Schooner Holidays

Cruise the Adriatic with our range of options, from a private cabin on a vintage motor-sailing ship to a brand new luxury boat. Enjoy 7 days sailing along the dramatically indented Croatian coastline from one island to another, exploring reefs, national parks and historic towns. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook – Breakfast and Lunch included) take care of you.

During the day you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming or snorkelling by the boat, explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea or take one of the optional excursions on land. The evenings are yours to discover a different place each night (Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Hvar, Trstenik, Sipan), to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments.

In addition, you can make the most of your holiday adding extra nights before or after your Cruise . Talk to our dedicated agents for a tailor made two-centre holiday.

ROUTE KL5 – Dubrovnik and Islands (Weekly Sunday Departures from Dublin)

Sunday | Day 1 | Arrival to Dubrovnik 

Check in from 13.00h onwards (GRUZ harbour) with dinner as your first meal. Due to the many different flight arrivals the first overnight is planned in Dubrovnik – a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this old town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and plan what to do on your last night of the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Monday | Day 2 | Dubrovnik – Mljet

After breakfast we continue our journey towards the island and national park Mljet. Lunch on board. The whole afternoon is free to enjoy the salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island.  In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, one can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Bicycles can also be rented to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes or cars for those wanting to go further. Overnight in port Polaca/Pomena.

Tuesday | Day 3 | Mljet – Hvar

Early in the morning we depart towards the little island Scedro where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine and jet-set island.

Wednesday | Day 4 | Hvar – Korcula

Leave Hvar and continue our cruise towards the island of Brac, more precisely to the town of Bol, best known for its famous Zlatni rat beach (Golden horn), a natural phenomenon that with its specific form dominates the other beaches of Croatia. We arrive in Split in the late afternoon. Split is Croatia’s second city, a busy university and maritime town and the capital of the Dalmatia region. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments are wondrous both to local inhabitants, but also to the many visitors who fall in love with this 1,000 plus year old beauty. There’s the possibility of joining a sightseeing tour of the old town including Diocletian’s palace which the Roman emperor had built as his retirement home.

Thursday | Day 5 | Korcula – Trstenik

Early morning departure towards the Korcula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korcula. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Korcula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korcula.

Friday | Day 6 | Trstenik – Sipan

Early in the morning we continue our trip towards the Elafiti islands. a group of islands west of Dubrovnik. They include Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep (Kalamota). They attract many tourists with their beautiful scenery and sandy beaches. Swimming and lunch is planned at one of the smaller Elafiti islands. SIPAN, the largest island of the Elafiti, is also the most distant from Dubrovnik. This is where we will spend the night.

Saturday | Day 7 | Sipan – Dubrovnik

Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast on route. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and arrival to Dubrovnik early in the afternoon (around 14:00h) and have a whole afternoon free to explore Dubrovnik or go for a swim. You can explore Dubrovnik on your own or join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long city walls or take a cable car ride to top of Srd mountain to get scenic views of the old city! Overnight in the GRUZ port of this magical town.

Sunday | Day 8 | Dubrovnik

Early breakfast, transfer to airport for return flight home or 2nd centre destination.

 

Conditions

Upper/main deck cabins are allocated according to availability! Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

PREMIUM Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air- conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.
Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, guided tour of Dubrovnik, 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.

TRADITIONAL ENSUITE Wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon. Included services: Continental breakfasts, three course lunches.

TRADITIONAL Wooden ships, cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon. Included services: Continental breakfasts, three course lunches. Wooden ships, cabins with washbasin and bunk beds. Shared showers/toilettes, air-conditioned salon, cabins have no A/C.
Included services: Continental breakfasts, three course lunches.

 
• Prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights cruising in two-bedded cabin and with continental breakfast and lunch included. 1 litre of water daily is included per person.
• Prices does not include drink supplement (approx. €25pppw) and daily cabin cleaning (approx. €15pppw)
• 2 towels per person provided. Soft luggage is recommended.
• Visitor’s tax / Port Fees (€25 per person) and Entrance to Nature and National parks (€10-€15) not included; payable locally.
• The Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather.