There are major differences in taking vacations on land or at sea. The accommodation styles and holiday concepts are quite distinctive. While many people are used to hotel accommodation, trying out something different such as a gulet cruise can give a whole new meaning to your holiday experience.
If you are about to be a new gulet vacationer, the information below may give you a better perspective on what to expect on a gulet charter. Needless to say, all gulet charter experiences will not be the same for everyone, with the following information we just want to give a general idea and outline the basics for your convenience.
HOTEL ROOMS vs. GULET CABINS
Hotel rooms are built according to building standards just like the gulet cabins being built according to their size and standards. Like any building, you will have more head space to stand up in your hotel room than you would in your gulet cabin, and this will only affect you if you are very tall, therefore expect a reduction in ceiling height. Hotel rooms can offer a larger occupancy area than some gulet cabins. This will depend on the gulet you have rented. However, there are also some VIP or High Deluxe gulet cabins larger than hotel rooms.
SAILING vs. CRUISING
Gulets are categorized as motorsailers. This means that the gulets not only sail but also may use their engines for cruising. They are by no means a sailing vessel alone. Sailing takes time from one destination to another. Hypothetically if you are on a one week holiday and will be travelling from Rhodes to Fethiye, with all the stops in between, there is no way that just by sailing you will be able to take time and enjoy your vacation and also cover that distance. Generally on itineraries that are arranged for a week, the sails on gulets are anywhere between 1 to 3 times.
The variation will depend on the itinerary, the gulet, and the weather. Read More at http://www.turkyacht.com/faqs