A couple of weeks ago, Panache Cruises' admin executive Claire embarked on the trip of a lifetime. From her home base in Lanzarote, it was a long journey to get to her final destination... Phnom Penh, Cambodia!
At the beginning of March, Panache Cruises’ Sales and Operations Director Clare Cruise was invited on board Emerald Cruises’ brand-new superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, on her inaugural cruise out of Aqaba, Jordan.
As it happens, Clare was the very first guest to step on board Azzurra – an absolute honour and an unforgettable experience!
Our journey to Porto had not been without its stresses, with confusion surrounding testing and Portuguese entry requirements, but thankfully the team at Panache had come up trumps giving us sound advice and double checking that we would arrive with all our paperwork in place. Despite the pre-travel concerns the actual travel to Porto was relatively easy and apart from a couple of checks at check-in and an extra form to show at passport control it really was no different to travel pre-pandemic.
Exciting news!! Emerald Cruises has announced plans to build a second superyacht which will join its fleet in 2023.
Emerald’s current superyacht, Azzurra, is custom-designed to allow closer access to the ports and harbours in itineraries, places only small yachts can reach. The new addition, Sakara, will be identical in its design and join its sister-yacht in sailing the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red Sea, and Black Sea.