With hundreds of ships to select from, where do you start? We help event planners to locate the right ship for cruise charters. No matter if you require a luxury yacht with 20 cabins or a cruise vessel with 400 cabins or more, we will find you the right private charter for your event! Your cruise will be 100% personalized and you will be the captain on board your own cruise ship!
Below we present our current top 3 recommendations for suitable cruise charters, yet it all depends on the size and nature of ship you are looking for.
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RENT-A-CRUISE is an inhouse brand of RENT-A-RESORT, and we are your partner when it comes to chartering cruise ships.
A cruise charter guarantees full privacy on board a vessel which will be 100% dedicated to you and your event. You can even decide where to navigate and where to set anchor as long as it is possible nautical-wise.
A privatized cruise ship works just like a privatized resort but it gives you even more intimacy as you are far out in the sea with virtually no connection to the mainland. No restrictions in terms of noise, no interacting guests, no compromise – the cruise is all yours and you are the captain!
YOUR CRUISE CHARTER WITH RENT-A-CRUISE
You might know the difference between a Four Seasons Resort and a St. Regis (which is not too obvious to be honest…), but do you know the difference between Ponant Cruises and SeaDream? Well, how would you know… Obviously due to a series of restrictions you cannot simply visit several cruise ships by yourself as you could do with hotels.
FINDING A CRUISE SLOT
What is even more challenging to find without a cruise broker is an empty cruise slot. This is by far the biggest obstacle as you cannot simply book a privatized cruise ship whenever it suits you. Obviously it has to fit into the regular cruise calendar which, on top of everything, is planned at least 2 years in advance. You can book out a week if cabins are still available, but if you only require a 4-night cruise then there are 3 empty nights. And you are no longer flexible when it comes to the itinerary as the ship is already scheduled at some port before and after your private cruise.
RENT-A-CRUISE faces the same challenges obviously. However, it´s our job to know how to deal with it. We know which ships will be potentially available for charters, and we interact with other cruise brokers to fill empty slots.
Then we negotiate charter rates for you which contain all relevant costs. Unlike most hotels there are very little extra costs to add in the end which gives you complete cost transparency. We make sure you know the final costs before signing anything!
Once you have found your private cruise ship to rent exclusively, please do keep in mind that there are a few additional challenges like security measures and customs. When you organize your event on a ship you cannot bring on board whatever you wish, like you would do in a hotel. You need to declare items beforehand, and they need to be fire-resistant just to name a common example.
RENT-A-CRUISE will find you the right slot for your cruise charter and provide you with the necessary information in order to organize your event on board.
Since we are a venue finder in the first place, we do not interfere in your event management; but we do make sure you get the most suitable ship for your date and itinerary. And, if you wish, we also act as your consultant. This part is free of charge for you!
Thanks to our partner agency, of course you can also outsource the entire event organization to us.
YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PRIVATE CRUISE SHIP RENTALS?
For any further questions about RENT-A-CRUISE in general or a private cruise charter in particular, please feel free to contact us. Alternatively, we have also compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions about the exclusive rental of a cruise ship.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVATE CRUISE CHARTERS
Thanks to many years of experience, RENT-A-CRUISE is your ideal partner for cruise charters all over the world. As a reliable partner we not only support our clients in finding the perfect cruise ship for their corporate or private event, but also find the best price conditions to make sure you get the best value for money!
On request, we are also happy to take care of organizational matters such as booking flights and transfers to take your guests to the cruise vessel, or implementing your wishes directly on board.
You would like to celebrate your event on board a cruise ship? Good choice!
Now you should decide when the event should take place, how many nights you will need the ship privatized, and where it will be possible to take your guests to within one day. The more flexibility, the easier we will find you the right charter at the right price!
As you can imagine, the difference in prices between cruise lines can be tremendous, so you should let us know which standard you are looking for and what your maximum budget is. With that information we can easily decide which charters make most sense.
Chartering a yacht or a cruise ship is for sure not the best choice for a low budget event, but depending on what kind of standard you expect, it could be less expensive than you might imagine. The main factor is how flexible you are in terms of dates, lengths of the charter, and especially where the cruise should start from. For example it becomes extremely expensive if an empty cruise ship needs to be relocated to the port of your choice.
So the price of a charter depends on the factors mentioned above, and of course also if a 3* or a 5* luxury service is expected on board.
There is no catalogue for cruise charters as every request is different and needs to be evaluated.
There is no law that limits a cruise charter in terms of length, it’s simply a question of price. You can count with a very high charter rate for a 1-night cruise, and this nightly rate usually gets lower in case of a long-term rental.
But this is just a very general rule. It could also be that our cruise partners provide us an empty 1-night opportunity at a very low price due to a cancellation, or an empty night between 2 charters. Anything is possible and needs to be checked case by case.
Of course, you can call a cruise line and ask for a quote, but first of all you would probably not know which cruises would fit the type of event you are looking for.
And even if you are sure which ship you wish to rent for your event, there are a few more issues to consider compared with a hotel rental. There are customs or security regulations which we can consult for you to avoid error.