Emerald Cruises Grants Sneak Peak At Azzurra and Luna, On Track For 2021 Delivery

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Emerald Cruises has released a new video showcasing the initial build of its first oceangoing super yacht, Emerald Azzurra, along with first-look images from the building of Emerald Luna, the line’s newest Star-Ship on the rivers of Europe. 

Both Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Luna are scheduled to launch in 2021. 

“As much as life can feel uncertain during this period of societal disruption, we believe travel can serve as a true emotional healing agent for when we are again able to wander the world,” said Patricia Wu, brand director, Emerald Cruises Canada. 

“We are committed to the future of small ship travel and looking to tomorrow’s adventures helps keeps hope front and centre. In that spirit, we are proud to share the first of our Emerald Azzurra new build videos and look forward to welcoming guests next year.”

The 360-foot-long Emerald Azzurra is being built in Ha Long City, Vietnam, and is scheduled to set sail in August 2021. 

Her 47 itineraries throughout 2021 and 2022 will explore destinations including the Red Sea – Israel, Jordan and Egypt – and the Mediterranean – Greece, Croatia, Italy, France, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Spain. Emerald Yacht Cruises will offer an intimate yacht cruising experience with a capacity set at 100 guests, providing access to smaller and quieter ports and harbours only small yachts can reach. 

Concept rendering of Emerald Azzurra.


Emerald Luna, set to sail in spring 2021, will be the ninth ship in Emerald Waterways' fleet and the newest addition to its Star-Ship river fleet.

The 180-guest vessel will have all of the line's Star-Ship features including the signature indoor heated pool that transforms into an evening cinema and the panoramic Sun Deck.

Emerald Luna under construction.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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