After a lot of back and forth we’ve decided that we are once again opening up the aft ensuite to public bookings. This cabin notoriously was a struggle, the two berths were maybe not quite to the dimensions we’d hoped. When the upper berth is folded down, the person in the spacious lower bunk gets very… flattened. Let’s just say sleeping on your side is not an option if you had a roommate you weren’t sharing a bed with.
The cabin is also above a lot of mechanical equipment which meant that we would often need access under the floor if something went awry (as things often do on boats), and sometimes there were some funny smells, say just after we refueled the boat (about once a month). After chasing down leaky seals and coming to the conclusion that we were getting more complaints about not having a second ensuite cabin than we were about the now-non-existent or very rare smells, we’ve decided that we’re making it available to book again!
However, we couldn’t sort out the Roommate-Flattening issue so going forward that room with be like cabin 4 – couples only or divers comfortable sharing a bed!
Give the office a few weeks before you will start to see it on the schedule – we’re offering that cabin as an upgrade to folks who are already booked on trips first, then it will be open to the rest of you. So look for some new availability on the calendar coming soon!