Accommodation: How do I add a Boat Accommodation

In this document, you will be taken through the process of adding a boat accommodation to your itinerary.

This functionality is available on all Operator Packages

In this article

Getting Started
Adding Stops
Route Builder
How the Boat Route will be Displayed on the Itinerary

Getting Started

After logging into Wetu, select the 'Itinerary Builder' from your Dashboard. 

This will open up the Virtual Itinerary Builder where you are able to choose to either create a new itinerary or edit an existing itinerary. How to Build a Basic Itinerary in Wetu will take you through the process of building an itinerary should you need more information on how to build one.  


To add a Boat Accommodation to your itinerary, you will need to be in the Accommodation Step of building your itinerary.

By selecting the blue ‘Accommodation’ button, a new accommodation setup screen will open up. Here you are able to search for the cruise liner that you want to send your clients on. 

Notice as you type in the name of the cruise liner, Wetu will predict different properties/accommodations with what you are typing. Select the desired cruise liner/ boat vessel from the list.

Next, you can configure some additional details for this cruise:

Room Details 
By selecting ‘Room Details’, you can configure the room/cabin type you want your guests to stay in.

Select the required meal basis from the drop-down menu you are including for your guest during their cruise. 

Select from the drop-down menu whether or not drinks will be included in the cruise.

Here you are able to indicate the duration of the cruise ( number of nights ).

Day Grouping
Here you are able to group how the days in the planner stage and in the digital output should be displayed ( grouping by destination would be recommended as your guests will be staying on the cruise liner for a prolonged stay).

Adding Stops

With many cruises, the boat will stop at a number of ports for passengers to do day excursions. You are able to add these stops to the boat accommodation.

It is recommended that you add the stops for the cruise in the Accommodation Step so that the routing in the map will display correctly on the Digital and Virtual outputs.

Once you have added the stops, you can proceed to add the additional details for each of the stops.

Here you are able to select which destination content, images and descriptions you want to appear on the itinerary you are sending to your clients.

Arrive (Day)
This will be the day the boat will arrive at the stop (Day 1, Day 2 etc)

Depart (Day)
This will be the day the boat will depart from the stop.

Route Builder

Once you tab over to the Route Builder Step, you will see that points for all the stops have automatically been added to the map. You will need to build the routes between the various stops.

To do this you will need to enter a Start and End location.

With the Start and End location selected, you can build the route by selecting the mode of transport as Boat.

Adding the Boat Mode of Transport
From the drop-down list next to Mode, select 'Boat'. This will open the 'Fixed Route List - Boat' browser screen.

The list of routes displayed here are fixed routings for the most popular boat trips in tourist destinations, however, in most cases, you will have to add a Custom Route.

Note: Boat (No Route) is a boat trip with no routing and will not display a route on your Virtual Itinerary.

Adding a Custom Route
Adding a Custom Route, you will need to select the ‘Custom Route’ button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

This will open up a Map View screen with the stops of travel you have selected for the boat travel.

By default, there will be a direct route drawn between the Start and End Points. To start building the route you simply need to click on the map to drop the markers indicating the route the boat will travel. 

On the top right-hand corner, you are able to remove the previous point created. To save the custom route select the ‘Okay’ at the bottom.

On Route Builder, you will now see that the Custom Route you have built is being displayed on the Map preview.

Note: Zooming in and out allows you to ensure that the custom route you have added does not cross over land but stays sea-bound.

How the Boat Route will be Displayed on the Itinerary 

In the Digital or Virtual Itinerary output that you send to your clients, the route that you have selected or built as Custom Route will be displayed in the Map overview of the itinerary.

Note: All Custom Routes built here will only be used one time. You will have to build it each time you want to add the boat trip.
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