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Centenary of Armistice in the Mediterranean

A voyage from Thessaloniki to Athens aboard the Panorama II

  • 11 October 2018
  • Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Thessaloniki

We are delighted to be working with our associates at Wild Earth Travel in New Zealand on this exclusive voyage which is timed to commemorate the centenary of the First World War Armistice on the Eastern Front.

When Gallipoli was evacuated many of the troops went on to other Mediterranean fronts; the British and French to the Salonika Font in northern Greece, the Anzac Mounted Division joined Britain’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force and the Indians went to Mesopotamia. These were campaigns fought against disease and the climate as much as against opposing troops. They endured, and this voyage commemorates the beginning of the end of the First World War.

Weeks before the November 1918 Armistice with Germany, Armistices were signed in Greece with Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. It was here on these largely forgotten fronts in the Eastern Mediterranean that survivors could start to think about a life without ‘the War.’ ‘The War’ did not end tidily though; for the people of Britain and its Dominions a different struggle started, the struggle to live with what had happened. Nearly ten million servicemen died during the First World War but double that number, twenty-one million, were wounded; as well, huge numbers of civilians had been displaced. During this journey across the Aegean with Professor Jay Winter, you will learn about the history of the war in the Eastern Mediterranean and his knowledge of the war’s effects will give us much reflect on.

Highlights of our voyage will include visiting the Salonika Front inland from Thessaloniki, two days exploring Lemnos, a full day touring the Gallipoli Peninsula and visits to the battleground of Crete. Those with a passion for ancient history will love visiting Pergamon’s Acropolis, Lemnos’ 3000 year old amphitheatre of Hephaestia and Therma’s historic springs dating back to the age of Homer. There will also be time to explore the postcard-worthy beaches of Mykonos, swim in the clear waters and sample the best Mediterranean cuisine.

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  • Featured Experts

    Professor Jay Winter

    Accompanying the voyage will be renowned historian Jay Winter who is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with the group and highlights, “Gallipoli is unsurpassed as a site of memory”. “Exploring Saloniki is a treat, under-rated and surprising. A former Turkish city taken by Greece in 1912, Saloniki was the gateway both to the Gallipoli front and the Balkan front North and West of the city.  Here is the place to see the war in a truly global light”, enthuses Jay. Jay is Professor of History emeritus at Yale University, and Research Professor at Monash University. He is a specialist of the First World War and its impact on the 20th century. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning (1998), and Dreams of Peace and Freedom (2007), Remembering War (2007), and War Beyond Words (2017). He is editor of the Cambridge History of the First World War, which has appeared in English, French and Chinese. He won an Emmy award in 1997 as producer and historian of the BBC/PBS series The Great War and the shaping of the twentieth century, and is a founder and emeritus director of the Historical de la Grande Guerre, a museum of the First World War on the Somme.

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Panorama II

Panorama II

Launched in 2004, fully renovated in 2012 and upgraded again in 2015,  the two-masted Panorama II is a 164 foot motor sailer accommodating just 49 guests. If you find large resort style vessels accommodating many thousands of passengers attractive then of course this isn’t the vessel for you. However, if you prefer an informal and warm atmosphere more akin to a private yacht combined with an itinerary dedicated to both discovery and relaxation then you need look no further. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London Heathrow to Thessaloniki, Greece.

Fly by scheduled flight via Athens. On arrival, transfer to the Electra Palace hotel. This evening meet your fellow travellers for Welcome Drinks and Dinner.

Day 2 - Thessaloniki to the Salonika Front.

For the people of Salonika, as the city was called in 1915, the First World War was just another episode of war. Salonika had become part of Greece only in 1913 during the First Balkan War. British and French troops arrived there in October 1915 to safeguard the strategic port of Salonika and maintain a front line after the Serbian Army was routed by Bulgarian troops. New Zealand, Canadian and Australian hospitals provided medical services on this front, with three hundred Australian nurses recruited to nurse malaria patients. Today we travel by bus to part of the Front Line. A century ago there was no road; mules evacuated the casualties to hospitals in and around Salonika over mountainous terrain. Our day will focus on Diorani, on Lake Dioran, now the border with Macedonia and we visit the nearby Dioran Monument. The Armistice of Salonika with Bulgaria was signed here on 29 September 1918 and centenary commemorations will be at the Dioran Memorial and in the city of Skjope.

