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Dalmatian Highlights Cruise
Onboard MS Adriatic Pearl 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Dubrovnik – Korčula – Pučišća (Brač) – Omiš – Krka – Šibenik – Trogir – Split – Hvar (Hvar) – Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano – Dubrovnik

 

Dalmatian Highlights Cruise on board MS Adriatic Pearl is a value added Deluxe Cruise package that takes in the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Southern Dalmatia with the professional services of an onboard Cruise Director. Its easy to relax, find time to swim, explore medieval towns and natural landscapes enroute.

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

Deluxe Package Includes

• 7 nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
• Welcome drink & snack
• 7 buffet breakfasts (B)
• 4 light buffet lunches (L)
• 2 dinners (D)
• 1/2 litre water during meals
• Coffee/tea all day
• Fresh fruit all day
• Cruise Director – English speaking
• 9 total crew members
• Excursion to Krka NP & Šibenik
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Towels changed every second day
• Bed linen changed once a week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

Sightseeing

• Dubrovnik
• Korčula
• Split
• Hvar
• Pučišća Stonemasonry School (includes entrance ticket)

Optional Excursions

• Cetina River €20pp
Includes guide, small boat transfer & snack
• Mljet National Park €20pp
Includes guide, entrance fee
• Taste of Dalmatia in Ston €20pp
Includes guide, transfer, wine tasting

Vessel Description

MS Adriatic Pearl is 41m long, 8.5m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. A/C salon-restaurant on the Upper Deck (for 36 people) with bar & LCD TV, two sun decks, one of which has sun lounges & tables. It also has two outside toilets with showers. Wireless Internet available free of charge on the upper deck and the open parts of the boat. Capacity for 36 people. A/C cabins with queen-size or twin beds with possibility for an additional bed, cupboard, cabinet & window or porthole, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, toilet & wash basin.

On the Main Deck and the Upper Deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper Deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top Deck, also called the Sun Deck offers 155m2 of space and is equipped with sun tanning chairs, also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.

LOWER DECK (8 CABINS) 14-18m2

• 2 twins
• 2 doubles (queen size)
• 4 triples (queen + single bed)

MAIN DECK (10 CABINS) 11.5-13m2

• 3 twins
• 7 doubles (queen size)

Download MS Adriatic Pearl Fact Sheet

Important Information

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 behaviour Cruise Operator/Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark. Cash bar available onboard – drinks cannot be brought onboard. 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$
Twin Share
Cruise Code: 2017-EL-AP
Lower DeckMain Deck
Apr 22
Oct 07
1,3801,490
Apr 29
Sep 30
1,5201,640
May 06, 13, 201,6301,855
May 27
Jun 03, 10, 17, 24
1,7351,965
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Aug 05, 12, 19, 26
Sep 02, 09, 16, 23
1,8902,060
Single supplement 40% surcharge
Small Ship Supplement Paid Upon Embarkation
Port Taxes & Fees approx €40pp
Mljet NP Entrance Fee approx €15pp
Krka Waterfalls NP Entrance Fee approx €15pp

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Embarkation starts from 2:00pm onwards. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink and a snack, and get a chance to meet your Cruise Director and the crew of Adriatic Pearl. Captain’s orders and safety measures will be explained to you. Later that night you will have a dinner on board and get a chance to see the city one last time before the morning departure. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (D)

Day 2, Sunday: Dubrovnik – Korčula

In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries an independent Republic and the only power able to compete with the Venetians. In the early afternoon we depart for the island of Korčula with a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elaphiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korčula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korčula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveller Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood on the streets of Korčula. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Korčula – Pučišća (Brač) – Omiš

After breakfast you will set sail towards the Island of Brač, passing through the scenic Pelješac channel, around the tip of Pelješac peninsula and the south eastern tip of the Island of Hvar. Weather permitting, Captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pučišća. Small town, nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brač, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world. Suffice to say that pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the facade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world. After docking at Pučišća, we will join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brač limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use. We continue our journey to Omiš where we rest for the night. In the afternoon you can join the optional boat excursion up the river Cetina. Overnight in Omiš. (B, L)

Day 4, Tuesday: Omiš – Krka – Šibenik – Trogir – Split

After breakfast you will join our excursion to Šibenik and Krka National Park. Leaving Omiš by coach through the karst Šibenik hinterland to the famous Krka Waterfalls. Located in the lovely Krka National Park, the falls cascade over 17 natural barriers. Stop will be made at Skradin, little town situated on the upper end of Krka estuary and the entrance to the National Park with free time for exploration. After National Park Krka, we will make a short stop in the town of Šibenik with a guided tour of the Old Town. Before arrival to Split we will make another quick stop in Trogir which is situated on a small island and squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Čiovo. With the exception of the green parks the entire island is occupied by spectacular constructions of stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls etc. You will have free time to pay a visit to the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St Lawrence, which is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. Finally we will be arriving to Split Old Town where you will enjoy a walking tour with the local guide who will show you monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. During the centuries the Old Town has grown into the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Later you can join the locals in enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. (B, D)

Day 5, Wednesday: Split – Hvar (Hvar) – Vela Luka (Korčula)

Today you will be sailing towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town of immense beauty that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korčula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near the beautiful Pakleni islands, known for very warm sea. After the swimming break the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival to Vela Luka in the late afternoon. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday: Vela Luka (Korčula) – Pomena (Mljet) – Slano

This morning, after leaving stunning beauty of Vela Luka your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal clear, blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After the swim break you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. Island of Mljet on its western side houses Mljet National Park, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St Mary, built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the scenic view. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Slano – Dubrovnik

After breakfast you are free to take an optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia – on which you will visit Ston, a small town famous for its 5km long city walls (the longest in Europe) and visit local winery where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to Gruž Harbour. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 8, Saturday: Dubrovnik

Early breakfast on board followed by disembarkation by 9:00am. (B)

 

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