Outrigger Enterprises Group to provide more than $500,000 worth of support to PVS Worldwide Voyage
HONOLULU, HAWAII– Outrigger Enterprises Group has launched a strategic partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS), pledging to provide more than $500,000 worth of support to further the mission of the PVS Worldwide Voyage through various fundraising efforts, cross marketing and global hosting at Outrigger hotels and resorts throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The partnership launch, “Navigating the Way – The Next Generation,” was celebrated with a reception at Outrigger Reef on the Beach on Nov. 27, 2013, where the steering blade of the Hawai`iloa, which has been housed at the resort during restoration of the sailing canoe, was ceremoniously passed back to the navigators.
“Outrigger Enterprises Group has been a longtime supporter of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its values align with our guiding principles, which include perpetuating our culture, protecting our planet, and instilling these values in the next generation,” said Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and navigator of the voyaging canoe Hōkūle`a.
“We are honored to partner with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and help support its Worldwide Voyage mission of navigating toward a healthy and sustainable future,” said Charles R. Kelly, chairman of the board for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “As a Hawaii-based company charting our own global expansion, Outrigger is mindful to be authentic ambassadors of aloha while also being sensitive to local cultures and customs – a management and hospitality process we call Ke Ano Waa or The Outrigger Way, that was initially shaped by the late Hawaiian scholar, Dr. George Kanahele, nearly 20 years ago.”
The iconic sailing canoe Hōkūle`a, along with sister ship Hikianalia, plan to travel to more than 20 countries and 60 ports of call during its five-year Worldwide Voyage. As a sponsor of the voyage, Outrigger will offer accommodations for the crew and provide educational opportunities and activities for the community to participate in at various Outrigger properties in Fiji, Australia, Bali and its newest location in the Indian Ocean, Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa – a five-star beachfront resort at Bel Ombre on the island nation of Mauritius set to open in early 2014.
The Polynesia n Voyaging Society’s Worldwide Voyage began in June 2013 with Hōkūle`a and Hikianalia sailing between the Hawaiian islands through October 2013 to establish Malama Honua (Taking Care of Island Earth) at home and to connect with local communities before leaving for the South Pacific in May 2014 on the first international leg of the Worldwide Voyage.
Attendees to the Outrigger and Polynesian Voyaging Society partnership launch were presented with a live native Hawaiian plant – either Kalo, Kupu Kupu Fern, Naio or Ohai – to symbolize a growing understanding, appreciation and respect for Hawaiian history and culture. They also received a copy of the new Outrigger in-room book, with a cover story on the Polynesian Voyaging Society and Hawai`iloa, sister ship to the Hōkūle`a, authored by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts “View from Here” blogger Kim Steutermann Rogers. To read this article and follow this historic journey online, please visit www.Outrigger.com/Hokulea. News about the voyage and partnership with Outrigger can also be tracked on social media with the hashtag: #OutriggerHokulea.
About The Polynesian Voyaging Society
The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) was founded in 1973 on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, seeking to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, one other, and their natural and cultural environments. For more information about PVS or the Worldwide Voyage, visit www.hokulea.org.
About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies in the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with 66 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels and Resorts, OHANA® Hotels and Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with approximately 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Mauritius, Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and www.outrigger.com
Celebrations all around as Moonshadow Cruises is awarded a third GOLD Win for 2013.
Moonshadow Cruises proudly accepted the Gold award for Major Tour and Transport Operator last night (28th November) at the 2013 NSW Tourism awards held at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney. This win follows on from the Gold wins at the Regional Tourism Awards for both the Hunter and the North Coast, earlier this year and last year’s NSW Tourism Gold win. Other than receiving Gold at the Regional & NSW awards Moonshadow Cruises have now been awarded the prestigious Hall of Fame for Major Tour & Transport Operator in the North Coast, Hunter & NSW Tourism Awards, this recognises winners who have won in the same category for three years running.
