Summer Sailing in the Croatian Islands 2020

Summer Sailing in the Croatian Islands 2020

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Even the most jaded of travellers cannot fail to be won over by the beauty of the Adriatic Coast. The sea is an intense blue and the islands are amazingly picturesque. Mountains sweep down to the sea, islands lace the coast creating endless inviting waterways and channels and on shore there are great historic villages, towns and cities. Whilst Croatia itself is no longer a secret, this unique cruise steers clear of the well-trodden tourist trail and instead heads to some of the quieter spots and out-of-the way beaches and islands which the Croats themselves escape to; places where you can wander the streets away from crowds and where nightlife means a nightcap by the harbour.

As we make our way along the coast we will witness a range of scenic delights from the world-famous Kornati islands to Mljet where we explore the National Park including its beautiful lakes, and the delightful islands of Vis, Hvar and Korcula. In addition to our included guided excursions, we have allowed ample time at leisure and there will also be opportunities to swim from the ship as we call into secluded bays and hidden coves and, taking advantage of our central moorings, to dine ashore and experience the atmospheric ports in their evening splendour.

Trip Name
Summer Sailing in the Croatian Islands 2020
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.


Day 1 - Day 1 Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Arrive & transfer to the Queen Eleganza. After settling into your cabin, enjoy the welcome cocktail and dinner on board as we moor overnight.
Day 2 - Day 2 Dubrovnik & Mljet.
Spend the morning in Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” where we arrive after lunch. After a short drive to Pile Gate, enjoy a guided walk through the unique Medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. See the major attractions such as the Rector’s Palace, the Romanesque-Gothic Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries and the Sponza Palace. Sail over lunch to Mljet. This is one of the few Dalmatian islands that was never ruled by Venice, which is apparent in the architecture and the absence of any sizeable historic town. What it lacks in terms of great architecture it more than makes up for in natural beauty as we will see on our tour to the National Park including its beautiful lakes. This evening take the opportunity to dine in one of the many restaurants ashore.
Day 3 - Day 3 Korcula & Vis.
This morning we sail the short distance to Korcula, the reputed birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. A guided tour will include a walk along Korcula’s crooked Medieval streets to the elegant squares which are flanked with palaces of the old nobility. Return to the Queen Eleganza and take lunch on board as we sail to Vis arriving late afternoon. Dine ashore this evening in one of the delightful local restaurants.
Day 4 - Day 4 Vis & Hvar.
The island of Vis spent much of its recent history serving as a Yugoslav military base, cut off from foreign visitors from the 1950s right up until 1989. This isolation preserved it from development, and today it offers an authentic tranquility and unique beauty. We return to the ship for lunch and hope to spend some time this afternoon at anchor in one of the private bays on the Pakleni Islands, a series of stunning wooded isles located off the coast of Hvar. Take a swim or enjoy the beautiful views before sailing to Hvar where we take a brief walking tour of the Old Town of Hvar including the main square, which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia, the cathedral, the Franciscan Monastery and the Benedictine Nunnery, where we hear about the aloe lace still produced today by the nuns. Dinner will be served on board this evening.
Day 5 - Day 5 Krka Waterfalls.
After a morning cruising we arrive in the early afternoon in Sibenik, our base for a visit to 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 maybe stroll to the Cathedral of St.James and the St. Nicholas Fortress before taking the opportunity to dine independently tonight in one of the local restaurants.
Day 6 - Day 6 Kornati Islands & Zadar.
Spend the morning sailing by the islands that make up the Kornati archipelago, a wonder of natural beauty, coves and clear blue waters. George Bernard Shaw fell in love with the islands saying “On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.” We hope to stop at one of the islands for a swim before continuing to 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 walking tour strolling around the old town with its Roman columns and portals, Romanesque churches and Renaissance and Baroque palaces. Of particular interest are the 9th century circular Church of St Donat, and the 13th century Romanesque cathedral. In the evening we have the chance to dine in one of the many restaurants in Zadar as we moor overnight.
Day 7 - Day 7 Pag & Mali Losinj.
Today we experience the benefits of our small ship as we call at two of the lesser visited islands of the area. This morning we hope to stop at the island of Pag for a morning swim. Later today enjoy some free time in the picturesque town of Mali Losinj, often referred to as the prettiest port in the Adriatic with 19th century sea captains’ houses lining the seafront and a charming historic quarter surrounded by green hills. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.
Day 8 - Day 8 Unije & Opatija.
Sailing over breakfast we hope to stop this morning for a swim off the island of Unije before we continue our journey to Opatija. Arrive this afternoon and take a guided walk through the town before returning to the ship for the farewell dinner this evening.
Day 9 - Day 9 Opatija
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Zagreb airport for your flight back home.
Day 10 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

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    • Discover Dubrovnik & Mljet
    • Explore Korcula & Vis
    • Enjoy Krka Waterfalls
    • Visit Pag & Mali Losinj