Royal Caribbean has announced that its next Perfect Day private cruise destination will be located in Vanuatu, in the South Pacific, one of the most remote island nations in the world, and it will be very different to Perfect Day at CocoCay.
Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu will be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world and as such will have a far more intense focus on conservation, and will be much more tranquil than Perfect Day at CocoCay, with its zip-lines, helium balloons and record-breaking water slides.
“We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed,” said Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “That idea goes beyond simply protecting the ecological features of Lelepa and includes showing respect for the people and traditions that make this a special place.”
“Anyone who has encountered the tremendous natural beauty of Lelepa can understand why it is the perfect setting for ‘Perfect Day.’ Our guests who travel to the South Pacific are seeking authentic adventures and genuine relaxation, and they will find both here,” he added.
According to Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, Perfect Day at Lelepa will showcase the local culture and traditions of the South Pacific island nation. It will be created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu to showcase the distinct natural ecological beauty and diverse local culture.
“Vanuatu is a true paradise for both our people and the visitors we welcome to our shores each year,” he said. “Today marks a major step forward in our island nation’s close relationship with Royal Caribbean and one that will support sustainable growth for future generations.”
“The Ni-Vanuatu people look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean guests from around the world to enjoy extraordinary adventures and relaxation during their Perfect Day at Lelepa,” he added.
During the announcement of the new cruise destination, Bayley hinted that the further four Perfect Day cruise island destinations planned would all be very different from one another as well.
“Our guests around the world all have different definitions for their perfect day — and all of them are right,” he said.
Vanuatu, despite its remote location, is a popular tourist destination and cruise port of call. Six of its islands have cruise calls scheduled through 2019 to 2021, although the archipelago’s Mystery Island and Vila Island are the most popular.