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Dalmatia to the Balkans

A cruise exploring Croatia’s beautiful coast & islands aboard the Queen Eleganza combined with an exploration of Bosnia Herzegovina

  • 1 May 2019
  • 5 May 2019
  • 19 September 2019
  • 23 September 2019
  • History and Culture
  • Vis

Come with us to explore the beautiful Dalmatian Coast and its hundreds of islands aboard the charming Queen Eleganza. The region offers breathtaking natural beauty, an intense blue sea, amazingly picturesque islands, stunning architecture and an intriguing history, and even the most jaded of travellers cannot fail to be won over by its beauty. Added to this we have the benefit of three days before or after our cruise to explore Croatia’s lesser-visited neighbour Bosnia Herzegovina, a fascinating country at the crossroads of east and west with a history forged over centuries. Often overshadowed by its tumultuous past, it has emerged from its recent civil war reincarnated and offers the visitor a wealth of historical and cultural treasures, highlights of which will be the cities of Mostar and Sarajevo.

With our vessel that accommodates just 36 guests, we are able to visit some marvellous places which do not cater for the big ships and each night we remain moored in the picturesque harbours affording the opportunity to take an after-dinner stroll and dine ashore on certain evenings. Whether it be the heady mix of Croatia’s islands and ports or the craggy beauty of Bosnia Herzegovina with its mountains that sweep down to lakes covered in vegetation and wealth of historic buildings, this unique area has so much to offer the genuine traveller and our itinerary will be appreciated by those who enjoy an informal style of cruising and an eclectic mix of places.

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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 homecooked 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

  • Mljet
  • Split

Day 1 - London Heathrow to Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Fly by scheduled indirect flight. On arrival transfer to the Queen Eleganza and enjoy dinner on board as we moor overnight.

Day 2 - Dubrovnik & Mljet.

Spend the morning in Dubrovnik – the “Pearl of the Adriatic” with a guided walk through this breathtaking city. Its many historic and cultural treasures have earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the major attractions such as the Rector’s Palace, the Romanesque - Gothic Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, and the Sponza Palace. Return to the ship for lunch as we sail to Mljet. This is one of the few Dalmatian islands that was never ruled by Venice and this is apparent in the architecture and the absence of any sizeable historic town. What it lacks in great architecture it more than makes up for in natural beauty and there will be a tour to the National Park including its beautiful lakes. Take the opportunity to dine ashore this evening in one of the local restaurants as we moor overnight.

Day 3 - Korcula & Vis.

Spend the morning cruising to Korcula arriving in the late morning. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula boasts crooked Medieval streets, and elegant squares which are flanked with palaces of the old nobility. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to the ship for lunch. In the early evening we arrive at the island of Vis, this beautiful island sits far out in the Adriatic, well away from the conventional cruise routes where we have the chance to dine ashore in one of the harbour front restaurants.

Day 4 - Vis & Hvar.

This morning we depart for an island tour of Vis. The island spent much of its recent history serving as a Yugoslav military base, cut off from foreign visitors from the 1950s right up until 1989. This isolation preserved it from development, and today it offers an authentic tranquility and unique beauty. We return to the ship for lunch and sail to Hvar this afternoon where we enjoy dinner aboard as we moor overnight.

Day 5 - Hvar & Split.

From our berth in Stari Grad we take a short coach ride across the island to the attractive Old Town of Hvar for a guided walk. We begin in the main square which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia, see the cathedral, the Franciscan Monastery and the Benedictine Nunnery, where we hear about the aloe lace still produced today by the nuns. After some free time, return to the ship and enjoy lunch on board as we sail arriving in Split in the early afternoon. Here a guided walk takes us to the Palace of Diocletian, built by the emperor in 295-305 AD as his retirement villa. Much of this large building is well preserved and the palace contains Split’s old town within its walls, making it the only Roman palace that has been continuously inhabited since Roman times. It is a wonderful spot to wander the maze of streets. This evening enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants in Split.

Day 6 - Pucisca & Makarska.

Over breakfast we sail the short distance to the island of Brac and the attractive port of Pucisca located at the end of a long bay. Brac is world renowned for the quality of its stone which was used for the Diocletian’s Palace in Split as well as the White House in Washington and other parliament buildings in Europe. Spend the morning in the charming small town, voted one of the prettiest in Europe, where the building white roofs create an ambient atmosphere. Over lunch we sail to Makarska port located in a stunning location on the coast backed by the Biokovo mountains. A popular summer destination due to its nearby beaches it also has a historical centre including the Franciscan monastery, Church of St Peter and the city museum. This evening is free to find a restaurant in the town for dinner.

