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Summer on the Lower Danube

Aboard the Amadeus Elegant

  • 22 June 2018
  • History and Culture
  • Budapest

From the earliest of times the Danube has been one of Europe’s most important trade routes linking the Black Sea shores with central Europe. During this itinerary aboard the Amadeus Elegant we focus on the eastern reaches of the majestic Danube as we shall travel through some of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes, taking time to pause and enjoy much of what this region has to offer.

We will commence our journey on the shores of the Danube Delta, the best preserved basin on the continent and teeming with wildlife. We will visit some of the better known, magnificent capital cities along the river, such as Budapest – the ‘Queen of the Danube’ and also set time aside for excursions to the lesser known, yet no less magical cities and towns close to the river’s banks including historic Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria, the delights of Hungary at Pecs and moving Vukovar. These combinations of modern and traditional alongside the history, nature and culture of the region will make for a most fascinating time away.

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Amadeus Elegant

Amadeus Elegant

Built in 2010, she offers comfortable and well-appointed cabins and modern and spacious public areas including a bar and lounge where you can delight in panoramic views and simply watch the world sail by or enjoy a beverage and catch up with new-found friends. The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and the experienced chefs serve both regional and international cuisines with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. There is also a large Sun Deck which is a perfect place from which to observe the banks of the majestic Danube River. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Bucharest, Romania.

Fly by scheduled flight. On arrival transfer to the port of Fetesti (2.5 hours approx.) and embark the Amadeus Elegant and sail.

Day 2 - Danube Delta.

From our mooring in St George, our focus today will be the Danube Delta, one of the most important wetlands left in Europe. Enjoy a boat trip to explore the delta with its vast and varied birdlife. Following our return to the vessel, we will sail overnight to Fetesti. This evening enjoy Welcome Drinks and Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Bucharest.

Depart this morning from Fetesti for the stunning city of Bucharest. We will explore the main sights of the city and see the boulevards with their decidedly French style. After lunch in a local restaurant there will be a choice of afternoon visits. You may choose to visit the Parliament Palace, the second largest administrative building in the world at 3.77 million square feet. This gargantuan construction is Ceausescu’s most infamous creation and makes for a fascinating tour. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit the unique Village Museum, an open-air ethnographic museum located in the Herastrau Park, showcasing traditional Romanian village life. The museum contains 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. After your tour re-join the vessel in Oltenita and sail on to Rousse for an overnight mooring.

Day 4 - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

Today we enjoy a tour to the city of Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of the second Bulgarian Kingdom from 1187 to 1393. The city formed a natural fortress, located on three hills surrounding the Yantra River and a palace, fortifications and churches were built into the terrain. Across the river, ancient stone houses seemingly perched on top of each other rise up the steep riverbank. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the museum town of Arbanassi before we re-join the ship at Nikopol and sail.

Day 5 - Cruising the Iron Gates.

Today spend a leisurely day on board enjoying the spectacular scenery as we cruise through the Iron Gates, a narrow Danube gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.

Day 6 - Belgrade, Serbia.

A half day tour highlights the city’s main attractions, including the Kalemegdan fortress as it looms over the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Saint Sava Cathedral, the largest Orthodox Church in the world and Tito’s memorial. Our time here will end with an optional rendition by a splendid local folklore group, with accompanying local drinks and canapes.

Day 7 - Vukovar, Croatia.

The recent bloody history of Vukovar still leaves an indelible mark on both the people who live and visit here. Reminders of the battle and the atrocities committed can still be viewed throughout the town, perhaps no better representation of the war and representation of hope than the shelled and disfigured water tower that still stands despite the artillery barrages that were targeted against it. During our visit we will learn much about Croatia’s largest river port and also spend time at the inspirational Vukovar Municipal Museum which won the Silletto prize as European Museum of the year in 2016.

Day 8 - Pecs, Hungary.

Lying between the Danube and Drava Rivers in southern Hungary, the historic city of Pecs enjoys a fine position on the slopes of the Mecsek Hills. Our afternoon excursion which departs from Mohacs will feature the sites associated with the city’s Roman Ottoman Hapsburg past.

