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Split, Dubrovnik and the Splendours of Dalmatia Yacht Cruise - MS Adriatic Sun

Split, Dubrovnik and the Splendours of Dalmatia Yacht Cruise - MS Adriatic Sun

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Split, Dubrovnik and the Splendours of Dalmatia Yacht Cruise - MS Adriatic Sun

8 Days Starting in 21000, Split, Croatia and ending in split

Visiting: Split, Korčula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Lumbarda, Hvar, Bol

Tour operator:

Riviera Travel

Ship Name:
MS Adriatic Sun
Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Ship Capacity:

38

Physical rating:

Please contact Riviera Travel if you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility.

Age range:

12-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Riviera Travel with specific dietary requests.

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Cruise, Sailing

Interests:

Cultural, History

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Imagine yourself reclining under a deep azure sky, as the polished teak deck moves almost imperceptibly with the rhythm of the Mediterranean and a refreshing evening breeze ruffles the air. In the small, picturesque ports on the Dalmatian coast, surrounded by low cliffs, where the cruise liners boasting ever-larger passenger numbers are conspicuous by their absence, you are cruising the Mediterranean aboard your very own yacht-cruiser. Normally the preserve of the wealthy, you can now experience a magnificent vessel carrying less than 40 guests. Smaller numbers means a more personal service, but even more importantly you call at stunningly attractive out of the way ports like Split, Korcula and Hvar, which offer a much more intimate onshore experience.

MS Adriatic Sun often sails between the islands and the shore, affording spectacular views and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. With so few fellow travellers a 'select' atmosphere soon prevails as you gather in the convivial surroundings of the bar or up on the sun deck for a nightcap. The friendly, attentive yet unobtrusive staff attend to your every need as if you owned the vessel yourself - that's how relaxed it is on this unique type of cruise. Enjoy spectacular coastal views whilst reclining on a sun lounger or hammock on the ample Sun Deck. Below you will find the Salon Deck with the elegant restaurant and bar, beautifully furnished and fully airconditioned for your comfort. Each day begins with an excellent breakfast on board with a selection of hot and cold options.  On certain days lunch or dinner is prepared on board, specialising in mouth-watering local menus, hot meat or fish dishes through to freshly prepared salads, all delivered with a beaming smile. No cruise is complete without the Captain's Dinner of course and you will enjoy a delicious selection of the best of Croatian and Mediterranean cuisine. If you wish you can dine al fresco on the shaded decks. There is no 'seating plan'; you choose your own table and dining companions. On certain days you will be free to enjoy lunch or dinner at leisure giving you the opportunity to sample some of the delightful local restaurants ashore. Every evening the ships remain moored so you can take an after dinner stroll off the vessel, exploring these fascinating unspoilt ports. After just a few days of this extraordinary experience you will be on first-name terms with the ship's company and most of your fellow guests. There is little formality - shorts and t-shirts are the order of the day. This is exactly how holidays should be!

Highlights

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund

  • Sail between smaller islands and ports, allowing spectacular coastal views normally inaccessible to larger cruise liners

  • Tour of Dubrovnik, Pearl of the Adriatic

  • Tour of Split and Emperor Diocletian’s monumental palace, one of the greatest structures of the Roman Empire

  • Guided tour of Korcula, one of the Adriatic’s most perfectly preserved medieval ports, where Marco Polo was born

  • Explore the stunningly beautiful islands of Hvar and Mljet

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival In Split

Location: Split

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

You’ll arrive at the airport to take your flight to the Dalmatian capital, Split. On arrival in this historic city, you will be escorted to the harbour and the superb four-star MS Adriatic Sun, your home for the next seven nights. The captain and crew will be on hand to welcome you and then, having settled into your comfortable cabin and surroundings, our adventure begins! For the rest of the day it’s time to relax and get to know your fellow passengers – there are just thirty-eight of you in total! Perhaps you’ll catch some ‘rays’ on the sun deck or take a stroll ashore. It’ll soon be time for dinner and the ship’s restaurant awaits. Perhaps later take an after-dinner stroll ashore in this most magical of cities.

