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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Rome-Barcelona EUX1522

Art, culture and Mediterranean joie de vivre: Rome, Italy to Barcelona, Spain
MS Europa 2 Voyage 1522 – August 8-15, 2015

The discoveries waiting for you on Italian, French and Spanish shores are as inspiring as the coastlines are picturesque. A fascinating cruise that takes in the many facets of the Mediterranean. The islands of Capri, Corsica and Menorca are inviting with their amazing panoramas, bizarre cliff coastlines and idyllic underwater worlds. Cartagena with its chequered past and Valencia – time honoured and modern – line your route to Barcelona, where your cruise will draw to a close.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • The embodiment of romanticism: Capri and the magically illuminated Blue Grotto.
  • Explore Cartagena on a Segway**.
  • Futuristic: explore the City of Arts and Sciences** in Valencia.

** The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

Date

Destination

Saturday 08-Aug-2015

Embarkation of the MS Europa 2 in Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy, departure 21.00 hrs

Sunday 09-Aug-2015

Capri/Italy, 10.00 – 18.00 hrs

A spectacular craggy coastline and a play of light: take in the island’s special atmosphere – for example, on idyllic beaches, enjoying an espresso on the promenade or on an individual boat trip to the legendary Blue Grotto.

Monday 10-Aug-2015

Bonifacio/Corsica/France, 9.00 – 17.00 hrs

The houses in the old part of town sitting above the craggy coastline like a natural balcony, and the Esplanade Saint Francois in the upper town offers a magnificent view over the countryside surrounding Bonifacio and of the octagonal bell tower of the Gothic Saint Dominique church. All the aspects of this lovely town will be revealed to you on a city walking tour with a boat trip**.

Tuesday 11-Aug-2015

Mahon/Menorca/Balearic Islands/Spain, 10.00 – 0.00 hrs

Unspoilt nature and traditional villages account for the appeal of Menorca, a large part of which is protected as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. As well as lonely beaches, discover the charming historic centre of Mahon or paddle through the Bay of Fornells** on a kayak tour past tiny islands and the rocky coastline with hidden coves. The idyllic underwater world of Menorca will be revealed on a diving trip**.

Wednesday 12-Aug-2015

Relaxation at sea

Thursday 13-Aug-2015

Cartagena/Spain, 7.00 – 18.00 hrs

The harbour city on the Costa Calida can look back over a chequered past. Follow the traces of its ancient past – for example, at the Roman theatre – and enjoy the panoramic views from the Castillo de la Concepcion. Just as magnificent is Murcia** with its landmark cathedral, which combines architectural styles from five different centuries.

Friday 14-Aug-2015

Valencia/Spain, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

No other city combines cultural riches and futuristic modernity quite like Valencia. The cathedral, which was built over the remains of an Arabian mosque, and the famous Mercado Central stand in contrast to the visionary side of the city. You can explore this side on a bicycle tour along the Turia River**. In the dried up river bed, an impressive glass and steel building has been erected to house the City of Arts and Sciences – designed by leading architect Santiago Calatrava.

Saturday 15-Aug-2015

Barcelona/Spain, arrival 7.00 hrs

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

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SmallShips.travel | MY Voyager | Cabins and Public areas

Sailing Schedule

MY Voyager


MY Voyager – Cabins & Public Areas

 

Category C
Lower/Main Deck (Twin Beds or Double Bed)

The category C cabins are located on the lower and main deck offering oversized twin port holes (lower deck) or double windows (main deck),

bathrooms with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have 24h WIFI internet access. 

 

Category B


Lower/Main Deck (Twin Beds or Double Bed)

The category B cabins are located on the lower and main deck offering oversized twin port holes (lower deck) or double windows (main deck), bathroom with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. 7 of the 10 cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have 24h WIFI internet access. 

 

Category A


Main Deck (Twin Beds or Double Bed)

The category A cabins are located on the main deck offering double windows, bathroom with marble floors as well as Glass and Corian showers. 9 of the 11 cabins offer flexible bedding configuration. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have 24h WIFI internet access. 

