FOUR SEASONS LUXURY YACHT “EXPLORER” SAILS IN A NEW PARADISE

ALL THINGS CRUISE introduced our readers to Four Season’s Hotels and Resorts Explorer as she sailed the waters surrounding the Maldives (See https://allthingscruise.com/now-for-something-completely-different-set-sail-on-four-seasons-explorer/.) Now guests can experience the luxury and hospitality Four Seasons is renowned for as they sail the waters in Palau aboard this magnificent catamaran. Palau, a Micronesian paradise south of Taipei and north of New Guinea, is a group of over 340 islands—only 9 of which are inhabited. The country has safe-guarded 80 percent of its marine expanse including the world’s first shark sanctuary and the UNESCO-listed Rock Islands Southern Lagoon. Dive enthusiasts will revel in water with visibility up to an astonishing 100 meters (325 feet) beneath the waves. Its crystal-clear lagoons showcase over 1400 species of fish and 500 vibrant coral species. Historic shipwrecks complete the underwater picture. Four Seasons Explorer’s on-site PADI 5-Star Dive Centre caters of all skill levels, offering dives at renowned sites and hidden treasures alike.

FOR THOSE SEEKING INCREDIBLE LAND EXPERIENCES PALAU IS ALSO A PARADISE

Palau has a rich history dating back at least 4000 years, with plenty of evidence of human habitation and ancient traditions. Land-based escapades for Four Seasons Explorer guests encompass Palau’s verdant terrain, its secluded waterfalls and rare bird species. Guests are invited to delve into Palau’s rich history including ancient meeting houses, monoliths and captivating rock art. Rainer Stampfer, President of Global Operations for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts noted: “For many years, Four Seasons Explorer was a hugely popular option for exploring the waters and atolls of the Maldives, and now we are delighted to introduce the hidden paradise of Palau for the first time. With our visionary owner-partners HPL Limited and in close cooperation with Palau’s government and tourism agencies, Four Seasons Explorer sets a new standard for luxury yachting that is at once enriching for our guests and respectful of the country’s natural beauty.”

IMAGINE! YOU CAN CHART YOUR OWN COURSE ABOARD FOUR SEASONS EXPLORER

Relocated from its Maldives base to Palau’s Rock Islands Southern Lagoon, Four Seasons Explorer now offers guests daily boarding options. You can even choose the duration of your stay!

Supported by multiple dive boats, guests can tailor their experiences, whether focused on diving, immersing themselves in local culture or merely unwinding aboard this beautiful yacht in this tropical paradise. This flexible scheduling and comprehensive packages ensure a seamless experience encompassing accommodations, meals, diving, water sports, daily yoga and wellness activities making each day a captivating event.

AND ALL THIS ABOARD AND TRULY LUXURIOUS YACHT

Four Seasons Explorer is a 30-metre (128-foot) luxury catamaran with 3 decks, 10 staterooms and a lavish Explorer Suite. Explorer’s interior, recently freshened for its move to Palau, boasts a restaurant, bar, lounge, library, the PADI Dive Center, a Spa Corner and a crew dedicated to satisfying every guest’s every wish. In the Galley, the culinary team is adept at creating menus to suit every taste and every whim—whether dining on board, enjoying a castaway-style picnic during a day of diving and exploring or indulging in the pure romance of a toes-in-the-sand dinner for two under an endless canopy of stars. “Palau is truly one of the world’s last remaining frontiers, almost untouched by time and now preserved for generations to come thanks to local and international efforts to protect this charming nation and its culture of omengull – respecting all and everything,” says Regional Vice President and General Manager Armando Kraenzlin, noting the synergies with Four Seasons own ethos of luxury with genuine heart. Having overseen Four Seasons Explorer on its expeditions in the Maldives, Armando continues to manage the operations and guest experience as the yacht moves to Palau.

TO BE AMONG THE INAUGURAL GUESTS EXPLORING PALAU ABOARD FOUR SEASONS EXPLORER

With several opening offers and daily embarkation options to choose from, do let us know if you are interested in more information and to book notify@allthingscruise.com

Given Palau’s remote allure, it serves as a ideal starting point for exploring neighboring destinations and is accessible through a surprising number of international airlines. For those seeking complete exclusivity, Four Seasons Explorer offers tailored private charters in Palau for groups up to 26 including specialized surf charters in collaboration with Tropicsurf.

 

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