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2017 Hire Rates

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France Regions:
Big East: Alsace - Lorraine - Ardennes
South: Aquitaine - Camargue - Canal du Midi
Burgundy: Nivernais, Loire | Burgundy: Saone, Seilles, Doubs
Big West: Brittany - Charente - Lot-en-Quercy - Mayenne, Pays de la Loire

Early Booking Discount
5% Discount or bookings made more than 120 days before departure
Valid for booking of one week minimum
(Discounts cannot be combined together)

Click here for other All Year Discounts

2017 Seasons
P 1
P2 P3 P4 P5
10 Mar- 13 Apr
29 Sep - 11 Nov
14 Apr - 27 Apr
22 Sep - 28 Sep
28 Apr - 11 May
15 Sep - 21 Sep
12 May - 18 May
08 Sep - 14 Sep
19 May - 22 Jun
01 Sep - 07 Sep
P6
P7
P8
P9
23 Jun - 29 Jun
25 Aug - 31 Aug
30 Jun - 06 Jul 07 Jul - 13 Jul
18 Aug - 24 Aug
14 Jul - 17 Aug  
France 2017 Weekly Rates are in Euros
  Low Season Mid Season High Season
Budget Class
Cat Dep  
P1
P2 P3
P4
P5 P6 P7 P8 P9
Fred 700
2 berth
1 660
WEEK
364
399 483
546
567 581 602 637 700
WE / MW
208
228 276
312
324 332 344 - -
Riviera 750
2 berth
1 660
WEEK
476
518 630
707
735 756 784 826 910
WE / MW
272
296 360
404
420 432 448 - -
Espade 930
3/5 berth
2 780
WEEK
518
567 686
777
805 826 854 910 994
WE / MW
296
324 392
444
460 472 488 - -
Renaud 8000
3/5 + 1 berth
2 780
WEEK
518 567 686 777 805 826 854
910
994
WE / MW
296 324 392 444 460 472 488
-
-
Espade 850 Fly
2/4 berth
2 780
WEEK
623 679 826 931 973 994 1029
1092
1197
WE / MW
356 388 472 532 556 568 588
-
-
Eau Claire 930
4/6 berth
2 780
WEEK
623 679 826 931 973 994 1029
1092
1197
WE / MW
356 388 472 532 556 568 588
-
-
2 780
WEEK
686 749 910 1029 1064 1092 1134
1197
1316
WE / MW
392 428 520 588 608 624 648
-
-
Riviera 920
6/8 berth
3 780
WEEK
742 812 987 1113 1155 1183 1225
1302
1428
WE / MW
424 464 564 636 660 676 700
-
-
Riviera 1120
8/10berth
3
780
WEEK
1069
1099
1099
1183
1309
1358
1435
1512
1596
WE / MW
628
628
628
676
748
756
820
-
-
Marina 1120
6/9 berth
3 780
WEEK
1099 1099 1099 1183 1309 1358 1435
1512
1596
WE / MW
628 628 628 676 748 776 820
-
-
Eau Claire 1130
6/9 berth
3 780
WEEK
826 910 1099 1246 1295 1323 1372
1449
1596
WE / MW
508 560 676 764 792 812 844
-
-
Riviera 1130
7/9 berth
3 780
WEEK
889 980 1183 1337 1386 1421 1477 1561 1715
WE / MW
508 560 676 764 792 812 844
-
-
Jamaica
6/8 berth
4 860
WEEK
953 1066 1345 1419 1542 1636 1730 1829 1869
WE / MW
545 609 811 811 881 935 989
-
-
Challenger 1380
8/12 berth
5 960
WEEK
1299 1483 1767 1899 2107 2171 2419
2523
2599
WE / MW
742 847 1010 1085 1204 1240 1382
-
-
  Low Season Mid Season High Season
Classic Class
Cat Dep   P1 P2 P3
P4
P5 P6 P7 P8 P9
Triton 860
3/5 berth *
2 780 WEEK
735
819
1022
1078
1148
1176
1232
1295
1365
WE / MW
420
468
584
616
656
672
704
-
-
Triton 860 Fly
3/5 berth *
2 780 WEEK
798
889
1113
1169
1246
1274
1337
1407
1484
WE / MW
456
508
636
668
712
728
764
-
-
Triton 1050
6/8 berth *
3 780 WEEK
896
994
1246
1309
1393
1428
1491
1575
1659
WE / MW
512
568
712
748
796
816
852
-
-
Nicols 900
4/7 berth *
3 780 WEEK
1071
1190
1484
1568
1582
1582
1736
1736
1981
WE / MW
612
680
848
896
904
904
992
-
-
Espade Concept Fly
6/8 + 1 berth *
3 780 WEEK
1120
1246
1554
1638
1743
1785
1862
1967
2072
WE / MW
640
712
888
936
996
1020
1064
-
-
Nicols 1000
6/8 berth *
4 860 WEEK
1120
1246
1554
1638
1743
1785
1862
1967
2072
WE / MW
640
712
888
936
996
1020
1064
-
-
Linssen Vlet 1030
4/8 berth *
3 780 WEEK
1176
1309
1638
1722
1834
1876
1967
2072
2184
WE / MW
672
748
936
984
1048
1072
1124
-
-
Linssen Yacht 36
4/6 berth *
3 780 WEEK
1176
1309
1638
1722
1834
1876
1967
