Dierna Ship – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

Thematic Route: The Blue Path

Name of the Touristic Attraction: Dierna Ship

Location: Orşova, Mehedinţi County, 29 kilometers away from Drobeta Turnu Severin.

Description: The Dierna ship is owned by the Orsova High School of Marine. It has a maximum capacity of 90 seats and offers groups of tourists cruises in the Danube Cluster for 2 or 3 hours, ensuring a flexible schedule.

Legend / Story / Impressions / Recommendations: The ship was built in 1979 on the shipyard in Giurgiu. In 2008 it was upgraded in the Kladovo Shipyard – Serbia. Here the comfort has been enhanced and the navigation equipment has been replaced to bring it to the European Union’s technical standards regarding a safer navigation and pollution prevention. Now, the ship is a teaching material, but also recreational material.

Information and Contact:

Contact:

phone: +4 0722231178 (directed by Patasanu Petre), +4 40 252 361 415

fax: +40 252 360 301

e-mail: collegiultehnicdierna@yahoo.com

The price of one cruise is 550 lei / hour:

– 2 hours round – trip to the Small Gorges, to Tabula Traiana, to theDecebal’s Statue, to the Mraconia Monastery

– 3 hours round – trip to the Great Gorges, returning to the Ponicova Cave

Route close to other thematic routes :

In the area you can also visit:

– The Iron Gates Region Museum – Orșova Branch

– St. Nicholas Church in Orșova

– Saint Ana Monastery

Cruises on the Danube can also be done from Orşova with:

Flamingo Boat: Tel: +4 0721 153893 (Patrașcu George), +4 0744 632322 (Ion Manea)

Dierna Boat: +4 0722231178 (Pătășanu Petre), +4 40 252 361 415

Other useful information:

Accommodation:

Apolodor Hotel, tel: +40 352 415 925

Ţaka Guesthouse, tel: +40252 360 335

Damiro Guesthouse, nr. 13, tel: +40722 207 930

Meridian Hotel, tel: +40252 362 800

Casa Noastră Guesthouse, tel: +40745 110 839

Casa Verde, tel: +40744 954 191

Events in Orșova:

– Mihai Eminescu Festival, January 15;

– The Orșova Days on August 14-15,

– The Autumn Festival in October,

– Contests for young people: The Danube`s Pearl Festival, The Iron Gates Trophy, Robotor.

GPS Coordinates: lat / long: 44.72846209999999 / 22.394325699999968, elevation: 124 m