GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CRUISE
SPLIT – (Bol) HVAR – Biševo (Blue Cave)/VIS – KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO (Ston) – DUBROVNIK
SPLIT – (Bol) HVAR – Biševo (Blue Cave)/VIS – KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO (Ston) – DUBROVNIK
Saturday check in from 14h onwards from Split harbour
Double cabin for single use (Single supplement): +50%
DAY 1 SATURDAY SPLIT (D)
Transfer from Split airport to Split harbour for check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of Split, a historic town under UNESCO world heritage protection with an abundance of Roman architecture – of special
interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once home of the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Split.
DAY 2 SUNDAY SPLIT – (BOL) HVAR (B,L)
Morning departure to the island of Brač where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the beach shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. We continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic known for lush lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. We arrive in the afternoon on a tour of the town’s historical landmarks – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers a great choice of entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and clubs with many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
DAY 3 MONDAY HVAR – BIŠEVO (Blue Cave)/ VIS (B, L, T)
Early morning cruise towards the small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx. 10-15 EUR). 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 on time. Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis retains a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. Sample local wines in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis.
DAY 4 TUESDAY VIS – KORČULA (B, L)
Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. The fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town’s design to provide a natural cooling effect providing citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an excellent choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY KORČULA – MLJET (B, L, D)
Next morning, we head further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the island. Dinner on board and overnight in port Polača or Pomena.
DAY 6 THURSDAY MLJET – SLANO (STON) (B, L, T, CD)
Departure for the small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point for Ston, another, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s vast medieval ramparts a short coastal walk leads us to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Transfer to the ship for the Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment.
DAY 7 FRIDAY SLANO (STON) – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Early morning departure to Dubrovnik – a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this world-famous town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with traces of Gothic style. Before we tie up at Gruž harbor, we cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. Cameras to be ready! After docking, transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour of this magical town. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. For the energetic, we recommend a walk on top of the 1940 m long city walls – allow 75 minutes to walk it all, 90 at a stroll!
DAY 8 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK Check out (B)
Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.
entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
Legend: B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner, T- tasting, CD- captain`s dinner
|PRICE PER PERSON IN EUR IN DBL/TWN CABINS 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS||Apr 27 May 04, 18 Oct 12||May 25 Jun 01, 15 July 06, 13, 27 Aug 03, 10, 17||Aug 24, Sep 07, 14, 21|
|VIP upper/main deck cabin DELUXE SUPERIOR||1870||1990||2110|
|Main deck cabin DELUXE SUPERIOR||1755||1875||1995|
|Lower deck cabin DELUXE SUPERIOR||1400||1515||1630|
|Main deck cabin DELUXE||1605||1715||1825|
|Lower deck cabin DELUXE||1275||1380||1485|
CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EURO, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
No additional fees on arrival except gratuities!
Korčula village dinner experience: EUR 35.- per person
Blue cave entrance aprox. EUR 10-15.- per person
Flight details to be provided at least 3 weeks (21 days) prior to cruise departure and latest 10 days in advance in order for Adriatic Explore to organise the arrival and departure transfers.
Ships are docked in Opatija harbor, in Gruž harbor in Dubrovnik and in ferry harbor in Split. In Split, vessels are most often allocated from part of harbor opposite the main bus station and further to the center of the city opposite the train station, next to the building of Port Authority and directly at the main promenade. Representatives of our agency will be in the harbor with the lists of guests’ names, belonging names of the ships and numbers of cabins. They are available to the guests for all information during embarkation.
Embarkation is on Saturday until 1 p.m., except in Dubrovnik Sundays from 12 p.m. till 6 p.m. Cabins are ready for guests about 12:00 although it is possible to come even earlier during the morning and leave baggage on the ship while the ship is still being cleaned. After welcome speech and presentation of crew members, guests start with their first lunch/dinner in Dubrovnik and the vessel leaves the port.
Ships are coming back to Split and Opatija on Friday afternoon and in Dubrovnik on Saturday afternoon. Guests have to leave their cabins till 9 a.m. on Saturday/Sunday morning so that the crew can clean the vessel for the next guests. Last meal is breakfast on that morning.
We can offer our help with parking. In Opatija, our staff will take your car at the parking and charge you for 7 days. in Split, we can recommend you a garage not far from the harbour. Our representatives in harbour Split will give you instructions how to get to the parking after you have left baggage on the ship. We kindly ask you to inform us while making a reservation that you are coming by car. Additional pieces of information for Split: Garage address is: Ulica Branka Šimića 1, 21 000 Split. Please note that the there is 24h surveillance in the garage, however for any damage to the vehicle we are not responsible. To return to the port you can walk (15-20 minutes), take a taxi, or catch a bus on Poljička cesta (in front of Auto Hrvatska building). Bus No. 3, 5, 8, 11, 17 will take you to Zagrebačka ulica (you exit on the 2nd bus stop). Ticket for one ride costs 11 Kuna to be purchased with the driver on the bus in cash, Kuna only.
Electricity and water are available on the ships but in a limited capacity. All the ships have a generator for electricity that makes a certain level of noise, so it’s not turned on during the night or while the vessel is docked in some peaceful bay. Tanks for water have capacities that match numbers of cabins, actually numbers of beds on a vessel, so there is always enough water for everyone, even in cases if the tank isn’t filled each day, assuming that everyone uses water rationally. Ships also have a central heater that ensures warm water.
All the ships are equipped with life-saving boats and life jackets which can be found under the beds in cabins or in marker wardrobe on the deck or in the salon. If you are non – swimmer, we kindly ask you to inform us and the captain earlier. During your stay on the vessel you need to pay attention on following: steps are much tighter and sharper and it requires alert while coming down or going up; deck can be extremely slippery during rain or morning humidity, so it’s necessary while you are walking on the ship to hold the fence with one hand; it is strictly forbidden to climb on foremast, jumping off the deck during the sail nor going far away from the ship during swim pauses. It’s also important to realize that the wood is alive material that assembles during high temperatures and it is possible that water reaches cabins because of the rain or bad weather, so you should close windows during bad weather and in cabins below deck also during the sail. We have to alert you on next: during high season, harbors can be very crowded and often ships are docked next to each other, so we kindly ask you to be very careful while you are going from one vessel to another.