Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the questions that occurred more than once are listed below. If you will not find answer to YOUR question there, and neither on the sub pages of this website – please feel free to contact me!
CHARACTER OF THE TRIP
IS IT MORE LIKE A PARTY CRUISE OR MORE LIKE A RELAXING SPORTIVE CRUISE?
Something in between. It is not a cruise where you party hard every day, all day – I don´t believe this allows you to enjoy the nature and your surroundings consciously. It is also not a sailing trip where you sail 11h per day. I want to have a balance between sailing, socializing, partying, good food and being in the nature.
IS THERE ANY INTINERARY OF EACH ROUTE?
Yes and no. The area of sailing is choosen before, but the order of places shown in each route`s description does not represent any itinerary schedule. This means we can visit any of the locations in any random order. The order is always designed by the weather conditions, the wind conditions and the moods of all Naleians on the trip. Each days` destination is chosen in the morning after checking the weather forecast.
HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO JOIN THE TRIP?
Minimum age is 21. The average age is 24-34.
ARE THERE ANY GENDER LIMITATIONS?
Yes, to make the group coherent the limitation is that no more than 60% of participants of one gender are allowed to register.
ARE PEOPLE JOINING MOSTLY IN GROUPS OR ALONE?
In the last years around 25% of people were joining in two, around 25% were groups of various sizes and the remaining 50% joined alone.
WE ARE YOUNG COUPLE WITH A CHILD. CAN WE TAKE OUR CHILD WITH US?
I do not think other people would be so keen on it. The trip is rather for the people of age group 24-34 without children. So I could not guarantee the silence at the time your child should go to sleep. You are though most welcome to leave your child with grandparents and come along just in two 🙂
CAN I TAKE MY DOG ON THE YACHT?
Personally I am a big fan of the dogs… but I cannot guarantee that all other participants of the trip are. Besides – there is quite a limited space on the yacht – I do not think dog would feel comfortable inside.
WILL YOU STILL SEND SOME SPECIAL INFORMATION IN AN E-MAIL TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS WITH SOME ORGANIZATIONAL THINGS?
Yes. In each of the email confirming your booking or payment there will be a link to packing list. Additionally up to a week before your cruise you will receive an email with contacts to the whole group and your skipper. This should allow you to organize your travel to the marina together and maybe already visit some places with other Naleians.
DO WE HAVE FOOD ON BOARD OR DO I HAVE TO BRING SOME WITH ME FOR THE WHOLE WEEK?
You have to make your shopping by yourself (as a crew). Come to marina, find us and your yacht and meet with your crew. Only then, you should buy the food in a large supermarket.
WILL THE CREW LISTS BE PUBLISHED BEFORE? WHEN?
As soon as they are full – not later than a month before the cruise. You will receive an email.
CAN I RESERVE THE OPTION OF SAILING AND DECIDE IF I REALLY GO IN A MONTH?
COULD YOU PERHAPS LET ME KNOW WHEN IT'S FULLY BOOKED? (OR MAYBE WHEN THERE ARE JUST A FEW SPOTS LEFT?).
All the updates regarding the amount of spaces left will be firstly communicated to the subscribers of the Newsletter, then on Facebook and on Twitter.
WHAT TO TAKE
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
The most crucial are: flip-flops, comfy summer clothes, CDs, swimming and snorkelling stuff and a wallet. (The full suggested packing list you will receive with organizational email – until one month before the cruise).
SHOULD I TAKE ANY SPECIAL SHOES / EQUIPMENT FOR MOVING AROUND ON THE YACHT?
If you do not like to walk bare-footed on the yacht take trainer shoes with bright sole. The fingerless hand gloves might be useful (for working with lines) and a wind/waterproof light jacket as well.
CAN I TAKE MY HARD CASE LUGGAGE ON-BOARD?
Absolutely not. There is no space for it on the yacht. If you really need to fly with it – you will have to leave your hard case somewhere in the luggage storage on the bus station. Take a soft bag / backpack.
ARE LINEN AND TOWELS INCLUSIVE?
Linen is included. Bring your own towel(s).
Booking and Payment
I AM TRAVELLING ALONE AND WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACED IN A CABIN WITH A NALEIAN OF THE SAME SEX. IS THAT POSSIBLE?
This is the assumption for every single traveller. I will make sure that you will be in a cabin with a person of the same sex. Selectan algorithm helps to match the mindsets.
WE ARE TRAVELLING WITH A GROUP. HOW SHOULD WE BOOK?
Let everyone book separately and fill in names of the group members in the field provided in the booking form. I will take care to process your booking properly.
WE ARE TRAVELLING WITH A GROUP. CAN WE HAVE A DISCOUNT?
Sorry, you will not get any discount, but the fact that this trip is `non-profit` is all that you need. If I would offer group discounts I would need to increase the base price. I don`t like this approach.
ALL THE PLACES FOR THE TRIP I WANT TO BOOK ARE TAKEN. IS THERE ANY SORT OF `LET ME KNOW IN CASE OF FREE SPACE` LIST?
Yes there is! Simply book on the respective Waiting List (another tab in the booking form). There might be a last minute cancellation. In such a case I inform everyone on the respective Waiting List. Booking on the waiting list is free of charge.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
First of all, cancellations are a natural situation. However, I choose not to calculate them in this business case, as this increases the base price for each and every person.
Therefore, if you cancel:
- more than 4 months in advance, 90% of your booking fee is returned.
- between 4 and 2 months in advance, 60% of your booking fee is returned.
- between 2 and 1 month in advance, 30% of your booking fee is returned.
- less than 1 month in advance, 0% of your booking fee is returned.
At any time it is possible to provide a substitute for your booking. You contact your friends and family and I contact the reserve list (if the trip is booked out). In such a case the change of booking (for the substitute name) is made free of charge.
The only manipulation fee is the cost of bank transfer or credit card charge back.
AM I INSURED WHILE TRAVELLING WITH NALEIA?
Yes, you are insured. The insurance also covers sailing incidents! The main insurance sums are: Medical expenses and immediate assistance: 10.000€, Costs of rescue action at sea and in the mountains: 5.000€, Personal Accident: 2.000€,Travel Luggage: 200€.
CAN I TAKE A SHOWER ON THE YACHT?
Sure you can – actually you can shower in 3 places on our yachts 🙂 There is more about yachts to read in the Yachts subpage.
WHAT KIND OF ELECTRICITY DO WE HAVE ON BOARD, IN TERMS OF TAKING THE RIGHT ADAPTERS WITH ME?
The electricity on the boats is a normal 230v when we are on the shore and attached to the power grid. When we are on the sea (or stay in a bay) we have 12v, so it is not possible to charge phones or any other electronic device. The sockets are standard European ones.
WHAT IS THE SMOKING POLICY ON THE YACHT?
It`s up to you (as a crew) and skipper to decide on it. But in general, I suggest a rule: no smoking inside the yacht. Nobody wants to sleep in cigarette-stinking bedclothes!