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Ship Shape – Mega Yacht Charters Focus on Health-Conscious Travel

Sauna massage yoga meditation wellness on your yacht charter vacation

The age of wellness is upon us.  Everywhere you turn, people seek to boost their wellness and make healthy living a priority in both daily life and travel.
 
Taking a queue from this growing trend, the newest and largest yachts for charter are being designed and outfitted to accommodate adventurous, wellness-oriented travelers. 
 

From the latest gym equipment – to fully-staffed mini-spas – to healthier menu options, the yachts and the overall charter experience are moving beyond the traditional yachting vacations of the past.

Yachts are dedicating more onboard space to fitness areas as well as private deck space for meditation and private retreat. Galleys are being stocked with fresh, all-natural foods, and chefs are drafting more heart-healthy menus.

“The market has redefined the charter experience,” says Jana Sheeder, President of superyacht rental syndicate SailAway Yacht Charters.  “We’re witnessing a renaissance – a shift from the traditional cruise mentality to a sea-based adventure that nurtures the body and feeds the soul.”  

 
For years, the typical Caribbean yacht charter vacation focused on extremes, if not downright decadence.  Yachts would burn fuel at dizzying rates to motor from one tropical island to the next, and guests would feast on lavish meals and exotic fare. 
 
Now, the modern charter guest seeks to balance a respect for eco-sensitive travel with a desire to focus on wellness and health.
 

Sheeder is keenly aware of the shift in priorities.  “The opportunity to truly relax and focus on mind, body, and soul is paramount to the modern charter customer,” she says.

Onboard the superyachts, chefs have revised their cooking styles and their menus. They now incorporate more organic foods, along with reduced sodium and lower sugar alternatives, to cater to the growing demand by charter guests for health-conscious meals.

The nature of onboard entertainment is evolving as well.  Crews report guests spend less time watching TV and movies, and more time pursuing wellness activities.  Charter brokers report more customers now inquire about the availability of exercise equipment and spa services.


New yachts are now built with large gymnasiums, as well as spa amenities and on some  vessels, beauty salons.  Older yachts are converting some cabins from sleeping quarters into workout areas or meditation rooms.
 
A shining example of this new commitment to wellness is the brand new Feadship yacht charter motor yacht LADY BRITT.  With accommodations for 12 guests, the 208 foot vessel exudes the luxury, style, and sophistication commonplace on modern yachts.  What stands out, however, is the onboard equipment and amenities dedicated to wellness.
 

Gym equipment and wellness spa on yacht charter vacation

 
The yacht features a wellness spa (offering Elemis massage, beauty and hair treatments), a fully-equipped gymnasium (with Technogym equipment), an outdoor cinema, and an authentic Finnish sauna with a private meditation deck and access to the water.

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Enjoy a wellness cruise in the Caribbean or Mediterranean onboard motor yacht Lady Britt for €445,000 per week, plus expenses.  Click HERE for more information about superyacht Lady Britt

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