Naturist Cruises

Description

7 night cruises with guaranteed departures from ports of Split and Opatija

Itinerary

These cruises along the Croatian coast and islands promise visits to historic towns and fascinating islands with abundant opportunities for nude sunbathing and swimming. Choose from two itineraries departing from Split (KL3) or from Opatija (KL1). Sail on a charming Croatian coastal ship, while enjoying all the delights the islands dotting the magnificent coastline have to offer.. Nudity will be welcome and expected on board except when in port and during meal times.


1.     Northern Route From Opatija (Kl1)
(departures on 21 June and 09 August 2014)


Route: OPATIJA – KRK – RAB – ZADAR – MOLAT – (Ilovik) LOŠINJ – CRES – OPATIJA


Saturday   OPATIJA - KRK ISLAND

Departure at 13:00h with lunch on board followed by a swim stop in the crystal clear sea on route to Krk island - the largest of the Croatian islands. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, gentle green promenades bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants alongside the waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk.

Sunday   KRK ISLAND - RAB ISLAND

After breakfast cruise towards Rab island known as the “island of love”. Sightseeing of town encircled by medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares where many painters and artists exhibit their works. If the time allows walk up to Kamenjak hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

Monday   RAB ISLAND - ZADAR

Morning cruise from Rab towards Zadar along Pag island with a swim stop on the tiny MAUN island. Enjoy guided tour of the city, which was for centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today the centre of the region. Zadar is rich in monumental heritage of world importance visible on every step. Here you can see The Roman forum dated to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus dated to the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces, villas. The town is full of great restaurants packed in the centre. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight.

Tuesday   ZADAR - MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB

Early departure for Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbours). Both islands are situated in the northern part of Zadar's archipelago where one can enjoy peace and serenity. Captain's dinner party on board and overnight.


Wednesday   MOLAT ISLAND or OLIB - ILOVIK - LOŠINJ ISLAND

After breakfast and morning swim, cruise towards Ilovik, the island of flowers for a short stop before departing for Lošinj island, one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic due to the abundance of pine trees and clear waters. Mali Lošinj is known as the “sunshine island”. On arrival take a walk along the harbor or dare to take a night swim on the sandy Čikat beach or simply visit nearby, picturesque, town of Veli Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Thursday   LOŠINJ ISLAND - CRES ISLAND

After a morning swim leave for Cres island, a long and narrow island covered with oak, beech and pine forests as well as wineyards and olive tree plantations. Cres and Mali Lošinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separated them. Spend the night in the harbour of this typical medieval town Cres.

Friday   CRES ISLAND - OPATIJA

After breakfast we leave for Opatija. On route we can experience the spectacular views of famous Opatija Riviera. Late afternoon arrival to Opatija for a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungo Mare to the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village Volosko – well known for excellent seafood restaurants, the best in the region, as well as among the best in Croatia. For your last night on board we recommend a farewell party on the ship, a great opportunity for exchanging addresses with other passengers who have by now become your new friends.

Saturday    OPATIJA

After breakfast say goodbye to the crew and hope to see you again aboard Katarina Line cruises.

2.     Southern Route From Split (Kl3)
(departures on 07 June and 23 August 2014)

Route: SPLIT – OMIŠ/PUČIŠĆA – KORČULA – LASTOVO – Ravnik (Green cave) – KOMIŽA/VIS – Biševo (Blue cave) – STARIGRAD – BOL – SPLIT

Saturday   SPLIT – OMIŠ/PUČIŠĆA

Departure from Split at 13:00h followed by a lunch on board and a swim break. Continue to Omiš or Pučišća on Brač island. Omiš is a picturesque town surrounded with steep rocky mountain cliffs, where the river Cetina flows into the Adriatic sea. Here you can experience Cetina river rafting or Cetina Canyon zipline, climb to the old fortress above the town, play volleyball on the beach or simply take a walk through the old town of Omiš and discover the glorious long history through the many historical monuments. Pučišća is a typical Mediterranean place, situated on the northern side of the Brač island at the bottom of the deep bay. It is cradle of the world’s famous stone of Brač. There is a possibility of visiting a stone-masonry workshop, one of the few stone masonry workshops left in Europe. Enjoy the domestic food, wine and famous olive oil of this coastal village. Overnight in the port of Pučišća.

