Royal Caribbean has officially chosen the beautiful Island Nation of Vanuatu as the home of their newest private island destination. They see this jewel of the South Pacific as the “perfect” location for Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu.
Not only will this destination offer glorious refuge for experienced cruisers, it will also include sustainability features to safeguard the island’s precious ecosystems. In fact, it will be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination on the planet!
Royal Caribbean CEO, Michael Bayley, who is in favor of the earth-friendly model, said, “We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed. 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.”
Bayley and Royal Caribbean worked closely with the community of Vanuatu and their prime minister, Charlot Salwai, in order to best display the island nation’s natural beauty and its diverse culture. They also created a variety of education and employment opportunities.
Salwai spoke on his island’s new endeavor, saying, “Vanuatu is a true paradise for both our people and the visitors we welcome to our shores each year. 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.”
The lead architect on the project is Cox Architecture, a design-focused, contemporary firm based in Australia. Their finished product will be wildly different in both appearance and theme from Royal Caribbean’s popular Perfect Day at CocoCay. To this, Bayley said, “Our guests around the world all have different definitions for their perfect day—and all of them are right. Our designers and nature have created the ideal South Pacific experience and we expect the results will be stunning.” He added, “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.”
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SOURCE: Royal Caribbean