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SmallShips.travel | K225 Adriatic Cruise – Austria & Croatia

Adriatic Sea Cruises

MS Princess Aloha

Croatia & Adriatic Sea Cruise

10 days from Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet and Dubrovnik
MS Princess Aloha 
Cruise Code K225

Day 1, (Thu) arrive Zagreb 

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. (D)

Day 2, (Fri) in Zagreb

A morning sightseeing tour will take you through the historic Upper Town. See St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is yours to explore the winding streets of the old town at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion into the countryside. (B)

Day 3, (Sat) Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes – Zadar

Head south for a visit to magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. A walking tour takes you around several of the lower lakes. On to Zadar and the port to embark on your boat. Later, gather with your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception on board followed by dinner. (B,D)

Day 4, (Sun) Zadar – Sali

Zadar’s historical center is a pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot. Set out on a walking tour and admire the 16th-century walls built in by Venetians as a defense from the Turks. On to see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard over the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Returning to the boat, enjoy lunch as you sail to Sali. Explore the town tonight, and have dinner on your own in one of the restaurants. (B,L)

Day 5, (Mon) Sali – Sibenik

Take in the scenic natural beauty of two National Parks today. Start in Kornati, home to more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal clear waters. Stop for a swim during your lunchtime cruise. Next is Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls. After your visit here, coach to Sibenik where your boat is anchored. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B,L)

Day 6, (Tue) Sibenik – Trogir – Split

Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Sail through lunch, arriving in the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir this afternoon. There’s time on your own before heading to Split. Here, a walking tour of the historic inner city shows off the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. (B,L)

Day 7, (Wed) Split – Bol – Hvar, Wednesday

Stop in Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This long, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Go for a swim in the clear blue waters before sailing to Hvar. Here, a sightseeing tour includes views of the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery, and many more historic sights. The evening is free to explore Hvar and to dine on your own at one of the excellent restaurants. (B,L)

Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Day 8, (Thu) Hvar – Korcula – Mljet

Relax on deck as you sail to Korcula, with an early afternoon arrival. Korcula is the supposed birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the grand Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Continue sailing to the island of Mljet, where your evening is free. (B,L)

Day 9, (Fri) Split – Bol – Hvar

Start the day with a tour of Mljet National Park, encompassing five types of forest and many species of birds, including eagles. A walking tour shows you the two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Lunch is served on board while you cruise to Dubrovnik. Docking, head to Grgich Winery for a tour and wine tasting. Later, in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Your evening is free here in the “Pearl of Adriatic,” a UNESCO World Heritage site. (B,L)  

Day 10, (Sat) depart Dubrovnik

Disembark after breakfast. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport for your flight home. (B,L)

Departure Dates and Rates
Cruise Code K225 

Start date

End date

Double Occpancy (Per Person USD)

Single Occupancy (USD)

Ship

23-Apr-15

2-May-15

$2,216 $3,765 MS Aloha

7-May-15

16-May-15

$2,216 $3,765 MS Aloha

21-May-15

30-May-15

$2,216 $3,765 MS Aloha

18-Jun-15

27-Jun-15

$2,216 $3,765 MS Aloha

16-Jul-15

25-Jul-15

$2,356 $3,905 MS Aloha

13-Aug-15

22-Aug-15

$2,356 $3,905 MS Aloha

10-Sep-15

19-Sep-15

$2,356 $3,905 MS Aloha

8-Oct-15

12-Jun-15

$2,216 $3,765 MS Aloha
Supplement for cat. A, Main Deck: $ 192 per person
Port tax: $ 95 net per person

Included Features

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik on board the M/S Princess Aloha or M/S Vita in a cabin with private facilities
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches and 2 dinners, including wine, beer, and soft drinks for lunches and dinners on board the boat
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets for included sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing

  • Zagreb
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Zadar
  • Kornati National Park
  • Krka National Park
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Korcula
  • Mljet National Park
  • Dubrovnik
  • Grgich Winery wine testing

Not included:

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Personal expenses
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SmallShips.travel | Le Ponant Deck Plan