2072
2184
WE / MW
672
748
936
984
1048
1072
1124
-
-
Penichette 1120 R
4/6 Berth *
4 860 WEEK
1176
1309
1638
1722
1834
1876
1967
2072
2184
WE / MW
672
748
936
984
1048
1072
1124
-
-
Tarpon 32
4/6 + 2 berth *
3 780 WEEK
1330
1477
1848
1946
2072
2121
2219
2338
2464
WE / MW
760
844
1056
1112
1184
1212
1268
-
-
Haines Rive 34
4/6 +2 Berth *
3 780 WEEK
1330
1477
1848
1946
1967
2121
2219
2338
2464
WE / MW
760
844
1056
1112
1124
1212
1268
-
-
Nicols 1160
8/10 berth *
4 780 WEEK
1330
1477
1848
1946
1967
1967
2149
2149
2464
WE / MW
760
844
1056
1112
1124
1124
1228
-
-
Vetus 1200 Maya
8+3 Berth *
5 960 WEEK
1776
1776
1776
1862
1982
2115
2213
2228
2275
WE / MW
1015
1015
1015
1064
1133
1209
1214
-
-
Nicols 1100
6/9 berth *
4 860 WEEK
1449
1610
2009
2121
2149
2149
2352
2532
2681
WE / MW 828
920
1148
1212
1228
1228
1344
-
-
Nicols 1170
8/10 berth *
5 960 WEEK
1498
1666
2086
2198
2226
2226
2429
2429
2779
WE / MW
856
952
1192
1256
1272
1272
1388
-
-
Penichette 1260R
6+10 Berth *
4 860 WEEK
1547
1715
2149
2261
2408
2464
2576
2733
2863
WE / MW 884
980
1228
1292
1376
1408
1472
-
-
Tarpon 37N (2)
7/9 berth *
4 860
WEEK
1491
1652
2072
2177
2317
2373
2485
2618
2758
WE / MW
852
944
1184
1244
1324
1356
1420
-
-
Nicols 1300
10/12 berth *
5 960
WEEK
2022
2022
2022
2135
2321
2461
2594
2680
2940
WE / MW
1156
1156
1156
1220
1327
1407
1483
-
-
Penichette 1165FB
6/7 Berth *
4 860
WEEK
1617
1799
2247
2336
2520
2576
2695
2680
2940
WE / MW
924
1028
1284
1352
1440
1472
1540
-
-
Haines Rive 40
4/6 +2 Berth *
5 800
WEEK
1547
1722
2156
2238
2408
2471
2583
2730
2870
WE / MW
884
984
1232
1296
1376
1412
1476
-
-
Tarpon 42
10/12 berth *
5 960
WEEK
2022
2022
2022
2135
2321
2461
2583
2680
2940
WE / MW
1156
1156
1156
1220
1327
1407
1476
-
-
Tarpon 42A (2)
10/12 berth *
5 960
WEEK
1673
1855
2324
2443
2597
2660
2786
2940
3094
WE / MW
956
1060
1328
1396
1484
1520
1592
-
-
Nicols 1310
10/12 berth *
5 960
WEEK
1736
1932
2415
2541
2702
2772
2898
3059
3220
WE / MW
992
1104
1380
1452
1544
1584
1656
-
-
Tarpon 42N
10/12 berth *
5 960
WEEK
1960
2177
2723
2870
3052
3122
3269
3451
3633
WE / MW
1120
1244
1556
1640
1744
1784
1868
-
-
Penichette 1400FB
10/12 Berth *
5 960
WEEK
1960
2177
2723
2870
3052
3122
3269
3451
3633
WE / MW
1120
1244
1556
1640
1744
1744
1868
-
-
Penichette 1500R
8/12+1 Berth *
6 1200
WEEK
1673
1855
2324
2443
2597
2660
2786
2940
3094
WE / MW
956
1060
1328
1396
1494
1520
1592
-
-
Penichette 935 W
3/5 Berth *
2 780 WEEK 798 889 1113 1169 1246 1274 1337 1407 1484
WE / MW 456 508 636 668 712 728 764 - -
Penichette 1107 W
5/7 Berth *
3 780 WEEK 896
994
1246
1309
1393
1428
1491
1575
1659
WE / MW
512
568
712
748
796
816
852
-
-
3 1200 WEEK 1400 1561 1946 2051 2184 2233 2338 2464 2597
WE / MW 800 892 1112 1172 1248 1279 1336 - -
La Peniche
12 Berth
6 1200 WEEK 2317 2576 3220 3388 3605 3689 3864 4074 4291
WE / MW 1324 1472 1840 1936 2060 2108 2208 - -
  Low Season Mid Season High Season
Premium Class
Cat Dep   P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9
4 860
WEEK
1806
2030
2513
2674
2737
2863
2996
3059
3220
WE / MW
1032
1160
1436 1528 1564
1636
1712
-
-
5 960
WEEK
2205
2478
3066
3262
3346
3500
3661
3738
3934
WE / MW
1260
1416
1752
1864
1912
2000
2092
-
-
6 1200
WEEK
2688
3024
3738
3983
4074
4271
4459
4557
4795
WE / MW
1536
1728
2136
2276
2328
2440
2548
-
-
  Low Season Mid Season High Season
Access Class
Cat Dep   P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9
3 780
WEEK
861
959
1204
1267
1379
1463
1540
1589
1624
WE / MW
492
548
688
724
788
1044
880
-
-
3 780
WEEK
1078
1198
1505
1582
1729
1827
1932
1988
2030
WE / MW
616
685
860
904
988
1044
1104
-
-

