Greece is renowned for its warm and temperate climate, especially throughout the summer months which generally offer an ideal climate for holiday makers wanting to be in the sea and the sun. That being said, it is recommended that guests use protective sunscreens on exposed skin and care should be taken not to stay too long in direct sunlight between noon and 4 pm, especially during July and August, which are the hottest months.

Winds are usually moderate between April to June and September and October, but increase during the months of July and August. If weather conditions become uncomfortable, our small ships are seldom far from a sheltered bay or port.

All cabins have private, nicely appointed bathrooms with showers. All cabins are air-conditioned and fittedwith central music and with telephone for intra ship communication. All ships have in lounges TV's with satellite channels with at least English speaking channels. There are hairdryers in each cabin. Also, almost all of our ships have TV's or flat-screan TV's, safe boxes, mini-fridges, DVD players in cabins. For more details, please visit the Ships section on our website.

Aboard our small ships you will find elegant dining rooms, spacious sun decks and comfortable lounges. No pools are offered as it is common for our guests to swim off our ships or for passengers to reach secluded beaches by tender. Your cruise program offers half-board with breakfast, plus lunch or dinner. Meals are served at set times and there is flexible seating. Limited laundry service is available at an extra cost. The shore excursions are offered at a supplemental cost. The M/Y Harmony V and the M/Y Variety Voyager offer a small wellness suite with massage and other beauty treatments. Sports activities: Swimming off the ships is possible as well as snorkeling, kayaking and canoeing. In some destinations it is possible to organize diving excursions.

Language on board is English but German, French, Spanish or Russian can be spoken by our Cruise Coordinators and Hotel Crew on scheduled cruise sailings. In general there is a multilingual environment and you will have a chance to mix with a variety of nationalities. Excursions and public announcements are usually in English. English and sometimes German and French are widely spoken on all ports of call visited by our small ships.

Transfers to and from the vessel, shore excursions (unless otherwise specified), wine, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, gratuities, laundry service and items of a personal nature are not included and may be bought en route or are at a supplemental cost. There is a boutique on board some of our vessels. All onboard charges are in Euros. Gratuities are at our guests discretion. As a recommendation, satisfied customers are expected to leave between Euro 15-18 per person per day. These tips are distributed to all crew members. Guests have the choice to adjust the amount of gratuities reflecting the level of satisfaction.

Please travel as lightly as possible so as not to restrict space in your cabin. Soft bags are more practical than hard suitcases. Sports or casual clothes are more useful. Plenty of swimwear is required and a pullover or cardigan is recommended for cool evenings. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested when ashore.

Participants must be in possession of a valid passport (expiring not earlier than one month after cruise ends) and should obtain visas and health certificates where required. All requirements should be confirmed with appropriate government consulate or information office prior to departure.

Our ship generators provide an electric current of 220v. Cabins are equipped with European type plugs so please remember to bring an adaptor if necessary.

Due to safety reasons it is requested that physical disabilities of any kind should be advised at time of reservation. It is understood that passengers requiring special attention or treatment will be travelling with their personal escorts. The company retains the right to deny embarkation to any pregnant woman beyond the 6th month of pregnancy. Our small ships are not suitable for passengers with special needs. Embarkation gang ways do not fit most types of wheel chairs. Cabin bathrooms and stair cases are unsuitable for passengers with special needs.

Every attempt to meet special dietary requirements should be made provided it is requested in writing at least 4 weeks prior to sailing.

An emergency drill is conducted by our crew before the ship sails and is to be attended by all passengers. The drill will provide passengers information about the alarm system, the master station position, life jackets use and other emergency procedures.

Jewelry, money, documents, etc., should be placed in your individual safe deposit boxes or given to the captain who will deposit items in the ship’s safe boxes free of charge. The company and its personnel bear no responsibility for valuables kept by passengers.

The EURO is the official currency while on board. There is an optional credit system for expenses on board that may be paid/settled at the end of the cruise. Most major currencies and traveller’s cheques are accepted/exchanged at their official exchange rate. Credit cards are accepted on board.

Smoking is not permitted to any of our passengers or member of the crew in any indoor part of the ship.

There are fins, masks and snorkels available on board for use during swim stops. You can also find a small borrowing library as well as board games and playing cards for your amusement. Movies are often shown in the vessels’ lounges, so please check in the Daily Program for show times.

Shore excursions are not included in the cruise fares, unless specified according to the cruise schedule/ports of call visited. Shore excursions are subject to shore and weather conditions and based on a minimum participation.

Ports of call on your itinerary have been carefully selected to ensure Jewish Heritage site are viewed whenever possible, coupled with on board lectures by guides knowledgeable with Greece’s Jewish history. This is combined with an effort to give our guests an understanding of the local customs and traditions at all places visited en route.

In addition, the cruise concept is unique for offering a small ship experience in the pampering environment of our premium motor sailers and mega yachts. We strive to make our guests feel as if they were spending their precious vacation days on a friend’s private yacht. As you are about to experience, this is not a typical cruise. We assure you that everything in our control has been done to secure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable time onboard. We have combined the cruise experience with ample leisure time in each port, including overnights, so our guests are encouraged to explore local culinary traditions and culture and to interact with the local people. Furthermore, due to their size, our small ships will reach the heart of every destination, where big cruise ships cannot.

Passengers are requested to be on board 2 hours prior to departure. Disembarkation is after breakfast at approximately 9am. Please also note that sailing times are listed in the Daily Program and you must comply with the specified “ALL ABOARD” time, also posted on the Notice Board. If you are not onboard by the set time, it will be your own responsibility if you miss the ship. The “all aboard” time is 15 minutes prior to the vessel’s departure time.

There are no recreational facilities for children and reservations for those under the age of eleven are not advised. Taking that into consideration please note that children onboard are their parents's sole responsibility.

There is no doctor on board any of the small ships. In case of an emergency, some members of the crew are trained to offer first aid. Medical care is available at all ports of call, which are always close. In case of discomfort, please contact a crew member immediately.

Yes, for peace of mind, Exodus Cruises strongly recommend that all participants take out individual travel insurance.