Explore the charming Croatian coastline and islands on a brand new state of the art yacht that had her maiden voyage in 2016.
Visit fishermen’s villages and small and cosy restaurants on shore to sample local Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife. We will discover islands, secluded bays and thousand year old cities and their rich history.
The Itinerary was meticulously put together to provide enough time to experience current history, and to undertake your own exploration of medieval towns and islands, such as Split, Brač, Hvar, Korčula & Dubrovnik with plenty of time for sightseeing, wine tasting and trying some of the many restaurants, bars and cafes in the ports and villages we will visit.
3rd Adult in a cabin - 30%
Child ( age 3-11.99 years) sharing a cabin with 2 adults -50%
Single Supplement for single use of double cabin +50%
• English speaking cruise manager on board
• 7 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
• Drink package with each meal (¼ liters of wine and water, or beer, or soft drink and coffee)
• Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Split, Korčula and Dubrovnik with transfer to Old Town
• Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
• Daily cabin cleaning service
• Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
• CCTV Security Cameras on board
• Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
M/S Apolon will be docked in Gruž harbour where you can board at anytime during the day.
A 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.
Passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but it is possible to leave luggage on board. Any passengers arriving late at night will be provided with a cold dinner.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (D)
After breakfast we cruise to the Mljet National Park via the magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along a way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park (Entrance to the Mljet National Park not included - 15 EUR per person to be paid at entrance)
Upon arrival at Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore park, 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 National Park, (B,L)
Morning cruise to the Island of Hvar with a swim stop near the island of Korčula. After lunch we will continue cruising towards Hvar, known as Croatia's sunniest island, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along 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. We will join a short lavender presentation where you can learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on Hvar Island for centuries. You will have time to walk up to the dramatic castle that overlooks the port for some spectacular views.
The evening in Hvar is free to explore and dine in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar, (B,L)
After breakfast we sail to Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia - Zlatni Rat beach (The Golden Cape). We will stop in Bol and take time to walk through this lovely Dalmatian, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim until lunch is served on board. After a relaxed cruise from Bol to Split we will arrive in Split in the afternoon.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia and the capital of the region. The centre of Split is vibrant and historically important. 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. In addition, its numerous museums, the National Theatre, old churches and other archaeological sites in the region of Split make this city an important cultural attraction.
Our English speaking guide will take you on a 35-40 minute Split City tour, and walk through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split, (B,L)
Morning departure to Brač Island, and after a short refreshing swim stop and continue our voyage towards Pucisca. Pucisca is the island's biggest village on the island of Brač with authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambiance inside a deep fiord; shiny and white stone facades rising like an amphitheater makes this place so unique and worth seeing, famous for its quarries from which 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.
Pucisce has the only Stonemasonry school in Croatia where students still carve Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
Departure from Brač Island, lunch on board “en route” and afternoon arrival to Makarska on the mainland, “tourist Centre of Dalmatia” where we will spend the night.
Overnight in Makarska, (B,L)
Cruise to the island of Korčula. We stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon we will arrive in Korčula, on Korčula Island. Korčula is known as a birthplace of Maco Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will run a short 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 , (B,L)
After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphiti islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch; Arrival back to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, our first and last stop. You will have afternoon and evening free to enjoy your stay in the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
Dubrovnik Countryside, approximate duration 5:00 hours:
For those who would like to explore the hidden side of the Dubrovnik countryside you have the option of a tour that takes you on country roads that pass through picturesque small villages, with a photo stop on a hill above Dubrovnik, a high panoramic point from where you can see entire Dubrovnik as well as the all islands around.
On our journey we will visit medieval watermills and the spring of the River Ljuta, and we will have a presentation of flour production in a old, traditional way. You will be offered a warming try of a local liquor made with figs, walnuts and homemade arancini - the candid sour and sweet orange peel sweets.
We will taste special Dalmatian smoked ham and local cheese, have a wine tasting of few red & white wines and local bread and conclude with the evening with a nice walk at small seaside town of Cavtat, a town situated on a peninsula with it’s centuries old architecture and rich historical sites; today one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast.
Excursion price 45,00 EUR per person, minimum 10 persons, payment on the spot.
Including: guide, return transfer, flour presentation with welcome drink, Dalmatian smoked ham, cheese, bread and red & white wine tasting.
2nd Optional excursion:
Dubrovnik city tour, approximate duration 1:45 minutes:
After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of the breathtaking scenery from the hill overlooking Dubrovnik we will visit the historical centre of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where your tour guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to dine around or explore city.
Dubrovnik city tour excursion price 30,00 EUR per person, minimum 6 persons, payment on the spot.
Including: guide for the Dubrovnik City Tour, one way drive to the panoramic point and historical centre.
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after breakfast. (B)
Standard cabins have two portholes and a dual ventilation system. All cabins are equipped with twin or double beds (200×90 cm or 200×180 cm), independent air-conditioning, a desk and chair, a mirror, bedside lights, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejackets, large wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for notifications from the cruise manager or group leader.
Main deck cabins have two widows and a dual ventilation system. All cabins are equipped with twin or double beds (200×90 cm or 200×180 cm), independent air-conditioning, a desk and chair, a mirror, bedside lights, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejackets, large wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for notifications from the cruise manager or group leader.
Port taxes and fees € 25,00 to be paid on board in cash: 25 EUR pp
Length: 49 metres
Passenger Capacity: 42
Built: April 2016
MS Apolon is a 49m (160 ft.) long, 8,5 m (27,7 ft.) wide luxury yacht-like ship built purely for cruising the Croatian Coast. Brand new in 2016 and equipped with latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities.
Modern non-smoking double or twin cabins with windows or portholes are fully equipped with A/C, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi, fire alarm, smoke detectors, shower, WC and bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, lifejackets, luggage space under the bed, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet.
Extra-large fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, with separate bar and lounge area, big screen LCD TV, corner table for buffet breakfast, Wireless Internet, loud-speakers and audio-system for announcements by Captain or cruise manager, beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.
Outside there is a fully covered terrace with sitting area, tables and chairs, and removable plastic windows (in case of winds) that are usually open for a breathtaking “sea view”. There is a platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilettes.
On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 390 m2 with sun-beds for passengers, while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our Rooftop Whirlpool ( 4,20 x 2 meters) with salty water designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.
-11 cabins on main deck with windows (twin or double cabin configuration)
-8 cabins on standard deck with 2 portholes (twin or double cabins and two cabins can be triple)