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Idyllic Istria

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

  • 16 June 2020
  • 21 June 2020
  • 15 September 2020
  • 20 September 2020
  • History and Culture
  • Rovinj

For those who enjoy discovering Medieval towns, exploring Roman sites and cruising amongst some of the world’s most beautiful coastal scenery whilst accompanied by a small group of like-minded travellers, our journey along the Istrian Coast, which we have combined with a three night stay at the Kempinski Palace Hotel in Portoroz will surely appeal.

We will discover the charming island of Mali Losinj, the fascinating Brijuni Islands, and stunning Lake Bled. We will also travel inland to an area of disarming beauty characterised by fertile valleys with hilltop villages. Here we explore the village of Motovun in the middle of truffle territory, which has arguably the best views of the Istrian interior from its ramparts. Whilst in Pula, we will visit one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and the strong Venetian influence on the region will be evident during our exploration of Cres and Piran.

Istria is often acclaimed for its gastronomy and we will enjoy some lunches ashore to experience the local cuisine as well as visits to some vineyards to taste the wines typical of the area. We will be moored each night allowing for the opportunity to experience the atmospheric ports in their evening splendour and to dine ashore independently on some evenings.

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  • Your Hotel Accommodation

    The Kempinski Palace Hotel

    Kempinski Palace Portoroz is located in the very centre of Portoroz, a well-known resort area, famous for its mild Mediterranean climate and spa tradition. The hotel’s 164 rooms measure 30 to 40m2 and offer fabulous views of the Adriatic Sea or Istrian countryside. All rooms are superbly furnished in modern or traditional design with air conditioning, bathrobes, selected toiletries, a mini-bar, in-room safe, LCD TVs and broadband internet access and desk. Elegantly nestled in a historical park, the luxurious hotel dates to the Austro- Hungarian Empire in 1910, and behind its grand Habsburg facade there is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary design. During your free time there is an indoor and outdoor pool and fitness centre as well as the luxurious Rose Spa.

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Princess Eleganza

Princess Eleganza

We are delighted to have once again chartered the Princess Eleganza. Built in 2015, this beautifully crafted vessel sails the Adriatic and Istrian coasts taking in the highlights of this stunning area. With a maximum of just 36 guests, the vessel benefits from a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. Meals served on board have a home cooked feel featuring wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine. When dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular restaurants, and during excursions, our experienced local guides will enhance our understanding of of the region. 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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Opatija to Portoroz

  • Pula
  • Mali Losinj

Day 1 London Heathrow to Opatija, Croatia.

Fly by scheduled flight to Zagreb. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfe r to the Princess Eleganza moored in Opatija where we will embark and enjoy our welcome dinner. We will moor overnight allowing time to take an after dinner walk in this genteel resort.

Day 2 Cres.

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

Day 3 Rabac & Labin.

Spend the morning cruising back towards the mainland arriving in Rabac, ‘The pearl of Kvarner Bay’. After lunch on board, we will travel inland to the attractive hilltop Medieval town of Labin. On a walking tour we will explore the labyrinth of cobbled alleys in the old town seeing the pastel houses, Baroque architecture and town museum before enjoying the wonderful views over Rabac, the Istrian coastline and the island of Cres. We will return to the Princess Eleganza via a local vineyard where we will enjoy a sample of Istria’s famous wines. This evening we will dine on board whilst moored overnight in Rabac.

Day 4 Mali Losinj.

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

Day 5 Pula.

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

Day 6 Brijuni Islands & Porec.

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

Day 7 Motovun & Momjan.

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

Day 8 Rovinj.

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

Day 9 Piran & Portoroz, Slovenia.

Disembark this morning and drive to Piran, one of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean. Influenced by the Venetian Republic, which left its mark on most Istrian towns, Piran has maintained the clustered Medieval structure of narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together and numerous squares and churches. Tartini Square is the gem found in the very centre of the city and was named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini whose statue is located in the centre of the square. We will enjoy lunch in the town before transferring to the Kempinski Palace Hotel in nearby Portoroz for a three night stay. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.

