When is a luxury voyage not a cruise? One good answer is “when it’s a yachting experience.” These more intimate voyages are on smaller ships with fewer guests. The itineraries call at remote coves, secluded lagoons and ports the bigger luxury ships just can’t access, along with signature destinations. They’re not cookie-cutter in style; some are traditional luxury, others have an expeditionary feel. Some unfold on ships of up to 300 passengers, others on vessels with only a few dozen.
Boutique Yachting in Style
For those travelers eager for a Crystal Cruises ocean experience in a smaller package, the 62-passenger Crystal Esprit sails luxury yachting itineraries in the Caribbean and Adriatic Sea, while Crystal Endeavor, a new polar-class, yachting vessel, will launch in 2020. Top digs on Crystal Esprit? The 515-square-foot Owner’s Suite is twice the size of other suites. Its separate living area has a comfortable sofa, high-definition satellite TV, four-seat dining table, bar and refrigerator.
The bedroom has a king-size bed, custom-built storage bench, couch, high-definition TV and bedside iPad that — with a single touch — runs the lighting and electronics. Techies will appreciate the complimentary unlimited…