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Ship
Date
Days
Destination
Information
Small Ship Cruise
American Constitution
26.04.2019
06.05.2019
10
North America, American Revolution Cruise
Fare from € 5.055
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Travelroute
Day 1

Baltimore, MD

Start your journey in Baltimore, a great maritime city, alive with excitement, colonial history and a busy harbour scene. Explore its history aboard the decks of legendary ships and on the cobblestone streets of the charming waterfront Inner Harbor. Cruise past Fort McHenry, where the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key‘s " Star-Spangled Banner" was fought.

Day 2

Norfolk, VA

Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk has enjoyed a dramatic history dating back to 1607, when British settlers first arrived on American shores. Today, the city embraces its colourful past while thriving as a modern metropolis. Tall schooners share the surrounding waters with naval vessels and oystermen. Enjoy tours of historic districts, museums, restored homes and the Norfolk Naval Station.

Day 3

Williamsburg, VA

Colonial Williamsburg is the restored 18th century capital of Britain's largest empire outpost in the New World. Once the political and economic center of the Virginia Colony, today it is the world's premier living history site. Led by our expert guide, stroll along its narrow streets and listen for unique native accents nearly unchanged since the days of the first English Colonists.

Day 4

Yorktown, VA

Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown make up what is known as the "Historic Triangle." Explore the port of Yorktown which was the site of the final battle of the American Revolution. Travel back in time at Jamestown Settlement, a museum about 17th century American history which tells the story of America's first permanent English colony settled in 1607.

Day 5

Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC is our nation’s capital located on the Potomac River, and bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It is characterized by neoclassic monuments and iconic buildings including the U.S. Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. It is also home to the Smithsonian Museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.

Day 6

Mount Vernon, VA

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to our nation’s first President. Originally a one and one-half story house built by his father in 1735, President Washington acquired Mount Vernon in 1754, and over the next 45 years slowly enlarged the home to create the magnificent 21-room residence we see today. George Washington personally supervised each renovation and advised on design, construction, decoration, and landscaping—even during the Revolutionary War.

Day 7

Cambridge, MD

Cambridge is an authentic Chesapeake town known for its rich history, beautiful buildings, and vibrant arts scene. Sail on an authentic skipjack or visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and see the diverse wildlife and shorebirds that inhabit the area. End your day with a special tea party hosted in the historic LaGrange Plantation.

Day 8

St. Michaels, MD

Stroll along the waterfront of St. Michaels, or peruse the charming gift shops and boutiques on tree-lined Talbot Street. Dock at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, once a famed shipbuilding village, the quiet enchantment, exciting past and romantic atmosphere of this restored town will give you a glimpse of what life was like in the 1800's.

Day 9

Annapolis, MD

The state capital of Maryland, Annapolis was founded in 1649, served briefly as the nation's capital in 1783 and boasts more 18th century brick buildings than any other city in the country. Travel through the charming historic streets of the 1690s, while your guide introduces you to 350 years of Annapolis' living history, architecture, and folklore. Along the way, you will see and hear about three homes of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Day 10

Chestertown, MD

With a colonial history dating back to the 17th century, Chestertown, Maryland is proud of its maritime heritage, serving as a major port of entry during colonial times. Today, sailing ships can still be seen coming into port. Visit the Schooner Sultana, an exact replica of an 18th-century ship that served in the British Royal Navy, now operating as an educational vessel. Every Memorial Day, the city hosts The Chestertown Tea Party Festival, which celebrates colonial resistance to British rule, proudly tossing the British tea overboard.

Day 11

Baltimore, MD

Your historic journey ends where it began, in the vibrant city of Baltimore.

Additional charges: Port Taxes and Fees: € 275,- pp

Overview

American Revolution Cruise

Travel back to the dawn of America, on our brand new 11-day American Revolution cruise. Explore the quaint towns and historic cities that have shaped our nation, including Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum with period specific tradespeople, shopkeepers, and political figures. Step onto the last battlefield of the Revolutionary War in Yorktown, and travel to Jamestown, the site of the first English settlement in the New World. Explore our Nation’s capital and view the Smithsonian exhibitions as well as the many historic monuments, before visiting Mount Vernon, George Washington’s iconic 18th century home. In Annapolis, take a guided city tour, and visit the historic homes of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. Onboard and onshore, Revolutionary War experts, authors, and reenactors join us to bring our nation’s history to life.

Highlights

Ports of Call: Baltimore, Norfolk, Williamsburg, Yorktown, Washington, Mount Vernon, Cambridge, St Michaels, Annapolis, Chestertown • On this historic 11- day cruise along the Chesapeake Bay, explore monumental battlefields, authentic colonial homes, and charming seaside villages • Along the way, travel in pure comfort on board the brand new American Constitution and enjoy the scenic passing landscapes from your private fully-furnished balcony

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American Constitution

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship
Passenger Capacity: 175
Built: 2017/2018
The newly-announced American Constitution is scheduled to begin cruising the East Coast in spring of 2018. With a capacity of 175 passengers, the American Constitution will feature the latest in technology, modern design, and sophisticated décor. The American Constitution will also feature large well-appointed staterooms with private balconies, as well as a variety of spacious lounges.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
Our staterooms are the most spacious in the small ship cruising industry. All range between 200 and 450 square feet in size, and feature full-sized bathrooms and modern amenities. After an invigorating day, your spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Enjoy the ever-changing scenery from your large opening picture window or from your private balcony.
American Constitution Amenities and Features:
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Exercise room with the latest equipment, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Evening entertainment focuses on music and history, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window

 

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Small Expedition Yacht
Coral Discoverer
26.04.2019
06.05.2019
10
Australia and NZ, Ancient Lands of the Kimberley
Fare from € 6.960
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Travelroute
Day 1

Depart Darwin

Board your ship at 8.00am for planned 9:00am departure > cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters > join our expedition staff in the lounge for an informative introduction to the Kimberley > with fellow travellers and friendly Coral Expeditions’ crew, enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks.

Day 2

King George River and Falls

Discover the first of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers, the mighty King George > board Xplorer, our specially designed excursion vessel and explore scenic gorges > take to our inflatable Zodiacs and cruise close to the base of magnificent King George Falls, the tallest single-drop waterfalls in Western Australia, towering some 80 metres above the river below > visit secluded Tranquil Bay for beach walking and exploration.

Day 3

Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island

Join our Expedition Leader on a walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II > visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery > with our Guest Lecturers, see fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.

Day 4

Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls

Anchor in Winyalken Bay > travel ashore aboard Xplorer to explore the maze of natural sandstone caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway > consider an optional scenic heli-flight over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls (additional expense) > this evening enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as we indulge in a gourmet Aussie Beach BBQ.

Day 5

Bigge Island and Careening Bay

Discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art > hear from our Guest Lecturers about these traditional art forms and the myths from the dreamtime that inspired them > explore Careening Bay; named by early explorer Phillip Parker King after his ship ‘HMC Mermaid’ was careened for repairs during his second voyage of discovery in the Kimberley > our Expedition Team will lead us to the site of a remarkable boab tree bearing the inscription ‘HMC Mermaid – 1820’, still clearly visible almost 200 years later.

Day 6

Prince Regent River and King Cascades

Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Xplorer to breathtaking King Cascades, an unusual and picturesque waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations > enjoy a picnic lunch at beautiful Camp Creek, where there is also time for a cooling dip in the freshwater pools.

Day 7

Montgomery Reef and Doubtful Bay

Savour a truly unforgettable moment as Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tide ebbs > join our Expedition Staff aboard the Xplorer and Zodiacs to experience this natural phenomenon up close > discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks > cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay.

Day 8

Raft Point and Ruby Falls

Cruise through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry > travel ashore at imposing Raft Point and visit a secluded and very interesting Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion) > explore Red Cone Creek and enjoy a leisurely swim at Ruby Falls.

Day 9

Horizontal Falls and Bucaneer Archipelago

Meander through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 islands > in Talbot Bay the region’s 12 metre tides create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls, described by legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders in the world” > the amazing power of the falls is revealed when the region’s 12 metre tides turn, forcing millions of litres of water to rush through the narrow gaps between cliffs > board the Zodiacs for an exhilarating ride through the falls > explore Silica Beach on Hidden Island with its stunning white sands and crystal clear waters.

Day 10

Lacepede Islands

Explore Pender Bay and subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef > this nature reserve has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest such population in the world > board the Zodiacs and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns > the islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting > this evening we reflect on this wonderful expedition with new-found friends as we enjoy the Captain’s farewell drinks.

Day 11

Arrive in Broome

Our adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Broome this morning at 8:00am > if you’re not transferring directly to the airport why not spend the day visiting world-famous Cable Beach or stroll the historic streets of Chinatown in central Broome > post cruise transfers included.

Please Note: this itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Overview

Ancient Lands of the Kimberley

We invite you to discover the remarkable Kimberley Coast. Home to towering waterfalls, rugged outback landscapes, ancient Aboriginal art and abundant wildlife there is simply no place on earth quite like the Kimberley, and no better way to discover it than by small ship.

Join us to experience all of the icons of the Kimberley Coast over ten unforgettable days cruising between Darwin and Broome. In the north, discover the majestic King George River with its towering 80-metre twin falls and the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion) Paintings of Bigge Island. Explore the Mitchell Plateau and cruise the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers before experiencing beautiful King Cascades, remarkable Montgomery Reef and the amazing natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls in the south.

