Emerald Cruises has announced the build of a second superyacht, Emerald Sakara, which is set to join its fleet in the second quarter of 2023. Emerald Sakara, a Sanskrit mantra meaning ‘thoughts become things,’ will also travel to a new sailing destination for the cruise line: the Seychelles.
Bookings for the new ship open on 28SEP 2021, when further details of its schedule of 32 departures will be published.
Emerald Sakara will join sister-superyacht Emerald Azzurra sailing the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red and Black Seas. Emerald Cruises notes that the addition of a second yacht adds additional capacity to keep up with the strong demand for the brand’s ocean-going itineraries, which saw Black Sea sailings sell out within two weeks of being released.
The launch of the 100-guest Emerald Sakara will also introduce a new destination for Emerald Cruises, the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, when it embarks on its maiden voyage. The eight-day Tropical Charms of the Seychelles itinerary will explore Port Victoria (Mahé Island), Sainte-Anne Island, Cousin Island, Praslin Island, Grande-Soeur Island, Curieuse Island, La Digue Island and Aride Island.
Construction is underway on the new 110-metre-long Emerald Sakara in Ha Long City, Vietnam, with the steel already cut. Like its sister-superyacht, 88 per cent of Emerald Sakara’s 50 cabins will feature balconies. Onboard, guests can enjoy amenities such as an infinity pool, spa, gym and marina platform with a number of marina toys available, including paddleboards and snorkelling equipment.
Emerald Cruises’ inclusive pricing which comprises all on board meals, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, as well as a number of excursions and on board activities.
“We’ve received enormous interest in yacht cruising since announcing the launch of Emerald Azzurra, and we’re thrilled to be able to announce the building of our second luxury superyacht, Emerald Sakara. The yacht’s name is Sanskrit for the idea of ‘thoughts becoming things,’ and refers to the philosophy that positive thoughts can manifest into reality. We love this idea, which underscores Emerald Cruises’ brand promise of making our guest’s dreams of taking a luxury yacht vacation for an exceptional value come to life,” said David Winterton, global director of brand & marketing, Emerald Cruises.
Emerald Sakara is the 11th vessel in the Emerald Cruises fleet, joining nine river cruising Star-Ships and the brand’s ocean-going superyacht Emerald Azzurra, which is due to commence sailing on 28JAN 2022 with the eight-day Best of the Red Sea itinerary.
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