Shangri La Description

Beautiful new Lagoon 52 SHANGRI LA offers luxurious accommodations and world class service. Her accommodations include 1 master cabin with queen cabin, private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower), lots of storage and separate access directly to the aft desk. 2 large queen cabins each with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basic and stall shower) plus 1 cabin with two single bunk beds also with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower).

Cruising Area

Pref. Pick-upRed Hook, USVI
Other Pick-upBVI, limit 7
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Specification

Length52 Feet
Beam28.8 Feet
Draft5.1 Feet
Built2016
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchLots
Guest SmokeYes, after scoop steps only pl
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone, we love children
Inverter3000w
Voltages110v via adapter
Water MakerYes, 50GPH
Water Capacity1,776 per day
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator17.5 Kw & 3Kw backup
Turnaround24 hrs
Engines2x Yanmar 80hp Diesels 17.5 Kw generator 3000w inverter Volatage 110v via adapter
Communications
WiFi: Unlimited

Accomodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew3
Queen3
Twin1
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Electric Heads4
Accomodation Details
1 master cabin with queen cabin, private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower), lots of storage and separate access directly to the aft desk. 2 large queen cabins each with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basic and stall shower) plus 1 cabin with two single bunk beds (6´8´ long, suitable for adults) also with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower).
Awarded 2nd best boat in BVI boat show.

ON SPECIAL REQUEST: yacht can offer 8 guests in 4 queen cabins and crew will move to bunk cabin for added $2,000.

BERTH MEASUREMENTS:
Port & Strb Front Cabin, Port Back Cabin:
160cm X 205cm
63´ X 81´
5.3´ X 6.7´

Bunk Bed Cabin
88cm X 200cm
35´ X 79´
2.9´ X 6.6´

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsOnboard sy
Board GamesYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
European Coffee and Espresso machine
Karaoke on Board

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ RIB center console
Dinghy Hp50hp
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding Ladderoff scoop steps, s/s
Beach GamesYes
Gear TypeNo fishing please
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Floating lounge - great for cocktails
Noodles
Bocce Balls
Football
Frisbee
Pool Bar
Subwing
2 beanbags
2 Kayak Paddles to use the SUP as a kayak

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Shangri La Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainBernd Forstner
NationalityAustrian
Born1976
SpeaksEnglish, German
LicenseRYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore
Crew
CrewDaniela Drescher
NationalityAustrian
LicenseSTCW


Team/Crew
Doing what we do best - the perfect crew: always fresh, always relaxed, always motivated!
Our Goal on Shangri La is to deliver high end service and quality. That´s what our guests expect and deserve: a vacation of their lifetime!

Captain Bernd and Chef Daniela are eager to welcome you aboard for the vacation of a lifetime! This husband and wife team are both originally from Austria, and Daniela´s cooking will definitely tempt you with some fabulous Austrian specialties. Both are originally medical doctors but changed their life for a life on a yacht. Bernd and Daniela are highly experienced and work in the charter business for more than 14 years, they organized sailing events in Croatia for up to 1000 guests. For each guests they love to plan an individual adventure and vacation and they have only one goal in mind: to make this the best vacation you have ever had. No wonder that many of their guests are repeated clients that love and appreciate this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.
Bernd (RYA Yachtmaster Ocean) is a dedicated yacht captain and sailor since he turned 18. He sailed extensively in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US Coast and Bahamas and he sailed Shangri La over the Atlantic. He has a lot of charter experience and optimizes your perfect vacation with lots of local knowledge. He loves to share his passion for sailing, water and nature with all guests as well as his passion of creating tasteful cocktails. On Shangri La´s BBQ he shows his talent in fine grilling. Besides that he is a massive music fan and enthusiastic DJ which, as one might imagine, provides the basis for great on-board parties.
Daniela, the perfect first mate and chef, loves to make her guests feel healthy and happy. Her passion and love for food and service paired with Austrian culinary training, makes her the amazing chef she is. She is energetic and enthusiastic, loves sailing, hiking, snorkeling and sports. As a former ballet dancer, she is very good with kids and makes an enthusiastic yoga and meditation teacher, work-out coach and limbo dancer - pointing out, with a big smile:´no guest ever left Shangri La without doing Limbo at least once!´
This team will turn your sailing vacation to an extraordinary unforgettable lifetime experience!

