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The Peloponnese & Puglia

A voyage exploring the wonders of the Aegean & beyond aboard the MS Monet

  • 13 July 2022
  • 3 September 2022
  • History and Culture
  • Ostuni

Anyone who has sailed through the Aegean and along the Adriatic Coast will tell you that it is one of the most beautiful places on earth and if you enjoy sailing aboard a delightful small ship with a varied programme of interesting visits ashore then this could be the perfect voyage. From Athens we will sail to the wonderful Croatian port of Dubrovnik, our itinerary taking us off the beaten track to many places with great natural beauty and an intriguing history that are beyond the reach of the mega-cruise ships. With a maximum of just 50 guests, our trips ashore will be a pleasure as we will explore in small groups with local guides.

Our voyage begins in the Peloponnese which is home to an extraordinary collection of great archaeological sites with tangible traces of the many civilisations which have at one point over the course of history called this region home. During our exploration of the region will visit the picturesque port of Nafplio, the Byzantine city of Mystras, the magical castle town of Monemvasia and learn of the sporting history of Olympia. Upon leaving the Peloponnese we ensure we stay a little off the beaten track with our visit to the delightful town of Vathy on the legendary island of Ithaca.

Upon reaching the heel of Italy we will spend three days discovering Puglia’s many gems. From traditional trulli abodes to splendid Baroque architecture and 15th century palazzos, we will explore the region in depth with local guides. As we continue along the Adriatic coast of Italy and across to Montenegro, a highlight for many will be our exploration of Kotor, Montenegro’s 14th century walled fortress town fronted by a sublime bay and surrounded by limestone cliffs, a fitting final call before our voyage ends in Dubrovnik.

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  • Our View

    “In recent years, the Peloponnese in Greece and the Italian region of Puglia have become increasingly popular on our cruise itineraries and it is no surprise. The Peloponnese is rich in ancient wonders, myths and legends from the sites of the original games in Olympia and the ruins of Mycenae to the enchanting Byzantine town of Mystras. As our small ship will moor centrally, we are able to walk around some of these charming port towns and with late night departures we can experience them after the day trippers have left and join the locals on their evening walks. In Puglia we have access to some wonderful locations including the Trulli of Alberobello and the Baroque town of Lecce as well as the opportunity to sample some of the region's superb wine.”

    Paul Mildon, Head of Planning & Operations

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Monet

Monet

We are delighted to have chartered the MS Monet, a 220 foot motor yacht accommodating a maximum of 50 guests, for a series of cruises through the Mediterranean in 2021 and 2022. Originally built in 1970, MS Monet was converted and launched as a passenger ship in 1998, fully renovated in 2016 and upgraded again in 2018. If you find large resort style vessels accommodating many thousands of passengers attractive then of course this isn’t the vessel for you. However, if you prefer an informal and warm atmosphere more akin to a private yacht combined with an itinerary dedicated to both discovery and relaxation then you need look no further.

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13th July Itinerary

  • Ostuni
  • Monopoli

Day 1 London to Athens, Greece.

Fly by scheduled flight. Arrive this afternoon and transfer to the MS Monet in Piraeus. Sail this evening.

Day 2 Nafplio, Mycenae & Epidaurus.

Looking out across the translucent water of the bay towards the Arcadian Mountains, Nafplio’s sheltered location below a rocky headland and large natural fortress crowned by a Venetian castle is perhaps unrivalled in Greece and this morning there will be a choice of tours. Maybe visit one of the most renowned of Greece’s ancient sites. Situated on the slopes of a beautiful and wooded valley, Epidaurus was known throughout the Hellenic world for its unique medical facilities and healing treatments. Most of the ruins of Epidaurus have been reduced to their foundations, with the exception of the astonishing theatre which is in an admirable state of preservation. Alternatively visit the famous citadel of Mycenae which is located high above the confluence of two boulder strewn ravines and accessed by way of the Lion Gate. Once inside the gate, we will explore the Royal Palace, the shaft graves and the remains of the city walls. An archaeological briefing within the Treasury of Artreus (also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon) will add to our understanding and appreciation of the sights. Return to Nafplio and enjoy the afternoon wandering the twisting labyrinthine streets, view the Venetian and Turkish architecture and maybe enjoy a pre-dinner drink ashore before we sail tonight.

Day 3 Monemvasia.

