EVERGREEN Cruises & Tours and sister company Emerald Cruises last month showcased the building of new superyacht Emerald Azzurra, adding that it is on schedule to launch in August 2021, with plans to operate a total of 47 itineraries.

“While there are some delays in equipment delivery from Europe and China, we continue to work with the shipyard on how to minimize that impact,” said Scenic Group Chairman Glen Moroney.

“The entire Emerald Yacht Cruises team is excited to see [Azzura] progressing, and looks forward to welcoming guests onboard this magnificent yacht as it begins cruising the Mediterranean in 2021.”

Announced at Scenic’s Night of Stars in Sydney in February, Emerald Azzurra will be the first vessel operated by the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, which alongside Emerald Waterways will be one of the two brands which make up the Emerald Cruises portfolio.