Day 7 - Opuzen.

We will sail this morning and this afternoon we arrive in Opuzen, located 12 kilometres from the coast on the Neretva River. Situated in the Neretva valley, the region is known as the centre of mandarin production in Croatia. Here we will board local boats and take a sail through the canals and backwaters of the Neretva Wetlands ending with a tasting of the local brandy at the local villa. Return to the ship for our Farewell Dinner on board as we moor overnight.

Day 8 - Pocitelj & Blagaj Tekke, Bosnia Herzogovina.

After breakfast we will disembark the Queen Eleganza in Opuzen and begin our journey to Bosnia. Our first call will be at Pocitelj, situated on the Neretva River, which is a splendid Ottoman city dating back to the Middle Ages. Here, King Tvrtko I of Bosnia built a fortress in 1383, later conquered by the Turks in 1471. Today this is truly a magical open-air museum with many Ottoman monuments, such as the Hadzi Alija Mosque and the Clock Tower. Lunch will be in a local restaurant, and we then continue Mljet Split on to Blagaj Tekke, also known as the Dervish Monastery. The tekija was built to host gatherings of the Sufi Brotherhood, and the stunning half-timbered tekija rests beside the fast-flowing blue-green Buna River. Arrive in Mostar in the early evening and check in to our hotel for an overnight stay. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant.

Day 9 - Mostar & Sarajevo.

In the 15th century, Mostar became a thriving centre on the banks of the emerald Neretva River under the Ottoman Turks. Damaged by the military conflict in the 1990’s, the town has been carefully restored by UNESCO and declared a World Heritage Site. Admire the ethereally graceful Stari Most (“The Old Bridge”), originally built in 1566, the nearby Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque and an old Turkish house, among other sites. You may also wish to explore the old bazaar independently, a haven for the city’s artists and craftsmen. After lunch we will continue our journey to Sarajevo and check in to our hotel this afternoon. Meet later for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 10 - Sarajevo.

After breakfast in the hotel we will take a walking tour of Sarajevo including Sarajevo City Hall, one of the most beautiful buildings from the Austro-Hungarian period. It is the National Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina and it faces the Miljacka River and the Emperors’ Mosque, the city’s oldest mosque. We will then continue on to see the Latin Bridge, where Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914. We will also take a walk through Bascarsija, the old part of the town built in the Ottoman period, where we can learn about the local food, crafts, and traditions. We will take lunch in a local restaurant and this afternoon we continue for a visit of the nearby mini spa town of Ilidza, where Franz Ferdinand and his wife stayed in June 1914. On arrival we will make our way to the public park of Vrelo Bosne, an oasis of greenery and gushing streams of water, one of the country’s prime natural attractions. Our day ends with a visit of the Tunnel Museum, the centrepiece of which is a 25 metre section of the 1 metre wide, 1.6 metre high hand-dug tunnel under the airport runway that acted as the city’s lifeline to the outside world during the 1992–95 siege. Walking through a short, restored section is the moving culmination to a visit that includes an archive video, a minefield garden and an engrossing museum within the shell-pounded house that hid the tunnel entrance. Return to the hotel and this evening enjoy our final dinner.

Day 11 - Sarajevo to London Heathrow.

After breakfast in the hotel transfer to the airport for our scheduled indirect flight to London.

  • Dubrovnik
  • Sarajevo
  • Pucisca

Sarajevo to Dubrovnik

  • Mljet
  • Split

Day 1 - London Heathrow to Sarajevo.

Fly by scheduled indirect flight. Arrive this afternoon and transfer to our hotel for a 2 night stay. The remainder of the day is free for independent exploration before we meet for our welcome dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Sarajevo.

After breakfast in the hotel we will take a walking tour of Sarajevo including Sarajevo City Hall, one of the most beautiful buildings from the Austro-Hungarian period. It is the National Library of Bosnia & Herzegovina and it faces the Miljacka River and the Emperors’ Mosque, the city’s oldest mosque. We will then continue on to see the Latin Bridge, where Franz Ferdinad was assassinated in 1914. We will also take a walk through Bascarsija, the old part of the town built in the Ottoman period, where we can learn about the local food, crafts, and traditions. Lunch will be in a local restaurant and this afternoon we drive to the nearby mini spa town of Ilidza, where Franz Ferdinand and his wife stayed in June 1914. On arrival we will make our way to the public park of Vrelo Bosne, an oasis of greenery and gushing streams of water, one of the country’s prime natural attractions. Afterwards, we continue to the Tunnel Museum, the centrepiece of which is a 25m section of the 1m wide, 1.6m high hand-dug tunnel under the airport runway that acted as the city's lifeline to the outside world during the 1992–95 siege. Walking through a short, restored section is the moving culmination to a visit that includes an archive video, a minefield garden and an engrossing museum within the shell-pounded house that hid the tunnel entrance. This evening dinner will be at your hotel.

