VANCOUVER — Emerald Sakara, the second custom-built, luxury yacht from Emerald Cruises, successfully completed its sea trials and then departed for relocation to the Mediterranean Sea.
Emerald Sakara’s debut sailing – the eight-day Ionian Sea Adventure from Athens to Rome – departs Aug. 5, 2023 and will call on Itea, Greece, before transiting the Corinth Canal and sailing to Cephalonia, Sicily, Amalfi, Sorrento and Capri and ending in Rome.
“We are extremely pleased with how well our newest 100-guest luxury yacht, Emerald Sakara, performed in her sea trials—she exceeded our expectations in every way. We’re thrilled to be able to share our newest gem in less than a month’s time and look forward to offering our guests wonderful experiences in the Caribbean and Central America this fall and winter,” said Scenic Group’s founder and chairman, Glen Moroney.
Scenic Group includes Emerald Cruises as well as Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours.
Emerald Sakara’s identical sister-yacht, Emerald Azzurra, launched in March 2022.
Both Emerald Sakara and Emerald Azzurra offer 50 luxury suites and staterooms, 88% of which have a private balcony or terrace. Onboard amenities include an open-air infinity pool, a wellness deck complete with spa, infrared sauna and gym, top deck Sky Bar, marina platform at the stern with plenty of water toys (kayaks, standup paddleboards, snorkel equipment, SEABOBs, even a giant trampoline),
The ship’s La Cucina dining room specializes in fresh, seasonal cuisine with seating indoors as well as on the adjacent terrace. Amici Lounge offers live music in the evenings.
After Emerald Sakara’s August debut, the yacht will embark on a summer season exploring the coastal waters of Italy, Greece, Türkiye and the Adriatic. From there, it’s off across the Atlantic where both Emerald Sakara and Emerald Azzurra will winter in the warm waters of the Caribbean and Central America.
The first Eastern Caribbean and Grenadines sailing is scheduled to depart on Nov.18, 2023.