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SmallShips.travel | Specialists in Deluxe Small Ship Cruises

Take the stress and guesswork out of planning your next vacation. 

At Smallships.travel, our specialists will find the right cruise for you – whether it be aboard a sailing ship or yacht we can offer you a variety of high quality vessels that are sailing all over the world. 

Small ship cruises offer relaxing days at sea and excursions for the adventure seeker.  Food and wine enthusiasts will rejoice at the gourmet meals that are prepared with skill and integrate local specialties and ingredients.  

Benefits of Small Ship Cruising: 

  • Experience exotic itineraries that are off the beaten path.

     

  • Receive personalized service.

     

  • See the ports as the locals do – discover the destination, not the tourists.   

    Let’s begin planning your next small ship cruise! 

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SmallShips.travel | MS Deutschland

Cruise to exotic ports in old world luxury aboard the Deutschland!

Quality, care and dedication can now be found on the high seas. Our flagship is the MS Deutschland. Newly built, the Deutschland accommodates 520 passengers and offers an Old World ambiance with the feel of a grand European hotel. Exquisitely appointed and graciously designed to facilitate relaxation and ease, this ocean liner reintroduces the elaborate crystal chandelier, the imperial ballroom, loom chairs in a palm-filled winter garden, fine antiques and original works of art.

The MS Deutschland sails the globe visiting over 200 ports of call from ocean to ocean and across the seven seas. Voyages include a series of sailings in the Mediterranean, Baltic, North Sea and Arctic, across the Atlantic, North, South and Central America, the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, India, Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.

  • Enjoy an Ocean Cruise in intimate luxury – Only 520 Guests
  • The excellent service of a fine old world hotel
  • Fine a la carte dining
  • Special interest programs including gardens, golf, adventure and equestrian programs
  • Interesting itineraries visiting some of the the worlds most beautiful & exotic cities
  • Exclusive Special pricing on all departures – call now for details

This Summer embark on an adventure to the Baltic Sea! We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of the finest and most beautiful ocean liner in the world.

Aboard the MS DEUTSCHLAND you will explore a wide range of amazing destinations and cultures, see lush forests, fjords, historic cities and beautiful wildlife.

Great Specials on all departures as well as many departures with no single supplement!
See this year’s Itineraries for yourself!

World Famous & Highly Respected

The praise of our passengers has been a distinction we can be proud of.  We are also pleased to receive the acknowledgement from experts, regarding the quality of the MS Deutschland, and the variety of itinerary design. Our service and hospitality along with to the culinary skills of our three restaurants will ensure your cruise aboard the MS Deutschland will never be forgotten.

Last but not least, our thanks for a crew that knows how to earn these awards again and again.

 2012: 5 Stars “Elite”

The first cruise ship ever to be given the highest award of “five star ‘elite ‘ ” in “Koehler’s Cruise Guide 2012 by the leading publisher of maritime literature: Koehler Publishing Company.

2011: European Association Cruiser – Cruise of the Month

Voyages 385 and 386 were named October 2011 Cruises of the Month chosen by the European Cruiser Association (EUCRAS)

2011: 6 Star Diamond Award

Highest award, founded by Frank Sinatra American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.  The MS Deutschland impressed the Academy with its highly personalized service in a luxurious environment.  Academy president Joseph D. Cinque, “On the MS Deutschland it is all about the wellbeing of the guests, his desires, and 100 percent satisfaction.”

2008: Hotelier of the Year Special Award

Special Prize of the General Hotel and Catering newspaper (AHGZ) for outstanding achievements in the hotel industry Deutsch profiling.

2008: Readers’ Choice Award

Authors and readers of the Condé Nast Traveler, one of the most important travel magazines in the English-speaking world, selected the MS Deutschland for the “Gold List” 6 years in a row.

2008: Star “Superior”

Awarded by the Deutsch Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA) for excellence and quality service aboard the MS Deutschland.

2008: Ship of the Year

Awarded by the Busche Verlag for special services and travel concepts of the MS Deutschland.

2008: Top 10 Small-Ships

Inclusion of the MS Deutschland in the list of world’s best ships in the category “Top 10 Small-Ships” by the readers of “Travel + Leisure,” one of America’s leading travel magazines.

