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Wine Cruise (Premium Ships)

The secret love affair between the sea and the wine has been going on since the ancient times, and few are those who can resist it. By joining this very special cruise, which includes the island of Korcula and Hvar, and the city of Dubrovnik, you will become a part of that unbreakable bond. A tour of the wineries, the cellars and the local wine makers on the islands and along the mainland coast around Dubrovnik, and the chance to savour wines produced from the indigenous varieties of grapes enables one to learn about the tradition of viticulture and taste the life of this striking part of Croatia. Let yourself relax in the embrace of the sea and the wine, enjoy pleasant company and give a rest to your body and at the same time fortify your spirit with this rather unforgettable oenological adventure.

30 September, 2018 to 07 October, 2018 Make a booking request for Wine Cruise (Premium Ships), departing on 30 September, 2018

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 £ 725 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 40 EUR pp)
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.
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Upper/Main Deck £ 745 GBP pp (+ Port taxes 40 EUR pp)
Air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box.
view cabin photo

Wine Cruise (Premium Ships) itinerary:

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Day 1 - SUNDAY DUBROVNIK
Check in from 13.00h onwards (GRUŽ harbour) with dinner as your first meal. Due to the many different flight arrivals the first overnight is planned in Dubrovnik, and introduction and welcome speech will be held prior to dinner. The special charm of this old town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and plan what to do on your last night of the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 2 - MONDAY DUBROVNIK – TRSTENIK
After breakfast join a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Return to the ship around noon and start cruising towards Trstenik followed by lunch on board. Trstenik is a village and harbour in the central part of the southern coast of the island of Pelješac with population of just 106. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture (the famous Dingač wine), fishing and tourism. Pelješac penninsula is known for wine producing and we will be able to see many grape fields on the sloaps of hills surrounding this small village. Our last but not least stop for today will be at the Matuško winery in the village of Potomje within the Pelješac wine growing hills. This is the largest and the most famous winery on Peljesac peninsula. Here we will enjoy wine tasting and a light dinner. The winery produces the Plavac Mali wine, which is a close relative of the Zinfandel in California and the Italian Primitivo. Overnight on board.
Day 3 - TUESDAY TRSTENIK – VELA LUKA
After breakfast we continue our journey towards western part of Korčula island. Lunch on board. Town of Vela Luka is an oasis of Dalmatia and Mediterranean influences: mild climate, unpolluted sea and air, olive groves, fig trees, tuneful melodies. Vela Luka is surrounded by the richness and beauty of Nature. A few kilometers from the center of Vela Luka we find traces of early human settlement at the "Vela Spila" cave. We will have a Captain's dinner on board in the evening. Overnight in Vela luka port.
Day 4 - WEDNESDAY VELA LUKA – HVAR
Early in the morning we depart towards the Paklenski islands in front of Hvar town where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Arrival in Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine island. During the afternoon we will make a visit to the Tomić winery for wine tasting where the wine maker Andro Tomić will offer you some of his native Hvar wines and some cuvees like the inovative combination of Plavac Mali & Cabernet Sauvignon. Overnight in Hvar port.
Day 5 - THURSDAY HVAR - KORČULA
During breakfast departure for Korčula, the birthplace of MARCO POLO. Lunch on board and swimming break in one of the bays on the route. Arrive in Korčula in the afternoon. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which took over two centuries to build. In the late afternoon we will visit hotel Korsal's wine cellar where we will taste some of the famous Croatian wines and discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack. Overnight in Korčula port.
Day 6 - FRIDAY KORČULA – MLJET
After breakfast your cruise begins as your ship sails to the island of Mljet. Almost three-quarters of the island is covered with the dense forest that once typified the Mediterranean coast – admire this lovely scenery while you enjoy lunch on board. Early in the afternoon your ship arrives at the northern end of the island, where Mljet National Park is located. Go ashore and spend the afternoon walking around the two saltwater lakes here which are surrounded by lush forest. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit the Franciscan monastery and church on St. Mary isle. You’ll have the opportunity to rent a bicycle to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. There are lots of nice small restaurants in close proximity to the ship one can choose to enjoy a quaint seafront restaurant with open fires grilling freshly caught fish! Overnight in port Polača/Pomena.
Day 7 - SATURDAY MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast on route. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and arrival to Dubrovnik early in the afternoon (around 2pm). In late afternoon we will visit Konavle area and Crvik winery to try one native Dalmatian wine sort ‘’Maraština''. Overnight in the GRUŽ port of this magical town.
Day 8 - SUNDAY DUBROVNIK
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Optional full day Montenegro coach excursion.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Wine Cruise (Premium Ships) reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Please Note: *
Itineraries are subject to change.
Day 8 - SUNDAY DUBROVNIK *
After an early breakfast say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Optional full day Montenegro coach excursion.
Day 7 - SATURDAY MLJET – DUBROVNIK *
Early departure for Dubrovnik with breakfast on route. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Lunch on board and arrival to Dubrovnik early in the afternoon (around 2pm). In late afternoon we will visit Konavle area and Crvik winery to try one native Dalmatian wine sort ‘’Maraština''. Overnight in the GRUŽ port of this magical town.
Day 6 - FRIDAY KORČULA – MLJET *
After breakfast your cruise begins as your ship sails to the island of Mljet. Almost three-quarters of the island is covered with the dense forest that once typified the Mediterranean coast – admire this lovely scenery while you enjoy lunch on board. Early in the afternoon your ship arrives at the northern end of the island, where Mljet National Park is located. Go ashore and spend the afternoon walking around the two saltwater lakes here which are surrounded by lush forest. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, you can visit the Franciscan monastery and church on St. Mary isle. You’ll have the opportunity to rent a bicycle to cycle around the paths that surround the lakes. There are lots of nice small restaurants in close proximity to the ship one can choose to enjoy a quaint seafront restaurant with open fires grilling freshly caught fish! Overnight in port Polača/Pomena.
Day 5 - THURSDAY HVAR - KORČULA *
During breakfast departure for Korčula, the birthplace of MARCO POLO. Lunch on board and swimming break in one of the bays on the route. Arrive in Korčula in the afternoon. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which took over two centuries to build. In the late afternoon we will visit hotel Korsal's wine cellar where we will taste some of the famous Croatian wines and discover the story behind their perfect taste while enjoying a light snack. Overnight in Korčula port.
Day 4 - WEDNESDAY VELA LUKA – HVAR *
Early in the morning we depart towards the Paklenski islands in front of Hvar town where we will have enough time to relax and refresh in the clean, crystal blue sea. Arrival in Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Hvar is often referred to as the sunshine island. During the afternoon we will make a visit to the Tomić winery for wine tasting where the wine maker Andro Tomić will offer you some of his native Hvar wines and some cuvees like the inovative combination of Plavac Mali & Cabernet Sauvignon. Overnight in Hvar port.
Day 3 - TUESDAY TRSTENIK – VELA LUKA *
After breakfast we continue our journey towards western part of Korčula island. Lunch on board. Town of Vela Luka is an oasis of Dalmatia and Mediterranean influences: mild climate, unpolluted sea and air, olive groves, fig trees, tuneful melodies. Vela Luka is surrounded by the richness and beauty of Nature. A few kilometers from the center of Vela Luka we find traces of early human settlement at the "Vela Spila" cave. We will have a Captain's dinner on board in the evening. Overnight in Vela luka port.
Day 2 - MONDAY DUBROVNIK – TRSTENIK *
After breakfast join a guided tour of Dubrovnik. Return to the ship around noon and start cruising towards Trstenik followed by lunch on board. Trstenik is a village and harbour in the central part of the southern coast of the island of Pelješac with population of just 106. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture (the famous Dingač wine), fishing and tourism. Pelješac penninsula is known for wine producing and we will be able to see many grape fields on the sloaps of hills surrounding this small village. Our last but not least stop for today will be at the Matuško winery in the village of Potomje within the Pelješac wine growing hills. This is the largest and the most famous winery on Peljesac peninsula. Here we will enjoy wine tasting and a light dinner. The winery produces the Plavac Mali wine, which is a close relative of the Zinfandel in California and the Italian Primitivo. Overnight on board.
Day 1 - SUNDAY DUBROVNIK *
Check in from 13.00h onwards (GRUŽ harbour) with dinner as your first meal. Due to the many different flight arrivals the first overnight is planned in Dubrovnik, and introduction and welcome speech will be held prior to dinner. The special charm of this old town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. A larger part of the monuments of history and culture belong to the fine but modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of the Gothic style. Use the afternoon to explore the city walls and plan what to do on your last night of the cruise when we return to this wonderful city. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
* = Indicative
Map for Wine Cruise (Premium Ships)