Category P

Upper Deck (Twin Beds or Double Bed)

The category P cabins are located on the upper “horizons” deck offering double windows, all finished with marble throughout the bathrooms and more luxurious fabrics and special amenities. All cabins offer flexible bedding configuration while 4 of the 7 include an extra sofa bed. The cabins are equiped with individual controlled A/C, TV with DVD player, mini fridge, safe deposit box, deluxe toiletries and bathrobes and they all have 24h WIFI internet access.

Dining Area

Indoor dining area available for 75 passengers. Full height glass windows all around. Audiovisual equipment. There is also an outdoor dining area available for 50 people.

Lounge Area – Reception & Bar

 

Lounge area at main deck seating 75 passengers.

Reception area & Bar with audiovisual equipment. The ship also provides internet corner and library, while you can enjoy a fresh made juice or a refreshing coctail at the partly shaded sun deck lounge bar.

Mini Spa

Mini Spa with massage room, sauna, hair and beauty care as well as fitness equipment.

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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Las Palmas- Bridgetown November 28 2015

Sea Cloud

Bridgetown, Barbados to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

February 18th to March 3rd, 2016
Voyage SC – 1607

Bridgetown

More than 300 years of British rule have left their mark. The whole of Bridgetown, Barbados’ historic centre, with its colonial architecture surrounding Trafalgar Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gentle green hilly countryside and endless fields of sugar cane characterise the island’s landscape. Old colonial houses are reminders of the high life of the plantation owners, while innumerable colourful chattel houses are evidence of their workers’ “moveable property”. The sweeping coastline is a picture postcard of fine sandy beaches and turquoise sea surrounded by colourful coral reefs.

Port Elizabeth / Bequia

Bequia is actually the largest island in the Grenadines, but still small and tranquil at just 18 square kilometres (87 square miles) in size. Elegant sailing yachts sway in the natural shelter of Admiralty Bay, while in lovely Port Elizabeth, with its attractive beach bars, you are right in the heart of a lifestyle that likes to take things easy. You can find Princess Margaret Beach just nearby, named because it was once visited by the British royal. On the eastern coast you can find the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary which focuses on rearing and caring for endangered turtles.

Man-O-War Bay / Tobago

The small fishing village of Charlotteville is situated in Tobago’s idyllic Man-O-War Bay and can only be reached by land via a steep road which cuts through the rainforest. With the ship anchored in the town’s picturesque bay, you will have plenty of time to discover the island’s diverse birdlife or to plunge into the emerald-green waters.

St. George’s

Beautiful beaches, aromatic spice plantations, dense rainforests, waterfalls and a volcano that has long been extinct, picturesquely towering over this stunningly beautiful island. For many people, Grenada is the incarnation of a tropical paradise and St George’s the most beautiful little port in the Grenadines. All around the horseshoe-shaped bay there are numerous houses that remind you of colonial times. There is good reason why nutmeg is immortalised on the national flag. Alongside cloves, cinnamon and ginger, it is one of the island’s biggest exports.

Kralendijk / Bonaire

The second largest island in the ABC islands, which forms part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is an idyllic natural paradise with many different faces. In the hilly northern region, lush tropical greenery prevails and in the some areas have a desert-like character with cactuses as high as trees and natural salt lakes that attract whole flocks of pink flamingos. The island also gleams with rugged rocky cliffs, mangrove forests, several small bays, endless sandy beaches and a long offshore coral reef.

Willemstad / Curacao

Curaçao, alphabetically the last of the ABC, is the largest in the Netherlands Antilles in terms of land area. The neat capital, Willemstad, a trading post for the Dutch West India Company in the 17th century, with its well preserved colonial architecture, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The picturesque location of the wide harbour canal, boulevards with beautifully restored facades and colourful, typically Dutch gabled houses make Willemstad a lively “Little Amsterdam”, in the bright Caribbean light, beneath palm trees, with azure bays and pearl-white beaches.

