The ship features suites and cabins with balconies, as well as ocean-view cabins. Croatia minus the crowds Croatia experiences chronic overcrowding, but visit on the 31-passenger Peregrine Dalmatia and local guides will show you its secluded side. Among the world's most popular destinations here are Norwegian Fjords and St Petersburg. Active Feature and Unforgettable Moment: Enjoy a walk along the Opatija Promenade. Walk the red stones trod upon by ancient orators in the Roman Theatre of Cartagena. Partake in a relaxing day, lounging on the stunning beaches of Mallorca and explore Barcelona as you take in the fascinating architecture of Antoni Gaudi.
The ultimate glamour of Marseille and Monte Carlo — the enchanting harbors of Portofino, Portovenere, and Portoferraio — and, of course, the world-class charms of Rome and Barcelona. Ship atmosphere is informal, and trips are more focused on excursions and lectures led by naturalist guides and expedition leaders than on many shipboard diversions though you can expect onboard comforts like air-conditioning and well-prepared, locally inspired fare. The allure of the Adriatic beckons to both new and seasoned travelers for its unspoiled shorelines and panoramic vistas. Step into medieval towns where time seems to have stood still. Meander between the high columns and dust-covered scaffoldings of the Sagrada Família Cathedral in Barcelona, the largest unfinished Roman Catholic Church in the world. Watch a Gomeran cup his hands and whistle a secret language only other Gomerans know.
Discover the Adriatic and Greece from new perspectives during this 8-day cruise that touches on storied landmarks and intimate, little-known ports on the Adriatic Sea and in Greece. Experience the Mediterranean on a luxury small ship cruise by Adventure Life. Michel with a stop to sample the famed French oysters of Cancale. You'll arrive this evening, giving you the opportunity to explore the area after dinner. Mediterranean climates rarely, if ever, see frost or snow; therefore plants such as palm, citrus and many broad-leaf evergreens flourish in contrast to the hardier deciduous and coniferous trees which dominate mid-latitude climates. Temperatures around the Mediterranean coast are higher than the dry summer subtropical climates bordered by colder ocean water. This was the architectural pinnacle of Athens, crowned by its breathtaking Parthenon.
These beautiful ports string together like perfect pearls, each glowing with its own special beauty. From the passion of Italy, the bright beauty of Croatia through to the crystalline waters and history of the Greek Islands, to the feistiness of Spain and the hearty Celtic culture of the British Isles; your journey of discovery on Scenic Eclipse will be sure to inspire and engage. This evening, get acquainted with your Cruise Director and fellow passengers at a Welcome Dinner. Our exclusive yachts and sailing vessels access secluded bays, intimate harbors and colorful coastal cities that reveal storied mythology, distinguished wines and more. Soar skyward as a cable car carries you to the sweeping vistas high above the red, terracotta-topped buildings of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Cultural Connections: Afterward, join a local family in the village for a home-hosted lunch.
We'll also stop into a Vantage-recommended shop that sells fine Greek art, antiquities, and souvenirs, where you can browse the collections. G-Adventures restarted Swan Hellenic's operations in 2018. Everything that makes the Mediterranean magical. This stunningly beautiful part of the world is yours to discover across a range of unique luxury Mediterranean cruise itineraries that have been handcrafted to showcase the very best destinations and experiences available on any European small ship cruise. Savor spicy tapas plates and fruity sangrias at a Palma de Mallorca beachside café. This evening, if you like, join your Cruise Director to visit a popular café where locals gather.
You'll also be treated to a tasty lunch of farm-raised delicacies. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Nafplion, a charming city with a fascinating past. Small ships commonly organize enrichment seminars on everything — from local culture to photography. Discover the Mediterranean at its best. A small ship cruise is far superior to taking a large cruise ship because of the unprecedented levels of luxury and personalized service. The following companies have their individual pages at CruiseMapper.
Hike the amazing aqueducts on Madeira. The temperature is moderated by nearby large bodies of water making for comfortable conditions throughout most of the year. There is a main controlling factor driving the characteristics of the dry summer subtropical climate, which is the alternating influence of the subtropical high in summer and Westerlies during the winter. Delight in la dolce vita as you cruise the Italian Mediterranean on the elegant Wind Surf, tipping your hat to the other yachts as you visit ports where only small ships go. Surrounded by wonders like the magnificent Cinque Terre, the culturally transcendent Alhambra, and the Belem Tower monument, it is easy to fall in love with the Mediterranean. Secluded harbors and immaculate beaches.
Wander the elegant gardens surrounding the white-pillared Achilleion Palace in Corfu, an expansive summer home built by the former empress of Austria prior to World War I. The ship sails destination-intensive itineraries predominantly in the Caribbean, Adriatic and Middle East. Contrast this extraordinary region with the rest of Southern Europe during this 18-day cruise spanning nearly the length of the Mediterranean Sea. Coastal Montenegro tour Hop aboard a four-cabin, 52ft sailing yacht and let the wind carry you down the coast of Montenegro, stopping off to wander through walled Venetian towns, for off-the-ship dips, and to sunbathe on otherwise inaccessible beaches. Star Clippers 0845 200 6145;. Afterwards, we head to the village of Oia on northernmost point on the island.