Newsletter August 2017
Not just a once in a lifetime experience!
Trip report by Erwin, Hester, Louise en Joppe Spaan, photos by Tommy Schultz.
'A once in a lifetime experience!'
That's what we thought after our trip on the Seven Seas a couple of years ago, but we were wrong!
For the second time we enjoyed even more our stay on this magnificent boat. Our welcome on the boat was like coming home again. Although the crew had changed completely, the quality was just as good as the first trip–maybe even better!
Thanks to them we all had a perfect time.
As one of the first liveaboard boats around Komodo and Rinca, the Seven Seas knows exactly where to find the most beautiful places above and below water.
Just outside of Labuan Bajo we already had our first taste of how beautiful our trip was going to be. Looking up in the sky, with no lights around, we could see the milkyway in all her might and glory. We were really lucky that professional photographer Tommy Schultz was on board and able to catch it on camera.
The rooms on board of the Seven Seas were very comfortable and tidy. The boat just had a makeover and everything looked classy! Our room had a comfortable double bed and its own shower – like all the rooms. Almost every day we woke up at a different place around Komodo and Rinca. These islands look really ancient and are perfectly made for the animals that live there; the Komodo dragons. Mostly barren, dry and brown like the animals.
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"Manta rays, a CONVOY of RAYs (100s! Really!) turtles, cuttlefish, volcano, beautiful people, buffalo, wild pig, beach songs. All under the wings of the most caring, gentle crew. Every sight a postcard picture. Thank you, Captain Mark, Tuti and the loveliest crew on earth. This was the most relaxing awe-some holiday we have ever had, with a special bond of people. Need to plan for the next one."
Michelle & Peter Donaghy (Komodo, July 2017)
"Best dive boat and crew ever."
Chris Hancock via Facebook
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The Seven Seas - Looking Better Than Ever
Text by Karl Klingeler, photos by Tommy Schultz.
I am back on board The Seven Seas after dry dock and she looks better then ever. It amazes me how much is accomplished in this short time period. A lot of it you will see as soon as you come on board and some of it you won't see but it is crucial for the well running of The Seven Seas for the year to come.
There is a whole new look for the inside. Last year planks were pulled off in the lower cabins to reveal the hull and a rough look & white wash was applied to all the walls. This year the built in furniture, beds & wall units received the same rough finish with a red wash. The salon/restaurant looks great with the built in units & tables finished in the same method. Another major project this year was the bathrooms in the cabins. Completely gutted and redone with new floors and tile & getting great compliments from our guests. Also the majority of the cabins & restaurant received new air conditioners.
The outside was completely repainted as usual. The sails have been replaced. The upper deck has been redone with aggregate so you don't slip. Also the previous year we added outdoor carpet to the dive deck & now back to the crew area and also in the tender boats. This is awesome because your feet don't get hot and again you will not slip. All the outdoor furniture has been refinished and the bamboo blinds in the back area were replaced with fabric blinds. We have redone the speed boats, fiberglass & paint as well as the kayaks and we have added a couple of SUP's which the guests are enjoying.
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One More Full Charter available in Raja Ampat Next Year!
2018 January 7 to 19 is the last remaining opening for full charter with the Seven Seas in Raja Ampat for next year. Don’t miss out!
The Seven Seas - Pertokoan Simpang Siur (Kuta Poleng) C1 - Jl. Setiabudi
Kuta, Badung 80361 - Bali - Indonesia