Peace + Pleasure on the Silk Sea

Decked Out

Michelangelo treasure cruising Hong Kong
the Michelangelo
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It’s one of the most iconic private cruise ships gracing Hong Kong’s emerald waters—the Michelangelo. With three decks of mahogany, teak, brass, and copper, this 4,000 square foot ship is a regular sight on Victoria Harbour. It is usually filled with wedding parties, corporate cocktail affairs, and private galas of all manner. It can hold up to 59 guests.

The Michelangelo is both majestic and unpretentious in the same stroke. Its 400 square teak sundeck, for example, can be had for languid lounging in full sun or shade. On their stern deck, one can laze recumbent with a flute of bubbly with their lover in steamer chairs and peer at an unobstructed skyline. One can also take it easy on lounge mattresses and hammocks strung over the water. Their top deck has super stereos for dancing the night, or day, away.

Their customized cruises offer exquisite tours around Hong Kong’s many hidden treasure coves—even the southernmost island of Po Toi. Whether anchored away off Turtle Cove on Lamma Island or circumnavigating the sky-rise laden shores of Kowloon and Central, Michelangelo serves as a floating home. The dining room features an oval shaped mahogany table that can seat up to 12 guests. It can also be converted into a buffet area for bigger parties, but without losing its home-style touch. The living room is decorated with mahogany wood paneling, and features cozy sofas and armchairs. For slumber, the master cabin’s king-size bed is covered with linens by Ralph Lauren. It comes with a full walk in closet, large bathroom, and his and hers desks. There are four additional guest cabins ranging from double to single to bunk. Guest bathrooms are replete with rare blue marble counters, porcelain and brass fixtures.

The ship has separate quarters for its staff, plus a fully equipped galley. Being in Hong Kong, they can cater to any whim in the world one might have for hunger or thirst. In other words, its’ got a divine touch of taste—just like its namesake Michelangelo had in the high Renaissance.

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