Sailing and Cruise Deals for Greece and California

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Sailing and Cruise Deals for Greece and California

Published 03/24/2010

(Athens, Greece) – One cruise company has put together a thrifty yet extravagant package for sailing in Greece, while another California outfit is offering a deal on fun on the waves near Redondo.

TourCrafters has put together a Sailing in Greece package with departures every Friday from May 21 to September 17. Assuming eight passengers on the sailing yacht, the 8-day/7-night package starts at US$1,729 (in May), including round-trip air from New York to Athens, fuel surcharges, seven nights’ accommodation on board the yacht, an English-speaking skipper, fuel, mooring fees, boat cleaning, laundry, water, service charges, and taxes. There is an extra per person charge for fewer than eight passengers. In addition, groups of six or eight can charter the whole yacht. Meals, not included in the price, are at the passengers’ own expense.

The sailing yachts used are the eye-catching Bavaria 44 or Gib’Sea 44, each of which has three double cabins, one with bunks, two toilets and showers, a comfortable main salon with dining and seating for eight, and a fully-equipped galley. Linens and blankets are provided.

The itinerary of approximately 131 sea miles starts off with an airport transfer to the fashionable port of Glyfada, where a suggested dinner in a typical taverna is accompanied by an orientation program. Then it’s on to Anghistri, a beautiful little pine-covered island with four villages, and Epidaurus on the Peloponnese mainland, famed for Greece’s best-preserved ancient theater and the Sanctuary of Asclepius. Next comes Poros, a hilly isle with sandy beaches and a pretty town, and Hydra, the most photogenic island of the Saronic Gulf with its donkeys, sea captains’ mansions, and boat-filled harbor. On Aegina, an island known for its pistachio production, there’s a town full of neoclassical buildings, narrow streets, and tavernas serving fresh fish and delicious meze. Here, too, there are beautiful sand beaches and the well-preserved Temple of Aphaia. Moni, a tiny islet on the way back to Glyfada, where the population consists of wild goats and peacocks, is the last stop.

Air fare add-ons are US$25 from Boston, US$125 from Chicago and Miami, and US$275 from Los Angeles (departures from Los Angeles are available only in September). All prices quoted are per person double occupancy, do not include airport taxes of approximately US$105, and are subject to availability and change. Reservations must be paid for within 72 hours of booking. For additional information, visit . For reservations, call 800-482-5995.
Barbara Gillam BGPR Phone: 212-288-1405 Email:

Travel deal website Kijubi is offering 52 percent off of sailing adventures for Redondo Beach, California, this week - from the area’s South Bay Sailing.

Learn to hoist the sails, read the wind, and ride off in to the sunset on a sailing cruise or lesson for only $65 for up to four people, compared to the regular price of $135.  For as low as $16.25 a person, the deal is available through 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010, and tickets can be used any date within one year of purchase.

The trip is a picturesque cruise in one of Southern California’s most prized sailing destinations – an opportunity get out on the water at a much friendlier rate. You'll see million dollar homes, bountiful ocean wildlife, and stunning views, all without engine noise or the smell of gasoline.

Log onto to book the sailing adventure.


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