This is a magical place. A massive rock rises dramatically out of the sea and on top there is a fortress. However, the real attraction is the Medieval town with its narrow, cobbled streets and winding stairways which lead to a warren of stone houses with walled gardens and courtyards, and the main square dominated by an old cannon and the cathedral. On a morning walking tour we will visit the town and have some free time to enjoy there, perhaps climb up to the fort to enjoy the views from the plateau before returning to the ship for lunch. Sail in the mid afternoon.

Day 4 Kalamata & Mystras.

From our berth in Kalamata we head inland to Mystras, a remarkably intact Byzantine hillside town that once housed a population of 20,000 people. Here we visit the Cathedral of Agios Dimitrios, where the two-headed eagle which is the symbol of the Palaeologos Dynasty is carved into a plaque on the floor. According to tradition, this is where Constantine XII stepped when he was crowned king. Strolling through the narrow lanes of the dead city, we will also visit the Church of Agia Sophia, the Palace of the Despots and the Monastery of Pantanassa, with its brilliant frescoes. Before returning to the vessel for lunch, refreshments will be served at the picturesque tavern located just beneath the site offering sweeping views over the local terrain. The afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure. Perhaps explore Kalamata old town or stroll along the promenade and dip into the turquoise waters from the beach.

Day 5 Katakolon for Olympia.

Pastoral and lush, Olympia’s plentiful ruins are shaded by Aleppo pines and olive trees. The fame of Olympia rests upon the Olympic Games. During the celebrations that accompanied the Games, competitors, while not forgetting that they were Athenians, Spartans or from other city states, remembered that they were Greeks and regarded an Olympic victory as the highest honour. We will see the gymnasium, the stadium and the palestra or wrestling school. We will also explore the Altis, or sacred precinct of Zeus, which houses structures including the Temple of Zeus, one of the largest temples on the Greek mainland and the Archaeological Museum which houses some fine sculptures and artefacts from the site. After our visit you may choose to return to the MS Monet for lunch and an afternoon at leisure in Katakolon or stay in Olympia to explore further independently.

Day 6 Vathy, Ithaca.

Ithaca, one of the most legendary of all Greek islands is unspoiled by tourism yet has a fascinating history. Relics date back to 4000 BC and by Mycenaean times it was the capital of a kingdom that included surrounding islands and part of the Peloponnese coast. It was under Odysseus that this kingdom reached its zenith, sending 12 ships to the Trojan War. The morning is free to enjoy this delightful town and harbour at leisure or join a tour of the island and explore the ruins of Stavros and the Medieval capital of Perachori with its Byzantine and Venetian architecture. Return to the ship for lunch and an afternoon at sea as we sail to Puglia.

Day 7 Otranto & Lecce, Italy.

After breakfast we will drive to Lecce, often referred to as ‘The Florence of the South’ with its amazing collection of Baroque architecture. A guided walk will include a visit to the beautifully decorated Santa Croce Basilica and Piazza Duomo, considered one of the finest and most impressive squares in southern Italy. We return to the ship for lunch and the afternoon is free to explore Otranto independently, maybe walk the winding streets or along the seaside promenade. The highlight is the wonderful cathedral with its Medieval mosaic floor created by the monk, Pantaleone, between 1163 and 1165. You can also see the Chapel of the Dead which shows the bones and skulls of 813 martyrs killed by the invading Turks in 1480.

Day 8 Brindisi & Ostuni.

From our berth in Brindisi we head to the “White City” of Ostuni, so called due to the almost blinding sunlight reflecting on the walls of its whitewashed dwellings. Ostuni has a privileged position as it was built on three hills and from the top of the town you can enjoy a stunning view of the Adriatic coast from which Ostuni is separated by an ocean of centuries-old olive trees. The town has maintained its Medieval atmosphere which we will see as we walk through the meandering, narrow and picturesque streets of the old town which lead to the impressive 15th century cathedral, a beautiful example of Apulian Romanesque style. Spend the afternoon at leisure in Brindisi, maybe take a stroll along the waterfront promenade and see the Roman Arch which marks the end of the Roman Road “Via Appia” used by pilgrims, soldiers and traders as they travelled to Greece and the Holy Land. Alternatively visit the 12th century Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro or wander the palm-tree lined Corso Garibaldi.

Day 9 Monopoli & Alberobello.