Day 3 - Thessaloniki.

We start the day in Thessaloniki visiting the Mikra Commonwealth War Cemetery. Here we remember the New Zealand Hospital, the first Allied Hospital sent to Salonika in October 1915 and torpedoed en-route. Australian Sister Gertrude Munro who died of malaria and two nurses from the torpedoed ‘Marquette’ are buried here. We will visit other historic sites including the Lembet Road cemetery with its Italian, Serb and French graves, a reminder of the many ethnic groups enmeshed in this conflict. This afternoon we embark Panorama II and later this evening we will pass the site of the wreck of the torpedoed ‘Marquette’ and salute the wreck with a wreath.

Day 4 - Lemnos to Mudros.

Today we sail into this huge harbour captured by the Greek Navy from the Ottoman Empire in 1912. The Anzacs assembled and trained here for the April landings at Gallipoli. Mudros was the Navy’s headquarters during the Gallipoli campaign. The shores of the harbour became a vast open air hospital after April 1915, with British, French, Canadian and Australian military hospitals sited on its shores. Tens of thousands of casualties passed through Mudros from the Gallipoli Peninsula and it continued to provide some medical services during the Salonika Campaign. With its submarine nets it was a safe haven for the Allied Fleet throughout the war. This harbour is no longer used by shipping but the Panorama II has the facility to land passengers via its tenders. We will travel by bus around the harbour past the sites of soldiers’ rest camps to the promontory where Australian hospitals operated on sites unchanged since 1915; we will walk on the same stoney ground growing thistles. We visit the villages of Portianos and Mudors, both recognisable from photographs taken in 1915. Return to Panorama II to reflect on the vista of the surrounding hills. This was the backdrop for the Armistice of Mudros signed on board HMS ‘Agamemnon’ on 30 October 1918 ending the fighting with the Ottoman Turks in Palestine.

Day 5 - Lemnos to Myrina.

Overnight the Panorama II will reposition to be berthed in the port of Myrina, the largest town and administrative centre of Lemnos, known as Kastro in 1915. We spend the morning exploring the ancient history of Lemnos, visiting the amphitheatre of Hephaestia which dates from 1000 BC. We visit Therma, the therapeutic springs that have a history dating back to Homer’s age; according to myth it was here that the god Ifestos was brought to heal his wounds after falling from Olympus. Water for the troops on Lemnos was rationed in 1915, so Therma was a very popular destination to enjoy a bath. There will also be time to explore the town of Myrina independently and for the energetic, there is the climb to the castle above the town. Panorama II will host the people of Lemnos who made the ships visit to Mudros Harbour possible.

Day 6 - Gallipoli, Turkey.

Early in the day Panorama II joins the line of ships to be piloted through the Dardanelles. We sail past the islands of Gokeada and Bozca, now Turkish, but as Imbros and Tenedos they were the sites of airfields during the Gallipoli Campaign and Imbros was the HQ for British Army Commander Sir Ian Hamilton during the Campaign. The monuments to the Battle for Gallipoli on Cape Helles at the mouth of the Dardanelles are clearly visible. We then dock in the port city of Canakkale and take the ferry across to the town of Ercebat. We have a full day of touring by bus planned for the peninsula, with Professor Winter giving a commentary on the sites we visit.

Day 7 - Dikili & Pergamon.

This morning we are at sea sailing across the Aegean, passing the island of Lesbos as we make our way to the small scenic port of Dikili. It was on this coast that the Scottish author Compton Mackenzie landed after rowing across from Lesbos while on active service during the Gallipoli campaign. Today we venture inland to the ancient city of Pergamon, a strategic political and military centre through the ages. Pergamon is famed for its Acropolis which we will visit before making our way the short distance to the Sanctuary of Asclepius, also known as the Asclepium. The most famous doctor of the Roman Empire and personal physician to Marcus Aurelius, Galen, worked here for many years. Patients would travel from around the Roman world to bathe in the waters of the sacred spring, seeking cures for their ailments. Delve into this ancient world, learning more from local experts and enjoying the remaining grand architecture of the Roman Empire.

