Emerald Waterways to enter the ocean cruise market

Emerald Waterways is to enter the ocean cruise market next year with its first “superyacht”. The 100-passenger Emerald Azzurra will operate its first sailing on July 31 from Limassol to Athens, calling at smaller ports and harbours in between. This will be followed by a series of 26 itineraries around the Aegean, the Mediterranean andContinue reading “Emerald Waterways to enter the ocean cruise market”

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Small ships popular but proving difficult to get built

Shipyard problems have delayed Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s first ship, the Evrima. The small-ship cruise sector is booming, but getting its ships built on time is proving to be a big challenge. Expedition and small luxury ships are among the hottest segments when it comes to passenger demand. But unlike the mega-liners churned out like clockworkContinue reading “Small ships popular but proving difficult to get built”

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Ocean-river combos alluring option for cruise lovers

It seems like something true cruise enthusiasts could really get onboard with: the marriage of a blue water sailing with one that ventures into the inland waterways. So, it comes as little surprise that the one company with a solid stake in both the ocean and river markets, Viking, quietly launched itineraries that combine anContinue reading “Ocean-river combos alluring option for cruise lovers”

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