- 7- night deluxe Croatia cruise with half board
- English-speaking guided tours of Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula and Split
- Visit Miljet National Park’s famed salt water lakes
- Admire the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Hop on Dubrovnik’s cable car to enjoy views from the best vantage point
- Enjoy a wine tasting experience at a traditional Vis winery
- Swim at the famous Zlatni Rat beach
- Daily cabin service and free Wi-Fi onboard
Day 1: Dubrovnik
On arrival in Dubrovnik you will transfer to Gruž harbour, where our ship awaits you. Check in is from 14.00 hrs. Relax in your luxury cabin or join our English-speaking guided tour of Dubrovnik’s famous ancient city gates. Admire the classic Renaissance architecture, before we take the cable car from the Old Town to the summit of Mount Srđ.
This exceptional vantage point offers spectacular scenic views of the city walls and the Elaphiti Islands. In the evening, you are invited to meet the captain and crew at the Welcome reception and cocktail party.
Day 2: Dubrovnik – Slano (Ston)
The charming village of Slano, on the mainland, is our destination after breakfast. En route we cruise around Dubrovnik’s city walls before sailing to the Elaphiti islands for a swim stop. In the afternoon, join our guided tour of the traditional fisherman’s village of Slano.
The neighbouring fortified town of Ston boasts coastal beauty, intriguing medieval ramparts, and offers an opportunity to visit a local oyster farm. You can sample the delicious freshly caught oysters and learn all about oyster farming. Enjoy a free evening to do as you please.
Day 3: Slano (Ston) – Mljet
The Island of Mljet is situated further north and is home to one of the most popular tourist attractions in Croatia. At the Mljet National Park you can explore the famous saltwater lakes and take a boat across the water to St Mary Isle, situated in the centre of the largest salt lake.
This is where you will discover an ancient Benedictine monastery, and an old abbey and Church dating back to the 12th century. Hire a bicycle, scooter or kayak to freely explore the extensive natural environment of the beautiful park.
Day 4: Mljet – Korčula
We depart Mljet for the island of Korčula, which is famously known as being the birthplace of the world explorer Marco Polo. En route, we stop for lunch in a stunning secluded bay, and arrive in Korčula in the afternoon. Join our English-speaking guided tour of the captivating medieval town.
Wander through the quaint streets of the Old Town that are designed to replicate a fishbone, and to provide shelter from the weather. Enjoy free time in the evening, or join our optional excursion to a nearby village, for a traditional Dalmatian dining experience.
Day 5: Korčula – Vis
Vis is the furthest inhabited Croatian island and was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base. Due to its prime secluded position, Vis has retained much of its unique unspoiled charm. Relax and enjoy the tranquility while soaking up the history and culture.
Visit Vis town, on the northern side of the island, to discover the remains of the ancient urban centre of Issa. The Levaman Fortress, archaeological museum and picturesque waterfront are also worth exploring. At one of the local traditional wineries you can sample the exquisite wines that are growing in popularity worldwide.
Day 6: Vis – Biševo (Blue Cave) – Hvar
To experience a natural phenomenon a visit to the island of Biševo is required. The island is where you will find the famous waterlogged Blue cave. When sunlight hits the water, the cave displays an atmospheric lightshow. We continue towards Hvar, stopping for a swim en route.
Lunch is served on board, at the Pakleni Islands. The longest and sunniest Croatian island, Hvar is known for its fragrant lavender fields, stunning beauty and lively vibe. Enjoy a short presentation of lavender products and a guided tour of the historic heart of the town.
Day 7: Hvar – Bol
En route to Brač Island you can enjoy a refreshing swim stop at the famous Zlatni Rat beach (Golden Cape), situated near the charming fisherman’s village of Bol. The golden horn shaped stretch of sand entices visitors in great numbers.
On arrival in Split, join our guided tour of the historical city sights. Admire the Roman architecture, and the magnificent Diocletian Palace, which was originally designed as a retirement home for the Roman emperor. On return to the ship, you are invited to the captain’s farewell dinner with live entertainment.
Day 8: Split
After a freshly prepared breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the crew and to all of your new friends. Disembarkation by 9.00 am, and transfer to Split airport.
M/V Ave Maria
The deluxe 19 cabin cruise ship comfortably accommodates up to 38 guests in luxurious surroundings that boast the latest technology, first class amenities and advanced features. Set sail for the beautiful islands of Croatia in refined style.
The MV Avangard is a deluxe category ship presently under construction and due for launch in early 2017. Featuring 18 modern cabins, some with large windows offering sweeping views of the beautiful coastline for a maximum of 36 passengers.
- 7-night deluxe cruise with a choice of lower deck, main deck or VIP upper deck cabin with private balcony
- Private return transfers from Dubrovnik harbour to the airport
- Welcome reception dinner and cocktail party, Captain’s dinner with live entertainment and third evening dinner
- Daily buffet breakfast and 4 course set lunch, with fresh fruit and a choice of drink with your daily lunch
- 1L of bottled water per person daily
- Guided walking tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Korčula and Hvar
- Wine tasting tour on Vis Island and Oyster harvesting in Ston
- Entrance to the Dubrovnik cable car and Mljet National Park
- Visitors’ taxes, port fees & Wifi included
- English-speaking cruise director
- May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- June, 5, 12, 19, 26
- July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- August 7, 14, 21, 28
- September 4, 11, 18, 25
- October 2, 9