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Why hire a yacht? Top reasons to choose a sailing vacation over a cruise ship holiday

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Why hire a yacht? Top reasons to choose a sailing vacation over a cruise ship holiday

If you love freedom, privacy, a wide variety of choice and the feeling that goes with star treatment, then a yacht charter holiday is the perfect choice for you. A yacht charter vacation marries all the best elements of travel in one fantastic experience… and so it’s as if you’re living in a luxury villa, staying in five star hotel comfort, going on a cruise ship, and setting off to discover our spectacular world, all in one.

Here are just few main reasons why to charter a yacht anywhere in the world.

Yacht charter holiday in Croatia, Italy, Greece


• Guests set the mood as well as the tempo of their voyage, with assistance from the captain;

• There are no strict schedules for the yacht’s itinerary, as you might expect on a cruise ship;

• Stay in the ports you love, and linger at island paradises as long as you wish;

• In smaller harbours and around islands, the view changes constantly;

• Every day brings a new scene when stepping out of your cabin for breakfast ;

• There’s no better way to impress your business partners or clients than by inviting them for a lunch on a yacht;

Hire a yacht and visit national parks, secluded bays, private islands


• Discover the most beautiful coastlines in the world

• Enjoy a private cove for swimming on remote islands & out-of-the-way gulfs

• Jump into sparkling turquoise waters from the yacht’s deck

• Visit national parks just a short distance from your floating villa


• Dedicated, professional crew;

• A captain, first mate, engineer, chef, stewardess, deckhand and housekeeper at your disposal;

• Read the yacht’s crew profile before making your choice to step aboard;

• Choose a service style to meet your needs;

• Discuss the week’s itinerary with the captain while relaxing aft deck with a coffee, served by your stewardess… then watch your kids learning how to water ski with a deckhand whose speciality is water sports;

Mega yacht experience in summer


• A retreat on the water, accenting peace and serenity;

• A celebratory charter with parties by night, and spa and masseuse rendezvous by day;

• A personal guided tour dedicated to your interests;

• An itinerary that is free from check-in, traffic jams, packing and unpacking.. and leaving when you’d really like to stay;


• Roomy staterooms each with private ensuite facilities

• Saloon with dining table, sofa, and comprehensive media and entertainment

• Spacious fore and aft decks where everyone gets to have their own comfortable space

• Share your holiday venue with no one but the people you love

Yacht holiday with friends and families onboard catamaran


• The number of yachts worldwide is growing, and so is the supply of charter boats in different cruising grounds;

• Yachts come equipped with water toys, and often there’s Jacuzzi, a bar, your own “beach club”, a lounge zone for cocktail hours and a spot in the shade for snoozing after a nice swim;

• Extra comfort doesn’t always mean higher rates;

• Booking in advance may save you a minimum of 5% on the listed charter price;

• A hotel vacation for 12 guests is on par, in some cases, with chartering a yacht;


• It’s all about family being together and connected, sharing fantastic moments with each other;

• All the daily life distractions are eliminated, making for true quality time together;

• It’s a perfect playground for all generations assuring fun for adults and kids alike;

• Enjoy seeing dolphins on the way, cruising under powerful sails, diving with sea turtles, countless banana and donut rides, and watching a movie together in a comfortable outdoor setting, under the stars;


• A professional master chef onboard cooks just for you… and serves all of your favourite dishes;

• Daily menus are created to suit your preferences;

• “Al fresco” dining under the stars is a true Mediterranean experience;

• Opportunity to taste local cuisine in spectacular settings;

• Ask your chef to teach you some authentic local recipes.

Gulet experience in the Mediterranean

Visitor comments

  • Jeremy

    • 3 years ago
    Cool cruising in Turkey, such a heavenly place. Contact Yachts is the best. We will go back.
  • Muhamet

    • 3 years ago
    اليخت الجميل!
  • Melissa

    • 3 years ago
    We're looking for a gulet to sail off Bodrum this June. Can you send us the options?
  • Cameron

    • 3 years ago
    Best holiday option is yacht charter! These guys know how to set up excellent trip for you 👍
  • Angela

    • 3 years ago
    This is a beautiful idea! Thank you. I agree that a cruise ship is something different, and here it’s all about privacy and personalized service.

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