Wild Earth Travel

Wild Earth Travel is more a travel organization rather than a cruise company. Wild Earth Travel is founded by expedition leaders who followed their hearts and have a worldwide network of various cruise companies. These specialists have been following their passion for more than 30 years, creating the most beautiful expeditions in the furthest corners of the world. They know from first hand and foremost what itineraries are worth to visit. Apart from interesting destinations, they know where the routes and colonies are located of many animal species. Their experience gives them a unique position within the world of small-scale cruises and especially those of expeditions. These cruises are recommended for adventure travellers who are interested in nature and related cultures.
Do you like a cruise on a small ship, where you can expect a lot of personal attention? This is the right place where you can find a cruise that suits you best!
With Wild Earth Travel you can visit the wild habitat with its special species, all over the world. The highly selected partners of Wild Earth Travel with their professional crew and their local expertise offer you an enormous range of choices. And all expeditions are done under the guidance of experienced guides and specialists. You can choose from small sailing boats and catamarans up to various sorts of motor yachts. They have quite a range of expedition ships and small luxury ships up to imposing icebreakers. All equipped with comfortable and often luxury accommodations, intimacy, and comfort guaranteed. With Wild Earth Travel adventure and experience seem infinite. Go for it!
Through the years a huge supply of expedition and small cruise ships has been formed. The ships vary in size from 2 up to 300 passengers. No long rows for the buffets or excursions. Just have a good old-fashioned exploration of a destination with a small group of interested travellers. Most of the ships have all kinds of amenities to guarantee you a pleasant stay. Small ships, which are designed to reach special and remote places, will guarantee you an amazing experience!
Wild Earth Travel provides you with a cruise or expedition not only to enjoy but also to see and experience. In addition to all the relaxation, your trip is also worth learning!

Small Ships, Big Adventures

Cruise Type
Ship
Datum
Days
Bestemming
Information
Small Expedition Yacht
Coral Discoverer
19.07.2019
29.07.2019
10
Australia and NZ, Ancient Lands of the Kimberley
Fare from € 6.960
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Travelroute
Day 1

Depart Darwin

Board your ship at 8.00am for planned 9:00am departure > cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters > join our expedition staff in the lounge for an informative introduction to the Kimberley > with fellow travellers and friendly Coral Expeditions’ crew, enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks.

Day 2

King George River and Falls

Discover the first of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers, the mighty King George > board Xplorer, our specially designed excursion vessel and explore scenic gorges > take to our inflatable Zodiacs and cruise close to the base of magnificent King George Falls, the tallest single-drop waterfalls in Western Australia, towering some 80 metres above the river below > visit secluded Tranquil Bay for beach walking and exploration.

Day 3

Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island

Join our Expedition Leader on a walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II > visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery > with our Guest Lecturers, see fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years.

Day 4

Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls

Anchor in Winyalken Bay > travel ashore aboard Xplorer to explore the maze of natural sandstone caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway > consider an optional scenic heli-flight over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls (additional expense) > this evening enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as we indulge in a gourmet Aussie Beach BBQ.

Day 5

Bigge Island and Careening Bay

Discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art > hear from our Guest Lecturers about these traditional art forms and the myths from the dreamtime that inspired them > explore Careening Bay; named by early explorer Phillip Parker King after his ship ‘HMC Mermaid’ was careened for repairs during his second voyage of discovery in the Kimberley > our Expedition Team will lead us to the site of a remarkable boab tree bearing the inscription ‘HMC Mermaid – 1820’, still clearly visible almost 200 years later.

Day 6

Prince Regent River and King Cascades

Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Xplorer to breathtaking King Cascades, an unusual and picturesque waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations > enjoy a picnic lunch at beautiful Camp Creek, where there is also time for a cooling dip in the freshwater pools.

Day 7

Montgomery Reef and Doubtful Bay

Savour a truly unforgettable moment as Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tide ebbs > join our Expedition Staff aboard the Xplorer and Zodiacs to experience this natural phenomenon up close > discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks > cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay.

Day 8

Raft Point and Ruby Falls

Cruise through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry > travel ashore at imposing Raft Point and visit a secluded and very interesting Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion) > explore Red Cone Creek and enjoy a leisurely swim at Ruby Falls.

Day 9

Horizontal Falls and Bucaneer Archipelago

Meander through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 islands > in Talbot Bay the region’s 12 metre tides create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls, described by legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders in the world” > the amazing power of the falls is revealed when the region’s 12 metre tides turn, forcing millions of litres of water to rush through the narrow gaps between cliffs > board the Zodiacs for an exhilarating ride through the falls > explore Silica Beach on Hidden Island with its stunning white sands and crystal clear waters.

Day 10

Lacepede Islands

Explore Pender Bay and subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef > this nature reserve has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest such population in the world > board the Zodiacs and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns > the islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting > this evening we reflect on this wonderful expedition with new-found friends as we enjoy the Captain’s farewell drinks.

Day 11

Arrive in Broome

Our adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Broome this morning at 8:00am > if you’re not transferring directly to the airport why not spend the day visiting world-famous Cable Beach or stroll the historic streets of Chinatown in central Broome > post cruise transfers included.

Please Note: this itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Overview

Ancient Lands of the Kimberley

We invite you to discover the remarkable Kimberley Coast. Home to towering waterfalls, rugged outback landscapes, ancient Aboriginal art and abundant wildlife there is simply no place on earth quite like the Kimberley, and no better way to discover it than by small ship.

Join us to experience all of the icons of the Kimberley Coast over ten unforgettable days cruising between Darwin and Broome. In the north, discover the majestic King George River with its towering 80-metre twin falls and the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion) Paintings of Bigge Island. Explore the Mitchell Plateau and cruise the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers before experiencing beautiful King Cascades, remarkable Montgomery Reef and the amazing natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls in the south.

This is a land steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture and the legends of Australia’s pioneering past. Travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings and soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. With two landings most days, with Coral Expeditions you will enjoy more opportunities to fully immerse yourself in the magic of the Kimberley. Aboard our unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable zodiacs, and with the expert local knowledge of our experienced guides, you are assured of making the most of every minute of your expedition, and do it all in total comfort and unrivalled style.

Highlights

Discover the mighty King George River and get in close to the soaring falls on our Zodiac excursions • Visit and learn about ancient rock art with our expert Expedition Team • Explore Hathaway’s Hideaway and the maze of sandstone caves • Indulge in gourmet Aussie beach BBQ as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean • Aboard our Xplorer tender, cruise the Prince Regent River to King Cascades • Experience the tidal phenomenon that expose Montgomery Reef and create the unique Horizontal Falls • Spot amazing marine life and enjoy bird watching

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Ship information

Coral Discoverer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 63 metres

Passenger Capacity: 72 (in 36 rooms)

Built: 2005 / Refurbished: 2016

Launched in 2005, Coral Discoverer set a new benchmark standard for small ship cruising in Australia. Refurbished in November 2016, she continues to raise the bar to new levels of sophistication in expedition cruising in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 1800-tonne Coral Discoverer is the grand vision of Coral Expeditions, pioneers in expedition and adventure cruises around Australia, Papua New Guinea and South East Asia. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to go where larger vessels cannot. Her tender vessel, Xplorer, can seat all 72 passengers for excursions to beaches and rivers. Coral Discoverer is equipped with latest technology active stabilisers to ensure comfortable cruising in open waters and is fitted with modern safety and navigation equipment and wireless internet facilities.

