Explore unusual and less visited towns and harbours as well as the great cities of the Adriatic; charming fishermen’s villages, unique National Parks, picturesque coves for swimming, and bustling port towns while sampling local Mediterranean cuisine. Our vessel carries a maximum of just 40 people but at 48 metres long she is is one of the largest vessels allowed into many of the small ports and harbours along this coastline. We will stop for a swim somewhere en route every day and on most evenings we are free to explore the restaurants of the towns we spend our evenings in. Dubrovnik's old town is an extraordinary maze of medieval streets surrounded by a 3 kilometre long city wall. From Dubrovnik we head to the beautiful Mljet National Park with its monastery on an island on a lake on an island. We head to some historic islands such as Korcula, birth place of Marco Polo, and Hvar. Split is dominated by the extraordinary Diocletian's Palace, one of the largest building of antiquity and now woven into the fabric of Central Split, and Zadar is a beautiful walled port town. • 7-night cruise from Zadar in a cabin with private facilities • Arrival transfer • Departure transfer • Welcome reception • Breakfast daily • 6 lunches and 1 dinner • 1 Captain’s dinner with live music • Complimentary bottled water, coffee and tea • Professional Cruise Manager throughout • Luggage handling • Whisper technology enhanced touring • Service charges and taxes • Free Wi-Fi on board • City tours of Zadar, Kornati National Park, Krka National Park, Split, Hvar, Korcula, Mljet National Park, Dubrovnik
You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruz Harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager later at an on-board Welcome reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.
Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the boat for lunch. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board. (B, L, D)
This morning, a walking tour of Korcula town takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the oldest public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. (B, L) Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call may be substituted by Stari Grad.
Sail to Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Over lunch on board, continue sailing to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split. (B, L)
In the morning sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Your time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise to Sibenik, with stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Sibenik, a walking tour shows you the highlights of the city, then your evening is at leisure. (B, L)
The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks: Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you sail to Sali. Tonight, enjoy captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board. (B, L, D)
As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late this afternoon, arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar’s historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St. Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. Your evening is free in the city. (B, L)
Disembark after breakfast, bidding your boat and crew farewell. You will be transferred to Zadar or Split airport.
Premier is being launched for the 2020 cruising season. Specifically designed to cruise the coast of Croatia she is small enough to get into all of the small ports along the coast of Croatia but has plenty of space to carry a maximum of 38 passengers in great comfort. A large sun deck, a lounge and dining room and 38 cabins are tended by 7 staff. There is a swim platform at the rear and a jacuzzi pool on deck. The galley staff are very happy to provide for a range of dietary requests such as gluten free, vegetarian, pescetarian and others - Pleas elet us know in advance. All cabins have are en-suite and have A/C, LCD TV, safe deposit, fire alarm, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobe & slippers, lifejackets, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet. There is free Wi-Fi on board. All cabins are sound-proof, with internal communication system between a room and a bar, and provide fire-proof doors Other features include:+ 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+ Complete navigation equipment (navigation radar, plotter, GPS, radio, etc.)+ Fire alarm+ 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
• Dubrovnik • National Park Mljet • Korcula • Hvar • Split • Krka National Park • Kornati National Park • Zadar