Elegance Cruise – MS Equator

 

Croatian Elegance Cruise – M/S EQUATOR or M/S KAPETAN BOTA

SPLIT – BOL – HVAR – KORCULA – DUBROVNIK – MLJET – PUCISCA – OMIS
– from $1295 per person

 

 

MS EQUATOR & MS KAPETAN BOTA / AMB 2 / 2018

ITINERARY:

DAY 1 • SATURDAY / SPLIT
M/S EQUATOR will be docked in Split harbor where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with cold dinner. Overnight in Split, (D)

DAY 2 • SUNDAY / SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
Morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board.
After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island. We will join a short lavender presentation where you can learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Overnight in Hvar (B,L)

DAY 3 • MONDAY / HVAR – KORČULA
Morning departure towards the island of Korčula. Swim stop before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo. Our English speaking guide will do short Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula (B,L)

DAY 4 • TUESDAY/ KORČULA – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Arrive in Dubrovnik after lunch and then board a bus for a guided tour, which starts with a drive to a panoramic viewing point high above the city and then continues with a walking tour of the famous old city.
After the guided tour you will be have some free time to explore the city, visit the city walls or take the cable car to the top of Mount Srd. Then you can choose to either take the coach back to the ship at 18:00 or make your own way back. Overnight in Dubrovnik  (B,L)

DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY / DUBROVNIK- ELAPHITI ISLANDS – MLJET
After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along a way.
Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park.
Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet National Park. (B,L)

DAY 6 • THURSDAY / MLJET – MAKARSKA
Our voyage will continue towards Makarska with refreshing swim stops on our way passing by Pelješac Penninsula and its picturesque places on both sides, green with the olive and pine groves, vineyards and the low bush forests and 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 (B,L)

DAY 7 • FRIDAY / MAKARSKA –  PUČIŠĆA (BRAČ ISLAND) – SPLIT
After breakfast we cruise across the Brač channel towards Pucisca.
Pucisca is the island’s biggest village of the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising amphitheatrically uphill make this place so unique and worth seeing, famous for its quarries from which stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.
In Pucisce is only one Stonemasonry school in Croatia where students carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that are used here for centuries. After a relaxed walk we will have lunch while cruising 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 inscribed on the 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 do afternoon Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace
Overnight in Split (B,L)

DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)

Prices in CAD per person in double or twin cabin

DEPARTURE DATES – 2018 Lower deck
Main deck
May 5*, 12*, 19*, 26* / Sep 22*, 29*
$1295.00 $1855.00
Jun 2*, 9, 16 / Jul 7, 14, 21, 28
$1745.00 $2179.00
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 / Sep 1, 8, 15*
$1745.00 $2179.00
 Single supplement: 50%

 * On these dates the cruise is operated by MS Kapetan Bota

INCLUDED:

• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 6 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome dinner with three courses
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
• Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Korčula, Split and Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop on a hill above Dubrovnik
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE

• Port taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash

• Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter

• transfer to/from port

SHIP INFORMATION:

M/S EQUATOR INFORMATION

Elegance Cruise ship M/S EQUATOR was commissioned in 2017.

With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 18 cabins our newly built, yacht-like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.

This new motor ship built under Croatian flag, length overall 39,00 meters and 8,00 meters in width,  with two powerful engines + three generators for air-condition system and 220 Volts with standard cruising speed of 9,00 knots, bow thruster and all electronic equipment.

Construction material is steel with mahogany and iroko wood.

She has 18 very spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing elegance cruise for up to maximum 36 persons.

Experienced crew will make your cruise unforgettable.

Passenger cabins are situated on two decks while crew members are accommodated in separate living quarters reserved for them.

All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned, with independent ventilation system for fresh air all the time, conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin.

All cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×80 cm or 200×160 cm with independent air-conditioned control board, Satellite LCD TV in cabins, designed wallboards, working table and chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for notification of a cruise manager or group leader.

Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have cabin window and porthole in bathroom.  Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door.

CABIN INFORMATION:

Standard cabins
Eight cabins are with double or twin beds with size of 12-14 m2

These cabins are equivalent or larger to other cabins in terms of comfort, they are situated under main deck where  sea influence and „boat shaking“ is minimized , as well as the noise from city cafe music or other boats during summer nights.  Standard cabins have entrance doors from the inside of the ship and have two porthole that cannot be opened due to security reasons, but there is a perfect dual ventilation system and air-condition in a cabins that are much cooler.

Main Deck Cabins
Ten cabins are with double or twin beds with size of 11-13 m2

M/S KAPETAN BOTA INFORMATION:
MS Captain Bota is a 40,60m long, 8,10 m wide luxury yacht-like ship that will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Croatian Coast. Built for the season 2015 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, guaranteeing intimate cruise for all guests.

Closed Circuit Video surveillance, complete navigation equipment, fire alarm, smoke detectors, life rafts and tenders are there for your personal safety.

Modern non-smoking double or twin cabins are fully equipped with A/C, LCD TV, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi, fire alarm, smoke detectors, Shower, WC and bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, lifejackets, luggage space under the bed, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet with window or porthole.

Extra-large “from side to side” fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, with separate bar and lounge area, big screen LCD TV, corner table for buffet breakfast, Wireless Internet, loud-speakers and audio-system for announcements by Captain or cruise manager, beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.

Outside fully covered terrace with sitting area, tables and chairs that can be closed with removable plastic windows (in case of winds) that are usually open for a breathtaking “sea view”.

Ship has platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilettes.

On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 250 m2 with sun-beds for passengers, while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi, designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.

Year of Construction: May 2015
Hull: Steel boat
Length over all: 40,60 m
Beam: 8,10 m
Engine: 2 x 386 HP
Generators: 3
Cruising speed: 9 knots
Cabins: 18 + 1
-10 cabins on main deck with windows
– 8 cabins on standard deck with 2 portholes
– additional cruise manager single cabin on main deck
Flag: Croatian
Officers and staff nationality; Croatian

ITINERARY DEVIATIONS:
Every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary as stated. However, due to the schedule changes beyond the organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change the route or alter the shore excursions.
NOTES:
– In some ports of call ship can be moored sideways to the other boats. In that case guests will need to walk through other boats to reach the pier, which sometimes means there is a height difference and a gap between two ships. Guests with walking disabilities can expect to find such crossings to other boats very challenging. Although all effort will be made to assist, crew availability is severely limited in most circumstances. Therefore a physically challenged guest will require the services of a responsible adult.
– During peak season (July & August) there is a possibility that the ship will be docked in Dubrovnik on an alternative location, due to limited harbor capacity. In that case, guests will be provided with necessary information in due time.
– There is a possibility that ship will be anchored in some ports of call for overnight, due to Port authority orders. In that case transfer with tender boat will be organized to and from the shore. Passengers will be asked to follow transfers

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