What are the IONIAN cruises?
The Ionian cruise includes a unique Island hopping experience while spending a week at sea, exploring the best destinations, the Ionian sea, has to offer!
It is meant for independent, like-minded travelers, best suited for those who want to set sail for an adventure,
explore Greek heritage and enjoy historical sightseeing!
When they depart?
Departures are every Saturday at 17:00, from May until the end of October.
What time does the cruise finish?
All our cruises end on Saturdays, at 09:00.
What is the difference in island hopping and other mass scale commercial ferry companies
The difference between island hopping with us, and island hopping with any other mainstream-commercial ferry company,is mainly, the overall experience and comfort!
Commercial Island hopping, would mean standing for hours in line, just to boat your ferry,
traveling with other thousands of people, sometimes for many hours without truly being comfortable during the trip, absurd time schedules,as most commercial ferries have crazy embarkation/disembarkation schedules (sometimes as early, as 04:00 in the morning).
Additionally, during commercial Island hopping, you won’t have any standard accommodation for that period, which means that you will be carrying your luggage everywhere you go, without the possibility of leaving them somewhere stress-free.
On the other hand, traveling with us, on your own private gulet, would mean, overwhelming comfort due to the fact, that you will have the same accommodation for the whole trip’s duration! Of course, plenty of storage to leave your luggage and belongings, without the fear of losing anything,as our crew never leaves the ship.
This means that your belongings will be safe, throughout the week you will be traveling with us! And also, besides the cruising hours, there is no other major time restriction, so you will have plenty of time, to do whatever you want!
What is the available cabin type and what do cabins include ?
We do have a variety of cabins, which range from doubles to twins (lower beds-bunk beds) to triples and a few quads, depending on the operating gulet.
All cabins besides, their comfortable mattresses, are ensuite with their own shower, a hair dryer, a wardrobe for storage, reading lights,their own individual A/C device and an electric fan!
If you want to be in the same cabin with your friends, just mention it, while booking with us.
We can not guarantee that you will be together, but we will make everything possible to actually do that!
Please keep in mind, that we provide 1 set of fresh linen and towels, for the cruising week.
I am traveling alone, is there any single supplement?
Many of our guests, choose to travel alone, as it follows the basic idea of our cruises.
Independent individuals, come alone but travel with same-like-minded people, so many in the end, actually become friends!
Please know, that if you are traveling solo, we will always try to allocate you to a cabin, with your same gender.
On the other hand, if you desire to have your own private cabin, there will be an extra charge of 50% of the total amount of 1 person’s price.
Are the islands we visit expensive?
In general, on Greek islands, you can find affordable food and drinks, everywhere!
You can choose, between eating traditional Greek comfort food, like a Souvlaki, at a price of 3€, or sitting at a local tavern/restaurant, for a much proper meal, at a price of 8-15€ per person.
Throughout, Greek Islands, drinks cost approximately, 6-12€
Is water included on board?
Water is offered complimentary by us, only during meal courses, so water is NOT included in your package!
If you want any extra water, we offer 1.5L bottles (Natural mineral Water), at 2€
How does the on board AC work ?
The A/C, operates from 4 to 8 hours, per day (if of course, it is permitted by the government’s Covid regulations).
Also note, that the A/C works only when the generator is working at the exact same time. Though, due to local regulations, the generator must be turned off, after midnight.
The power supply, from the shore at the ports of Corfu, Kassiopi, Sivota and Gaios (due to their weak infrastructure), is not powerful enough to operate all our A/C units, simultaneously. Thus you must keep in mind, that there are possibly hot nights, especially during July and August, where the A/C, does not work after midnight.
Please keep in mind, that all our cabins are equipped with independent electric fans, as well, hence when our boats are connected to the shore’s power supply, our fans work properly, during the night, as well.
Is local transportation included ?
Any means of transportation, such as local buses, taxis, or even water taxis, are not included, in any of our cruise packages.However, we would be more than happy to arrange any possible transportation, for you!
A standard “airport to the vessel (and vice versa)” transfer, is around 25-30€ per person (depending on the Island),
while shorter, in-town transportation would vary, between 8€ and 15€ per person.
In case you want to arrange your transportation, prior to your arrival, send us an email, at: email@example.com
When and where, do I get to charge my electrical devices (phones, laptops etc.) ?
