Emerald Cruises  has floated out new ocean-going super yacht Emerald Azzurra ahead of its debut in 2022.

The custom-built vessel will be fitted out as part of the build process at The Halong Shipbuilding Company in Vietnam.

The 100-passenger vessel is due to make its debut on January 28, 2022, on an eight-day Red Sea itinerary.

The majority (88%) of cabins and suites will include a balcony. Other features include a marina platform for snorkeling, paddle boarding or swimming; spa, gym and sauna and a Zodiac for shore landings.

Glen Moroney, founder and chairman of parent company Scenic Group, said: “We are incredibly excited to see Emerald Azzurra successfully enter the water as the next stage of her build, the completion of the interior, commences.

“Once again Emerald Cruises is looking to the future and building a game changing vessel at a time when small-ship experiences are gaining in popularity.

“We can’t wait for past river cruise guests and new customers alike to join us on board our very own ocean-going yacht in 2022.”

Red Sea cruise prices starts at £3,625 per person including return flights.