With hectic schedules, stressful careers, and anxiety taking a toll on us, a vacation becomes necessary. What’s better than chartering a yacht around the Greek Islands? Nothing beats the cool breeze against your skin, and reading your favorite book, while sipping on your favourite drink. Away from the hustle and bustle of cities, you’re in complete bliss.
However, one important thing most tourists forget is that to make their trip enjoyable, they need to follow certain rules. This includes following yacht etiquette. This will not only make your trip enjoyable, it will help the crew serve you better!
So here are a few unwritten rules you should follow?
Treat the Yacht Like Your home
Remember that the yacht you’re chartering is someone’s property. But also at the same time, treat it like you treat your home. The crew wants you to feel at home, comfortable and relaxed, during your stay. Cooperate with the crew and don’t litter, or request things beyond the crew’s means.
Respect the Crew
Remember to show respect. The crew is there to make your vacation awesome, but that also means you need to make their job easier. Be polite and courteous.
If you have any issues with the service, then inform the captain. He will address the problem with the crew. Remember that communication is the key to fixing problems.
Make Sure to Pack accordingly
Before you book your yacht trip, communicate with the captain. One thing you need to ask about is the luggage. Some yachts have specific requirements for luggage weight. So the best thing to do is ask before packing.
Lightly pack, is a good rule of thumb. If the cruise is for one week, don’t take too many clothes. This is because yachts have a limited amount of space. Also the use of soft bags is recommended. So that after you have put your clothes away in the cupboards and draws. You can fold the bags up and put them away as well.
Listen to Safety Briefings
On the first day, the captain and crew will guide you through safety briefings. This is important because your safety is the crew’s number one priority. It’s important that you follow the rules, so you can have a safe and happy trip.
An important thing to remember is that European yachts differ from American yachts. American yachts have crew members who mingle with the guests. But on European yachts the crews give the guests space and move out of your way. This does not mean they are unfriendly and won’t talk to you.
So you will see the crew about the boat getting on with their work. But they will happily answer question or join in a conversation. They want your trip to be memorable, awesome, and overall fun.
Let me know if you have questions or if there is anything else that I can help you with. I would also like to hear any of your comments, so please leave them.