Day 8 - Delos & Mykonos, Greece.

Lying at the heart of the Cyclades and the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, Delos was at the centre of the ancient Greek world and today is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. We venture ashore this morning to marvel at the ancient Greek architecture and the sheer scale of the society that once called the island home. Together with local guides we explore the remains of what was an exceptionally vibrant society and learn about recent archaeological investigations and finds. This afternoon we sail the short distance across to Mykonos where there is free time to explore the beautiful village and surrounding scenery.

Day 9 - Crete.

We arrive this morning in Rethymnon on the island of Crete, from here we will explore the world-renowned scenery of this spectacular island and learn more about its fascinating history. It has particular meaning for Australians and New Zealanders because of the Battle for Crete in May 1941. General Sir Bernard Fryberg was the Allied Commander on Crete. He was a New Zealand dentist awarded the DSO at Gallipoli for swimming ashore to light decoy fires. After Crete he went on to play a significant part in the halting of the German invasion of North Africa before becoming Governor General of New Zealand in 1946. Sail for Athens this evening and enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner.

Day 10 - Athens to London Heathrow.

This morning we arrive in Athens, be on deck to enjoy the views. Disembark and transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight to London.

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
11 to 20 October 2018
Category Price
1 Lower Deck Forward Double Not Available
2 Lower Deck Twin/Double £4295
3 Main Deck Twin/Double £5295
4 Upper Deck Twin/Double Not Available
2 Lower Deck for Sole use £5295
3 Main Deck for sole use £6295

Tour Reference Code: SCP2111018

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel - Two nights accommodation at The Electra Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki - Seven nights aboard Panorama II on full board basis - House wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board – Services of a Cruise Director - Guest Speaker - Shore Excursions – Transfers - Port Taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, gratuities.

NB. Ports & itinerary subject to change. All special offers are subject to availability.

  • Deckplan

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    Please note: Cabins with fixed double beds are:  A1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17

Panorama II

Launched in 2004, fully renovated in 2012 and upgraded again in 2015,  the two-masted Panorama II is a 164 foot motor sailer accommodating just 49 guests. If you find large resort style vessels accommodating many thousands of passengers attractive then of course this isn’t the vessel for you. However, if you prefer an informal and warm atmosphere more akin to a private yacht combined with an itinerary dedicated to both discovery and relaxation then you need look no further. 

 
  • Panorama II
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Twin cabin
    Twin cabin
  • Double Cabin
    Double Cabin
  • Outdoor Dining
    Outdoor Dining
  • Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    All the cabins on board Panorama II are designed for comfort and have a nautical feel with light fabrics and wood trimmings. Cabins range in size from 97 to 173 square feet and those located on the Upper and Main Decks are equipped with windows, while those on the Lower Deck have portholes. Cabins either have twin beds or fixed double beds (Cabins  A1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17). Facilities include en suite bathrooms with showers, cabin TV (for DVD only), mini-fridge, safety deposit box and hairdryer.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas, a restaurant located on the Lower Deck and the Upper Deck al fresco dining area where meals can be enjoyed when weather permits. There is also a swimming platform enabling guests to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit and the Upper Deck provides a generous semi covered or sun exposed space with sun loungers and chairs, ideal for relaxation and fantastic views. 

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Located on the Lower Deck, the indoor dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and offers generous buffet space. The aft area on the Upper Deck provides a generous semicovered area where guests can enjoy meals al fresco with wonderful views, weather permitting. Food is served at the table or displayed on the hot and cold buffets stands. The menu is Greek and international, with a focus on local specialties. On each itinerary, we have included the opportunity for you to dine ashore independently allowing you to experience the local flavours. 

  • Life Onboard

    Life Onboard

    During the day, life on board focuses around the indoor lounge area, and the indoor dining room, as well as the open and inviting deck areas. These are natural gathering places and perfect for enjoying your meals al fresco, settling into a comfortable chair with a good book or socialising with your fellow passengers and enjoying the views. The swimming platform on Panorama II’s stern enables you to swim off the yacht when weather and anchorage conditions permit. (only applicable for voyages around Greece). 

