Travelmarvel unveils its Europe Coastal Cruising 2025 lineup

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  • The Old City of Dubrovnik situated on the Dalmatian coast, became an important Mediterranean sea power from the 13th century onwards. Although severely damaged by an earthquake in 1667, Dubrovnik managed to preserve its beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque churches, monasteries, palaces and fountains. Damaged again in the 1990s by armed conflict, it is now the focus of a major restoration programme co-ordinated by UNESCO. Clinging to a rock, encased by a girdle of ramparts and lapped by a turquoise sea, Croatia’s famous town is fully worthy of its title “Pearl of the Adriatic”.
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  • Agulo is located on the north coast of the island of La Gomera in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife of the Canary Islands. It is located 13 km northwest of the capital San Sebastián de la Gomera.
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    Travelmarvel has revealed its 2025 Europe Coastal Cruising program and introduces 13 itineraries that include two extended combination journeys.

    The MS Caledonian Sky also makes its grand return the APT family. Captain Cook Cruises Fiji announced MS Caledonian Sky will wrap up her Fiji charter and depart Fijian and Southern Pacific waters in November this year, following the completion of her inuagural season in the region. APT will resume ownership with Caledonian Sky making a grand return to the Med.

    From April to October 2025, there will be 13 itineraries, including two extended combination journeys, offering travellers an array of premium cruising from just $4,995 per person.

    Renowned for its intimate cruising experience, the vessel accommodates an average of 100 passengers with a crew of 70. It features one of the highest crew-to-guest rations in Europe.

    Accompanied by an experienced cruise director and an on-board team, plus expert local guides, guests will uncover the rich history and culture of the region with ease. Onboard, guests will enjoy a variety of social spaces, superb dining with a range of included local beer, wine and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, and premium suites with ocean views.

    Itineraries include:

    • 12-day Coastal Gems of the Iberian Peninsula
    • 8-day Islands of the Mediterranean
    • 8-day Hidden Gems of Italy
    • 8-day Greek Islands Explorer
    • 8-day Adriatic Jewels (plus reverse itinerary)
    • 8-day Aegean Explorer (plus reverse itinerary)
    • 15-day Mediterranean Treasures (reverse)
    • 15-day Adriatic & Aegean Delights (reverse)

    Travelmarvel’s CEO, David Cox, expressed excitement for offering guests all-new itineraries, bringing a much-loved ship to Mediterranean shores.

    “Thanks to its boutique size, the MS Caledonian Sky allows you to access smaller ports and dock right in the heart of a city or town,” he said.

    “With cabins starting at a generous 22sqm, guests will find incredible value in spacious accommodations tailored for comfort and relaxation. A true small ship experience, however with the indulgence of bigger suites.

    “With the ship’s shallow draught, we are able to slip away from the pack, into remote coastal towns or shallow waters. Guests will get a greater insight into authentic Mediterranean local life and on many days, we also stay docked later into the evening so that guests can explore after other tourists have left for the day.

    “The brand-new itineraries also feature the must-see sights, with an abundance of free time to either discover Europe at your own pace or join one of the optional sightseeing tours on offer,” he added.

    “You can veer away from the tourist track to unearth real gems, hidden along back streets. Or perhaps you feel like an afternoon off to just relax. It’s up to you.”

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