Emerald Cruises’ brand-new collection of Caribbean & Central America luxury yacht cruises are sure to inspire you to explore the extraordinary in 2023 and 2024.

You can island-hop around this paradise of a region on a floating boutique hotel as you savor a cocktail on the Sky Deck at sunset from the infinity-style Aqua Pool and enjoy swim stops from the Marina Platform.

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What to expect on a luxury yacht cruise

Exploring the world in sheer luxury is a dream for many of us, and small yacht cruises provide a way to make that dream come true. 

When traveling with Emerald Cruises, you’ll benefit from an exclusive level of care and attention on board their luxury yachts. Sit back and relax with a drink in hand as the wondrous marvels of your chosen destination provide a stunning backdrop or spend some time getting to know your like-minded fellow guests. Enjoy all of this while the staff focuses on creating the perfect cruising experience for you.

Small luxury yacht cruises come with unparalleled freedom. Emerald Cruises specialize in crafting comprehensive small ship experiences, from arranging insightful excursions to providing you with peace and tranquility.

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Self-care and pampering

If peace and wellness is a key priority, you’ll be enamored with the Elements Spa & Wellness Center. Seek solace and care by indulging in a range of treatments (at an additional cost) from immersive massages to blissful facials. 

Infrared saunas on board provide an even deeper level of self-care. Let the gentle heat circulate around you to alleviate any niggling aches and pains you may have, or simply relax in a warm, tranquil setting.

If a fresh look is needed for a special dinner, activity, or excursion, the salon is available to you (at an additional cost). Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or visit the hairdresser to invigorate your style.

Daily exercise may be an important part of your routine, which is why you’ll find the well-equipped gym perfect for regular workout sessions, complete with the latest Technogym and Concept 2 machines.

Spacious socializing

Measured guest numbers allow for plenty of room to share with your loved ones and fellow travelers, adding to the pleasures of small yacht cruising.

You’ll enjoy a range of social areas all designed with guest satisfaction in mind. Bar and dining options include:

  • La Cucina Dining, where expert chefs create the finest dishes inspired your cruise destinations with locally-sourced ingredients
  • La Cucina Terrace – perfect for a light snack or refreshing drink while enjoying the seasonal weather
  • The Amici Bar & Lounge complete with a well-stocked bar for a nightcap in good company
  • The Aqua Pool Café where you can enjoy a quick bite without having to leave the infinity-style Aqua Pool area
  • The Sky Bar – take in the awe-inspiring panoramic views from the top deck of the yacht with your favorite drink in hand

On selected days, your captain will drop anchor in breathtaking destinations where you will have the opportunity to explore the waters from the Marina Platform. Be as adventurous or relaxed as you like with a range of Marina toys including:

  • Stand-up paddleboards
  • Inflatable kayaks
  • Floating mats
  • Snorkel kits
  • SEABOBs (water scooters)

For your own safety, life jackets will be provided when venturing into the water.

Activities and excursions included

Small luxury yacht cruises wouldn’t be complete without a wealth of activities and excursions for you to enjoy. Emerald Cruises’ handpicked itineraries are designed to satisfy a range of needs, from broadening your horizons through cultural immersion to providing unrivaled sightseeing tours of each destination’s most scenic treasures.

An excursion is available almost every day, so there is plenty to see and explore. Also included are selected EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE activities. EmeraldPLUS provides further local traditions to enjoy, including exclusive concerts and opportunities to meet and converse with the locals. EmeraldACTIVE is for those seeking a more energetic experience, including hikes and bike rides along coastlines, hilltops, and old towns.

If exploration is the main driver for your cruise, the extra-special DiscoverMORE excursions have been designed to grant you rare insights that venture beyond ordinary travel encounters. Available at an additional cost, these optional tours complement the included tours and EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE programs, bringing a wealth of immersion that highlights the gems of each destination.

The freedom of choice is always at the heart of small yacht cruises. All included excursions are yours to enjoy if they pique your interest, but if going out to see the sights at your own pace suits you best, then you will have plenty of time to explore at your leisure.

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Exemplary dining

The culinary prowess of expert chefs ensures a selection of sumptuous dining options. Emerald Cruises believes that small luxury yacht cruises should feature tantalizing local flavors, which is why freshly prepared cuisine is offered at every evening meal, with the ingredients and inspiration all provided by the destinations you’re traveling through.

And of course, complimentary drinks are available with lunch and dinner. Choose from your favorite beers, wines, and soft drinks to enhance your meals. The team carefully select choice wines each evening, sourced from local and regional vineyards.

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A wealth of generous inclusions

Luxury yacht cruises should always provide guests with complete peace of mind. This is why Emerald Cruises take care of all the important things. You won’t have to spend a single penny extra on board if you don’t want to, with the following inclusions forming part of their high level of service:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Access to state-of-the-art tea and coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • ESPA luxury toiletries in your ensuite bathroom
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew
  • Included excursions with knowledgeable local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Use of Gocycle electric bicycles
  • All port charges and overseas transfer
  • All gratuities on board 
Discover colorful destinations

From the pink and white sand beaches of Barbuda to the colorful architecture of Cartagena in Colombia, you will discover a region renowned for its awe-inspiring coastlines, lush forestry and vibrant traditions.

St. Barths
St. Vincent
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