2000/2001: Daily Express British Cruise Awards

MS Deutschland awarded as one of the six best cruise ships in the world in the category”Best Ultra-Deluxe Ship.”

1998: Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

MS Deutschland is recognized by this traditional international association that is dedicated to the upscale cuisine and table culture under the motto “quality over quantity.”

1998: Award for Outstanding Cruise Saloons ShipPax

Awarded by the trade magazine Cruise & Ferry Info.

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SmallShips.travel | Pegasus

 

Rivers of West Africa

Deck Plan 

 MY Pegasus

The twin-hulled Pegasus, built in 1992 and completely refitted in 1997 and renovated in the winter of 2009-2010, accommodates up to 49 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere.

On board you will enjoy magnificent sea views as you stroll our 2,550 square feet/ 240 m2 of open deck.

You can relax with friends in the handsomely appointed lounge, browse in the well-stocked library or enjoy ocean-view dining in the convivial and spacious restaurant area.

A platform located on the stern of the Pegasus enables you to swim, snorkel and paddle through the warm blue waters that surround you. 

Facts at a Glance

Launched:

1992
Rebuilt: 1997
Renovated: 2009
Length: 45.00 meters
Breadth: 11.00 meters
Draft: 3.00 meters
Crew: 16 – 18 persons
Cruising speed: 10.00 knots
Cabins: 23  

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SmallShips.travel | Belle de L'Adriatique – Enchanting Adriatic

MS Belle de L’Adriatique Deck Plan

All Adriatic Sea Departures

7 Night Cruise – Sailing roundtrip from Dubrovnik, Croatia Croatia, Montenegro and the Adriatic Sea (DHD_AIPP)

Special notice for 2017 excursions:
You can choose from 2 excursion packages :

  • CLASSIC PACKAGE – included in cruise price
  • DYNAMIC PACKAGE – supplement package. Additional cost of $237 per person if you order before departure.

Until further notice, it is only possible to select ONE of the 2 packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package, OR the Dynamic Package, which lets you select the excursions of your choice. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

Day 1: DUBROVNIK
Welcome on board from 5:00 pm. Settling into your cabin and presentation of the crew followed by a welcome cocktail served in the lounge and dinner on board. Free evening.


Day 2:
 DUBROVNIK

Guided tour of Dubrovnik. In the afternoon, feel free to sightsee in the city on your own.


DAY 3:
 MLJET – KORCULA
Optional excursion common for both packages: Excursion to Mljet, one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic.

Afternoon excursions proposed: CLASSIC Excursion Package: Guided tour of Korcula. DISCOVERYExcursion Package: Buggy safari in Korcula. You will enjoy buggy driving on gravel roads through gorgeous landscapes full of olive groves and vineyards.

Before returning to our ship, enjoy a tasting of some local products. Tonight’s dinner will be followed by traditional sword dancing.

DAY 4: KORCULA – SIBENIKOur ship will cruise during the morning.

Afternoon excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Sibenik, the oldest Slavic city on the coast, and the Krka Falls.

DISCOVERY: Hike through the Krka National Park on walkways leading past lakes and waterfalls and down to Skradin.

We’ll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment by the crew.


DAY 5:
 SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLIT
Morning excursion common for both packages: Tour of Trogir. Long considered one of the best spots to visit on the Dalmatian coast, Trogir is a treasure trove of delights.

Afternoon excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Split, a young city where life is bursting around Diocletian’s Palace.

DISCOVERY: Panoramic tour of Kaštela traveling along the scenic coastal road. We’ll then continue on to the Bedalov Winery in Kastel Kambelovac for a wine tasting.

Enjoy some free time tonight.


DAY:
 6 SPLIT – VIS – HVAR
Excursions proposed: CLASSIC: guided tour of Hvar named the croatian Saint-Tropez.

DISCOVERY: Urban hike on Hvar island to the fortress, this excursion is the best way to discover the hidden treasures of Hvar Town.

Afternoon spent cruising. Enjoy some free time this afternoon, or join us for the optional excursion proposed:
DISCOVERY: at the port of Vis, we’ll pick up our bikes and set out with our guide for a bike tour of the island.

