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Book your boating holiday with confidence
Book your boating holiday with confidence
Money-Back Guarantee While these times are rather uncertain, we all need something to look forward to. Thus, ABC Boathire offers a coronavirus Guarantee on all narrowboat booking from this date until 21st November 2021. Thus, guarantee allows you to rebook your narrowboat to a later date or receive a full refund because of Corona. If your holiday is cancelled due to the British governmental restrictions in relation to COVID-19, you have the following options: Rebook to a later date in 2021 (please note: if the price of your new holiday is more than 10% higher than the original one you will need to pay the difference at the time of booking). If you prefer waiting to book a new holiday, we can transfer your money to a secure client account until you are ready to book. Cancel your holiday and get a full refund. Please note: This guarantee is valid from this date until 21st November 2021. ABC Boathire Early bird discounts in 2021: If you book at narrowboat from ABC Boathire before 31st December 2020, you can get up to a 10 % discount. However, you shouldn’t wait too long before booking; COVID-19 has ensured a large amount of rebookings in 20201 already, which means that both your dreamboat and dream destination might be booked faster than you think. Therefore, we advise you to book now if you want a boating holiday to your dream destination in 2021.
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Coronavirus and your package tour
Coronavirus and your package tour
Money-Back Guarantee on your package tour with Seatravel Seatravel’s Money-Back Guarantee ensures that you: Get a full refund of the payment made if you are unable to undertake your package tour due to COVID-19. This is the case regardless of the travel restriction of your government at the time of purchase. You will receive a refund no later than 14 days after the cancellation of the holiday. Additionally, we advise you to purchase a travel insurance and cancellation insurance with special coverage for COVID-19. If you purchase a package tour through Seatravel, you will away be in safe hands. We are a member of the Travel Guarantee Fund (membership nr. 753), which has been created in order to secure customers and their money if a travel agency goes bankrupt. In addition, when purchasing a package tour, you are secured by the Danish Package Tour Law, which ensures a full refund if a holiday cannot be carried out. So, when you purchase a boating holiday through Seatravel, you are secured by both the Travel Guarantee Fund and the Danish Package Tour Law, which means that you are secured in the best way possible. You can read more about the Travel Guarantee Fund here. Please note that the Money-Back Guarantee is only valid if you purchase a package tour. In addition to the boat rental itself, you must purchase one of the following services for the holiday to fulfil the requirements of being a package tour: A hotel-stay on the way to/from the destination by car. Booking of flights or car rental. A hotel-stay at the destination due to extra days before/after boating holiday. Rental of crew in connection to the boat rental (Please note: This is not valid if the crew is to be paid in cash at the base). The above-mentioned services MUST be combined with boat rental and can be combined with one another. However, it is important that the services are booked and payed at the same time; only this way it can be defined as package tour. If you, on the other hand, do not wish to purchase a package tour, we can look into which types of flexible booking conditions that exist for your dreamboat. Your security is important to us here at Seatravel. Our Money-Back Guarantee is, therefore, a security for you to book your package tour without any concerns. We are proud to announce that we have refunded all of our customers no later than 14 days after their holiday, so you can book at holiday with us without worry during these uncertain times. Thus, we advise you to plan your holiday as usual. In addition, it is very important that you have a sufficient travel insurance. We recommend a travel- and cancellation insurance which secures you extra in connection with COVID-19. Contact your personal insurance company and ask them how they can help you. Unfortunately, we cannot predict what the world will look like in the upcoming months. Things such as governmental advice and restrictions, flight connections, etc. make it difficult to predict anything at all. Hence, we recommend you to follow your local news and governmental advice and restrictions closely as they will be updated frequently. We are eternally grateful for your patience and understanding in this extraordinary time. You are always welcome to contact us if you can’t find the