If the thought of boarding a cruise liner with thousands of strangers fills you with horror, then why not take the Oligarch approach and hire a 60ft superyacht exclusively for you and the family, or a group of friends?
Surprisingly affordable, Fleewinter has a choice of three luxurious yachts – two mono-hulls and one catamaran – sleeping from six to 10 people in luxurious cabins.
Imagine the freedom of staying in a comfortable villa or boutique hotel, that can take you to wonderful places; that is the concept of the superyacht holidays and all the boats are unbranded, so as far as anyone who sees you is concerned, you are the owner!
Each of the three boats have their own skipper and chef (they have private quarters away from the guests at the front of the boats), and guests are free to help out, or learn to sail, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise around the Ionian Islands including Corfu, Paxos, Anti-Paxos, Levkas, Meganisi, Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos. The boats also have 30 knot speedboats and other ‘toys’ tucked away inside them, so that guests can enjoy watersports including water-skiing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, snorkelling and a giant ‘ringo’ (the kids love them!). Most meals aboard can be enjoyed ‘al fresco’ and they include BBQ facilities for freshly grilled meat and seafood.
If you can tear yourself away from the yachts there are beautiful villages and Tavernas to explore – the staff can help with tips for all the best bars and restaurants to visit during the cruise, unless of course you just want to find a private sheltered bay to enjoy some serious peace and quiet.
A three night-break in May costs from £580 per person, or £1140 per person for a seven-night stay (both prices based on two people sharing a cabin and full occupancy).
Prices include airport transfers, crew, fuel, mooring fees, breakfast, light lunch, soft drinks, water and tea/coffee (flights extra, from approx. £150 pp – Easyjet to Corfu).
For further information call 020 7112 0019
or visit www.fleewinter.com