Janene Rees, Sales and Business Development Manager at Moonshadow Cruises was excited to accept the award on behalf of the company. “It is such an honour for Moonshadow Cruises to be recognised by the industry with this prestigious award. Our team works very hard every day to ensure the business continues to improve and to deliver above and beyond our customers’ expectations . I’d like to thank our Directors, Dianne and Peter, for their initial business vision nearly 32 years ago and ongoing support and dedication throughout the years. They are truly inspirational leaders,” Janene stated.
Moonshadow Cruises has purchased two new vessels over the past year to expand its already impressive fleet. The focus for this expansion will mean 2 permanent vessels in the iconic Newcastle Harbour. “We’ve seen the growth of our business in Newcastle over the many years that we’ve already been offering cruises during the Christmas period”, Janene explained. “Newcastle Harbour offers a unique and interesting story for tourists as a working Harbour and the biggest coal export in the world. We’d like to be part of telling this story to international visitors as well as the local, domestic and corporate markets.” Moonshadow Cruises will be available to do private charters and group events on Newcastle Harbour and will continue to offer the popular Dinner Cruises as part of the full time cruising schedule for Newcastle.
Moonshadow Cruises is a family owned and operated business which began Dolphin Watch Cruises in 1981, sailing an 18 metre yacht which could hold up to 50 passengers. Demand for these cruises steadily grew and today Moonshadow Cruises operates five scheduled cruises plus private charters on three vessels – The largest and most luxurious vessels in Port Stephens. Every year, Moonshadow Cruises carries over 100 000 passengers. The key to Moonshadow Cruises continued success over the years is our dedication to excellence in all aspects of the business combined with the insight and innovation to sustain growth through the ever changing trends of society and the world.
Combine a relaxing cruise on a spectacular five-star windjammer yacht with the excitement and extreme speed of the race track, with Sea Cloud Cruises’ new Sail and Race itineraries 2014. These Mediterranean adventures are ideal for sailing and motoring enthusiasts alike, and include a track day at the renowned Ascari Race Resort in Andalusia, Spain.
On 13 May 2014, the 94-guest Sea Cloud II will depart Nice, France for Málaga, Spain on an 8-night itinerary calling at the picturesque French Riviera ports of St Tropez and Collioure, Barcelona, Formentera in the Balearic Islands, and Málaga. This itinerary includes an unforgettable track day at the country-club-style Ascari Race Resort, where guests will take part in practice drills and learn the skills of negotiating bends, emergency braking and skid-correction. They will drive the full track kitted out with a helmet and racing suit, and finish with a professional taking them around the track at race speed in an Ascari racing car. The day will end with a sumptuous three course dinner and overnight stay at the five-star Finca Cortesin boutique hotel, located between Marbella and Sottogrande.
The 8-night Sail and Race itinerary with double occupancy in a deluxe cabin including the cruise with all meals, soft drinks, selected alcoholic beverages and more; exclusive use of the Ascari Race Resort, including a buffet lunch, personal racing suit and professional instructor, and one night at the Finca Cortesin including an evening meal with drinks and breakfast. Those with less available time can join the cruise in Barcelona for a 4-night itinerary.
Alternatively, on 27 October 2013, the 64-guest Sea Cloud will set sail on a 5-night Spanish itinerary from Palma de Mallorca to Malaga, including an overnight stay in the city of Valencia, the track day at Ascari Race Resort and an overnight stay at Finca Cortesin.
The Ascari Race Resort was named after the legendary Formula 1 world champion, Alberto Ascari, and its 26 bends and spectacular surroundings make it one of the most beautiful race tracks in the world.
Sea Cloud Cruises’ two elegant and intimate sailing yachts, Sea Cloud and Sea Cloud II, offer the highest standards of luxury, personalised service and gourmet cuisine, combined with a relaxed, convivial ambiance. Sea Cloud made her debut in 1931 and was widely regarded as the most magnificent sailing yacht in the world. Many features of the legendary windjammer are preserved in the luxurious style of the 1930’s, creating a unique and impressive backdrop for any voyage. Sea Cloud II combines the atmosphere of her sister ship with the very latest in modern comfort.
Vietnam’s central coast is emerging as a major tourism hotspot with many untouched areas waiting to be explored.