Coral Discoverer was built to the exacting international SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) standards and specifications in Cairns, Australia, with one aim in mind; to create the ultimate small ship cruising experience. Australian flagged, and staffed entirely by an Australian and New Zealand crew, your experience aboard Coral Discoverer will be unique.

After the refurbishment, the Sun Deck has evolved to become a new social space and the hub of on board community living. This area has been converted into an undercover deck area complete with round ‘Explorer Bar’ with bar stools and sun deck with lounges and an area for outdoor exercise equipment.

Guest accommodation has also received a substantial upgrade with the addition of six Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms providing coveted inside/outside living quarters. Each of our other Stateroom grades has also received a full upgrade with updated bathroom fixtures, soft furnishings and artwork making for an even more comfortable stay on board Coral Discoverer.

The Coral Discoverer offers five different grades of staterooms, ranging from Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms to Main Deck Staterooms. Bridge Deck Balcony Staterooms are on the top deck and have private balconies opening out from French windows. All rooms are furnished with contemporary flair and feature original artwork, a small private en-suite, individually-controlled air-conditioning, an iPod dock, ample storage and Australian toiletries. All staterooms are serviced daily. Each stateroom is spacious, sized between 15sqm (161 square feet) to 20 sq. (215 square feet) and has either a balcony, feature picture windows or porthole windows. Most staterooms can be configured to either junior king or twin bedding.

Contact
Booking
Small Yacht Cruise
Agape Rose
20.07.2019
27.07.2019
7
The Adriatic, Dalmatian Islands Cruise (Agape Rose)
Fare from € 1.820
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Travelroute
Day 1

Embarkation Dubrovnik

Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2

Dubrovnik – Slano

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before joining in an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous Gothic and baroque facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. The merchant power equal to the one of Venetian Republic, Dubrovnik was a large seafaring force. Dubrovnik nobility and captains fancied the small town of Slano for their summer estates and you will understand why as soon as you arrive in the afternoon. Explore this quaint seaside settlement on your own or join our optional tour** to the town of Ston, known for many things gourmand: potent wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. *Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia

Day 3

Mljet – Korčula

Breakfasts on Agape Rose are always served with a view. Enjoy the start of your day before arriving to the green island of Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected to the sea via a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a thrill from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion – but whatever you do, do not pass on setting foot on Mljet! After a refreshing dip along the way, visit Korčula. You’ll know Korčula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you whether you explore it on your own or in an optional walking tour*. Overnight in Korčula. *Korčula walking tour – optional walking tour package ** Optional excursion: Mljet National Park

Day 4

Korčula – Hvar – Vis

Enjoy a breakfast with a view and a morning sail to Hvar, officially the sunniest of 1200 Croatian islands. This jet-set fave is also the island with the most UNESCO-listed heritage in the entire world, so consider joining our optional guided tour*. In the afternoon, hop over to the island of Vis, the most distant from the coast of all inhabited islands in Croatia. Closed off to the public for the larger part of the 20th century for its role as an important Yugoslav military base, Vis and its nature remain incredibly preserved even today. Dinner onboard and overnight in Vis. *Hvar walking tour – optional walking tour package

Day 5

Vis – Šibenik

You will wake up to views of Vis town waterfront, comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbor area, and the historic, medieval corner. Spanning over two millennia, the array of heritage in this small settlement might not surprise, ranging from a Greek cemetery and Roman baths to an English fort and Yugoslav militia tributes. Join an optional guided tour* to get insight into the tumultuous history of Vis before setting sail towards the mainland. Arriving to Šibenik, snatch a spot on the deck, as its stone waterfront, nestled beneath the impressive St. Michael fort, remains a sight to behold. An optional walking tour* will introduce you to Šibenik’s great claim to Renaissance – both the one centuries ago, when the town’s Cathedral of St. James was constructed, and the present day, with the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleys and great cuisine in an evening on your own. Overnight in Šibenik. *Walking tour of Šibenik – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Vis

Day 6

Šibenik – Krka – Skradin – Split

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit before heading back to the seaside to visit the gem of Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir has been protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional * Split walking tour to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living here. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. *Split walking tour – optional walking tour package

Day 7

Split – Pučišća – Omiš

As you wave Split and its easy-going spirit goodbye, you’ll be heading to one of the neighboring islands, Brač, known as the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic karst rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš, right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš. *Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 8

Omiš

Enjoy one last sea view breakfast before disembarking the ship by 9:00 AM.

Additional charges: taxes and fees, to be paid on board in cash: 40 EUR pp

Overview

Dalmatian Islands Cruise (Agape Rose)

Come away with us and experience Mediterranean as it once was…

Included:
– 8 days / 7 nights cruise
– Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
– Welcome drink and snack
– Half board: breakfast buffet, served lunch, except on day 1, day 4 and 6 when dinner is included instead of lunch
– Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
– Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
– Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
– Complimentary snack during the afternoon
– 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
– Usage of the ship’s equipment
– Towels change every day
– Bed linen change twice a week
– Free Wi/Fi on board
– Excursion Skradin and Trogir (entrance to National Park Krka not included)

Highlights

Dubrovnik • Slano • Mljet • Korčula • Hvar • Vis • Šibenik • Krka • Split

Please Note: more Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Ship information

Agape Rose

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 48,5 m (155 ft)

Passenger Capacity: 38

Year Built: 2017

MS Agape Rose has been commissioned in 2017, luxury class. The boat is 48,5 m (155 ft) long, 8.5 m (28 ft) wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 38 persons. She has 19 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

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Booking
Small Ship Cruise
Croatian 'comfort' cruiser
20.07.2019
27.07.2019
7
The Adriatic, Northern Croatia Cruise
Fare from € 890,-
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Travelroute
Day 1

Opatija to Krk Island

Your vessel will leave at 13:00 - Lunch will be provided on board and we will stop for a swim in the crystal clear sea en route to Krk Island - Croatia's largest island. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, mixing gentle green promenades with bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants alongside the waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk.

Day 2

Krk Island to Rab Island

We cruise to Rab Island, known as the “island of love”. There will be time for sightseeing of the old town with its medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares and try famous “Rapska torta“ cake, it is a must. If the time allows walk up to Kamenjak Hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

Day 3

Rab Island to Zadar

Cruise from Rab towards Zadar along Pag Island with a swim stop on tiny Maun island. Take an optional guided tour of the Zadar, which was for centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today is the centre of the region. Zadar is rich in monumental heritage of world importance. You can see the Roman forum, built in the 1st century AD, the 9th century church of St. Donatus – the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces & villas. The town is full of great restaurants. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 4

Zadar to Molat Island or Olib

We will leave Zadar quite early to cruise to Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbours). Both islands are situated in the northern part of Zadar's archipelago, more peaceful and serene that Zadar. Captain's dinner party on board and overnight.

Day 5

Molat Island or Olib to Losinj Island

After breakfast and a morning swim, cruise towards Ilovik, the island of flowers, for a short stop before departing for Lošinj Island, one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic due to the abundance of pine trees and clear waters, and its endangered population of bottlenose dolphins. Mali Lošinj, known as the “sunshine island”, has spectacularly good ice cream. On arrival take a walk along the harbour or walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or simply visit nearby, picturesque, town of Veli Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Day 6

Losinj Island to Cres Island

After a morning swim leave for Cres Island, a long and narrow island covered with oak, beech and pine forests as well as vineyards and olive tree plantations. Cres and Mali Lošinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separated them. Spend the night in the harbour of this typical medieval town Cres. Cres is also home to a tiny population of Griffon vultures.

Day 7

Cres Island to Opatija

Cruise to Opatija enjoying spectacular views of famous Opatija Riviera as we go. Late afternoon arrival to Opatija for a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungo Mare - to the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village Volosko – well known for excellent seafood restaurants, the best in the region, as well as among the best in Croatia.

