Royal Caribbean announces new private island in the South Pacific

SYDNEY — Royal Caribbean has set its sights on Vanuatu as the location of its new private island destination – Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu.

Announced by Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, the South Pacific gem will have a different look and feel from the cruise line’s popular Perfect Day at CocoCay island, says Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley.

“Our guests around the world all have different definitions for their perfect day – and all of them are right,” he adds. “Our designers and nature have created the ideal South Pacific experience and we expect the results will be stunning.”

Perfect Day at Lelepa will be created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu to showcase the island’s ecological beauty and diverse culture, as well as provide employment and education opportunities.

It will also be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world as it will be built with sustainability features that will safeguard the island’s ecosystems.

“We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed,” says Bayley. “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.”

Vanuatu Prime Minister Salwai adds: “Today marks 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.”

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