Click here for Optional Extras information

Click here for Base Schedules / Week Ends / Mini-Weeks information

Boat with bow thruster included in the hire price.
Redon: In period P1 the prices are those of period P2
Luzech, Cahors: In period P1 + P2 the prices are those of period P3

In case of overlap of two periods, the price will be calculated according to the number of days in each period In Alsace and Charente: Reduction of 5% on all cruises.

Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

Rates Include:

  • VAT and Navigation and Lock Tax
  • The hire of the boat
  • The hire of the boat
  • Its security equipment
  • Crockery
  • Linen: blankets or duvets, pillows and pillow cases (except on certain models in the budget fleet) - sheets are included on the Premium and Classic fleet only. On the Budget fleet, they are a option.
  • The navigation and lock tax
  • The insurance of the boat
  • A 13kg gas bottle
  • Demonstration of how to operate the boat on the day of departure
  • Demonstration of how to handle the boat and temporary licence on the day of departure
  • Technical assistance 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm

Premium Class Boats include:

  • Cleaning set
  • Tea Towel set
  • Towel set
  • Concierge Service
  • Hotel Service

Rates do NOT Include:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Food supply
  • Personal insurance for the crew
  • One way fee
  • Car park or garage for a car
  • The waterway map which will be useful for preparing your cruise
  • Bikes
  • Sheets on certain models in the budget fleet
  • Cruise Plus Insurance (damage waiver)
  • The hourly navigation rate which includes gas oil and all technical supplies for the boat*
  • Cleaning of the inside and outside of the boat
  • Cleaning set
  • tea towel set
  • Towel set

* The price varies from 5.19 to 10.95 € / navigation hour by category of boat (price may change with the price of fuel)

Rental Duration:

  • One Week = 7 Nights.

Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 7:00pm
Saturday / Sunday: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm

"A La Carte" Package:
Departure from 4pm and return at 9am: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (hors periodes E et F) in each period. On certain bases and on certain boats only and on request.

  • Eight day package - 120 % of the weekly price
  • Nine day package - 140% of the weekly price*
  • Ten day package - 150% of the weekly price
  • Eleven day package - 160% of the weekly price**
  • Twelve day package - 170 % of the weekly price
  • Thirteen day package - 180 % of the weekly price

*from Saturday from 4pm till Monday at 9am (day + 9) ** from Monday from 4pm till Friday at 2pm (day+11) (except Redon, Angers, Chenille-Change, Chateauneuf sur Sarthe, and Le Mans :return at 9 am)

Liberty Cruise Pack*
Except in : Pont a Bar

 
Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
Week-End
178
212
254
290
325
395
Mini Week
222
264
314
359
401
486
Week
309
365
428
489
541
652
Additional Day
34
40
45
50
55
65

The price includes one bike of the basic range, the hourly navigation rate, the final cleaning of the boat at the end of the cruise (inside and outside) and the cruise plus insurance

Security Deposit:

Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
660
780
780
860
960
1200

Cruise Plus Insurance:
You can take our the Croisiere Plus Insurance, which will reduce your excess to NIL (security deposit is still required as normal). The Cruise Plus Insurance is priced by Boat Category (which can be found on the rate table next to the boat name). The prices for each category are:

Cruise Plus Insurance Amounts are in Euros
 
Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat. 4
Cat.5
Cat.6
Security Deposit
660
780
780
860
960
1200
Weekend 2 days
52.95
66.75
70.50
77.25
86.25
108
Mini-Week
67.15
75.65
79.50
87.55
97.75
122.40
Week
79
89
94
103
115
144
Additional Day
7.90
8.90
9.40
10.30
11.50
14.40


Hourly Navigation :

 
Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
Per motor hour
5.19
6.25
7.25
8.40
9.15
10.95

Cancellation Insurance:
Cancellation Insurance can be arranged - The amount of the cancellation insurance fee for the guarantee to cancel the cruise is 4% of the total rental price.

One Way Cruises:

One-way : (extra charge for taking back the boat to another base, different from the start base The direction and the departure point of a one-way cruise are confirmed only 10 days before departure, because of many unpredictable events. One-way cruises are not available for a fleet of more than 2 boats at certain bases.
Note: * Special prices in Pays de Loire : contact us

There is a fee charged on departure for one-way cruises :

One Way Charges
Boat Category
1 , 2 & 3
4 , 5 & 6
France
€ 100
€ 130

Base Schedules:

  • Departure for a week or more:
    Days of departure depending of the bases are Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday.
    Welcome at 3pm. For organisation reasons, no welcome will be possible before this time. - Boarding from 4pm till 7pm. - Return at 9am
     
  • 2 Day Week Ends:
    Welcome on Saturday at 10am ( you can board on Friday evening at 6pm if available. This possibility can only be confirmed 1 week before departure). - Boarding Saturday from 10am till 11am. - Return Monday at 9am.
     
  • For Mini-Weeks:
    Welcome on Monday at 3pm. - Boarding from 4pm till 6pm. - Return on Friday at 2pm (except in Italy : 9am and Redon: 10am).


    Please Note: In Italy week-end and mini-week are confirmed 30 days before the departure

Car Transfers:
If you do a one-way trip, you can have your car transferred from the departure base to the arrival base. The cost depends on the distance (itineraries) : from EUR 54 to 100. It is better to book this service in advance. Transfer by bus, taxi or train can be planned. Please contact your agent for possibilities available.

