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Adriatic Cruise ‘Poreč To Dubrovnik’
On MS Adriatic Queen 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Poreč – Rovinj – Brijuni – Pula – Mali Lošinj – Susak – Olib – Zadar – Vodice – Krka – Šibenik – Split – Hvar – Korčula – Mljet – Dubrovnik

SPECIAL OFFER
2017 Special – Save $580 per cabin ($290 per person) off departure Sep 30 when you book & deposit your cruise by 31 May 2017. Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 28 Apr 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.

Explore pristine waters of the Adriatic Sea along with picturesque islands & cities of Croatia onboard MS Adriatic Queen (2017). With accommodating crew and helpful Cruise Director, it’s easy to relax, enjoy the cruise, and make the most out of this unforgettable journey. Vessel Features length 35m, width 11m, 220v, cruising speed 10 knots, capacity 30 persons. Onboard Facilities 15 A/C cabins with private ensuites, salon-restaurant & bar, LCD TV, sun deck with jacuzzi, shaded lounge area & deck beds, rear swimming platform.

Deluxe Package Includes

• Port transfer – Airport / Hotel (Day 8)
• 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• Welcome Dinner (D)
• 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
• 2 Restaurant Dinners (D)
• 1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment including wine, beer & soft drinks (D)
• Bottled water, tea & coffee
• Cruise Director
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Service charges & port taxes
• Headsets for sightseeing tours
• Porterage

Sightseeing

• Rovinj
• Brijuni NP
• Pula
• Mali Lošinj
• Susak
• Olib
• Zadar
• Krka NP
• Šibenik
• Split
• Hvar
• Korčula
• Mljet NP
• Dubrovnik

Entrance

• Brijuni – National Park
• Pula – Amphitheatre Arena
• Olib – Assumption of Mary Church
• Zadar – Cathedral of St Anastasia
• Krka Waterfalls – National Park
• Split – Diocletain Palace
• Korčula – Cathedral of St Mark
• Mljet – National Park
• Dubrovnik – Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery Pharmacy

4 Night Land Add-On
Italy Pre Stay
ROME – FLORENCE – VENICE – POREČ

• Airport transfer – Hotel (Day 1)
• 4 Nights in 4* hotels
• 4 Breakfasts (B)
• Tour Director
• Transfers between locations by A/C motor coach or tourist class train
• Catamaran ticket Venice – Poreč
• Sightseeing in Rome, Florence, Venice
• Entrance fees
• Service charges & taxes
• Headsets for sightseeing tours
• Porterage
NZ$1,950 per person, twin share

4 Night Land Add-On
Austria & Slovenia Pre Stay
VIENNA – BLED – LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – POREČ

• Airport transfer – Hotel (Day 1)
• 4 Nights in 4* – 5* hotels
• 4 Breakfasts (B)
• Tour Director
• Transfers between locations by A/C motor coach or tourist class train
• Sightseeing in Vienna, Bled, Ljubljana, Postojna Caves
• Entrance fees
• Service charges & taxes
• Headsets for sightseeing tours
• Porterage
NZ$1,725 per person, twin share

Vessel Description

MS Adriatic Queen is completely renovated for 2017 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. It is 35 metres long, 11 metres wide, with cruising speed of 10 knots. Maximum capacity is 30 passengers in 15 cabins, all fully A/C, with queen-size (7) or twin beds (8), cupboard, cabinet and window or porthole, bathroom with shower, toilette and wash basin. Cabin size varies between 13m2 and 16m2. There is free WiFi internet access (restrictions may apply). The ship features fully A/C salon-restaurant with bar and LCD TV. Large lounging sun deck has a jacuzzi fitting up to 6 people, and provides sun-shade cover and 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.

Vessel Specifications

• State-of-the-art equipment
• Electricity on board: 220v
• 2 Engines (932 HP each)
• 2 Generators (107 HP each)
• Cruising speed: 10 knots
• Fuel tank: 24t
• Water tank: 14t
• Crew number: 8

The sun-bathing area is on Bridge Deck & Sun Deck. Salon-restaurant & bar are on Bridge Deck. Jacuzzi is accessible on the Sun Deck.

