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Split Hvar Vis Blue Cave Korcula Mljet Dubrovnik

Ship Diamond
Capacity: 40
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A classic cruise along Croatia's gorgeous Adriatic coast, taking in the great cities of Split and Dubrovnik as well as some of the small islands and harbour towns that have been so beautifully preserved for centuries. We usually cruise for around 4 hours each morning, stopping for a swim en-route, before enjoying a guided tour of the days destination or some free time in the afternoons. In the evenings we are usually free to try some of the many restaurants and cafes that are so popular with our clients.

From Split, dominated by the extraordinary Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, we head via the amazing 'Golden Horn' beach to Beautiful Hvar. We also visit Vis, closed to the public until 1989, and the shooting location For Mamma Mia 2! Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo, Mljet National Park and Dubrovnik are all highlights of the latter part of the week.

PRICE INCLUDES:
• Accommodation in double/twin cabin with ensuite bathroom on one of our luxury ships
8 day cruise from Split – Dubrovnik
Arrival and Departure airport transfer (group)
Welcome reception on day 1
Half Board daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner – 4 course – according to the itinerary)
Unlimited water from dispensers
Captain’s dinner
Fresh fruit available daily
Professional cruise manager (English speaking)
Guided walking tours according to the itinerary (Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik)
Ston oyster tasting experience
Blue Cave entrance fee
One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
Luggage handling
Daily cabin service
Free WiFi onboard

Split Hvar Vis Blue Cave Korcula Mljet Dubrovnik

22 August, 2020 to 29 August, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin
£ 1431 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck. All cabins equipped with shower, toilette, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Lower deck cabins have portholes and are usually a little larger than main deck cabins.
Main Deck Cabin
£ 1665 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Main Deck Cabin
Main Deck Cabins have external or internal access. All cabins equipped with shower, toilet, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Main deck cabins have windows and some have doors onto the external walkway.
05 September, 2020 to 12 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin
£ 1431 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck. All cabins equipped with shower, toilette, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Lower deck cabins have portholes and are usually a little larger than main deck cabins.
Main Deck Cabin
£ 1665 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Main Deck Cabin
Main Deck Cabins have external or internal access. All cabins equipped with shower, toilet, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Main deck cabins have windows and some have doors onto the external walkway.
19 September, 2020 to 26 September, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin
£ 1431 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck. All cabins equipped with shower, toilette, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Lower deck cabins have portholes and are usually a little larger than main deck cabins.
Main Deck Cabin
£ 1665 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Main Deck Cabin
Main Deck Cabins have external or internal access. All cabins equipped with shower, toilet, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Main deck cabins have windows and some have doors onto the external walkway.
03 October, 2020 to 10 October, 2020
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin
£ 1215 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck. All cabins equipped with shower, toilette, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Lower deck cabins have portholes and are usually a little larger than main deck cabins.
Main Deck Cabin
£ 1341 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Main Deck Cabin
Main Deck Cabins have external or internal access. All cabins equipped with shower, toilet, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Main deck cabins have windows and some have doors onto the external walkway.
05 June, 2021 to 12 June, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin
£ 1431 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck. All cabins equipped with shower, toilette, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Lower deck cabins have portholes and are usually a little larger than main deck cabins.
Main Deck Cabin
£ 1665 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Main Deck Cabin
Main Deck Cabins have external or internal access. All cabins equipped with shower, toilet, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Main deck cabins have windows and some have doors onto the external walkway.
19 June, 2021 to 26 June, 2021
Prices

