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Summer in Istria

Discover the beauty of Kvarner Bay & Istria aboard the Queen Eleganza

  • 30 May 2021
  • 21 June 2021
  • 16 July 2021
  • 21 August 2021
  • History and Culture
  • Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Pula

For those who enjoy cruising amongst some of the world’s most beautiful coastal scenery, swimming in calm blue waters and exploring Medieval harbours and picturesque villages with a small group of like-minded travellers, our eight night journey along the Istrian coast will surely appeal. With just 36 guests on board, the Queen Eleganza has the advantage of being able to dock centrally in towns and call into secluded bays and hidden coves enabling us to explore parts of the Istrian coast that passengers aboard the large cruise ships in the region rarely get to visit.

As we make our way along the coast we will witness a range of scenic delights including the charming island of Mali Losinj, the fascinating Brijuni Islands and the ancient town of Porec. Whilst in Pula, we will visit one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and the strong Venetian influence on the region will be evident during our exploration of Cres. We will also travel inland to an area of disarming beauty characterised by fertile valleys with hilltop villages. Here we explore the village of Motovun, in the middle of truffle territory, which has arguably the best views of the Istrian interior from its ramparts.

Istria is often acclaimed for its gastronomy and we will enjoy some lunches ashore to experience the local cuisine as well as a visit to a vineyard to taste the wines typical of the area. 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 and, taking advantage of our central moorings, to dine ashore and experience the atmospheric ports in their evening splendour.

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Queen Eleganza

Queen Eleganza

For our cruises along the Adriatic coast, we are delighted to have chartered the newly built Queen Eleganza which was launched in April 2018. Beautifully crafted by Croatian hands, this is one of the finest Croatian flagged vessels of her kind and, with a maximum of just 36 guests, there is the added benefit of a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board. The team of friendly Croatian crew members all speak English and their excellent service and hospitality will do much to add to your enjoyment. Meals served on board have a home-cooked feel and feature wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine and, when dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular local restaurants. This is the perfect ship to escape the formalities of larger vessels and enjoy the casual nature of small ship cruising along the most beautiful of coastlines.

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Itinerary

  • Rooftops of the Old Town of Rab with its landmark bell towers
  • Ancient Roman Amphitheater in Pula

Day 1 London Heathrow to Opatija, Croatia.

Fly by scheduled flight to Zagreb and transfer to the Queen Eleganza in Opatija. After settling into your cabin, enjoy welcome drinks and dinner. We will moor overnight allowing time to enjoy an evening walk in this genteel resort. (D)

Day 2 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 3 Mali Losinj.

Spend a relaxing morning on board as we sail to another of Croatia’s charming islands. Arrive this afternoon at Mali Losinj which sits at the foot of a protected harbour on the southeast coast of Losinj Island. It is the island’s mild climate and rich flora that gave Mali Losinj its reputation as one of the most fragrant islands in Croatia; its air is scented with lavender, sage and rosemary. The seafront of old town Mali Losinj is lined with a string of imposing 19th century houses and villas. Dine ashore tonight in this stunning location. (B, L)

Day 4 Cres.

During breakfast we will cruise to the nearby island of Cres, mooring in the sheltered scenic Medieval harbour at Cres Town. Enjoy a walk through the atmospheric streets which have a strong Italian feel having been under Venetian rule in the 15th and 16th centuries. After a lunch of local specialities at a traditional restaurant we will continue to the former fort city of Lubenice. Situated on a cliff 378 metres above the sea we will explore the fortress, city gates, houses, chapels and winding streets of this evocative site and enjoy the stunning views over the bay below. Dine ashore this evening and perhaps take a stroll along the seaside promenade. (B, L)

Day 5 Pula.

Today we arrive at the tip of the Istrian Peninsula and the former Roman settlement of Polensium, now known as Pula. On an afternoon tour we will discover one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres left in the world. The Arena, built in the 1st century AD was designed to host gladiatorial contests with seating for up to 20,000 spectators. Exploring the town further we will see the varied architecture from Baroque palaces, Christian churches and Austrian villas. Enjoy dinner on board tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Brijuni Islands & Porec.

