Southern Explorer Cruise Croatia 2021

Explore the magnificent Dalmatian coastline onboard one of our ships in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • From: 370 €
  • Harbour: Split
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Description

Cruising on vintage motor sailboats along the magnificent Dalmatian coastline & islands

Split – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Šipan/Trstenik – Korčula – Hvar – (Bol) Split (KL2)

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 chef) take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea. The evenings you have at leisure to find a good restaurant or discover old churches or other historical monuments…

HIGHLIGHTS:

Swimming at secluded beaches, Dubrovnik, Hvar, national park Mljet, optional Zip line over Cetina river canyon, optional wine tasting in Korčula

Cruising in Croatia - Nature & Culture - Southern Explorer cruise - Dalmatia
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Itinerary

​Saturday        SPLIT – MAKARSKA (L)

13h is departure from Split harbor (late arrivals can join in Makarska) southwards towards Makarska. Lunch is served as we cruise along the Dalmatian coast. Feeling adventurous? There’s an afternoon swim stop in one of the bays. Then join our optional river rafting excursion or zip line on the Cetina river. Meet back on the ship in Makarska in the evening.  Stroll the waterfront with its wide promenade, a pathway out to a lighthouse and some cool bars. The main square is home to an impressive church and other monuments. Overnight in the port of Makarska.

Sunday        MAKARSKA – MLJET (B,L)

Early morning departure towards the island of Mljet. On the way, we stop to swim on Pelješac. Part of Mljet island is a National Park and in the afternoon, we visit the seawater lakes then cross to the peaceful, tiny St Mary’s island in the middle of the large lake to visit the church and the monastery. Walk or hire a bike to continue around these stunning lakes. Overnight in the port of Polača/Pomena depending on weather and space.

Monday        MLJET – DUBROVNIK (B,L)

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the most famous place in Croatia and, for many, the highlight of this cruise. The Irish writer George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik “heaven on earth” and we pass a beautiful stretch of coast on our way there. After arrival, you can explore on your own or join our guided city tour (included for Premium and Prem. Superior) followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Don’t miss STRADUN – both a street and a square in the old town and try to find time to walk at least part of the, 1,940 m long city walls which have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks! Overnight in the port of this magical town.

Tuesday        DUBROVNIK – ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK (B,L, CD)

Late morning departure towards the island of Šipan or the small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula. Gorgeous spots for an afternoon swim and we spend the night here. There’s usually the possibility to visit a local winery. Later we enjoy the special Captain’s dinner on board.

Wednesday    ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK – KORČULA (B,L)

After breakfast, we depart for the island of Korčula, one of the famous islands in the Dubrovnik region. It’s the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in a bay near Korčula town then we continue, arriving in the afternoon. The encircling walls and bastions of Korčula town date back to the 13th century and there are some lovely churches and museums. Join the optional sightseeing of Korčula town (included on Prem.Sup.) or optional wine and local appetizer tasting at a local winery before dining in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own. Overnight in the port of Korčula town.

Thursday        KORČULA – HVAR (B,L)

Early departure towards the Paklinski Islands near Hvar (the longest island in the Adriatic) for lunch and a swimming stop. Later, there’s an optional afternoon sightseeing of Hvar Town (included on Prem.Sup.), which resembles a film set.  The Renaissance cathedral has its original tower and the oldest community theatre in Europe is here, founded in 1612. Hvar Town offers an entertainment extravaganza: clubs and bars that open well into the night together with some excellent restaurants. Don`t forget to buy some island lavender from local stalls. Overnight in Hvar Town.

Friday        HVAR (BOL) – SPLIT (B,L)

Our next stop is the island of Brač. The most famous (and most photographed) beach in Dalmatia is Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn – a shingle bar that moves and changes shape according to the wind) and it is here that we stop to swim). Bol is a typical fishermen’s village that still feels like that despite being a popular spot for visitors.  After lunch, we start our journey to Split for our final overnight. We stop at one of the many bays on Brač island for more swimming. The approach to the Split Riviera is wonderful and we have the best views from on board. On arrival you can join our guided tour of Split (optional), a monumental city which together with the famous Roman Diocletian’s Palace is under UNESCO protection.  Split if full of bistros and restaurant serving local specialties. Cool bars too.

