over the rainbow of london

Old-world elegance, nostalgic luxury and a Hemingway adventure await you on board the 115ft/35m, four-berth classic cruise yacht Over the Rainbow of London for the Thanda Classic Cruise, a very unique African cruising experience. The entire yacht is yours alone to enjoy, with everything you desire, from divine sleeping quarters to exquisite dining. As you sail back in time, you’ll take in the magnificent Indian Ocean sights, discover fascinating East African islands and experience the spirit of adventure that compelled Ernest Hemingway to repeatedly return to Africa.


Over The Rainbow of London was custom-built in 1930 for Scottish magnate W.G. Hetherington of Glasgow by the Welsh Yard Dickie & Sons, with a specific commission for maximum levels of luxury and comfort. Built in teak-over-oak frames, she was originally christened Janitha IV and spent her early years cruising around the Scottish coast with Hetherington and his family and friends.


An incredibly romantic, Classic East African Cruise awaits you on Over The Rainbow of London. This is gracious living Out of Africa style, with an elegant salon, dining area and galley on the primary deck. Beautiful furnishings and flowing white drapes are offset by glowing hardwoods. On the bridge you’ll find the wheelhouse, Captain’s cabin and a glorious sun deck with infinite ocean views.


Guests can choose from a choice of Thanda Classic Cruise ocean adventures to East African tropical islands, including the option to experience a few days on Thanda Island. All the islands have beautiful beaches, coral reefs and fascinating marine life to discover as you swim, snorkel or kayak in the turquoise waters. We also have a small on-board boat for our guide to lead you to legendary diving and fishing spots, and for a private picnic on a secluded beach. Or you can windsurf and waterski until sunset and then toast the last light on board with a classic cocktail.


We’d be delighted to discuss with you in person everything that you need to know about your Thanda Classic Cruise on Over the Rainbow of London, and to customise your adventure especially for you. To give you an idea of what we include and what’s extra, we’ve created a list for you.


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