If you're due for a vacation and have found yourself dreaming of gliding through the azure waters of the Caribbean but can't stand the thought of being on a mega-cruise ship with hundreds and perhaps thousands of other tourists, you should look into the possibility of chartering a yacht in the Caribbean instead. This option provides you with all of the advantages of taking a tropical cruise, such as beautiful scenery, gorgeous sunsets, and warm weather, without the disadvantages such as crowded conditions and canned shore excursions. Following are just three of the many advantages of choosing a Caribbean yacht charter over a cruise ship when you're longing for a tropical vacation.
You'll Have Control of the Menu
Cruise ships generally have excellent food and provide a wide enough variety of dining venues so that nearly every palate is satisfied. However, true connoisseurs of fine food and wine often find that cruise ship fare falls somewhat short — after all, even though cruise lines hire talented chefs and other kitchen personnel, the food is still prepared in large batches in order to feed hundreds of people.
On the other hand, you and your guests will receive individually prepared meals on a yacht charter. You'll also be able to discuss your dining needs and preferences with the chef before setting sail on your tropical adventure.
You'll Choose Your Own Ports of Call
Passengers on traditional cruise ships don't have any say over which ports of call they visit and which ones they decide to pass on by. When you charter a private yacht, however, you get to decide which shore communities you stop at and how long you stay in port. For instance, if you prefer picnics on deserted beaches instead of shopping in a crowded city, you can customize your trip to maximize that type of experience instead of spending hours stuck in ports that have little to interest you.
You'll Be Able to Visit Locations That Aren't Accessible By Traditional Cruise Ships
Traditional cruise vacations involve some of the most beautiful locations on Earth, but the ships are so large that they're unable to maneuver into small coves and inlets where you can relax on unspoiled beaches and enjoy vistas most tourists who visit the Caribbean never get to see. Charter yachts also carry kayaks and jet skis on board for adventurous travelers who want to explore on their own.