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Pearls of the Adriatic
All-Gay Cruise & Tour 2018
Italy, Greece, Albania, Montenegro & Croatia

September 25–October 4, 2018
CroisiEurope Cruises MS La Belle de l'Adriatique

Adonis Holiday and Brand g Vacations proud to offer an Adriatic and Mediterranean gay cruise unlike any you’ll find sailing the coastal waters in Europe. La Belle de L’Adriatique will take you to some of the most important sites from antiquity, on a voyage along the Dalmatian coast, with stops in Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece before arriving in Italy. Sail in the intimacy of 198 gay and lesbian friends.

 

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Your adventure begins in Dubrovnik, where we’ve included two days on land to give you plenty of time to experience this stunning walled city with it’s medieval streets. From Dubrovnik, visit Kotor, a well-preserved example of typical architecture from the 12th through 14th centuries. Located along one of world’s most beautiful bays, the charming streets of Old Town remain car free, filled with Baroque palaces and Romanesque churches.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Berat in Albania and Corfu, Greece. Berat is one of the highlights when visiting Albania, whose most striking feature is the white houses climbing up the hill to its castle. Corfu, one of the most beautiful and popular islands located on the Ionian Sea, has wonderful beaches and small villages throughout the island, as well as its Venetian-styled Old Town.

 

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Cruise through the narrow Strait of Messina, past Scylla and Charybdis, where rock and whirlpool almost claimed Ulysses. Perched on the shoulder of Mt. Etna, Taormina dominates two grand bays, offering visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of the Mediterranean Sea.

This fascinating voyage comes to an end in Naples, the third-largest city in Italy after Rome and Milan, and arguably the most colorful and seductive of them all, with Mount Vesuvius and the deep blue sea as a backdrop.

Join us on this unforgettable adventure of the senses.

 

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The Ship

The Belle de L’Adriatique is a charming and comfortable ship with facilities like the rest of CroisiEurope’s river cruise ships, yet her anti-swell stabilizers allow her to cruise along the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Built in 2007, she can carry a total of 198 passengers. Belle de l’Adriatique features four passenger decks. All cabins are located above water level and offer panoramic views of the scenery. an attractive main dining room, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served up in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.

 

La Belle de l’Adriatique dining room

 

There are two lounges aboard Belle de l’Adriatique. The largest features panoramic views overlooking the bow of the ship. The other is a smaller, more intimate space at the aft of the ship and features an outdoor terrace.

The Sun Deck features open space, ample seating and two Jacuzzi hot tubs. Belle de l’Adriatique features an attractive main dining room where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served up in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.

 

Adriatic gay cruise - Kotor, Montenegro

 

Travel Itinerary

Day 1 - Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Rixos Libertas Hotel, Dubrovnik Arrive in Dubrovnik, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, the beautiful Rixos Libertas.

The balance of the day is free to enjoy the stunning hotel, or start exploring this beautiful city.

Meet your fellow guests at welcome gathering in the early evening.

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik gay tourThis morning’s included sightseeing reveals why Dubrovnik is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. The old city of Dubrovnik and the walls that surround it have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Portions of the wall date back to the 13th century. The ramparts are intact and encircle the old city with a circumference of more than 1.5 miles. Don’t miss the chance to take a walking tour along its length for a spectacular view of the city it surrounds.

 

Day 3 - Thursday, September 27, 2018
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik gay cruiseThe morning and afternoon are at your leisure. Later in the afternoon we’ll transfer to the port of Gruz to board the ship.

After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail.

Tonight, dinner and an evening of entertainment on board as we begin to cruise to Kotor. The ship will cruise through the night.

 

Day 4 - Friday, September 28, 2018
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro gay cruiseUpon our arrival in Kotor, we’ll set out to tour the city. The Old City is a well-preserved example of typical architecture from between the 12th and 14th centuries. Located along one of world’s most beautiful bays, Kotor is a city with many stories to tell.

We’ll return on board and continue our cruise through the Bay of Kotor, where the surrounding mountains get steeper and steeper and the beauty meter gets close to bursting. From every point of view on the ship, there’s no escaping the romance of this breathtaking bay. Enjoy the onboard activities during this time, followed by an evening of signature Brand g entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.

 

Day 5 - Saturday, September 29, 2018
Vlore, Albania

Adriatic gay cruise - Berat, AlbaniaAfter we arrive in Vlore, we’ll leave on a full-day excursion to the ruins in Apollonia and the quaint village of Berat. Berat is one of the highlights when visiting Albania, whose most striking feature is the white houses climbing up the hill to its castle. The center of Berat is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains rare examples of Ottoman-style architecture. The old quarter contains lovely ensembles of whitewashed walls, tiled roofs and cobblestone roads. Although Berat is now a major tourist site, it has managed to retain its easy-going charm and friendly atmosphere. Don’t miss it! We’ll enjoy lunch during our excursion and then continue on to the largest archaeological site in Albania: Apollonia. Apollonia was founded in 588 B.C. by Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth. The city flourished during Roman rule and was home to a renowned school of philosophy. Julius Caesar rewarded Apollonia with the status of “free city” for supporting him during the Great Roman Civil War. The future Emperor Augustus completed his studies here. The picturesque ruins within the city walls include a small theater and the elegant pillars on the restored facade of the city’s administrative center. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship.

Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment. Our ship will cruise to Corfu through the night.

 

Day 6 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Corfu, Greece

Corfu, Greece gay cruiseAfter arriving, we’ll leave on a tour of Corfu, Kanoni, and Achilleion Palace. We’ll first visit Achilleion Palace, built in 1890 by Elisabeth, Empress of Austria. From the palace gardens, you’ll have a magnificent view of the Ionian Sea. We’ll continue our tour with a ride along the Kanoni Peninsula by coach. We’ll catch a glimpse of the Vlacherna Monastery and Mouse Island (Pondikonissi), before heading to the old town of Corfu, nestled between the two Venetian fortresses. Full of charming narrow streets, this quarter also houses one of the most famous monuments in Corfu: Saint Spyridon Church. The afternoon will be spent exploring the northern part of the island where you’ll discover the most beautiful spots and exceptional landscapes in Corfu. Paleokastritsa is one of the most splendid sites, and according to Homer’s tale, Ulysses made a final stop here before returning to Ithaca. The village is hilly and nestles beneath the folds of steep verdant slopes of olive groves and citrus orchards. On the most northern promontory lies the 12th-century monastery of Theotokos. It stands on a steep hillside full of wild trees facing the deep blue sea. There are some magnificent views from both the monastery and the hills above. It also contains a museum where holy and precious relics are displayed. Our tour will continue on to the mountain village of Lakones.

We’ll then return onboard to continue our cruise. Tonight’s dinner will be followed by an evening of Brand g signature entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.

 

Day at sea - jacuzziDay 7 - Monday, October 1, 2018
Day at Sea

Today we enjoy a day at sea.

Relax on the spacious sun deck with your favorite book, enjoy the jacuzzi, engage in a bit of fun and frivolity with Brand g’s entertainment and maybe even an afternoon t-dance on the sun deck. The day is yours to do as you please!

 

Day 8 - Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Messina, Sicily (Italy)

Sicily gay cruise - Mt Etna Today will be spent touring Mount Etna and Taormina. Discover one of the world’s most active volcanoes that has been erupting over several million years. Vulcan was the god of forging and the god of fire, so it’s not surprising to hear he was thought to live in such a place. We’ll visit the “Silvestri” craters and enjoy the desert moon atmosphere during a short walk.

After our included lunch we travel to Taormina, which dominates two grand bays, offering visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of the Mediterranean Sea. It was here that a D.H. Lawrence was inspired to write Lady Chatterly’s Lover. The highlight of this visit will no doubt be the tour of the amphitheater built in the third century BC by the Greeks and later expanded by the Romans. The world-famous view of Mount Etna and the sea beyond the theater is breathtaking. Enjoy some free time on the famous Corso Umberto before returning to the ship in Messina, where we cruise through the night towards Naples.

 

Day 9 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy gay cruise We’ll spend the morning cruising along the Italian coast. Enjoy the passing scenery or take part in one of the onboard activities planned this morning.

This afternoon, we visit Solfatara, a shallow dormant volcanic crater that still emits jets of steam. It is a natural oasis that offers an interesting walk, presenting not only renowned volcanic phenomena such as fumaroles, mofettes and mud small volcanoes, but also natural, geological, botanical and wildlife wonders. Before we return to our ship in Naples, we’ll enjoy a panoramic tour of the city by coach, where you’ll be able to see the Castel dell’Ovo, Via Caracciolo, Piazza della Vittoria and the Piazza Municipio. Tonight is our festive farewell gala evening. No jackets or skirts are required (unless you want to), but it is a great opportunity to gussy up a bit for dinner and your final night on board.

 

Day 10 - Thursday, October 4, 2018
Naples, Italy

Enjoy you last breakfast on board before bidding farewell to your Brand g friends, new and old, and disembarking by 9:00 a.m. Group transfers are included to the Naples airport or extend your stay in Naples with an additional hotel night or two (details coming soon).

 

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Pearls of the Adriatic 2018
All-Gay Cruise & Tour Itinerary

  Date Destination  
  25 Sept Dubrovnik, Croatia Overnight
  26 Sept Dubrovnik, Croatia Overnight
  27 Sept Dubrovnik, Croatia Embarkation
  28 Sept Kotor, Montenegro  
  29 Sept Vlore, Albania  
  30 Sept Corfu, Greece  
  01 Oct A Day at Sea!  
  02 Oct Messina (Sicily), Italy  
  03 Oct Naples, Italy Overnight
  04 Oct Naples, Italy Disembark

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Package Includes:

• Guaranteed all-lgbt charter by Brand g Vacations
• 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Dubrovnik, with included Breakfast and cocktail reception
• ½ day guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
• Transfer from the Hotel in Dubrovnik to the Ship
• 7 Nights Cruise on the La Belle de L’Adriatique
• COMPLIMENTARY FREE-FLOW SPIRITS, WINE, BEER AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES THROUGHOUT THE CRUISE
• Superb Dining: all meals included during your cruise
• Services of an experienced cruise director
• Complimentary shore excursions offered daily
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• Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
• Round trip airport transfers in Dubrovnik and Naples

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tips You Need To Know Before Your Cruise
Thank you for choosing Brand g. Your itinerary has been carefully selected to ensure you have memorable vacation. We hope you will enjoy your special journey as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. Our representatives are experienced professionals committed to delivering outstanding service. We will do everything within our power to make your river cruise experience the best ever! So, relax and absorb the ambiance of the magical settings and fascinating places you will visit.