Day 3 - Sarajevo & Mostar.

After breakfast in the hotel we will make our way to Mostar. On arrival we will check into the hotel and enjoy lunch before taking an afternoon tour of the town. In the 15th century, Mostar became a thriving centre on the banks of the emerald Neretva River under the Ottoman Turks. Damaged by the military conflict in the 1990’s, the town has been carefully restored by UNESCO and declared a World Heritage Site. Admire the ethereally graceful Stari Most (“The Old Bridge”), originally built in 1566, the nearby Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque and an old Turkish house, among other sites. You may also wish to explore the old bazaar independently, a haven for the city’s artists and craftsmen. This evening we will meet for dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 4 - Mostar, Pocitelj & Opuzen.

After breakfast we will start the day at Blagaj Tekke, also known as the Dervish Monastery, the tekija was built to host gatherings of the Sufi Brotherhood, and the stunning half-timbered tekija rests beside the fast-flowing blue-green Buna River. After our visit we will drive to a nearby local restaurant for lunch. This afternoon we continue on to Počitelj, situated on the Neretva River, which is a splendid Ottoman city dating back to the Middle Ages. Here, King Tvrtko I of Bosnia built a fortress in 1383, later conquered by the Turks in 1471. Today this is truly a magical open-air museum, as can be seen by the many Ottoman monuments, such as the Hadži Alija Mosque and the Clock Tower. Our day ends in Opuzen where we embark the Queen Eleganza and enjoy dinner on board as we moor overnight.

Day 5 - Opuzen & Makarska.

Opuzen is located 12 kilometres from the coast on the Neretva River and the nearby Neretva valley the region is known as the centre of mandarin production in Croatia. After breakfast on board we will drive to nearby Vid for a visit of the Narona Roman Museum, the exhibits here give a fascinating insight into the region’s history. We then continue our tour with a sail on local boats through the canals and backwaters of the Neretva Wetlands, ending with a tasting of the local brandy at the local villa. Return to the ship for lunch and sail on to Makarska, arriving in the late afternoon. Makarska port located in a stunning location on the coast backed by the Biokovo mountains. A popular summer destination due to its nearby beaches it is also has a historical centre including the Franciscan monastery, Church of St Peter and city museum. This evening is free to find a restaurant in the town for dinner.

Day 6 - Pucisca & Split.

Over breakfast we sail the short distance to the island of Brac and the attractive port of Pucisca located at the end of a long bay. Brac is world renowned for the quality of its stone which was used for the Diocletians Palace in Split as well as the White House in Washington and other parliament buildings in Europe. Spend the morning in the charming small town, voted one of the prettiest in Europe, where the building white roofs create an ambient atmosphere. Enjoy lunch on board as we sail, arriving in Split this afternoon. Here a guided walk takes us to the Palace of Diocletian, built by the emperor in 295-305 A.D. as his retirement villa. Much of this large building is well preserved and the palace contains Split’s old town within its walls, making it the only Roman palace that has been continuously inhabited since Roman times. It’s a wonderful spot to wander the maze of streets. This evening enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants in Split

Day 7 - Hvar.

Sail this morning and arrive in Hvar at lunchtime. From our berth in Stari Grad we take a short coach ride across the island to the attractive Old Town of Hvar for a guided walk. We begin in the main square which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia, see the cathedral, the Franciscan Monastery and the Benedictine Nunnery, where we hear about the aloe lace still produced today by the nuns. Return to the ship for dinner as we moor overnight.

Day 8 - Bisevo & Vis.

This morning we arrive the small island of Bisevo. On arrival we will join local boats from the National Park and depart for our visit to the Blue Grotto. This coastal cave shines an amazing blue when the sun’s rays pass through an underwater opening, whilst the rocks beneath the water glimmer silver. Later we cruise to nearby Vis for the remainder of the day and have the opportunity to dine ashore this evening.

Day 9 - Korcula & Mljet.