Day 10 Ljubljana & Lake Bled.

Today we will explore Slovenia’s best-known sites; the capital city and Lake Bled. Both are a wonderful gateway to Slovenian heritage with Ljubljana being one of the best preserved and green capitals in Europe. We will be introduced to its rich past and influences that are still present and will see symbols of socialism in the architecture, although far more of the Baroque era is evident, including beautiful ceramic tiles covering the buildings which snake along Ljubljana’s river. After some free time, and lunch in a local restaurant we continue to the mountain resort of Lake Bled where we will have some free time to explore the area known for its glacial lake and Medieval castle.

Day 11 Portoroz.

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore independently and enjoy the wonderful facilities of the hotel before meeting this evening for our final dinner.

Day 12 Portoroz to London Heathrow.

Check out this morning after breakfast and transfer to Venice for our return scheduled flight to London Heathrow.

  • Rovinj
  • Lake Bled
  • Motovun

Portoroz to Opatija

  • Pula
  • Mali Losinj

Day 1 London Heathrow to Portoroz, Slovenia.

Fly by scheduled flight to Venice before transferring to the Kempinski Hotel in Portoroz for your three night stay. Welcome dinner this evening.

Day 2 Portoroz.

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore independently and enjoy the wonderful facilities of the hotel.

Day 3 Ljubljana & Lake Bled.

Today we will explore Slovenia’s best known sites; the capital city and Lake Bled. Both are a wonderful gateway to Slovenian heritage with Ljubljana being one of the best preserved and green capitals in Europe. We will be introduced to its rich past and influences that are still present and will see symbols of socialism in the architecture, although far more of the Baroque era is evident, including beautiful ceramic tiles covering the buildings which snake along Ljubljana’s river. After some free time and a local lunch, we will continue to the mountain resort of Lake Bled where we will have some free time to explore the area known for its glacial lake and Medieval castle.

Day 4 Piran & Rovinj, Croatia.

Piran is one of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean. Influenced by the Venetian Republic, which left its mark on most Istrian towns, the city has maintained the clustered Medieval structure of narrow winding streets, houses huddled close together and numerous squares and churches. Tartini Square is the gem found in the very centre of the city and was named after the famous violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini whose statue is located in the centre of the square. After some time to explore independently and lunch, we will transfer to Rovinj in Croatia and embark the Princess Eleganza. After settling in to your cabin the crew will welcome us on board with the welcome dinner.

Day 5 Rovinj.

Explore the atmospheric town of Rovinj where the houses inside the old town are small and lean to each other creating a unique atmosphere. Our guided walking tour will include a visit to the town’s main landmark, St. Euphemia Church, which is built on the top of a small hill. This Baroque building built in Venetian style was dedicated to the saint and martyr whose sarcophagus, according to a legend, was miraculously washed ashore somewhere around 800 AD. Sail during lunch to Porec where we will discover the compact old town on a walking tour and visit the 6th century Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s finest intact examples of Byzantine art. The basilica, atrium, baptistery and episcopal palace are outstanding examples of religious architecture. Enjoy dinner ashore tonight as we remain moored overnight.

Day 6 Motovun & Momjan.

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

Day 7 Brijuni Islands & Pula.

We will sail this morning to the Brijuni Islands for a morning of exploration. The 14 islands of the Brijuni comprise one of Croatia’s National Parks and were once the summer retreat of former Yugoslav leader, Tito. Between 1947 and 1980 he spent up to six months a year in the islands. A morning excursion will explore Veliki Brijun including the 1st century Roman Villa, the nine hectare safari park created by Tito to house the exotic animals gifted to him by world leaders and the Church of St Germain. We will sail over lunch to Pula where on an afternoon tour we will discover one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres left in the world. The Arena, built in the 1st century AD. was designed to host gladiatorial contests with seating for up to 20,000 spectators. Exploring the town further we will see the varied architecture from Baroque palaces, Christian churches and Austrian villas. Enjoy dinner ashore tonight.

