Come with us to sample the delights of Croatia aboard the 36-passenger Queen Eleganza which we have chartered for these seven night cruises exploring the attractive coastline between Split and Dubrovnik. Having operated in the region for many years this itinerary has been designed to explore the breathtaking natural beauty, intriguing history and stunning architecture of the spectacular coast and islands and we will visit some marvellous places which do not cater for the big ships.

As we journey through the intense blue sea of the Adriatic the many highlights will include the historic cities of Split and Dubrovnik, with their history dating back through the Middle Ages to the Roman Era, and the delightful islands of Hvar, Vis and Korcula 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. Each night we will remain moored in the picturesque harbours affording the opportunity to dine ashore on some evenings to enjoy the floodlit splendour and lively café society which is so atmospheric.

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 and our itinerary will be appreciated by those who enjoy an eclectic mix of places, the company of a small group of like-minded travellers and an informal style of cruising.
Fly by scheduled flight. On arrival transfer to the Queen Eleganza. Enjoy the welcome dinner on board this evening as we moor overnight. (D)
Take a morning guided walk through Split which includes the Palace of Diocletian which was 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. Enjoy some free time to wander the maze of streets at your own pace before sailing in the late afternoon to the island of Brac. We will moor overnight and have the opportunity to dine ashore this evening. (B, L)
Spend the morning in the attractive port of Pucisca located at the end of a long bay. Brac is world renowned for the quality of its stone which was used for the Diocletian’s Palace in Split as well as the White House in Washington and other parliament buildings in Europe. Spend a few hours in the charming small town, voted one of the prettiest in Europe, where the building’s white roofs create an ambient atmosphere. Sail in the late morning to Stari Grad where we take a short coach ride across the island to the attractive Old Town of Hvar for a guided walk. We will begin in the main square which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia and see the cathedral, the Franciscan Monastery and the Benedictine Nunnery where we hear about the aloe lace still produced today by the nuns. Return to the ship and enjoy dinner on board. We will moor overnight allowing time for an after dinner stroll in this tranquil locale. (B, L, D)
Sail this morning to the island of Vis which 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 tranquillity and unique beauty which we see on an island drive. This evening you can dine ashore in the old town and maybe enjoy some of the local wine. (B, L)
After a morning at sea we arrive at Korcula where we drive to the interior of the island, past olive groves and vineyards offering views down to the coast below. On our visit to a winery we will learn more about the mainly white wines which have been cultivated on the island for centuries before enjoying a tasting. We will be moored overnight in Korcula and you will be able to dine ashore in the Old Town this evening. (B, L)
Korcula is the reputed birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo and on a morning tour we enjoy some time to walk along the crooked Medieval streets to the elegant squares which are flanked with palaces of the old nobility. We sail in the late morning to the island of Mljet which 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. Moor overnight in Pomena where you can dine in one of the harbour-side restaurants. (B, L)
Spend the morning sailing to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic“. After lunch we make a short drive to Pile Gate and begin our 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 vessel for our farewell dinner. (B, L, D)
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight to London. (B)
Itineraries are subject to change.

Category 6 Sole

£2,695 GBP pp
Category 6 Sole
Double cabin on the Lower Deck for sole use - 15m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The cabins on the Lower Deck all have two portholes.

Category 2

£2,695 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin Cabin on the Main Deck - 12m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 2 cabins on the Main Deck benefit from a large picture window offering wonderful views.

Category 1

£2,695 GBP pp
Category 1
Twin/Double cabin on the Lower Deck - 17m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The cabins on the Lower Deck all have two portholes.

Category 3

£2,995 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin Cabin on the Main Deck - 14.5m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 3 cabins have three portholes.

Category 4

£3,395 GBP pp
Category 4
Twin/Double cabin on the Main Deck - 15m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 4 cabins on the Main Deck benefit from a large picture window offering wonderful views.

Category 5

£3,695 GBP pp
Category 5
Double cabin on the Main Deck - 26m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 5 cabin has four portholes.

Category 6 Sole

£2,695 GBP pp
Category 6 Sole
Double cabin on the Lower Deck for sole use - 15m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The cabins on the Lower Deck all have two portholes.

Category 1

£2,695 GBP pp
Category 1
Twin/Double cabin on the Lower Deck - 17m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The cabins on the Lower Deck all have two portholes.

Category 2

£2,695 GBP pp
Category 2
Twin Cabin on the Main Deck - 12m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 2 cabins on the Main Deck benefit from a large picture window offering wonderful views.

Category 3

£2,995 GBP pp
Category 3
Twin Cabin on the Main Deck - 14.5m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 3 cabins have three portholes.

Category 4

£3,395 GBP pp
Category 4
Twin/Double cabin on the Main Deck - 15m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 4 cabins on the Main Deck benefit from a large picture window offering wonderful views.

Category 5

£3,695 GBP pp
Category 5
Double cabin on the Main Deck - 26m2. All cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower, safe, air conditioning/heating, hairdryer and flat screen TV. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. The category 5 cabin has four portholes.

Queen Eleganza

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.

Cabin layout for Queen Eleganza

Inclusions


• Voyage on board in selected cabin category
• House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
• Expedition team
• Shore excursions as per the itinerary (Note: Some itineraries have optional excursions as per the specific exclusions)
• Gratuities
• Port Charges/ Taxes
• Transfers as per the itinerary (Note: Transfers are offered in conjunction with group flights only when booked together, both can be taken off if included in the itinerary and credited)

Exclusions


• Passport and Visa costs where applicable
• Travel insurance
• Beverages other than those listed in inclusions
• Meals when not on board the ship unless otherwise stated
• Pre and post voyage accommodation unless otherwise stated
• Optional excursions as per specific itinerary
• Any items of a personal nature
Queen Eleganza
Adriatic Small Ship CruiseSmall Ship Cruise
8 Days from
£2,695 GBP pp

Highlights

• Split & Brac & Hvar

• Vis & Korcula & Mljet

• Dubrovnik

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