For many visitors to Italy the other side of “the boot” is a mystery. However, for Italians and savvy European travelers this is where they choose to vacation. It is also where we will be continuing our gastronomic voyage of discovery on the Royal Clipper. Roundtrip from the island city of Venice, we’ll visit new ports in Italy, the tiny republic of San Marino, passenger favorites Kotor, Dubrovnik and Split, as well as new stops in nude friendly Croatia.
We will once again have a Michelin-star chef at the helm, wine and food pairing with a professional sommelier and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included.
Don’t miss the opportunity to travel aboard this one-of-a-kind sailing ship to these unique ports with the added benefit of no black tie required. Indeed, no clothing required!
Arrive 12 PM, Depart 8 PM
Krk Island, Croatia
Arrive 8 AM, Depart 4 PM
Arrive 8 AM, Depart 6 PM
Split, Croatia (Overnight)
Arrive 9:00 AM, Depart 8:00 AM
Arrive 10:30 AM, Depart 11:30 PM
Arrive 9:00 AM, Depart 6:00 PM
Arrive 9:00 AM, Depart 11:00 PM
Arrive 9:00 AM, Depart 11:00 PM
Rimini, Italy (Overnight)
Arrive 11:00 AM, Depart 8:00 AM
Arrive 1:00 PM, Depart 6:00 PM
Venice, Italy (Overnight )
Arrive 9:00 AM, Depart 8:00 AM
A valid passport is required for travel. Check your passport expiration date carefully. All passengers must have a passport valid for 6 months after your return date. If your passport expires before March 1, 2020, you will need to have it renewed. Any guest without proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of the cruise fare will be issued. Bare Necessities assumes no responsibility for advising guests of visa requirements.
Non U.S. citizens should contact the nearest embassy or consulate office for current passport and/or visa requirements for your entire journey.
Port taxes & fees, estimated at $550 per person, are due May 15, 2020. Gratuities are paid on board and are $150 US per person charged to your on board account in the equivalent amount in Euro (€).
You will receive your Star Clipper e-Docs (electronic cruise tickets) and luggage tags via email approximately 30 days prior to the cruise. Passengers first and last name on the e-Docs must be exactly as they appear on the passport. Middle names are not necessary. If you have your passport, please call our offices to provide us with this information . Passport information is required to submit your reservation to the cruise line. Please do not email these details for security purposes.
If you plan to be traveling 30 days prior to our cruise and do not have access to a printer, please let us know and we will bring your documents to the pier.
A list of shore excursions, including any clothes-free excursions, will be provided with your e-Docs (electronic cruise tickets) approximately 30 days prior to the cruise. All shore excursions are available for purchase onboard the Royal Clipper starting on embarkation day.
The Royal Clipper will be alongside in the San Basilio Cruise Terminal in Venice located at Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Lungo, Saturday, August 1, 2020. Embarkation is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM. The ship is scheduled to depart at 7:30 PM.
The Royal Clipper will arrive in Venice for an overnight stay, Friday, August 14, 2020. You may choose to disembark the ship at this time; however, official disembarkation is on Saturday August 15, 2020. Once the ship has been cleared by local Immigration and Customs officials, disembarkation will begin at approximately 8 AM. Please consider booking your flight departing no earlier than 12 Noon.
More information about how to purchase Star Clipper transfers and shore excursions will be emailed with your e-tickets approximately 30 days prior to the cruise. Transfers may also be purchased on board.
All luggage must be securely packed and clearly labeled with passenger’s full name, ship’s name, cabin number and date of sailing. Luggage tags will be included with your e-Docs. We recommend that travel documents (cruise tickets, passport, and visa), valuables, and medication be hand carried in your carry-on bag. Neither Star Clippers, Ltd., nor Star Clippers Americas, nor Bare Necessities are responsible for any loss, theft or damage to passenger’s luggage or personal property. Please contact your air carrier(s) directly to determine their size specifications, weight limits and/or fees for luggage.
This cruise is round-trip from the Port of Venice, Italy beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020 and returning on Saturday August 15, 2020. The closest airport to the port with international and domestic flights is Marco Polo International Airport (VCE). This airport is located in Venice, Italy and is 10 miles from the pier – approximately a 20-30 minute drive from the Port of Venice. Arriving a day early comes highly recommended to ensure you do not miss the boat. When scheduling your return flight home, we recommend scheduling after noon.
More information on Star Clipper transfers will be emailed when passengers receive their booking numbers and e-Tickets via e-mail approximately 30 days prior to the cruise.
Alternatives to Star Clippers Transfers
A land taxi from Venice’s Marco Polo Airport to the San Basilio terminal is currently priced at €45. To be safe, allow at least 30 minutes for the trip.
A water taxi from Marco Polo Airport to the San Basilio terminal can range from €100-125 but can easily be shared by up to 10 people. You will find water-taxi ticket booths in the arrivals halls of the airport, after you’ve left baggage claim.