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory

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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted to have chartered the two-masted Panorama II for a series of cruises through the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean in 2018. Launched in 2004, fully renovated in 2012 and upgraded again in 2015, she is a 164 foot motor sailer accommodating just 49 guests.

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas, a restaurant located on the Lower Deck, the upper deck al fresco dining area (weather permitting), and a swimming platform enabling guests to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit. The Upper Deck provides a generous semi covered or sun exposed space with sun loungers and chairs and is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the fantastic views. The atmosphere on board is informal, warm and welcoming and dedicated to discovery and relaxation.

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

    ADAPTORS

    Adaptors for hairdryers, mobile phones etc. can be obtained from the Reception Desk. These should be returned to Reception at the end of the cruise.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    The ship is centrally air conditioned throughout.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship uses a public address system to advise guests of all important information and activities during the cruise. Announcements in English can be heard throughout the public areas of the ship and in all cabins.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    A selection of wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water are available on the ship.

    CABIN SIZES & FACILITIES

    All cabins are designed for comfort and have a nautical feel with light fabrics and wood trimmings. Cabins either have twin beds or fixed double beds. Facilities include en-suite bathroom with shower, television (for DVD only), mini-bar, safety deposit box and hairdryer.

    Category 1 cabins range in size from 113 to 119 square feet and feature a porthole and double bed.

    Category 2 cabins range in size from 108 to 140 square feet and feature a porthole and twin bed.

    Category 3 cabins range in size from 97 to 130 square feet and feature a window and twin or double bed.

    Category 4 cabin is 173 square feet and features two windows and double bed. Please note that cabin numbers with fixed double beds are A1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16 & 17.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Cruise Director and/or Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    CURRENCY

    It is a good idea to exchange some of your funds at a bank before leaving home. Most international airports also exchange funds, though they often charge higher exchange fees. The ship does not facilitate any currency exchange on board. The currency on board the Panorama II is Euros.

    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.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department in advance. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot 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 Hotel Manager at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your needs.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The ship does not have facilities for disabled or wheelchair dependent passengers. Additionally, most shore excursions involve some walking and some are walking tours only. We also may need to use Zodiacs/ local boats to tender from ship to shore on some days.

    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 no ties or jackets for the gentlemen, and no formal dresses for the ladies are required.

    ELECTRICITY

    Voltage is 220V/50Hz (European standard) and a 220V razor socket. This is only suitable for low voltage electrical appliances, e.g. mobile phone or camera charger. We recommend that you bring a two-pin European adaptor for the 220v plug. Hairdryers are provided for your convenience in the bathrooms. If you require electrical medical equipment, please notify the Reservations Department as soon as possible.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director or Tour Manager.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    It is mandatory that all guests participate in the safety briefing, which is normally scheduled to take place prior to departure from the port of embarkation. In the unlikely event of an emergency you will be informed by a loudspeaker announcement. We ask you to collect your lifejacket from the cabin, proceed to the marked Muster Station on the Main Deck and to follow instructions given by the Captain or crew members.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Housekeeping is available twice per day, in the morning and afternoon.

    INTERNET ACCESS

    Onboard internet services are available with a range of pricing plans.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    There is a laundry service available at an additional charge (excluding dry-cleaning).

    LIBRARY

    There is a very small library located in the lounge.

    LIFE JACKETS

    The vessel is equipped with life jackets which can be located in the cabins. Additional life jackets can be obtained in the muster station from the crew.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property should be handed to reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MAIL

    Although reception staff are happy to post letters on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or at the port of call at which you make such a request. Some postal services are unreliable and many letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en route. Under no circumstances can we be held liable for such occurrences.

    MEALS

    Meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables, for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Weather permitting, some meals are served al fresco on the Upper Deck. The menu is Greek and international, with a focus on local specialties. Special meal requests (e.g. vegetarian meals) are available on request, please ensure you inform us of any dietary requests before departure.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

    Panorama II has crew members trained in first aid and medical services can be provided at ports of call.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

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

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    All charges for services provided and products purchased on board must be settled in cash (Euros) or by credit card (Master Card, VISA, American Express) before final disembarkation from the ship.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    SAFE

    Your cabin is equipped with a personal safe. Please take great care with your money, jewellery, cameras, binoculars, documents and any other articles that you retain in your personal control.

