The Scenic Group formally debuted its Emerald Cruises brand in Australia last month, in the lead-up to the launch of Emerald Azzurra, the brand’s first superyacht which is set to being cruising in early 2022.

The vessel recently completed her sea trials after a hand-over from the Ha Long Bay, Vietnam shipyard where sister ship Emerald Sakara had her keel laid early in November.

Azzurra will cruise the Mediterannean, Adriatic and Red Seas, while Sakara will be deployed on the Black Sea and Indian Ocean itineraries once she joins the collection in 2023.

Pictured at the launch event are Creative Cruising’s Carina Mullins, Emerald Cruises’ Emma Davie, and Julie Jones from First Class Travel.