Emerald Cruises recently announced that their 100-passenger, oceangoing yachts Emerald Azzurra and soon-to-launch Emerald Sakara will spend the 2023 and 2024 winter seasons in the warm waters of the Caribbean and Central America.
According to Emerald Cruises, this is great news for Canadian travellers seeking beautiful beaches, turquoise water ideal for swimming and snorkelling, and rich culture in a sunny destination that doesn’t require a long, overseas flight.
And, the company adds, with nearly one million people of Caribbean descent residing in Canada, and more than two million Canadians travelling to Caribbean nations annually, these new itineraries are sure to draw attention.
To sweeten the deal
Emerald Cruises is offering guests a complimentary premium drinks package on all new bookings of a 2023 or 2024 Caribbean or Central American sailing when booked by September 30, 2022.
The premium drinks package represents a value of $1,100 CAD per couple based on an eight-day cruise. Guests should reference the code DRINKC22 when booking to receive their drinks package.
Ten distinct itineraries
Emerald Cruises shares that itineraries in this beautiful region range from eight to 15 days and will take guests to islands in the Grenadines, Virgin Islands, and West Indies, as well as ports in Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica, and Colombia.
The company also adds that those looking for an extended holiday will want to consider the grand 15-day Discover the Caribbean In Depth between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and St. John’s, Antigua with ports of call in the US and British Virgin Islands, St. Barts, St. Kitts, Martinique, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, and Guadeloupe.
Or, visit the charming, historical city of Cartagena, Colombia, and travel through the Panama Canal before exploring the islands and towns of the Caribbean on the 11-day Southern Caribbean Delights & Panama Canal.
A variety of shorter, eight-day sailings are also available, along with an alternate 15-day itinerary.
A first for yacht cruising
Emerald Azzurra features just 50 luxuriously appointed suites, more than 88 percent of them with balconies, with more space per guest than similar vessels of her size.
The yacht also features a large infinity pool, spa with infrared sauna, gym, and marina platform complete with SEABOBs, paddleboards, and snorkelling equipment available for guests to enjoy.
A fleet of the very latest in electronic bikes from Gocycle are also available on board, ideal for local village trips and active explorations.
Offering a diverse lineup of river and yacht cruises on 3 continents
Emerald Azzurra, the line’s first ocean-going vessel which debuted in March 2022, is a 100-guest, luxury yacht sailing the warm waters of the Mediterranean and the Adriatic.
Emerald Sakara will be the brand’s second luxury yacht and launches in 2023. On the rivers, Emerald Cruises sails eight branded Star-Ships in Europe and one on the Mekong.
The brand offers contemporary deluxe ships, outstanding service, and a focus on active shore excursions and onboard wellness offerings through their signature EmeraldACTIVE program.
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