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ISLAND HOPPING ALONG THE CROATIAN COAST
The Croatian Explorer by Connections

Return flights 7 nights 4 guided tours

from €1199

Sail from island to island off the exciting Dalmatian coast while you work up your sun tan and bathe in Croatian hospitality.
Simply awesome and with over 1,185 islands welcoming you, believe-you-me cruising has never been more affordable.

Aboard the Croatian Explorer By Connections you settle for a carefree stay in one of the 19 cabins, so everything you could possibly need during your trip remains close at hand. Speaking about a gorgeous way to discover the Adriatic coast and its many awe-inspiring locations! Tick off truly paradisiacal islands, deserted bays, a myriad of cultural highlights on land as well as a relaxed vibe. And as human love passes through the stomach, you can count on a hearty and tasty breakfast to start off your day as well six finger-licking lunches. When the evening draws near it is time to make waves while you discover the dazzling cities as the ship moors for the night.

Full steam ahead! Book that cruise hand over fist and allow yourself to be awe-struck. Imagine yourself sipping cocktails at a brilliant beach bar, unveiling the mysteries of a large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as the film set home of the Kings Landing (Game of Thrones) in Dubrovnik. You drop anchor in pristine bays just for the fun of splashing around with delight. Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Bol, Korcula and Mjlet are on your programme. So get your sea legs and sway, rock and bob over the Adriatic as you lavishly spread your sun screen and surrender to the charms of Croatia.


DAY-2-DAY PROGRAM
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DAY 1: Brussels - Dubrovnik

You fly from Brussels to Dubrovnik where you will be welcomed and transferred to the port of Gruž. Unpack and find your bearings and dress for your welcome dinner during which you meet your captain and crew.

 

DAY 1: Brussels - Dubrovnik

You fly from Brussels to Dubrovnik where you will be welcomed and transferred to the port of Gruž. Unpack and find your bearings and dress for your welcome dinner during which you meet your captain and crew.

 

DAY 2: Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - Mljet National Park

Finished having breakfast? Time to set course for the Mljet National Park. Along the way you navigate between the breath-taking Elaphite Islands and there is ample time for a swim. After lunch on board you can enjoy an afternoon exploration of the national park and its 12th century Benedictine monastery. Pick any evening activity yourself while the Explorer moors for the night in Mljet.

 

DAY 3: Mljet - Hvar

Time to plot the course to Hvar Island*. Nearby Korcula, the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo, you anchor at a diving or snorkeling spot. Lunch is prepared on board anchored in one of the picturesque bays. Next soak up the luxurious jet-set atmosphere of the popular island of Hvar. A guided tour of the town during which you receive plenty of cultural and historic background information has been pre-booked. The night is still young and there is no shortage of entertainment here so enjoy! * The hours of arrival and departure in Hvar depend on the port authorities

 
 

DAY 4: Hvar - Bol - Split

After a hearty breakfast, Bol is your next destination. Here you will find the most beautiful beach in Croatia: Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape). Discover the area until lunch (on board) before you sail on to Split. The city centre of Split has been listed as UNESCO World heritage since 1979 with majestic buildings, interesting museums and a happy vibe. A city tour and a visit to Diocletian's Palace are included. In the evening, surrender to lively Split!

 
 

DAY 5: Split - Pucisca (Eiland Brac) - Makarska

Today, after breakfast, you set sail to Pucisca on the island of Brac, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic. It was in the quarry of Pucisca that the white stones were mined which were used to build part of the Diocletian Palace in Split as well as the U.S. White House and a host of other historic buildings in Europe ! Students from all corners of the world gather here to learn the ancient trade of traditional stonemasonry still taught here. So beautiful in fact that it was recently named in the top 10 most beautiful towns in Europe undisturbed by the scourge of modern apartment building. After lunch on board, you sail to Makarska, where you will spend the evening along the Makarska boulevard and the Kacic square brimming with bars and restaurants.

 
 

DAY 6: Makarska - Korcula

Breakfast and departure to the island of Korcula with its fabulous architectural gems, quaint alleys and walled old town. On the way there you stop for a refreshing dip in the sea and to enjoy a picturesque lunch. And that is just the start of what is to be another picture-perfect day. As you arrive in Korcula in the afternoon you have plenty of time to marvel at the old palaces in Venetian style and the artisanry. Be-it that the evidence to support the claim that the famous explorer Marco Polo would have been born in Korčula Town are vague to say the least, the atmosphere on the island is such no-one regrets to bathe in its hospitality and local cuisine. So get your feet under a table at a cosy restaurant and enjoy that a delightful dinner.

 
 

DAY 7: Korcula - Dubrovnik

After breakfast you will cruise past Mljet and the Elaphiti Islands where a dive stop is scheduled as well as lunch on board. Then you sail on to the charming capital of Dubrovnik, where you will arrive in the afternoon. A guided city tour will unveil some of the secrets the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ has in store for you. Make sure to come armed with a portable power bank as you may work your fingers to the bone stocking up on photos and videos on your smartphone.

 
 

DAY 8: Dubrovnik

Breakfast. Depending on the time of your return flight, you can take an optional trip to the countryside or pick up some souvenirs in Dubrovnik. Transfer to the airport in time to board your return flight.

 
 

CROATIAN EXPLORER8 days starting €1199
By Connections

Among the various public areas you have access to are a lounge with adjoining restaurant (+/-120m²) fitted with panoramic windows, a lounge bar with sitting area and LCD screen, a spacious outdoor terrace with tables and seats as well as an expansive sundeck, equipped with loungers, a sunshade and a hot tub. At the back of the ship is a swim platform equipped with 2 ladders and outdoor showers. Wi-Fi on board is complimentary onboard.

 

 

THE CABINS

The 19 staterooms (14-17m²) are spread over 2 decks. The 8 standard cabins are located on the lower deck and have portholes. They are equipped with a double bed (200x180cm) or 2 single beds, air conditioning, a table, a closet and a safe to store your valuables. Each cabin has a private bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer. On the lower deck, there are a few triple cabins. Treat yourself to a nice extra and reserve a Superior stateroom on the main deck. Superior staterooms have two windows, one in the stateroom and one in the bathroom.

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Note: Though the sequence of the listed visits may alter according to navigational changes depending on weather and sea conditions
and the professional judgement of the captain all of the content remains assured.

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