Saturday        SPLIT (B)

An early breakfast before your final goodbyes to new friends and the crew.

Legend: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner, CD – Captain`s dinner

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Prices & Terms

Dates & Prices 2021

PREMIUM SUPERIOR 10.04.
17.04.
24.04.
02.10.
09.10.
16.10.
01.05.
08.05.
15.05.
25.09.
22.05.
29.05
05.06.
12.06.
11.09.
18.09.
19.06.
14.08.
21.08.
28.08.
04.09.
26.06
03.07.
10.07.
17.07.
24.07.
31.07.
07.08.
PREMIUM SUPERIOR upper/main deck  750 820 890 995 1065 1105
PREMIUM SUPERIOR lower deck  715 775 815 925 995 1025

 

PREMIUM & TRADITIONAL DEPARTURES 10.04.
17.04.
24.04.
02.10.
09.10. 
01.05.
08.05.
15.05.
22.05.
25.09.
29.05.
05.06.
18.09.
12.06.
28.08.
04.09.
11.09.
19.06.
14.08.
21.08.
26.06
03.07.
10.07.
17.07.
24.07.
31.07.
07.08.
PREMIUM upper/main deck 650 715 775 865 925 960
PREMIUM lower deck 620 675 710 805 865 890
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE upper/main deck 455 510 580 670 720 750
TRADITIONAL ENSUITE lower deck 425 480 510 615 670 700
TRADITIONAL upper/main deck  395 435 500 530 570 610
TRADITIONAL lower deck 370 415 455 480 520 555

Prices are in EUR per person/week in a double cabin. 

UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILTIY!
Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

Payment

  • Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount
  • Remainder latest one month prior to arrival


Conditions & Cancellation policy

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

Cancellation conditions

  • From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – reservation fee non-refundable
  • 29-22 days – 40% of the remaining balance
  • 21-15 days – 60% of the remaining balance
  • 14-0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change / date change fee – EUR 20 per person (valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation clause will be applied)

Reductions & Supplements

  • adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  – 30%
  • children under 10 years  – 50%
  • single use of cabin +50% – limited number of single cabins without supplement available

Obligatory Supplement

VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 40.- per person per week

 

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Notes

Cabin Type Description

Premium Superior: Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size – 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.

Included services: Buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Premium: Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m2 in size.

Included services: buffet breakfasts, three course lunches, Captain’s dinner, English speaking tour manager on board (except on KL1 route from Opatija and Naturist/FKK tour from Split ), one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Traditional Ensuite: Wooden ships, air-conditioned cabins with private shower/toilet, mostly bunk beds, air-conditioned salon.

Included services: Continental breakfasts, three course lunches, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Traditional: Wooden ships, cabins with washbasin and bunk beds. Shared showers/toilettes, air-conditioned salon, cabins have no A/C.

Included services: Continental breakfasts, three course lunches, water dispenser available. Complimentary Wi-Fi.

ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

 

Optional Supplements

Entrance to National Park Mljet Prices vary from EUR 15. – 17. per person depending on season (to be paid on the spot)
Dinner supplement EUR 115 per person/week, min. 10 pax required
Baby chair or baby cot rental EUR 50 per week (to be paid on the spot)
Parking Possible from EUR 10 – 15 daily (Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik)
Airport transfers Prices from EUR 50 per transfer from Split airport to Split port
Wedding renewal or other occasional / special day celebration package From EUR 150 per couple – includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift
Pre/post cruise accommodation Available on request – villas, hotels, private accommodation, hostels…
Ferry Tickets Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & international ferry connections

 

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR TRADITIONAL AND TRADITIONAL ENSUITE VESSELS
(already included on other categories)
English breakfast supplement EUR 40 per week – 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 – choice of fish or meat menu – ship’s speciality served
Extra towels Two towels provided on traditioanl ships weekly. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3 & beach towels EUR 5 per week/towel.
Daily cabin cleaning EUR 15 per person per week – daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek
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