Charter yachts go to many places where cruise ships also do, but in a different way… your way…
Yacht charters are normally much more compact in terms of distance when compared to a cruise ship itinerary. The boats are smaller, they carry less fuel (or rely on sails), and they often stay at anchor or in a marina instead of cruising overnight, all of which means your yacht vacation will probably cover far less distance in a week than a typical cruise ship.
The more compact private yacht itineraries are a more relaxed way of cruising. Instead of having less than a day at any given port to rush ashore and find a T-shirt shop, a yacht gives you all the time you need to relax, slow down and really get to know a place. You will always have time to wander away, way off the streets lined with trinket shops and rip-off souvenirs, and you will never fail to find a cute little watering hole or luncheonette where a local person befriends you and points you toward the destination’s lesser-known treasures—the stuff you’d never find on a five-hour cruise ship excursion before rushing back to your cabin.
Covering less geographical ground in the same week’s worth of cruise vacation time means a more in-depth experience. In fact, even when a private yacht cruise is for a fewer number of days than a cruise-ship journey to the same destination, you are likely to see as much if not more of the actual place when cruising with your private yacht, and you can change your itinerary as you go along, because the yacht is all yours and no need to stay on a pre-arranged schedule.
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