This is a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture and the legends of Australia’s pioneering past. Travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings and soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. With two landings most days, with Coral Expeditions you will enjoy more opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the magic of the Kimberley. Aboard our unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable zodiacs, and with the expert local knowledge of our experienced guides, you are assured of making the most of every minute of your expedition, and do it all in total comfort and unrivalled style.

Highlights

Discover the mighty King George River and get in close to the soaring falls on our Zodiac excursions • Visit and learn about ancient rock art with our expert Expedition Team • Explore Hathaway’s Hideaway and the maze of sandstone caves • Indulge in gourmet Aussie beach BBQ as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean • Aboard our Xplorer tender, cruise the Prince Regent River to King Cascades • Experience the tidal phenomenon that expose Montgomery Reef and create the unique Horizontal Falls • Spot amazing marine life and enjoy bird watching

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Coral Discoverer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 63 metres

Passenger Capacity: 72 (in 36 rooms)

Built: 2005 / Refurbished: 2016

Launched in 2005, Coral Discoverer set a new benchmark standard for small ship cruising in Australia. Refurbished in November 2016, she continues to raise the bar to new levels of sophistication in expedition cruising in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 1800-tonne Coral Discoverer is the grand vision of Coral Expeditions, pioneers in expedition and adventure cruises around Australia, Papua New Guinea and South East Asia. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to go where larger vessels cannot. Her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to beaches and rivers. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities.

Coral Discoverer was built to the exacting international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards and specifications in Cairns, Australia, with one aim in mind; to create the ultimate small ship cruising experience. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your experience aboard Coral Discoverer will be unique.

After the refurbishment, the Sun Deck has evolved to become a new social space and the hub of on board community living. This area has been converted into an undercover deck area complete with round ‘Explorer Bar’ with bar stools and sun deck with lounges and an area for outdoor exercise equipment.

Guest accommodation has also received a substantial upgrade with the addition of six Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms providing coveted inside/outside living quarters. Each of our other Stateroom grades has also received a full upgrade with updated bathroom fixtures, soft furnishings and artwork making for an even more comfortable stay on board Coral Discoverer.

The Coral Discoverer offers five different grades of staterooms, ranging from Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms to Main Deck Staterooms. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are on the top deck and have private balconies opening out from French windows. All rooms are furnished with contemporary flair and feature original artwork, a small private en-suite, individually-controlled air-conditioning, an iPod dock, ample storage and Australian toiletries. All staterooms are serviced daily. Each stateroom is spacious, sized between 15sqm (161 square feet) to 20 sq. (215 square feet) and has either a balcony, feature picture windows or porthole windows. Most staterooms can be configured to either junior king or twin bedding.

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Small Yacht Cruise
Providenca
27.04.2019
04.05.2019
7
The Adriatic, Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)
Fare from € 935,-
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Day 1

Embarkation in Dubrovnik (Gruz harbor)

Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2

Dubrovnik – Korčula

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with an optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik, a.k.a. the Pearl of the Adriatic or the King’s Landing. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Its outpost is your next stop, with your journey over interrupted only by a refreshing dip on the Elaphite Islands. You’ll know Korčula** was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. Overnight in Korčula. *Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package *Korčula town walking tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 3

Korčula – Pučišća (Island of Brač) – Omiš

Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korčula, and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island, perhaps even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’, the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš. *Stonemasonry school – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 4

Omiš – Split – excursion Skradin and Trogir;

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit. After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour* to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. *Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 5

Split – Hvar (Island of Hvar) – Vela Luka (Island of Korčula)

In a splash of islands lined up directly across from Split, Hvar is the one known for purple lavender fields, potent red wines and glitzy jet-set feasts along starlit waterfronts. Especially so at its prime hotspot, the Old Town of Hvar, also the home of the oldest theatre in Europe and organized tourism in Croatia! Join an optional walking tour* to learn more about the interesting history and starry present of the town and the island, before sailing over for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Otoci. Later in the afternoon, drop the anchor in Vela Luka on Korčula, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight. *Hvar town – optional walking tour package.

Day 6

Vela Luka (Island of Korčula) – Pomena (Island of Mljet) – Slano

Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected with by a small channel with the sea. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking over to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion* – but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. **Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.

Day 7

Slano – Dubrovnik

In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia* highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight. **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia.

Day 8

Dubrovnik

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking by 09:00 AM. Make sure to keep in touch with your fellow travelers and the Cruise Manager and the crew, as MS Providenca will wait for you next year too!

Additional charges: taxes and fees, to be paid on board in cash: 40 EUR pp

Overview

Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)

Come away with us and experience Mediterranean as it once was…

Included:
– 8 days / 7 nights cruise
– Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
– Welcome drink and snack
– Half board: breakfast buffet, lunch except on day 1, day 4 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
– Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
– Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
– Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
– Complimentary snack during the afternoon
– 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
– Usage of the ship’s equipment
– Towels change every second day
– Bed linen change once a week
– Daily cabin cleaning service
– Free Wi/Fi on board

Highlights

Dubrovnik •Korčula • Omiš • Split • Hvar • Slano

Please Note: more Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Providenca

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 47 m

Passenger Capacity: 40

Year Refurbished: 2018

M/S Providenca has been commissioned in 2014, refurbished in 2018, setting new standards in service, cabin size and equipment and overall cruise comfort. The boat is 47 m long, 9 m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 40 persons. She has 20 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

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Small Ship Cruise
American Star
27.04.2019
04.05.2019
7
North America, Historic South and Golden Isles Adventure
Fare from € 3.760
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Day 1

Charleston

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War sieges, the city is considered by many to be a living museum. Visit historic Fort Sumter National Monument, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out. Learn how Charleston’s African-American heritage has contributed to the city’s history and unique culture. Enjoy the beauty of the area with a stroll through magnificent parks and gardens.

Day 2

Beaufort

Beaufort’s history includes European explorers, Native American cultural influences, British settlements and Civil War battles. Today, horse-drawn carriages clatter along the narrow streets of this historic district, past 18th and 19th century homes famous for unique Beaufort-style architecture. View historic forts and elegant homes and discover why Beaufort was once heralded as the “Newport of the South."

Day 3

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head is a first class resort known for its championship golf courses and miles of scenic beaches. A boat tour of The Sea Pines Forest Preserve gives you a close-up view of Hilton Head's indigenous plant and animal life, including the American Alligator.

Day 4

Savannah

With its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture, Savannah is still a bustling seaport with renowned historic districts that preserve its phenomenal 19th century wealth and opulence. Join a narrated tour of Savannah’s “Historic and Victorian Districts," brave an evening Ghost Walk, or explore the area's magnificent shops.

Day 5

Sapelo Island

Experience the forested uplands, salt marshes, and beach dune systems that make up Sapelo Island. Take a narrated island tour to visit the top attractions of Sapelo's Hog Hammock Community, the local lighthouse, and the mansion of the islands' last millionaire owner, R.J. Reynolds.

Day 6

St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island

Discover the compelling history of Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. Today, Jekyll Island is part of Georgia’s Sea Isles and boasts “Millionaire’s Village," 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages, now recognized as a National Historic Landmark. St. Simons Island offers guests a view of he area's past including the momentous 18th century battlefields and sprawling, antebellum plantations.

Day 7

Cruising to Amelia Island

Discover the natural beauty of Amelia Island, with its miles of quartz beaches and rolling sand dunes. Fernandina Beach, the island's only city, now harbors a treasure trove of history, antiques, and collectibles. Join a walking tour of Centre Street's Historic District, with 50 blocks of restored 19th Century Victorian homes and shops.

Day 8

Jacksonville, FL Area (Amelia Island)

Disembarkation.
Take in the beautiful weather of northern Florida as you disembark from your tour of the South. Jacksonville offers a number of wonderful activities, including a tour of Cummer Art Museum, which houses an exclusive collection of art, including rare porcelain.
Additional charges: port taxes/fees: € 225 pp

Overview

Historic South and Golden Isles Adventure

The Intracoastal Waterway is a protected network of bays, rivers, and canals with its shores home to some of the most beautiful historic cities in America. Start your journey in Charleston, lined with cobblestone streets and antebellum houses and where the first shots of the Civil War were heard. Continue to scenic Beaufort and learn what life was like on a southern plantation from our resident expert dressed in period costume. Enjoy the scenic beaches and abundant wildlife at Hilton Head, before traveling to Savannah where you will tour historic districts showcasing 19th Century wealth and opulence. In Jekyll Island, visit “Millionaire’s Village,” a National Historic Landmark with 240-acres of extravagant homes and winter cottages built over 100 years ago. On your final stop at Amelia Island, take a river cruise and walking tour through the Victorian seaport of Fernandina Beach.

Highlights

As you cruise between ports, expansive wildlife refuges and remote islands stretch out before you, offering an extraordinary view into the wilderness and wildlife of the South • Enjoy a region of history, legend, grace, and beauty that will leave you inspired • Ports Of Call: Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, Savannah, Sapelo Island, St. Simons Island / Jekyll Island, Jacksonville (Amelia Island)

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American Star

Vessel Type: Coastal Cruise Ship

Passenger Capacity: 100

Built: 2007

The American Star offers guests the same style of cruising that has become the hallmark of American Cruise Lines. From charming small towns to gracious ports, the American Star brings guests to places of historic interest and magnificent beauty. On-board, guests can unwind in the friendly and accommodating atmosphere, as they enjoy personalized service by an attentive, all-American staff.

Finely Appointed Staterooms

American Star's staterooms are the most spacious in small ship cruising, all over 18.5m² in size, and each with large opening picture windows and a private bathroom. Each spacious stateroom is a comfortable haven and the perfect place to relax and unwind. Passengers can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from large, opening picture windows or from private balconies..

American Star Amenities and Features: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship. Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood. Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, the culinary program features locally sourced ingredients Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery. Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms. Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship with individual climate control and open picture window. Hotel-size bathrooms with a full set of amenities. Private balconies and twice daily stateroom service. Evening entertainment focuses on music and history. The ship is built in the USA and has an All American Crew. Complimentary cocktail hour each evening. Onboard historians and naturalists. American Cruise Lines offers great cruises with personalized service.

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Small Yacht Cruise
Agape Rose
27.04.2019
04.05.2019
7
The Adriatic, Dalmatian Islands Cruise (Agape Rose)
Fare from € 1.075
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Day 1

Embarkation Dubrovnik

Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2

Dubrovnik – Slano

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before joining in an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous Gothic and baroque facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. The merchant power equal to the one of Venetian Republic, Dubrovnik was a large seafaring force. Dubrovnik nobility and captains fancied the small town of Slano for their summer estates and you will understand why as soon as you arrive in the afternoon. Explore this quaint seaside settlement on your own or join our optional tour** to the town of Ston, known for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. *Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia

Day 3

Mljet – Korčula

Breakfasts on Agape Rose are always served with a view. Enjoy the start of your day before arriving to the green island of Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion – but whatever you do, do not pass on setting foot on Mljet! After a refreshing dip along the way, visit Korčula. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or in an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula. *Korčula walking tour – optional walking tour package ** Optional excursion: Mljet National Park

Day 4

Korčula – Hvar – Vis

Enjoy a breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining our optional guided tour*. In the afternoon, hop over to the island of Vis, the most distant from the coast of all inhabited islands in Croatia. Closed off to the public for the larger part of the 20th century for its role as an important Yugoslav military base, Vis and its nature remain incredibly preserved even today. Dinner onboard and overnight in Vis. *Hvar walking tour – optional walking tour package

Day 5

Vis – Šibenik

You will wake up to views of Vis town waterfront, comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbor area, and the historic, medieval corner. Spanning over two millennia, the array of heritage in this small settlement might not surprise, ranging from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour* to get insight into the tumultuous history of Vis before setting sail towards the mainland. Arriving to Šibenik, snatch a spot on the deck, as its stone waterfront, nestled beneath the impressive St. Michael fort, remains a sight to behold. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance – both the one centuries ago, when the town’s Cathedral of St. James was constructed, and the present day, with the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleys and great cuisine in an evening on your own. Overnight in Šibenik. *Walking tour of Šibenik – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Vis

Day 6

Šibenik – Krka – Skradin – Split

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit before heading back to the seaside to visit the gem of Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir has been protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional * Split walking tour to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living here. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. *Split walking tour – optional walking tour package

Day 7

Split – Pučišća – Omiš

As you wave Split and its easy-going spirit goodbye, you’ll be heading to one of the neighboring islands, Brač, known as the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic karst rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš, right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš. *Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 8

Omiš

Enjoy one last sea view breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9:00 AM.

Additional charges: taxes and fees, to be paid on board in cash: 40 EUR pp

Overview

Dalmatian Islands Cruise (Agape Rose)

Come away with us and experience Mediterranean as it once was…

Included:
– 8 days / 7 nights cruise
– Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
– Welcome drink and snack
– Half board: breakfast buffet, served lunch, except on day 1, day 4 and 6 when dinner is included instead of lunch
– Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
– Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
– Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
– Complimentary snack during the afternoon
– 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
– Usage of the ship’s equipment
– Towels change every day
– Bed linen change twice a week
– Free Wi/Fi on board
– Excursion Skradin and Trogir (entrance to National Park Krka not included)

Highlights

Dubrovnik • Slano • Mljet • Korčula • Hvar • Vis • Šibenik • Krka • Split

Please Note: more Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Agape Rose

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 48,5 m (155 ft)

Passenger Capacity: 38

Year Built: 2017

MS Agape Rose has been commissioned in 2017, luxury class. The boat is 48,5 m (155 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 38 persons. She has 19 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

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Small Yacht Cruise
Equator
27.04.2019
04.05.2019
7
The Adriatic, Split to Dubrovnik cruise - Premium class
Fare from € 1.290
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Day 1

Split

Your vessel will be docked in Split Harbour where you can board at anytime during the day. Your welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and you will be introduced by the Cruise director to the Captain, crew and your fellow passengers. A welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. The Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.

Day 2

Split, Omiš, Pučišća (Brač Island)

Our English speaking guide will do morning Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. At 12:00 we will start our cruise to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. Lunch will be given while we cruise there with swim stop. After Omiš we will cruise across the Brač channel to continue towards Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times. It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight. Overnight in Pučišće (breakfast/lunch onboard)

Day 3

Pučišća, Bol, Hvar

We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 4

Hvar, Biševo Blue Cave, Vis

We start our day with morning cruise towards Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit, and this is a reason why entrance fees should be paid on the spot – if we have luck to visit it! We will dock in Vis. Lunch. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years - due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis Overnight in Vis Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 5

Vis, Korčula

Breakfast departure to head to the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive in Korčula. Korčula is known as a birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will lead a Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 6

National Park Mljet

After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, passing by magnificent shores of the Korčula archipelago, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have a free afternoon to explore the park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Mljet (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 7

National Park Mljet, Dubrovnik

Morning departure to Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 8

Dubrovnik

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast (breakfast onboard).

Additional charges: Port taxes and fees: € 25,- pp

Overview

Split to Dubrovnik cruise – Premium class

Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik via the islands of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. We will visit the main sites and some of the more out of the way locations as we cruise on our small ship. You are left free to explore the restaurants of the towns we stay in each night and we provide walking tours to show you the highlights of the towns.

Rates include:
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 6 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome dinner with three courses
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
• Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

M/S Equator is a luxury yacht-like ship that will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Croatian Coast. Built for the season 2017 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, guaranteeing intimate cruise for all guests. Discover charming Croatian coastline and islands on this luxury ship. Indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife. Intention of this cruise is to show beauty of our islands and thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present our lifestyle and heritage that we want to offer to our children as a gift. The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns and islands (Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik etc.) and have time for sightseeing, wine tastings, enjoy island’s dinner at cosy restaurants….

Highlights

Dubrovnik • National Park Mljet • Korčula • Vis • Biševo Blue Cave • Hvar • Bol • Pučišća • Omiš • Split

Please Note: More Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Equator

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 39m

Passenger Capacity: 36

Built: 2017

Equator, will be built and launched in 2017 in the Split shipyard. With its perfect size (39 metres long) and manouvering abilities, and just 18 cabins our newly built, Equator has been custom built to carry up to 36 passengers in comfort to many of the smaller ports and villages along Croatia's Adriatic Coast.

Equator has 18 very spacious cabins, all with private facilities and air-conditioning providing a premium cruise. Passenger cabins are situated on two decks and are all fully air conditioned, with an independent ventilation system and modern private en suites shower and toilet.

All cabins are equipped with twin (200x80 cm) or double (200x160 cm) beds, Satellite LCD TV, desk and chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for messages from the cruise manager or group leader.

Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have cabin window and porthole in bathroom.

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Sublime Yachting
SeaDream I
27.04.2019
04.05.2019
7
The Mediterranean, Luxury Mediterranean: Malaga to Barcelona
Fare from € 3.610
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Day 1

Malaga

Malaga, together with adjacent towns and municipalities such as Rincon de la Victoria, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Alhaurin de la Torre, Mijas, and Marbella, forms the Malaga Metropolitan area. The important cultural infrastructure and the rich artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Malaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso and actor Antonio Banderas were both born in Malaga. SeaDream calls to Malaga both as an embarkation point as well as a typical port of call.

Day 2

Motril for Granada

The port of Motril is the closest port to the ancient Moorish city of Granada, less than one hours drive up into the Sierra Nevada mountains. In Granada, the Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is the most famous building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy. Granada was the last Moorish city to surrender to the Christians during the "Reconquista" in 1492. The town of Motril is about two miles inland from the port. The beach of Playa Granada is a short walk from the dock to the fishing port.

Day 3

Cartagena

Cartagena was founded in the 3rd century BC and has been a major naval station. It is located in the Region of Murcia, southeastern Spain. Thanks to its strategic position on the Mediterranean, Cartagena has been inhabited by many different cultures which have left their mark on its rich cultural heritage during a glorious and turbulent history. It’s a very pleasant and relaxing city to walk around. SeaDream makes it easy is the yacht docks in the center of town. Guests have an option of a walking discovery adventure as well as resort golf at La Manga. Some guests also enjoy independent usage of the mountain bikes.

