Yacht Charter Vacations: Is it a cruise, a yacht charter, or both extravagantly rolled into an all-inclusive sailing vacation? Actually, the Crewed Yacht Vacations program by the Moorings offers travelers enticing choices that combine the utmost luxurious features of both with its innovative Sail-Away Stateroom program for travelers seeking a new twist.

Technically, it is a cruise, but it is a highly personal affair on a yacht with a full crew. With a manifest that never exceeds 10 passengers, these unique cruises offer travelers nearly the same autonomy as chartering such a vessel. While occupying a stateroom instead of chartering an entire yacht is a great economic value, experiencing an eight-day cruise to such exotic and scenic destinations as Bora Bora, Seychelles, the Mediterranean, or the Caribbean would be priceless.

Moorings Crewed Yacht Vacations has presented travelers with the finest all-inclusive sailing vacations to the world's most-desirable destinations for more than 38 years. The floating hospitality firm has a fleet of luxury sailing and power yachts that sail the seaways with full crews and partial crews.

Moorings Crewed Yacht Vacations are centered on charters of full- or partial-crewed yachts for travelers seeking the ultimate in personalized excursions in luxury yachts that range from 35 to 77 feet in length. However, bare-boat charters also are available for seasoned and certified yachtsmen. There are several catamarans in the Moorings' elite fleet of yachts.

There are 30 inviting destinations from which to choose that extend to such far-reaching areas as Madagascar, mainland Africa, and the three Society Islands of French Polynesia. Other destinations include Greece's Athens and Kos, Baja, Mexico and the diverse islands of Caribbean from Belize to the Bahamas to the BVI to the Dominican Republic.

The Moorings offers special promotions and deals year round that make the best of the finest sailing vacation packages even better. Read about the all-inclusive travel services provided by the Moorings at Moorings.com.

For LxM James Rothaar