Stew Antonia Werkgartner:
Antonia, originating also from Austria, is passionate about sailing, sports, riding, a snorkel enthusiast and loves to interact with kids of all ages. She studied Tourism and Leisure Industry at the tourism school Bad Gleichenberg, Austria and graduated as a tourism specialist and a sommelier. In the past years during her study Antonia worked at several events for a well-known high class catering company, where she was responsible for guest care. She also managed a B&B in Denmark and she worked as a sailing teacher for kids aged 8-13 years. Antonia fits perfect to the high-service oriented standards that are offered on Shangri La, she is highly professional, polite and known to keep a tight ship with all her tasks being always under control and in order. Antonia speaks English, German, Italian and French. On Shangri La, her responsibilities as a hostess are, taking care of service & cleaning, preparing & serving her best cocktails, recommending the perfect wine from the on board wine selection and providing a helping hand to the chef. Flexible with a lively sense of humor and a kind heart, her aim is to make your stay as seamless and comfortable as possible.


***BABIES: Crew happy to accommodate babies***

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Shangri La Bookings

Start DateEnd DateDetails
Oct 21, 2018Nov 02, 2018Booked: Martinique, West Indies* to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Nov 03, 2018Nov 13, 2018Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 14, 2018Nov 24, 2018Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Nov 28, 2018Dec 20, 2018Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 21, 2018Dec 27, 2018Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 28, 2018Jan 04, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jan 12, 2019Jan 19, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jan 20, 2019Feb 16, 2019Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 25, 2019Mar 07, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 16, 2019Mar 23, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 24, 2019Mar 31, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 06, 2019Apr 13, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 14, 2019Apr 21, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Nov 13, 2019Nov 23, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jun 13, 2020Jun 20, 2020Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Shangri La Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax
2018 Summer$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
2018/19 Winter$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
2019 Summer$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
2019/20 Winter$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
New Year's$30,000$30,000$30,000$30,000
Christmas$27,500$27,500$27,500$27,500
Season6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2018 Summer$23,425$24,750$25,625
2018/19 Winter$23,425$24,750$25,625
2019 Summer$23,425$24,750$25,625
2019/20 Winter$23,425$24,750$25,625
New Year's$30,000$30,000$30,000
Christmas$27,500$27,500$27,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

Shangri La Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax
2018 Summer$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
2018/19 Winter$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
2019 Summer$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
2019/20 Winter$18,900$19,725$21,100$22,360
New Year's$30,000$30,000$30,000$30,000
Christmas$27,500$27,500$27,500$27,500
Season6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2018 Summer$23,425$24,750$25,625
2018/19 Winter$23,425$24,750$25,625
2019 Summer$23,425$24,750$25,625
2019/20 Winter$23,425$24,750$25,625
New Year's$30,000$30,000$30,000
Christmas$27,500$27,500$27,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Those details will be addressed during the booking process. Inquire for more information.

Get more information about All Inclusive or send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Shangri La .

Shangri La Guest Reviews

Perfect vacation...

We just returned to Arkansas from our Shangri La charter in the BVI last week, and we wanted to thank you for steering us to that boat and crew.

Our experience exceeded our greatest expectations! Shangri La is an impressive sailing vessel. With 10 people aboard (7 in our family and 3 crew), were very comfortable and never felt crowded. Daniela and Bernd were the quenticential hosts whose charm and hospitality were unparalleled.

From the initial email communication, to the personal calls a week before the charter, our initial meeting, the sailing experiences, the delectable dining experiences, the options for daily sailing and adventures, to the sad farewell, we all had a exceptional experience. We feel as though Daniela and Bernd are now part of our family!

The dining experiences——how does one say superb 5 Star cuisine three times daily for seven days? We ate at several nice restaurants on pre trip St John and post trip St Thomas, but found Daniela’s meals exceeding all of those! Bernd made sure no cup was empty with wonderful new Caribbean concoctions, as well as an good wine selection. The music theme pairings with themes of the meal only added to the cuisine excellence.

We additionally were treated with an another host in Morgan, a very smart and personable young lady from Maryland. Morgan was a substitute for their regular assistant who had gone back to Germany. Morgan complemented Daniela and Bernd seamlessly. They all bent over backwards for our 4 and 5 year old grandchildren (of course, as well as us)!

