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Hidden Islands of Northern Croatia

An island hopping discovery aboard the Princess Eleganza

  • 28 June 2021
  • 6 July 2021
  • 14 July 2021
  • 25 July 2021
  • 9 September 2021
  • 17 September 2021
  • Brijuni Islands National Park

For those who enjoy cruising amongst beautiful coastal scenery, swimming in clear blue waters and exploring charming fishing ports and ancient towns with a small group of like-minded travellers, this eight night journey exploring the islands of Northern Croatia will surely appeal. Whilst Croatia itself is no longer a secret, Northern Dalmatia offers a great concentration of the country’s highlights and this unique cruise steers clear of the well-trodden tourist trail. Instead we will head to some of the quieter spots and out-of-the way beaches and islands which the Croats themselves escape to; places where you can wander the streets away from crowds and where nightlife means a nightcap by the harbour.

As we make our way along the coast we will visit charming islands such as Krk, Cres with its Italian influence and scenic Medieval harbour and Pula where we will visit one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres. We will also experience the untouched nature of the Brijuni Islands and visit Losinj, a classic Adriatic island which is still relatively unspoilt. As our journey continues we discover more secret idylls and remote, uncrowded spots such as the sandy beaches of Susak, the flower-filled Island of Ilovik with its 170 residents and the island of Dugi Otok, surrounded by hills, vines and ancient olive groves, where we visit the traditional fishing village of Sali.

In addition to our included guided excursions, we have allowed ample time at leisure and, taking advantage of the warm summer temperatures, there will also be opportunities to swim from the ship. With just 36 guests on board, the Princess Eleganza has the advantage of being able to dock centrally in towns and call into secluded bays and hidden coves enabling us to explore parts of the coast that most cruise ship passengers in the region rarely get to visit.

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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 Zadar Itinerary

  • Zadar
  • Brijuni Islands National Park

Day 1 London Heathrow to Opatija, Croatia.

Fly by scheduled flight to Zagreb. On arrival we transfer to the Princess Eleganza moored in Opatija where we will embark and enjoy our welcome dinner. We will moor overnight allowing time for an after dinner walk in this genteel resort. (D)

Day 2 Krk.

Leaving Opatija after breakfast we sail to Krk where an afternoon walking tour will include the 12th century St Mary’s Cathedral, the Frankopan Castle and Church of St Quirnus before we arrive at the main town square. See the walls that once fortified the city and enjoy time to wander the cobbled streets or around the harbour. This evening is free to dine in one of the many restaurants. (B, L)

Day 3 Cres.

Spend the morning cruising to the nearby island of Cres. If conditions permit, we will find a spot to swim from the ship before mooring in the sheltered scenic Medieval harbour at Cres Town in the early afternoon. Enjoy a walk through the atmospheric streets which have a strong Italian feel having been under Venetian rule in the 15th and 16th centuries. Afterwards, we continue on 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. (B, L)

Day 4 Pula.

Sail this morning for an afternoon arrival to the tip of the Istrian Peninsula and the former Roman settlement of Polensium, now known as Pula. On our 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 on board as we moor overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Brijuni Islands, Unije & Mali Losinj.

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 on 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. We hope to stop this afternoon for a swim off the island of Unije before we arrive at the island of Mali Losinj, often referred to as the prettiest port in the Adriatic, where there will be the opportunity to dine ashore as we will moor overnight. (B, L)

Day 6 Mali Losinj, Susak & Ilovik.

Spend the morning in 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 and is a pleasant place to wander. Sail over lunch to the island of Susak where we hope to enjoy a swim at one of the picturesque beaches before arriving at Ilovik. Known as the island of flowers with oleander, palms and roses growing around every house and with only 170 residents, Ilovik is well off the traditional tourist route. Enjoy dinner ashore this evening and take the chance to sample the fresh seafood and local wines. (B, L)

Day 7 Dugi Otok.

We continue our journey south cruising past numerous islands as we make our way to 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 gorgeous 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 8 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. Later today we will enjoy a 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. Return to the ship for our farewell dinner this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Zadar to London Heathrow.