    SANITISERS

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SMOKING

    On Panorama II, the comfort, enjoyment and safety of all guests is paramount. All cabins are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted on the open decks.

    SNORKELLING

    Water sports equipment such as snorkelling gear is available on request. 

    TOILETRIES

    Shampoo, body lotion, shower gel and hand soap are provided in your bathroom.

    VISITORS

    For the safety and security of all passengers no visitors are allowed on board the ship.

    WATER

    Drinking water is available all day in the indoor common areas of the vessel. Bottled water is also available at a charge.

    ZODIAC OR LOCAL BOATS TO TENDER ASHORE

    Some destinations may require the use of the ships Zodiacs or local tender boats to go ashore. Guests will be advised where and when to meet the Zodiac or local tender boat to go ashore. Please ensure that your hands are free at all times and accept the assistance given by the crew on board when boarding tenders / Zodiacs. A Zodiac safety briefing will be given. 

    Please Note:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Deck plans
    • Deckplan

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      Please note: Cabins with fixed double beds are:  A1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17

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  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    All the cabins on board Panorama II are designed for comfort and have a nautical feel with light fabrics and wood trimmings. Cabins range in size from 97 to 173 square feet and those located on the Upper and Main Decks are equipped with windows, while those on the Lower Deck have portholes. Cabins either have twin beds or fixed double beds (Cabins  A1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17). Facilities include en suite bathrooms with showers, cabin TV (for DVD only), mini-fridge, safety deposit box and hairdryer.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas, a restaurant located on the Lower Deck and the Upper Deck al fresco dining area where meals can be enjoyed when weather permits. There is also a swimming platform enabling guests to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit and the Upper Deck provides a generous semi covered or sun exposed space with sun loungers and chairs, ideal for relaxation and fantastic views. 

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Located on the Lower Deck, the indoor dining room seats all passengers in a single, unassigned seating and offers generous buffet space. The aft area on the Upper Deck provides a generous semicovered area where guests can enjoy meals al fresco with wonderful views, weather permitting. Food is served at the table or displayed on the hot and cold buffets stands. The menu is Greek and international, with a focus on local specialties. On each itinerary, we have included the opportunity for you to dine ashore independently allowing you to experience the local flavours. 

  • Life Onboard

    Life Onboard

    During the day, life on board focuses around the indoor lounge area, and the indoor dining room, as well as the open and inviting deck areas. These are natural gathering places and perfect for enjoying your meals al fresco, settling into a comfortable chair with a good book or socialising with your fellow passengers and enjoying the views. The swimming platform on Panorama II’s stern enables you to swim off the yacht when weather and anchorage conditions permit. (only applicable for voyages around Greece). 

  • Ship Directory

    Ship Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are delighted to have chartered the two-masted Panorama II for a series of cruises through the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean in 2018. Launched in 2004, fully renovated in 2012 and upgraded again in 2015, she is a 164 foot motor sailer accommodating just 49 guests.

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas, a restaurant located on the Lower Deck, the upper deck al fresco dining area (weather permitting), and a swimming platform enabling guests to swim when weather and anchorage conditions permit. The Upper Deck provides a generous semi covered or sun exposed space with sun loungers and chairs and is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the fantastic views. The atmosphere on board is informal, warm and welcoming and dedicated to discovery and relaxation.

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

    ADAPTORS

    Adaptors for hairdryers, mobile phones etc. can be obtained from the Reception Desk. These should be returned to Reception at the end of the cruise.

    AIR CONDITIONING

    The ship is centrally air conditioned throughout.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The ship uses a public address system to advise guests of all important information and activities during the cruise. Announcements in English can be heard throughout the public areas of the ship and in all cabins.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    A selection of wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water are available on the ship.

    CABIN SIZES & FACILITIES

    All cabins are designed for comfort and have a nautical feel with light fabrics and wood trimmings. Cabins either have twin beds or fixed double beds. Facilities include en-suite bathroom with shower, television (for DVD only), mini-bar, safety deposit box and hairdryer.

    Category 1 cabins range in size from 113 to 119 square feet and feature a porthole and double bed.

    Category 2 cabins range in size from 108 to 140 square feet and feature a porthole and twin bed.

