Thursday, 11 July 2013

SAIL WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE ON AUSTRALIA’S DOORSTEP


SEADREAM Yacht Club is coming to Asia and Cairns later this year and in early 2014 with their SeaDream II – giving Australians the first opportunity ever to sail aboard the world's Number One boutique mega motor-cruiser without the need to travel half-way around the world to the Mediterranean or Caribbean to do so.

And prices will begin from as low as US$3654pp twin-share for a 7-night sailing from Singapore to Phuket and back to Singapore on January 4 next year, visiting Pangkor, Tarutao, Phuket, A Dang Island, Penang and Malacca.

All 5-star dining, select premium brands from the open bars and at nightly pre-dinner cocktails as well as wines with meals, use of a 30-course golf simulator, fitness centre, gratuities and port charges and taxes, are included in prices of all sailings.

For full itineraries in Asia between October this year and April 2014, see travel agents or visit www.seadream.com.

The 56-stateroom SeaDream II that carries a maximum 112 guests served by 95 crew, will sail 15 days from Athens to Mumbai on October 12 this year, and on arrival there will to sail twenty-two voyages over five months to some of the largest and most popular ports in South East Asia, and conversely many smaller ones that larger cruise ships cannot access, in India, Singapore, Thailand,  Myanmar (Burma,) Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands,  Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia.

And on January 18 2014 she'll sail 14 days from Bali to Cairns by way of four ports in Indonesia, plus East Timor, Darwin, Seven Spirit Bay, Cape York, Lizard and Low Islands, and Port Douglas.

She'll sail back to Bali from Cairns on February 1 2014, visiting New Guinea's Milne Bay, the Trobriand and Tami Islands, the Sepik River, Jayapura in Indonesian Papua, Sulawesi, and the Komodo and Satonda Islands.

(The 2013 Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships has once again given SeaDream I and twin SeaDream II Top Rating in the Boutique Ship category for vessels carrying 50- to 250-guests.)