The cabin charter option is great for those who wish to share the yacht with other passengers, these cruises are friendly and warm, with always very good spirit on board, as to choose this kind of cruise, more authentic and close to Greek culture and nature than cruise-ships, constitutes a "natural filter".
Moreover as our yachts are large and comfortable you can keep your privacy on-board and decide to enjoy romantic dinners on shore - just the two of you if you wish ;-)
Our yachts are 70 to 90 gross tonnage (useful volume), it has nothing to do with a 50 foot sailboat usually around 25 GRT.
Nothing to do also with a boat full of dozens of passengers with its noisy generator running all the time ...
Our schooners are not "luxury". Instead they offer simple comfort, well above that of a smaller sailboat but you're not on a cruise ship.
A trip close to a private yacht ("one table" yacht), but with the authenticity of our traditional wooden boats.
This contribution is 275 Euro per person for the whole week (children from 5 to 12 pay 130€).
The dinners on shore and the crew tips. Cancellation insurance can be included by your credit card payment (check with your Bank), but is often long and complicate. We advise you to take an online travel and cancellation insurance and then pay by wire Bank to Bank without extra fees. This is the link for an insurance where we are referenced, if you live in Europe : insurance.
For the Cyclades cruises we start in Mykonos harbour.
For a "Standard" cabin type, its best to travel with 'soft' luggage.
The boat is rented as a whole ("oliki navlosi") by the whole group, and you agree to be part of it (only 4 or 5 cabins on each schooner and departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 5 passengers).
It is a grouping system that allows to enjoy a boat over 70 feet at a reasonable price.
It is close to a private yacht cruise, but with the authenticity of our wooden schooners. These yachts are "fifty", means to use sails with engines. Sails give stability and security when there is strong wind, but is rarely possible to use only the sails. On private cruise, if you do not have priority on the itinerary, then is possible to use more the sails if the wind allows it. Air-conditionning on the cabins is working when there is enough power on the shore, and even we have a special system to run it with less power, there is many harbors in Greece not well equiped. We do NOT run the generator all the night for air-conditioning like some yachts are doing, polluting their neighbours all the night. On private cruise we can choose places well equiped if it is more important for you than the itinerary.
These are the 4 ways to make cruises aboard "small boats" (we offer the option number 3):
We offer the option number 3, with a family atmosphere on board. This means that you put your feet under the table, that the skipper is responsible for navigation, but no one is at the service of anyone, or everyone can be on the service to everyone when needed : team spirit. There are currently no cabin and hotel service and, in one week, each one will probably have the opportunity to put a little "hand dough" on various aspects of life on board (even to launch a drink).
If one is used to cruise ships with a whole part of the crew for passenger's service and expects the same thing, better to choose then a cruise ship or hire a yacht with at least 5 crew members. Our formula has advantages (small group, "as his own boat," access to small coves and fishing villages, authenticity), but everyone can have a small participation and there is no "hotel service".
PAYMENT: If you book at least 8 weeks before departure you can choose to pay in 2 or 3 installments:
1. If you have not yet verified check availability and price following this link
2. Send us an email or call us on +30 6978 196 667 and tell us:
Your choice of dates, number of cabins and the number of persons in your group.
You will receive a confirmation by email in the next 24 hours or immediately by phone.
We give you a 48 hours option allowing you to check your flights before confirming by a deposit.
3. To confirm your booking you can make a deposit by credit card with a SECURED transaction via EASY PAY. following these instructions: for security reasons the Bank System works only if you are registered, so the FIRST THING TO DO is to click on the link "New User ? Sign up" under Password. A new window opens and then you have to give your name, email and choose a password. You will receive an activation email in a minute, in order to verify your email. When activated, you have to follow OUR EASY PAY link again, but this time you have to enter your email directly and your chosen password and then you will have finally access to the payment :-) Note that there are banks that do not allow payment by card on the internet if it is more than 1000. In this case and if you wish to pay a larger amount, proceed with 2 payments, each less than 1000. OK, this system is not so easy and accepts only Visa and MasterCard. If you have difficulties and still want to pay by credit card for insurance reasons we can send you a payment request by PayPal which is more simple and accepts all cards (but in this case we share the fees which are 3.4 % of the amount! This means you would have to add 1.7%...).
OR pay by Electronic Bank Transfer click here for the information you will need to give to your bank.
"Standard" triple back cabin on the IRINA
Small windows - Shared toilet / shower
"Standard +" back cabin on the ANATOLIE
Small WC / shower - reduced headroom
"MASTER +" front starboard cabin on the IRINA
Bathroom - Queen-size bed - large windows
Rules: A "Standard +" cabin has always one small private toilet / shower.
A Master cabin is larger, higher and has always a "queen-size" bed (160cm wide) and larger private toilet-shower or bathroom.
You can download model of the contract here.