Dalmatian Highlights Cruise – M/S ADRIATIC PEARL – 2017 / ET1
– from $1215 per person
|MS ADRIATIC PEARL – 2017 / ET1
DAY 1 SATURDAY EMBARKATION IN DUBROVNIK (Gruz harbor)
Embarkation starts from 11:00 onwards. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink and a snack, and get a chance to meet your Cruise Director and the crew of “Adriatic Pearl”. Captain’s orders and safety measures will be explained to you. Later that night you will have a dinner on board. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 2 SUNDAY DUBROVNIK – KORCULA
In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will be joining guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known 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. In the early afternoon we will depart for the island of Korcula, on the way to Korcula we will have a short stop for swimming and relaxing on one of the beautiful Elafiti Islands. Lunch will be served on board before the late afternoon arrival to Korcula, the alleged birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. After arrival 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 traveler Marco Polo who was born and spent his childhood in the streets of Korcula. Overnight in Korcula.*Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – walking tour package
DAY 3 MONDAY KORCULA – PUCISCA (Island of Brac) – OMIŠ
After breakfast 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 the 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. Suffice to say that 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. In the afternoon you can join optional boat excursion up the river Cetina. Overnight in Omiš.
*Stonemasonry school – walking tour package
DAY 4 TUESDAY OMIŠ – SPLIT – excursion Skradin, Sibenik and Trogir
After breakfast you will join our excursion to Sibenik, Skradin and Trogir. Leaving Omis ride by coach through the karst Sibenik hinterland to Skradin.Skradin is situated on the upper end of Krka estuary on the entrance to National Park, free time for exploration. After Skradin we will make a short stop in the town of Sibenik with an orientational guided tour of the old town of Sibenik. Before arrival to Split we will make another quick stop in Trogir which is situated on a small island and squeezed in between the mainland and the larger island of Ciovo. Except for the green parks the entire island is occupied by spectacular constructions of stone-houses, palaces, churches, monasteries, towers, walls etc. You will have free time to pay a visit to the main attraction in Trogir – the Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is probably the finest example of sacral architecture in Croatia. Finally we will be arriving to Split Old Town and you can join an optional walking tour with the local guide who will show you monumental Diocletian Palace which was built over 1700 years ago. 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’s List of World Cultural Heritage. Later you can just join locals enjoying a cup of coffee on their much beloved seaside promenade. Dinner on board and overnight in Split.
*Split Walking Tour – walking tour package
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY SPLIT – HVAR (Island of HVAR) – VELA LUKA (Island of Korcula)
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 of immense beauty 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 (Pakleniotoci), known by very warm sea. 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).
*Hvar town – walking tour package
DAY 6 THURSDAY VELA LUKA (Island of KORCULA) – POMENA (Island of MLJET) – SLANO
Thursday morning after leaving stunning beauty of Vela Luka your Captain will hand-pick a bay for you where he will drop the anchor. You can hop 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. Island of Mljet on its western side houses 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. 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’s built in the 12th century and enjoy a cup of coffee with the view and the quiet. In the late afternoon we will depart towards Slano. Overnight in Slano.
DAY 7 FRIDAY SLANO – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast you are free to take an optional ($) guided tour Taste of Dalmatia –you will visit Ston, small town famous of its 5 km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit local winery where you will have opportunity to taste some finest Dalmatian wines. Later, we set sail to Dubrovnik and cruise beneath Dubrovnik City Walls and then to port Gruž. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 8 SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
After your last breakfast on board disembarkation follows by 09:00 AM. It is time to say farewell to your fellow travelers, your Cruise Manager and the crew of M/S Adriatic Pearl.
Prices in CAD per person in double or twin cabin
Single supplement: 40%
• Welcome drink and snack
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
• Beverages from the ship’s bar only
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.
Lower deck: 8 cabins
Main deck: 10 cabins
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.
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 sqft) 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.