If you were to ask Cecile and me to recommend a perfect vacation/holiday, we would answer “spend a week with Bernd and Daniela aboard Shangri La.” We hate to be too effusive in our praise, for fear you will publicize our comments, which will make it more difficult to rebook Shangri La in the future.

Sincerely,

Cecile and Jim

Family Charter - June 2018

Your hospitality, generosity and sincerity have been a blessing this week. We´ve appreciated you more than you know. Our DREAM vacation is complete! Everything was a great adventure, which we enjoyed thoroughly. Thank you for the sailing, snorkeling, watersports, gourmet meals, and most importantly YOU! Godspeed and many blessings and well wishes for all your adventures.
Best wishes Jim, Cecile, Jimbo, Stephanie, Whit, Ella, James

May 2018 - a great family charter

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing time we had have on your cat, Shangri La. What good care you have all taken care of us. Great sailing, food for a King and sights to behold. I can´t believe how beautiful it is in the BVI. White sand and turquoise water. You made our time so relaxing! We didn´t have to raise a finger to do anything. You did it all! How blessed we are to have found you. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to come back. Thank you so much and god bless you…Joey, Andrea, Katelyn, Dayton and Nicholas

Wedding on Shangri La - May 2018

Thanks for the sailing experience of a lifetime. You didn´t miss a beat when we informed you that we would also through a wedding into our charter plans. (Only 2 weeks notice) Within 24 hours of boarding the Shangri La, Brad and Victoria were married on Trunk Bay. You even managed to successfully tender the wedding cake aboard in the rain and waves.
The remainder of our week included so many wonderful memories: sailing, swimming, yoga, snorkeling, sub-winging, paddle-boarding, food – lots of delicious gourmet meals, nightly tarpon shows under the blue lights, star and planet gazing, Norman Islands Caves, The Bath, Oil Nut Bay, Karaoke, Bananagrams, drinks, and more drinks from our extraordinary bartenders…
The Shangri La is an exquisite Sailboat. The attention to cleanliness and detail is much appreciated.
Thanks for making this a special trip.. we will be back!!!
Brad, Victoria, Eric, Tara, Zach, David and Edie

April 2018 - 60th birthday celabrations

What an amazing 60th birthday celebration! The food was delicious, the service was first rate and the accommodation was the best. Everything was planned to perfection and you made it seem effortless. And, oh how can you throw a party! Thank you so much for showing us your piece of paradise that is the BVI and we can´t wait to come back again! We loved the yoga, the snorkeling, the meals (THE MEALS!), the chill time and the entertainment (best music ever!)
Was like summer camp for adults :-) Elise and Tim
Thank you for a totally awesome week in the Caribbean Sea! Sweet friends- fantastic new friends – incredible snorkeling and sailing, excellent music – and the most exceptional experience was Daniela´s delicious food. Whom! 3 meals a day, beautifully presented and effortlessly served with a sweet smile. We totally enjoyed our 60th birthday celebration. Thank you all for a job well done. You have only our best wishes, thoughts and prayers…xoxo William and Donna

April 2018 - A bucket list trip

Huge thanks for the past week that we spent sailing around the beautiful islands of the BVI. This was a bucket list trip for me and my family. We made some amazing memories we will have forever. And if we can´t remember we will always have our video. Tony- we appreciated your skills and abilities in sailing and getting us everywhere. And for answering all my questions as we sailed. We loved the sailing portion of the trip – it is magical when the sails are out and the boat flies. Kate – you are an amazing and wonderful chef. Great food! Can´t believe how you just worked and worked and made such tasty and beautifully prepared food. Everyone had their favorites: steak, quesadillas, crepe, the deserts and on and on. The food was a highlight. Lena- you welcomed us back to the boat with a greeting and smile each time. You were very kind and helped extremely to make this a trip of a lifetime. Loved how you recognized the bucket list family music.
Highlights: Anegada, Baths, Sandy Spit, scuba diving, Rhone, Salt Island, Peter Island, subwing, tubing, Indians, Caves, Water Melon Bay, Roadtown
Thanks Chris and Missy

