SpecialNew ItineraryDeluxe Package

Southern Highlights Deluxe Cruise

Split - Bol - Hvar - Stari Grad - Biševo - Vis - Korčula - Mljet NP - Slano - Ston - Slano - Elaphiti Islands - Dubrovnik

Explore the Southern Dalmatian islands, the peace and beauty of their secluded coves and crystal clear sea onboard the luxurious MS Arca Fiumana (2017). Stroll the streets of the medieval towns. Enjoy delicious local cuisine and excellent wines.
Vessel Features Capacity 40 passengers, 48m length, 8.10m width, cruising speed 10NM, 220V.
Onboard Facilities 18 A/C cabins with ensuites, salon-restaurant, bar, LCD TV, Sun Deck with sun beds, PA system for announcements, swimming pool, 3 outdoor showers, swimming platform.
Check in SPLIT on SATURDAYS from 1300HRS - first night in Split Port

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Split

Transfer from Split Airport to Split Port, where embarkation starts from 1300HRS. Welcome Dinner in the evening and overnight onboard. (D)

Day 2
Split - Bol - Hvar - Stari Grad

Morning guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Set sail towards Bol, a small town on the Island of Brač, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530m long golden, pebble beach, said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Afterwards head to Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. “The Croatian Madeira” is also the longest island stretching along the shores of Croatia. Spend evening and night at Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe. (B, L)

Day 3
Stari Grad - Biševo - Vis

Leaving Island of Hvar, we will have an early morning cruise towards small Island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrance to be paid on the spot €7 per person approx). As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue to the Island of Vis, once a strategic Navy base and closed to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm of the Mediterranean as it once was, making it really interesting to visit. Situated on the northern part of the island, Vis has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City Museum, or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in town of Vis. (B, L)

Day 4
Vis - Korčula

While enjoying breakfast overlooking the blue waters of the Adriatic we continue our cruise towards Korčula Island, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays enroute. Afternoon arrival in Korčula, followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town design to reduce effects of wind and sun and provide citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 5
Korčula - Mljet

In the morning, we continue further south to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the Cruise Director for a stroll to the famous saltwater lakes in the Mljet National Park (entrance to be paid on the spot €15 per person approx) and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary’s Isle and visit an ancient Benedictine Monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters, or kayaks to explore the National Park, or the rest of the island on your own. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island and tonight, Captain’s Dinner onboard. Overnight in port of Pomena. (B, L, D)

Day 6
Mljet - Slano - Ston - Slano

Morning departure for a small village of Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and a starting point to Ston, once fortified small town famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts, a short coastal walk leads us to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and taste this delicious treat. Overnight in Slano. (B, L, T)

Day 7
Slano - Elaphiti - Dubrovnik

Early morning cruise to Elaphiti Islands with swim stop in one of the secluded bays, where we’ll spend the morning. Continue cruising to Dubrovnik. Before we moor at Gruž Port we will cruise alongside the Old City Walls, while lunch is served onboard. After docking, join a guided tour with panoramic ride and transfer included. Enjoy the last night of cruise exploring the magnificent town of Dubrovnik on your own. (B, L)

Day 8
Dubrovnik

After breakfast, it is time to disembark by 0900HRS. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 8
  • 7 Nights in A/C cabin with ensuite
  • Welcome Dinner (D)
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches (B, L)
  • 1 Captain's Dinner (D)
  • Oyster Tasting in Ston (T)
  • 1 x 500ml of water per day
  • Fresh fruit daily
  • Cruise Director
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Whisper headsets
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Korčula
  • Dubrovnik with transfers & panoramic photo stop

Exclusions

Supplements Payable Upon Embarkation

  • Tourist Taxes & Port Fees €25pp approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Sat 14 Jul 18Sat 21 Jul 18
$2,711$4,519$2,347$3,913
Sat 28 Jul 18Sat 04 Aug 18
$2,711$4,519$2,347$3,913
Sat 11 Aug 18Sat 18 Aug 18
$2,711$4,519$2,347$3,913
Sat 25 Aug 18Sat 01 Sep 18
$2,711$4,519$2,347$3,913
Sat 22 Sep 18Sat 29 Sep 18
$2,347$3,285$1,804$2,521
Sat 06 Oct 18Sat 13 Oct 18
$2,347$3,285$1,804$2,521
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Important Notes

Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck

Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions, crowding or other circumstances out of his control. Departures are guaranteed for minimum 10 participants. Cruise Operator reserves the right to cancel or change the ship name if necessary. Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form onboard). Guests are not permitted to bring beverages onboard the vessel that have been purchased onshore. All drinks must be purchased onboard. In the event of inappropriate behaviour the Cruise Operator and Captain reserves the right to disembark guests. Most arrival times in port are in the late afternoon.

Port taxes, entrance fees, sightseeing and excursions (if not included in the package) must be paid in local currency upon arrival. EUR currency quoted is converted on the spot to the equivalent in Croatian Kuna.

Disclaimer 
Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian Ports, ships are moored side by side. This makes it necessary to cross from one ship to the other where there are gaps in between each ship. Special care must be taken at all times when crossing between the vessels and guests do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it. Cruises are not recommended for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

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