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Lower Deck Cabin
£ 1431 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Lower Deck Cabin
Lower Deck Cabins are within the hull of the ship accessed by stairs down from the main deck. All cabins equipped with shower, toilette, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Lower deck cabins have portholes and are usually a little larger than main deck cabins.
Main Deck Cabin
£ 1665 GBP pp (+ Port fees £32 GBP pp)
Main Deck Cabin
Main Deck Cabins have external or internal access. All cabins equipped with shower, toilet, AC, safe deposit box and TV. Main deck cabins have windows and some have doors onto the external walkway.
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DAY 1: SPLIT (WR)
Transfer from Split airport to Split harbor where you will be welcomed by our cruise representative. Check in starts from 13:00h. In case your flight arrives earlier, let us take care of your luggage so you can enjoy the beautiful Split on your own till the check in time. After settling, join the walking tour through Split with an expert guide who will bring the past to life and tell you a lot about Split today. Stroll the streets and learn many interesting facts that make this unique town’s history full of intrigue. Take part of the story of this more than 1700 years old town, founded by the Roman emperor Diocletian who chose this beautiful place as his retirement residence. Let the story of who he was and why he loved Dalmatia so much amaze you! After the tour, return to the ship for a welcome reception. Overnight in Split.
DAY 2: SPLIT-BOL/MILNA-HVAR (B, L)
Early in the morning we set sail to Brač where a swimming stop is planned at Zlatni Rat beach, a long, pebbly beach near Bol that protrudes over 500m out into the Adriatic Sea and, surrounded by deep blue water, changes shape with the wind, which makes it unique in Croatia. In case of bad weather, we will make a stop at nearby Milna. Afterwards we head to Hvar, the longest island in Croatia, the sunniest in all Europe (2724 sunny hours each year) and undeniably among the most beautiful islands in the world. Upon arrival join the guided tour of Hvar and learn why this amazing town is a must see on the historical map of the Croatia. Your evening is free to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. Note: port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad because of the limited capacity of Hvar harbor. In that case transfer to and from Hvar will be provided.
DAY 3: HVAR-BIŠEVO(BLUE CAVE)-VIS (B, L)
Early in the morning we set sail to the island Vis. But, before Vis we will make a stop on the island Biševo to see a stunning natural phenomenon – the Blue Cave. The Blue cave is famous all over the world for its extraordinary, magical, indescribable silver-blue light. After this enchanting experience we continue our journey towards Vis, an island we can say is the most mysterious island in Croatia. For many years it was the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s partisan army and was closed to the public until 1989. This means that it had escaped large commercial development and was able to retain its natural beauty and charm, resist development and become a world famous destination for real nature lovers and people seeking new adventures, these are but a few reasons we are in love with Vis. Evening is free to explore this charming little town on your own.
DAY 4: VIS-KORČULA (B, L)
Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, rich in vineyards, olive groves and small villages with numerous bays and coves. Swim stop in one of the peaceful bays, perfect to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the unspoiled nature, lush vegetation and crystal clear sea. Lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Korčula. This medieval ”little Dubrovnik”, said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, has an ancient atmosphere and we will enjoy getting to know it on an interesting tour along its winding streets.. After the tour, make the best of some free time and sip a glass of local wine or coffee at an outdoor cafe, take a dip in the sea or just continue walking the streets. Overnight in Korčula.
DAY 5: KORČULA-MLJET (B, L, CD)
Today we sail to Mljet – the most forested island in the Adriatic and one of the most beautiful pearls of the Mediterranean. Mljet is also well known for its two saltwater lakes – Veliko and Malo Jezero, located at the north-west end of the island. The Benedictine monastery, situated on the island of St. Mary on the Veliko Jezero, is one of the most beautiful historic localities on the Mediterranean, is also the most visited spots and symbol of the National Park. Here, you can join the cruise manager on an optional tour* of the National Park and find out why the Greek hero Ulysses considered it his favourite holiday spot. Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in port Pomena. *National Park entrance fee not included
DAY 6: MLJET-SLANO (B, L, T)
Early in the morning we depart to Slano, a small town indented into a 2km long bay. From here we will start our gastro adventure towards Ston, the gastronomic center of the county. This town with the longest walls in Europe is situated near Dubrovnik and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery which, together with the picturesque city architecture, forms a harmonic entity. Once there we will visit an oyster farm where you will learn how oysters and mussels are cultivated in this region, and why they are so delicious. You will enjoy a rustic oyster and mussel tasting with local wine under the shade of the trees. Overnight in Slano.
DAY 7: SLANO – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – DUBROVNIK (B, L)
Early in the morning we depart to Elaphiti Islands with plenty of time for swimming along the way. As we continue our journey towards Dubrovnik, enjoy the lunch while sailing alongside the old city walls. This is the perfect time for you to make some magnificent photos and memories that will last a lifetime. After docking join a guided tour of the Old Town. After visiting this stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast, you will have the opportunity to experience the best things this town has to offer by yourself. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark. Transfer to airport

Diamond

Length 49 metres
Built 2015

MS Diamond was designed and built specifically to cruise the Croatian coastline - she accommodates up to 40 passengers in 20 cabins.

The ship features 20 modern air-conditioned cabins with 12 main deck cabins and 8 lower deck cabins measuring approx 11 to 13 sq meters. All cabins are fully equipped and include a safe deposit box, fire alarm, emergency lights and internal communication for announcements by the cruise director or captain. In addition, each cabin has life jackets, desk and tabouret, wardrobe, a small cupboard and a window (main) or port hole (lower deck). The bathrooms on board the ship are fitted with a toilet, shower, washbasin and hair dryer.

