Amazing Adriatic 2022

8 Days: Split, Trogir, Stari Grad, Hvar, Vis, Bisevo, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Elaphiti Island, and Dubrovnik

Highlights:

  • View spectacular waterfalls at Krka National Park
  • Scenic nature walk through Mljet National Park
  • Swimming in the crystal blue waters of Croatia
  • Explore a small fishermen’s village that includes an authentic oyster tasting
  • Cruising down Dalmatia’s picturesque coastline
  • Dubrovnik’s historic architecture (and modern-day filming locations)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with on board live entertainment and drinks

10 Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • SPLIT: Guided tour includes Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace and other fascinating architectures surrounding Split
  • TROGIR: Visit ancient museums followed by excursion to view stunning waterfalls at Krka National Park
  • STARI GRAD: Explore the old town centre and restaurants in one of the oldest towns in Europe
  • HVAR ISLAND: Walking tour includes the first public theatre in Europe and more
  • VIS ISLAND: Tour of Vis Island features town’s waterfront and nature
  • BISEVO ISLAND: Visit the most natural phenomenon of Croatia, the Blue Cave
  • KORCULA ISLAND: Walking tour of historical sites in the best preserved medieval city
  • MLJET ISLAND, CROATIA: Sail to Mljet Island and free time to explore the magnificent Mljet National Park
  • SLANO: Visit to a fishermen’s village followed an authentic local oyster tasting
  • DUBROVNIK: Panoramic motor coach tour of the historical centre of Dubrovnik

Included Features:

  • 7-night cruise from Split to Dubrovnik on board M/Y Prestige or similar in a cabin with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Split airport to hotel
  • Departure transfer from Dubrovnik hotel to airport
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • 6 lunches with 4 courses
  • Welcome dinner and Captain’s dinner
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, and fruits
  • Professional Cruise Manager and local guides throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and taxes
  • Free Wi-Fi on board (subject to signal)
  • 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 SPLIT arrival, Saturday (WR, D)

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 – TROGIR (Krka National Park excursion), Sunday (B, L)

In the morning join a guided tour of Split, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Set sail to the old Dalmatian town Trogir. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini-Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town – as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. After disembarking in Trogir we will take the bus to visit Krka National Park. You will discover the pristine nature and waterfalls of the Krka National Park, an area extremely rich with flora and fauna. Overnight in Trogir. 

Day 3 TROGIR – STARI GRAD, Monday (B, L)

Morning guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. Enjoy sailing towards Stari Grad and a stop for swimming followed by lunch on board. Stari Grad is one of the oldest towns in Europe with many friendly and cheap konobas and restaurants in the backstreets of the old town. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town centre of Stari Grad have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Your evening is free to explore Stari Grad on your own.

Day 4 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 and many more historical sites. Afterwards continue to Vis. The town of Vis is on the northern side of the island and was developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, Church or Our Lady and City Museum or take a walk enjoying the view of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast. Your evening is free in Vis.

Day 5 VIS – BIŠEVO – KORČULA, Wednesday (B, L)

This morning we will have an early morning cruise towards Biševo island to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon on the islet Biševo just in front of the town of Komiža. 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. Afterwards cruise towards the Korčula the island’s main settlement and is known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, one of the world’s most famous explorers of all times. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy your gourmet experience and there are numerous bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.

*Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot: up to $20 per person (depending on the season)

Day 6 KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO, Thursday (B, L, D)

In the morning head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters or kayaks to explore the National Park or island on your own. Lunch on board and departure for a small village called Slano on the mainland, a peaceful fishermen’s village and the starting point to Ston, another once fortified small village famous for its oysters situated on Pelješac peninsula. Pelješac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town, we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local oyster tasting. Tonight, enjoy Captain’s dinner and overnight in Slano.

Day 7 SLANO – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – DUBROVNIK, Friday (B, L)

Early morning cruise to Elaphiti islands with swimming stop on one of the secluded bays to spend the morning. Lunch will be serve while cruising through the old city walls of Dubrovnik followed by a guided panoramic bus. After the panoramic view, we will arrive at the historical centre of Dubrovnik, walk through the famous UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Stradun – both a street and a square. After city tour, you will be left on your own to explore the city. You can visit City Walls, the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral, take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 8 DUBROVNIK departure, Saturday (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 DUBROVNIK ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)

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 – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – SLANO, Sunday (B, L, D)

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic”. Walk through the famous UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, Stradun – both a street and a square, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After returning to ship enjoy the magic scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls to continue 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 village famous for its oysters situated on Peljesac peninsula. Peljesac peninsula is known as one of the best wine-producing regions in Croatia. After exploring the town, we leave to a small nearby village to enjoy the authentic local oyster tasting. Overnight and Captains Dinner in Slano.

