Club Med 2 current position
Club Med 2 current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 43.40384 N / 9.65407 E) cruising en route to La Spezia. The AIS position was reported 2 minutes ago.Current Position
Specifications of Club Med 2
|Year of build||1992 / Age: 31|
|Builder||Ateliers et chantiers du Havre (Le Havre, France)|
|Class||5-masted motor sailing ship|
|Speed||16 kn / 30 km/h / 18 mph|
|Length (LOA)||182 m / 597 ft|
|Beam (width)||20 m / 66 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||14983 gt|
|Decks with cabins||4|
|Owner||Fosun Group (via Club Mediterranee SA)|
|Operator||Club Med Cruises|
Club Med 2 Review
Review of Club Med 2
The 1992-built yacht Club Med 2 is a modern sailing cruise ship owned by Club Med Cruises. The vessel is marketed as "cruise ship" (mega-yacht) and is powered by 7x computer-controlled sails combined with traditional diesel-electric propulsion (4x diesel generators power 2x electric motors).
History - construction and ownership
The 400-passenger ship Club Med 2 is owned and operated by Club Med SA (fka Club Mediterranee) - a French corporation (part of Fosun Group) specializing in premium all-inclusive vacation packages to its privately-owned resorts worldwide. Club Med 2's sistership (Club Med 1) was bought by Windstar Cruises and renamed Wind Surf (1998).
The shipowner Fosun Group (officially Fosun International Ltd) is a 1992-founded, Shanghai-headquartered Chinese holding company incorporated in Hong Kong in December 2004. Fosun Group has offices in 16 countries and is one of China's largest privately-owned companies, with (2019 data) total assets USD 102,6 billion, revenue USD 20,7B, net income USD 2,1B. The corporation is Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed (as SEHK 656) since July 2007. Fosun's businesses are mainly investing and managing in various companies (including joint ventures), as well as in private equity funds. Fosun fully- or partially owns companies in the industries of banking, insurance, asset management, entertainment (Cirque du Soleil), fashion (brands Ahava, Caruso, Folli Follie, Lanvin, Silver Cross, St John, Tom Tailor, Wolford), food and beverages, private hospitals, real estate, retail, tourism, among others.
The 5-masted Club Med 2 is a computer-controlled schooner and one of the world's biggest sailing ships. The vessel was completely drydock reconstructed in 1996, its interior was totally redesigned in 2008, and was last refurbished in 2022 (read the refurbishment's review in the Wiki section).
In 2008, the boat's interior was entirely revamped by Sophie Jacquemin (Geneva Switzerland-based interior designer).
The depth/draft of just 5 m / 16 ft allows the ship to sail closer to shores while on voyages featuring coastal navigation.
Onboard services are provided by 214 staff/crew, mostly from Mauritius.
Decks and Cabins
MS Club Med 2 staterooms (186 total/372 berths) include 1x Armateur Suite (40 m2 / 430 ft2), 10x Owner's Suites (sized 390 ft2 / 36 m2), 5x Deluxe Cabins (24 m2 / 260 ft2), 170x Club Superior Cabins (18 m2 / 195 ft2).
Club Superior Cabins are spread over Deck B-Borneo (55x/lower deck), Deck C-Caraibes (67x/middle deck) and Deck D-Desirade (48x/higher deck).
All passenger cabins are outside (with sea views) and with standard double occupancy, but some of the Superior staterooms are triples, providing accommodation for a third occupant.
The boat has 6 passenger-accessible decks (out of 8 total), of which 4 are with cabins.
Two elevators (forward and aft lifts) interconnect all passenger decks.
The 8 decks have a total surface area of ~2000 m2 / 21530 ft2.
Shipboard facilities and amenities
Club Med 2 offers all-inclusive cruises, with room service (for breakfast) and two gourmet restaurants (both with waiter service in the evenings) included in the fares. Tables are set each evening. Cookery classes are offered three times per week.
The Mediterranee Restaurant (Main Dining Room on Deck G/right by the large terrace) mixes various flavors with exotic cuisines. The intimate restaurant is complimentary during the day and a-la-carte-priced in the evenings, but dinners can be reserved in advance at the Reception Desk. Le Mediterranee serves buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, with alfresco dining (on the adjacent Veranda or under the balcony) or in the dining room. Tables are 2-4-6-8-seat.
The Magellan Restaurant (deck E) is with table-side waiter service and costs extra. Its chef and his team prepare a mix of rare and traditional French dishes. Sommeliers/wine stewards assist passengers to choose from the premium wines menu. Tables can accommodate 2-4-8-12 people.
Room service (in-cabin dining) is 24-hour but at extra cost, excluding Suite guests for whom the service is complimentary.
Club Med 2 has four bars - Le Pacifique/The Pacific (piano bar lounge and nightclub on Deck F/open only in the evenings, hosts the Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party, has a humidor, sells premium cigars), Le Venise (Deck E/next to the swimming pool, with stern views), Moby Dick (with live music programming/piano performances in the evenings), and The Albatros (by the swimming pool on Deck G/sundeck). All onboard bars serve snacks complimentary.
The superyacht can navigate and anchor in destinations inaccessible to larger vessels. This unique ship features music and ballroom dancing while cruising at night and making a stop each morning. Snorkeling is included in the Club Med cruise packages, as well as wakeboarding and water skiing.
Passengers can read in the Library/Nautique Hall, visit the Boutique Shop, exercise in the modern Gym, enjoy premium wellness experiences (5x Treatment Rooms for massages, 2x Sauna Rooms, Beauty Salon) or dance the night away in the Nightclub. Wellness Center's massages are for an extra fee.
