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!
Day 1 Saturday: Split
Arrival from the UK. Embarkation starts from 3pm onwards. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink with snacks and offered a chance to meet your Cruise Director, the Captain and the crew of m/s “Nikola”. Captain's instructions are given and safety measures are explained. Later on 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.
Day 2 Sunday: Split - Hvar
Aafter breakfast, we depart for the island of Hvar. While on the way, there is a brief stop for swimming and sunbathing. Lunch is served on board, before late afternoon arrival to Hvar, also known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary. Dinner venue choice is left to you, while it is served on board for guests with full board option.
Day 3 Monday: Hvar - Mljet
Morning departure from Hvar to Mljet. Stop is made for swimming and relaxing near beautiful Pakleni Otoci (islands). Arrival at the island of Mljet and docking at Pomena, once only a mooring harbour for fishing boats, nowdays a main resort, encircled by 13300 acres of National Park. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for guests with full board option.
Day 4 Tuesday: Mljet - Dubrovnik
Morning cruise from Mljet towards Dubrovnik with en route stop made on the island of Jakljan or Sipan for swimming and enjoying the crystal clear sea. Arrival to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath the breathtaking Old Town, medieval walls and fortresses. Upon docking at the port of Gruz, there is an optional guided tour of Dubrovnik that unveils fascinating history and tales of standalone Dubrovnik Republic or time at leisure for independent sightseeing. Dinner venue choice is left to you, while it is served on board for guests with full board option.
Day 5 Wednesday: Excursion to Montenegro
Depart Dubrovnik after breakfast. Picturesque coves, clear waters and towering mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Bay of Kotor. From the baroque coastal town of Perast a short boat ride takes visitors to the Our Lady of the Rocks Church, uniquely preserved at one of the bay's tiny islets and housing one of the finest collections of wall paintings in Europe. Journey continues at nearby UNESCO-protected town of Kotor for a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for guests with full board option.
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. Afternoon arrival to the medieval town of Korcula, the birthplace of merchant-explorer Marco Polo. Time at leisure to explore the town's impressive maze of cobbled streets and the chance to hear some impressive medieval stories and tales. Dinner venue choice is left to you, while it is served on board for guests with full board option.
Day 7 Friday: Korcula - Brac (Pucisca) - Omis
We set sail towards 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. Arrival to Omis, where we anchor for the night. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for guests with full board option.
Day 8 Saturday: Split
Early morning departure from Omis towards Split. Disembarkation follows breakfast by 9am after which you transfer to Split Airport for homeward journey or hotel of your choice for second week.
Summer 2016 departures
The cruise departs Saturday on the following dates: May: 7, 14, 21, 28 • June: 4, 11, 18, 25 • Jul: 23, 30 • Aug: 6, 13, 20, 27 • Sep: 3, 17, 24 • Oct: 1, 8