Sailing in Corona time: frequently asked questions

If only we could predict how the measures will develop in this Corona time. What is allowed, and by when? We understand that you would like to travel. You are also more than welcome! Do you want to travel with your family? Then you have a big advantage, because family members are just allowed to get close to each other. 

To prepare your trip well, you will find all the answers to your questions here. 
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What happens if we can't sail because of a Corona measure?

We follow the RIVM (part of the Dutch government) guidelines here. If your trip cannot proceed because of a Corona measure, you can always reschedule or cancel the trip free of charge.  

We want to sail alone with our family. Can we rent the ship entirely?

Yes, you can. The advantage of a family is that they can go on holiday together, without keeping their distance. After all, you're always close by. 

Do we have to keep 1.5 m distance?

This depends on the Corona measures in force at the time. At the moment the Dutch government is working on a kind of roadmap for the possibilities for the coming season. What is possible in which situation? As soon as that is known, you will read more about it here, of course.

The skipper expects you to follow the set rules and will do all he can himself. At embarkation you will receive all the information you need. 

Can we have catering?

Well, normally we say yes. However, catering means a cook on board, and therefore an extra person. It depends entirely on the Corona measures in force at the time if that is possible. In any case, it is always possible to bring your own groceries or have them delivered on board. 

The Captain and mate are traveling with us. What does that mean for us?

This depends on the Corona measures in force at the time.Also with respect to the crew you keep a distance of one and a half meters.

Do I have to wear a face mask on board?

This depends on the Corona measures in force at the time. In some places it is mandatory to wear a face mask. This applies to indoor spaces that are accessible to the public, such as: stores, museums, town halls, railway stations, airports, zoos, amusement parks, parking lots, gas stations etcetera

At the moment it is not required to wear face masks on board. Of course, you are free to wear a face mask at any time and in any situation in which you need or like to wear one. Please bring your own face masks, as these are not available on board.

Are additional hygiene measures necessary?

The ships follow the guidelines of the RIVM (part of the Dutch government). These are also closely followed by the interest group for charter shipping: the BBZ. Before sailing you will receive extra information if applicable.

What happens to my booking with Corona within the group?

Do you or anyone in your company suffer from the symptoms that are common in Corona, such as a cold (such as nasal colds, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat); coughing; shortness of breath; fever; sudden loss of smell and/or taste (without nasal congestion)? Stay at home and get tested. Contact us to discuss your reservation. 

What if someone gets sick on the way?

You certainly hope not, but it can happen that somebody gets sick. Maybe even Corona. In that case we follow the guidelines of the RIVM and consult with a doctor. There are plenty of options to quarantine your family member. We'll check on the spot and discuss what wisdom is. 

What if the ship goes bankrupt?

This has not happened yet and would be very unfortunate. Fortunately, all our ships are affiliated to an emergency fund, which pays out in the event of bankruptcy, for example. That way, as a customer, you are always sure of compensation. Of course, you can also make the trip on another ship. That's the best solution for everyone.