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Caribbean Closes Ports To Yachts Amid COVID-19

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Thinking of sheltering in place?  First, in a remote destination?  Second, in private?  Third, on a luxury yacht charter vessel?   Great thought, but STOP.  Before you get your hopes up, we have a report.  Getting on a yacht may be a BIG problem right now. This is a result of more islands closing their borders to yachts. It is particularly difficult for all.

 

BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS

Traditionally, spring is the most popular season for Caribbean yacht charters.  We have fully-crewed superyachts in position. They are ready to accept guests. For example, from the Bahamas to Bonaire.

Unfortunately, the unexpected outbreak of a global viral pandemic has affected the industry.  It brings the idea of a charter in the Caribbean to a screeching halt.

 

ADVISORIES AND CURFEWS

This started as travel advisories and then curfews.  It morphed into full closures of most island nations in the Caribbean.  This affects both air and sea access.

 

GUESTS OR NOT

In some cases, charter guests already onboard may stay onboard.  However, as of March 30, most charter vessels are restricted.  Therefore, they cannot accept new guests in almost every inhabited island in the Caribbean.  For instance, the British Virgin Islands and St. Marten.

 

CLOSED (no re-opening dates announced)

  • TRINIDAD … not only
  • ST LUCIA
  • ARUBA … but also
  • BONAIRE
  • CURAÇAO
  • BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (BVI)
  • MARIE-GALANTE and THE SAINTS
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (DR)
  • DOMINICA … in addition,
  • GRENADA
  • ST. MAARTEN (ST. MARTIN)
  • MARTINIQUE
  • GUADELOUPE
  • ANTIGUA and BARBUDA … lastly,
  • ST KITTS & NEVIS

RESTRICTIONS

Restrictions exist.  For instance,

  • MONTSERRAT.  Mandatory 14 day quarantine
  • USVI (U.S. Virgin Islands).  Closed to all visitors for 30 days.  Charter vessels, hotels, guest houses, etc. are restricted. They may not accept new guests. Guests who have already checked in are advised to return home. They cam remain, if they choose, however.  Airport and Seaports are open.  All non-essential businesses are closed.  Residents are asked to stay at home. All bars across the Territory are closed.  In-house dining is not allowed at restaurants.  Take-out services are permissible. Additionally,
  • ANGUILLA.  Both sea and air ports are closed to all passengers. This applies for an initial 14-day period, from 20 March.
  • BAHAMAS.  Incoming passenger flights are banned.  Significantly, seaports remain open for cargo and supply vessels only.  Moreover, All inter-island sailing and cruising is prohibited.
  • BARBADOS.  Airports and marinas are open.  Whether by yacht or plane, all visitors arriving from the UK, Europe, and the United States will be placed in quarantine for 14 days. Anyone arriving with a travel history from China, Iran, and South Korea are also subject to a 14-day quarantine. Further,
  • DOMINICA.  Airports and seaports closed.  There is an exception for planes and ships bringing vitally-needed cargo and medical relief supplies.
  • ST. VINCENT and the GRENADINES.  Mandatory 14 day quarantine for any passengers arriving from China and other countries.  For instance, the European Union, Iran, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

 STAY INFORMED / DISCLAIMER

In conclusion, this is not a complete list of all restrictions in the Caribbean.  Border and marina/port closures change rapidly.  Moreover, air traffic suspensions change, too.  In the meantime, 1-800 Yacht Charters will keep this information updated as much as possible. We encourage our blog readers to check official country websites and local news sources for the latest travel advisories and closures/restrictions. For specific luxury yacht charter questions, please email us at info@1800yachtcharters.com

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Yacht Charter: How Do You Pronounce

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How do you pronounce…?

PRONUNCIATION OF DESTINATION NAMES

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

 

SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE!

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?

Please contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  Let us know other names that you suggest that we clarify for yacht charter readers!  Thank you!  Danke!  Gracie!  Merci!

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