Amazing Adriatic 2021

8 Days: Dubrovnik, Mljet, Korcula, Vela-Luca, Vis, Hvar and Split

Highlights:

  • Cruising down Dalmatia’s picturesque coastline
  • Swim stops in the crystal blue waters of Croatia
  • Dubrovnik’s historic architecture (and modern-day filming locations)
  • Scenic nature walk through Mljet National Park
  • Korcula visit to a family owned olive oil mill, local Ethno Museum, & vineyard for wine and cheese tasting
  • See the “Croatian Madeira” of Hvar Island
  • Welcome & Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment and drinks

8 Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • DUBROVNIK: Walking tour of historic old town & major attractions
  • MLJET ISLAND: Explore flora & fauna of Mljet National Park
  • KORCULA ISLAND: Walking tour includes a visit to Cathedral of St. Mark 
  • VELA LUKA: Take a stroll through one of Korcula’s coziest towns
  • VIS ISLAND: Island tour features the charming waterfront
  • HVAR ISLAND: Walking tour includes the first public theatre in Europe
  • BOL ISLAND: Includes Golden Horn, the most breathtaking beach in Croatia
  • SPLIT: Walking tour plus Jupiter’s Temple & Diocletian’s Palace

Included Features:

  • 7-night cruise on board M/Y Prestige in a cabin with private facilities
  • Welcome reception
  • Breakfast daily
  • 6 lunches
  • 1 Captain’s dinner including wine, beer, and soft drinks
  • Professional Cruise Manager throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board (subject to signal)
  • Audio units included on all tours and excursions
  • New and enhanced safety protocols applied to all sailings 

Not Included:

  • International airfare (can be priced separately)
  • Port fees and cruise fuel surcharges (listed separately in Pricing & Departures)
  • Transfers if purchasing Cruise Only (must be arranged and paid for in advance)
  • Any travel and document fees including Visa requirements
  • Optional tours as outlined in itinerary (minimum number of people required to operate)
  • Costs of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, liquor, souvenirs, etc.
  • Tips to Crew, Cruise Directors, local guides and other staff along the route (suggested Tipping amounts will be advised)
  • Any increases in costs due to unforeseen circumstances such as: additional fuel surcharges, exchange rates or Government imposed taxes and fees not known at this time
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

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Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Sunday   (WD)

Arrive to your floating hotel where embarkation begins at noon. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager for an onboard Welcome Reception and Dinner. This evening, you can relax on board or take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s Old Town.

Day 2, Dubrovnik – Mljet, Monday   (B, L)

We start the day with breakfast and a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the ship. While we set sail for Mljet Island, lunch is served. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes called Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This amazing island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Free time to explore the park on your own. This evening enjoy dinner on your own  at one of the local restaurants.

Day 3, Mljet – Korcula, Tuesday   (B, L)

After breakfast, enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, en route to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Your walking tour of Korcula will take you through its narrow, cobble-stone streets and will include a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. The evening is free to explore on your own.

Day 4, Korcula – Vela Luka, Wednesday   (B, L)

This morning we sail along the beautiful island of Korcula with a swim stop along the way. After lunch onboard, we disembark in Vela Luka (the “big harbor”) town, dating back to pre-historic times, and we depart for an afternoon ‘Korcula Island tour” where you will visit of an authentic family owned olive oil mill, a local Ethno Museum, and a vineyard for wine and cheese tasting. Afterward, return to Vela Luka for an evening at leisure.

Day 5, Vela Luka – Vis, Thursday   (B, L)

After breakfast, cruise towards Vis Island, arguably one of the most beautiful islands of the Croatian coast. The small and historic town of Vis was founded around 397 B.C. In 2017, the movie “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again” was filmed here. Our tour of Vis features the town’s waterfront and its spectacular and unspoiled nature. The evening is free try one of the local café’s or restaurants.

Day 6, Vis – Hvar – Stari Grad, Friday   (B, L, D)

Our cruise continues towards Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic Sea and a rendez-vous point for the international jet-set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands in the Adriatic. Our sightseeing tour of the town of Hvar includes the first public theatre in Europe, the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Then sail on to Stari Grad for where you will enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment and a glass of wine.

Day 7, Stari Grad – Bol – Split, Saturday   (B, L)

Set sail to Bol, home to one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia: The Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the direction of the winds. During lunch on board, we continue sailing to Split. Here, your walking tour will focus on the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, including its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The evening is free to enjoy one of the many café’s and restaurants lining the waterfront.

Day 8, depart Split, Sunday   (B)

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to your lovely crew as you disembark and transfer to the airport or continue on your journey.

