VANCOUVER — Emerald Cruises has announced the build of a second superyacht, Emerald Sakara, which will be welcomed to the brand’s yacht cruising fleet in 2023.
Emerald Sakara – a Sanskrit mantra meaning ‘thoughts become things’ – will join sister-superyacht Emerald Azzurra sailing the Med, Adriatic, Red and Black Seas.
The company says 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, despite the pandemic.
The launch of the 100-guest Emerald Sakara will also introduce a new destination for Emerald Cruises – the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. Emerald Sakara’s 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 Emerald Azzurra, 88% of Emerald Sakara’s 50 cabins will have balconies. Emerald Sakara will also boast more space per guest than similar vessels of its size. Amenities will include a large infinity pool, spa, gym and marina platform with paddleboards, snorkelling equipment and more. Emerald Cruises’ inclusive pricing comprises all onboard meals, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, as well as a number of excursions and on board activities.
Emerald Sakara is expected to launch in Q1 2023, with bookings on sale starting today, Sept. 28, 2021.
“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,” says David Winterton, Global Director of Brand & Marketing, Emerald Cruises.
“Just like we did eight years ago on the rivers, we are bringing our own style of innovative and contemporary cruising to the world’s celebrated oceans, and we cannot wait to welcome guests on board our two superyachts to explore some of the world’s most incredible regions with them,” he added.
Emerald Sakara is the 11th vessel in the Emerald Cruises fleet, joining nine river cruising Star-Ships and Emerald Azzurra, which is due to commence sailing on Jan. 28, 2022 with the eight-day ‘Best of the Red Sea’ itinerary.
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