Ship Facts

  • Passengers : 64
  • Crew members : 32
  • Panoramic restaurant : 67 seats on the terrace
  • Gourmet restaurant : 67 seats
  • Main lounge
  • Terrace lounge
  • Books and videos
  • Satellite phone, e-mail and fax
  • Lenght : 88 m / 290 ft
  • Beam : 12 m / 39 ft
  • Draught : 4 m / 13 ft
  • Sun deck : 400 m2 / 4300 sq.ft
  • Masts : 3
  • Sails : 1 500 m2 / 16 140 sq.ft
  • Speed : 12 / 14 knots
  • Power : 1 600 kW
  • Gross tonnage : 1 443 UMS
  • Highest international safety standards
  • Classification: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping
  • French flag

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SmallShips.travel | Le Ponant | Fort de France-St.Martin Jan 18 2014

Cruise Fares

Category

Brochure Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare*

Marie Galante Deck Cabin

$ 5,258

from $ 4,140

Antigua Deck Cabin

$ 5,709

from $ 4,479

Triple Occupancy

$ 3,693

from $ 2,967

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$452

 $452

Safety and port taxes

$543

 $543

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 30%

 Starting at + 30%

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and

subject to fuel surcharge. View

deck plan.  

Those fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions* On request. Limited availability.

Our fares include: •Port and safety charges •Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands – list available on board) •Gratuities •Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation •Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner •Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals •24 hour room service (selected menu) •Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows •Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa

•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include: •Flights and airport taxes •Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation •Optional shore excursions (sold on board) •Insurances •Personal expenses

•Other drinks not included in open bar

*Ponant Bonus Fares:
Special Savings program off published cruise-only fares for select voyages, in all stateroom and suite categories. Ponant Bonus fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. Ponant Bonus could decrease or be closed for specific stateroom and suite categories or entire cruise.

Ponant bonus fares represent savings from the published fare and may not be combined with certain other promotional offers. Some cruise credits may not be combinable.  The bonus fares represent our best available rate at time of booking.

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SmallShips.travel | Boreal | Ushuaia-Fort de France Mar 2 2014

Cruise Fares
Please contact us for additional information and availability.

Category

Cruise Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare*

Superior Stateroom

$ 25,531

 $19,600

DeLuxe Stateroom

$28,982

 $22,016

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4

$ 31,369

 $23,687

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5

$ 33,058

 $24,869

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 6

$ 34,400

 $25,809

Deluxe Suite

$ 40,308

 $31,672

Prestige Suite – Deck 5

$ 46,868

 $36,591

Prestige Suite – Deck 6

$ 50,157

 $39,059

Owner Suite

$ 66,660

 $51,428

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$ 15,647

 $12,682

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$ 26,316

 $2,1177

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$ 3,554

 $3,554

Safety and port taxes

$ 3,565

 $3,565

Single supplement*

starting from +15%

 starting from +15%

Airport taxes

$26

$26

* Special Bonus fares and single supplements are subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on  double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions.

Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges •Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands – list available on board) •Gratuities •Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation •Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner •Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals •24 hour room service (selected menu) •Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows •Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa

•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes •Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation •Optional shore excursions (sold on board) •Insurances •Personal expenses

•Other drinks not included in open bar

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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa 2 Valletta-Venice EUX1424

MS Europa 2 Voyage 1424 – August 16-23, 2014 Your cruise on board the EUROPA 2 begins under the canopy of stars in Valletta, the capital of Malta, and heads towards the popular seaside resort of Sarande in Albania. In Butrint*, some 20 km further south, you will come across a “miniature Troy”. Alternatively, you could visit Gjirokastra*, one of the steepest towns in Albania, with stone buildings that look like strongholds. Your journey then takes you to the idyllic holiday destination of Dubrovnik. From here, you can explore the surprising “Tuscany of Croatia”, the valley of Konavle*, with its unspoiled scenery. Hvar is one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, and Rovinj is your starting point for excursions to Pula* and Porec*, both places with great cultural heritage. Venice provides the impressive finale to your cruise, with its gondolas, canals and palazzi.

