Small Ship │ Cruise │ Aloha/Vita/Romantic Star │ 8 Days │ From $ 1,345
Reserve your cabin on the Princess Aloha, Vita or the Romantic Star at the early booking rate now! Experience the beauty and amazing charm of the Dalmatian coast cruising aboard the Princess Aloha, Vita and the Romantic Star, comfortable small ships with only 19 cabins. These ships are rated as 5 star in the category of the authentic small ship cruises on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. The Dalmatian Experience cruise is an ideal choice for anyone who enjoys traveling and exploring Croatia in a company of small group of people and a relaxed atmosphere.
Start in the fascinating city of Dubrovnik and tour its renowned sites. Then cruise to the island of Mljet and explore the Mljet National Park covered with forests, many species of birds and eagles nests. Discover the island of Korčula, and enjoy the unique example of harmony between magnificent nature, cultural tradition, rich history and modern way of living. Continue to Split, the capital of the Dalmatian coast with a stop in ancient town of Omiš for swimming. Explore the most beautiful Croatian islands of Brač and Hvar, and taste some of the best wines at famous Grgich winery in Trstenik on the Pelješac Peninsula.
Day 1: Dubrovnik
Coach transfer from Dubrovnik airport or hotel in Dubrovnik to Gruž harbor. Embarkation starts at noon. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to like new, to discover more unique experiences. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and are preserved in their original form. Welcome reception by your tour guide. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Dubrovnik/Mljet/Korčula
Morning walking tour of Dubrovnik, the pearl of Adriatic, famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage. Inside visit to Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy. Lunch onboard with sail to National Park on Island Mljet. Visit of the Mljet National Park which covers the Western wooded area of the island: there are five types of forests, many species of birds and eagles nests. The east end of the park is characterized by two deep bays that are called “lakes” because of their narrow channel (“Veliko Jezero” and “Malo Jezero” /”Big Lake” and “Small Lake”). A channel connects the small lake with the big lake, on which St. Mary’s Island is situated with its Benedictine Monastery from the XII century. Many tales involve the island of Mljet. One of them saying it was the favorite holiday destination of the Greek hero Ulysses! Dinner on board. (B, L, D).
Day 3: Korčula/Pućišča
This morning, a walking tour of Korčula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Stop for swimming in one of the bays of Pućišča. The stone-masonry school in Pućišča has been educating people in the art of stone-masonry for over 100 years. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants of your choice. (B, L)
Day 4: Pućišča/Omiš/Split
After breakfast continue sail to Split, the capital of Dalmatia. Lunch on board. On the way to Split, if weather permits, stop for swimming in Omiš. In the past Omiš was notorious because of the pirates whose ships have been for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength. The ancient town of Omiš, with its churches and fortresses is silent stone reminder of the power and the might of infamous pirates. Today, it is the center of the Omiš Riviera, and is one of the most beautiful parts of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. In Split, guided visit of the port, the seafront promenade and the Roman Emperor Diocletian‘s Palace. The historical centre of the city, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, is nestled inside the area of the gigantic Roman palace with its busy alleys, its ancient columns and Roman belfries. Evening and dinner at your leisure. Back on board. (B, L)
Day 5: Split/Bol/Hvar
After breakfast continue to Bol, said to have the best beach in Croatia for a swim at Golden Horn. A vast, golden pebble beach some 530 meters long and is unique as it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Lunch on board. Then head to Hvar for a guided visit. Hvar is one of the most popular and developed tourist islands in the Adriatic Sea and a meeting point for the international jet set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. It shelters numerous little coves which offer both, discrete and paradisiacal places to anchor. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Hvar town with the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s Theatre in the UK), Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Evening in Hvar is free to explore and dine at one of the many local family owned restaurants. Back on board. (B, L).
Day 6 : Hvar/Trstenik
Sal to lovely Trstenik, small fisherman village on the Pelješac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. The village is located in a deep, south facing bay under the tall Peljesac hills, with a large pebble beach at the base of the bay. Trstenik is a home of Grgic Vina Winery that was founded by Napa Valley winemaker Mike Grgich. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Trstenik/Dubrovnik
After breakfast depart for a pleasant trip along the shores of the Mljet Island for the discovery of an idyllic setting of steep coastal cliffs. If weather permits, stop in the bay for swimming. Lunch on board. Arrive in Dubrovnik. Evening at leisure. (B, L)
Day 8: Dubrovnik
After breakfast disembarkation until noon. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik hotel. (B)
The boat is classified 5*, it is 38 m long, 8 m wide, with cruising speed of 9 NM. Boat is brand new and made by 2012 standards. Capacity: 38 persons. It has 18 cabins with twin or double beds and some of them with possibility for an additional bed. Cabins are made under new standards, each cabin has aircondition, LCD TV, mini-bar, safe deposit box, fire alarm, internal communication system between room and bar (also for announcements from captain or tour leader), lifejackets, cupboard, cabinet, small table with chair and porthole window. Luggage space is under the bed. Bathrooms are equipped with toilette, shower, wash basin, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe, and cosmetic package. Cabins are sound-proof and each cabin has fire-proof door. Most of the cabins have “dry communication” with bar and restaurant.
Fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant is on the upper deck where guests can have their privacy, large enough for all passengers, equipped with bar and LCD TV, each table has easy-access chairs. There is a corner table for buffet breakfast, armchair and small coffee table in the bar, free wireless internet (WiFi), loud-speakers, audio-system, direct telephone communication cabin-bar, big windows. Kitchen is made in accordance with the newest HACAP standards.
Additional part of the restaurant is outside, on the upper deck that is fully covered, large enough for all passengers with tables, chairs and one public toilette. This part can be closed with removable plastic windows (in case of unfavorable weather). Since the restaurant is on the upper deck, passengers will not be bothered by other passengers crossing over to other boats.
Sun deck covers 220 m2, one part is covered with sun-screen and it has sun-beds for all passengers. The fence is 105 cm high, for the safety of passengers. This is the best part of the boat for those who enjoy the sun.
Boat has platform for swimming, 2 ladders for easy access to the water and two outside showers, four deck toilets.
ACCOMMODATION ON MAIN DECK
- 9 twin cabins
- 1 double cabin (queen size bed)
ACCOMMODATION ON LOWER DECK
- 2 twin cabins
- 4 double cabins (queen size bed)
- 2 triple cabins (queen size bed + additional bed)
- Arrival transfers on the first day of the cruise & departure transfers on the last day of the cruise (DBV airport)
- Welcome reception
- 7 nights cruise from Dubrovnik on board M/S “Princess Aloha” or M/S “Romantic Star” in cabin with private shower/bathroom
- Breakfast daily 6 lunches and 1 dinner
- Professional Cruise Manager
- Luggage handling 1 piece per person in & out
- Sightseeing Tours Included: Dubrovnik, National Park Mljet, Split, Hvar, Korčula, Cetina River Canyon
- Service charges and taxes
- Port taxes: $100
- Beverages from the ship’s bar
- Any other items of personal nature
|START DATE||END DATE||SHIP||RATE||SALE|
|April 30, 2016||May 7, 2015||ALOHA||$1,549||$1,495|
|May 7, 2016||May 14, 2016||ALOHA||$1,725||$1,345|
|May 14, 2016||May 21, 2016||ALOHA||$1,725||$1,645|
|May 21, 2016||May 28, 2016||ALOHA||$1,725||$1,645|
|June 4, 2016||June 11, 2016||STAR||$1,965||$1,575|
|June 11, 2016||June 18, 2016||STAR||$1,965||$1,575|
|June 18, 2016||June 25, 2016||STAR||$1,965||$1,875|
|June 25, 2016||July 2, 2016||ALOHA||$1,725||$1,645|
|July 23, 2016||July 30, 2016||ALOHA||$1,958||$1,875|
|July 30, 2016||August 6, 2016||ALOHA||$1,958||$1,875|
|August 20, 2016||August 27, 2016||ALOHA||$1,958||$1,875|
|August 27, 2016||September 3, 2016||ALOHA||$1,958||$1,875|
|September 3, 2016||September 10, 2016||ALOHA||$1,829||$1,745|
|September 10, 2016||September 17, 2016||ALOHA||$1,829||$1,745|
|September 17, 2016||September 24, 2016||STAR||$2,069||$1,975|
|September 24, 2016||October 1, 2016||STAR||$2,069||$1,975|
|October 1, 2016||October 8, 2016||ALOHA||$1,829||$1,745|
|October 8, 2016||October 15, 2016||ALOHA||$1,829||$1,745|
|October 15, 2016||October 22, 2016||STAR||$1,695||$1,625|
Rates are per person based on double occupancy in Lower Deck cabin.
Airfare is not included.
CABIN UPGRADE SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON & DISCOUNTS
- Main Deck Supplement: $195
- Single Supplement: 80%
- Third person discount: 30%
- Port taxes: $100