Cruise Dialysis

Palaces, Splendour and the Majesty of the Tsars onboard Europa2 07 May 2016

All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: onboard the Europa2, you can enjoy the highest level of...

All the promises of a yacht and the serenity of a small resort: onboard the Europa2, you can enjoy the highest level of casual luxury with a maximum of 500 guests. The Europa2 has been awarded the coveted distinction of 5-stars-plus by the Berlitz Cruise Guide 2016.  With 3070 crew members for no more than 500 guests you can expect an unparalleled level of service.

Itinerary

Sat, 07.05.2016

Istanbul/Turkey, departure 20.00 hrs
Evening passage through the Bosporus

Istanbul
Find out more about the city bridging two continents with our pre-cruise programme*. The EUROPA 2 will sail through the Bosporus and into the Black Sea as a prelude to your cruise.

Sun, 08.05.2016

Nesebar/Bulgaria , 12.00 – 18.00 hrs

Nesebar
Like an island of stone, the old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – lies in the middle of the sea. Wander through narrow cobbled alleys past original wooden houses and visit St. Stefan Church as well as boutiques and handicraft shops.

Mon, 09.05.2016

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 10.05.2016

Sochi/Russia, 7.00 – 20.00 hrs

Sochi
A Mediterranean climate, majestic manors and vast parks: Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and one of the venues of the World Cup in 2018, is known as the “Russian Nice”. Come face-to-face with the turbulent past in the rooms of Stalin’s holiday home*, which have all been restored to their original condition. The hiking tour through the Agura gorge* promises to be a fascinating experience.

Wed, 11.05.2016

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 12.05.2016

Odessa/Ukraine, 6.00 – 0.00 hrs

Odessa
Following famous steps: ascend the Potemkin Stairs which lead directly onto the majestic Primorsky Boulevard. Or descend into the catacombs of Odessa* and explore a section of the vast tunnel labyrinth. A cultural highlight: an evening at the opera*.

OUR TIP:
Shopping trip

International labels and the boutiques of national fashion designers line Deribasovskaya Street in Odessa. A stone’s throw away: the “Europe” shopping centre with a great selection of fashion, accessories and gourmet food.

Fri, 13.05.2016

Evening passage through the Bosporus
Istanbul, arrival 23.00 hrs
Overnight stay on board

Istanbul
Overwhelming: enter the trendy metropolis on the Bosporus in a sea of evening lights. Enjoy the night life before your cruise comes to an end the next day. Alternatively, stay a little longer in one of the most exciting cities in the world with our post-cruise programme*.

Sat, 14.05.2016

Istanbul

Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul – whether Greeks, Ottomans or Turks, they have all left their marks, with the result that the city can offer sights from all cultures and eras. Visit the fascinating old town of Istanbul, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, to name just a few of the highlights.

* The pre- and post-cruise programmes and shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Europa2 07 May 2016

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Testimonials

  • “I do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl
  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann