The Summer 2020 season is successfully behind us and having operated in all our main destinations from July to November, we are pleased to advise that we completed the summer without a single case of COVID 19 on any of our holidays, including flotillas, beach clubs, cabin charter or sailing schools. The feedback from our guests was that the precautions and distancing measures in place worked very well, without adversely affecting their holiday and the point has been well proven that holidaying afloat on a yacht within one’s family or social bubble, with sensible precautions and protective measures in place is about as safe as it gets.
In line with the latest UK government restrictions, we have no departures from the UK operating over the current period and through to May, though our bareboat bases in Greece and Croatia are anticipated to be open from the beginning of May.
We are optimistic that travel restrictions and quarantine requirements will have been lifted in time for the start of the season thanks to good progress being made with inoculation programmes. We acknowledge that there is still some uncertainty on whether UK restrictions will be lifted in time for our season’s start in May. We continue to monitor the situation closely, liaising regularly with our trade associations and where possible, also the authorities both in the UK and in our main destinations.
Should travel not be possible, we will contact you individually in good time to discuss your options which can include deferring the holiday to a later date.
One thing that is almost certain to remain a requirement this summer is a negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours of travel for all passengers. We still await further advice and confirmation on this. Those that have already had the vaccine will need to obtain a certificate (further info awaited on this) as this is likely to further facilitate travel, potentially avoiding the need for a PCR test pre-departure in the near furture.
If you wish to discuss your arrangements, please contact us, and we will be happy to advise on the current situation and what we can do to help.
|Expected Travel Conditions applied to UK departures|
|Green Countries:||Low Risk Countries|
|Amber Countries:||Moderate Risk Countries|
|Red Countries:||High Risk countries (Currently known as 'Red List'|
|Measures||Green Country||Amber Country||Red Country|
|Passenger Locator Form||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Managed Quarantine at Hotel||No||No||Yes|
|PCR Testing upon Return||On or before day 2||On or before day 2||On or before day 2|
|Optional Test to Release||N/A||On day 5||No|
|Further PCR Testing||No||Day 8||Day 8|
|Requested changes to your holiday|
|Sunscape & Supplier||Travel is possible and therefore||Travel is possible, you can||Travel from the UK is not|
|Normal Booking Conditions||choose to defer your holiday||permitted and the holiday|
|Yacht & Airline||apply. Changes will be subject||to a later date with||will not be operated. You|
|cancellation and/or admin fees.||no admin fees.||can defer the holiday to a|
|later date or take a Credit note.|
|Price changes||N/A||Subject to new departure date||Subject to new departure date|
|The above information is provided as a convenience to our customers and is subject to change at anytime.|
We will update this page as more information becomes available.
Holidays Booked For Summer 2021
Given the pre-departure testing and other protective measures planned by the airline and travel industry for 2021, the aim is that the 2021 summer season will operate normally. However, in the event that some disruption to departures occur, we have implemented appropriate policies to deal with such situations. Those booking a full package with us including flights will benefit from ATOL cover for the entire package, when we as a tour operator will take full responsibility to provide suitable accommodation and organise appropriate repatriation travel in the event of any disruption.
What If My Holiday Is Disrupted?
In the event of any disruption pre-departure, we will do our best to offer you the maximum flexibility possible – this will vary from booking to booking, and our team will work to offer you the best option for your holiday and circumstances, whether this is travelling as originally planned but changing to a different destination where this is available or deferring your holiday to a different date. If disruption occurs after departure, we will provide all necessary assistance and make any necessary changes to travel arrangements.
Deferring Booked Holidays
If your holiday with us has to be deferred due to COVID-19 related disruption, we recommend that you choose your new holiday date as soon as possible in order to secure your place and avoid disappointment, since availability for the second half of the summer is already limited. Where your holiday is scheduled to go ahead but you wish to defer, please note that you may incur penalties if there are no official restrictions in place. In the event that new restrictions are put in place, deferring your holiday will usually be penalty-free. We work with many suppliers, fleet owners, hotels, airlines and agencies – talk to us about your booking and we will give you the latest information on what may be possible in your case.
If your flight is booked through us and is cancelled or changed, we will contact you and do our utmost to secure suitable alternative arrangements. If you have booked your own flight and this is cancelled or changed, please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.
You Are Ill Or Self Isolating And Can’t Travel
If you cannot travel due to illness, self-isolation or official restrictions, please get in touch and we’ll look at possible amendments to your holiday and will assist you with this in any way we can. If the holiday is still scheduled to go ahead and there are no restrictions in place, you should be able to claim on your travel insurance for any health-related disruption.
We encouraged guests to re-book for a later date if possible, or if this could not yet be decided, to accept a credit note which could be applied to a later booking. The credit note still benefits from financial protection under the ATOL and ABTA schemes where booked in that way. We thank the large number of guests who chose to re-book or defer for their cooperation and for staying with us. As all monies paid have been sent to the supplier in order to secure your booking. These monies will be transferred to your new booking.
How We Are Keeping Your Money Safe
We would like to remind you our flight inclusive package holidays are ATOL protected. More information can be found on that ATOL website: https://www.caa.co.uk/ATOL-protection/Consumers/About-ATOL/