When it comes to travel in central Vietnam, there’s much talk about the imperial city of Hue, the Cham ruins of My Son and the old trading port town of Hoi An. Undoubtedly, these UNESCO-accredited world heritage sites have long been must-see spots for tourists in the region.
However, the gold central coast boasts a broader mix of attractions. Besides its numerous UNESCO accredited cultural heritage sites, pristine beaches and jaw dropping scenery make the central coastal localities, especially Da Nang, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Binh Thuan, luxury sea-tourism centres that greatly contribute to the country’s overall appeal to travelers.
The area has a coast line of 1,430km, with most cities facing the ocean. These central coastal localities are developing eco-sea tourism, leisure tourism, and sea sport tourism, with scuba diving, parasailing and kayaking.
The region is also very rich in inland natural resources, with green forests, imposing mountain ranges, amazing hot springs and a thick density of cultural and historical relics which are still waiting to be highlighted as tourism products.
All this means the area is drawing the attention of both local and international investors. There are more and more prestigious local and international hospitality groups operating and due to open soon. The scale and structure of investment in the region is changing rapidly towards the luxury market. Major names now on the scene include Laguna, InterContinental and Six Senses.
Along with providing upscale services for tourists, many hotel brands have won prestigious international hospitality awards from world tourism organisers, magazines or travel websites helping to highlight Vietnam and its central coast and put it on the world luxury tourism map.
Another advantage of the central coast is its growing collection of world-class golf courses. Marketed as the Golf Coast Vietnam, it brings together some of finest golfing experiences available in Asia. Options now available include the Colin Montgomerie designed Mongomerie Links, Greg Norman’s Da Nang Golf Club and Nick Faldo’s Laguna Lang Co Golf Club in Thua Thien-Hue.
Furthermore, the international airport in Da Nang is bringing in more direct international flights which have given a significant boost to local tourism.
Sparkling figures for the central coast
Statistics show that sea-tourism in the central coastal area has increased markedly, with more than 4 million international tourists in 2012, accounting for 59 percent of all international tourists to Vietnam last year.
The GDP of the region increased significantly by 10 percent as a result.
The area is home to a strong mix of attractions, including natural resources, cultural treasures, memorable cuisines, and adventure travel options.
“Central Vietnam has a wide array of activities and landscapes that appeal to a mix of travellers, including tropical beaches, colonial towns, world heritage sites, top cuisine and more. Each tour is designed with flexibility to suit travel lers’ personal interests, schedules and energy levels,” said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel.
Light up the central coast future
“The central coast provinces have a great tourism potential, but have not received the proper care from tourism industry,” said Vu The Binh, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association. He added: “Most provinces focus all their efforts, human and financial resources in promoting sea tourism. The inland tourism in the forest, up the mountains, and in other cultural areas remains underdeveloped. Therefore, we see few specialised and unique tourism products in the region.”
Despite rich cultural and natural treasures, the central coast provinces have yet to market these in a harmonious package; instead, most provinces offer similar tourism products, mainly including swimming, sightseeing and viewing pagodas and temples.
Moreover, the development of each province is not at the same level. The key investor locations are still Da Nang, Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa) and Binh Thuan. Meanwhile, potential destinations such as Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan and Quang Ngai are left behind, without any master plan or promotion campaigns.
For Binh, a key reason is that infrastructure and human resourc es in these less developed provinces are lagging behind Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phan Thiet.
“These provinces are rich in natural beauty, but have a shortage of international hospitality brands to help to build up luxury hotels and resorts as well as promote the image of these areas,” said Tran Dinh Thien, director of the Vietnam Economic Institute.
According to Tran Bac Ha, chairman of the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam and the Central Research and Development Fund, it is necessary to set up a regional chain to connect all these provinces together to study and determine the unique character of each province.
“Though there are many more effective inter-regional programs and projects, the promotion campaigns are still run on a rather limited scale without any comprehensive cooperation,” he said. “We need a master plan for developing tourism in the whole region; it should not be spontaneous like it is now, especially in terms of large projects such as infrastructure development.”
To date, his fund has mobilised nearly 10 billion VND (460,000 USD) from eight businesses around the region.
