue 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 that serves beverages and light snacks to Sky Deck's sundeck area (with Jacuzzi/spa pool).

Emerald Azzurra yacht sundeck pool

On Wellness Deck (deck 2) are located the Medical Center (Infirmary served by a resident physician and nurses on 24-hour duty), Beauty Salon (hairdresser studio), Elements Spa, 3x Sauna Rooms (including an Infrared Sauna), and the Fitness (Gym Room fitted with professional training equipment. Aft is the Marina Deck (sundeck with seating) and the Marina Platform (for launching watersports activities) and the Garage (for watercraft and equipment). Also aft are stored the yacht's Tender Boats (3x) and the Zodiacs (2x).

Zodiacs are large-capacity, high-speed RIBs (rigid inflatable boats) used for coastal cruising, navigation on inland waterways and expedition landings.

Emerald Yacht Cruises Emerald Azzurra's 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 Cruises' yachts offer seasonally (in spring and fall) cheap Transatlantic crossings between the Caribbean and Europe (RepositionCruises.com). Emerald Yacht Cruises also offers full ship charters for corporate and private clients.

Emerald Yacht Cruises'/Azzurra's program for 2021 had scheduled 47 different itineraries to destinations like Italy (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. The Maiden Voyage departed on March 11, 2022 (instead of July 31, 2021, and January 28, 2022) out of Aqaba.

The 8-day itinerary (themed "Best of the Red Sea", roundtrip from Aqaba) visited Egypt (Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh) and Israel (Eilat). 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.

In February 2022 was announced that starting in January 2023, the superyacht will be homeported in Doha Qatar. The program was based on 7-night/8-day roundtrips visiting UAE (Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Dubai) and Oman (Khasab, Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort). Optional 3-day pre- and post cruisetours in Qatar are also offered.

In Oct 2022 was announced that starting in November 2023, the boat will be homeported in Bridgetown Barbados. The program (Nov 25 thru Jan 6, 2024) was based mainly on 7-day roundtrip itineraries themed as "Grenadines and Grenada Adventure", "Discover Eastern Caribbean and Grenadines", "Eastern Caribbean with St. Barths".

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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 has volume 5175 GT-tons and DWT-Deadweight 1125 tons. The registered shipowner and management company is GMK CONSULTING LTD (2019-incorporated, Naxxar Malta-registered).

Emerald Azzurra was launched/floated out from drydock at Halong Shipbuilding on December 6, 2020.

In mid-November 2021 were announced the names of the ship's Master (Captain Jonathan Edwards, between 2003-2020 employed by Holland America Line) and Hotel Director (Petros Zarpanely).

The 2-day sea trials were conducted in Ha Long Bay and successfully completed on November 20-22nd. Followed final outfitting works (interior/exterior) and training of the onboard staff.

 

The yacht Azzurra was officially delivered to Emerald Cruises on February 8, 2022, and left Ha Long Shipyard heading to Aqaba (Jordan).

In early-May 2022 was announced the name of the ship's godmother - Sarah Wikevand. She is the Managing Director of ROL Cruise UK (1995-founded by Peter Beadles as "Reader Offers Ltd") - one of the UK's largest travel agencies, with 120+ employees.

Emerald Azzurra's christening ceremony was on May 28, 2022, held dockside in Port Venice (Italy). The naming ceremony was attended by Glen Moroney (Scenic Group's Founder and Chairman) and his wife Karen Moroney (also company's Director of Project Design), David Winterton (Emerald Cruises' Brand and Marketing Global Director), local dignitaries. Being unable to attend the event, Sarah Wikevand was represented by Rosie Cairns (ROL's Joint Managing Director).

Inaugural cruise itineraries 2022

Next table shows the inaugural itineraries that were originally planned for Azzura.

The Maiden Voyage was scheduled for January 28th but was eventually postponed to March 11th.

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

Date / TimePort
28-29 Jan / 11-12 Mar (overnight)Departing from Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
30 Jan / 13 MarHurghada, Egypt
31 Jan / 14 MarSafaga-Luxor, Egypt
01 Feb / 15 MarSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
02 Feb / 16 MarEilat, Israel
3-4 Feb / 17-18 Mar (overnight)Arriving in Aqaba-Petra, Jordan

Followed the 10-day repositioning to the Mediterranean.

Date / TimePort
04 FebDeparting from Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
05 FebSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
7-8 Feb (overnight)Suez Canal, Egypt
9-10 Feb (overnight)Alexandria, Egypt
11-12 Feb (overnight)Ashdod-Jerusalem, Israel
13 FebHaifa-Tel Aviv, Israel
14 FebArriving in Limassol, Cyprus Greece

Next table shows the inaugural 7-day Arabian Gulf/Red Sea cruise out of Qatar.

Date / TimePort
20 DecDeparting from Doha Qatar
21 DecSir Bani Yas Island, UAE private island
22 DecAbu Dhabi, UAE
23 DecKhasab, Musandam Oman
24 DecFujairah, UAE
25 DecZaghi, Oman, Zighy Bay Resort
26 Dec - 27 DecArriving in Dubai Harbour, UAE

Next is the 7-day "Marvels of the Red Sea" itinerary (in Feb 2023) roundtrip from Jordan.

Date / TimePort
02 FebDeparting from Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
03 FebSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
04 FebSokhna, Egypt
05 FebHurghada, Egypt
06 FebSafaga-Luxor, Egypt
07 FebDuba-Tabuk, Saudi Arabia/Neom City
08 Feb - 09 FebArriving in Aqaba

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
9-10 Oct (overnight)Departing from Venice, Italy
11 OctTrieste, Italy
12 OctPiran, Slovenia
13 OctMali Losinj, Croatia
14-15 Oct (overnight)Ancona, Italy
16 OctManfredonia, Italy
17 OctVis Island, Croatia
18-20 Oct (overnight)Port 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 Nov (overnight)Istanbul, 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 Nov (overnight)Istanbul, 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 Dec (overnight)Haifa, Israel
19-20 Dec (overnight)Ashdod, Israel
21 DecArriving in Limassol

7-day "Holy Land at Christmas Time" itinerary

Date / TimePort
21 DecDeparting from Limassol
22-23 Dec (overnight)Port Said-Cairo, Egypt
24-25 Dec (overnight)Haifa, Israel
26-27 Dec (overnight)Ashdod, Israel
28 DecArriving in Limassol

17-day Repositioning (Limassol to Aqaba)

Date / TimePort
28 DecDeparting from Limassol
29 DecHaifa, Israel
30-31 Dec (overnight)Ashdod, Israel
1 JanAlexandria, Egypt
2-3 Jan (overnight)Suez Canal transition
6 JanSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
7-8 Jan (overnight)Aqaba-Petra, Jordan
9 JanHurghada, Egypt
10 JanSafaga, Egypt
11 JanSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
12 JanEilat, Israel
13-14 Jan (overnight)Arriving in Aqaba-Petra, Jordan

Godspeed!