March 2019 - . Celebrating a 50th anniversary and a 10th birthday for a whole week

Thank you for such a wonderful week. The snorkeling was fun, beautiful clear waters. We loved the relaxing sails and the swim-up beach bars. Great to see everything rebuilt so quickly. A wonderful time with our family. Thank you to our fantastic crew: Lena, for keeping us organized, everything running and fantastic yoga to get us started each day. Kate, for preparing so many wonderful meals, we could not pick a favorites. Capt. Tony for always knowing the perfect place to be on the perfect day, with great stories and DJ knowledge. You have deepest thanks for a perfect trip with our family that we will remember always.
Thank you for leaving us in the warm hands of Tony, Kate and Lena. We cannot imagine a better fit for our family of 8: “almost 10” to 72. Celebrating our 50th anniversary for a whole week was beyond wonderful. Thank you

Spring Break - March 2018

Many thanks for all the memories you helped us create! We had such a terrific vacation aboard your beautiful Shangri La! The islands alone are magical, but when combined with such a fabulous crew…
We were spoiled by Kate’s culinary skills and have some photos as proof. And Captain Tony managed to sail us here and there and everywhere – too many to name – Anegada, the Baths, the Indians among my favorites – and don’t forget the Caves, the jokes, the music playlists, Farkle games, sub-winging, snorkeling, paddle-boarding! Lena’s delightful and her attention to every detail made such a difference. She has such a precious personality – so pleasant! Our thanks to all of you!!! Blessings.

March 2018

Refueled with sun and new impressions unfortunately this beautiful journey is coming to an end. Great food, the perfect crew/hosts, unbeatable sophistication- it is difficult for us to go back home. Thank you very much for this wonderful time and these great experience.
Johannes, Julia, Kira, Lyn, Ilona, Horst, Sylvia, Mike

February 2018 We love to sail! Do you?

We love to sail! Do you? Sailing BVI aboard the LUXURY catamaran Shangri La. Our Captain, Cook and crew were AMAZING!! Such a stress free vacay aboard Shangri La as the crew catered to our every needs—they SPOILED us!! Thank you so much Bernd, Captain, Manager and Perfectionist and Daniela Chef, Master Yoga Instructor and an all arround “LOVELY” person inside and out! Thank you for such a wonderful and enjoyable experience! It surpassed all our expectations of a LUXURY sailing experience! I feel so blessed to have found your vessel. You are the perfect boat & crew. It’s very clear why Shangri La won 2nd best boat at the show—an award you should be very proud of! You and the Captain make a great team ❤
The Land Of Oz Crew (Kansas is often referred to this from the famous movie The Wizard Of Oz): Dave, Debbie, Tom, Cindy, Margie, Ron, Rich & Nancy ❤️
PS: We couldn’t wait to see what you were cooking for dinner. It was so fun looking forward to your lovely & delicious meals!

February 2018

We had 12 wonderful days aboard Shangri La in the BVIs. Dani and Lena took care of wonderful culinary highlights each day that we had to ´work off´ in the morning with yoga. Bernd spoiled us with secluded beaches and coves. It was a fantastic island hopping - with snorkeling, bathing, fun in the water, on board or at the beach. Bernd made every day special. His local knowledge and his sailing skills are enormous. From the first moment on we felt so comfortable. Dani & Bernd are a perfect team that pampers their guests very personal and professional from morning to evening with Kaiserschmarren ´all you can eat´ accompanied with Viennese Waltz music, or barbecue night, great steaks by Bernd prepared on the Weber Grill with Caribbean sounds under the beautiful starry sky. Yes, here comes everybody the mood for a wild dance party with great music. It has been great fun with you, keep doing this and again a very warm thank you for the wonderful time with you.

January 2018

Dear Shangri La,
our week on board was ethereal! You met all our expectations of a family vacation, and those we did not know were possible. Indeed Shangri La became our home and we will always remember it this way. We now depart refreshed, relaxed and renewed.. our memories will sustain us until we meet again. Auf Wiedersehen vielen Dank-thank you Chris, Renee, Erin, Robert and Keenan

January 2018

Thank you for the wonderful time aboard Shangri La. It was so relaxing, we loved the sea, sailing and the sun! The food was amazing! We had the best parties: Piratparty, Karaoke Night, Beach Party and Soggy Dollar! Iris, Volker, Daniel, Nicole, Rainer, Meggy, Julia, Katja

Happy New Year!

