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MS Equator - Enchanting Dalmatia

 

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October 7th, 2017 Departure from Split
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$999 Per Person Lower Deck
$1299 Per Person Main Deck

DAY 1 • SATURDAY • SPLIT
M/S EQUATOR will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. At 7:00 p.m. we’ll have a welcome meeting where Captain will introduce you to the crew and your fellow passengers. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The embarkation is possible throughout the whole day. Passengers arriving in the morning will not be able to enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but can leave luggage on board. Captain will await for all the passengers arriving late at night. All the late arriving guests will be provided with a dinner. Overnight in Split, (D)

 

DAY 2 • SUNDAY • SPLIT - BOL - HVAR ISLAND Splendid at Sea in the Adriaitc
In the morning we'll sail for Bol, a place best known for its beach of Zlatni Rat (Golden cape), which regularly hits the top lists of the most beautiful European beaches. Once we stop in Bol, you can indulge in simple pleasures such as taking a walk around this nice little Dalmatian town, perhaps having a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch we shall continue cruising along the many scenic coves and bays, all the way to Hvar. Besides being the sunniest Croatian island, Hvar is also one of the country’s most attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point of international jetsetters. Upon our evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through this unique town, introducing you to its millennialong history, culture and a way of life, along with few islands’ peculiarities, such as the the traditional farming of lavender. Afterwards, you'll have an evening on your own to explore and dine in one of the numerous family owned restaurants and taverns. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)

DAY 3 • MONDAY • HVAR – KORČULA, KORČULA ISLAND
We’ll start our day with a morning departure towards the island of Korčula. Before lunch, we shall stop for a swim in one of pristine bays en route. In the afternoon we’ll arrive to the ancient town of Korčula, the island’s main settlement. Korčula is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Our English speaking guide will take you for a tour of Korčula Town, through its narrow and cobbled streets and its rich history. You’ll have the rest of evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)

DAY 4 • TUESDAY • KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
Following breakfast, we’ll depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphiti Islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch served on board, eventually arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to meet us at the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and a photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we’ll arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the world famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where our guide will show you city’s most interesting sights. After the city tour you will have some time on your own to explore Dubrovnik, walk around the famous City Walls or take a scenic cable car to the top of Mount Srđ with its stunning 360􀀀 vista. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening. You can also return on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)

Sun Deck MS SplendidDAY 5 • WEDNESDAY • DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – MLJET NATIONAL PARK, MLJET ISLAND
After breakfast, we’ll sail northwest towards Mljet National Park, passing by the magnificent shores of Elaphiti Islands archipelago, with lunch served on board and some swim stops along our way. Upon arriving to Mljet National Park, you’ll have a free afternoon to explore park (entrance fee not included), walk around Great and Small Lake and visit the Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12th century. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Mljet, (B,L)

DAY 6 • THURSDAY • MLJET – MAKARSKA
Our voyage now continues towards Makarska, with refreshing swim stop along our route that will take us by Pelješac Peninsula, whose green olive and pine groves, vineyards and low Mediterranean bush are dotted by old stone villages. Our course will then lead us along the cliffs and vineyards of Hvar’s eastern shores. We'll lunch on board and arrive to Makarska in the afternoon. Situated on the mainland, Makarska is a renown tourist destination, famous for its long beaches and nightlife. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Makarska, (B,L)

DAY 7 • FRIDAY • MAKARSKA - PUČIŠĆA - SPLIT
After breakfast, we'll cruise across Brač Channel towards Pučišća, the biggest settlement on the island of Brač. Sitting inside a deep fjord, Pučišća boasts authentic Mediterranean architecture whose shiny white stone facades rise uphill to form a stunning amphitheatre, emanating a unique rustic ambiance. Pučišća is renown for its quarries, whose stone was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other well known buildings around the world. This small town is also home to the ancient Stonemasonry School where students carve Brač limestone using old traditional and unconventional tools. After a relaxed stroll around Pučišća, we'll lunch on board while cruising to Split, our first and last stop. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split-Dalmatia County. Over 1700 years old, Split abounds with cultural and historical sights, the most important being the famous Diocletian Palace, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List ever since 1979. Our English speaking guide will do an afternoon Split City tour, walking us through the historical palace of Roman Emperor Diocletian. Overnight in Split, (B,L)

OPTIONAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON FAREWELL EXCURSION TO NATIONAL PARK KRKA
After lunch, we’ll depart for Krka National Park, arriving there around 2:30 p.m. Krka National Park covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, the vast and unaltered area of exceptional natural value which includes several preserved pristine ecosystems. Enjoy a revitalising walk along the Krka River’s longest waterfall of Skradinski buk, one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. The paths and bridges surrounding the waterfall will comfortably lead you to the awarded Ethno Village, with its preserved traditional folk architecture and mills, souvenir shops and ethnographic exhibition venues. We’ll return by a scenic road, eventually entering Split through The Golden Gate, where we shall have an orientation Split City tour before we return on board. Reservations and payment on the spot.
Including: English speaking guide, return transfer, entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split City tour, wireless headset system. Note: This excursion includes walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes, for which reason comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

DAY 8 • SATURDAY • SPLIT
After breakfast, the time has now come to say farewell to all your new friends. (B)



2018 Enchanting Dalmatia Departures & Fares

Ship
Departure
Date
Debarkation
Date
Lower Deck
Per Person
Main Deck
Per Person
Lower Deck
Single
Main Deck
Single
Captain Bota
5/5/2018
5/12/2018
$1,282
$1,858
$1,922
$2,786
Captain Bota
5/12/2018
5/19/2018
$1,282
$1,858
$1,922
$2,786
Captain Bota
5/19/2018
5/26/2018
$1,282
$1,858
$1,922
$2,786
Captain Bota
5/26/2018
6/2/2018
$1,282
$1,858
$1,922
$2,786
Captain Bota
6/2/2018
6/9/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
6/9/2018
6/16/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Captain Bota
6/9/2018
6/16/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
6/16/2018
6/23/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Captain Bota
6/16/2018
6/23/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
7/7/2018
7/14/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
7/14/2018
7/21/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
7/21/2018
7/28/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
7/28/2018
8/4/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
8/4/2018
8/11/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
8/11/2018
8/18/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
8/18/2018
8/25/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Captain Bota
8/18/2018
8/25/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
8/25/2018
9/1/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Captain Bota
8/25/2018
9/1/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
9/1/2018
9/8/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Equator
9/8/2018
9/15/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Captain Bota
9/8/2018
9/15/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Captain Bota
9/15/2018
9/22/2018
$1,714
$2,146
$2,570
$3,218
Captain Bota
9/22/2018
9/29/2018
$1,282
$1,858
$1,922
$2,786
Captain Bota
9/29/2018
10/6/2018
$1,282
$1,858
$1,922
$2,786

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Rates include:
 

  • Rates include:

    1. English speaking cruise director on board
    2. 6 crew members
    3. Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
    4. 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
    5. Welcome dinner
    6. Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches
    7. Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Split and Korčula
    8. Free Wi-Fi on board

Rates do not include:

    1. Port and tourist taxes and fees, €25 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
    2. Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca €15 per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
    3. Optional excursions in Dubrovnik
    4. Optional excursion to Krka Falls