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Croatian Coastal Cruises (Premium Superior)

Southern Pearls 8 Day Cruise from Dubrovnik

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 Dubrovnik.

Day 1: Dubrovnik

Arrive in Gruz harbour, Dubrovnik, and check in from 1 pm this afternoon. Settle into your cabin and meet the crew and other guests. Set sail along the Dalmatian coast either on one of the Elaphiti islands -Šipan, or to the small village Slano on the mainland. Both are peaceful fishermen's villages where there is often a fabulous sunset. Overnight in the port.

Day 2: Sipan or Slano - Mljet - Korcula

After breakfast commence your journey towards the island and National Park of Mljet, enjoying a leisurely lunch on board as you sail. The afternoon is free to visit the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful little island. Here you can visit an old abbey and church or just use a small boat to roam around the National Park. Bicycles can also be hired to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. Return to the boat as she continues to the island of Korčula, arriving late afternoon. Here you may join a guided tour of Korčula, a city surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions. The old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Overnight in port.

Day 3: Korcula - Vis

Today the ship cruises towards the little island of Biševo where you can visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (weather dependent). Entrance to Blue Cave is to be paid on the spot (approx. EUR 10.-per person). The cruise continues to the island of Vis, which has unique geographical position and was once a strategic harbour for the Yugoslav navy –it was closed to the public until recently. Because of this very isolation, Vis retained a special charm of ‘the Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Overnight in Vis.

Day 4: Vis - Hvar

This morning the ship will call at the tiny island of Šćedro near the island of Hvar where you will have time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Continues towards Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here there is the magnificent, Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded here in 1612. You may join a guided tour or explore at leisure. The city is home to a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes and you will be able to spend your evening sampling the local cuisine.

Day 5: Hvar (Bol) - Makarska

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 the swimming break at the horn continue towards Makarska with it's Mediterranean feel. During a stroll you will discover numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites. Overnight in port

Day 6: Makarska - Pucisca - Omis

Early morning departure to Pučišća, a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of Brač island and home to the world famous white stone of Brač. There is a possibility of visiting one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. Continue to Omiš, a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea, ideal for river rafting on the streams of the Cetina river. Omis has a famous heritage of piracy! Overnight in port where you can enjoy the Captain's dinner on board.

Day 7: Omis - Split

Arrive in Split where 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 the ship in Split after your final breakfast aboard the ship.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Split.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
  • Meals on a half board basis (continental breakfast and three course lunch)
  • 1 L of water daily
  • Captains Dinner
  • Guided tour of Hvar, Korčula and Split
  • 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 (other than those mentioned above - 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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