Guest book

  • Thank you all for another memorable trip on Ombre Blu3. The Greek Islands were amazing to behold! Your itinerary was flexible, and fulfilled all our expectations. The food and service were exceptional again! Hope to come aboard again! Every meal was 5 Stars and the crew is unbeatable. We fell at home on Ombre Blu. Thank you Mel, Francesco & Marlowe for memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. We appreciated every detailed aspect and every moment on board!

  • Zakynthos -Kefalonia – Ithaca – Lefkada Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing trip on your beautiful boat. As you know, my husband has been following your adventures for 10 years now and we were finally able to experience our dream of sailing in Greece with you this year. You have beyond met our expectations – first and formost your hospitality and exceptional attention to detail is amazing. The food – beyond measure – we will be dreaming about all the dishes Francesco made with love and Melissa’s delicious breakfasts made for us. Thank you to Marlowe for keeping us tidy and looking beautiful – you are exceptionally kind. We look forward to seeing you all again. I’m not sure I can travel any other way! “Huge Mistake” xoxox Alex & Zarrell We had no idea what to expect but anticipated amazing things on the trip. After being with Melissa & Francesco our expectations were completely blown away. The warmth with which they care for you is truly second to none. Their love & passion for service, hospitality shows thorough all activities. Thank you so much! Don & Pricilla – Marco Island, Florida USA  

  • Our 3rd time with you. Always one of our most glorious vacations. Stunning surroundings of Greece and Francesco’s exquisite cuisine. Over the top! We couldn’t have asked for anything more special. Thank you both! Spencer & Amizetta – Napa Valley, USA. Ombre Blu once again came to our rescue. Thank you for your gracious hospitality and professional skills with “dodgy” weather avoidance! Love you all – Bill & Leslie. Beaumont, Texas USA

  • Dearest Melissa and Francesco Thank you for a truly magical week! We’ve enjoyed every minute. Francesco’s food was incredible! We will be trying our best to recreate some of his dishes when we return home. Marlowe’s smile every morning and the way he kept the boat spotlessly clean – simply amazing. Melissa was the perfect host, filling our glasses with the most incredible local wines. The professionalism, warmth and attentiveness of all the crew has left us wanting to return – probably again and again and again. Much love The Ainfields

  • Me and my family’s experience on Ombre Blu3 was amazing. It was our first time and it absolutely exceeded expectations. We did lots of things on our voyage along the way down the Amalfi Coast from Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and seeing the breath taking views and ports & some of the most exclusive places in the world. Every time Francesco made food it was exceptional, using local produce and quality ingredients. Marlowe was very friendly and incredibly attentive in the cabins.  The boat was always in fantastic condition. Melissa’s hospitality was brilliant. Her knowledge of the areas and contacts meant we were able to experience the very best restaurants and bars. Until next time! Serena, John-Lee, Harvey, Stuart and Glen (written by Harvey)

  • The Covid Voyage After 18 months we finally got here – and what a voyage. Naples – boarding on Ombre Blu! Ustica (wonderful) then around Sicily. Syracuse was breathtaking. Then back to Italy and eventually to Sorrento. With perfect food, weather and hospitality the whole way. What an adventure. Truly, the Ombre Blu experience is something very special.  This was our longest charter yet – almost 4 weeks – it seemed to pass in just a few days. Let’s do it all again – maybe in reverse. Thanks to Melissa, Francesco and Marlowe for such a wonderful experience on Ombre Blu – pure magic from start to finish. From the whole family… all 3 generations! We will be back

  • Thank you guys for another lovely charter on Ombre Blu3! Sophia has had a blast, especially with Marlin-fish and the Dolphins! Thank you for the amazing food and organising fabulous weather! Take care guys. Stay safe. Much love Heather, Matt, “Lukester” and Sophia xxxx

  • Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe We are so grateful! Yet another amazing trip. Fantastico! Grazie mille! These cherished days in the Med with you all continue to be our annual highlights. The food, the vistas, the cultural experience this trip was, how do you say – “incredible!”. Being able to see the Roman Ruins of Pozzuoli both above water in the hills and under the sea, was, well, next level. We can’t wait for next year’s trip! xoxoxo K + D + A + L + A + C & “Windy”

  • Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe Words cannot express out gratitude for such an amazing week. It was an amazing trip from beginning to end! The accommodations are fabulous, food divine and drink making and hostessing…. superb! I promise, on our next trip to be brutally honest about my food issues :)))) We look forward to a return trip and hope to see you on your next visit to L.A. xoxo Mark, Wendy, Wes & Katie

  • Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe Another spectacular trip! This is our fifth journey with you and every time we come, you treat us with new adventures, new dishes to try, new breakfast treats… it doesn’t end! We always end up eating things we wouldn’t have ordered at a restaurant and loving it! There are so many great memories made with you all. See you next year! xoxo Alvaro, Bill, Zeke & JP

  • 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