I wanted to thank you for your help with our BVI trip. We had an incredible time. The catamaran, Shangri La, was perfect. Well-appointed with great rooms and for such a small space, we never felt like we were on top of each other. The crew was fabulous. Bernd (the captain) was always ready with ideas of where to go—we visited the Baths on Virgin Gorda, snorkeled at a few famous and wonderful spots, including the Indians. He set up an impromptu sundowner on a beach one night, made cocktails and set up a limbo game with a tree branch. Super fun.He was always making fun cocktails and the boat had tons of fun activities using the dingy—there was tubing and wake boarding and something called a sub-wing which we’d never heard of. The kids tried it all (as did most of the adults.) Then, during the sails, we rested and read and napped. A perfect combination of down time and activities. The food was also incredible—fresh tuna steaks, rib eye, sashimi, a stuffed pork tenderloin and Daniela (the chef) was great about accommodating the kids’ more limited palates. If you have clients interested in the BVIs (or a catamaran in that region), I would strongly recommend Shangri La. I hope you’ll pass on our thanks to the boat company, too.

All in all, it was a perfect trip. Chris ranks it top 2 with Africa and I think I agree. We look forward to going back!

January 2018

Bernd, Dani, Lena
We wanted to thank you for an absolute wonderful experience aboard Shangri
La! We had the best time!!! Your hospitality and service were impeccable.
The Meals were spectacular. Dani, you are a fantastic chef! Lena, you were
great in making sure we had everything we needed and we enjoyed your sweet
smile. Now, about that New Years Party... what happens on Shangri La stays
on Shangri La. It was so much fun!! We will never forget our New Years Eve
Celebration. Dani, you are a much better singer than Bernd!
Bernd and Dani, we thank you so much for taking care of us. You all are
fantastic captains and we very much appreciated your expertise. Shangri La
is a phenomenal boat, much to be proud of.
We wish you all the best, smooth sailing and a nice breeze at your back.
Best of luck on all new projects. Please keep me posted. If I can be helpful
please let me know.
Love,
David, Karen, Michael, Kayla, Mathew

January 2018

From our Family – Haley, Briana, Nicole and Terence from the Great state of Colorado: The boat was immaculate. The Captain trustworthy, knowledgeable, and with a great sense of humor. Daniela, a marvelous cook! Exquisite! Bernd, a lucky man. Lena, fabulous service always with a smile. This was a trip of a lifetime! We enjoyed learning to wakeboard, playing karaoke and dancing all night. We will never forget this trip and the wonderful crew- see you again!

Christmas 2017

This has been such a fantastic trip - a week of relaxing, sailing, eating, drinking, and being together with my sister and her family. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic spots with us. We look forward to coming back for another week. You guys are WONDERFUL!

Love,
Daniella, Luke, Will, Nicole, Jack, and Claire

December 2017

There hasn´t been a better week in my life that I can remember. Certainly for me, the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands are amazing, but the crew of Shangri La were incredible, and this trip has been a beautiful moment in time for me. I am forever in your debt.
Thanks and with Love,
Nicole and Blake

WOW!

Dear Daniela, Lena and Bernd,
Wow! What an incredible trip. Thank you so much for all of the hospitality. Our kids have has a trip that will be difficult to out-do. Thanks for being so gracious to our kids. Also Bob truly enjoyed this and it was awesome quality family time. This was Bob´s trip of a lifetime! We will miss you…Sincerely and best Regards the Oklahomans Dru, Misty, Avery, Gavin and Grandpa Bob

December 2017

Thank you Bernd, Dani and Lena for that wonderful trip. We enjoyed each minute but especially the yoga in the morning, our card games at night, wakeboarding and subwinging, the Scooter-Tour in Anegada, all the white beaches and lonely bays, the snorkeling, the Austrian Glühwein and “All you can eat – Kaiserschmarrn”, the best Gin&Tonics and Painkillers, the fabulous and amazing food and last but not least our X-mas karaoke. Thank you for everything! We really loved to sail with you!