Day 3 SLANO – MLJET – KORČULA, Monday (B, L)

In the morning we head north to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park. Continue our cruise towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, which is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the multiple restaurants and bars.

Day 4 KORČULA – BIŠEVO – VIS, Tuesday (B, L)

Early in the morning we sail to small island 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. Cruise towards the island of Vis once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and restricted to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it interesting to visit. 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. Overnight in the port of Vis.

*Entrance to Blue Cave to be paid on the spot: up to $20 per person (depending on the season)

Day 5 VIS – HVAR – STARI GRAD, Wednesday (B, L)

In the morning head further towards Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Hvar town followed by a tour of the town – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. After the tour set sail towards Stari Grad, one of the oldest cities in Europe where you will overnight.

Day 6 STARI GRAD – TROGIR (Krka National Park excursion), Thursday (B, L)

Early morning departure to the old Dalmatian town Trogir. Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini-Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town – as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. You will discover the beauty of the Krka National Park and the small access port of Skradin where the flora and fauna are exceptional. Overnight in Trogir.

Day 7 TROGIR – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)

Morning guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. Set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. Arriving in Split, join a guided tour of the city, visit the seafront promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical centre of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.

Day 8 SPLIT departure, Saturday (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 My Wish

Built in 2020, M/Y My Wish is a brand new deluxe superior category vessel with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity is 38 passengers in 18 cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Noteworthy are 10 upper deck cabins with private balconies. Each cabin is fully equipped with A/ , LCD TV, safe deposit box, fire alarm, internal communication system between room and bar. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin, hair dryer, slippers, bathrobe, and for added convenience cosmetic package. All cabins are sound-proof and each cabin comes with the fire-proof doors. Electricity on board: 220V. Ship Amenities: salon/restaurant (free wireless internet, subject to signal), bar, outdoor showers, swimming platform, PA system, and jacuzzi. Non-smoking interiors. Currency: Croatian Kuna.

Cabins

Category A: Upper W/Balcony

  • Spacious cabins features double beds
  • All cabins have picture view windows
  • All Cabin Feature Full Balcony with sitting area
  • Private bathroom with glass-enclosed shower and hair dryers
  • Choice of bath amenities with bath towels
  • Efficient closet space
  • Spacious desk
  • 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

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

 

M/Y Desire

Built in 2017, the Desire is a five star vessel with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity is 38 passengers in 19 twin, double and triple cabins. All cabins have up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, LCD TV, safe deposit box, fire alarm, internal communication system between room and bar. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin, hair dryer, slippers, bathrobe, and for added convenience cosmetic package. The fully air-conditioned upper deck dining room/salon will accommodate all passengers and is equipped with a bar and LCD TV with free wireless internet, subject to signal. An extension of the restaurant is outdoors, on the covered part of the upper deck. The spacious sun deck features a jacuzzi pool. Electricity on board: 220V. Currency Croatian Kuna.

Public Areas

Cabins

Category A: Sun/Upper/Main Deck

  • Spacious cabins features twin/double beds
  • All cabins have picture view windows
  • 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: Main Deck

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

 

Cabins

Category C: Low Deck

  • Spacious cabins features twin/double beds
  • All cabins have Half Portholes
  • Private bathroom with glass-enclosed shower and hair dryers
  • Choice of bath amenities with bath towels
  • Efficient closet space
  • Desk and chair
  • 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 2022 Adriatic Cruises?

M/S My Wish or M/S Desire

We are delighted to introduce to you the “My Wish”. Built in 2020, M/Y My Wish is a brand new deluxe superior category vessel with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity is 38 passengers in 18 cabins, guaranteeing an intimate setting for all guests. Noteworthy are 10 upper deck cabins with private balconies. Each cabin is fully equipped with A/ , LCD TV, safe deposit box, fire alarm, internal communication system between room and bar. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin, hair dryer, slippers, bathrobe, and for added convenience cosmetic package. All cabins are sound-proof and each cabin comes with the fire-proof doors. Electricity on board: 220V. Ship Amenities: salon/restaurant (free wireless internet, subject to signal), bar, outdoor showers, swimming platform, PA system, and jacuzzi. Non-smoking interiors. Currency: Croatian Kuna.

Other departures may have Desire. Built in 2017, Desire a five star vessel with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. Maximum capacity is 38 passengers in 19 twin, double and triple cabins. All cabins have up-to-date standards, fully equipped with A/C, LCD TV, safe deposit box, fire alarm, internal communication system between room and bar. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet, shower, wash basin, hair dryer, slippers, bathrobe, and for added convenience cosmetic package. The fully air-conditioned upper deck dining room/salon will accommodate all passengers and is equipped with a bar and LCD TV with free wireless internet, subject to signal. An extension of the restaurant is outdoors, on the covered part of the upper deck. The spacious sun deck features a jacuzzi pool. Electricity on board: 220V. Currency Croatian Kuna.

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.