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Island Hopping in Greece

A late summer voyage through the Greek Isles aboard the MS Monet

  • 14 September 2020
  • History and Culture
  • Nisyros

A cruise aboard the MS Monet is a wonderful way to experience the lesser known islands of the Aegean and encounter their timeless quality. Setting sail from Athens, the cradle of western civilisation, we will cruise through the turquoise waters of the Aegean on a voyage through the playground of the Greek Gods learning of the myths and legends which surround the enchanted islands. Some of the islands we have included are very difficult to access without relying on the local ferry network and it is during our time on such islands that you will truly be able to appreciate the unique atmosphere and island life. When combined with the dramatic scenery and the clear waters of the Aegean, it is evident why this region has inspired writers, poets and artists since the time of Homer.

We have devised our island hopping itinerary to allow ample time to wander through whitewashed villages and picturesque harbours of some hidden Greek Island gems such as Nisyros, Symi, Tilos and Lipsi. In addition we will spend time on Patmos where we will visit the grotto of St John, discover the 11th century Monastery of Nea Moni on the island of Chios, one of the most important ecclesiastical monuments in Greece and finally we will visit the remarkable site of Troy in Turkey.

Our custom-made itinerary focuses on many islands that the mega cruise ships cannot access and, in addition to our included guided excursions, there will be ample time at leisure for some independent exploration or to swim in the intensely blue Aegean from the local beaches. We have scheduled in some late departures from port and overnight moorings, allowing for the opportunity to enjoy the evening atmosphere of some delightful harbour towns. With a maximum of only 50 guests, our trips ashore will be a pleasure as we explore with local guides who will also join us on board for our cruise, adding immeasurably to our knowledge of the region.

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Monet

Monet

We are delighted to have chartered the MS Monet, a 220 foot motor yacht accommodating a maximum of 50 guests, for a series of cruises through the Adriatic and Aegean in 2020. Originally built in 1970, MS Monet was converted and launched as a passenger ship in 1998, fully renovated in 2016 and upgraded again in 2018. If you find large resort style vessels accommodating many thousands of passengers attractive then of course this isn’t the vessel for you. However, if you prefer an informal and warm atmosphere more akin to a private yacht combined with an itinerary dedicated to both discovery and relaxation then you need look no further.

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Itinerary

  • Monastery of St John, Patmos
  • Ancient ruins, Troy

Day 1 London Heathrow to Athens, Greece.

Fly by scheduled flight. On arrival transfer to the MS Monet and embark. Enjoy welcome drinks and dinner as we sail this evening.

Day 2 Paros.

Awake in the Cyclades and the island of Paros, famed for the marble that is drawn from the island’s interior and used in the Venus de Milo statue. We moor at Parikia, a beautiful village of whitewashed houses and labyrinthine streets. Explore the 4th century Panagia Ekatondapyliani, one of the finest churches in the Cyclades and the fine Byzantine Museum, housing icons from the churches and monasteries of the island. We will sail later in the afternoon allowing time for independent exploration.

Day 3 Nisyros & Symi.

Arrive this morning at the small island of Nisyros. From the port of Mandraki you may wish to wander through the village and climb to the Monastery of Panagia Spilanior or visit the archaeological museum. Alternatively, join the drive to the Polyvotis Volcano, named after the Titan imprisoned under the rock of Nisyros during the battle with the gods. Here we will learn more of the legends and have the chance to walk into the caldera. Enjoy an afternoon at sea as we sail to Symi, a small, mountainous and much indented pretty island arriving in the early evening. The Simians were famous boat builders and are mentioned in the Illiad as sending boats to assist the siege of Troy but are better known today for their sponge diving. We remain moored overnight.

Day 4 Symi & Tilos.

The harbour of Gialos on Symi is particularly attractive and we have time to stroll through the colourful cobbled streets before sailing later in the morning to timeless Tilos. This lovely island has still to find its way onto the pages of tour operator’s brochures and so retains its traditional atmosphere. We arrive in the mid afternoon at Livadia, a lively little town and Megalo Chorio, its tiny capital rich in Crusader castles. There is a beach nearby for those that prefer to have a swim.

Day 5 Leros & Lipsi.

