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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Athens, Greece
Day 2 : Itea, Greece
Day 3 : Otranto, Italy
Day 4 : Sailing the Kotor Bay / Dubrovnik, Croatia
Day 5 : Mljet, Croatia
Day 6 : Trogir, Croatia
Day 7 : Rovinj, Croatia
Day 8 : Vence, Italy

Ship

L'Austral

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Colorful views await you Magnificent cliffs of the Mediterranean Explore the rich history of the region Walk through the stately squares of Italy Enjoy spectacular views

Day 1 Athens, Greece

Arrive in Athens in time to embark this afternoon.

Day 2 Itea, Greece

From Itea (Greece) we enter the immaculately preserved sacred site of the Delphi Valley. Clinging to the precipitous slopes of the mountain, the white ruins of Apollo’s famous sanctuary rise up out of the pines, olive trees and cypresses. In total harmony with nature, it was a symbol of the unity of the Greek world in the 6th Century BC. The stadium and theater offer a wonderful viewpoint across the Pleistos Valley.

Day 3 Otranto, Italy

Along the Adriatic coast, in the most easterly part of Southern Italy lies Otranto, a Greek and Roman city. Today it is a veritable artistic and architectural jewel, particularly known for its Byzantine Church of St Pietro. This peaceful city seems to slumber in the hollow of a natural bay which offers a magnificent view over the crystal waters of the Adriatic Sea. Take your lead from the calm of this little Italian town as it invites you to laze around and take a leisurely swim.

Day 4 Sailing the Kotor Bay / Dubrovnik, Croatia

An impressive gash hewn from the rocks of the Montenegro coast, Kotor Bay stretches between two mountain ranges, capped with a dreamlike haze that, coupled with the calm, still waters and the gracious islets dotted here and there, gives the area a magical aspect. On the southernmost tip of Croatia, the walled-in city of Dubrovnik (Croatia), built on a rock battered by the waves, is the Pearl of the Adriatic with its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. Its palaces, monuments and white stone churches are in perfect harmony. Long considered as a rival to Venice, traces of its illustrious past are to be found throughout the city which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 5 Mljet, Croatia

Charming Mljet. Join the exclusive club of those with privileged access to one of the best-kept secrets of the Adriatic islands. Legend tells that the winds blown by Poseidon pushed Ulysses towards Mljet, where he was held captive by the nymph Calypso for seven years. A veritable picture-postcard landscape, the island is above all a beach destination with its transparent waters, but its charm also comes from its vast pine forests and salt-water lakes.

Day 6 Trogir, Croatia

The mediaval city of Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage, is a veritable city-museum and stays a key stop. After the splendors of Roman antiquities, a visit to this little Dalmatian gem will thrust you into the heart of the 13th Century.

Day 7 Rovinj, Croatia

In days gone by Rovinj (Croatia) was a peaceful fishing port on the Istria peninsula. Today its picturesque narrow streets lead you down to a marina where fishing boats jostle comfortably alongside modern yachts. You will enjoy wandering round the old town with its sunny terraces.

Day 8 Vence, Italy

Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.

L'Austral

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8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
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28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
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3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
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Owners Suite
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone

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Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

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• Port and safety charges
• Open bar
• 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 organized shows
• Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
• English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)

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• 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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