The 14 islands of the Brijuni comprise one of Croatia’s National Parks and were once the summer retreat of former Yugoslav leader, Tito. Between 1947 and 1980 he spent up to six months a year in the islands. On a morning excursion we will explore Veliki Brijun including the 1st century Roman Villa, the nine hectare safari park created by Tito to house the exotic animals gifted to him by world leaders and the Church of St Germain. Later, we will sail up the Istrian coast to Porec where we will discover the compact old town on a walking tour and visit the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art. The basilica, atrium, baptistery and episcopal palace are outstanding examples of religious architecture. Enjoy dinner ashore tonight as we remain moored overnight. (B, L)

Day 7 Motovun & Momjan.

Today we will travel to the Istrian interior, an area famed for its picturesque villages, vineyards producing fine Malvasia and Teran wines and the forests that produce Istrian white truffles. On a morning walking tour we will explore Motovun which is perched on a hill in the Mirna River Valley with its Romanesque-Gothic bell tower, the Renaissance Church of St Stephen designed by Andrea Palladio and the charming central square. After a lunch of local specialities we will head into the agricultural area around Momjan where some of Croatia’s finest olives and vines have been grown for thousands of years. We will visit a local vineyard and enjoy a tasting of the Muscat and Malvasia wines which are typical of the region before sampling the olive oil. Return to the ship for dinner on board. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Rovinj.

Sail today to the atmospheric town of Rovinj where the houses inside the old town are small and lean in to each other creating a unique atmosphere. Our guided walking tour will include a visit to the town’s main landmark, St. Euphemia Church, which is built on the top of a small hill. This Baroque building built in Venetian style was dedicated to the saint and martyr whose sarcophagus, according to a legend, was miraculously washed ashore somewhere around 800 AD. Return to the Queen Eleganza for our farewell dinner on board tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Rovinj to London Gatwick.

Disembark this morning and transfer to Pula for our scheduled flight to London Gatwick. (B)

  • Brijuni Islands National Park
  • The colourful harbour of Mali Losinj
  • Picturesque town of Motovun

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £200 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
30 May to 7 June 2021 • 21 to 29 June 2021 • 16 to 24 July 2021 • 21 to 29 August 2021
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
1 Twin/Double cabin on the Lower Deck £2895 £2695
2 Twin Cabin on the Main Deck £2895 £2695
3 Twin Cabin on the Main Deck £3095 £2895
4 Twin/Double cabin on the Main Deck £3295 £3095
5 Double cabin on the Main Deck £3495 £3295
6 Double cabin on the Lower Deck for sole use £2695 £2495

Tour Reference Code: SCQESUMMER

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Eight nights aboard the Queen Eleganza • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) • Wine, beer & soft drinks with included lunch and dinners • Shore excursions • Noble Caledonia Cruise Director • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes. 

Not Included: Travel insurance.

  • Deckplan

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Queen Eleganza

For our cruises along the Adriatic coast, we are delighted to have chartered the newly built Queen Eleganza which was launched in April 2018. Beautifully crafted by Croatian hands, this is one of the finest Croatian flagged vessels of her kind and, with a maximum of just 36 guests, there is the added benefit of a relaxed and informal atmosphere on board. The team of friendly Croatian crew members all speak English and their excellent service and hospitality will do much to add to your enjoyment. Meals served on board have a home-cooked feel and feature wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine and, when dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular local restaurants. This is the perfect ship to escape the formalities of larger vessels and enjoy the casual nature of small ship cruising along the most beautiful of coastlines.

