From Price Based on:
- Two adults sharing a Standard cabin in the low season (5 May 2018 departure).
- Return flights from Gatwick.
- Private taxi transfers.
- Includes port fees & tourist tax.
- 7 nights cruise in your chosen cabin on a half-board basis.
- Welcome dinner.
- Daily breakfast (except embarkation day) and 6 lunches.
- Two 0.5 L bottles of drinking water per person per day.
- Complimentary fresh fruit every day.
- English speaking guide for the city tours of Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik & Split.
- Free wi-fi on board (where available).
- Port fees & taxes.
- Return airport/hotel transfers.
What’s Not included:
- Entry into Mljet National Park.
- Optional excursion to Krk National Park.
- Beverages on board.
MS Captain Bota and her sister vessel the MS Equator (built in 2017), are larger than most in size, 40.60 x 8.10 meters, with fully air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds. These Ships have the feel of an exclusive yacht, being modern, of superior construction and with excellent facilities for guests.
The itinerary of this cruise shows the beauty of the islands, ancient cities and their rich heritage, with all modern day comforts.
These ships have spacious air-conditioned ensuite cabins, a comfortable Salon which spans the entire width of the ship. There is also a lounge bar, an outdoor covered sitting area as well as a large sun deck. Six qualified and experienced crew members and the English speaking Cruise Director are on hand to ensure the cruise is unforgettable for all the right reasons.
DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
The ships will be docked in Split harbour where guests may arrive at anytime during the day. However, for those arriving early, cabin access is not available until 13:00 although guests are welcome to store their luggage safely on board.
The welcome meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. where you will be formally introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, Crew and of course your fellow passengers.
Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late into the night and these guests will be provided with an alternative meal.
Overnight in Split, (Dinner)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
Set off from Split towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden Horn).
Stop in Bol and enjoy a walk in this Dalmatian Town and take a swim or stop for coffee until lunch is served on board.
After lunch, continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia, the island of Hvar. Cruising past many coves and bays on the way.
Hvar is one of the most popular, tourist destinations and a world renowned rendezvous point for the international jet set.
Arriving into Hvar during the evening, a local English speaking guide will walk you through the town explaining the history, culture and way of life on this island and how lavender has been traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries right up until today.
Enjoy a free evening in Hvar why not dine in one of the many family run restaurants specialising in fresh fish.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 3 • MONDAY HVAR – KORČULA, KORČULA ISLAND
Set sail in the morning towards the island of Korčula. Stopping for a swim before lunch. In the afternoon arrive into Korčula town, on the island of the same name. Korčula is the city best known as the alleged birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Your English speaking guide will take you on a City tour of Korcula, walking through the narrow and cobbled streets.
The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining in a local restaurant of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands stopping for have a swim stop and lunch before arriving into Dubrovnik during the afternoon.
Our private English speaking guide and coach will meet you at the pier. Taking you on a panoramic drive and a photo stop to take your breath away ! Then we arrive at the gate to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, your Guide will show you the most interesting sights of the town. After the official City tour you can enjoy some time to yourself to explore , visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled to be at 18:00 hours or you if you wish to stay longer, you can elect return to the Ship on your own.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – MLJET NATIONAL PARK, MLJET ISLAND
After breakfast cruise to Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with swim stop along the way.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising towards Mljet National Park.
Upon arrival, enjoy a free afternoon to explore (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lakes and Islet of St. Mary with its 12th century Benedictine Monastery. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet National Park, (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 6 • THURSDAY MLJET – MAKARSKA
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with refreshing swim stops on our way while sailing by Pelješac Penninsula and its picturesque countryside, green with the olive groves and vineyards. In the distance you will view the low bush forests and the eastern side of Hvar Island.
Lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “tourist Centre of Dalmatia” famous with it’s long beaches and nightlife, where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Makarska, (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 7 • FRIDAY MAKARSKA – PUČIŠĆA ( BRAČ ISLAND) – SPLIT
Your voyage continues towards Pučišća with lunch and refreshing swim stops en route. Pučišća is the largest village on the island of Brač . Nowhere in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as here, with its steep-sided natural harbour, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience. The fjord-like inlet has three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join the sea. Pučišća Quarry was first mined in ancient history, unused since the Roman era until more recent times.
It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build the limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament House in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
After lunch the ship cruises to Split, our first and last stop.
Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
Our English speaking guide will take you on an afternoon Split City tour, and walk you through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka.
The Krka National Park was proclaimed the seventh National Park in Croatia in 1985.
The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to strict preservation laws, the whole area has been kept in its original pristine state.
From the ship, depart after lunch, arriving to Krka at around 3.30 p.m.
Walk through National Park, viewing the Skradinski Buk waterfall, the longest and most impressive on the Krka River, and one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. The walking part of this trip will end at The Skradinski Buk Ethno Village. Return with a scenic road trip from Krka to Split.
Reservation and payment available locally
English speaking guide, Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split City Tour, Wireless headset system for excursion. Note: Walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes, recommend comfortable walking shoes.
Overnight in Split (Breakfast & Lunch)
DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT
After breakfast bid farewell to fellow Cruisers before departing for the airport or onward to your chosen accommodation for those who have chosen a Cruise and Stay holiday option. (B)
Departure Dates & Ship Schedules 2018
5, 12, 19 & 26 May – MS Captain Bota
2 June – MS Captain Bota
9 & 16 June – MS Equator & MS Captain Bota
7, 14, 21 & 28 July – MS Equator
4, 11, 18 & 25 August – MS Equator
1 September – MS Equator
8, 15, 22 & 29 September – MS Equator & MS Captain Bota
Please note that the MS Equator is shown in the gallery pictures.