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Active & Cappuccino Cruise
Kvarner Bay & Northern Dalmatia 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Rijeka – Cres – Mali Lošinj (Lošinj) – Veli Lošinj (Lošinj) – Molat – Zapuntel (Molat) – Zadar – Zrmanja Canyon – Mandre (Pag) – Novalja (Pag) – Lun (Pag) – Suha Punta (Rab) – Rab – Krk – Rijeka

 

Includes

• 7 nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• 7x Half board
• 1 Captain’s dinner (D)
• Welcome snack on embarkation day
• Cruise guide – English/German speaking
• Trekking bike rental with helmet
• Guided cycling tours
• Guided sightseeings & hiking
• Cappuccino on promenade in Mali Lošinj
• Guided sightseeing of Zadar & Rab
• Entrance fee to Mediterranean
Fragrant Garden with guided tour
• Entrance fee to the fortress of Trsat
• Kayaking on Zrmanja River with picnic
& transfer

 

After years of success of our “Island Hopping by Bicycle” and our Hiking cruises, we have decided to combine the two tours and add a twist of culture. Thus, we created a cruise, which could be best described as “active light”. The program – always accompanied by a guide – is perfect for all those who would like to spend their cruise time not only on the sun deck and in the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea, but still don’t want to participate in daily bike rides of 40 or 50km or hours of hiking. A colourful mixture of sun, swimming, leisurely bike tours (approx. 5 up to 22km), sightseeing tours, walks, short hikes and, as a highlight, an easy rafting trip. And of course there will be enough time to relax or to enjoy a cappuccino. Our “Active & Cappuccino” cruise is also ideal for families with children, because kid’s bicycles are available on request.

MS Albatros Description

General Info: Length 29 m, built in 1935, renovated in 2012 and 2016. 22 beds in 10 cabins with shower/ toilet and individually controllable air conditioning.
Other: 1 shower, 1 toilet. Sun deck (120 m2), tables with benches and chairs on deck for 25-30 guests, air conditioned saloon for 28 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 4 Twins
• 2 Doubles (Queen)
• 2 Triples (Queen + Single)

UPPER DECK (2 Cabins) 

• 2 Twins

MS Maček Description

General Info: Length 35 m, built in 2004. 33 beds in 16 cabins with shower/toilet and individually controllable air conditioning.
Other: 1 shower, 1 toilet. Sun deck (200 m2) with 15 deck chairs, tables with benches on deck for 33 guests, bathing platform with showers at the stern, saloon with air conditioning for 34 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 8 Double (Queen)

UPPER DECK (4 Cabins) 

• 1 Twins
• 3 Doubles (Queen)

MAIN DECK (4 Cabin)

• 1 Twin
• 2 Triples (Queen + Single)
• 1 Single

 

MS Aria Description

General Data: Length 43.50 m, built in 2016. 40 beds in 18 cabins with shower/toilet and individually controllable air conditioning. All cabins are supposed to be equipped with separate single beds, which can be made up to double beds if desired. Triple cabins will have their 3rd bed either aside or above. The completion of the ship’s interior is going to be done in winter 2015/2016.
Other: 2 showers/toilet. Sun deck (250 m2) with 40 sun beds, tables with benches and chairs for 40 people on the covered main deck right behind the saloon, bathing platform with showers at the stern, air conditioned saloon for 40 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 4 Twins (bunk beds)
• 4 Triples (bunk beds + child’s bed <8yrs)

 MAIN DECK (6 Cabins)

• 6 Twins (bunk bed)

MS Planka Description

General Info: Length 27.30 m, built in 1957, renovated in 2005. 24 beds in 11 cabins with shower/toilet and individually controllable air conditioning.
Other: 2 showers/toilet. Sun deck (100 m2) with 10 deck chairs, tables with benches on deck for about 14 guests, air conditioned saloon for 24 guests.

LOWER DECK (4 Cabins) 

• 4 Triples (Queen + bunk bed)

MAIN DECK (3 Cabins) 

• 3 Twins (bunk beds)

UPPER DECK (4 Cabins)

• 4 Doubles (Queen)

 

Important Information

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise operator reserves the right to cancel any departure with less than 10 participants and to change the ship name if need arises. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Cruise operator/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
Group Prices Available – Contact Croatia Times Travel for group prices.

Disclaimer

Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.

 

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2017-IDR-RC
Lower Deck Main DeckVessel Name
20 May1,2241,384MS Albatros
27 May1,6171,776MS Maček
03 Jun1,6171,776MS Maček
10 Jun1,6351,846MS Aria
17 Jun1,4431,566MS Planka
24 Jun1,7411,899MS Maček
01 Jul1,5201,644MS Planka
08 Jul1,5121,670MS Albatros
15 Jul1,7931,952MS Maček
22 Jul1,7932,004MS Aria
12 Aug1,7932,004MS Aria
19 Aug1,5731,697MS Planka
26 Aug1,7411,952MS Aria
02 Sep1,7411,952MS Aria
09 Sep1,5121,670MS Albatros
16 Sep1,6171,776MS Maček
23 Sep1,4351,593MS Albatros
Single supplement 50% surcharge
Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
Taxes & Fees €21pp approx

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Rijeka – Cres

From 11.30am to 1.00pm, boarding time in the port of Rijeka, our bicycles are awaiting you already onboard. If you arrive by your own car, you can proceed to the port already from 10.00am. Our service team will lead you to the garage where you can leave your car. Of course, they will also bring you back to the port. After embarkation, our representatives and guides will welcome you aboard with a drink and you will meet the crew and your fellow passengers. After a lunch snack “Cast off!”, heading towards the island of Cres. We drop anchor in one of the bays with crystal clear water to jump into the refreshing waters of the Adriatic Sea for the first time. Then we continue to the town of Cres. Upon arrival, you can choose to come with us on a bike ride to the Franciscan monastery (20 km round trip) or to take a walk along the coast. Dinner on board, afterwards walk through the lovely town. Overnight stay in Cres. (D)

