Emerald Cruises has announced the build of its second superyacht, which it has named Emerald Sakara.
The vessel’s name is a Sanskrit mantra meaning “thoughts become things.”
Emerald Sakara will join sister-superyacht Emerald Azzurra sailing the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red, and Black Seas. Sakara will also sail to a brand-new destination for Emerald Cruises — the idyllic Seychelles in the Indian Ocean — during her maiden voyage. The eight-night 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.
“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,” said David Winterton, global director of brand & marketing at Emerald Cruises.
“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 guests’ dreams of taking a luxury yacht vacation for an exceptional value come to life.”
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Construction on the 110 meter long Emerald Sakara is already underway in Ha Long City, Vietnam. Like her sister, 88 percent of the vessel’s 50 cabins will feature balconies. Onboard features will include a large infinity pool, spa, gym, and marina platform with water equipment like paddleboards and snorkeling gear.
The addition of a second yacht for Emerald Cruises adds additional capacity to keep up with the line’s strong demand for ocean-going itineraries. Emerald saw Black Sea sailings on Azzurra sell out within two weeks of being released, despite the global pandemic.
Emerald Sakara is Emerald Cruises’ second superyacht, following Emerald Azzurra which is set to begin cruising on January 28, 2022.
When Sakara debuts in the first quarter of 2023, she will become the 11th vessel in the entire Emerald fleet, also joining nine river cruising Star-Ships which sail in Europe and Asia.
As of today, September 28, bookings for Emerald Sakara are now open.
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