Cartagena / Colombia

Cartagena was once the richest city in the New World and a popular target for pirate attacks, since a large part of the Spanish treasure was stored there. Sir Francis Drake also instilled terror into the Spanish city. After Drake’s invasion, the city was fortified with an 11-kilometre (7 miles)-long rampart and the immense San Felipe fortifications. Today Cartagena is one of the most beautiful colonial cities on the American continent and is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Colon

Since 1914, the Panama Canal has linked the Atlantic to the Pacific. This technological marvel of locks and canals also comprises two artificial lakes. The Gatúnsee, one of the world’s largest dammed lakes, has now regained a unique range of flora and fauna. In fact, nature has reclaimed the lake for itself, with the rainforest sprawling over its banks. The former hills are now islands on which an astonishing variety of species has formed, due to its isolation. The largest island, Barro Colorado, is completely untouched and has been a nature reserve since 1923. Scientists from all over the world come here to try and discover the jungle’s last secrets.

Bocas del Toro

The Bocas del Toro Archipelago in north-western Panama comprises six large and numerous tiny islands. The Bastimentos Island National Marine Park is the first marine reserve in Panama and was created in 1988. Whether you visit Isla Bastimentos or Cayos Zapatillas – between mangroves and snow white palm beaches – you will find a rich variety of species swimming around in the water. It is a paradise for marine turtles and even dolphins pay a visit from time to time in the crystal-clear waters. In the unspoiled coral reef you can see a unique underwater world with colourful shoals of fish, sponges and starfish.

Puerto Limon

In gaining its independence, San Jose very quickly transformed from a mountain village into the busy modern capital city of a young, optimistic country. The Central Valley lies at a height of between 1,000 and 1,700 metres in a picturesque setting surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. The mild, unchanging climate and the fertile volcanic soil have brought wealth and prosperity, primarily through the cultivation of coffee. Around 165 kilometres (102 miles) to the east, on the Caribbean coast, lies the harbour town of Puerto Limón which was founded in 1870.

Itinerary

Day Date Port Country Arrival Departure
Thu 18-Feb-16 Bridgetown Barbados 22:00
Fri 19-Feb-16 Port Elizabeth/Bequia St. Vincent and Grenadines 17:00 RON
Sat 20-Feb-16 Port Elizabeth/Bequia St. Vincent and Grenadines 13:00
Sun 21-Feb-16 Man-O-War Bay/ Tobago Trinidad & Tobago 6:00 14:00
Mon 22-Feb-16 St. George’s Grenada 8:00 13:00
Tue 23-Feb-16 At Sea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ ~~~
Wed 24-Feb-16 Kralendijk/Bonaire Netherlands Antilles 16:00 23:59
Thu 25-Feb-16 Willemstad/Curacao Netherlands Antilles 8:00 12:30
Fri 26-Feb-16 At Sea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ ~~~
Sat 27-Feb-16 Cartagena/Colombia Colombia 14:00 23:59
Sun 28-Feb-16 At Sea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ ~~~
Mon 29-Feb-16 Porvenir/San Blas Islands Panama 8:00 13:00
Tue 1-Mar-16 Colon Panama 7:00 17:00
Wed 2-Mar-16 Bocas del Toro Panama 14:00 17:00
Thu 3-Mar-16 Puerto Limon Costa Rica 2:00

Cruise Rates

*Early Booking Incentive Per Person Until June 30th 2015*  

Take $600 off the price below (per person)

Excursion Package Included

Category/Cabin type Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin*

US $9,195

5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin 

US $9,995

4 Twin-bed cabin 

US $ 10,995

3 Twin-bed cabin 

US $ 12,795

2 Twin-bed cabin 

US $ 13,755

1 Double-bed cabin 

US $ 13,995

C De luxe outside cabin 

US $ 16,555

B De luxe original cabin 

US $ 18,295

A Luxury owner’s cabin 

US $ 19,995

Guaranteed single cabin* 

US $ 12,495

Single surcharge: Category 1-5: 50% ; Category A, B & C: 100% These rates are in US dollars and are per person (sharing twin).

