GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CRUISE
DUBROVNIK – SLANO (Ston) – MLJET – KORČULA – VIS – Biševo (Blue Cave)/HVAR – (Bol) SPLIT
DUBROVNIK – SLANO (Ston) – MLJET – KORČULA – VIS – Biševo (Blue Cave)/HVAR – (Bol) SPLIT
Saturday check in from 14h onwards from Dubrovnik harbour
Double cabin for single use (Single supplement): +50%
DAY 1 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (D)
Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik Gruž harbor for check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling in, transfer to city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient 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 some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 SUNDAY DUBROVNIK – SLANO (STON) (B, L, T, CD)
Departure to the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village and famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s long medieval ramparts, we head for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to ship, Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board.
DAY 3 MONDAY SLANO (STON) – MLJET (B, L, D)
Next morning, we cruise a little further north 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! Overnight in port Polača or Pomena, dinner on board.
DAY 4 TUESDAY MLJET – 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 Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in the design of Korcula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula.
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY KORČULA – VIS (B, L, T)
Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite 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 6 THURSDAY VIS – Biševo (Blue Cave)/HVAR (B, L)
Early in the morning we cruise towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot – approx. 10-14 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 towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. We arrive in the afternoon on the tour of the town – 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 Paklinski Islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night. Overnight in the port.
DAY 7 FRIDAY HVAR – (BOL) SPLIT (B, L)
Morning departure to Brač island 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 shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection. Here there is an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor. Overnight in Split.
DAY 8 SATURDAY SPLIT 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 Split airport.
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.