Even though I have been on a private cruise along the Straits of Johor before, (come to think of it, it was exactly two years ago), when I was handed the opportunity to go on a cruise again, I took it up.
Well, it was a different yacht after all, and I would be on it with another group of friends.
This cruise was at the invitation of Malaysia Tourism Council (MTC) as part of a familiarisation tour of Johor Tengah, after covering the Iskandar Puteri Kayak Challenge 2017, which was hosted at Puteri Harbour.
The Black Pearl is owned by Flying Colours Marine Solutions (FCMS). This 45ft cruiser boat began its life at sea in the United Kingdom in 1978 as a survey vessel.
After some three decades in service, it was shipped to Thailand and was remodelled to its present condition, a comfortable cruise boat for charter by guests looking for a unique holiday.
The Black Pearl features a large queen size state room forward, a single cabin behind it and a spacious kitchen-cum-dining area.
On the fly bridge, which comfortably seats up to ten, enjoy the beauty of the ocean as the sea breeze caresses your hair. A private cruise like this stays in one’s memory forever.
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