SINGAPORE: Cat house owners in Singapore can now take their pets on luxurious sundown cruises, good for pampered kitties who benefit from the finer issues in life.
Onboard the tall ship Royal Albatross, the animals can lounge in custom-built “cat-bana” cages as their people get pleasure from a four- or seven-course dinner beside them on deck.
The ship’s operator launched the cat-friendly sailings this month after canine cruises launched in 2021 proved widespread.
For two.5 hours, as much as 15 feline and 130 human passengers sail alongside the island of Sentosa, having fun with views of Singapore’s skyline and a brief fireworks show.
“I believe they’re doing very effectively… they’re having fun with the view and the perceived freedom that they get,” stated Marissa Ng, a 28-year-old human-resources skilled whose five-year-old ragdolls, Coco and Bobo, sat looking on the sea from a cage beside her desk.
The ship has hosted over 2,000 canines since 2021, and the cat cruises could quickly catch up, with greater than 200 tickets for human passengers – priced at S$225 (RM771) every – having already been offered.
The cat and canine cruises have totally different crusing days.
Whereas the canines are served an onboard three-course dinner on the desk, cat house owners take their pets’ meals house for the reason that finicky creatures have a tendency to show down meals when they’re exterior of their consolation zones.
The corporate operating the cruises, Tall Ship Adventures, says it consulted with specialists and cat welfare organisations such because the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to make sure a secure expertise on board.
Precautions embrace ensuring cats are securely harnessed and leashed always. They’re additionally required to be vaccinated and sterilised, and to be transported in carriers whereas boarding.
4-month-old British shorthair kitten Mahmud appeared calm regardless that it was his first time in a harness, snoozing on a bench beside his household as they ate dinner.
“This can be a good time to spend the day as a household, since we simply obtained Mahmud,” stated Aziana Aziz, a 41-year-old instructor crusing together with her son and husband.
“He’s having fun with it… he’s curious, he’s trying round, so yeah, blissful cat, I suppose.”