 

La Belle de l'Adriatique cabin

 

To help prepare you for your vacation, we have compiled some important tips. We encourage you to read this information carefully and to bring it with you as a reference during your travels. While traveling, please keep in mind that patience, understanding and the flexibility to adapt to a changing environment will enhance your vacation experience. Despite careful planning, unavoidable circumstances may require last minute changes to your itinerary. However, we have discovered that these deviations often reveal unexpected discoveries.

 

La Belle de l'Adriatique stateroom

 

Traveling reveals new and exciting lifestyles, cuisines and traditions that may be different from what you are used to. Respecting these differences will create an infinitely more pleasant and rewarding experience. We wish you an exciting and memorable vacation.

 

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Passports & Visas
A valid passport is required for all Brand g charters; your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and secure all required visas. Consult with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Vacations can be disrupted, or altered if the correct documents cannot be supplied at airports or border crossings; please check your itinerary carefully. In the event that you lose your passport while traveling, we recommend you photocopy the first pages of your passport, airline tickets, driver’s license and/or birth certificate to simplify and expedite the process of replacing lost documents. Keep the originals separate from the copies. This will make replacement easier if you lose them en route. It is also useful to carry spare passport photos. You may wish to scan your passport, airline tickets and credit card numbers and email them to yourself as attachments, so you may download copies to assist in obtaining replacements.

 

Bon Voyage

 

What To Wear
Comfortable clothes and good walking shoes while on land. Jackets and ties are not required. We recommend country club casual for dinner. Bathing suits should be worn only on the sun deck.

 

La belle de l'Adriatique main lounge

 

Special Diets
Please advise us prior to departure if you have any special dietary requirements. We will make every effort possible to accommodate your requests, however, please note that local conditions and seasonality can restrict our ability on occasions.

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Electrical Current
The voltage in hotels and onboard ship is 220v, European standard. To use any electrical product from the US or Canada you will need a two prong European plug adapter. If your device is not dual voltage (220/110v), you will require an electrical converter. Many electronic devices have built-in electrical converters, however please check the manufacturer’s specifications for details.

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Health and Safety
A Registered Nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship’s officers are qualified in administering first aid. Should a passenger require hospital treatment, the ship is almost always near a medical facility on shore. Passengers requiring prescription medicine are advised to bring them onboard.

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Air Conditioning
The dining room and inside bars have air conditioning. Cabins have their own controls.

 

Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik Hotel

 

Accommodations

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik Hotel

Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik offers you an unforgettable experience in a region rich in historical, cultural and natural beauties. Surrounded by the exciting and spectacular landscape of the Adriatic Sea and the mesmerizing history of Dubrovnik, Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik combines comfort and luxury in a relaxing and peaceful accommodation experience with distinguished examples from the international cuisine, a fine champagne selection and much more.

 

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Pearls of the Adriatic All-Gay Cruise & Tour 2018 Prices
Category Description
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Category A-1

 

Located on the Upper Deck, the 151-square foot category A1 staterooms feature twin beds or a double-bed, along with a private bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and vanity area. Each stateroom is equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and a safe.

$ 4999

Category A-2

 

Located on the Upper Deck, A2 staterooms are smaller than the A1 staterooms (approx 120 sq. ft.). These rooms feature twin beds or a double-bed, along with a private bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and vanity area. Each stateroom is equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and a safe.

$ 4699

Category B-1

 

Located on the Boarding Deck, the 151-square foot category B1 staterooms feature twin beds or a double-bed, along with a private bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and vanity area. Each stateroom is equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and a safe.

$ 4499

Category B-2

 

Located on the Boarding Deck, B2 staterooms are smaller than the B1 staterooms (approx 120 sq. ft.). These rooms feature twin beds or a double-bed, along with a private bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and vanity area. Each stateroom is equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and a safe.

$ 4299

Category C

 

Located on the Main Deck, the 151-square foot category C staterooms feature twin beds or a double-bed, porthole windows, a private bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and vanity area. Each stateroom is equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and a safe.

$ 4099

Category D

 

Located on the First Deck, the 151-square foot category D staterooms feature twin beds or a double-bed, porthole windows, a private bathroom featuring a shower, toilet and vanity area. Each stateroom is equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and a safe.

$ 3899


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Additional Terms, Conditions and Fees

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

All prices in U.S. dollars and are cruise/land only.

Port fees of $185 and pre-paid gratuities of $165 are additional.

Single Supplement for Cruise is $2,000 of twin price, limited to categories B1, B2, C, D.

Initial deposit is $850 per person, with final payment due by May 25, 2018.

 

 

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