Today we can use our small ship to visit two of the less visited islands of the Dodecanese. Spend the morning on Leros, the island of Artemis the God of hunting. We will drive to the capital, Platanos to see the Pandeli Castle which overlooks Agia Marina offering wonderful views from the ramparts to the harbour below and islands beyond. Over lunch we sail to nearby Lipsi. At just eight kilometres long, the tiny island of Lipsi is popular with yachts and has avoided the development of many surrounding islands. It is a wonderful place to spend a few hours walking amongst the whitewashed houses or take the opportunity to visit a local beach for a swim. We remain in Lipsi overnight for anyone wishing to enjoy an evening ashore in the pretty harbour.

Day 6 Patmos.

Of all the Greek islands, Patmos is the most sacred to Christians both Orthodox and Western and it was here that St John received his revelation. This morning, after sailing the short distance from Lipsi, we will make our way to the grotto of St John. This small cave, now converted into the beautiful chapel, is where the Saint lived, had his revelation and wrote ‘Book of the Apocalypse’. From here continue to the village of Chora, with its simple houses and Byzantine churches and climb to the Monastery of St John the Theologian. Upon entering into the courtyard, admire the intricate pebbled laid floor, decorated arches and frescoes adorning the entrance to the chapel of Christodoulos. Return to the MS Monet for lunch and an afternoon and evening at leisure. Explore the picturesque town of Skala or maybe enjoy a swim at a nearby beach. We sail later in the evening.

Day 7 Chios.

The birthplace of Homer, Chios remained a significant Aegean island into the Byzantine period. Homer mentions the island by name several times in the Odyssey, calling it ‘paipaloessa’, or craggy, a richly deserved epithet. The island is rich in ancient ruins and this morning we will visit the 11th century Monastery of Nea Moni, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important ecclesiastical monuments in Greece. Return to the ship for lunch and this afternoon either relax and explore Chios Town independently or join a tour to the south of the island where we visit the beautifully preserved 14th century fortress village of Mesta and the elaborately decorated houses of Pirgi enjoying time to wander through their maze-like streets.

Day 8 Limnos.

Arrive over breakfast in Myrina, the small capital of Limnos in the northern Aegean, known for its romantic castle built over the rocky promontory. The castle foundations date back to Classical times, when it was the site of a temple of Artemis. A guided walk will include the picturesque quay, Romeikos Gialos, lined with charming neoclassical house one of which houses the Archaeological Museum. The afternoon is free to explore independently; perhaps seek out one of the island’s secluded beaches or, if you are feeling energetic, join a longer countryside walk along a rural pathway to Kondias village.

Day 9 Canakkale, Turkey.

This morning we call at Canakkale, strategically placed on the Dardanelles and our gateway for Troy, where ongoing archaeological excavations have revealed nine different layers of cities superimposed in rings on a massive mound rising above the Plain of Ilium. It was at one of these cities, as legend has it, that the Greeks fought the Trojans as told by Homer in the Iliad. Our tour follows the excavations made by Heinrich Schliemann, the archaeologist who discovered Troy and “Priam’s Treasure”, the jewels that, Schliemann claimed, were worn by Helen of Troy. We will walk the walls that held Helen of Troy and look down at the plain where Achilles dragged the dead body of Hector. We can also visit the new Troy museum on site. Be on deck this afternoon as we continue our voyage through the Dardanelles and into the Sea of Marmara en-route to Istanbul.

Day 10 Istanbul to London Heathrow.

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

  • Nisyros
  • Windmills of Chios
  • Patmos harbour

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
14 to 23 September 2020
Category Price
D Twin/Double with portholes on Camille/Parisien Deck £3695
C Twin/Double with windows on Parisien/Lumiere Deck £3895
B Superior Double with windows on Lumiere Deck £4195
A Deluxe Twin with windows on Lumiere Deck £4695
D Twin/Double with portholes on Camille/Parisien Deck for sole use £4720

Tour Reference Code: SCMO140920

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel • Nine nights aboard the MS Monet on a full board basis • House wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board • Noble Caledonia onboard team • Shore excursions • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, Turkish visa.

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Monet

We are delighted to have chartered the MS Monet, a 220 foot motor yacht accommodating a maximum of 50 guests, for a series of cruises through the Adriatic and Aegean in 2020. Originally built in 1970, MS Monet was converted and launched as a passenger ship in 1998, fully renovated in 2016 and upgraded again in 2018. If you find large resort style vessels accommodating many thousands of passengers attractive then of course this isn’t the vessel for you. However, if you prefer an informal and warm atmosphere more akin to a private yacht combined with an itinerary dedicated to both discovery and relaxation then you need look no further.

