Prospective luxury yacht charter clients call to discuss possible itineraries for their vacations. They ask us how to pronounce the names. It’s understandable, as many destinations, especially in the Caribbean, trace their names and culture back hundreds of years. The names come from European explorers and Conquistadors of the destinations, and the words have special meanings.
WHERE AM I GOING?
So you go to the Mediterranean, yet you question how to say the names of the cities there. No worries. We clarify it all for you.
YACHT CHARTER DESTINATIONS WITH CHALLENGING NAMES
Here’s a short list of popular Caribbean and Mediterranean yacht charter destinations. To the right of those names is their correct American English pronunciation.
Cannes (France) – “CAN.” Rhymes with MAN. The “s” is silent. Cannes does NOT rhyme with “John” or “Lawn.”
Ibiza (Balearic Islands, Spain) – “ee-BEE-za
Antigua (Caribbean) – “an-TEE-ga”
Nevis (Caribbean) – “NEE-vis”
Cay (as in, Cat Cay and Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas) – “key”
Marseilles (Mediterranean) – “mar-SAY“
Versailles (Mediterranean) – “ver-SIGH“
In conclusion, can you think of any unique charter destinations with hard-to-pronounce names? For instance, Basse-Terre in the Caribbean or the Dodacanese islands in Greece?
Ms. Jana Sheeder is President of 1-800 Yacht Charters. Providing The Superyacht Experience(tm) since 1976. Private luxury yacht charter vacations in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas, South Pacific, South Florida, Miami and The Florida Keys, Italian Rivera, Belize. Megayacht charter company focused on generosity, Pay It Forward, Random Acts of Kindness, Giftivism, giving back to the ocean, to the needy, and the environment with every superyachting charter. Providing eco-friendly alternatives while on yacht charters and known for 6-star customer service, experience, and generosity. View all posts by →
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