Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Haimark to acquire Sea Voyager

#expeditioncruising

Sea Voyager will sail with Haimark as of May 2015 as Saint Laurent
Ship Specifications
Tonnage: GT 4954, NT 1486
Length: 87.27 M
Breadth: 15.24 M
Draft: 4.12 M
Speed: 14 K
Capacity: 110 cabins, 294 persons
Built: 2001
Ship's Registry: Nassau, Bahamas

Haimark Line announced the launch of their newest ship, the Saint Laurent, scheduled to set sail in May 2015. Previously known as the Sea Voyager, the vessel is undergoing a major refurbishment joins the already well-known luxury Haimark fleet and will offer guests the same unique style of cruising they come to expect.

The ship will travel year round with programs in both the North Atlantic Coast and in South and Central America.

“We are extremely proud to unveil our first ocean going vessel and have already sold half of the 2015 departures,” says Tom Markwell, Managing Partner of Sales and Marketing. “We are excited to provide travelers with more choices for small ship exploration in these regions and we have carefully planned itineraries that will excite, educate and enthuse our guests. The ship was designed to create a harmonious and balanced environment with its surroundings, creating tranquility and comfort for travelers on board.”

Travel in the Northern Atlantic includes coastal New England and the Canadian Maritimes and will pass through the waterways of the Bay of Fundy, the St. Lawrence Seaway, Georgian Bay and the Five Great Lakes. The new itineraries include: 10-day, “Canada’s Atlantic Coast and the St. Lawrence Seaway”; 10-day, “The Five Great Lakes – A Freshwater Paradise” and 10-day, “Georgian Bay and The Five Great Lakes.” In addition, the 13-day, “Historic Coastal America” traverses the entire Atlantic Seaboard and will feature many famous and historic US ports along the way.

In South and Central America, the routes include travel from Nassau to Cartagena, Cartagena to San Jose and San Jose to Lima. Passengers will have the opportunity to explore many exciting ports including a guaranteed daytime transit through the Panama Canal and stops on Coiba Island and The Darian Jungle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites accompanied by a well-trained expedition team and a fleet of newly purchased Zodiac Mock Fives.

Haimark was founded in Breckenridge, Colorado, in 2013, and is a partnership between Marcus Leskovar, an Austrian national, Tom Markwell, a US national, and Hai Giang, a Vietnam national. With more than 70 years of combined experience in the tourism industry, the partners discovered the absence of true luxury ships on the rivers of Southeast Asia, committing their new company to provide a product that would appeal to travelers from around the world, and inspire them to visit some of the world's most fascinating, but rarely visited locations