Disembark this morning and transfer to Split airport for our scheduled flight to London. (B)

  • Pula
  • Dugi Otok
  • Lubenice, Cres

Zadar to Opatija Itinerary

  • Zadar
  • Brijuni Islands National Park

Day 1 London Heathrow to Zadar, Croatia.

Fly by scheduled flight to Split. On arrival transfer to the Princess Eleganza in Zadar where we will embark and enjoy our welcome dinner. We will remain moored overnight. (D)

Day 2 Zadar.

Once a dominant city on the Adriatic coast rivalling Venice, Zadar is today a treasured city which has preserved its historical core. This morning we will enjoy a 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. Return to the ship for lunch and set sail to the island of Dugi Otok. We will moor at Sali, a traditional fishing village surrounded by hills and ancient olive groves. Enjoy dinner on board tonight. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Dugi Otok & Ilovik.

On a town walk this morning, we will see the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a gorgeous 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. Sail later to Ilovik. Known as the island of flowers as oleander, palms and roses grow around every house and with only 170 residents, Ilovik is well off the traditional tourist route. Enjoy dinner ashore this evening and take the chance to sample the fresh seafood and local wines. (B, L)

Day 4 Susak & Mali Losinj.

Sail today to the island of Susak where we hope to enjoy a swim at one of the picturesque beaches before arriving 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 and is a pleasant place to wander. Enjoy some free time here and dine ashore as we moor overnight. (B, L)

Day 5 Unije & Brijuni Islands.

We hope to stop this afternoon for a swim off the island of Unije before arriving at the Brijuni Islands. The 14 islands 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 on the islands. On an afternoon 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. Return to the ship for dinner as we sail to Pula. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Pula.

The former Roman settlement of Polensium, now known as Pula, is located at the tip of the Istrian Peninsula. On a morning 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. Return to the ship for lunch and spend the afternoon sailing to the island of Cres. If conditions permit, we will find a spot to swim from the ship before mooring in the sheltered scenic Medieval harbour at Cres Town tonight. Dine ashore this evening and perhaps take a stroll along the seaside promenade. (B, L)

Day 7 Cres.

Enjoy a guided walk this morning through the atmospheric streets which have a strong Italian feel having been under Venetian rule in the 15th and 16th centuries. Afterwards 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. Later we will sail to Krk. This evening is free to dine in one of the many restaurants. (B, L)

Day 8 Krk.

This morning’s walking tour will include the 12th century St Mary’s cathedral, the Frankopan Castle and Church of St Quirnus before we arrive at the main town square. See the walls that once fortified the city and enjoy time to wander the cobbled streets or around the harbour. During lunch on board we sail to Opatija where we will enjoy a guided walk this afternoon. Return to the ship for our farewell dinner this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Opatija to London Heathrow.

Disembark this morning and transfer to Zagreb airport for our scheduled flight to London. (B)

  • Pula
  • Dugi Otok
  • Lubenice, Cres

Dates and Prices

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Opatija to Zadar Itinerary

Prices per person based on double occupancy
28 June to 6 July 2021 • 14 to 22 July 2021 • 9 to 17 September 2021
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Category 1 Double Cabin aft Main Deck £2695 £2495
Category 2 Twin / Double Cabin Main Deck £2895 £2695
Category 3 Twin / Double Cabin Upper Deck £3195 £2995
Category 4 Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck £3595 £3395
Category 5 Single Cabin on Upper Deck £3395 £3195

Zadar to Opatija Itinerary

Prices per person based on double occupancy
6 to 14 July 2021 • 25 July to 2 August 2021 • 17 to 25 September 2021
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
Category 1 Double Cabin aft Main Deck £2695 £2495
Category 2 Twin / Double Cabin Main Deck £2895 £2695
Category 3 Twin / Double Cabin Upper Deck £3195 £2995
Category 4 Master Double Cabin on Upper or Promenade Deck £3595 £3395
Category 5 Single Cabin on Upper Deck £3395 £3195

Tour Reference Code: SCPEHIDDEN

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Eight nights aboard the Princess Eleganza • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) • Beer, wine & soft drinks with lunch and dinner served on board • Shore excursions • Noble Caledonia Cruise Director • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

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

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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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    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.

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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: 17 to 25 September 2021

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