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Emerald Cruises has announced new Caribbean itineraries for the winter 2024/2025 season aboard the Emerald Azzurra, introducing routes that explore less-traveled Caribbean destinations, including Jost van Dyke and Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and Antigua.

The decision to expand the Caribbean offerings comes in response to the high demand for Caribbean sailings aboard the sister yacht Emerald Sakara, which has nearly reached total capacity for the upcoming season. Consequently, Emerald Cruises has adjusted its 2024/2025 Safari and Seychelles operations to maintain guest safety and satisfaction, given regional changes.

“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, in a press statement. “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.”

Emerald Azzura’s Newest Itineraries

These new itineraries will run between St. Thomas or San Juan and St. John’s, Antigua, making air travel more convenient for your U.S.-based clients. Highlights of the routes include overnight stays in St. Barths and visits to the islands of Guadeloupe and Barbuda in the Leeward Islands.

The new Caribbean itineraries will operate from Dec. 7, 2024, to Feb. 22, 2025. Two primary 8-day routes are available. Caribbean Yachting Hideaways offers a closer look at life in smaller Caribbean ports, highlighting the local culture and laid-back island atmosphere. Meanwhile, Caribbean Yachting Discovery focuses on beach-hopping, with plenty of time spent at anchor, allowing your clients to explore secluded beaches and swimming spots. A special New Year’s sailing will depart on December 28, featuring a New Year’s Eve party and New Year’s Day brunch while anchored off St. Barths.

To celebrate these new sailings, Emerald Cruises is offering 2-for-1 fares and up to $3,000 in FlexCredit per suite for bookings made by July 7. Additionally, your clients can save an extra $1,000 per suite on select 2024 dates.

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