A Yacht Vacation with the Family
There’s nothing quite like a family vacation to create memories that last a lifetime, and bond with loved ones. While for many, luxury charter yachts provide an adult playground in the most glamorous locations, there really is much more to it, with a huge selection of family-friendly charters.
Of course, not every yacht is family-friendly, but more and more are catering to this audience, offering a fun-filled alternative to the traditional family vacation.
The crew often makes a charter vacation, so family charters need a family-friendly team. In many cases, captains of these yachts will have already make a point of employing the most child-friendly crew members.
While the crew are not babysitters, many will have a trick or two up their sleeve when it comes to entertaining kids, and may even help to arrange a treasure hunt or create a theme night on board. In addition, they’ll be able to help set up the various entertainment options such as the cinema screen.
In many cases, the crew will help to arrange kid-specific activities to give the adults a break. Many yachts have additional cabins for family nannies, so it might be worth taking your nanny along with you.
Beach games, board games, films and video are all an essential part of everyday life with kids on vacation, along with water toys to help them make a splash. When seeking the perfect child-friendly charter yacht, look for those with a stern platform to help with easy access to the water, or those where steps and a platform can be added on to the side of the hull. On some more elaborate charter yachts, full cinema rooms with huge screens offer an unforgettable experience for the young movie buff as you sail.
Safety is a vital aspect of any luxury charter vacation, but is particularly important when it comes to having kids on board. Family-friendly charters have already taken care of this aspect, implementing baby gates on doors, pocket doors to protect little ones, and safety nets around any dangerous on board areas. What’s more, these safety touches often blend seamlessly into the sumptuous interior.
Kids can be fussy eaters, so having a chef that understands their needs is an important part of life on a family charter. Before you travel, be sure to specify your kids likes and dislikes on your preferences form. This will enable your crew to best cater for those picky palates.
On some yachts, your kids may even be able to help with the food preparation or even fish for the evening’s catch of the day!
With so much to do on a luxury charter yacht, kids will never be short of something to do. Whether it’s making a splash in the water with snorkelling or water toys, or curling up in front of a family-friendly film, all ages and interests are catered for.
Luxury charter yachts promote special, family time, and many are designed to provide comfortable spaces to engage and socialize. Before you travel, plan the itinerary with your crew, mixing fun, entertainment, history and culture, stimulating the mind of all guests and providing plenty of dinner time conversation.
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