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12th October, 2016


Having enjoyed a nice relaxing day at sea yesterday, today we visited the beautiful port of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It has been many years since I last visited Dubrovnik, but it only took me a moment to get my bearings. Then together with the assistance of the local pilot we berthed Saga Sapphire safely alongside. The last few days have been a bit damp at times, so our passengers welcomed the sunshine with a smile on their faces.

Dubrovnik is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Many people arrive here not only by the sea, but any other means of transportation. Recent blockbuster movies and very popular TV productions have also drawn additional type of visitors trying to get close to the places where their favourite shows were filmed. No wonder that the old city with the surrounding walls, one of the main attractions of Dubrovnik, is usually a popular place. Perhaps this is why our experienced guests chose the ‘Cable Car and Cavtat’tour as their favourite. This took them to the lower station to board the Dubrovnik Cable Car.

First opened in 1969 and recently rebuilt, the cable-car ascends to a height of about 1,500 feet for spectacular views over the Old Town of Dubrovnik. After returning to the lower station they headed for one of the most beautiful towns in the Dubrovnik area. Cavtat was originally a Greek settlement called Epidauros. Around 228 BC it became a Roman colony, and it is now largely medieval. Our guests could enjoy a stroll along the palm-lined promenade in this charming little town set on Zupa Bay, enclosed by two peninsulas and known for its historic buildings and lush vegetation.

As the wind changed direction throughout the afternoon, pinning us to the quay, the assistance of one tugboat turned out to be necessary for our departure. It was no time at all before Saga Sapphire was once again setting sail towards our next port of call –wonderful Santorini.

Krzysztof Majdzinski

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