Highlights of this cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site – the ruins of Butrint* in Albania.
  • History brought to life – the historic city of Dubrovnik.
  • One of the most beautiful gems on the Croatian coast – the island of Hvar.
  • On board: a Venetian night.

 *These arrangements are not covered by the cruise price. The on-shore activities listed are in the planning stage. Subject to changes

Day 1 – Valletta, Malta

Embarkation of the MS Europa.

You will be leaving the natural harbour of

Valletta

 just as the first stars begin to appear in the night sky .

Departure at 9:00pm.

Day 2 – Relaxation at sea

Day 3 – Sarande (Butrint)/Albania – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Enjoy your first day relaxing on board, before arriving in

Sarande

. This popular seaside resort is your starting point for exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Butrint* lies on a peninsula in the middle of dense forest. The ruins of Greek temples, Roman bath houses and an early Christian baptistery are testament to the importance of this “miniature Troy” in ancient times. You can see an impressive example of Ottoman architecture on a scenic tour to Gjirokastra*. A walk through the “City of Stone” takes you past houses that look like fortresses to the citadel.

Day 4 – Dubrovnik/Croatia – 8:00 am to Midnight

Dubrovnik

 is the perfect holiday setting for the third day of your cruise. A walking tour* of the city will let you take in the Rector’s Palace, and the Franciscan monastery will give you an insight into the city’s mediaeval past. Take a stroll over the cobbled streets of the old town and make sure you don’t miss Stadun, Dubrovnik’s famous pedestrian street. Leave the usual tourist routes behind and visit the valley of Konavle* – an unspoiled landscape sometimes known as the “Tuscany of Croatia”, with ancient laurel trees and romantic bays. TEEN EXCURSION: Grab your paddles! On a kayak trip along the city walls of Dubrovnik*, you can look forward to some sporting fun.

Day 5 – Hvar/Croatia – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hvar

 is a real Mediterranean idyll and you can explore its rolling hills on an island tour* with views of the vineyards and fishing villages. Alternatively, cruise through the extensive network of islands in the Hvar archipelago on a boat trip to St Clement island*, which is a perfect place for swimming in crystal-clear waters. FAMILY EXCURSION: Abandoned villages, vineyards, sheep and plenty of lavender: We’ll be able to see all of these on our journey by all-terrain vehicle on Hvar. What a beautiful island!

Day 6 – Rovinj/Croatia – arrival 8:00 am

Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in

Rovinj

 as well, where a fascinating mix of Renaissance, baroque and neoclassical styles reflects the city’s interesting history. The former pirates’ hideaway is the perfect starting point for excursions to visit the surrounding area. You can go to Pula*, for example, which is the biggest city in Istria and boasts one of the largest Roman amphitheatres. Porec* also has a long cultural heritage and is a true gem of the Adriatic, with its ancient Roman street design and the Byzantine Euphrasius basilica. The old railway line, which used to link the city to Trieste, is now a great route for mountain bikes. A tour along the old Parenzana trail* will take you over bridges and viaducts and through impressive scenery.

CHILDREN’S EXCURSION: The Dinopark Funtana* near Rovinj is all about dinosaurs. You can see life-size dinosaurs set amidst stunning natural scenery.

Day 7 – Rovinj/Croatia – departure at 1:00 am – arrival in Venice/Italy at 8:00 am

Next morning you will be welcomed by a city, which for many visitors is the most beautiful in the world:

Venice

 with its 400 or more bridges and countless palazzi right on the canals. The city’s countless highlights include St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace* and the Basilica with its brilliant golden mosaics. You can explore a lesser known side of Venice on a walking tour of the Cannaregio district*. Allow yourself to be carried along with the everyday lives of the Venetians, visit the Jewish Ghetto and marvel at Tintoretto’s frescoes in the Madonna dell’Orto church.

Day 8 – Venice/Italy

After one last night on board, take your memories with you on your journey home.