Day 2 : Split - Korcula

Location: Split, Korčula

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

As you rise refreshed in the morning and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, you’ll be so glad you chose this holiday. The MS Adriatic Sun, our home for the next week and every inch the private yacht, slips out of the harbour and out to sea. Split soon fades into the distance but we will of course return at the end of our cruise. It is impossible for large cruise liners to visit the charming and almost deserted hamlets accessible to our smaller yacht cruiser.



We will have time for a swim stop this morning before enjoying a delicious lunch on board, as stunning views of this spectacular coastline drift by and it’s not long before we arrive into the historic town of Korcula. Ruled by the Venetians for 800 years, it is rather reminiscent of a much smaller Dubrovnik, with its host of tangled lanes so typical of medieval Mediterranean ports. The town is a charming small fortress, celebrated for supplying timber for the wooden walls of Venice and its harbour was a major shelter for the Venetian fleet. You’ll find architectural gems at every turn in its narrow cobbled streets. Famous for its artistic and musical traditions, Korcula has its own unique sword dance, the ‘moreska’, and a form of a-capella singing, but is much more famous as the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. His house can still be visited, as can the All Saints museum with its glorious collection of Byzantine icons.



After our guided walking tour you are free to explore this beautiful town further. You take dinner at your leisure tonight.

Day 3 : Korcula - Mljet - Dubrovnik

Location: Korčula, Mljet, Dubrovnik

Meals Included: Breakfast

The Dalmatian coastline is legendary: one of Europe’s most dramatic, extending for hundreds of miles, where steep limestone cliffs plunge into sapphire-blue waters. The mirror-like Adriatic is studded with countless islands, some tiny, some large, some inhabited, some not.



We arrive at Mljet, one of the most seductive of such islands, where the hillsides are clad in a green carpet of lush pine forests bringing that instantly recognisable Mediterranean aroma to the air. Nestling in picturesque coves are medieval fishing villages, refreshingly free from tasteless development, where the alleyways are simply pebbles set into the earth and overhead shutters sway precariously in the warm, gentle breezes. Life here continues much as it has for centuries.



This morning we go ashore to enjoy a tour of the stunning national park with a visit to the tiny islet of St Mary’s with its 12th-century former Benedictine monastery. With its colourful walls and alter carved from local stone you will already feel  a long way from home in this most atmospheric of places – it’s easy to see why legend has it that the Greek hero Ulysses came here to contemplate.



After lunch on board, there will be the opportunity for a swim, then sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views as we cruise into the magical city of Dubrovnik. During tonight’s dinner the ship will cruise alongside the ancient city walls before dropping anchor.

Day 4 : Dubrovnik

Location: Dubrovnik

Meals Included: Breakfast

Awaking in this most magical of cities, after breakfast we take a guided tour of the old town, an independent city-state for much of its history, it has evolved differently to the rest of Croatia. The city threw off its Venetian shackles during medieval times founding a commercial empire trading with the eastern Mediterranean, France, Spain and later the Ottoman Empire. As so often happened, the city began to reflect its resultant wealth and today this wonderfully Baroque city proudly nestles behind its huge imposing ramparts in a situation of outstanding natural beauty. The main avenue, lined by intimate cafés, is completely paved with gleaming marble, which dazzles in the sunlight and gives credence to the city’s description as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Throughout the city you will find a wonderful array of monasteries, beautifully decorated churches and civic buildings dating from the 14th century.



This evening, enjoy another delicious dinner in one of the many traditional restaurants in this most beguiling of cities at your leisure.

