CRUISE

CRUISE | SOUTHERN EXPLORER WITH NAMED SHIP! (KL2)

SOUTHERN EXPLORER WITH NAMED SHIP! (KL2)


Explore stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline with confirmed ship at the time of your booking. Cruise on brand new A+ category vessel Kapetan Bota. 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: 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 – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Trstenik – Korcula - Hvar – (Bol) Split

Guaranteed weekly departures from SPLIT featuring A+ category ship Kapetan Bota

Itinerary

 

1. day, Saturday | SPLIT – MAKARSKA

Departure from Split harbour towards Makarska at 13:00h. Cruise along the Dalmatian coast whilst enjoying your lunch. Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting excursion or zipline on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites.

2. day, Sunday | MAKARSKA – MLJET

Early morning departure towards Mljet with a stop on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing swim. Afternoon visit to salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit the monastery and church on St. Mary isle or just rent a bike (optional) and cycle around these stunning lakes. . Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena.

3. day, Monday | MLJET – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. Enjoy the nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or join our guided tour of the city followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. We also recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.

4. day, Tuesday | DUBROVNIK – SIPAN/TRSTENIK

Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches… Around noon we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards Sipan isle or small town of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Possibility of visiting a local winery.

5. day, Wednesday | SIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORCULA

After breakfast depart for island Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in bay near the town of Korcula. Afternoon arrival where we overnight in port. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korcula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Optional sightseeing of Korcula and wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery before dinning in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own.

6. day, Thursday | KORCULA – HVAR

Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim stop followed by optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar offers abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.

7. day, Friday | HVAR – BRAC (Bol) – SPLIT

Our next stop is Brac island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (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 village converted into a popular tourist destination.  After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. A swim break is planned on route in one of the many bays on Brac island. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace.

8. day, Saturday | SPLIT

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

 

* 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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


OPTIONAL SIGHTSEEING IN FOLLOWING TOWNS (min 10 pax required): Split, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik – EUR 10.- per person per tour;  10% discount available for 3 or more tours booked in advance; A+ ships have Dubrovnik tour included in the price.

RENT-A-BIKE on MLJET island (80 Kuna / 11 EUR per person)
Most of the island Mljet is a National Park so enjoy the beautiful nature and rent a bike for 2 hours!

SHIP DESCRIPTION:

Modern and newly built A+ category vessels with air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds) – 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.

This route guarantees exact ship name at the time of your booking according to departures as follows:

Apr 16, 23, 30; May 07, 14 MV Vapor
May 21 MV Eos
May 28 MV Meridijan
Jun 11 MV Eos
Jun 18 MV Antonela
Jul 02 MV Spalato
Jul 09, 16, 23, 30; Aug 06, 13, 20 MV Kapetan Bota
Aug 27 MV Meridijan
Sep 03 MV Eos
Sep 17 MV Meridijan
Oct 01 MV Kapetan Bota
Oct 08 MV Majestic

REDUCTIONS & SUPPLEMENTS:                                   ​

  • adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  – 30%
  • children under 10 years  – 50%
  • single use of cabin +50% (except for departures on April 16, 23, 30; Oct 01, 08, 15 in 2016 – limited number of single cabins without supplement available)-

 

PACKAGE PRICE FROM: 680 € per person in double/twin cabin

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

 

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

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