The Ultimate Luxury Winter Sun Getaways with Emerald Cruises

Friday 09th Feb 2024 |

Craving some winter sun? Luxury cruise operator Emerald Cruises ( has a wealth of warm-weather itineraries that are bound to banish the winter blues.

Their groundbreaking yachts, Emerald Sakara and Emerald Azzurra, carry just 100 guests each, and boast innovative features such as an infinity-style Aqua Pool on the Pool Deck, a Marina Platform designed for easy access to water sport activities in the sea, and a Wellness Centre complete with spa, gym, and infrared sauna.

What’s more, until 29 February 2024, guests can save up to 30% as part of Emerald Cruises’ biggest-ever New Year Sale Event. Plus, guests can enjoy Free Drinks across their luxury yacht cruises.

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The eight-day Tropical Charms of the Seychelles promises a relaxing trip to the white-sand beaches of the Seychelles—an all-new destination for Emerald Cruises. Ports of call include the tropical jungle-fringed beaches of Praslin Island; the rugged island of Curieuse, home to hundreds of resident Aldabra giant tortoises; and the breathtaking Aride nature reserve, which is a major breeding site for the seabird population of the Indian Ocean. This sailing leads in at £4,185 per person, including return flights, transfers and Free Drinks based on a 26 January 2025 departure.

For an extra-special city break, enjoy a free three-night pre-cruise stop-over in the vibrant city of Dubai. On this call to book only add-on departing on 22 January 2025, guests will live the high life, where luxury shopping and ultramodern architecture takes centre stage. Enjoy bed and breakfast at a luxurious, centrally located hotel, or choose to upgrade to half board at an additional cost.

Embark on the eight-day Grenadines & Windwards yachting itinerary starting in Bridgetown, Barbados, for an authentic Caribbean yachting experience. Explore the stunning beachfront marina and glassy blue waters of Port St. Charles, where guests can make the most of swimming in the Caribbean Sea from their yacht’s Marina Platform, with use of marina toys such as snorkelling kits, kayaks, and SEABOB water scooters. Visit Kingstown, the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, known for shopping and dining. Discover the hidden gem of Bequia Island, a 4km² island surrounded by coral reefs. Explore the quaint churches of Mayreau Island, before sailing to the idyllic archipelago of Tobago Cays. Prices start from £3,495 per person, including return flights, transfers and Free Drinks, based on a 8 February 2025 departure.

For a different taste of luxury river cruising, head to Southeast Asia to take in the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia on the 10-day Meandering Majestic Mekong itinerary—a new addition for 2024. Watch the Mekong Delta pass by from the Sun Deck before visit the floating Thoi Binh hamlet and its honey farm, untouched by tourism. In Phnom Penh, visit the majestic Royal Palace with its gardens and Silver Pagoda and take an inspiring walk around the historical village of Angkor Ban. Prices start from £3,225 per person, including return flights and transfers, based on a 3 October 2024 departure.

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About Emerald Cruises: Emerald Cruises offers a diverse line-up of river and yacht cruises on three continents. Emerald Azzurra, the line’s first ocean-going vessel debuted in March 2022, is a 100-guest, luxury yacht that will sail the Mediterranean & Adriatic Seas, Red Sea & Middle East, Caribbean & Central America. Emerald Sakara, the line’s second luxury yacht launched on the 5 August 2023. Both yachts are homeporting in the Caribbean in 2024. On the rivers, Emerald Cruises sails nine Star-Ships, eight in Europe and one on the Mekong in Southeast Asia. The brand offers contemporary and innovatively designed ships, incredibly inclusive pricing and award-winning service. In 2022, Emerald Cruises and sister brand Scenic won Best River Cruise Line at The Travel Industry Awards for the second year running, River Cruise Company of the Year at the SPAA Awards for the fifth year running, and Best New Luxury Ship (Luxury Category) for Emerald Azzurra at the Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards. Emerald Cruises is part of Scenic and Emerald Cruises, which includes Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Evergreen Tours. 

Emerald Cruises can be found on Twitter at @emerald_cruises, on Facebook as EmeraldCruisesGlobal and on Instagram as

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