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Croatia Yacht Charter-Of Wines and Oysters

2018-11-12T12:22:14+00:00

Wine Barrels in CratiaCruise southern Croatia on a private yacht charter and enjoy boutique award winning wines and fresh oysters just plucked out of the water.  Croatia is emerging as a boutique wine producing country with award winning wines being produced.  And Shell Farms growing oysters are popping up in bays where brackish water as the growing ground is felt to provide the best flavor in these erudite mollusks.  Great wines and fresh oysters, for a wine and oyster lover, enjoying both while cruising Croatia on a crewed yacht charter in an extra bonus.

Many of the wines locally produced by boutique Croatian wineries will never be tasted outside of the area or off the island where the wine is produced, as the boutique batches are so small and the locals so knowledgeable about great wines, that the vintages never last long enough for a bottle to be exported.  Some varietals at these boutique wineries are sold out to locals in the know long before the grapes are even picked.

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Croatia Yacht Charter-Of Wines and Oysters2018-11-12T12:22:14+00:00

Why is a Private Yacht Charter Better for a Family Vacation than a Cruise Ship?

2018-10-24T14:25:30+00:00

There are plenty of activities to enjoy on a yacht charter.

Family Fun on Crewed Yacht Charter

Family Fun on Crewed Yacht Charter

Swimming, snorkeling, fishing, sunbathing on the beach—there are so many things to do! Some boats offer scuba, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rafting, water-skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and even yoga! During the days, you and your family can take part in your favorite activity or learn about a new one, or you can read a book and nap. On shore there are quiet beaches, villages to explore, and a lot of local shopping. Adults in the family can enjoy some cocktails at one of the bars on shore. Your private yacht charter will show you vistas and unspoiled beaches that can’t be seen from the shore, along with many remote places that resort staff doesn’t even know about. There are plenty of fun activities to take part in and create lasting memories that you and your family will never forget.

Yachts give more leeway and freedom than large ships.

Marcato, 140' expedition luxury charter yacht in Highborne Cay, the Exumas, Bahamas

Family Breakfast

You and your family can go wherever you want, whenever you want, and stay as long as you want. You are in your own private environment. It’s more like staying in a villa than a hotel. Whatever you desire, your yacht charter staff can more than likely make it happen—including cooking your favorite dishes. Since you’ve rented the entire boat, you can decide where you want to go and when. The captain and crew can help you explore your options, but you have the final say in what to do.

On the other hand, with a cruise ship, you and your family are limited to what you can do on your own. The ship’s schedule, menu, and itinerary are all decided for you.

A family yacht charter is more private and exclusive.

Onboard amenities include options like a therapeutic massage

Onboard Therapeutic Massage

A cruise ship mixes your family in with 1,000-2,000 additional strangers who all have different needs and wants. There are no activities on a cruise ship that are available on a private basis. When it’s just your family on private yacht charter for a luxury family vacation, you don’t have to worry about other passengers. Activities are always available on your timing, and with private attention to just your family. There’s no need to compete for reservations or sign up for activities with strangers.

You can choose your own itinerary.

When you vacation on a cruise ship, the itinerary is already decided, and you can’t change it. When and where you come into the port and how long you will stay are not up to you. You’ll have to follow the ship’s schedule for activities onboard and in the port. However, any activity or tour available on a cruise ship is available on a private charter, set exclusively for you and your family, which your Captain can easily arrange with your very own guide.

Your menu is catered to your family’s exact specifications.

Each luxury private yacht charter cruise features a professionally trained chef to prepare the best gourmet cuisine

Your Very Own Chef

Do your kids hate broccoli? Are you on a low-salt diet? Going Paleo? No problem! Your crewed yacht will include a professional chef. Any and all food preferences and diet requirements are discussed in advance and met for you and your entire family during your cruise. Delicious cuisine is tailor-made and served at your desired times. You can dine al fresco on the deck or at a fabulous bistro ashore if you wish—it’s all up to you. On the other hand, when you vacation on a cruise ship, the menu is pre-planned and served in a big dining hall. You also have to pay extra just to get a private table for your family.

It’s safer to vacation on a private yacht charter.

The first safety consideration is that it’s only your family and professional crew on board a private yacht. There are no strangers to avoid. Secondly, cruise ships are infamous for the spread of disease and infection due to the closed environment and close contact with passengers. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about this on a private yacht.