 
  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    The 18 cabins are attractively designed with neutral décor and stylish furnishings. There are six different grades of cabin arranged over two decks; all cabins feature either portholes (all lower deck cabins), small windows (categories 3 & 5) or picture windows (categories 2 & 4) and are spacious with a well-designed lay out, comfortable seating and all the mod cons. The cabins range in size from 12m2 to 25m2. Facilities include air conditioning/heating, a spacious shower, large sink with under sink drawer space, a wardrobe, drawers and spacious under bed storage, flat screen television, radio, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and toiletries including shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner. All bathrooms feature a small window. 

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    If you prefer a peaceful life at sea and a casual, laid-back ambience then you need look no further than the Queen Eleganza. The vessel has been designed with spacious outside public areas including a large Sun Deck with an excellent shaded area. Whether you choose to spend your time indoors in the lounge or bar area, or in a comfortable lounger on the Sun Deck, the ship has many perfect spots from which to relax and watch the passing scenery.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals on board are a casual affair. Breakfast is buffet style with eggs cooked to order. Lunch and dinner feature locally sourced fresh food. In good weather, there will be the opportunity to dine al-fresco. House wine/ beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner and there is a 24 hour tea/coffee station.

  • Life On Board

    Life Onboard

    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. The experienced Captain and his crew are trained in the highest safety standards. Being such a small operation, the close-knit team work excellently together and will enrich your overall enjoyment of small ship cruising.

  • Ship Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    For our cruises along the Adriatic coast, we are delighted to have chartered the newly built, beautifully crafted Queen Eleganza. This modern & stylish 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 Noble Caledonia 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.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Beam: 8.75 metres
    Built: 2018
    Cabins: 18
    Crew: 8
    Crew Nationality: Croatian (English speaking)
    Draft: 2.5 metres
    Engine: 1000 HP
    Gross Tonnage: 498 tonnes 
    Length: 49 metres
    Maximum speed: 14 knots
    Passengers: 36
    Registered: Croatia

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All cabins and public rooms have air-conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do should an emergency occur. Life jackets are stowed in the closet in your cabin. All cabins and public areas have an emergency button.

    ALTERATIONS TO THE SCHEDULE

    Our planned schedule may have to be changed at short notice due to weather conditions, technical reasons or decisions by the local harbour masters. Should there be any alterations the Captain or Cruise Director will inform you of any changes.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest. You will be able to hear these announcements on the ship’s Sun Deck and in your cabin and public areas.

    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. 

    CABINS

    The 18 cabins are attractively designed with neutral décor and stylish furnishings. There are six different grades of cabin arranged over two decks; all cabins feature either portholes (all lower deck cabins), small windows (category 3 & 5) or picture windows (category 2 & 4) and are spacious with a well-designed lay out, comfortable seating and all the mod cons. 

    Facilities include air-conditioning/heating, a spacious shower, large sink with under sink drawer space, a wardrobe, drawers and spacious under bed storage, flat screen television, radio, hairdryer, safety deposit box. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and toiletries including shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner. All bathrooms feature a small window. Please note that bathrobes, slippers and face cloths are not provided. Due to the movement of the ship, small amounts of water may collect on the bathroom floor at times.dependently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular local restaurants.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    Throughout your cruise you will be accompanied by the Noble Caledonia Cruise Director who will be happy to assist you with any queries or requests.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening.

    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 enjoyed in the covered outside area of the Sun Deck.

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. 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 not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board, please speak to the Chef or the Maitre D’ at dinner on your first night on board to reconfirm your requirements.

    Complimentary self-service tea and coffee, with fruit and biscuits, are available in the restaurant 24 hours a day. There is also a water station located in the restaurant where you can refill the reusable water bottle provided for you in your cabin.

    During your time aboard the Queen Eleganza there will be several evenings where meals are to be taken ashore under your own arrangements, and several evenings where dinner is included on board. Whilst the number of included meals on board is fixed, please note that the order of the days may change and, if so, this will be advised once on board.

    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.

    DISEMBARKATION

    Your Cruise Director will provide you with disembarkation information prior to the end of your cruise.