MS Diamond FacilitiesThe MS Diamond offers a restaurant and bar area on the upper deck with LCD TV, accompanied by a covered outdoor lounge area with sofas. The sun deck is perfect for sunbathing with plenty of sun-loungers for all passengers, a shaded area and a Jacuzzi. Guests looking to swim from the ship are provided with a platform at the back of the ship with additional ladder access to enter the water. Free WIFI is available on board the ship.

Length: 49m - Passenger Capacity: 40 - Built: 2015

Lower deck cabin

Cabin layout for Diamond

Includes

• Accommodation in double/twin cabin with ensuite bathroom 
• 8 day cruise from Split – Dubrovnik
• Arrival and Departure airport transfer (group)
• Welcome reception on day 1
• Half Board daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner – 4 course - according to the itinerary)
• Unlimited water from a dispenser
• Captain’s dinner with live entertainment
• Fresh fruit available daily
• Professional cruise manager (English speaking)
• Guided walking tours according to the itinerary (Split, Hvar, Korčula, Mljet, Oyster tasting in Ston, Dubrovnik)
• Blue Cave entrance fee
• One way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
• Mljet NP entrance fee *(Not included for any 2020 departures)
• Luggage handling
• Daily cabin service
• Free WiFi onboard

From Venice to Opatija, Plitvice Lakes to Split

£620.00
WEDNESDAY: ARRIVAL VENICE (D) Pick up at Tronchetto bus station or at the Venice airports (Marco Polo or Treviso). Transfer to Opatija on the Croatian riviera. Overnight in Opatija. THURSDAY: OPATIJA WALKING TOUR (B) Morning guided tour of Opatija, once the summer and winter resort of 19th Century elite Wilhelm II, Franz Josef, Gustav Mahler, and Isadora Duncan. Overnight in Opatija. FRIDAY: OPATIJA – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT (B) Morning departure towards the spectacular Plitvice National Park, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment enjoying a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and walk back to the entrance. Drive to Split for overnight. SATURDAY: SPLIT (B) Morning guided tour of Split and its famous Diocletian palace. End of tour. Included: 2 overnights Opatija, 1 overnight Split, 1 dinner and 3 bed and breakfast services, accommodation in 4* Hotel in Opatija & Split, Visitor's taxes, all transfers as per itinerary, guided sightseeing of Opatija, Plitvice, Split. Price for 2 sharing - £620 pp Price for single passenger - £775
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Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik in luxury

Yes, we did enjoy our Croatian cruise.  The boat manager did a wonderful job, despite her youth!  She often had to re-arrange our programme because of the Captain having received instructions about where we could moor and the impact of the weather.  We had one very wet and rough day (when my friend was sea-sick!) but most of the weather was fine, with a gentle breeze to avoid getting too hot.  Dubrovnik was a great disappointment for me, being over-run with tourists, even so late in the season.  I would think it would be better to have a guided walk in the afternoon, rather than the morning, when there were so many others that it was difficult to keep with your own group.  Unfortunately, the walls were beyond our ability, but we had a taxi up to the mountains where the cable-car started, stopping at various viewing points, and then back via the new bridge to our boat.  I could recommend that.  We had spare time on the last day, owing to our late flight, and the cruise manager suggested we took the boat to Lokrum, a nearby island, and this gave us great views of the walls, etc.  The island is kept for wild-life, and we had to share our sandwiches with the peacocks!  Going out we did not see anything of Split, as the programme had been changed, and the guided walk in Split happened before we arrived at 7 p.m. instead of the next morning.  

The end of the cruise was not good for us, but in no way the fault of the cruise firm.  My friend lost her handbag when we got to the airport and she thought she had left it in the taxi, but it could not be found so the official at the airport found us accommodation for the night, and next morning the handbag was found on the boat, and returned to us, and then we had to pay for another flight back to the U.K. It was all a nightmare for us, but we must say the Croatians were very helpful and took great care of us. 

Going back to the boat cruise, we would have much preferred evening meals instead of the dinner at lunch time. We only had two, one the day we arrived, and then the captain's dinner.  In the evening we did not want another dinner, and were rather at a loss to find something to do, as it was getting dark by 7.30 p.m.  There is no menu for meals, but when I saw the size of the galley, I was not surprised, and the chef did well to prepare nearly 40 meals for us, plus more for the crew.  All the crew were pleasant and helpful, especially getting us on and off the boat safely.  We thought the wine and drinks were VERY expensive, so did not drink much on the boat, and the allowance of 1/2 a litre of water per day was not very generous if it is very hot.  Then tax was added to the bill as well.  We thought they were expecting very large tips, and we had to reduce them to a more reasonable level.  We were also stung very high charges when using the ATM in Gruz port and at the airport, which I have never experienced before in other countries.  However, we still enjoyed the experience.  And Vicky was very helpful when we made the booking.

Margaret H
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