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How to Chill After Covid Lockdown [quick strategy]

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FINALLY

Your hometown lockdown is lifted.  Your arm hurts like heck where they stuck you with the Pfizer-BioNTech.

Things are getting back to normal.  You are vaccinated, and oh-so-ready to reschedule that summer 2020 yachting escape.

Don’t worry.  France, Italy, and Spain are right where you left them.  So, what to do after Covid?

Close your eyes.  Do you see the beaches?  The dockside cafes?  Imagine laying poolside – on the sundeck of superyacht ALFA NERO

 

Deck view with swimming pool with H for helipad on the bottom of it, surrounded by sunloungers on the back of a luxury yacht

 

 

GETTING THERE…

Unfortunately, even with much of Covid in the rearview mirror, the drudgery of getting to the Mediterranean sinks in.

Without question, it’s a LONG flight to the Med.  Getting directly onboard a superyacht after hours in the air is not appealing.  Understandably, no one wants to waste their first day on the sea, feeling dog-tired and irritable.

 

A PLANNED LAYOVER?

Fortunately, there is a simple solution to reducing jet lag and stress before your yacht charter begins. What is the solution?  Check into a boutique property and decompress for a day!

A pre-charter layover is a great way to unwind after traveling. Let your yacht crew scramble with last-minute preparations.  You will be relaxing in a calming, resort environment.

 

WHAT TO DO ON BEFORE THE YACHT

You can lay by the pool, or catch up on some needed sleep.  Certainly, a stroll around town and a late-night espresso in a nearby café will have you in the right frame of mind.

 

IT’S TIME TO GO YACHTING

Then, the next day, your crew picks you up from the resort and whisks you away to your awaiting superyacht.

 

Here are three, can’t-miss layover hospitality venues to help you get your groove back before you board your luxury charter yacht.

 

 

SIX SENSES, IBIZA 

First, this new resort is scheduled to open in July, 2021.  It is located in a quiet, almost-hidden cove in Xarraca Bay.  Four-com magazine describes the resort as, “This magical cove with unobstructed sunset views and special energy is where the golden hour lasts until the Cinderella hour. Sundowner, guitar, or loved one in hand, anything feels possible. Live layers of programming and experiences will constantly evolve to celebrate music, art, sustainable fashion, spirituality, pioneering wellness, culinary exploration and culture, all synonymous with the island.”  How’s that for a glowing endorsement?

 

Photograph of a terrace with a sea view. This is perfect for a yacht charter vacation after covid lockdown

 

We’re big fans of resorts with access to a beach and a deep-water bay.  In fact, after a day of unwinding, your yacht’s crew can bring the ship’s tender right up to the beach.  You and your companions can enjoy a short tender ride to your awaiting yacht.  And let’s be honest – is there anything cooler than seeing your yacht at anchor, knowing everyone is watching you as you tender over and board on the aft swim platform???

 

 

The Gritti Palace, Venice

Second, this noble former palace and now hotel dates back over 500 years. It overlooks the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice.   In fact, each of the hotel’s 82 guest rooms and suites offers unobstructed canal views.  This is an intimate private residence masquerading as a hotel.  Enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine at the Club del Doge restaurant.  Too tired for dinner after a long flight?  No problem.  Just grab a table for cocktails on the terrace at the Riva Lounge.  The next day, your yacht’s tender can pick you up at the property’s own dock.  This is reminiscent of the Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival!

Photograph of a Venice canal lined with boats on the front side and ornate hotels on the back side

 

The ??? Resort & Spa, ???

No, it’s not a typo. The question marks have been inserted for a reason.  Indeed, we did promise you the name of three hospitality venues for the perfect pre-charter layover.

So why the secrecy, you might wonder?  The reason is simple.  It’s our passion at 1-800 Yacht Charters, to Deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to you. Part of that experience is the creation of a bespoke luxury yacht charter vacation for you and your travel companions.  Anyone can write a blog with a list of beautiful hotels and resorts.  We prefer to listen to you; to hear about your style preferences.  Basically, we want to understand your motivations and expectations when you travel.

 

By listening to you, we can create the experience you desire – the one that will enrich your life…

 

Let’s do this.  Contact us and tell us where you want to go yachting.  We’ll ask you some questions and we’ll come up with several yachts for your consideration.  Of course, we’ll also suggest a great hospitality property or boutique resort where you can chill before your charter!  After Covid, it’s time to get back to normal!

 

Please call us at 305-720-7245 or fill out our convenient online yacht charter inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .

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Itinerary: Venice and Croatia Beckon, and Motoryacht MARAYA Answers the Call

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The siren song of the Adriatic Sea has drawn luxury yacht charter mega yacht MARAYA to the area. The 54 meter superyacht just started a Mediterranean yacht charter vacation in the Adriatic Sea this morning.