Tonight’s our special gala evening. Our ship will start sailing to Kotor during the night.


DAY:
 7 KOTOR – DUBROVNIK
Our ship will cruise during the morning.

Afternoon excursion common for both packages: Guided tour of Kotor, and exploring the old town on foot.

Our ship will start sailing to Dubrovnik. Enjoy some free time tonight.


DAY:
 8 DUBROVNIK
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 9:00 am. End of our journey.

The prices include: – 7 Night Cruise in cabin with private bath, air conditioning, flat panel tv, hair dryer – Welcome cocktail – All Meals from dinner on day 1 through breakfast on day 8 – Gala dinner – House wine and beer with lunch and dinner – Open bar (except champagne and specialty wines on the wine list) – Classic Shore Excursions

– Port charges and taxes

Not included:
Champagne and specialty bottles of wine, drinks served during excursions, supplement for the dynamic excursions, gratuities, transfers (to/from airport to port), airfare, trip insurance, and personal expenses.

2017 and 2018 Departures & Fares

Departure Date

Deck 1, Port Hole Window

Deck 2, Port Hole Window

Deck 3, French Window

Deck 4, French Window

Single Supplement

3-Aug-17

$2,573

$2,890

$3,009

$3,142

$1,064

10-Aug-17

$2,573

$2,890

$3,009

$3,142

$1,064

17-Aug-17

$2,573

$2,890

$3,009

$3,142

$1,064

24-Aug-17

$2,573

$2,890

$3,009

$3,142

$1,064

31-Aug-17

$2,573

$2,890

$3,009

$3,142

$1,064

21-Sep-17

$2,858

$3,175

$3,294

$3,498

$1,064

10-May-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

17-May-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

24-May-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

31-May-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

7-Jun-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

14-Jun-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

21-Jun-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

28-Jun-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

5-Jul-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

12-Jul-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

19-Jul-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

26-Jul-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

2-Aug-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

9-Aug-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

16-Aug-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

23-Aug-18

$2,781

$3,110

$3,231

$3,374

$1,094

30-Aug-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

6-Sep-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

13-Sep-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

20-Sep-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

27-Sep-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

4-Oct-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

11-Oct-18

$3,130

$3,459

$3,580

$3,723

$1,094

18-Oct-18

$2,830

$3,159

$3,280

$3,423

$1,094

The prices include: – 7 Night Cruise in cabin with private bath, air conditioning, flat panel tv, hair dryer – Welcome cocktail – All Meals from dinner on day 1 through breakfast on day 8 – Gala dinner – House wine and beer with lunch and dinner – Open bar (except champagne and specialty wines on the wine list) – Classic Shore Excursions

– Port charges and taxes

Not included:
Champagne and specialty bottles of wine, drinks served during excursions, supplement for the dynamic excursions, gratuities, transfers (to/from airport to port), airfare, trip insurance, and personal expenses.

Rates are in US dollars and are per person.

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SmallShips.travel | MS Karizma

Adriatic Sea Cruises

K230 Porec to Dubrovnik Trip

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SmallShips.travel | Boreal Valparaiso-Ushuaia November 2 2015

Cruise Fares
Special Savings up to 30%!  Contact us today & save! 

Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

Brochure Fare

Superior Stateroom

$7,950

DeLuxe Stateroom

$9,220

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4

$9,690

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5

$10,160

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 6

$10,620

Deluxe Suite

$11,940

Prestige Suite – Deck 5

$12,650

Prestige Suite – Deck 6

$13,270

Owner Suite

$16,910

Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)

$1,079

Airport Taxes

$28

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

$650

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$4,900

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$7,250

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 100%

* 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 | K220 Adriatic Cruise – Dubrovnik to Venice

Adriatic Sea Cruises

MS Princess Aloha

MS Karizma

Adriatic Cruise with Croatia and Italy

12 days from Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Split, Trogir, Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna, Venice
Aboard the MS Aloha or MS Karizma Cruise Code K220 

