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Kvarner Islands & Northern Dalmatia
To The Kornati Islands 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Rijeka – Krk – Rab – Dugi Otok – Kornati NP – Zadar Archipelago – Mali Lošinj – Cres – Rijeka

 

Includes

• 7 nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 1 dinner (B, L, D)
• 1 Captain’s dinner (D)
• Welcome snack on embarkation day
• Cruise guide – English/German speaking

Sightseeing

• Rab

Entrance Fees

• Kornati Islands NP

Not Included

• Beverages from the ship’s bar
• Transfer from and/or to the ship
• Tips, entrances to museums or any other items of personal nature

MS Otac Luka Description

General Data: Length 21.5 m, built in 1887, renovated in 1995. 16 beds in 8 cabins with washbasin.
Other: 4 showers/toilet. Sun deck (55 m2), table with benches on deck for about 8-10 guests, saloon for 16 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 8 Twins (bunk beds)

 

MS Albatros Description

General Info: Built in 1935, completely renovated in 2012 & 2016, length 29m, 24 beds in 11 A/C cabins with private ensuites.
Other: 1 shower, 2 toilets. 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 + bunk bed)

UPPER DECK (3 Cabins) 

• 2 Twins (bunk beds)

MS Poseidon Description

General Data: Built in 1973, renovated in 2005, length 28.50m, 22 beds in 11 A/C cabins with private ensuites.
Other: 1 shower / toilet. Sun deck (120 m2), 2 tables with benches on deck (12 seats at the bow, 20 seats at the stern), saloon with air conditioning for 24 guests.

LOWER DECK (10 Cabins) 

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

 MAIN DECK (1 Cabins)

• 1 Twin (bunk bed)

MS Vila Description

General data: Length 20 m, built in 1930, renovated in 1980. 16 beds in 8 cabins with washbasin and safe.
Other: 3 showers/toilet. Sun deck (70 m2), large table with benches on deck for 12-16 people, saloon for 16 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 8 Twins (bunk beds)

MS Zelenbor Description

General Info: Length 23 m, built in 1938, renovated in 2003. 13 beds in 6 cabins with shower/toilet. 
Other: 1 shower/toilet. Sun deck (70 m2) with mattresses, open saloon at the stern for 18 people, which can be closed with a tarpaulin.

LOWER DECK (6 Cabins) 

• 5 Twins
• 1 Triple

MS Planka Description

General data: 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)

 UPPER DECK (4 Cabins)

• 4 Doubles (Queen)

MAIN DECK (3 Cabins)

• 3 Twins (bunk beds)

 

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 Doubles (Queen)

UPPER DECK (4 Cabins) 

• 1 Twins
• 3 Doubles (Queen)

MAIN DECK (4 Cabins)

• 1 Twins
• 2 Triple
• 1 Single

 

MS Aria Description

General Info: 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.
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
• 4 Triples

UPPER DECK (4 Cabins) 

• 4 Twins

MAIN DECK (6 Cabins)

• 6 Twins

 

Important Information

• Departures from RIJEKA on SATURDAYS at 1.00pm (check in 11.30am  to 1:00 pm)
• Cash bar available onboard. Drinks cannot be brought onboard
• The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather or other conditions
• Guests must abide by the Ships Rules (copy onboard)
• Departures are guaranteed, but Cruise Company reserves the right to cancel departures with less than 10 participants
• This cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility, young children & those unable to swim
• In some ports of call ship can be moored sideways to the other boats. In that case guests will need to walk through other boats to reach the pier. Guests with walking disabilities might find crossings to other boats challenging. Although all effort will be made to assist, crew availability is severely limited in most circumstances. Therefore a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2017-IDR-R1
Lower Deck
On Deck
Vessel Name
Apr 29
Oct 14
750908MS Poseidon
May 139131,071MS Maček
May 20
Sep 30
8911,049MS Poseidon
Jun 10
Sep 16
1,1001,258MS Poseidon
Aug 26
Sep 09
1,1781,336MS Poseidon
Jul 151,4591,670MS Aria
Jul 22
Aug 05, 12
1,2311,389MS Poseidon
Sep 231,3011,512MS Aria
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Single Supplement on all deck: 50%

