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Beyond the Red Carpet – Traveling in Cannes


Cannes, France

When someone mentions Cannes, France, does your mind go straight to the eponymous film festival? You’re not alone. Starlets in couture aside, this city is a vibrant and welcoming hotspot for any tourist. If you plan to visit in winter, spring, summer, or fall, this guide includes recommendations for everything from beaches to food and drinks. 

Personally, we recommend taking a private yacht charter to this glamorous seaside location. The French Riviera comes alive from the deck of your luxury yacht. You can visit a cabaret, where glam meets camp for a night that you will never forget. Otherwise, if an espresso and a croissant at a seaside cafe is what you’re looking for, Cannes has it all avec panache. And for those that do want to see the Red Carpet and everyone gliding down the ribbon of red to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, one of the best views is from an upper deck of a luxury charter yacht anchored right off of Pointe Croisette while your crew waits on you hand and foot. We can provide even more helpful travel tips to plan your luxury Cannes vacation today. 

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Corsica and Sardinia Great Yacht Charter Itinerary


Bonifacio, Luxury Yacht charter

Bonifacio Walled City

Cruise Corsica and Sardinia, in this one week yacht charter itinerary. It is the juxtaposition of two different countries with two different cultures that adds special magic to this one week yacht charter itinerary of Corsica and Sardinia.  Start in Bonifacio, Corsica, topped by a medieval walled village perched picturesquely on the white chalk cliffs of southern Corsica,  While cruising Corsica and Sardinia, include the Costa Smeralda with Porto Cervo, and the Maddalena Islands for a lovely one week luxury yacht charter.


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Our Favorite Mediterranean Yacht Charter Destinations and Why We Love Them


Navigating Your Way to the Best Mediterranean Yacht Cruise

 Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy

Beautiful Mediterranean Waters near Cinque Terre, Italy

Looking to book your next private yacht charter in the Mediterranean? From the East Mediterranean to the West Mediterranean, each region offers something unique and special. Think Greece, Italy, Sardinia, the French Riviera, and more, where you can experience different cultures and savor your days between land and sea.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor of the Mediterranean or a seasoned sailor, you’ll indulge your senses and enjoy stunning scenery. It’s truly a magical escape you’ll never forget. A luxury yacht charter is the ideal way to enjoy and explore these Mediterranean regions. Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters is here to help you navigate the right luxury yacht vacation for your upcoming holiday. Below are our favorite Mediterranean yacht charter destinations and why we love them.

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Megayacht Itinerary French & Italian Rivieras


Cinque Terre Sunset, Italy

Cinque Terre Sunset

Cruise from San Tropez, France to Porto Venere, Italy, on a luxury megayacht charter itinerary enjoying the highlights of both the French and Italian Rivieras.  Relax stern-to on board the aft deck of your superyacht in the chic harbors of San Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo and Portofino.  Cruise the lovely coastline dotted with quaint fishing villages along the Cinque Terre, and end in Porto Venere, the rustic playground of famous poets on a yacht charter cruising itinerary combining the best of both countries.


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Yacht Charter Itinerary Cruising Sardinia and Corsica


Sardinia Private Bay


It’s a tale of two countries, two islands, and two cultures, one Italian and the other French on a yacht charter cruising itinerary of northern Sardinia and southern Corsica.  And in between the two larger islands, visit the smaller Italian Maddalena Islands and the French Lavezzi Islands, all on a crewed yacht charter of Sardinia and Corsica.


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Enjoy this Yacht Charter Itinerary Exploring Corsica and Sardinia


Ajaccio cityscape Corsica island France. Beach


Two of the biggest islands in the Mediterranean, this yacht charter itinerary, including both Corsica and Sardinia, offers a myriad of anchorages and ports to discover on a luxury yacht charter. As an added bonus on this yacht charter itinerary, visit the Maddalena and the Lavezzi Islands, two beautiful little archipelagos situated between Corsica and Sardinia with great anchorages, and lovely beaches.


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Enjoy Corsica and Sardinia on a Crewed Yacht Charter


 Sardinia, Private Bay, luxury yacht charter

Sardinia Bay

Cruise Corsica and Sardinia on this yacht charter itinerary.  With the southern coast of Corsica a mere 14 nautical miles from the northern coast of Sardinia, the Costa Smeralda,  enjoying the oh so very French island of Corsica and the oh so very Italian Island of Sardinia on a private yacht charter is a taste of two great cultures in a manner only available on a crewed yacht charter of Corsica and Sardinia.


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Ajaccio, Corsica, Birthplace of Napoleon


The colorful fishing boat in Ajaccio port Corsica island France.

 A Colorful fishing boat in Ajaccio

This quiet little fishing village, Ajaccio, on the west coast of Corsica, was the birthplace of one of history’s most famous persons, Napoleon Bonaparte, also referred to as “The Corsican”.  Having had such an illustrious person born in this port town, once playing in its little winding streets, was a bonus for this town, as Napoleon, once he was named Emperor, designated Ajaccio as the capital city of Corsica, an honor still in place today.   Visit this lovely port town on the Bay of Ajaccio on a private yacht charter when cruising the western coast of Corsica.


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Cote d’Azur: French Riviera


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The French Riviera, also known as the Cote d’Azur has long attracted the wealthy, famous, and elite to its shores, which are best enjoyed on a mega yacht charter cruising along the southern Provencal coast of France, and Monaco.  And while the glitz and glam are certainly available, there are those that enjoy this coastline and the islands just offshore for the allure and the beautiful light that has drawn artists to this area for centuries.  There is no other location like the Cote d’Azur and no matter why you might want to cruise along its shore, a yacht charter along the French Riviera is sure to please.

Join your yacht in Nice and enjoy lunch on the aft deck as you settle in.  Motor over to Monaco (1.5 hours) and spend the evening viewing the Principality and perhaps visiting the famous casino.  Let your private chef prepare dinner on board.

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St. Jean Cap Ferrat

Wake early to a delicious French breakfast, before motoring up to St. Jean Cap Ferrat for lunch.  Take a walk through the fine gardens along the coast.  After lunch you can cruise to Villefranche to spend the night. Get a taxi up to the famous medieval walled village of Eze and enjoy a walk around this very quaint town built onto a hillside. Have dinner ashore or on board.


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Outstanding Cuisine Charter Yacht Rima II


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Rima II

Recently, when inspecting luxury charter yachts in Genoa, Italy, Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters was invited to an outstanding lunch on the 167’ Benetti Motor Yacht “Rima II” with Italian Chef, Andrea Musetti. This charter Motor Yacht is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean this coming summer, and is comfortable for up to 12 guests in 7 guest staterooms, all with ensuite bath, and a crew of 10 including the Captain and Chef Andrea.


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