Emerald launches all-new luxury cruises in the Black Sea - Cruise International

Emerald Cruises adds brand-new destination to superyacht itineraries

By Ruby Norris | 6 Apr 2021


Emerald Azzurra at Cres Island, Croatia.

Emerald Cruises has announced new sailing dates and added brand-new luxury itineraries in the Black Sea.

Luxury cruise line and yacht specialist, Emerald Cruises, has announced it’s latest sailing dates for 2023, as well as launching brand-new itineraries in the Black Sea. This comes as the cruise line unveils the 2023 programme for its newest ocean-going superyacht, the 5-star luxury Emerald Azzurra set to launch in January 2022.

The new 2023 collection will see the highly anticipated yacht’s first voyages to the Black Sea on two new itineraries. To celebrate these latest releases, Emerald Cruises is offering limited time Super Earlybird* savings of up to 30 per cent on selected cabins, as well as a complimentary deposit protection plan and a flexible booking policy on bookings.

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Emerald Azzurra pool

The pool onboard Emerald Azzurra

Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea

The 15-day Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea itinerary sails from Athens to Istanbul and calls at Mykonos, Çanakkale, Bartin, Sinop, Trabzon (all Turkey), Batumi (Georgia), Sochi (Russia), Odessa (Ukraine), Sulina (Romania), Varna and Nessebar (both Bulgaria) en route. Guests will explore the whitewashed alleyways of Mykonos on a guided tour, revel in a historical Sinop prison tour and be mesmerised by the Palaces of Odessa with a captivating private recital. Prices start from £6,120 per person departing 5 and 19 August 2023. 

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Discover the Greek Islands, Turkey & the Black Sea

For a more in-depth exploration of the Cyclades, the 22-day Discover the Greek Islands, Turkey & the Black Sea itinerary is an extension of the Essence of the Black Sea itinerary, with additional ports of call in Patmos (Greece), Kuşadasi, Bodrum (both Turkey), Rhodes and Amorgos (both Greece). The extra days are filled with guided city and historical site tours, including a hike to the Monastery of St. John while on Patmos – arguably one of the most beautiful Greek islands – and a folklore show in Amorgos, complete with local delicacies. Prices for the 22-day itinerary start from £8,870 per person departing 19 August 2023.

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Emerald Azzurra Sky Deck 3

The Sky Deck on Emerald Azzurra

Emerald Azzurra

Launching in January 2022, Emerald Azzurra is the first custom-built ocean superyacht from Emerald Cruises – offering a luxury cruising experience to small ports and harbours only accessible to small ships. The superyacht will carry just 100 guests across 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with majority of cabins benefiting from their own private balcony. Emerald Azzurra features a variety of areas to dine and relax and an on board wellness centre, complete with a spa, gym and sauna for the ultimate indulgence, as well as three tenders and a Zodiac. The superyacht’s marina platform is designed for easy access to snorkelling, paddle boarding and swimming

*The Super Earlybird offer is valid on new bookings that are paid in full 12 months before departure. All prices include return UK flights, transfers, the cruises as stated, all tipping and gratuities, all on board meals, as well as included excursions and experiences with knowledgeable local guides.