After a year of lockdown, we have been looking for experiences and travel adventures that embrace being outdoors, fresh air and the opportunity to connect with smaller groups of people. We haven’t previously been on a cruise and in 2020, we were hoping to book one, to experience luxury on the oceans. This year, as travel starts to open up again, we are excited to share a cruise with a twist – a luxury yacht experience in beautiful Greece.
Elixir Boutique Cruises launches their first 50 person yacht, the Elysium, offering a range of rejuvenating journeys around the Greek isles. A holistic approach will offer a much needed break, following the past year, to re-align mind, body and soul, aboard a yacht haven of wellness and understated luxury.
With only 25 cabins, the Elysium is truly boutique, and guests can enjoy the services of a traditional cruise ship whilst feeling like they are on a private yacht. On board, there is a dedicated spa, and a boutique gym.
The sun deck lounging area is equipped with loungers, slumber sofas, a hot tub and telescope. In the daytime guests can lounge with a book and enjoy a fresh juice or drink and as dusk falls chilled mocktails, cocktails, fine wines and beer are available on the deck, overlooking the sunset, providing the perfect setting to catch up with fellow passengers about the day’s adventures. Snorkeling equipment, glass bottom kayaks and SUPs are at guests’ disposal, with water skiing and flyboard available on request.
Deliciously healthy, farm-to-table Mediterranean cuisine is served in the indoor dining room or alfresco. Guests can enjoy nibbles and finger food along with drinks anywhere on board. Passengers will enjoy half-board every day plus selected dinners. At other times guests will be able to book tables on each island they visit, with the help of the on-board concierge, or alternatively wander through the pretty streets and choose what takes your fancy.
Although Elixir is the ‘new kid on the sea’, the team is far from being new to the cruise and travel industry and is managed by a close-knit group of cruise aficionados, travel and wellness experts and led by an experienced boutique cruise professional, and company President & Founder, Ioannis Termidos.
Termidos adds, “As avid world travellers ourselves, we have journeyed the globe, collecting invaluable experiences about what truly matters when you travel boutique style. Sensing the overwhelming need for a different approach to boutique cruising, post pandemic, one that combines intimacy and luxury with wellness, we created Elixir Cruises. On board our first boutique yacht, the Elysium, our dedicated crew and our Cruise Concierge along with our resident yoga, meditation and wellness coaches await to welcome guests with a smile and care for their every need and to realign mind, body and soul after the global pandemic.”
- Prices start from £2500 per person based on shared cabin, meal plan as above, including 1 beach BBQ per trip, wellness guidance, group yoga, pilates, aquarobics, meditation sessions with qualified onboard wellness coaches, gym access, and use of all non-motorised water equipment.
- Book before April 15th 2021 and receive a 30% discount on the introductory 2021 rates.
- Book with confidence – 100% refund in events relating to Covid-19.