Friday, 5 October 2012

SEADREAM TO ASIA AND CAIRNS


SeaDream Yacht Club announces its Asia debut scheduled for late 2013


Prompted by demand from its very loyal Club members, SeaDream Yacht Club has just released full details on its plans to sail a series of voyages in Asia and Northern Australia beginning in late 2013. The line reports that one of its twin mega-yachts, SeaDream II will sail to Asia after completing her 2013 Mediterranean season. Sure to be a unique voyage, the "Passage to the Far East" will depart Athens, Greece in October 2013 and includes a transit of the Suez Canal, excursions to Egypt's fascinating archeological sites (accompanied by Egyptologist) and visits some intriguing ports before arriving in Mumbai, India. The yacht then sets sail for Singapore via Colombo and Phuket offering 18 unique voyages in the region: 7-15 days in duration with opportunities to combine voyages for a longer holiday.  

Scheduled to stay in Asia until April 2014, itineraries are varied and include ports in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), East Timor, Northern Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong and China. "Whether you crave the peace and tranquility of undiscovered beaches and islands, or the exhilarating energy and buzz of vibrant cities, SeaDream's Asia offers something for everyone" said SeaDream's President, Bob Lepisto. Adding, "SeaDream's yachting itineraries include some unique ports such as the little-visited islands of the Burmese Mergui Archipelago in the Andaman Sea and Sanya, on Hainan Island in China."

Each voyage offers exciting and unique ports of call. Highlights include:

·      Overnight, 2-day stay in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), site of The Shwedagon Pagoda. Optional full day excursions by air to Mandalay and Bagan; a valley covered with 2,000 pagodas and temples.
·      Yachting the beautiful Langkawi Archipelago of Malaysia.
·      Visiting "the beach" (made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "The Beach") on the Phi Phi Islands of Thailand.
·      Diving the vibrant underwater paradise of Thailand's, Similan Islands National Park.
·      Playing great golf in Malaysia, Phuket and at the Andaman Club, a five star golf resort & casino on Thahtay Kyun Island, Burma.
·      Spending New Year's Eve in Patong Bay, Phuket, Thailand. A night of fireworks and thousands of floating, candlelit paper "magic lanterns".
·      Exploring the world heritage site of Halong Bay, Vietnam; one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
·      Seeing giant monitor lizards on Komodo Island.
·      From Singapore, pre & post voyage overland packages to Cambodia including Angkor Wat.
·      From Singapore, a pre & post voyage overland package to Borobudur (UNESCO site) and Yogyakarta, site of the Prambanan Temple.

SeaDream first shared the news with their enthusiastic past guests and their travel agents, allowing their Club members to be the first to reserve space, on what are expected to be highly sought after voyages. Visit www.seadream.com for full details.

Just released, the 2013 Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships, announced that the 112-guest mega yachts SeaDream I and SeaDream II have again achieved the top two ratings in the 'Boutique Ships' category (50 – 250 passengers). SeaDream's itineraries include the Caribbean, Costa Rica, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Amazon and Asia. For full details see travel agents or visit www.SeaDream.com