Mediterranean1

Mediterranean - Greece, Croatia & Italy
28th September 2014
7 nights
 
         
 
Ship
MSC Fantasia

Itinerary:
1. Venice
2. Bari, Italy
3. Katakolon, Greece
4. Santorini, Greece
5. Athens, Greece
6. Corfu, Greece
7. Dubrovnik, Croatia
8. Venice 




White washed Greek villages, old Italian and Croatian cities, seascapes and landscapes 


A 7 night photo cruise departing Venice visiting a variety of places including historic Greek and Croatian cities and the stunning white washed villages of Santorini. With expert tuition and guidance, your photography will blossom as you wake up in a new location every day and practice photography in these photogenic locations. You will bring home a portfolio of amazing images and new skills.


typical Itinerary:


Day 1: Venice

We arrive at the airport and transfer to our ship the Fantasia. After embarkation and checking into our cabins we will head off into Venice for the afternoon to explore the winding canals and refresh camera basics. Back onboard we set sail at 6pm where we will have welcome drinks and dinner.

- Included a walking photo tour of Venice.


Day 2: Bari, Italy

After breakfast we will have a photo workshop onboard before we arrive in Bari where you can take an optional excursion to Alberobello a UNESCO town 1 hour from Bari or have a photo workshop in Bari and explore its historic centre on foot with our cameras capturing architectural details, light and shadow. Later onboard the ship we'll have a review of then evening dinner and drinks.

In port 1am - 6pm

- Included a walking photography tour of Bari.


Day 3: Katakolon, Greece

Morning photo workshop and tutorials onboard before we arrive at Katakolon at 1pm. Free afternoon, you could visit Olympia or explore Katakolon or have a few hours off at the beach! Back on board we'll meet for dinner and drinks. Optional meet up by the seafront for a sunset shoot at 4.30pm.

In port 1pm - 7pm

- Free day in port, no tours included today


Day 4: Santorini, Greece

After breakfast we can watch the sail into Santorini on top deck. At 9am we’ll take a tender boat to Santorini and make our way to the top of the caldera by cable car. After a stroll around Fira we will transfer to Oia for a photo workshop. White washed houses and blue domed churches cascading down the side of the caldera, Oia is a photographers dream location. We'll stop for a frappe and review some photos while your tutor will make some suggestions and share some techniques. We'll go back to Fira for some free time or more shooting the iconic scenery. Transfer back to the ship at 4pm, we'll meet later for dinner and drinks.

In port 9am - 5pm Santorini

- Included a photography tour of Oia and Fira, Santorini.


Day 5: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

After an early breakfast on board, we'll head into Athens where we will be joined by a local guide and photographer who will show us some great photo locations and tell us about this great city. In the afternoon some free time, you can visit the Acropolis or relax in a cafe, people watching. We'll meet up and transfer back to the ship. At 4.30pm sunset at sea workshop on deck.

Evening theatre show, dinner and drinks

In Port 7.30pm - 4.30pm

- Included a walking photography tour with local guide of Athens.


Day 6: Corfu, Greece

Morning photo seminar and tutorials on board before we arrive at 12.30 to our next Greek island, Corfu. We'll take a tour visiting the village of Lakones and Palaiokastritsa bay and explore Corfu town. 

In Port 12.30pm - 6.30pm

- Included a tour of Greek villages and walking photo tour of Corfu town.


Day 7: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Morning location workshop in Dubrovnik capturing croatian architecture, cafe culture and street life. We’ll take a walk along the city walls taking us to various vantage points looking out to the islands or down onto the winding streets. We'll explore the winding streets and find hidden cafes through the walls and stop in a local art gallery. We'll get back on the ship for 2pm and meet for a photo review and an editing workshop then a farewell dinner.

In port 8am - 2pm

 -Included a walking photography tour of Dubrovnik & city walls.


Day 8: Venice

We will say our fond farewells and leave the ship in the morning. If you have time before heading to the airport you can explore Venice some more, or why not extend your stay in Venice by adding a hotel stay and practicing what you’ve learnt by photographing Venice?


*Itinerary and workshops may be subject to changes




Ship - MSC Fantasia


Our floating hotel will be the beautiful MSC Fantasia. A stylish and elegant ship with a sociable yet relaxing atmosphere. You’re most likely to be relaxing with a cappuccino between workshops on this ship but there’s also a gym, swimming pools, spa, theatre, shops, as well as several bars, cafe’s and restaurants. Built in 2008, all cabins are well appointed with luxurious furnishings.

Inside cabin - 

Twin or double interior cabin with TV, telephone, hair dryer, mini-bar, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, towels and safe. Approx. 13 sqm.





Ocean view - 
Twin or double cabin with outside view with TV, telephone, hair dryer, mini-bar, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, air-conditioning, towels and safe. Approx. 13 sqm.



 
Balcony suite - 
Twin or double cabin with outside view and balcony with TV, telephone, hair dryer, mini-bar, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower/ bath, air-conditioning, towels and safe. Approx. 27 sqm.



MSC balcony suite:





TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SHIP

Built2008
Gross tonnage137.936 tons

Number of passengers

3.274 (on double basis)

Crew members

About 1.370

Number of cabins

1.637, incl. 43 for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility

Length/Beam/Height

333,30 m / 37,92 m post panamax / 66,80 m

Decks

18, incl. 14 for guests

Maximum speed

22,87 knots
Average speed18 knots
 Environmental technologyAWT -Advanced Water Treatment, Energy Saving & Monitoring System, Clean Ship 2


What’s Included:


- 7 days of photography tuition


- Bari photo workshop/excursion


- Santorini photo workshop/excursion


- Athens, Corfu, Dubrovnik and Venice photo walks 


- photo workshops onboard the ship 


- 7 nights accommodation 


- full board cruise


- 7 evening meals, tea, juices


- 7 breakfasts 


- lunches if on the ship


- all gratuities 


- a photo book of your images


Not included - alcoholic drinks, any food not onboard the ship, flights unless stated, insurance.



Tutor


TBC



Price

 

from £tbc

not including flights



From £tbc including flights

(based on 2 sharing inside cabin)


Outside cabin - £poa* not inc. flights


Balcony cabin - £poa* not inc. flights

price for non photographer partner from £799* not including flights



*price a guide only to be confirmed at time of booking.

limited to max. 20 places

1. book your workshop place now - no deposit needed!
2. when minimum number booked, we can confirm photo cruise - pay deposit.
3. 90 days before your photo cruise any outstanding fare due

email: info@photocruises.co.uk
to reserve your place

or call
Cruise For Groups 
01225 769855


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