* 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 | MS Hanseatic | Manila-Fiji HAN1319

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Expedition Palau, Papua New Guinea, and Solomon Islands: The Most Beautiful Secrets in the Pacific Manila, Philippines – Lautoka, Fiji

MS Hanseatic – October 15 – November 6, 2013

  Voyage HAN1319 5% early booking discount if booked before March 18, 2013!

Wonderful adventures for passionate explorers – sail with the HANSEATIC to small, hidden paradises in the Pacific where primordial rituals and untouched nature will cast their spell on you. Amidst sumptuous tropical plants, you will encounter people and cultures far away from our civilisation and experience the magical fascination of ancient ceremonies.

Date Destination
Tue 15-Oct-2013 Manila/Philippines, departure 20.00 hrs
Wed 16-Oct-2013 Relaxation at Sea
Thu 17-Oct-2013 Bohol
Natural Wonders of the Philippines 
Your voyages of discovery to the archaic exoticism of the Pacific begin on the island of Bohol. Starting out from Tagbilaran, the excursion Chocolate Hills and trip on the Loboc River* takes you to more than 1,000 hills of almost perfectly conical and virtually identical shape. You will subsequently discover the wild beauty of the lavish Philippine vegetation from close quarters while you glide by the palm tree-lined banks of the Loboc River aboard covered rafts.
Fri 18-Oct-2013 – 19-Oct-2013 Relaxation at Sea
Sun 20-Oct-2013 – 21-Oct-2013 Koror/Palau
Dream Destination Palau
Palau is like a fantasy kingdom from a book of fairy tales where two unforgettable days await you. The unique Rock Islands are among the most beautiful snorkelling regions in the world. The mere sight of the bizarre coral islands that rise out of the turquoise water of the lagoon like mushrooms will create an everlasting impression. Experience the so-called floating gardens during the boat trip Rock Islands with snorkelling*. Fascinating insights into the culture can be gained in Koror. In the town with museum and aquarium*, you will visit the last “abai” of Palau – a wooden house that used to serve as a meeting place for unmarried men and the planks and beams of which exhibit carved motives of the everyday lives and the legends of the locals.
Tue 22-Oct-2013 – 23-Oct-2013 Relaxation at Sea
Thu 24-Oct-2013 – 29-Oct-2013 Papua New Guinea (Wuvulu Island , Sepik River , Manus Island , Tingwon Island , Rabaul, Pigeon Island )
Primordial Diversity on Papua New Guinea
Hundreds of indigenous peoples who live in accordance with ancient traditions – the island state of Papua New Guinea is fascinating territory for explorers where you will be greeted with songs and dances on Wuvulu Island, which is surrounded by a coral reef. Fantastic experiences await you on the Sepik River when you advance into the tropical vegetation with the Zodiacs. With a bit of luck, you will see some exotic species of birds, and you can also visit a village that will bewitch you with its original charm. The HANSEATIC subsequently heads for Manus Island for the first time. The white sandy beaches of the island promise an unforgettable expedition premiere which will be followed by another one day later – on Tingwon Island, you can dedicate yourself to bathing and snorkelling or let yourself be introduced to the culture of the island during a walk. In this context, you will find out how the native people extract sago, make plaited mats and build canoes.
You can admire the creative force of fire when you enter the harbour of Rabaul. Numerous volcanoes surround the town and at one time buried large parts of the ”Pacific Pompeii“ in dust and ashes. Explore Rabaul and its history* before you relax in the crystal-clear water of Pigeon Island.
Wed 30-Oct-2013 – 02-Nov-2013 Solomon Islands (Pirumeri Island , Uipi Island , Santa Ana Island , Nendoe )
Heavenly Days on the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
Emerald-green rainforests and untouched beaches, ancient tribal rituals and an unfamiliar type of singing – the Solomon Islands are not only far away from our latitudes in geographic terms. The hospitable inhabitants will entice you into a world that seems long forgotten. On Pirumeri Island, you will be welcomed by the chief while the women of the village thrill you with their dancing and singing. After you have spent a relaxing time bathing and snorkelling on Uipi Island , the inhabitants of Santa Ana Island greet you in their natural and friendly way – the impressive welcoming ceremony symbolises the contrast between Polynesians and Melanesians who are represented as ”warriors“ painted in ochre respectively black colour. The ceremony on Nendoe is equally traditional – the costumes, the jewellery and the unusual music created by beating on wooden tubes are absolutely worth seeing and hearing.
Sun 03-Nov-2013 Relaxation at Sea
Mon 04-Nov-2013 Port Vila/Efate/Vanuatu
You will experience the magnificent finale of your expedition in the idyllic island nation of Vanuatu. Set out from Port Vila to discover the Mele Cascades Waterfalls* in the lush green jungle or obtain insights into the cultural heritage of Vanuatu* in the village of Ekasup. Spectacular moments that you will not forget for a long time.
Tue 05-Nov-2013 Relaxation at Sea
Wed 06-Nov-2013 Lautoka/Fiji, arrival 5.00 hrs.  Disembarkation.

