If you’ve ever dreamed of going to luxury ports with your family, but can’t reconcile the image of your wild brood mixed with champagne trays and fingerprint-free brass on a luxury yacht, a new vessel is sailing off the coast to… Croatia This summer may be the answer to your question TIMEIDEN-meets-Below deck Delusions.
Julietsa global luxury yacht charter company established nearly two decades ago, has completely refurbished 160-foot yachts. Ohana (originally built in 2020), bringing a family-friendly feel to the superyacht experience for the first time this season. “We believe that there is a growing trend in the market towards family-oriented luxury and we aim to fulfill this desire by creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all ages,” said Ohana owner and leader Josip Širka.
The most prominent landmarks of that Ohana Yacht vacation with children
the OhanaIts original 18 cabins have been reduced to 14 to make room for two large rooms with pull-out sofas so young children can sleep accompanied by their parents. Each is equipped with luxury cotton bedding, air conditioning, and en suite bathrooms with showers and good-sized towels. The handrails are higher, and the crew has increased to 12, which means more hands (and eyes) inside and out.
In addition, two former cabins have been converted into a cinema, where children and teens can watch age-appropriate films, and a game room with a drawing table and rock-climbing wall. The yacht has a limited selection of books, toys, and games, so bring some favorites from home.
the Ohana It is equipped with paddleboards, sea boats, jet skis, and snorkeling equipment. The crew can also set up the slide, inviting guests to stand on the upper deck and dive into the emerald waters below.
The ability to place orders on the fly is strict when it comes to luxury travel,… OhanaThe ship’s crew of 12 has you covered, whether it’s organizing daily yoga sessions, booking shade massages, or securing guides or restaurant reservations ashore. Babysitting can also be arranged on board so parents can work out in the outdoor gym, relax in the jacuzzi tub, or just read for a few quiet hours on the 160 square-meter sundeck.
If there’s a movie with cousins and friends on the agenda, have the crew bring bowls of popcorn to the cozy (and soundproof) movie theater for a movie night.
Explore the beach
The best part? There is no pre-determined itinerary, except for arrival and departure from Split. Croatia’s medieval ports and towns, e.g. Korčula, Brak, HvarThe cities of Lovis and Dubrovnik are popular, but the country is also home to hundreds of uninhabited islands and small towns surrounded by tranquil turquoise bays. Day trips are available for shore excursions to local beaches, lunch in town, picnics, shopping, sightseeing, or anything else on your bucket list. Captain Josip Širka comes from a seafaring family on the island of Brac, so he knows exactly where to go to add that wow factor to every day.
Eat what you want, how you want
There are plenty of indoor and outdoor dining areas for meals, snacks, and evening Aperol drinks. There is also a barbecue on the upper deck and a bright and airy formal dining room that seats 30 people at four separate tables. Once booked, guests work with a Goolets contact to design daily menus that take into account dietary restrictions, occasions, special requests, kid-friendly snacks, and more. Whether you want burgers in your bathing suit, need a surprise birthday cake, or would rather dress up every night and have a three-course dinner, OhanaThe chefs and staff make it happen.
Recent sit-down dinner menus have included:
Appetizers – Chilled avocado soup, shrimp with saffron rice, cherry tomatoes in mascarpone sauce, traditional Croatian pasta with black truffle sauce
Main courses – sesame-crusted salmon, sea bass with cauliflower cream, grilled octopus and potatoes, and lamb chops in a blackberry wine sauce.
Gather 28 members of your extended family, families from school, or a group of best friends, and Ohana It becomes surprisingly affordable. Prices for 2023 (May to October) range from $80,000 to $100,000 per week, or about $3,000* per person. Considering the luxury yacht experience, the dedicated crew, the tailor-made itinerary, and the guarantee that you won’t bump into thousands in the buffet line or sit next to a Speedo-wearing stranger on deck, it seems like a bargain. The price includes the following:
- Fuel for cruising 4 hours a day
- 11 crew members + Captain
- Daily at 5 pm, coffee, tea, snacks, and welcome drink on the day of departure
- Wi-Fi throughout your trip
Make sure to take advice. The crew works tirelessly to clean, cook, serve, organize, and keep you smiling. A good rule of thumb for a satisfactory guest experience is to pay 10 percent of the charter fee, which is distributed evenly among all crew members.
(*Ask Ciao Bambino! Family Travel Advisor about food and beverage costs, port fees/taxes/mandatory charges, etc.)
Founded nearly 20 years ago, the company takes its name from yachts and traditional Turkish wooden sailing boats. The initial vision was to become the largest specialist yacht charter agency in the world; Today, Goolets boasts a fleet of over 300 yachts in Turkey, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Spain, And the the Moldive Islands. Recently, Google has moved into the superyacht sector and offered its services DS Yachtsa brand aiming to revolutionize the industry by bringing more affordable, family-friendly holidays to the market, with a team of 25 dedicated professionals working directly with guests to create tailor-made yacht holidays.