Day 8

Opatija

Disembark in Opatija.

Additional charges: Port Taxes paid on board: € 40,- pp

Overview

Northern Croatia Cruise

Cruise aboard a very comfortable small ship to explore Croatia’s coastline. You’ll visit picturesque islands, charming cities, lovely small ports and a few hidden gems on this very relaxing cruise. You will explore stunning Kvarner Bay and its islands as well as the beautiful city of Zadar. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring old historical towns or indulging in late nights in some of these beautiful port towns.

Embark in Opatija at the foot of Učka mountain. Built at the turn of the 20th century, Opatija has been a popular destination for tourists for 100 years. Well-maintained public gardens, the illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade, cafes, villas, hotels and plenty of opportunities for shopping and excursions make Opatija an ideal destination.

We will also spend a night in beautiful Mali Losinj. Due to excellent climate Lošinj was proclaimed as a climatic health resort by a decree of the Ministry of Health of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy in 1892. Soon it became a popular holiday destination of the Austrian-Hungarian aristocracy, who built numerous villas and summer residences on the island. Losinj archipelago is famous for dolphins, which you will probably see during your cruise.

Included: All breakfasts and lunches are included, and 1 evening meal (The captain’s dinner).
For other evening meals you are free to choose from the many restaurants and cafes available in the ports we visit.

Highlights

The Venetian architecture of Mali Losinj and other ports • Zadar – Rich in monumental heritage • Opatija Riviera • Medieval Cres town • Very relaxed travel around these beautiful islands • Swimming at secluded beaches

Please Note: More Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Ship information

Croatian 'comfort' cruiser

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht

Croatian 'comfort' cruiser
These 'comfort' cruises are run on a small variety of vessels, all of very similar standard, but the actual vessel isn't usually confirmed until 2 weeks before the cruise.

All of the vessels are very comfortable, and the cabins have airconditioning and en-suite bathrooms. All the vessels carry around 40 passengers (maximum).

The images here are examples of these vessels, and their cabins and decks.

Contact
Booking
Small Yacht Cruise
Equator
20.07.2019
27.07.2019
7
The Adriatic, Split to Dubrovnik cruise - Premium class
Fare from € 1.590
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Travelroute
Day 1

Split

Your vessel will be docked in Split Harbour where you can board at anytime during the day. Your welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and you will be introduced by the Cruise director to the Captain, crew and your fellow passengers. A welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. The Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.

Day 2

Split, Omiš, Pučišća (Brač Island)

Our English speaking guide will do morning Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. At 12:00 we will start our cruise to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. Lunch will be given while we cruise there with swim stop. After Omiš we will cruise across the Brač channel to continue towards Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times. It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight. Overnight in Pučišće (breakfast/lunch onboard)

Day 3

Pučišća, Bol, Hvar

We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 4

Hvar, Biševo Blue Cave, Vis

We start our day with morning cruise towards Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit, and this is a reason why entrance fees should be paid on the spot – if we have luck to visit it! We will dock in Vis. Lunch. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years - due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis Overnight in Vis Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 5

Vis, Korčula

Breakfast departure to head to the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive in Korčula. Korčula is known as a birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will lead a Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 6

National Park Mljet

After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, passing by magnificent shores of the Korčula archipelago, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have a free afternoon to explore the park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Mljet (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 7

National Park Mljet, Dubrovnik

Morning departure to Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 8

Dubrovnik

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast (breakfast onboard).

Additional charges: Port taxes and fees: € 25,- pp

Overview

Split to Dubrovnik cruise – Premium class

Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik via the islands of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. We will visit the main sites and some of the more out of the way locations as we cruise on our small ship. You are left free to explore the restaurants of the towns we stay in each night and we provide walking tours to show you the highlights of the towns.

Rates include:
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 6 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome dinner with three courses
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
• Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

M/S Equator is a luxury yacht-like ship that will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Croatian Coast. Built for the season 2017 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, guaranteeing intimate cruise for all guests. Discover charming Croatian coastline and islands on this luxury ship. Indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife. Intention of this cruise is to show beauty of our islands and thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present our lifestyle and heritage that we want to offer to our children as a gift. The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns and islands (Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik etc.) and have time for sightseeing, wine tastings, enjoy island’s dinner at cosy restaurants….

Highlights

Dubrovnik • National Park Mljet • Korčula • Vis • Biševo Blue Cave • Hvar • Bol • Pučišća • Omiš • Split

Please Note: More Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Ship information

Equator

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 39m

Passenger Capacity: 36

Built: 2017

Equator, will be built and launched in 2017 in the Split shipyard. With its perfect size (39 metres long) and manouvering abilities, and just 18 cabins our newly built, Equator has been custom built to carry up to 36 passengers in comfort to many of the smaller ports and villages along Croatia's Adriatic Coast.

Equator has 18 very spacious cabins, all with private facilities and air-conditioning providing a premium cruise. Passenger cabins are situated on two decks and are all fully air conditioned, with an independent ventilation system and modern private en suites shower and toilet.

All cabins are equipped with twin (200x80 cm) or double (200x160 cm) beds, Satellite LCD TV, desk and chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for messages from the cruise manager or group leader.

Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have cabin window and porthole in bathroom.

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Small Yacht Cruise
Providenca
20.07.2019
27.07.2019
7
The Adriatic, Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)
Fare from € 1.535
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Travelroute
Day 1

Embarkation in Dubrovnik (Gruz harbor)

Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2

Dubrovnik – Korčula

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with an optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik, a.k.a. the Pearl of the Adriatic or the King’s Landing. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Its outpost is your next stop, with your journey over interrupted only by a refreshing dip on the Elaphite Islands. You’ll know Korčula** was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. Overnight in Korčula. *Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package *Korčula town walking tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 3

Korčula – Pučišća (Island of Brač) – Omiš

Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korčula, and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island, perhaps even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’, the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš. *Stonemasonry school – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 4

Omiš – Split – excursion Skradin and Trogir;

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit. After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour* to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. *Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 5

Split – Hvar (Island of Hvar) – Vela Luka (Island of Korčula)

In a splash of islands lined up directly across from Split, Hvar is the one known for purple lavender fields, potent red wines and glitzy jet-set feasts along starlit waterfronts. Especially so at its prime hotspot, the Old Town of Hvar, also the home of the oldest theatre in Europe and organized tourism in Croatia! Join an optional walking tour* to learn more about the interesting history and starry present of the town and the island, before sailing over for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Otoci. Later in the afternoon, drop the anchor in Vela Luka on Korčula, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight. *Hvar town – optional walking tour package.

Day 6

Vela Luka (Island of Korčula) – Pomena (Island of Mljet) – Slano

Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected with by a small channel with the sea. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking over to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion* – but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. **Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.

Day 7

Slano – Dubrovnik

In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia* highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight. **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia.

Day 8

Dubrovnik

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking by 09:00 AM. Make sure to keep in touch with your fellow travelers and the Cruise Manager and the crew, as MS Providenca will wait for you next year too!

