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Adriatic Cruise
Onboard MS Princess Aloha or MS Vita 2014

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing: Dubrovnik – Mljet – Pučišća – Omiš – Split – Bol – Hvar – Korčula – Dubrovnik

 

Cruise Includes:

•7 nights cruise in cabin with private shower/toilet
•Breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 1 dinner
•Welcome Reception
•Service charges and taxes
•Arrival and Departures Transfers
•Professional Cruise Manager

Cruise Does Not Include:

•Tips
•Additional drinks on board & extra meals

Sightseeing Tours Included:

•Dubrovnik
•Mljet National Park
•Split
•Hvar
•Korčula
•Grgich Hills Winery

 

Vessel Description:

Both ships MS Princess Aloha and MS Vita are classified 5*, 38 m long, 8 m wide, with cruising speed of 9 NM. Capacity: 38 persons. They each have 18 cabins with twin or double beds (some with possibility of adding 3rd bed). All cabins have A/C, LCD TV, safe deposit box, fire alarm, life-jackets, cupboard, cabinet, small table with chair and porthole window. Luggage space is under the bed. Bathrooms are equipped with WC, shower cabin, wash basin, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe, and cosmetic package. Cabins are sound-proof and each cabin has fire-proof door. Boats have A/C restaurant on the upper deck with bar and LCD TV, free WiFi access, two sun decks, one of which has sun beds and tables. It also has two outside toilets with showers.

Vessel Specifications:

•Complete navigation equipment (navigation radar, plotter, GPS, radio etc)
•Fire alarm
•Emergency lights
•Bow thruster
•Life boat for 50 passengers
•Electricity on board: 220 V

PRINCESS ALOHA & MS VITA

Lower Deck (8 cabins):

2 Twins & 4 Doubles (queen)
2 Triple (queen) + additional bed

 

Main Deck (10 cabins):

9 Twin & 1 Double (queen)
1 Single (tour escort)

Download MS Princess Aloha & MS Vita Deckplan

 

Important Information:

•Check in on SATURDAYS from midday (12.00pm) from DUBROVNIK
•Please note that most arrival times into ports are in the late afternoon.  Times to be advised during cruise
•The Captain reserves the right to change the route in the case of bad weather conditions or emergency
•Guests must abide by the Ships Rules (copy onboard)
•Departures are guaranteed, but Cruise Company reserves the right to cancel departures with less than 10 participants
•Operating Supplier reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case the contracted services are not supplied according to previously agreed standards.
•Note: Drinks cannot be brought on board
•This cruise is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility, young children & those unable to swim

2014 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Cruise Code: 2014-K200
Lower Deck
private ensuite
Main Deck
private ensuite
May 03, 10, 17 *, 24 *, 31
Jun 07, 14 *, 21 *, 28
2,470 twin
4,291 single
2,730 twin
4,735 single
Jul 05, 12 *, 19 *, 26
Aug 02, 09 *, 16 *, 23, 30
Sep 06 *, 13 *, 20, 27
Oct 04 *, 11 *
2,610 twin
4,542 single
2,870 twin
4,986 single
* Departures operated by MS Vita

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

Coach transfer from Dubrovnik airport or hotel in Dubrovnik to “Gruž” harbour. Embarkation starts at noon. Welcome reception by your tour guide. Overnight on board. (WR)

Day 2, Sunday:  Dubrovnik – Mljet

Morning walking tour of Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic, famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage. Visit to Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Lunch onboard before departing to the National Park on the Island of Mljet. Visit of the Mljet National Park which covers the Western wooded area of the island: there are five types of forests, many species of birds and eagles nests. The east end of the park is characterized by two deep bays that are called “lakes” because of their narrow channel (“Veliko Jezero” and “Malo Jezero” /”Big Lake” and “Small Lake”). A channel connects the small lake with the big lake, on which St. Mary’s Island is situated with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Many tales involve the island of Mljet. One of them saying it was the favourite holiday destination of the Greek hero Ulysses! Dinner on board. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Monday:  Mljet – Pučišća/Brač

After breakfast cruise by the island of Korcula, in central Dalmatia, that stretches from East to West not far from the mainland. Korcula is a unique example of harmony between magnificent nature, cultural tradition, rich history and modern tourism. Lunch will be served on board. Continue onto Pučišća, a beautiful small town on the island of Brač. Stop for swimming in one of the bays near Pučišća. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants of your choice. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday:  Pučišća/Brač – Omiš – Split

After breakfast continue journey to Split, the capital of Dalmatia. On the way to Split, first we will stop at the ancient town of Omiš, with its churches and fortresses it is silent stone reminder of the power and the might of infamous pirates whose ships have been for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. Upon arrival you will have short walking tour and then you will board small boats that will take you into River Cetina Canyon, a protected nature area. You will be sailing upriver to Radman Mills where you will be served local specialty snack. Return to Omiš to departure to Port of Split with lunch on board. In Split, enjoy guided visit of the port, the seafront promenade and the Roman Emperor Diocletian‘s Palace. The historical centre of the city, listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy inside the area of the gigantic Roman palace with its busy alleys, its ancient columns and Roman belfries. Evening and dinner at your leisure. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday:  Split – Bol/Brač – Hvar

After breakfast continue to Bol, said to have the best beach in Croatia for a swim at Golden Horn. A vast, golden pebble beach some 580 yards long and is unique as it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Lunch on board. Then head to Hvar for a guided visit. Hvar is one of the most popular and developed tourist islands in the Adriatic Sea and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. It shelters numerous little coves which offer both, discrete and paradisiacal places to anchor. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hvar town with the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s Theatre in the UK), Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sites. Evening in Hvar is free to explore and dine at one of the many local family owned restaurants. Back on board. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday:  Hvar – Korčula

After breakfast departure to Korčula. Lunch on board; late afternoon arrival in Korčula, the acclaimed birthplace of the famous explorer and adventurer Marco Polo. Walking tour will take you through narrow, cobbled streets and will include visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St Mark. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants of your choice. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday:  Korčula – Dubrovnik

After breakfast depart for a pleasant trip along the shores of the Mljet Island for the discovery of an idyllic setting of steep coastal cliffs. If weather permits, stop in the bay for swimming. A visit to Grgich Vine yards of the famous American wine producer in Trstenik, for wine tasting. Lunch on board. Arrive in Dubrovnik. Evening at leisure. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

After breakfast disembarkation until noon. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik hotel. (B)

 

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