Thursday, March 6, 2008

Fit for a Prince

In what the spokesman of Clarence House is calling an attempt to cut carbon emissions, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have opted to travel around on their junket to the Caribbean aboard a yacht instead of by plane the Associated Press reported today. Although the spokesman said the trip aboard the yacht would “advance...environmental protection,” we all know that it’s simply the best way to island hop.

The couple’s tour includes Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, the active volcano of Montserrat, and Jamaica. They’ll be taken to the places aboard Leander, the 245-footer owned by British businessman Donald Gosling and built by Germany’s Peenewerft Shipyard.

Leander was ranked #42 in our 2007 edition of PMY’s World’s 100 Largest Yachts. The charter price for the Prince and Duchess was undisclosed, but according to our guide to PMY's World’s Most Expensive Charter Yachts, Leander is tied for 8th place at $566,463 a week. For an interactive map of the deck plans of Leander, click here.

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