Day 8 Mali Losinj.

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

Day 9 Cres.

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

Day 10 Rabac & Labin.

Spend the morning cruising back to the mainland, arriving into Rabac, ‘The pearl of Kvarner Bay’, in the late morning. After lunch on board we will travel inland to the attractive hilltop Medieval town of Labin. On an afternoon walking tour, we will explore the labyrinth of cobbled alleys in the old town seeing the pastel houses, Baroque architecture and town museum before enjoying the wonderful views over Rabac, the Istrian coastline and the island of Cres. We will return to the Princess Eleganza via a local vineyard where we will enjoy a sample of Istria’s famous wines. This evening we will dine on board whilst moored overnight in Rabac.

Day 11 Opatija.

Sail this morning to Opatija and enjoy an afternoon tour of this genteel resort in a spectacular setting. Return to the Princess Eleganza for our Farewell Dinner on board this evening.

Day 12 Opatija to London Heathrow.

Disembark this morning and transfer to Zagreb for our return scheduled flight to London Heathrow.

  • Rovinj
  • Lake Bled
  • Motovun

Dates and Prices

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Opatija to Portoroz

Prices per person based on double occupancy
16 to 27 June 2020 • 15 to 26 September 2020
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Category 1 Double Cabin aft Main Deck £2995 £2795
Category 2 Twin / Double Cabin Main Deck £3195 £2995
Category 3 Twin / Double Cabin Upper Deck £3395 £3195
Category 4 Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck £3795 £3595
Category 5 Single Cabin on Upper Deck £3595 £3395

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel • Eight nights aboard the Princess Eleganza • Three nights accommodation at the Kempinski Palace Hotel with breakfast • Breakfast and lunch daily on board • Four dinners on board & one dinner at the Kempinski Palace Hotel as mentioned in the itinerary • Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner served on board • Shore excursions with English speaking guides • Noble Caledonia Cruise Director • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, dinners mentioned as ashore on the itinerary, lunch on day 11.

Portoroz to Opatija

Prices per person based on double occupancy
21 June to 2 July 2020 • 20 September to 1 October 2020
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Category 1 Double Cabin aft Main Deck £2995 £2795
Category 2 Twin / Double Cabin Main Deck £3195 £2995
Category 3 Twin / Double Cabin Upper Deck £3395 £3195
Category 4 Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck £3795 £3595
Category 5 Single Cabin on Upper Deck £3595 £3395

Price includes: Economy class scheduled air travel - Three nights accommodation at the Kempinski Palace Hotel with breakfast- Eight nights aboard the Princess Eleganza - Breakfast and lunch daily on board – Four dinners on board & one dinner at the Kempinksi Palace Hotel as mentioned in the itinerary - Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner served on board - Shore excursions with English speaking guides - Noble Caledonia Cruise Director – Gratuities – Transfers – Port taxes – Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel Insurance, lunch on day 2, dinners on days 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 & 9.

Tour Reference Code: SCPEISTRIA20

NB. Flights schedules are yet to be released at the time of going to print and the itinerary may change on their release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deckplan

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Princess Eleganza

We are delighted to have once again chartered the Princess Eleganza. Built in 2015, this beautifully crafted vessel sails the Adriatic and Istrian coasts taking in the highlights of this stunning area. With a maximum of just 36 guests, the vessel benefits from a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. Meals served on board have a home cooked feel featuring wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine. When dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular restaurants, and during excursions, our experienced local guides will enhance our understanding of of the region. 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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    Princess Eleganza
  • Promenade Deck Restaurant
    Promenade Deck Restaurant
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    Princess Eleganza
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    Princess Eleganza
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    Princess Eleganza
  • Princess Eleganza Cabin Bathroom
    Princess Eleganza Cabin Bathroom
  • Lower deck cabin with port holes
    Lower deck cabin with port holes
  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. All cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes, whilst Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2 with the Master cabins measuring 20 m2. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    If you prefer a peaceful life at sea and a casual, laidback ambience then you need look no further than the Princess Eleganza. Whether you choose to spend your time aboard on the spacious Sun Deck on a comfortable lounger, or relaxing in the seated outdoor area on the Promenade Deck, the ship is the perfect place to watch the passing scenery.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals onboard are a casual affair. Breakfast is buffet style with eggs cooked to order. Lunch and dinner are served, and feature locally sourced fresh food. In good weather there will be the opportunity to dine al-fresco.

