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Emerald Sakara is floated out at Ha Long Shipbuilding

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Built at the Ha Long Shipyard in Vietnam, Emerald Sakara has been floated out in readiness for sea trials
Just over a year since Emerald Cruises’ super yacht Emerald Azzurra entered service, Emerald Sakara was floated out leading up to its sea trials and August 5 maiden voyage.

‘Karen [Moroney, co-owner and head of product services for Scenic Group] and I have overseen the development and construction of Emerald Sakara and, having visited the shipyard recently, I can say the yacht certainly exceeds our expectations,’ Scenic Group’s founder and Chairman Glen Moroney said.

‘Being able to add to the Emerald Cruises fleet so swiftly is a sign of the positive reception our new yachts have received from guests and our travel partners,’ Moroney said.

Like her sister yacht, Emerald Sakara has just 50 suites and staterooms, most with private balconies.

She also has a Wellness Centre, Sky Bar, infinity pool and marina platform for water sports.

Mediterranean season

After coming on line in August, Emerald Sakara will embark on a European summer season exploring Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Adriatic before spending the northern winter in the Caribbean.

Inaugural Caribbean cruise

On November 17 she makes an inaugural eight-day Eastern Caribbean and Grenadines cruise. 

Kelly Craighead, president and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association, is scheduled to preside as the godmother for naming festivities on December 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

‘There are literally only a handful of suites remaining for the 2023 Mediterranean season and 2024 is selling fast,’ Director of Sales, Marketing and Product Angus Crichton said.