Yacht Chartering in Greece - A Few Things to Consider

Written by Emmanuel Mendonca

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Length of Trip

In order to getrepparttar most out of a yacht charter,repparttar 142116 minimum length of trip should be about 7 days. As forrepparttar 142117 maximum amount of time, that is up to you. Many companies will offer discounts for longer charters. Good charter companies will have lots of local knowledge onrepparttar 142118 best routes and places to visit, and will work with you to agree an itinerary, which suits your needs. Remember that you do not have to spend your entire holiday aboardrepparttar 142119 boat. You could arrange a couple of days atrepparttar 142120 beginning or end of your charter to explorerepparttar 142121 mainland. It is well worth spending at least two or three days in Athens - a wonderful city, which unfortunately is often side-stepped by people who head straight forrepparttar 142122 islands.

Emmanuel Mendonca is the webmaster of a web site called Athens Room at http://www.athensroom.com which is a free service for finding and advertising property for rent in Athens, Greece. Athens Room also contains a wealth of useful information about visiting, living and working in Greece.

Cunard! The Name Alone Evokes Nostalgia For A More Civilized Era

Written by William Lezubski

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Nearly 80% of QM2's staterooms are ocean view with over 94% of these offering spacious balconies. Accommodation choices range fromrepparttar merely commodious torepparttar 142106 shamelessly extravagant, such asrepparttar 142107 Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites with elevator access reserved just for you.

Queens Grill Accommodation (Q categories) isrepparttar 142108 ultimate in luxury living. Marble baths with whirlpool tubs, fully stocked en-suite bars, private butlers and concierge service. Choices range from duplex apartments to grand duplexes, torepparttar 142109 Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth Suites andrepparttar 142110 Queen Anne and Queen Victoria Royal Suites. Guests enjoy single seating inrepparttar 142111 renowned Queens Grill. The elegant Queens Grill Lounge and a private sun terrace are also reserved exclusively for Queens Grill guests.

Princess Grill Accommodation (P categories) is on Deck 10. The spacious 381 square foot Junior Ocean-View Suites feature a large balcony, bath with tub and shower, sitting area with sofa, TV, walk in closet, concierge service. Guests enjoy single-seating dining inrepparttar 142112 elegant Princess Grill.

Britannia Accommodation (B, C and D categories). The Deluxe Balcony Staterooms, Premium Balcony Staterooms, Oceanview Staterooms, Inside Staterooms with Atrium View and Inside Staterooms found in B, C and D categories are anything but ordinary (more likerepparttar 142113 deluxe staterooms on other ships). Guests in these accommodations have a reserved table inrepparttar 142114 Britannia Restaurant.


"Untold elegance and grace". Magical and worldly where glamorous, bejeweled women in beaded gowns and men in black tie or tails are in their element. Soft music, quiet murmurs, excited laughter and friendly banter aroundrepparttar 142115 tuxedoed croupiers atrepparttar 142116 roulette wheel. A string quartet and freshly brewed tea inrepparttar 142117 Winter Garden, premier cru Bordeaux in Sir Samuel's, jazz inrepparttar 142118 Commodore Club, cabaret inrepparttar 142119 Chart Room. Dancing on moonbeams. Shangri-La really!


The centerpiece ofrepparttar 142120 QM2 experience. Superb award-winning gustatory celebrations inspired by Mediterranean master Todd English. Owner ofrepparttar 142121 internationally famous Olives of Boston among others, Todd English is one of America's leading chefs andrepparttar 142122 darling ofrepparttar 142123 food critics. He has been named both "Rising Star Chef" and "Best Chef: Northeast" byrepparttar 142124 James Beard Foundation. His beautiful restaurant on board QM2 overlookingrepparttar 142125 Pool Terrrace has been designed with intimate alcoves and exquisite architectural detailing -repparttar 142126 perfect setting for his highly interpretive Mediterranean cuisine.

The best restaurants inrepparttar 142127 land are now at sea andrepparttar 142128 Queens and food critics asrepparttar 142129 premier dining experience afloat have chronicled Princess Grills. Gourmet delicacies are staples in QM2's ten restaurants. Feast in baronial splendor. Superb amid genteel chatter in The Carvery. Dine al fresco on contemporary Mediterranean cuisine. Fans of dim sum, tuna tartar and nouvelle cuisine, even pub food (accompanied by televised sporting events) have not been forgotten. QM2 isrepparttar 142130 first Cunard ship to debut a "Chef's Galley" Restaurant where chefs will teach guests how to prepare their meal just prior to dining. Chef's Galley features both Cunard chefs and guest appearances by world famous chefs sponsored by Gourmet Magazine.

Entertainment and Activities

Brilliantly staged West End calibre shows in a state-of-the-art show lounge with tier seating, cabaret performances, ballroom dancing inrepparttar 142131 Queen's Room,repparttar 142132 Empire Casino, G32 Nightclub for rock and disco.

At Cunard ConneXions enjoy workshops, seminars and lectures conducted by historians and scientists, college professors and top diplomats (as well as cooking classes, wine appreciation courses, foreign languages and photography spotlights as examples). On Transatlantic Crossings,repparttar 142133 renowned University of Oxford will present their fascinating Oxford Discovery Program.

London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) will perform plays and lead a variety of readings and workshops, including acting classes. In addition to seminars led by graduate students, QM2 guests will haverepparttar 142134 rare opportunity to see talented performers onrepparttar 142135 threshold of their careers in plays seldom seen inrepparttar 142136 commercial theatre.

Public Rooms/Facilities

Grand lobby, restaurants galore, includingrepparttar 142137 Queens Grill, Queens Grill Lounge, Princess Grill, and Britannia Restaurant. Todd English Restaurant, King's Court with an Asian restaurant, an Italian trattoria,repparttar 142138 Carvery, andrepparttar 142139 Chef's Galley (24-hour room service too). There's even a full-scale planetarium dubbed "Illuminations" where you can viewrepparttar 142140 stars and other visual spectacles or take a course on celestial navigation.

Cunard World Club

World Club is Cunard's Past Guest Program. World Club guests enjoy on board parties, priority check-in and embarkation, recognition gifts, additional savings, quarterly Cunard World Club Newsletters and periodic mailings. Guests will be automatically enrolled after completion of their first Cunard voyage.

Cunard's Connoisseur Collection

For a truly grand holiday, guests can combine a QM2 Transatlantic Crossing with a leisurely European exploration before or after their voyage. Cunard's fabulous selection of European land tours offers something for everyone. Guests can choose from a London Holiday, a Paris Holiday, a London & Paris Holiday, a Glimpse of Ireland, Royal Scotland, a Wimbledon Tennis Holiday, andrepparttar 142141 ultimate QM2 holiday. In New York guests may select Broadway Up-close. These tours may also be requested in conjunction with Caronia, and QE2 cruises.

About the author: William Lezubski (Accredited Cruise Counsellor (ACC), and Certified Travel Counsellor(CTC) - William is a professional in the Travel Industry and is the owner and author of “Discount Caribbean Vacations Web Site” available at http://www.discount-caribbean-vacations.com/index.htm

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