A key disadvantage most provinces in the region face is weak traffic infrastructure. “Such provinces as Phu Yen have beautiful beaches, but few tourists know it. They just know Da Nang or Nha Trang, not the coastline that lies between the two,” said Truong Quang Nhat, vice chairman of the Phu Yen provincial People’s Committee.
He emphasises the dearth of tourism promotion campaigns nationwide and worldwide and the poor roads: “From Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, few tourists choose to travel by road to Phu Yen while flights from such big cities depart very early in the morning (before 6am) on only very small air planes. Even accessing from Nha Trang is inconvenient due to having to use the dangerous Ca pass,” Nhat said.
Phu Yen is a symbol for the under-development of these provinces, but there is hope on the horizon, with the opening in September of a new airport that will service bigger planes and which will herald many more direct flights to the area. Moreover, the province will also complete its tunnel under the Ca pass in 2016, connecting Phu Yen with Nha Trang.
Many more important traffic projects will be finished in the near future, including the North-South Highway passing through Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, and Quang Ngai. The Huynh-Dung Quat seaside road in Quang Ngai and the Cua Dai bridge in Quang Nam, are also key to perfecting the 500km coastal route connecting famous tourism destinations around the region.
In addition, the local authorities will also cooperate with Vietnam Airlines and other airlines to open many more regional and international direct flights to such airports as Da Nang, Phu Bai, Chu Lai and Cam Ranh.
Provincial authorities also plan to meet to build a detailed plan for sustainable development of such areas as Lang Co-Canh Duong in Thua Thien-Hue, Son Tra peninsula in Da Nang and Cham island in Quang Nam.
Reserve before November 30, 2013When snow begins to fall and sweaters come out of hiding, it’s time to pack your bags and head to a tropical paradise where palm trees sway in the warm breeze and powdery beaches line the shore. From winter through spring, our three tall ships spend the season exploring the Caribbean and Costa Rica. Everything’s a little more relaxed on island time. Whether you’re looking to discover the vibrant reefs in the crystalline waters on a snorkeling adventure or the lush jungles on an off-road or canopy exploration, this incredible region offers the right pace for everyone. Relax and let your toes sink into the golden sand, head out on a shopping extravaganza or select one of our active shore excursions to see the best of each port. Say so long to the chill and hello to an exciting Star Clippers sailing adventure.
ROYAL CLIPPER – Departs From Barbados
7-Nights – Outside Cabin – $1,436 p.p.including port charges
Let the sounds of a steel drum band transport you to a world where time has no meaning and a laid-back lifestyle is the order of the day. With a warm, enveloping breeze and sapphire skies, life in the Caribbean moves at a different pace. There is time to soak up the sun warm rays, taste the delicacies of the islands and embrace the lighthearted nature of the locals. Adventure awaits on land and in the sea, from swimming with the rays to learning to cook a Creole dish.
STAR CLIPPER – Departs From St. Maarten
7-Nights – Outside Cabin – $1,373 p.p. including port charges
With azure waters that are clear and inviting, a sailing in the Caribbean is as much an adventure on the water as it is in the water. On these itineraries that weave among islands trimmed with powdery beaches and swaying palms, guests can enjoy the adventure of river tubing, kayaking or snorkeling among a rainbow of tropical fish. Those that prefer to stay on dry land can get a view from above in the rain forest canopy or explore off the beaten track in a jeep.
STAR FLYER – Departs From Costa Rica
7-Nights – Outside Cabin – $1,373 p.p. including port charges
It’s paradise on earth, a nature lover’s idea of perfection. Costa Rica is dazzling and diverse, brimming with thousands of plant and animal species with names like boat-billed herons and blue jeans dart frogs. The region’s breathtaking beauty is 360-degree view with jewel- toned hues that paint a memorable panorama. Zip-line through the rain forest canopy, go on a horseback riding discovery adventure or seek out a humpback whale.
Make Your Reservation Early for Best Choice of Cabins. Offer Expires on November 30, 2013.
