AMBLER, Pa. -- Valef Yachts is promoting its summer sailings in the
The company, based here, offers weekly scheduled sailings and
crewed yacht charters.
Valef Yachts said its most popular itinerary is the Aegean
Cocktail, which departs every Friday through October.
The cruise begins and ends in Piraeus with calls in Keos Paros,
Santorini, Ios, Mykonos, Tenos and Syros.
Cruise-only rates for the Aegean Cocktail cruise range from $900
The price covers American breakfast on board, lunch or dinner on
board, a captain's dinner, a welcome cocktail and the services of
an English-speaking tour leader.
Guests are responsible for drinks on board, port taxes of $25,
gratuities for the crew (about 7% of the total cruise price), VAT
Dan McNulty, with Valef's charter department, said charters are
booking very quickly and that there is more availability on
He said there are generally "no more than 30 passengers" on the
scheduled itineraries, while the maximum for a charter vessel is 84
The dress on board is casual, according to McNulty, and he said
the cruises attract a mix of guests, including recent college
graduates, honeymooners and older couples.
Other scheduled itineraries the line offers are an Ionian cruise
and Dodecanese Pursuit cruise.
The firm pays agents a 10% commission for its scheduled sailings
and 15% for yacht charters.
For details, call (800) 223-3845 or (215) 641-1624.