Translated as “Many Mirrors” in Arabic, the luxury charter yacht MARAYA will then be available on 10th June for a Northern Croatia charter for one week.

 

Solid white motoryacht, Maraya, underway. Profile heading toward the right side of the photograph. Solid blue ocean and bright blue sky with streaky clouds above. Waves lapping at the bow of the yacht as she cruises along.

Luxury yacht Maraya

Co-Captains Richard Hodgson and Paul Were have prepared a suggested sample itinerary, beginning and ending in Venice, Italy, to maximize a mega yacht charter holiday in the Adriatic Sea:

June 10th
AM: Venice Guest arrival
PM: Porec Port for custom clearance arrival

June 11th
AM: Brijuni Islands
PM: Mali Losinj

June 12th
AM: Otok Havr
PM: Hvar Port

June 13th
AM: Otok Brac
PM: Trogir Port

June 14th
AM: Otok Kornat

June 15th
AM: Unije
PM: Rovinj Port. Custom clearance departure

June 16th
AM: Venice
PM: Venice

June 17th
AM: Venice. Guest departure

The Mediterranean yacht charter vessel, MARAYA, is priced at € 325,000 per week plus running expenses (like food, fuel, dockage, and bar). Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters to book her today at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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Yacht Charter in Italy – Where Do We Go?

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THE SUPERYACHT EXPERIENCE™ IN ITALIA

There are 2 primary highlights of cruising the Italian Riviera. They are Portofino and The Cinque Terre.  Everyone knows Portofino.  Cinque Terre is well-deserving of praise, as well. Yacht charter Italy as a destination is popular.

 

WHERE DO WE GO?

Tour the five little towns.  Specifically, Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia. In addition, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Importantly, Cinque Terre means Five Lands. These narrow towns are linked by paths and old steps.  The stairs clamber up the Mediterranean marquis. This is among broom bushes. In addition, plants of butterbush, rare agaves flowers, and fragrant lemons exist.

 

ITINERARY FOR ITALIA

Here’s a sample itinerary. It includes two areas that clients specifically want to see.  They are Forte Dei Marmi and Florence.

 

Italian Riviera yacht charter itinerary

What awaits you?  Genuine warm hospitality.  As well as authentic regional cuisine awaits.  The prettiest, flower-filled stretch of the Italian coast.  It’s ‘Cinema Italiano.’  Especially lovely beautiful fishing villages. They resonate old world charm. Delectable Ligurian specialties are abundant.  For instance, pesto, tuna and anchovies.  These ignite your taste buds. It is a World Heritage site to the undeniably beautiful Portofino. The Italian Riviera is a coastline. It boasts a tantalizing selection of fish. This guarantees a foodie cruise in culinary heaven.

 

THE DAILY ROUTE

Photograph of Portofino, Italy from the marina. The water is turquoise, and there are boats in the marina. Yacht charter italy is popular here.

DAY 1   PORTOFINO TO CINQUE TERRE

This is on the Italian Riviera.  It is the little port town, Portofino. It is a genuine piece of earthly paradise. This peaceful haven is popular.  Specifically, with the international jet set. It offers breathtaking views over the Gulf of Genova. Numerous celebrities own luxurious estates here. What to do there? Walk over the summit past the Castello. Additionally, swim in the Captain’s Cove at the foot of high cliffs.  Enjoy the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula. Shop in the lovely fashion boutiques.  Portofino has a lot to offer for everyone. Without a doubt, lunch or supper in the Splendido Hotel is a must.

 

Photograph of Cinque Terre, Italy. This is a must see on yacht charter Italy.

DAY 2   CINQUE TERRE – PORTOVENERE

Consider spending a few days exploring the Cinque Terre.  In specific, you find fantastic hilltop towns here. In addition, spectacularly good restaurants as well. Some of the villages provide a dramatic coast line.  It is breathtaking to see when approaching by yacht tender.  Others can only be accessed on land.  They are all absolutely stunning.

 

Yacht charter italy itinerary photograph of Forte Dei Marmi, Italy

DAY 3   FORTE DEI MARMI

Undoubtedly one of the must see destinations on the Italian Coast, Forte dei Marmi.  It is well known for its wide sandy beaches. Especially due to Alpi Apuane as backdrop.  It should be noted, it is considered the East Hampton of Italy.  The city delights with nice restaurants and beautiful beach areas.

 

Photograph of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

DAY 4   PISA

The Captain will organize your transfer to Pisa by private car from Livorno (Approximately 40 min). Once a maritime power to rival Genoa and Venice, Pisa now draws its fame from an architectural project gone terribly wrong. But the world-famous Leaning Tower is just one of many noteworthy sights in this compelling city.