*SetSail Rates are cruise-only after all discounts (advance purchase discount, bonus discount and air credit) and include port charges. SetSail Rates include cabin upgrade in cat. 5 thru 3 only on select sailings as noted in rate tables. SetSail Rates available in cabin categories 2 thru 5 only. Call for Single Rates. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time and cannot be combined with other promotions, discounts or group rates. Other restrictions apply. SetSail Rates are available only for residents of U.S.A., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Queensland Yacht Charters, the company fulfilling your dream to sail in the Whitsundays, has appointed another world-class sailing professional to head up its operations team in the Whitsundays.
Don Buckley, known as the “Admiral” in the yachting world, has relocated from Sydney to take up the position of Operations Manager with the Whitsunday charter company.
He will be working alongside the General Manager Christophe Vanek, an old sailing colleague, and another internationally experienced competitive sailor.
Mr Buckley has an impressive professional sailing career having sailed as part of Ian Murray’s 18ft skiff crew in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He went on to win five world championships, and crew on the America’s Cup Kookaburra Challenge in Fremantle in 1987.
Mr Vanek said, “bringing someone with Don’s expertise and maturity into the Whitsunday bareboat business is an exciting development. We met when I was sailing with the USA team Courageous IV in Fremantle in 1987 and worked together in the 1990s. Don had a company in Sydney for 25 years which specialised in cruising yacht maintenance and rigging so when I heard he may be interested in working with us I snapped up the opportunity.”
“It will be extremely beneficial to have someone with Don’s experience, on and off the water, looking after the fleet for Queensland Yacht Charters. I believe with our combined knowledge we will be able to further enrich our customers’ yachting holidays in the Whitsundays. We will be able to provide plenty of invaluable tips, and of course, tell a few stories from our past!”
Mr Vanek, who grew up in a yachting family in France, has himself competed in many major international regattas including three America’s Cups, 10 Sydney to Hobart’s, five China Cups and many World Championships. Mr Vanek said, “Europeans who come sailing in Australia think this is the best location in the world and the quality of service with Whitsunday bareboat companies is excellent. I think with Don’s addition to our team, it just got better!”
Queensland Yacht Charters, a division of Dream Yacht Charter, is the second largest yacht charter company in the world. QYC allows you to ‘live the dream’ by owning a boat, dreaming to charter a boat and cruise around the Whitsunday islands or dreaming to race at the top level. Queensland Yacht Charters prides itself on the quality of its fleet and the professional skill base of its Australian team. It maintains a fleet of 27 monohulls and catamarans for the ultimate Whitsundays sailing holiday.
Adventure travel specialist Another World Adventures is taking bookings for people to a series of 6 day ski and sail adventures to the stunning Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland – only a few miles from the Arctic Circle.
The expedition yacht offers the perfect movable base as to spend the days skiing between remote fjords and unexplored mountains many of which have not been skied before.
Anchoring in a different location each night, evenings will be spent refuelling on delicious gourmet food and relaxing in warm comfortable bunks.
About 6-8 hours skiing is on offer each day although those wishing shorter ski days can ski down to the yacht when they choose. The yacht even carries a few kayaks on board for those wishing to get a different perspective on this incredible landscape.
Another World Adventures is a UK based adventure travel agency that handpicks and creates imaginative and inspired worldwide adventure challenges, pioneering expeditions, ‘trip of a lifetime’ sailing voyages and land based activity holidays. The trips are organised and led in partnership with professional international crews, local operators and trained guides sourced from destination communities.
Full sailboat ski trip info: http://www.anotherworldadventures.com/adventures/ski-sail-arctic-iceland/
Dates: Various March -May 2014
Star Clippers is offering up to 45 percent off two sailings in May that feature Formula One’s famed Monaco Grand Prix. The Star Flyer’s May 17 and May 24 departures call at Monte Carlo during the trials and the race finals, respectively. Both voyages sail round-trip from Cannes, France.
The May 17 cruise is priced from $1,550 per person, double, including a 45 percent advance purchase discount that includes a trans-Atlantic air credit. The May 24 departure is priced from $1,832 per person, double, including a 35 percent discount and trans-Atlantic air credit. Tickets to the Monaco Grand Prix trials and race are not included in the fare. Guests are directed to book grandstand seating from the Grand Prix website.