Day 4

Ibiza, Balearic Islands

Ibiza town is the largest city on this 3rd largest Balearic Spanish Island. It lies 79 kilometers (49 miles) off the coast of Valencia, in eastern Spain. Ibiza has become famous for its incredible nightlife and the electronic music that originated on the island. This UNESCO awarded city has some great land adventure options including resort golf, wine tasting, exploring the Dalt Villa and mountain biking to name a few. We try to stay late in the evening so guests can also get a taste of the nightlife.

Day 5

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands

Situated on the southern coast of Mallorca, the largest city in the Balearic Islands archipelago is Palma. Mallorca’s cultural and economic hub is the 12th largest urban area in all of Spain. Palma has an area of 21.4 square kilometers, housing half the population of Mallorca and despite being compared to Barcelona and Florence, it is twinned with Naples, Italy. In 1983, Palma officially became the capital of the Balearic Islands. Originally founded by General Quintus Caecilius Metellus as a Roman camp in 123 B.C.E., the island of Mallorca was a part of the Tarraconensis province of Spain. The Romans established two ports, Pollentia to the northeast and Palma in the south. Palma was utilized as a port for Africa, while Pollentia was used for Roman cities in the northwest Mediterranean. Prior to the Muslim conquest and downfall of the Western Roman Empire, existed a period where the Byzantine Empire was on Mallorca. Due to the lack of documentation, the nature of this presence is unknown, but for the 10th century to 1229 A.D., Palma was under Islamic control as “Medina Mayurqa”. When James I of Aragon captured Palma in 1229, it was given municipality as “Cuitat de Mallorca”, and maintained as the capital of the Kingdom of Majorca. Perpignan and Palma became a joint capital of the Kingdom once James I of Aragon passed away. From 1229 onward, the foundations of Mallorcan society began to flourish, although various war-like events would soon take place. In 1391 began an anti-Jewish movement that forced the Jewish people to flee, convert, or be killed – actions that would ultimately be reinforced in the Inquisition. While the Revolt of 1450 was occurring, it was farmers that were then harassed. A river that divided the city would eventually spur social and economic issues as an Upper and Lower town of the city would be established. Mallorca was on the decline by the 16th century, and became a haven for pirates by the 17th century. Finally, the War of the Spanish Succession ended and destroyed the Crown of Aragon in 1714 when Barcelona fell. The city would eventually begin to thrive again as Charles III of Spain allowed commercial activity to bounce back by removing interdiction of commerce with the Spanish colonies in America. Once Algeria became occupied by France, fear of Maghredi attacks were eliminated, allowing further economic expansion with new maritime routes surfacing. Since 1950, Mallorca has become a prime tourist destination, growing from 600,000 visitors in 1960 to 19.2 million visitors by 2001. Tourists can view the old city, Arab baths, Palma Cathedral, Bellver Castle, or simply indulge in the beautiful Playa de S’amarador. For a glorious, picturesque scene of mountains, be sure to visit the Serra de Tramuntana and explore the UNESCO location overlooking the sea.

Day 6

Mahón, Menorca, Balearic Islands

Mahón (also known as Maó) is the capital of the Balearic Islands of Menorca. The arrival by sea is really incredible as the Captain enters via a fjord-like inlet and then turns that yacht around and docks in the heart of the city. The capital has an interesting mix of old and new architectural styles. SeaDream has arranged four separate and unique yachting land adventures that include Golf, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and “Mahon Musts”.

Day 7

Tarragona

Tarragona is home to a large port and was founded before the 5th century BC.
This city is worth a visit for it's history and ancient remains. Go for a walk through the historic centre and try some typical tapas and local seafood, like the Catalan "pa amb tomàquet" or "neules i torrons".

Day 8

Barcelona

Disembarkation.
Barcelona, a Unesco Awarded City, is the second largest in Spain. It was the 12th-most-visited city in the world, and 4th most visited in Europe after London, Paris, and Rome. Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia, which has been under construction since 1882 and is still financed by private donations. Completion is planned for 2026. SeaDream almost always docks downtown at the World Trade Center and is steps away from the famous boulevard of La Rambla. SeaDream has several land adventure options for you, view voyages for the various activities to participate in.

Overview

Luxury Mediterranean: Malaga to Barcelona

Personalized and intimate, our luxury Mediterranean Cruises offer a remarkably different yachting experience. Sailing through some of the most famous ports in the French and Italian Riviera, Greek Isles, the Spanish Mediterranean coast, and to many less crowded yet beautiful ports in the region, our club members trust us to deliver an unforgettable experience. When you wish to explore the Mediterranean, you’ll find you’re at home as a guest aboard one of our yachts. So, when you plan your next vacation, get ready to take a voyage you’ll never forget.

While there are some of SeaDream’s most popular destinations, they are far from the only voyages available to our guests. Instead, we strive to offer our guests a wide selection of ports to dock at.

Our guests often observe that it’s the journey, not the destination that defines a luxury Mediterranean cruise. This is why each voyage stops at various ports and travels through some of the most iconic waterways of the region.

Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling &amp; Service fees: € 378,- per guest INCLUDED

Please Note: More Mediterranean voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more details.

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SeaDream I & II

Vessel Type: Yacht
Length: 104.8 m
Passenger Capacity: 112

Named "Best Small Luxury Cruise Ship of 2015" in ForbesLife, twin mega-yachts SeaDream I & II are intimate boutique ships that provide a unique travelling experience unlike any other cruise vacation. The expression "yachting" is not only a statement about size; it's a lifestyle aboard our intimate vessels with the service of 95 crew members and 112 guests that make each guest feel like they are on their very own private luxury yacht. Chic and stylish, SeaDream's 56-stateroom yachts are favoured for its elegant informality, highly personal service, inclusive open bar and gratuities, all ocean views staterooms and suites, luxury accommodations and world-class cuisine.

Highly Personalized, Award-Winning Service

SeaDream’s award-winning 5-star service is second to none. From the moment you are welcomed aboard by the Captain, it feels as if you are being welcomed onto your own private luxury yacht. With a maximum of 112 guests and an award-winning crew of 95, the crew to guest ratio provides each guest with SeaDream’s incomparable style and expert attention to detail. The service aboard either of SeaDream’s twin mega-yachts is comfortably transparent, like the way the bartender knows your name and what you would like to drink, or how the waiter knows how to surprise you with your favourite dessert. Your crew is passionate about delivering highly personalized and anticipatory service. Once you experience SeaDream’s inimitable service, you will be, “Splendidly Spoiled” and you may never want to go on a cruise ship again.

Some of the highlights aboard the SeaDream I & II:

Watersports Marina Platform • SeaDream Spa & Salon • The social heart of the yacht: Top of the Yacht Bar • Balinese Dream Beds • Stylish decorated Staterooms & Suites • A Gastronomical Yacht Experience; excellent gourmet dishes presented by expert chefs and sommeliers to experience a tasting adventure of wining & dining - Bon Appétit! • Pool Deck • Casino, Piano Bar & Library • Yoga, Fitness Center & Golf Simulator • Boutique

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Small Yacht Cruise
Lord of the Glens
28.04.2019
05.05.2019
7
Northern Europe, Heart Of The Highlands
Fare from € 1.955
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Day 1

Embarkation

Arrive in Inverness and embark ‘MV Lord of the Glens’. Evening Captain’s reception and dinner. Moor Inverness overnight.

Day 2

Culloden and Caledonian Canal

Morning visit to Culloden, the famous battlefield where ‘Bonnie’ Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated and then see the ancient stones of Clava Cairns. Sail this afternoon on the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822 to connect Loch Ness with the Great Glen’s three other lochs. Enter Loch Ness, pausing in front of Urquhart Castle for photographs. Ascend the impressive flight of locks that run through the heart of Fort Augustus. Moor Fort Augustus overnight.

Day 3

Laggan Avenue and Glenfinnan

Sail through the tree-lined section known as Laggan Avenue and into Loch Lochy and on until we descend Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, to the village of Corpach, nestled in the shadow of Ben Nevis. In the afternoon we take the West Highland railway line over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains. Moor overnight at Corpach.

Day 4

Oban

Today we enter the ocean, passing mysterious lochs and islands till we reach Oban, the seafood capital of the Highlands. Join us for a walk up to McCaigs Tower dominating the skyline of the town with great views of the Western Isles. Overnight at Oban.

Day 5

Isle of Iona and Tobermory

This morning we sail to Craignure on the Isle of Mull, with a pause in front of Duart Castle for photographs. Visit to Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Britain. Later sail to Tobermory, again on the Isle of Mull. Tobermory’s most striking feature is the gaily painted houses that line the waterfront originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers for £20 each. Moor Mull overnight.

Day 6

Eigg and Inverie

Sail north from Tobermory to tiny Eigg this morning, catching glimpses of the islands of the Inner Hebrides along the way. At Eigg you can get a sense of what life is like for the roughly 90 people who live on this island community. Then sail to the small village of Inverie on Loch Nevis, where you can have a drink at the most remote pub in the British Isles. Moor Inverie overnight.

Day 7

Kyle

Early morning sail across the Sound of Sleet to Armadale and the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre. Later sail to Kyle of Lochalsh from where we visit the Eilean Donan Castle and picturesque village of Plockton. Evening Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner. Overnight in Kyle of Lochalsh.

Day 8

Disembarkation

Disembark in Kyle of Lochalsh after breakfast and drive to Inverness.