  • Life On Board

    Life on Board

    If you are looking for an escape from the formalities of the larger ships, then look no further than the Princess Eleganza. 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

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

    We are pleased to once again have chartered Princess Eleganza. Built in 2015, she is a beautifully crafted vessel and ideal for sailing the Adriatic coast. With a maximum of 36 passengers, the vessel benefits from a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. Meals served on board have a home-cooking feel featuring wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine. When dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular restaurants. On our excursions, our experienced local guides will enhance our understanding of Croatia and Montenegro. 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.

    With just 36 like-minded passengers, the mood on board 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.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Beam: 8.5 metres
    Built: 2014/2015
    Cabins: 19
    Crew: 8
    Crew Nationality: Croatian (English speaking)
    Draft: 2.5 metres
    Engine: 1400 HP
    Gross Tonnage: 492 tonnes
    Length: 47 metres
    Maximum speed: 12 knots
    Passengers: 36
    Registered: Croatia

    Air-Conditioning

    Every cabin is air-conditioned. The restaurant is also air-conditioned.

    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.

    Cabins

    The 19 cabins are equipped with air conditioning/heating, a wardrobe, drawers, flat screen television, hair-dryer and safe. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have small portholes at ceiling height which must be closed whilst sailing, whilst Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The Promenade Deck cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 square metres, with the Master cabins on the Upper and Promenade Decks measuring 20 square metres. The two single cabins measure 12 square metres. The cabins have fixed beds and the configuration cannot be changed. An emergency call button is in all cabins. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with a toilet, basin, shower, and shampoo / shower gel dispenser. Please note that the movement of the ship can cause small amounts of water to collect on your bathroom floor. Please note that bathrobes and slippers are not provided.

    Cruise Director

    Throughout your cruise you will be accompanied by your 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 to the table in one sitting with an open seating arrangement. Usually all meals are served in the Dining Room but if you wish to enjoy your lunch or dinner in the outside area, please inform your Cruise Director that morning. Please keep in mind that during the summer months it can be very hot and/or windy. Fish and shellfish feature regularly on the lunch and dinner menus so if you do not, or cannot, eat these, please advise Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance, and reconfirm with your Cruise Director on board.

    Please be advised that as there is not a choice at meal times it is imperative that should you have any special dietary requests, you advise Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance and we recommend that you also reconfirm with your Cruise Director once on board. Please advise if you do not eat red meat or are vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian, gluten free, lactose intolerant, low salt, or low cholesterol, as well as if you have any allergies/food intolerances. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. 

    Complimentary self-service tea and coffee, with fruit and biscuits, are available in the restaurant 24 hours a day. House wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner on board. Bar drinks and other beverages with meals are not included.

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

    On nights when you are free to dine independently ashore, if you instead 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 not a doctor on board. Should you be in need of medical assistance, please contact a member of the crew who are first aid trained, or your 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 your 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 no ties or jackets for the gentlemen, and no formal dresses for the ladies are required.

    Electricity

    The cabins feature 220 volt current, with sockets accepting 2 round-pin (European style) sockets. There are no sockets in the bathrooms. We recommend taking a universal adaptor.

    Emergencies

    In the unlikely event of an emergency you will be informed by a loudspeaker announcement. You will be asked to collect your life jacket from the cabin, proceed to the marked Muster Station on the Upper Deck and to 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 your 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.

    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 your Cruise Director know.

    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.

    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. If you are in cabin 1, 2 or 18, please place the sign between the door and the frame.

    Internet

    The ship offers a free Wi-Fi connection in the public areas and in the cabins. The password is “princess1”. 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 a life raft.