 

Day 1, arrive Split, Sunday   (WD)

Arrive to your floating hotel where embarkation begins at noon. Later, meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager for an onboard Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Day 2, Split – Bol –Stari Grad, Monday   (B, L)

We start the day with breakfast and a guided walking tour of the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage site where you will see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. During lunch, set sail towards Bol, home to one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia: the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the direction of the winds. After a swim, we head to Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and spend the night and docked in Stari Grad, one of the oldest towns in Europe.

Day 3, Stari Grad – Hvar – Vis, Tuesday   (B, L)

After breakfast, there is a short sail towards the island and town of Hvar for a sightseeing tour featuring the first public theatre in Europe, the Franciscan Monastery and many more historical sights. Then we cruise towards the Island of Vis, arguably one of the most beautiful islands of the Croation coast. The small and historic town of Vis was founded around 397 B.C., the movie “Mama Mia! Here We Go Again” was filmed here.

Day 4, Vis – Vela Luka, Wednesday   (B, L)

This morning we sail along the beautiful island of Korcula with a swim stop along the way. After lunch onboard, we disembark in Vela Luka (the “big harbor”) town, dating back to pre-historic times, and we depart for an afternoon ‘Korcula Island tour” where you will visit of an authentic family owned olive oil mill, a local Ethno Museum, and a vineyard for wine and cheese tasting. Afterward, return to Vela Luka for an evening at leisure.

Day 5, Vela Luka – Korcula, Thursday   (B, L)

There will be some time for swimming before we continue our cruise to Korcula town. Here, you will walk through the narrow, cobble-stone streets and visit the majestic Gothic Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. The evening is free to discover more of the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many local restaurants.

Day 6, Korcula – Mljet, Friday   (B, L, D)

Today we set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). This amazing island was supposedly a favorite holiday spot for the Greek hero Ulysses! Onboard our ship tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner accompanied by live entertainment and a glass of wine.

Day 7, Mljet – Dubrovnik, Saturday   (B, L)

During breakfast, sail to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Dubrovnik, your walking tour of the old town will include visits to the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in all of Europe. The remainder of the day is free to further explore this wonderful city on your own.

Day 8, depart Split, Sunday   (B)

After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to your lovely crew as you disembark and transfer to the airport or continue on your journey.

 

M/Y Adriatic Prestige

The M/Y Prestige is classified as 5-star and is 160 ft. long, 29.5 ft. wide, with a cruising speed of 10 NM. The ship is new, built in 2015 to new EU Solis standards with full radar and navigation systems. The maximum passenger capacity is 42/44 persons, serviced by a Crew of 7 and an on board English speaking Cruise Manager (8). The spacious cabins feature twin/double beds, private bathrooms with showers and hair dryers, LCD flat screen TV’s, safe deposit boxes, telephones (for on ship communication), efficient closet space and are fully air conditioned. Low deck cabins have portholes. Main deck cabins have small windows, some that open. The ship features an experienced Captain and a vivacious young crew that exudes a laid back ambiance while providing high end personalized service that will satisfy even the most demanding customers!

Ship Details: Built in 2015, 22 cabins, 42/44 passengers, Beam 29.5 feet,Length 160 feet Restaurant,Lounge, Sun Deck and Pool

“Dobro Dosli” – Welcome Aboard!

Cabins

Category A: Upper/Main Deck, 15-18 m2 (161-193 sq ft) 

  • Spacious cabins features twin/double beds
  • All cabins have picture view windows
  • Some main deck cabins can accommodate a third bed
  • Private bathroom with glass-enclosed shower and hair dryers
  • Choice of bath amenities with bath towels
  • Efficient closet space
  • Sitting area with table
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system
  • LCD flat-screen TV offering several European & International channels
  • Internal telephone
  • PIN-coded safe

 

Category B: Lower Deck, 16 m2 (172 sq ft) 

  • Hotel-style twin beds
  • All cabins have porthole
  • Private bathroom with glass-enclosed shower and hair dryers
  • Choice of bath amenities with bath towels
  • Efficient closet space
  • Sitting area with table
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating system
  • LCD flat-screen TV offering several European & International channels
  • Internal telephone
  • PIN-coded safe

 

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FAQ's

Will I need to obtain a visa for the Adriatic Cruise?

No. Visas are not required for US citizens traveling on this program.

Are transfers included?

If you have purchased your air tickets through us, your transfers will be included. However, transfers are still available for those who would like to arrange their own airfare, for a fee. For more information about transfer rates for this program, please call our office at (714) 556-8258 or toll free (800) 795-1633.

Which ship(s) will be used for the 2021 Adriatic Cruises?