 
  • MS Monet
    MS Monet
  • MS Monet
    MS Monet
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Lumiere Open Deck
    Lumiere Open Deck
  • Outside Dining
    Outside Dining
  • Category A Cabin
    Category A Cabin
  • Category C Cabin
    Category C Cabin
  • Category D Twin Cabin
    Category D Twin Cabin
  • Category D Double Cabin
    Category D Double Cabin
  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    All the cabins on board the MS Monet are designed for comfort and have a warm and inviting feel with light fabrics and wood trimmings. Cabins range in size from 9 to 22 square metres and Categories A, B & C are equipped with windows, while those in Category D have portholes. Cabins 104-107, 112, 119, 205 and 210-215 feature twin beds and all other cabins have fixed double beds. Facilities include en-suite bathroom with shower, television, minifridge, safety deposit box, air-conditioning and hairdryer.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas on the Lumiere Deck, a restaurant located on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Open Deck al fresco dining area where meals can be enjoyed
    when weather permits. The gym can be found on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Sun Deck provides a delightful sun exposed space with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi, ideal for relaxation and wonderful views.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Located on the Parisian Deck, the glass enclosed indoor dining room seats all passengers in a single sitting with unassigned seating and allows for wonderful panoramic views of the stunning scenery as we sail. The Lumiere Open Deck provides a generous covered area where guests can enjoy meals al fresco, weather permitting. Food is served at the table or displayed on the hot and cold buffet stands. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialties. A choice of house wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner.

  • Life On Board

    Life On Board

    During the day, life on board focuses around the indoor lounge area, and the indoor and outdoor dining spaces, as well as the open and inviting deck areas including the Jacuzzi. These are natural gathering places and perfect for enjoying your meals al fresco, relaxing in a comfortable chair with a good book or socialising with your fellow passengers and enjoying the views.

     

  • Ship Directory

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

    We are delighted to have chartered the MS Monet, a 220 foot motor yacht accommodating a maximum of 50 guests, for a series of cruises through the Adriatic and Aegean. Originally built in 1970, MS Monet was converted and launched as a passenger ship in 1998, fully renovated in 2016 and upgraded again in 2018.

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas on the Lumiere Deck, a restaurant located on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Open Deck al fresco dining area where  meals can be enjoyed when weather permits. The gym can be found on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Sun Deck provides a delightful sun exposed space  with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi, ideal for relaxation and fantastic views. The atmosphere on board is informal, warm and welcoming and dedicated to  discovery and relaxation. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Cabins: 28
    Crew: 29
    Cruise Speed: 9 knots
    Length: 68 metres
    Width: 10 metres
    Draft: 3.6 metres
    Built: 1970, re-launched 1998, renovated 2016 & upgraded in 2018

    ADAPTORS

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

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    The ship is centrally air-conditioned throughout.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    A selection of wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water are available to purchase from the bar. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner on board.

    CABIN SIZES & FACILITIES

    All cabins are designed for comfort and have twin beds or fixed double beds. Facilities include en-suite bathroom with shower, television, mini-bar, safe, central air-conditioning and hairdryer.

    Category D (Camille & Parisian) cabins range in size from 9 to 14 square metres and feature two portholes. Please note that cabin numbers with twin beds are 104-107, 112, 119 & 205. All other cabins feature fixed double beds.

    Category C (Parisian & Lumiere) cabins range in size from 12 to 14 square metres and feature a window. Please note that cabin numbers with twin beds are 210-215. All other cabins feature fixed double beds.

    Category B (Lumiere) cabins are 17 square metres and feature windows and double bed.

    Category A (Lumiere) cabins range in size from 21 to 22 square metres and feature windows and a double bed.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director and Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    CURRENCY

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

    DAILY PROGRAMME

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

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

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

    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. Please note that no ties or jackets for gentlemen, and no formal dresses for ladies are required.

    ELECTRICITY

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

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

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

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

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

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price. GYM The Gym is located on the Parisian Deck.

    HOUSEKEEPING

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

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    There is a laundry service available at an additional charge. There is no dry cleaning service.

    LIBRARY

    There is a small library located in the Lounge.

    LIFE JACKETS

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

    LIFT

    Please note that there is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

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

    MAIL

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

    MEALS

    Meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables, for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Weather permitting, some meals are served al fresco on the Lumiere Deck. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialities.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

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

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

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

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

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

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this. SAFE Your cabin is equipped with a personal safe. Please take great care with your money, jewellery, cameras, binoculars, documents and any other articles that you retain in your personal control.

