Cruises on traditionally built ships and discover Dalmatia

Cruise ship


The cruises are conducted in an informal way and provide unique opportunity for passengers to sail leisurely amongst the most beautiful coastal scenery in Europe. The cruise vessels are traditional Dalmatian schooners, all reconditioned with updated facilities offering reasonable standards of comfort which vary from ship to ship. Your cruise days are programmed to provide plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring picturesque Dalmatian towns.  Each evening your  ship will be moored or anchored in a different port following your cruise itinerary enabling you to socialise ashore in the company of fellow guests on board. A week cruise includes breakfast and lunch on board.  However, dinner is not included and you are free to make your own arrangements in each port of call and experience the local ambiance.  
Apart from popular European menus, you will find in each resort restaurants serving  authentic Dalmatian fish dishes :  grilled sea bass, mullets, mackerel, scampi, calamari /squid risottos, octopus salad, mussels with wine and garlic.
 

SHIP NIKOLA ADRIATIC PARADISE CRUISE 2016 – DEPARTURE FROM SPLIT (EXCURSION TO KOTOR BY BUS INCLUDED)


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Length of vessel 27 metres, width 6.50 metres. Cruising speed 9 knots. There are 17 air conditioned cabins. Size of each cabin is approximately 6 sq. meters with an additional shower and wc area.

Air-conditioned restaurant serving buffet breakfast and with waiter service for lunch and dinner. Air-conditioned bar serving domestic and international drinks (at a local charge). Sundeck with sun-beds and chairs (partly in the shade). 2 freshwater deck-showers with WC

 

Itinerary :


Morning departure from Omiš around 09:30. Arrival to Split. Embarkation from 3pm.
Dinner on board and overnight in Split. First service on board: snack  Overnight in Split.

After breakfast enjoy a guided walking tour of Split. Departure to Hvar. Along the way we will stop for a swim break.
Arrival in Hvar in the afternoon followed by guided city tour. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for full board option. Overnight in Hvar

*Split walking tour – walking tour package
*Hvar town – walking tour package

Morning departure from Hvar to Mljet. Stop will be made for swimming and relaxing near Pakleni otoci (weather dependt). 
In the afternoon arrival at Pomena. Here you can take an optional trip and visit the national park and the lakes. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for full board option.
Overnight in Pomena.
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.

Breakfast on board. Cruise from Pomena to Dubrovnik with en route stop made on Jakljan island or on Lopud (Šunj beach) for swimming and enjoying the  crystal clear seas. Sail to Dubrovnik Old port and cruising beneath City Walls, Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Afterwards we are continuing to berth at the port of Gruž, upon arrival you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will join a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world renowned landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dinner is taken in a restaurant of your choice,  or on board for clients on the full board service.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package

Excursion to Montenegro after breakfast.
Natural beaches, clear waters and gorgeous mountains that plunge into the sea will greet you upon your arrival to the Gulf of Kotor., encircled by the mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf, Risan and Kotor, are the earliest inhabited areas with evidence of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. In our quest for traces and memories of past times, we will be visiting the baroque shore town of Perast., a short boat ride from town will take us to one of the two inlets in the Bay to visit the Church of Our Lady of the Rocks which houses one of the finest collections of wall paintings in this part of Europe. In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. And finally, take the opportunity to make your own memories during your free time in Kotor! Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon.  Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korcula, a short stop will be made on the Elaphite islands followed by sweet snacks (cakes).
Arrival at Korcula in the afternoon. Guided walking tour of this beautiful Dalmatian town. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for full board option.
Overnight in Korcula *Korcula town walking tour – walking tour package

Sail towards Brac . Your Captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use.  Continue our journey to Omiš ( a town known for two things: stunning beauty of river Cetina canyon and its historic pirates). Upon arrival you are free to take an optional Cetina river trip. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board if you have a full board option.
Overnight in Omis.
*Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – walking tour package
** Optional excursion: Cetina river

Early morning departure from Omis towards Split.
Disembarkation after breakfast.

CABIN TYPES:

CABIN SPECIFICATION:
Lower deck: 4 cabins  2 twin cabins   2 double cabins
Main deck: 5 cabins  5 double cabins
      Upper deck: 8 cabins nk bed.

Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, sink.
CABIN SIZES:  6 - 8 m2 with bathroom

 

 Price  from  Ł 410  per person  sharing  a lower deck cabin with 2 beds and including :
 

Walking tour package  (Optional ) 45,00 Euro per person

  
Rates do not include:

 
   SHIP ADRIATIC PEARL Dalmatian Highlights Cruise 2016 – departure from Dubrovnik



MS Adriatic Pearl specifications
M/S Adriatic Pearl has been commissioned in 2012, setting new standards in service, cabin size and equipment and overall cruise comfort. The boat is 41 m (134 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 36 persons. She has 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

CRUISE  ITINERARY :

EMBARKATION IN DUBROVNIK (Gruz harbor) FROM 11:00 AM To 15:00 PM
DEPARTURE FROM DUBROVNIK 16:00.
Once you are onboard the adventure can start. Over a welcome drink and a snack, you will meet your Cruise Director and the crew of “Adriatic Pearl”. Captain's orders and safety measures will be explained to you, after which the boat will set sail for your first destination, the Island of Korcula. On the way you can start making acquaintance with fellow travellers or just enjoy the breeze and the landscape slowly passing you by. Early dinner will be served from 18:00. Expected arrival at the town of Korcula is in the evening. Korcula is a small town of immense charm located on the north-eastern part of the Island of Korcula. The medieval core of the town is built in a fishbone-like pattern on a small peninsula protruding into the sea, offering a great view of the sunsets Korcula is well known for. Enjoy free evening on your own.
First service on board: snack .Overnight in Korcula


