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Advance information - Summer 2017


Since the end of the 2001 season (when there were special afternoon cruises by MPV Italia
as well as MPV G Zanardelli operating timetabled sailings out of Desenzano)
the two motor paddle vessels are rarely advertised to operate public timetabled sailings

Sadly, official information about future public sailings is difficult to find (even locally)

Thereafter in addition to several private charter sailings
and the occasional special public  'Regatta Cruise'
both motor paddle vessels have traditionally been been found operating timetabled sailings
normally only at the Southern end of the lake
vice a smaller motor vessel on busy days during the peak-summer
but always on a non-advertised basis

More recently NO sailings are advertised in the main NLG timetable to be
operated by either of the two Motor Paddle Vessels

but MPV G Zanardelli can often be found operating some of the
short timetabled sailings between Riva and Malcasine via Limone
SUBLECT TO ANY PRIVATE CHARTER or other operational reason
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MPV Italia can sometimes be found operating sailings commencing from Desenzano
vice a smaller motor vessel on busy days - but usually only Sundays and local holidays
again SUBLECT TO ANY PRIVATE CHARTER or other operational reasons
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When necessary, the sailings are covered by an ordinary motor vessel
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You are stronly advised to confirm locally a day or two before sailing
if you particularly want to sail on one of the old MPVs

Please e-mail me if you see either motor paddle vessel in service so the information
can be posted for the benefit of other visitors to this website



bold dates   - one or more motor paddle vessels planned/expected to be in service
light dates     - no motor paddle vesels planned to be in service
lilac dates   - "expected" sailings by motor paddle vessels awaiting formal confirmation


2017
Mondays to Fridays - 16th June to mid-September 2017  (MPV Zanardelli - Riva-Malcasine)
    Monday 24th July 2017  (MPV Zanardelli-Riva and MPV Italia-Desenzano)
    Wednesday 26th July 2017  (MPV Zanardelli-Riva and MPV Italia-Desenzano)
    Friday 28th July 2017  (MPV Zanardelli-Riva and MPV Italia-Desenzano)
Mondays to Fridays - mid-September to 29th December 2017

Saturdays - 17th June to mid-September 2017  (MPV Zanardelli - Riva-Malcasine)
    Saturday - 26th August 2017  (Fireworks cruise from Riva)  
Saturdays - mid-September to 30th December 2017

Sundays - 25th June to mid-September 2017  (MPV Zanardelli - Riva-Malcasine)
    Sunday - 23rd July 2017  (MPV Zanardelli-Riva and MPV Italia-Desenzano)
Sundays - mid-September to 31st December 2017


2018
Mondays to Fridays
All dates

Saturdays
All dates

Sundays
All dates

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