    SANITISERS

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SMOKING

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

    TOILETRIES

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

    VISITORS

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

    WATER

    The tap water on board is drinkable. There is also a water dispenser in the bar where water bottles can be refilled on request. One bottle of water is provided per passenger per day.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available on board. Please note that connection is dependent on weather conditions and location.

    Please Note:

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

    V.2 October 2019

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  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

    All the cabins on board the MS Monet are designed for comfort and have a warm and inviting feel with light fabrics and wood trimmings. Cabins range in size from 9 to 22 square metres and Categories A, B & C are equipped with windows, while those in Category D have portholes. Cabins 104-107, 112, 119, 205 and 210-215 feature twin beds and all other cabins have fixed double beds. Facilities include en-suite bathroom with shower, television, minifridge, safety deposit box, air-conditioning and hairdryer.

  • Your Space

    Your Space

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas on the Lumiere Deck, a restaurant located on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Open Deck al fresco dining area where meals can be enjoyed
    when weather permits. The gym can be found on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Sun Deck provides a delightful sun exposed space with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi, ideal for relaxation and wonderful views.

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

    Located on the Parisian Deck, the glass enclosed indoor dining room seats all passengers in a single sitting with unassigned seating and allows for wonderful panoramic views of the stunning scenery as we sail. The Lumiere Open Deck provides a generous covered area where guests can enjoy meals al fresco, weather permitting. Food is served at the table or displayed on the hot and cold buffet stands. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialties. A choice of house wine, beer and soft drinks are served with lunch and dinner.

  • Life On Board

    Life On Board

    During the day, life on board focuses around the indoor lounge area, and the indoor and outdoor dining spaces, as well as the open and inviting deck areas including the Jacuzzi. These are natural gathering places and perfect for enjoying your meals al fresco, relaxing in a comfortable chair with a good book or socialising with your fellow passengers and enjoying the views.

     

  • Ship Directory

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

    We are delighted to have chartered the MS Monet, a 220 foot motor yacht accommodating a maximum of 50 guests, for a series of cruises through the Adriatic and Aegean. Originally built in 1970, MS Monet was converted and launched as a passenger ship in 1998, fully renovated in 2016 and upgraded again in 2018.

    The public areas include a main lounge and bar with comfortable sofas on the Lumiere Deck, a restaurant located on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Open Deck al fresco dining area where  meals can be enjoyed when weather permits. The gym can be found on the Parisian Deck and the Lumiere Sun Deck provides a delightful sun exposed space  with sun loungers and a Jacuzzi, ideal for relaxation and fantastic views. The atmosphere on board is informal, warm and welcoming and dedicated to  discovery and relaxation. We hope this information booklet answers any questions you may have pertaining to the vessel and wish you a pleasant voyage.

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

    Cabins: 28
    Crew: 29
    Cruise Speed: 9 knots
    Length: 68 metres
    Width: 10 metres
    Draft: 3.6 metres
    Built: 1970, re-launched 1998, renovated 2016 & upgraded in 2018

    ADAPTORS

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

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    The ship is centrally air-conditioned throughout.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    BAR/BEVERAGES

    A selection of wines, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and water are available to purchase from the bar. Beer, wine and soft drinks are included with lunch and dinner on board.

    CABIN SIZES & FACILITIES

    All cabins are designed for comfort and have twin beds or fixed double beds. Facilities include en-suite bathroom with shower, television, mini-bar, safe, central air-conditioning and hairdryer.

    Category D (Camille & Parisian) cabins range in size from 9 to 14 square metres and feature two portholes. Please note that cabin numbers with twin beds are 104-107, 112, 119 & 205. All other cabins feature fixed double beds.

    Category C (Parisian & Lumiere) cabins range in size from 12 to 14 square metres and feature a window. Please note that cabin numbers with twin beds are 210-215. All other cabins feature fixed double beds.

    Category B (Lumiere) cabins are 17 square metres and feature windows and double bed.

    Category A (Lumiere) cabins range in size from 21 to 22 square metres and feature windows and a double bed.

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

    A Noble Caledonia Cruise Director and Tour Manager will accompany you on your voyage.