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

A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition on the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.

5% early booking discount if booked before March 18, 2013! ²

Category

Cabin Type

Prices per person

1

Two-berth, outside, guaranteed cabin

$11,390

2

Two-berth, outside

$12,710

2

Two-berth, outside, single occ.

$17,870

3

Two-berth, outside

$14,610

4

Two-berth, outside

$15,110

4

Two-berth, outside, single occ.

$21,570

5

Two-berth, outside

$15,830

6

Two-berth, outside¹

$17,680

7

Suite¹

$25,310

8

Sofa bed in cat. 3

$9,090

   
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SmallShips.travel | MS Hanseatic | Nome-Kanazawa HAN1317

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Expedition to the Chukchi Peninsula and Kamchatka: the Land that Time Forgot Nome, Alaska, USA – Kanazawa, Japan

MS Hanseatic – September 9 – 30, 2013

  Voyage HAN1317 5% early booking discount if booked before February 10, 2013! ²

A territory waits to be discovered – as pristine as when the wild forces of nature originally shaped it. Welcome to Russia’s Far East! Where mighty volcanoes set the scene in a landscape of harsh beauty, the HANSEATIC and the agile Zodiacs will give you an intensive expedition beyond your wildest dreams.

Date Destination
09-Sep-2013 Embarkation of the MS Hanseatic in Nome/Alaska/USA, departure 19.00 hrs
10-Sep-2013 Crossing the international date line (with loss of a day)
11-Sep-2013 – 15-Sep-2013 Chukchi Peninsula/Russia (i.a. Provideniya , Yittigran Island , Janrakynnot , Kap Deschnjow , Lorino , Achen Lagoon , Preobrazhenija Bay )
The quintessential expeditionary experience on the Chukchi Peninsula 
Departing from Nome on board the HANSEATIC you will cross the international date line. Then you will reach Provideniya. This is a world of its own. Chukotka in the extreme northeast of Russia is a region remote from our civilisation, where you can look forward to unforgettable days imbued with the pioneering spirit. The HANSEATIC is among the few ships with which you can reach not just the east coast, but also the north coast of the peninsula – for fascinationing expeditionary adventures. On Yittigran Island, for example, you can visit a centuries-old cult centre of the original inhabitants, whose alley made of whale bones forms part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Find out in the Chukchi village of Janrakynnot how the descendants of the whalers live today, before you go on to cruise off Big Diomede where you can look out for the big walrus colonies. At Cape Dezhnev, the most northeasterly point of the Eurasian landmass, on a clear day you may catch sight of the Diomede Islands and even of the Alaskan shore across the water. While a visit to the village of Lorino allows you to experience the daily life, dances and traditions of the Chukchi, the following two days will be dominated by spectacular experiences of nature. You can rove the blossoming tundra with the HANSEATIC’s experts in Achen Lagoon, and observe the wealth of bird life in Preobrazheniya Bay – with common puffins, horned puffins and least auklets. On a walk to the cliffs you can enjoy the fascinating panorama of the bay. And with a bit of luck, in fine weather you can hope to sight grey whales from the remote and traditional fishing village of Meynipilgino.
16-Sep-2013 Kamchatka (Anastasia Bay , Natalii Bay )
Wild, expansive Kamchatka 
