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Adriatic Small Ship Cruising
Croatia Deluxe One Way Cruise – Dubrovnik To Split 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Dubrovnik – Slano – Ston – Slano –  Mljet – Korčula – Vis – Biševo – Hvar – Bol (Brač) – Split

 

Small ship cruise along the charming Croatian coastline and islands on the new, lavishly designed, fully A/C vessels Infinity (2016), Admiral II (NEW 2017), Fantazija (2015), Futura (2013) & Aquamarin (NEW 2017) with spacious ensuite cabins. One way itinerary from Dubrovnik to Split includes exciting gastronomical and sightseeing experiences with guaranteed departures (May – Oct) & visits to historic ports of Dubrovnik, Ston, Mljet, Korčula, Vis, Hvar & Split.
Cruise onboard deluxe ships Infinity, Admiral II, Fantazija, Futura, Aquamarin or similar. Ships vary in size carrying up to 39 passengers.

Check in DUBROVNIK on SATURDAYS from 2pm (first night in Gruž Port)

Deluxe Package Includes

• Airport transfers at start & end days
• 7 nights onboard
• Double or twin A/C cabins with ensuite
• Welcome reception & cocktail
• 7 hot & cold buffet breakfasts (B)
• 6 three-course lunches (L)
• 2 regular dinners (D)
• 1 Captain’s dinner with live music (D)
• Half day excursion to Ston with Oyster farm visit & tasting (T)
• Croatian wine tasting in Vis (T)
• 1 drink with lunch
• 1 litre of water per day
• Fresh fruit daily
• English speaking Cruise Director
• Spectacular breakfast cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
• Dubrovnik cable car and one-way bus transfer from Port to Old Town
• Daily cabin service
• Mid week fresh towels & bed linen
• Luggage handling
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
• Visitor taxes & Port fees

Sightseeing

• Dubrovnik
• Korčula
• Hvar
• Split

Entrance Fees

• Mljet National Park

Optional Excursion

• Korčula village dinner €28 approx
• Blue cave €7 approx

Vessels Description

MV Infinity is a 49m long, 8.8m wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles. Built in 2015 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity of 38 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Modern cabins, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm, emergency lights and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. Each cabin has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, night stand, small sofa and a porthole window. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin and hair dryer. All cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area (except two main deck cabins that are connected to restaurant via deck).

LOWER DECK (8 CABINS)
All cabins with inner communication to restaurant and portholes

MAIN DECK (2 CABINS)
2 cabins on main deck with 2 large oval windows

UPPER DECK (9 CABINS)
9 cabins on upper deck each with private balcony (VIP cabins) and inner communication to restaurant

Tour manager cabin on lower deck
All twin bedded cabins have the possibility to be put together as a double bed.

Download MV Infinity Deck plan

MV Admiral is a brand new addition to the Deluxe fleet is a stunning 43 metres long and 8.65 metres wide vessel with 20 large and lavishly designed cabins with cruising speed of 8-9 nautical miles. Built in 2015 with latest state of the art equipment and amenities. Admiral offers maximum capacity of 39 passengers in 19 twin or double cabins and 1 single cabin, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Upper deck features a kitchen, bar, dining areas and a lounge. Sundeck streches 200m2 and offers sun chairs & hanging net beds for enjoying the view, sunbathing or reading a book.

LOWER DECK (8 CABINS)
8 Double/Twin

MAIN DECK (12 CABINS)
11 Double/Twin, 1 Single

UPPER DECK
Kitchen, bar, dining area & lounge; Tour manager’s cabin

All twin bedded cabins have the possibility to be put together as a double bed.

Download MV Admiral Deck plan

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-OWD
Lower DeckMain DeckUpper Deck
VIP Cabins
May 13
Sep 30
Oct 14
2,0702,4302,595
May 27
Jun 10, 17, 24
Jul 01, 15, 22, 29
Aug 12, 19
2,2302,6002,765
Sep 022,3952,775-
Single supplement 50% surcharge excludes Oct
Infinity (VIP cabins): May 27; Jun 10; Jul 01, 15, 29; Aug 12; Sep 30; Oct 14
Aquamarin: Jun 17; Sep 02
Fantazija: Jun 24, Sep 30
Futura: Jul 01, 22
Admiral: Aug 19

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to the Dubrovnik Gruž harbour for check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling, transfer to city gates for a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments belonging to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, return transfer to the ship for a welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (D)

Day 2, Sunday: Dubrovnik – Slano – Ston – Slano

Departure to a small village called Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magic scenery during breakfast as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts a short coastal walk leads to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat. Time at leisure and return transfer to the ship for dinner & overnight. (B, L, T, D)

Day 3, Monday: Slano – Mljet

Next morning we head further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs. Overnight in port Polača or Pomena. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Mljet – Korčula

Early morning departure towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Korčula – Vis

Continue to the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis. (B, L, T)

Day 6, Thursday: Vis – Blue Cave (Biševo) – Hvar

Early in the morning cruise towards small island Biševo to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue towards the jet-set island Hvar with a swim stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Afternoon arrival followed by a short presentation of lavender products and a tour of the town – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1,612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Hvar – Bol (Brač) – Split

Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for the farewell Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Split

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00am and transfer to Split airport. (B)

 

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