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Emerald Sakara Completes Float Out Ahead Of Sea Trials

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Emerald Cruises has announced that Emerald Sakara is currently undergoing its final fit-out in preparation for its upcoming sea trials.

The cruise line said that work is scheduled to complete the yacht’s interior before it welcomes guests.

There are just three months to go until the vessel makes its debut sailing an eight-day Ionian Sea Adventure, cruising from Athens to Rome, departing on 5 August 2023.

Custom-built at The Halong Shipbuilding Company in Vietnam, Emerald Sakara is the second luxury yacht to join the Emerald Cruises fleet.

The ship is identical to Emerald Azzurra, which launched in March 2022.

Emerald Sakara offers just 50 luxurious suites and staterooms for a maximum of 100 guests per journey.

Glen Moroney, Chairman and founder of The Scenic Group, Emerald Cruises’ parent company.

“Our director of product design – Karen Moroney – and I, have overseen the development and construction of Emerald Sakara, and having visited the shipyard recently can say it certainly exceeds our expectations.

“Being able to add to the Emerald Cruises fleet again so swiftly is a sign of the reception our new Emerald Yachts have received from guests and our travel partners.

“Emerald Sakara opens up a whole world of new destinations that are sure to spark greater demand.”

Emerald Sakara’s Wellness Centre comes complete with a spa, gym and state-of-the-art infrared sauna, a Sky Bar, Infinity Pool and comfortable public areas.

The yacht’s marina platform is designed with watersports in mind. Take the plunge into activities including swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding, exploring with SEABOBs and even a water trampoline.

Andrea Stafford, UK Director of Trade Sales for The Scenic Group, said:

“This is a beautiful new yacht that raises the game yet again. It’s our intention to show it off as much as possible, so we are planning some exciting fam trips for agents. Watch this space for more information!”

After debuting in August, Emerald Sakara will embark on a summer season exploring Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Adriatic.

The ship will then sail across the Atlantic for its winter season in the Caribbean and Central America, with the first Eastern Caribbean and Grenadines sailing scheduled to depart on 17 November 2023.

Emerald Sakara’s inaugural sailing is sold out, but guests can join the Ionian Sea Adventure itinerary from £3,926 per person, departing on 07 September 2024.

*DiscoverMORE optional excursions and activities are at an additional cost.

Agents interested in working with The Scenic Group should contact their local Sales Manager at agencysales@scenic.co.uk.

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