    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. In case of an emergency during the night, please use the emergency call button in your cabin. Because the ship sails close to the shore, medical personnel can be summoned aboard quickly. Passengers requiring special medication are advised to bring a supply with them. Should you need to restock your medication, please advise the Cruise Director or a member of the crew as soon as possible as pharmacy opening hours in Croatia are restricted.

    DRESS CODE

    On board the emphasis is on comfortable and casual clothing at all times. The dress code is very informal. You may like to wear smart casual clothing for the welcome and farewell dinners and when dining ashore. Please note that wardrobe hanging space may be limited but no ties or jackets are required for gentleman, or formal dresses/suits for ladies.

    ELECTRICITY

    The cabins feature 220 volt current, with sockets accepting 2 round-pin (European style) sockets. Each cabin also features a USB socket but please note that, due to regulations, there are no sockets in the bathrooms. We recommend taking a universal adaptor.

    EMERGENCIES

    In the unlikely event of an emergency you will be informed by a loudspeaker announcement. We ask you to collect your life jacket from the cabin, proceed to the marked Muster Station on the Main Deck and follow instructions given by the Captain or crew members.

    FIRST AID

    We have an emergency first aid kit on board. If you require any item please contact the Cruise Director or a member of the crew. All crew are trained in First Aid.

    GOING ASHORE

    Passengers Ashore Tally Board: There is a tally board on the gangway. Please move the button from “IN” to “OUT” when you go ashore, and move it back on return. If only one passenger of a cabin of two is going out, please move the button into an intermediate position.

    Shore Excursions: Please be on time for the organised excursions, so as not to keep others waiting. All shore excursions are included in your holiday price. If you do not wish to participate in an excursion, please let your Cruise Director know.

    Going Ashore Individually: When you go ashore individually, please be back on board at least 15 minutes before the advertised departure time of the ship. Please do not leave valuables in public areas, and please remember to lock your cabin. We kindly ask that you return to the ship no later than 11pm after which the outside doors of the ship will be locked. If you plan to stay out longer, please let the Cruise Director know.

    Meals ashore: Please ask your Cruise Director for a list of recommended restaurants. If you should find a restaurant that was not mentioned and you liked it, please let your Cruise Director know for the benefit of future passengers. Whilst most restaurants accept major credit and debit cards, we recommend you check before ordering.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities to crew and whilst on excursions are included in the cost of your holiday.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    As there is only one housekeeper, you are kindly requested to hang out the “Please clean my cabin” sign whilst you are at breakfast.

    INTERNET

    The ship offers a free Wi-Fi connection in the public areas and 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.

    LIFE JACKETS

    Your life jacket can be found in your cabin. Please do not remove the life jackets from this location.

    LIFE RAFT

    The ship carries two life rafts.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you disembark the ship, please check your cabin to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia within seven days of disembarking. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MONEY

    On Board: A “cashless” system is operated on board and any purchases will be charged to your cabin account. Bar prices are displayed in Euros, but the final account can be settled in Croatian Kuna, Euros or British Pounds, at the end of your cruise. Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards are accepted on board, but Personal cheques and Travellers’ Cheques are not accepted. Ashore: Please note that the currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna, the currency in Montenegro is the Euro and in Bosnia & Herzegovina is the Convertible Mark. Most major credit cards are accepted, but please check before making your purchase in shops, or ordering your meal or drinks in restaurants and bars.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    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).

    QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore before your cruise ends, you will receive a questionnaire. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and in order to do this we request some feedback from our guests. Kindly hand your completed questionnaire in to your Cruise Director.

    QUIETVOX

    During our excursions, we use a whisper system called Quietvox. In your cabin there is a charging station with two devices and two sets of earpieces. Please keep your devices in the charging station (and the station plugged in) whilst you are not on an excursion. Bring the sets with you on excursions as your guides will speak to you through their microphone. The use of the equipment will be explained before the first excursion starts.

    SAFE

    There is a safe in every cabin, together with instructions. We recommend that you leave money and other valuables in the safe. Kindly remember to remove all items from the safe before disembarking the ship at the end of your cruise. Please note that neither the ship, nor Noble Caledonia, are responsible for any valuables left in the cabins.

