Rules of the game and reservation

Rules on board
The skipper will explain the rules on the Fria Fresena once you are aboard the ship.
You don’t need experience to join in on our trips.
If you appreciate some training the crew will explain you all the ins and outs of sailing and navigation.

Insurance and Security
The Fria Fresena has an All-risks Insurance and we have Passenger Insurance.
The Fria Fresena is a CE category B certified ship.
The skipper and mate have all the needed licenses and lots of experience.
First Aid kit is available on board and we have a sufficient number of life jackets.
As well for the sake of security our guests are requested to limit the use of alcoholic delicacies during sailing.

Weather conditions
Rain is not a reason not to sail. In case of hard, stormy winds or thick fog the skipper will decide if, how and where we are going to sail.

A part of the attraction of sailing is the dependency on the natural elements.
Nice or lousy weather is a very broad concept aboard a ship. The weather is rarely or never a “spoilsport” but rather an “unpredictability” that at the end always works out nicely.
But to be sure you should bring warm, wind- and waterproof clothing and good shoes. A very often heard rule on board is: “Bad weather does not exist but bad clothing does”.

Children on board
Children under twelve are, if accompanied by an adult, very welcome on board. Please indicate the weight of the kids as to allow us to take care of suitable life jackets.

We love to contribute, as much as possible, to a perfect organization of your sailing holiday. Below you find some tips and advices about your reservation. Glad to see you on board.

It is advisable to ask yourself a few questions before you start filling out the “Reservation Form”

  • For how many people do you want to book or do you want to charter the Fria Fresena with her crew entirely?
  • Which date do you want to board the ship and when are you disembarking.
  • Do you eventually have alternative dates?
  • FettBen Shipping assumes Half Board. In case you would like Full Board please indicate.
  • In case of chartering the entire ship you are supposed to do the catering yourself. If you want us to take care please indicate how much you want to spend.

You are most welcome to have a look at the ship before you make your reservation.
Please contact us for the possibilities.

After reception of your “Reservation Form” you are temporary booked and you will get a confirmation together with the offer/invoice within a few days.
Your reservation is only confirmed the moment we have received the full payment indicated in the offer/invoice (within 8 days after sending)

In case you request us to take care of the catering we will present the invoice at your arrival on board.

Canceling rules
It is possible to cancel your reservation for chartering the ship and the other services.
But you remain obliged to pay part of the rent: We will reimburse half if you cancel more than 14 days before the planned boarding day and only 10 percent if you cancel within those last 14 days.