Our latest news
by Simon Carter
The award-winning Emerald Azzurra
The last few months have been incredibly exciting for Emerald Cruises. From gaining a brand-new accolade (and what we predict will be the first of many for our fleet of luxury yachts) to developing our extensive range of itineraries and excursions, we’re well and truly on course for an exhilarating year ahead.
Aqua Pool, Emerald Azzurra
Towards the end of 2022, our groundbreaking luxury yacht, Emerald Azzurra, won the prestigious Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick award for ‘Best New Luxury Ship’.
With this huge honour, we’re more excited than ever to invite you and fellow guests on board for an award-winning luxury yacht experience.
Our latest win brought back fond memories from 2014 when our first river-cruising Star-Ships, Emerald Sky and Emerald Star, won the ‘Best New River Ship’ award, and it has highlighted how important it is for us to continue to innovate while focussing on the small ship experience that we’re known for.
Outside of award wins, we’ve been busy with plans for our 2023 sailings.
As summer draws ever closer, we’re looking forward to welcoming guests on board Emerald Azzurra’s sister yacht, Emerald Sakara, for her maiden voyage in the Mediterranean Sea.
Enjoy the delights of the Douro
We have also been looking towards 2024, crafting brand-new itineraries and adding an array of new excursions to some of our most popular cruises.
Keep an eye out for Rhine Castles and Moselle Vineyards launching next year (not to be missed if you’re a history buff or wine connoisseur), and for our extended Danube Explorer with Highlights of Budapest itinerary, where guests will enjoy a further two days exploring the beauty of the Hungarian capital.
Both are available to book now, so don’t forget to check out our website and request a free Europe River Cruises 2024 brochure for all the details.
Explore the beauty of Budapest
As the months roll on, we’re excited to see how the landscape of luxury cruising will continue to evolve, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you on board our award-winning Star-Ships and luxury yachts to join in on the adventure.