November 2017

Dear Dani, Bernd and Lena,

Thank you so much for the wonderful time on Shangri La. It was another great trip- especially Anegada. Thank you for taking care of little David and thank you for the superb food- it deserves *****.
This was our second time on Shangri La and we are sure that we´ll come back.. see you next time!

October 2017

A fantastic sailing trip- thank you for everything! We sailed with Shangri La now the third time and each time it is just phenomenal – a lot of champagne, yoga in the morning and Zumba in the afternoon, Laura´s birthday party, awesome food (we loved the Kaiserschmarrn), best cocktails and unforgettable sailing!
Thank you – Shangri La rocks!!!

August 2017

Dear Bernd and Dani,
We are grateful to have met you. Thank you immensely for coming to our rescue after our other boat was struck by lightning. Although that was very unfortunate, Paul and I feel that it was serendipity because otherwise we would not have found you and the Shangri La! This has been a true vacation of a lifetime. Everything about this trip was perfect - thank you for taking such great care of us in every way. The food was amazing and we really enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Austria. All the activities were so much fun! There is so much I can say, but I don´t think I have enough room. We will cherish these memories always and rejoice to see you again. You are always welcome in our home in Jacksonville, FL.
Love,
Sanya and Paul

Ha ha! Great picture. Thanks again for everything. You are both good people. We appreciate all you have done to make our much needed holiday very special and memorable. We had a great time and feel we made two new friends.
Bis dann,
Paul

August 2017

Bernd and Dani,
Thank you so much for making this vacation so wonderful! You made the trip so much fun! I loved all the water sports and meals and yoga in the morning! If we ever go skiing in Austria we´ll give you a call. The food was AMAZING!!! That was the best wiener-schnitzel that I´ve ever had! I also LOVED the (virgin) cocktails and I loved you guys! Also thanks for teaching us some German, I can now successfully call someone a liar in German. The karaoke was really fun!
-Mallorie

Amazing Charter and Family Friendly

We decided to try something new in the BVI and chartered Shangri La for a week. Our party was three adults and one four year old. From the minute we joined Shangri La to the time we said farewll we had an excellent time. Dani´s meals were excellent and she provided a great variety of food each day - the only problem was it was more food than we could eat. Dani´s morning yoga was a hit with us all including the four year old. Before we went on the trip we were very uncertain about comfort and safety while on board, and I am happy to say that the boat is comfortable in every way and the crew make you feel safe at all times. We enjoyed Bernd´s cocktails and several really good wines and champagne were available throughout our stay. Overall this was one of the most fun and adventurous vacations we have taken and would highly recommend that others join them as well, as it is all first class all the way!

July 2017

A boat full of doctors.. Safest trip ever! Thank you graciously for the most wonderful trip. The four of us enjoyed every moment of our journey. The care, concern and hospitality was evident the moment we first step foot on Shangri La. The food, the drinks and the love you shared with us will always be remembered. Our son, Liam, was as comfortable at sea with you guys as he is at our home. This was a once in life time experience! For everyone else.....this is a must on your bucket list!!!! If the winds of the world ever find you in Houston we look forward to returning the love!

Cory, Holly, Liam and KK

July 2017

We have talked about going on a trip like this for years.. and wow what an experience!
We loved EVERYTHING. Thank you both for an amazing, relaxing, physically challenging week. It was filled with many memorable activities that kids and parents loved, exquisite meals and great naps while sailing in spectacular waters and secluded beaches. Not to mention a beautiful and impeccably maintained luxury filled catamaran. The food was so amazing, Danny you are an awesome cook! We appreciate the patience you had with our kids, they loved you and had so much fun. We still haven´t been able to get back to reality.....breathe iiin.....breathe ouuut..(yoga each morning) Thank you again for everything, we will definitely do that again!

June 2017 - Incredible time

Thank you so much for an incredible time!

For anyone considering a Shangri La vacation, I´d tell you that the yacht is spacious, impeccably maintained and luxurious, and the food is excellent, but best part of a Shangri La vacation is that the captain and crew have only one goal, to make this the best vacation you’ve ever had.