Please Note: timings and schedule are subject to weather conditions and tide.

Overview

Heart Of The Highlands

This seven night voyage on board the deluxe ‘Lord of the Glens’ encompasses the main highlights of a voyage through the very heart of the Scottish Highlands introducing the interested traveller to the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal, the glistening waters of Loch Linnhe, the Sound of Mull, the Sound of Sleat and finally to Kyle Rhea with calls at Inverness, Fort Augustus, Laggan, Corpach (Fort William), Craignure (Isle of Mull), Iona, Tobermory, Isle of Eigg, Armadale on the Isle of Skye as well as Loch Nevis for remote Inverie before ‘voyage end’ at Kyle of Lochalsh.

The arrangement will appeal to those seeking great natural beauty, excellent cuisine as well as sumptuous accommodation. The tariff provides for a full Scottish breakfast, luncheon and a splendid dinner. At most ports of call there is something to interest and fascinate the weary traveller, but alternatively you are free simply to escape, perhaps read a book and sip a glass of wine as the glories of the landscape slip by.

Highlights

Visit Culloden, the infamous battlefield where “Bonnie” Prince Charlie’s Jacobite forces were defeated in 1746 • Cruise past the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle • Glide along the tree-lined canal known as Laggan Avenue • Visit the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Britain • Look for marine animals and birdlife, including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds

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Lord of the Glens

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 46 metres

Passenger Capacity: 48

Built: 1985

Until recently, size-limiting locks prevented travellers from seeing the Highlands from the remarkable vantage point of the inland waterway that links Scotland's most famous lochs. Now, with the style of a classic luxury yacht, the 48-guest Lord of the Glens journeys through this spectacular countryside in spectacular style.

The moment you step aboard the Lord of the Glens you are surrounded by the rich mahogany finishes of the reception area and lobby. The ship is magnificently appointed and brings to mind that one is in a stately country manor rather than a five-star ship.

Cabins: Cabins are tasteful, comfortable and spacious with wonderful outside views. Most cabins have large picture windows (four have two large portholes). Facilities include a private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, satellite television, music system, hairdryer, telephone, safety deposit box, bathrobes and toiletries.

Public Areas: With all round teak decks, hardwood finished interiors and fine fabrics, the Lord of the Glens offers a stylish and relaxing ambience. The two lounges and two open-air viewing areas are social hubs aboard shop, and the small library and cozy bar are a refuge for the more solitary.

Meals: Served in the elegant single-seating Dining Room. Chefs create healthy, delicious cuisine served by an attentive staff.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Bougainville
29.04.2019
06.05.2019
7
The Mediterranean, 4th Annual Piano Festival at Sea
Fare from € 3.710
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Day 1

Athens

The Greek capital city is located on the edge of the Saronic gulf, in the east of the country. It bears a plural name in reference to the first villages that surround the Acropolis. You will be enchanted by the rocky plateau presided by its monuments listed as UNESCO World Heritage. In the city below, you can visit some of the liveliest districts in Athens: Plaka, with its maze of colourful streets, and where, in the evenings the drifting aroma of moussaka and garlic prawns will tickle your taste buds. Don’t miss anything of the city’s cultural past. Pay a visit to the National Archaeological museum, or the Cycladic Art Museum.

Day 2

Patmos

Patmos is one of the legendary must-see islands in the Dodecanese. This is where Saint John resided, presumed author of the last book in the Bible. The cave of the Apocalypse and the Saint-John-the-Theologian Monastery are dedicated to him. These sites, which are listed by UNESCO as World Heritage, are located at the top of a hillside planted with vines and orchards. On the shore, the crystalline coves of Kambos and Lampi offer absolutely gorgeous swimming areas. You’ll be drawn to the bustle in Skala harbour and its taverns, famous for their fish soup and tiropita, which is a type of pasty filled with fresh Patmos cheese.

Day 3

Kusadasi

The attractive seaside resort of Kusadasi is located in a gulf on the western coast of Turkey. You can bathe there in clear waters or stroll along the coastal walk, in the shade of palms. In the historical district, you can take a mosey down the narrow streets and explore the colourful shops in the bazaar. Close by, the Ephesus archaeological site in the hillsides provides an opportunity to discover the ruins of one of the most famous cities of Antiquity.

Day 4

Dikili

The charming harbour city of Dikili is located on the west coast in the province of Izmir. It’s shoreline of turquoise waters is an invitation to come. In the shade of maritime pines, the streets in the town centre will win your favour with their fresh fruit juice stands and honey cakes. You can also go on a wander inland and visit the Pergamon acropolis.

Day 5

Santorini

Santorini is the most spectacular of the Cyclades. The arrival of your ship in the grandiose region of the caldera, the ancient volcanic crater engulfed by the sea, is one of the highlights of your cruise. The huge cliffs with their volcanic hues, combining black, purple-grey and deep red rocks, form precipitous heights on the top of which are perched dazzling white villages. At the North-Western tip of the island, the village of Oia, with its tangle of houses and the blue domes of its churches hanging from the edge of the cliff offer a panorama between sky and sea that literally takes one’s breath away.

Day 6

Delos

This legendary Cyclades island of Delos stands just a few miles southwest of Mykonos. The ceremonial solemnity of this ancient holy sanctuary will not leave you indifferent. The sheer size and importance of this UNESCO World Heritage site which covers over half of the island is thrilling in itself. From the Stoa of Antigonos, the Terrace of the Lions, to the carved marble animal statues, you will make discovery after discovery, against a backdrop of the Aegean stretching to the horizon. The theatre steps on the hillside are a particularly good place from which to enjoy the expansive view.

Day 7

Mykonos

Nicknamed “little Venice”, Mykonos is famous for its Alefkandra district where houses are built right on the water’s edge. Their multi-coloured loggias are emblematic of this Cyclades island, as are the pelicans and windmills. You can get close up to the birds on the quaysides of the old port. Up on the hillside, you can see the windmill sails turning. In the cobbled streets of the pedestrian centre, bougainvillea bedeck immaculate facades. As you weave in and out of the little streets, snatches of coastline will undoubtedly call you to the island’s beaches, the quietest of which can be found on the northern coast.

Day 8

Hydra

This unusual gem belonging to the Saronic islands is located to the east of the Peloponnese. There are no cars here. Named after the island, the harbour town is layered up the slopes of a mountainous bay. You may be surprised to see beautiful stone mansions. These are traditional here, as are the multi-coloured caïquesalong the quays. Further along the shore, within the walls of the “Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary” is a museum of Byzantine art. Collections from Athens National History Museum are exhibited in the elegant villa Koundouriotis.

Day 9

Athens

Disembarkation.

Overview

4th Annual Piano Festival at Sea

Set sail aboard Le Bougainville for a musical cruise in the Aegean Sea, in the cultural cradle of western civilisation. A circuit in partnership with Radio Classique, with the exceptional presence of Alain Duault.

This itinerary will enable you to discover several UNESCO World Heritage treasures over 8 days during unforgettable ports of call, with all this punctuated by recitals performed on board by exceptional pianists.

Your voyage begins in Athens, the city of the gods and the great philosophers dominated by the Acropolis, from where you will head for the island of Patmos in the Dodecanese. Saint John wrote his gospels here and it is where tradition locates the Cave of the Apocalypse.

Le Bougainville will then sail towards Kusadasi and Dikili, gateways to the fabulous ancient sites of Ephesus and its huge library, a real jewel of white marble, as well as Pergamum and its impressive theatre.

The pearls of the Cyclades now await you: the unique Santorini, unfurling the grandiose circle of its caldera, Delos, the sacred island frozen in time, and Mykonos, with its paved small streets and blue-and-white houses.

After a final port of call at Hydra, the “Saint-Tropez of Athenians”, you will reach Athens, the end of your musical and maritime odyssey.

In partnership with Radio Classique.
These annual Ponant/Radio Classique music cruises have become a must for fans of the king of instruments. This season, five outstanding musicians will come together to perform, from Nelson Freire, not only Brazil’s greatest pianist but also in the world, to the young Russian Anna Fedorova, a virtuoso with kaleidoscopic fingers. We also have Sri Lankan poet, Shani Diluka, her delicate touch full of Eastern promise, the quasi-Proustian inner worlds of Franco-American pianist Nicholas Angelich, and Frenchman Nicolas Stavy, a Liszt expert with fireworks for fingers.
A top-level piano festival awaits you.
6 concerts: 5 recitals + 1 encore concert

Highlights

A cruise in partnership with Radio Classique, combining an exceptional musical line-up and cultural programme, in the presence of Alain Duault • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Acropolis of Athens (embarkation and disembarkation port), the Monastery of Saint John and the Cave of the Apocalypse on Patmos, the sites of Ephesus from Kusadasi and Pergamum from Dikili, the sacred island of Delos • The spectacular caldera of Santorini and its steep cliffs

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Le Bougainville

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.
As the first ship in a new series that remains true to the Ponant spirit, Le Bougainville will embody the unique atmosphere that is the cruise line’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.
Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service.
Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

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Luxury Explorer Cruise
Le Soléal
01.05.2019
09.05.2019
8
Asia, The best of Japan
Fare from € 5.820
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Day 1

Maizuru

Embarkation.
Located on the western coast of Honshu island, in the province of Kyoto, the charming town of Maizuru boasts one of Japan’s most exquisite closed bays. A climb to the observatory will allow you to appreciate the splendour of this inlet scattered with tiny wild islands. You can also admire the treasures of traditional architecture by visiting the temple of Enryu-ji or the Tanabe-jo castle. The town also bears traces of a rich military past, which you can see in the old arsenals of the navy, red brick buildings that today house a museum.