    SAFETY DRILL

    The safety briefing will take place prior to sailing. All guests must attend this compulsory and important exercise. Please listen for the announcements.

    SANITISER

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SHIP’S BERTH

    At busy times during the season there may not be enough berths immediately adjacent to the pier. It will then be necessary to berth two or more vessels side by side, allowing passengers to pass through the neighbouring ship(s) to go ashore. This requires special care, as ships are not allowed to have a permanent gangway between them. Views from cabins may therefore also be restricted.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is restricted to the designated open areas only. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas including cabins and the restaurant.

    SWIMMING

    Swimming opportunities are dependent on the itinerary, weather conditions and sea temperature. Swimming from the ship will only be offered when there is a minimum water temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and is permitted at the Captain’s discretion. There is no snorkelling equipment on board the ship.

    TELEVISION

    There is a television in each cabin. TV reception depends on the satellite dish and on occasion it may not be possible to receive a signal. 

    TOILETS

    Please do not put anything into the toilet except toilet paper.

    TOWELS

    Towels will be changed once in the middle of your cruise. Should you need new towels earlier, please let the housekeeper know. Please do not use the bathroom towels on the beach. A separate towel for swimming will be provided.

    WATER

    The tap water in your cabin is not potable. In order to reduce the damage caused to the environment and wildlife by plastic, we have placed a reusable steel water bottle in your cabin. This can be filled using the central filtered water system located in the restuarant which provides unlimited water throughout your cruise. Please kindly ensure bottles are left in your cabin on departure.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this booklet should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.5 December 2019

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  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    The 18 cabins are attractively designed with neutral décor and stylish furnishings. There are six different grades of cabin arranged over two decks; all cabins feature either portholes (all lower deck cabins), small windows (categories 3 & 5) or picture windows (categories 2 & 4) and are spacious with a well-designed lay out, comfortable seating and all the mod cons. The cabins range in size from 12m2 to 25m2. Facilities include air conditioning/heating, a spacious shower, large sink with under sink drawer space, a wardrobe, drawers and spacious under bed storage, flat screen television, radio, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and toiletries including shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner. All bathrooms feature a small window. 

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    If you prefer a peaceful life at sea and a casual, laid-back ambience then you need look no further than the Queen Eleganza. The vessel has been designed with spacious outside public areas including a large Sun Deck with an excellent shaded area. Whether you choose to spend your time indoors in the lounge or bar area, or in a comfortable lounger on the Sun Deck, the ship has many perfect spots from which to relax and watch the passing scenery.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals on board are a casual affair. Breakfast is buffet style with eggs cooked to order. Lunch and dinner feature locally sourced fresh food. In good weather, there will be the opportunity to dine al-fresco. House wine/ beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner and there is a 24 hour tea/coffee station.

  • Life On Board

    Life Onboard

    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. The experienced Captain and his crew are trained in the highest safety standards. Being such a small operation, the close-knit team work excellently together and will enrich your overall enjoyment of small ship cruising.

  • Ship Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download.

    For our cruises along the Adriatic coast, we are delighted to have chartered the newly built, beautifully crafted Queen Eleganza. This modern & stylish 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 Noble Caledonia 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.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Beam: 8.75 metres
    Built: 2018
    Cabins: 18
    Crew: 8
    Crew Nationality: Croatian (English speaking)
    Draft: 2.5 metres
    Engine: 1000 HP
    Gross Tonnage: 498 tonnes 
    Length: 49 metres
    Maximum speed: 14 knots
    Passengers: 36
    Registered: Croatia

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    All cabins and public rooms have air-conditioning.

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do should an emergency occur. Life jackets are stowed in the closet in your cabin. All cabins and public areas have an emergency button.