Today we drive into the Puglian countryside which is scattered with ‘trulli’, limestone dwellings built with dome or conical roofs. We will enjoy a pleasant walk in Alberobello, a fairy-tale trulli village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the St Anthony Church also built in trullo style. Afterwards we visit ‘Cantina Albea’ and its wine museum, home to pictures and old instruments used in the past for the production of wine and where we will enjoy a tasting along with a talk on the wine production. Return to the ship for lunch and a free afternoon in Monopoli where you can wander through the historic centre, visit the cathedral or see the Castello di Carlo V.

Day 10 Kotor, Montenegro.

Be on deck this morning as we sail through the stunning fjord-like scenery into Kotor. On arrival at our berth, we will take a morning walking tour to explore this Medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This really is an extraordinary place full of marvellous architecture and pretty town squares. Our tour will include the 12th century Cathedral of St Tryphon, the ancient town gates, the Maritime Museum and Romanesque churches including St Luke’s. Return to the ship for lunch and enjoy the afternoon to explore at your own pace. Those feeling active may wish to take the strenuous climb to the Castle of San Giovanni which offers wonderful views over the bay and town below.

Day 11 Dubrovnik, Croatia to London.

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

  • Alberobello
  • Nafplio
  • Olympia

3rd September Itinerary

  • Ostuni
  • Monopoli

Day 1 London to Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Fly by scheduled flight. Arrive this afternoon and transfer to the MS Monet. Sail this evening.

Day 2 Kotor, Montenegro.

Be on deck this morning as we sail through the stunning fjord-like scenery into Kotor. On arrival at our berth, we will take a morning walking tour to explore this Medieval town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. This really is an extraordinary place full of marvellous architecture and pretty town squares. Our tour will include the 12th century Cathedral of St Tryphon, the ancient town gates, the Maritime Museum and Romanesque churches including St Luke’s. Return to the ship for lunch and enjoy the afternoon to explore at your own pace. Those feeling active may wish to take the strenuous climb to the Castle of San Giovanni which offers wonderful views over the bay and town below.

Day 3 Monopoli & Alberobello, Italy.

Today we drive into the Puglian countryside which is scattered with ‘trulli’, limestone dwellings built with dome or conical roofs. We will enjoy a pleasant walk in Alberobello, a fairy-tale trulli village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and see the St Anthony Church also built in trullo style. Afterwards we visit ‘Cantina Albea’ and its wine museum, home to pictures and old instruments used in the past for the production of wine and where we will enjoy a tasting along with a talk on the wine production. Return to the ship for lunch and a free afternoon in Monopoli where you can wander through the historic centre, visit the cathedral or see the Castello di Carlo V.

Day 4 Brindisi & Ostuni.

From our berth in Brindisi we head to the “White City” of Ostuni, so called due to the almost blinding sunlight reflecting on the walls of its whitewashed dwellings. Ostuni has a privileged position as it was built on three hills and from the top of the town you can enjoy a stunning view of the Adriatic coast from which Ostuni is separated by an ocean of centuries-old olive trees. The town has maintained its Medieval atmosphere which we will see as we walk through the meandering, narrow and picturesque streets of the old town which lead to the impressive 15th century cathedral, a beautiful example of Apulian Romanesque style. Spend the afternoon at leisure in Brindisi, maybe take a stroll along the waterfront promenade and see the Roman Arch which marks the end of the Roman Road “Via Appia” used by pilgrims, soldiers and traders as they travelled to Greece and the Holy Land. Alternatively visit the 12th century Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro or wander the palm-tree lined Corso Garibaldi.

Day 5 Otranto & Lecce.

After breakfast we will drive to Lecce, often referred to as ‘The Florence of the South’ with its amazing collection of Baroque architecture. A guided walk will include a visit to the beautifully decorated Santa Croce Basilica and Piazza Duomo, considered one of the finest and most impressive squares in southern Italy. We return to the ship for lunch and the afternoon is free to explore Otranto independently, maybe walk the winding streets or along the seaside promenade. The highlight is the wonderful cathedral with its Medieval mosaic floor created by the monk, Pantaleone, between 1163 and 1165. You can also see the Chapel of the Dead which shows the bones and skulls of 813 martyrs killed by the invading Turks in 1480.

Day 6 Vathy, Ithaca, Greece.

Ithaca, one of the most legendary of all Greek islands is unspoiled by tourism yet has a fascinating history. Relics date back to 4000 BC and by Mycenaean times it was the capital of a kingdom that included surrounding islands and part of the Peloponnese coast. It was under Odysseus that this kingdom reached its zenith, sending 12 ships to the Trojan War. After a morning cruising the afternoon is free to enjoy this delightful town and harbour at leisure or to join a tour of the island which will explore the ruins of Stavros and the Medieval capital of Perachori with its Byzantine and Venetian architecture.