Day 2, Sunday: Cres – Mali Lošinj – Veli Lošinj

After breakfast, we head towards the island of Lošinj. We pass the southwestern coast of the island of Cres and enjoy a long break for swimming in a beautiful bay. We continue our journey, and after lunch on board, we enter the port of Mali Lošinj. The island of Lošinj is covered with pine forests, and is well known for its 300 cloudless or only slightly cloudy sunny days per year. With a bit of luck we may even see dolphins playing in the waves, because the waters surrounding the island of Lošinj offer home to more than 160 dolphins registered by the “Adriatic Dolphin Project”. After arrival in Mali Lošinj, we invite you for a cappuccino in a café on the promenade. Afterwards, we will visit the “Mediterranean Fragrant Garden”, where more than 250 different kinds of plants are grown. On our guided tour through the garden, we will have the opportunity to learn more about some of them. The fragrant garden is approx. 1 kilometre away from the port, so you may decide whether you prefer to take a walk or to go there by bike. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Veli Lošinj – Molat – Zapuntel – Zadar

Our first destination of the day is the island of Molat. Starting from the pier of the village Molat, we go by bike to the village of Zapuntel, and then on the same way back
to our boat (approx. 21 km). Those who do not want to take the bike tour, can participate in an easy hike across the island. During lunch onboard we head to the islands Zverinac, Sestrunj or Rivanj, where we drop anchor in a bay. After a swimming
break, we head towards Zadar, the former capital of Dalmatia. After docking in Zadar, our local guide will accompany you on a tour through the old town, which is surrounded by impressive walls and offers many historical monuments. The guide will show you the main attractions – such as the Roman Forum, the Round Church of Sveti Donat (St Donatus), the Cathedral of Sveta Stošija (St Anastasia) and the unique Sea Organs – their sounds and “melodies” are created purely by the movement of the waves. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to have dinner in one of the restaurants or konobas, and then enjoy a stroll on your own along the “Kalelarga”, the traffic-free main street of old town. Sip a drink in one of the many cafés or – with a bit of luck – listen to the songs of a “klapa”. Overnight stay in the port of Zadar. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Zadar – Zrmanja Canyon – Mandre

After breakfast, bus excursion to the Zrmanja River. Here we will take over our kayaks, and after a briefing we will head down the river over rapids and waterfalls (in case of very high water levels the excursion will be carried out as rafting with large inflatable boats). At lunchtime we will have a picnic at one of the most beautiful parts of the river, where you can swim under the waterfalls in crystal clear waters. Then we continue paddling through the Zrmanja Canyon with its unique scenery and bird life. Bus transfer to Mandre on the island of Pag, where we will return to our boat. Dinner onboard, overnight stay. (B, L, D)

Day 5, Wednesday: Mandre – Novalja – Lun – Suha Punta – Rab

The Island of Pag stands out above all by its extremes – partly meagre like a lunar landscape, partly covered with lush green mountain fields, where numerous sheep graze, “producing” the famous Pag cheese. By the way, the cheese and the meat of the lambs bred on the island of Pag owe their special spicy flavour to the fall wind Bura that blows here especially in winter time, spraying salty sea water on the sheep pastures. By boat we continue from Mandre to Novalja, where we can decide whether to ride by bicycle (approx. 20 km) or sail by boat to Lun at the north-western tip of the island. After a swimming break and lunch on board, we set off for Rab, the capital of the homonymous island. The old town of Rab with its unique bell towers stretches along a narrow rocky peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides. Three streets run through the old town – the “Lower Street” (Donja Ulica) with cafés and pubs, the “Middle Street” (Srednja Ulica) with boutiques, souvenir shops and ice cream parlours, and the “Upper Street” (Gornja Ulica), which will take you to the four churches with their bell towers. Guided tour of Rab, then a hike along the seashore to the Franciscan monastery of St Euphemia, where you will also find the Ethnological Museum. Possibility to have dinner in Rab, overnight stay onboard. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday: Rab – Krk

After breakfast, we take an easy bicycle tour through the pine-covered peninsula of Suha Punta (approx. 25 km). Those who wish to take a more challenging tour can alternatively enjoy a “mountain hike” on the Kamenjak (408 m). The mountain not only protects the city of Rab from the cold north winds; it also offers a fantastic view on the Velebit mountain range, the islands of Cres, Lošinj, Silba, Olib, Krk and Pag, the town of Rab and the Natural Park of the peninsula of Kalifront. After returning on board with plenty of appetite, we will enjoy lunch and leave the port of Rab, heading to a bay in the north-western part of the island. Here we will anchor for a swimming break, before continuing to the Island of Krk, where we will spend the night and enjoy Captain’s dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Friday: Krk – Rijeka

After breakfast, our guide will invite us for a walk through the historic town and show us the most important sights. Afterwards, we will leave the Island of Krk, sailing in direction to Rijeka. On our way to Rijeka, we will have plenty of time to enjoy lunch and a last refreshing dip in the crystal clear water of the Adriatic Sea. After this last swimming break, we will bid farewell to the Adriatic Sea and enter the port of Rijeka. Once we moored the boat, we take a walk to the sanctuary of Trsat, a pilgrimage site above the town. You will not regret climbing the 485 steps because from the fortress you will enjoy a magnificent view over the entire Kvarner Bay. Afterwards you can go out for dinner to one of the numerous restaurants ashore. Overnight stay in Rijeka. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Rijeka

After breakfast, disembarkation until 9.00am. (B)

 

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