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Active & Cappuccino Cruise
Kvarner Bay & Northern Dalmatia 2015

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Rijeka – Island Of Cres – Island Of Lošinj – Island Of Molat – Zadar – Zrmanja (canoe safari) – Island Of Pag – Island Of Rab – Goli Otok or Sveti Grgur – Island Of Krk – Rijeka

 

Includes

• 8 days cruise according to the itinerary
• Half board including Captains Dinner
• Cruise Guide – English & German speaking
• Rental bike with helmet (Please advise us at time of booking if you require a helmet)
• Guided biking tours
• Guided sightseeing & hikes
• Cappuccino in Mali Lošinj promenade
• Zrmanja River Canoe safari & picnic

 

Sightseeing

• Zadar
• Rab

Entrance Fees

• Mali Lošinj Marine Education Centre
• Fortress of Trsat

 

 

MS Amore Description

General Info: Built in 2011, length 40m, 40 beds in 19 A/C cabins with private ensuites.
Other: 2 showers / toilet. Sun deck (250m2) with 30 sun deck chairs, tables with benches for about 20 people on deck, bathing platform with showers at the stern, saloon with air conditioning for 40 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

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

UPPER DECK (6 Cabins) 

• 4 Twins
• 2 Doubles (Queen)

MAIN DECK (5 Cabins)

• 4 Twins
• 1 Double (Queen)

 

MS Kruna Mora Description

General Info: Built in 1964, renovated in 2000 & 2007, length 43.75m, 32 beds in 15 A/C cabins with private ensuites. Cabins on the lower deck are a bit larger than those on deck, cabins on deck are equipped more up-to-date.
Upper Deck: 4 double cabins with queen-size bed
Other: 2 showers/toilet. Sun deck (250 m2) with 16 deck chairs, tables with benches and chairs on deck for 30 guests, saloon with air conditioning for 30 people with separated dining and lounge area. Water-skiing available (subject to surcharge).

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

• 4 Twins
• 1 Double (Queen)
• 1 Triple (Single beds)
• 2 Triples (Queen + Single)

UPPER DECK (6 Cabins) 

• 2 Twins
• 4 Doubles (Queen)

MAIN DECK (1 Cabin)

• 1 Twin

 

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 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: 3 showers/toilet. Sun deck (70 m2), tables with benches on deck for 12-16 people, saloon for 16 guests.

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins) 

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

UPPER DECK (3 Cabins) 

• 3 Twins (bunk beds)

LOWER DECK (8 Cabins)

• 8 Twins (bunk beds)

 

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

2015 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2015-IDR-RC
Lower Deck
private ensuite
On Deck
private ensuite
Vessel Name
May 161,095 twin
1,188 twinMS Albatros
Jun 061,393 twin
1,488 twinMS Albatros
Jun 201,395 twin
1,522 twinMS Kruna Mora
Jun 271,393 twin
1,488 twinMS Poseidon
Jul 041,482 twin
1,575 twinMS Albatros
Jul 181,528 twin
1,619 twinMS Poseidon
Jul 251,728 twin
1,855 twinMS Amore
Aug 011,595 twin
1,722 twinMS Kruna Mora
Aug 081,528 twin
1,619 twinMS Albatros
Aug 151,677 twin
1,804 twinMS Amore
Aug 291,522 twin
1,650 twinMS Kruna Mora
Sep 051,393 twin
1,488 twinMS Albatros
Sep 121,393 twin
1,488 twinMS Poseidon
Sep 191,395 twin
1,522 twinMS Kruna Mora
Sep 261,231 twin
1,322 twinMS Albatros

Single Supplement on all deck: 50%

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

 

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Rijeka – Island Of Cres

Embarkation between 11:30am to 1:00pm.
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 audaciously 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 guided city tour. Overnight stay in Cres.

Day 2, Sunday: Island Of Cres – Island Of Lošinj

After breakfast we head towards the island of Lošinj. We pass the south-western coast of the island of Cres and enjoy a long break for swimming in a beautiful bay. We continue our journey, and after lunch we enter the port of Mali Lošinj. The island of Lošinj is covered with pine forests, and 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. Then we unload the bikes from the boat and take a ride to the fishermen’s village of Veli Lošinj, where we visit the exhibition of the “Adriatic Dolphin Project” at the Marine Education Centre (approx. 20 km). Those who prefer to move on foot can take a hike through the unique nature along the seaside on the “Dolphin Path”. Overnight on board.

Day 3, Monday: Island Of Lošinj – Island Of Molat – Zadar

Our first destination of the day is the island of Molat. Starting from the pier of the village Molat, we bicycle 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 on board 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 mighty 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. 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 in the port of Zadar.

Day 4, Tuesday: Zadar – Zrmanja (canoe safari) – Island Of Pag

After breakfast, bus excursion to the Zrmanja river. Here we will take over our canoes, 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 on board, overnight stay.

Day 5, Wednesday: Island Of Pag – Island Of 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 a 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 about to Rab, the principle town of the homonymous island. The old town of Rab with its distinctive 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’ll also find the Ethnological Museum. Overnight stay on board.

Day 6, Thursday: Island Of Rab – Goli Otok or Sveti Grgur

After breakfast we take an easy bicycle ride 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 barren island of Goli Otok or Sveti Grgur, which once were prison islands. Prisoners were kept here until 1988. Then we will enjoy today’s special Captain’s Dinner.

Day 7, Friday: Island Of Krk – Rijeka

Today we head towards the last island on our trip – Krk, with an area of 410 km2 the largest island in the Adriatic Sea. After arriving at the port of the city of Krk, our guide will invite us for a walk through the historic town and show us the most important sights. Lunch will be served aboard and we will leave the Island of Krk, sailing in direction to Rijeka. Afterwards we will have plenty of time to enjoy a last refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters 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. Overnight in the port of Rijeka.

Day 8, Saturday: Rijeka

After breakfast, disembarkation until 9 am.

 

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