Day 9 - Kalocsa.

Arrive today in charming Kalocsa, renowned for its paprika production. A tour of the Puszta district will include the town, followed by a spectacular display of Hungarian horsemanship at the Bakodpuszta Equestrian Centre. Cruise to Budapest where we will arrive late this evening.

Day 10 - Budapest.

We have the day to explore Hungary’s elegant capital city. Spend the morning on an excursion that will include the old quarter, visiting the Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring independently. Moor overnight.

Day 11 - Budapest to London.

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return scheduled flight back to London.

Dates and Prices

WEB EXCLUSIVE – SPECIAL OFFER PRICES FROM ONLY £1795 PER PERSON
Prices per person based on double occupancy
22 June 2018 to 2 July 2018
Category Price
D Haydn Deck twin £1795
C Strauss Deck twin £1995
B Mozart Deck twin Fully Booked
A Mozart Deck suite Fully Booked
D Haydn Deck twin for sole use £1995
C Strauss Deck twin for sole use £2495

Tour Reference Code: RCAE220618S

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel - 10 nights aboard the Amadeus Elegant on a full board basis - House wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner - Shore excursions - Cruise Director - Tour Manager – Guest Speaker - Gratuities - Transfers – Port taxes - Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, optional folklore performance in Belgrade.

NB: Ports and schedules subject to change due to water levels. All special offers are subject to availability. Please note this cruise is a section of our longer ‘From the Black Sea to Amsterdam’ cruise.

  • Deckplan

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Amadeus Elegant

Built in 2010, she offers comfortable and well-appointed cabins and modern and spacious public areas including a bar and lounge where you can delight in panoramic views and simply watch the world sail by or enjoy a beverage and catch up with new-found friends. The restaurant seats all passengers in one sitting and the experienced chefs serve both regional and international cuisines with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. There is also a large Sun Deck which is a perfect place from which to observe the banks of the majestic Danube River. 

 
  • Amadeus Elegant
    Amadeus Elegant
  • Lobby
    Lobby
  • On Deck
    On Deck
  • Panorama Bar
    Panorama Bar
  • Panorama Restaurant
    Panorama Restaurant
  • Suite Mozart Deck
    Suite Mozart Deck
  • Cabin Mozart, Strauss Deck
    Cabin Mozart, Strauss Deck
  • Life Onboard

    Life Onboard

    The ship is comfortable with a convivial and informal atmosphere on board and a casual dress code. The friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout and you will find yourself amongst like-minded people in an English-speaking environment. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will provide you with information on the next day’s activities and expert local guides will accompany you on the included excursions. In addition, you will be accompanied by a Guest Speaker who will provide entertaining and informative talks. 

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals are taken in the restaurant which accommodates all passengers in one sitting in an open seating arrangement. The menus feature regional specialties and the onboard team take great pride in producing flavourful dishes. Mornings feature a full buffet breakfast, lunches are a selection of buffet and served items and dinners are a served affair which will include a choice of fresh fish and meats. Vegetarian dishes are of course available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Complimentary wine, beers and soft drinks are included at lunch and dinner and a 24 hour tea and coffee station is available.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Spread over four decks, the ship’s public spaces include the delightful Restaurant, the Amadeus Club and the Panorama Bar, all excellent spaces for relaxation and socialising with your fellow travellers. The vessel also features a gift shop, hair salon, fitness and massage room and a lift that services the Haydn, Strauss and Mozart Decks. There is also a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture, a lido bar (the bar being open in favourable weather only), an oversized chess board and a golf putting green. 

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    The Amadeus Elegant has 74 cabins which range in size from 15 square metres for the Stateroom cabins to 22 square metres for the Suites. Cabins are fitted with all the mod-cons one would expect to ensure a relaxing and comfortable voyage throughout; en-suite facilities, ample closet space, flat screen television, individual climate control, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, in-room safe and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin). Suites, which are located on the Mozart Deck have floor to ceiling sliding glass door windows with French Balcony and also include a mini-bar and bathrobes. Cabins on the Strauss and Mozart Deck include floor to ceiling glass doors with French Balcony, whereas cabins on the Haydn Deck have smaller panoramic windows that cannot be opened. 