Excludes transfers, gratuities, and insurance.

 

Special Offers: 
Combination Discount:

Take 10% off the cruise fare of the second or third consecutive cruise.  

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2016. For a new booking of an additional cabin, you and your friends will receive a one-off onboard credit of € 200 per cabin. 

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   
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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud II | StJohns-Bridgetown Dec 16 2014

Scenic beauties and idyllic bays, relaxed beach bars and the French way of life
St. John’s, Antigua-Bridgetown, Barbados

December 16-22, 2014 – Voyage SCII 1447

Anguilla’s idyllic beaches  

As the most northerly of the Leeward Islands, Anguilla is slightly off the usual tourist trail – and that is exactly what makes it so special. You will be carried away from the stresses and strains of daily life. In a place where the gentle summer breeze caresses white sandy beaches and the sun sparkles on turquoise waters, relaxation will take hold in less time than it takes to open your favorite book. 

The savoir-vivre of the Îles des Saintes 

This archipelago has been part of France since the 17th century. Overlooked by a historical fort, the charming town of Terre-de-Haut presents you spectacular views of the surrounding bays. Its boutiques, bars, restaurants, and cafés are also definitely worth exploring. 

Sailing along the trade winds 

“Trade winds” is the name given to the powerful currents of air that great seafaring nations used to rely upon to carry their fleets across the Atlantic. Today they are one of the reasons why the Lesser Antilles have become a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. It is easy to see why one of the world’s most famous sailing regattas, the Antigua Race Week, takes place here: The warm trade winds that blow around the Leeward Islands mean sailors constantly have the wind in their sails. 

Itinerary

Date

Arrive

Depart

Port

16-Dec-14

 –

6:00 PM

St. John’s/Antigua

17-Dec-14

2:00 PM

11:59 PM

Road Bay

18-Dec-14

8:00 AM

1:00 PM

Gustavia/St Barthélemy

19-Dec-14

9:00 AM

1:00 PM

Terre-de-Haut/Îles des Saintes

20-Dec-14

1:30 PM

11:59 PM

Port Elizabeth/Bequia

21-Dec-14

8:00 AM

1:00 PM

Soufrière

22-Dec-14

8:00 AM

Bridgetown

Cruise Rates

Cabin Category

Brochure Rate

Guaranteed Double Cabin

$2,155

Category F – Cabin deck – upper and lower berths (Cabins 204-206)

$2,665

Category E – Cabin deck – Deluxe double bed (Cabins 207 – 216 & 224 – 231)

$3,525

Category D – Cabin deck – Deluxe double bed (Cabins 218-223)

$3,715

Category C – Promenade deck – Deluxe double bed (Cabins 301&302)

$4,125

Category B Promenade deck – Junior Suite (Cabins 303-318)

$5,365

Category A – Lido deck – Luxury Owner Suite (Cabins 401 & 402)

$5,795

Guaranteed single cabin

$3,655

Single surcharge: Cat. A+B: 100% Category C-F: 50% 


These rates are in US dollars and are per person sharing twin. Excludes transfers, insurance and gratuities.

Shore excursions are included.

Special Offers:

Combination Discount: All cruises can be combined with one another. Book two voyages and receive a 10% discount on the second journey. 

Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2014. For a new booking of an additional cabin, you and your friends will receive a one-off on board credit of € 200 EUR per cabin. 

 Included Services:

·         Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category. 

·         As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin. 

·         A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge. 

·         All meals on board. 

·         All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities. 

·         High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer, are included at lunch time and with the evening meal. 

·         English-speaking on-board tour guide. 

 

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SmallShips.travel | Sea Cloud | Athens to Venice September 27 2015

Sea Cloud

Ithaca: Odysseus’ mythical homeland

It took Odysseus years of sailing before he finally returned to his homeland Ithaca. Along the way he had outwitted giants, withstood the Sirens’ call and fought sea monsters – suffice it to say he was in need of a rest, and Ithaca, with its unspoilt landscape and quiet way of life, instantly offered the perfect haven. It still does. Ithaca is considered an insider tip amongst the rich and famous: For those who are looking to spend their honeymoon far away from the glare of the paparazzi and fellow tourists, this place is ideal.