We spent a week on Shangri La in June of 2017 and couldn’t have been happier. Every day was a new adventure planned just for us. We could request a location or take the advice of Daniela and Bernard and enjoy the surprise. We went to remote beaches and had bonfire picnics, were led on snorkeling expeditions at some of the quieter locations and in general treated like royalty. This was the 5th time my wife and I had been to the BVIs and it was by far the best trip we’ve ever had. We had 3 generations on board and from the oldest to the youngest everyone agreed that it was our best vacation ever. Thanks so much. Looking forward to our next trip.

5 Star!

What a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for this great adventure! The food was wonderful - a five star experience! Can´t wait to come back for Bernd´s Shangri Lada Cocktail. Couldn´t have asked for a better crew! We loved the time here.
Jason, Katie, Ashley, Jody, Lucy, Tony

June 2017

What an amazing, beautiful trip! Our family had the most wonderful vacation. Truly a vacation of a lifetime. I don´t even know where to start and what was my favorite. The Islands were spectacular, subwinging was a blast and proud of myself for conquering my fears of the ocean. The food and drinks were always outstanding... I could go on and wish we could have stayed longer. This boat is absolutely beautiful, super clean and had everything you need to just relax. Thank you for the great hospitality and grace with 5!!! Kids!
Blessings
Brandy and Justin

BVI May 2017

Thank you for the best vacation ever on Shangri La!
We stayed on Shangri La the third time now and every time it is just amazing!
And we are coming again!!!!
Thanks,
Julia and Simon

BVI May 2017

Thank you for that awesome trip, for paddle boarding, karaoke, Willy T, snorkeling with turtles and tarpons, yoga, the swimming bar, all the amazing food and the unforgettable beach party with BBQ!
Bernd and Dani are just amazing!

Sandro, Michael, Michael, Bernhard, Nina, Melina

Honeymoon

Thank you for that unforgettable honeymoon.
We enjoyed the days on Shangri La! Dani and Bernd are perfect hosts and we will never forget the yummy food and the relaxation, that can only be found on their boat.
Thank you for each perfect day,
Linda & Sascha

BVI April 2017

Thank you for taking that great care of us this week and your generosity and hospitality. As our first vacation on a boat Bernd and Dani have given us amazing memories we will always cherish. Dani´s food is superb and Bernd´s cocktails are tasty and fun! Additionally we appreciate very much their kindness and care for our little son making him feel welcome and happy.
Thanks a lot!
Wayne

September 2016 - First Class! Bahamas & Ibiza

What can we say, we have now chartered with this crew twice in less than 5 months and we will be joining them again in 5 more.

The Shangri La is first class in every way! With the brand new bigger boat and new toys, there is endless fun to be had! Norm can not wait to Sub-Wing again! Safe travels across the Atlantic! Can not wait to our next adventure!

Lindy What can we say, we have now chartered with this crew twice in less than 5 months and we will be joining them again in 5 more. The Shangri La is first class in every way! With the brand new bigger boat and new toys, there is endless fun to be had! Norm can not wait to Sub-Wing again! Safe travels across the Atlantic! Can not wait to our next adventure!

Lindy & Norm

May 4-9, 2016 Bahamas Honeymoon!

We can´t thank this Crew enough! What a wonderful Honeymoon we had sailing in the Bahamas. Dani and Bernd completely took care of us. The food was delicious and the adventures, many. We loved it so much that we are doing it again in a few months on the new Shangri La! We highly recommend sailing away with these two! Lindy and Norman

April 13-20 2016 - Best Cruise We Have Had

This was undoubtedly the best cruise we have had in eight years. Daniela and Bernd took care of our every need, with great food and copious refreshments and could not have been more attentive. In addition they are lovely people, fun loving and there was much fun and laughter on board Shangri La every day.

We sailed to many lovely islands with stunning beaches, many of them uninhabited so that we had the beach, island, and sea to ourselves. On one deserted island Bernd and Daniela arranged a beach barbque using drift wood for the fire and we watched the sun set while Bernd cooked great steaks above the glowing fire embers to the sound of music provided by a large music center, brought ashore for our entertainment by our hosts. We enjoyed our food as it got dark on a beautiful warm night with nothing above us but the stars and the waxing half moon.

We took care to return the beach to its original pristine condition, before we retired on board Shangri La for a good nights sleep at one of the many safe and tranquil anchorages that Bernd knows so well.

All in all a very pleasant and memorable holiday.

Keith

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