Sunsail have announced the launch of their new brand identity this week to provide travellers with a clearer definition of the Sunsail brand and product. As one of the global market leaders in sailing holidays and experiences, this move will further strengthen the individual appeal to a worldwide customer base.
Recent market research undertaken by Sunsail has revealed that new potential customers find it difficult to engage in a sailing holiday as there is a long list of perceived barriers to entry – it’s expensive, it’s too hard, it takes too long to learn, it’s cramped and uncomfortable and it’s not for me.
As a result of these findings, the priority is to cater for the needs of customers who are new to sailing, helping them to more easily discover and experience the broad range of activities and holiday options now available in destinations all over the world. Sunsail sees this as a great opportunity to open up sailing to a new audience.
Sunsail was founded in 1974 and is the world’s largest sailing and watersports holiday company, delivering great value sailing holidays with a cutting-edge fleet. It offers a wide choice of sailing holidays with more than 800 yachts in 27 locations worldwide and a Beach Club in the Mediterranean.
Sunsail has been visually refreshed to reflect the brand positioning of ‘A lust for life’ that has been defined to engage more people in the idea of having a sailing experience. Sunsail appeals to people who want to get more out of life. They are adventurous-minded, glass half full kind of people. They like to make new discoveries by having new and exciting adventures. They see themselves as travellers not tourists. As a result, the new brand identity reflects that whoever has an experience with Sunsail has a sense of personal fulfilment.
Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla Sailing holidays, Sunsail also offers Sailing Schools, Team Building and Events, Yacht Ownership and Racing, as well as holidays and sailing activities to suit sailors and non-sailors alike. The new brand look and design reflects the needs of the different categories encompassing the experiences of Holidays, Schools, Events and Ownerships as well as Club, Charter and Flotilla Holidays. For more information about Sunsail, please visit www.sunsail.com.au.
Commenting on the rebrand, Simon Conder, Head of Global Marketing said; “It is important that Sunsail retains its established values but at the same time develops a new and modern identity. The rebranding exercise will ensure that we get the right message out there. We feel it’s important to let people know what Sunsail stands for and ultimately making it easier for our current and potential clients to choose our brand and products. The brand identity now reflects and supports the leading position and landscape for Sunsail. Sunsail shares with its customers an incredible enthusiasm for sailing and its holidays offer zest, vitality and, above all, fun for all”.
While many new potential customers in the past have found it difficult to enter sailing, Sunsail is now communicating to break through these perceived barriers. Part of the TUI Travel PLC, one of the largest and most successful travel and tourism providers in the world, Sunsail has defined its distinct character and attractions.
Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing holidays with over 800 yachts in 27 locations worldwide. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla Sailing holidays, Sunsail also offers Beach Clubs, Sailing Schools, Team Building and Events, Yacht Ownership and Sunsail Racing. Sunsail was founded in 1974 and is owned by TUI Travel, PLC. For more information on sailing holidays, visit www.sunsail.com.au or speak with a member of the Sunsail Team on 1800 803 988.
Sea Cloud Cruises, the specialist in boutique yachting, has once again been recognised by the annual Berlitz Cruising & Cruise Ships 2014 guide.
Both its windjammer yachts – Sea Cloud and sister ship Sea Cloud II – were ranked in the top 5 boutique ships (50 to 250 guests).
The respected guide is now in its 29th year of publication and features in-depth reviews of 285 ships, highlighting each ship’s strengths and weaknesses and offering advice on finding the best facilities, food and service to suit all types of cruise traveller.
The 64-guest Sea Cloud made her debut in 1931 and was widely regarded as the most magnificent sailing yacht in the world. Many features of the legendary windjammer are preserved in the luxurious style of the 1930’s, creating a unique and impressive backdrop for any voyage. The 94-guest Sea Cloud II combines the atmosphere of her sister ship with the very latest in modern comfort. Onboard both ships, guests enjoy the highest standards of luxury and personalised service, combined with a relaxed, convivial ambiance. The intimate size of the yachts mean they can access idyllic anchorages that larger ships cannot reach.
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