Newsletter July/August 2016
Looking Great, starting a New Cruising Season, 2016-2017
The Seven Seas went into annual dry dock again over the past 2 months and a lot of work was done to make sure that we would start the new season again in better shape than we had ever been before! Complete deck repairs to deal with some leakages, a brand new mast, complete engine overhauls, service of all compressors and dive equipment, new finishing in all the cabins (check out the new look, especially in the lower deck cabins with the hull planks exposed and finished!) structural carpentry work throughout the boat as planned the previous years and of course a paint job for... everything!
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Komodo Family trip, 22 - 29 July 2016
Trip Report by Titia Sprey and Lida Pet-Soede.
After the annual docking, I could not wait to see the new looks of the Seven Seas cabins. Trusted carpenter "Uncle Sis" who knows everything about how to ensure Indonesian timber is treated best for beautiful long-lasting results, had a team working hard during docking, taking out wooden planks to expose the structural beams and giving the cabin wood a white-wash effect to see the beautiful grain of the timber. The results are great, the cabins have a modern yet rustic feel and if the surrounds in Komodo were not so stunningly beautiful, I would have gladly spent more time reading and snoozing in the cosy bed rooms.
This trip would see a lot of variety in activities as our adventure included several long-time friends from Bali and the Netherlands and lots of friends of Eva and Laura. All in all, about half of us pushing 50++ including one of Netherlands best fysiotherapists (always handy) and the other half a gaggle of 18 year olds getting ready to start university after the trip, topped off with a couple of silly tweens and two "somewhere-inbetween" 13-year olds.
Shortly after touching ground in Labuan Bajo and a very warm welcome by our cruise director Wai and the crew of the Seven Seas we took off and a little later we all were in the water. Our daughters (8,11) immediately dove in and under and started frantically pointing at all the colourfull fish around them. Amazing how the islands in Komodo are just mostly barren rocks and then when you look under water the same rock is transformed with coral in briljant colours, bizarre shapes, halucinating paterns. It's like you are on another planet populated with loads of weird creatures...
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"Incredible trip, everything you can imagine and more! Great boat, great crew, and great friends! It was wonderful to be able to come back to the boat and do all the things that we knew and loved from this experience. Hope we can come back soon and relive this experience!."
Natasha and Jack Shargell (Komodo, July 2016)
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Remaining Availability for 2016
Still something for every destination:
- August 14 to 26, Komodo National Park, 12 nights, 6 berths available.
- September 25 to October 7, East of Flores, 12 nights, 3 berths available.
- October 25 to November 3, Komodo National Park, 9 nights, 8 berths available.
- November 24 to December 10, Forgotten Islands, 16 nights, 2 berths available.
- December 12-24, Raja Ampat Islands, 12 nights, 14 berths available.
Please contact us if you are interested in any of these trips.
The Seven Seas - Pertokoan Simpang Siur (Kuta Poleng) C1 - Jl. Setiabudi
Kuta, Badung 80361 - Bali - Indonesia