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Kvarner Islands, Northern Dalmatia to Zadar &
Kornati Islands 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Rijeka – Krk – Rab – Zadar – 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
• Zadar

Entrance Fees

• Kornati Islands NP

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 Vita Description

General data:Length 37 m, built in 2014. 38 beds in 18 cabins with shower/toilet, individually controllable air conditioning, internal communication system, hair dryer, safe and LCD-TV.
Other:2 toilets. Sun deck (200 m2) with 38 deck chairs, bathing platform with showers at the stern. Saloon with air conditioning for 38 guests on the upper deck, tables with benches and chairs for 38 people on the covered upper deck behind the saloon. Cabins are cleaned and towels are changed daily.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 4 Twins
• 2 Doubles (Queen)
• 2 Triples (Queen + bunk bed)

 MAIN DECK (10 Cabins)

• 10 Twins

MS Kažimir Description

General data: Length 39 m, built in 1946, renovated in 2000. 38 beds in 17 cabins with shower/toilet, individually controllable air conditioning.
Other: 2 showers/toilet. Sun deck (150 m2) with 15 deck chairs, tables with benches on deck for about 28 guests, air-conditioned saloon for 40 guests.

MAIN DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 2 Doubles (Queen)
• 6 Triples (Queen + bunk bed)

 UPPER DECK (9 Cabins)

• 5 Twins (bunk beds)
• 4 Doubles (Queen)

MS Albatros Description

General Info: Built in 1935, completely renovated in 2002 & 2012, 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) 

• 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
• 1 Triple
• 1 Single

 

MS Poseidon Description

General Data: Built in 1973, renovated in 2005, length 28.50m, 24 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 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. 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
• 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 – 1.00pm)
• 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-R2
Lower DeckMain DeckVessel Name
Apr 29
May 06, 13
Oct 07, 14
-845MS Kažimir
Apr 29
May 06, 13
Oct 07, 14
1,0541,301MS Vita
May 20
Sep 30
-1,012MS Kažimir
May 27
Jun 03, 17
Sep 16, 23
-1,188MS Kažimir
Jun 03, 10
Sep 16, 23
1,4061,652MS Vita
Jun 24
Jul 01, 08
Aug 26
Sep 02, 09
-1,231MS Kažimir
Jul 01, 08
Sep 02, 09
1,5401,786MS Vita
Jul 15, 22, 29
Aug 05, 12
1,5821,829MS Vita
Jul 22, 29
Aug 12, 19
-1,283MS Kažimir
Jul 29
Aug 05
1,4591,670MS Aria
Sep 301,1241,336MS Aria
Sep 301,2311,477MS Vita
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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 – Zadar

Today, we will leave the Kvarner Bay and head to Dalmatia. After a swim at the small island of Maun, we will reach Zadar, the centre of northern Dalmatia. After arriving in Zadar, a local tour guide will await us to take us on a walk through the walled old town, showing us unique sights like the Roman Forum, the circular church of St. Donatus, or the Cathedral Sveta Stošija (St. Anastasia). Enjoy traffic-free streets with elegant boutiques and countless cafés, or listen to the sounds of the worldwide unique Sea Organs on the Riva, their melodies created purely by waves. Overnight stay in Zadar. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Zadar – 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 – Dugi Otok, Zverinac, Molat or Olib. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Zadar Archipelago – 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. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Rijeka

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

 

*The itinerary could also be done in reverse order.

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