"All those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik".

This quotation from George Bernard Shaw could refer to the whole of the Dalmatian Coast. Come with us to see the hidden Croatia as we operate a unique route from the comfort of the Royal Eleganza, covering the coast and rivers of Croatia, and mooring in the immediate vicinity of town centres. The itinerary takes us to a range of scenic delights – the Zrmanja Gorge, the world-famous Kornati Islands, plus the dramatic waterfalls of Krka. Although little known abroad, the river Cetina has a charm of its own. The islands of Hvar and Korcula, with their marble streets and impressive architecture, are truly delightful. We also visit the historic towns of Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Dubrovnik, with their history dating back through the Middle Ages to the Roman Era.

If comfort and a relaxed atmosphere are at the top of your priorities, the Royal Eleganza is the perfect choice of vessel to cruise the Croatian coast. With just 32 like-minded passengers, the mood is intimate, and what better way to enjoy the views of magnificent islands and cities, than sitting on the sun deck watching the world pass slowly by. The dining onboard is a special experience with fresh fish featuring regularly on the menu, but a real treat is the chance to dine ashore. Croatia’s culinary delights are not to be missed. Eat al fresco in the warm evenings and perhaps end the night with a stroll to see the breathtaking illuminated historic buildings.
Embark in Zadar where the crew will welcome us aboard the Royal Eleganza. Dinner is then served and the ship moors overnight in Zadar.
After breakfast, join the excursion to the Zrmanja Gorge. The River Zrmanja is 69 km long and flows into the Adriatic. At the dramatic entrance to the gorge, we will board a motor launch for the one hour cruise to Obrovac, where we will enjoy a lunch of local specialities before taking a walk. On our return to Zadar in the late afternoon, there will be a short guided walk around the tow. Tonight, enjoy dinner board and maybe enjoy an after dinner walk as we moor in Zadar overnight.
We set sail during breakfast for Skradin, passing through the group of islands making up the Kornati National Park. After lunch, visit the dramatic waterfalls in Krka. Here we join smaller boats for the trip to “Skradinski Buk”, a large natural pool with high waterfalls at one end and cascades at the other. We will then take a walk along wooden jetties and bridges to admire the falls, and the unique flora and fauna. On our return to the ship, cruise to Sibenik, where there is an opportunity to dine independently tonight in one of the local restaurants. Moor overnight in Sibenik.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided walk in the historic town of Sibenik. Visit the Cathedral of St James and see the fascinating old traditional buildings. Set sail for Split where we will arrive this afternoon in time for a short guided walk through this fascinating city. See the Palace of Diocletian and the Old Town. We will moor overnight and have the chance to dine in one of the many restaurants on the Riva promenade.
Sail this morning to Omis. Here we will board small boats for the trip along the valley of the emerald green River Cetina. Over centuries, the river has cut a magnificent canyon in the mountains surrounding it. We arrive at Radmanove mlinice (Radman’s Mills). Dating from 1722, the mill was used to grind cereals for the inhabitants of Omis. On our return to the ship we will stop at one of the picturesque sandy beaches that fringe the Dalmatian coast. Sail this afternoon to Hvar arriving in the early evening. Enjoy dinner on board.
Enjoy a tour this morning to Hvar Old Town starting in the main square which is the largest piazza in Dalmatia. See the cathedral, and the palatial quarter of Grad and the more humble residential area of Burg. Rejoin the Royal Eleganza to cruise to Korcula. Said to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, Korcula boasts crooked medieval streets, and elegant squares which are flanked with palaces of the old nobility. Enjoy some free time here before dining independently tonight in one of the local restaurants.
Set sail early this morning for Dubrovnik the “Pearl of the Adriatic” Upon arrival in the afternoon, enjoy a guided walk through this breathtaking city. Its many historic and cultural treasures have earned it the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the major attractions such as the Rector’s Palace, the Romanesque-Gothic Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, and the Sponza Palace. Meet later for the Captain’s Dinner, after which you can enjoy a final evening onboard.
Disembark this morning and begin our journey back home.

Category 1

£ 1645 GBP pp
Category 1
14 sq. m. Lower deck twin/double aft. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 2

£ 1845 GBP pp
Category 2
12 - 14 sq. m. Lower deck twin/double. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 4

£ 1945 GBP pp
Category 4
12 - 13 sq. m. Main deck single. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 3

£ 2245 GBP pp
Category 3
10 - 12 sq. m. Main deck twin/double. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 1 Sole Use

£ 2645 GBP pp
Category 1 Sole Use
14 sq.m. Lower deck twin/double aft. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 1

£ 1545 GBP pp
Category 1
14 sq. m. Lower deck twin/double aft. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 2

£ 1745 GBP pp
Category 2
12 - 14 sq. m. Lower deck twin/double. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 1 Sole Use

£ 1845 GBP pp
Category 1 Sole Use
14 sq.m. Lower deck twin/double aft. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 4

£ 2045 GBP pp
Category 4
12 - 13 sq. m. Main deck single. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Category 3

£ 2045 GBP pp
Category 3
10 - 12 sq. m. Main deck twin/double. Each cabin equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Royal Eleganza

Vessel Type: Small Ship

Length: 40m

Passenger Capacity: 32

Built/Refurbished: 2012

This beautifully crafted vessel was built in 2012 specifically for sailing the Dalmatian Coast and we believe she is perfect vessel for exploring the more remote regions of the Croatia. 2015 will be our third year associated with the vessel after receiving positive feedback. The vessel carries 32 passengers. The Sun deck is the perfect place to watch the passing scenery and features a bar and comfortable sun loungers. Dining onboard is a casual affair featuring locally sourced fresh food including fresh fish. There is a team of seven friendly Croatian crew members onboard who speak fluent English and whose service will enrich your overall enjoyment of small ship cruising on the Adriatic coast.

The 17 cabins are each equipped with a safe, air conditioning/heating, hair dryer and a flat screen TV. Each cabin also has an en-suite bathroom with shower.

Cabin layout for Royal Eleganza
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£ 1545 GBP pp

Highlights

• Discover the Zrmanja Gorge

• Visit the world-famous Kornati Islands

• Explore the dramatic waterfalls of Krka

• Visit the historic towns of Zadar, Sibenik, Split and Dubrovnik, with their history dating back through the Middle Ages to the Roman Era

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