Additional charges: taxes and fees, to be paid on board in cash: 40 EUR pp

Overview

Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)

Come away with us and experience Mediterranean as it once was…

Included:
– 8 days / 7 nights cruise
– Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
– Welcome drink and snack
– Half board: breakfast buffet, lunch except on day 1, day 4 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
– Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
– Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
– Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
– Complimentary snack during the afternoon
– 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
– Usage of the ship’s equipment
– Towels change every second day
– Bed linen change once a week
– Daily cabin cleaning service
– Free Wi/Fi on board

Highlights

Dubrovnik •Korčula • Omiš • Split • Hvar • Slano

Please Note: more Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Ship information

Providenca

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 47 m

Passenger Capacity: 40

Year Refurbished: 2018

M/S Providenca has been commissioned in 2014, refurbished in 2018, setting new standards in service, cabin size and equipment and overall cruise comfort. The boat is 47 m long, 9 m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 40 persons. She has 20 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

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Small Expedition Yacht
Coral Adventurer
26.07.2019
05.08.2019
10
Australia & NZ, The Kimberley: Darwin to Broome
Fare from € 6.780
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Travelroute
Day 1

Depart Darwin

Board your ship at 8.00am for planned 9:00am departure > cross Cambridge Gulf and sail into Western Australian waters > join our expedition staff in the lounge for an informative introduction to the Kimberley > with fellow travellers and friendly Coral Expeditions’ crew, enjoy the Captain’s welcome drinks

Day 2

King George River and Falls

Discover the first of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers, the mighty King George > board Xplorer, our specially designed excursion vessel and explore scenic gorges > take to our inflatable Zodiacs and cruise close to the base of magnificent King George Falls, the tallest single-drop waterfalls in Western Australia, towering some 80 metres above the river below > visit secluded Tranquil Bay for beach walking and exploration

Day 3

Vansittart Bay DC3 and Jar Island

Join our Expedition Leader on a walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II > visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery > with our Guest Lecturers, see fine examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion), dating back some 20,000 years

Day 4

Hathaway’s Hideaway and Mitchell Falls

Anchor in Winyalken Bay > travel ashore aboard Xplorer to explore the maze of natural sandstone caves known as Hathaway’s Hideaway > consider an optional scenic heli-flight over the Mitchell Plateau for close up views of the mighty four-tiered Mitchell Falls (additional expense) > this evening enjoy a spectacular Indian Ocean sunset as we indulge in a gourmet BBQ on the sundeck or the beach.

Day 5

Bigge Island and Careening Bay

Discover the rock art gallery on Bigge Island featuring fine examples of both Wandjina and Bradshaw art > hear from our Guest Lecturers about these traditional art forms and the myths from the dreamtime that inspired them > explore Careening Bay; named by early explorer Phillip Parker King after his ship ‘HMC Mermaid’ was careened for repairs during his second voyage of discovery in the Kimberley > our Expedition Team will lead us to the site of a remarkable boab tree bearing the inscription ‘HMC Mermaid – 1820’, still clearly visible almost 200 years later

Day 6

Prince Regent River and King Cascades

Cruise the mighty Prince Regent River aboard Xplorer to breathtaking King Cascades, an unusual and picturesque waterfall cascading over terraced rock formations > enjoy a picnic lunch at beautiful Camp Creek, where there is also time for a cooling dip in the freshwater pools

Day 7

Montgomery Reef and Doubtful Bay

Savour a truly unforgettable moment as Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tide ebbs > join our Expedition Staff aboard the Xplorer and Zodiacs to experience this natural phenomenon up close > discover the reef’s diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays and reef sharks > cruise through scenic Doubtful Bay

Day 8

Raft Point

Cruise through Kuri Bay, home of the south sea pearl industry > travel ashore at imposing Raft Point and visit a secluded and very interesting Aboriginal rock art gallery to view Wandjina art and some of the Kimberley’s most well-preserved Bradshaw Paintings (Gwion Gwion) > explore Red Cone Creek

Day 9

Horizontal Falls and Buccaneer Archipelago

Meander through the Buccaneer Archipelago, home to over 800 islands > in Talbot Bay the region’s 12 metre tides create an amazing spectacle, the unique Horizontal Falls, described by legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders in the world” > the amazing power of the falls is revealed when the region’s 12 metre tides turn, forcing millions of litres of water to rush through the narrow gaps between cliffs > board the Zodiacs for an exhilarating ride through the falls > explore Silica Beach on Hidden Island with its stunning white sands and crystal clear waters

Day 10

Lacepede Islands

Explore Pender Bay and subject to weather and tides, visit the Lacepede Islands, a series of low islands consisting of coarse sand and coral rubble lying atop a platform reef > this nature reserve has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area as it supports up to 18,000 breeding pairs of Brown Boobies and Roseate Terns, possibly the largest such population in the world > board the Zodiacs and explore the island’s lagoon, keeping an eye out for many species of marine birdlife including Australian Pelicans, frigate birds, egrets, gulls and terns > the islands are also renowned as Western Australia’s most significant breeding grounds for the Green Turtle, often seen nesting > this evening we reflect on this wonderful expedition with new-found friends as we enjoy the Captain’s farewell drinks

Day 11

Arrive in Broome

Our adventure along the Kimberley Coast concludes in Broome this morning at 8:00am > if you’re not transferring directly to the airport why not spend the day visiting world-famous Cable Beach or stroll the historic streets of Chinatown in central Broome > post cruise transfers included
Please Note: This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel.

Overview

The Kimberley: Darwin to Broome

Perfected over 21 years, this 10-day voyage takes you on an unforgettable journey from Darwin to Broome. Ancient ochres meet thundering waterfalls on this voyage that explores the ‘bucket list’ destinations that you’ve always imagined visiting. From the remarkable Horizontal Falls, described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”, to the pounding Mitchell Falls and King George Falls, see the power of nature at her best. Expert guides interpret 40,000 year old rock art, and retrace the history of Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago. Later in the season, watch Humpback Whales calf in these waters. Aboard our unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable Zodiacs you will come face-to-face with this ancient land and her inhabitants.
Board a Zodiac and touch the spray from the magnificent King George River and its towering 80-metre twin falls. Join an expert guide to learn about the history of the mysterious Gwion Gwion Paintings of Bigge Island. Aboard the Explorer, cruise along the Mitchell Plateau and marvel at the power of the Kimberley’s ‘big’ rivers. Then you’ll be moved by beautiful King Cascades, the remarkable Montgomery Reef and the unique natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls.
Be awed by the power and vastness of this land, steeped in ancient Indigenous culture, experienced firsthand as you.. travel ashore to view the world’s oldest known indigenous rock art, the mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) paintings. Soak up the history of early explorers such as Phillip Parker King who first charted this spectacular coastline almost 200 years ago and landed at Careening Bay. Offering the opportunity to enjoy two landings most days, our guests will find themselves immersed in the magic of the Kimberley. With facilities tailor-made for expedition cruising including our unique ‘Xplorer’ excursion vessel and fleet of inflatable Zodiacs, coupled with the expert local knowledge of our experienced guides, you’ll complete this voyage with a new understanding and deep respect for this unrivaled region.

