March 2008

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    Aspen Celebrity Downhill and Aspen Youth Experince

    “ I have gone to the mountain….. The Rockies in February are a remarkable change from the Fort Lauderdale winter! I was in Aspen, Colorado last week-end with Camper & Nicholsons. We were one of the sponsors of the Aspen Celebrity Downhill which benefits Aspen Youth Experience. AYS is a non-profit organization focused on saving […]

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    Montserrat: A New Charter Destination?

    It has been more than 10 years since the volcano destroyed Montserrat’s capital, Plymouth in 1997. During the intervening years, there has been much talk of building a new town at Little Bay in the north. Now, that new town is on its way. With partnerships with both the private and public sectors, a new […]

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    Off to Brazil

    “If you are reading this on the morning of Wednesday, March 12, then I am hopefully onboard a plane that is getting close to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. I’ll be spending the next few days checking out some charter yachts and shipyards in the area. As always, I’ll do my best to post updates […]

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    Keeping Connected

    “AT&T recently announced plans to invest in several subsea cable system upgrades to grow capacity on multiple routes in the the Caribbean, as well as subsea investments on existing cables servicing India and the Middle East. The company this week says it has budgeted $1 Billion to expland its global network reach and capacity, and […]

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    Cruising Trends Point Toward Charter

    “I received an interesting press release this month from American Express Travel. It cited luxury cruising as a growing market, and then listed the top five amenities and excursions that people are requesting onboard cruise ships: Amenities requested: suite upgrades, private butler service, gourmet chefs, expert lectures, private pools and balconies. Excursions requested: private tours, […]

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    Latitude Heading to Belize

    “Those of you who read the daily editor’s blog here on CharterWave know that I spent a few days in January on the west coast of Panama onboard the 170-foot expedition yacht Latitude. She’s a true expedition yacht, with an almost commercial-looking exterior plus a comfortable interior and lots of smaller boats for fishing, diving […]

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    10 Best Charter Itineraries for Great Snorkeling

    March 10, 2008 Broker Missy Johnston of Northrop & Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters sent us four great suggestions for itineraries that snorkelers will love: First up is Belize, home to three of the four atoll island formations found in the Atlantic and Caribbean Seas, including Lighthouse Reef with the Blue Hole made famous by Jacque […]

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    Caribbean Arts & Crafts Festival

    The Caribbean Artisan Network expects a record turn out this year at the 2008 Caribbean Arts and Crafts Festival which takes place from March 7-March 12. Over 50 artisans are registered from throughout the Caribbean, including 11 from Trinidad alone. The festival begins in Trellis Bay, and includes an art preview, food, drink and music. […]

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    “Exuma Islands, Bahamas – scuba diving “

    “One of the best cruising grounds in the world also offers some really fantastic scuba diving. It is the Exuma Island chain in the Bahamas. Most people think of the Bahamas as a very touristy, populated area where all the cruise ships visit. Nassau and Paradise Island are very busy with tourism but there are […]

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