We’ll stay true to you
We totally enjoyed the cruise from Corfu to the Ionian Islands. Everything was just right, the crew was warm, harmonious and accommodating, and the good mood immediately spread to us guests. Last but not least, Elena has contributed with her excellent cooking skills to a thoroughly successful holiday experience. We had promised to send the attached picture to you. Maybe you want to put it on the homepage as a sign of good food on board? We’ll stay true to you and will book again.
Petra and Manfred after their KAIRÓS trip in May 2018
When I was just a baby,
My mama said to me,
‘Son always be a good boy,
Don’t ever leave the sea…
Written on the RHEA in June 2018 on the way from Cadiz to Gibraltar
I hear that boat a-coming
It’s rollin’ round the bay
I ain’t seen the sunshine,
since I don’t know when.
I’m stuck in Sailing-Classics,
‘n’ time keeps draggin’ on.
This ship just keeps o rollin,
till the voyage is done.
When I was just a baby,
My mama said to me,
‘Son always be a good boy,
Don’t ever leave the sea,
‘n’ I found a boat in Spain:
‘Tres Hombres’ was her name.
‘n’ now we keep on sailin’
on the Spanish Main.
We are happy people,
sailin’ on this boat,
drinkin’ beer ‘n’ coffee,
Michelin food to go.
We enjoy the service,
Just to see them work,
But now it’s time for leavin’
And all the best for you.
Not luxurious, but exclusive. I like that.
The trip was really a sensation. I was so sad when we left the ship. The atmosphere was very special - really a great experience. The crew was very service-oriented and yet casual - a perfect mix for me. Not luxurious, but exclusive. I like that. Service without conventions - great! The trip itself was a social project, we knew that - will we get along with the people on board? The experiment has succeeded, I would even say that friendships have emerged.
Esther and Michael in May 2018 after 1,000 nautical miles on the CHRONOS from Antigua to the Bahamas
I’ll be back!!!
It was a wonderful trip and thanks again to the entire Sailing-Classics crew. The team was again very adorable, sporty and, at the same time, worried about our well-being. Especially nice for me was to meet Nicki again. In one (3) Word: I´ll be back!!!
Manuel in April 2018 after the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta on the RHEA
I made new friends
I highly recommend anyone considering a sailing trip to consider Sailing-Classics. My experience was very good from every aspect. The cabin was very clean, comfortable and with good air conditioning. The captain and crew were professional, personable and accommodating. The guests were easy going.... I made a few friends that I hope to meet again. The chef worked very hard to prepare food that was beautifully prepared and delicious. I plan to take another sailing trip with Sailing-Classics in the Mediterranean next year.
Daniel from the US in April 2018 aboard of CHRONOS for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
Definitely not our last adventure with Sailing-Classics...
Everyday life has got us in its grip once again, so that I am only now able to write a few lines. And that’s very important to me! We were sailing with Sailing-Classics for the first time, from the 12th to the 26th of February 2018 on the RHEA in the Caribbean, Lesser Antilles. We had a wonderful holiday on a beautiful ship with a great crew...
Of course, we also had a very good time with the other guests, a mixed troupe of 21 at an estimated mid 70 years old, it was absolutely harmonious. The RHEA is an impressive, comfortable ship and glided, even in the storm, high on the wind, seemingly unimpressed by the waves. All in all, we had a great trip. We did not expect to be able to actually sail that much.
"Unusually a lot of wind at this time," was said everywhere. Well, one day of lulls would not have been bad either. Your concept of the sailing trip has risen in our eyes! We are sailors ourselves and are relaxed after this trip. We were doing very well without any independent trip planning, navigation, check-in, check-out, shopping, cooking, cleaning ... and that's why it will not be our last adventure with Sailing-Classics.
Anke and Christoph in February 2018 on the RHEA, from/to Antigua
A landlubber on a sailing trip...
We sailed around Greece last year with the KAIRÓS. In my family, my husband is the great lover of ships, I'm more of a landlubber and had some concerns about sailing on a sailing ship across the sea. But one should leave no stone unturned, and so we went with our two children in August for a week on board the KAIRÓS.
After the first quiet night in the port of Corfu, we started the next day out on a longer sea route, as the wind was good and Captain Kevin wanted to take advantage of it. With seven wind force and up to five meters high waves, it was a very stormy crossing. It was very quickly struck with seasickness, gradually setting off the other passengers.
Towards evening we finally reached the harbour. The team was very caring and always inquired about our condition, the great food finally helped me to get back on my feet. Nothing could shock me after this hard day at sea. On the contrary, I started to have more and more fun. The destinations on land were well selected and the choice bays left nothing to be desired. The food was very good and our kids rejoiced every day over the freshly baked cake.
I have not recovered as well on a vacation in a long time as this week on the sailing ship. Much to the delight of my husband, who had expected my future boycott of a sailing trip after the first hard day at sea. Quite the opposite, I would like to take such a trip again. As long as there are enough pills for seasickness!
Claudia and Axel in August 2017 on the KAIRÓS, Corfu/Ionian Islands
Message-in-a-bottle from the CHRONOS
I have spent 2 wonderful trips on the CHRONOS. Both times I threw a message in the bottle overboard. Honestly, I never believed I’d get an answer. But look...
... a few weeks after the trip, a postcard from Portisco, a port city in Sardinia, fluttered into my mailbox. And that also from a German crew of a charter yacht! Well, it's worth writing a message in a bottle.
Friedrich (11), August 2017 before Sardinia
A long way away from every-day life...
We have learned to appreciate the informality, the freedom (that's how we felt it); far away from everyday life, and just switch off - barefoot, short pants, T-shirt - the services offered by Sailing-Classics, need I say more? Maybe we’ll do it again in 2018?
Until, hopefully, very soon.
Angelika and Matthias, November 2017
Our musical Engineer...
I would like to add that the Engineer Bruce from New Zealand plays a very important role ... Always on the spot and in all his stress keeps a good mood, musically educated and brought a special contribution at the Captain's Dinner with a vocal performance, which brought him the highest recognition of the Captain and respect from the guests. A wonderful man, I wish to see him again.
Walter in April 2017 on the CHRONOS from Grenada to Antigua
... easily number 1...
We easily held the ship and crew at number 1 in the guest questionnaire. Solid ship, excellent ship's command (Jan + Jannecke), dedicated crew, great food (Randolf), best service. Something not presented, but everything was fancy and professional in the matter. We felt very comfortable. The possibility to extend our trip for another 3 days and then to go ashore in Bequia directly on the jetty of our friend Kelly was, of course, the salt in the soup for us.
Fiete and Tami on the CHRONOS from Grenada to Bequia, March 2017
The best crew in all of my travels...
After returning from a perfect journey, I would like to share our feedback with you and the team: We had the best crew in all of my travels... With such a service, you can really relax as a typically impatient, ever-rushing New Yorker. That really made a big difference!
Daniel and his friends after a KAIRÓS trip from St. Maarten to Antigua in February 2017
Almost more beautiful than the last time...
Greetings from Sardinia. This year it is almost more beautiful than last time! The entire crew did a super job! Unfortunately it will be over tomorrow, but next year we will be back!
Peter and family on the Family Cruise before Sardinia, August 2016