Built in 2015 to sail the stunning Dalmatian coastline, MV Corona is the first yacht cruiser to join the Riviera Travel family of ships. At only 44 metres long, the beauty of this ship is that she can dock in many little ports that larger vessels can’t squeeze into. However, her petite size doesn’t come at the expense of her passengers’ comfort; there is ample room across her luxurious four decks for her 38 guests to relax and enjoy a Mediterranean holiday of a lifetime.
Most Riviera Travel clients are 45+ and come from Britain or Ireland. They’re usually a well-travelled group who are very interested in exploring their itinerary, and having a luxurious, comfortable ship to come home to is of equal importance. The MV Corona is expected to attract many people who have previously enjoyed a Riviera Travel river cruise and now wish to experience Riviera’s attentive service on the high seas, where the atmosphere will be even more intimate thanks to the yacht environment. The cruises are operated by the third generation of a seafaring family, meaning service and local knowledge are both top notch.
The ship’s air conditioned, teak-panelled restaurant and bar is on the Salon Deck. Here, passengers enjoy breakfast and Mediterranean-inspired lunches with an emphasis on salads and meat and fish dishes. The dress code is always holiday casual, and not only is there no set seating plan, you don’t even have to stay in the restaurant! If you wish to dine on your sunlounger or outside on the shaded deck, all you have to do is ask.
The start of every cruise is celebrated with a Captain’s Dinner that introduces passengers to the cuisine of the Adriatic. For the remainder of the cruise, you are free to dine anywhere you like in port.
Onboard social life revolves around the bar and the Sun Deck, both natural hubs for passengers to gather over a drink. In the evenings, most passengers choose to explore the bars and beaches of that evening’s port call, including historic cities like Dubrovnik and unspoilt hamlets that larger ships can’t moor in.
MV Corona’s cabins are decorated in contemporary neutrals and all have climate control, safe, hairdryer, desk and chair as standard.
161 – 172 sq. ft. Category A+ Cabins have double beds and two opening windows. There is one on the Sun Deck and Main Deck and two on the Salon Deck.
Category A Cabins have an area of 150 sq. ft. and also have two opening windows. There are two twin and six double Category A Cabins on the Main Deck.
The Lower Deck is home to Category B Cabins which have fixed portholes. There are two twins and six doubles.
MV Corona sails the eight-day The Dalmatian Coast – Dubrovnik to Split itinerary which explores the stunning coastline and Venetian-inspired towns of this area. Tours of Dubrovnik and Split are followed by excursions to the postcard-perfect islands of Hvar and Mljet, and are rounded off with a visit to Korcula. All excursions are under the guidance of the ship’s knowledgeable tour manager.