SOURCE: The Moorings

The Moorings

April 01, 2011 10:46 ET

The Moorings Announces New Crewed Yacht Destinations in the Mediterranean: Nice, France and Orhaniye, Turkey

CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) - The Moorings announced today the opening of two new Crewed Yacht charter destinations in Nice, France and Orhaniye, Turkey for luxury sailing vacations during the Mediterranean summer season, June through September 2011. These Crewed Yacht charters will be aboard the popular Moorings 4600 crewed catamaran, which offers three luxurious guest staterooms with private, en-suite bath and a roomy interior making it an excellent choice for a party of six.

The Crewed Yacht Experience
With services of a professional Captain and Chef aboard a private yacht, The Moorings Crewed Yacht charter experience blends the very best comforts of a luxury vacation with the spirit of adventure and freedom to sail a personalized itinerary tailored to each guest's preferences. This all-inclusive vacation includes gourmet, chef-prepared meals, a premium full bar and water toys such as kayaks, snorkeling gear, fishing gear and more. With a professional captain at the helm, guests will travel where cruise ships cannot venture along a customized itinerary to stop when they want, where they want.

Cruise the French Riviera from The Moorings Nice
A cruise through the French Riviera, or Côte d'Azur, offers wonderful experiences for everyone -- cultural aficionados, art enthusiasts, history lovers, culinary connoisseurs and all those seeking an idyllic French getaway. A typical 7-day Nice Crewed Yacht charter itinerary reaches as far northeast as the tiny nation of Monaco and southwest to the Gulfe de la Napoule and nearby Cannes, home to the world's most renowned film festival. Longer cruises can include sultry St. Tropez and many points in between. Cheryl Powell, Chief Operating Officer of The Moorings, commented, "The entire region is paradise, and the professional Moorings crew will create a customized itinerary to ensure guests experience all the French Riviera has to offer."

Visit exclusive harbors and bays along the coast, as well as the area's many upscale restaurants, boutiques and exceptional mix of sightseeing. The French Riviera's world famous white-sand beaches are ideal for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing. During the primary cruising season from June through September, weather conditions are comfortable between 59°F and 79°F (15°C to 26°C).

Cruise the Aegean Sea to Greece from The Moorings Orhaniye
An exceptional complement to The Moorings bareboat sailing offerings in Turkey, Moorings Crewed Yacht charters will soon begin departing from Orhaniye as well. Stretching 30 miles into the Aegean Sea between the Greek Islands of Kos and Rhodes, the peninsula provides great sailing amid deep blue seas with secluded coves, nearly 10 hours of sunshine a day and small tranquil villages offering local Turkish delicacies. Sailing these waters is a trip back in time, an opportunity to ride the same winds that the Carinas, Lycians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines sailed a millennia ago.

Powell continued, "Cruising the Lycian coast is an unforgettable voyage, which is now possible with the confidence and five-star service provided by the professional crew of a Moorings Crewed Yacht." This cruising ground offers a range of experiences from the narrow fjord-like bay leading to Bencik to the quiet coastal village of Bozborum, one of the primary places traditional, colorful Turkish boats called gullets are built. The area also offers historic ruins like those in Bozukale and ancient Loryma. "In addition to Turkey's Lycian coast, your captain may develop an itinerary through the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. Our goal is to provide our customers with access to the world's best cruising grounds and customizable charter options; the addition of this Orhaniye base exemplifies this commitment." The Orhaniye base is also easily accessible from the airport in Dalaman or Bodrum.

For information about The Moorings charter vacations, visit or call 1-800-535-7289.

Editors Note: As the world's premier yacht charter company, The Moorings has delivered unmatched quality, service and attention to detail since 1969. Sail-it-yourself bareboat yachts, all-inclusive crewed yachts with captain and chef, and power yacht charters are available. The Moorings is owned by TUI Travel, PLC, one of the largest and most successful travel and tourism companies in the world. Trust in TUI: Your vacation is in safe hands.

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