Turkey

 

 

4th October 2021

LAST CABIN AVAILABLE

Having taken many groups cruising off the Croatian Islands in recent years we thought it best to find another location for our next, very popular, coastal cruise. After much searching we think we have found a real winner for you -off the Turkish coast. A really luxurious vessel but with only 10 cabins this time.

 

Look at these photos below and just visualise yourself on this fabulous vessel! We will be cruising the beautiful coast from Fethiye. Stopping in various towns and villages en route and in port or at anchor each evening. The charter we have is for FULL BOARD and with an open (free) bar. 

 

What’s on offer 

 

Fly to Dalaman on  4th October ( a really great time of the year to visit Turkey when the oppressive summer heat has passed)

 

Turkey Gulet Cruises

Gulet cruises in Turkey are a fabulous experience in a beautiful region of the world.  Turkey’s coastline is the longest in the Mediterranean. Taking an authentic gulet cruise is the perfect way to explore part of it, meandering at a slow pace and stopping off en route every night. This is a great way to explore the many hidden treasures and sleepy backwaters, enjoying perfect serenity at sea whilst making friends along the way.  This cruise has been carefully selected along with an itinerary which will visit the most unspoilt parts of the region, allowing you to experience the local culture - and explore - from local villages to ancient ruins!! You will fly in to Dalaman Airport before your transfer to join your fellow passengers and crew to discover some of the hidden gems of the Aegean and Mediterranean. 

 

The company say “ Our gulet cruises are incredible for the views, experiences and atmosphere onboard and often include a range of activities and amenities to enjoy. We can offer snorkelling equipment, fishing gear and canoes as well as WIFI, TV and games for your pleasure.  Guests who have enjoyed one of our gulet holidays in Turkey often talk about it as one of the very best holidays of their lives” 

Food on board is a highlight and you will enjoy traditional Turkish cuisine with seasonal vegetables and fruit, as well as on-board barbecues with fresh fish and meat. Our gulet has a large sundeck area for relaxation and a dining area for informal meals and drinks on deck. Our vessel Semercioglu IV is a good example of the top luxury category available in the area.  Each cabin has en-suite facilities and all have air conditioning. Bear in mind, however, that air conditioning is restricted to working for limited hours at certain times of the day (7pm - Midnight) in order to save energy and avoid too much noise onboard. 

One of the highlights of a gulet cruise is the fact that the captain stops regularly in picturesque bays - normally inaccessible by land - for swimming and snorkelling. These cruises are the most informal of cruise options available, offering a friendly atmosphere and providing the ultimate personal service.

 

Rig of the day? "Relaxed or very relaxed”  - No shoes to be worn onboard please!

 

Your De luxe Gulet - Semercioglu IV - awaits.

 

This gulet has been built using the best teak and mahogany available in a traditional style. 

 

Semercioglu IV was completely refurbished in 2016 and major improvements were made to the decks and the cabins. The large decks have been designed with space, comfort and relaxation in mind.  This luxury ship provides a wonderful environment for you to enjoy your holiday.

General Specifications

  • Category: Ketch Gulet - Deluxe

  • Year Built:  2011

  • Refurbished: 2016

  • Length: 40 meters

  • Beam: 8 meters

  • Engine: 2 x Marin 500hp IVECO engines

  • Generator: 33KW/h + 22KW  

  • Top speed: 16 knots

  • Port: Fethiye

  • Number of Crew: 5

  • Service Boat: Joker 4.8, Engine 75

 

Accommodation

Total Cabins: 10 cabins (9 Double cabins, 1 Twin).

 

The Cabins have teak floors, ceilings and fittings with mahogany walls. The bathrooms are tastefully designed and have a WC, hand basin and a fitted shower with a Jacuzzi. Each cabin has 220volt electricity.  The saloon is air-conditioned and furnished to a high standard. Air conditioning is in operation between 7pm until 12 midnight in the cabins and the lobby.

 

Equipment 

  • Wi-fi (limited connections at times) 

  • Electrical points in cabins/bathrooms

  • Playing cards, backgammon

  • LCD TV in saloon

  • Canoe

  • Snorkelling and fishing equipment

  • Fully equipped fire alarm

  • Service boat for 8 persons  

  • Hot water for 24 hours

  • 24 volt + 220 volt + 380 volt electricity

  • Garmin GPS is available, Icom has radio, AIS Class is available

  • 20 Sunbeds 

  • Ice machine

  • Washing machine

  • Dishwasher

  • Satellite receiver

  • Fully equipped music system

 

Food & Drink

Please note; Semercioglu IV will be operating on an "all inclusive" basis in 2021. Our price INCLUDES Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,  soft drinks and unlimited alcoholic drinks.   Traditional home made Turkish meals are served with seasonal fresh vegetables and fruit.

 

Just one review from a past customer…

"The Semerciouglu4 is stunning. I had seen the online video but pictures and videos cannot do it justice. This boat is huge but still beautiful and elegant. The deck spaces are very big and the cabins too, with excellent en-suite facilities. Showers great. Semercioglu is the family name of Mehmet, the owner who is the Captain. He and his SIC, Serkan, are very proud of their boat and rightly so. They and the rest of the crew made me feel most welcome and at home. I look forward to meeting them again. Food onboard was lovely, even though this was the first week working on a boat for otherwise experienced chef, Ahmet. Mehmet's daughter, Eda, was charming.

I arrived at Fethiye with time to look at all the other Gulets there and at the time did not see one to match it. Highly recommended it.(I have never bothered writing a review before but felt this deserved it)." 

Mr Fred Shiress 

 

Check out this Youtube video with a detailed views of Semercioglu IV https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=x3H90yftIhQ

£ 1475 per person  for seven days full board onboard  SEMERCIOGLU IV   based on two people sharing a twin or double cabin.

Private Transfers to and from Dalaman airport to the ship are included

PLEASE NOTE. Flights to and from Turkey are NOT included in this holiday as there are so many options available.The holiday will start and end at the Turkish airport where you will be met by us. You, or our UK travel agent will be able to book you on the daytime flight we nominate from Gatwick (at about 11:30)  in due course. Other regional airport options will be available. There is no great rush to book flights but if you want to join this fabulous cruise now is the time to confirm your cabin! 

 

Want to book? First - Phone us to check cabins are available( 07977 534949) then send a deposit for us to confirm everything. We ask for £250 per person payable to our bank as listed below

 

Santander Bank Sort Code  09 01 28   a/c 96780823 . Please make sure your payment is marked TURKEY 21  + your surname. We also insist you are covered by travel insurance for this holiday which includes, God forbid, any cancellation you may have to make.