Seething and extinct volcanoes, icy glaciers and luxuriant forests, majestic whales in the coastal waters and rare sea birds which nest in the cloven cliffs: Kamchatka offers a breathtaking natural panorama. Here all four seasons can occur in the space of a single day. Depending on the local conditions, the crew will react flexibly and spontaneously so you get the most out of your expedition, including visits to Anastasia Bay and Natalii Bay.
17-Sep-2013 Relaxation at sea
18-Sep-2013 Bering Island
On Bering island in Komandor Bay you will not only discover the grave of Vitus Bering – you will also find a veritable avian paradise, where tufted puffins, sea swallows and Steller sea eagles make their nests.
19-Sep-2013 – 21-Sep-2013 Kamchatka (Chazma River , Kamenistaya Bay , Petropavlovsk)
Spectacular moments again await you south of the Chazma River and in the Kamenistaya Bay, which will thrill you with its magnificent panorama of volcanic peaks, rushing waterfalls and indented bays. An absolute highlight of your expedition will be the grand Flight to the Valley of the Geysers*, where water columns shoot up into the sky from one minute to the next. You reach this bizarre valley from Petro­pavlovsk, the scientific and cultural centre of Kamchatka. You can explore the breathtaking volcanic landscape at the gates of the city on a Trip to the Avacha volcano with hike*. Alternatively you can set off on a  Flight to Nalychevo Natural Park*, where the hot springs invite you to take a bath in heart of the wilderness. 
22-Sep-2013 – 24-Sep-2013 Kuril Islands (i.a. Shumshu , Atlasova , Matua , Yankicho )
Exciting Zodiac tours in the Kuril Islands 
Of volcanic origin, the fabulous Kuril Islands are strung out like a chain of pearls 1200 km in length. On these virgin shores, the Zodiacs will offer you overwhelming experiences of nature and animal sightings – as on Shumshu, where you can get right up close to sea otters. On Atlasova  you can’t take your eyes off the towering Alaid volcano – with a height of over 2000 metres, it overtops anything on the island. Matua too is dominated by the untamed power of fire, while on Yankicho, if the weather is favourable, you can travel right into the steep caldera, which offers an unusual refuge to seals, foxes and sea birds.
25-Sep-2013 to 26-Sep-2013 Sakhalin (Tyuleniy , Korsakow)
On a Zodiac tour off Tyuleniy on the east coast of Sakhalin you will come upon vast colonies of fur seals and sea lions. Korsakov is redolent with the breath of history – this was where Russia once had a big penal colony, of which Anton Chekhov wrote in a famous travel report. You too will come away from your expedition with enduring impressions and recollections.
27-Sep-2013 Relaxation at sea
28-Sep-2013 Aomori/Japan
29-Sep-2013 Sado
30-Sep-2013 Kanazawa/Japan, 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.

A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition on the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.

5% early booking discount if booked before February 10, 2013! ²

Category

Cabin Type

Prices per person

1

Two-berth, outside, guaranteed cabin

$12,990

2

Two-berth, outside

$14,300

2

Two-berth, outside, single occ.

$20,180

3

Two-berth, outside

$16,520

4

Two-berth, outside

$17,180

4

Two-berth, outside, single occ.

$24,100

5

Two-berth, outside

$17,830

6

Two-berth, outside¹

$19,800

7

Suite¹

$27,880

8

Sofa bed in cat. 3

$10,440

   
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SmallShips.travel | MS Europa | Travemuende-Hamburg EUR1314

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The Baltic Sea – A Splendid History –  Travemuende to Hamburg
MS Europa Voyage 1314 –  June 16-30, 2013

5% early booking discount if booked before November 18, 2012!