Car Parking:
Public Car Parking is available around each base. Closed car parking is available at selected bases for between € 20 - € 46 per week. Or a Garage is available at selected bases for between € 35 - € 100 per week..

Extras and Services:

Item
Price in Euros & Includes VAT
Week-end / Mini-Week
Week
12V Converter
5.00
€10.00
BBQ (grill plate)
from €5.00 - €20.00
from €10.00 - €35.00
Adult Bike
from €18.00 - €29.00
from €28.00 - €46.00
Child Bike
€16.00
€26.00
Fishing Rod
€5.00
€8.00
Car Transer
from €55.00 - €150.00 according to Itineraries
Locked and closed car park but uncovered
from €21.00 - €35.00 per week
Garage
from €42.00 - €60.00 per week
FPP Food Hamper
€70.00
Pets
from €30.00 (no extra charge on certain bases)
Waterway Map
€22.00
Fishing Licence
about €30.00 ( available on certain bases)
Green cleaning set
(washing up liquid, toilet paper, 2 bin bags, 2 sponges, 2 soaps, 1 box of matches)
€8.90 per set Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Tea towel set (set of 3 pieces)
€2.00 per set Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Towel set (1 bath towel+ 2 towels)
€6.00 per set Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Concierge service
quote for specific resuests. Included on the Premium fleet
Hotel Service
€10.00 per person Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Deck Chairs
€10.00 per week and €8.00 / week-end / mini-week. Free of charge on the Premium fleet
Stand Up Paddle
€70.00 per week with €500 Security Deposit
TV Antenna
€60.00 per week with €400 Security Deposit
Internet Access
€5.00 + price of the credit according to the numbers of hours wanted
Photo Album / Video
On Request
Simple or embroidered polo
€16 / polo - €5.00 / embroidery
Cap embroidery
6.30
Sleeping kit (2 sheets + 2 pillow cases)
€7.00 per set included on the Premium fleet
Beds made at your arrival
€3,50 / bed. Included in the Premium fleet

Service of the Premium and Mediterranean Fleet:

  • Skipper - €230.00 per day He steers the boat, he shows you how to steer and how to handle the boat, he plans your stopovers
  • Hostess - €190.00 per day She manages the food supply, helps you to prepare the meals and can be your baby siter
  • Cook - €210.00.00 per day He cooks, goes shopping and prepares your cocktails.

Bow Propeller:
Some boats have a bow propeller. It is a small propeller in the stem of the boat which helps to steer the bow laterally, it makes operating easier. Nevertheless, you need to use it carefully mainly on canals (mud and stones along the canal sides may be sucked up into the bow propeller). In case of breakdown during the cruise, it is often impossible to repair (a crane is often necessary to fix it). In this case, the cruise will go on without bow propeller.

If the client requires a repairing during his cruise, this repairing will be charged to the client. Due to the risks of the navigation, the bow propeller of the equipped boat you booked for, may not be available on the day of your departure. In this case, the bow propeller will be deducted on the basis of a flatrate price. (according to the price-list, maximum refunding € 10 per day)

Inland Waterways Map:
There is a board book on every boat, which gives you information on navigation. However you can order an inland waterway map in advance (when you book the boat) if you wish to prepare your cruise. You can have a map for every waterway. Important : for some routes, you will need 2 maps. For example for the one-way trip Pontailler-sur-Saône/Digoin, 2 maps are necessary: the Centre Canal and the Saône river. Price: EUR 22

Premium Fleet:
Premium Fleet vessels have two steering positions (flying bridge) and have special services on board like: bike rack, flat screen TV and DVD player in the lounge, wooden deck furniture with integrated Plancha on the rear deck, complete linen set (two towels and one bath towel per person), kitchen cloths and a cleaning set (washing soap, toilet paper, two rubbish bags, one sponge, one soap and a box of matches).
Premium fleet vessels include:
Tarpon 49 Quattro Prestige  /  Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige  /  Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige

with other non premium fleet vessels, bedding is included (blanket, sheets, pillow case and pillow) but no towels and cleaning items are provided (Towel set can be hired at some departure bases - a cleaning set is also on sale at some bases)

Cleaning Service:
to be paid before embarking (unless final cleaning or Liberty Cruise Pack have been purchased).