Day 2

Sakaiminato

Located on the south-west coast of Honshu Island, the busy fishing port of Sakaiminato celebrates the comic writer and artist Shigeru Mizuki, who was born here. As well as a museum a dedicated tourist route leads through streets and squares that feature 134 bronze statues representing his beloved characters. This isn't the only thing Sakaiminato has to offer; try some local seafood specialities and enjoy the stunning views of Mt Daisen and the Yumigahama peninsula.

Day 3

Busan

With around four million inhabitants, Busan is the second largest metropolis on South Korea, after Seoul. This dynamic harbour city, located in the south-east, surrounded by the warm waters of the Sea of Japan, benefits from a mild, pleasant climate. You’ll find delightful simply to stroll around the lively streets and explore the city’s outstanding cultural heritage of art galleries, museums, and Buddhist sites, such as the Haedong Yonggungsa temple, which elegantly sits on the waterfront. Rich too in magnificent beaches and superlative natural landscapes, Busan’s peaceful atmosphere will win you over, as will its inhabitants, whom you’ll have the pleasure of meeting.

Day 4

Nagasaki

Located on the north-west coast of Kyushu, Nagasaki will impress you by its rich heritage. Despite the destruction in 1945, you can visit several ancient sites, including the beautiful 19th-century Catholic Church of Oura and its garden, the sanctuary of Suwa Shrine as well as several Buddhist temples. A visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum gives you insight into the extent of the damage caused by the nuclear attack. Close by, a walk in the Memorial Peace Park leads you to a collection of objets d'art offered as a gift from Japan to the world.

Day 5

Kagoshima

The seaside city of Kagoshima, at the south of Kyushu Island, ᅠis best known for Sakurajima, an active volcano that faces Kinko Bay. A visit to this busy metropolis will remind you just how much the volcano is part of the inhabitants everyday life: in the wake of the almost daily eruptions, a delicate layer of ash settles on everything. The top of a buried torii (traditional Japanese gate) measuring three metres that was "swallowed up" by a giant lava flow in 1914 can still be seen. The power of nature will send a shiver down your spine.

Day 6

Uwajima

Located on the west coast of Shikoku island, Uwajima will delight lovers of history and traditional customs. The magnificent Uwajima Castle was built in the 17th-century by the powerful Date clan and has a beautiful ornamental garden and bridge. The much-visited Taga Shrine is dedicated to fertility and is full of phalluses. Another interesting tradition is togyu, a Japanese variant of bull-fighting where two bulls are pitted against each other without a toreador. As for eating, you must taste jakoten, a local delicacy based on fried fish.

Day 7

Hiroshima

Visiting Hiroshima is a moving experience. The town spreads along Honshu Island, along the inside coasts of Seto. While firmly focused on the future, Hiroshima doesn't forget its past, and a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Genbaku Dome is a must. You'll enjoy the city's modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere and effervescent nightlife just as much as the peaceful stillness of its natural parkland areas such as splendid Shukkei-en, the town's historic garden.

Day 8

Tamano

Located on the island of Honshu, hugging the banks of the Sento Inland Sea, Tamano is a popular destination thanks to its sun-drenched climate. Upon arrival, marvel at the way in which the city has been built along the coast at the foot of a deep, dark forest. In the area surrounding Tamano, stroll down the streets of Kurashiki, known as the 'white-walled city' in a nod to the pretty façades of the houses that line the streets of this ancient Edo-period trading town. Another major regional attraction is the Seto Ohashi bridge. Its 12.5 kilometres make it the world's longest double-decker bridge.

Day 9

Osaka

Disembarkation.
Like its big sister Tokyo, Osaka is the product of ancestral traditions and amazing technological innovations. And despite its size, its location on the Pacific Ocean give it a sense of serenity.ᅠ The main historic landmark is the 16th-century Osaka Castle, which stands proud in the midst of majestic skyscrapers. The lively streets of Dotomburi and the bizarre Shinsekai district attract thousands of locals and visitors. A multitude of restaurants offer menus full of regional specialities: takoyaki, made with octopus, and other succulent dishes such as kushikatsu kebabs.

Overview

The best of Japan

Through this exceptional itinerary, Ponant invites you to discover the Land of the Rising Sun, where the history of the samurai and the daintiness of the geishas exist side by side.
In Maizuru, you will board the Le Soléal for a 9-day cruise to the heart of Japan.
When your ship calls at Sakaiminato, you will set off to discover medieval Japan and the ancient dwellings of the samurai, who had lavish homes and castles built.
The Le Soléal will then take you to Busan, a warm and welcoming city where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the port. This ancient city full of contrasts presents numerous vestiges that speak of its prestigious past.
We will call at Hiroshima, the gateway to Miyajima, home to the majestic Shinto shrine whose entrance is guarded by a magnificent vermillion Torii listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will also discover the small Japanese city of Tamano, a former feudal domain with a unique cultural heritage. Among its sites, you will be able to admire its famous Korakuen Garden, one of the country’s three must-see landscaped gardens.
You will end your cruise with the discovery of the most Japanese of metropolis, Osaka, a modern, industrial and cultural city that is entirely turned towards the future. This city has been the national centre for trade and industry since the reign of Emperor Nintoku.

Highlights

The singer and harpist Cécile Corbel will be on board Discovering the ‘Empire of the Rising Sun’, its culture, its ancestral traditions and iconic sites • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Miyajima Sanctuary and its vermillion Torii, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum • Sakaiminato and Matsue or medieval Japan and the former homes of the Samurais • Discovering Tamano, a former feudal domain with a surprising cultural heritage, and its famous “black castle” • Osaka, and its famous castle (port of disembarkation)

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Le Soléal

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship
Length: 142 meters
Passenger Capacity: 264
Built: 2013

Designed in 2013 and loyal to the Ponant spirit, Le Soléal like her sister ships embodies the subtle alliance between luxury, intimacy and wellbeing which is Ponant’s signature. The elegance of her exterior and interior lines and her intimate size (only 132 staterooms and suites) make this a rare and innovative yacht on the cruise market.
Interior Design
With her fluid lines and a modern colour scheme combining natural wood with shades of grey and white, Le Soléal presents references to a nautical theme.

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Luxury Expedition
Silver Cloud
01.05.2019
13.05.2019
12
The Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Epicurean Europe
Fare from € 5.115
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Travelroute
Day 1

Lisbon, Portugal

Embark Silver Cloud this afternoon and depart on your exciting 12-day Silversea Expedition — Epicurean Europe. This afternoon you will attend a safety drill before leaving port. Later there will be a Sail Away cocktail and you will be introduced to your Expedition Team and our guest lecturers. Tonight we invite you to the first of many memorable dinners in one of the restaurants, specially prepared by the Culinary Experts and our Executive Chef.

Day 2

Leixoes (Oporto), Portugal

Oporto is located near the mouth of the Douro River and the second largest city in Portugal. During our visit to the city centre (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) where we will visit the “Bolhao” market, the oldest in town. We will see the impressive 14th century St. Francis Church with its magnificent 18th century gold-encrusted interior. Our day in Oporto would not be complete without a visit to a well-known wine cellar for a taste of some world-famous port wine and to learn how over the years, methods of maturing and blending were refined and continue today. 3 different types of port wine will be offered for tasting. We then proceed to Ribeira, its picturesque riverfront quarter made up of narrow, twisting streets lined with brightly tiled or pastel-painted façades. If history is more your field of interest, accompany us to see Guimaraes – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the cradle of the nation and first capital of Portugal. Our extensive walking tour will take us to the medieval King’s Castle and the 15th century Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. This palace houses a fantastic museum and a beautiful art gallery. On our walking tour we will see the old town with its narrow cobblestone streets and quiet corners. There will be some free time to browse the local shops. Our wine lovers will want to see the Douro Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This excursion will take you to the village of Peso da Regua and the wine lodge “Quinta da Pacheca”. There we will get acquainted with the different varieties of wine grown and will have a tempting lunch of typical Portuguese specialities using products of the Douro region, accompanied by the best-suited Quinta da Pacheca wines.

Day 3

La Coruña, Spain

A Coruna (La Coruña) is an important coastal town of Galicia and has the oldest Roman lighthouse still in use (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Be out on deck early in the morning to see it while Silver Cloud approaches the harbour. Today’s excursion takes you to the city of Santiago de Compostela and its famous Obradoiro Square and the Cathedral. You have two options: you can either walk on one of the most beautiful paths into Santiago – normally made at the end of the “Camino de Santiago”- or you can choose to explore the Plaza Obradoiro in depth. In both cases you will have the opportunity to attend the 12 o’clock mass and see the impressive swing of the incense burner (known as the Botafumeiro). You will have some free time before meeting again at the Square, heading over to the impressive Parador de los Reyes Catolicos for a tapas lunch and wine tasting –and watching the performance of a Galician dance group.

