Emerald Azzurra to reposition for winter 2024-25 due to ongoing Red Sea conflict

Emerald Azzurra to reposition for winter 2024-25 due to ongoing Red Sea conflict

Cruise line changed schedule to "prioritise guest safety"

Emerald Cruises will reposition Emerald Azzurra from the Seychelles to the Caribbean for the winter 2024-25 season due to the ongoing conflict in the Red Sea.

The line said it is experiencing “strong demand” for Caribbean sailings on Emerald Sakara and departures have “nearly reached full capacity” for the winter season, so it will also homeport Emerald Azzurra in the region, with new itineraries available.

Emerald Cruises said it is “pushing back” the ship’s original Seychelles season “to prioritise guest safety in light of the ongoing situation in the Red Sea”.

The new Caribbean itineraries will operate from 7 December 2024 until 22 February 2025.

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A 15-day Discover the Yachting Islands of the Caribbean cruise on Emerald Azzurra will call at Jost Van Dyke and Norman Island in the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Antigua and St Barts.

Nichola Abaslom, Managing Director for Emerald Cruises Sales and Marketing, said: “Our decision to increase our Caribbean presence reflects the strong guest interest in this region and aligns with changes in the Red Sea conditions. 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 on board.”


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