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Two Emerald ships on course for 2021 launch

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Construction and equipment deliveries are on schedule for Luna
Emerald Cruises, part of the Scenic group, is maintaining its commitment to launch a new river and ocean going yacht in 2021, with construction underway that will see the two new ships set sail next Spring and August, respectively.

The vessels

Emerald Luna, the ninth ship in Emerald Waterways' Star-Ship river fleet, has capacity for 180 guests and will join Emerald Sky, -Star, -Sun, -Dawn and -Destiny in cruising the Rhine, Maine and Danube Rivers, in addition to Emerald Liberté, sailing on the Rhône River, Emerald Radiance on the Douro River and Emerald Harmony on the Mekong river.

In addition to Luna, Emerald Yacht Cruises’ first oceangoing super yacht, the 360ft Azzurra which is being built in Ha Long City, Vietnam, houses 100 guests and will explore destinations including the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Captured on camera

A video showing Azzurra under construction offers an early glimpse of the ship. ‘Our time-lapse video shows the building of Azzurra is still on schedule, with the shipyard progressing their work on construction and pre-outfitting of hull blocks as expected’, commented Glen Moroney, owner and chairman of Scenic Group. ‘While there are some delays in equipment delivery from Europe and China, we continue to work with the shipyard on how to minimize that impact.’