Adriatic Paradise Cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming, exploring picturesque resorts, towns, 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 - MB YOLO
Summer 2021 departures
The cruise departs every Saturday between 8 May - 9 October 2021
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 MB "YOLO". 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
Today is the day for enjoying the highlights of the central Dalmatian coast. After breakfast, choose to explore Split on your own or join an optional walking tour of Split's famous Diocletian Palace. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the Palace grew into a city after Slavs ruined the nearby Roman town of Salona. With our local guide, discover the secrets of centuries past in what is today the vibrant core of Dalmatia's largest city. Then, hop over to the island of Hvar, known for the purple lavender, red wines and the Venetian feel of its hub Hvar. Join an optional guided walking tour of Hvar or explore on your own before taking a refreshing swim at Pakleni, the wondrous neighbouring islands. Finally, a short sail takes you to Vela Luka on Korcula island, where you will arrive just in time for a relaxing late afternoon, a Captain's dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 Monday: Vela Luka - Pomena (Island of Mljet) - Slano
Your captain will choose a secluded bay for a swim. Immerse yourself in the the crystal clear blue sea surrounded by Korcula's evergreen pine trees. Then continue to Mljet island. The national park here is home of two salty lakes connected to the sea by a narrow canal. Nature lovers will enjoy hiking or cycling, possibly even kayaking to the charming inlet in the centre of the lake with its 12th century Monastery of St Mary. Alternatively, join an optional excursion of National Park Mljet. Spend the evening in the small mainland settlement of Slano where you can stroll along its quaint waterfront. Dinner on board for guests on full board.
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 along the breathtaking Old Town to the port of Gruz. There is an optional guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town which takes you around the world-famous landmarks, strolling down the same streets as the cast and crew of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Dubrovnik's city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time when this was and independent republic which successfully rivalled the Venetian. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you are staying in Dubrovnik overnight. Dinner on board for guests on full board.
Day 5 Wednesday: Dubrovnik - Excursion to Montenegro
In the morning, venture east past the serene valley of Konavle, cross ing the border with Montenegro. The scenery turns more dramatic, with mountains looming over the turquoise Adriatic Sea. Driving around Boka bay, its beauty entices, with ancient villages charmingly dotting the shoreline. Discover the picturesque Perast with its quaint seafront and Our Lady of the Rocks church poised on a man-made island facing the town. Next, visit the UNESCO listed Kotor. After your guide introduces you to a maze of curvy alleys and sun-kissed squares, explore on your own before heading back. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik area.
Day 6 Thursday: Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Korcula
Set sail to Korcula with en route stop on Elaphite islands, praised for their quaint ambience. Have a stroll on one of the islands or take a dip in the crystal clear sea before lunch on board. You will notice Korcula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues lurking at you form the town's facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get to see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveller Marco Polo is bound to charm you weather you explore it on your own or join an optional tour of Korcula town. Overnight in Korcula. Dinner on board for guests on full board.
Day 7 Friday: Korcula - Brac (Pucisca) - Omis
Breakfast is served over the stunning views of Korcula and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Peljesac peninsula and Hvar island. Stop to visit the homeland of "the Croatian marble", the island of Brac, where you can join optional tour of stone masonry school in Pucisca. The famous Croatian marble was used on the White House in Washington DC and on Bundestag in Berlin. Once back at the mainland, admire the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omis, right at the mouth of Cetina river. Consider exploring the Cetina river canyon by an optional boat excursion. Overnight in Omis. Dinner on board for guests on full board.
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 a second week.
Half Board, Full Board
Lower deck cabin (approx. 14-18 m2) with double or twin beds & shower. Main deck cabins (approx. 13-15 m2) 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, TV, safe & power plugs. Bathrooms have shower, sink, WC & hairdryer
Half Board consists of breakfast & light lunch buffet onboard (except day 1, 2 & 5 where dinner is included instead of lunch).
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 sun chairs and jacuzzi. Main & upper deck have one bathroom with shower. Wi-Fi is available free of charge in the salon & rear of the boat
Vessel length: 48.5 metres
Vessel width: 8.5 metres
Cruising speed: 9 knots (16.5 kmh)
Power supply: 220 volts (continental plugs)
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 45.00 Euro per person per stay is payable on board (cash only) • Entrance to National Park Mljet payable locally • Optional excursions & sightseeing tours are available at ports of call (pre-bookable or payable locally) • Beach towel hire • 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.
What's included in the price
Welcome drink and snack • Complimentary drinking water dispenser available on board • Coffee, tea & fresh fruit all day • Afternoon snack • Daily towel change • Bed linen change once a week • Daily cabin cleaning • Free Wi-Fi on board • 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 (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 6 people to operate, please speak with your cruise manager for details.
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