Sunday   OMIŠ/PUČIŠĆA – KORČULA

By the time you reach the deck in the morning, Omiš/Pučišća will already be behind us. After a morning swim in the crystal blue sea, we cruise toward Korčula; the birthplace of Marco Polo. Lunch will be served either on the tip of the Pelješac peninsula (near Lovište) or in the quiet bay of Kneža on Korčula. Afternoon arrival in Korčula for sightseeing of this exceptional town. According to legend Korčula was found by Trojan hero Anthenor in the 12th century B.C. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. In the evening we recommend you visit one of numerous konobas or enjoy the stunning views of the mailand from the numerous cafes and bars. Overnight in Korčula.

Monday   KORČULA – LASTOVO

As a prelude to more cruising we suggest a short walk through the open market in Korčula where you can buy fresh fruit to enjoy during the day. We continue our cruise towards Lastovo, the furthest, inhabited island in Dalmatia, which Romans called the Imperial island. Docked in Ubli port, one has the opportunity to visit the protected Nature Park or visit the biggest town on the island – Lastovo. The Island is surrounded by many smaller islands, with plenty of secluded bays suitable for snorkeling, but also known for many little churches and unusually shaped chimneys. Overnight in Lastovo.

Tuesday   LASTOVO – Ravnik (Green cave) – KOMIŽA/VIS

Early morning departure towards Vis island, which was closed to tourists for many years. Vis was, because of its unique geographical position, a strategic harbour for the navy. Because of this isolation, Vis has a special charm of the ‘Mediterranean as it once was’ which makes it really interesting to see. Near Vis, there is the little Ravnik island, where the Green cave is situated. It was named after the unusual light that reflects in the sea from the hole on the top of the cave. After a short swim, depending on the weather conditions, we sail further to the town of Komiža or Vis for overnight. Komiža is a typical Mediterranean place on the western part of the island, where the fishery on the eastern part of the Adriatic coast began. Enjoy the walk through the narrow alleys and rich heritage, or maybe on one of the pebble beaches with fresh water springs, that stretch along the whole eastern side of the Komiža bay. The town of Vis is situated on the northern side of the island and it was developed near the remains of the ancient Issa, first urban centre in Croatia, formed by the Greeks in 4th century B.C. Visit the remains of the Roman Baths, City museum or take a walk enjoying the view on the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the coast.

Wednesday   KOMIŽA/VIS – Biševo (Blue cave) – STARIGRAD

Early in the morning we cruise towards the little Biševo island to visit the Blue cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this by the crew. After a short visit to Komiža/Vis town, we continue towards Stari Grad on the Hvar island, the sunniest Adriatic island. Free afternoon to explore this unique town. The famous Stari Grad Field is the oldest in Croatia and the best preserved example of ancient Greek system of agriculture. Together with the old town it is a part of world heritage protected by UNESCO.

Thursday   STARIGRAD - BOL

After breakfast we cruise towards the beautiful Brač island and the famous town of Bol. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden Horn - its
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gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town converted to a popular tourist destination. Here we spend the night and have the opportunity to enjoy excellent fresh fish, local wines and other delicacies of this unique island, enjoy a lovely walk or cycle along the promenade. Hike or rent a scooter up to Vidova Gora for a spectacular view of Bol and surroundings.

Friday   BOL – SPLIT

The last day is spend mostly relaxing and swimming in different quiet bays of Brač island. Late afternoon arrival to Split, the second largest Croatian town and the capital of the region of Dalmatia. Split is a city under UNESCO protection, and its historical and cultural monuments belong not only to its inhabitants, but also to anyone who wants to capture a piece of the thousand year old beauty. Possibility of joining our sightseeing tour of the old town (Diocletian's palace).

Saturday   SPLIT

Early breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends.

Departures

on KL1 - 21.06., 09.08.
on KL3 - 07.06., 23.08.

Optional

  • Full Board supplement: EUR 115.- per person/week (gross), min. 10 persons required
  • Drink supplement: EUR 16.- per week (netto) – incl. choice of 1 drink - glass of wine, 1 beer or 1 soft drink with lunch
  • Water Supplement: EUR 20.- per person per week (netto) – includes 1,5 l of water per person per day- to be paid on the spot
  • English breakfast supplement: EUR 40.- per week (netto) - incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads - butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami etc.)
  • Captain’s dinner: EUR 25.- (netto) - choice of fish or meat menu - ship's specialty served
    Wedding renewal package: EUR 100,- (netto) per couple – includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift
  • Daily cabin cleaning: EUR 15,- per person per week (netto) - daily making of the beds and rubbish disposal, fresh bed linens and towels midweek; to be ordered in advance!
  • EXTRA TOWELS: Guests will be provided with two towels for personal use per week. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3.- & beach towels EUR 5.- per week. Katarina Line beach towel can be purchased at arrival for EUR 10.-
  • Parking: Possible from EUR 10. – 15.- daily (Opatija, Split)
  • Airport transfers: Prices from EUR 50.- per transfer (up to 3 pax) from Split airport to Split port; in Opatija various airport possibilities (Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) – price on request; FREE OF CHARGE local transfers for KL1 route
  • Pre/post cruise accommodation: Prices starting from EUR 20.- per person/night depending on season and accommodation type (private accommodation, villa, hotels...)

