Emerald Cruises luxury yacht docking

A day on board an Emerald Cruises luxury yacht


When you think of a luxury yacht cruise, it’s often the balmy destinations that capture your attention. And with cruises often taking you to the heart of dream locations such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean, it’s not hard to see why. At Emerald Cruises, though, we firmly believe it’s not just where you’re going that matters—but how you get there.

While sailing the world’s oceans and coastlines, you’ll have ample time to unwind on board your luxury yacht while we charter you to the next thrilling port of call. To make sure you experience pure bliss and relaxation while on the waters, we provide an array of amenities and inclusions to elevate your cruise to a higher level.

One other key aspect that you’re certain to enjoy is the amount of freedom and space you’ll have on board. As small cruise ship experts, we prefer to keep guest numbers low to ensure you receive a more intimate service, where your needs are catered to almost instantly.

Many of our guests are so enamoured with their opulent surroundings that they choose to spend an entire day on board their luxury yacht. With that in mind, we’ve provided an outline on how to spend a full day enjoying all the amenities at your fingertips.

Your morning on board

Breakfast outside on board sky deck an Emerald Cruises luxury yacht
Emerald Cruises luxury yacht outdoor infinity pool
Wake up in your sanctuary of serenity. Each suite-grade cabin on board our luxury yachts features a private balcony or exclusive use of a private terrace, offering you the most stunning sea views. Each passing moment will reveal a new splendour of your destination, all of which you can enjoy without even leaving your room.

If the comfort of your suite combined with the allure of the sea view is too hard to tear yourself away from, why not order breakfast in bed? If you opt for a Deluxe Balcony Suites, Terrace Suites, Yacht Suites, or Owner’s Suite, you can even order room service and tuck into breakfast alfresco and take advantage of the seasonal sunshine and ocean breeze.

But if you want to start exploring the beauty of your yacht, head over to La Cucina Terrace, where you’ll find an array of options from a mouth-watering cooked breakfast to fresh fruit and cereal. And of course, the breathtaking sea views will also be waiting for you when you get there.

After a hearty breakfast of your choosing, it time to revel in each aspect that your yacht has to offer. A refreshing swim in the infinity-style Aqua Pool is a great way to start your day. Bask in the cooling waters while the morning sun shines down on you. From the pool, you’ll also have a magnificent view of the unfolding panoramas, as your yacht continues to sail by peacefully. And if a morning yoga or Pilates session is more your thing, the Observation Deck is the perfect open space to complete your stretches framed by a gorgeous coastal backdrop.

If making your way across the seas have given you other ideas, there are also plenty of opportunities for swim stops in the deep blue. The Marina Platform provides the adventurous with a stunning base to enjoy the waters, and our extensive range of marina toys will add even more fun to your swim in the sea. On selected days during your itinerary, your captain will drop anchor for swim stops and you’ll be given full use of the Marina Platform.

Enjoying your afternoon

Emerald Cruises passenger and butler
Emerald Cruises luxury treatment room
After a busy morning, you’ll want to spend the afternoon lazing at your leisure. For lunch, you have a few fantastic options. If you’ve been enjoying the Aqua Pool, you’ll find the Aqua Café located nearby where you can tuck into an array of light bites and snacks, including delicious flatbreads. You can also head on over to La Cucina Dining for lunch or continue to dine alfresco at La Cucina Terrace. Complimentary drinks are available during lunch, so you can enjoy your favourite beers, wines, soft drinks, or hot beverage while you sate your appetite.

It’s time to take things nice and slow; relax after your well-earned meal by grabbing your favourite book and heading to the Observation Lounge. There, you’ll have unparalleled views of the waters or whichever stunning location you’re visiting, providing a calming backdrop while you lose yourself in a good story.
Alternatively, make your way to the Sky Bar, where you’ll have stunning panoramic views to take in, with a drink of your choice in hand. Both the Observation Lounge and Sky Bar are also great places to meet with your fellow guests and enjoy a good discussion on your journey so far.

To experience true rest and relaxation, a visit to the Elements Spa is a must. For an additional fee, you can indulge in a soothing massage at the hands of an expert masseuse, or you can sit back in an infrared sauna to loosen any knots you may have. At the end of your session, a feeling of utter zen will have washed over you.

A relaxing evening on board your luxury yacht

Lamb dinner on board an Emerald Cruises luxury yacht
Emerald Cruises luxury yacht sky deck
When the sun starts to set over the ocean, you’ll notice an ever greater sense of ambience on board. Before you sample the culinary delights of your evening meal, why not make dinner a special occasion? For an additional cost, you can pamper yourself with a range of spa treatments at the Elements Spa including a fresh manicure or pedicure, a relaxing facial, and a professional hair treatment.

Once fully pampered, the delights of La Cucina Dining will be calling to you. Every evening, our top chefs prepare a range of delectable meals using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create dishes inspired by the destinations you’re sailing through. Or, if you prefer home favourites, you’ll be treated to a selection of dishes more suited to your tastes. As with lunch, complimentary beers, wines, and soft drinks are available to enjoy with your meal.

With night setting in, it’s time to unwind and enjoy the unique ocean views in the moonlight. The Sky Bar is the perfect place for indulging in a round of cocktails while you watch the reflection of the moon and the stars rippling across the surface of the water.

Or, if you’d prefer some company to round off your day, the Amici Bar & Lounge will be the social hub of your luxury cruise ship. Meet with new-found friends and share a drink with one another while recounting your day of rest and relaxation on board.

After such a packed day, the comforting surrounds of your suite or stateroom will feel like heaven. Head to bed and let a cozy night’s sleep gently drift over you. For those staying in a Deluxe Balcony, Yacht, Terrace, or Owner’s Suite, you’ll also have a pillow menu to choose from, ensuring you have the best night’s sleep possible.

How will you enjoy your day on board?

Emerald Azzurra luxury yacht out for sail
Choice is what separates a great small yacht cruise from an exemplary small yacht cruise, and when you sail the seas with Emerald Cruises, there are plenty of different ways for you to enjoy your day. Many of our guests opt to spend at least one full day on board their luxury yacht during their cruise, but we understand the destinations are just as important.


To learn more about our custom-built yachts and the stunning locales they sail between, download or order your free luxury yacht cruises brochure for further details.