With By the Cabin Cruises holidaymakers can experience a luxury yachting holiday without having to book a whole yacht or have any experience of sailing.  Holidaymakers book individual cabins, with private bathrooms, on crewed luxury catamarans with between 4 and 12 double cabins. 

The catamarans measure up to 24 metres in length and are extremely stable. They are air-conditioned and feature airy main saloons with flat screen TV/DVD entertainment centres and spacious decks for relaxing and enjoying the snacks and meals created by a personal chef.  Snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks are also available.

They are crewed by a skipper and a cook who take care of all the sailing and preparing meals. Larger catamarans have a crew of three.

The cruises follow set itineraries, ranging from 4 to 11 days, that combine visits to beaches and deserted islands for swimming, kayaking or snorkelling in some of the best waters in the world to see reefs, fish, turtles, dolphins or manta rays. And there are stops at harbours for shopping, sightseeing and excursions to explore the local area. 

The itineraries have been designed so that sailing times are kept short and the shallow draft of the catamarans means that they can get much closer to the shore and enter private anchorages.

Longer durations are ideal for a complete holiday while the shorter durations in destinations such as the Seychelles, Mauritius, Thailand and French Polynesia are perfect for anyone wanting to combine some time on the water with a hotel stay.

SAMPLE PRICES

MALLORCA

The 7-night Palma Dream Premium cruise departs from Palma and includes visits to fishing villages and ports as well as coves and beaches and the Cabrera National Park that lies 10km from the mainland and offers the opportunity to explore an archipelago rich in bird and marine life. 

Prices start from just £979 per person, based on two adults sharing, on a full board basis. Price does not include flights or transfers.

BAHAMAS

The 7-night Bahamas Dream Premium cruise departs from Dream Yacht Charter's new base on Great Abaco and explores the 130 mile long chain of the Abaco Islands.  There are stops at cays, for beach combing, snorkelling or diving, and picturesque ports such as Hope Town.  The highlight must be the day spent enjoying the exclusive use of a secluded island.   

Prices start from £1030 per person, based on two adults sharing on an all-inclusive basis. Priced for travel on 15 September. Flights and transfers are not included.

TOBAGO CAYS

The 7-night Tobago Cays Dream Premium departs from Grenada and visits Carriacou, Sandy Island and Union Island before arriving at the beautiful uninhabited islands that make up the Tobago Cays. The Cays are a dream yachting destination with crystal clear waters teeming with green turtles, coral reefs and colourful fish.

Prices start from £909 per person, based on two adults sharing on an all-inclusive basis. Priced for travel on 11 October. Flights and transfers are not included.

MALDIVES

The 7-night Maldives Dream Premium departs from Male and sails south to visit uninhabited islands such as Bodukashihura and the private islands of Dhigghiri and Raiy Dhiggaa as well as Daghetti island for shopping and to see the spectacular banyan tree that is hundreds of years old.  The cruise offers the opportunity to swim and snorkel in stunning natural lagoons and areas rich in marine life including manta rays.  Diving can also be arranged at an extra cost.

Prices for the Maldives Dream Premium start from £900 per person, based on two adults sharing a cabin on a full board basis.  Priced for travel on 3 June. Flights and transfers are not included.

THAILAND

The 3-night Phang Nga Dream departs from Phuket and visits the lake at Koh Hang that is only accessible by tender, Koh Phing Kan, a location featured in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun, the floating village of Koh Pan Yi and Ao Thalin, and a beautiful mangrove area where many monkeys and birds live.

Prices start from £499 per person, based on two adults sharing on an all-inclusive basis. Priced for travel on 9 June. Flights and transfers are not included.

All cruises are fully commissionable.

For more information visit www.dreamyachtcharter.co.uk