Highlights

Marvel at the plunging 80 metre high King George Falls • View the mysterious Gwion Gwion (Bradshaw) rock art and learn about the ancient cultures of the indigenous people • See crocodiles, humpback whales, rock wallabies, turtles, and birdlife  • Witness Montgomery Reef rise out of the ocean with the falling tide • Learn about the first explorers to chart this magnificent coastline

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Coral Adventurer
Vessel Type: Expedition Ship
Length: 93.4 meters
Passenger Capacity: 120 (60 staterooms)
Built: 2017
Our brand new ship is built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. A culmination of two years of design and three decades of passion for expedition cruising – Coral Expeditions is proud to invite you to experience the Coral Adventurer.
Bigger is not better
At a time when cruise ships get larger and glitzier, we remain stubbornly compact and intimate. Our ships are designed to take you to unspoilt destinations not accessible to large ships.  We want you to have the luxury of space, dine with whom you please, or find your quiet corner on deck.  So we have limited the Coral Adventurer to 60 spacious cabins.  This preserves the intimate atmosphere we are known for without sacrificing the stability and comfort of a true ocean going vessel.
Built for discovery
The Coral Adventurer features our trademark dual ‘Xplorer’ tenders cradled on a hydraulic platform slung off the back of the ship, enabling our guests to go ashore in comfort and ease.  The shallow draft of the ship enables us to go closer to shore than larger ships. Together with our renowned expedition team, our new ship will offer the most advanced expedition capabilities of any small ship afloat.
Built for comfort
With active stabilisers dampening sea motion, mostly balcony cabins, and interiors designed with the colours and textures of tropical Queensland, the Coral Adventurer is a comfortable ship.  She features promenade decks, generous communal areas that accommodate all guests, a passenger elevator, and an open kitchen where you can observe our chefs whip up small batch cuisine from locally sourced ingredients.
Built for personal service
The Coral Adventurer will continue our proud tradition of Australian flagged vessels with friendly and professional Australian crew.  Our onboard atmosphere remains refreshingly informal and intimate.  Take your seat at our bridge lounge, chat with the captain at your leisure or accompany our chefs on a market tour.
Food and wine features
Single seating dining area with communal ‘wine table’ finished with Australian stone; serving buffet breakfast and lunch, and multi-course table d’hote dinners Showcase galley visible to guests for fresh small-batch cuisine featuring Australian produce Multiple indoor and outdoor bars, including our Explorer bar on the sundeck for sunset drinks with 180 degree views Curated wine cellar featuring modestly priced boutique wines for daily drinking and exceptional vintage Australian reds.
Guest comfort
All outside guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms; majority have private balcony Active stabilisers to dampen sea motion Gym equipped with elliptical trainers and treadmills Passenger elevator Wi-Fi available in all guest areas
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Tall Ship Classic Sailing
Royal Clipper
27.07.2019
03.08.2019
7
The Mediterranean, Corsica and the French Riviera Cruise
Fare from € 2.085
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Travelroute
Day 1

Cannes

Embarkation. Glittering Cannes is the archetypal Mediterranean resort city discovered by wealthy English nobles who came to the sunny south of France to escape their drafty old castles during the dreary British winters. Cannes’ high flying lifestyle has attracted notables and the notorious ever since. Every year, the stars flock to celebrate the Cannes Film Festival at the colossal Palais des Festivals.

Day 2

Portofino

Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline. It's pastel-coloured houses, luxury boutiques and seafood restaurants surround its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. A short walk takes you up to the Church of St. George, a church with a cool, plain interior, dramatically situated on the narrow neck of the Portofino headland. As a lookout point, and probably as a site of religious significance, the spot goes back thousands of years.

Day 3

L'Ile Rousse, Corsica

Crowded with yachts flying burgees hailing from the world's most prestigious yacht clubs, the harbour of St. Florent is a regatta of colours. Take an excursion to the peninsula of Cap Corse, where medieval watchtowers dot the cliff tops every few miles.

Day 4

Calvi, Corsica

Napoleon once said that he could recognize his native island blindfolded because of the wonderful perfume of the maquis. Approaching by sea, it is the first thing you experience about Corsica. The second is its wild and mountainous landscape. Nearby are secluded beaches and the eerie Grottes des Veaux Marins, offering fantastic diving opportunities.

Day 5

Porquerolles, Iles d'Hyeres & Sanary-sur-Mer

Porquerolles is a small crescent shaped island that is popular with cyclists. On the southern side the coast is made up of steep cliffs and secluded creeks only accessible to hikers and on the northern side you will find fine sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. A large area enjoys National Park status so the island is beautiful, calm and unspoilt. Where the rugged hills of the Massif des Maures subside into the sea, the small island of Porquerolles lies baskingin the eternally blue Mediterranean. The island’s little town was created as a retirement community for Napoleon’s troops - making it the world’s first “Sun City.” Today Porquerolles is a destination for nature lovers, who hike the hills covered in sage, myrtle, and oddly exotic plants to a magnificent white sand beach where a picturesque lighthouse stands guard over the wild shore.

Day 6

St. Tropez

It is said that the most spectacular way to approach the exquisite harbour of St. Tropez is by sea. St. Tropez is a people-watcher's paradise, so you will also want to explore her famous beaches, bistros and bars. The appropriately named Tahiti Plage is where topless sun tanning started, and whether you prefer to take it off or take it all in, there's always plenty to see in St. Tropez.

Day 7

Monaco

Monaco is the fabled domain of princes and movie stars. The magnificent Palais du Prince and opulent casinos remind you of an elegant, pre-war era. With more wealth concentrated in one small area than almost any place on earth, this tiny principality retains its gilt edged allure.

Day 8

Cannes

Disembark in Cannes.

Additional charges: Port fees: € 235,- pp

Overview

Corsica and the French Riviera Cruise

Natural beauty and 4,000 years of history converge in Italy, Sicily, France, Portugal, Spain and the islands of the Mediterranean. The taste of sweet green olive oil and fresh ripe tomatoes, the sound of carefree children laughing on sun drenched beaches, the sight of myriad yachts at anchor in picturesque harbours…

These are but a few sights and scenes of the Western Mediterranean. Replete with sparkling capitals, ancient civilizations and cultured ambiance, it is an incredibly vivid world of mythical lands and tranquil seas, soaring mountains, medieval villages, private coves and sun struck beaches. Wherever you may wander, you will discover the special magic of the Mediterranean that has enchanted travellers for millennia.

Highlights

A taste of Provence at St. Tropez Market • Cycle the forest of Porquerolles • Visit Chic Portofino

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Royal Clipper

Vessel Type: Tall Ship

Length: 133.8 m

Passenger Capacity: 227

In 1902, the largest, fastest sailing ship the world had ever seen was launched. The legendary Preussen dominated the seas, only to be gone in a few short years. Neither before nor since had the world seen such a magnificent sailing ship. Until today…

Inspired by the tall ship Preussen, the Royal Clipper has the proud distinction of being the largest and only five-masted full-rigged sailing ship built since her predecessor was launched at the beginning of the last century. With her complement of 42 sails, Royal Clipper is a splendid sight to behold.

You might think she was an apparition from the grand age of sail, but Royal Clipper is as new as tomorrow, boasting state-of-the-art navigation systems and every comfort and luxury one could wish for. For connoisseurs of sail cruising, the 439 foot Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience, balancing the grandeur, adventure and tradition of sailing with the superb service, amenities and accommodations of the finest modern yacht. Royal Clipper carries just 227 guests in luxurious style. A full 19,000 square feet of open deck and three swimming pools create a wonderfully spacious and expansive outdoor environment.

Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!

Royal Clipper’s interior spaces are just as dazzling. They include a three-deck atrium that funnels sunlight into the elegantly appointed, three-level dining room featuring open-seating dining, deliciously prepared cuisine and a no-tie dress code.

A convenient marina platform lowers from the stern for watersports. And the ultimate unique Royal Clipper experience, the one-of-a-kind Captain Nemo Lounge, is the site of our spa and health club with underwater glass portholes!