When is the Best time to Book a Spring Break Family Sailing Vacation?

family with kids walking on tropical beach

Family Fun on the Beach

It’s best to book out as far as possible for a luxury family holiday on a private yacht. The bottom line is that it’s never too early to plan your dream vacation, and autumn is the perfect time of year to look ahead and book for spring break. Or, look now for winter 2020, especially if a charter over New Year’s is wanted, as yachts for this time period can book over a year in advance.

Your private yacht becomes your very own resort that takes you to the most beautiful and secluded places in the world, pampering you and your loved ones the entire vacation. Northrop-Johnson Luxury Yacht Charters provides perfect yacht charter itineraries and the highest standard of service for your family yacht vacation. Our private crewed luxury yacht charters are catered to meet your ideal and unique vacation experience. Let’s plan your dream family vacation today.

Why is a Private Yacht Charter Better for a Family Vacation than a Cruise Ship?2018-10-24T14:25:30+00:00

Yacht Charter Itinerary; Cruise the Grenadines

2018-10-26T11:01:41+00:00

Luxury Yacht Charter, Caribbean

Start in St. Lucia, with good international airline flights in and end in St. Vincent, with international airline flights out, and cruise St. Vincent and the Grenadines on a luxury yacht charter in the southern part of the Caribbean Islands.  Included in this yacht charter itinerary starting in St. Lucia, are visits to St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, and possibly the highlight of the area, the National Park of the Tobago Cays.  This is an area of Caribbean Islands where time has stood still, and life meanders on much as it did 100 years ago, except for the chic island of Mustique, where you never know whom you might see.  A nation of individual islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a lovely cruising location on a crewed yacht charter.

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Yacht Charter Itinerary; Cruise the Grenadines2018-10-26T11:01:41+00:00

Enjoy a Luxury Yacht Charter in Indonesia

2018-09-27T11:29:53+00:00

Raja Ampat Many Islets www.njcharters.com

Raja Ampat Islets

Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, straddling the equator with over 17,000 diverse, remote islands and 80,000 kilometers of unspoiled coastline to explore. Its untamed natural beauty, year-round tropical climate, and unrivaled dive sites makes Indonesia a true paradise on Earth.

Many of the charter locations, especially in Raja Ampat, are close to or on the equator. Chartering a private luxury yacht is the best way to experience the exotic beauty of Indonesia. Many of the islands are remote and uninhabited, and have an amazing variety of volcanic scenery, marine life, vibrant cultures, and sailing/diving adventures to be experienced. This makes a luxury yacht in Indonesia one of the most exclusive getaway charter destinations. Go on adrenaline-fueled jet skiing adventures, explore reefs, or relax and sunbathe on sandy white beaches—It’s all within reach when you charter a yacht in Indonesia! (more…)

Enjoy a Luxury Yacht Charter in Indonesia2018-09-27T11:29:53+00:00

Post Irma, The Virgin Islands are ready and waiting

2018-10-25T16:55:00+00:00

Caribbean Beach

Caribbean Beach

Post Hurricane Irma, both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have returned to being the same lovely yacht charter cruising area as always, with great protected anchorages, pristine beaches, and beautiful blue green clear water with extraordinary coral gardens below.  Boarding to cruise the British Virgin Islands can be in either St. Thomas or Tortola.  Often air flights have a better schedule for flights to St. Thomas, but flights into Tortola bring you right into the epicenter of the British Virgin Islands to board your boat, and start your charter without the Customs requirements for clearance from the U.S. to the British Virgin Islands, that a charter start in St. Thomas requires.  Either way, besides a few blue tarp roofs left as a parting gift from Irma, this great cruising location is ready and waiting for the winter charter season.  Attached, is a yacht charter itinerary for post-Irma, from St. Thomas to St. Thomas for sailing  in the British Virgin Islands.

