Reasons to Take a Yacht Vacation

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Cruising is one of the best ways to vacation! You get to experience new destinations without stress, and you can spend every minute of your time doing things you love: sightseeing, relaxing, enjoying a good meal, or socializing with new friends.

However, traveling on large cruise ships isn’t for everyone - some can get overwhelmed by the number of people and activities available. As a result, major cruise lines have begun releasing smaller, yacht-style ships that cater to people who want to steer clear of the mega ships.

Here’s why you might want to consider a yacht vacation!

1. Smaller size means fewer people.

With fewer people onboard, everything seems easier; there’s no waiting, rarely any crowds, and the ease of going where you want, when you want.

2. Staff is more focused on your individual needs

Many yacht-style ships have a high staff-to-guest ratio, meaning almost every need of yours will be taken care of while onboard. Some even have personal concierge services!

3. You get access to unique experiences

With less space to work with, these smaller ships had to be creative with the activities they provide onboard! As a result, you’ll find unique activities and experiences that will supplement your travel in all new ways.

4. Reach exciting destinations you may have yet to consider

Smaller ships mean new destinations! Yachts can easily reach hidden hideaways

and destinations that mega-ships can’t even approach.

Woman aboard the Celebrity Flora

Here are some options to consider for your next yacht vacation!

Brand New for 2023: Emerald Cruise Line’s Luxury Yacht Vacations

In 2023, Emerald Cruise Line will sail the world with two luxury superyachts- the Emerald Azzurra and the brand-new Emerald Sakara!

Emerald has designed their yachts to fit into small ports worldwide, allowing you to reach destinations off the beaten path. See the stunning coastlines of incredible places like the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, sailing through crystalline waters to get to your next port.

Sky Bar and Deck on the Emerald Azzurra

Your time onboard will be one of true relaxation, whether you’re grabbing a drink at the Sky Bar and Deck located at the top of the ship or enjoying a delicious al fresco meal on the Terrace. For dinner, you can head to Reflections, a spacious onboard restaurant with locally sourced food prepared by expert chefs.

With room for 100 guests and a crew of 64, there’s an abundance of space that allows for excellent service from the moment you step onboard. Fifty cabins are strategically arranged throughout the ship to give you ultimate views, ranging from an oceanview suite to an owner's suite. With spacious and modern surroundings, you’ll feel like you’re in a private haven!

In your downtime, take a dip in the infinity pool or head to the back of the ship to the Marina, where you can board a zodiac or use one of the other marina toys they have, like water trampolines, paddleboards, or snorkeling equipment.

Infinity Pool on the Emerald Azzurra

Emerald Cruise Lines visits:

  • The Indian Ocean *NEW*
  • Adriatic Coast
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Western Mediterranean
  • The Red Sea
  • The Black Sea *NEW*

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Evrima

The first super yacht in the Ritz-Carlton fleet, the Evrima, is in its inaugural season!

Traveling to secluded hideaways and popular yacht destinations, your voyage on Evrima will be one of luxury and relaxation. The service onboard is exceptional from the moment you step onboard, with almost as many staff members as guests- including a personal concierge!

There are six suite types to choose from, ranging from the spacious owner's suite to a 2-story loft! Every suite has its own terrace and large windows for some of the most magnificent ocean views.

There are seven dining options onboard, where you can enjoy dishes inspired by destinations worldwide, all made with local ingredients. This cruise is all-inclusive, so these delicious meals are included in your fare!

You’ll also receive the following:

  • Access to a personal concierge is included in ALL suite categories
  • Onboard Gratuities
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including the in-suite espresso machines and premium beverages
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Marina-style platform with access to non-motorized watersports

With the Ilma and the Luminara arriving in 2024 and 2025, this fleet of superyachts is one to watch out for!

Built for the Galapagos: The Celebrity Flora

The Celebrity Flora set sail in June 2019 and is the first all-suite luxury mega yacht designed to cruise around the Galapagos Islands! With the latest environmental technologies, such as its dynamic repositioning systems and solar panels that reduce overall emissions, it’s one of the most eco-friendly ships on the planet.

The Celebrity Flora

From the ship's design to the activities onboard, it’s evident that the Celebrity Flora was built with the destination in mind!

There are six suite types to choose from, all including premium linens and bathrobes, water filtration systems, bath products sourced from Ecuador, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Flora was designed with an outward-facing concept, ensuring every suite has beautiful views!

If you want fresh air, you can get the ultimate Galapagos glamping experience in your own private open-air cabanas! When it's time to go onshore, you’ll head to the Marina, the sea-level platform on the back of the ship, making your transition from ship to land as easy as possible.

Open Air cabanas on Celebrity Flora

Certified naturalists from Galapagos natural park will join you on your journey, sharing their knowledge of this one-of-a-kind destination. There’s nearly one naturalist for every nine guests onboard! Along with accompanying you on your shore excursions, they’ll also be there to educate you onboard. In the Discovery Lounge, you can attend presentations from your naturalists to learn more about the Islands and some of the creatures that inhabit them. If you want to dive deeper, you can spend time in the Lab, where you can explore the science behind the unique ecosystem of the Galapagos.

It wouldn’t be ultra-luxury if it weren’t all-inclusive! Here’s what’s included when you sail on the Celebrity Flora:

  • Round-trip flights and transfers
  • Hotel stays before and after your cruise
  • Meals and beverages
  • Pre- and Post- land tours
  • Shore Excursions

When it’s time to book your next getaway, you should take a yacht vacation! By providing exceptional service, spacious suites, and 5-star amenities, sailing on a yacht takes the word “vacation” to another level.

Cala Goloritza Beach in the Mediterranean

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