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Ship: Arca

Flag: Croatian
Nationality of Officers:Croatian
Number of Crew: 8
Passenger Capacity: 40
Speed: 10 NM
Length:48,00 m
Beam:8,50 m

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Magical Arca Cruise

Split (Croatia) - Split (Croatia)

8 days / 7 nights - Sep 23, 2017

Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Elaphiti, Mljet, Hvar, Bol, Split, Pucisca and Makarska and Korcula aboard Arca

Featuring a nice combination of lovely swim stops and learning lessons this cruise program is worth raising a glass to, with a round trip itinerary from Split that calls on little ports of five Dalmatian islands, Dubrovnik and Makarska Riviera. Each stop along the way is a discovery itself; jewels and hideaways that make this route a delight in exploration, culture and romance.

We look forward to welcoming you on board our new ship - Arca!

 
DAY 1: SPLIT

Our cruise conveniently embarks in the ancient Split, the largest Dalmatian city. The M/S Arca will be docked in the main Split harbour. During welcome dinner meet the Captain, our friendly crew and your fellow passengers. The cabins will be at your disposal starting from 2:00 pm. In case of your earlier arrival you will be greeted by our staff and welcome to leave your luggage on board.
Overnight stay in Split.
Meals on board: dinner

DAY 2: SPLIT - BOL - HVAR
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol situated on Brac Island. Bol is well known for its pebbled beach called Zlatni Rat, claimed to be the most beautiful beach on the Croatian coast. Bol is also the oldest settlement on the island located in the solitude of the southern landscape, at the foot of Vidova Mountain.
Immerse yourself in a bath of sun and sea water or explore the town of Bol before lunch and continuation of our journey to Hvar where we will arrive in the late afternoon/early evening hours.
Experience the enchanting town of Hvar situated on the island of the same name. Hvar is claimed to be the most popular Croatian island which you may realize while feeling the vibe of its bustling promenade, well-appointed cafes, wine stores, shops and restaurants. Join an evening walking tour to learn on the history and heritage of Hvar followed by presentation of centuries long lavender farming tradition.
Overnight stay in Hvar.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch


DAY 3: HVAR - KORCULA
Enjoy another tranquil and relaxing day as we smoothly glide towards Korcula Island having a swim break en route. In the late afternoon hours we arrive in the town of Korcula.
You will find yourself in front of the town walls and the historic town gate, a reminder of glory and power of this little medieval place. It is just down the street that the famous traveller Marco Polo was born in 1254 coming from a noble family of Korcula town. You can savor all the uniqueness of Korcula by strolling its cobbled, narrow and shady lanes where you will find handcraft stores and shops with jewellery made from local coral germs. Learn about Korcula during our walking tour, enjoy rest of the evening in a laid back atmosphere of this jewel town and find a restaurant at your choice.
Overnight stay in Korcula.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

DAY 4 : KORCULA - ELAPHITI ISLANDS - DUBROVNIK
Today we will sail along the shores of Mljet and Elaphiti islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch before arrival in Dubrovnik in the afternoon hours.
Meet our tour guide and board a coach to begin the city tour of Dubrovnik. Enjoy a panoramic drive offering a breathtaking scenery from a hill above Dubrovnik. We will then arrive in the Old Town Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. After the city tour enjoy Dubrovnik on your own pace by exploring additional attractions such as City Walls or a cable car ride to the hill of Srdj.
The return coach transfer is scheduled at 18:00 hours. You may also choose to return to the ship on your own.
Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

DAY 5: DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS - MLJET NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast we set sails for Mljet National park enjoying again the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti Islands, situated northwest from Dubrovnik.
This will be another great opportunity to dip yourself in the crystal Adriatic or just relax on board. Explore the National park in the afternoon hours strolling around the Great and Small Lake and take a local boat ride to the Islet of St. Mary.
Overnight stay on Mljet Island.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

DAY 6: MLJET - PUCISCA ( BRAC ISLAND)
We will continue our sailing towards the largest coastal village on Brac Island called - Pucisca. This unique place has preserved an authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord.
Shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament House in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. Pucisca is also known for Stonemasonry School where students learn to carve local limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used for centuries. Capitan’s dinner this evening.
Overnight stay in Pucisca.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch, captain`s dinner

DAY 7: PUCISCA - OMIS (MAKARSKA RIVIERA) - SPLIT
Upon crossing Brac channel we reach the medieval Omis, the town which has preserved its city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the mouth of Cetina River. Explore Omis at your own pace before lunch and continuation of the cruise towards Split where we will arrive during afternoon hours.
Considered to be 1700 year-old Split is the second largest Croatian city. In the historic core of Split inscribed under UNESCO World Heritage - and within a short walk distance from our ship- stands the massive Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, dating back to the 3rd A.D. In the course of time the Old Town of Split developed inside and around the Palace which included three Roman temples and a massive mausoleum.
Join us for a walking tour and explore with our tour guide some of the numerous archaeological, historic and cultural sites of Split. Find your favourite restaurant for dinner, have a sip of wine or latte in one of many cafes on the pedestrian promenade called Riva and explore numerous shops in the city centre.
Overnight stay in Split.
Meals on board: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 8: SPLIT
Breakfast and disembarkation by 9:00 am. It is time to say farewell to all your new friends, but only for a while.
With your memories, photos and contacts you will keep sailing with us for some more time!
Meals on board: Breakfast

Cruise Rates per person based on double-occupancy.

Category Public fares Bonus fares
Lower Deck 1090.00 EUR
Main/Upper Deck 1290.00 EUR

Additional charges

Charge type Rate
Single supplement - Main/Upper Deck 650.00 EUR
Single supplement - Lower Deck 500.00 EUR
3rd pax reduction 400.00 EUR

Other notices

 Early booking discount: -100,00 € per Person per Week for bookings made by February 15 and paid by March 1,2017.

RATES INCLUDE:
• Accommodation in a chosen cabin category on 7 night /8 day cruise with ship’s facilities at your disposal
• Breakfast daily, welcome dinner and 6 lunches (4 course menu)
• Captain`s dinner
• Local tour guides for the walking tours of Split, Korcula, Hvar and Dubrovnik
• Daily fresh fruit served in the main lounge
• Service of 6 crew members including a cruise manager
• Arrival & departure Split airport transfers
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Free Wi-Fi on board
• Luggage handling

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
• Drinks/ beverages from the ship’s bar
• Pre/post cruise accommodation ( organized on request )
• Entry fee to Mljet National Park, €15,00 per person payable on the spot
• Taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person to be paid on board in cash
• Tips or any other items of personal nature

ITINERARY DEVIATIONS:
Every effort will be made to adhere to the scheduled itinerary ; however, due to the schedule changes beyond organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change routing or alter shore excursions.
* DELECTA Ltd.reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case of the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.

BOOKING:
Bookings are on request and need to be confirmed.
30 % reservation deposit per person based on the total cost of the cruise should be paid within 7 days from our written confirmation.
Deposit is non refundable.

 
NOTES:
In some ports of call the ship may be moored sideways to other boats. Passengers would need to walk through another boat to reach pier. Assistance will be provided to the passengers with walking difficulties.

All the swim breaks are weather permitting.


FINAL PAYMENT:
Final payment is due 50 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION FEES:
* up to 50 days prior to the cruise commencement - loss of deposit
49 - 21 days prior to the cruise commencement - 50 % of the cruise rate
20-0 days days prior to the cruise commencement - 100 % of the cruise rate

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