Living history awaits you on the shores of the “Mare Balticum”. Awesome Vikings, rich and powerful merchants, crowned tsars – they all left their mark on the region. Centuries-old ships in Norway or former Hanseatic cities such as Gdansk are just as much part of this ocean of impressions as charming Scandinavian metropolises. The city of the tsars St. Petersburg casts its spell on you for two whole days – irrespective of whether you are viewing the Amber Room or visiting the world-famous Hermitage. An invitation to be amazed. Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites – the historic centre of St. Petersburg, the historic districts of Tallinn* and Riga* and Malbork Castle*
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site – the Curonian Spit*
  • The Djurgarden game park on a Segway*
  • Visit to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg*
  • Chamber music highlights – classics on board

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. Subject to changes.

Date Destination
Sun, 16-Jun-2013 Travemuende, Germany. Embarkation of the MS Europa – departure at 19.00 hrs
Mon, 17-Jun-2013 Relaxation at sea
Tue, 18-Jun-2013 Oslo, Norway 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
Norway’s royal metropolis is one of Europe’s greenest cities and picturesquely located at the end of the Oslofjord. A setting you will get a fabulous view of during a helicopter flight over Oslo*. On the museum island of Bygdøy*, you will be fascinated by the Viking ships and the ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl’s quixotic means of travel.
Wed, 19-Jun-2013 Copenhagen, Denmark 8.00 – 15.00 hrs
She really is small, the Little Mermaid. The landmark of the charming Danish metropolis is just 1.25m tall and one of the destinations of your city tour* that also includes a visit to the futuristic Royal Opera House. You can experience Copenhagen’s relaxed ambiance live when you go for a walk around the city* to Amalienborg Palace and straight through the trendy district of Nyhavn.
Thu, 20-Jun-2013 Stockholm, arrival 19.00hrs
After heading through the picturesque skerry landscape, the EUROPA reaches Sweden’s capital. You have time until the following evening to explore the city and its picturesque historic district Gamla Stan. On the island of Djurgarden, you can get about very easily on a Segway*, a two-wheeler that you can steer simply by shifting your weight about. The Vasa Museum* showcases one of the world’s oldest restored warships, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. Gripsholm Castle*, the epitome of Swedish romanticism, is located on Lake Mälaren and today houses the National Collection of Portraits.
Fri, 21-Jun-2013 Stockholm, Sweden departure 18.00 hrs
Sat, 22-Jun-2013 Tallinn, Estonia 10.30 – 16.00 hrs
“Tere tulemast” – welcome to Estonia’s capital and its 1000-year-old history. The alleys in Tallinn‘s historic district* seem to be from another age as they meander past guild houses and churches. Looking down from the cathedral hill Toompea, you get a fabulous view of this mediaeval ensemble. Strolling through an enchanting raised bog landscape and studying the history of the aristocratic van Pahlen family on an old estate are experiences that Lahemaa National Park* can offer you.
Sun, 23-Jun-2013 St. Petersburg, Russia arrival 7.00 hrs
The EUROPA enters St. Petersburg via the River Neva. You have two full days to take in this Russian city’s countless art and cultural treasures, for instance when you go on an extensive city tour* that includes a visit to the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul or on the panoramic trip*. In nearby Pushkin, Catherine Palace* with its baroque facade and the reconstruction of the legendary Amber Room will amaze you. Catherine II acquired the first paintings for the collection in the Hermitage* – today one of the world’s largest and most important museums featuring fantastic works by European masters. You can get a waterside view of the Winter Palace during the canal trip* along the city’s many rivers and canals. Subsequently, you will be fascinated by the splendour of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the world’s largest domed churches. The shore of the Gulf of Finland accommodates Peterhof*, the summer residence of the tsars with its sumptuously furnished palace rooms and magnificent parkland.
Mon, 24-Jun-2013 St. Petersburg, Russia departure 19.00 hrs
Tue, 25-Jun-2013 Relaxation at sea
Wed, 26-Jun-2013 Riga, Latvia 8.00 – 14.30 hrs
A rich architectural heritage characterises this pearl of the Baltic countries. In the delightful historic district*, many sights are reminiscent of the time when Riga was a member of the powerful Hanseatic League, for example the Small and Large Guilds, the craftsmen’s houses “Three Brothers” or the tower of St. Peter’s Church, the city’s landmark. You can take a leisurely stroll through Latvian history on the shores of Lake Jugla, where 100 traditional buildings in the open-air museum* provide an insight into rural life during bygone centuries.
Thu, 27-Jun-2013 Klaipeda, Lithuania 8.00 – 19.00 hrs
Visit the statue of Annie of Tharaw in Klaipeda’s beautiful historic district or head for the Curonian Spit*. The unspoilt natural beauty of this peninsula with its massive drifting sand dunes was already appreciated by the author Thomas Mann, who had a summer house built in the picturesque fishing village of Nidden. You can explore the idyllic landscape of the Curonian Spit really well by bike*.
Fri, 28-Jun-2013 Gdynia, Poland 7.00 – 19.00 hrs
Neptune’s Fountain splashes away in front of Arthur’s Court, and a guided walk around the lovingly restored historic district of Gdansk* reveals a gem with a 1000-year-old history. On the banks of the River Nogat, memories of the Teutonic Knights are evoked – Malbork Castle* is Europe’s largest mediaeval knight’s castle.
Sat, 29-Jun-2013 Evening passage through the Kiel Canal
Sun, 30-Jun-2013 Hamburg, Germany arrival 7.00 hrs, disembarkation.

