What are Gulet Cruises?
A holiday style well known enough to be very popular, yet for travelers unfamiliar with what a gulet is, it is not known enough. There are two types of gulet cruises. Ones where you can hire a gulet with your private group alone, and those that can be shared with other passengers from different parts of the world.
A private charter is when you gather your family and/or friends and rent the gulet all to yourselves. They are crewed gulet cruises. Each cabin is usually equipped with air conditioning and private bathrooms. Gulets come in different styles and level of standards. They are mainly built in Turkey and the ones you see in Croatia have either been relocated by the new Croatian owners, or delivered to Croatia just for the charter season.
There are Croatian build gulets too. Theses are different in the style compared to the ones mostly known, such like the beautiful Morning Star below, but similar in concept and layout.
Shared gulet cruises are basically when you charter a cabin only (with your own bathroom in your cabin) and travel on a magnificent blue cruise with travellers from different countries. These types of cruises are ideal if you are less than a group of 4 without committing to a whole boat charter. Mind you, some small groups as few as 2 hire a whole gulet to themselves too. 🙂