Tall ships are sailing ships with several masts usually rigged with square sails. In contrast to our other ships, tall ships are ocean-going vessels built to travel in rough weather, using sails on most routes. Here, you have the regular opportunity to lend a hand in setting and taking in the sails. The tall ships have been converted according to the newest safety standards, and the cabins are appropriately designed for Islandhopping. The cabins have sufficient room for storing luggage (travel bag instead of suitcases), sleeping (usually in bunk beds) as well as an all-in-one shower/WC. The cabins measure between 5 - 7 sqm. One or the other piece of dinnerware could well be of plastic, and the possibility for lying down on deck is relatively limited, since it is not possible to sunbathe under full sails and on a tilting deck. Nevertheless, these tall ships, too, are first of all your floating lodgings that take you from island to island. The bicycle tours remain the main component of your tour. Comparatively less comfort is compensated by more sailing excitement and an intensive group feeling generated by sharing an adventure.
This category includes the Flying Dutchman, the Atlantis and the Sir Robert Baden Powell.
Comfort Ships ***
Comfort ships are also vessels that have been converted for Islandhopping and offer a higher standard of comfort in regard to cabins and facilities. The cabins measure 7 - 8 sqm and are furnished with beds at ground level - either two single beds or a double bed - frequently with a cupboard or extra storage space for luggage as well as all-in-one shower/WC. Some of these cabins have an additional bunk for a third person. On the large sundeck, comfortable mats for relaxation and sunbathing are available.
This category includes the Kapetan Jure, Linda, Tarin, Leonardo and the Panagiota.
Premium Ships ****
As the name implies, premium ships offer upper level amenities. Since all these yachts have been built for cruises after 2000 - 2009, they have very spacious guest cabins (9 - 12 sqm) as well as a private bathroom with a shower cabin and WC. All cabins are furnished with ground level beds, frequently with an extra bunk for a third person. Some cabins can be supplied with an extra bed to accommodate a fourth person. Comfortable mats and lounge chairs on two decks make relaxing easy. The dining salons are generously furbished creating a perfect space to enjoy the great food.
This category includes the Romantica, San Snova as well as our Turkish boats Osman Kurt, Halis Temel, BB2 and the Vietnamese Junks.
Deluxe Ships *****
Deluxe class - the name says it all; a very generously designed saloon with high-class furnishings sets the perfect ambience for the upmarket cuisine served here. Spacious sundecks, a bathing platform at the stern, a whirlpool and even exercise equipment may be included in this category. The guest cabins are elegantly and generously designed (10 - 15 sqm) and, of course, equipped with a spacious bathroom with a shower cabin and WC. These ships even have an enclosed storage space for the bicycles, so that a large number of bikes and E-bikes (Pedelecs) can be taken along.
This category includes the Harmonia, the Andela Lora and the Princeza Diana.
First Class Ships ******
The latest category at Islandhopping includes ships of the first class. Very elegant ships of class and style with exquisite décor offer a regenerative atmosphere. A very generously designed salon with high-class furnishings invites to relax as well as the upper deck with its comfortable lounge. Recline on the top deck and soak up the warmth of the sun. Enjoy a 360° ocean view from the bubbling comfort of the Whirlpool. The 14 guest cabins are generously designed (14 - 15 sqm) and, of course, equipped with a spacious bathroom with a shower cabin and WC. These ships even have an enclosed storage space for the bicycles, so that bikes and E-bikes (Pedelecs) can be taken along.
This category includes the Melody.
The price differences are based not alone on the category of the ship but also on the economic price level of the specific destination country, such as, to name but a few, harbour fees, taxes, ship building regulations, salaries for the crew and costs of food supplies.