Day 5 : Dubrovnik - Trstenik Or Lumbarda

Location: Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Lumbarda

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Over breakfast this morning we say our fond farewells to Dubrovnik as the mighty walls of the old city slowly fade away into the hazy horizon. One of the huge delights of taking this kind of cruise, is that our ship can sail between the smaller islands, normally inaccessible to the larger cruise liners, so you can experience fabulous coastal views in a much more intimate way. Sit back and relax over lunch on board and absorb the stunning coastal spectacle before you, as the sun glints on the crystal clear waters. As we glide on past these truly beautiful seascapes, undiscovered beaches with secret coves and tiny traditional hamlets, unchanged for decades, we arrive at the pretty little seaside village of Trstenik or Lumbarda on the Peljesac Peninsula. Nestled at the foot of the rolling hills behind, this picturesque, secluded spot is famed for its wine production where generations of families have produced excellent wines for hundreds of years.



We remain moored overnight, so take dinner at your leisure in this charming spot, where you can really feel like you are getting away from it all!

Day 6 : Trstenik Or Lumbarda - Hvar

Location: Trstenik, Hvar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you can take to the deck to see the spectacular coastland sliding by as this morning we cruise northwards. There will also be the opportunity for a swim stop here in one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of water.



We lunch on board before disembarking this afternoon into the delightful and bewitching little town of Hvar in this enchanting archipelago. Wandering here is pure joy and remarkably, it’s so compact and cosy, the streets don’t even have names. With its fresh water springs, the island is unusually green, its hillsides boasting spectacular pine forests. Elsewhere you’ll find olive groves, orchards and vineyards, the aromatic pleasures of the island exemplified by the delicate fragrance of abundant lavender fields. Hvar has been inhabited since Neolithic times; later, the ancient Greeks founded a colony here, and during the 14th century, as the Venetian Empire extended its influence, it became a major naval base. Also on the island’s northern shores are some distinctive fortified 16th century buildings, built to repel pirates and assaults by the Ottoman Empire.



After exploring Hvar’s agricultural, historical and cultural splendours on our guided walking tour, dine at leisure where you wish. The ship remains moored on the island overnight.

Day 7 : Hvar - Bol - Split

Location: Hvar, Bol, Split

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning’s cruise brings us to Brac, the largest of the islands on this dramatic stretch of coastland; a typically Mediterranean landscape where its spectacular beaches give way to high pine forested uplands, and where a rich harvest of vines, olives and orange trees crowd the fertile valleys. Once dependent on its grape harvest, the island also relied heavily on the export of its stone – a mixture of marble and limestone – used in the construction of Diocletian’s Palace but also of buildings as diverse as the White House in Washington to Berlin’s Reichstag and closer to home, the high altar in Liverpool’s cathedral.



We head to the picturesque town of Bol and you might like to take the opportunity for a swim from the stunning beach. During lunch back on board we cruise back into historic Split, principally famous for a single building, the Emperor Diocletian’s huge palace, one of the greatest structures of the Roman Empire. No expense was spared in its construction - the best Italian marble, with columns and sphinxes from Egypt. But what makes this palace so astonishing is that during medieval times it was fully integrated into the town’s fabric with a jumble of buildings grafted onto and inside it. This means, for example, the temple of Jupiter became a baptistry. It’s all the more fascinating that today 3,000 people still live here. You will find surprises at every turn: there are tall medieval buildings lining the streets, but buttressed by unmistakably Roman columns! We have a guided walking tour of this fascinating complex which has recently been used as the setting of the TV spectacular ‘Game of Thrones’.



By the time you have breathed in the atmosphere and history of this glorious part of the coast, it’s time to relax back on board as the Chef presents the Captain’s Dinner – a delicious selection of Croatian and Mediterranean specialities. Later the bar awaits for a digestif and the chance to reflect on treasured memories of this wonderful journey with newly made friends.

Day 8 : Return Home

Location: Split

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast we disembark from the MS Adriatic Sun and return to the airport at the appropriate time.

