Karim Benali USA/Manchester Love Boat 9.3 / 10
Built memories that we will cherish the rest of our lives
I have chartered a total of 4 boats over a 7 year period with the company (from a party of 4 to a party of 32 people) , always working closely with Erkan and on occasion dealing with few of his colleagues. Erkan is the most professional, accountable and dedicated person I have ever dealt with in the space of Marine business (I am a Yachtsman myself and own a sailing yacht). Erkan loves his job and it's his pride to make you happy and satisfied. It's paramount for him and that's what makes him unique. He has never disappointed on expectations for the entire period I have worked with him. He just takes all stress and anxiety out of the equation and makes it easy on you all along the process. He listens to your requests, proposes solutions, always honest in his assessments and never tries to "over sale" or "force" things on you. He understands that success in business is on the log term and building strong trustful relationships is key. This year in particular, our requests were numerous and more stringent to accommodate all sanitary measures relatives to COVID (Crew vaccination/testing, PCR tests, social distancing....etc...).... His other colleagues I dealt with were also very professional and very eager to help and support. I will continue to charter boats with Erkan every year it's possible for us....and the best thing for me to know ahead is that, next time, it will be another success story. If you are looking to charter a boat, hire the services of Erkan and his company....you will be glad you did.
For this year, we chartered the LOVE BOAT.... The only boat available at the time of booking that could accommodate 32 of our extended family (7 yo to 77 yo) . Simply: We had by far the most memorable vacation with the extended family and we have built unique memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. The boat is in a good/fair condition but the Captain, Crew and the Chef went above and beyond to make our vacation a true delight. The Owner of the boat is a great gentleman, who came to greet us, very welcoming and very diligent accommodating our sanitary requests because of Covid pandemic. The Captain was just the best Captain for all the boats I have chartered for the past 7 years. Professional attitude all across the board and attention to details was a focus for comfort, needs and privacy. The Chef was awesome, cooking with a smile and loved to please us. We celebrated 3 events while on board over a 2 weeks period (Gd-parent wedding anniversary, B'days, ...), and the crew was top notch at organizing the party/cake, etc... The whole crew gave us the privacy we needed but was also available to respond to all of our needs ALL TIMES including those of all of the kids.
I hope that Erkan, all members of his company, the Love Boat owner and crew find in this humble and unsolicited review a modest reward for their work, dedication, drive and professional service. Bravo to all for a great service!
Karim Benali, MD
Manchester by the Sea, MA, USA
We didn't get the chance to include in the itinerary visits to Greek Islands because of Covid and border closure. That would be for next time.... It was also sad to see some of the areas burned by the exceptional fires that experienced the region this year. Captain Levante made sure our stops at the bays and also itinerary avoided as much as possible these spots. We didn't have problem with the smells or sights.
K.H. Jordan/Amman Bedia Sultan 9.3 / 10
A joyful and memorable Turkish holiday for all the family.
Everything: Yacht, comfort, crew hospitality, service, food (quality and presentation), water sports, scenery, logistics.
Minor issues that didn't prevent us from having a fantastic week: selection of one or two anchoring spots I feel could have been better . Requested drinks (alcohol) to be available on the boat didn't happen, dinghy didn't have fuel on the last day.
Rukiye Küneralp Turkey/Istanbul Bedia Sultan 9.3 / 10
It is an extraordinary experience to be able to have a peaceful holiday despite the sadness and panic caused by the fires.
The home atmosphere created by the staff, the very convenient living space of the boat, the delicious food and the elegance of the table setting, the meticulous cleaning
Inadequate defense against flies and the inability of one of the male staff to swim caused uneasiness.
Renato Semerari Italy/Milano Gora 8.3 / 10
A fantastic week, super relaxing and cool
The yacht and crew were simply amazing. Super kind, always smiling and ready to satisfy any request from us. We really felt pampered throughout the week
The itinerary was quite limited. We hang around the Bodrum area which is very nice but each place was like the one we had just left. We would have loved visiting some Greek island which are just in front of Bodrum …
Damien Bertrand France/Paris Arabella 9 / 10
Beautiful and special holidays with great team on board.
The size of the boat.
The quality of the boat.
The quality of the crew and the Chef!!
The WIFI was working
The Crew was flexible and helpful.
The fact that the crew spoke little English
The boat was to noisy when the generator was on.
The captain could have suggested more stops once he knew our tastes
Samet Yılmaz Turkey Kasikci 10 / 10
It was nice.
The captain and crew were very tolerant, kind, and polite people. We didn't have any problems.
Ilana Waxman USA Primadonna 10 / 10
Unforgettable family vacation
Wonderful boat, wonderful crew, great food. We had a fabulous two weeks on the Primadonna. I cannot recommend the experience highly enough.
It would have been even better if we had done some sailing rather than using the motor all the time.