Mediterranean in Depth (Caledonian Sky)

Mediterranean in Depth (Caledonian Sky)

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Mediterranean in Depth 18 day Small Ship Cruise from Barcelona to Dubrovnik aboard Caledonian Sky.

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Trip Name
Mediterranean in Depth (Caledonian Sky)
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 90 metres Passenger Capacity: 114 (in 57 suites) Built: 1991 / refurbished 2012 The MS Caledonian Sky accommodates a maximum of 114 passengers in 57 spacious outside suites. Many have walk-in wardrobes and some feature tub baths. There will be seven categories of suites and sixteen suites will have private balconies. For those familiar with the MS Island Sky she will feel like a second home, although there are some differences. The dining room, lounge, Lido Deck and bar are all similar. However, the ‘Club’ on the MS Caledonian Sky has been transported to the very top deck. Here, there is a library and bar which leads out on to a lovely forward deck. The ‘Club’ has wonderful views with ceiling to floor windows. If you like the MS Island Sky, we are sure you will also approve of her sister. And, of course it is important that we offer the very best of facilities. However, equally as important are the staff on board whether they are the vessel’s crew or our own expedition staff. Noble Caledonia’s reputation has been built on providing the very best in all areas. Their crew of 74 not only offer an excellent service they are also noted for their kindness and attention to detail. A well run ship with a warm atmosphere is what we are known for, and it is because most of our crew have been with us for many years that we are able to engender such an atmosphere. Your Suite Onboard there are 57 exceptionally spacious and well designed suites. The passenger accommodation is arranged over four decks and all suites have outside views. All feature a sitting room area and some have private balconies. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, hot towel rack and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or bath tub. Facilities in the suites also include walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, mini-fridge, flat screen television, telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Your space The spacious and finely decorated public rooms include a large lounge where daily briefings and talks will be provided throughout the voyage and an elegant bar where a pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The bar also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. In addition there is the Club Lounge on the Panoramic Deck which features a bar. The onboard travel library is the perfect place to relax with a book and is stocked with reference books pertaining to the places the vessel is visiting along with a selection of games and two computers with internet access. Daily newspapers and magazines are also placed in the library depending on local availability. Outside there is a rear Lido deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. On the top deck there is a further observation and sun deck with bar service and comfortable deck furniture for sun bathing or relaxing with a book. There is also a small gymnasium onboard and hairdressers with appointments made on request. Your dining With only one sitting and a maximum of just over 100 passengers, the quality of cuisine will be of a consistent superior quality. Where possible and when it meets his high standards, our accomplished chef will obtain local produce in markets or buy the catch of the day from a passing fishing boat. Such purchases enhance the well stocked larders and bring a local touch to the varied menus. In the main elegant dining room, breakfast is served buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order and lunch and dinner is à la carte. When weather permits, breakfast, a buffet-style lunch and dinner are also served on deck. To enhance your dining experience even further a selection of wines are included with lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and tea and coffee are available 24 hours. With sufficient notice, most diets can be catered for on board. For your comfort, safety and security The vessel is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment along with roll stabilisers to minimise the ship’s motion. The Captain and officers operate an open-bridge policy that allows passengers onto the bridge at most times with the exception of arrival and departure from port and during times of complicated navigation. Here you can check the ship’s progress by charts and learn more from the officers about your journey. There is also a dedicated channel on your television in your suite showing the routing of the vessel along with technical information and estimated times of arrival and departure from port. On board you will also find a clinic and doctor and a lift that serves all decks. Smoking on board is restricted to outside decks only. Gratuities Unlike many other cruise vessels, onboard the MS Caledonian Sky you do not need to worry about tipping staff as we have included them in your holiday price. In addition we tip all their guides and drivers along the way, thereby taking away the hassle of always having to remember to have some small change with you.


