“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky. And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; ” – John Masefield
There is something undeniably romantic about a tall ship under full sail. It presents a majestic and awe-inspiring sight with its sails billowing and the vessel gracefully moving through the water. I can imagine Sir Stamford Raffles, arriving in Singapore in 1819. After several months on such a tall ship, albeit without the insurance of an engine and propellers.
We were invited to experience their Sunset Cruise where we enjoyed a seven-course sit-down dinner on the upper deck. As we sailed along the Singapore coast. It was certainly one of those unique dining experiences that is perfect for a surprise marriage proposal, birthday or anniversary celebration!
The Royal Albatross is a fully rigged, four-masted barquentine that is moored at Resorts World Sentosa. It serves as a luxury charter yacht and a unique venue for events and dining experiences. She was built in 2001 in Chicago and was originally named “Kaiwo Maru”. Her design was based on the 19th-century European trading schooners. The ship underwent an extensive refurbishment and conversion project in 2008 to transform her into a luxury sailing vessel.
The Royal Albatross provides many modern amenities: a Grand Salon, a Topside Bar and a luxury cabin for overnight stays. The ship can accommodate up to 149 passengers during the day and 32 guests for overnight voyages. That’s a good size wh...