The Phinisi Spirit, Silolona Soujourn The mysterious Spice Islands enjoy an evocative ancient history, conjuring romantic visions of majestic sailing ships, exotic sultans, the golden age of exploration, and enigmatic jungle tribes whose culture and traditions have survived intact for thousands of years. Columbus, Magellan, and Francis Drake all sailed in search of the Spice Islands. Savage intrigue and battle, the North East passage dream, and discovering the Americas all occurred pursuing nutmeg and pepper. For centuries the fabled spice trade was known for its land routes through Asia and the Middle East, routes that ended in Europe.
The highly valued spices, and the fabled spice route itself, actually originated on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, later known as the “East Indies” or spice islands. Spices from these small islands were transported along a well developed network of sea routes by even more impressive sailing vessels, ancestors to the modern Phinisi. For centuries before Europeans arrived in the area there was a vibrant trade between the spice islands and most of the known world. Great trading vessels regularly sailed as far as Africa, India, and China laden with their highly valued delicately scented cargos ( - Silolona Soujourn)
Mutiara Laut, Pearl of The Seas Anyone looking for an adventure of a lifetime or an amazing diving holiday can join our cruise expeditions (See Cruise Itineraries for more information and themed voyages). For those seeking a more intimate and private experience we can do a Private Yacht Charter for your honeymoon, family vacation, birthday or company function. The Mutiara Laut is a classic two-mast schooner that recalls romantic oceanic adventures of yore and is carefully constructed to cater to your every sea-faring fantasy. The design of the Mutiara Laut (Pearl of the Sea) is based on that of an 18th century North Atlantic schooner combined with some local Indonesian influence: that of the traditional “Phinisi-boat”. Mutiara Laut is one of the most superbly-engineered charter vessels in Indonesian Waters with its highly experienced Captain and professional crew of 13 guaranteed to give you a comfortable and safe adventure. Escape to the mystical, tropical paradise of Indonesia and dive where most people only dream of, it's an adventure of a lifetime Luxury Private Charter for Honeymooners This yacht may perhaps the most exclusive yacht that designed only for two. Truly honeymooners getaway yacht. Itineraries are entirely flexible and the ship's 7 crew includes a Cruise Director who is a certified PADI dive instructor, a Resident Spa Therapist, Private Gourmet Chef and Captain with 15 years navigating experience. Cruises are individually tailored to couple’s wishes, from surfing in Sumbawa, trekking and diving in Komodo National Park, or swimming with dolphins in the Flores Sea. Walk on a deserted beach in a far-flung exotic island or just kick back and do nothing at all, aboard what is essentially a luxury floating resort for two. The design of the Alexa mixes the traditional with the new with refinished original teak, glass and sleek stainless steel, primitive sculpture and well-chosen antiques.