Catamaran cruises: The Ionian islands L52F
We offer this luxurious new Lagoon Catamarans with skipper and hostess for private charter or cabin charter (whichever comes first!) in the Ionian islands from Patras.
s/y Nicolas, Lagoon 52 (2021) up to 12 guests in 6 large en suite cabins.
The yacht accommodates 12 guests in 6 ensuite air-conditioned cabins plus a crew of 2 in two ensuite crew cabins and is ideal for large groups that want to book the whole yacht or for couples who want to book just a cabin.
The deck is very large, offering three different seating areas and three different lying down areas with mattresses providing plenty of choice for everyone! Starting from the very top, there is a spacious flybridge under the shade of a large tent where the steering wheel, the controls for the sails and the navigation instruments are located. Apart from hosting the control center of the yacht, the flybridge also serves as a very pleasant exterior salon offering panoramic views all around. There is a long comfortable sofa at the aft end, coupled by a second sofa forward and a small coffee table. Further aft and still under the shade of the large tent, there are two very large mattresses.
The kids’ favorite place is of course the area with the two trampoline nets at the bow, which becomes everybody’s favorite place when dolphins come to play underneath the boat. The foredeck seating area has space for 4 people, but there are also sunbathing mattresses for those who like to work on their suntan! And of course in the evening it’s a popular spot for sunset cocktails!!!
The aft seating area is wide and spacious with a dining table that seats 8 guests, a sofa on the starboard side and a big mattress on the port side. The whole area is under the shade of the hard top and it’s actually a continuation of the salon where there is another table and sofa, altogether forming the seating area where our breakfasts and delicious Mediterranean lunches are served for 12 guests. Here you will find a fridge well stocked with beer, wine, ouzo, soft drinks and water for our guests use and an ice maker for those who like ice with their drinks.
All catamarans have 2 sterns (the aft end of the deck) so at the starboard stern you will find a wide swimming platform at sea level, with easy steps into the sea and equipped with a deck shower for rinsing after your swim. At the port stern there is a wide and solid hydraulic Passarella (gangplank) for easy and safe access to the yacht from the harbor quays. The large platform located at the aft end between the two sterns serves a dual purpose! It is the storage place for the tender (inflatable boat), but the whole platform can be lowered hydraulically into the sea forming a nice area for those who like to sit with their feet in the water or sunbathe just a couple of inches above sea level!
Cabin no 1 - large size
At the starboard side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this large forward cabin. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.
Cabin no 2 - large size
At the port side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this large forward cabin. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.
Cabin no 3 - large size
From the aft seating area you walk down a few steps to access this large aft cabin which is situated at the starboard side of the yacht. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a combined toilet and shower in the same space and a separate wash basin.
Cabin no 4 - large size
From the aft seating area you walk down a few steps to access this large aft cabin which is situated at the port side of the yacht. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.
Cabin no 5 - medium size
At the starboard side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this medium sized cabin. It has a large double bed but the difference from the four large cabins of the yacht is that its floor area is around 1/3 the size of the large cabin’s floor area. There is a comfortable bathroom which doesn’t have a separate shower cubicle but the wash basin, toilet and shower are all in the same space (this is the norm for the big majority of yachts).
Cabin no 6 - small size
At the port side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this small cabin. It has an upper and lower single bunks and the same floor area as the medium sized cabin, which is 1/3 of the large cabins’ floor area. Identical to Cabin no 5, there is a comfortable bathroom which doesn’t have a separate shower cubicle but the wash basin, toilet and shower are all in the same space (this is the norm for the big majority of yachts).
Cabins no 7 & 8 - crew cabins
These two ensuite crew cabins are situated at the bows of the catamaran, each with its own access from the fore deck.
Equipment - Amenities
One of the most important features is the air-conditioning, as we know it makes a difference for everyone’s comfort to keep the interior at a pleasant temperature during the hottest months of the summer.
All the cabins as well as the salon are fully air-conditioned and although during the daytime everyone is cooling down in the sea, the air-conditioning makes all the difference for a good night’s sleep (or for those who like their afternoon siesta!).
Wi-Fi - Internet
You can connect to the Internet through the yacht’s Wi-Fi network as each of the guests has a free allowance of MBs, more than enough to keep in touch with the outside world during your cruise. This is done through a mobile network provider and that’s why the data usage is not unlimited.
If your allowance runs out you can buy extra GBs by connecting to the Internet provider’s website and paying by Paypal or credit/debit card. If you need to make heavier use of the Internet you will find free and unlimited Wi-Fi Internet at every café, taverna and bar in the villages we visit.