Day 1, (Sat) arrive Dubrovnik  

You will be transferred to Dubrovnik’s pier to embark. Later, meet your Cruise Manager and fellow travelers at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening, relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets. (WR) 

Day 2, (Sun) Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korcula 

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the boat for lunch. Set sail for Mljet Island as you dine. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3, (Mon) Korcula – Hvar 

A walking tour of Korcula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the venerable Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Reboard your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (even older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. (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 4, (Tues) Hvar – Bol – Split 

Sail to Bol on Brac Island, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Relish lunch on board as you sail to Split. Here, a walking tour shows you the historic inner city, built around 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. Your evening is free. (B,L) 

Day 5, (Wed) Split – Trogir – Sibenik 

In the morning sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Your time here is at leisure to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise, with stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Sibenik, take in the highlights on a walking tour, then your evening is at leisure in town. (B,L) 

Day 6, (Thu) Sibenik – Sali 

The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, encompassing more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail to Sali. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner on board. (B,L, D) 

Day 7, (Fri) Sali – Zadar 

As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late this afternoon, arrive in Zadar. On a walking tour, see Zadar’s historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Your evening is free in Zadar. (B,L) 

Day 8, (Sat) Zadar – Opatija 

Disembark after breakfast, bidding your crew farewell. Journey north for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera at the ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Then continue to Opatija for a walk along the “Lungo Mare” (Seaside Promenade), and see the city’s famous villas and other interesting sights. Dinner is at your hotel. (B,D)  

Day 9, (Sun) Porec & Rovinj Excursion 

Head to Pula and take an orientation tour of this strategic port. You’ll also visit the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. On to Porec, for a visit to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow lanes before returning to Opatija, where your evening is free. (B) 

Day 10, (Mon) Opatija – Postojna – Venice 

After breakfast, travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Continue to Venice, with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. (B,D) 

Day 11, (Tue) Venice 

A walking tour of Venice begins in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. View the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs before visiting a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditional Venetian art. The rest of the day is free to discover Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps take an optional gondola ride. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (B,D) 

Day 12, (Wed) depart Venice 

You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home. Ciao and safe travels! (B) 

2017 Departure Dates and Rates (USD/ Per Person Sharing a Cabin)
Cruise Code K220

 

2018 Departure Dates and Rates (USD/ Per Person Sharing a Cabin)
Cruise Code K220 on MS Karizma

Included Features

  • 7-night cruise from Dubrovnik to Zadar on board the M/S Princess Aloha or M/S Karizma in a cabin with private facilities
  • Four nights first class hotel, rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Welcome cruise reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches, and 1 dinners aboard the ship -including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Professional Cruise & Tour Manager
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets for included sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and hotel taxe

Sightseeing

  • Venice

Not included:

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Personal expenses
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SmallShips.travel | Ocean Endeavor| Kangerlussuaq to Qausuittuq July 30, 2017

This is our proposed itinerary. It is highly probable that weather, sea, and ice conditions will not allow us to travel this exact route. Our Expedition Leader and the Ocean Endeavour‘s captain will determine our exact route day by day. PROPOSED ITINERARY Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Day 2: Sisimiut Day 3: Ilulissat Day 4: Uummannaq Fjord Day 5: Karrat Fjord Day 6: At Sea Day 7: Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet), NU Day 8: North Baffin Day 9: Devon Island Day 10: Lancaster Sound Day 11: Prince Leopold and Beechey Islands Day 12: Qausuittuq (Resolute) DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Sondre Stromfjord is one of the longest fjords in the world and boasts 168 kilometres of superb scenery. Kangerlussuaq, the town at its eastern head, means ‘the big fjord.’ We begin our adventure by sailing down this dramatic fjord as the sun sets before us. Day 2: Sisimiut

People have lived in the Sisimiut area for 4,500 years. These ice-free conditions in the sea around Sisimiut, including some of Greenland’s deepest fjords, allow us to sail in waters that are home to many whales and seals. We will visit this small town, and have an opportunity to see everyday life of modern Greenlanders contrasted with their historic site, lovingly preserved and framed by two large whale bones.

