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Variety Cruises Special Winter 2017/18 Offers on Select Costa Rica/Panama Sailings

Variety Cruises Panama

Variety Cruises announced two special promotions for its Costa Rica programs on seven winter 2017/18 departures. The award-winning boutique cruise-line is promoting an opportunity for travelers to explore Costa Rica and Panama with a private yacht experience at specially reduced rates. Highlights of the first offer are a 40% reduction on official rates in double occupancy or no single supplement…

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When the Sea is Your Runway, You Hoist French Couture Sails

Windstar Windsurf

Windstar Cruises’ flagship sailing vessel Wind Surf, one of the largest motor sail yachts (MSY) in the world at 14,745 GRT, recently received crisp new sails, nearly half a football field worth of sturdy Dacron sail-cloth measuring 21,570 square feet. Wind Surf’s five new sails were hand-crafted in France by a world-class team of maritime designers and artisans at Incidence…

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Caribbean Open for Crewed Yacht Charters, says Charter Yacht Brokers Association

TRUNK BAY POST IRMA

Wondrous turquoise seas, white sand beaches and warm trade winds. These natural attributes, plus welcoming people, are the heart and soul of a Caribbean crewed charter yacht vacation. These distinctive characteristics remain virtually unchanged in the wake of devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to the Charter Yacht Brokers Association International (CYBA). CYBA members, many of whom are in touch…

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Step Aboard a Turkish Gulet and Uncover Cleopatra’s Paradise

gulet Turkey

Moments from Marmaris is a haven that is said to be Cleopatra’s secret paradise. Made up of silky smooth white sand and delicate seashells, the heavenly Cleopatra Island is a charismatic retreat of heavenly qualities; with sand so utterly perfect it is said that Cleopatra had the sand imported from the Egyptian dessert. D-Resort Grand Azur, undoubtedly the most luxurious…

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Coral Expeditions Offers Best Viewing for Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise operator, launches a unique Sydney to Hobart maritime themed itinerary which sets sail with the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. This new itinerary will launch Coral Expeditions’ third season in Tasmania, and for the first time sees the Coral Discoverer, which underwent a significant refurbishment at the end of 2016, carry passengers across the…

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279’/85.1m Superyacht Solandge Available for Charter €1 million / week

SOLANDGE superyacht

Moran Yacht & Ship announces their appointment as Worldwide Central Charter Agents for the magnificent 279′ (85.1m) Lurssen SOLANDGE. SOLANDGE feature generous accommodations for 12 guests in 8 elegant staterooms. Her massive 2,899 GT volume is evident throughout with large intricately designed interior spaces spanning six decks. Additional highlights include a fully equipped gym, large sauna and spa area, two…

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Ritz-Carlton Hotels to Launch Luxury Yacht Experiences

Ritz Carlton yacht aft marina

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. has announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality…

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People-to-People Cuba Program On Mega Yachts

Variety Voyager

Michael Goren, CEO of Group IST, announced that “Group IST’s pioneering People-to-People Cuba programs, operated together with Variety Cruises, are compliant with the new policies announced by the current administration and are moving full steam ahead.” Goren continued, “We have been operating in Cuba for more than 4 years, and will continue our extensive People-to-People programs which use three of…

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Newest Yacht in Nat Hab’s Galapagos Cruise Portfolio Adds Elegance and Comfort

M/C Ocean Spray Luxury Catamaran

Expanding its unrivaled experience of personalized wildlife interaction and expert nature interpretation in the Galapagos, Natural Habitat Adventures has added the 16-passenger M/C Ocean Spray to its fleet of privately chartered ships in the islands. Designed for elegance and comfort, the Ocean Spray offers a stylish, intimate immersion for guests traveling from island to island in a live-aboard experience. As…

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Set Sail from Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman on Dhahab, the Golden Dhow

Dhahab Fjords of Musandam

What better way to say goodbye to the stresses of modern life than by escaping to another century on a classic Omani dhow? Inspired by the word, dhahab, which means golden in Arabic, this handcrafted vessel is reminiscent of the golden age of Arabian voyages as it cruises the rugged Musandam fjords at a comfortable 10 knots. Developed by Six…

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