Our gulets share quite a number of electrical sockets, both on the inside and the outside, of the vessel.
With this in mind, and as we do provide extension cords and multi-docking stations, you will be able to charge your devices,either while cruising while the generator is active, or while docked at port!
When do I get to shower ?
You are able to have a shower, any time of the day, but keep in mind that when the boat is docked at some of the ports we visit,the engines are turned off, the water flow is reduced and as a result, there is no hot water after midnight.
Water tanks on board are limited, meaning, when multiple cabins shower simultaneously, hot water is more likely to end.
If your shower does not have hot water, please inform your captain in order to open the water heater, and please wait for at least, 15 to 20 minutes, until it heats up the water again.
What food is included ?
All basic cruise options include a Half Board, which means daily breakfast and lunch. (Buffet style)
For Breakfast, click here, to see our onboard menu items.
For lunch, we do offer a much more detailed plan, which you can see yourself, here: Daily lunch Schedule 2023
Besides breakfast and lunch, we do offer a special complimentary Captain’s dinner, which basically, is a dinner that passengers, enjoy,alongside the crew and the Captain!
All courses, include water, though if you want extra, a 1.5L water bottle, is at 2€
Is there any vegetarian option ?
We do respect our passenger’s food preferences and requirements and that is why our Chefs, in case it is needed, will prepare optional dishes, as well.(vegetarian, lactose-free, pescatarian, vegan, etc.)
Can I bring my own food and drinks on board ?
It’s our policy, not to allow, any food products or drinks, to be brought on board.
So, no, bringing food and beverages on board, is prohibited.
As all our gulets have a kitchen, plenty of pantry stock and an onboard bar, we persuade you to acquire anything you need, directly through us!
Click here, to see all our available onboard drink items!
Note: Passengers with specific dietary restrictions, or health issues, which need a specific provision on board, are excluded!
Do I need any travel Insurance ?
Adventure traveling, like Island hopping, requires travel insurance and we strongly suggest, purchasing one!
Do our gulets actually sail ?
All gulets, including ours, are hybrids, which means that although they do have a motor engine, they can run on wind energy, as well, through its huge sails.
That said, operating a cruise solely on wind energy, is something quite unpredictable, thus, we prefer relying on, and scheduling each week, based on the gulet’s ability to use its motor engines!
What type of electrical sockets are on board ?
All the gulets in our fleet, have only European-type sockets.
Note: It is mandatory to know this beforehand, as the electrical items/devices you want to bring on board, need to agree, with this specification.
What nationalities are usually on board ?
We have travelers from all over the world, and we are truly delighted about this!
Most of our passengers are Australian, British, German, Spanish, Croatian, French, Italian, South African, Canadian and American!
So, most of our passengers are mainly English speakers!
Does the crew speak English ?
In order to support the local community and give back to its (our) people, all our gulets have multinational crew members. Though, English is the number one onboard-speaking language!
What is the maximum capacity of the boats ?
All our gulets can carry up to, approximately 20 to 25 passengers, with an average cabin number of 7. (double/twins – triples) Keep in mind, that all our vessels have fair space onboard, for literally all the passengers they will, eventually, accommodate!
Can I be sure, that I will be travelling in the same gulet, as my friends ?
At the time of your booking/inquiry, remember to specify who your fellow travelers are.
This way, we will try to make all the necessary arrangements to accommodate you, all together, on the same vessel!
Please keep in mind though, that we can not guarantee this, for close-to-date cruises!
Can I leave the cruise earlier ?
Even if we believe, that it is impossible for someone, to wish to “abort” our sailing cruise earlier than its scheduled disembarkation,you are of course, free to leave, whenever you like!
The only restriction though, is that in order for you to leave earlier, the gulet needs to be docked at a marina/port, and not on some remote cove!
Of course, in case you happen to leave earlier and want us to help you with your transportation, feel free to let us know,
by sending an email, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens if I miss my departure ?
In the unfortunate event, of losing your departure, you have the option to either “catch” us on the next Island/destination,via commercial ferry, or bus. (if accessible)
In any case, if something like that is to happen, try to inform us prior to the actual departure time, by calling us at our Office, at: +46 7 6285 2871
Can I meet my fellow travelers, prior to the departure ?
As personal privacy, is of paramount importance to us, we cannot provide you with any of your fellow travelers’ details, prior to your actual cruise day.