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 covered in rich vegetation, islands lace the coast creating endless inviting waterways and channels and on shore there are great historic villages, towns and cities.

We are delighted to have once again chartered the Princess Eleganza for a series of cruises which explore the coastline between the attractive Croatian town of Opatija and Kotor in Montenegro, a land of stunning scenery and equally enthralling architecture, where landscapes have all the appeal of an Edward Lear painting. When devising the itinerary for the vessel which accommodates just 36 guests we did so with the view that we have a private yacht and were therefore able to create a journey which is somewhat different from regular cruises. We are able to visit some marvellous places which do not cater for the big ships and each night we remain moored in the picturesque harbours. Most vessels sail from the ports at the end of the day, thereby missing the floodlit splendour and lively café society which is so atmospheric in the evening. Remaining moored overnight allows the opportunity to dine ashore on certain evenings.

We will sail through some truly beautiful scenery which you can appreciate whilst relaxing on the sun deck including the fjord-like entrance to Kotor. Other scenic attractions include our excursion to the Zrmanja Canyon and the majestic waterfalls of Krka. In addition we will spend time walking through the beautiful old towns of Rab, Hvar and Korcula and explore the historic wonders of Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split with their history which dates back to Roman times. This heady mix of islands and ports represents a fascinating itinerary combining as it does some ‘must see’ sites together with little known and rarely visited places that are perfectly suited for our vessel. Whether it be the towering cliffs and rich vegetation, scenic waterways and indentations or the wealth of historic buildings, this unique area has so much to offer the genuine traveller and our itinerary will be appreciated by those who enjoy an eclectic mix of places and an informal style of cruising.

Please Note: Reverse itinerary is 11 days long.
Either meet the group for a brief city tour of Zagreb before transferring to the Princess Eleganza in Opatija. Or meet the ship in Opatija. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. We will moor overnight allowing time to enjoy an after dinner walk in this genteel resort.
We sail during breakfast for the island of Rab, arriving after lunch. Here we will enjoy some time at leisure to meander through the narrow old alleys. In the early evening, a guided walk will take us through the picturesque Old Town, a perfectly preserved late Medieval Adriatic settlement which is squeezed into a slender peninsula along which are dotted a sequence of Romanesque campaniles; it is a truly lovely place. 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.
This morning we cruise towards 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.
After breakfast we make our excursion to the Zrmanja Canyon. The River Zrmanja is 69 kilometres long and flows into the Adriatic. At the dramatic entrance to the gorge, we will board a motor launch for the one hour cruise to Obrovac, where we will enjoy a lunch of local specialities before taking a walk. Return to the ship this afternoon and enjoy dinner on board and perhaps an after dinner stroll in Zadar.
This morning sail to Sibenik. After lunch on board we will enjoy a walk through the historic town of Sibenik seeing the Cathedral of St. James, the old city walls and the theatre. Later this afternoon we will 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 the ship for dinner on board.
This morning we cruise to Split where we will arrive at lunchtime for a guided walk through the town. Explore the Palace of Diocletian, built by the Emperor in 295-305 A.D. 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. We will moor centrally this evening and you can enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants on the Riva Promenade.
This morning we cruise to the island of Hvar. We anchor during the late afternoon in Stari Grad, where we take a short coach ride across the island to the attractive Old Town of Hvar for a guided walk. We begin in the main square which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia, see the cathedral, the Franciscan Monastery and the Benedictine Nunnery, where we hear about the aloe lace still produced today by the nuns. After some free time, return to the ship and enjoy dinner on board as we moor overnight in Stari Grad. Perhaps enjoy an after dinner stroll in this tranquil locale.
During breakfast we set sail for Korcula the reputed birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo and arrive this afternoon. Enjoy some free time to walk along Korcula’s crooked Medieval streets to the elegant squares which are flanked with palaces of the old nobility. Again there is an opportunity for individual dining in the Old Town as we moor overnight.
We set sail in the early morning for Dubrovnik the “Pearl of the Adriatic“, where we arrive after lunch. After a short drive to Pile Gate, we then have an afternoon 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. Return to the ship for dinner on board this evening.
Depart this morning for Montenegro, and the town of Kotor, where we arrive in the early afternoon. Be on deck as we enter the Gulf of Kotor and sail up the fjord-like entrance to the medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor. Enjoy a guided walk through the town seeing the 12th century St Tryphon’s cathedral and the ancient town gates. This evening, choose from the many charming restaurants in this stunning location as we dine ashore.
After breakfast we travel to the River Rijeka Crnojevica, which includes a photo-stop at a point where the river flows into Lake Shkoder before taking a boat trip to Virpazar. Continue to Plantaze Sipcanik, one of Montenegro’s largest vineyards, where we enjoy a traditional lunch in the impressive wine cellar, followed by a wine tasting and a tour of the vineyard. In the late afternoon we drive back to the ship and enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner this evening.
Disembark this morning and transfer to Tivat for your onward flight.