Day 4

Ribadessella, Spain

Ribadesella serves as the starting point for three very different full day excursions: a drive to Oviedo and Gijon will permit you to visit the culturally and historically important city of Oviedo, the modern capital of Asturias and to enter La Laboral, Spain’s biggest building –holding the “City of Culture” and part of Gijon’s university. A traditional lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Gijon. For nature lovers a visit to the lakes of Covadonga will be of interest. Located within the National Park Los Picos de Europa, beautiful panoramic views of the lakes and surrounding landscape can be enjoyed –as long as fog does not prevent the drive up to the lakes. Covadonga holds a special historical meaning for Spain, as the Reconquista started here in 722 after the first Christian victory over the Moors. Lunch will be served at the Parador de Cangas. For those interested in architecture, an excursion to Comillas and Santillana del Mar will let you see “El Capricho”, the modernist palace of the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, and one of the most beautiful and well-preserved towns in Spain. Lunch will be at a Parador in Santillana.

Day 5

Bilbao, Spain

From Silver Cloud you will be driven along the estuary down to the Gran Via, which reflects Bilbao’s 19th century mining and industrial prosperity, to the heart of the city. On the way you will notice how the city is redefining itself through modern constructions and buildings. Undoubtedly the most emblematic is the Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art -one of Frank Gehry’s masterpieces in flowing titanium and limestone, with sail-like shapes suggesting Bilbao’s maritime heritage. The Museum in itself is a piece of art. Apart from an outside explanation, we will have a 90 minutes specially guided visit. After some free time we will head for a local restaurant for welcome drinks and miniature cuisine known as “pintxos” (the local Basque version of tapas). Reputed to be the best of Spain, the selection will go from grilled wild mushrooms to spicy stuffed peppers. During the afternoon we will cross the Bay of Biscay on our way to France and Bordeaux. Let our food and wine specialists pamper you with more information on delicacies from the Basque region and the Medoc.

Day 6

Bordeaux, France (Overnight)

Silver Cloud will get into Bordeaux during the early morning and there will be many choices to spend the two days in and around Bordeaux. After breakfast you might want to get ready for a walking tour of this historic UNESCO World Heritage city. We begin with a look at the 18th century Grand Theatre, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Our walk continues through the old Bordeaux district, taking in the Place du Parlement and Place de la Bourse, the cathedral Saint Andre and the City Hall. Our tour concludes in the luxury boutiques district, called “the triangle” by the locals, and the Quinconces square. During our time ashore we will discover some local traditional specialties, such as chocolate, canelé cake, cheese and of course sample some fine Bordeaux wines. If you think the walking tour will let you gain too many calories, how about jogging through Bordeaux accompanied by an experienced guide –without the tasting of local delicacies? If you like exercise, yet want to taste some wine –select the biking adventure through Saint-Emilion vineyards (with tasting wines at Chateau La Dominique). You will be driven to St-Emilion where your bicycle awaits you. A 90-minute cycling adventure, pedalling along a combination of flat and hilly roads, will let you enjoy the beautiful landscape and famous vineyards you will pass before reaching Chateau La Dominique. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are grown on a 30-hectare terroir. If you prefer hiking and want to climb Europe’s highest sand dune, then the Pyla sand dune and oyster tasting should be your choice. Driving through the Landes de Gascogne forest, you will be taken to Arcachon Bay and Le Pyla. To climb the 105 metres tall sand dune, wooden steps will make the first part easier. From the top you will have sweeping views of the Landes forest, Arcachon Bay and the sea. Afterwards you will be taken to a local oyster farm, where the owner will share insights into the oyster business before you will get to sample 6 oysters, accompanied with rye bread, butter and dry white wine. For food lovers we have two different choices: to either visit the traditional food market of Creon –some 45 minutes southeast of Bordeaux- tasting bread, ham, cheese, canelé cake (all local produce) during a guided visit; or to delve into Slow Food and visit a conservatory orchard and vegetable garden that specialises in “forgotten” vegetables. In the middle of a landscaped garden you will find more than 600 different species and varieties of edible plants. Most of them have undeservedly disappeared from tables and kitchens and today you will be able to enjoy a commented tasting of those forgotten produces. Silver Cloud will be docked in Bordeaux overnight, and the evening is yours to spend as you please. Enjoy the comfort of Silver Cloud’s many restaurants, ending the evening with a liqueur in one of the lounges and bars or a cigar in The Connoisseur’s Corner. Or take the opportunity to head out and try one of the many local restaurants for a dinner ashore. Having explored the historical sights of Bordeaux and done some exercise, we then turn to the culinary highlights as well: a French breakfast — how about some fresh local croissants, croque-monsieur, or pain-au-chocolat? — will permit us to be in the best of conditions for a special visit at one of the Bordeaux classified wine estates. Depending on your choice of excursions you will enjoy a special lunch at some of the most acclaimed Michelin star restaurants of the Bordeaux region on one of the two days in Bordeaux. The excursion will visit acclaimed vineyards where you will get to taste different wines before heading to carefully selected restaurants. The beautiful settings of these restaurants will charm you. There you will appreciate the art of careful selection of dishes from a constantly growing repertoire of recipes; the purchase of local products whose flavours go well together; the pairing of food with wine; the setting of a beautiful table; and, obviously, the smelling and tasting of the items at the table. UNESCO has accepted the French gastronomic meal as an intangible cultural world heritage — and Silversea has the pleasure of offering you a memorable meal in a historical setting. During the evening Silver Cloud will leave Bordeaux, cruising down the estuary.

Day 7

Bordeaux, France

Day 8

Belle Ile en Mer, France

Although one might think that a name like “the beautiful island in the sea” might be a little too poetic, artists and painters have come to love the nature of this largest of the Brittany islands. “Les Aiguilles de Port Coton”, a famous painting by Claude Monet, depicts the wild southern coast and rocks exposed to wind and waves. The island has a ‘soft’ side too. Its northern shore has two ports and long sandy beaches. At the port of Le Palais is one of the historical gems of the island. Mentioned by Alexandre Dumas in his second book about the Three Musketeers, the Citadelle de Belle Ile had great strategic importance as access to the south of Brittany was controlled by Belle Ile and its smaller neighbours Houat and Hoed. The beautifully maintained fort is now a museum. There are other spectacular and unique fortifications along the island’s shore During the afternoon we will go ashore to explore Belle Ile en Mer and its attractions.

Day 9

Bay of Douarnenez, France

Today you have the opportunity to visit Locronan, France’s most picturesque medieval village. Once there, you will have a guided visit and will see the church with its 15th century stained glass depicting the passion of Saint Ronan. At Le Guillou bakery you can taste the traditional Breton butter cake known as “kouign amann” before watching a group of Breton dancers in their traditional costumes, introducing you to Brittany’s rich culture and identity. You can also combine a visit to the medieval town of Quimper with a visit and lunch at a Crêperie in Locronan without the traditional folkloric presentation. In both towns you will have guided walks to see the architectural highlights. If you like fresh air and handicraft choose to visit Tronoen, the “Cathedral of the Dunes”. Driving through along the “Pays Bigouden” and picturesque villages you will reach Penmarc’h Cap to walk on the coastguard paths. At Pont L’Abbé you will have a local Breton lunch. In the afternoon you will then be welcomed by the renowned embroiderer Mr. Le Minor, who will talk about the embroidery special to Brittany. As a designer-manufacturer his printed and embroidered fabrics, as well as fashion accessories, decorative tapestries are all steeped in the maritime and cultural identity of Brittany.

Day 10

Saint-Malo, France

Today you have the choice of three different excursions: during the late morning we can visit the legendary Mont Saint Michel (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). After breakfast we will set off for this spectacular granite tidal island, situated on the border between Normandy and Brittany. Upon arrival, we will stroll through the narrow streets of the mediaeval village and up to the Abbey. After descending back down to the village you will free time for shopping or simply enjoying this special place before heading back to Saint-Malo. One other option involves less of a drive: A visit to the Bretagne on a culinary expedition would not be complete without tasting oysters or crêpes. On this excursion you will have a chance to sample both! We will leave Saint-Malo and drive along the coastal road to the picturesque fishing village of Cancale. There, thousands of oysters are farmed in “banc d’huîtres” (oyster beds). We will first taste different varieties of oysters at a local restaurant before heading over to a “Crêperie”. There you will appreciate the flavour of the traditional galette (Crêpe de Sarrasin) served with local farm cider. If you are interested in a different culinary aspect of the region, you might want to visit a salt meadow lamb farm near Mont Saint Michel. After learning about the salt meadow lamb –considered a delicacy because of the high salinity and iodine content of the pasture- you will be taken to a nearby restaurant where you will be served a gastronomic menu featuring the delightful salt meadow lamb. After these different excursions you should take the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about cider and attend a conference and tasting in the Hotel Magon. Built in 1725 for one of the most powerful ship-owners and director of the French East Indies Company, the manor is a Historic Monument. There you will meet a specialist of cider and will get a full explanation of the cider tasting world. After the conference you will taste 4 very different ciders, accompanied by Breton galettes.

