Martyn Glinn UK/Bristol Zeynos 10 / 10
We were all treated like royalty - a truly 10 star experience!
My family and I have just returned from a fantastic vacation on the yacht Zeyno’s Many holiday companies over promise and under deliver, but on this occasion I can honestly say that the holiday was far better than our expectations.
The yacht itself was superb, being luxuriously appointed with en-suite bathrooms to each cabin, much needed air conditioning and WiFi. There was ample space for seating on deck and sunbathing, and even though there were 6 guests in our party and 4 crew, it never felt crowded. The crew worked hard to clean the boat and keep it looking pristine which it always did. It must be one of the best looking yachts around and always looked magnificent against other gulets whenever moored close to them!
It was the crew who really made this vacation for us, though. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were genuinely concerned to ensure that we were happy with everything. Chef Ali deserves a special mention, as he created a range of culinary delights for every meal, and made meal times something to be really looked forward to. The food was plentiful, fresh and appealing, and he added little surprises like gateaux and chocolate brownies in between which added to the superb gastronomic experience.
Gem and Mustafa provided the service which was quite simply exemplary! They were always attentive and worked hard to ensure that we were always happy. At times it seemed like they even anticipated what we wanted as our favourite drinks would just appear at the right time! They provided help and guidance on the destinations and generally went above and beyond to ensure that our holiday was the best.
The Captain inspired confidence with his professionalism and calm and collected manner. We felt safe in his care. As an example of how the crew went above and beyond, one of our group lost a valuable action-camera over the side of the yacht when we were moored. The Captain arranged for some local divers to be found to search for the camera. He went and collected them in the ships dinghy and also negotiated with them their fee on our behalf. We were all elated when they recovered the camera from deep water in working order. He also allowed us to stay on the yacht beyond the designated leaving time as we had a later flight. During this time the crew continued to look after us and make us feel really welcome.
When the time came to leave, none of us wanted to go. We would gladly have stayed another week if we could have found some way of rearranging things. The crew all waved us off and we left as friends rather than clients.
I would thoroughly recommend this holiday!
That we had to go home at the end of it! It’s impossible to find fault with anything else and we don’t usually say that!
Kathleen Bonk Tucker Elbow Cay/Bahamas Primadonna 10 / 10
We had a fantastic vacation with perfect support by Gulet Yacht, a terrific captain and fabulous food.
Our group of four seasoned global travelers loved every minute. The crew was terrific and the food fabulous. The yacht was spacious, comfortable and in excellent condition, We went to some rather spectaular places that the captain knew in Turkey such as coves with very few other boats. Our trips to island towns were also interesting and wonderful with just enough time to capture the right sites and get a sense of the culture.
Gulet Yacht was an excellent agency for us from our very first email about their services from making all arrangements, helping with our plans over the months and connecting us to the right gullet for our price range, We would strongly recommend Erkan Ari and his team, All of the pre-arrangements were done on time and he responded to our emails and other inquiries immediately, Their services went way beyond the call of duty going the extra mile at every turn.
The end of the trip - we were very sad to leave and only wished we had another week or two or more on Gulet Primadonna.
Harry and Mary Trueheart USA/Utah Primadonna 10 / 10
Thank you for a great vacation worth every penny.
Everything on our cruise was PERFECT. The boat’s captain first mate and award-winning chef were all knowledgable, friendly and took us to places including quiet caves, hiking trails and other locations away from tourists and crowds. The food was 5 *****. One of the very best eating experiences better than the best restaurants- and we both travel extensively around the world for our jobs – over – more-
The crew was very accommodating, easy to work with, attentive and eager, please. Very friendly and enthusiastic. The chef was excellent.
Food was excellent.
Sailing was limited due to the weather and size of the crew. The itinerary was OK with some excellent stops and some OK ones.
Before coming, we had thought to visit cafes and restaurants on land in towns and villages.
NO WAY – the food on our boat was so good and so perfectly prepared and diverse, we ate aboard. And very good coffee and teas.
Our boat was wonderful, very well-maintained with large sleeping cabins, comfortable beds and sensational Turkish sheets and towels with all the best little touches.
We will come back again, Thank you for a great vacation worth every penny.
M.Nekarman United Kingdom/Essex Maske 2 10 / 10
Destressed relaxed and chilled will be seeing you again.
Brilliant trip with my friends brilliant food and weather hope to see you again!
H.Hindmarsh Australia/New Salt Wales Tersane 8 10 / 10
A wonderful relaxation with fantastic food, views and experiences.
The days on the yacht were a perfect conclusion to a hectic 4 week tour. The weather was perfect and the group of 27 thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to relax on the beautiful boat. The food was absolutely amazing, the crew were so friendly, polite and not obtrusive, the rooms were spacious and everything was so clean. The captain was great and gave us some flexibility on places to stay overnight. We could not have had a better experience.
It was not long enough!!! Everyone in the group would loved to have longer. Really there is nothing we can identify as a negative. It was prefect.
N.Ruiz Martinez Spain/Madrid Zeynos 10 / 10
I want to come back!!!!!!
I liked many things: the crew has been unbeatable! Enchanting, trying to please and super professionals I have taken a great opinion of the Turks thanks to the coexistence with them. The ship is a marvel and of course Turkey is a paradise, I want to return and always repeat with this crew.
Everything was very organized and always thinking that we had some nice days that they have achieved.
The only thing I lack is a little more heat to have enjoyed more of the wonderful water that Turkey has. The month of April is a bit early to have a guaranteed time.
Susan and Henrik Ariva 1 9.6 / 10
Well arrived in Denmark after a lovely week's vacation, we would like to inform you about how we liked our holiday at Ariva 1.
First of all, we think you have handled our cruise holiday extremely professionally and everything has worked on time and as agreed ... Thank you for the service and the trust you have shown us !!
The meeting with Ariva 1 and its crew increased our expectations of how a lovely holiday can be held. The boat was perfect to sail on. The crew was extremely professional and super servicing ... Great.
We have told our circle of friends about this wonderful experience and provided contact information about your company and Ariva 1.
We have talked about the next summer vacation with our friends and will contact you when we have become more concrete about this holiday.
Until then, thank you for a great experience, and have a good time!!
Susan and Henrik