Cat.1
Cat 2
Cat 3
Cat 4
Cat 5
Cat 6
Interior cleaning deposit
€ 40
€50
€80
€95
€110
€140
Exterior cleaning deposit
30
40
45
55
65
75
Interior & Exterior cleaning deposit
70
90
125
150
175
215
Final Interior & Exterior cleaning
60
€ 77
108
€ 129
€ 149
€ 183

Baby Equipment:
A Baby Equipment pack is available free of charge on request. This includes:
Baby Chair, Bath, Folding Bed, and Life Jacket. If you hire a bike you will also receive a baby seat. This must be pre-booked.

Fishing Licence:
A fishing permit (tax) is usually requested to fish in canals and rivers. You can get in some bases. Price : € 30. Do not forget to book it before departure

 
Cancellation Conditions:
If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your booking, send a letter of explanation to the hirer as soon as possible. A cancellation fee according to the following scale will be charged.

More than 8 weeks prior to departure
€ 200 cancellation fee
Between 4 - 8 weeks prior to departure
60% of hiring fee
Less than 4 weeks prior to departure
100% of hiring fee
These fees can be refund in case the boat is rented once more. The cancellation fee (€ 150) are not refundable.

All Year Discounts

Long Term Discounts
8 to 14 Days - Receive a 5% Discount
15 to 21 Days
- Receive a 10% Discount
22 to 28 Days - Receive a 15% Discount
29 Days or more - Receive a 20% Discount

Couples Discount
Receive a 10% Discount - Available when there are only two persons onboard the following boats, for any period, any duration:

Budget fleet:
Espade 930. Renaud 8000 (except in Cahors). Espade 850 Fly. Penichette 935. Eau Claire 930 (in Redon only for 1 week minimum). Eau Claire 930 Fly.

Classic fleet: Triton 860 (except in Cahors, Redon : only for bookings of 1 week minimum). Penichette 935W, Triton 860 Fly. Nicol's 900. Linssen Vlet 1030. Linssen Yacht 36. Haines Rive 34.

Premium fleet: Tarpon 37 Duo Prestige

Flotilla (Boats) Discount
5% Discount - when 2 boats are cruising together.
10% Discount - when 3 or more boats are cruising together.
15% Discount - when 4 or more boats are cruising together.
For all bookings for minimum 1 week long

Family Discount
5% Discount when there is one child under 18 onboard
10% Discount when there are at least two children under 18 onboard on the day of departure (1)

Valid for any duration, all periods (1) A copy of the ID card or the family book will be requested while booking

Except in: Cahors, Pont à Bar and Redon: only for one week rental minimum.

Senior Discount
A 6% Discount when there is at least 1 person over 60 onboard. Valid for all types of booking (except period E and F) (in Redon: for minimum one week bookings only).

Except in: Cahors & Pont à Bar.

Regional Discount in Alsace
5% Discount for all bookings

EASTER SPECIAL
- 4 night weekend : from Friday 14/04 (5 pm) to Monday 17/04 (3pm): 65% of the weekly price
- 5 night weekend : from Thursday 13/04 (5pm) to Monday 17/04 (3 pm): 75% of the weekly price

1st MAY
- 4 night weekend : from Friday 28/04 (5pm) to Tuesday 02/05 (9am): 65% of the weekly price

8th MAY
- 4 night weekend : from Friday 05/05 (5pm) to Tuesday 09/05 (9am): 65% of the weekly price

ASCENCION
- 5 night weekend : from Wednesday 24/05 (5pm) to Monday 29/05 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

PENTECOST
- 3 night weekend : from Friday 02/06 (5pm) to Monday 05/06 (3pm): 65% of the weekly price

CORPUS CHRISTI
- 5 night weekend : from Wednesday 13/06 (5pm) to Monday 19/06 (9am): 75% of the weekly price

Except in: Fourques sur Garonnes, Cahors, Redon and Pont a Bar.

* All discount can be added up without exceeding 15% for minimum one week bookings, and 10% for less than one week bookings

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