Riviera, Corsica & Sardinia

The French Riviera’s main cruising ground stretches from St Tropez east as far as neighboring Monaco. This area is also known as the Cote d’Azur. Explore the billionaires playground of St Tropez, Cannes famous for it’s annual Film Festival, the yachting capital of the French Riviera Antibes, Nice the famous seaside resort where Matisse the celebrated artist lived, or discover the small group of islands to the west of St Tropez called Iles d’Hyeres. This is our most popular western Mediterranean yacht charter destination.

The Principality of Monaco lies directly between the French and Italian Riviera. Famous for it’s Grand Prix through the streets, it is the home of many rich and famous due to its tax haven status.

The Italian Riviera stretches from the Italian boarder with Monaco east to La Spezia. You will cruise from the main famous port of Genoa visiting the famous picture postcard ports of Portofino and Sanremo.

Corsica is a French Island which lies offshore separated by the Ligurian Sea. To the south of Corsica lies Sardinia.

Sardinia is an Italian Island which lies offshore next to Corsica. It is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

These islands are chic, and this is the destination to be seen or to simply people watch and enjoy the fun and excellent wines and cuisine. For the Rivera, Corsica & Sardinia, the language is either French or Italian and the currency is the Euro (EUR).

Naples

Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World.

Its Italian historic city center is the largest in Europe covering 4,200 acres and enclosing 27 centuries of history.

Naples is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Roman ruins of Pompeii are nearby.

If you are interested in a historic cruise with excellent Italian wine and cuisine this is the destination for you.

Sicily

Sicily is an island located directly off the tip of the Apennine Peninsula also referred to as the ‘boot of Italy’.

It is separated from the mainland of Italy by a narrow stretch of water called the Strait of Messina.

Here the tide races through the narrow gap and local tuna fishermen can be seen perched high above their tiny boats on extremely tall look out towers trying to spot that valuable catch.

Sicily is famous for Mount Etna being the tallest active volcano in Europe lying at 10,990ft above sea level.

This destination has a rich and unique culture and is a must for clients interested in arts, music, literature, architecture and enjoying the local unique cuisine.

Language: Italian
Local Currency: Euro (EUR)

Spain

The main cruising destinations in Spain from west to east are:

      • Malaga situated on the Costa del Sol where the famous artist Pablo Picasso was born
      • Alicante situated on the Costa Blanca coast home to a historic Mediterranean Port
      • Valencia which is the third largest city of Spain and was founded as a Roman Colony, it is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
      • Barcelona, the second most populated city of Spain, which was founded as a Roman City and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Cruising the Spanish mainland is most suited to clients with historic interests who enjoy good Spanish tapas, sangria and full bodied red wine.

Language: Spanish
Local Currency: Euro (EUR)

Balearics

The Spanish Balearic Islands lie offshore south of Barcelona and are also referred to as the Archipelago of Spain. They are made up of four main islands with many small islands in close proximity.

Mallorca is the largest island with it’s capital being Palma de Mallorca which is famous for it’s yachting with numerous luxury marinas.

Menorca which lies to the east of Mallorca is well know for it’s traditional summer fiestas and it’s locally bred black horses.

Ibiza to the west of Mallorca is famous for it’s fabulous nightlife. Its largest city is called Ibiza Town and is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site; it has a large marina located off the town which is an ideal location to people watch at night time. North Ibiza has stunning sheer cliffs with quiet anchorages and small boutique hotels ashore.

Formentera lies due south of Ibiza and is famous for its pristine white beaches. To the north of Formentera is a tiny island called Espalmador which is separated from the main island by a shallow sandbar – at low tide you can wade between the two islands; this is a popular destination for yachts.

Language: Spanish and Catalan
Local Currency: Euro (EUR)

Call us now on 855 722 6544 (US/CAN) or 0203 695 6195 (UK) for more information on luxury yacht charters in the Western Mediterranean.

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