Explore breathtaking ports aboard a luxury superyacht with Emerald Yacht Cruises in 2024 and 2025.

Founded by the same company responsible for the famous river cruise operator Emerald Waterways, Emerald Yacht Cruises is a new cruise line offering intimate yacht cruises to a collection of destinations throughout the Mediterranean, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Sailing aboard Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara, Emerald Yacht Cruises will take you on a unique journey to a dazzling array of glittering marquee ports and beautiful hidden gems. From history-steeped cities like Dubrovnik and Rome to idyllic, laid-back harbours throughout the Greek Isles and Seychelles, the time you spend with Emerald Yacht Cruises promises to redefine the way you think about travel and exploration.

At The Cruise Line, we recommend Emerald Yacht Cruises to those seeking authentic destination-led experiences without compromising space or onboard luxuries. They are ideally suited to couples and older families, while Emerald also caters excellently to those who wish to travel alone as a solo traveller.

Onboard Lifestyle

Life aboard an Emerald ship combines private yacht-style luxury with facilities like those usually found in a boutique hotel. Providing elegant accommodations and a variety of well-appointed public areas, you’ll have the freedom to spend quiet time alone or swap stories of the day’s adventures with fellow travellers.

As you might expect, the onboard dining venues are fantastic and cater to all tastes, while the sophisticated lounges make for the perfect environment to enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean while relaxing with an after-dinner cocktail.

Emerald Yacht Cruises Shore Excursions

Discovery is at the forefront of the Emerald Experience, so you will have numerous opportunities to step ashore and explore each port and destination you visit. In addition to the standard complimentary excursion programme, three types of excursions and tours are available, each designed to cater to your interests and requirements.


Giving you a chance to enjoy a host of authentic experiences, EmeraldPLUS features everything from guided walking tours accompanied by a local expert to musical performances in historical settings.


EmeraldACTIVE caters for guests looking for exciting ways to spend their time ashore. Featuring hikes and bike tours to ancient monuments, natural beauty spots and areas of cultural significance, you’ll also benefit from the leadership of one of Emerald’s experienced Activity Managers.


DiscoverMORE presents a series of optional land programmes and shore excursions available to book for an additional price. Selected experiences include guided tours of Pompeii, visits to Greek cooking classes and invitations to spend time with the Bedouins in the heart of the Egyptian desert. To see more information, click here.

Emerald Yacht Cruises 2024/2025

Throughout 2024, Emerald invites you to embark on unforgettable yacht cruises to a captivating array of destinations across the globe. In the summer, both Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara will set sail on a series of Mediterranean voyages, offering itineraries along the Adriatic Coast and enticing island-hopping excursions in the Greek Isles, perfect for those seeking a sun-kissed private yacht-style experience. Alternatively, consider a winter escape to the Caribbean in 2024, where you can immerse yourself in the rich histories, diverse cuisines, and vibrant cultures of islands such as St. Kitts, Aruba, and the Grenadines.

Emerald Cruises has expanded its range of itineraries for 2025, introducing new voyages that include breathtaking destinations in the Indian Ocean. These fresh voyages provide an exceptional opportunity to explore the enchanting Seychelles islands and the captivating Eastern African coast, with sailings departing from Mahe and Mombasa. Additionally, you’ll discover an exciting 12-night voyage in the Red Sea, featuring stops at regional highlights like Jeddah and Aqaba, offering a perfect blend of Old World charm and cutting-edge innovations.

Included with Emerald Yacht Cruises

Emerald Yacht Cruises offers a nearly all-inclusive onboard experience, with everything you need to have a truly memorable cruise holiday included in the price you pay at the time of booking.

All cruises aboard Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara include the following:

  • Return flights from the UK (regional airports available)
  • Overseas transfers
  • Selected daily excursions and activities
  • All meals + alcoholic beverages with lunch and dinner
  • Soft drinks, teas, coffees and bottled water
  • Onboard WiFi
  • Gratuities

In addition, for a minimal cost, you can upgrade to a Premium Drinks package that allows you to enjoy alcoholic beverages any time of day.

Book Emerald Cruises with us

If you would like to discuss an upcoming Emerald Yacht Cruises itinerary with us, or if you would like to make a booking, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please submit an online enquiry for your preferred sailing via our website.