US-based Zegrahm Expeditions has taken its 110-pax luxury vessel, Clipper Odyssey, to Asia, with Singapore as the launch pad for a nature-and adventure-themed itinerary in the region.
The ship departed Singapore shores yesterday, bound for destinations such as Malacca, Sumatra, Banda Aceh, Nias Island, Padang and the southern end of Java. Nature expeditions on the itinerary include trips to Gunung Leuser National Park, Krui Village and Way Kambas National Park.
“The Clipper Odyssey is a different kind of cruise, as it journeys on routes and calls at ports most other cruise lines don’t,” explained Darren Tan, managing director of World Express, groundhandler for the ship’s call in Singapore. “Passengers get to stop in parts of Asia where natural reserves are aplenty, and head out on expeditions.”
Tan added that the majority of Clipper Odyssey’s passengers hail from the US and had flown into Singapore to embark on the voyage.
The ship will return to Singapore on January 20, before departing for another itinerary that heads for various ports in Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and finally, India.