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Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Global TV Morning News.

Global Morning News – Travel Ideas – Luxury Mediterranean Yacht Cruise

Posted on: July 9, 2024

While I was away in June I had the good fortune to enjoy a week’s cruising on a luxury yacht. It was indeed very special and a unique experience for me. I have done many cruises but never on this scale. The yacht holds just 100 passengers. At the time of my sailing we had just 87 passengers on board. It never felt crowded and in fact sometimes I used to wonder where everybody was. Being on such a small ship we were able to get into harbours that no other cruise ships were able to access so our itinerary was very unique. We sailed down the coast of Croatia and then around the heel of Italy – the Puglia area – then on to Sicily.

We saw the eruption of the volcano on Stromboli island and swam off the back of the ship from their marina.

Everything was included – shore excursions, all drinks and fabulous food.

According to a recent study luxury small ship cruising is surging in popularity. Small ship cruise lines typically offer up to 50% more personal space per person compared to their mega-ship counterparts.

I can’t wait to go again!

These yachts cruise in the Med and in the Caribbean so you have a good choice of destinations. I found this one itinerary that I really like because it visits some of the places I went to.

Emerald Waterways Amalfi Coast, Sicily & Gulf of Naples Luxury Yacht Cruise

Duration: 10 Nights
Departure Date: October 19, 2024
Price from: $14,665 CAD per person


  • 10 day luxury yacht cruise
  • Amalfi Coast, Sicily and the Gulf of Naples
  • Balcony stateroom
  • All inclusive
  • Airfare not included


Walk the Camino de Santiago trail – the last 100 kms

Be prepared to walk 6 – 10 hours a day

Duration: 7 Nights
Departure Date: October 6, 2024
Price from: $1,749 CAD per person
Solo Price from: $2,268 CAD per person


  • 7 night small group tour from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela Spain
  • 7 night hotel accommodation
  • 7 breakfast
  • Trekking along the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela (6 days)
  • Luggage transport throughout
  • Taxes
  • Airfare not included
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