Day 1 - Day 1 Arrive Barcelona, Embark Ship
In Barcelona, you’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your ship. Your first night starts as it should, with sparkling and dinner on board.Stay: 17 Nights, MS Caledonian Sky
Day 2 - Day 2 Sète
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Perhaps head inland via Languedoc’s wine country to spend time in Montpellier on a guided discovery. If you’d prefer to stay in Sète, why not join a cruise along the city’s canals or take a cycle tour.This morning, from Sète, on France’s Côte d’Azur, set out on your chosen activity.
Day 3 - Day 3 Cassis, Aix-en-Provence
The fishing port of Cassis is an ideal stop-off before heading to the university town of Aix-en-Provence, for a full day exploring with a guide. Piece together the storied past of noble pavilions, cathedrals and museums, in this elegant city which made such an impression on the painter Cézanne.
Day 4 - Day 4 Fréjus, Saint-Tropez
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEIn the Roman amphitheatre Arènes de Fréjus, try out the traditional game of pétanque, similar to bowls.Discover the Roman history of Fréjus with a guide. Later, sail to Saint-Tropez and enjoy a late departure to explore.
Day 5 - Day 5 Antibes
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEWake in the town of Antibes, for a morning of local discoveries. This French Riviera town was once home to the artist Picasso with a museum in his honour.Detour via Antibes’ Provençal Market, before visiting nearby Nice or Cannes this afternoon.
Day 6 - Day 6 Bastia
On the island of Corsica, the busy northern port of Bastia welcomes you today. This lively city has history at its core, you’ll learn on this morning’s walking tour. Later, in the Citadel, in the newer part of town, sample Corsican cuisine. Following lunch back on board, choose how you spend your afternoon.
Day 7 - Day 7 Livorno, Pisa
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCETravel to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Italy’s signature landmarks. Beyond this distinctive 14th-century bell tower with its world-famous tilt, the historic university city of Pisa is packed with charm highlights to explore.From the Tuscan port of Livorno, you’ll be treated to a special Signature Experience.
Day 8 - Day 8 Elba
Disembark in Portoferraio, the island of Elba’s charming capital. A drive takes you across the bays of Lacona, Laconella and Golfo Stella, with a stop at the coastal town of Porto Azzurro, to explore its medieval fortress and harbour. Continue to a country farm for a wine-tasting paired with local produce.
Day 9 - Day 9 Bonifacio
Today, as you disembark in the Corsican capital’s natural harbour, Bonifacio’s clifftop citadel looks on from above. Once the home of the French General Napoléon Bonaparte, enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating Old Town, where medieval houses perch on limestone cliffs. Later, you are free to continue exploring as you choose.
Day 10 - Day 10 Cagliari
From Sardinia’s capital Cagliari, travel to Nora with a local expert to see the excavations of Nora and the Tower of Coltellazzo. Dating back to Phoenician times, get a feel for how this ancient civilisation once lived. Later, return to Cagliari for an afternoon’s guided exploration which includes its medieval walled Castello and the 13th-century Cagliari cathedral.
Day 11 - Day 11 Tunis
Step foot on the shores of North Africa this morning, with a guided discovery of the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Here, medinas, museums and souks all nod to this sprawling city’s Islamic heritage layered with a history of colonisation. Break for lunch back on board, before you head to the coastal clifftop village of Sidi Bou Said, to wander cobbled streets and take in glittering Mediterranean views.
Day 12 - Day 12 Trapani, Mazara del Vallo
In Trapani, set out for the medieval mountain town of Erice, with a visit to Sicily’s most famous pastry shop. Further on in Saline, see the region’s salt flats and Salt Museum, with a stop for lunch at Trattoria del Sale. Then onwards to the port of Mazaro del Vallo.
Day 13 - Day 13 Valletta
Spend the day immersed in the ancient and modern history of Malta. Disembark for a guided discovery of Malta’s tiny capital Valletta. You’ll hear about Anzac history, finding traces of World War I’s legacy throughout the city. Lunch is back aboard before time in Valletta to soak up Maltese culture.
Day 14 - Day 14 Syracuse
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Perhaps first visit the Archaeological Park Neapolis, before moving on to the isle of Ortigia, to explore Syracuse’s historic centre. Then, over lunch at a local restaurant, decide how you’ll spend the rest of today. Or take the hour-drive to Noto, the capital of Sicilian baroque style for a tour, with a trip to the fishing village of Marzamemi.In Syracuse, choose how your day evolves with a number of experiences on offer.
Day 15 - Day 15 Messina
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™The city of Taormina was founded in the 4th century BC and perches spectacularly on a mountainside. Discover this beautiful area, filled with noble palaces and a Greek amphitheatre. Or, head to Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, which you’ll reach via tiny villages and lunch at a local winery, handed down through generations.In Sicily, head to either Taormina or Mount Etna.
Day 16 - Day 16 Crotone
Explore Calabria’s ancient port of Crotone today. Later, drive to Santa Severina, to discover one of Italy’s prettiest towns with a guide. On your return to the ship, stop off for a wine and local produce tasting at Ciro vineyard, known for its Calabrian wine.
Day 17 - Day 17 Otranto, Lecce
From Otranto, transfer to Lecce, a city renowned for its beauty. With a guide, explore the city’s architectural styles, from Roman to baroque. After lunch back on board, choose how you spend your time in Otranto.
Day 18 - Day 18 Disembark Ship, Depart Dubrovnik
Disembark in Dubrovnik where we’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.
Day 19 - Please Note:
Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.

Trip Dates

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    • At the Roman amphitheatre Arènes de Fréjus, try your hand at the traditional game of pétanque
    • Sit down to a gourmet lunch at a traditional Tuscan farmhouse