If you thought Club Med was limited to all-inclusive resorts on land, you’d be mistaken. The famed French travel brand also owns a five-masted sailing yacht that offers an all-inclusive experience on the high seas. By Stefanie Waldek
Part of the luxurious Club Med Exclusive Collection, the Club Med 2 is set to relaunch in December 2022 after a multimillion-dollar renovation — the ship’s first since 2008. The schooner’s interiors got quite a chromatic makeover that reflects the bright colours found across the Mediterranean Sea, the namesake of the ship and its parent company. And on the outside, the teak decks are brand new, as are the sails. The Club Med 2 set sail again last summer, after a COVID-19-forced hiatus, but is now offline until the extensive renovation is complete.
Here’s a look inside the yacht after multi-million dollar renovation
While the Club Med 2 will sail in the Mediterranean in the summer, she’ll head for the Caribbean in the winter. In both destinations, the ship’s small size of just 597 feet in length allows her to make port in more exclusive destinations that are inaccessible by larger ships, such as Tobago Cays in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
But her small size doesn’t mean she lacks in amenities. The Club Med 2 has a slew of bars and restaurants, including a reimagined Le Monte Carlo, which now has space for live culinary demonstrations, as well as a brand-new Club Med Spa by French beauty brand Sothys. The wellness centre will not only offer traditional spa treatments, but also wellness programs like yoga classes on the sun deck. There’s also a kids’ club, two pools, and water sports equipment for windsurfing, paddleboarding, and sailing on a mini sailboat called the Hobie Eclipse.
The ship is, however, still quite intimate, with just 184 cabins, including the spacious Armateur Suite with a separate living area.
In following the Club Med ethos, sailings on the Club Med 2 are indeed all-inclusive, covering all-day dining, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, unlimited land and water sports (including guided snorkelling), Wi-Fi, gratuity, and entertainment.
Her first sailing in December will be a 14-night transatlantic trip from Lisbon to Martinique, after which she’ll cruise the Caribbean through the end of March before returning to the Mediterranean. You can book a sailing aboard the newly refreshed Club Med 2 here.
This story first appeared on www.travelandleisure.com
Main and Feature Image Credit: Courtesy of Club Med
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