While sunny beaches and snowy slopes will always be beloved destinations, Inspirato’s members-only cruises have become one of the club’s most popular vacation options. Each year, the club takes over luxury vessels and embarks on the world’s most iconic waterways, from Europe’s historic Danube River to the stark beauty of the Arctic. Later this month, Inspirato Members will voyage across the Mediterranean from Rome to Monte Carlo, and next year, we’re picking up right where we left and venturing from Monte Carlo to Barcelona.
These spectacular destinations on their own are enough to beckon any traveler, but an Inspirato cruise is unlike any other way to experience them. Below, find five reasons why cruising with Inspirato is the best way to set sail and see the world.
1. Hand-selected itinerary
Inspirato’s cruises follow a custom itinerary thoughtfully devised by our team of travel experts, so members and their guests can immerse themselves in unique destinations and ports of call – not the obligatory tourist traps. At each stop, the Inspirato team leads members on exclusive shore excursions that the general public often cannot access, such as the unheard-of private viewing of the Sistine Chapel that members enjoyed on the 2016 cruise from Venice to Rome. Inspirato’s upcoming Monte Carlo to Barcelona voyage stops in Saint-Tropez, France, and Mallorca, Ibiza, and Valencia, Spain, among other Mediterranean cities.
2. Beautiful accommodations
Just like Inspirato’s residences and hotel partners on land, the club’s cruises feature beautiful accommodations and fantastic amenities. We partner with leading luxury vessels and cruise lines to ensure that members have the five-star experience they expect from every Inspirato vacation. In the past, members have cruised aboard vessels such as the National Geographic Orion for our Antarctica Expedition — with the magazine’s own photographers snapping shots along the way — and our upcoming Danube River journey is aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaCerto, a 164-passenger vessel with spacious staterooms. Next summer’s Monte Carlo to Barcelona cruise will take place on Silversea’s Silver Muse, outfitted with pools, a spa, restaurants, and more.
We had a fabulous time on the cruise. From beginning to end you left no stone unturned. Your planning and coordination was without fault and it was greatly appreciated. The ship, our stateroom, service were all equally impressive and we are looking forward to another cruise at a later date. Thank you and your team for preparing a most memorable vacation for us.Frank LanzaroneInspirato Member
3. Pre-cruise programming
Before the ship even departs, cruising members have the chance to take in the local culture. Inspirato’s travel experts arrange exclusive pre-cruise programming that members can join if they want to spend a few extra days exploring their point of departure. Like the shore excursions during the cruise, pre-cruise programming features exclusive access to top attractions, luxury accommodations, exciting activities, and more. Members have said that pre-cruise care is one of the best perks of these vacations. “We were presently surprised at your coordination in our pre-travel in which you had an Inspirato colleague greet us at the train station and got us on the proper water taxi to our hotel (with a little tour on the way),” said member Frank Lanzarone. “The guide was great, then after three days, a car to the airport and then to our surprise another Inspirato colleague greeted us at the airport and helped us negotiate the airport. WHAT PERKS!”
Next year’s pre-cruise program spans four nights and travels from Monaco to Cannes and includes everything from private dining at France’s best restaurant and an exclusive tour of the Prince’s Palace in Monaco to a canyoning and rappelling experience.
4. Members only
Inspirato is a club, and we relish every opportunity to get members together to share their travel experiences. That’s easy to do during our cruises: the only passengers aboard are members and their guests. Members often say that’s one of their favorite parts of the club’s cruises; in fact, many members have met new friends on the cruises and return year after year to see each other again.
5. Onboard team
Representatives from Inspirato’s Member Care team, as well as the club’s own cruise directors, are onboard to ensure a seamless experience from start to finish. Inspirato’s dedicated teams are always willing to go above and beyond during normal club vacations — and the same expert care and service comes along for cruises.
We had a terrific time on the cruise. Everything was perfect. Our guests loved it too, and were totally impressed with the club. You have built a magical brand at Inspirato and we are proud to be part of it.Carl HooverInspirato Member