Deluxe Superior Package

Dalmatian Wonders Cruise 2022

Dubrovnik - Slano - Ston - Slano - Mljet NP - Korčula - Vis - Biševo - Hvar - Bol - Split

Visit some of the most beautiful islands and mainland attractions on the Adriatic on a luxuriously designed, fully A/C Deluxe Superior vessel MS Ave Maria (2018) with spacious ensuite cabins. Perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline is by sailing on an intimate luxury mini cruiser. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and explore small historical towns in the evening. This one way cruise from Dubrovnik to Split will bring you the best of Southern Dalmatian islands with numerous extra services and food & wine experiences included in the package.

Check in DUBROVNIK on SATURDAY from 1400HRS, first night in Gruž Port
Check out SPLIT on SATURDAY by 0900HRS


MS Ave Maria


MS Ave Maria (2018) - 10 September 2022
Vessel Features Capacity 38 passengers, A/C, 11 VIP Upper Deck Cabins with Private Balconies, 8 Lower Deck Cabins with ensuites, length 53.4m, width 8.8m, 220V, restaurant, bar, lounge, SAT TV, covered terrace, sun deck, jacuzzi, mini pool, swimming platform.

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Dalmatian Wonders Cruise - Split to Dubrovnik 2022

Split - Bol - Hvar - Biševo - Vis - Korčula - Mljet NP - Slano - Ston - Slano - Dubrovnik

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

From $3,335 per person

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Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Dubrovnik

Arrival transfer to Gruž Port for check in from 1400HRS onwards. After settling in, transfer to the city gates for a guided tour of the Old Town where you will discover the charm and fascination of Dubrovnik. The Onofrio’s Fountain, Franciscan & Dominican monasteries & Rector’s Palace. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Mount Srđ for incredible scenic views of the city and Elaphiti Islands. This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner to meet your Captain, crew & fellow cruise passengers. (D)

Day 2
Dubrovnik - Slano - Ston - Slano

Departure to a small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magic scenery during breakfast as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik City Walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti Islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small town, famous for its oysters. After exploring the town's medieval ramparts, a short coastal walk leads to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat. Time at leisure and return transfer to the ship for Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment onboard. (B, L, T, D)

Day 3
Slano - Mljet

Next morning, we head further north 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 and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters, or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs. Overnight in the port of Polača or Pomena. (B, L)

Day 4
Mljet - Korčula

Early morning departure towards the 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 this enchanting town, surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula 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 a gourmet experience and numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 5
Korčula - Vis

Continue to the Island of Vis, once a strategic naval 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. Vis Town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City Museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villa Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis. (B, L, T)

Day 6
Vis - Biševo - Hvar

Early in the morning cruise towards a small Island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. 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 towards the jet set Island of Hvar with a swim stop and lunch onboard at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Afternoon arrival, followed by a tour of the town, the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe, founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni Islands. In the evening, Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment, numerous restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in the port of Hvar. (B, L)

Day 7
Hvar - Bol - Split

Morning departure to Brač Island, where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat near Bol, whose gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change its shape. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village, converted into a popular tourist destination. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO protection. Here, you can find an abundance of Roman architecture, of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Day 8
Split

Check out is by 0900HRS. Say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Your transfer will take you to the airport or your Split hotel. We are sure you will have made many friends and have a wealth of memories to treasure and take home with you. Sretan Put. (B)

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 8
  • 7 Nights in A/C ensuite cabin
  • Welcome Reception & Cocktail
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 1 Dinner (B, L, D)
    Includes Lunch Cruise along Dubrovnik City Walls
  • 1 Captain’s Dinner with live music (D)
  • Ston Oyster Farm Visit & Tasting (T)
  • Wine Tasting in Vis (T)
  • Olive Oil & Wine Tasting Onboard
  • Fresh fruit, tea & coffee daily
  • 1 Drink with Lunch
  • Water dispenser
  • Cruise Director
  • Daily cabin service
  • Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)
  • Tourist taxes & port fees
  • Porterage

Sightseeing

  • Dubrovnik
  • Korčula
  • Hvar
  • Split

Entrance

  • Dubrovnik - Cable Car
  • Ston - Defensive Walls, Salt Works
  • Mljet - National Park

Exclusions

Optional Excursions (booked & paid direct, price subject to change)

  • Korčula Village Dinner Experience €35 per person approx
  • Biševo Blue Cave Entrance €10-15 per person approx

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
VIP Upper/Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Sat 10 Sep 22Sat 17 Sep 22
$4,260$6,390$3,335$5,000
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Important Notes

Upper Deck Cabins are above the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck
VIP Cabins are on the Upper Deck
Cabins are allocated according to availability

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.

Route, Itinerary & Inclusions are subject to change without prior notice.

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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