Luxury cruise operator Emerald Cruises ( has unveiled new Caribbean itineraries for the winter 2024/2025 season on board Emerald Azzurra.

Emerald Azzurra, the luxury yacht from Emerald Cruises launched in 2022, carries just 100 guests and boasts innovative features such as an infinity-style Aqua Pool on the Pool Deck, a Marina Platform designed for easy access to water sport activities in the sea, and a Wellness Centre complete with spa, gym, and infrared sauna.

This Caribbean redeployment comes in response to strong demand for the Caribbean sailings on board sister yacht Emerald Sakara, which has nearly reached full capacity for the upcoming season.

What’s more, Emerald Cruises is currently offering up to 30% off its full collection of yacht cruise itineraries, making it a great time to catch some winter sun. Emerald Azzurra’s new Caribbean itineraries will sail from 14 December 2024 until 22 February 2025. Sailings include:

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The 15-day ‘Discover the Yachting Islands of the Caribbean’ sailing offers an intimate glimpse into the vibrant life of the Caribbean’s smaller ports, showcasing the unique culture and relaxed pace of island life. The epic voyage explores less-travelled Caribbean islands including Jost van Dyke and Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and Antigua. Other highlights include overnight stays in the glamorous St. Barths and visits to the serene islands of Guadeloupe and Barbuda in the Leeward Islands, these itineraries are tailored for discerning travellers seeking unique destinations. Prices for the 15-day Discover the Yachting Islands of the Caribbean’ sailing start from £6,256 per person, including return flights, transfers, meals, Wi-Fi and excursions, based on a 14 December 2024 departure onboard Emerald Azzurra.

The eight-day ‘Caribbean Yachting Discovery’ sailing provides an authentic beach-hopping adventure, with most days spent at anchor, allowing guests to explore secluded beaches and serene swimming spots across the Caribbean. Guests can make the most of swimming in the Caribbean Sea from their yacht’s Marina Platform, with use of marina toys such as snorkelling kits, kayaks, and SEABOB water scooters. Prices for the eight-day Caribbean Yachting Discovery sailing start from £3,529 per person, including return flights, transfers, meals, Wi-Fi and excursions, based on a 11 January 2025 departure onboard Emerald Azzurra.

“Our decision to increase our Caribbean presence reflects the strong guest interest in this region and aligns with changes in the Red Sea conditions,” said Nichola Absalom, managing director, sales & marketing, Scenic Group UK.

“This adjustment not only enhances our offerings in highly sought-after destinations but ensures guests’ safety and satisfaction. Emerald Azzurra’s new schedule has been meticulously crafted to access unique ports that larger vessels simply cannot reach, providing exclusive and intimate exploration for all onboard.”

The repositioning of Emerald Azzurra increases Emerald Cruises’ presence in the Caribbean, while postponing its 2024/2025 Seychelles season to prioritise guest safety in light of the ongoing situation in the Red Sea.

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