This summer, Club Med will unveil its newly refurbished cruise ship, the Club Med II. The $4 million dollar overhaul is a continuation of Club Med’s ongoing commitment to cater to upscale leisure travelers. With 46 winter destinations in the Caribbean and 70 summer options in the Mediterranean, the newly renovated ship offers intimate refinement and ports of call rarely found in the cruise industry. The distinctive suites, refurbished cabins, new spa, attentive crew members and complimentary evening champagne combine to offer an outstanding cruise. With a capacity of 372 passengers, guests will enjoy personalized service in an intimate setting. The Club Med II accepts children eight and older.
Designer Sophie Jacqmin conceived the new interior layout to reflect the ship’s warm and personal atmosphere. The design draws on the stories of explorers, their epic journeys and the majestic vessels they sailed in. The Moby Dick bar features a sperm whale’s tail in wood, while old maps, navigation devices and deck gear grace the walls of Le Méditerranée restaurant. In the Magellan restaurant, Jacqmin reproduced a world map in gold, coral and black, allowing diners to trace the routes of the great navigators while the Pacific lounge integrates elements of a classic Remington typewriter and has a feel akin to that of an English club. The vessel’s 186 renovated cabins convey the intimate feel of a travel log. Ten new suites, each a spacious haven of 388 square feet, are complete with state-of-the-art features. In certain ports of call, the stern of the five mast beauty opens up to provide guests with a private marina to enjoy a variety of water sports with the expert assistance of Club Med staff.
The new Club Med Spa by Carita overlooks the ocean, allowing guests to relax from one of the finest spots on the ship. The spa offers an oasis of well-being, featuring five sea view cabins, a private hair salon and a relaxation area. Carita-trained beauty experts provide exclusive care and custom advice in the subtle, elegant surroundings.
Seas and Seasons
In winter, the Club Med II tours the Caribbean, with the option to visit 46 tropical gems. From quaint, off-the-beaten-path stops in Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama, to elegant escapes in the Antilles, guests can choose from 21 different cruise itineraries. Those who wish to combine “sea and sand” can choose to stay at a Club Med resort for a portion of their vacation.
In summer, the Club Med II glides through the Mediterranean to 70 regular ports of call in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Croatia and Libya. The ship also offers 12 unique destinations featuring natural wonders and historical sites, including two new routes to the ancient Egyptian capital of Alexandria (Athens–Alexandria and Alexandria–Nice). Passengers will marvel at a host of high-class performances including the Moscow Circus Stars, Cirque du Soleil, Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde, Las Vegas magicians and the Magnifica brass quintet. For a quick getaway, mini-cruises are also available along the coasts of Corsica and Italy. Guests looking to sail the Mediterranean can chose among 28 different cruise itineraries.
And for those looking for a rare and timeless cruise, each spring the Club Med II sails one transatlantic cruise, with ports of call in Cuba, Bermuda, the Azores and Portugal.