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Spring Sailing in the Croatian Islands (Queen Eleganza)

Spring Sailing in the Croatian Islands (Queen Eleganza)

From GBP £2,995

Description

Come with us to visit Croatia’s spectacular coastline and idyllic islands aboard the Queen Eleganza which we have chartered for a series of eight night cruises exploring the coastline between Dubrovnik and Opatija. The region offers breathtaking natural beauty, intriguing history, stunning architecture and a wonderfully tranquil and peaceful atmosphere and our itinerary has been carefully designed to visit some marvellous places which do not cater for the big ships. Each night we will remain moored in the picturesque harbours affording the opportunity to dine ashore on some evenings and to enjoy the floodlit splendour and lively café society which is so atmospheric.

As we make our way along the coast, highlights of the itinerary will include the historic cities of Dubrovnik, Split, Sibenik and Zadar, with their history dating back through the Middle Ages to the Roman Era and the delightful islands of Korcula and Rab where we will spend time walking through the beautiful old towns exploring the historic wonders. We will also visit areas of great natural beauty including Mljet where we will tour the National Park including its beautiful lakes and Krka to visit the dramatic waterfalls.

Trip Name
Spring Sailing in the Croatian Islands (Queen Eleganza)
Days
9
Overview
Vessel Type: Small Ship Length: 49m Passenger Capacity: 36 Built/Refurbished: 2018 For our cruises along the Adriatic coast, we are delighted to have the newly built Queen Eleganza. This beautifully crafted vessel is one of the finest Croatian flagged vessels of her kind and we believe she is the perfect vessel from which to explore the Croatian coast. Carrying a maximum of just 36 guests, there is the added benefit of a relaxed and intimate atmosphere on board. The Sun Deck, with its comfortable sun loungers, is the perfect place to watch the passing scenery and the team of friendly Croatian crew will provide you with excellent service and hospitality throughout the ship. To enhance your voyage further there is also a Cruise Director on board. Dining on board is a casual affair and the menus feature locally sourced fresh food including fish. When dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular local restaurants. AIR-CONDITIONING All cabins and public rooms have air-conditioning. BAR/BEVERAGES Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner are included in your holiday price. For other drinks consumed throughout your journey you will receive a final bill to settle at the end of your journey. Complimentary bottles of mineral water will be placed in your cabin daily and near reception before an excursion. CABINS The 18 cabins are equipped with air conditioning/heating, a wardrobe, drawers, radio, a flat screen television, a hairdryer and safety deposit box. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The cabins on the Lower Deck all have two portholes whereas on the Main Deck, the category 3 cabins have three portholes and the category 5 cabin has four portholes. The category 2 and 4 cabins on the Main Deck benefit from a large picture window offering wonderful views. Cabins measure between 12 and 18 square metres, with Category 5 measuring 26 square metres. The cabins have fixed twin or double beds and the configuration cannot be changed. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shampoo /shower gel dispenser. Please note that the movement of the ship can cause small amounts of water to collect on your bathroom floor. Please note that bathrobes and slippers are not provided. DINING, DRINKING & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS Meals on board are either buffet style or served and there is one sitting with an open seating arrangement. When the weather permits, lunch and dinner may be served in the covered outside area of the Sun Deck. Please be advised that, as there is not always a choice at meal times it is imperative that you advise any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten free, low salt etc. to Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance. Please also advise if you do not, or cannot, eat fish and shellfish as these feature regularly on the lunch and dinner menus. We regret that the ship is unable to guarantee special requests and is not equipped to prepare or serve kosher or halal cuisine. Complimentary self-service tea and coffee, with fruit and biscuits, are available in the restaurant 24 hours a day. On nights when you are free to dine independently ashore, if instead you wish to stay on board for dinner, this is possible at a rate of €25 per person each time, which will be added to your onboard account. 24 hours advance notice is required. DISABLED FACILITIES The ship does not have facilities for disabled or wheelchair dependent passengers. The stairs between decks are steep and there is no lift or chair lift on board. DOCTOR There is no doctor on board. Should you be in need of medical assistance, please contact a member of the crew who are first aid trained, or the Cruise Director.  ELECTRICITY The cabins feature 220 volt current, with sockets accepting 2 round-pin (European style) sockets. There are no sockets in the bathrooms. We recommend taking a universal adaptor. INTERNET The ship offers a free Wi-Fi connection in the public areas, but not in the cabins. Depending on the ship’s location, there may be times when the connection is very slow or is disrupted and the same level of connectivity that you enjoy at home cannot be expected on board. LANGUAGE All members of the crew speak English. LAUNDRY SERVICE Due to the size of the ship there is no laundry service on board. PUBLIC AREAS Main Deck: Reception is located on the Main Deck. Upper Deck: On the Upper Deck you will find the bar, restaurant, lounge, and public restrooms. The lounge has a small library of books, games and DVDs. The tea/coffee station is located in the restaurant here. Sun Deck: The Sun Deck has sun loungers and seating for outdoor dining (weather permitting). SMOKING Smoking is restricted to the designated open areas only. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas including cabins and the restaurant.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 London Gatwick to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Fly by scheduled direct flight. Upon arrival transfer to the Queen Eleganza and enjoy dinner on board as we moor overnight. (D)