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation
• Tourist & Port Tax €21 per person (approx)

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Rijeka – Krk

From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, boarding time in the port of Rijeka. If you arrive by your own car, you can proceed to the port already from 10:00 am. 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 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 Krk. We will moor in a bay to dive for the first time into the beautiful waters of the Adriatic Sea. Then we continue on to Krk, the capital of the island, or Punat, where we will moor for the night. (D)

Day 2, Sunday: Krk – Rab

After breakfast, we set off for the next island – Rab. After about two hours, we will drop anchor in a romantic bay – here you will have plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing. We will reach the town of Rab in the late afternoon. A guide will await us to take us on a guided walk. The old town of Rab, with its impressive bell towers, stretches around a narrow, rocky promontory, flanked by water. Three streets pass 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 leads to the four churches with their bell towers. Overnight stay in Rab. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Rab – Dugi Otok

We continue to the south. Our today’s destination is the island of Dugi Otok. Dugi Otok, which means “Long Island”, is named after its shape – it is 45 km long and only a few hundred meters wide. The majority of the islanders live and work in Zadar, therefore in low tourist season it is very quiet on the island locations, while you can expect typical Mediterranean bustle on weekends, when the locals return to their hometowns. Before entering one of the island’s ports for our overnight stay, we will anchor in one of the many coves, to take a refreshing swim. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Dugi Otok – Kornati Islands NP – Zadar Archipelago

Surely the highlight of our trip! According to the Irish author George Bernard Shaw (who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925), ”On the last day of creation, God crowned his work, and thus created, out of tears, stars and breath, the Kornati Islands”. The beautiful scenery, countless small and large islands (according to local lore “an island for every day of the year”), and the beautiful sea – all this makes the Kornati Islands a unique paradise. It is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea – it comprises 147 islands, islets and reefs, with a total area of 69 km2, spread over 230 km2. They cover an area of 35 km of length and 13 km of width among the islands of Dugi Otok in the north-west, Žirje in the southeast, and Pašman, Vrgada and Murter in the north and northeast. From Sali we will head towards the “Proversa”, a narrow passage between the islands of Dugi Otok and Kornat, which is the entrance to the unique National Park. Passing countless, mostly uninhabited, islets we will reach the island of Mana, which on one side gently slopes into the sea, while on the other side it is marked by high cliffs. The ruins at the highest point of the island are not remains of historic times, but scenes of the movie “As the Sea Rages”, filmed here in the late 1950s, starring Maria Schell. In the afternoon, we will cruise towards north and anchor in one of the fishing villages of the Zadar archipelago – Dragove, Zverinac, Ist, or Molat. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Zadar Archipelago – Lošinj – Mali Lošinj

We head towards the island of Lošinj, which is not only known for its 300 cloudless or only slightly clouded sunny days per year, but also for being covered by dense pine forests. With a bit of luck, we will maybe spot dolphins playing in the waves; in the waters around the island of Lošinj, there are more than 160 dolphins registered by the “Adriatic Dolphin Project”. After a swimming break, we will reach Mali Lošinj, where we will spend the evening and the night. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday: Mali Lošinj – Cres

Today we will sail to the neighbouring island of Cres, which is connected to Lošinj by a pivot bridge in Osor. The striking feature of the island are the endless olive groves and the innumerable flocks of sheep. Needless to say, that roast lamb is one of the specialties of the island of Cres. After the obligatory swimming break, we will head towards the picturesque town of Cres, where we will stay for the night. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Cres – Rijeka

Time to say goodbye to the Croatian islands: from Cres we will cruise along the eastern shoreline of Istria to Rijeka – not without taking one last dip into the sea. Overnight stay in the port of Rijeka.Time to say goodbye to the Croatian islands. From Cres we will cruise along the eastern shoreline of Istria to Rijeka – not without taking one last dip into the sea. Overnight stay in the port of Rijeka. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Rijeka

After breakfast, disembarkation until 9:00 am. (B)

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