Don’t get me wrong, a week on board a luxury cruise ship sounds absolutely incredible. But there is just something about a week on board a private luxury yacht that is just that little bit more enticing. Sure, as a yacht charter brokerage you could call us biased. Nevertheless, we have done our research and after comparing the two, a week on board a fabulous private yacht trumps that on a luxury cruise ship by a (nautical) mile. Read on to learn more about our yacht charter or cruise ship comparisons.
Cost of a yacht charter
We can try to deny it, but at the end of the day many of our decisions are influenced by the impact it will have on our pocket. When we think of a week on board a luxury super yacht, I’m sure for many of you, the dollar-sign eyes emoji comes to mind. Many of the luxury cruise ship lines out there will make you think that you are getting more bang for your buck. This is not always the case. Much of the prices are per person. This means the more people accompanying you, the more you’ll pay. In some cases, a week on board a luxury cruise ship can cost between €20,000 – €30,000 per suite. Whereas the net charter fee of a private yacht remains the same no matter how many guests accompany you on board. And even for this price, the level of luxury and service doesn’t come near to that on board a private luxury yacht.
VIP Treatment on your own private luxury yacht
As great as large cruise ships are, you are one of hundreds if not thousands of other guests. As diligent and hardworking as the staff and crew are, the crew to guest ratio on board a private luxury yacht charter vs a cruise ship is much smaller. This ensures the standard of service is always superior. You are your guests are the sole focus of the crew on board a private yacht. Making the quality of the service second to none. It allows for the crew to get to know you and your guests better, what you like or dislike. Meaning every small thing can be tailored to your specific needs.
Itinerary – your choice on a yacht charter
Cruise ships have a set destination and cruising itinerary and passengers have little to no say in the matter. This means you could be spending a day exploring an ancient ruin on a deserted island when you would rather be jet-skiing around a private lagoon with your family and friends. Chartering your own private luxury yacht means you choose your own cruising itinerary. You decide where you’d like to go, what you’d like to see and the activities you’d most enjoy. Then your crew makes sure it gets arranged. Your knowledgeable Captain will use his years of experience on the sea to also make recommendations. Ensuring you and your guests have an unforgettable and magical experience on board.
Create your own Sanctuary
If you have scrolled through our website or any of our socials, you will have seen that there is an array of luxury yachts for charter. This is only a taste of what is out there and there are copious more around the globe available for charter. You can choose a yacht based on your preferred style and taste, no matter how specific. If you prefer an ultra-modern and futuristic feel, there is a yacht for you. Or if you prefer a more grand and classical interior, there is a yacht for you too. What better way to truly unwind than in your own luxurious and customised suite rather than in a standard cabin of which there are 200 more the exact same.
Water toys – have fun on a yacht
One of the most attractive features of many the yachts and super yachts we work with, is the epic selection of water toys on board. From jet-skis to wake-boards, towables to even water trampolines to name just a few. Guests can choose to drop anchor and spend hours of fun in the water with their private collection of water toys. Best of all, it’s all included in the charter fee. Now that’s something you don’t get on a cruise ship.
Privacy on a yacht
Sure, cruise ships are bigger and may have multiple restaurants, swimming pools and shops. But here you are a small fish in a big pond and you are sharing these amenities with hundreds or even thousands of other passengers. On board a privately chartered yacht, there is no waiting in line, there is no sharing, there is no “limited seating” or “sorry the restaurant is full for now”. Everything is just for you. Fancy a 5 Michelin Star meal? No problem, the top-class chef will prepare it for you to enjoy from the privacy and luxury of your own dining room. Fancy a film? Why not sit back, relax and enjoy your favourite movie in the private home cinema. Or even squeeze in a workout in the private gym.
In addition to this, some of the super yachts will even have private hair salons, beauticians and even spas. As well as full length swimming pools, bars and more. And the best part is, it’s all just for you. Another great aspect of the privacy that comes with chartering a luxury yacht, is that you can treat it like your very own private villa. Don’t feel like getting out of your robe all day? No problem! Feel like eating dinner in your swimsuit? Go for it! Nobody is judging on board your very own private yacht.
So, if you are planning your next vacation and are in between two minds about whether choosing a casual cruise ship or a private luxury yacht. Follow our ethos here at 212 Yachts, give it that extra degree and embark on your dream yacht charter get-away!
For more information on the spectacular array of yachts available or for any further questions regarding your yacht charter vs cruise ship enquiries, contact 212 Yachts today!