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Take a Couple’s Escape on “Celestia” Yacht

by Debra Bokur

Dec 25, 2023

© Celestia

Cruises

Sail the islands of the Indonesian archipelago in unparalleled luxury aboard Celestia, a 147.6-foot-long Phinisi yacht fitted with seven en-suite cabins with handcrafted components, boasting interiors by Cape Town-based designer Deirdre Renniers.

 

Onboard, relax on the sundeck lounge on the bowsprit, take part in sunrise yoga, slow down with a massage, enjoy a guided star-gazing session or marvel at the bat migration on Kalong Island taking place each dusk. Delicious, fresh, locally sourced meals and snacks are created by Bali native Executive Chef Wayan Kresna Yasa, part of the team at Michelin-starred Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York.

 

Celestia dining

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“Our expert crew is one of the most knowledgeable and seasoned in the region. Whether a novice snorkeler or an experienced diver, guests can rely on our dedicated team to provide the safest yet most thrilling experience each step of the way,” said Jennifer Tan, cruise director.

 

Port calls and land excursions include the volcanic islands of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s also been named as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

 

Visits to three islands — Komodo, Padar and Rinca — include a special excursion with trained guides to witness legendary Komodo dragons. Other excursions include Raja Ampat in the West Papua province, and the Spice Islands, with a chance to dive with hammerhead sharks in Fort Belgica.

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