Luxury yacht charter vacations have advantages over cruises, read on to find out why!
So, you’ve decided that you and the family definitely need some time in the warm, blue Caribbean waters. Without a doubt you want to enjoy some relaxing time in the sun, delicious food, and exciting water sports. A cruise sounds fun, but with stories in the news like the norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, you’re hoping there’s a way to have that great vacation without the horror story of being sick at sea with hundreds of other sick people.
Luxury charter yachts offer you that option. Perhaps it’s not something you’ve thought of before, but with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 16 cases of gastrointestinal outbreaks on cruises in 2012, 9 in 2013 and already 2 reported cases in 2014 (it’s only January, mind you), luxury charter yachts warrant a second look.
Sure you can become ill on any vacation, but on a large cruise ship when you get sick, You. Are. Stuck. And with thousands of people all onboard one ship, in tight quarters, visiting the same buffet lines, cruise ships are prime targets for easily spread germs like the norovirus.
This is not the case on luxury yacht charters. On a charter vacation in the Caribbean, you and your family or friends are the only passengers onboard. You will know immediately if someone in your party isn’t well and because you are the cruise director on a charter vacation, if you say the boat needs to go into port, that’s where you’re going.
There are several other advantages to a luxury yacht charter, as well. You and your travel agent will first work together to pick the perfect crew, boat and destination for you and your guests. From the beginning, your agent and the crew will help you plan your dream itinerary (snorkeling, sight-seeing, they can even find a conga line somewhere if you want it). The chef onboard will customize a menu for your vacation, guest-by-guest if you’d like, so you can relax knowing you won’t be dining from a buffet line of infection.
Once you’re onboard, you’ll discover that the spacious cabins, with plenty of natural light and private bathrooms, offer you very comfortable accommodations along with the air-conditioned saloon areas perfect for relaxing with your family and friends after an exciting day on the water. The covered cockpits and flybridges offer shaded outdoor areas while the decks and trampolines give you plenty of space to enjoy the warmth of the sun.
All of this is to say that there is virtually no advantage a large cruise ship can offer that a luxury charter yacht can’t meet or exceed.
You make the memories. We make the arrangements.