Emerald Cruises releases 2023 sailing dates with new yacht cruising itineraries to the Black Sea

Small-ship specialists Emerald Cruises has unveiled the 2023 program for its new ocean-going 5-star luxury super yacht, Emerald Azzurra. The 2023 brochure features the yacht’s highly anticipated first voyages to the Black Sea on two new itineraries, plus the collection of popular Adriatic, Mediterranean and Red Sea cruises.

The new 15-day Mykonos, Gallipoli & Essence of the Black Sea itinerary sails from Athens to Istanbul and calls at Mykonos, Çanakkale, Bartin, Sinop, Trabzon (all in Turkey), Batumi (Georgia), Sochi (Russia), Odessa (Ukraine), Sulina (Romania), Varna and Nessebar (both in Bulgaria) en route. Guests will explore the famous whitewashed alleyways of Mykonos on a guided tour and be mesmerised by the Palaces of Odessa with a captivating private recital included. Prices start from $10,994 per person* departing 5 August, 2023, with Earlybird savings of up to $2,132 per couple*.

For a more in-depth exploration of the Cyclades, the new 22-day Discover the Greek Islands, Turkey & the Black Sea itinerary is an extension of the above voyage 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 on Patmos, and a folklore show in Amorgos, complete with local delicacies. Prices start from $15,872 per person* departing 29 July, 2023, with Super Earlybird savings of up to $4,896 per couple*.

“With strong demand for Emerald Azzurra’s inaugural 2022 season, we are pleased to release 2023 dates so guests can plan ahead. Gallipoli is a huge attraction for the Australian and New Zealand market so we expect these new itineraries to sell quickly,” said Angus Crichton, Emerald Cruises Director – Sales, Marketing & Product.

Launching in January 2022, Emerald Azzurra is the first custom-built ocean superyacht from Emerald Cruises, offering an intimate luxury cruising experience to unique 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 onboard wellness centre, complete with a spa, gym and sauna for the ultimate indulgence, as well as three tenders and a Zodiac. The marina platform is designed for easy access to snorkelling, paddle boarding and swimming – just some of the many activities included.

Sky Deck on board Emerald Azzurra

In celebration of the 2023 season release, Emerald Cruises is offering limited time Super Earlybird savings of up to 25% on selected cabins, as well as a complimentary Deposit Protection Plan and a Flexible Booking Policy for peace of mind. The Super Earlybird offer is valid on new bookings that are paid in full 12 months before departure*.

All prices include transfers, all tipping and gratuities, all onboard meals with complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner, as well as included excursions and experiences as stated.

For more information or to book please visit emeraldcruises.com.au or call 1300 286 110. Digital brochures are available to view or download from the website.

*All prices are per-person based on double occupancy and reflect Emerald Cruises’ current offers.

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