…and Mary McDowell of CruiseMates.com delivers an enthusiastic report about this lovely ship.
” This is how it was told to me: For her 27th birthday, a Greek woman named Clelia received the mother of all presents from her wealthy father: a luxury yacht. The young woman named the yacht after herself, and uses the ship for entertaining her friends. But since even the wealthy can’t spend all their time partying, the yacht is often up for charter. And that is how mere mortals like me are able to book passage on her.
Originally built as a Renaissance ship, the Clelia II was re-configured and refurbished for its new owner, offering more and larger suites and fewer cabins. It’s a nifty, fun little ship, where life is casual and laid back. She is mostly chartered by upscale museums, universities and similar institutions, so her passengers tend to be well-traveled and well-read. They are also affluent individuals who have been-there, done-that types. Our particular trip was run by Travel Dynamics International of New York, which has been doing this sort of travel for a very long time, and does it extremely well.”