Day 11

Le Havre, France

Located at the mouth of the Seine, Le Havre has France’s second most important harbour. Since the town had been heavily bombed during World War II the city centre had to be completely rebuilt. This post-war reconstruction with its systematic use of a modular grid, prefabrication and favouring as material mainly concrete resulted in Le Havre’s central city being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 for its outstanding example of urban planning. Le Havre is also considered a green city with Monteon Forest and Rouelles Park located within the Upper Town. The Normandy Bridge, the Seine’s bridge closest to the Channel, was the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge when inaugurated in 1995. This bridge facilitates access to the famous landing beaches of D-Day. Today you have to choose between modern history and medieval times: The two excursions to commemorate D-Day differ in one featuring a visit to Arromanches, a visit to the American Cemetery with its 9,386 marble crosses and a drive to Omaha Beach, while the other will start with the American Cemetery and a small ceremony honouring the fallen, proceeding then to Arromanches before returning to Le Havre. The “medieval” excursion will head for Rouen and its historical part –the Old Market Place where Joan of Arc was burned in 1431, the modern Joan of Arc Church and the Gothic Cathedral. After having seen the historical highlights, it is time to discover local products visiting a distillery. The Drouin-Coeur de Lion estate is in the heart of the Auge Country. There you will see the process from the apple press to the aging of calvados in oak casks. You will be invited to taste cider, pommeau and calvados, accompanied by three types of delicious Norman cheeses: Camembert, Livarot and Pont L’Eveque. Leaving France in the afternoon, Silver Cloud will sail for London.

Day 12

London, England

Today you have a morning cruise up the very interesting River Thames ahead of you. You will pass the O2 just before crossing the Greenwich Meridian, having a marvellous view of the University of Greenwich, the old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum and Greenwich Park. We will go past the splendidly renovated Cutty Sark and Canary Wharf. As a further highlight Silver Cloud will pass the Tower Bridge and the impressive Tower of London. During the day you can embark on a panoramic tour showing you the essential highlights London has to offer. The tour will pass St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column, and the National Gallery, continuing on towards Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Park and The Mall. From London’s main ceremonial avenue we travel down to Whitehall and Downing Street before entering Parliament Square. You will see the historic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the immense structure of the magnificent Westminster Abbey. The tour then heads back down the Embankment towards Silver Cloud. In the evening Silversea and the Royal Geographical Society have arranged for a very special reception at the Royal Geographical Society’s headquarter. You will enjoy a reception across the ground floor of the Society, soaking up the atmosphere of the Map Room and Hall. You will then be escorted into the Ondaatje Theatre for a welcome by the Silversea’s representatives, Alasdair MacLeod, Head of Collection & Resources, RSG-IGB, and a guest speaker. Following the welcome there will be an “Open House” style evening – guests can enjoy private views of the Society’s Collections in the Foyle Reading Room while refreshments will be served in the Fine Rooms of the Society’s historic home. From over two million items in its Collections, the specially curated exhibit will include artefacts, maps, photographs, archival and personal items used by famous Antarctic and Arctic explorers (including Scott, Shackleton, Mawson, Amundsen, Nansen and Peary), plus a selection of iconic pieces from the Society’s wider holdings which document world exploration over 500 years.

Day 13

London, England

Following breakfast, disembark Silver Cloud.

Please Note: expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Guest speakers are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

Overview

Epicurean Europe

Gourmets everywhere will be whetting their taste buds as the jewels of Europe’s gastronomy are showcased during this voyage. From sampling Portugal’s famous port and Bordeaux’s delicious wine, to feasting your eyes on UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the world-renown Guggenheim in Bilbao, this epicurean adventure is a must for anyone with a combined love of food and adventure.

Highlights

See Guimaraes – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the cradle of the nation and first capital of Portugal. Discover the city of Santiago de Compostela and its famous Obradoiro Square and the Cathedral. Enjoy a visit to the lakes of Covadonga. Spend 2 days in Bordeaux. Explore Belle Ile en Mer and its attractions. Join the “medieval” excursion of Rouen and its historical part – the Old Market Place, the modern Joan of Arc Church and the Gothic Cathedral.

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Silver Cloud

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 157 m.

Passenger Capacity: 200-260

Built: 1994 Refurbished & Rebranded: 2017

After extensive refurbishment, Silver Cloud will be the most spacious and comfortable ice class vessel in expedition cruising. Her large suites, her destination itineraries and her unparalleled service make her truly special. Her five dining options will tantalise your taste buds and as 80% of her suites include a veranda, watching a breaching whale or a few cavorting penguins has never been so personal. Broad sweeping decks with multiple open spaces and a swimming pool complete what is surely the most distinctive expedition ship sailing today.

A limited number of guests, particularly with just 200 in polar waters, mean that Silver Cloud has the highest space to guest and crew ratios in expedition cruising. With her 18 zodiacs, possibilities are almost limitless with ship-wide simultaneous explorations. Finally, a team of 19 passionate and dedicated experts are always at hand to ensure your voyage is enhanced every step of the way.

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Classic American River Boat
Queen of the Mississippi
04.05.2019
11.05.2019
7
North America, Lower Mississippi River Voyage
Fare from € 3.780
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Day 1

New Orleans, LA

Welcome to New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy. This vibrant city is the perfect destination to begin your Mississippi River voyage. Arrive the day before your cruise and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. With thoughtfully planned excursions encompassing the biggest attractions and cultural highlights of New Orleans, and complimentary transportation to the ship, we make sure your tour is as worry-free as possible.

Day 2

Oak Alley, LA

Once serving as an antebellum sugar cane homestead, Oak Alley Plantation is named after its most distinguishing feature, a row of 300 year old oak trees. This leafy canopy forms a path leading to the Mississippi River. Restored to its 19th Century grandeur, this classic Greek revival-style antebellum mansion is breathtaking.

Day 3

Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capital, but with an added down home flavour that makes it truly unique. Our private guides will take you on a tour of the cities' most famous attractions including the Old & New State Capitals and the interactive Louisiana State Museum.

Day 4

St. Francisville, LA

This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St. Francisville has been called “one of the 200 most beautiful small towns in America.” Take a stroll through its historic center with two centuries of architecture and lifestyles on display. Enjoy visits to restored antebellum mansions including Rosedown.

Day 5

Natchez, MS

Celebrating its 300th year, Natchez, is a city full of history and Southern hospitality. American Cruise Lines will take you on a guided exploration of this fascinating area with visits to its gardens, historic homes, and museums. While here, we will treat you to a special concert in the music room of the JN Stone House.

Day 6

Vicksburg, MS

The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. Come with us as our informative Historian guides us through the National Military Park which commemorates the campaign, siege and defence of Vicksburg. Our expert guides and park rangers show you battlefields, the U.S.S. Cairo gunboat, and the most significant historic places.

Day 7

Day of River Cruising

Enjoy the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Vicksburg to Memphis. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or catch gentle breezes on the sun deck.

Day 8

Memphis, TN

Memphis is home to many things; Blues, BBQ, Beale Street and, of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. American Cruise Lines will explore this amazing city on a narrated tour as we visit the many highlights that make Memphis so captivating. You'll get to touch, taste and listen your way around Memphis as we celebrate its eclectic history.

Additional charges: port charges: € 210,- pp

Overview

Lower Mississippi River Voyage

Traveling the Lower Mississippi is an experience like no other. Our carefully selected onboard experts bring the history and culture of this region to life with activities and interactive discussions. Enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports in Oak Alley and Natchez where you gain an insiders’ perspective of classic antebellum homes and renowned plantations. Delve deep into the history of the Civil War in Vicksburg as our historian leads you through the National Military Park commemorating the campaign, siege, and defence of this city. As music is synonymous with the Mississippi River, our highly acclaimed onboard performers will entertain you throughout the voyage. In the evenings, relax in comfort on your private balcony as you take in the spectacular rolling river views.

Highlights

Travel from New Orleans to Memphis, delight in the area’s rich history and culture • Listen to the finest musicians and dine on delectable, regionally-inspired cuisine • Ports Of Call: New Orleans, Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Memphis

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Queen of the Mississippi

Vessel Type: Riverboat/Mississippi Paddlewheeler
Passenger Capacity: 150
Built: 2015
Queen of the Mississippi delivers an experience unlike any other riverboat. Queen of the Mississippi offers passengers modern amenities and comforts including large staterooms with private balconies, hotel-style bathrooms, complimentary room service, Wi-Fi, and more. Built in 2015, the Queen of the Mississippi offers an authentic paddlewheeler experience with all the comforts of home.
Finely Appointed Staterooms
Cruise the Mississippi in comfort aboard Queen of the Mississippi, All third and fourth deck staterooms and suites feature sliding glass doors to access private balconies allowing guests to experience breathtaking scenery from the privacy of their staterooms as the Queen of the Mississippi makes its way down the river.
Queen of the Mississippi Amenities and Features
Complimentary Wi-Fi, Elevator access to all decks of the ship, Many lounges offer an atmosphere for every mood, Grand dining room accommodates all guests together, Open-air exercise area with views of passing scenery, Satellite tv and dvd player in all staterooms, Spacious staterooms are the largest on any cruise ship, Hotel-size private bathrooms with a full set of amenities, Private balconies, Sliding glass balcony doors offer panoramic views, Twice daily stateroom service, Mark twain library and chart room, Putting green on the top deck, Laundry facilities, Individual climate control, Afternoon tea service in the sky lounge, Jazz and evening musical entertainment, Brand new ship, Breakfast room service, Built in the USA, All American crew, Complimentary cocktail hour each evening, Onboard historians and naturalists, Culinary program featuring locally sourced ingredients, Personalized service, Open picture window.

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