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Post Irma, The Virgin Islands are ready and waiting2018-10-25T16:55:00+00:00

Caribbean Yacht Charter Cruising from St. Thomas

2018-10-26T01:11:48+00:00

Aerial View of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI njcharters.com

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

This Caribbean yacht charter itinerary starts in St. Thomas, the most well-known of the U.S. Virgin Islands. With the most airline flights in and out, St. Thomas, is a duty free U.S. Territory.  St. Thomas, along with St. John, and St. Croix are the main islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  While beautiful in their own right, with lovely water and beautiful beaches, many feel that the U. S. Virgin Islands are the gateway to their nearby neighbor, the British Virgin Islands, otherwise known as the BVI’s.  Most one week charter itineraries out of St. Thomas visit St. John and then clear into the BVI’s, for the rest of the charter, before returning to St. John and then St. Thomas to disembark.  Following is a suggested one week charter itinerary following just that outline; starting and ending in St. Thomas with much of the yacht charter spent in the nearby British Virgin Islands.

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Caribbean Yacht Charter Cruising from St. Thomas2018-10-26T01:11:48+00:00

Corsica and Sardinia Great Yacht Charter Itinerary

2018-10-26T01:16:36+00:00

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, include the Costa Smeralda with Porto Cervo, and the Maddalena Islands for a lovely one week luxury yacht charter.

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Corsica and Sardinia Great Yacht Charter Itinerary2018-10-26T01:16:36+00:00

Enjoy a Yacht Charter Through the Secret Aeolian Islands, Italy

2018-10-26T01:21:18+00:00

Aeolian Islands, Italy

Aeolian Islands, Sicily, Italy with a View of the Stromboli volcano

Off of the northeastern corner of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands were more well known in Ancient Times than today,  yet they are the same lovely islands that the Romans enjoyed in centuries past.  Nature’s Lighthouse, the constantly erupting volcano on Stromboli Island, used as a maritime navigation marker in Ancient Times, is still erupting regularly over 2000 years later.  The tiny little island of Panarea is a chic get away island, while Lipari, has a quaint fishing village harbor where life moves at a slow and relaxed pace.  Enjoy a yacht charter cruise on a luxury charter yacht out of Milazzo, Sicily and discover the Aeolian Islands for yourself.

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Enjoy a Yacht Charter Through the Secret Aeolian Islands, Italy2018-10-26T01:21:18+00:00

Our Top 8 Italy Yacht Charter Cruise Destinations

2018-10-27T19:55:44+00:00

 Cinqueterre Coastline, Italy

Cinque Terre Coastline, Italy

Italy is one of the most charming places in the world by yacht, and one of the most beautiful routes for Italy yacht charter that you can take is through the Italian Riviera. The Italian Riviera is the narrow, crescent-shaped coastal strip that lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps. It gracefully stretches down from the exclusive cruising grounds of the Côte d’Azur to the beautiful seaside towns of Tuscany.

The best way to enjoy this pretty stretch of coastline is on an Italy yacht charter, to gain full access to dazzling, unspoiled beaches, stunning landscapes, and a lusciously warm climate. The Italian Riviera boasts an enchanting mix of of old-fashioned elegance and glamour. The coastline has been a desired destination and muse for countless artists, celebrities, and royalty.

You can expect all the charm of old Italy along with the modern Mediterranean luxuries on a yacht rental in Italy. Here are our favorite top destinations and activities to explore on an Italian Riviera yacht charter:

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Our Top 8 Italy Yacht Charter Cruise Destinations2018-10-27T19:55:44+00:00

Caribbean Cruising Itinerary, St. Martin, Anguilla, St. Barths

2018-10-27T19:59:38+00:00

Beautiful Waters of St. Martin

Beautiful Waters of St. Martin

Enjoy a one week Caribbean cruising yacht charter visiting three distinctly different islands in the Caribbean, St. Martin, Anguilla, and St. Barths, on this suggested yacht charter itinerary.  International airports are located in either St. Martin or Anguilla, and either island is a great starting and ending location for a one week charter.  St. Martin is both French and Dutch, with chic shops and restaurants on the French side, and great duty free shopping and casinos on the Dutch side.  St. Barths is completely and unmistakably French: considered the San Tropez of the Caribbean.  Anguilla, is a sleepier island than both of her neighbors, with a more laid back nightlife, and beautiful beaches.  Visiting all three islands on a one week Caribbean cruising yacht charter, is a delightful experience of beautiful Caribbean water, great beaches, and interestingly different ambiance ashore.

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Caribbean Cruising Itinerary, St. Martin, Anguilla, St. Barths2018-10-27T19:59:38+00:00