We are delighted to introduce to you the “M/Y Prestige”. The M/Y Prestige is classified as 5-star and is 160 ft. long, 29.5 ft. wide, with a cruising speed of 10 NM. The ship is new, built in 2015 to new EU Solis standards with full radar and navigation systems. The maximum passenger capacity is 42/44 persons, serviced by a Crew of 7 and an on board English speaking Cruise Manager (8). The spacious cabins feature twin/double beds, private bathrooms with showers and hair dryers, LCD flat screen TV’s, safe deposit boxes, telephones (for on ship communication), efficient closet space and are fully air conditioned. Low deck cabins have portholes. Main deck cabins have small windows, some that open. Some cabins can accommodate a third bed and can be used as triples. The ship features an experienced Captain and a vivacious young crew that exudes a laid back ambiance while providing high end personalized service that will satisfy even the most demanding customers!

Will I be able to make phone calls and check emails while aboard the ship?

There are no telephone lines for outgoing calls on our vessels. Communication from ship to shore can only be done through the Captain’s radio. However, you may bring your US cell phone to use – just please make sure it is “unlocked” by your US provider in order to use it. Free Wi-Fi is available in the salons for up to 5 laptops (in ports). The level of signal may vary depending on sailing itinerary and location of ports.

What is the currency should I be prepared to use?

While most of Europe has adopted the Euro, Croatia uses the Kuna, Bosnia the “convertible mark” and Montenegro the Euro. The best recommendation we have is to bring along enough US or Euro cash. Your local Tour and Cruise Directors will gladly direct you to exchange offices as you travel through various countries.

What methods of payment are accepted on board and on shore?

While on board the ship, the currency is the Kuna or Euro. Unfortunately, no credit cards are accepted aboard the ship(s). Your expenses will be signed to your cabin and the final amounts will be presented on the last day. Personal and Traveler Checks are not accepted.

Due to strict foreign currency laws, here are important notes regarding on shore expenses:
Credit Cards: are accepted everywhere in the major cities* but may not be as widely accepted in the smaller towns and villages along the route.

Cash: CASH IS STILL KING! Having cash on hand in smaller 5/10/20 USD-EURO bills will come in handy! Payments in local currencies are required for most purchases on shore.

*Credit Card Note: As of May 2014, European credit card processors require credit cards with chips and a 4-digit PIN code. Your USA magnetic strip cards may NOT work at local ATM’s requiring a PIN. Ask your bank for a chip card and/or bring along a debit card with your PIN (or enough cash to cover your expenses!)

If cash is still “king,” any recommendation of how much I should bring?

Although everyone is different, we suggest that you set aside at least $700 USD/Euro per person – to cover shopping or any additional personal expenses. If you are planning on purchasing more expensive items, you may want to bring more…you can always bring it back!

I’m super excited for all the tours! But will I have any free time during the program?

Most definitely! We do our best to ensure that each of our programs offer a healthy balance of cultural immersion through our included tours and free time for our passengers. You will have plenty of free time to shop for souvenirs, explore on your own, or take one of the optional tours (when provided.)

How does tipping work in Eastern Europe? Is it accepted and/or required?

Tipping today has become commonplace in all former Eastern Bloc countries. Salaries are small, so tips do represent a substantial income, especially for the people in the tourism and service industries. Unlike the West, however, tips are NOT obligatory and are subject to your satisfaction – but your gracious generosity will sincerely be appreciated throughout your trip. We generally recommend that each person set aside $200 to cover all tipping needs for the total duration of the program, yet this is merely a suggested amount. You may leave as little or as much as you feel comfortable with. If you endear yourself to any particular crew member and wish to award them directly, please feel free to do so!
For more information and a detailed breakdown of tipping suggestions, please take a look at our Adriatic Cruise Travel Tips.

What if I have special dietary needs or food allergies?

Special meal requests are possible. If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, please be sure to notify our office at least 90 days prior to your departure. We and the restaurant staff will make every effort to arrange for special meals, however, if you have strict dietary restrictions, you may want to bring some non-perishable snacks, crackers, dried fruits, dietary sweeteners, or other items that will compliment the limited variety of special meals.

Anything else I should make sure to pack?

For a complete list of suggested items to bring, please read our detailed Adriatic Cruise Travel Tips. But here are a few important items that often get overlooked!
Electrical current in hotels and on the ship is 220 volts/50MHZ. In order to use appliances, including shavers, hair-dryers, chargers for movie cameras, etc., you will need to bring:
1) Universal Transformer: to convert from US 110 Volts to 220. (Note: recent electronic equipment such as laptops and cameras MAY automatically convert. Please check your individual item.)
2) Universal Adapter Plugs: Round pins for sockets that are different than at home. Since there are no supplies of converters/ adapters, we recommend you purchase a transformer/ adapter plug set at any electronics or appliance store before you leave.

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET: Medications which are vital to your health. A letter should accompany these from your doctor (signed and dated), certifying that such medications are vital to your health. Dosage should be indicated. Always pack any personal medications in your carry-on luggage, not in your checked baggage. Additionally, those passengers with lighter physical disabilities must report them to us at the time of booking.