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Slovenia to Sarajevo

Explore Croatia’s beautiful coast & islands aboard the Princess Eleganza combined with a two-night stay in Lake Bled and an exploration of Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • 23 September 2021
  • History and Culture
  • Lake Bled

Join us for this unique itinerary which combines an exploration of Croatia’s spectacular coastline with its intense blue sea and amazingly picturesque islands with explorations of both Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovinia. This region has much to offer the genuine traveller and our cruise itinerary has been carefully designed 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 dine ashore on some evenings to enjoy the floodlit splendour and lively café society which is so atmospheric.

We have the benefit of two days before our cruise to explore Slovenia and a few of its hidden treasures including the beautiful cobalt-blue Lake Bled with its tiny castle-topped island in the middle and the largest underground cave system in Europe at Postojna. From here we transfer to the attractive coastal town of Opatija where we embark the Princess Eleganza for our journey along the coast of Croatia. Witness a range of scenic delights from the island of Dugi Otok, surrounded by hills, vines and ancient olive groves to the dramatic waterfalls of Krka and the pretty island of Brac. We will also visit the historic cities of Zadar and Split with their history dating back to Roman times.

After our cruise we have three days to explore Croatia’s lesser-visited neighbour Bosnia-Herzegovina. 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 Sarajevo and Mostar.

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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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Itinerary

  • Lake Bled

Day 1 London Heathrow to Lake Bled, Slovenia.

Fly by scheduled indirect flight to Ljubljana. On arrival transfer to our hotel in Lake Bled for our two night stay. Check in and enjoy time at leisure before meeting for dinner in the hotel this evening. (D)

Day 2 Lake Bled.

After breakfast in the hotel we will explore Lake Bled. Using the local “pletna” boats we will cruise the lake and make our way to Blejski Otok, an island situated in the middle of the lake where we can visit the Chapel of Santa Maria. Returning to the lakeside we will make our way to Bled Castle located high on the rock face above the lake, protecting the town since 1004. We end our visit at the picturesque old town of Radovljica, one of the best-preserved towns in Slovenia with houses dating back to the 15th century. After lunch in the town we will return to the hotel in Lake Bled for a free afternoon. Maybe take the walking track around the lake for further views or relax and enjoy the hotel facilities. We will meet for dinner tonight in the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Lake Bled, Postojna Caves & Opatija, Croatia.

After breakfast at the hotel, we make our way to Croatia. We will drive through the Karst region of Slovenia, known for its rich natural habitat. The Postojna Cave is a 21 kilometre long karst cave system, a web of underground passages, galleries and chambers, the biggest in Europe. There is almost no corner in the cave without a beautiful stalactite or stalagmite. The cave boasts the oldest underground train in the world, which we will use partly to explore this underground jewel but the two kilometres of its most attractive part is taken on foot allowing us to slowly take in the many natural and unusual wonders of the darkness. After lunch we continue our journey to Opatija where we embark the Princess Eleganza. Tonight, enjoy the welcome dinner on board as we moor overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Rab.

Sail during breakfast for the island of Rab. If conditions permit, we hope to stop for a swim on the way. This afternoon we will enjoy some time at leisure and an early evening guided walk through the picturesque Old Town, a perfectly preserved late Medieval Adriatic settlement squeezed into a slender peninsula along which are dotted a sequence of Romanesque campaniles. We have the opportunity this evening to dine ashore and sample one of the many local restaurants and we will remain moored overnight in the harbour. (B, L)

Day 5 Zadar.

Cruise this morning to Zadar, once a dominant city on the Adriatic coast rivalling Venice, Zadar is today a treasured city which has preserved its historical core. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour strolling around the old town with its Roman columns and portals, Romanesque churches and Renaissance and Baroque palaces. Of particular interest are the 9th century circular Church of St Donat, and the 13th century Romanesque cathedral. Tonight, there will be the opportunity to dine in one of the city’s many restaurants as we moor overnight. (B, L)

Day 6 Dugi Otok.