Category 1

£ 2545 GBP pp
Category 1
Double Cabin aft, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 2

£ 2745 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 3

£ 2945 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin/Double Cabin, Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 5 - Single

£ 3045 GBP pp
Category 5 - Single
Single Cabin on Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

Category 4

£ 3245 GBP pp
Category 4
Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows, the Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. The Master cabins measure 20 m2.

Category 1

£ 2745 GBP pp
Category 1
Double Cabin aft, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 2

£ 2945 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 3

£ 3145 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin/Double Cabin, Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 5 - Single

£ 3245 GBP pp
Category 5 - Single
Single Cabin on Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

Category 4

£ 3445 GBP pp
Category 4
Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows, the Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. The Master cabins measure 20 m2.

Category 1

£ 2795 GBP pp
Category 1
Double Cabin aft, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 2

£ 2995 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 3

£ 3195 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin/Double Cabin, Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 5 - Single

£ 3295 GBP pp
Category 5 - Single
Single Cabin on Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

Category 4

£ 3495 GBP pp
Category 4
Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows, the Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. The Master cabins measure 20 m2.

Category 1

£ 2745 GBP pp
Category 1
Double Cabin aft, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 2

£ 2945 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 3

£ 3145 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin/Double Cabin, Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 5 - Single

£ 3245 GBP pp
Category 5 - Single
Single Cabin on Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

Category 4

£ 3445 GBP pp
Category 4
Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows, the Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. The Master cabins measure 20 m2.

Category 1

£ 2545 GBP pp
Category 1
Double Cabin aft, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 2

£ 2745 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 3

£ 2945 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin/Double Cabin, Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 5 - Single

£ 3045 GBP pp
Category 5 - Single
Single Cabin on Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

Category 4

£ 3245 GBP pp
Category 4
Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows, the Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. The Master cabins measure 20 m2.

Category 1

£ 2545 GBP pp
Category 1
Double Cabin aft, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 2

£ 2745 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 3

£ 2945 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin/Double Cabin, Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 5 - Single

£ 3045 GBP pp
Category 5 - Single
Single Cabin on Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

Category 4

£ 3245 GBP pp
Category 4
Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows, the Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. The Master cabins measure 20 m2.

Category 1

£ 2995 GBP pp
Category 1
Double Cabin aft, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 2

£ 3195 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin/Double Cabin, Main Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 3

£ 3395 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin/Double Cabin, Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2.

Category 5 - Single

£ 3495 GBP pp
Category 5 - Single
Single Cabin on Upper Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

Category 4

£ 3695 GBP pp
Category 4
Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck. The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Upper Deck cabins have small windows, the Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. The Master cabins measure 20 m2.

Princess Eleganza

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 40m

Passenger Capacity: 36

Built/Refurbished: 2015

Built in 2015, this beautifully crafted vessel sails the Adriatic coast from Opatija to Kotor taking in the highlights of this stunning area.

If you are looking for an escape from the formalities of the larger ships, then look no further than the Princess Eleganza. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, with the dress code reflecting this. With just 36 like-minded passengers, the mood is intimate, and what better way to enjoy the views of magnificent islands and cities, than sitting on the Sun Deck watching the world pass slowly by. Part of the joy of a cruise aboard this vessel is its capability to dock in small ports or drop anchor in any suitable spot. Being such a small operation, the close knit team work excellently together and will enrich your overall enjoyment of small ship cruising.

The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes, whilst Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views.

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£ 2545 GBP pp

Highlights

• Informal style of cruising offering options to dine ashore from central berthing locations and experience the harbours during the evening once the day tourists and other cruise ships have departed

• Visit many of the smaller islands and ports which are not featured on usual cruise route with some unique excursions

• Cruise continues as far as Kotor in Montenegro which is not often included in cruises along the Adriatic Coast

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