Ship Details

MS Adriatic Sun

Image Of Ship

Launched in 2018, the MS Adriatic Sun offers luxury, quite simply, on another level with upper deck cabins providing their own glamorous private balcony to take in the views. At 47 metres, she can still access the quaint unspoilt ports along this magnificent coastline, yet certainly makes a statement on the quayside, attracting envious glances from passers-by.

Accommodating a maximum of 38 guests, you’ll feel like a VIP from the moment you step on board and are greeted by your professional, attentive crew. The contemporary interior is beautifully designed resulting in a spacious and airy feel throughout the ample public areas. You’ll be served delicious cuisine in the chic, stylish restaurant, with a well-stocked bar for your favourite tipple! Take in some of Europe’s most dramatic coastal views from the magnificent sun deck where there’s plenty of shaded areas and an inviting hot tub.

A total of 19 stunning guest cabins are available, measuring approximately 14-17 square metres (150 – 183 square feet). Cleverly designed and stylishly furnished for your maximum comfort, in a calming palette of creamy colours and warm woods, with luxurious double or twin beds and contemporary fittings. All cabins feature wardrobe, desk and chair, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi, plus a sparkling bathroom with shower.

Ship Name:

MS Adriatic Sun

Adults Only Areas:

adults only

Ship Children Facilities:

none

Ship Nursery:

none

Smoking Areas:

some

Ship Size:

boutique

Ship Style:

luxury

Ship Type:

ocean

Ship Currency:

EUR

Ship Language:

en

Ship Capacity:

38

Ship Crew Count:

7

Number of Decks:

3

Number of Cabins:

19

Ship Launch Year:

2018

Ship Length (Meters):

47 M

Lower Deck

Category B Cabins

Main Deck

Category A CabinsRestaurant

Sun Deck

Chairs/Sun LoungersHot Tub

Upper Deck

Category A+ Cabins

A total of 19 stunning guest cabins are available, measuring approximately 14-17 square metres (150 – 183 square feet). Cleverly designed and stylishly furnished for your maximum comfort, in a calming palette of creamy colours and warm woods, with luxurious double or twin beds and contemporary fittings. All cabins feature wardrobe, desk and chair, TV, hairdryer and Wi-Fi, plus a sparkling bathroom with shower.

Category A Cabin (Grade A )

Located on the main deck and approximately 16 square metres (172 square feet) with a fixed double bed. Accessed from the deck, there is just one guest cabin available on the main deck which benefits from the addition of two oval shaped windows to capture the views.

Category B Cabins (Grade B )

Located on the lower deck, enjoy a generously proportioned 17 square metres approximately, (183 square feet) of living space and are accessed from inside the ship, with twin beds that can be pushed together or fixed doubles and two attractive porthole windows plus a further one in the bathroom.

Category A+ Cabins (Grade A+ )

Treat yourself to one of our superior upper deck cabins, measuring approximately 16 square metres (172 square feet) with double or twin beds and one window plus the extra special luxurious addition of a small outside balcony with two chairs, so you can enjoy the invigorating sea breeze and breathtaking views - without even leaving your cabin!Please note cabins 1 and 2 (front) on upper deck measure approximately 14 square metres (150 square feet).

You’ll be served delicious cuisine in the chic, stylish restaurant.

Dining

The main deck holds the chic and stylish restaurant where you'll be served delicious cuisine. 

The ship has a spacious sun deck with sun loungers and a hot tub.

Sun Deck & Lounge

Take in some of Europe’s most dramatic coastal views from the magnificent sun deck where there’s plenty of shaded areas and an inviting hot tub.The sun deck features a selection of comfortable chairs and sun loungers, both in and out of the shade, plus a hot tub. Relax on the sun deck and enjoy magnificent views from all directions. 

Excursions

On our river cruises we love to take you right into the heart of each town or city you visit along the way, and during your cruise local guides will offer a variety of guided walking tours, panoramic coach tours and/or visits to museums and local cultural favourites such as a wine tasting in Burgundy and a train journey through the Swiss mountains. You will have a good mix of touring and free time to learn about the history and the little quirks of each place, with plenty of time to explore at your own leisure. Please check the itinerary of the cruise for more specific details.