Day 7 Katakolon for Olympia.

Pastoral and lush, Olympia’s plentiful ruins are shaded by Aleppo pines and olive trees. The fame of Olympia rests upon the Olympic Games. During the celebrations that accompanied the Games, competitors, while not forgetting that they were Athenians, Spartans or from other city states, remembered that they were Greeks and regarded an Olympic victory as the highest honour. We will see the gymnasium, the stadium and the palestra or wrestling school. We will also explore the Altis, or sacred precinct of Zeus, which houses structures including the Temple of Zeus, one of the largest temples on the Greek mainland and the Archaeological Museum which houses some fine sculptures and artefacts from the site. After our visit you may choose to return to the MS Monet for lunch and an afternoon at leisure in Katakolon or to stay in Olympia to explore further independently.

Day 8 Kalamata & Mystras.

From our berth in Kalamata we head inland to Mystras, a remarkably intact Byzantine hillside town that once housed a population of 20,000 people. Here we visit the Cathedral of Agios Dimitrios, where the two-headed eagle which is the symbol of the Palaeologos Dynasty is carved into a plaque on the floor. According to tradition, this is where Constantine XII stepped when he was crowned king. Strolling through the narrow lanes of the dead city, we will also visit the Church of Agia Sophia, the Palace of the Despots and the Monastery of Pantanassa, with its brilliant frescoes. Before returning to the vessel for lunch, refreshments will be served at the picturesque tavern located just beneath the site offering sweeping views over the local terrain. The afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure. Perhaps explore Kalamata old town or stroll along the promenade and dip into the turquoise waters from the beach.

Day 9 Monemvasia.

This is a magical place. A massive rock rises dramatically out of the sea and on top there is a fortress. However, the real attraction is the Medieval town with its narrow, cobbled streets and winding stairways which lead to a warren of stone houses with walled gardens and courtyards, and the main square dominated by an old cannon and the cathedral. On a morning walking tour we will visit the town and have some free time to enjoy there, perhaps climb up to the fort to enjoy the views from the plateau before returning to the ship for lunch. We sail in the afternoon along the coast toward Nafplio where we moor overnight.

Day 10 Nafplio, Mycenae & Epidaurus.

Looking out across the translucent water of the bay towards the Arcadian Mountains, Nafplio’s sheltered location below a rocky headland and large natural fortress crowned by a Venetian castle is perhaps unrivalled in Greece and this morning there will be a choice of options. Maybe visit one of the most renowned of Greece’s ancient sites. Situated on the slopes of a beautiful and wooded valley, Epidaurus was known throughout the Hellenic world for its unique medical facilities and healing treatments. Most of the ruins of Epidaurus have been reduced to their foundations, with the exception of the astonishing theatre which is in an admirable state of preservation. Alternatively visit the famous citadel of Mycenae which is located high above the confluence of two boulder strewn ravines and accessed by way of the Lion Gate. Once inside the gate, we will explore the Royal Palace, the shaft graves and the remains of the city walls. An archaeological briefing within the Treasury of Artreus (also known as the Tomb of Agamemnon) will add to our understanding and appreciation of the sights. Return to Nafplio and enjoy the afternoon wandering the twisting labyrinthine streets, view the Venetian and Turkish architecture and maybe enjoy a pre-dinner drink ashore before we sail tonight.

Day 11 Athens to London.

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

 

  • Alberobello
  • Nafplio
  • Olympia

Dates and Prices

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13th July Itinerary

Prices per person based on double occupancy
13 to 23 July 2022
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
D Twin/Double with portholes on Camille/Parisien Deck £4195 £3795
C Twin/Double with windows on Parisien/Lumiere Deck £4395 £3995
B Superior Double with windows on Lumiere Deck £4795 £4395
A Deluxe Double with windows on Lumiere Deck £5195 £4795
D Twin/Double with portholes on Camille/Parisien Deck for sole use £5695 £5295

3rd September Itinerary

Prices per person based on double occupancy
3 to 13 September 2022
Category Brochure Price Special Offer Price
D Twin/Double with portholes on Camille/Parisien Deck £4195 £3995
C Twin/Double with windows on Parisien/Lumiere Deck £4395 £4195
B Superior Double with windows on Lumiere Deck £4795 £4595
A Deluxe Double with windows on Lumiere Deck £5195 £4995
D Twin/Double with portholes on Camille/Parisien Deck for sole use £5695 £5495