Day 3: Ilulissat Venturing 250 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle we find the stunning coastal community of Ilulissat. Ilulissat translates literally into “iceberg”, and there couldn’t be a more fitting name. Our visit will include time in the colourful town and a chance to hike out to an elevated viewpoint where we can observe the great fields of ice.

We will also cruise in our fleet of Zodiacs in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The icefjord is the outlet of the Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier, one of the most active and fastest moving in the world at nineteen metres per day—calving more than thirty-five square kilometres of ice annually. Because of its relative ease of accessibility, the glacier has been the object of scientific attention for 250 years, and has significantly added to the understanding of ice-cap glaciology, climate change and related geomorphic processes.

Day 4: Uummannaq Fjord
Uummannaq Fjord in northwest Greenland is the country’s second-largest system of fjords. It empties into Baffin Bay and is characterized by its developed coastline and various bays, islands, and peninsulas. It is considered to be the sunniest spot in Greenland, and favourable weather—coupled with proximity to coastal travel routes—has made the fjord system a popular destination for Greenlandic Inuit. It has been settled and re-settled continually for the last 4,500 years.

Day 5: Karrat Fjord Today we will cruise one of Greenland’s most spectacular fjords, known for plentiful marine life and awe-inspiring landscapes. Seals use the long leads created by high winds in this region to hunt the rich waters of the fjord.

The cliffs and talus slopes within the fjord should give us good opportunities to see colonies of dovekies. Time spent on deck today should result in some good wildlife sightings, not to mention unbeatable photographic opportunities of icebergs against the majestic rock faces.

Day 6: At Sea
Our presentation series will continue as we steam across the Davis Strait towards Canada. While out on deck, keep your eyes peeled for minke and humpback whales amid potential pack ice, as well as the seabirds that are sure to mark our passage.

Day 7: Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet) Mittimatalik is a bustling Arctic community surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes in the eastern Arctic. We will have a chance to explore the town, including its excellent library and other facilities, and meet many local citizens who will gladly share their culture.

We will be treated to a cultural presentation at the Community Hall—arts and crafts may be available here. Mittimatalik is a famously excellent region for viewing marine mammals, including the elusive narwhal.

Day 8: North Baffin
Today will be an expedition day in the truest sense as we navigate the fjords of northeast Baffin Island. Baffin’s fjords are striking, affording stunning perspectives on geological processes. The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for exploring these hidden treasures of the north, as her manoeuvrability and shallow draft allows her to access regions that would be impassable to larger vessels. We will be on alert for changing weather and ice conditions and use our judgement as to which route along the coast will be the most spectacular. As ever, our team will be on deck for the duration, searching for wildlife and contextualizing the mighty landscape through which we travel.

Day 9: Devon Island
Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island on earth and comprises over fifty thousand square kilometres. It was first sighted by Europeans in 1616, though it was not inhabited for another three hundred years with the arrival of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The island’s geology consists of reddish Precambrian gneiss and Paeleozoic siltstones and shales; these, combined with its harsh climate, have drawn comparisons with the planet Mars.

Days 10: Lancaster Sound
We will spend two days exploring Lancaster Sound, which is a proposed Marine Protected Area due to the large populations of marine mammals, including narwhal, beluga and bowhead whales. There is a great selection of landing sites available. Weather, wildlife, and sea conditions will influence our choice of landing today.

Day 11: Prince Leopold and Beechey Islands
The tall cliffs of Prince Leopold Island are exceptional birding areas in the high Arctic both during the breeding and summering seasons. It is a breeding site for thick-billed murres, black-legged kittiwakes, northern fulmars, glaucous gulls, and black guillemots. In 1845 Sir John Franklin took his expedition of 129 men and two ships into the Wellington Channel. Not a soul returned from the fateful expedition, and it was two years before search parties were launched. Aside from the bodies of the three souls buried here, only relics were found as clues to the disappearance. The three graves found at Beechey Island left no indication as to the fate of the rest of the British party—until recently. In the autumn of 2014, Canadian archaeologists discovered remnants of the hms Erebus in the frozen waters of the Northwest Passage. And in the fall of 2016, further searching led to the discovery of Franklin’s second ship: the Terror.

