DUBROVNIK – MLJET – HVAR – BOL – SPLIT – OMIS – KORČULA -DUBROVNIK
The Ship – MS Apolon
The luxury cruise ship you will be exploring the islands of Croatia on was built in a Split shipyard for summer 2016 according to new EU standards.
With its perfect size, manoeuvring abilities and its elegant 19 cabins our newly built, yacht-like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast
This new motor ship has an overall length of 49 meters and 8,50 meters in width, with two engines + two generators for Air-condition system and 220 Volts with standard cruising speed of 9,00 knots. Construction material is steel with mahogany and iroko wood.
She has 20 spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 42 persons. Experienced crew of 6 will make your cruise unforgettable.
Passenger cabins are situated on three decks while crew members are accommodated in separate quarters.
All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned and conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin.
Cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×80 cm or 200×170 cm with wooden wallboards, working table, chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety and fire alarm.
Standard cabins have porthole and dual ventilation system (one in bathroom and one in cabin) while main and upper deck cabins have two windows, smaller in bathroom and larger cabin window. Cabins are sound-proof and have fireproof door.
- Private return airport transfers in Dubrovnik
- English speaking cruise director on board
- 6 crew members
- Complimentary fresh fruit and bottled water available daily
- 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
- Welcome dinner
- Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches
- 1 Bottle of water along with 1 drink with your lunch daily
- Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Split and Korčula
- Free Wi-Fi on board
- Towels changed every second day
- Linen changed in the middle of week
- Port taxes and fees
What’s not Included
- Flights from Australia
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
- Optional excursions in Dubrovnik
- On board drinks & beverages
Departure Dates From Dubrovnik For 2017
- April 29
- May 6, 13, 20, 27
- June 3, 10, 17, 24
- July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- August 5, 12, 19, 26
- September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
- October 7, 14
- We are specialists in luxury travel to Croatia with the largest coverage of 4 and 5 star hotels, resorts and cruises
- Unrivalled customer service and extensive knowledge of the region, help us to craft unique and tailor made tours, holidays and unforgettable honeymoons in Croatia
- Your Croatia cruise holiday is covered by our ATOL cover providing you 100% financial protection and peace of mind for your trip
- Our concierge team provide not only 24/7 support throughout the booking process and the trip, but also some little touches to show we care from the minute you get in touch to your return to work with the holiday blues
Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner
DAY 1 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
The M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Gruž harbour so that you can board at a convenient time during the day. You can relax in your luxury cabin after 1.00pm. The Welcome meeting starts at 7.00 pm. You will be introduced, by our Cruise director, to the Captain and crew and will have plenty of time to get to know your fellow passengers. Welcome dinner is served at 7.30 pm. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (D)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS- N.P. MLJET
After breakfast we begin our journey to Mljet. You can enjoy magnificent coastal views of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, situated to the northwest of Dubrovnik, along the way. Enjoy a swim stop on route before gourmet lunch is served on board. Upon arrival at the Mljet National Park you will have a free afternoon to explore the park at your leisure. Take a walk around the Great and Small Lakes and visit the Islet of St. Mary. Here you will discover the charming Benedictine Monastery that dates back to the 12th century. The evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY MLJET – HVAR
We continue our Croatian island hopping cruise, after breakfast, by heading to the Island of Hvar. Take advantage of a swim stop near the beautiful island of Korčula on route. After lunch on board we continue cruising, with a second swim stop in one of the many scenic coves and bays found along the way. Hvar is a popular tourist destination and is known as the meeting place for the international jet set. Upon evening arrival at Hvar, you will be greeted by a local English speaking guide who will introduce you to the history, culture and authentic way of life on the island. You have a free evening to enjoy the popular tourist attractions and hotspots in Hvar. Overnight in Hvar, (B,L)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – SPLIT
After breakfast we depart Hvar and sail towards Bol, on route for Split. Take a leisurely stroll around the charming Dalmatian town of Bol, when we stop for a mid morning swim break. The Zlatni Rat (or Golden Cape) is considered to be one of the best beaches for swimming in Croatia. Lunch is served on board. After lunch we depart Bol and cruise to Split, arriving in the afternoon. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the heart of the Split and Dalmatia County. The historic and cultural heritage centre of Split is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The city’s famous historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace, and there are also many museums, old churches and other archaeological sites in the region. Our English speaking guide offers a 35-40 minute Split City tour, that includes a walk through the historical Diocletian’s Palace. Overnight in Split, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA
We depart from Split and cruise to the ancient town of Omiš whilst you enjoy breakfast on route. Omiš is well known for its fortified city walls, fortresses and stone churches that are located at the delta of Cetina River. It also boasts wonderful beaches. After a leisurely stroll in Omiš lunch is served. Our journey then continues towards Pučišća. Pučišća is the largest village on the island of Brač and features a spectacular steep-sided natural harbour, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity, and unused since Roman times, was reopened in 1455. It is said that from this quarry stone was excavated to build the limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, the Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. Overnight in Pučišća at Brač Island, (B,L)
DAY 6 • THURSDAY PUČIŠĆA – KORČULA
The morning departure from Pučišća takes us to the final island on the cruise –Korčula. Enjoy a swim stop before lunch and afternoon arrival in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo, and from here our English speaking guided tour will explore the charming narrow and cobbled streets of the heart of the island. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Dine at one of the local restaurants for an authentic Croatia holiday experience. Overnight in Korčula , (B,L)
DAY 7 • FRIDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we depart Korčula and cruise along the spectacular coastline of Mljet and the Elaphiti islands. Enjoy a swim stop and lunch before arrival back in Dubrovnik, in the afternoon. You have a free afternoon and evening to enjoy the remainder of your luxury stay in Croatia. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
1st Optional afternoon farewell excursion, Dubrovnik Countryside, approximate duration 5:00 hours:
If you would like to extend your luxury Croatia cruise holiday, our afternoon farewell excursion is the perfect tour. The tour begins on quiet country roads, passing through picturesque small villages, on route to panoramic photo opportunities on the hilltops of Dubrovnik. On our journey you will visit medieval watermills and the spring of the river Ljuta. You can also sample the local liquor, figs, walnuts and the homemade arancini delicacy – candied sour and sweet orange peel sweets – plus local cheeses and wines. The tour concludes with an evening stroll around the seaside town of Cavtat, situated on peninsula. The excursion price is 45,00 EUR per person, including a guide, return transfer, flour presentation with welcome drink, Dalmatian smoked ham, cheese, bread and red and white wine tasting included.
2nd Optional excursion:
Culture lovers will enjoy the Dubrovnik city tour – approximate duration 1:45 minutes: The guided tour begins with a panoramic drive and photo opportunity stop. From the hilltops of the ancient city you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery across the historical centre of Dubrovnik. The famous city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. After a guided tour of the city centre you have free time to explore the local popular attractions or to visit one of the many fine dining establishments, bars or cafes in the heart of this beautiful cultural city. The Dubrovnik city tour excursion price is 30,00 EUR per person, including Dubrovnik city guide and one-way drive to the panoramic point and historical centre included.
DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
It is time to say farewell to all of your new friends, after breakfast. (B)