Emerald Cruises to build a 2nd superyacht, Emerald Sakara

   September 29, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Emerald Cruises announced the company would build a second superyacht, Emerald Sakara, which is expected to enter the brand’s fleet in 2023.

Emerald Sakara (the Sanskrit mantra which means ‘thoughts become things’) will head to a new destination for the line: Seychelles.

Sakara is expected to join sister-superyacht Emerald Azzurra operating in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Black and Red Seas. The second yacht adds capacity to keep up with the demand for Emerald’s ocean-going itineraries, which saw Black Sea cruises sell out within a couple of weeks of being released, despite the COVID crisis.

The launch of the 100-passenger Emerald Sakara will also introduce a new destination for the cruise line, Seychelles in the Indian Ocean when the ship embarks on her maiden voyage. The 8-day Tropical Charms of Seychelles will call at Port Victoria (Mahe Island), Sainte Anne Island, Praslin Island, Cousin Island, Grande Soeur Island (Big Sister Island), Curieuse Island, La Digue Island, Aride Island.

Building is underway on the 110-m-long Emerald Sakara in Ha Long City, Vietnam, with first steel already cut. Next photo shows the boat's aft-facing infinity pool.

Emerald Cruises yacht (infinity swimming pool)

Just like her sister-superyacht, 88% of Emerald Sakara’s 50 staterooms will have balconies. The yacht will also boast more space per passenger than similar ships of her size. Passengers will enjoy a large infinity pool, gym, spa, and marina platform with marina toys available, including snorkeling equipment and paddleboards.

Passengers will enjoy Emerald Cruises’ inclusive pricing which comprises onboard meals; complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; and a number of shore excursions and onboard activities.

The 2nd luxury superyacht is scheduled to launch in Q1 2023.

Emerald Sakara is the 11th ship in the fleet of Emerald Cruises joining 9 river cruising Star-Ships and the line’s ocean-going superyacht Emerald Azzurra, which is expected to commence sailing on January 28, 2022 with the 8-day Best of the Red Sea itinerary.