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From: L'Austral cruise review

Day 5: Mouth of Kotor and Mljet, Croatia (4)

L'AUSTRAL arrives at Pomena, Mljet, Croatia

L'Austral reached the harbor of Pomena, a resort village at the western end of Mljet (pronounced "myet"), shortly after 3 p.m.

Zodiac and L'AUSTRAL

L'AUSTRAL moors in Pomena, Mljet, Croatia

Mooring buoy and Zodiac in Pomena, Mljet, Croatia

In this port, there was no need to lower the ship's anchor. Instead, two officers climbed into one of L'Austral's Zodiac inflatable boats, sped around the bow, and tied a line to a mooring buoy in the harbor.

Officer on L'AUSTRAL's bridge

Another officer directed nooring operations from the Bridge.

Ship's tender in Pomena, Mljet

Within minutes, L'Austral's crew lowered a tender and dispatched sailors to the Pomena waterfront, where the sailors set up the usual tent, chairs, and cooler with bottled water.

(In the foreground, you can see a water-polo court. Water polo is a popular sport in Croatia, and the Croatia men's team won a gold metal in the sport at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.)

L'AUSTRAL tender in Port of Pomena

Sign in Pomena Harbor

A sign on the pier warned that the maximum mooring time was 15 minutes. (This wasn't a problem for L'Austral's tenders, which remained at the pier for only a few minutes between shuttle runs to or from the ship.)

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L'Austral Adriatic cruise - day by day
Day 1: Venice Departure
Day 2: Zadar
Day 3: Trogir
Day 4: Dubrovnik
Day 5: Mouth of Kotor, Mljet
Day 6: Hvar
Day 7: Rab
Day  8: Venice Arrival

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L'Austral cruise review (8 pages)