5% early booking discount if booked before November 18, 2012!

³ US Dollar rates as of June 8, 2012.  Fares are based on the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate and are subject to change.

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Category

Brochure Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare*

Marie Galante Cabin

$5,068

$3,999

Antigua Cabin

$5,569

$4,374

Triple Occupancy

$2,930

$2,395

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$455

$455

Safety and port taxes 

$546

$546

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 30%

Starting at + 30%

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and

subject to fuel surcharge. View

deck plan.  

Fares may be subject to Fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions* On request. Limited availability.

Our fares include: •Port and safety charges •Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands – list available on board) •Gratuities •Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation •Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner •Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals •24 hour room service (selected menu) •Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows •Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa

•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include: •Flights and airport taxes •Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation •Optional shore excursions (sold on board) •Insurances •Personal expenses

•Other drinks not included in open bar

*Ponant Bonus Fares:
Special Savings program off published cruise-only fares for select voyages, in all stateroom and suite categories. Ponant Bonus fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. Ponant Bonus could decrease or be closed for specific stateroom and suite categories or entire cruise.

Ponant bonus fares represent savings from the published fare and may not be combined with certain other promotional offers. Some cruise credits may not be combinable.  The bonus fares represent our best available rate at time of booking.

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SmallShips.travel | Boreal | Ushuaia-Valparaiso Mar 2 2014

Cruise Fares
Please contact us for additional information and availability.

Category

Cruise Fare

Ponant Bonus Fare*

Superior Stateroom

$ 8003

 $6,515

DeLuxe Stateroom

$ 9,093

 $7,333

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4

$ 9,932

 $7,961

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5

$ 10,435

 $8,339

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 6

$ 10,770

 $8,590

Deluxe Suite

$ 12,783

 $10,100

Prestige Suite – Deck 5

$ 14,879

 $11,672

Prestige Suite – Deck 6

$ 15,885

 $12,426

Owner Suite

$ 20,497

 $15,885

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$ 5,027

 $4,283

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$ 8,465

 $6,861

One Child (8-11 years old) sharing cabin with 2 adults

$ 1,426

 $1,426

Safety and port taxes

$ 1,008

 $1,008

Single supplement*

starting from +15%

 starting from +15%

Airport taxes

$26

$26

* Special Bonus fares and single supplements are subject to availability. Rates and discounts are per person based on  double occupancy and may be subject to fuel adjustement according to our terms and conditions.

Our fares include:
•Port and safety charges •Open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands – list available on board) •Gratuities •Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation •Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner •Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals •24 hour room service (selected menu) •Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows •Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa

•English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

Our fares do not include:
•Flights and airport taxes •Transfers, day rooms and other services at arrival & departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation •Optional shore excursions (sold on board) •Insurances •Personal expenses

•Other drinks not included in open bar