How to Plan a Sailing Vacation

. Sailing away on a on luxury charter yacht is not a new trend in vacationing. However, the amenities that are now being provided on these yachts are changing and improving by the day. These changes have also introduced new terminology used in the industry of yacht charters. People in the process of planning a […]

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Sailing away on a on luxury charter yacht is not a new trend in vacationing. However, the amenities that are now being provided on these yachts are changing and improving by the day.

These changes have also introduced new terminology used in the industry of yacht charters. People in the process of planning a sailing vacation tend to feel puzzled or even intimidated by the terms they are not familiar with.

Ideally, a bit of research related to one’s preferences can make life easier during the planning phase before chartering a luxury yacht. Secondly, following a systematic approach is always useful for devising an organized plan with minimal chances of a glitch after the journey begins.

PLAN AHEAD

Charter yacht brokerages that offer their services of helping you plan a sailing vacation aboard a luxury charter yacht are no less than a blessing. After sketching-out your intended sailing vacation plans, it is time to consulting a charter yacht broker. At this time be prepared to provide your broker the details of your vacation plans. The more detailed information you provide the better job the broker can do making suitable arrangements.

Here is a list of the more vital details that needs be conveyed to the broker when inquiring about booking a sailing vacation are:

  • The sailing destination
  • Number of guests
  • Number of cabins needed
  • Type of yacht
  • Budget for the overall trip
  • Types of activities interested in
  • Duration of the journey
  • Issues requiring special requests

EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM

The travel industry goes through peak bookings and those who make early bookings always get the advantage. The chances of booking the yacht you desire for a holiday date are much better if you book early. Holiday dates such as Easter, Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s should be booked at least six months out to ensure you of booking the yacht you want.

Note that when booking a yacht more than six months out the required deposit is only 25%.. At six months out another 25% is due. The balance of the charter fee is due 45 days before departing on your sailing vacation

THE CREW PROFILE

Charter brokers tend to focus on professionalism, it is important to pay attention to the choice of the crew members aboard your yacht. You will want to make sure they can meet your requirements. Reviewing a crew profile is important. If possible you should inquire about any firsthand information your broker has about the crew.

Another factor to consider is the type of service provided by the crew members. For example, weather the crew members follow formal etiquette or a casual style of hosting your charter party.

With a little added effort before booking a luxury charter yacht, one can make sure that the entire journey turns out to be smooth and comfortable for all passengers and crew members on board.

For more information, contact Dennis at Charter the Caribbean at 317-745-1990 or email: charter@charterthecaribbean.com

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