M/Y PassionGalapagos Islands, Ecuador
Until recently, a luxury private family vessel, and never before used for tourism, M/Y Passion has now been refurbished and now accommodates 12 guests over three levels, with a ratio of one member of staff for each guest and an expert naturalist guide. A vessel of great character and refinement, she boasts beautiful original teakwood decks and elegant lines. There are wide open social areas, a panoramic sky lounge and bar, a generous lounge area with screen for presentations, a dining room as well as a discreetly secluded sun deck with a Jacuzzi.
During our visit, we particularly liked the different deck areas which allow passengers seeking a moment of peace and quiet to hide away and read a book, should they wish to. There are two VIP suites, each of which come with a sitting area and ‘his and hers’ bathroom, while the four other state cabins also have their own private bathrooms as well as air-conditioning, HD TVs and hairdryers.
If you like the feel of intimacy that comes with a private charter but also value the openness and space of a larger vessel, M/Y Passion will more than meet your expectations – CNN lists it as one of the world’s top yacht charters and Vanity Fair adds it to their bucket list.