You will be transferred from either Dubrovnik Airport, or a hotel in the city, to Gruz port where embarkation for the cruise begins at noon. Later there will be a special welcome reception during which you will meet your fellow passengers and the crew and captain.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored at Dubrovnik (WR)
Sunday: DUBROVNIK – MLJET – KORCULA
As the vessel leaves Dubrovnik it will cruise past the Old City giving you a fantastic panoramic view of this UNESCO Heritage site. Then the cruise truly begins as the boat makes its way to Mljet, Croatia’s greenest island. Visit Mljet National Park which covers the western area of the island: there are five types of forests, many species of birds and eagles nests. The eastern end of the park is characterised by two deep bays that are called “lakes” because of their narrow channel (“Veliko Jezero” and “Malo Jezero” /”Big Lake” and “Small Lake”). A channel connects the small lake with the big lake, on which St. Mary’s Island is situated with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. After some time on Mljet the cruise will continue to Korcula which is believed to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. Dinner will be on board tonight.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored at Mljet (BLD)
Monday: KORCULA – PUCISCA
Korcula is an example of the successful blending of magnificent nature, cultural tradition, rich history and modern tourism. On the southern part of the island there are rocks that reach a height of 30m above the sea. This morning you will walk along the narrow cobbled streets on a walking tour of Korcula during which you will visit the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Later you will board the boat for lunch and sail to Pucisca on the island of Brac. Along the way the boat will stop at a secluded bay to give cruise participants a chance to take a relaxing dip in Croatia’s clear waters. You will arrive at Pucisca, a beautiful little town on the island of Brac, in the afternoon and have the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored at Pucisca (BL)
Tuesday: PUCISCA – OMIS – SPLIT
The boat leaves Pucisca and heads into waters made unsafe from the 13th century to the beginning of the 15th by pirates operating from Omis, which you will visit. Today, it is the centre of the Omis Riviera and one of the most beautiful areas on Croatia’s Adriatic Cost. After a short walking tour sail into the Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature reserve. Continue to Radman Mills, where you’ll have the chance to snack on some local specialities, and then later return to Omis. Board the boat again which no continues the day’s journey to Split where it will arrive in the afternoon. On arrival you will join a guided tour of the port, the seafront promenade and the Roman Emperor Diocletian‘s Palace. Split’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, most of which is nestled in the Diocletian’s Palace Complex you will explore. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored at Split (BL)
Wednesday: SPLIT – BOL – HVAR
After breakfast, the cruise will continue to Bol, another small town on the island of Brac. Bol is known chiefly for the Golden Horn beach, a 530m long beach that changes shape and position with the wind and weather conditions. You will be given a chance to experience this fantastic beach for yourself. Later you will return to the boat for lunch as it starts cruising to Hvar, known as Croatia’s sunniest island. The island is one of the most popular in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet-set. On arrival you will go on a sightseeing tour of Hvar town which had the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s Theatre in the UK). On the tour you will also see the Franciscan Monastery and other historical highlights and thereafter the remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
Note: Due to limited capacity in Hvar Harbour during peak season in July and August the port of call might be changed to Stari Grad or Jelsa. If this is the case bus transfers to and from Hvar will be organised.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored at Hvar (BL)
Thursday: HVAR – TRSTENIK
On the program for today is simply a leisurely cruise, with plenty of time for sunbathing, to the small and peaceful fishing village of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula. In the afternoon you can swim in the town’s half-moon shaped bay. Tonight there will be a Captain’s Dinner with live entertainment on board.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored at Trstenik (BLD)
Friday: TRSTENIK – DUBROVNIK
The final day of cruising sees the boat return to the port city it started at, Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” as it is sometimes knows. Cruise along the shores of Mljet Island and stop in a bay for a final opportunity to swim in these calm blue waters before you arrive back at Dubrovnik’s Gruz port. On arrival you will go on a walking tour of Dubrovnik’s UNESCO-protected Old Town and see sights such as the Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the World. Thereafter the remainder of the day will be at your leisure.
Overnight: Cruise vessel anchored at Dubrovnik (BL)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Dubrovnik Airport or a hotel in the city. (B)
MS PRINCESS ALOHA
Each cabin is air-conditioned, has LCD TV, mini-bar, safe deposit box, fire alarm, internal communication system between room and bar (also for announcements from captain or tour leader), lifejackets, cupboard, cabinet, small table with chair and porthole window. Luggage space is under the bed. Bathrooms are equipped with WC, shower, wash basin, hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe, and cosmetic package. Cabins are sound-proof and each cabin has a fire-proof door.
Main Deck – 9 twin cabins, 1 double cabin with queen size bed.
Lower Deck – 2 twin cabins, 4 Double cabins with queen size bed, 2 Triple cabins with queen size bed and additional bed.
Main Deck – 6 twin cabins, 5 double cabins with queen size bed.
Lower Deck – 2 twin cabins, 4 double cabins with queen size bed, 2 triple cabins.
Additional information on the equipment and facilities of the boats:
The boats are classified as 5*
Fully equipped cabins (A/C, LCD TV, safe deposit, fire alarm, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobe & slippers, lifejackets, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet)
Free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi)
All cabins are sound-proof, with internal communication system between a room and a bar, and provide fire-proof doors
Air-conditioned upper deck dining room, bar area with LCD TV
PA system for announcements by the captain or cruise manager
2,300 sq ft lounging sundeck with comfortable deck-beds
Kitchen built up to the latest HACCP standards
Rear access platform for easy access to/from the sea
Outdoor showers and deck toilets
Complete navigation equipment (navigation radar, plotter, GPS, radio, etc.)
Closed Circuit TV
Life boat for 50 passengers
Tender boat for 12 passengers
Electricity on board: 220 V
2 engines (400 HP each) + 2 generators for A/C and lights