Optional excursions

DEPARTURE from OPATIJA KL1 OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:

KL1 offers optional whole day excursion on Saturday after the cruise - PLITVICE LAKES – supplement approx. EUR 50,- per person

Visit the magic world of Plitvice Lakes, sixteen connected turquoise coloured lakes with crystal clear water and over hundred waterfalls. Pure nature, mountain forests and fresh air. The first and most beautiful national park in Croatia on the UNESCO World Heritage List. A full day tour, starting early in the morning and returning just for your dinner. One-day tour begins in the early morning hours (7:30 a.m.) while the return is scheduled in the evening (approx 7:00 p.m., includes coach transfer, guide, entrance to the park with boat and train ride in the park); comfortable shoes recommended

KL1 offers optional whole day excursion on Saturday after the cruise – VENICE – supplement approx EUR 70,- per person

A unique town in the world. Take a walk along the beautiful squares and picturesque bridges, take a gondola ride or just sip a Bellini cocktail. Departing from Opatija in the early morning (06:00 a.m. and transfer to Rovinj or Poreč for a 3 hour ship transfer to Venice. Guided sightseeing tour of Venice and opportunity to take part in a gondola or taxi boat ride. Return in the afternoon by ship to Rovinj or Porec followed by coach transfer to Opatija; includes bus and boat ride, guided sightseeing; passport required.

KL1 offers optional visit to a winery “Nada” in town of Vrbnik which lies on a cliff above the sea – supplement EUR 25,- per person

Visit the famous wine region and town of Vrbnik, 15 min from the city of Krk, on Saturday upon arrival to island Krk. Transfer to a local winery for a presentation and tasting of the local wine along with a little snack (ham, cheese, olives, bread). Min 2 pax required.

KL1 offers optional 4wheel drive adventure on island Cres and to Učka mountain

- price and additional information on request.

DEPARTURE from SPLIT KL3 OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:

RIVER RAFTING excursion on Cetina River on Saturday – supplement approx. EUR 34,00 per person

3 hrs of rafting taking in rapids, waterfalls, canyons, hidden caves, green woods, experience the refreshing clear water, heart pumping rapids combined with gentle streams; collected by mini-van and transported deep into the mountains where you can enjoy amazing views of this naturally green valley, on completion transfer back to the boats later in the evening.

MOSTAR on Saturday after the cruise – supplement approx. EUR 68,- per person

Experience Bosnia and Herzegovina's most beautiful city, view the iconic 'Stari Most'/Old Bridge, discover Ottoman and Turkish history – bus excursion /passport required.

KRKA WATERFALLS EUR 65.-

Saturday after the cruise; Do not hesitate to swim at the wonderful Krka waterfalls and visit the historic town Šibenik. After a guided tour of the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, excursion continues to Krka waterfalls to explore beautiful natural surroundings. Return to Split in late afternoon hours.

KORČULA WINE TASTING EUR 15.-

Join our optional wine tasting in Korčula to try some of the famous Dalmatian and Croatian wines. Discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack.

BOL WINE TASTING EUR 5.-

Do not hesitate to discover perfect taste of Dalmatian wine sorts growing on Brač island.

Optional guided sightseeing in English in following towns on following routes:

 

Payment

  • 150 EUR per person upon reservation

  •  Rest payment one month prior to arrival

Conditions

  •  The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions
  • Departures are guaranteed. Katarina line reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises
  • Guests are obliged to follow ship rules (found in written form on the ship) especially with regards to bringing drinks on board.
  • In case of bad behavior Katarina Line/captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark

Cancellation policy

  • From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – advance payment (EUR 150 per person) - non-refundable
  • 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance
  • 14-0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change / date change fee – 20 eur per person (valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation clause will be applied)
Katarina line highly recommends clients to take insurance against cancellation of reserved services!
 
Due specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, Katarina Line ships are moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between ships in order to get to the shore. In such cases clients need to take special care when crossing and do this at their own risk. Crew assistance will be given to those needing and requesting it.
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