The history of Club Med began in 1950 when a man named Gerard Blitz marched into the police office in Corsica and filed a charter for a new association. Its official purpose: to develop an appreciation for the outdoor life and the practice of physical education and sports. He called it Club Mediterranee, and today there are more than 100 Club Med villages worldwide.
In 1992 the company entered the world of cruising with the launch of Club Med 2, one of the largest passenger sailing ships in the world with over 26,000 square feet of sail on five towering masts. The ship has a distinctive European atmosphere, with the majority of the 200 crew members coming from Europe with French as their first or second language.
Much like the resorts, Club Med 2 emphasizes fitness and physical activities. At the stern of the vessel is the sports platform, which enables passengers to water-ski, windsurf and SCUBA dive right off the back of the boat. The ship also offers a fitness room with aerobics. Other activities include a piano bar, karaoke, sauna and massage.
Club Med's Five-Trident yacht, Club Med 2, sails the Mediterranean. The 400 passengers are affectionately referred to in Club Med lingo as "GMs," short for gentils membres or gracious members. The ship attracts fitness aficionados as well as passengers who enjoy the refinement of French maritime tradition.
Children 8 years old and older are allowed, but there is no supervision, facilities or programming for children or teens. Be prepared to navigate the 40 steps on the 40-foot gangway for embarking and disembarking the ship.
Fares inclusive of roundtrip airfare and transfers, variety of dining options, some alcoholic and all non-alcoholic beverages.
Spa Club Med 2 by Carita onboard with a menu of a la carte massage and beauty treatments.
Activities available include free practice in kayaking and snorkeling. Water skiing and windsurfing available. Group lessons in Aquadynamic, cardio training, Pilates and sailing.
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