- 7- night deluxe Croatia cruise with half board
- English-speaking guided tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Korčula and Hvar
- Visit Miljet National Park’s famed salt water lakes
- Explore the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Hop on Dubrovnik’s cable car to enjoy spectacular panoramas
- Enjoy a wine tasting experience at a traditional Vis winery
- Sample the best oysters in the world in Ston
- Daily cabin service and free Wi-Fi onboard
Day 1: Split
On arrival at Split airport you will transfer to Split harbour where our ship is docked. Embarkation is from 14.00 hrs. After checking in you can relax in your deluxe cabin, or join our guided tour of the beautiful historic town of Split. The town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts an outstanding collection of classic Roman architecture.
The most famous attraction is undoubtedly the imposing Diocletian Palace. In the evening, you are invited to attend the Welcome reception and cocktail party. Meet the captain, crew and your fellow guests.
Day 2: Split (Bol) – Hvar
We depart for the enchanting island of Brač after breakfast. At the popular tourist attraction of Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) beach, near Bol, you can swim or sunbathe. Lunch is served at the Pakleni Islands. Croatia’s longest and sunniest island is our next stop.
Hvar has a jet-set reputation and an abundance of interesting historic features and lively cafes, bars and restaurants to explore. Visit the Renaissance cathedral and the oldest community theatre in Europe, before hiking to the top of the town fort to enjoy stunning views of the neighbouring islands.
Day 3: Hvar – Biševo (Blue Cave) – Vis
The charming island of Biševo is home to the magnificent Blue cave. A visit to the cave is dependent on weather conditions. The natural phenomenon is an illuminating sight that is not to be missed.
We continue sailing to the secluded island of Vis, which was once a strategic Yugoslav naval base. Its isolated spot has ensured that the island remains tranquil and unspoiled. Visit the local traditional wineries to sample Croatian wines. A stroll to the beautiful Villae Rusticae, situated along the waterfront, will reward you with fabulous panoramas.
Day 4: Vis – Korčula
The island of Korčula is famous for being the birthplace of the world explorer Marco Polo. En route to the island, lunch is served on board. On arrival in Korčula in the afternoon, join our English-speaking guided tour of the historic medieval walled Old Town to discover the enchanting herringbone patterned streets and ancient buildings.
There are also shops, cafes and restaurants to discover. In the evening, our optional Dalmatian dinner excursion takes you on an authentic experience. Taste the flavours of Croatia and learn all about the history and traditional way of life.
Day 5: Korčula – Mljet
We sail further south to the island of Mljet. On arrival, join our excursion to Mljet National Park. You can explore the famous saltwater lakes or hop on a boat to St Mary Isle. Situated on the isle is a 12th century Benedictine monastery. If you’re feeling energetic, you can traverse the park via bicycle, scooter or kayak.
The hiking and biking paths around the park make it easy to navigate and enjoy the natural beauty spot and breathtaking scenery. Swimming in the lakes is possible between April and October.
Day 6: Mljet – Slano (Ston)
The enchanting mainland village of Slano is steeped in traditions and customs. The peaceful fishermen’s village is also the entrance point to Ston, on the Pelješac peninsula. The small, fortified village of Ston is famous for its fresh catch of the day oysters, which are regarded as the best in the world.
Explore the historical medieval ramparts of Ston and the saltworks and beaches, before taking a short stroll along the coastline to a local oyster farm. Here, you can sample the popular delicacy and learn all about oyster farming.
Day 7: Slano (Ston) – Dubrovnik
We depart for Dubrovnik early in the morning. The ancient city boasts historical buildings dating back to the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. We cruise alongside the ancient defensive walls, while gourmet lunch is served on board.
On arrival at Gruž harbour, join our guided tour of the magnificent city sights. To enjoy spectacular vistas of Dubrovnik and the Elaphiti Islands, ride the cable car to the summit of Mount Srđ. In the evening, the Captain’s farewell dinner with live music and entertainment is the perfect way to end your deluxe cruise.
Day 8: Dubrovnik
After your freshly prepared breakfast it’s time to say goodbye to the crew and to your fellow guests. Disembarkation is by 9.00 am, with private transfer to Dubrovnik 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