Premium Champagne is served in The Pacific Lounge complimentary in the evenings (between 6-11 pm).
All outdoor spaces are with premium teak decking.
Complimentary onboard activities also include aqua classes, fitness classes, nightly shows and dancing, watersports (boating, waterskiing, kayaking, windsurfing, wakeboarding, snorkeling). The Marina Platform (from the open-sea activities are launched) is sized 85 m2 / 915 ft2.
Club Med 2's wellness services (spa and beauty/massages, body treatments, facials)
Onboard wellness services (Club Med Spa and Beauty Salon by CARITA) include massages, body treatments, facials, nails-, hairdresser and barber services.
- HYDRATING TREATMENT (60-min)
- SOOTHING FACIAL (60-min/ cocooning mask + facial massage with chilled porcelain spoons)
- PURIFYING PEACE (60-min facial for oily skin)
- MEN'S ESSENTIAL (60-min deep cleansing skin treatment using a volcanic rock for detoxification and hyaluronic acid for skin replenishment, with scalp-face-neck-shoulder massage)
- YOUTH INTENSIVE TREATMENT (75-min anti-aging intensive treatment using Sothys' βP3 Tri Complex)
- CRYO EYE PROFESSIONAL TREATMENT (30-min treatment for the skin around the eyes/cryo gel mask plus eye massage with chilled porcelain spoons)
- HANAKASUMI (60-90-min body treatment using warm exfoliating cream for a full body massage)
- INDONESIE ANCESTRALE (60-90-min Indonesian body ritual/ in-depth energy breathing, fragrant floral scents, traditional Indonesian massage using acupressure techniques)
- SENSATIONS ORIENTALES (6-90-min Oriental spa treatment by Sothys)
The ship's Spa also offers fully customized massages, including SWEDISH, DEEP TISSUE, and CLUB MED SIGNATURE (Swedish+Deep Tissue combo). Guests can pick the duration (30-60-90-minutes) and the ingredients (lemon and petitgrain, orange blossom and cedar wood, ginger and cinnamon, frangipani flower and plum, Sothys Men) as well as the modeling product (cream or oil).
Customized body treatments include PEELING WITH 3 SALTS (45-min, using salts from France, the Himalayas and the Dead Sea) and HYDRA-NOURISHING COCOON MASK (30-min wrap applied warm onto the skin).
Club Med 2's cruise spa packages are titled RELAXATION & BEAUTY GETAWAY (3-4-days), REVITALIZING GETAWAY (2-4-days), ESCAPADE AFTER SPORT (2-4-days), BEAUTY GETAWAY (2-3-days).
The ship's Club Med Spa complex consists of 5x treatment rooms (1x for couples, 3x individual, 1x for hand and foot, beauty and care), a Tea Room (Zen meditation) and a semi-private outdoor deck are (portside on Deck F-Fidji).
MV Club Med 2 itinerary program is based on Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea voyages in the summers followed by Caribbean deployment in the winter. Transatlantic crossings between Europe and the Caribbean (RepositionCruises.com) are offered seasonally.
Following the Coronavirus crisis (2020-21), the company Club Med Cruises restarted operations with MS Club Med 2 on July 10, 2021, leaving from Nice. During the crisis (May 2020 thru July 2021) the boat was laid up / docked at La Seyne-sur-Mer/Toulon).
Club Med 2's Caribbean 2022-2023 program (December-March) had scheduled 7- to 12-night voyages departing from island ports in Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Martin. Feature destinations in the region included St Vincent & the Grenadines' islands Mayreau, Bequia, Tobago Cays, France's St Barthelemy Island, Guadeloupe's Marie-Galante Island.
In the Mediterranean are offered golf-themed voyages (golf cruise packages) inclusive of up to 5 golf course fees and services provided by one or two PGA-certified professionals. The ashore/land services include shuttle transportation, bags, golf carts. During the school vacation are offered "family cruises" with supervised kids programming throughout the day. To access the sailship are allowed children 8 years of age and older. Supervised activities are in two separate groups (for kids 8- to 12 yo, and for teens 13- 17 yo) and include Club Med Artists (arts and crafts), Games (contests, competitions), Gaming Consoles.
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The 5-masted schooner/sailship Club Med 2 (IMO 9007491) ran aground off Panama's San Blas Archipelago between Wednesday, February 15th, and Thursday...February 22, 2023
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Since 2020, the vessel is managed by CCS (COLUMBIA Cruise Services Ltd). The German company (Hamburg-based) is responsible for Club Med 2's crewing and recruiting, in-port operations (including provisioning and refuelling), technical managing, refurbishments, logistics. The ship is France-flagged (MMSI number 227194000) and owned by the Chinese corporation Fosun Group (Fosun International Ltd, 1992-founded, Shanghai-headquartered) - via its fully-owned subsidiary company Club Mediterranee SA.
Refurbishment 2022 review
The multimillion drydock 2022 refit and refurbishment was completed in December 2022. The project included redesigning and complete renovation of all venues (restaurants, bars, lounges, wellness facilities) and staterooms with new furniture and amenities.
The Gym was fitted with new cardio equipment, soft lighting, soundproof flooring. Club Med Spa by Sothys was upgraded with new treatments and exercise programming (including outdoor yoga classes on the sundeck).
Le Magellan Restaurant's enhancements include live cooking demonstrations and new menus developed by Ferrandi Paris (French culinary arts school also specializing in hospitality management). The seasonally changed dishes are themed on the local cuisine of the cruise itinerary's regions and ports/destinations.
The boat's 5 sails were remodeled.
Club Med 2's previous major drydock refit was conducted in 2008.