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Itinerary

Departures & Rates

MS Equator and Captain Bota

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October 7th, 2017 Departure from Split
$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
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)

DAY 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)

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

  • 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
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Itinerary

Departures & Rates

MS Splendid

DAY 1 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK

M/S SPLENDID will be docked in Gruž harbour where you can board during the day.  Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.

Overnight in Dubrovnik, (D)

DAY 2 • SUNDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS- KORČULA

After breakfast we will start our pleasant cruise to Korcula.

On our way we will cruise by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer.
Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets of Korčula.
The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.

Overnight on Korcula (B,L)

DAY 3 • MONDAY KORČULA – HVAR

Morning cruise to the Island of Hvar the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Swim stop and lunch on board.
Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries.
Have an evening in Hvar is free to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.

Overnight in Hvar, (B,L)

DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR – BOL – SPLIT

After breakfast we continue sailing to Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia – named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape)

We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After a relaxed cruise from Bol to Split, arrival in Split is expected during afternoon hours.

Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. In addition, its numerous museums, the National Theatre, old churches and other archaeological sites in the region of Split make this city an important cultural attraction.

Our English speaking guide will do 35-40 minute Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.

Overnight in Split, (B,L)

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA

After breakfast we cruise to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches.

In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. After a relaxed walk in Omiš we will have lunch.

Our voyage will continue towards Pučišća.

Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač an entirely different experience. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times.

It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.

The only Stonemasonry School in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.

We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight.

Overnight in Pučišća at Brač Island, (B,L)

DAY 6 • THURSDAY PUČIŠĆA – KORČULA

We start our day with morning departure towards the last island on our cruise – the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do short Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets of Korčula.

The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.

Overnight in Korčula , (B,L)

DAY 7 • FRIDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphiti islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch; Arrival back to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, our first and last stop. You will have afternoon and evening free to enjoy your stay in the Pearl of the Adriatic.

Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)

DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK (Debark)

After breakfast on board, individual departure from Gruz Harbor. (B)

Departure Date

Ship

Lower Deck Cabin

Middle Deck Cabin

Upper Deck Cabin

Lower Deck Single

Middle Deck Single

Upper Deck Single

15-Jul-17

MS Splendid

$1,270

$1,475

$1,650

$1,900

$2,200

$2,475

22-Jul-17

MS Splendid

$1,270

$1,475

$1,650

$1,900

$2,200

$2,475

29-Jul-17

MS Splendid

$1,270

$1,475

$1,650

$1,900

$2,200

$2,475

5-Aug-17

MS Splendid

$1,270

$1,475

$1,650

$1,900

$2,200

$2,475

12-Aug-17

MS Splendid

$1,270

$1,475

$1,650

$1,900

$2,200

$2,475

19-Aug-17

MS Splendid

$1,270

$1,475

$1,650

$1,900

$2,200

$2,475

7-Oct-17

MS Splendid

$1,140

$1,395

$1,525

$1,710

$2,095

$2,285

28-Apr-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

5-May-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

12-May-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

19-May-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

26-May-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

2-Jun-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

9-Jun-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

16-Jun-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

23-Jun-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

30-Jun-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

7-Jul-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

14-Jul-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

21-Jul-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

28-Jul-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

4-Aug-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

11-Aug-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

18-Aug-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

25-Aug-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

1-Sep-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

8-Sep-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

15-Sep-18

MS Splendid

$1,320

$1,550

$1,720

$1,980

$2,325

$2,580

22-Sep-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

29-Sep-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

6-Oct-18

MS Splendid

$1,190

$1,450

$1,590

$1,785

$2,175

$2,385

  • 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