    ALTERATIONS TO THE SCHEDULE

    Our planned schedule may have to be changed at short notice due to weather conditions, technical reasons or decisions by the local harbour masters. Should there be any alterations the Captain or Cruise Director will inform you of any changes.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and the Cruise Director. Please listen out for these announcements as they will be of importance or interest. You will be able to hear these announcements on the ship’s Sun Deck and in your cabin and public areas.

    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. 

    CABINS

    The 18 cabins are attractively designed with neutral décor and stylish furnishings. There are six different grades of cabin arranged over two decks; all cabins feature either portholes (all lower deck cabins), small windows (category 3 & 5) or picture windows (category 2 & 4) and are spacious with a well-designed lay out, comfortable seating and all the mod cons. 

    Facilities include air-conditioning/heating, a spacious shower, large sink with under sink drawer space, a wardrobe, drawers and spacious under bed storage, flat screen television, radio, hairdryer, safety deposit box. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and toiletries including shower gel, soap, shampoo and conditioner. All bathrooms feature a small window. Please note that bathrobes, slippers and face cloths are not provided. Due to the movement of the ship, small amounts of water may collect on the bathroom floor at times.dependently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular local restaurants.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    Throughout your cruise you will be accompanied by the Noble Caledonia Cruise Director who will be happy to assist you with any queries or requests.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    A Daily Programme, detailing the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening.

    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 enjoyed in the covered outside area of the Sun Deck.

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free or low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. 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 not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. Once on board, please speak to the Chef or the Maitre D’ at dinner on your first night on board to reconfirm your requirements.

    Complimentary self-service tea and coffee, with fruit and biscuits, are available in the restaurant 24 hours a day. There is also a water station located in the restaurant where you can refill the reusable water bottle provided for you in your cabin.

    During your time aboard the Queen Eleganza there will be several evenings where meals are to be taken ashore under your own arrangements, and several evenings where dinner is included on board. Whilst the number of included meals on board is fixed, please note that the order of the days may change and, if so, this will be advised once on board.

    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.

    DISEMBARKATION

    Your Cruise Director will provide you with disembarkation information prior to the end of your cruise.

    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. In case of an emergency during the night, please use the emergency call button in your cabin. Because the ship sails close to the shore, medical personnel can be summoned aboard quickly. Passengers requiring special medication are advised to bring a supply with them. Should you need to restock your medication, please advise the Cruise Director or a member of the crew as soon as possible as pharmacy opening hours in Croatia are restricted.

    DRESS CODE

    On board the emphasis is on comfortable and casual clothing at all times. The dress code is very informal. You may like to wear smart casual clothing for the welcome and farewell dinners and when dining ashore. Please note that wardrobe hanging space may be limited but no ties or jackets are required for gentleman, or formal dresses/suits for ladies.

    ELECTRICITY

    The cabins feature 220 volt current, with sockets accepting 2 round-pin (European style) sockets. Each cabin also features a USB socket but please note that, due to regulations, there are no sockets in the bathrooms. We recommend taking a universal adaptor.

    EMERGENCIES

    In the unlikely event of an emergency you will be informed by a loudspeaker announcement. We ask you to collect your life jacket from the cabin, proceed to the marked Muster Station on the Main Deck and follow instructions given by the Captain or crew members.

    FIRST AID

    We have an emergency first aid kit on board. If you require any item please contact the Cruise Director or a member of the crew. All crew are trained in First Aid.

    GOING ASHORE

    Passengers Ashore Tally Board: There is a tally board on the gangway. Please move the button from “IN” to “OUT” when you go ashore, and move it back on return. If only one passenger of a cabin of two is going out, please move the button into an intermediate position.

    Shore Excursions: Please be on time for the organised excursions, so as not to keep others waiting. All shore excursions are included in your holiday price. If you do not wish to participate in an excursion, please let your Cruise Director know.

    Going Ashore Individually: When you go ashore individually, please be back on board at least 15 minutes before the advertised departure time of the ship. Please do not leave valuables in public areas, and please remember to lock your cabin. We kindly ask that you return to the ship no later than 11pm after which the outside doors of the ship will be locked. If you plan to stay out longer, please let the Cruise Director know.

