Emerald Cruises grows yacht cruising portfolio with the build of a second luxury superyacht


Emerald Cruises has announced the planned addition of a second luxury superyacht, Emerald Sakara, to its yacht cruising fleet, as well the addition of a brand-new sailing destination, The Seychelles, with the new superyacht expected to celebrate her inaugural departure in 2023.
Following her maiden voyage through The Seychelles’ Indian Ocean islands, Emerald Sakara – a Sanskrit mantra meaning ‘thoughts become things’ – will join sister-superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, in sailing the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red and Black Seas - adding additional capacity to keep up with strong demand for the brand’s ocean-going itineraries, which saw Black Sea sailings sell out within two weeks of being released, despite the global pandemic.

Emerald Sakara’s maiden voyage will be the eight-day Tropical Charms of the Seychelles, exploring 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 superyacht in Ha Long City (Vietnam), with the steel already cut. Like her sister superyacht, Emerald Sakara will boast balconies on 88 per cent of cabins, and more space per guest than similar vessels of her size in the Reflections Restaurant and Horizon Bar & Lounge. Guests will also enjoy a large infinity pool, a spa, gym and marina platform, with a number of marina toys available, such as paddleboards and snorkelling equipment. All guests will enjoy inclusive pricing which includes all onboard meals, complimentary wines, beers and soft drinks at lunch and dinner, plus a number of included excursions and on board activities.

The luxury superyacht is expected to launch in Q1 2023, with bookings on sale from 28 September 2021, alongside further details of Emerald Sakara’s 32 scheduled departures.

“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 construction of our second luxury superyacht, Emerald Sakara. ‘Sakara’ is a Sanskrit word, meaning ‘thoughts become things’. We feel that this idea wonderfully represents Emerald Cruises’ promise of helping our guests to take their dreams of experiencing unique cultures, exotic climates and stunning terrains, and turning them into tangible reality,” said 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.”
 
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 28 January 2022 with the eight-day Best of the Red Sea itinerary.

Join Emerald Sakara's maiden voyage