Cruises to deam and travel
To sail and dream? Isn't that what we're looking for after the winter months, even if they weren't as cold and terrible as expected? But a little bit of lightness wouldn't hurt, so let's treat ourselves to a slow life getaway!
Cruise for the Galapagos Achipel with the Yacht Evolve Relais & Châteaux
Relais & Châteaux is pleased to present its latest addition to its fleet, the yacht Evolve, a unique cruise experience to discover the Galápagos archipelago. After months of preparation and weeks of sea trials, the yacht was officially welcomed into the Ecoventura fleet, which already includes two other yachts, on January 15, 2023.
The three ships of the Ecoventura fleet are the only ones authorized to navigate in the Galápagos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the experience even more exclusive and privileged. The ship is certified with Rainforest Alliance Best Practices, rewarding the use of solar panels as well as participation in social action programs with local communities and protection of Galápagos biodiversity.
Passengers on the Evolve yacht will have the chance to explore the most remote areas of this unique destination while enjoying an unparalleled range of encounters with wildlife and excursions through two itineraries. The ship features premium Suites with panoramic windows offering stunning views of the majestic scenery that awaits passengers.
The ship's chef honors ingredients from organic farming produced by farmers on the archipelago, offering an exceptional culinary experience. The premium Suites consist of two cabins connected by a communicating door, ideal for a family of four or five people with a bathroom for each, a bedroom and a separate living room with ocean views.
The Evolve yacht offers an 8-day, 7-night cruise starting at $9,250 for a deluxe cabin, up to $18,900 for a premium Suite with two bedrooms. The cost for a private charter of the yacht is $189,000. Embark on board the Evolve yacht for an unforgettable adventure in one of the most fascinating and preserved destinations on the planet.
The cruise with World Explorer by Rivages du Monde: Saveurs bretonnes et normandes "
Rivages du Monde, the agency specializing in exceptional travel, offers a unique gastronomic cruise entitled "Breton and Norman Flavors". This 9-day, 8-night cruise along the French coasts, from the Atlantic to the English Channel, will allow passengers on the World Explorer to discover the extraordinary richness and variety of the Vendée, Breton and Norman coastlines.
On the program: capes, islands, fishing ports, religious buildings, castles, and cities full of history. After Bordeaux and its sumptuous architecture, the towers of the La Rochelle port, the postcard-perfect scenery of Île de Ré, and the generous nature and cuisine of Île d'Oléron will seduce travellers in search of multisensory discoveries. This will be followed by the lace-like landscapes of the Gulf of Morbihan and the aptly named Belle-Île-en-Mer.
The boat, a comfortable and environmentally friendly expedition yacht, will sail off the coast of Brittany to discover archipelagos and citadels, the playground and training ground of the greatest sailors. Immense cliffs, reefs, sand dunes, and large bays make Finistère a breathtaking natural spectacle. After these wild landscapes, Mont-Saint-Michel, the black granite ramparts of Saint-Malo, the D-Day beaches, and the charming port of Honfleur, which has inspired so many artists, will be stops rich in history and architecture.
The cruise, highlighting preserved nature and generous cuisine, will immerse travellers in the heart of French maritime traditions. Stéphanie Le Quellec, a Michelin 2-star chef, will give a Masterclass on board and prepare a gala dinner. "I have imagined a gala menu that expresses with gourmet, authenticity, emotion, and precision, a moment of sharing and discovery. Like the highlight of an exceptional cruise experience," said Stéphanie Le Quellec.
The departure date is set for May 16, 2023, starting from €3,220 per person. This cruise is a unique experience to discover the cultural and culinary riches of France.
he cruise Loy River Song by Loy Pela Voyages by Anantara
The Loy River Song, an elegant and historic boat, takes you on an unforgettable journey through the ages of the lost kingdom of Ayutthaya in Thailand. Loy Pela Voyages by Anantara offers a unique way to discover the "Land of Smiles" along the majestic Chao Phraya River. Travellers can explore historical sites, preserved natural areas, and have unique experiences throughout their two to four-day cruise.
The adventure begins in the new capital of Thailand, Bangkok, where travellers can discover the city's "green lung," Bang Krachao, in addition to a Tuk Tuk ride and a visit to the Sunandha Palace. They will then navigate the Chao Phraya, one of Southeast Asia's most important rivers, towards Ayutthaya. The historic city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, offering a multitude of temples, palaces, and monuments to explore. Travellers can visit Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat Worawihan, an 800-year-old Buddhist temple, and enjoy a bike ride to explore the surrounding ruins.
The Loy River Song has four air-conditioned cabins, each decorated with precious antiques, rare Thai silks, and modern amenities. The rooms are spacious and elegant, ranging from 27 square meters to just over 36 square meters. Travellers can enjoy king-size beds, private bathrooms, air conditioning, separate furniture sinks, and dressing tables. Comfortable seating areas, bathed in daylight, provide perfect reading spaces. Two of the Loy River Song's cabins have a river view, allowing guests to watch life unfold from the comfort of their beds..
This exclusive and unforgettable journey, which will allow travellers to discover the history and culture of Thailand while exploring the country's natural beauty aboard the Loy River Song, is available from €5,875 per cabin for a three-day, two-night cruise.
By Natacha Pavol