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Home » News » Yacht Charters: Private Motor Yacht Vs a Cruise Ship January 13, 2016

Do you enjoy the cruising lifestyle? If you are a regular patron of cruise ship vacations then you know the appeal – the beauty of the open ocean, exotic ports of call, and being treated like royalty.

How would you like all of that, especially that last one about the royal white glove treatment – all to yourself and just your friends and family – instead of sharing it with 1000 other guests?

That is exactly what you will get – and more, with a private motor yacht charter!  On a private yacht charter you can visit the same destinations as the cruise ships but access them in a way you never have before. You will receive service comparable, if not better, than what you will find at the most exclusive five-star resorts.

There will be a gourmet chef on board, who will cook to your most exotic gastronomic desires, and you can experience an unparalleled abundance of activities and water sports! And that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to comparing your private luxury yacht charter to a cruise ship vacation.

The Major Advantages

What is the greatest advantage a yacht charter excursion has over a typical cruise line vacation? In a word – PRIVACY! In addition to your dedicated crew, whose sole purpose is to serve you, the only people who will join you on board will be those you choose to share the experience with you.

Beyond privacy, of course, the next great advantages are freedom and control. On a cruise ship you are locked in to their itinerary. While charter vacations are planned of course, you are in complete control. No itinerary is set in stone. You and your captain can decide how long you stay in a particular port — no more running to make the ship or tender at a specific time.

Then there is the service and dining. What you will get on a private yacht charter is beyond compare!

As you know activities on a cruise ship are limited and pre-planned. On your private yacht charter you choose the activities, and from a variety of “water toys” anything from seabobs to water slides, and you can use them anytime for as long as you like!

Finally, while most cruise lines are relatively safe, there have been quite a few headlines about illness outbreaks, and accidents in recent years on cruise ships. On your private yacht charter your personal safety and the safety of your guests is the Captain and the crew’s number one priority!

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 What About The Relative Cost?

I know what you may be thinking. All of that is true, but you have to be super-rich to afford a luxury yacht charter experience. Guess again! Relative to the service you are getting, a chartered yacht is very cost effective.

Particularly if you share the voyage with a few close friends, (most private yachts can accommodate up to 12 people comfortably) the experience of a lifetime may not cost you very much more than a top of the line cabin on a typical cruise vacation, or a stay at a five-star resort!


Choosing the right charter experience can be challenging. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Charter Specialists, or call us at 954-900-9988.

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