The center of town is full of vibrant cafes and bars, balancing an enviable portfolio of well-maintained Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas with a lively street life dominated by locals rather than tourists.

 

Aerial photograph of Florence, Italy

DAY 5   FLORENCE

The Captain will organize your transfer from Livorno to Florence by car (Approximately 1.5 hours).

Surprisingly small as it is, this riverside city looms large on the world’s ‘must-sees’ list. A cradle of the Renaissance and home to famous art, Florence is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its urban fabric has hardly changed since the Renaissance. One reason, the narrow streets evoke a thousand tales.  Its food and wine are wonderful. The tag ‘Fiorentina’ is an international label of quality assurance.

Fashion designers parade on Via de’ Tornabuoni. Gucci was born here, as was Roberto Cavalli, who, like many a smart Florentine these days, hangs out in wine-rich hills around Florence. After a while in this absorbing city, you might want to do the same.

 

Photograph of Giglio Montecristo Italy

DAY 6   GIGLIO/MONTECRISTO

Compared to a pearl in a shell, the small Giglio isle lies cradled by warm blue seas. It is located specifically in the Southern corner of the Tuscan Archipelago. Just 50 km south of Elba, and 15 km from the mainland. Giglio has a mild climate and unspoiled nature. Uniquely crystal clear, emerald colored waters offer unforgettable sceneries all year round.

 

Photograph of Argentario Italy. The water is turquoise, and there are homes built above a solid rock foundation

DAY 7   ARGENTARIO

A thickly wooded, 23-square-mile promontory is linked to the mainland by three causeways.  L’Argentario has long been a vacation spot for wealthy Romans. Its main town is Porto Santo Stefano.  This is a uniquely flashy harbor for yachts.  Next, the colorful Porto Ercole.  Baroque painter, Caravaggio, died of malaria here in 1610. Finally, there’s also the lively fishing port of Orbetello nearby, with its blue-tinged lagoon.

Photograph of Elba, Italy

DAY 8   ELBA

Elba is a lovely island with a large choice of small ports and anchorages and an inland very much worth visiting.
Though best known for the famous prisoner who called it home for a short time, Napoleon Bonaparte.  Absolutely, the scenery with its spectacular mountains and numerous beaches draw visitors here each year.

 

The Superyacht Experience™ includes selecting locations for your itinerary that make you happy. In addition, bring peace and wellness into your life.  Subsequently creating amazing memories. This is all about YOU.  You deserve it!

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Yacht SEA FORCE ONE at Venice Biennale

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Photograph of motoryacht SEA FORCE ONE underway

 

THE EVENT

In June, design meets art as award-winning motoryacht SEA FORCE ONE arrives. She is available for a luxury mega yacht charter at the opening of the 54th Venice Biennale Art Exposition.

 

AWARD-WINNING YACHT

Voted the BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT at the 2009 World Superyacht Awards, 54 meter yacht SEA FORCE ONE makes announcement.  She has a secured a first class berth at the Punta de la Salute!  The venue has a fantastic view of the historic Piazza San Marco.

 

Venice photograph of Piazza del San Marco in Italy

Beginning June 4, the Venice Biennale 2011 is the 54th International Art Exhibition held in this historic city. With the title of ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations, the 54th International Art Exhibition lays in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini and in the Arsenale.  This display forms a single itinerary, featuring 82 artists from all over the world.

La Biennale is one of the world’s most important forums for the information about international art. The exhibit focuses on insight and thought, fostered by art and its ability to sharpen the viewer’s perception.

More than 40 collateral events are arranged by international organizations, which set up their exhibitions in various locations throughout the city during the Biennale.

From her berth at Punta della Salute Venice,SEA FORCE ONE is the perfect platform for both accommodations and social gatherings.   Up to 10 overnight guests can enjoy the comfort of five unique cabins. The yacht can seat up to 30 for formal dinners.  She can also take up to 80 guests for cocktail parties and receptions.


Sea Force One motoryacht photo at dock. The photo shows her from the back of the yacht so that you can read her name, if you are standing on the dock. She has a dark blue hull and grey superstructure, and she is docked between two large white motoryachts.

Superyacht Sea Force One has features including:

  • zero speed stabilizers
  • state-of-the-art audio-visual systems
  • cinema
  • watertoys
  • gymnasium

The megayacht perfectly combines elegant and modern design with smooth and efficient operation.

 The weekly charter rate in June is €280,000, plus expenses. 

HOW TO BOOK A CHARTER ON SEA FORCE ONE

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