Sailing in luxury on Emerald AzzurraPart of the Emerald Cruises fleet, the 100-guest Emerald Azzurra is a small, luxury cruise ship, offering a bespoke ambiance with personalized service. Meanwhile, what this small ship doesn’t have is noisy entertainment, long queues, a casino, crowds or a late-night disco with pounding music.
That doesn’t mean that the ship doesn’t have entertainment. What it does offer is varied activities and low-key evenings with trivia games and contests. Moreover, guests are treated to unpretentious, local onboard entertainment, such as a guitarist or local dance troupe. The Emerald Azzurra also serves guests delicious food, offering regional specialties and a great selection.While all this is on the plus scale, there is one minus aspect. This is a small ship, which has excellent stabilizers, but it can still roll a little in choppy seas. However, your captain offers guests weather reports throughout the day and will on occasion alert passengers with motion sickness issues.
All the details about the Emerald Cruises ship
– Accommodations on Emerald Azzurra
The yacht features 50 staterooms and suites, each with king-size or twin beds, dressed in Egyptian cotton linens. They also feature an ensuite bathroom, well-stocked with ESPA toiletries, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Accommodation also features Wi-Fi, a personal safe and an HD television with on-demand movies and news channels. Meanwhile, bottled water is restocked daily.
As for sizes, staterooms and suites vary in size from the 182 sq ft Oceanview Stateroom, 258 or 306 sq ft Balcony Suite, 382 to 403 sq ft Deluxe Balcony suite and 648 to 669 sq ft for a Terrace Suite.
– Location of the suites
Two Deluxe Balcony Suites open to the Pool Deck and feature separate lounge and bedroom areas and a private balcony. Terrace Suites can be found on the Panorama Deck and offer oversized terraces, a pillow menu and laundry facilities for two items each day.
Meanwhile, all accommodations offer plenty of storage space, especially in the bathrooms. This is due to the cleverly designed vanity, which offers little countertop space, but lots of storage underneath, and two mirrored medicine cabinets above.
– What is included in the price?
Emerald Cruises’ fares include airport transfers to and from the ship. They also include all onboard meals, with wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. It also includes tea stations and coffee machines, bottled water, Wi-Fi, airport taxes and port charges, as well as onboard gratuities.
– Dining on Emerald AzzurraBreakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main dining room, La Cucina. Meanwhile, breakfast is a buffet, along with a menu and an omelet station. Lunch is also served buffet style with pasta and carving stations. As for dinner, the dining room serves regional selections, as well as always available favorites, such as grilled salmon or Jidori chicken breast.
Fresh air dining and snacks are available at the Aqua Pool Café located aft near the outdoor pool but partially protected from the weather. The café serves light breakfasts, as well as salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers and gelato for lunch.Meanwhile, recent pricing for the eight-day “Ionian Sea Adventure” between Rome (Civitavecchia) and Athens (Piraeus) is prized from $5,930 per person, double, for summer 2024. Find out more about the small luxury ship and other offers on Emerald Cruises’ website here.