1. We have booked a long cruise, can we start our cruise in the late afternoon?

Of course, depending on your arrival time and our availability, we will do our best to tailor the cruise as you wish.

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2. Can we bring our kids/baby on cruise?

On ‘whole yacht’ charters the age of the passenger is not an issue, as it is just you and your company onboard.
But please keep in mind, if children are on board during the cruise, you shall be fully responsible for their behavior, safety and entertainment during the trip, while Private Yachting will provide you with all safety equipment and inform you about the safety procedures on board the yacht.

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3. How many miles we can cover for a day?

The average distances between the islands of the Ionian are 12-20 miles. Every day we normally stop in two bays for swimming and once for lunch or walk. However, on tailor-made cruises the maximum mileage travelled is 60-70 miles per day.

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4. Can we sail in the night?

No. We normally leave the harbor around 9:30 a.m. and after a few hours of sailing and a few hours anchored in a bays, we return (or go to the next island, if it is a long cruise) around 4-5 p.m. where we stay moored until the next morning.

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5. What does light all-inclusive mean?

Our daily cruises are a special experience of Ionian archipelagos, so after departure we will offer you typical Ionian meze appetizers made in a traditional way, made of local products like pies, bread, cheese, olives and vegetables. In the afternoon you should try some local sweets or fresh fruits. All day we are offering you a variety of local non-alcoholic refreshments like water, juices, coffee and tea. Also, if needed our beach towels are at your disposal.

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6. Will I get seasick?

Very rarely people get seasick onboard as we usually suggest the cruise in the areas where the winds are not too strong and the waves never too big. If you are worried about seasickness, you should bring with you pills like ‘Stugeron’ or a travel wrist band, which you can buy in pharmacies and airports. If you realize you are getting seasick while we are cruising and you don’t have any pills with you, don’t worry as we normally have some onboard.

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7. Can I sleep on the deck?

The night above the Ionian Sea is one to remember. You can sleep on the deck, but you will need to bring with you some type of a mat and a sleeping bag because the mattresses of the yacht as well as the bed linen cannot be used on deck.

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8. What type of sun protection should I use?

If your skin is not used to the sun, ideally factor 30-40 for the first couple of days and 15-20 for later. We insist that you use a cream instead of an oily lotion because oil will stain the teak deck and create slippery surfaces which are dangerous on a yacht. Also we would appreciate it if you wouldn’t use the types that contain coloring agents as again they stain the surfaces of the yacht. A practical tip is to avoid the types that are in a spray bottle, as half of your cream will end up blown away with the wind.

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9. I am a diver, can I bring my diving gear?

There is snorkeling gear onboard, but you are welcome to bring your own mask and fins or any other equipment you have.

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10. Can I charge my mobile phone, laptop and camera on the yacht?

Every cabin is equipped with a 220V AC plug, similar to the ones at home, so you can charge anything you want at any time. If you are coming from the UK/USA/Canada, then you will need a UK/USA/Canada to European plug adaptor, which you can buy from electrical equipment stores or from the airport Duty Free shops.

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11. Will I have mobile reception during the cruise?

There is very good reception on the islands and as the distances between them are small, there is good reception out at sea as well. It is only in a couple of bays and villages that are surrounded by high mountains, where you may not have any reception at all.

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12. I need to regularly check my email. Will that be possible?

We do have Wi-Fi onboard, although connection depends on coverage. You are welcome to use it for free, but please understand that this is on a mobile phone connection so you shouldn’t download/upload large documents or photos.

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13. How much will I pay for a meal in a tavern?

Of course it depends on what you will order, but the typical cost would be around 12-18 Euro for an appetizer, main dish and a beer or local wine.

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