Day 12: Qausuittuq (Resolute), NU Qausuittuq, or “place with no dawn” is truly the land of the midnight sun—daylight persists constantly from about April 29 to August 13 each year. Archaeological evidence, points to at least three stages of occupation at Qausuittuq by Dorset, Thule and advanced Thule people. The community’s English name, Resolute Bay is in honour of the hms Resolute, one of the ships in the Franklin search expedition commanded by Captain H.T. Austin. In 1953, Inuit from Inukjuak, Québec, and Mittimatalik were relocated to Qausuittuq by the Canadian government.

Today we will disembark the Ocean Endeavour and transfer to the airport for our return flights.

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SmallShips.travel | K210 Adriatic Cruise – Zadar toDubrovnik

Adriatic Sea Cruises

MS Princess Aloha

MS Karizma

Adriatic Cruise From Zadar to Dubrovnik
8 days from Zadar, Trogir, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet, and Dubrovnik
Aboard the MS Aloha or MS Karizma Cruise Code K210ZD

Day 1, (Sat) arrive Zadar  

You will be transferred from the airport or Zadar hotel to the port for embarkation. Get settled, and later join your fellow “sailors” for a Welcome Reception and Dinner. (D) 

Day 2, (Sun) Zadar – Sali 

Zadar’s historical center is a compact pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot. Set out on a walking tour and admire the old walls built in 16th century by Venetians as a defense from the Turks. You will also see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards 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 3, (Mon) Sali – Sibenik 

Take in the scenic wonderlands 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 up is Krka, with its magnificent waterfalls. After your visit here, coach to Sibenik where your boat is anchored. Your evening is at leisure in town. (B,L) 

Day 4, (Tue) Sibenik – Trogir – Split 

Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. There’s time on your own before heading to Split. Here, a walking tour of the historic inner city takes you to 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 5, (Wed) Split – Bol – Hvar 

Stop in Bol on Brac Island, said to have the best beach in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique, as it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Go for a swim in the clear blue waters before sailing to the island of Hvar. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including 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 6, (Thu) Hvar – Korcula – Mljet 

After breakfast set sail for Korcula, with an early afternoon arrival. Korcula is thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets and visit the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Continue sailing to the island of Mljet, where yo will enjoy the afternoon tour of Mljet Nationak Park, as you walk around the Great and Small Lakes. This lovely island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for Greek hero Ulysses! Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board your ship. (B,L,D) 

Day 7, (Fri) Mljet – Dubrovnik 

In the morning set sail to Dubrovnik, so called “Pearl of Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While in Dubrovnik, take a walking tour of the old town and visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy. Remainder of the day is free; perhaps discover this lovely city on own or enjoy last minute souvenir shopping. (B,L) 

Day 8, (Sat) depart Dubrovnik 

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

2017 Departure Dates and Rates(USD/ Per Person Sharing a Cabin)
Cruise Code K210ZD 

 

2018 Departure Dates and Rates(USD/ Per Person Sharing a Cabin)
Cruise Code K210ZD 

Included Features

  • 7-night cruise from Zadar on board the M/S Princess Aloha or M/S Karizma in a cabin with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Zadar or Split airport/hotel
  • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport/hotel
  • Welcome Reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 1 Captain’s dinner with live entertainment, inlcuding wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea
  • Professional Cruise Manager
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets for included sightseeing tours
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board

Sightseeing

  • Zadar
  • Kornat National Park
  • Krka National Park
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Korcula
  • Mljet National Park
  • Dubrovnik

Not included:

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Personal expenses
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Cruise Fares
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Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy

Brochure Fare

Superior Stateroom

$4,930

DeLuxe Stateroom

$5,620

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 4

$5,990

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 5

$6,150

Prestige Stateroom – Deck 6

$6,510

Deluxe Suite

$7,950

Prestige Suite – Deck 5

$8,820

Prestige Suite – Deck 6

$9,380

Owner Suite

$11,950

Safety and port taxes (for information purposes)

$564

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

Free

3rd adult Passenger in a Superior Stateroom

$2,870

3rd Passenger in a Prestige Suite

$4,810

Single supplement in cabin*

Starting at + 75%

* 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