Cruisers can set sail to Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Panama with Sea Voyager Expeditions, launching on August 31, 2012. The new cruiseline's main vessel is the M/V Sea Voyager, a small ship that will hold about 60 passengers. First built as an expedition passenger vessel in 1982, the ship has undergone a $2 million upgrade of cabins, public facilities, and amenities.
Cabins have been fitted with new mattresses, bedding, pillows and curtains and all suites now have new couches, decorative lighting, and original artwork. Bathrooms were also enhanced with new tile and fixtures, and the ship now uses filtered sea water for toilets to preserve fresh water. The entire ship is air conditioned and each cabin has individual controls.
A new window-lined lounge provides 270 degree scenic views and naturalists are onboard to educate guests about the wildlife, history and culture of each destination. The "New Marina" loading deck has five hard-bottom Zodiacs and a fleet of kayaks, and guests can even climb down a short ladder for a swim or snorkel.
The M/V Sea Voyager has been brought up to the latest SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) requirements and has passed the stringent Classification Certification to ensure the highest standards of safety. The vessel also has a new water cholrination system and upgraded refrigeration equipment, dishwashing units, ovens and appliances, ensuring that the facility complies with or exceeds worldwide standards for public health and proper foodservice operations.
For more details and the Sea Voyager 2012 Special Edition brochure, visit www.seavoyagerexpeditions.com.