Special Hosted DepartureDeluxe Superior Package

Hosted One Way Wonders Deluxe Superior Cruise 26 June 2019

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

Join our host and visit some of the most beautiful islands and mainland attractions on the Adriatic on a luxuriously designed, fully A/C Deluxe Superior vessel MS Markan (New 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 hosted cruise from Split to Dubrovnik will bring you the best of Southern Dalmatian islands with numerous extra services and food & wine experiences included in the package.
Check in SPLIT on WEDNESDAY from 1400HRS - first night in Split Port

MS Markan

MS Markan (2018) Features Capacity 38 passengers, A/C, 9 VIP Upper Deck Cabins with Private Balconies, 2 Main & 8 Lower Deck Cabins with ensuites, length 48.5m, width 8.8m, 220V, restaurant, bar, lounge, SAT TV, covered terrace, sun deck, jacuzzi, swimming platform.

Your Host

Ela Patajac
26 Jun - 03 Jul 
2019
Having guided tours across Europe before making New Zealand her home, Ela is again looking forward to sharing her passion of great food, culture, and history with you all on this marvellous cruise.

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1
Split

Transfer from Split Airport to Split Port for check-in from 1400HRS onwards. After settling in, enjoy the guided tour of Split, a historic Old Town under UNESCO World Heritage protection with an abundance of Roman architecture, of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once home of the Roman Emperor. After the tour, return to the ship for a Welcome Meet & Greet Cocktail reception onboard. Overnight in Split. (D)

Day 2
Split - Bol - Hvar

Morning departure to the Island of Brač where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia, Zlatni Rat near Bol, whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the beach shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. We continue towards the jet set Island of Hvar with lunch onboard at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, known for lush lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. We arrive in the afternoon on a tour of the town’s historical landmarks, the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni Islands. In the evening, Hvar offers a great choice of entertainment, numerous restaurants, bars and clubs with many open long into the night. Overnight in the port. (B, L)

Day 3
Hvar - Biševo - Vis

Early morning cruise towards the small Island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (entrances to be paid on the spot, approx EUR10-15 per person). 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 naval base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis retains a special charm of the Mediterranean as it once was, making it interesting to visit. Situated on the northern side of the island, Vis Town has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia. Sample local wines in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, town museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Overnight in the port of Vis. (B, L, T)

Day 4
Vis - Korčula

Early morning departure towards the Island of Korčula, 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. The fish bone street pattern was used in Korčula Old Town design to provide a natural cooling effect, providing citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an excellent choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to a small village near Korčula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to find out more about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

Day 5
Korčula - Mljet

This morning, we head 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 and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle and visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a church dating back to the 12th century AD. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around on your own and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island. Dinner onboard and overnight in the port of Polača or Pomena. (B, L, D)

Day 6
Mljet - Slano - Ston - Slano

Departure for Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen's village and the starting point for Ston, once a fortified small town, famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s vast medieval ramparts, a short coastal walk leads us to an oyster farm to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Transfer to the ship for the Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment onboard. (B, L, T, D)

Day 7
Slano - Dubrovnik

Early morning departure to Dubrovnik, a unique town on the Adriatic. The special charm of this world-famous town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with traces of Gothic style. Before we tie the ropes at Gruž Port, we cruise alongside the old Dubrovnik city walls while lunch is served on deck. Cameras to be ready! After docking at Gruž Port, transfer to the Old Town for the guided walking tour. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Mount Srđ to enjoy the scenic views of the walls and the Elaphiti Islands. For the more energetic, we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long city walls (allow approx 75 minutes to walk it all, 90 minutes at a stroll). (B, L)

Day 8
Dubrovnik

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check-out by 0900HRS and transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)

Inclusions

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

Sightseeing

  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Korčula
  • Dubrovnik

Entrance

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

Exclusions

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

  • Korčula Village Dinner Experience €35 per person

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
VIP CabinsTwinSingle Main DeckTwinSingle Lower DeckTwinSingle
Wed 26 Jun 19Wed 03 Jul 19
$3,720$5,530$3,510$5,215$2,855$4,235
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Important Notes

​Upper Deck Cabins are above the Main Deck
​Main Deck Cabins are on the Main Deck
Lower Deck Cabins are in the hull of the ship, below the Main Deck
VIP Cabins are on the Main or Upper Deck, on limited vessels and departures
Upper & Main 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.

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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