You’ve already driven all over Italy, you’ve walked the Cinque Terre and cycled in the countryside and stayed in pensiones and a villa in Tuscany.  Now it’s time to do in Italy what the Italians do on holidays – go down to the sea.

Luxury Cruising in Italy & Greece from 2020

The services of a boutique hotel in a unique atmosphere.  The fragrance of Mediterranean cuisine.  Delicious wine sipped as you gaze at the sun reflected on the water or at a sunset over the rooftops of the port.  A different panorama every day, without ever having to pack and unpack your bags.. These are just some of the experiences offered by Ombre Blu³.

You will discover hidden gems of the Italian coastline and islands, still unfamiliar to most visitors to Italy.  Destinations include the Amalfi Coast, the Aeolian Islands (Sicily), Palermo & the Egadi Islands (West Sicily), Sardinia & Corsica and South Sardinia.

Your Onboard Experience

Unpack your bags and forget the world, as your luxury yacht brings Italy’s most special places and unique experiences to your doorstep!
Itineraries are created for each individual.  The unique hospitality and refined cuisine set  Ombre Blu³ apart.  Customized menus are tailored to each group and paired with personally selected regional wines.

To regenerate your body and mind, take advantage of  Ombre Blu³’s wellness massage service.  You can also experience the unique emotions of diving with your own private PADI instructor.  Courses for all levels are available.  Ombre Blu³ is also equipped with lots of water toys, including Stand-up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Snorkels, Fins, Water Skis, Wakeboard and a powerful Jet Tender.

The delightfully spacious and comfortable 70-foot Catamaran Ombre Blu³ is built by the cutting-edge shipyard Sunreef Yachts.  You’ll enjoy incredible space both above and below decks, including three entertainment areas and bar.  The shaded aft cockpit area, all in teak, is 41 square meters and features two huge sun beds, plus a sofa and a large dining table.  Teak stairs lead up to the 21 square meter Fly Bridge, which features a very spacious area with cushions for sunning and another large dining table, which is undercover. The foredecks also offer day sunning beds and cushions for you to enjoy whilst sailing or at anchor.

Melissa and Francesco pride themselves in taking care of your every need, so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your vacation.

OMBRE BLU ³ can host a maximum of 6 adults + 2 children – a maximum of 8 guests. Boasting 3 large suites, it is an ideal vacation for couples or families.

Your Hosts

Melissa and Francesco are a husband and wife team of experienced sailors and international commercial ship Captains and are the managers of your crewed Yacht Charter in Italy.

Melissa is Australian. She is your hostess and is also a qualified Massage Therapist, and a massage service is offered on board. Melissa will co-ordinate all of your activities during the trip and ensure everything is perfect. She also shares some of the cooking with Francesco. She loves to prepare breakfasts, bake fresh bread, muffins and cakes. Prior to her career in sailing, she worked in Marketing & Sports Management.

Francesco is from Venice. After practicing Law in Milano for many years, he took to the Ocean. He is your Head Chef on board and will ensure you enjoy the finest of regional dishes, matched with his selection of local wines. Francesco is from a family passionate about cooking, in fact, all of his three siblings are currently running their own Italian restaurants. He is the ultimate creator of new and beautiful dishes and will ensure that your dining experience is number one. He also enjoys explaining the various types of food from the different regions and treating you to tastings, such as olive oils and cheeses. Francesco is a PADI Master Dive Instructor and courses are available on board.

On your crewed Yacht Charter in Italy, Melissa & Francesco are joined by a third crew member, Marlowe Unso. Marlowe is from the Philippines and has over 20 years of experience, working Superyachts around the world. He forms an integral part of the team.

Itineraries

Amalfi Coast

Setting-off from Naples, Ombre Blu³ will take you to Procida, Ischia, Capri, Positano, Amalfi (and Ravello) and Sorrento.  On this 10 day itinerary, you can also experience the magic and allure of the Pontine Islands, Ventotene, Ponza and Palmarola, which are less-known to the non-Italian traveller.

The Amalfi Coast is renowned throughout the world for the unique beauty of its landscapes. Lemon orchids and vineyards line the steep slopes of the coast. Where the land meets the sea.  The area is full of Michelin Star restaurants.  However, if you prefer to dine a little more low-key, then Melissa and Francesco will recommend the best little Trattorias, fun Pizzerias and more.  If all of this sounds too tiring, you can just relax on board and enjoy the food that will be cooked for you!

Aeolian Islands

A Catamaran Charter in the Aeolian Islands, Sicily with Ombre Blu³,  is the best way to experience these magnificent islands, which are UNESCO World Heritage Site.

These seven magical islands, Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Panarea, Stromboli and the further isolated Filicudi and Alicudi are all very beautiful and very different.  The islands rise out of the Tyrrhenian Sea, some fifteen miles off the coast of mainland Sicily.  Crystal clear waters and active volcanoes are a feature and each island is a new paradise. This is also a haven for Diving.

West Sicily and the Egadi Islands

This lesser-known itinerary is rich in Sicilian culture, food, wine, archeological sites, festivals and hospitality.

The itinerary has many different possibilities and will be designed specifically to your needs.  At least 10 days is recommended to make the most of the trip.

Sardinia and Corsica

On your seven day luxury Catamaran charter in Sardinia and Corsica aboard Ombre Blu³, you will experience the famous Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast), La Maddalena Islands (National Park) & the Southern-most Islands of Corsica, including the beautiful cliff-top town of Bonifacio.  Extend to ten days, and Ombre Blu³ will also venture up the East Coast of Corsica, to the ancient harbor city of Porto Vecchio.

South Corsica

You will be enchanted by this itinerary known as ‘The Nature Route’. Many parts of the island are still largely undiscovered and secluded bays and anchorages await you!  Apart from the archaeological sites to be found on this itinerary, you will discover long, beautiful beaches alternating with rocky bays.  The azure waters are full of sea life and render the area a haven for diving and snorkeling…

Greece – New Destination in 2020

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