Emerald Azzura to Visit Saudi Arabia on Inaugural Season With Two New Voyages

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Emerald Cruises has announced that it will be visiting Saudi Arabia in 2022 with two new voyages on its first oceangoing yacht, Emerald Azzurra. Both itineraries will sail the Red Sea and will visit popular locations such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient Petra and the Suez Canal while also visiting lesser-explored ports.

To celebrate the launch of the two new itineraries, Emerald Cruises is offering a bonus included Premium Drinks Package for bookings made by 31AUG 2021, providing guests with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during their time on board. In addition, Emerald is promoting guests to “choose to pay your balance” in full at the time of booking and take advantage of the line’s Super Earlybird savings of up to 25 per cent off selected cabins.

10-day Mysteries & Treasures of the Red Sea and Saudi Arabia

This itinerary will sail between Limassol, Cyprus, and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with ports of call in Egypt and Jordan. The port city of Jeddah is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for being a gateway for pilgrims travelling to Mecca and Medina. Here, guests can enjoy both the history monuments and the modern shopping locations.

Duba, Saudi Arabia offers guests the opportunity to visit the historic King Abdulaziz Fort overlooking the port, or engage in snorkelling or diving on one of the beaches. In Al Wahj, also Saudi Arabia, guests will pay a visit to Al Ula – one of the oldest cities on the peninsula and the first World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, home to the tombs of Hegra. In addition to these new Saudi Arabian ports, guests booking this itinerary will have a chance to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx at Port Said; travel through the Suez Canal; snorkel in the Red Sea at Sharm El-Sheikh; and visit Petra, the ancient city carved into sandstone.

Prices for the 10-day voyage start from USD $5,326 per person, departing on 14FEB 2022.

For more information on this itinerary, click here.

12-day Ancient Wonders of the Red Sea and Mythical Greece

This itinerary sails between Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Athens, Greece, calling on Al Wahj, Duba, Aqaba and Sharm-el Sheik, as well as Ain Sokhna, the nearest beach resort to Cairo, Crete, Santorini and Athens. Highlights include a glass bottom boat trip at Naama Bay in Sharm El-Sheikh, a traditional Felucca cruise on the Nile with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza, a walking tour of Agios Nikolaos, Greece and a day in Santorini.

Prices for this 12-day voyage start from USD $6,255 per person, departing 18MAR 2022.

For more information on this itinerary, click here.

Emerald Azzurra

Emerald Azzura is the line’s first custom-built ocean superyacht which can dock at small ports and harbours only accessible by small ships. It has a guest capacity of 100 guests in 50 deluxe suites and staterooms, with the majority having access to private balconies.

Highlights of the ship include the Sky Deck with its Spa Pool, and a spa, gym, sauna and hairdressers can be found on the Wellness Deck. The ship’s marina platform is designed for easy access to enjoy snorkelling, paddle boarding and swimming during swim-stops, and more.

For more information on Emerald Cruises, its 2022 Red Sea voyages and the new Emerald Azzurra, visit the line’s website here.

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