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HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH ADRIATIC CRUISE 2018 - from Omis

HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH ADRIATIC CRUISE 2018 HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH ADRIATIC CRUISE 2018

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DAY 1 Saturday EMBARKATION OMIS; D
Embark the M/S Agape Rose 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 Omiš.
DAY 2 Sunday OMIS – PUCISCA – SPLIT; B, L
Waking up to the dramatic backdrop of the charming town of Omiš will probably entice you to travel up the river Cetina and through its canyon in our optional tour.* Later, you will be able to compare this bit of hinterland with the lovely island of Brač, 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 to the mainland, stop in Split. Whether you explore on your own or join our optional walking tour*, don’t miss the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Originally planned as his retirement estate, today it is the lively city center of Croatia’s second largest city. 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
*Stonemasonry School in Pucisca – optional walking tour package
**Optional excursion: Cetina river
DAY 3 Monday SPLIT – SIBENIK – excursion Skradin and Trogir; B, D
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 the Cathedral of St. James at your next stop, Šibenik. Rolling down the hillslopes towered by the immense fortress of St. Michael, Šibenik is a sight to behold from every perspective. 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, and the present day, when the town known as one of Croatia’s upcoming gems. Experience its stone alleys and great cuisine in an evening on own. Overnight in Šibenik. 
*Sibenik Walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 4 Tuesday SIBENIK – VIS; B, L
Enjoy the stunning waterfront of Šibenik as you navigate down the narrow channel of St. Anthony out to the open seas. Today you will sail to the island of Vis. You’ll recognize its main settlement, the town of Vis, by numerous masts crisscrossed over the image of its seafront facades. Comprised of the newer, 19th-century harbor area, and the historic, medieval corner, the past of Vis spans over two millennia, hence the colorful array of heritage in this small settlement ranges 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 and getting some ideas on what to do that very evening. Overnight in Vis. 
**Optional excursion: Island of Vis
DAY 5 Wednesday VIS – HVAR – KORCULA (Captains dinner); B, D
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*. Then, hop over to Korčula Island, one of the largest islands in the Adriatic, known for its signature lush dark forests. 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. 
*Hvar Walking tour – optional walking tour package
*Korčula Walking tour – optional walking tour package
DAY 6 Thursday KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO; B, L
Continue to another green island, this time 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! Enjoy a lunch on board followed by a refreshing dip before setting sail back to the mainland and the small settlement of Slano. In vicinity of Slano, the petite town of Ston claims its fame for many things gourmand: potent 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, where we are docked overnight. 
**Optional excursion: Mljet National Park 
**Optional excursion: Taste of Dalmatia
DAY 7 Friday SLANO – DUBROVNIK; B, L
Take in the last of the Slano cool over breakfast. Just thereafter, you will set sail to Croatia’s southernmost gem and the renowned hotspot, Dubrovnik. Glimpse at its beauty sailing beneath the mighty City Walls, much in the same way its enemies and allies used to, before dropping anchor in the port of Gruž. The optional walking tour* of Dubrovnik Old Town takes you by the world-famous landmarks, strolling down the same streets that the cast and crews of the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and Robin Hood walked. Whatever you might consider to be the town’s main drawcard, Dubrovnik’s 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. Enjoy an evening of romance, glitz and glam, as you will be staying in Dubrovnik overnight.
*Dubrovnik old tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port of Gruz to the Old town– optional walking tour package
DAY 8 Saturday DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE; B
Enjoy your breakfast before disembarking the ship by noon.

INCLUSIONS

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 3 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 three times a week
Bed linen change twice a week
Free Wi/Fi on board

NOT INCLUDED
Beverages other than included (see above)
Beverages can be purchased in the bar only
Gratuities or any other expense of personal nature
Transfer from and/or to the ship
Tips, entrance to the National Park or any other items of personal nature
Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person, to be paid on board in cash
Laundry service at selected ports of call
Beach towel hire € 3,00/week
Entrance to National park Mljet 
Entrance to National Park Krka River

ADDITIONAL INFO

*Optional Walking tour package – 100,00 € per person
Walking tour of Šibenik – including: guide
Walking tour of Dubrovnik – including: guide, transfer
Walking tour of Korčula – including: guide
Walking tour of Split – including: guide
Walking tour of Hvar – including: guide
Pucisca Stonemasonry School – including: guide, entrance fee

**Optional excursions (available only on spot)
Krka river National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
Cetina river – including: guide, small boat transfer, snack
Mljet Island National Park – including: guide, entrance fee
Taste of Dalmatia – including: guide, transfer, wine tasting
Island of Vis – including: guide, transfer, tasting

BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

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 18 ensuite cabins on the main and lower deck, and all are fully air-conditioned. 
CABIN TYPES
Double-queen-size bed (165 x 200 cm / 65 x 79 in)
Twin-two single beds (90 x 200 cm / 35 x 79 in each)
Triple-queen-size bed with an additional single bed.
CABIN SPECIFICATION
Lower deck: 8 cabins
4 twin cabins
2 double cabins–queen size bed
1 triple cabin queen size bed + additional single bed
1 triple cabin; 3 single beds
Main deck: 8 cabins
5 twin cabins
2 double

PRICES

RATES AND PERIOD OF OPERATION
HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH ADRIATIC CRUISE 2018 - from Omis
First departure APRIL 21st 2018. and last departure OCTOBER 6th 2018.
DEPARTURE SATURDAYS APRIL 21; MAY 05;
OCTOBER 06
MAY 19 JUNE 02,16; JUNE 30
JULY 14, 28;
AUGUST 11, 25;
SEPTEMBER 08, 22
Per person/HB in 1/2 lower deck cabin EUR 1070 EUR 1200 EUR 1335 EUR 1470 EUR 1600
Per person/HB in 1/2 main deck cabin EUR 120 EUR 1335 EUR 1470 EUR 1600 EUR 1735
Supplement on main deck prices for upper deck on request 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
3 pax reduction in 1/2 cabin 50% 50% 40% 40% 40%
Single use supplement 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
FB supplement
(per week)
EUR 231
CANCELLATIONS:
60 - 30 days prior to departure | 10 % of the tour rate
29-9 days prior to departure | 25 % of the tour rate
8 - 1 days prior to departure | 50 % of the tour rate
0 and no show | 100 % of the tour rate
EBD 10 % until 31.12.2017 payment 15.01.2018 CRUISES
EBD 5 % until 28.02.2018 payment 15.03.2018 CRUISES

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