ROYAL ALBATROSS SEEKS MICE BUSINESS WITH LUXURY CHARTERS
By Jerlene Ng
April 9, 2015
IT IS full sails ahead for the newly refurbished Royal Albatross, the only tall ship in Asia specially designed for luxury corporate and private charters as well as dockside events.
Owned and chartered by Singaporebased company Tall Ship Adventures, the ship berthing at Resorts World Sentosa has a sailing capacity for up to 149 guests for day and evening charters, featuring 185m2 of upper deck space, three purposebuilt stages, a restaurantgrade galley, professional sound and AV systems and a fully air-conditioned interior.
“With Singapore being one of Asia’s most lauded business destinations, we believe that the Royal Albatross will serve to boost the local tourism and entice regional MICE operators and key international MICE organisations,” said Peter Pela, managing director and owner of Tall Ship Adventures, at yesterday’s press launch.
The hourly charter rate starts from S$5,000++ (US$3,688) for a minimum of two hours, including the cost of fuel and service of the crew, but excluding F&B charges.
For international voyages, the ship sleeps 10 guests overnight in its five ensuite cabins and is certified to sail worldwide unrestricted.
It also offers “luxury integration” – multihosted events where nonconflicting luxury brands can network and develop business at the same event.
“We can save them time and money by splitting charter costs, having one point of contact for logistics and entertainment and providing them with an events team that already understands their needs and how to best use our tall ship,” said Pela.