    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 7 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. Personal cheques and Travellers’ Cheques are not accepted.

    Ashore: Please note that the currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna, and the currency in Montenegro is Euro. 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

    Reception: Reception is located on the Upper Deck where there is a small library of books, games and DVDs.

    Restaurant: The restaurant is located on the Promenade Deck and also encompasses an outside dining area. The tea/coffee station is located in the restaurant. There are also two toilets in this area.

    Sun Deck: There are several sun loungers, casual seating and some tables. When using the sun loungers it is kindly requested that, if Sun Lotion is applied / worn, the provided beach towels are used to protect the loungers.

    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 your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests. Kindly hand your completed questionnaire in to your Cruise Director.

    Quietvox

    During our excursions, we use an audio 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 with 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 the safe is not fireproof and 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

    Please be advised that whilst we aim to provide swimming opportunities during your cruise, it is dependent on the itinerary, weather conditions and sea temperature. Swimming from the ship will only be offered when there is a minimum water temperature of 21 degrees celsius and is permitted at the Captain’s discretion. There is no snorkelling equipment on board the ship.

    Television

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

    Toilets

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

    Towels

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

    Water

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

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

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  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    The 19 cabins are finished to the highest standard with sleek lines and neutral colours. All are equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer, and flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin. All cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have port holes, whilst Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The Promenade cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 m2 with the Master cabins measuring 20 m2. The two single cabins measure 12m2.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    If you prefer a peaceful life at sea and a casual, laidback ambience then you need look no further than the Princess Eleganza. Whether you choose to spend your time aboard on the spacious Sun Deck on a comfortable lounger, or relaxing in the seated outdoor area on the Promenade Deck, the ship is the perfect place to watch the passing scenery.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Meals onboard are a casual affair. Breakfast is buffet style with eggs cooked to order. Lunch and dinner are served, and feature locally sourced fresh food. In good weather there will be the opportunity to dine al-fresco.

  • Life On Board

    Life on Board

    If you are looking for an escape from the formalities of the larger ships, then look no further than the Princess Eleganza. 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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    Please find below further details pertaining to the vessel or click on the booklet to download. 

    We are pleased to once again have chartered Princess Eleganza. Built in 2015, she is a beautifully crafted vessel and ideal for sailing the Adriatic coast. With a maximum of 36 passengers, the vessel benefits from a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere. Meals served on board have a home-cooking feel featuring wholesome, fresh and tasty Mediterranean cuisine. When dining ashore independently, your knowledgeable Cruise Director will recommend popular restaurants. On our excursions, our experienced local guides will enhance our understanding of Croatia and Montenegro. 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.

    With just 36 like-minded passengers, the mood on board 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.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Beam: 8.5 metres
    Built: 2014/2015
    Cabins: 19
    Crew: 8
    Crew Nationality: Croatian (English speaking)
    Draft: 2.5 metres
    Engine: 1400 HP
    Gross Tonnage: 492 tonnes
    Length: 47 metres
    Maximum speed: 12 knots
    Passengers: 36
    Registered: Croatia

    Air-Conditioning

    Every cabin is air-conditioned. The restaurant is also air-conditioned.

    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.

    Cabins

    The 19 cabins are equipped with air conditioning/heating, a wardrobe, drawers, flat screen television, hair-dryer and safe. Most cabins also feature a dressing table and chair. Main Deck cabins have small portholes at ceiling height which must be closed whilst sailing, whilst Upper Deck cabins have small windows. The Promenade Deck cabins have larger picture windows which offer panoramic views. Cabins measure between 14 and 15 square metres, with the Master cabins on the Upper and Promenade Decks measuring 20 square metres. The two single cabins measure 12 square metres. The cabins have fixed beds and the configuration cannot be changed. An emergency call button is in all cabins. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with a toilet, basin, shower, and shampoo / shower gel dispenser. Please note that the movement of the ship can cause small amounts of water to collect on your bathroom floor. Please note that bathrobes and slippers are not provided.

    Cruise Director

    Throughout your cruise you will be accompanied by your 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 to the table in one sitting with an open seating arrangement. Usually all meals are served in the Dining Room but if you wish to enjoy your lunch or dinner in the outside area, please inform your Cruise Director that morning. Please keep in mind that during the summer months it can be very hot and/or windy. Fish and shellfish feature regularly on the lunch and dinner menus so if you do not, or cannot, eat these, please advise Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance, and reconfirm with your Cruise Director on board.

    Please be advised that as there is not a choice at meal times it is imperative that should you have any special dietary requests, you advise Noble Caledonia (in writing) in advance and we recommend that you also reconfirm with your Cruise Director once on board. Please advise if you do not eat red meat or are vegetarian, vegan, pescetarian, gluten free, lactose intolerant, low salt, or low cholesterol, as well as if you have any allergies/food intolerances. We regret that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. 

    Complimentary self-service tea and coffee, with fruit and biscuits, are available in the restaurant 24 hours a day. House wine, beer and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner on board. Bar drinks and other beverages with meals are not included.

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

    On nights when you are free to dine independently ashore, if you instead 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 not a doctor on board. Should you be in need of medical assistance, please contact a member of the crew who are first aid trained, or your 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 your 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 no ties or jackets for the gentlemen, and no formal dresses for the ladies are required.

    Electricity

    The cabins feature 220 volt current, with sockets accepting 2 round-pin (European style) sockets. There are no sockets in the bathrooms. We recommend taking a universal adaptor.

    Emergencies

    In the unlikely event of an emergency you will be informed by a loudspeaker announcement. You will be asked to collect your life jacket from the cabin, proceed to the marked Muster Station on the Upper Deck and to 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 your 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.

    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 your Cruise Director know.

    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.

    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. If you are in cabin 1, 2 or 18, please place the sign between the door and the frame.

    Internet

    The ship offers a free Wi-Fi connection in the public areas and in the cabins. The password is “princess1”. 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 a life raft.

    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 7 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. Personal cheques and Travellers’ Cheques are not accepted.

    Ashore: Please note that the currency in Croatia is the Croatian Kuna, and the currency in Montenegro is Euro. 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

    Reception: Reception is located on the Upper Deck where there is a small library of books, games and DVDs.

    Restaurant: The restaurant is located on the Promenade Deck and also encompasses an outside dining area. The tea/coffee station is located in the restaurant. There are also two toilets in this area.

    Sun Deck: There are several sun loungers, casual seating and some tables. When using the sun loungers it is kindly requested that, if Sun Lotion is applied / worn, the provided beach towels are used to protect the loungers.

    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 your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests. Kindly hand your completed questionnaire in to your Cruise Director.

    Quietvox

    During our excursions, we use an audio 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 with 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 the safe is not fireproof and 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

    Please be advised that whilst we aim to provide swimming opportunities during your cruise, it is dependent on the itinerary, weather conditions and sea temperature. Swimming from the ship will only be offered when there is a minimum water temperature of 21 degrees celsius and is permitted at the Captain’s discretion. There is no snorkelling equipment on board the ship.

    Television

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

    Toilets

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

    Towels

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

    Water

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

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

    V.4 September 2019

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Your Hotel Accommodation

The Kempinski Palace Hotel

Kempinski Palace Portoroz is located in the very centre of Portoroz, a well-known resort area, famous for its mild Mediterranean climate and spa tradition. The hotel’s 164 rooms measure 30 to 40m2 and offer fabulous views of the Adriatic Sea or Istrian countryside. All rooms are superbly furnished in modern or traditional design with air conditioning, bathrobes, selected toiletries, a mini-bar, in-room safe, LCD TVs and broadband internet access and desk. Elegantly nestled in a historical park, the luxurious hotel dates to the Austro- Hungarian Empire in 1910, and behind its grand Habsburg facade there is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary design. During your free time there is an indoor and outdoor pool and fitness centre as well as the luxurious Rose Spa.

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