St. Regis Maldives debuts luxury yacht, Norma | News

Private island resort The St. Regis Maldives is now taking its guests to the high seas with the launch of a 20-metre private yacht: Norma.

Available to charter for diving experiences, overnight trips, family adventures and romantic getaways, Norma offers four decadent cabins while featuring the latest technology and opulent interiors for a truly indulgent experience.

Those aboard the yacht can enjoy the classic St. Regis experience, including its signature butler service and sunset Champagne sabering ritual, while exploring the picturesque Maldivian islands and overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

With space for up to eight day guests, the Azimut flybridge 66 yacht is home to a crew of four, including a personal chef, while featuring two decks, four bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a barbecue, and indoor sound system.

The name Norma was chosen as a tribute to St. Regis Hotels & Resorts long-standing history steeped in maritime, paved by its founder: John Jacob Astor, who purchased the largest private yacht in the world more than 130 years ago.

The yacht was named by Astor after the princess Nourmahal, the heroine of Thomas Moore’s poem “Light of the Harem”.

In 1910, he replaced it with the yacht Norma as a nickname of Nourmahal, which is known to be the original Norma yacht.

The yacht costs £18,545 ($25,000) to charter for one night, or from £10,385 ($14,000) per day, up to eight hours.

The overnight stay includes full board meals and is available for up to six guests.

Reservations can be made through contacting the resort’s butler service.

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