  • 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 you have chosen the Amadeus Elegant for your upcoming voyage.

    Built in 2010, the vessel accommodates 150 passengers and offers modern and spacious public areas and comfortable, well-appointed cabins. Facilities include an open seating restaurant, Sun Deck with games, a fitness room with massage services and the bright and airy bar and lounge area where you can enjoy a drink, read a book or simply watch the changing scenery. The ship’s experienced staff are friendly and welcoming and you will enjoy impeccable service and hospitality on board.

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

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and our 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, your cabin and public areas.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout your journey should be settled at the end of your journey. Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner are included in your cruise cost. Self-service complimentary tea/coffee is available 24 hours a day.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS

    Mozart Deck Suites measure 22m2 and all other cabins measure 15m2 . All cabins on the Mozart and Strauss deck include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading onto a French Balcony. Cabins on the Haydn Deck have non-opening panoramic windows.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    Cabin inclusions are as follows:- toiletries, bathrobes, towels, a hairdryer, flat screen TV, walk-in wardrobe, safe, telephone, individually controlled climate control system and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin).

    CLIMATE CONTROL

    All cabins have an individually managed climate control system. We recommend ensuring your windows and doors are shut for optimal performance of the unit.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage along with a Noble Caledonia Tour Manager.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club cards. The ship also accepts cash payments. An itemised bill in Euros will be presented to each passenger prior to their disembarkation for any items purchased during the cruise.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme will be delivered to your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something dressier for the evening. More formal dress is required only for Welcome and Captain’s dinner (black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220v, 50 Hertz, with 2-pin power outlets. We recommend you take an adaptor with you. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons is not permitted on board. ELEVATOR An elevator is available for use on board and operates on all floors other than the ship’s Sun Deck.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and Disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director. Please take careful note of these announcements.

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. Please note there is no Doctor on board the vessel.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID & MEDICAL MATTERS

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Should you require emergency assistance, please call the ship’s reception.

    FITNESS ROOM

    A fitness room is available for you to use on board the vessel.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve a special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items is available by reception.

    HAIRDRESSER

    A hair salon is provided on board. Please make an appointment with the ship’s reception should you wish to use this facility.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is provided on board at an additional cost. Ironing of clothes can also be arranged at a supplement. No dry cleaning is available on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s 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.

    MASSAGE

    A massage parlour is available for passenger use on board. Please contact reception for current prices and to arrange an appointment.

    MEALS

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served on board. Breakfast and afternoon tea are buffet-style, lunch is both served and buffet style and dinner is a served, four course affair. Dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    MOORING

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. On occasion other river cruise vessels may be required to dock alongside our ship. This may result in restricted cabin views and may also entail us being required to embark and disembark the ship through another vessel’s public area and/or for the other ship’s passengers to do the same.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    A newspaper will be available daily in the Panorama Bar.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The vessel operates a signed-chit system whereby no payment is immediately required (the vessel only requiring a signature for your purchase) and, only at the end of the cruise will you be presented with your final itemised bill to settle.

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop may sell postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and, items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    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.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details will be provided to you following your embarkation.

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available, although should you feel unwell and unable to make it to the ship’s restaurant, special arrangements can be made.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions and a safety video are available to you in your cabin.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy with an oversized chess board, putting green and seating areas. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is provided within each cabin.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not usually permitted aboard the vessel, however with the prior consent of the ship’s reception, this is sometimes possible. Please provide as much notice as possible to the senior staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water can be purchased at an additional cost on board. Water in your cabin is drinkable, however as this is stored in tanks, we recommend you purchase water from the ship’s bar.

    WIFI

    Wireless internet connection is available for all guests throughout the duration of the journey. Please note that wireless connection can be variable during the journey.

    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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  • Life Onboard

    Life Onboard

    The ship is comfortable with a convivial and informal atmosphere on board and a casual dress code. The friendly crew will do their utmost to ensure your stay is enjoyable, informative and agreeable throughout and you will find yourself amongst like-minded people in an English-speaking environment. A daily briefing by the Cruise Director will provide you with information on the next day’s activities and expert local guides will accompany you on the included excursions. In addition, you will be accompanied by a Guest Speaker who will provide entertaining and informative talks. 