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Booking
Small Yacht Cruise
Providenca
27.07.2019
03.08.2019
7
The Adriatic, Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)
Fare from € 1.535
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Travelroute
Day 1

Embarkation in Dubrovnik (Gruz harbor)

Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2

Dubrovnik – Korčula

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with an optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik, a.k.a. the Pearl of the Adriatic or the King’s Landing. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Its outpost is your next stop, with your journey over interrupted only by a refreshing dip on the Elaphite Islands. You’ll know Korčula** was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. Overnight in Korčula. *Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package *Korčula town walking tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 3

Korčula – Pučišća (Island of Brač) – Omiš

Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korčula, and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island, perhaps even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’, the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš. *Stonemasonry school – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 4

Omiš – Split – excursion Skradin and Trogir;

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit. After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour* to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. *Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 5

Split – Hvar (Island of Hvar) – Vela Luka (Island of Korčula)

In a splash of islands lined up directly across from Split, Hvar is the one known for purple lavender fields, potent red wines and glitzy jet-set feasts along starlit waterfronts. Especially so at its prime hotspot, the Old Town of Hvar, also the home of the oldest theatre in Europe and organized tourism in Croatia! Join an optional walking tour* to learn more about the interesting history and starry present of the town and the island, before sailing over for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Otoci. Later in the afternoon, drop the anchor in Vela Luka on Korčula, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight. *Hvar town – optional walking tour package.

Day 6

Vela Luka (Island of Korčula) – Pomena (Island of Mljet) – Slano

Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected with by a small channel with the sea. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking over to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion* – but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. **Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.

Day 7

Slano – Dubrovnik

In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia* highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight. **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia.

Day 8

Dubrovnik

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking by 09:00 AM. Make sure to keep in touch with your fellow travelers and the Cruise Manager and the crew, as MS Providenca will wait for you next year too!

Additional charges: taxes and fees, to be paid on board in cash: 40 EUR pp

Overview

Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)

Come away with us and experience Mediterranean as it once was…

Included:
– 8 days / 7 nights cruise
– Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
– Welcome drink and snack
– Half board: breakfast buffet, lunch except on day 1, day 4 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
– Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
– Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
– Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
– Complimentary snack during the afternoon
– 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
– Usage of the ship’s equipment
– Towels change every second day
– Bed linen change once a week
– Daily cabin cleaning service
– Free Wi/Fi on board

Highlights

Dubrovnik •Korčula • Omiš • Split • Hvar • Slano

Please Note: more Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Providenca

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 47 m

Passenger Capacity: 40

Year Refurbished: 2018

M/S Providenca has been commissioned in 2014, refurbished in 2018, setting new standards in service, cabin size and equipment and overall cruise comfort. The boat is 47 m long, 9 m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 40 persons. She has 20 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

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Small Ship Cruise
Splendid
27.07.2019
03.08.2019
7
The Adriatic, Croatia Island Hopping Cruise from Dubrovnik
Fare from € 990,-
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Day 1

Dubrovnik

M/S Splendid will be docked in Dubrovnik Gruž harbour where you can board during the entire day. Join the welcome meeting at 7:00 p.m. where our cruise director will introduce you to the captain, crew and your future fellow passengers, with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day. Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. However, they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all the passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with a dinner. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2

Dubrovnik, National Park Mljet

After breakfast, our English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. Following an organized panoramic drive with a photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik, we'll descend to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site, where our guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After the city tour you’ll be left on your own to explore and enjoy this city, known around the world as The Pearl of Adriatic. At 12:00 we’ll have a transfer to the ship. Lunch will be served on board en route to Mljet National Park, where we shall arrive late in the afternoon. Overnight in Mljet (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 3

National Park Mljet, Korčula

This morning you’ll be free to explore National Park Mljet (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake, visit The Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery dating from the 12th century and, of course, take a swim in the heart of this pristine National Park. Lunch will be served on board as we continue our cruise toward the Island of Korčula, where we shall arrive in the afternoon, docking in the Town of Korčula. This historic town is known as the birthplace of Marko Polo, one of the most famous world explorers of all times. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour and walk us through the town’s charming narrow and cobbled streets. You’ll have the rest of the evening free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 4

Korčula, Vis

In the morning, we’ll continue our cruise to the Island of Vis, with a swim stop en route. Arrival to Vis is scheduled for the afternoon. Vis is rather unique compared to other Croatian Adriatic islands. Due to its important strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for a long time and was consequently spared of the usual tourist development. Beautiful beaches, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture make up the advantages of this remarkable Croatian island. You will have afternoon and evening free in Vis, to enjoy its unspoilt nature and dine in one of family run restaurants. Overnight in Vis Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 5

Vis, Biševo Blue Cave, Hvar

We'll start our day with a morning cruise towards Island of Biševo and its Blue Cave. Originally, the entrance to Blue Cave was located below sea level, which required visitors to dive deeply in order to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. Sunbeams penetrating through the cave’s submarine opening get reflected from the white bottom floor, colouring the cave aquamarine and objects in the water silver, creating a truly stunning and magical natural phenomenon. However, at times high waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit. For this reason, entrance fees are paid on the spot – if we 'all lucky enough to visit the cave! After a swim stop and lunch, we'll continue cruising along many idyllic coves and bays towards Hvar, the sunniest Croatian island. Hvar is one of the most popular and attractive Croatian tourist destinations and a meeting point of the international jet set. Upon our afternoon arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you through the town, introducing you to the island’s way of life, its rich history and culture. You'll learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar, for many centuries. Afterwards, you'll be free to enjoy your evening in Hvar, to explore on your own and dine in one of its numerous family owned restaurants or taverns. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 6

Hvar, Bol, Pučišća

We'll start our day with a morning departure towards Bo. Bol is famous for having one of the finest European beaches, called Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). As we stop in Bol, you can relax in this charming Dalmatian town. Have a walk, a cup of coffee or a swim, until lunch is served on board. After lunch we’ll continue cruising towards Pučišća, with refreshing swim stops en route and lunch served on board. Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća. Its spectacular irregularity of steep-sided natural harbour, authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience are simply unforgettable. The fjord-like inlet of Pučišća meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills, joining the bay’s quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća quarry was exploited by Romans in the antiquity, after which it was abandoned until the reopening in 1455. Stone from Pučišća quarry was used to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, Vienna Parliament and many other famous buildings around the world. Pučišća is also home to the only Croatian Stonemasonry school. Its students carve sculptures from Brač limestone, applying traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We shall spend a night in this very quiet town. Enjoy the nightfall, as it unifies the distinct features of Pučišća that have intrigued us so much in daylight. Overnight in Pučišća (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 7

Pučišća, Omiš, Split

After breakfast we'll cruise across the Brač channel to Omiš, an ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches. Omiš is located at the delta of Cetina River, with its wonderful beaches. For centuries, Omiš was for a stronghold of famous pirates, a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength in the long historical fight against The Republic of Venice. After a relaxed walk in Omiš we’ll have lunch. During the afternoon hours we'll sail on towards Split, our last stop. Our English speaking guide will do the afternoon Split City tour and walk us through the historical Diocletian’s Palace. The second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split- Dalmatia County, Split boasts 1700 years of history. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. City’s historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. After the city tour you will be left on your own to explore Split and have an intimate farewell dinner on your own. Overnight in Split Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 8

Split

After breakfast, the time has come to say farewell to all your new friends.

Additional charges: Port taxes and fees: € 25,- pp

Overview

Croatia Island Hopping Cruise from Dubrovnik

Island hopping cruise from Dubrovnik with “MS Splendid” is a great-value way to enjoy the comforts of life on board of a modern steel motor cruise ship that has its own individual charm.

Rates include:
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 6 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome dinner with 3 courses
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with 3 courses
• Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Dubrovnik (with transfers and panoramic photo stop), Korčula, Hvar and Split.
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Two 0,50 litres bottles of water per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

 

Please Note: More Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Ship information

Splendid

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 38.5 m

Passenger Capacity: 38

Built: 2014

Small cruise ship M/S Splendid is built in Split shipyard for summer 2014 according to new EU standards. With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 19 cabins our newly built, yacht-like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.