Tour Reference Code: SCMO130722/SCMO030922

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • 10 nights aboard the MS Monet on a full board basis • House wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner • Noble Caledonia onboard team • Shore excursions • Gratuities • Transfers • Port taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

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Monet

We are delighted to have chartered the MS Monet, a 220 foot motor yacht accommodating a maximum of 50 guests, for a series of cruises through the Mediterranean in 2021 and 2022. Originally built in 1970, MS Monet was converted and launched as a passenger ship in 1998, fully renovated in 2016 and upgraded again in 2018. If you find large resort style vessels accommodating many thousands of passengers attractive then of course this isn’t the vessel for you. However, if you prefer an informal and warm atmosphere more akin to a private yacht combined with an itinerary dedicated to both discovery and relaxation then you need look no further.

 
  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

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

  • Your Space

    Your Space

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

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

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

  • Life On Board

    Life On Board

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

     

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

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

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

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

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

    ADAPTORS

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

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    The ship is centrally air-conditioned throughout.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    BAR/BEVERAGES

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

    CABIN SIZES & FACILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

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

    CURRENCY

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

    DAILY PROGRAMME

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

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

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

    DRESS CODE

    On board the emphasis is on comfortable and casual clothing at all times. The dress code is very informal. You may like to wear smart casual clothing for the welcome and farewell dinners. Please note that no ties or jackets for gentlemen, and no formal dresses for ladies are required.

    ELECTRICITY

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

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

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

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

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

    GRATUITIES

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

    HOUSEKEEPING

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

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

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

    LIBRARY

    There is a small library located in the Lounge.

    LIFE JACKETS

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

    LIFT

    Please note that there is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

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

    MAIL

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

    MEALS

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

    MEDICAL SERVICES

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

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

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

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

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

    QUESTIONNAIRES

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

    SANITISERS

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SMOKING

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

    TOILETRIES

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

    VISITORS

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

    WATER

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

    WI-FI

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

    Please Note:

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

    V.2 October 2019

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  • Your Cabin

    Your Cabin

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

  • Your Space

    Your Space

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

  • Your Dining

    Your Dining

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

  • Life On Board

    Life On Board

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

     

  • Ship Directory

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

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

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

    VESSEL TECHNICAL DETAILS

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

    ADAPTORS

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

    AIR-CONDITIONING

    The ship is centrally air-conditioned throughout.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

    BAR/BEVERAGES

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

    CABIN SIZES & FACILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

    CRUISE DIRECTOR

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

    CURRENCY

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

    DAILY PROGRAMME

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

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

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

    DRESS CODE

    On board the emphasis is on comfortable and casual clothing at all times. The dress code is very informal. You may like to wear smart casual clothing for the welcome and farewell dinners. Please note that no ties or jackets for gentlemen, and no formal dresses for ladies are required.

    ELECTRICITY

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

    EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION

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

    EMERGENCY & SAFETY PROCEDURES

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

    GRATUITIES

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

    HOUSEKEEPING

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

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

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

    LIBRARY

    There is a small library located in the Lounge.

    LIFE JACKETS

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

    LIFT

    Please note that there is no lift on board.

    LOST PROPERTY

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

    MAIL

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

    MEALS

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

    MEDICAL SERVICES

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

    OPERATIONAL CHANGES

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

    PAYMENTS ON BOARD

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

    QUESTIONNAIRES

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

    SANITISERS

    Please use the hand sanitisers near reception and the restaurant.

    SMOKING

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

    TOILETRIES

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

    VISITORS

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

    WATER

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

    WI-FI

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

    Please Note:

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

    V.2 October 2019

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Our View

“In recent years, the Peloponnese in Greece and the Italian region of Puglia have become increasingly popular on our cruise itineraries and it is no surprise. The Peloponnese is rich in ancient wonders, myths and legends from the sites of the original games in Olympia and the ruins of Mycenae to the enchanting Byzantine town of Mystras. As our small ship will moor centrally, we are able to walk around some of these charming port towns and with late night departures we can experience them after the day trippers have left and join the locals on their evening walks. In Puglia we have access to some wonderful locations including the Trulli of Alberobello and the Baroque town of Lecce as well as the opportunity to sample some of the region's superb wine.”

Paul Mildon, Head of Planning & Operations

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