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals are taken in the restaurant which accommodates all passengers in one sitting in an open seating arrangement. The menus feature regional specialties and the onboard team take great pride in producing flavourful dishes. Mornings feature a full buffet breakfast, lunches are a selection of buffet and served items and dinners are a served affair which will include a choice of fresh fish and meats. Vegetarian dishes are of course available and special dietary needs can be met with advance notice. Complimentary wine, beers and soft drinks are included at lunch and dinner and a 24 hour tea and coffee station is available.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    Spread over four decks, the ship’s public spaces include the delightful Restaurant, the Amadeus Club and the Panorama Bar, all excellent spaces for relaxation and socialising with your fellow travellers. The vessel also features a gift shop, hair salon, fitness and massage room and a lift that services the Haydn, Strauss and Mozart Decks. There is also a spacious Sun Deck with comfortable deck furniture, a lido bar (the bar being open in favourable weather only), an oversized chess board and a golf putting green. 

  • Your Cabin / Suite

    Your Cabin / Suite

    The Amadeus Elegant has 74 cabins which range in size from 15 square metres for the Stateroom cabins to 22 square metres for the Suites. Cabins are fitted with all the mod-cons one would expect to ensure a relaxing and comfortable voyage throughout; en-suite facilities, ample closet space, flat screen television, individual climate control, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, in-room safe and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin). Suites, which are located on the Mozart Deck have floor to ceiling sliding glass door windows with French Balcony and also include a mini-bar and bathrobes. Cabins on the Strauss and Mozart Deck include floor to ceiling glass doors with French Balcony, whereas cabins on the Haydn Deck have smaller panoramic windows that cannot be opened. 

  • 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 you have chosen the Amadeus Elegant for your upcoming voyage.

    Built in 2010, the vessel accommodates 150 passengers and offers modern and spacious public areas and comfortable, well-appointed cabins. Facilities include an open seating restaurant, Sun Deck with games, a fitness room with massage services and the bright and airy bar and lounge area where you can enjoy a drink, read a book or simply watch the changing scenery. The ship’s experienced staff are friendly and welcoming and you will enjoy impeccable service and hospitality on board.

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

    ALARM

    An alarm will be sounded in the event of emergency. Please follow the instructions provided on board for what to do in the event of an emergency.

    ALL ABOARD

    Your times for embarkation and disembarkation will be provided by your Cruise Director.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    During your time on board, various announcements will be made by the ship’s crew and our 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, your cabin and public areas.

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    Your bill for drinks consumed throughout your journey should be settled at the end of your journey. Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner are included in your cruise cost. Self-service complimentary tea/coffee is available 24 hours a day.

    CABIN DIMENSIONS

    Mozart Deck Suites measure 22m2 and all other cabins measure 15m2 . All cabins on the Mozart and Strauss deck include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading onto a French Balcony. Cabins on the Haydn Deck have non-opening panoramic windows.

    CABIN FACILITIES

    Cabin inclusions are as follows:- toiletries, bathrobes, towels, a hairdryer, flat screen TV, walk-in wardrobe, safe, telephone, individually controlled climate control system and a choice of bed configuration (double or twin).

    CLIMATE CONTROL

    All cabins have an individually managed climate control system. We recommend ensuring your windows and doors are shut for optimal performance of the unit.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director will accompany you on your voyage along with a Noble Caledonia Tour Manager.

    CURRENCY

    The currency on board is the Euro. The ship accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club cards. The ship also accepts cash payments. An itemised bill in Euros will be presented to each passenger prior to their disembarkation for any items purchased during the cruise.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Each evening the next day’s programme will be delivered to your cabin.

    DRESS CODE

    Comfortable and practical attire is recommended during the day for excursions and something dressier for the evening. More formal dress is required only for Welcome and Captain’s dinner (black tie is not necessary).

