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Adriatic Small Ship Cruising
Dalmatian Paradise Deluxe Cruise 2017

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Routing:

Split – Korčula – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Kućište – Kuna – Kućište – Šćedro – Hvar – Bol or Milna (Brač) – Split

 

Small ship cruises along the charming Croatian coastline and islands on the lavishly designed, fully A/C vessels MV Avangard (NEW 2017), MV Futura (2013), MV Infinity (2016), MV President (2011), Aquamarin (NEW 2017) & Fantazija (2015) with spacious ensuite cabins. Itinerary includes exciting gastronomical and sightseeing experiences with guaranteed weekly departures (May – Oct).

Cruise on board ships Avangard, Futura, Infinity, President, Aquamarin, Fantazija or similar. Ships vary in size carrying up to 38 passengers.
Main Deck cabins are situated on Main & Upper Deck. Lower Deck cabins are situated in the hull of the ship.

Check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS from 2pm (first night in Split 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)
• 5 three-course lunches (L)
• 2 regular dinners (D)
• 1 Captain’s dinner with live music (D)
• Authentic Croatian Village party visit & dinner on Pelješac Peninsula (D)
• Croatian wine tasting in Bol (T)
• 1 drink with lunch
• 1 litre of water per day
• Fresh fruit daily
• Spectacular dinner cruise along the
old town city walls of Dubrovnik
• English speaking Cruise Director
• 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

• Split
• Korčula
• Dubrovnik
• Hvar

Entrance Fees

• Mljet National Park

Vessels Description

MV Futura is a 47m long, 9m wide luxury vessel, with a cruising speed of 9 nautical miles. Built in 2013 with 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. Cabins built by up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, fire alarm and audio system for announcements by the captain or Tour Director. In addition 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. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.

Lower Deck (8 cabins)

All cabins with inner communication with restaurant
5 twin/double cabins
3 twin cabins

Main Deck (11 cabins)

All cabins with inner communication with restaurant
10 twin/double cabins
1 twin cabin

Download MV Futura Deckplan

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
8 twin/double cabins

Main Deck (2 cabins)

Cabins with 2 large oval windows
2 twin/double cabins

Upper Deck (9 cabins)

Cabins with private balcony (VIP cabins) and inner communication to restaurant
9 twin/double cabins

 Download MV Infinity Deckplan

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
Lower DeckMain DeckUpper Deck
VIP Cabins
May 06, 13, 20
Sep 30
Oct 07, 14
2,0702,4302,595
May 27
Jun 03, 10, 17, 24
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Aug 05, 12, 19
2,2302,600-
Aug 26
Sep 02, 09, 16, 23
2,3952,7752,935
Single supplement 50% surcharge excludes Oct
Infinity (VIP cabins): May 06, 13; Sep 09
President: May 13; Jun 10, 17; Jul 01, 08, 15; Aug 19
Futura: May 20, 27; Jul 08; Sep 02, 09
Aquamarin: Jun 24; Sep 30
Fantazija: Jul 22, 29; Aug 05
Avangard: May 20, 27; Jun 03, 10, 17, 24; Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29; Aug 05, 12, 19, 26; Sep 02, 09, 16, 23, 30; Oct 07, 14

CRUISE ITINERARY

Day 1, Saturday: Split

Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbour where the vessel will be docked. Check in from 14.00h onwards. After settling, enjoy the guided tour of the city (not possible for arrivals after 16.00h). Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and it’s 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 a welcome reception & cocktail. Overnight in Split (D)

Day 2, Sunday: Split – 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. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town with fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wander along the herringbone pattern streets. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Korčula – Mljet – Dubrovnik

Next morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. 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, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own. Return to the ship for lunch followed by departure towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruž harbour the captain will take you for an evening cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Enjoy the spectacular views of this magnificent old town. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L, D)

Day 4, Tuesday: Dubrovnik

After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour to enjoy this magical town. You will have the opportunity to take best pictures of the town of Dubrovnik as we take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands. Afternoon at leisure to find idyllic spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long and take a stroll along the walking street Stradun – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B)

Day 5, Wednesday: Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Kućište – Kuna – Kućište

Morning departure from this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the little seaside village of Kučišće (or similar) on the Pelješac peninsula, well known for its excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Kučišće. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village Kuna followed by a visit to a local farm you will indulge in a typical village party with Croatian delicacies, an all-inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Kučišće. (B, L, D)

Day 6, Thursday: Kućište – Šćedro – Hvar

Morning departure towards the jet-set island Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Upon arrival there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. One can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. 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 – many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Hvar – Bol or Milna (Brač)

Our final stop will be the Island of Brač and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade or swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape – known for its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch on board time at leisure until afternoon wine tasting in the facilities of the oldest Dalmatia wine cooperative (dating 1903) followed by the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. Overnight in Bol or nearby Milna. (B, L, D)

Day 8, Saturday: Bol or Milna (Brač) – Split

Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00am and a private transfer to Split airport. (B)

 

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