At an impressive length of over 187 meters, Club Med 2 proudly holds the title of the world’s largest sailboat, but its true beauty lies in being a five-master unlike any other. After undergoing two months of renovation work and a remarkable investment of over nine million euros, this legendary sailboat has been meticulously tailored to meet our contemporary expectations. The design, skillfully crafted by Sophie Jacqmin, has added an extra touch of elegance and modernity. Ready to embark on a journey of white magic?
Text Anja Van Der Borght
As twilight blankets Beef Island, the smallest inhabited island among the British Virgin Islands, we catch a majestic glimpse of Club Med 2 from the jetty. Even without its sails unfurled and before we step foot on the beacher to embark, there is already a sense of romance in the air. It feels like a voyage detached from the chaos of civilization, offering a glimpse into the bygone era while indulging in the luxuries of today.
Approaching the ship, we are humbled by its grandeur. The lifeboats, towering above us like colossal vessels, accentuate the sheer magnitude of Club Med 2. Although it may appear diminutive compared to large cruise liners, this yacht is far more substantial than the photographs had conveyed. With its seven snow-white sails, 2,700 square meters of teak promenade decks, mahogany railings, and 184 elegantly simple staterooms, all with breathtaking sea views, Club Med 2 unveils its best features with pride. A dedicated team of 200 well-trained staff members ensured that our experience onboard exceeds all expectations. The exceptional service and warmth exhibited by the staff and GOs (Gentle Organizers) are unparalleled, helping us comprehend why affluent individuals spend several months each year traversing the seas on this remarkable ship. On Club Med 2, solitude is a choice, and you never feel alone unless you desire it.
Club Med 2 allows you to experience the uniqueness of an Exclusive Collection while embracing the spirit of historic seafarers.
Signed Sophie Jacqmin
Once again, the talented French interior designer Sophie Jacqmin has left her indelible mark on the ship’s new decor. With a keen eye for detail, she has masterfully created a modern interpretation of the classic sailing experience. We find ourselves captivated by the unique features, such as the impressive fresnel light at the entrance to the gourmet Le Monte Carlo restaurant. On the upper deck, the clean lines, coastal-inspired prints, and inviting summer lounges beckon us to unwind and immerse ourselves in tranquility. Yet, Club Med 2 offers far more than just relaxation and disconnection. From fitness facilities to indulgent treatments at the Sothys spa, and rejuvenating yoga classes led by Heberson Oliveira, the Brazilian Vibhava yoga teacher who has developed his own distinctive method, a myriad of activities await us. This ship embodies the essence of the Club Med experience, with water sports taking center stage, as one would expect while floating on the open seas. Prepare to immerse yourself in a world of thrilling activities, including water-skiing, sailing, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and even exclusive adventures like wing surfing, the Hobie Mirage Eclipse, and the exhilarating ‘inflatable’ sailing experience with Tiwal sailboats. Every day presents an opportunity to embark on exciting island excursions, and one of the highlights of this small-scale cruise is the convenient shuttle service provided by the beachers. If you happen to forget something ashore, fret not, for within minutes, you’ll be back on board, ready to continue your carefree enjoyment.
From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, the allure of the French Riviera is never too far away when you step aboard Club Med 2.
A haven for all ages
Although our four-day Caribbean journey from Beef Island to the Dominican Republic did not include children, it is worth noting that this touring Exclusive Collection warmly welcomes children from the age of eight. Rest assured, the presence of young ones on board is never perceived as disruptive by fellow guests. Club Med, renowned for its diverse offerings, ensures an array of activities for both young and old, ranging from macramé to cooking classes. Moreover, the spirit of discovery, well-being, and a jubilant atmosphere take center stage. After all, when it comes to celebrations, Club Med has always known how to set the stage for memorable experiences, and Club Med 2 is no exception.
Exciting new itineraries await
Among the exciting new itineraries on offer, there is a remarkable 21-day cruise that commences in Nice and culminates in Athens. Along the way, the voyage encompasses captivating destinations such as Turkey, Israel, and Egypt, before concluding in Greece. This extraordinary journey invites you to indulge in a tapestry of cultural treasures and mesmerizing landscapes, all while relishing the unparalleled luxury and comfort provided by Club Med 2.
For more information, visit www.clubmed.be, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure that combines the thrill of water sports, the joy of discovery, and the unmatched ambiance of Club Med’s Exclusive Collection.