    Category 3 cabins range in size from 97 to 130 square feet and feature a window and twin or double bed.

    Category 4 cabin is 173 square feet and features two windows and double bed. Please note that cabin numbers with fixed double beds are A1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16 & 17.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Cruise Director and/or Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    CURRENCY

    It is a good idea to exchange some of your funds at a bank before leaving home. Most international airports also exchange funds, though they often charge higher exchange fees. The ship does not facilitate any currency exchange on board. The currency on board the Panorama II is Euros.

    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.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department in advance. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot 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 Hotel Manager at dinner on your first night to reconfirm your needs.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The ship does not have facilities for disabled or wheelchair dependent passengers. Additionally, most shore excursions involve some walking and some are walking tours only. We also may need to use Zodiacs/ local boats to tender from ship to shore on some days.

    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 no ties or jackets for the gentlemen, and no formal dresses for the ladies are required.

    ELECTRICITY

    Voltage is 220V/50Hz (European standard) and a 220V razor socket. This is only suitable for low voltage electrical appliances, e.g. mobile phone or camera charger. We recommend that you bring a two-pin European adaptor for the 220v plug. Hairdryers are provided for your convenience in the bathrooms. If you require electrical medical equipment, please notify the Reservations Department as soon as possible.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director or Tour Manager.

    EMERGENCY AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

    It is mandatory that all guests participate in the safety briefing, which is normally scheduled to take place prior to departure from the port of embarkation. In the unlikely event of an emergency you will be informed by a loudspeaker announcement. We ask you to collect your lifejacket from the cabin, proceed to the marked Muster Station on the Main Deck and to follow instructions given by the Captain or crew members.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Housekeeping is available twice per day, in the morning and afternoon.

    INTERNET ACCESS

    Onboard internet services are available with a range of pricing plans.

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    There is a laundry service available at an additional charge (excluding dry-cleaning).

    LIBRARY

    There is a very small library located in the lounge.

    LIFE JACKETS

    The vessel is equipped with life jackets which can be located in the cabins. Additional life jackets can be obtained in the muster station from the crew.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property should be handed to reception. Please ensure you have all of your belongings with you before you return home. Should you leave items on board the ship we are only able to return them to you at your own cost.

    MAIL

    Although reception staff are happy to post letters on your behalf, they may not be able to do so straightaway or at the port of call at which you make such a request. Some postal services are unreliable and many letters or postcards that you ask to be delivered on your behalf may be delayed or even lost en route. Under no circumstances can we be held liable for such occurrences.

    MEALS

    Meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables, for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Weather permitting, some meals are served al fresco on the Upper Deck. The menu is Greek and international, with a focus on local specialties. Special meal requests (e.g. vegetarian meals) are available on request, please ensure you inform us of any dietary requests before departure.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

    Panorama II has crew members trained in first aid and medical services can be provided at ports of call.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

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

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    All charges for services provided and products purchased on board must be settled in cash (Euros) or by credit card (Master Card, VISA, American Express) before final disembarkation from the ship.

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this.

    SAFE

    Your cabin is equipped with a personal safe. Please take great care with your money, jewellery, cameras, binoculars, documents and any other articles that you retain in your personal control.

    SANITISERS

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SMOKING

    On Panorama II, the comfort, enjoyment and safety of all guests is paramount. All cabins are non-smoking. Smoking is only permitted on the open decks.

    SNORKELLING

    Water sports equipment such as snorkelling gear is available on request. 

    TOILETRIES

    Shampoo, body lotion, shower gel and hand soap are provided in your bathroom.

    VISITORS

    For the safety and security of all passengers no visitors are allowed on board the ship.

    WATER

    Drinking water is available all day in the indoor common areas of the vessel. Bottled water is also available at a charge.

    ZODIAC OR LOCAL BOATS TO TENDER ASHORE

    Some destinations may require the use of the ships Zodiacs or local tender boats to go ashore. Guests will be advised where and when to meet the Zodiac or local tender boat to go ashore. Please ensure that your hands are free at all times and accept the assistance given by the crew on board when boarding tenders / Zodiacs. A Zodiac safety briefing will be given. 

    Please Note:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the vessel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the vessel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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      Please note: Cabins with fixed double beds are:  A1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 16, 17

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