    Meals ashore: Please ask your Cruise Director for a list of recommended restaurants. If you should find a restaurant that was not mentioned and you liked it, please let your Cruise Director know for the benefit of future passengers. Whilst most restaurants accept major credit and debit cards, we recommend you check before ordering.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities to crew and whilst on excursions are included in the cost of your holiday.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    As there is only one housekeeper, you are kindly requested to hang out the “Please clean my cabin” sign whilst you are at breakfast.

    INTERNET

    The ship offers a free Wi-Fi connection in the public areas and 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.

    LIFE JACKETS

    Your life jacket can be found in your cabin. Please do not remove the life jackets from this location.

    LIFE RAFT

    The ship carries two life rafts.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you disembark the ship, please check your cabin to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia within seven days of disembarking. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MONEY

    On Board: A “cashless” system is operated on board and any purchases will be charged to your cabin account. Bar prices are displayed in Euros, but the final account can be settled in Croatian Kuna, Euros or British Pounds, at the end of your cruise. Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards are accepted on board, but Personal cheques and Travellers’ Cheques are not accepted. Ashore: Please note that the currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna, the currency in Montenegro is the Euro and in Bosnia & Herzegovina is the Convertible Mark. Most major credit cards are accepted, but please check before making your purchase in shops, or ordering your meal or drinks in restaurants and bars.

    PUBLIC AREAS

    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).

    QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore before your cruise ends, you will receive a questionnaire. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and in order to do this we request some feedback from our guests. Kindly hand your completed questionnaire in to your Cruise Director.

    QUIETVOX

    During our excursions, we use a whisper system called Quietvox. In your cabin there is a charging station with two devices and two sets of earpieces. Please keep your devices in the charging station (and the station plugged in) whilst you are not on an excursion. Bring the sets with you on excursions as your guides will speak to you through their microphone. The use of the equipment will be explained before the first excursion starts.

    SAFE

    There is a safe in every cabin, together with instructions. We recommend that you leave money and other valuables in the safe. Kindly remember to remove all items from the safe before disembarking the ship at the end of your cruise. Please note that neither the ship, nor Noble Caledonia, are responsible for any valuables left in the cabins.

    SAFETY DRILL

    The safety briefing will take place prior to sailing. All guests must attend this compulsory and important exercise. Please listen for the announcements.

    SANITISER

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SHIP’S BERTH

    At busy times during the season there may not be enough berths immediately adjacent to the pier. It will then be necessary to berth two or more vessels side by side, allowing passengers to pass through the neighbouring ship(s) to go ashore. This requires special care, as ships are not allowed to have a permanent gangway between them. Views from cabins may therefore also be restricted.

    SMOKING

    Smoking is restricted to the designated open areas only. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas including cabins and the restaurant.

    SWIMMING

    Swimming opportunities are dependent on the itinerary, weather conditions and sea temperature. Swimming from the ship will only be offered when there is a minimum water temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and is permitted at the Captain’s discretion. There is no snorkelling equipment on board the ship.

    TELEVISION

    There is a television in each cabin. TV reception depends on the satellite dish and on occasion it may not be possible to receive a signal. 

    TOILETS

    Please do not put anything into the toilet except toilet paper.

    TOWELS

    Towels will be changed once in the middle of your cruise. Should you need new towels earlier, please let the housekeeper know. Please do not use the bathroom towels on the beach. A separate towel for swimming will be provided.

    WATER

    The tap water in your cabin is not potable. In order to reduce the damage caused to the environment and wildlife by plastic, we have placed a reusable steel water bottle in your cabin. This can be filled using the central filtered water system located in the restuarant which provides unlimited water throughout your cruise. Please kindly ensure bottles are left in your cabin on departure.

    We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage. 

    PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this booklet should be used as a guideline only. Information is subject to change.

    V.5 December 2019

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