An increasing number of us are going on a cruise for our holidays and that’s because they are simply fantastic! I have been lucky enough to visit several parts of the world on cruise ships; the holiday experience is so relaxing and rejuvenating, so much so that you never want it to end.
When we think of cruises it’s very easy to instantly think of the gigantic boats we see on the television, but not all cruises have to be taken on those giants of the sea. I was recently on a Gulet cruise and it opened up my eyes to a whole new way of cruising. You get a much better experience if you choose a Gulet cruise . I know you’re probably wondering how this can be, so let me explain.
What is a gullet?
The best way to describe what you can expect from a Gulet cruise and how it is different from the cruise experience you are used to is to show you some pictures of the boats.
You can see how these amazing vessels will offer the perfect cruise experience. The good news is that you can choose to hire one cabin or the entire boat!
When you’re on one of the big cruise ships there’s very little space to kick back and relax in peace. Just take a look at the picture below to get an idea of the tranquility you’ll experience on a Gulet – is there any other type of cruise that will help you forget the office? I think not.
Where can you go?
The main cruise destinations are Turkey, Croatia and Greece, but you can also book a Gulet cruise in Italy, Spain, the Maldives, Seychelles and Thailand. Whichever destination you choose, you are guaranteed to have a special holiday.
In Turkey you are able to choose from over 1, 000 Gulets for your cruise. You’ll also be able to swim in the beautiful turquoise sea, visit amazing remote bays, visit countless ancient sites and some of the most breathtaking locations the world has to offer.
Croatia is definitely my personal favourite because you get to explore the true beauty of the Mediterranean. There are over 1, 200 islands just waiting to be explored when you’re on your cruise. There’s also the opportunity to either relax in small fishing villages or live it up in some of the famous ‘Jet Set’ towns.
If you would like to visit more than one country on your cruise then Greece and Turkey is a match made in heaven. A 7-day cruise is more than enough for you to soak up the culture and enjoy your time at sea. We all know that Greece has some of the most epic ancient sites in the world, combine that with tavern and island hoping, and you’re ready for the cruise of a lifetime.
How much does it cost?
For what’s included in a Gulet cruise the price is fantastic. Depending on which Gulet you choose from, of which there are many, the price ranges from 799 – 1486 Euros. I think that’s a great price when you think of what’s included onboard; chef, food, hostess/sailor, captain, your cabin, concierge, travel planner and all other fees. You have to remember that the service is second to none and very personal because of the number of passengers on board.
If you’ve been on a Gulet cruise before I would love to hear all about your experience and any tips you might have for the best places to go. All you have to do is pop your thoughts down in the comment section below, looking forward to reading them soon.