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?
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