MS ADRIATIC QUEEN

Main Deck (15 cabins)

7 Doubles (Queen size beds)
8 Twins

 Download MS Adriatic Queen Deckplan

 

Important Information

Check in POREČ on SATURDAY from 2:00pm (first night in Poreč Port) 

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-K230
Start DatesEnd DatesMain Deck
16 Sep23 Sep3,660
30 Sep07 Oct3,660
14 Oct21 Oct3,180
Single supplement available

SPECIAL OFFER
2017 Special – Save $580 per cabin ($290 per person) off departure Sep 30 when you book & deposit your cruise by 31 May 2017. Offer is valid for new bookings only, made from 28 Apr 2017 and subject to availability. Contact us for more details and full booking terms & conditions.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday:  Poreč

Arrive to Poreč Port, where embarkation begins at 1400hrs. Settle in your cabin, before attending a Welcome Dinner this evening. (D)

Day 2, Sunday:  Poreč – Rovinj – Brijuni – Pula

As you sail along the Istrian Peninsula, stop in a romantic town of Rovinj. Feel its past as you walk around the Old Town’s cobbled, narrow streets, winding at the foot of the Church of St Euphemia, the favourite gathering place of artists from around the world. Continue sailing to the Brijuni National Park, once the personal State Summer Residence of President Marshal Josip Broz Tito. Arriving to the island, a part of heaven discloses in front of your eyes in the unique harmony of flora, fauna and heritage. Following the visit, lunch is served onboard, before we reach Pula, arguably one of the most beautiful of Istrian cities. Your guide will share some exciting stories of antiquity, as you walk the footsteps of the ancients and visit the Amphitheatre. Depart Pula at 2335hrs and cruise overnight towards the island of Mali Lošinj. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday:  Mali Lošinj – Susak – Olib

Morning visit of Mali Lošinj. Thanks to its mild climate, pinewoods and air, the island of Lošinj is an ideal place to recreate your body and spirit. Lunch onboard, while continuing our journey towards Susak for time at leisure or swimming. In the afternoon, cruise towards the sandy island of Olib, overgrown by black pine. As there are no cars on the island, it is a favourite destination for boaters and sailors. Olib has a lovely little fort, the remains of the monastery and the Church of the Assumption of Mary, where you can see a document written in the Glagolitic script – the alphabet in which Croatian was first written. Enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. Tonight, we set our compass south, to Zadar. Depart Olib at 2315hrs. (B, L, D)

Day 4, Tuesday:  Zadar – Vodice – Krka – Šibenik

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zadar, a city of exceptional history and rich cultural heritage. Zadar historical centre is a compact pedestrian zone, perfect to explore on foot. Set out on a walking tour and admire the old walls built in 16th century by Venetians as a defence from Turks. You will also see the 16th century Port Gate where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St Donatus, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St Anastasia. Return to the ship and enjoy your lunch, while sailing to Vodice. Next up is Krka National Park, with its magnificent waterfalls. After your visit here, coach will take you to Šibenik where your ship is anchored. Your evening is at leisure in town. Depart Šibenik at 2345hrs and continue sailing to Split during the night. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday:  Split – Hvar

Start the day with a walking tour of Split, featuring the historic inner city built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Board your ship for lunch, and cruise towards Hvar, Croatia’s sunniest island. Hvar is a favourite holiday destination for international celebrities and yachters; thus, beyond all the glitz and glamour, Hvar Town is a charming seaside resort with 8 centuries of architecture waiting to be explored. On a walking tour, breathe in the pine-scented breeze, as you absorb vistas of the Old Town with the picturesque little streets and the first public theatre in Europe. For the rest of the day, keep this as your point of reference before exploring the labyrinth of backstreets, pop into craft shops, cafes and restaurants, tucked into old Venetian palaces. Depart Hvar at 2345hrs. Tonight, the clear waters of the Adriatic will bring us to our next destination, Korčula. (B, L)

Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar Harbour (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 6, Thursday:  Korčula – Mljet

Wake up on the magical island of Korčula and its walled town bearing the same name, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Enjoy breakfast onboard, before we discover the walled city with local guide. The walking tour takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St Mark, before returning to the ship for lunch. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Big and Small. Enjoy a Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment onboard our ship tonight. Depart Mljet at 2345hrs and cruise towards Dubrovnik. (B, L, D) 

Day 7, Friday:  Dubrovnik

This morning, sail into beautiful Dubrovnik. After breakfast, morning walking tour of ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Return for lunch onboard and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to discover this lovely town at your own pace. Tonight, say farewell to your new friends at dinner in the local restaurant. Return to your cabin for the last night onboard. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to the airport or your Dubrovnik hotel. (B)

 

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