CRUISE

CRUISE | ADRIATIC EXPLORER (KL8) OPATIJA – DUBROVNIK

ADRIATIC EXPLORER (KL8) OPATIJA - DUBROVNIK


Cruise Croatia stunning coastline all the way from Opatija to Dubrovnik. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring famous Croatian towns or having fun till morning hours. 

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Highlights: Rab bell towers, Zadar Sea Organs, Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik, Streets of Korcula, Dubrovnik


Route: Opatija / Krk– Rab – Zadar – Sibenik – Split – Korcula – Dubrovnik

Departures from OPATIJA on request

Itinerary

 

1. day, Saturday | OPATIJA – KRK ISLAND

Departure at 13:00h. Lunch on board followed by a swim stop in the crystal clear sea on route to Krk island – the largest of the Croatian islands. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, gentle green promenades bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants alongside the waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk.

2. day, Sunday | KRK ISLAND – RAB ISLAND

After breakfast we cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. Sightseeing of the town encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches and palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. If time allows walk up Kamenjak hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in Rab town.

3. day, Monday | RAB ISLAND – ZADAR

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar along Pag island with a swim stop on the tiny MAUN island. Enjoy guided tour of the city, for centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region. Zadar is rich in monumental heritage of world importance visible at every step. Here you can see The Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces, villas. The town is full of great restaurants packed in the centre. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

4. day, Tuesday | ZADAR – SIBENIK

Early morning, we continue our cruise to the old Croatian town Sibenik, situated at almost central part of Croatian Adriatic coast. The city abounds in historical and cultural monuments, and the most important one being the Cathedral of St. James, listed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. Overnight in the port of Sibenik.

5. day, Wednesday | SIBENIK – SPLIT

From Sibenik we continue our cruise down to Split, the capital of the region of Dalmatia and the second largest city in Croatia.  Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical richness and beauty does not belong only to people who live near its walls, but are offered for those who want to catch a piece of centuries-old beauty. Upon arrival, we recommend walking throughout the old city center, 1700 year old Diocletian’s palace. Overnight in Split.

6. day, Thursday | SPLIT – KORCULA

Early in the morning we depart towards the Korcula island, the birthplace of famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Surrounded by medieval walls, Korcula looks like a miniature Dubrovnik when approaching from the sea, and the city has more legends, tales and monuments than you will find anywhere else. Today, Korcula is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight’s game – Moreska is performed. A short visit to the Hvar town or afternoon swim is planned before arrival. We recommend a walk through the streets of the old town built in the shape of a fish bone, and in the evening visits to some of many konobas, taverns, restaurants, cocktail bars or night-clubs located on the city walls. Overnight in port.

7. day, Friday | KORCULA – DUBROVNIK

Morning cruise towards our final destination – a true pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik. After lunch, discover this “paradise on Earth”, as the famous writer George Barnard Shaw described this city. Walk along Stradun – main town street and explore little side streets, climb up with the cable car to the Srđ  Hill – once a favorite promenade of Dubrovnik gentlemen, and today tourist spot where the Museum of the Patriotic war is situated. We recommend a walk along the city walls with the stunning views of the old town of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands. Overnight in the harbour Gruz.

8. day, Saturday | DUBROVNIK

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and your new friends with the hope of meeting again on one of the Katarina line  ships.

Optional excursions

These excursions can be added to your booking in the final stage of your online reservation. If paying on the spot, only KUNA currency and cash is accepted. Prices are informative and subject to change.

PLITVICE LAKES (EUR 64.- per person) Visit the famous Plitvice Lakes, sixteen turquoise colored lakes with crystal clear water connected by magnificent waterfalls. Pure nature, mountain forests and fresh air. One of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia, and a UNESCO site. A full day tour, starting early in the morning and returning just in time for dinner. One-day tour begins in the early morning hours (7:30 am) while the return is scheduled in the evening (approx. 7:00 pm, includes coach transfer, guide, entrance to the park with boat and train ride in the park); comfortable shoes recommended.

VENICE (EUR 74.- per person) Visit Venice, one of the most unique cities in the world. Take a walk along picturesque bridges and a gondola ride or just sip a Bellini cocktail at St. Marks square. Depart from Opatija in the early morning (06:00 am and transfer to Rovinj or Porec for a 3 hour ship transfer to Venice. Guided sightseeing tour of Venice. Afternoon return by ship  to Rovinj or Porec followed by coach transfer to Opatija; includes bus and boat ride, guided sightseeing; passport required.

KRK island (EUR 25.- per person)Visit the unique “Nada” winery in the town of Vrbnik which lies on a cliff above the sea in the famous wine region known for its wine sort Zlahtina grown only on this island. Transfer to the winery for a presentation and tasting of the Zlahtina along with ham, cheese, olives & bread). Min 2 pax required.

WAKEBOARDING & WATERSKIING ON KRK ISLAND (from EUR 14.- to EUR 40.- per person) Experience adrenaline rush at Wakeboard center Cable Krk only 3 km from Krk town and enjoy wakeboarding on 650m long 5 cornered cableway system with 8 carriers. The use of a life jacket, skies or kneeboards and instructions from experienced staff are included in the price. Possibility to rent beginners or pro wakeboards, wake skates, wetsuits and helmets. Transfer is not included in the price.

