17 Aug 2008
Today was a transit day. Our Cannes stay came to an end and we embarked upon a one week cruise on the Wind Star. Our journey leaves from Rome, travels down the Italian coast and back to Spain. I’ll have lots of details this week. Now we are headed towards the Amalfi coast which some feel is the most beautiful in the world.
Regarding private jet travel, if you can swing it, go for it. It saves so much time and hassle. When I return home, I will discuss in depth the various ways and costs. Given that we were five people the cost was certainly more than commercial, but probably not of the magnitude you might guess.
Our total elapsed time from hotel to ship was 3.5 hours and that included a 1.5 hour transport from the Rome airport to the ship. Had we flown commercial it would have been at least double and that assumes a nonstop at exactly the right time. That is a highly unlikely assumption. This doesn’t even factor in that we don’t touch the bags at either end, there was no security line, and no chance of missing luggage as we see it all the way. The travel ease and stress free day was at least equally important as the time savings.
It is definitely the JETSETWAY. I use NetJets and as I said more details will come at a later date.