we just arrived home after a visit to Istanbul. We had a great trip on the gulet great boat, great crew, and fine food. Thanks for all your help in setting everything up and responding to all our queries. We'll do it again one of these days.
My daughter did considerable research before booking Apeka for a 7 day cruise from Marmaris to Kas for my wife and me, our 3 children and their partners and my wife's niece.The cruise would have to be as good a holiday as anything we have ever had. What could ever be better than pulling into a uninhabited cove and everyone diving into the azure blue Mediterranean! Yes there was the occasional rain and wind. But Cemil (Jimmy) our captain always perfectly navigated a smooth course through any swell and always found a safe spot to moor. Add in Guten? and her husband's magnificent cuisine over 3 amazing meals ever day and you have perfection.
If you want a stress free fantastic value for money holiday with close family or friends, a cruise with Cemil has to be it.
We had an absolutely fabulous time on Pulp and Paper (Beneteau Oceanis 50)! Thank you very much for your help with everything and for recommending the boat. Despite being 5 years old, all the instruments, fittings, sail and rigging were in very good working order. We didn't have any problems at all in the 2 weeks we were on it. Despite its size, the four of us were able to sail, berth and moor the boat very easily.
Checking in was also a pleasure. The boat was ready for early check-in, as requested, so thank you for that too. Cigdem was ready and waiting for us at the boat to do the check-in paperwork, and it was fast and hassle-free. (In charters we've been on before we had to wait in charter offices for more than one hour to sort out paperwork etc. After being on a 20+ hour flight from Australia, the last thing we wanted was to stand in a hot, crowded office to do paperwork!)
So thank you again. We love sailing and cruising in Turkey. The coast is very well set up for sailing, people are friendly and welcoming and there are so many interesting places to see and things to do. We will definitely go back to see more!
Meri Ariffin & the Pulp and Paper crew