Please note: There are no dedicated children's facilities onboard.

Please note that there are no dedicated health/fitness facilities onboard.

Tips are not charged at a set percentage and are not included in the holiday cost, as we understand that giving a gratuity should be entirely at your discretion.

As a guideline we would recommend giving €8-12 per person per day should you feel that is appropriate. Usually, an envelope is left in your cabin on the final evening, for you to drop off at reception, if you choose to, the following morning. The tips are divided equally between the crew.

Should you also wish to give a gratuity directly to your Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge, this is also at your discretion.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age limit is 12 years old at the date of departure. We reserve the right to limit the number of children on any particular cruise. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor’s parent, a ‘Parental Consent Guardianship Form’ must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.

Air Conditioning

Our ships are fully air-conditioned throughout. Each cabin has individual air-conditioning and heating controls.

Dietary Requirements

If you have made a special request, Riviera Travel will do their utmost to see that your wishes are carried out. However, they cannot guarantee that your requests will be met.  

Disabled Facilities

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us or call us on 01283 688 518 to discuss these concerns.MooringDue to the popularity of river cruising at some mooring places, or where our ship is moored alongside another vessel, access to the ship may be via the sun deck and require the navigation of steps so passengers must be able to walk on and off the ship themselves, without the use of crutches or other aids, as gangplanks can be positioned at a steep angle.On boardOur ships are not adapted for wheelchair access; if you are intending to take a wheelchair or mobility scooter with you, it is essential that you please contact us to let us know. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be used on excursions however cannot be used on board the ships due to safety reasons and must not be left in corridors, the lounge or restaurant or any other public areas, but must be stored at reception.River cruises operate with a smaller crew than ocean cruises and do not have the crew available to personally attend to passengers with reduced mobility; therefore, a travelling companion would need to be able to help with any physical needs.Whilst most of our ships have a lift on board, it does not operate to all decks.River cruising on European rivers offers the opportunity to take in the scenery from the comfort of the ship. If you are unable to do some of the shore excursions, your river cruise can still be enjoyable and worthwhile, so please contact us with any concerns or questions you may have.Shore ExcursionsFor our river cruises which include an extension and feature a hotel stay, the hotels we use have been chosen due to their location and standard, the facilities offered can differ, it is therefore important that we make the appropriate enquiries with our suppliers on your behalf to ensure any special needs or requests can be catered for.AccommodationFor our river cruises which include an extension and feature a hotel stay, the hotels we use have been chosen due to their location and standard, the facilities offered can differ, it is therefore important that we make the appropriate enquiries with our suppliers on your behalf to ensure any special needs or requests can be catered for.Overseas Transport ArrangementsAll of our tours involve coach travel. The coaches we use have not been adapted for wheelchair access.Air TravelWe are able to arrange airport assistance, from the check-in desk to the plane, for anyone with reduced mobility. This is a free service which must be arranged with the airline prior to travel. If you would like us to arrange this assistance for you it needs to be pre-booked more than 48 hours before your flight departs.EurostarIf you have reduced mobility and are travelling by Eurostar to your cruise, please contact us. Should you need to travel in your own wheelchair, Eurostar does have specially adapted wheelchair spaces which need to be pre-booked. If you would like assistance at St. Pancras, we can provide you with information and contact details for Eurostar Assist, although we cannot reserve this service for you directly.

Dress Code

There is no requirement to bring formal dress; smart/casual is acceptable for both day and evening as there is no dress code enforced. However men are requested not to wear shorts for dinner or vest tops at any time in the dining room. Men may wish to wear a jacket and tie for dinner. The Captain’s Dinner offers the opportunity, should you wish, for more special attire.

