President Deluxe Cruise
Split (1st night) - Korčula - Mljet/Dubrovnik –Dubrovnik - Trstenik - Hvar - Bol (Captain's dinner) - Split (morning arrival before disembarking)
Luxury Cruise across Croatian coast
Split - Korcula - Mljet & Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik - Kuna & Trstenik - Hvar - Bol (Captain's dinner) - Split
For this trip all you will need is to book your flights to and from Split Croatia, pack and get ready to enjoy seven unforgettable days cruising on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another with the new small ship cruiser - M/S PRESIDENT.
Relax and let the captain, the crew and a tour manager, take care of you. Mornings you can relax on spacious decks, sunbathe beside the mini pool or refresh yourself in the Adriatic Sea. Afternoons and evenings are carefully planned for you to explore Croatia's finest destinations with local experts.
DAY 1 - SATURDAY SPLIT (D)
Transfer from Split airport to the Split harbor where the M/S President will be docked. Check in from 14.00 h onwards . After you get settled in, enjoy our guided tour of the city. Split is a historic town under UNESCO protection and as it is a part of the world heritage. One will find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian palace, once inhabited by the Roman emperor. After the tour of Split, return to the ship for a welcome cocktail and enjoy the meet & greet party on board. Overnight in Split.
DAY 2 - SUNDAY SPLIT - KORCULA (B,L)
Early morning departure towards the Island of Korčula best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Early afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this lovely town and fortified walls. On this Island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else while you wonder along the herringbone pattern streets. The guide will complete the tour in a local winery to taste local wines & appetizers. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants where you can continue your gourmet experience and there are many bars and clubs for those looking for evening entertainment. Overnight in Korčula.
DAY 3 - MONDAY KORCULA - MLJET/DUBROVNIK (B,L,D)
Next morning we head further south to the Island of Mljet. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle, where you will visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating from the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park on your own. Return to the ship for lunch after which we depart towards Dubrovnik. Late afternoon arrival in Dubrovnik, but before we tie the ropes at Gruz harbour the captain will take you for a cruise along side the old city walls while a buffet dinner is served on deck. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 4 - TUESDAY DUBROVNIK (B)
Today you have a whole day to enjoy this magical town. After breakfast transfer to the old town for the guided walking tour. Afterwards we will take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the Walls and Elaphiti Islands enabling you to take best pictures of the town of Dubrovnik. Afternoon at leisure to explore on your own and find perfect spots for lunch and dinner. For those of you with more enthusiasm, we recommend you to walk the famous walls 1,940 m long! Take a stroll along the walking street "STRADUN" – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 5 - WEDNESDAY DUBROVNIK - TRSTENIK/KUNA (B,L,D)
In the morning we will leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the little seaside village of Trstenik on the Peljesac peninsula, well known for it excellent wine. Before lunch a short stop at one of the Elaphiti Islands and afternoon arrival to Trstenik. Today we move away from the shore inland to explore the rural areas. Afternoon transfer to the village Kuna for a tour of the local church and monastery followed by a visit to a local farm where, after sightseeing, you will indulge in a typical village feast with Croatian delicacies, an all inclusive dinner with local dishes made from their own produce. Late transfer back to the ship. Overnight in Trstenik.
DAY 6 - THURSDAY TRSTENIK - HVAR (B,L )
Morning departure towards Hvar. Lunch stop on the small Island of Šćedro followed by a swim stop at the Pakleni Islands. Arrival to Hvar in the afternoon. Hvar is the longest Island in the Adriatic and one of the sunniest; known for lavish lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. Before disembarking there will be a short presentation of lavender products followed by a tour of the town. Here one can find many historical landmarks in Hvar: the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe which was founded in 1612. Hike up to the town fort overlooking the harbour to get some lovely scenic views of your ship and the Pakleni islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - many restaurants, bars and cafes are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
DAY 7 - FRIDAY HVAR - BOL (B,L,D)
Our final stop will be the Island of Brac and picturesque town of Bol. Walk along the promenade and swim at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat (the Golden cape - known for it's gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change it's shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. Lunch on board and more time to explore the resort. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s farewell dinner with entertainment. Overnight in Bol.
DAY 8 - SATURDAY BOL - SPLIT (B)
Early morning departure for Split and on arrival it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Split airport.
Deluxe category package includes:
* Half board (english breakfast & three course lunch or dinner)
* 1 drink with lunch & 1,5 l water daily
* Captain's dinner with entertainment
* English speaking Tour manager
* Sightseeing in: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split
* Evening dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik
* Dubrovnik cable car
* Mljet National Park entrance fee
* Croatian wine & appetizer tasting in Korčula
* Croatian Village party
Gratuities are not included.
* Visitors' tax & port fees
* Return transfers from Split airport to Split harbor
* Daily cabin service
* Access to on board gym
* VIP Cabin supplement – 100 EUR per person (2 spacious suites with separate entrance)
200 EUR per person upon reservation
Rest of the payment one month prior to arrival
ADDITIONAL DATE AVAILABLE FOR PRESIDENT DELUXE CRUISE:
- 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
- From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – advance payment (EUR 200 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