Nicola Hunter review 9 Oct 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
We really enjoyed the moment we arrived at our next destination, the view from the ship was always something to behold as each arrival was so very
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Bring sensible shoes. The walk from ship to ship once at port can be a bit daunting.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, in that the company used local guides and drivers. Not sure if all the huge number os ships that cruise around that area burning fuel does much for the
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Excellent but a bit on the expensive side by the time you pay for drinks and tips.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad to see how much you enjoyed your vacation. A cruise on a small ship in general won't improve the environment, but it
is usually better than a large vessel and various other forms of transport - Especially a flight. There are some benefits in that having more accommodation
available negates the need for building hotels, which can be bad for the environment (Quarrying, transport, building etc). We do try to minimise the
environmental impact of the cruises, for instance the vessels usually only motor for around 4 hours per day - Larger vessel are forced to cruise for much
longer as they can't stop in the nearby small ports.
I believe Responsible Tourism is more than just the environment though - To support the local communities and customs it is important that people do
visit, and how they visit. The ship is locally owned and managed, the crew are all Croatian, and you will have spent a lot of time ashore eating in restaurants
and cafes, and using local guides, and we consider that to be very important.