We did a gulet cabin cruise years ago but now I only read bad reviews about the operator we used and I am unsure who to use.Any suggestions?
Also, we did Marmaris Fetiye and it was great eccept for the nights in Marmaris harbour.
Now which route will live up to that one?We are thinking Bodrum Gokova and then maybe Antalya Kas.
Ok,as you can see I am confused and I have noticed a lot of people have done gulet cruises so this is an excellent place to get opnions of this.
Thanks for the help.
Here's the link to Blue Cruise http://www.bluecruise.co.uk/
By the way I'm not connected to them in any way, I just really find them the best to book with.
Previously have used Tapestry Holidays and they were quite good but they went bust a couple of years back and left and lot of people without holidays. They were ABTA but people we knew were 2 days from departure and couldn't afford to rebook until they got their money back. They are trading again but the trust is gone for me. Also Exclusive Escapes do some good gulets but they are truly expensive.
Another one which has good reports is Anatolian Sky.
Previously on the cruise there were a mix of people from 18 to 50 and it just worked somehow.Must say that the majority was older and maybe that is why things "gelled" so well.
Do it,you will not regret it,it is great fun.
I don't think I'd be able to cope for a week or fortnight on the boat- do you get off onto the shore often?
We have already booked for Icmeler and Dalyan for sept this year but I've put Blue cruises on my bookmarks and will definatly go on one next year ..thanks
It's basically a very chilled out holiday. There tend to be a couple of stops during the week at a port (this will probably include the overnights on first and last night though, so think of that plus one in the middle of the trip) with the other nights being in small, secluded bays. You basically make your own entertainment so that might be just chatting, or dancing to CDs you've brought along, having a quiz or playing some games. Those who are seasoned travellers will probably be armed with some things to occupy the evenings but it's all about making your own entertainment, unless you happen to have a crew member on board who likes to entertain!
The food is local, fresh, tasty and plentiful and will include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
If you think of the day trips but vastly reduce the numbers it's like that but with a small group who you get to know very quickly. Laughing, drinking, eating, swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, chatting and no worrying about what to wear or how your hair is. Bliss.
yes,this is exactly what the blue cruise is like.When you charter your own gulet you obviously have friends or family around you and you will visit and relax.With cabin charter I have found that it is quiet in the evening.We use to play boardgames and just relax.This is really all about doing nothing for a whole week.We swim and snorkel a lot and are usually very tired at night.
Our year is very busy and super fast so a week where talking is optional and doing nothing is the order of the day while on the beautiful water (or in the water) is absolutely fantastic for us.
Booking on a gulet that will have a shade canvas over the sunbeds and is not to old and basically clean is the challenge now as I have no Idea who to go with.We have already booked our flights by the way...lol
We are off to Fethiye on Friday. Is there any gulet companies that I could check out while I am there as we will be in the harbour booking some day trips.
We have ended up booking a 3night/four day cruise through Carol and Tayfun, which I since found out is actually with V-Go.
We met a group of Swedish tourists and they spoke in detail about what a Gulet can offer. The trick seems to be making sure the company you are in is right. We will probably go with another large group booking. Hubby and I are currently looking at a company called Anatolian Sky for next year. First impressions are encouraging.
I would suggest you ring Blue Cruise and ask a few questions, get their brochure and then compare what everyone else have to offer. We are off soon for 2 weeks with Blue Cruise on the Baba Veli 8 which we got for £1,099 per person. There are 5 couples who all met in the last two years on gulet holidays and have decided to go together this year. Blue Cruise were fantastic in sorting this out for us as individual bookings. Go on - talk to them, Margaret is very good with her knowledge of gulets as has been on several but never lets on she is the owner of Blue Cruise, to all intents she's just another passenger. [/i]
Don't let that put you off though. We are off on our 17th 2 week gulet holiday soon and we've only experienced this type of issue twice and when you consider most people do one week, that is 34 different sets of passengers.
The vast majority of passengers are on board with the idea of enjoying themselves, meeting new people and rubbing along with everyone. We'd had judges, lorry drivers, pilots, Special Branch, Defence Attaches, shop assistants. We've had posh people (Oliver Reed's brother once - great guy, as were his wife and friends) working class, professionals, retired, different nationalities, young and old and you know what - we all look the same in our swimwear and we all want to enjoy our holidays.
You can PM me if you have any queries you don't feel you can ask publicly.
So the answer is yes Blue Cruise still do cabin charters - they obviously prefer it if you book the whole gulet but they do do cabins as certain times of the year - usually June & September. Let them know you are seriously considering it and they will be happy to discuss things with you.
I chartered gulet in Croatia in july of 2019. Me, my wife and 4 kids really enjoyed on our trip across the Adriatic sea. There is a lot of things to see in croatia, medieval cities, best food in entire universe and very kind people.. If you can not decide between Croatia or some other country i hope this post will also help you. We booked gulet for us through tourist agency GuletHoliday.com located in city of split, in the same city we started and finished our 7 day trip. From my expirence i can really reccomend them, they are responding very fast and they are very knowledable about all their boats and ports in Croatia generally. Also Marija - she was in charge for us, is very polite and she is available even in midnight if you need her.
With gulet itself everithing went well, crew was very kind and we really enjojed.
Here is link for web page for Gulet Holiday: https://guletholiday.com/
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