Emerald Azzurra super yacht delivered by Vietnamese shipyard

Emerald Azzurra prepares to leave Vietnam (Emerald Cruises)

Posted on February 9, 2022 8:53 PM by

Maritime Executive

New luxury yacht style cruise ship emerald blue Construction completed and handed over to owners, Emerald Cruises, part of the Scenic Group. The unique 100-passenger vessel was designed to combine the comforts of sailing with the luxuries of a private yacht, leading the company to call the vessel a luxury yacht.

Built at Vietnam’s Ha Long shipyard, the ship departed on a February 8 delivery voyage to Aqaba, Jordan, where it is scheduled to take passengers on its inaugural sailing on March 11. emerald blue She is the first of two ocean-going cruise ships to be built for Emerald, which operates eight river cruise ships in Europe and one on the Mekong River, as well as a charter river vessel sailing in Russian waterways.

“Today marks an important moment for our team at Emerald Cruises as the first mega yachts in our fleet take a giant step towards completion,” said Glenn Moroney, founder and CEO of Scenic Group. “This yacht represents the next generation of yachting cruises, taking guests to new destinations with luxurious onboard amenities unlike any other experience on board small vessels.”

The first for yachting trips, emerald blue It features a wide range of amenities. Passengers stay in 50 suites, more than 88 percent of which have balconies, and more room per guest than on similar ships of their size. The yacht also features an infrared sauna, large infinity pool, spa, gym, and marina deck, complete with SEABOBs, paddle boards, and snorkeling equipment. A fleet of e-bikes is also available on board for excursions in the ports.

The Emerald Azzurra and her sister ship combine the luxuries of a yacht and cruise ship (Emerald Cruises)

The approximately 361-foot boat provides passengers with a deck bar, observation area, poolside café, and restaurant for a total of three dining locations. It will consist of a crew of 64. It also holds three bids stored in a garage and private beach landing tower.

It is unique as the first luxury cruise ship to be built in Vietnam. Ha Long Shipbuilding was contracted to build the hull and equip all of its machinery emerald blue, with all interior fit-outs managed directly by the Emerald Cruises project team. The ship’s first steel was cut in December 2019 and launched in December 2020.

After her inaugural cruising emerald blue You will cross the Suez Canal to embark on a series of sailings in the Mediterranean and along the Adriatic coast during the summer before returning to the Red Sea next winter. sister ship, emerald sakaraDelivery is scheduled for February 2023 and will sail to the Seychelles, the Black Sea and the Middle East.

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