The Florence of the South: Lecce

Lecce, situated on the heel of the Italian boot in the ruggedly romantic Apulia region, is considered one of the most beautiful towns in southern Italy. Thanks to a special form of tuff stone, the site became a splendid baroque town in the late medieval period with its richly decorated facades gleaming in white and gold. In the port town of Otranto there is no better way to see out the day than with a stroll through the lively old town or along the beach promenade.

Culinary Istria

Even in ancient times, Istrian olives were famed for their special flavor. Nowadays, the region’s multi-award winning olive oil is prized by connoisseurs. Also much sought after among gourmets is the “white gold”, otherwise known as the white truffle. On a culinary excursion you will experience many of the region’s specialties.

A lecturer accompanies the trip

A lecturer will accompany this trip to deliver interesting and informative talks on a range of specialist subjects.

Itinerary

 

Day Port  

Arrival

Departure

27. Sep 2015 Piraeus (Greece)

17:00

28. Sep 2015 At Sea 

29. Sep 2015 Vathy/Ithaki (Greece)

13:00

18:00

30. Sep 2015 Otranto (Italy)

16:00

01. Oct 2015 Otranto (Italy)

13:30

02. Oct 2015 Dubrovnik (Croatia)

16:00

23:59

03. Oct 2015 At Sea 

04. Oct 2015 Rovinj (Croatia)

14:00

23:00

05. Oct 2015 Venice (Italy)

8:00

Cruise Rates

Category/Cabin type

Price per person in USD

Guaranteed double cabin*

$5,395

5 Upper-/lower-bed cabin 

$5,695

4 Twin-bed cabin 

$6,275

3 Twin-bed cabin 

$7,295

2 Twin-bed cabin 

$7,845

1 Double-bed cabin 

$7,995

C De luxe outside cabin 

$9,445

B De luxe original cabin 

$10,445

A Luxury owner’s cabin 

$11,425

Guaranteed single cabin* 

$7,145

  Single surcharge: Cat 1-5: 50%; Cat A, B & C: 100%. These rates are in US dollars and are per person sharing twin. Excludes transfers, gratuities, excursions and insurance.

 

  

Special Offers:

Combination Discount: Take 10% off the cruise fare of the second or third consecutive cruise.   Bring a Friend: Encourage your friends to take a cruise in 2015. For a new booking of an additional cabin, you and your friends will receive a one-off onboard credit of € 200 per cabin. 

Included Services:

  • Your sailing cruise in the booked cabin category.
  • As a special welcome, a bottle of champagne awaits you in your cabin.
  • A daily, freshly filled fruit basket in your cabin and in the lounge.
  • All meals on board.
  • All soft drinks as well as tea and coffee specialities.
  • High-quality wines, which have been selected to compliment meals, as well as beer are included at lunch time and with the evening meal.
  • English-speaking on-board tour guide.   

 

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SmallShips.travel | MS Splendid – Island Hopping Cruise on the Adriatic from Dubrovnik

With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 19 cabins, our newly built, yacht will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast. This new motor ship built under Croatian flag in 2014, length overall 38,50 meters and 8,00 meters in width, with two engines + two generators for Air-condition system and 220 Volts with standard cruising speed of 9,00 knots. She has 19 spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 38+4 persons. Experienced crew of 6 will make your cruise unforgettable. All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned and conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin. Cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×80 cm or 200×170 cm with wooden wallboards, working table, 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 and fire alarm. Standard cabins have porthole and dual ventilation system (one in bathroom and one in cabin) while main and upper deck cabins have two windows, smaller in bathroom and larger cabin window. Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door.

Most cabins can be arranged with twin or double beds.

Eight Standard Cabins

Five Cabins, Restaurant and Bar

Six Cabins and Outdoor Patio

Public area for sun bathing and realxation.