There are two quiet generators to support the operation of the air-conditioning units and the water-maker plant but also two powerful inverters to provide a constant supply of electricity even when the generators are not running.
Each cabin has a constant 220 volt supply (normal household sockets - European 2 pin type) as well as USB sockets for charging your mobile devices.
The yacht’s music system is located in the salon and you can play your CDs or your favorite music from your phone by connecting via Bluetooth. There are speakers in the salon, the aft sitting area and the flybridge.
Fun in the water
There are masks, fins & snorkels for everyone onboard, as well as noodles for floating on the water. Those feeling more active are welcome to use the SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard).
- Cruises from April - October in the Ionian sea, exploring the southern Ionian from Patras.
PROPOSED IONIAN ITINERARIES
- Embarkation: Patras, at 5 p.m.
- Disembarkation: Patras, at 9 a.m.
- Cruising Area: The southern & central Ionian islands
The itinerary remains fairly flexible as we have to consider the weather conditions at the time, but our aim is to explore the southern Ionian islands south of Lefkas and include visits to the southern and eastern bays of Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Kalamos, Meganisi or Kastos, and possibly Zakynthos (Zante). On some weeks, if the weather is favourable, we may head north towards Corfu and the Paxi islands.
On Saturday evening you will be welcomed onboard your yacht by our team with a refreshing cocktail. After showing you around the yacht and your cabin you will have time to settle in, before continuing a bit later with a short safety briefing. We will then all sit around in the salon enjoying some mezes (Greek tapas) and bubbly wine, while looking at the itinerary on the chart and getting to know each other. As our first night will be at the port of Patra, you can later go for a stroll and explore the town’s pedestrian streets or just relax on the yacht.
During your cruise with us we will explore the beautiful central Ionian Islands spending each night at a different harbor, finally returning to Patras on Sunday morning for disembarkation at 10 a.m. after breakfast.
A very pleasant itinerary is:
SAT Embarkation at 5 p.m. and stay in Patra
TUES Vathi on Ithaca
WED Fiskardo on Kefalonia
THUR Kioni on Ithaca
SAT Arrival in Patras and disembarkation at 10 a.m.
The final itinerary will be decided by the captain, taking into consideration guests` preferences and prevailing weather conditions.
GETTING TO PATRAS
You can easily get to Patras by flying to Athens or taking a ferry from Italy:
1. Flight to Athens
From Athens airport or your hotel in Athens we will take care of your transfers (2 ½ hours to Patras) by
a. Shared minibus - to be confirmed closer to your date of travel - provided that more of our guests are interested in this option, at an average cost of around 50 Euro per person (depending on the number of guests travelling)
b. Taxi at a cost of 300 Euro for up to 4 passengers
c. Minibus at a cost of 340 Euro for up to 8 passengers
d. Minibus at a cost of 460 Euro for up to 20 passengers
You can also use the following public transport:
a. Take the bus from Athens Central Bus Station (KTEL KIFISOU), located outside the city center. The journey is 2 ½ - 3 hours and the ticket costs 19 Euro one way or 30 Euro return.
b. Take the train from Athens airport to Kiato and then continue with the railway bus line to Patras as the railway line between Kiato and Patras is under reconstruction. The journey is 3 hours plus any waiting time at Kiato and the ticket is 19 Euro one way.
2. Ferry to Patras from Italy
There are frequent ferries between Patras and Venice, Ancona or Bari. From Patras port it’s a short taxi ride (2 kilometers) to the yacht port.
Prices for Catamaran Nicolas, Lagoon 52 F
- €4900.00 per large double/twin cabin (1 OR 2 people)
- €4500.00 per medium double/twin cabin (1 OR 2 people)
- €22,950.00 for the whole yacht (10 guests + 2 crew)
5% Early booking before 31 December
5% Returning guest
5% 3 weeks or more booking
5% Early season, if you start before 20 May
5% Late season, if you start after 1 October
10% Special discount on your 5th cruise
Prices include: captain, cook / hostess, ensuite air-conditioned cabin, half board, VAT, Greek taxes, yacht insurance, fuel, water, mooring fees, all running costs of the yacht, limited Internet, beer, wine, ouzo, non -alcoholic drinks, bed linen, towels, deck towels.
No additional expenses at all related to your cruise, except for your dinners (plenty of tavernas at the villages), flights and transfers.
--- Also included are 3 hours of air-conditioning in the afternoon and 8 hours in the night ---