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Jack Penrod's Nikki Beach's Torba venue is one of the most elite establishments on the Bodrum peninsula, and Southern Cross Blue Cruising had the privilege of enjoying a day at this unique beach club.
Access to the turquoise sea was via ladders off of a teak jetty with private cabanas, and there is also a pool with swim-up bar. Entertainment began mid-afternoon with live orchestra members blending in with the DJ's mix. The staff were particularly attentive and spoke excellent English.
Bring your wallet, as a day at Nikki Beach isn't cheap, starting with three to four digit entry fees. Chairs, sunbeds and cabanas have different pricing for daily use, and the wine menu will offer an idea of the pricing. There was no shortage of designer labels, and the personalities and physiques that enjoy them.
While Nikki Torba has closed for the winter, they'll be open again in 2017 with their summer schedule.
This privately owned sailing yacht lacks only a new owner. She's fully loaded with extra custom add-on packages, a bow thruster, integrated electronics, and many deck accessories.
Asking price is 215,000 Euro.
This 2012 trawler was built for global cruising across the seasons, and comes with internet access, multimedia systems, smart TV and surround system on the flybridge. There are 2 master cabins and 2 single with self contained Cruisair air conditioning.
The yacht is CE and Turkish Lloyd certified.
Asking price is 1,400,00 EURO.
For full details, email email@example.com
We have just one cabin remaining on Southern Cross Timer for the annual Bodrum Cup Regatta, starting on 17 October and sailing through the Northern Greek Dodecanese Islands. There's still time to join! info@southern crossbluecruising.com
Returning guests include multinationals from Australia, Norway and Turkey. Dave is praying to Poseidon for decent winds, as it's Southern Cross Timer's tenth consecutive participation in the Bodrum Cup Regatta, for which she will receive an honorable mention no matter where she places.
Croatia is definitely flavor of the year again for 2017, and Southern Cross Blue Cruising is happy to continue offering both mid-range and high end Blue Cruises in the Adriatic.
A select number of Turkish gulets are also planning to locate for the summer 2017 season chartering out of Croatia again for 2017.
Our favorite Croatian flagged gulets include Navilux, Stella Maris, and the newly launched 47 meter gulet Aixoaixo, in the high end. We also promote Libra, Korab and Alba in the mid-range.
Read all about how a Croatian Blue Cruise works here.
All of our Blue Cruises can begin and end in Greece, with major embarkations being Rhodes, Kos and Samos. At this time, some routes and gulets will require a legal check-in into a Turkish port, but this is a formality and does not change the general Greek itinerary in any significant way.
Southern Cross Blue Cruising offers a variety of Greek Island Blue Cruises, including one ways to and from Santorini and Mykonos. As the distances to the Cyclades islands are significant, it's important to enquire early to secure a leg on these routes, which can begin either in Bodrum or Kos. Email us for sample itineraries and full details.
Southern Cross Blue Cruising are pleased to be here and happy after a slightly difficult 2016 season for tourism in Turkey. Fortunately, we had wonderful clients who knew that the statistics of being involved in any danger on a Blue Cruise were about the same as encountering a nude sunbathing nymph on a rock, and did not cancel their yacht charter.
''Anything could happen anywhere, and I don't care,'' said one client who enjoyed a crowd-free time in Turkey with her family of 14.
''I have far more things to worry about.'' said another client who arrived for a full week of relaxation.
''We got to swim alongside Caretta Caretta turtles!'' squealed another client.
''Did you remember the baby car seats?'' asked a client who is currently still cruising.
All of our 2016 clients received ample attention from us, and we had to limit our eager welcome meetings to let them get away to enjoy their holiday.
We realize that our clients are still sensitive to all European travel destinations, but some do prefer to begin and end their Blue Cruises in the Greek Islands. Thus, we've prepared some opportunities in Greek Island Blue Cruises for 2017, as well as cruises in Croatia.
Watch a September client's video on board Southern Cross Timer!
We cannot evade the fact that people are reluctant to visit Turkey in 2016. Ignoring this would be akin to dancing around a large pink elephant in the living room.
Southern Cross Blue Cruising is thus offering you a completely contrarian view.
Remember that the odds of being in a terrorist attack or on an airplane crash are miniscule compared to driving on a freeway or being the victim of a gunshot wound. It's why our headlines focus on what is improbable, instead of the mundane.
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