Adriatic Paradise Cruise 2017
Adriatic Paradise Cruise
This cruise is a fantastic way to experience the best of the Adriatic in just one week, while staying and travelling in a brand new luxury boat!
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Day 1 Saturday: Arrival & Embarkation
Arrival in Split at 22.10. Short transfer to the boat and overnight in Split.
Day 2 Sunday: Split to Hvar Island to Korcula Island
After breakfast there is an optional Split walking tour with a local guide which features the monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. During the centuries the Old Town has grown around the palace, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Late morning you will set sail towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, an expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar you will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way there will be a stop for a swim near beautiful islands (Pakleni otoci). After the swimming break, Dalmatian fried fish will be served as a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon. Overnight in Vela Luka (Korcula Island).
*Split walking tour – walking tour package
*Hvar town – walking tour package
Day 3 Monday: Korcula Island to Mljet Island to Slano
Monday morning, after leaving the stunning beauty of Vela Luka, your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After the swim break you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. The island of Mljet houses National Park Mljet on its western side, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.
Day 4 Tuesday: Slano to Dubrovnik
After breakfast you are free to take an optional guided tour – Taste of Dalmatia, where you will visit Ston, small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe), and visit local vinery where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gruž. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
Day 5 Wednesday: Dubrovnik to Montenegro
Excursion to Montenegro after breakfast. Located less than an hour’s drive from Dubrovnik, Montenegro offers an unforgettable experience; exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled in the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. This is a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea creating a surreal atmosphere. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 6 Thursday: Dubrovnik to Elaphite Islands to Korcula
Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korčula. On the way to Korcula there will be a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival, a guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korcula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveler Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula. Overnight Korcula.
*Korcula town walking tour – walking tour package
Day 7 Friday: Korcula to Brac to Omis
Sail towards Brač. The Captain will anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before continuing the journey to Omiš ( a town known for two things: stunning beauty of river Cetina canyon that and its historic pirates). Upon arrival you are free to take an optional Cetina river trip. Dinner is taken on board if you have a full board option. Overnight in Omis.
*Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
Day 8 Saturday: Omis to Split
Early morning departure from Omis towards Split. Disembarkation after breakfast. Day of leisure to explore Split before transfer to Split Airport. After disembarkation, operations staff will meet you in the port to take your luggage and advise of the airport transfer time and pickup point later that day.
MS Adriatic Princess will be commissioned in 2017, luxury class. The boat is 45 m (144 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 40 persons. She has 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.
- Double-queen-size bed (165 x 200 cm / 65 x 79 in)
- Twin-two single beds (90 x 200 cm / 35 x 79 in each)
- Triple-queen-size bed with an additional single bed.
Lower deck: 8 cabins
- 2 twin cabins
- 2 double cabins–queen size bed
- 4 triple cabins–queen size bed + additional single bed
Main deck: 10 cabins
- 6 twin cabins
- 4 double cabins–queen size bed
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.
- Lower deck cabins: 14-18 m2 with bathroom
- Main deck cabins: 13-15 m2 with bathroom
OTHER PARTS OF BOAT:
On the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with shower. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the „sun deck“ offers 155 m2 (500 sq ft) of space and is equipped with sun tanning chairs, also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
- 8 days / 7 nights cruise
- Transfer from and/or to the ship
- Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
- Welcome drink and snack
- Half board: breakfast buffet, light lunch buffet, except on day 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch (Full Board option available at a supplement)
- Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
- Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
- Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
- 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
- Towels change every second day
- Bed linen change once a week
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- Montenegro Excursion
*Walking tour package – €55.00 per person
- Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
- Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
- Walking tour of Split – including: guide
- Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
- Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee
- Cetina river (€20.00) – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
- Mljet Island National Park (€20.00) – including: guide, entrance fee
- Taste of Dalmatia (€20.00) – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting
Rates do not include:
- Beverages other than included (see above ). Beverages can be purchased in the ship’s bar only
- Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
- Taxes and fees, €40.00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
- Laundry service at selected ports of call
- Beach towel hire €3.00/week
- Entrance to National park Mljet approx. €14.00pp