CRUISE

CRUISE | CROATIAN WILDERNESS (KL3)

CROATIAN WILDERNESS (KL3)


Explore stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring old historical towns or having fun till morning hours.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Highlights: Swimming at secluded beaches, Blue & Green Cave, Korcula, Lastovo chimneys


Route: Split – Omis/Pucisca – Korcula – Lastovo – Ravnik (Green cave) – Komiza/Vis – Bisevo (Blue cave) – Stari Grad – Bol – Split

Guaranteed departures from SPLIT

Itinerary

 

1. day, Saturday | SPLIT – OMIS/PUCISCA

Departure from Split at 13:00h followed by a lunch on board and a swim break. Continue to Omis or Pucisca on Brac island. Omis is a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Here you can experience Cetina river rafting or Cetina Canyon zipline, climb to the old fortress above the town, play volleyball on the beach or simply take a walk through the old town of Omis and discover the glorious long history through the many historical monuments. Pucisca is a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of the Brac island at the bottom of the deep bay. It is cradle of the world’s famous stone of Brac. There is a possibility of visiting a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe.  Enjoy the domestic food, wine and famous olive oil of this coastal village. Overnight in the port of Pucisca or Omis.

2. day, Sunday | OMIS/PUCISCA – KORCULA

By the time you reach the deck in the morning, Omis/Pucisca will already be behind us. After a morning swim in the crystal blue sea, we cruise toward Korcula; the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served either on the tip of the Peljesac peninsula (near Loviste) or in the quiet bay of Kneza on Korcula. Afternoon arrival in Korcula for sightseeing of this exceptional town. According to legend Korcula was found by Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century B.C. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. In the evening we recommend you visit one of numerous konobas or enjoy the stunning views of the mainland from the numerous cafes and bars.  Overnight in Korcula.

3. day, Monday | KORCULA – LASTOVO

As a prelude to more cruising we suggest a short walk through the nearby open market in Korcula where you can buy fresh fruit to enjoy during the day. We continue our cruise towards Lastovo, the furthest, inhabited island in Dalmatia, which Romans called the Imperial island (approx. EUR 5.- to be paid on the spot to enter Nature Park Lastovo zone). Docked in Ubli port, one has the opportunity to visit the protected Nature Park or visit the biggest town on the island – Lastovo. The Island is surrounded by many smaller islands, with plenty of secluded bays suitable for snorkelling, but also known for many little churches and unusually shaped chimneys. Overnight in Lastovo.

4. day, Tuesday | LASTOVO – RAVNIK (GREEN CAVE) – KOMIZA/VIS​

Early morning departure towards Vis island, which was closed to tourists for many years. Vis was, because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the navy. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm of the ‘Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Near Vis, there is the little Ravnik island, where  the Green cave is situated. It was named after the unusual light that reflects in the sea from the hole on the top of the cave. After a short swim, depending on the weather conditions, we sail further to the town of Komiza or Vis for overnight. Komiza is a typical Mediterranean place on the western part of the island, where the fishery on the eastern part of the Adriatic coast began. Enjoy the walk through the narrow alleys and rich heritage, or maybe on one of the pebble beaches with fresh water springs, that stretch along the whole eastern side of the Komiza bay. The town of Vis is situated on the northern side of the island and it was developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C.  Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, City museum or take a walk enjoying the view on the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast.

5. day, Wednesday | KOMIZA/VIS – BISEVO (BLUE CAVE) – STARI GRAD​

Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Bisevo island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 7.- per person). We continue towards Stari Grad on the Hvar island, the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of ancient Greek system of agriculture. Together with the old town it is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO.

6. day, Thursday | STARI GRAD – BOL​

After breakfast we cruise towards the beautiful Brac island and the famous town of Bol. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn – its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town converted to a popular tourist destination. Here we spend the night and have the opportunity to enjoy excellent fresh fish, local wines and other delicacies of this unique island, enjoy a lovely walk or cycle along the promenade. Hike or rent a scooter up to Vidova Gora for a spectacular view of Bol and surroundings.

7. day, Friday |BOL – SPLIT

The last day is spend mostly relaxing and swimming in different quiet bays of Brac island. Late afternoon arrival to Split, the second largest Croatian town and the capital of the region of Dalmatia. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments belong not only to its inhabitants, but also to anyone who wants to capture a piece of the thousand year old beauty. Possibility of joining our sightseeing tour of the old town (Diocletian’s palace).

8. day, Saturday | SPLIT

Early breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends.

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.

CETINA RIVER RAFTING (EUR 34.- per person)
This is one of the most popular adventure activities in this area. The rapids of Cetina River are not difficult but fun and exciting with breathtaking scenery is breath taking. The tour includes: bus transfer to and from the ship and guide instructor. Life vest and helmets are provided. Duration is approximately 5 hours together with bus transfer.
CETINA CANYON ZIP LINE (EUR 60.- per person)
Feel the adrenalin rush in the Cetina river canyon! 8 steel lines will make you scream while sliding 150m above the ground in the magnificent canyon.
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.
BOL WINE TASTING (from EUR 7.- per person)
Do not hesitate to discover perfect taste of Dalmatian wine sorts growing on Brac island.
MOSTAR (EUR 68.- 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.
KRKA WATERFALLS (EUR 58.- per person)
Saturday after the cruise; Do not hesitate to swim at the wonderful Krka waterfalls and visit the historic town Sibenik. After a guided tour of the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, excursion continues to Krka waterfalls to explore beautiful natural surroundings. Return to Split in late afternoon hours.
PLITVICE LAKES (EUR 80.- 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 for your 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.
OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING IN FOLLOWING TOWNS (min 10 pax required): Split, Korcula – EUR 10.- per person per tour; 
A+ ships have Dubrovnik tour included in the price.

 

CABIN SPECIFICATION:

DELUXE : New luxury, larger ships, lavishly designed, air-conditioned very spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds). Price includes additional services as detailed below.

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:                                   ​

single supplement +50%

 

CERTAIN DEPARTURES MAY RUN ON OTHER DELUXE CATEGORY SHIPS.

 

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 Split, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen).
A CATEGORY: air-conditioned salon, traditional wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet (3rd bed possible on request), mostly bunk beds.

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

PACKAGE PRICE FROM: 560 € per person in double/twin cabin

 

REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS:                                   ​

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

– children under 10 years  – 50%

– single use of cabin +50%

OBLIGATORY SUPPLEMENT:

VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 25.- per person per week

Guaranteed departures from Split harbour Saturdays at 13.00 h (check in from 11.00 till 12:00h).

CRUISE PRICE INCLUDES:

– 7 night cruise with half board service (breakfast & 3 course lunch), 1 L of water daily.

A+ category ships include extra: 1 Captain’s dinner and guided tour of Split, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.

 

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: EUR 50.- from Split airport to Split port. Other transfers available on request.
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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