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Adriatic Cruise & Tour ‘Dubrovnik To Venice’
Onboard MS Princess Aloha or MS Karizma 2017

Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Routing:

Dubrovnik – Mljet NP – Korčula – Hvar – Bol (Brač) – Split – Trogir – Šibenik – Krka NP – Kornati NP – Sali – Zadar – Plitvice Lakes NP – Opatija – Pula – Rovinj – Opatija –   Postojna – Venice

 

Deluxe Cruise
Cruise Dubrovnik – Zadar Includes

• Transfer Dubrovnik Airport – Port (Day 1)
• 7 nights A/C Cabin with ensuite
• Welcome reception (WR)
• 1 Captain’s dinner (D) (wine, beer & soft
drinks served during dinner)
• 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 1 dinner (B, L, D)
• Complimentary bottled water, coffee & tea
• Cruise Director – English speaking
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Service charges & port taxes
• Luggage handling
• Headsets for sightseeing tours

Sightseeing

• Dubrovnik
• Mljet NP
• Korčula
• Hvar
• Split
• Krka NP
• Kornati NP
• Zadar
• Plitvice Lakes NP
• Pula
• Postojna
• Venice

First Class Tour
Tour Zadar – Venice Includes

• Transfer Venice Hotel – Airport (Day 12)
• 4 nights in 4* hotels
• 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners in hotels (B, D)
• A/C motor-coach
• Tour Director – English speaking
• Service charges & hotel taxes
• Luggage handling
• Headsets for sightseeing tours

Accommodation (or similar)

• Opatija – Hotel GH Adriatic (4*)
• Venice – Hotel Carlton (4*)
• Cruise – Ship MS Princess Aloha or MS Karizma

Vessel Description

MS Princess Aloha is a 38m long, 8m wide vessel, with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles. This is a 2012 built ship with all the latest equipment. Its maximum passenger capacity is 38. It offers 18 cabins with twin or double beds; some with possibility for an additional bed. The Sun deck has a total surface of 220m2, partially offering sun-shade cover and providing deck-beds for all passengers. The ship has a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition, the vessel offers two outdoor showers and four deck lavatories.

MS Karizma is 48m long, 9m wide vessel, with cruising speed of 12 NM and capacity for 41 persons. It has 19 A/C cabins with twin or double beds and double beds with additional bed in triple cabins. All cabins have private bathrooms with shower, toilet and wash basin. Each cabin is also equiped with the TV. It has fully A/C salon & bar on the Upper Deck. PA system in the restaurant & common areas. Sun deck equiped with sun beds for relaxing and sunbathing. It also has a swimming platform for easier access to the sea.

Vessel Specifications

• State-of-the-art navigation electronics (navigation radar, plotter, GPS, radio) 
• Fire alarm 
• Emergency lights 
• Video surveillance 
• Life boat for 50 passengers 
• Tender boat for 12 passengers 
• Electricity on board: 220 V 
• 2 engines (400 HP each) + 2 generators for A/C and lights

PRINCESS ALOHA

Lower Deck (8 cabins)

2 Twins
4 Doubles
2 Triples

 

Main Deck (10 cabins)

9 Twins 
1 Double

 

Upper Deck 

Restaurant Areas

 

KARIZMA

Lower Deck (8 cabins)

3 Twins 
2 Doubles
3 Triples

 

Main Deck (11 cabins)

7 Twins 
4 Doubles

  Download MS Princess Aloha & MS Karizma Fact Sheet 

Important Information

Check in DUBROVNIK on SATURDAYS from 12 noon (first night in Gruž Harbour)  
Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel any departure with less than 10 participants and to change the ship name if need arises. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board. In case of inappropriate behavior Cruise Operator/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon. Times to be advised during cruise
Group Prices Available – Contact Croatia Times Travel for group prices.

Disclaimer

Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Tour & Cruise Code: 2017-K220
Start DatesEnd DatesLower DeckMain Deck
20 May31 May4,5554,830
03 Jun14 Jun4,5554,830
08 Jul19 Jul4,9905,265
22 Jul*02 Aug4,9905,265
05 Aug16 Aug4,9905,265
19 Aug*30 Aug4,9905,265
02 Sep*13 Sep5,3355,610
16 Sep27 Sep4,9905,265
30 Sep11 Oct4,5554,830
14 Oct*25 Oct5,3355,610
* Departures operated by MS Karizma
Other departures operated by MS Princess Aloha
Single supplement NZ$3,087 surcharge

TOUR & CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Dubrovnik

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruž Harbour, where embarkation begins at noon. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets. (WR)

Day 2, Sunday: Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korčula

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the boat for lunch. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Monday: Korčula – Hvar

This morning, a walking tour of Korčula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. (B, L)
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Day 4, Tuesday: Hvar – Bol – Split

Cruise to Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Over lunch on board, continue cruising to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Split – Trogir – Šibenik

In the morning cruise to the UNESCO City Trogir. Your time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise to Šibenik, with stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Šibenik, a walking tour shows you the highlights, then your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday: Šibenik – Krka NP – Kornati NP – Sali

The Šibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you cruise to Sali. Tonight, enjoy a captain’s dinner on board. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Friday: Sali – Zadar

As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late this afternoon, arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Your evening is free in the city. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Zadar – Plitvice Lakes NP – Opatija

Disembark after breakfast, bidding your crew farewell. Journey north for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Then continue to Opatija for a walk along the “Lungo Mare” (Seaside Promenade), and see the city’s famous villas and other interesting sights. Dinner is at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 9, Sunday: Opatija – Pula – Rovinj – Poreč – Opatija

Head to Pula and take an orientation tour of this strategic port. You’ll also visit the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. On to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow lanes before we continue to Poreč, for a visit to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Opatija, where your evening is free. (B)

Day 10, Monday: Opatija – Postojna – Venice

After breakfast, travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Continue to Venice, with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. (B)

Day 11, Tuesday: Venice

A walking tour of Venice begins in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. View the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs before visiting a glassblowing
factory for a demonstration of this traditional Venetian art. The rest of the day is free to discover Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps take an optional gondola ride. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (B, D)

Day 12, Wednesday: Venice

You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home. (B)

 

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