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More on CEO Expeditions 'Free Charters' PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kim Kavin   
Friday, 05 June 2009 13:38

This post is an addendum to my May 29 post about CEO Expeditions announcing expense-only charters aboard its motoryachts this summer in the Pacific Northwest.

I wrote in that original post, based on information provided by the company, that "the all-inclusive promotion means that 12 guests can charter Kayana for $27,650 per week, and that six guests can charter Katania for $20,650 per week."

While it is true that the 120-foot motoryacht Kayana is advertised as taking 12 guests, and that the 100-foot motoryacht Katania is advertised as taking six, I have just learned that the company's newly announced promotional rates do not apply to those numbers. The all-inclusive rate for Kayana maxes out at six guests, while the all-inclusive rate for Katania maxes out at four. Additional guests are charged at $450 per person, per day.

In addition, the all-inclusive rates do not include seven days of cruising during a seven-day charter. The rates include only three days of cruising. If you want the yachts to leave the dock on additional days, you will be charged $1,950 more per day.

Last, a Washington state tax of 7.8 percent applies to a portion of your charter fee. That means the "all-inclusive" pricing is not inclusive of taxes.

This information was not included in the press materials that CEO Expeditions sent me, nor did the company's owner mention this information when I went over pricing with him in detail by telephone.

My apologies for the misleading information that appeared here on CharterWave, and my continued encouragement to all readers to always book through a reputable charter broker--many of whose inquiries to CEO Expeditions helped to bring these details to light.


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