In 2020, Emerald Cruises took their award-winning reputation on the rivers of Europe and Asia and brought it the world’s oceans and coastlines with the announcement of a new yacht cruising product. The 360-foot long, 100-guest Emerald Azzurra, which launched in March 2022, has been custom-designed to cruise the waters of the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Caribbean in an intimate, boutique setting. Emerald Sakara, the brand’s second luxury yacht, launched in August 2023. As the newest yachts in its class sailing these waters, Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara’s spacious balcony staterooms and suites have been designed with a modern feel and upscale amenities. Unlike other ships in this class, 88% of the cabins feature balconies from which to admire the breath-taking views. In the true style of a luxury yacht, the ships feature a marina platform from which guests can take part in a variety of activities including paddle boarding and snorkeling. Guest will have unique access to the smaller ports and harbors only accessible by small yachts, giving them the freedom to explore the authentic local towns and villages off the beaten tourist track. In 2022, Emerald Azzurra was named “Best New Luxury Ship” in the Cruise Critic Editors Pick Awards.