After breakfast a local guide will take you for a walk around the town of Korcula. You will hear of its long history, ingenious building strategies, peculiar building layout and a legend of a great merchant traveller Marco Polo, who it is said was born and spent his childhood Korcula. After the guided tour you will set sail towards the Island of Brac, passing through the scenic Peljesac channel, around the tip of Peljesac peninsula and the southeastern tip of the Island of Hvar. Weather permitting, Captain will drop anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. Pucisca is nested in a beautiful bay on the island of Brac, surrounded by stone quarries that yield some of the whitest and best quality limestone in the world, pillars of this snow-white stone decorate the façade of the White House and other landmarks all over the world. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone, their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš where we will rest for the night. Overnight in Omiš.
*Korcula town walking tour and Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – walking tour package


After breakfast you can join optional short walking tour where you will hear the story of this small town built below steep mountains at the mouth of the river Cetina. You will also learn of its pirates that brought the town its fame in the Middle Ages. In the afternoon you will continue sailing to Split, your port of call for the day. Upon arrival you are free to enjoy the Old Town and visit the monumental Diocletian Palace, built over 1700 years ago, or you can go on guided walking tour. During the centuries the Old Town has grown into the palace and around it, creating a unique urban landscape. Because of its historical and architectural importance, the whole Old Town is part of the  UNESCO  List of World Cultural Heritage sites. Later you can just join the locals enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade. Overnight in Split.  *Split walking tour – walking tour package.*Optional excursion: Cetina river


Today you will be sailing towards Hvar, known as the sunniest island in Croatia, famous for its endless fields of lavender and rosemary, its beautiful coast and lovely historical towns. Your destination is the town of Hvar, a town that buzzes with vibrant energy in the summer sun. Upon arrival, our expert local guide will take you for a walk around the ancient streets of Hvar. After the guided walking tour of Hvar we will set sail to Korcula Island. Along the way we will stop for a swim near beautiful islands (Pakleni otoci), with lovely very warm sea waters. After the swimming break the Dalmatian fried fish will be served for a snack. Arrival in Vela Lula (Korcula Island) in the late afternoon. Overnight in Vela Luka (Korcula Island). Optional excursion : Hvar town – walking tour package


Wednesday morning after leaving stunning beauty of Vela Luka, your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop anchor. You can change into your swimsuit and have a swim in the crystal-blue Adriatic, surrounded by pine trees and the sound of crickets. After the swim break you will continue sailing to Pomena on the island of Mljet. The island of Mljet on its western side is home to the  National Park Mljet, known for its immense beauty and its two turquoise salty lakes surrounded by thick forest. Upon arrival you will have plenty of free time to explore the park individually, for example, by renting bikes and cycling or jogging on the numerous paths around the lakes or in the forests. You can also rent kayaks and cut through the surface of the magnificent lakes to observe the scenery from a different perspective. If you feel like just relaxing you can hop onto the small boat that will take you to a tiny island on one of the lakes, where you can discover a monastery and a church of St. Mary, built in the 12th century, and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet of the surrounds.
Overnight in Pomena (Island of Mljet).
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park with free time in the National park.


Early in the morning Captain and his crew will take you  in the direction of Slano. On the way there you will witness beautiful scenery as you pass the Elaphite islands. Swim break will be made on Jakljan island and afterwards we will visit Šipan island for few hours. After a swimming break cakes will be served for a snack. Overnight in Slano.


After breakfast you are free to take an optional guided tour ‘Taste of Dalmatia’ –you will visit Ston,  famous for its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit a local vinery where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to Lopud island for a short swim and continue to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then on to port Gruž. Upon arrival to Dubrovnik Gruz, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world renownded landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dubrovnik was for centuries a standalone Republic and the
only power able to compete with the Venetians. After the tour you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik on your own. You can take the cable-car to the top of the hill overlooking Dubrovnik for wonderful photo opportunities, make the full circle around the walls or just enjoy a scoop of ice cream as you stroll through its narrow streets paved with ancient stones. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package          **Optional excursion:  Taste of Dalmatia


After your last breakfast on board disembarkation follows by 09:00 AM. It is time to say farewell to your fellow travellers, your Cruise Manager and the crew of M/S Adriatic Pearl.


CABIN SPECIFICATION
Lower deck: 8 cabins :  2 twin cabins 2 double cabins–queen size bed
4 triple cabins–queen size bed + additional single bed
Main deck: 10 cabins : 3 twin cabins,  7 double cabins–queen size bed
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.
CABIN SIZES: Lower deck cabins: 14-18 m2 (46-60 sq ft) with bathroom
Main deck cabins: 11,5-13 m2 (38-42 sq ft) with bathroom
OTHER PARTS OF BOAT:
On the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with showers. Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the „sun deck“ offers 155 m2 (500 sq ft) of space and is equipped with sun tanning chairs, also WIFI is available free of charge in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.

Prices  from  Ł534  per person  sharing  a lower deck cabin with 2 beds and including :
8 days / 7 nights cruise
Accommodation in a chosen category cabin  Welcome drink and snack
Half board: breakfast buffet, light lunch buffet   Complimentary ˝ l water during meals
Complimentary coffee/tea all day long   Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
9 crew members including a Cruise Manager  Usage of the ship’s equipment
Towels change every second day   Bed linen change twice a week
Daily cabin cleaning service Free Wi/Fi on board

Optional walking tours  cost  45,00 euros  per person includes :

Optional excursions:

Rates do not include:

 

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