Spend the morning cruising to Korcula arriving in the late morning. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula boasts crooked medieval streets, and elegant squares which are flanked with palaces of the old nobility. Enjoy free time to explore before returning to the ship for lunch as we sail to Mljet. This is one of the few Dalmatian islands that was never ruled by Venice and this is apparent in the architecture and the absence of any sizeable historic town. What it lacks in great architecture it more than makes up for in natural beauty and there will be a tour to the National Park including its beautiful lakes. Take the opportunity to dine ashore this evening in one of the local restaurants as we moor overnight here.

Day 10 - Dubrovnik.

Sail this morning to Dubrovnik, arriving in the early afternoon. After lunch onboard spend the afternoon in the “Pearl of the Adriatic” with a guided walk through this breathtaking city. Its many historic and cultural treasures have earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the major attractions such as the Rector’s Palace, the Romanesque- Gothic Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, and the Sponza Palace. Return to the ship for a farewell dinner tonight.

Day 11 - Dubrovnik to London Heathrow.

Disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for our scheduled indirect flight to London.

  • Dubrovnik
  • Sarajevo
  • Pucisca

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
1 to 11 May 2019 • 19 to 29 September 2019
Category Price
1 Twin/Double cabin on the Lower Deck £3195
2 Twin Cabin on the Main Deck £3195
3 Twin Cabin on the Main Deck £3495
4 Twin/Double cabin on the Main Deck £3695
5 Double cabin on the Main Deck £3895
6 Double cabin on the Lower Deck for sole use £2995

Sarajevo to Dubrovnik

Prices per person based on double occupancy
5 to 15 May 2019 • 23 September 2019 to 3 October 2019
Category Price
1 Twin/Double cabin on the Lower Deck £3195
2 Twin Cabin on the Main Deck £3195
3 Twin Cabin on the Main Deck £3495
4 Twin/Double cabin on the Main Deck £3695
5 Double cabin on the Main Deck £3895
6 Double cabin on the Lower Deck for sole use £2995

Tour Reference Code: SCQEDALMATIA9

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel • Seven nights aboard the Queen Eleganza • Breakfast and lunch daily • Three dinners on board • House wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board • Noble Caledonia Cruise Director • Two nights hotel accommodation in Sarajevo & overnight accommodation in Mostar on full board basis • Tour Manager in Bosnia Herzegovina • Shore excursions • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, four dinners ashore as detailed in the itinerary.

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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 homecooked 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.

 
  • Queen Eleganza
  • Upper Deck Seating Area
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Sun Deck
    Sun Deck
  • Cat 6 - Double cabin
    Category 6 Cabin
  • Category 5 Double Cabin Main Deck
    Category 5 Cabin
  • Category 4 Cabin
  • Category 2 Cabin
  • Category 3, Twin Cabin on Main Deck
    Category 3 Cabin
  • Cat 1 Twin Cabin on the Lower Deck
    Category 1 Cabin
  • Queen Eleganza
    Queen Eleganza
  • 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, 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 Onboard

    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

     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.

    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 cloth 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. Please be advised that, as there is not always a choice at meal times it is imperative that you advise any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten free, low salt etc. to Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance. Please also advise if you do not, or cannot, eat fish and shellfish as these feature regularly on the lunch and dinner menus. We regret that the ship is unable to guarantee special requests and is not equipped to prepare or serve kosher or halal cuisine.

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

    On nights when you are free to dine independently ashore, if instead you wish to stay on board for dinner, this is possible at a rate of €25 per person each time, which will be added to your onboard account. 24 hours advance notice is required.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The ship does not have facilities for disabled or wheelchair dependent passengers. The stairs between decks are steep and there is no lift or chair lift on board.

    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

    If the itinerary, weather and sea conditions permit, there may be opportunities to swim from the ship, at the Captain’s discretion, or from local beaches.

    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 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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  • 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, 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 Onboard

    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.

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    {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.

    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 cloth 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. Please be advised that, as there is not always a choice at meal times it is imperative that you advise any special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten free, low salt etc. to Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance. Please also advise if you do not, or cannot, eat fish and shellfish as these feature regularly on the lunch and dinner menus. We regret that the ship is unable to guarantee special requests and is not equipped to prepare or serve kosher or halal cuisine.

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

    On nights when you are free to dine independently ashore, if instead you wish to stay on board for dinner, this is possible at a rate of €25 per person each time, which will be added to your onboard account. 24 hours advance notice is required.

    DISABLED FACILITIES

    The ship does not have facilities for disabled or wheelchair dependent passengers. The stairs between decks are steep and there is no lift or chair lift on board.

    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

    If the itinerary, weather and sea conditions permit, there may be opportunities to swim from the ship, at the Captain’s discretion, or from local beaches.

    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 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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