This new motor ship built under Croatian flag in 2014, length overall 38,50 meters and 8,00 meters in width,  with two engines + two generators for Air-condition system and 220 Volts with standard cruising speed of 9,00 knots.

Construction material is steel with mahogany and iroko wood.

She has 19 spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing accommodation for up to maximum 38+4 persons. Experienced crew of 6 will make your cruise unforgettable.

Passenger cabins are situated on three decks while crew members are accommodated in separate quarters. All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned and conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin.

Cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×80 cm or 200×170 cm with wooden wallboards, working table, chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety and fire alarm.

Standard cabins have porthole and dual ventilation system (one in bathroom and one in cabin) while main and upper deck cabins have two windows, smaller in bathroom and larger cabin window.  Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door.

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Booking
Small Yacht Cruise
Providenca
03.08.2019
10.08.2019
7
The Adriatic, Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)
Fare from € 1.535
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Travelroute
Day 1

Embarkation in Dubrovnik (Gruz harbor)

Embark at any time after 14:00. Over a welcome drink and a snack, meet your Cruise Director and the crew and get acquainted with the rules and safety measures. Your journey begins with a dinner onboard and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 2

Dubrovnik – Korčula

The far south of Croatia holds many gems. Start with an optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik, a.k.a. the Pearl of the Adriatic or the King’s Landing. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s mighty city walls and its courteous spirit will swiftly transport you back in time to when this was an independent republic which successfully rivaled the Venetian Republic. Its outpost is your next stop, with your journey over interrupted only by a refreshing dip on the Elaphite Islands. You’ll know Korčula** was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues which lurk at you from the town’s facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. Overnight in Korčula. *Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port (Gruz) to the Old town – optional walking tour package *Korčula town walking tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 3

Korčula – Pučišća (Island of Brač) – Omiš

Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korčula, and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Pelješac peninsula and Hvar Island, perhaps even a refreshing dip along the way. Stop to visit the homeland of ‘the Croatian marble’, the island of Brač. You’ve probably seen this ultra-quality limestone already, perhaps on the front of the White House in Washington DC or Bundestag in Berlin, but the optional tour* to the still-operating stonemasonry school in Pučišća brings a chance to learn more about shaping this stone for eternity. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backing the lovely settlement of Omiš right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in a boat excursion*. Overnight in Omiš. *Stonemasonry school – optional walking tour package **Optional excursion: Cetina river

Day 4

Omiš – Split – excursion Skradin and Trogir;

When sailing along the Croatian coast, surpassing the beauty around you may seem like an impossible task. Perhaps so, but there are sites on the Croatian mainland which surely parallel it, such as the Krka River and its stunning estuary. A coach trip brings you to the small town of Skradin, the guardian of the mouth of River Krka, and the gateway to its National park. The place where wild waterfalls inspire serene lakes, the park is definitely worth a visit. After returning to the seaside, visit Trogir, a petite island bridged to the mainland. A showcase of stunning architecture founded upon Greek and Roman heritage, Trogir is protected by UNESCO, just like its big neighbor and your next stop, the town of Split. Explore on your own or join our optional walking tour* to learn about the Diocletian’s Palace, once the Roman Emperor’s retirement estate and today a lively city center. Whatever you do, make sure to take it easy in Split, as after all, that is the true highlight of local living. Dinner on board and overnight in Split. *Split Walking Tour – optional walking tour package.

Day 5

Split – Hvar (Island of Hvar) – Vela Luka (Island of Korčula)

In a splash of islands lined up directly across from Split, Hvar is the one known for purple lavender fields, potent red wines and glitzy jet-set feasts along starlit waterfronts. Especially so at its prime hotspot, the Old Town of Hvar, also the home of the oldest theatre in Europe and organized tourism in Croatia! Join an optional walking tour* to learn more about the interesting history and starry present of the town and the island, before sailing over for a swim at the beautiful archipelago of Pakleni Otoci. Later in the afternoon, drop the anchor in Vela Luka on Korčula, where you will enjoy dinner and overnight. *Hvar town – optional walking tour package.

Day 6

Vela Luka (Island of Korčula) – Pomena (Island of Mljet) – Slano

Your captain will choose a secluded bay to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korčula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is the home of two salty lakes connected with by a small channel with the sea. Nature lovers will get a kick from hiking or cycling here, possibly even kayaking over to the small inlet in the center of the lake, charming with its 12th-century Monastery of St. Mary. Alternatively, join our optional excursion* – but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. **Optional excursion: Mljet National Park, free time in the National park.

Day 7

Slano – Dubrovnik

In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: strong wines, ancient salt production and succulent oysters and mussels. Our optional tour the Taste of Dalmatia* highlights all these treasures, but you can also just relax in Slano before sailing out to Dubrovnik. Midway, a dip on Lopud Island gets you up and ready to join an optional guided tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town. Surrounded in immense city walls, as if in a universe of its own, the world-famous facades line up as you walk the same streets like the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight. **Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia.

Day 8

Dubrovnik

Enjoy a farewell breakfast before disembarking by 09:00 AM. Make sure to keep in touch with your fellow travelers and the Cruise Manager and the crew, as MS Providenca will wait for you next year too!

Additional charges: taxes and fees, to be paid on board in cash: 40 EUR pp

Overview

Dalmatian Highlights Cruise (Providenca)

Come away with us and experience Mediterranean as it once was…

Included:
– 8 days / 7 nights cruise
– Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
– Welcome drink and snack
– Half board: breakfast buffet, lunch except on day 1, day 4 and 5 when dinner is included instead of lunch
– Complimentary ½ l water during meals (lunch and dinner)
– Complimentary coffee/tea all day long
– Complimentary fresh fruit all day long
– Complimentary snack during the afternoon
– 9 crew members including a Cruise Manager
– Usage of the ship’s equipment
– Towels change every second day
– Bed linen change once a week
– Daily cabin cleaning service
– Free Wi/Fi on board

Highlights

Dubrovnik •Korčula • Omiš • Split • Hvar • Slano

Please Note: more Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Ship information

Providenca

Vessel Type: Luxury Small Ship

Length: 47 m

Passenger Capacity: 40

Year Refurbished: 2018

M/S Providenca has been commissioned in 2014, refurbished in 2018, setting new standards in service, cabin size and equipment and overall cruise comfort. The boat is 47 m long, 9 m wide with a cruising speed of 9 knots. Her capacity is 40 persons. She has 20 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned.

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Small Ship Cruise
Croatian 'comfort' cruiser
03.08.2019
10.08.2019
7
The Adriatic, Northern Croatia Cruise
Fare from € 890,-
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Day 1

Opatija to Krk Island

Your vessel will leave at 13:00 - Lunch will be provided on board and we will stop for a swim in the crystal clear sea en route to Krk Island - Croatia's largest island. Krk has immense variety in its villages large and small, mixing gentle green promenades with bare rocky wilderness, tiny islands and hundreds of hidden bays and beaches. Evening at leisure to enjoy numerous cafes and restaurants alongside the waterfront. Overnight in town of Krk.

Day 2

Krk Island to Rab Island

We cruise to Rab Island, known as the “island of love”. There will be time for sightseeing of the old town with its medieval walls, Romanesque church towers, churches, palaces, stone streets and ancient facades. Enjoy the “gallery” on the streets and squares and try famous “Rapska torta“ cake, it is a must. If the time allows walk up to Kamenjak Hill to enjoy the magnificent sunset. Overnight in town of Rab.

