Guest book

  • September 2020 – Aeolian Islands, Sicily – Italian Guests Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe We are a numerous group, but with you, all of our needs were satisfied. The tour was perfect and every island and every night at anchor couldn’t have offered better sensations. Guaranteed fun! And top food! Thank you for having given us such a splendid vacation. Ps. More compliments, we forgot to say that the boat is so well looked after and maintained! GR  

  • August 2020 – Aeolian Islands, Sicily – Swedish Guests (second trip on OMBRE BLU ³) Dear Melissa & Francesco, Thank you for yet another absolutely unforgettable week in the mesmerizingly beautiful archipelago of the Eolian Islands. However, I must fault you. For one thing my waste line. Francesco’s cooking (and Mel’s Muffins! Darn those Muffins!) which we thought could not possibly get better. Was just simply divine. We would rather eat your cooking than in a 5-Star Restaurant ashore. But these trips are truly made special by you two. We are grateful to have been introduced to you and this lovely way of exploring beautiful places.  You are very special, incredible even. The service, hospitality and atmosphere are honestly fantastic. Can’t wait for new adventures with you next year. xoxo D++++ Ps. Covid felt like a distant place with you all.  On this amazing boat. We felt so safe and you were all so conscientious. Meanwhile, the pandemic rages in other places OMBRE BLU ³ was truly the sanctuary we all savely needed. D.C  

  • Amalfi Coast Guest Experience

    July 2020 – Amalfi Coast – UK Guests “Dear Melissa, Francesco and Marlowe, We had an unforgettable journey on your beautiful boat.  You have thought about every detail, from the elegant fabrics and timeless decor to lounging and seating for every occasion a sea and ashore.  The food is delicious, perhaps too yummy, as we are all bursting out of our clothes.  We loved exploring the coastline, swimming in the magical inviting waters, catching jellyfish, sailing, tasting new wines and local delicacies. You have given us a truly unique family holiday.  Whether relaxing or active, we have loved our time aboard OMBRE BLU ³.  From our hearts we thank you.  Until our next excursion!” RA  

  • Happy Guests

    July 2020 – Naples to Pontine Islands – Italian Guests   “We thank you for this splendid week during which, with your care and attention to every detail, you have made us feel at home. We have seen the most splendid places and eaten amazing food.   Your beautiful “home” equipped and ready to provide fun always, together with your kindness and hospitality have made our vacation unforgettable “home is where the heart is” and we leave a piece of our heart behind.   With affection, see you soon.   Paolo, Tatiana, Andrea, Silvia, Nicola & Marta

  • September 2019 – Sardinia – Two couples, repeat guests from the USA, have their first experience on the new and larger OMBRE BLU ³.  They also invited another couple along, who were first-time charterers. Dear Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe Too good! 70ft Seriously!! Boat is Awesome. Food as always was beyond exceptional. Ya’ll are the most gracious hosts.  Thanks for all your effort and expertise. Marlowe was amazing. Rooms always perfect. Too good. We shall return! Spencer & Amizzetta Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe We love the new boat! Great time, great food, great Crew. Than you for being so attentive and fun. See you for our 4th charter in 2021. Paul & Barb Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe Our hearts are full – thank you for making our first experience a perfect dream. You have set the bar high for any comparison… ever! Laughter every night. Until next time. Leslie & Bill

  • August 2019 – Sardinia/Corsica – Repeat Guests from New Zealand Dear Marlowe Thank you soooo much for everything you have done for us. Your eye for detail is awesome. Your happy face is wonderful to see every day. Again thanks heaps. Cheers Tory & Harry Melissa & Francesco What can I say?? Amazing again.  Food booze and fun. Again only one hangover from one of us!! Ouch 🙂 So cool to catch up with our awesome friends. See you hopefully in NZ in the not too distant future. Love you loads. Us 2 Crazies, Tory & Harry xoxoxoxo


    August 2019 – Sardinia – Comments from kids from the UK Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe Than you for making our holiday so memorable and amazing! I’ll never forget all the cool things I’ve done this week, such as Pizza making and Scuba Diving for the first time, as well as the amazing places and the yummiest food ever! All of the extra care you put into every little thing has made this trip extra special. Hope to see you in the near future! Much love Shaan Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe Thank you for such a fun holiday on the boat! I really enjoyed the delicious meals 🙂 The chicken was seriously amazing. Thank you for a super fun Pizza night too 🙂 I will always remember this trip and its extremely good peach juice. I thinks its impossible to forget Mario the gay and psychotic chicken!! Best wishes Ayla  

  • August 2019 – Sardinia/Corsica – UK Guests Dear Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe Thank you for having us on board OMBRE BLU ³. The kids and I had a trip of a lifetime and saw parts of Itlay through new lenses. I  know you both put so much thought and care in everything you do – it really does show! We hope to see you next year. With Best Wishes Wendi

  • July 2019 – Sardinia/Corsica – Repeat Guests from the USA (first time on the new and larger OMBRE BLU ³) Dear Melissa, Francesco and Marlowe Thank you for an amazing trip… the boat is amazing, the food magnificent and all your attentions were the best xo Thanks for a really fun Summer. We all love the new boat!! JP Dear Melissa – Francesco – Marlowe Thank you for the amazing week. I love the new boat 🙂 Love you guys!  

  • July 2019 – Sardinia/Corsica – Repeat Guests from the USA – first time on the new and larger OMBRE BLU ³ Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe Two words… perfect Trifecta!!! Three different locations, three different sets of friends and family on each charter but the one consistent item is the amazing, friendly, knowledgeable experience you provide every time! Your in-depth knowledge of each location enables us to experience all of the beauty of Italy (with no planning on our part :)) The Ombre Blu culinary experience is on par (or better than) many Michelin Star restaurants! We look forward to seeing that Cookbook someday! Thank you for helping us create more memories that will last a lifetime! Until the next time… With love Rosanne & Chris

  • July 2019 – Sardinia/Corsica – Repeat Guests from Australia To dear Melissa & Francesco & Marlowe, Allora!! Thank you so much for a perfect 10 days! Such a special time spent together and wonderful to share with our family. Food and Wine exceptional – again! Loved exploring beautiful Sardinia & Corsica – stunning!! Really appreciate all your hard work, We were totally spoilt & loved every minute of our trip xoxo Sue & Bruno To Melissa & Francesco & Marlowe Thank you for 10 days of blissful sailing around Sardinia & Corsica. Everything was amazing! Thank you for introducing us to Hugo Cocktails, Phi Beach Club and skillet apple/pear Pancakes. 🙂 Tash & Cameron

  • June 2019 – Amalfi Coast & Gulf of Napes – Guest from the USA Thank you, Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe, for a fantastic week aboard your beautiful boat! We have so appreciated your suggestions and getting to know this part of the world, but most of all how you’ve taken care of us while we’ve been here. OMBRE BLU ³ makes a beautiful home base, and we’ve loved every minute aboard. Thank you also for the fantastic food! Truly we are going home ‘fat and happy’! Much love Brit & Phil *** We hereby award Francesco 3 Michelin Stars – The Kids