Royal Caribbean Announces New Private Island Destination
Vanuatu, one of the natural gems of the South Pacific renowned for its pristine beaches and gorgeous flora and fauna will be home to Royal Caribbean’s newest private island destination.
Royal Caribbean has officially chosen the beautiful Island Nation of Vanuatu as the home of their newest private island destination. The cruise line sees this jewel of the South Pacific as the “perfect” location as the “Perfect Day at Lelepa” in Vanuatu.
The announcement of the new project was made by Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley.
The cruise line is working closely with the community of Vanuatu and their prime minister, in order to best display the island nation’s natural beauty and its diverse culture as well as provide employment and education opportunities.
Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai described the island as a “true paradise” and the venture with the cruise line as a “major step forward in our island nation’s close relationship with Royal Caribbean and one that will support sustainable growth for future generations. The Ni-Vanuatu people look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean guests from around the world to enjoy extraordinary adventures and relaxation during their Perfect Day at Lelepa” he said.
Perfect Day at Lelepa, will be built with sustainability features designed to safeguard the island’s ecosystems and will be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world!
“We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed. That idea goes beyond simply protecting the ecological features of Lelepa and includes showing respect for the people and traditions that make this a special place” said Royal Caribbean CEO, Michael Bayley.
Cox Architecture, a sustainable, design-focused contemporary architectural firm in Australia will create the ideal South Pacific experience and the results will be stunning.
The project is expected to be completed in 2022.