Drinks Packages

We offer a selection of drinks packages available to purchase and the price is dependent on the length of the cruise, so please check each tour page for more details. This includes the following with lunch and dinner: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rose house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu. The drinks package must be added to your booking for all passengers in a cabin prior to departure and you can do this by calling the reservations team.If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. 

Laundry Service

A limited laundry service is available on board, except on the day of disembarkation. A dry cleaning service is not available.

Medical Facilities

If you have any concerns about your health whilst on tour, please see your Cruise Director or Concierge. They will be able to advise you about chemists and availability of doctors, etc. In an emergency you could always phone our emergency number as issued on your itinerary. There are no on-board medical personnel, although specific crew members will have basic first aid training. However, the ship can stop at any time to transfer any passenger requiring emergency medical attention to local medical facilities.

Smoking and E-Cigarette Policy

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere on board except for designated areas on the sun deck.More and more countries in Europe are adopting a stricter legislation on smoking in public places. Smoking is not allowed on any public transport and there may be other restrictions in hotels, bars and restaurants.

Special Dietary Requirements

In the morning a full breakfast is served which includes healthy options and your choice of eggs made to order. For lunch enjoy salads from the buffet, soup and a choice of main courses, including local dishes, plus dessert. The four course a la carte dinners include a selection of international and regional specialities. We cater for most dietary requirements, please ensure you advise our sales team when making the booking.

What's Included

  • Additional Services

    Port taxes

  • Fully Guided

    The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

  • International Travel

    Return flights to Split

  • All transfers

  • Meals

    Daily breakfast, five lunches, two dinners and captain’s dinner

  • Tours and visits as per the itinerary

  • Accommodation

    Seven night cruise on the four-star MS Adriatic Sun

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuity

  • Insurance

Check out our Q&As

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    For cruises, the minimum age limit is 12 years old at the date of departure. We reserve the right to limit the number of children on any particular cruise.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Return flights to Split

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For almost 40 years

  • I have reduced mobility; can I still travel?

    We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us to discuss these concerns

  • Do I require travel insurance?

    It is a condition of booking that you carry suitable travel insurance.

  • What is my luggage allowance?

    You will receive details of your luggage allowance with your final travel documents, which are sent approximately 10 days prior to your date of departure.

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This review is for the italian Lake Como trip Aug 1-8 Wow what a trip. Riviera from start to finish were excellent the booking and help line answering questions were very good and clear. The travel booklet you get is laid out that it is simple to read and follow with step by step info from booking in to flights to meeting the guides. Our guide Matt Purse was just the best guide and real credit to Riviera with his knowledge and straight forward approach to running the trips. Matt kept us informed and told us all the sort of info you want to know without going over the top....This chap should teach other reps ..thank you so much. The coaches they use are all clean and well equipped with usb chargers and have aircon. The places chosen to visit were well researched even down to where coaches park or drop you off. The Bernina Express was the highlight for our family and matts photo tip was welcomed. The only down point was the hotel,a little dated and evening meal in main restuarant was a bit of a let down. I think we were lucky with our room on level 7 and with balcony as the walls are very thin and noise travels. We would book again with riviera

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We would go again in a heartbeat

22-Jan-2022

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Although most people seem to...

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Presently in Croatia staying at...

22-Sep-2023

Presently in Croatia staying at Arauana Hotel, supposedly a 4 star property, but wouldn't give it any star rating. Rooms are small and dirty. Wallpaper blistering. Meals served in a shed like lean-to. Food like warm, greasy and always self service. Second holiday with Riviera this year and neither at standard advertised. Have travelled with them previously and everything was fine, but standards have really dropped. Have booked a holiday with them next year and now dreading it. Certainly don't provide the standard advertised. We have never stayed in such a hovel and have visited youngsters in back packers accommodation which was far better than this supposedly 4 star accommodation. There are no indoor bars or lounges only a shed as a so called restaurant. Absolutely disgusting. Won't be boking with them again

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