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Emerald Azzurra to sail Black Sea itineraries in summer 2023

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Emerald Azzurra debuting next year
Emerald Cruises unveiled the 2023 programme for its ocean-going yacht Emerald Azzurra, due to debut early next year.

2023 sees the yacht’s first voyages to the Black Sea on two new itineraries.

The 15-day itineraries departing 5 and 19 August 2023 sails from Athens to Istanbul and calls at Mykonos, Çanakkale, Bartin, Sinop, Trabzon (all Turkey), Batumi (Georgia), Sochi (Russia), Odessa (Ukraine), Sulina (Romania), Varna and Nessebar (both Bulgaria) en route.

Cyclades exploration

For a more in-depth exploration of the Cyclades, a 22-day itinerary is an extension of the above voyage with additional ports of call in Patmos (Greece), Kuşadasi, Bodrum (both Turkey), Rhodes and Amorgos (both Greece).

The extra days include a hike to the Monastery of St. John while on Patmos and a folklore show in Amorgos, complete with local delicacies.

Launching in January 2022, Emerald Azzurra is the company’s first custom-built ocean superyacht carrying 100 guests in 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with majority of cabins having a balcony.

The yacht is under construction at Halong Shipbuilding Co and features include three tenders, a zodiac and a marina platform.

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