Operational limits for Phoenix
We want to ensure you have the best experience on board our ship, and it's important to understand how weather conditions can impact our voyages. Please note that if the wind exceeds 15 knots and is against us, we are unable to proceed. This limitation is in place to prioritize your safety and comfort.
For the optimal sailing experience, our ship performs exceptionally well when the wind is on the beam or when sailing downwind. These conditions allow us to provide you with a memorable and enjoyable journey. Our captain, who possesses extensive knowledge of the ship's capabilities, constantly evaluates the weather conditions and adjusts our voyage plan accordingly. This ensures that you have the best experience while maintaining your comfort.
In specific conditions, our ship can also sail well upwind when the wind speed ranges from 15 to 20 knots and the sea state is smooth. A prime example of this is in Falmouth Bay, particularly with a northerly wind.
Furthermore, we would like to emphasize that for longer charters, such as the special Brest and Douarnenez Festival Package, we allocate more time to ensure timely arrivals at these ports. We understand the significance of these events and prioritize punctuality accordingly. However, in the rare event of any unforeseen issues that may prevent us from returning on time, please be assured that your flights home will be fully paid for in this emergency case. Your safety and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us.
Additionally, it is mandatory for all guests sailing with us to have insurance coverage. We highly recommend obtaining insurance from Topsail Insurance (https://topsailinsurance.com/
). This insurance provides comprehensive coverage at an affordable price and offers protection in the event of a complete voyage cancellation or any unforeseen costs resulting from unlikely changes to your itinerary. Ensuring you have appropriate insurance coverage adds an extra layer of protection and peace of mind during your sailing experience.
We strive to create unforgettable moments for our guests, and by considering the ship's limitations, the captain's expertise, and having insurance coverage, we can provide you with a remarkable and comfortable sailing experience. Our crew takes into account various factors such as wind direction, speed, and sea state to ensure your safety and deliver an exceptional voyage.
We appreciate your understanding of how weather conditions can influence our sailing plans. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. We look forward to welcoming you on board!