answers to your questions on our website. Please call +45 3916 3344. COVID-19 and your holiday The Coronavirus has, without a doubt, affect the travel industry and the travel possibilities for everyone around the world. Even though several countries have opened their boarders for tourists, the situation is everchanging and governments are frequently updating their restrictions and advice. With these new restrictions and advice, there will naturally be a large number of questions. We will do our best to guide you and answer your questions. What to do if you have purchased a package tour through Seatravel We are currently looking closely at the situation and follow the governmental restrictions. Additionally, we act on the governmental travel advice regarding the different destinations, which are updated when needed. We also look at the guidance from the Danish Travel Agency Fund and the Danish Package Tour Law in connection to the pandemic. To find more information on what you can do in connection with your package tour, read the points below: If the government advise against travelling to your holiday destination when your travel is coming upIf you have purchased a package tour to a destination in which your government suddenly advise against going, you will receive a full refund for the holiday. This is valid regardless whether the government at the destination has opened their boarders at the time of departure. This is also valid if your destination has entry restrictions or quarantine conditions for your nationality at the time of your holiday. If this is the case, you will receive a full refund for your package tour. Here at Seatravel, it is important to us that we make a refund to all our customers as soon as possible after their holiday has been cancelled as a consequence of the pandemic. All customers have, therefore, received a full refund within 14 days after the holiday should have been carried out. You can also receive a voucher with the respective amount, which can be used on a future holiday with Seatravel. If your government advise against travelling to your holiday destination at the time of the purchaseYou can, without any concern, purchase a holiday to a country that your government advise against travelling to at the time of purchase. The travel restrictions may change, so we won’t know what the situation is like at the time of departure. Furthermore, it is not impossible that a country that is advised against travelling to now, may be open for tourists in a few months. If your government advise against travelling to your destination at the time of departure, you will receive a full refund – even though you purchased the package tour at a time when the destination was advised against travelling to. You will receive the full refund no later than 14 days after your holiday should have been carried out. If your package tour cannot be carried outIf your package tour, or a large part of it, cannot be carried out, we have the rights to cancel it. This might happen if the government advise against all non-essential travels to your destination; if the transportation to the holiday cannot be carried out (e.g. cancellation of flights); if arrangements with our partners/suppliers need to be changed; or other factors. In the case of having to cancel your holiday, we will contact you right away, and you will receive a full refund of the amount you have paid. Rebooking or voucher?If your package tour is cancelled as a result of governmental advice in your country or the destination, you can choose to either receive a full refund or receive a voucher. If you would prefer to rebook your package tour to a new date or destination, we will look into the options for you. However, as this requires us to look into the possibilities with our partners and suppliers, we cannot guarantee a rebooking. We will, of course, do our best to help you. Cancellation proceduresIf you wish to cancel a holiday to a destination in which your government does not advise against travelling to, our regular cancellation procedures are the ones that are valid. Terms of paymentEven though this is a strange time for all of us, our payment terms have not changed. The dates for your payment are present in your order. If you miss a payment, it will be considered a violation of the agreement. This means that we have the right to cancel your order, and your deposit will be wasted. If you wish to cancel your holiday, our regular cancellation procedures are the valid ones. If you pay the rest of the amount, the agreement is fulfilled, and you have the right to receive a full refund if your holiday is cancelled due to governmental restrictions and travel advice. Therefore, we advise you to pay the full amount, as this will secure you in the best possible manner. If there are any changes to your booking, you will be informed as soon as possible!
