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Last-minute savings on European yacht sailings

Luxury cruise operator Emerald Cruises ( is offering holidaymakers incredible last-minute deals on their 2023 yacht cruises in the Mediterranean, as well as savings on their Caribbean winter sailings.

The yachts - Emerald Azzurra and Emerald Sakara - each feature a large infinity-style Aqua Pool, Elements Spa, gym and Marina Platform, with SEABOBs, paddleboards and snorkelling equipment available for guests to enjoy. A fleet of the very latest in electronic bikes from Gocycle are also available on board – perfect for local shoreside trips and active explorations. More than 80 per cent of their 50 luxury suites boast balconies or terraces, with more space per guest than similar vessels of their size. Both custom-built luxury yachts carry a maximum of 100 guests ensuring the bespoke experience is never compromised with Emerald Cruises. 

Guests can escape to the Mediterranean visiting glamorous locations including Rhodes in Greece, Istanbul in Turkey, Corsica in France and Rome in Italy. Highlights of the experiences on offer include insightful walking tours of Medieval Rhodes and the Grand Masters Palace in Greece, an incredible tour of Bonifacio with local tastings in Corsica and a private visit to a family run citrus farm in Malaga.

Sailings included in the offer:

The eight-day Vibrant Greece & Turkey: Istanbul to Rhodes sailing from £3,475 per person: Guests can learn about the cultural heritage of Istanbul architectural masterpieces and enjoy the strong culinary diversity. Sail to Bozcaada, a small island lined with beautiful beaches and land covered with crystal clear sea. Visit Kuşadasi, a modern city that is also the main gateway to Ephesus – the UNESCO-listed, 4,000-year-old city. Reaching from Turkey’s southwest coast into the Aegean Sea, the stunning twin bays of Bodrum are home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, built between 350 and 353BC for Mausolus. Entering Greece, guests will visit the capital of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes. With lush green valleys, golden beaches and archaeological sites Rhodes seemingly has it all. Known as the Island of the Knights, the medieval city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Price shown is per person staying in a Balcony Suite based on an August 19 departure date. Price includes return flights if the cruise is booked and paid for in full at the time of booking.

The eleven-day Charming Mediterranean sailing from £3,845 per person*: Guests can immerse themselves in the inimitable charm of the Mediterranean, sailing between France, Italy, Spain and Portugal on board the all-new luxury yacht Emerald Sakara. Guests will embark in Rome and stop off in some of the Mediterranean’s most spectacular destinations, such as charming towns with rich histories like Mahón, untouched beaches in Sardinia and impressive culture in Valencia and Malaga. Guests will enjoy looking at the Corsican coast from Bonifacio’s ancient fortress, exploring the coves and bays of Alghero, sunbathing at Palma de Mallorca’s nice beaches and trying Portuguese sweet treats at one of Portimão’s many alfresco cafés. Disembark in Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city Lisbon exploring the pastel-coloured buildings. Price shown is per person staying in an Oceanview Stateroom based on November 4, 2023 departure date. Price includes return flights if the cruise is booked and paid for in full at the time of booking.

For more information or to book, call 0808 301 8277, visit or contact your local travel agent.


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