Day 3

Rab Island to Zadar

Cruise from Rab towards Zadar along Pag Island with a swim stop on tiny Maun island. Take an optional guided tour of the Zadar, which was for centuries the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today is the centre of the region. Zadar is rich in monumental heritage of world importance. You can see the Roman forum, built in the 1st century AD, the 9th century church of St. Donatus – the most famous medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD, and numerous palaces & villas. The town is full of great restaurants. Of special interest are the famous Zadar Sea Organs, one of a kind in the world and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation. Overnight in Zadar.

Day 4

Zadar to Molat Island or Olib

We will leave Zadar quite early to cruise to Molat or Olib island (depending on available space in the small harbours). Both islands are situated in the northern part of Zadar's archipelago, more peaceful and serene that Zadar. Captain's dinner party on board and overnight.

Day 5

Molat Island or Olib to Losinj Island

After breakfast and a morning swim, cruise towards Ilovik, the island of flowers, for a short stop before departing for Lošinj Island, one of the most popular islands on the northern Adriatic due to the abundance of pine trees and clear waters, and its endangered population of bottlenose dolphins. Mali Lošinj, known as the “sunshine island”, has spectacularly good ice cream. On arrival take a walk along the harbour or walk up to the Lošinj Aromatic Garden or simply visit nearby, picturesque, town of Veli Lošinj. Overnight in Mali Lošinj.

Day 6

Losinj Island to Cres Island

After a morning swim leave for Cres Island, a long and narrow island covered with oak, beech and pine forests as well as vineyards and olive tree plantations. Cres and Mali Lošinj used to be one island but a channel dug by the Romans separated them. Spend the night in the harbour of this typical medieval town Cres. Cres is also home to a tiny population of Griffon vultures.

Day 7

Cres Island to Opatija

Cruise to Opatija enjoying spectacular views of famous Opatija Riviera as we go. Late afternoon arrival to Opatija for a stroll along the famous Franz Joseph promenade – Lungo Mare - to the numerous cafes and restaurants in Opatija or nearby fishermen's village Volosko – well known for excellent seafood restaurants, the best in the region, as well as among the best in Croatia.

Day 8

Opatija

Disembark in Opatija.

Additional charges: Port Taxes paid on board: € 40,- pp

Overview

Northern Croatia Cruise

Cruise aboard a very comfortable small ship to explore Croatia’s coastline. You’ll visit picturesque islands, charming cities, lovely small ports and a few hidden gems on this very relaxing cruise. You will explore stunning Kvarner Bay and its islands as well as the beautiful city of Zadar. Spend your mornings admiring the spectacular scenery, enjoying swimming in crystal clear Adriatic sea and your afternoons and evenings exploring old historical towns or indulging in late nights in some of these beautiful port towns.

Embark in Opatija at the foot of Učka mountain. Built at the turn of the 20th century, Opatija has been a popular destination for tourists for 100 years. Well-maintained public gardens, the illuminated 12-km-long coastal promenade, cafes, villas, hotels and plenty of opportunities for shopping and excursions make Opatija an ideal destination.

We will also spend a night in beautiful Mali Losinj. Due to excellent climate Lošinj was proclaimed as a climatic health resort by a decree of the Ministry of Health of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy in 1892. Soon it became a popular holiday destination of the Austrian-Hungarian aristocracy, who built numerous villas and summer residences on the island. Losinj archipelago is famous for dolphins, which you will probably see during your cruise.

Included: All breakfasts and lunches are included, and 1 evening meal (The captain’s dinner).
For other evening meals you are free to choose from the many restaurants and cafes available in the ports we visit.

Highlights

The Venetian architecture of Mali Losinj and other ports • Zadar – Rich in monumental heritage • Opatija Riviera • Medieval Cres town • Very relaxed travel around these beautiful islands • Swimming at secluded beaches

Please Note: More Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Croatian 'comfort' cruiser

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht

Croatian 'comfort' cruiser
These 'comfort' cruises are run on a small variety of vessels, all of very similar standard, but the actual vessel isn't usually confirmed until 2 weeks before the cruise.

All of the vessels are very comfortable, and the cabins have airconditioning and en-suite bathrooms. All the vessels carry around 40 passengers (maximum).

The images here are examples of these vessels, and their cabins and decks.

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Booking
Small Yacht Cruise
Equator
03.08.2019
10.08.2019
7
The Adriatic, Split to Dubrovnik cruise - Premium class
Fare from € 1.490
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Day 1

Split

Your vessel will be docked in Split Harbour where you can board at anytime during the day. Your welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and you will be introduced by the Cruise director to the Captain, crew and your fellow passengers. A welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. Embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. The Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.

Day 2

Split, Omiš, Pučišća (Brač Island)

Our English speaking guide will do morning Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. At 12:00 we will start our cruise to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. Lunch will be given while we cruise there with swim stop. After Omiš we will cruise across the Brač channel to continue towards Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times. It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight. Overnight in Pučišće (breakfast/lunch onboard)

Day 3

Pučišća, Bol, Hvar

We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 4

Hvar, Biševo Blue Cave, Vis

We start our day with morning cruise towards Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors. However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit, and this is a reason why entrance fees should be paid on the spot – if we have luck to visit it! We will dock in Vis. Lunch. Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years - due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years. Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis Overnight in Vis Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 5

Vis, Korčula

Breakfast departure to head to the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive in Korčula. Korčula is known as a birthplace of Marco Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will lead a Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 6

National Park Mljet

After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, passing by magnificent shores of the Korčula archipelago, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have a free afternoon to explore the park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Mljet (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 7

National Park Mljet, Dubrovnik

Morning departure to Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik (breakfast/lunch onboard).

Day 8

Dubrovnik

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast (breakfast onboard).

Additional charges: Port taxes and fees: € 25,- pp

Overview

Split to Dubrovnik cruise – Premium class

Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik via the islands of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. We will visit the main sites and some of the more out of the way locations as we cruise on our small ship. You are left free to explore the restaurants of the towns we stay in each night and we provide walking tours to show you the highlights of the towns.

Rates include:
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 6 crew members
• 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
• Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
• Welcome dinner with three courses
• Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
• Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop
• Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

M/S Equator is a luxury yacht-like ship that will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Croatian Coast. Built for the season 2017 with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, guaranteeing intimate cruise for all guests. Discover charming Croatian coastline and islands on this luxury ship. Indulge all your senses, explore inspiring destinations, fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore for tasting local Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife. Intention of this cruise is to show beauty of our islands and thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present our lifestyle and heritage that we want to offer to our children as a gift. The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns and islands (Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik etc.) and have time for sightseeing, wine tastings, enjoy island’s dinner at cosy restaurants….

Highlights

Dubrovnik • National Park Mljet • Korčula • Vis • Biševo Blue Cave • Hvar • Bol • Pučišća • Omiš • Split

Please Note: More Adriatic Yachting Voyages are available, not all of them are listed online. Please contact us for more information.

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Ship information

Equator

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 39m

Passenger Capacity: 36

Built: 2017

Equator, will be built and launched in 2017 in the Split shipyard. With its perfect size (39 metres long) and manouvering abilities, and just 18 cabins our newly built, Equator has been custom built to carry up to 36 passengers in comfort to many of the smaller ports and villages along Croatia's Adriatic Coast.

Equator has 18 very spacious cabins, all with private facilities and air-conditioning providing a premium cruise. Passenger cabins are situated on two decks and are all fully air conditioned, with an independent ventilation system and modern private en suites shower and toilet.

All cabins are equipped with twin (200x80 cm) or double (200x160 cm) beds, Satellite LCD TV, desk and chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for messages from the cruise manager or group leader.

Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have cabin window and porthole in bathroom.

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