Croatia Cruise - KL2 Southern Explorer
KL2 Split - Makarska - Mljet - Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik - Korcula - Hvar - Split
Cruising with vintage motor-sailing ships along the magnificent Dalmatian coastline & islands
For this trip all you will need is a few T-shirts and a swimming costume to spend seven unforgettable days sailing on the southern Adriatic Sea from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew (especially the cook) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have free to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments
Saturday: Split - Makarska
Departure from Split harbour, Saturday at 13:00. After lunch sail along the Dalmatian coast down to Makarska Riviera. We spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches on the Riviera. From this beach those feeling adventurous can join our white water rafting excursion on the Cetina River and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska, one of the most attractive resorts on the Croatian coast. Strolling along the streets of Makarska, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites.
Sunday: Makarska - Mljet
Early morning departure towards Mljet with the first stop on the Peljesac peninsula for a refreshing swim. The whole afternoon is free to look at the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Overnight in port Polaca or Pomena
Monday: Mljet - Dubrovnik
After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik, which is the highlight of this cruise. On route will be time just for a short swim. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards -the heaven on earth, according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or first join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Take a walk through Stradun - both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1940m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.
Tuesday: Dubrovnik - Sipan/Trstenik
Late morning departure towards ipan isle or small town of Trstenik on the Peljeac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Possibility of visiting a local winery and to enjoy a Captain's dinner on board in the evening.
Wednesday: Sipan or Trstenik - Korcula
After breakfast depart for island Korcula, the birthplace of famous explorer Marco polo. Lunch on board in the Lumbarda bay near the town of Korcula. Afternoon arrival where we overnight in port. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korcula's old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Optional sightseeing of Korcula and optional wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery before dinning in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own.
Thursday: Korcula - Hvar
Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim stop followed by afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar offers abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.
Friday: Hvar (Bol) - Split
Our next stop will be the island of Brac. Swimming is planned at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia - Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden cape - its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fisherman's town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. On our way to Split there will be another swim-break in one of the many bays on island of Brac. Arrival to Split in the late afternoon. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera arriving in Split. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Split is a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture - of special interest is the Diocletian palace.
Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!
Saturdays at 13h00 / check in from 11h00 till 12h00
A + Category: fully air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins (with double or twin beds) on newly built ships. Price includes captain's dinner and guided sightseeing of Dubrovnik/Zadar), daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen.
Visitors tax and Port fees are not included (to be paid on the spot) EUR25 per person per week.
Entrance to National Parks (prices vary from EUR 10 - 15 per person depending on season and park).
Water Supplement - EUR20 per person per week includes 1, 5 litre of water per person per day - to be paid on the spot.