4-WHEEL DRIVE ADVENTURE ON ISLAND CRES AND TO UCKA MOUNTAIN (Price on request). To enjoy magnificent views of islands Krk and Cres – additional information on request
SKRADIN WINE EXPERIENCE   (EUR 35.- per person) Visit to a winery “Bibich” in village of Plastovo  –15 min. transfer from Skradin up to the village of Plastovo, and the Bibich winery which produces fine red & white wines, many of them exported to the US. Enjoy the wine tasting and a light tapas dinner). Min 6 pax required.
KORCULA WINE TASTING (EUR 15.- per person) Join our optional wine tasting in Korcula to try some of the famous Dalmatian and Croatian wines. Discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack.

KORCULA VILLAGE DINNER EXPERIENCE (EUR 28.- per person) Try a typical Dalmatian dinner in small village near the town of Korcula and find out more about the history and traditional way of living.

MONTENEGRO (EUR 48.- per person) On Friday prior to the cruise – visit Montenegro for a day, a small country but attractive county; with its magnificent mountains rising above the Adriatic Sea, bursting with natural beauty and historic towns like Budva and Kotor – coach excursion/passport required).

DUBROVNIK CABLE CAR (EUR 14.- per person) Enjoy the cable car in Dubrovnik to Srđ mountain and enjoy the scenic views of the old city.
SEA KAYAKING AROUND DUBROVNIK CITY WALLS (EUR 30.- per person) Join the adventure in a one or two-seater kayak with all your belongings tucked safely inside a waterproof barrel. Departures from the entrance to the old town.
GAME OF THRONES TOUR OF DUBROVNIK (EUR 56.- per person – lunch included) Get to know fictional city of King’s Landing from the popular Game of Thrones series with this unique tour! We will take you to discover the location sites in the Old City of Dubrovnik and its surroundings that were used for the scenes in this hit TV-series.   The Game of Thrones series is filmed in different European locations, but Dubrovnik is the official setting for King’s Landing –the capital of the Seven Kingdoms realm. While taking this tour, you will also have a chance to explore UNESCO listed heritage site. With an expert guide by your side, you will learn all about the Targaryens, Baratheons, Starks and other noble families featured in Game of Thrones. Explore the historical gardens in Trsteno where you will get the chance to see King’s Landing palace gardens and incredible exotic plants.
MOSTAR (EUR 48.- per person) Saturday after the cruise; experience Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most beautiful city, view the iconic ‘Stari Most’/Old Bridge, discover Ottoman and Turkish history – bus excursion / passport required / minimum 10 persons.

Optional sightseeing in following towns (min 10 pax required): Opatija, Krk, Rab, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik – EUR 10,– per person per tour; 10% discount available for 3 or more tours booked in advance; A+ ships have Zadar tour included in the price.

CABIN TYPE DESCRIPTIONS:

A + CATEGORY: air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds) on newly built ships (price includes Captain’s dinner and sightseeing of Dubrovnik, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen).

ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS:

– adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  – 30%

– children under 10 years  – 50%

– single use of cabin +50%

 

PACKAGE PRICE FROM: DEPARTURES AND PRICES ON REQUEST

PRICE INCLUDES:

7 night cruise with half board service (breakfast & 3 course lunch), 1 L of water daily, 1 Captain’s dinner and guided tour of Dubrovnik, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.

OBLIGATORY SUPPLEMENT: Visitor’s tax and port fees are not included (to be paid on the spot) EUR 25.- per person per week

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS:

Entrance to National Parks:

Prices vary from EUR 10. – 15.- per person depending on season and park

Full Board supplement:

EUR 115.- per person/week, min.10 pax required

Drink supplement:

EUR 25.- per week  – incl. choice of 1 drink – glass of wine, 1 beer or 1 soft drink with lunch

English Breakfast supplement:

EUR 40.- per week  – incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads – butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami etc.) – hot & cold breakfast included on A+ ships

Captain’s dinner:

EUR 25.-  choice of fish or meat menu – ship’s speciality served (included in price on A+ vessels)

Wedding renewal package:

EUR 100,-  per couple – includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift

Extra towels:

On A & A+ category ships the guests will be provided with two towels for personal use per week. No towels provided on B category ships. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3.- & beach towels EUR 5.- per week/towel. Katarina Line beach towel can be purchased on arrival for EUR 10.-

Daily cabin cleaning:

EUR 15.- per person per week  – included in the price for A+ vessels – not provided on A and B category ships but can be ordered in advance

Parking:

Possible  from  EUR 10.- daily

Airport transfers:

Prices from EUR 40.- per transfer (up to 3 pax) from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik port various airport possibilities from Opatija (Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request; FREE OF CHARGE local transfers in Opatija (from Opatija hotels to Opatija port)

Pre/post cruise accommodation:

Available on request – private accommodation, villas, hotels…

Ferry Tickets:

Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & international ferry connections

 

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