Christmas Charters in the Med with Sunseeker Malta
Sublime charters don’t have to cease operation during the winter period. On the contrary, some of our most successful charters at Sunseeker Malta have taken place during the Christmas season, proving that the yacht life can still be enjoyed to the fullest all year round. We deliver the most perfectly planned out Christmas voyages for you and your loved ones; not even Santa could come up with something this grand.
The vastness of the Mediterranean basin offers plenty for you to explore during this time of the year. Thanks to the mild climate of the Mediterranean perimeter, you’re but a yacht’s journey away from coastal Christmas traditions and cosy nights aboard your vessel portside. There’s a glorious atmosphere to be relished in each port; from the M’Illumino d’Inverno in Sorrento, to the yuletide vibes of the Makarska Riviera, to St Nicholas Day in the Ionian Islands, there’s much to experience on land once your Sunseeker charter has berthed.
Moreover, our vessels make for the cosiest settings when it comes to spending the holidays with family and friends. Accompany your Christmas lunch with a view of the sea, or welcome the new year with a private party onboard your Sunseeker. There’s nothing we can’t organise to end your year on a tasteful note. So, why book into a hotel when you can celebrate Christmas in style on the water?
Here are our recommended Sunseeker Malta destinations and what to do when we get you there this holiday season:
A Christmas Charter in Sicily
Although we’re used to seeing the Sicilian landscape under a blazing sun, the island does in fact undergo a magical transformation in December, with the Catholic faith at the heart of the island’s festivities. The season’s celebrations officially commence on the 8th December to commemorate the Immaculate Conception, and carry on till the 6th January to mark the Epiphany. As you explore the island from port to port, you’ll encounter various nativity scenes and re-enactments, and awe-inspiring baroque decorations lighting up the streets and their ceremonies. This is an authentic Sicily that comes to life once the crowds of summer tourists dissipate. The mild temperatures will keep you outdoors to take in all the sights, sounds and smells, although the island does actually have a surprising total of three ski resorts if you’re in search of a whiter Christmas.
Sicily’s heritage comes to life with the community’s dedication to their faith. Out of the baroque churches comes the sonorous roar of their carol singing, orchestras and choir music, as well as the Italian commitment to feasting and cuisine. Markets bring forth the heavenly smells of seasonal Sicilian specialities, with fresh pasta, fish and seafood, traditional sweets, bruschetta, arancini and local wines.
Berthing into a Dalmatian Christmas
If you’re looking for a breezier atmosphere but with plenty of yuletide cheer, the Dalmatian Coast is an excellent destination to add to your charter. This time of year is considered to be the low season for this part of the world, and some hotels close for this period. But no matter, your Sunseeker is all the accommodation you need, and the picturesque Croatian streets and their festive markets are sure to keep you entertained.
The Dalmatian Coast celebrates Christmas with great zest, not just because of the country’s faith, but also because of its idyllic atmosphere that goes so well with the holiday. Dubrovnik takes its Christmas traditions very seriously, and the Old Town exudes a very magical aura as the preparations for the Advent calendar begin. A Capella carols are immensely popular in this part of the world, and the Dubrovnik Winter Festival is not to be missed. The Dalmatian culture of wining and dining is ever present in winter, and you’ll love joining in the convivial vibe of merrymakers as the bura wind cuts through the coast, so be sure to pack your furs.
Prepare yourself for rich cultural programmes such as the New Year’s Day concert by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and the traditional Christmas Fair which is a celebration of Dalmatian artisans and craftsmanship in its own right. You can also enjoy the midnight fireworks display on New Year’s Eve aboard your Sunseeker for a truly memorable end to the year. Interestingly, Dubrovnik makes Christmas available all year round, with its very own Christmas store located in the old city. Be sure to stop by and stock up on some truly unique decorations for your chartered yacht.
Looking to spend your Christmas onboard a Sunseeker charter? Contact us today to see how we can curate the most perfect holiday for you this winter.