Deluxe Dalmatia Cruise

Deluxe Dalmatia Cruise

8 days from Split to Bol on Brač island, Hvar island, Korčula island, Dubrovnik, Mljet NP, Pučišća on Brač island, Omiš and Split

8 days on M/S DESIRE / ARCA,  Overnight in Split, embark Cruise Ship, routing: SPLIT – BOL - HVAR - KORCULA – MLJET & DUBROVNIK – DUBROVNIK – PUČIŠĆA (CAPTAIN'S DINNER) – OMIŠ – SPLIT

DAY 1 – SATURDAY          Arrive, SPLIT

Private transfer from Split airport (or your hotel in Split if you spend an additional night in Croatia) to Split Port for embarkation that begins at 1:00 pm. Settle in your cabin and join the rest of the guests and the crew for a Welcome dinner.

Day 2 – SUNDAY             SPLIT - BOL - HVAR (B,L)

Our first stop is Bol - a small town situated on Brač island 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. Lunch is served onboard while the cruise is headed towards Hvar island. 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 a walking tour of the town will follow. 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 explore Hvar town on your own. It offers an abundance of entertainment – many restaurants, bars and cafes open long into the night. 

NOTE: Hvar Port has a limited capacity (during peak season in July & August), so it can be substituted for Stari  Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfers by bus are organized accordingly. 

Day 3 – MONDAY          HVAR - KORČULA (B, L)

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.

 

Day 4 – TUESDAY       KORČULA - DUBROVNIK (B, L)

In the morning we set sail towards Dubrovnik - the Pearl of the Adriatic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik Port a guided tour of this magnificent Old Town will follow (combined walking with a panoramic bus drive above the Old Town). 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. Explore the town further on your own, take a Cable Car to Mt. Srđ or a public boat ride to Lokrum island Nature Reserve. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

 

DAY 5 – WEDNESDAY   DUBROVNIK - MLJET (B, L)

Today we shall head back north with occasional stops for swim along the route. As the lunch is served onboard our sails are set for Mljet island. 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. Time at leisure and an overnight on Mljet island. 

 

DAY 6 – THURSDAY     MLJET - PUČIŠĆA (B, L, D)

During your morning cruise from Mljet island to Brač island enjoy occasional stops fro swim. Continue sailing through lunch arriving to Pučišća in the afternoon. Pučišća features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour and authentic Mediterranean architecture.  Tonight is the night for Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment on board. 

 

DAY 7 – FRIDAY     PUČIŠĆA - OMIŠ - SPLIT (B,L)

This morning we're heading to our final destination of the cruise. Omiš with it's fortresses that are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You can book a short walking tour followed by a boat ride up the Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local traditional snack. After we visit Omiš we turn our compasses yet again to Split with a stop for swim (weather permitting) and lunch onboard. Arrival to Split is expected late in the afternoon. A guided tour of the historical Old Town Split, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site will follow. Time at leisure and an overnight in Split.

 

DAY 8 – SATURDAY   SPLIT (B)

Breakfast is served onboard. Time to dissembark and say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by  9.00 am. You will be transferred to Split Airport or your hotel in Split. 

Ship Information

The brand new Deluxe MS Desire launched in 2017 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, washbasin and hair dryer. Some cabins have indoor passage access to the bar and restaurant area.

A fully air-conditioned upper deck dining room can accommodate all passengers at once, yet offer a great degree of privacy for each guest. The restaurant includes bar area with LCD TV, with a corner table for buffet breakfast while each table has an easy access chair. A portion of the dining area extends outdoors as a lounge area, offering sweeping panoramic views of the surroundings.  Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi).

The kitchen is built up to the latest HACCP standards and the lounging sundeck has a total surface of 200m2 (656 sq ft), partially offering sun-shade cover and providing deck beds for all passengers. The covered part of the upper deck is spacious enough to accommodate all passengers, tables, chairs with available public lavatory. The vessel has a rear access platform to the sea as well as ladders for easy access to the water. In addition, the vessel offers two outdoor showers and 3 deck lavatories.

2018 One-Way Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik and back to Split Departures

SPLIT – BOL - HVAR - KORCULA – DUBROVNIK – MLJET – PUČIŠĆA (CAPTAIN’S DINNER) – OMIŠ - SPLIT

2018
DATES: May 5, 12, 19, 26
DATES: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
DATES: July 7, 14, 21, 28
DATES: August 4, 11, 18, 25
DATES: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
DATES: October 6, 13

 Included:

  • 7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik and back to Split on SUPREME category ship in a cabin with private facilities 
  • Arrival & departure transfer from/to Split Airport or hotel
  • Captain's dinner
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches with 4 courses starting with the 4 course welcome dinner on Day 1
  • Water 0.5 L per person per day
  • Complimentary fresh fruits available daily
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Free WiFi on board
  • City tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop) included in the price
  • Guided tour and entrance to the Mljet National Park 

SUPPLEMENTS (optional):

Supplement fro Omiš & Cetina River excursion is 25,00 EUR per person

SUPPLEMENTS (obligatory):

Tourist tax + port tax - 25,00 EUR per person to be paid onboard in cash

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

Drinks on board, extra meals

Please SEND us your preferred dates and service in order to obtain complete offer with inclusions.

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