The appeal is universal: be it the ocean, a lake, a river or a stream, a beautiful scene complimented by a lovely body of water is something we crave. When traveling, many people indulge this need by heading to the beach or a coastal environment. Others value water not just for its beauty but for its ability to show us the way, to take us places we've can't otherwise go, which requires boarding a vessel of some sort. Fortunately there are many from which to choose: conventional cruise liners, Asian junks, Turkish gulets, private catamarans, house boats, motor yachts, expeditionary ships, river boats, Zodiacs, small skiffs, Botswanian mokoros or kayaks, among others.
Getting out on the water in some fashion is an evocative way to experience a destination at a pace that air travel will never allow: slowly, deeply, yet with constant change of scene. Whether you crave the amenities of a luxury cruise ship or seek something more adventurous, we look forward to suggesting creative ideas and alternatives to indulge your passion for the high seas or remote backwaters.
The Galapagos were amazing… the iguanas, sea lions and turtles were unbelievable, and we got so close we could have touched them! Our guides on the M/V Letty really helped us understand how the islands embody Darwin's theories of evolution. The Letty was super comfortable and was the perfect home base for our zodiac excursions. We'll send photos soon!
-- Andrea and Ben, New York, NY
Since embarking, the Halong Violet has steadily worked its way further from shore, and further into Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay. The day-tripper boats are fewer now, and you're thankful for uninterrupted views of the individual limestone karsts that rise from the water like lonely mountains. As you relax on the top deck of this luxury 5-star junk, one of the stewards offers cocktails, perfectly blended with top shelf brands. You can smell the galley's dinner preparations, a feast of grilled seafood, caught just today by the local fisherman you've seen along the way. Your suite onboard the Violet is beautiful – plush Vietnamese fabrics, a private balcony and almost more space than your New York apartment. You'll sleep well tonight as you dream about your kayak and swimming adventures in the bay tomorrow.
Boutique waterway tourism
In addition to conventional cruises, MoonRings seeks out unique ways to see destinations in boutique vessels or private yachts that both personalize your travels and make them more authentic.
If you like spending time on the water, we'll propose a complete range of options in your chosen destination so you can indulge your passion for the high seas or charming backwaters.
Cruises and boat charters have special considerations including when and how to arrive in port beforehand, dining preferences, provisioning, and optimal itinerary, among others. We ensure these items are addressed well in advance of your travels so your sailing will be smooth.
Strong industry relationships
Whether you are hoping for a cabin upgrade, shipboard credit, or the top gulet on the Turkish coast, our industry relationships will help ensure this sailing experience is your best ever.
Are we a good fit for you? If so, please contact us to discuss your interests on the water and learn more about the next steps to becoming a client.