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Magical Desire Cruise 2018

Split (Croatia) - Split (Croatia)

8 days / 7 nights - Jul 14, 2018

Split, Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Pucisca and Omis aboard Desire

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 - Desire !

Day 1: SPLIT
You will be transferred from Split’s airport or your Split hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a Welcome dinner this evening.
Meals on board: dinner

Day 2: SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brac, with optional swim at the Golden Horn if weather permits, enjoy the 530 m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jetset. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites. Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbour (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

Day 3: HVAR – KORCULA
Leaving Hvar early in the morning we set sail for Korcula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard. Early afternoon arrival to Korcula, thought to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Take a walking tour through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants wrap around the the edges of the fortified town.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: KORCULA – DUBROVNIK
In the morning sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Old Town with a panoramic bus ride above the Old Town. You will have rest of the day at leisure to explore the Old town, to take the Cable car to Srdj Mountain or a boat ride to Lokrum island. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 5: DUBROVNIK – MLJET
Today we turn our compass back north, with plenty of time for morning swim along the sail. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Upon arrival join the cruise manager for a visit to the famous salt lakes in the National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St. Mary Isle. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This lovely island was supposedly a favourite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Your evening is free in Mljet.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 6: MLJET – PUCISCA
Take a break for a swim during your morning cruise. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Pucisca, a beautiful little town on island of Brac. Pucisca features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour and authentic Mediterranean architecture. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner onboard.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: PUCISCA – OMIS – SPLIT
Next we head to our final port. Omis with it’s fortresses which are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack. After visiting Omis set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive in Split to take a guided tour of the historical center of city which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
Meals on board: breakfast, lunch

Day 8: SPLIT
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel.
Meals on board: breakfast

Cruise Rates per person based on double-occupancy.

Category Public fares Bonus fares
Lower Deck 1590.00 EUR
Main Deck 1790.00 EUR
Upper Deck 1890.00 EUR
Sun Deck 1990.00 EUR

Additional charges

Charge type Rate
Single supplement- Sun Deck 1400.00 EUR
Single supplement - Upper Deck 1300.00 EUR
Single supplement - Main Deck 1200.00 EUR
Single supplement - Lower Deck 1100.00 EUR
3rd pax reduction 400.00 EUR

Other notices

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

 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
• Complimentary fresh fruits available daily
• Water 0.5L bottle per person per day
• Local tour guides for the walking tours of Split, Korcula, Hvar and Dubrovnik (with transfers and panoramic photo stop)
• Guided tour and entrance to the Mljet National park
• Arrival & departure Split airport transfers
• Professional cruise manager throughout
• Usage of the ship’s equipment
• Service of 6 crew members including a cruise manager
• Daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
• Whisper technology enhanced touring
• 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 )
• 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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