Embark on an 8 day cruise from Dubrovnik, exploring the scenic Adriatic Islands. Cruise along magnificent shores, pausing for rejuvenating swims. Delve into Croatian history, heritage, and the local way of life. Venture into medieval and picturesque towns. Relax and relish the beauty of unforgettable islands and the luxury of the splendid ship. This is an exploration of the Adriatic combined with discovery and leisure.
Day 1: Saturday - Dubrovnik
Upon arrival at the airport, a representative from Zantium Travel will warmly welcome guests and accompany them to Dubrovnik's harbour. The check in process will be ready for guests. While cabins are available from 14:00 onwards, early arrivals can safely store their luggage on the ship. Guests have free time to explore the enchanting sights of Dubrovnik until the evening, when a welcome dinner aboard the ship awaits. The cruise manager will introduce the entire crew, ensuring a delightful start to the journey. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 2: Sunday – Slano
After enjoying breakfast, delve into the captivating old town of Dubrovnik. A local guide will lead a UNESCO protected tour, unveiling both iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Upon returning to the ship, Depart to Slano, a picturesque town nestled in a deep cove north of Dubrovnik. Following an onboard lunch and a revitalising swim, arrive into Slano. The gastronomic adventure kicks off in Ston, renowned for its medieval walls and a rich history spanning two millennia of oyster farming. A brief boat trip to an oyster farm in the bay allows guests to savour these delights, accompanied by a glass of wine - a true epicurean delight! Upon returning to Slano in the afternoon, the remainder of the day is free for exploration. The cruise manager remains available for local insights and dinner recommendations, ensuring a delightful evening. Overnight in Slano.
Day 3: Monday – Mljet
At the break of dawn, deaprt to Mljet, renowned as one of the Adriatic's most enchanting and densely wooded islands. This secluded paradise is celebrated for its mystique, adorned with olive groves, vineyards, and lush woodlands. Immerse into the island's rich tapestry of flora and fauna, basking in the tranquility of its pristine natural surroundings. After lunch on board and a rejuvenating swim break, arrive into the charming town of Pomena, home to a mere 52 residents. A visit to the national park, which encompasses the majority of the island, is on the agenda. The park's highlights include the captivating saltwater lake - the Little Lake and the Big Lake featuring the Benedictine monastery on the Isle of St. Mary. Tonight, guests will indulge in the Captain's dinner aboard the ship. Overnight in Pomena.
Day 4: Tuesday - Korcula
After breakfast depart to Korcula with refreshing swim stops at secluded bays along the way. Lunch will be served onboard. Korcula famed as the birthplace of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. Delve into the charming old with guidance of a local expert, taking in the laid back approach to discovering Korcula's rich history and culture. In the evening it is highly recommended to dine at one of Korcula's exceptional restaurants. The cruise manager is available to provide dinner suggestions or insights into points of interest. Overnight in Korčula.
Day 5: Wednesday – Vis
Sail towards the island of Vis with lunch served onboard and a refreshing swim stop along the way. Arrive in Vis in the afternoon, a once strategic naval base that remained closed to tourists until the 1990s, preserving the authentic charm of its villages. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore Vis. Consider visiting the Archaeological Museum housed in the historic Austrian fort Gospina batarija, situated along the shoreline. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll along the seaside promenade lined with bars and restaurants, offering an ideal setting for dinner. Consult the cruise manager for dinner recommendations or points of interest for a personalised experience. Overnight in Vis.
Day 6: Thursday - Hvar
At sunrise, experience the breathtaking natural wonder known as the Blue Cave, the highlight of Vis Island. After the exploration of the Blue Cave, the journey proceeds to Hvar, Croatia's longest and sunniest island, renowned for its undeniable beauty. Enjoy a swim stop at the Paklinski Islands, followed by lunch served onboard. Upon arrival in Hvar, participate in a guided tour to discover the historical significance of this remarkable town. The evening offers free time to explore this captivating destination. Overnight at Hvar.
Day 7: Friday - Split
In the early morning, while breakfast is being served, set sail for the island of Brač. Before lunch, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the picturesque coves along Brač's coastline. After the swim break, continue the journey towards Split, reaching the destination in the early afternoon. Upon arrival, join the local guide for a tour of Split's historic old town, exploring the renowned Diocletian's Palace and delving into the city's millennia-old history. Following the guided walk, guests will have leisure time to explore the city at their own pace. Throughout the day, the cruise manager will be available to provide local insights, including recommendations for dinner spots or bars for a delightful evening experience. Overnight in Split.
Day 8: Saturday - Split
Following breakfast. Check out cabin at 09:00. If departure transfer is at a later time, feel free to store luggage on board until your scheduled transfer.
On arrival to Hvar- kindly be aware that the designated port of call may be substituted with Stari Gard due to the restricted capacity of Hvar Harbour. In such instances - Zantium Travel will facilitate transfer to and from Hvar for the guests convenience.
The Blue Cave is restricted to small boats due to an entrance height of 1.5m. In case of adverse weather conditions and high waves, access to the cave will not be permitted.
Olympic Rating: Cruise
Official Rating: 4 Star
Lower Deck sleeps up to 2 persons featuring double or twin bed, fully equipped bathroom with bathtub or shower, bath toiletries, air conditioning, safety deposit box, TV and hairdryer. Cabins located on the lower deck do not have windows but portholes which cannot be opened. These cabins are much cooler and quieter and reaching this level will require walking up and down a staircase.
Main Deck sleeps up to 2 persons featuring a window and all the other facilities as per the lower deck cabins. The main deck cabins are located in side corridors on the ground floor with some outside noise expected. To reach public areas it will require walking up and down a staircase. Depending on the vessel, some of the cabins have the option of of opening the windows.
Balcony deck featuring up to 2 persons are slightly smaller in size featuring a private balcony and all the other facilities are as per the lower deck cabins. The balcony deck cabins are located on the upper deck.
Triple cabins are on request only (certain vessels do not have triple cabins).
- 7 night accommodation with half board basis ( daily breakfast & six, three course lunches)
- Arrival and departure transfer
- Professional Cruise Manager (English speaking)
- Luggage handling
- Welcome reception and dinner on day 1
- 1 Captains Dinner
- Unlimited drinking water from water dispenser
- Daily fresh fruit and snacks available
- Ston Oyster tasting experience
- Guided walking tours in Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar and Split
- One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
- Professional English speaking tour guide for all city tours
- Wireless audio devices for guided tours
- Blue Cave entrance fee
- Port & residence tax (60 EUR per person)
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Beach towel (7 EUR per person)
- Optional - Miljet National Park entrance fee ( 25 EUR per person)