Adriatic Paradise Cruise
8 Day Tour, from £860 per person
Explore Croatia's sparkling Adriatic Coast on this sun-kissed cruise. Sailing between magnificently enchanting coastal towns and islands such Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Korcula, you'll also have plenty of opportunities for a dip in the crystal clear waters. This cruise allows plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring island towns, small bays and Dalmatian cities.
This tour departs every Saturday from 03 June until 07 October 2017
This cruise has limited availability, please speak to a Regent Holidays travel specialist if interested in a particular departure.
Arrive Split and on arrival transfer to the M/S Princess (embarkation from 13:00). Split is a charming UNESCO Heritage City with its magnificent Diocletian's Palace and central piazza, the Peristil. This popular square is an acoustic-rich setting for cappella singers at dusk. Enjoy a welcome drink aboard and a chance to meet your fellow passengers.
After breakfast enjoy a guided walking tour of Split and UNESCO Heritage City and the magnificent Diocletian's Palace. Depart for Hvar in the afternoon. This lavender carpeted island is one of the Adriatic’s most popular; find out why on a guided tour of the ancient old town. Sail along to Korcula with a swimming stop en-route near Pakleni otoci . Dinner can be taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for the full board option. Overnight in Vela Luka, Korcula. (B,L)
Morning departure from Vela Luka to Mljet. A stop will be made for a swim in a bay of the captain’s choice(weather dependable). After the swim break, arrive in Mljet, where 1/3 of the island is covered by national park. Bike along pine forested trails, swim in the inland saltwater lakes or kayak across them to a marooned Benedictine monastery, or opt to take the guided tour. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for full board option. Overnight in Slano (on the mainland). (B,L)
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park OR free time in the National park.
The optional ‘Taste of Dalmatia’ tour will take you to a local winery to sample some of the delicious wines produced on the Pejlesac Peninsula. Afterwards cruise from Slano to Dubrovnik, stopping en-route on Lopud island to enjoy a short swim in the crystal clear waters. Arrive at Dubrovnik’s Gruz Port. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Old Town gate where you will join the guided tour of Dubrovnik. Our local expert will show you around this fascinating world-known landmark, an ancient town protected by 13th century fortifications. Dinner is taken in a restaurant of your choice, or on board for clients on the full board service.
Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B,L)
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
Excursion to Montenegro after breakfast. Clear waters and gorgeous mountains plunging into the sea will greet you upon your arrival at the Gulf of Kotor. Encircled by mountains, the innermost bays of the Gulf (Risan and Kotor) are the earliest inhabited areas with evidence of civilization dating from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian periods. In the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor enjoy a guided tour through one of the best preserved medieval walled cities on the Adriatic. Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B,L)
Morning departure from Dubrovnik to Korcula. Short stop will be made on the beautiful Elaphiti islands. Lunch on-board before arriving in Korcula; alleged birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo. Take a guided walking tour of this beautiful Dalmatian town with the 14th Century Cathedral of St Mark and Medieval fortifications. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board for full board option. Overnight in Korcula. (B,L)
Sail towards Brac . Captain will drop the anchor on the way for a refreshing swim in a secluded bay, after which you will continue your journey towards Pucisca. After docking at Pucisca, you can join a short visit to a stonemasonry school nearby where you will learn of the Brac limestone and their centuries-old tradition of stonemasonry and the unconventional tools they use before we continue our journey to Omiš ( a town known for two things: the stunning beauty of the Cetina river canyon and pirates). Upon arrival you are free to take the optional Cetina river trip. Dinner is taken at a restaurant of your choice, or on board if you have a full board option. Overnight in Omis. (B,L)
** Optional excursion: Cetina river
Transfer back to Split airport for your return flight. (B)
8 day tour, from £860 per person
(Single person supplement + £290)
- Return flights in economy class with Easyjet from Gatwick to Split inc. checked luggage each (alternative flights can be booked on request)
- All airport taxes and security charges
- Accommodation on boat as specified on a half-board basis
- Return airport transfers
- Walking tour package (Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pusica Stonemasonry school)
- Water with meals
- Complimentary coffee/tea all day
- Complimentary fresh fruit all day
- Towels changed three times a week
- Bed linen change twice a week
- Free Wi/Fi on board
- Excursion to Montenegro
- 9 crew members including a cruise manager
- Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
- Entrance to Mljet National Park (€14 per person to be paid locally)
- Full-board supplement: £100 per person
- Optional excursions (Cetina River: €20pp, Mljet national park: €20pp, Taste of Dalmatia: €20pp)
- Beverages from the ship bar only
- Tips & gratuities
- Beach towel hire € 3,00/week
03 Jun - 30 Jun: £1450; single suppl. £390
01 Jul - 29 Sep: £1505; single suppl. £410
30 Sep - 06 Oct: £940; single suppl. £325
07 Oct - 14 Oct: £860; single suppl. £290
Commissioned in 2017, the MS Princess is 45 m (144 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide, with a cruising speed of 9 knots. She has 40 person capacity with 18 ensuite and full air-conditioned cabins split across the main and lower decks.
On the main deck and the upper deck there is one bathroom with shower. The Upper deck houses a fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant that sits all guests at the same time with a fully equipped bar and LCD TV. At the rear of the boat you can find a shaded lounge area with club tables and comfortable sofas. Top deck, also called the ‘sun deck’ offers 155 m2 (500 sqft) of space and is equipped with sun loungers. Free WIFI is available in the salon and in the rear part of the boat.
- Double (queen-size bed: 165 x 200 cm / 65 x 79 in)
- Twin (two single beds: 90 x 200 cm / 35 x 79 in each)
- Triple (queen-size bed with an additional single bed.)
Lower deck: 8 cabins
- 2 twin cabins
- 2 double cabins–queen size bed
- 4 triple cabins–queen size bed + additional single bed
Main deck: 10 cabins
- 3 twin cabins
- 7 double cabins–queen size bed
Cabin furnishings include a cupboard, a cabinet and a window or a porthole. All cabins are equipped with power plugs. Bathrooms are fully equipped with a shower, toilette, hairdryer and a vanity with a sink.
- Lower deck cabins: 14-18 m2 (46-60 sqft) with bathroom
- Main deck cabins: 13-15 m2 (40-44 sqft) with bathroom
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Tour Route Map
- Croatia, Split
- Croatia, Hvar
- Croatia, Mijet
- Croatia, Dubrovnik
- Croatia, Elaphiti Islands
- Croatia, Korcula
- Croatia, Omis
- Croatia, Split
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Everything was excellent, the tour and the crew were fantastic. We really enjoyed our time, the place was lovely. We made some good friends and had a really nice time in a lovely country; the boat was definitely a good idea to see the Dalmatian coast!
Mr & Mrs Paine
February 2, 2017