Croatian Premium Ships

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Lenght: from 29 meters to 35 meters

Passenger Capacity: 21 to 45

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 29m 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, one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling.

Antonela

Year of built - 2007, Lenght - 33 m, Width - 7,5 m. 18 cabins with twin or double beds + 1 single cabin for guide

Vapor

Lenght - 33 m, Width - 7,6 m. 18 Cabins, All cabins are airconditioned

Eos

Lenght - 39 m, Width - 7,8 m. 21 Cabins.

Dionis

Lenght - 33 m, Width - 7,5 m. 19 Cabins, All cabins are airconditioned

Dalmatia

19 cabins divided in two decks (11 on main deck, 8 below deck) out of which: 7 cabins on deck with twin beds (2 have extra bed possibility) 6 cabins below deck with twin beds (2 have extra bed possibility). Spacious airconditioned cabins with private shower and toilet. Spaceful restaurant on the top deck, 1 bar, Salon on deck – dining tables for 40 pax, bar, wine cellar. Total sundeck space approx. 200 m2

Jadranska Kraljica (Adriatic Queen)

15 cabins divided in three decks (5 on top deck, 4 on main deck, 6 below deck) out of which 9 cabins with double bed (4 have extra bed possibility), 5 cabins with double beds can be either double or twin, 2 cabins have bunk beds. Spacious airconditioned cabins with private shower and toilet. Spaceful restaurant, 2 bars, Salon on deck – dining tables for 37 pax, bar, wine cellar. Spaceful sundeck (approx. 75 m2)

Meridijan

Lenght - 32.5 m, Width - 7,5 m. 19 Cabins.

Pape Prvi

Lenght - 29 m, Width - 7 m. 15 Cabins.

Morena

Lenght - 29 m, Width - 7 m. 16 Cabins.

Emanuel

Lenght - 27.6 m, Width - 7 m. 18 Cabins.

Vjeko

Lenght - 30 m, Width - 7,3 m. 9 Cabins, All cabins are airconditioned

Pictures shown below are from various ships in fleet, actual layout of cabins and ship may differ.

Please Note: the deckplan below is an example only and may vary from your ship.

• Guided tour of Dubrovnik

• Wine tastings

• National Park Mljet
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