The Dalmatian Coast aboard Le Diamant

Le Diamant, accommodating up to 189 passengers, is one of the largest small ships we sailed on. Even so, it felt intimate, with comfortable cabins and a luxurious lounge.

Ports of call on our spectacular voyage to the Dalmatian Coast included:

  • Trogir
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor

Side trips to Zagreb in Croatia and Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina were also included. The popular voyage incorporated a World Leaders Symposium with presentations from these distinguished and learned lecturers:

  • Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001.
  • William Perry, US Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997.
  • Peter Galbraith, US ambassador to the Republic of Croatia from 1993 to 1998 (and principal architect of the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the war in Croatia).
  • John Mroz, founder and president to the East/West Institute.
  • Thorvald Stoltenberg, former Norwegian Minister of Defense and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Le Diamant has since been refitted with an ice-strengthened hull and now specializes in voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica. Renamed Ocean Diamond, she offers the first carbon neutral voyages in polar travel history.