    CURRENCY

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

    DAILY PROGRAMME

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

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

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

    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. Please note that no ties or jackets for gentlemen, and no formal dresses for ladies are required.

    ELECTRICITY

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

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

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

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

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

    GRATUITIES

    Gratuities have been included in your holiday price. GYM The Gym is located on the Parisian Deck.

    HOUSEKEEPING

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

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    There is a laundry service available at an additional charge. There is no dry cleaning service.

    LIBRARY

    There is a small library located in the Lounge.

    LIFE JACKETS

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

    LIFT

    Please note that there is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

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

    MAIL

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

    MEALS

    Meals are served in a single seating with unassigned tables, for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Weather permitting, some meals are served al fresco on the Lumiere Deck. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialities.

    MEDICAL SERVICES

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

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

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

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

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

    QUESTIONNAIRES

    A questionnaire will be provided to all passengers towards the end of their sailing. We would be grateful for you to complete and return this. SAFE Your cabin is equipped with a personal safe. Please take great care with your money, jewellery, cameras, binoculars, documents and any other articles that you retain in your personal control.

    SANITISERS

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SMOKING

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

    TOILETRIES

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

    VISITORS

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

    WATER

    The tap water on board is drinkable. There is also a water dispenser in the bar where water bottles can be refilled on request. One bottle of water is provided per passenger per day.

    WI-FI

    Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available on board. Please note that connection is dependent on weather conditions and location.

    Please Note:

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

    V.2 October 2019

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Tour Extensions

    • For those who wish to spend some time discovering Istanbul we are offering a three night hotel extension with included sightseeing.

      Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia

      The Itinerary

      Day 1 Istanbul, Turkey.

      Disembark after breakfast and take a guided city tour enjoying the sights of old Constantinople with visits to the Hippodrome and the great Byzantine church of Santa Sophia as well as the Blue Mosque. After enjoying a local lunch, we check into the Marmara Pera Hotel (or similar) for a three-night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

      Day 2 Istanbul.

      Discover the Topkapi Palace on a guided morning tour with its restored pavilions, harems and treasury. Enjoy a local lunch and continue to visit the excellent Mosaic Museum as well as the Suleymaniye Mosque overlooking the Golden Horn. The evening is at leisure.

      Day 3 Istanbul.

      Today is free to explore at your own pace. Maybe look for a bargain in the Grand Bazaar, visit the fascinating Basilica Cistern or take a boat trip on the Bosphorus. We meet this evening for dinner in a local restaurant.

      Day 4 Istanbul to London Heathrow.

      Transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight to London.

    • Prices per person based on double occupancy
      23 to 26 September 2020
      CategoryPrice
      Twin £745
      Single £945

      Price Includes: Three nights hotel accommodation in Istanbul with breakfast • Lunch on days 1 & 2, Dinner on day 3 • Tours as described • Tour Manager • Gratuities • Transfers.

      Not Included: Travel insurance, Turkish visa.

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  • Tirana / Vlore / Sarande / Igoumenitsa / Argostoli / Messolonghi / Delphi / Corinth / Lavrion / Athens
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Discover some of the most beautiful Greek Isles aboard the MS Monet


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  • Athens / Folegandros / Sifnos / Syros / Icaria / Kusadasi / Samos / leros / Lipsi / Patmos / Nisyros / Tilos / Symi / Rhodes
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  • Athens / Corinth / Itea / Preveza / Corfu / Sarande / Otranto / Monopoli / Kotor / Split
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A late summer voyage through the Greek Isles aboard the MS Monet


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  • Athens / Paros / Nisyros /Symi /Tilos / Leros / Lipsi / Patmos / Chios / Limnos / Cannakale / Istanbul
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Aegean Antiquities

A voyage from Istanbul to Athens with Guest Speaker, Lord Chartres aboard the MS Monet

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Istanbul / Dikili / Kusadasi / Patmos / Kos / Rhodes / Tilos / Mykonos / Athens
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La Dolce Vita & Land of Gods & Heroes

A voyage from Malta to Athens aboard Sea Cloud II with Guest Speaker Dr Steve Kershaw

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  • Malta / Agrigento / Syracuse / Taormina / Crotone / Taranto /Otranto / Monopoli / Bari / Apollonia / Butrint / Preveza / Olympia / Kalamata / Monemvasia / Nafplio / Athens
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  • Bari / Apollonia / Butrint / Preveza / Olympia / Kakamata / Monemvasia / Nafplio / Athens
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