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Ha Long Shipyard lays Emerald Sakara keel

Emerald Sakara's keel is laid during festivities at Vietnam's Ha Long Shipyard
Vietnam's Ha Long shipyard held a keel-laying ceremony for Emerald Cruises fleet second yacht, Emerald Sakara.

Due to enter service in first quarter 2023, this 100-passenger vessel is the sister of the soon-to-launch Emerald Azzurra.

'We’re very excited with the progress of our ocean yacht division at Emerald Cruises. Global demand from our guests for our yacht cruise product gave us the confidence to build a sister yacht to Emerald Azzurra,' said Glen Moroney, owner of Scenic Group, which includes the Emerald Cruises and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours brands.

Seychelles maiden voyage

Following its maiden voyage through the Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, Emerald Sakara is to join Emerald Azzurra in sailing the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red and Black seas.

Some 88% of the yacht's cabins will have balconies. Other features include a large infinity pool, spa, gym and marina platform offering paddleboards and snorkeling equipment. Inclusive pricing bundles in wines, beers and soft drinks at lunch and dinner and a number of excursions.