SeaDream Yacht Club to Launch First-Ever Asia Program in Late 2013
By Theresa Norton Masek
October 04, 2012 1:19 PM
SeaDream Yacht Club will sail in Asia and Northern Australia for the first time beginning in late 2013. The SeaDream II, one of its twin mega-yachts, will sail to Asia after completing its 2013 Mediterranean season and will operate cruises to Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar (Burma), East Timor, Northern Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong through April 2014.
“Virtually every country in the region is accessible by water, and SeaDream’s yachting itineraries include an incredible mix of commercial cities, pristine beaches and impressive historical sites,” said SeaDream President Bob Lepisto. “We’ve planned very unique calls, such as the little-visited islands of the Burmese Mergui Archipelago in the Andaman Sea and Sanya, on Hainan Island in China.”
The “Passage to the Far East” repositioning cruise will depart Athens in October 2013 and transit the Suez Canal, visit Egypt’s archeological sites accompanied by Egyptologist, and call at several other destinations before arriving in Mumbai, India. From Mumbai, the yacht will sail to Singapore and the Far East to operate 18 voyages in the region. Voyages are seven to 15 days long, but most can be combined as back-to-back voyages.