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity on board is 220v, 50 Hertz, with 2-pin power outlets. We recommend you take an adaptor with you. For safety reasons, the use of electrical irons is not permitted on board. ELEVATOR An elevator is available for use on board and operates on all floors other than the ship’s Sun Deck.

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

    Embarkation and Disembarkation times will be provided by your Cruise Director. Please take careful note of these announcements.

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

    Full details of the ship’s emergency and safety procedures will be provided following your embarkation. Please note there is no Doctor on board the vessel.

    FIRE SAFETY

    On your cabin door is a deck plan displaying your closest (and all other) emergency exits. Emergency exits are marked in green and fire extinguishers fitted in all corridors.

    FIRST AID & MEDICAL MATTERS

    A number of crew are fully trained and certified to provide First Aid. Further medical assistance can be sought from one of the hospitals along the river in the event of emergency. Should you require emergency assistance, please call the ship’s reception.

    FITNESS ROOM

    A fitness room is available for you to use on board the vessel.

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price, however if you feel that certain individuals deserve a special award, you are of course free to remunerate as you please.

    GIFT SHOP

    A small gift shop selling various practical and souvenir items is available by reception.

    HAIRDRESSER

    A hair salon is provided on board. Please make an appointment with the ship’s reception should you wish to use this facility.

    HOUSEKEEPING

    Your cabin will be cleaned once a day and you will be provided with a ‘turn down’ service at night.

    KEYS TO CABIN

    Each cabin will receive their own cabin key. Before leaving the ship we kindly ask all passengers to swap the cabin key with a shore pass which will be provided to you by the ship’s reception desk. After your return to the ship please return your shore pass back to reception in exchange for your cabin key.

    LAUNDRY

    A laundry service is provided on board at an additional cost. Ironing of clothes can also be arranged at a supplement. No dry cleaning is available on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Lost property can be handed in to the ship’s 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.

    MASSAGE

    A massage parlour is available for passenger use on board. Please contact reception for current prices and to arrange an appointment.

    MEALS

    Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are served on board. Breakfast and afternoon tea are buffet-style, lunch is both served and buffet style and dinner is a served, four course affair. Dietary requests can be catered for (on request). Please provide any such requests in writing to Noble Caledonia at the time of your reservation and please reiterate these requests to the ship’s Hotel Manager upon your embarkation.

    MOORING

    Docking space is allocated by the local river authorities. On occasion other river cruise vessels may be required to dock alongside our ship. This may result in restricted cabin views and may also entail us being required to embark and disembark the ship through another vessel’s public area and/or for the other ship’s passengers to do the same.

    MOSQUITOES

    Please ensure you take the appropriate precautions to guard against mosquito bites.

    NEWSPAPERS

    A newspaper will be available daily in the Panorama Bar.

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

    Despite our meticulous planning efforts, there may be times when changes must be made to the daily programme due to circumstances beyond our control such as heavy river traffic or fluctuating water levels. The ship’s Captain and crew will do their utmost to find the best and safest solution. Any changes to the day’s schedule will be communicated as soon as possible.

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

    The vessel operates a signed-chit system whereby no payment is immediately required (the vessel only requiring a signature for your purchase) and, only at the end of the cruise will you be presented with your final itemised bill to settle.

    POST

    The vessel’s gift shop may sell postcards and stamps for you to purchase (subject to availability) and, items can be posted on your behalf by the ship’s crew (although as they are unable to do so at every port of call, this could take longer than if you were to post yourself). Please note that neither the ship nor Noble Caledonia can be held responsible for items of post that are not successfully delivered on your behalf.

    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.

    QUIETVOX/AUDIO SYSTEM

    Noble Caledonia has arranged for all passengers to have access to a ‘Quietvox’ audio system for shore excursions. Further details will be provided to you following your embarkation.

    RECEPTION

    Reception is staffed 24 hours a day.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Room service is not available, although should you feel unwell and unable to make it to the ship’s restaurant, special arrangements can be made.

    SAFE

    All cabins are fitted with a safe and we recommend you place your valuables inside the safe whenever you are away from your room. Please remember to remove all items from your safe prior to you departing the vessel at the end of the cruise.

