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Adriatic Small Ship Cruising
Adriatic Explorer Deluxe One Way Cruise
Dubrovnik – Opatija 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Dubrovnik – Korčula – Metković – Split – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik – Zadar – Rab – Opatija

 

MV Futura (2013) takes you on an enchanting one way cruise from Dubrovnik to Opatija enabling you to enjoy the best of Croatian islands and coastline with numerous extra services and wine & gourmet experiences included in the package. Vessel Features length 47m, width 9m, 220v, cruising speed 9 knots, 38 passengers. Onboard Facilities 19 A/C cabins with private ensuites, restaurant, SAT TV, spacious salon and bar, sundeck, swimming platform, 2 outdoor showers, 3 outside toilets.

Check in DUBROVNIK on SATURDAYS from 11am (departure is at 1pm)

Deluxe Package Includes

• Airport transfer – Port (Day 1)
• Port transfer – Hotel (Day 8)
• 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• Welcome Reception & Cocktail
• 7 Buffet Breakfasts (B)
• 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners (L, D)
Includes Farewell Dinner cruise with live entertainment in Opatija, 1 drink with lunch
• 1 Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment (D)
• 1 Litre of water per day
• Fresh fruit daily
• Wine Tasting & Light Tapas Lunch in Bibich Winery with bus transfer from Skradin (T)
• Maraschino Liquor Tasting in Zadar (T)
• Rab Cake Tasting in Rab (T)
• Cruise Director
• Barge excursion & visit to Narona Museum in Metković
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Visitor taxes & Port fees
• Porterage

Sightseeing

• Korčula
• Split
• Zadar
• Rab
• Opatija

Entrance

• Krka Waterfalls – National Park

Optional Excursions (price approx)

• Plitvice Lakes – Split €80; Opatija €64
• Venice – Opatija €74
• Wine Tasting – Korčula €15
• Village Dinner Experience – Korčula €30

3 Night Land Add-On
Dubrovnik Express

Take a break in Dubrovnik with a chance to visit Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina on full day excursions
DUBROVNIK – MONTENEGRO – MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK
• 3 nights Dubrovnik – 3* & 4* hotels
• 3 Breakfast
• Dubrovnik Airport Transfer
• All transfers as per itinerary
• Guided coach excursion to Montenegro
• Guided coach excursion to Mostar
• Guided sightseeing in Dubrovnik
NZ$910 per person, twin share

 

Vessels Description

MV Futura is a 47m long and 9m wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles. Built in 2013 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, Futura offers maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests.

LOWER DECK (8 CABINS) 15 – 18m2
All cabins with inner communication with restaurant
3 Twins
5 Twins / Doubles*

MAIN DECK (11 CABINS) 15 – 18m2
5 cabins with inner communication with restaurant
10 Twins / Doubles*
1 Twin

*Cabins have the possibility to be put together as a double bed.

Download MV Futura Fact Sheet


Katarina Line – Important Information

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Katarina Line 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 Katarina Line/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, Katarina Line 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.

Supplements: 

Drink and meal supplements available onboard and can be requested prior to arrival.
Additional towels for personal use can be rented onboard for approx €3 per towel per week.

2017 PRICES
Per Person NZ$
Twin Share
Cruise Code: 2017-KLDLX-AED
Lower DeckMain Deck
Jun 102,7253,095
Single supplement 50% surcharge

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Dubrovnik – Korčula

We depart Dubrovnik at 1300hrs and cruise towards Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, also known as the “Black Island“, due to the vast pine forests that once covered almost the entire island. Surrounded by medieval walls Korčula Town resembles a miniature Dubrovnik, and is the only place in the world where the Spanish medieval knight’s game, Moreška is still performed. Enjoy a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town with your local guide, where you can find many konobas, restaurants, cocktail bars and night clubs. (L)

Day 2, Sunday: Korčula – Metković

Cruise to Metković, situated on the bank of great River Neretva, followed by a barge ride to explore more of this wonderful scenery known for mandarin plantations. Visit Vid and the archaeological museum Narona, formally inaugurated in 2007 as the first “in situ“ museum in Croatia exhibiting the remains of a Roman temple, the Augusteum and 17 marble statues, both outsized and in natural height. Discover places where the ancient Illyrians, Greeks and Romans once sailed, and the pirates of Neretva planned their raids of enemy galleys. Discover the allure of one of the last swamps on the European continent, its flora and fauna, the diversity of wild birds and the traditional lifestyle of the Neretva people. Captain’s dinner with live entertainment onboard is planned here in the evening. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Monday: Metković – Split

From Metković our cruise continues to Split, the UNESCO protected capital of Dalmatian region and the second largest city in Croatia that was once the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Upon arrival, local guide will take us for a walk through the bustling Old Town centre and the market. Overnight in the port. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Split – Krka Waterfalls – Šibenik

This morning we cruise towards Skradin from where we will visit famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. On return to Skradin take a walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park, opportunity to visit “Skradinski Buk”, the most popular part of the waterfall area, where in 17 falls, with up to 100m broad cascades, the Krka rushes 45.7m down. Bring your bathing suit for a swim in the clear waters of the River Krka just below the falls, a truly unique experience! In the late afternoon we sail towards Šibenik, situated almost at central part of the Croatian Adriatic coast. Abundant in historical and cultural monuments, the most important being the Cathedral of St James, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your evening is free to explore Šibenik, with dinner served onboard. (B, T, D)

Day 5, Wednesday: Šibenik – Zadar

After breakfast we proceed to Zadar, the oldest university town in Croatia, well known for its rich historical heritage of world importance, visible at every step. The Roman Forum from the 1st century, St Donatus church from the 9th century – the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, mighty city walls with a bow and a representative city gate from 16th century, the Museum of ancient glass, over 30 churches in the Old Town, many palaces and villas, as well as the famous Sea Organs and “Greeting to the Sun” light installation, both located on the city’s waterfront. Guided city tour followed by Maraschino liquor tasting. (B, L, T)

Day 6, Thursday: Zadar – Rab

Morning cruise towards Rab, the “Island of Love”. Sightseeing of the town, encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. Guided city tour followed by Rab Cake demonstration and tasting, as according to the legend, the recipe for Rab Cake was created by nuns in the monastery when catering to the visiting Pope. If time allows, take a taxi uphill to Mount Kamenjak to enjoy the magnificent sunset and a glorious view of Rab and surrounding islands. (B, L, T)

Day 7, Friday: Rab – Opatija

Enroute to the final destination experience magnificent views of the famous Opatija Riviera. If time permits take a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade Lungo Mare to nearby fishermen’s village Volosko, well known for one of the best seafood restaurants in Croatia or simply visit Kraš Choco bar to try exclusive chocolate cocktails, cakes or ice cream, as they are one of a kind. Farewell dinner evening onboard with live entertainment, a great opportunity for exchanging addresses on the last evening. Overnight in the port of Opatija. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Saturday: Opatija

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! (B)

 

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