The vaccination program in The Netherlands, and most EU countries, started slowly but is at full steam right now. On 18 May, a total of 7.8M vaccinations were given, and another million are planned this week. Today, zoo's and amusement parks reopened, which is a great sign for summer to come with more freedom for all.
There's more good news, as hospitalizations and infections reduce rapidly. The 7-day average COVID-19 cases in Turkey have dropped to 11.436 cases. Currently, the 7-day average in The Netherlands stands at 4.989 cases.
Having five times the population of The Netherlands, this effectively means less than half the number of cases per million people. It is clear that Turkey has turned the corner, and a beautiful sailing season looks more than possible.
Turkish Airlines flies two times per week from Amsterdam to Bodrum and Dalaman this summer
And then there's even more good news. Through its Anadolujet brand, Turkish Airlines has announced new direct flights to two airports near our departure harbours. From 10 July, they fly to Dalaman (DLM) and Bodrum (BJV) on Saturday's and Tuesday's.
Flexible and carefree travel
Turkish airlines/Anadolujet also provides you with peace of mind with their Change Without Penalty or Change to Open Ticket rights policy. No matter how many times your plans change, you are safe with Flexible Travel. Flexible Travel opportunities are offered for tickets bought until 31 December 2021.
Of course, Sailing Chef's no-nonsense COVID-19 policy remains in place as long as needed. We are here to provide you with an unforgettable and carefree holiday.
We continue keeping a close eye on re-openings, code changes and flight options for you.
We look forward to seeing you onboard!
Your Sailing Chef Team