Our trip was fabulous!! It far exceeded our expectations. Bernd and Daniela along with first mate, Lina, were just exceptional at everything they did.
Bernd was the perfect captain- he was knowledgeable, approachable, energetic, and it was clear he and Daniela, like there t-shirts say…LOVE to Sail. We were taken to all the must see sites and then more remote quiet places, he reshaped our itinerary as we went to factor in water and wind conditions. We always had quiet waters where we moored for a good night sleep.
Our food and beverages were 5 star+. Daniela created dishes on the boat that I wouldn’t even think of trying to make at home. Her cuisine was fabulous and the presentation so amazing as I’m sure you have also witnessed.
Bernd has an extensive music collection ranging from Christmas music to Jimmy Buffet and Reggae to 80’s rock to Classical, to French and German hits to Deep House. All genres were enjoyed throughout our trip. Bernd took pride in offering us an extensive collection of cocktails and mocktails as well as speciality shots after dinner. They also served us our favorite champagne on Christmas Eve and during our son, Will’s birthday celebration.
The boat was kept pristine largely by first mate, Lina, so no one was ever uncomfortable in sticky salt or sand while on board. Our cabins were cleaned and straightened daily and fresh sheets were given.
Finally, we enjoyed every water sport offered: snorkeling, tubing, wake boarding, paddle boarding, the sub wing and lounging on the Golden Goose. We kept Bernd and Lina busy setting up these activities for us, but they always were enthusiastic and helped us with great hospitality.
We look forward to coming to sail again and wouldn’t do it on any other boat than the Shangri La. Thank you again for our 2019 Christmas Trip- we now have unforgettable family memories= PRICELESS!
Thank you! Pam and Craig