Emerald Cruises Yacht Moved to Caribbean For Winter 2024-25, Set to Visit Smaller Ports

Emerald Cruises has announced that it will be moving its ship Emerald Azzurra to the Caribbean for the winter 2024-2025 season.

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Emerald Cruises has announced its luxury yacht Emerald Azzurra will be sailing in the Caribbean for the winter 2024-2025 season. The new itineraries will explore captivating, less-traveled Caribbean locales including Jost van Dyke and Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, and Antigua.

Emerald Azzurra will sail between St. Thomas or San Juan and St. John’s, Antigua, allowing for convenient air travel for U.S. guests. Highlighted by overnight stays in St. Barths and visits to the serene islands of Guadeloupe and Barbuda in the Leeward Islands, these itineraries are tailored for travelers seeking unique destinations.

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Emerald Azzurra (Photo courtesy of Emerald Cruises)

The expansion comes in response to strong demand for the Caribbean sailings aboard sister yacht Emerald Sakara, which have nearly reached full capacity for the upcoming season. Emerald Cruises is increasing its Caribbean presence while strategically adjusting its 2024-2025 Safari and Seychelles operations to prioritize guest safety and satisfaction amid evolving regional dynamics.

“Our decision to increase our Caribbean presence reflects the strong guest interest in this region and aligns with changes in the Red Sea conditions,” said Ken Muskat, Managing Director of Scenic Group USA. “This adjustment not only enhances our offerings in highly sought-after destinations but ensures guests’ safety and satisfaction. Emerald Azzurra’s new schedule has been meticulously crafted to access unique ports that larger vessels simply cannot reach, providing exclusive and intimate exploration for all onboard.”

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The new Caribbean itineraries will sail from December 7, 2024 until February 22, 2025. In addition, those who seek longer cruises may combine voyages with minimal overlapping of ports:

  • The 8-day “Caribbean Yachting Hideaways” sailings offer an intimate glimpse into the vibrant life of the Caribbean’s smaller ports, showcasing the unique culture and relaxed pace of island life.
  • The 8-day “Caribbean Yachting Discovery” sailings provide an authentic beach-hopping adventure, with most days spent at anchor, allowing guests to explore secluded beaches and serene swimming spots across the Caribbean. There is a special New Year’s sailing departing December 28 that will include a New Year’s Eve party and New Year’s Day brunch while anchored off St. Barths.

To celebrate the launch of these new sailings, Emerald Cruises is offering 2-for-1 fares and up to $3,000 in FlexCredit per suite for bookings made through July 7th. As a bonus, guests can save an additional $1,000 per suite on select 2024 dates.


Have you ever taken a voyage with Emerald Cruises? Are you interested in a Caribbean cruise this winter aboard Emerald Azzurra or Sakara? Drop us an anchor below and let us know!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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