This is the best holiday we have ever had
Over the last 5 years or so I have arranged and escorted six 13 day cruises on either MY Barbara or MY Amorena After each cruise passengers always say to me “this is the best holiday we have ever had”. This statement reflects the high level of service and cuisine provided and the willingness of the captain and crew to ensure passenger’s needs are always catered for. The on board environment is casual and carefree but always professional. The ships are beautifully maintained and kept to the highest standard. I have no hesitation in recommending this company and its two magnificent ships to intending travellers.Tony Brbich, Australia - Travel Agent
The MJ BARBARA is a great ship with a top notch crew and a fantastic captain,seven days is to short.Richard - from Los Angeles
E' il settimo anno consecutivo di vacanza sul "Barbara", siamo un gruppo italiano di origini istriane composto da 30 persone di età compresa tra i 40 e gli 80, abbiamo trovato sul motoveliero "Barbara" un'accoglienza stupenda con un equipaggio all'altezza di tutte le situazioni, ogni ragionevole richiesta fatta al "Capitano Ante" è stata esaudita con disponibilità e professionalità.
Italian group // June 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013.
La vita a bordo è sempre seguita da tutto l'equipaggio che non fa mai mancare nulla, la cucina è molto varia ed ogni giorno con qualche sorpresa, frutta e stuzzichini sono sempre a disposizione durante tutta la giornata ed ogni sera un diverso approdo ci fa conoscere in modo meraviglioso le bellezze della terra di Damlazia. Il Palermo's Group, continuerà a dire: "Grazie, Ante".
Italian group // June 2012, 2013.
Croatia is an absolute jewel. Croatians love their country and their history! Learned so much from Alen our leader! Great trip. Chemistry among the group was superb! This greatly enhanced our experience. I think that the participants also taught each other a lot! The tour guides that met us on various island and cities were great! Leah and Carmen especially! Crew on the Barbara: Shoutout to Heidi and Marco and the Captain: wonderful!
Linda // from Los Angeles
It's a wonderful trip¡¡¡ the crew makes you feel as at home. The food is wonderful and the places that we have visited are more than beautiful. Don't miss this trip, probably one of the most beautiful navigation in the world.
Croatia can crow justly about the Adriatic jewels it has to offer along its island-dotted coast, and seeing them from the M/S Barbara, the 41-meter yacht that is home during the week's sail from island to island, is just about the perfect way to go. Our only discomfort arose from the dicey weather that afflicted us off and on during the week and forced us into a safe harbor on an island that was originally not on our itinerary. But that island, Sipan, proved to be a hit precisely because it was not as touristed or developed the others we saw. That detour and the weather did not, however, deter us from making stops in all the towns and villages anticipated, from Split, to Trogir, to Hvar, to Korcula, to Mjlet National Park, each more fascinating than the last. And our final port of Dubrovnik lived up to its billing as the best saved for last. Even though we had to disembark in Dubrovnik, our adventuring was not at an end since we continued on for another two days overland by bus to Montenegro where we had a fabulous seaside resort, and got to visit the UNESCO protected Kotor medieval city. This is one Adventure Abroad that definitely merits its hype!
Teresa // USA
Breath taking landscape, beautiful historic and well preserved towns by the sea, wonderful food and incredible people who have as their main aim the pursue of your happiness. What else can you ask for. The addition of a well organized tour lead by Alan Staresina who added to the experience the knowledge and the passion to share the treasures of his country. I particularly loved the lectures given by local university professors which vary from experts on olive oil to experts on the fauna going through old and modern history. I enjoyed every local guide we had particularly in Hvar and Korcula. In regards to the ship I believe ours was the most beautiful and well kept ship of its kind in the area. The crew was excellent, service superb and food fantastic (local cuisine) and plenty. In essence if was a incredible successful and wonderful trip toped by the interaction with wonderful and interesting people we had the pleasure to share it with.
Susana // USA
Una crociera sul motoveliero “Barbara” è una cosa che lascia pienamente soddisfatti. Noi la facciamo ormai da parecchi anni e siamo tutt’altro che stanchi di ripetere la bellissima esperienza. Ci si può, infatti, annoiare di farsi cullare dalle onde, accarezzare dal vento e scaldare dal sole stesi su una comoda sdraio in coperta; di nuotare in acque color cobalto di solitarie insenature; di assaporare gustosi cibi mediterranei che sanno di mare, salvia, rosmarino, …; di godere, durante i serali approdi, di arte e cultura che sanno di Roma, di Venezia, d’Italia e della genuinità e cordialità della gente del posto; di lasciarsi “coccolare” da un equipaggio che, Capitan Ante in testa, ti circonda di mille piccole attenzioni; di essere in vacanza e di sentirsi, per comodità ed atmosfera, come a casa propria? Decisamente no! urtroppo, una settimana passa decisamente in fretta ed è questo il solo rammarico; anche un anno però, ed è una consolazione, non dura un’eternità e poi … eccoci pronti per ricominciare.
Tatiana e Silvio // Trieste
From time we make our holiday with "Barbara", as well as the comfort found in the cabins, with regular beds, not bunks, your toilet equipped with linens, space to relax and soak up the sun, we found the staff very helpful and on-board always careful towards our needs, Captain Ante endeavors to find quiet bays and beautiful place to stop for a swim while the Cook prepares food that fits your sunny situation, evening instead, delights us with local delicatessen. With sympathy Grazy and ToreGaziella and Salvatore - 2013