    SAFETY

    Please take careful note of all safety instructions provided to you by the Master and crew of the vessel. Full safety instructions and a safety video are available to you in your cabin.

    SMOKING

    Smoking within your cabin or any of the vessel’s public areas is strictly prohibited. Designated smoking areas are provided and can be advised by the ship’s reception upon embarkation.

    SUN DECK

    The ship has a Sun Deck which is available for guests to enjoy with an oversized chess board, putting green and seating areas. There may be times, for example at periods of inclement weather or low bridges, whereby it is necessary to close the Sun Deck. Please listen carefully to the Captain and Crew for instruction. Please also note that the Sun Deck and its steps may become slippery if the weather is cool or dew forms.

    TELEPHONE

    A telephone is provided within each cabin.

    VISITORS

    Visitors are not usually permitted aboard the vessel, however with the prior consent of the ship’s reception, this is sometimes possible. Please provide as much notice as possible to the senior staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. The ship’s operators reserve the right to deny boarding to any visitors.

    WATER

    Complimentary water is available during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bottled water can be purchased at an additional cost on board. Water in your cabin is drinkable, however as this is stored in tanks, we recommend you purchase water from the ship’s bar.

    WIFI

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Tour Extensions

    • 19th to 22nd June 2018

      Bucharest, in southern Romania, is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Epoque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”). During our stay in this dynamic and fascinating capital, we will visit highlights such as “Old Bucharest” in the nearby historic Lipscani district. We will also spend a day outside of the city to visit the mysterious Snagov Monastery – situated north of Bucharest on an island in the middle of Snagov Lake, and said to be the burial place of the Prince of Wallachia, Vlad Tepes III, a folk hero in Romania - revered for his leadership and fierce protection of his subjects in the north and south of the Danube. It is believed that Vlad’s decapitated body was found in the woods around Bucharest by the monks of the Snagov monastery and brought here to be buried. We will also visit Mogosoaia Palace, with its notable architectural influences from the Venetian and Ottoman eras. Your accommodation will be at the four-star Park Inn by Radisson, a comfortable and centrally located hotel which is ideal for our tours and also for individual exploration.

      Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest

      Day 1 London to Bucharest, Romania. Fly from London to Bucharest, arriving in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel for a three night stay and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner this evening in a local restaurant.

      Day 2 Bucharest. This morning take a panoramic tour of the city’s highlights including the National Theatre, the University Square, the Romanian Athenaeum, the National Art Museum, the Opera House, the Military Academy, the Arch of Triumph, Victory Avenue and the Free Press House. We complete the morning with a walking tour of the Old Town including a visit to Stravropoleos Church, Lipscani Lane, Manuc’s Inn and the Old Princely Court. Afterwards we will have lunch in “Carul cu Bere”, Bucharest’s oldest beer house, with its colourful belle epoque interior, stained-glass windows and classic Romanian fare. After lunch depart for the Primaverii Palace, the former private residence of the Ceausescu family. Each room of the house received lavish attention to detail and during our tour we will learn more about the life of this most infamous Romanian dictator.

      Day 3 Bucharest - Snagov - Mogosoaia (100 Km). This morning we will depart for our visit to Snagov Monastery which was founded in 1408 by Mircea the Elder, Vlad Dracul’s grandfather. Vlad, also known as Vlad Tepes is the historical character on whom Bram Stoker’s book Dracula is based and is said to have been buried here by the monks in 1476. After lunch in a local restaurant we will continue on to visit Mogosoaia Palace, built in the 17th century in the Romanian Renaissance style. Return to Bucharest for an evening at leisure.

      Day 4 Bucharest to Fetesti. After breakfast at the hotel and some time at leisure we will transfer to Fetesti (approx. 2.5 hours) with lunch en route. Embark the Amadeus Elegant this evening.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £495
      Single £645

      Price includes: Three nights accommodation at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel on bed & breakfast basis, dinner & welcome drink on day 1, lunch on days 2, 3 and 4, drinks with included meals (wine/beer/soft drinks), all sightseeing and entrances as described, services of an English speaking guide throughout, gratuities, transfers.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, lunch on day 1, dinner on days 2 and 3.

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