This tour was dedicated to the environment. I never knew environment tour by plane and in 7star, hotels would be expensive. Yet the tour is named environmental tour by Britain’s very own Prince Charles. The future king and his wife, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, decided to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on by hiring a yacht for £210,000 to visit the islands. Isn’t that generous..? The £50 million yacht, Leander, comes equipped with a 24-strong crew, Jacuzzi deck, bar, gym and sauna and was the cheapest (this is what they call it-cheap) and most environmentally friendly method of travel. The cost of its hire came to £210,000. A further £10,176 was spent on food, drink and supplies for the royals and their entourage, bringing the total bill for the visit to over £220,000. A spokesperson for the royal household said the combination of scheduled flights to and from the Caribbean, combined with the boat hire for the royal couple, represented the “best value for money” for the trip, which also included a royal staff of 14. He added: “Every travel option was examined and it was felt that the boat was the most cost effective and environmentally friendly mode of travel. If we had chartered a plane, we would have had to take more than one because of the size of the landing strips, which just wasn’t on.”
I wish the next time I try to walk form Street 13 in Yorkshire to Street 14, they better provide me with some environment friendly mode of transport.