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Adriatic Paradise Cruise

Split (Croatia) - Split (Croatia)

8 days / 7 nights - Aug 11, 2018

aboard Adriatic Princess

This cruise program is an excellent choice for all of you searching for an informal, casual and chillout cruise holiday in Croatia. Picturesque Dalmatian coast, secluded bays, paradise beaches and idyllic islands will capture your heart.

Saturday: SPLIT
Welcome to Split, the largest Dalmatian city where we will welcome you aboard Adriatic Princess ship. Meet our friendly staff on board and your fellow passengers. Overnight in Split.
First service on board: Snack

Sunday: SPLIT - HVAR (Island of Hvar) - VELA LUKA (Island of Korcula)
After breakfast there is an optional Split 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.  Late morning we will set sail 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 Korcula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near beautiful islands (Pakleni otoci), known by very warm sea. After the swimming break the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon. Captains dinner and overnight in Vela Luka (Korcula Island).
Meals on board: Breakfast and dinner.
*Split walking tour – walking tour package
*Hvar town – walking tour package


Monday: VELA LUKA - POMENA (Island of Mljet) - SLANO
Monday morning after leaving the 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-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 National Park Mljet, 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, for example, 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’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch.
If you choose our full board option enjoy your dinner on board the ship.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park


Tuesday: SLANO – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast you are free to take optional guided tour Taste of Dalmatia –you will visit Ston small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit local vinery where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines.Later, we set sail to the Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik. 
Now it is time for you to fully enjoy Dubrovnik, the city righfully named The Pearl of the Adriatic. It is the Old Town that everyone comes to see when visiting this jewel–city; its buildings with narrow alleyways, red-bricked roofs and a smattering of churches all encased by high city walls which are a must - to walk. Dubrovnik is a cultural treat where science, philosophy and literature flourished in the Middle Ages.
Soak up all the historic and artistic heritage by strolling the bustling Stradun street, by visiting Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, Rector`s Palace and many more attractions of this precious and beautiful UNESCO site. Find your favorite restaurant in the Old Town or join us for dinner on board if you have reserved the full board option.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package
**Optional excursion:  Taste of Dalmatia

Wednesday: DUBROVNIK – EXCURSION TO MONTENEGRO
Dubrovnik is a great starting point for a full day tour to Montenegro which departs after breakfast.
Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled by the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidences of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. In our quest for traces and memories of the past times, we will visit the Baroque town of Perast. A short boat ride from the town will take us to one of the two islets in the Bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor!
Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.
Meals on board: Breakfast and dinner.

Thursday: DUBROVNIK - ELAPHITE ISLANDS - KORCULA
After breakfast we will depart for Korcula Island with an en route stop for swimming or other leisure activities at one of the neighbouring Elaphiti islands. In the late afternoon we will arrival in Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Explore Korcula on your own pace or join us for an optional guided tour. This town will enchant you with its laid back atmosphere, great restaurants and artistic and historic treasures such as St. Mark`s Cathedral, Icon Museum and Fortifications.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch.
If you choose our full board option enjoy your dinner on board the ship.
** Optional excursion: Korcula walking tour


Friday: KORCULA - BRAC- OMIS
After breakfast we will depart for the coastal settlement of Pucisca, situated on the northern part of the island of Hvar. Along the way the Captain will drop anchor in a secluded bay for another rejuvenating dip in the sea. The surroundings of Pucisca, like the whole island of Brac, is famous for the production of olive-oil, wine and figs. Stonemasonry School in Pucisca, one of the oldest in the world, supports the skills of an authentic Roman stone dressing that makes it unique in the world. We will end our sailing day by calling the port of Omis, once known as a pirates` outpost at the mouth of Cetina River and nowadays centre of the 35 kilometer long Riviera of outstanding beauty. The most distinctive feature of Omis are the enormous sheets of rock that loom over the town and river.
Meals on board: Breakfast and lunch.
If you choose our full board option enjoy your dinner on board the ship.
*Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – walking tour package
** Optional excursion: Cetina river

Saturday: OMIS - SPLIT
Disembarkation day starts with an early morning sailing from Omis to Split.
After breakfast with a heavy heart we will say farewell to you hoping to meet you again.
Meals on board: breakfast

Cruise Rates per person based on double-occupancy.

Category Public fares Bonus fares
Lower Deck 1200.00 EUR
Main Deck 1300.00 EUR

Additional charges

Charge type Rate
3rd pax reduction 450.00 EUR
Single supplement - Lower Deck 600.00 EUR
Single supplement - Main Deck 650.00 EUR
Walking tour package 60.00 EUR

Other notices

Early booking discount: -100,00 € Per Person/Week for bookings made by December 31,2017.and paid  by January 10,2018.

Rates include:
• 8 days / 7 nights cruise on route Adriatic Paradise Cruise in a chosen category cabin
• Welcome drink and snack
• Half board: breakfast buffet, light lunch buffet, except on day 1,2& 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
• 1/2 l bottled water during meals
• Coffee/tea all day long
• Fresh fruit all day long
• Service of 9 crew members including cruise director
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Change of towels every second day
• Bed linen change once a week
• Free Wi/Fi on board
• Excursion Montenegro

Rates do not include:
• Drinks/Beverages from the ship bar
• Transfer from and/or to the ship
• Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
• Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
• Laundry service at selected ports of call
• Beach towel hire € 3,00/week
• Walking tour package
• Entrance to National park Mljet approx. 14,00 € p.p.

Walking tour package – 60,00 € per person
• Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
• Walking tour of Korcula – including: guide
• Walking tour of Split – including: guide
• Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
• Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee

**Optional excursions:
Cetina river (20,00 € per Person) – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
Mljet Island National Park (20,00 € per Person) – including: guide, entrance fee
Taste of Dalmatia (20,00 € per Person) – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting

NOTES
* Cruising route is subject to change depending upon weather conditions
* This cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring interesting resorts, small bays and attractive Dalmatian towns
* Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board.


BOOKING:
Bookings are on request and need to be confirmed.
Deposit of 30% should be paid within 7 days from our written confirmation.
Deposit is non refundable.


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

CANCELLATION FEES:
* up to 40 days prior to the tour: 30% of the tour rate
* 39-21 days prior to the tour: 50% of the tour rate
* 20-0 prior and no show: 100% of the tour rate

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