Is catering possible during a sailing trip?
It is possible on virtually all ships to have the catering provided by a chef. It is then agreed in advance what will be provided. It is also possible to order the drinks. Catering can vary from a simple meal to a luxurious multi-course dinner.
Keep in mind that on many ships a cabin is kept free for the catering staff. In that case the number of sleeping places is reduced.
What is the cash box for?
With some sailing trips in the Baltic Sea among others, it is common for you to pay separately for the cash box, this money is used for groceries, port dues and tourist tax. On average this is between the 20 and 25 euros per day.
What do we do when the wind blows?
In principle, the skipper decides when the ship has to stay in the harbor due to too much wind or if an alternative plan is made. It mainly depends on the size of the ship, the wind direction and from which port you sail. However, it is rare that there is no danger at all.
It is also possible to take out charter shipping insurance with a storm insurance policy. This is possible via this link: charter insurance
What is included in the rental price?
Rental prices of the ships include 6% VAT, port / bridge / lock fees, tourist tax and fuel costs for a maximum of 1 hours of motoring per day. If you really want to reach a certain distant destination, and the skipper has to start the engine for that, he / she charges extra fuel costs for that.
How luxurious are the ships?
The charter ships of today are equipped with many conveniences. The cozy day room with galley (kitchen) forms the center of the ship. The cabins with bunk beds, a sink and (limited) storage space can be found in the front and / or back of the ship. Common toilets and showers are common on most ships. Almost all ships have central heating.
The ships can differ from each other to a small degree of comfort. That is why ZeilendeSchepen.nl works with a qualification system: the more stars, the more luxurious.
Does the cook take dietary requirements and allergies into account?
If you have dietary needs or allergies, you can best submit this for booking. Often it is not a problem and the cook knows how to prepare an alternative meal with some adjustments. In practice, the chefs increasingly have to deal with special requests and that can not always be taken into account. Sometimes, therefore, the customer will also be expected to cooperate if special products have to be purchased, which will then have to be taken care of by the customer himself, for example.
Is there 220 volt while sailing?
In principle there is no 220 volt during sailing. Unless the skipper has the unit on. This differs per skipper and ship if this is possible. So assume that there is no 220 volt while sailing.
Can we help with sailing?
Bringing a historic ship under sail together with the skipper and the mate is one of the enjoyable group activities on board. The crew expects help from a few passengers in hoisting and ironing the sails and in carrying out maneuvers. And in consultation with the skipper you can probably send it if you like. While sailing you can decide how actively you participate, there is enough time and space to relax on deck for example.
Does the crew eat?
In general the skipper and sailor like to have a bite to eat. Agreements about this are often made on board.
Are there towels on board?
There are no towels on board as standard. So bring your own.
You can rent towels. Prices vary per ship. Please specify in advance.
Who takes care of the final cleaning?
When you step on board, you will find a clean ship. The intention is that you leave it clean again. You can take care of the final cleaning yourself or buy it off. The costs vary per ship. You can pay the amount in cash on board. The final cleaning on a number of ships is inclusive or compulsory.
There are no cleaning costs for individual sailing trips.
What is present in the kitchen?
The kitchens on the charter ships are fairly fully equipped. You can prepare excellent, extensive meals.
You can cook on a professional stove. You will find a usual inventory: fridge, crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, a kettle, a coffee maker or thermos with filter holders. Filters with different sizes are ready for use. Do bring: kitchen linen, washing-up brush and detergent and possibly cleaning products.
Some ships have a shopping service: you will receive an order list from a supermarket before departure. Everything you have entered will be on board when you check in.
You can order catering on all ships if desired. Contact our office for more information.
Is bed linen on board?
The beds on the ships are equipped as standard with a bottom sheet and a pillow with a pillowcase. So you only have to bring a sleeping bag or comforter.
You can rent duvets with covers. Prices vary per ship. Please specify in advance.
More and more often a ship is rented as standard including duvets. This is clearly stated in the specifications.
What do I bring in personal luggage?
On the water you can encounter different weather conditions. So bring clothes for hot and cold temperatures. In the summer it can cool down quite well in the evening. Rain or sailing clothing and boots are also handy. Comfortable shoes with profile soles are practical for on deck.
Tip: put your things in a foldable bag. You can hardly store your suitcases in the cabins.
Why the guarantee fund?
Since 2018, the guarantee fund has been mandatory for package travel providers. It gives the holiday booker the guarantee that he / she will get the full amount back in the event of a bankruptcy or suspension of payment from the provider.
We cannot guarantee that the colours shown on the website exactly reflect the colours of the actual prints. The colours seen from our website will partly depend on the colour reproduction on your computer.
For the payment of a booked ship The following payment terms apply:
1e part (50%): within 2 weeks after booking
2 part (50%): no later than 5 weeks before departure
For a individually arrangement applies:
100% within 5 days after booking
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