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Croatian Coastal Cruises (Premium Superior)

Southern Explorer Split Roundtrip Cruise

The Croatian Coastal Cruise fleet offers relaxing, scenic cruises around the glittering Dalmatian coastline. The 2018 fleet comprises of six different categories of ship. The brand new Premium Superior category are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. The vessels include air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 8 to 14 sq metres in size. Vessels of this category all feature spacious amenities including a sundeck, lounge and dining room. Services included: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen and luggage handling.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Split.

Day 1: Split

Depart from Split Harbour at lunch time. Your cruise begins with a gentle sail along the Dalmatian coast down to the Makarska Riviera. Spend the afternoon swimming and sunbathing, or, if you are feeling adventurous, you may wish to join the white water rafting excursion on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship again in Makarska in the evening. Tonight, why not take a stroll along the pretty streets of Makarska, where you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural delights? Overnight in the port of Makarska.

Day 2: Makarska - Mljet

Early morning departure towards Mljet, stopping at the Peljesac Peninsula for a refreshing swim. Spend a free afternoon gazing at the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and enjoy lazing in the sun and sea on this peaceful island. You may wish to visit the old abbey and church whilst you are here, or hire out a small boat to roam around the National Park on your own. Overnight in Port Polaca or Pomena.

Day 3: Mljet - Dubrovnik

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, one of the highlights of this cruise, stopping for a short swim on the way. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you sail to the area known as “Heaven on Earth”, according to the famous writer, George Bernard Shaw. Arrive in Dubrovnik this afternoon and spend some time exploring on your own or join a guided tour of the city centre. Take a walk through the legendary Stradun, located within the city walls. Those with enough energy may wish to walk along the 1,940 metre long city walls. Overnight in the port of Dubrovnik.

Day 4: Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik

Late morning leave the magnificent city of Dubrovnik and continue your cruise towards the isle of Sipan or the pretty little town of Trstenik on the Peljesac Peninsula, where you can swim during the afternoon and spend the night. There will be the possibility of visiting a local winery and enjoying a Captain’s dinner on board in the evening.

Day 5: Sipan/Trstenik - Korcula

After breakfast you will depart for Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch is served on board against the backdrop of Lumbarda. Arrive at Korcula late afternoon. Join the sightseeing of Korčula town with wine and local appetizer tasting at a local winery before dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own.

Day 6: Korcula - Hvar

Early in the morning you will depart for the Pakleni Islands, where you will have lunch and time for some swimming, followed by an afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here you can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower still intact. Hvar is also home to the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded here in 1612. There are many entertainment options, along with some good restaurants and cosmopolitan bars and cafes that are open long into the night.

Day 7: Hvar (Bol) - Split

The next stop on your cruise will be the island of Brac. You will have some time to take a dip off one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat - near Bol. Bol is a typical fisherman’s town which has now developed into a popular tourist destination. After lunch, commence your journey back to Split where the last overnight stay is planned. On your way back to Split there will be another break for some swimming in one of the many bays off the island of Brac. Arrive in Split in the late afternoon. Enjoy dramatic views of the Split Riviera as you approach the port. From here, you may choose to join an optional guided tour of Split or spend your last evening relaxing as you soak up the atmosphere in one of the many bars or restaurants. An impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, Split boasts abundant Roman architecture including the impressive Diocletian Palace.

Day 8: Split

Disembark in Split after an early breakfast on board.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Split.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board
  • Meals on a half board basis (continental breakfast and lunch)
  • 1 L of water daily
  • Captain’s dinner
  • English speaking tour manager on board
  • Three guided tours(Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar)
  • Daily cabin service
  • Mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen
  • Luggage handling
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Afternoon tea and coffee

Excludes

  • Please note that while sales taxes are included in the cost of the cruise, there is a compulsory visitor tax of EUR 40 per person per week, which cannot be paid in advance and which will be collected at the start of your cruise
  • Additional National Park entrance fees of between EUR 10 and EUR 15 per person may also be charged, depending on the season and the parks visited
  • Transfers (please speak to our agents, who can pre-book these for you)
  • Beverages
  • Optional tours (these will be available to purchase on board)
  • Avoid paying single supplements by same gender cabin sharing - please contact us for more information
 

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