Your cruise includes all meals and all beverages excluding premium brands of alcohol and champagne, gift shop items, spa services, some shore excursions, and laundry services. All items and services purchased on board may be charged to your shipboard account. During the embarkation process the ship will take your credit card information and give you a key card. This is your stateroom key, personal identification card, and also used to charge services and products provided on board the ship. Each account can be settled in cash or credit card on the final day of the cruise. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Personal checks and Discover are not accepted on board. Please note that the currency used on board the ship is in Euro (€).
It is also a good idea to bring along Euros in smaller bills for miscellaneous use when only a small amount of currency is needed. Cash machines are available at the airport and around the cities and usually offer the best exchange rates.
American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted at most major hotels, shops and restaurants, as well as on board the ship. ATM machines are a good source for obtaining foreign currency. When traveling abroad, it is often a good idea to telephone your credit card companies in advance of departure and inform them of your travel plans. Doing so may prevent your card from being “tagged” as stolen and may prevent inconveniences.
If you have not already done so, we ask that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. We do not want you to be one of our unfortunate passengers who does not purchase trip insurance and find themselves unavoidably having to cancel the cruise. The cruise becomes non-refundable October 14, 2019. Protect your vacation investment. Travel insurance can also reimburse you for any medical expenses incurred while onboard, baggage delays, and lost luggage. For more information, call TripAssure at 800-423-3632. Our agency ID is OMNT0904TX or visit https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=OMNT0904TXto purchase your policy today!
Guests are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages for consumption on board the ship. Alcoholic beverages purchased in ports of call will be stored and returned at the end of the voyage.
Important Health Information
A qualified physician or registered nurse is either on staff or is available from shore. In addition, the ship’s officers are qualified in administering first aid. Any applicable fees for medical services rendered on board will be charged to your account and presented for settlement at the end of the cruise.
A telephone is provided in each cabin. The cost for outgoing and incoming phone calls is 4 Euro per minute. All calls will be billed to the passengers on board account. Price is subject to change. Should someone wish to contact a passenger at sea, they may do so by calling the Star Clippers Americas office at 305-773-3541 and the information will be forwarded to the ship. Passengers contacted from shore via fax will be charged on board.
In the event of an emergency, family and friends may contact you on board by calling Star Clippers office in Miami, Florida, at 305-773-3541.
Passengers can purchase an internet card on board the ship. Service is dependent upon satellite signal (location and weather). You may receive e- mails on board through the Purser’s Office; they will be printed and delivered to your cabin at a nominal charge. WIFI is available in the Library, Tropical Bar and Piano Bar. If you need to stay in touch with family and loved ones, they may send an email to the Royal Clipper at: email@example.com
Royal Clippers electrical output is 220 volts (European Current). Hair dryers are provided in your cabin, for your convenience. Adapters are necessary on board the ship, as well as on land, if you plan to bring 110 volt electrical appliances with you.
Star Clippers and Bare Necessities are not responsible for loss or theft of jewelry, cash or other valuables. Each room has a safe. We encourage you to make use of this amenity.
Laundry services and dry cleaning services are available at an additional cost and may be arranged through your room steward.
To safeguard the health of our passengers, smoking is not allowed at any time in any interior areas of the ship. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas on the outside decks (Starboard side only). Smoking is prohibited on the aft decks and on the balconies.
The Royal Clipper does not have elevators. If you have mobility issues, please contact us immediately.
What to Pack? Passengers may be bare in all areas on the ship except the dining room, where clothing is required. Shorts and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable dining room attire. Other times that clothing will be required is when customs officials board, during local folkloric performances aboard the ship or if we are docked alongside in port in view of land or other vessels.
When on shore, the climate calls for casual and comfortable clothing. Pack loose-fitting, natural fabrics, and plenty of casual shirts, walking shorts and comfortable footwear.
Essentials? Sunscreen, brimmed hats, sunglasses, swim suits for some shore excursions, beach shoes, bug repellent and any prescription medicine authorized by your physician.
IMPORTANT – A Reminder Regarding Decorum and Attire
including excessive genital jewelry, is not allowed.
without the express consent of that individual.
someone else, Overt sexual activity in public or any solicitation of such
activity is strictly prohibited.
port and dangerous or rude behavior will not be tolerated.
Bare Necessities may dismiss anyone from the cruise at the next port of call if found violating these rules. Passengers will be responsible for their own travel expenses and any charges they may incur from the cruise line. No refund will be given if dismissed from the cruise.
If you have any questions, or if we may assist you in preparing for departure, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Central (10AM – 6PM EST & 7AM – 3PM PDT) at 800-743-0405 or512-499-0405.
We are delighted that you have chosen to join us on the Adriatic Odyssey. This is sure to be a trip of a lifetime!
The Staff of Bare Necessities Tour & Travel