About Dalmatian Cruises from Dubrovnik
Experience Croatia’s natural beauty & rich cultural heritage aboard this selection of cruises.
Activity code: CRC12/18
Duration: 8 Days
The 'Classic' & 'Luxury' Dalmatian Cruises are high quality, fully-inclusive journeys which depart Dubrovnik on Saturdays throughout the summer. The itinerary is designed to give you a variety of scenery and sightseeing in the Southern Adriatic during the course of the week. With or without the attractive excursion package you will still have enough time to relax, swim and explore mediaeval towns, islands and the mainland. Excellent tour guides at your destinations will give you an insight into the culture, history, customs and cuisine of Dalmatia. Moreover, you will be able to see, feel, hear and taste the Croatian way of life - Croatia’s past blended with the present.
CLASSIC CRUISE - ref.C18
You will be cruising on board the M/S "Adriatic Pearl", a high comfort cruise ship with air-conditioned cabins, a welcoming, carefully chosen professional staff and a dedicated Cruise Director. The M/S Adriatic Pearl was commissioned in 2012 and refurbished in 2018; it is 41m long, 8.5m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Total capacity is 40 persons with 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, all air-conditioned.
LUXURY CRUISE - ref. C12
The luxury class MS Agape Rose was commissioned in 2017; it is 48.5 m long, 8.5 m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 38 persons. She has 19 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, all are fully air-conditioned with LCD TV.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power sockets; bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, WC, hairdryer and a vanity sink unit.
CABIN LOCATIONS & SIZES:
OTHER PARTS OF BOAT: on the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the "sun deck" offers 155 m2 of space and is equipped with sun loungers, also WI-FI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power
plugs, LCD TV, safe. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, WC, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.
CABIN LOCATIONS & SIZES:
OTHER PARTS OF BOAT: on the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the "sun deck" offers 170 m2 of space and is equipped with sun loungers and jacuzzi, also WI-FI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
Embarkation is any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and crew who will acquaint you with the onboard rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner on board and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before joining in an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded by immense city walls stroll past its world-famous Gothic and Baroque facades - you will be following in the footsteps of the cast and crew of Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Dubrovnik was once a large seafaring area, its power was equal to that of the Venetian Republic. Its nobility and wealthy captains eyed up the small town of Slano for their summer estates and you will understand why as soon as you arrive. Explore this quaint seaside settlement on your own or join the optional tour** to the town of Ston, known for potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels.
*Optional walking tour package: Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
Breakfasts are always served with a view. Enjoy the scenic start to your day before arriving at the verdant island of Mljet. The National Park on the island is home to two saltwater lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small inlet in the centre of the lake with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the National Park -well worth it. After a refreshing dip along the way, you will visit Korčula. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you set eyes on the many lion statues on the buildings and gates, inter-twined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world-renowned traveller Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or on an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula.
*Optional walking tour package: Korčula walking tour
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park
Enjoy a breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of all 1200 Croatian islands. This favourite island of the jet-set also boasts the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining the optional guided tour*. In the afternoon, hop over to the island of Vis, the furthest inhabited island off the Croatian coast. Closed off to the public for the larger part of the 20th century for its role as an important Yugoslav military base, Vis remains incredibly preserved even today. Dinner onboard and overnight in Vis.
*Optional walking tour package: Hvar walking tour
You will wake up to views of Vis town waterfront, comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbour area, and the historic, medieval corner. Spanning over two millennia, the array of heritage in this small settlement might not surprise you: it ranges from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour* to get an insight into the tumultuous history of Vis before setting sail towards the mainland. Arriving into Šibenik it is worth going on to deck to enjoy the town's stone waterfront nestling beneath the impressive St. Michael fort. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik's wealth of history and present day. You will have the evening free here to wander along the alleyways and enjoy a relaxing dinner, wherever takes your fancy. Overnight in Šibenik.
*Optional walking tour package: Walking tour of Šibenik
**Optional excursion: Vis
Many believe that it would be impossible to surpass the beauty of the Croatian coastline but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National Park. Here tumbling waterfalls fall into calm lakes, and around every corner is a photo opportunity. We recommend a visit here before heading back to the coast to visit the gem of Trogir, a little island with a bridge to the mainland. Explore its narrow streets showcasing stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage. Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbour and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join the optional * Split walking tour to learn about Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate which today forms the centre of the town. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
*Optional walking tour package: Split walking tour
Bid farewell to Split and head to one of the neighbouring islands, Brač, known as the home of ‘Croatian marble’. You may have seen this high-quality limestone already, on the front of the White House in Washington DC or the Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća gives you the chance to learn more about how they shape this stone. Back at the mainland, you'll see some stunning rocks forming the backdrop to the lovely settlement of Omiš at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon on a boat excursion**. Overnight in Omiš.
*Optional walking tour package: Stonemasonry School in Pucisca
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
Enjoy your last sea views over breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9:00 am.
Walking tour package – (UKP) £ 85 per person (pre-booked only):
Optional excursions (pay locally):
Rates do not include:
One week's cruising from Dubrovnik on m/s Adriatic Pearl. Price based on 2 sharing a lower deck cabin in low season. 3rd person reduction - 40%; single supplement - 40%.
Prices from £732
Full Board supplement: £ 120 per person
All prices are per person