Day 2 - Day 2 Dubrovnik & Mljet.
Spend the morning in Dubrovnik – the “Pearl of the Adriatic” with a guided walk through this breathtaking city. Its many historic and cultural treasures have earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the major attractions such as the Rector’s Palace, the Romanesque-Gothic Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, and the Sponza Palace. Return to the ship for lunch as we sail to Mljet. This is one of the few Dalmatian islands that was never ruled by Venice and this is apparent in the architecture and the absence of any sizeable historic town. What it lacks in great architecture it more than makes up for in natural beauty and there will be a tour to the National Park including its beautiful lakes. Dine on board tonight as we moor overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 3 - Day 3 Korcula & Trpanj.
This morning we will cruise to Korcula. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula boasts crooked Medieval streets, and elegant squares which are flanked with palaces of the old nobility. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to the ship for lunch. In the early afternoon we arrive on the Peljesac peninsula and the small port of Trpanj. This traditional fishing village has a rich cultural heritage and is surrounded with a landscape of vineyards and olive groves. Spend the time exploring the cobbled streets or take a walk along the promenade before we enjoy a tasting of the local wines. This evening take the opportunity to dine in one of the local restaurants. (B, L)
Day 4 - Day 4 Split.
Departing from Tripanj this morning, we will gently sail to Split arriving in the early afternoon. Here a guided walk takes us to the Palace of Diocletian, built by the emperor in 295-305 AD as his retirement villa. Much of this large building is well preserved and the palace contains Split’s old town within its walls, making it the only Roman palace that has been continuously inhabited since Roman times. It is a wonderful spot to wander the maze of streets. This evening enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants in Split. (B, L)
Day 5 - Day 5 Sibenik & Krka Waterfalls.
After a morning cruising we arrive in Sibenik where we visit the majestic waterfalls of Krka. We will take a guided walk on wooden walkways and across bridges through this unique fjord-like landscape with its multiple waterfalls and interesting flora and fauna. Return to Sibenik and enjoy an early evening walking tour through the historic town seeing the Cathedral of St James, the old city walls, and the theatre before dinner on board. (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Day 6 Zadar.
Once a dominant city on the Adriatic Coast rivalling Venice, Zadar is today a treasured city which has preserved its historical core. Enjoy an afternoon tour, strolling around the old town with its Roman columns and portals, Romanesque churches and Renaissance and Baroque palaces. This evening will provide an opportunity to dine ashore in one of Zadar’s excellent restaurants. (B, L)
Day 7 - Day 7 Rab.
We sail during breakfast for the island of Rab. This afternoon we will enjoy some time at leisure and an early evening guided walk through the picturesque Old Town, a perfectly preserved late Medieval Adriatic settlement squeezed into a slender peninsula along which are dotted a sequence of Romanesque campaniles. We have the opportunity this evening to dine ashore and sample one of the many local restaurants and we will remain moored overnight in the harbour. (B, L)
Day 8 - Day 8 Opatija.
Our final day on board begins after breakfast with a cruise to Opatija. We arrive during the early afternoon for a guided walk through the town and the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Return to the ship for the farewell dinner this evening. (B, L, D)
Day 9 - Day 9 Opatija to London Heathrow.
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Zagreb airport for our scheduled flight to London Heathrow. (B)
Day 10 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
22-04-202130-04-2021GBP £2,995Category 6 Sole
22-04-202130-04-2021GBP £2,995Category 1
22-04-202130-04-2021GBP £3,095Category 2
22-04-202130-04-2021GBP £3,295Category 3
22-04-202130-04-2021GBP £3,495Category 4
22-04-202130-04-2021GBP £3,795Category 5
30-04-202108-05-2021GBP £3,495Category 4
30-04-202108-05-2021GBP £3,795Category 5
30-04-202108-05-2021GBP £2,995Category 6 Sole
30-04-202108-05-2021GBP £2,995Category 1
30-04-202108-05-2021GBP £3,095Category 2
30-04-202108-05-2021GBP £3,295Category 3
08-05-202116-05-2021GBP £2,995Category 6 Sole
08-05-202116-05-2021GBP £2,995Category 1
08-05-202116-05-2021GBP £3,095Category 2
08-05-202116-05-2021GBP £3,295Category 3
08-05-202116-05-2021GBP £3,495Category 4
08-05-202116-05-2021GBP £3,795Category 5

Inclusions

    • Discover Dubrovnik & Mljet.
    • Enjoy Korcula & Trpanj.
    • Explore Sibenik & Krka Waterfalls.
    • Travel to Zadar & Rab.

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