Whether you’re an avid cruiser, a veteran sailor, or simply enjoy watching the world go by from the comfort of the top deck, we understand the charm of a boating holiday.
Here’s our list of the top 3 floating luxury breaks that will have you on the water in no time.
MSC is just cruising
The 2015/2016 season is definitely cruise time, thanks to the newly revamped MSC Sinfonia. The cruise liner now features more amenities, a selection of dining options, and 193 beautifully refurbished extra cabins.
Highlights from the update include new carpets, reupholstered chairs, repainted ceilings and three restaurants offering delicious fare, like pizza and pancakes.
Some familiar favourites have remained the same, like the myriad of activities available at any given moment. Learn to salsa, try your luck at bingo, join a general knowledge quiz, or enjoy an evening of entertainment in the lavishly-decorated theatre. There are also shore activities like excursions into Maputo and beach fiestas on Portuguese Island. If you’d prefer some downtime, visit the Aurea Spa for a day of pampering, or catch a tan on the top deck, cocktail in hand, of course. Surrounded by sapphire waters and enough food to last a lifetime, you’ll love living this good life.
Cruise CroatiaEnjoy sightseeing in the “pearl of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik, with a seven-night cruise along the Dalmatian Coast. You’ll see the city’s old-world architecture, which still stands, even after a major earthquake in the seventeenth century.
For only R1 590pp extra, you can tour the crystal-clear Plitvice Lakes, a renowned UNESCO site, where you can splash in the cool waters or stroll through the forests.
France on le Boat
The French countryside is undoubtedly best explored on Le Boat. As master of the sails and captain of your own boat, you’ll have the freedom to float along the Loire Valley’s waterways at leisure.
Be sure to stop off in Sancerre to visit the castle, and walk along footpaths in the medieval town of Châtillon-sur-Loire. On this vessel, you’ll experience the canals with their fairy-tale châteaux, while looking out onto lush vineyards and rolling fields. No boating experience needed!