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Small ship cruises along the charming Croatian coastline and islands on the new and lavishly designed, fully air-conditioned vessels with spacious en-suite cabins. Itinerary includes exciting gastronomical and sightseeing experiences with guaranteed weekly departures (May – October) and visits to Split, Korcula, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Trstenik, Hvar and Bol. Cruise departs with only gay passengers and gay friendly crew.

Enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another with the small ship cruiser. Relax and let the captain, the crew and our tour manager, take care of you. Mornings you can relax on spacious decks and sunbathe or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea. Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia’s finest destinations with local experts.

 

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Highlights: Mljet national park, Authentic Croatian Village party, Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik, swimming at Golden Horn beach on Brac island


Route: Split (1st night) - Trstenik - Mljet/Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik - Korcula - Hvar - Bol (Captain's dinner) - Split

Guaranteed departures from SPLIT

Itinerary

 

1. day, Saturday | SPLIT (D)

Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where our ship will be docked. Check in from 14.00 h onwards. After you get settled in, enjoy our guided tour of the city. Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for a welcome cocktail and enjoy the meet & greet party on board. Overnight in Split.

2. day, Sunday | SPLIT – TRSTENIK/KUNA (B, L, D)

Early morning departure towards the little seaside village of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, well known for it excellent wine.  Before lunch a short swimming stop at one of the bays en-route and afternoon arrival to Trstenik. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the  village Kuna for a tour of the local church and monastery followed by a visit to a local farm where, after sightseeing,  you will indulge in a typical village feast with Croatian delicacies, an all inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Trstenik.

3. day, Monday | TRSTENIK – MLJET/DUBROVNIK  (B, L, D)

Next morning we head further to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park on your own. Return to the ship for lunch after which we depart towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruz harbour the captain will take you for a cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

4. day, Tuesday | DUBROVNIK (B)

Today you have a whole day to enjoy this magical town. After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour. Afterwards we will take the cable car from the Old Town to Srd mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands enabling you to take best pictures of the town of Dubrovnik. Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own and find perfect spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend you to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long! Take a stroll along the walking street “STRADUN” – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

5. day, Wednesday | DUBROVNIK – KORCULA (B, L)

In the morning we will leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the Island of Korcula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korcula followed by a guided walking tour of this lovely town and fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wonder along the herringbone pattern streets. The guide will complete the tour in a local winery to taste local wines & appetizers. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula.

6. day, Thursday | TRSTENIK – HVAR (B, L)

Morning departure towards the jet-set island Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Scedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands.  Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.

7. day, Friday | HVAR – BOL/MILNA (B,L,D)

Our final stop will be the Island of Brac and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape – known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board time at leisure while the evening is reserved for the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna.

8. day, Saturday | BOL – SPLIT

Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and a private transfer to Split airport.

 

Please note the last overnight is not in Split port as ship arrives in Split on Saturday morning!

* Legend: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – dinn​er; T – tasting

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.

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.

 

 

SHIP DESCRIPTION:

 

Deluxe ships are 40 to 49m long and 8 to 9 meters wide luxury vessels, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built from 2011 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities Deluxe vessels usually offer maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition each cabin, depending of the vessel, has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.

A fully air-conditioned dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest. The restaurant includes bar area with LCD TV, with a corner table for buffet breakfast while each table has an easy-access chair. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings. Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi).

The kitchens are built up to the latest HACCP standards and the lounging sundecks have average total surface of 200m2 (656 sq ft), partially offering sun-shade cover and providing deck-beds for all passengers. The vessels have a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition, the vessels offer outdoor showers and deck lavatories.

 

 

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.

 

CABIN TYPE DESCRIPTIONS:

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%

 

PACKAGE PRICE FROM: 1.360 € per person in double/twin cabin

PRICE INCLUDES:

Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport to Split harbour; 7 nights cruise in deluxe cabin with en-suite bathroom; Welcome reception & cocktail; Daily buffet breakfast; 9 meals – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary and including: 1 drink with lunch & 1 l water per person daily, Captain’s dinner with live entertainment, Spectacular evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik, Croatian wine tasting in Bol, Authentic Croatian Village party visit & dinner on Peljesac peninsula, Abundant fresh fruit; Professional Tour manager, Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korcula, Split; One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing; Dubrovnik cable car fee, Mljet National Park entrance fee, Visitors’ taxes & port fees, Luggage handling, Daily cabin service, Free wi-fi onboard

No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!

Guaranteed departures from Split harbour. Check-in on Saturdays from 14:00h onwards.

 

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