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Emerald Cruises to add second superyacht in 2023

Emerald Cruises will add a second luxury superyacht, Emerald Sakara, to its fleet in early 2023.

The cruise line will also introduce the Seychelles to its range of destinations, as the new superyacht is expected sail on its maiden voyage through the Indian Ocean islands.

The vessel will then join sister-superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red Sea and Black Sea.

Emerald Cruises said it is seeing “strong demand” for its 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.

The 110-metre-long superyacht is being built in Vietnam and will boast balconies on 88% of cabins.

It will also offer an infinity pool, spa, gym and marina platform.

Bookings go on sale from September 28, 2021, along with further details of Emerald Sakara’s 32 scheduled departures.

David Winterton, global director of brand and marketing at Emerald Cruises, said: “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.

“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.”

Emerald Sakara is the 11th vessel in the Emerald Cruises fleet, joining nine river cruising Star-Ships and the brand’s 100-guest ocean-going superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, which is due to commence sailing on January 28, 2022, with its eight-day Best of the Red Sea itinerary.

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