Brand g Vacations is proud to offer an LGBT+, inclusive, guaranteed full ship charter, Western Mediterranean cruise, an experience unlike any you’ll find on another cruise ship.
We have chartered the Royal Clipper, the largest and only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship. With a complement of 42 sails, the Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold. Experience the informal elegance, culinary delights, and gracious service in the intimacy of 227 gay and lesbian friends. This cruise departs from Cannes, a perfect vacation destination due to its ideal weather conditions and glamorous harbor. Some of the most notable highlights include: beautiful Lerici, the ancient Etruscan remains at Portoferraio, the beaches of Corsica and the super-yachts of glamorous Monaco. Laugh. Dance. Smile. Relax on this unforgettable adventure of the senses.
September 24 to October 03, 2020 – USD $4099.00
Airport transfer from Nice airport to host hotel
2 nights pre-cruise accommodation at Gray d’Albion, Cannes
1/2 day tour of Cannes
7 nights cruise accommodation ( LGBT +, Guaranteed Full Ship Charter)
Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
House wine, all liquor, beer and soft drinks, except premium brands and Champagne
All-English language on board
Post-cruise transfer to Nice airport
Arrivals: The closest airport to Cannes is Nice, France. Airport Code NCE. You may arrive at anytime on September 24th, or prior. Transfers will be provided to the host hotel, the Gray d’Albion Hotel in Cannes. Transfers may also be provided from local train stations to the host hotel. Please contact us to discuss your travel plans and we will advise you regarding availability of non-airport transfers.
Departures: One post cruise transfer will be provided on October 3rd. The ship is scheduled to arrive to Cannes at 6:00 AM and therefore we recommend flights departing Nice (NCE) at 10:30 AM or later. We will transfer you from the Royal Clipper to the Nice Airport, local train station, or local Cannes hotel. Any further transfers will need to be arranged independently at your own expense.
All cabins have a direct dial telephone. Onboard, Wifi cards are available for purchase for use of the internet.
The voltage in hotels and onboard ship is 220v, European standard. To use any electrical product from the US or Canada you will need a plug adapter. If your device is not dual voltage (220/110v), you will require an electrical converter. Many electronic devices have built-in electrical converters, however please check the manufacturer’s specifications for details.
A passport, which is valid for six months after your last date of travel, is required for this trip. Non-US Citizens should check with their consulate on correct Visa requirements. In the event that you lose your passport while traveling, we recommend you photocopy the first pages of your passport, airline tickets, driver’s license and/or birth certificate to simplify and expedite the process of replacing lost documents. Keep the originals separate from the copies. This will make replacement easier if you lose them en route. It is also useful to carry spare passport photos. You may wish to scan your passport, airline tickets and credit card numbers and email them to yourself as attachments, so you may download copies to assist in obtaining replacements.
Health and Safety
A Registered Nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship’s officers are qualified in administering first aid. Should a passenger require hospital treatment, the ship is almost always near a medical facility on shore. Passengers requiring prescription medicine are advised to bring them onboard.
Please advise Brand g Vacations prior to departure if you have any special dietary requirements. We will make every effort possible to always accommodate your requests, however, please note that local conditions and seasonality can restrict our ability on occasions.
What To Wear
Attire is casual by day, shorts and T-shirts. Evenings are casual, as well, there’s no need to pack formal-wear. Swimsuits, shorts and flip-flops are discouraged in the dining room. Men are expected to wear pants or nice shorts to dinner; women wear slacks or casual dresses. Bathing suits should be worn only on deck.
Tips You Need To Know Before Your Cruise
To help prepare you for your vacation, we have compiled some important tips. We encourage you to read this information carefully and to bring it with you as a reference during your travels. While traveling, please keep in mind that patience, understanding and the flexibility to adapt to a changing environment will enhance your vacation experience. Despite careful planning, unavoidable circumstances may require last minute changes to your itinerary. However, we have discovered that these deviations often reveal unexpected discoveries.
The Royal Clipper boasts state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style.
Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!
Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed, three-level dining room featuring open-seating dining, deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code.
Your ship’s accommodations are thoughtfully designed, featuring: private bathrooms, air conditioning, hair dryers, private safe, television, DVD player and nightly turn-down service. Cabins are equipped with 220-volt outlets, plus a 110-volt shaver outlet. Bring a converter if you need to use U.S. appliances which are not dual voltage.
The Royal Clipper offers a large number of activities to her guests. But, the real icing on the cake are all of the extra touches provided by Brand g along with the comfort you can only find in the environment of an all-gay and lesbian vacation.
The chefs aboard the Royal Clipper transform ordinary dining into an extraordinary treat. And you’re free to dine when and with whomever you wish—including the sailors, which is also very appetizing.
Every morning you can nibble on a continental breakfast with delicious muffins and rolls or feast on a full breakfast with fruit, bacon and omelets made to order.
For lunch there’s a marvelous buffet of seafood, salads and grilled favorites. And when evening comes, our elegantly appointed dining room becomes the setting for the chef’s finest culinary presentations, designed to please the eye and the palate, and complimented by a selection of equally fine wines.
Ocean swimming from the ship’s Marina platform
Three swimming pools with salt or fresh water
Jacuzzis to keep the muscles relaxed
Hair salon, massage room and skin and body treatment center
The Piano Lounge – A perfect place to listen to music, have a cocktail or do a little dancing.
Tropical Bar – On the main deck this indoor-outdoor bar has a long marble and wooden counter ideal for a drink.
Captain Nemo Underwater Lounge – This underwater lounge is equipped with thick glass portholes allowing the observation of sea life and the ocean bottom when the ship is anchored.
The Navigation Bridge is always open for watching the sailors work the winches
Lookout stations that provides passengers with panoramic views of the ocean
Brand g’s signature entertainment
Additional pre-program nights available for $338 per room per night based on double occupancy, or $300 per room per night based on single occupancy.
With an intimate atmosphere, Hotel Le Gray d’Albion shrouds its guests in delicate refinement. The transparent Starck furniture and the soft king size bed will transport you to a delightful other world. Waterskiing, summer nights whiled away on a private beach, and colourful cocktails shape an exhilarating trip. Wonderment on La Croisette. Thrills at the casino. Luxury boutiques. A whirlwind of pleasures right outside your hotel room door.
Water Sports Center
Enjoy breakfast and free time before we gather this afternoon to transfer to the pier and embark the Royal Clipper. After settling in to your cabin, enjoy a welcome aboard celebration, followed by dinner and Brand g signature entertainment and fun. Late tonight we set sail for Lerici. (B/D)
Bonifacio’s almost land-locked harbor is one of the most dramatic, totally-protected harbors. It is a bustling port, with excellent seafood restaurants and a modern marina. The ancient citadel town is perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable cliff. (B/L/D)
Ajaccio has a justified reputation as a very stylish city. Napoléon Bonaparte was born here in 1769, and as you would expect, the city has many sites relating to him, from his childhood home to seafront statues, museums and street names. Its immediate surroundings are a paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, trekkers and climbers. It provides a whole range of outdoor activities which you can enjoy by yourself or with professionals. (B/L/D)
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