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Emerald Sakara, Emerald Cruises’ second vessel in its luxury yacht collection, has successfully completed its sea trials, meaning it’s right on track for its debut sailing later this summer. After finishing up a successful sail in Vietnam, Emerald Sakara left for the Mediterranean, where the first lucky guests will sail on an 8-day Ionian Sea Adventure from Athens to Rome, departing on Aug. 5, 2023.

“We are extremely pleased with how well our newest 100-guest luxury yacht, Emerald Sakara, performed in her sea trials—she exceeded our expectations in every way. We’re thrilled be able to share our newest gem in less than a month’s time and look forward to offering our guests wonderful experiences in the Caribbean and Central America this fall and winter,” said Glen Moroney, founder and chairman of Scenic Group (Emerald Cruises and Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours), in a press statement.

A Closer Look at Emerald Sakara

The twin to the swanky Emerald Azzurra that launched in the spring of 2022, Emerald Sakara was also custom-built to luxury specs, all of which will more than impress your clients. Built for a maximum of 100 guests, the vessel has 50 luxury suites and staterooms, most of which have a private balcony or terrace for that extra upscale experience. Like its sister ship, its small size means the Emerald Sakara can easily take your clients into ports and harbors inaccessible to larger ships for unique adventures.

The ship has a crew of 75—a high staff-to-guest ratio—which equals personalized service at every moment of your client’s cruise. An infinity pool is a great way to spend a day at sea, plus there’s a complete wellness deck with spa, infrared spa and gym, a top deck SkyBar for sunsets with a cocktail in hand, a marine platform with every high- and low-tech sea toy you can imagine, and indoor-outdoor dining options with refined menus.

After its Ionic adventure, Emerald Sakara will remain in the waters off Italy, Greece and Turkiye as well as the Adriatic for the rest of the summer; then it will cross the Atlantic to join Emerald Azzura in the Caribbean and Central America. Its first Eastern Caribbean and Grenadines itinerary departs on Nov. 18, 2023. On Dec. 2, 2023, the vessel will be christened in San Juan, Puerto Rico, by Kelly Craighead, president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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