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Order the new Le Boat catalogue
Order the new Le Boat catalogue
The brand new catalogue from Le boat is finally here. The catalogue prepares you for a fascinating and exciting 2021 filled with inspiration for your next riverboat holiday. Le Boat has undergone major renovations ahead of the 2021 season, and in the new catalogue you can read more about our brand new Horizon boats and the new improvements that the Mystique and Royal Mystique boats have been through. The improvements leave the boats in tip top condition with new floors, new fixtures and a new bluetooth radio system among other things.Order the new catalogue now and start making plans for your 2021 riverboat holiday. Order the catalogue here
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4 tips for preserving your favourite destination
4 tips for preserving your favourite destination
No matter where in the world you prefer to sail and you keep going back to, you would no doubt be sad if it was suddenly overflowing with plastic waste or if the corals were dead due to bleaching. Here are 4 simple things you can do to help preserve your favourite destination and to keep it in its best condition. 1: Pick up plastic and other waste You would probably prefer if plastic and other waste isn’t scattered all over the place when you go ashore on the beautiful beaches. Therefore, we suggest that you bring a bag to collect rubbish, when you head ashore. Beside taking your own waste with you, you can also help by removing what might drift in from the sea. If you’re travelling with kids, you can turn it into a game for them. Either they can compete for a set period of time to see who can collect the most. Or you could make it a competition for who is the quickest to collect 5 pieces of plastic, 5 pieces of metal, et cetera. 2: Remember to check your sunscreen I 2015 scientist estimated that every year, between 6,000 and 14,000 tonnes of sunscreen are washed into the ocean. That’s a lot. Many sunscreens contain harmful substances that affect the marine wildlife. At tropical destinations these substances are especially harmful for the coral reefs. The corals bleach and die, which in turn is bad for a lot of tropical fish species. Of course, we recommend that you protect your skin from the sun. But keeping in mind the ocean environment, it is also important that you carefully read the product label on your sunscreen to make sure it doesn’t contain any of these harmful substances. 3: Keep your engine no higher than 1800-1900 rpm Why go at full speed if the wind doesn’t materialise? You're on vacation after all. You might be able to gain 1 knot of speed by going full throttle, but this will double your fuel consumption to the detriment of both nature and your wallet. 4: Buy local groceries You can also help the environment by going to a local market when shopping for your boating holiday. Here the groceries will not have been transported over large distances, so they will not have contributed much in terms of emissions of greenhouse gases. At the same time, the local markets are often a wonderful experience where your senses are bombarded with exotic smells, colourful stands and deliciously tasty produce.
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Start the holiday planning now!
Start the holiday planning now!
Book early – why now? Are you waiting for the last minute, too? What if the price falls? It may be tempting to watch the clock for fear of missing a good last-minute offer. If you book early, you have more boats to choose from – but if you wait, the boat may be gone. The best price The best possible holiday for the best price – that's what we all want! It is our experience that you get the cheapest boat holiday if you book your holiday as early as possible and utilize the book-early offers. We cannot deny that last-minute discounts are offered if a boat has not been rented out 1-1½ months before the rental period starts. It may look enticing if you compare and see that there are some big last-minute offers. However – the boats which are not rented out 1-1½ month before departure are often those which have been too expensive from the beginning. If a boat operator introduces 20-25% last-minute discount shortly before departure, but the price of the boat from the start has been priced 40-50% higher compared to similar boats, it means that the saving will be minimal, if any at all. Widest selection of boats first in the booking season Those who book first will choose the boats with the best value for money; the biggest boat, the newest boat, the best location, the best travel period. They get the largest selection, while those who wait, must choose among the boats that are left. Therefore, do not get tempted to wait for big discounts later in the season – you are always best placed if you book as early as possible. We usually say that choosing the best rental boat for the money is like when you are in the supermarket and choose fruit and vegetables: "When you come first, you can choose freely. You have the time to choose the best – but if you wait, you can only choose among the ones left behind. As the last ones arrived in the store you cannot see what has previously been offered to others, and what has already been sold". Cheap Flights If you require a flight to the destination, then the book-early effect is often even bigger. It is our experience that the price of airline tickets also increases significantly, the closer you get to the departure date. These three effects are reinforcing each other, and the conclusion is that you have the best advantage if you book your boat holidays as early as possible.
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Get ready for your next riverboat holiday with the new Nicols catalogue
Get ready for your next riverboat holiday with the new Nicols catalogue
The new Nicols catalogue has finally landed! Check out what's new in 2021 and get ready to be seduced by Nicols' dream destinations. With the new Nicols catalogue you can easily tailor your riverboat holiday to your exact wishes, and get the exact riverboat holiday you deserve and desire. In other words, the catalogue is full of exciting news and lots of inspiration for your riverboat holiday in 2021. So, hurry up and order your catalogue and get ready for a memorable holiday! Download your digital catalogue here!
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