The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is offering new cruise packages aboard its custom AzimutFlybridge luxury yacht, Norma. Named as an ode to the maritime heritage paved by St. Regis founder, John Jacob Astor, Norma is offering four new excursions inspired by the Indian ocean. The yacht is the first Azimut model to be specially-commissioned by a hotel, offering three cabins and indoor and outdoor lounging and dining.
“Our commitment to providing an unforgettable experience for our guests is our first most priority, and as we continue to see an ever-changing demographic amongst our guests it’s important that we evolve our offerings to be best catered to their needs and preferences,” said Vincent Pauchon, general manager of The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, in a statement. “From couples looking for a private celebration dinner to multi-generational families wanting an immersive cultural excursion, we are excited to debut a new portfolio of experiences while sailing on Norma.”
The new packages include:
Dolphin Cruise and Snorkel Excursion: An extension of the resort’s Family Traditions program, this daytime cruise on Norma takes guests to a private island where they are encouraged to jump in for an underwater discovery of the coral gardens and indigenous marine life led by a professional snorkeling guide. While on board, light bites and refreshments will be provided. Before returning to Vommuli Island, Norma will cruise the waters of the Indian Ocean as pods of dolphins play and splash in the waves below. Following the cruise, the family will be invited to a private, tailored cooking class. For those with little ones, a private babysitter is available upon request.
Sunset & Stargazing Cruise: This nighttime cruise sets the stage for a couple’s romantic evening that includes a champagne toast paired with canapes prepared by the resort’s culinary team.
St. Regis Afternoon Tea Experience at Sea: Guests can indulge in an elevated afternoon tea experience, a timeless tradition of St. Regis. Fit for couples or groups of friends, the tea service is set on the bow of the yacht with a picnic-style selection of gourmet pastries, local fruits, light bites and beverages paired with rare loose-leaf teas and the soft sounds of jazz music in the background.
Champagne & Caviar Tasting at Sunset: Perfectly suited for those in search of unparalleled opulence, this lavish sunset cruise is the most sought-after experience aboard Norma. Fit for two, enjoy the soothing rhythm of the ocean waves as the sun sets below the horizon. Allow your senses to wander through an exquisite tasting portfolio of premium caviar from around the world, perfectly balanced with a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée.