Betsy, your on-board chef and hostess, will serve delicious gourmet dishes throughout your charter, so you won’t need to lift a finger. She will be at your service, your own private chef, hoping to make every meal an absolutely fabulous occasion.
Two weeks prior to your charter departure, she will plan then provision the meals for the charter. She will carefully prepare a shopping list, locate local markets to make your culinary experience a memorable one. Because the availability of provisions is much less than in the U.S., we have to be creative and use as many local brands and ingredients as possible. It’s an adventure, right? Storage and freezer/refrigerator space is also an issue. The key is planning. Sample menus are available.
If anyone in your group has dietary restrictions, (diabetics, keto or lactose intolerant, for example), we need to know that and also your likes and dislikes. Would you prefer light breakfasts—cereal or yogurt—rather then pancakes, French toast, or egg burritos? The bottom line is that food is one of those very personal and subjective choices, and we will take that into account in arriving at a menu that will serve your group.
One thing to bear in mind, Betsy will prepare your week’s menu taking everyone’s preferences into account keeping everyone with the same meals when possible. Although we are extremely accommodating, it is not possible to make six separate meals at mealtimes.
In some locations you may have the opportunity to eat ashore. Just know that any meals ashore are not included in the cost of the vacation. You are responsible for that. It really is quite fine to dine out or not, it’s your vacation and your choice.
We have a full bar available and that is included in the price. But, if anyone in your group wants a particular cocktail, wine or spirits, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate and provide an upgrade price if necessary. Keep in mind though that not all brands are available. In that scenario, we will suggest some alternative brands.