We continue our journey south cruising past numerous islands, hopefully making a stop to swim, before we arrive at Sali, a traditional fishing village on the island of Dugi Otok surrounded by hills and ancient olive groves. On a walking tour of the town we will see the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a stunning wooden altar from the 17th century. We also hope to visit the nearby Telascica Nature Park, a beautiful area of islands, islets, rugged cliffs and coves which are home to many endemic plants. Return to the ship for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Sibenik & Krka National Park.

After a morning cruising we arrive in Sibenik where we visit the majestic waterfalls of Krka. We will take a guided walk on wooden walkways and across bridges through this unique fjordlike landscape with its multiple waterfalls and interesting flora and fauna. Return to Sibenik and enjoy an early evening walking tour through the historic town seeing the Cathedral of St James, the old city walls, and the theatre before returning to the vessel for dinner on board. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Split.

This morning we sail the short distance to Split and this afternoon we enjoy a guided walk through the town. Explore 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. We will moor centrally this evening and you can enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants in the city. (B, L)

Day 9 Pucisca, Brac.

Sail this morning for 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 buildings’ white roofs create an ambient atmosphere. Over lunch we sail and hope to stop for a swim before arriving in Opuzen this evening. Enjoy dinner on board as we moor overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Blagaj & Mostar, Bosnia- Herzegovina.

After breakfast we will disembark in Opuzen and begin our journey to Bosnia- Herzegovina. 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 which was 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. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we continue 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. (B, L, D)

Day 11 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 1990s, 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 this evening for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 12 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 Emperor’s 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 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. Our day ends with a visit to 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. (B, L, D)

Day 13 Sarajevo to London Heathrow.

After breakfast in the hotel we will check out and transfer to the airport for our scheduled indirect flight to London. (B)

  • Mostar
  • Split
  • Postojna caves

Dates and Prices

SPECIAL OFFER – SAVE £200 PER PERSON FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
Prices per person based on double occupancy
23 September to 5 October 2021
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Category 1 Double Cabin aft Main Deck £3995 £3795
Category 2 Twin / Double Cabin Main Deck £4195 £3995
Category 3 Twin / Double Cabin Upper Deck £4495 £4295
Category 4 Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck £4895 £4695
Category 5 Single Cabin on Upper Deck £4695 £4495

Tour Reference Code: SCPE230921

Price Includes: Economy class scheduled air travel • Two nights hotel accommodation in Lake Bled • Seven nights aboard the Princess Eleganza • Overnight hotel accommodation in Mostar • Two nights hotel accommodation in Sarajevo • Meals as indicated (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner) • House wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Noble Caledonia Tour Manager in Slovenia & Bosnia- Herzegovina and Cruise Director aboard the Princess Eleganza • Shore excursions • Gratuities • Transfers • Airport taxes • Port taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

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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. 

 
  • 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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    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.

  • 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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  • Carolyn Owen

    Carolyn was born in Kingston, Surrey and as a teenager moved with her family to the West Country.

    Moving back to London when she was 19, she worked in a variety of jobs…..market research, advertising, floristry, a Belgium chocolate shop and local Government, the common thread throughout being working with people.

    Almost 20 years ago she decided to throw everything up in the air and combine working with people and travelling….so became a Tour Manager.  Over the years, Carolyn has worked in Europe, New Zealand, Russia, America, Iceland, Singapore, China, South Africa, Egypt, the Far East and the Middle East.

    More recently Carolyn has been Cruise Director on Princess Eleganza and Queen Eleganza on the Croatian coast thoroughly enjoying sharing the ships with many wonderful passengers.   However she also works on tours all over the world for Noble Caledonia.

    Carolyn admits to a love of exploring new places….walking over worn steps that millions of others have trod before, habits and lives of different races, world cuisine. Now she thoroughly enjoys sharing such experiences with the people she travels with. 

    Carolyn Owen will be on the following tour dates: 23 September to 5 October 2021

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