Adriatic Paradise Cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming, exploring interesting resorts, towns, small bays, attractive and unspoilt parts of Croatia. Starting from Split, this sailing trip will take you around the islands of Korcula, Brac, Hvar and Mljet, visiting the city of Dubrovnik as well as neighbouring Montenegro!
Split Cruise Itinerary - MS Adriatic Princess
Summer 2018 departures
The cruise departs every Saturday between 21 April - 13 October 2018
Day 1 Saturday: Split
Arrival from the UK. Embarkation starts from 2pm onwards. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink with snack and offered a chance to meet your Cruise Director, the Captain and the crew of MS “Adriatic Princess”. Captain's instructions are given and safety measures explained. Later in the evening there is dinner on board and an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the city one last time before the morning sailing. Overnight in Split.
Day 2 Sunday: Split - Hvar - Vela Luka
After breakfast there is an optional walking tour of Split with a local guide who will show you the monumental Diocletian's Palace, built over 1700 years ago. Late morning you set sail for the island of Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia and famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary. Upon arrival there is an optional guided walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walk you set sail for the island of Korcula. Along the way will be a stop for a swim near the beautiful islands, Pakleni ococi, where a fried fish snack will be served. Arrival in Vela Luka in the late afternoon. Overnight in Vela Luka. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.
Day 3 Monday: Vela Luka - Pomena (Island of Mljet) - Slano
After leaving stunning Vela Luka port, the Captain will hand-pick a bay for some swimming and sunbathing, before proceeding to Pomena on the island of Mljet - one of the greenest islands of Croatia, famous for an astonishing National Park with two turquoise salt water lakes. Here, there is ample time to explore the park individually or with an optional excursion. Or you can relax on a small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church built in the 12th century. Late afternoon departure towards Slano. Overnight in Slano. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.
Day 4 Tuesday: Slano - Dubrovnik
After breakfast there is an optional guided tour "Taste of Dalmatia" where you can visit Ston, a small town famous for its 5km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit a local winery where you have the opportunity to taste some fine Dalmatian wines. Later, you set sail to Lopud island for a short swim before continuing to Dubrovnik, cruising beneath the breathtaking Old Town and then to port of Gruz. There is an optional guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.
Day 5 Wednesday: Dubrovnik - Excursion to Montenegro
Excursion to Montenegro after breakfast. Montenegro offers exceptional natural beauty in combination with a rich history and culture. Mild beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor. Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Overnight in Dubrovnik and dinner on board.
Day 6 Thursday: Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Korcula
Sailing from Dubrovnik to Korcula with en route stop made at one of the islands for swimming and enjoying the crystal clear sea. Lunch will be served on board before late afternoon arrival to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival there is an optional guided walking tour of Korcula town. Overnight in Korcula. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.
Day 7 Friday: Korcula - Brac (Pucisca) - Omis
En-route to the island of Brac, the Captain will hand-pick a bay for some swimming and sunbathing, before continuing towards Pucisca, known for some of the purest and best quality architectural limestone in the world. There is an optional short walking tour visiting the stonemasonry school where you will learn of the Brac limestone and centuries old traditions before continuing to Omis. In the afternoon there is an optional boat excursion up the river Cetina. Overnight in Omis. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.
Day 8 Saturday: Omis - Split
Early morning departure from Omis towards Split. Disembarkation follows breakfast by 9am. Transfer to Split Airport for homeward journey or hotel of your choice for second week.
Half Board, Full Board
Lower deck cabin (approx. 14-18 m2) with double or twin beds & shower. Main deck cabins (approx. 13-15m2) also available.
18 air-conditioned double, twin or triple cabins on main or lower deck all equipped with a cupboard, cabinet, a window or porthole & power plugs. Bathrooms have shower, sink, WC & hairdryer •
Half Board consists of breakfast & light lunch buffet onboard (except day 1 & 5 where dinner is included instead of lunch). Waiter served dinners included with Full Board •
Air-conditioned salon/restaurant with fully equipped bar (drinks at local charge) & LCD TV. At the rear of the boat is a shaded lounge area with club tables & sofas. The top deck offers ample space with sunchairs. Main & upper deck have one bathroom with shower. Wi-Fi is available free of charge in the salon & rear of the boat.
Vessel length: 45 metres
Vessel width: 8.5 metres
Cruising speed: 9 knots (16.5 kmh)
Power supply: 220 volts (continental plugs)
What's included in the price
Welcome drink with snack • Complimentary 0.5L of water during lunch & dinner • Complimentary coffee, tea & fresh fruit all day • Towel change 3 x weekly • Bed linen change 1 x weekly • Daily cabin cleaning • Free onboard Wi-Fi • Excursion to Montenegro
The following tour is available for pre-booking: Walking tours package (Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split, Hvar, Pucisa stonemasonry school): £53.00 •
The following excursions can be booked locally: Cetina River excursion (2hrs, guide, small boat transfer & snack) • Mljet Island National Park (entrance fee & guide) • Taste of Dalmatia (guide, transfer & wine tasting) - locally booked excursions require a minimum number of 5 people to operate, please speak with your cruise manager for details.
Please note: Cruising route is subject to alteration depending on weather conditions • The vessel may not be suitable for clients with reduced mobility or guests with disabilities •
Not included in the price: Tourist & port tax of 40.00 Euro per person per stay is payable on board (cash only) • Entrance to National Park Mljet payable locally approximately 15.00 Euro per person • Optional excursions & sightseeing tours are available at ports of call (pre-bookable or payable locally) • Beach towel hire 3.00 Euro per week • Gratuities •
Split Cruise Extended Stay: We would be happy to offer you the opportunity to select the hotel that appeals to you the most for your extra week on the Dalmatian Riviera. Please call our Tailor-Made department on 020 7543 5569 for prices & further details.
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