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Southern Explorer – Premium Cruise from Split - 8 Days

Southern Explorer – Premium Cruise from Split

Great value cruise from Split! Explore stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery and enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea. Afternoons and evenings are reserved for exploring old historical towns or having fun till morning hours.

This cruise from Split takes you to the city of Makarska first. Stroll the city’s waterfront and visit some cool bars. Then carry on to Mljet island and visit it’s National Park famous for the inland seawater lakes.

The cruise takes you to Dubrovnik next. The most famous place in Croatia is for many the highlight of this cruise.  After arrival, you can explore on your own or join the guided city tour.

From Dubrovnik, you will cruise to the islands of Korcula and Hvar. Sightseeing of Hvar Town is a must. Hvar Town also offers an entertainment extravaganza: clubs and bars that open well into the night together with some excellent restaurants.

You will also visit Brač and the most famous (and most photographed) beach in Dalmatia  Zlatni Rat near Bol and it is here that we stop to swim). Then it’s back towards Split where your cruise concludes.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Swimming at secluded beaches, Dubrovnik, Hvar, national park Mljet, optional Zip line over Cetina river canyon, optional wine tasting in Korčula

explore stunning Dalmatian islands and coastline. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring old historical towns or having fun till morning hours.

ROUTE:

Split – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Trstenik – Korčula - Hvar – (Bol) Split

HIGHLIGHTS:

Swimming at secluded beaches,

Dubrovnik, Hvar,  Mljet, Korcula, Brac

Optional Zip line over Cetina river canyon

Optional wine tasting in Korčula

Day 1
Saturday Split - Makarska

13h is departure from Split harbor southwards towards Makarska. Lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast. Feeling adventurous? There’s an afternoon swim stop in one of the bays. Then join our optional river rafting excursion or zip line on the Cetina river. Meet back on the ship in Makarska in the evening. Stroll the waterfront with its wide promenade, a pathway out to a lighthouse and some cool bars. The main square is home to an impressive church and other monuments. Overnight in the port of Makarska.

Day 2
Sunday Makarska - Mljet

Early morning departure towards the island of Mljet. On the way, we stop to swim on Pelješac. Part of Mljet island is a National Park and in the afternoon, we visit the seawater lakes then cross to the peaceful, tiny St Mary’s island in the middle of the large lake to visit the church and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to continue around these stunning lakes. Overnight in the port of Polača/Pomena depending on weather and space.

Day 3
Monday Mljet - Dubrovnik

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the most famous place in Croatia and, for many, the highlight of this cruise. The Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik “heaven on earth” and we pass a beautiful stretch of coast on our way there. After arrival, you can explore on your own or join our guided city tour (included for Premium and Prem. Superior) followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Don’t miss STRADUN – both a street and a square in the old town and try to find time to walk at least part of the, 1,940 m long city walls which have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks! Overnight in the port of this magical town.

Day 4
Tuesday Dubrovnik - Sipan

Late morning departure towards the island of Šipan or the small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula. Gorgeous spots for an afternoon swim and we spend the night here. There’s usually the possibility to visit a local winery. Later we enjoy the special Captain’s dinner on board.

Day 5
Wednesday Sipan - Korcula

After breakfast, we depart for the island of Korčula, one of the famous islands in the Dubrovnik region. It’s the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in a bay near Korčula town then we continue, arriving in the afternoon. The encircling walls and bastions of Korčula town date back to the 13th century and there are some lovely churches and museums. Join the optional sightseeing of Korčula town (included on Prem.Sup.) with wine and local appetizer tasting at a local winery before dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own. Overnight in the port of Korčula town

Day 6
Thursday Korcula - Hvar

Early departure towards the Paklinski Islands near Hvar (the longest island in the Adriatic) for lunch and a swimming stop. Later, there’s an optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar Town (included on Prem.Sup.), which resembles a film set. The Renaissance cathedral has its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe is here, founded in 1612. Hvar Town offers an entertainment extravaganza: clubs and bars that open well into the night together with some excellent restaurants. Don`t forget to buy some island lavender from local stalls. Overnight in Hvar Town.

Day 7
Friday Hvar- Brac - Split

Our next stop is the island of Brač. The most famous (and most photographed) beach in Dalmatia is Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn – a shingle bar that moves and changes shape according to the wind) and it is here that we stop to swim). Bol is a typical fishermen’s village that still feels like that despite being a popular spot for visitors. After lunch, we start our journey to Split for our final overnight. We stop at one of the many bays on Brač island for more swimming. The approach to the Split Riviera is wonderful and we have the best views from on board. On arrival, you can join our guided tour of Split, a monumental city which together with the famous Roman Diocletian’s Palace is under UNESCO protection. Split if full of bistros and restaurant serving local specialities. Cool bars too.

Day 8
Saturday Split

An early breakfast before your final goodbyes to new friends and the crew.

Included:

  • Buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner,
  • English speaking tour manager on board,
  • Three guided tours (Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar),
  • Daily cabin service,
  • the mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen,
  • Luggage handling,
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board,
  • Afternoon tea and coffee.

Not Included:

  • International Flights
  • Airport Transfers (EUR 50 from Split airport to Split port)
  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES(to be paid on the spot) EUR 40.- per person per week
  • Any Meals and drinks not specified above

2019 CRUISE RATES per PERSON per WEEK IN EURO | Departures on Saturdays

Departure Dates: PREMIUM SHIP PREMIUM SUPERIOR SHIP
Route:  SPLIT -SPLIT Main Deck Lower Deck Main Deck Lower Deck
April 13, 20, 27; EUR 650  EUR 620 EUR 650 EUR 620
May 04, 11, 18, 25 EUR 715 EUR 675 EUR 820 EUR 775
June 01 and 08 EUR 775 EUR 710 EUR 890 EUR 815
June 15 and Aug 31 EUR 865 EUR 805 EUR 995 EUR 925
June 22/  Aug  17 and 24 EUR 925 EUR 865 EUR 1065 EUR 995
June 29/ Aug  03 and 10 EUR 960 EUR 890 EUR 1105 EUR 1025
July 06, 13, 20, 27; EUR 960 EUR 890 EUR 1105 EUR 1025
Sep 07 and 14; EUR 865 EUR 805 EUR 995 EUR 925
September 21; EUR 775 EUR 710 EUR 890 EUR 815
Sept 28/ Oct 05 and 12 EUR 650 EUR 620 EUR 650 EUR 620

REDUCTIONS :  

  • Adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  Less 30%
  • Children under 10 years  Less 50%
  • single use of cabin Extra 50% (except for departures on Apr 14, 21,28; Sept 29; Oct 06,13)

PREMIUM SUPERIOR

Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, a liter of water per person daily. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

PREMIUM

Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size. Included services: buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board (except on KL1 and KL5), one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, a liter of water per person daily. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Trip Facts

  • R 10 590 per person sharing
  • Main deck or Lower deck Cabins
  • Premium and Premium Superior
  • Breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner
  • Guided tours of Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar
  • Katarina Line Premium and Premium Superior
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