Emerald Azzurra will be the first vessel launched under the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, part of the Emerald Cruises portfolio.
“Emerald Waterways has been operating award-winning river cruises since 2014,” said Mr Moroney, owner and Chairman of the Scenic Group.
“The launch of Emerald Yacht Cruises and the stunning new Emerald Azzurra are a logical extension of the Emerald Cruises portfolio, adding intimate yacht cruising to its Emerald Waterways river cruise offering.
“This launch also provides an opportunity to introduce the Emerald Cruises brand to the Australian market.”
While certified for unrestricted passenger ship operations in all ocean regions except polar, Emerald Azzurra has been custom-designed to cruise the waters of the Adriatic Coast, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean offering guests a boutique yachting experience.
As the newest yacht of its class sailing these waters, the spacious suites on the 110-metre Emerald Azzurra have been designed with a modern feel, ensuite bathrooms and all of the quality finishes expected of a world-class superyacht.
More than 88% of suites also feature a balcony, with these spacious suites starting at 28-square-metres.
Fine á la carte dinners and sumptuous breakfast and lunch buffets will be provided in the spacious Reflections Restaurant. In the true style of a superyacht, guests will have access to a special marina platform for a variety of activities, including paddleboards and snorkelling equipment. The ship features three tenders and two zodiacs for shore landings in true super yacht style.
Emerald Azzurra is being built by the Halong Shipbuilding Company (HLS) in Ha Long City, Vietnam and will be launched in July 2021.