Mljet national park, Authentic Croatian Village party, Spectacular dinner cruise along the old town city walls of Dubrovnik, swimming at Golden Horn beach on Brač island and much more await!
CRUISES OF DISTINCTION - NEW PRODUCT
We have found the perfect way to fully experience Croatian islands and coastline. By sailing on our intimate luxury mini cruiser, our guests will get to enjoy the best of both worlds: not having to unpack nightly and being pampered while waking up daily to new sites, landscapes and actiivities. Spend mornings on spacious decks or swim in crystal clear Adriatic Sea and evenings to explore small historical towns. On this journey, we touch on everything Croatia has best to offer. From its culture to its history, from its blue caves to its small port towns, from its fantastic food to its local wines, Croatia is full of life. On our cruise of distinction, you too will come to appreciate why Croatia and its people have captured our heart.
With turquoise waters, relax in secluded coves edged with pine trees or explore finger-like sand spits. Whether urban, hidden, wild, unspoiled or pebbly, Croatia has over 6,000 km of coastline sure to feature the beach of your dreams. On this journey, we have you discover some of the most historical, incredible and breathtaking towns and villages in all simplicity.
Lose yourself in a tangle of charming medieval streets, falling deep into thought over an early Christian mosaic or stepping into an impressive Byzantine cathedral, many recognized by UNESCO. This singular rendez-vous of civilization and influences is also reflected on the dining table, where meat, fish, vegetables and wine prevail. The result is an original national cuisine that is sure to delight your taste buds,
On arrival, you are picked up at the airport and escorted to what will be your home for 7 nights. Get acquainted with your vessel and your cabin, before a late afternoon guided tour of Dubrovnik. Be dazzled by the special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic, with many of the monuments belonging to the modest Renaissance architecture era. We close our tour with lovely sun downer cocktail on the city walls. We then make our way to 360 for a tasting dinner with wine, overlooking the entire city. Overnight on board our ship.
This morning, we depart for Ston and the small village of Slano on the mainland. Enjoy the magical scenery as our cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before continuing to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen's village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village and famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s long medieval ramparts, we head for a small village nearby to learn more about oysters and a special tasting of this delicacy. Time at leisure and return transfer to ship, Captain’s dinner with live entertainment on board.
This morning, we cruise a little further north to the Island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join our tour guide for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars will be made accessible to you so you may roam around the National Park or island on your own. Overnight in port Polača or Pomena, dinner on board.
Early morning departure towards the island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in the design of Korcula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars. Tonight, dinner is in town, on own account. Overnight in Korcula.
This morning, we depart for the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia.
There, we enjoy some exquisite local wines. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. Dinner will take place at the incredible Roki’s estate in a lovely setting, paired with local wines. Overnight in Vis.
Early in the morning we cruise towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon (weather dependent). Our next stop is the island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breathtaking beauty.
Late afternoon, we enjoy a tour of the town - the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theater in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbor for lovely scenic views of the Paklinski Islands. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment - numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night. Dinner on own account, with our recommendations. Overnight in Hvar.
Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm.
We continue to Split where we enjoy a guided tour of the city upon arrival, a historical town under UNESCO world heritage protection. Here there is an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the magnificent Diocletian Palace, once inhabited by the Roman Emperor. Our farewell dinner takes place at one of the city's most incredible restaurant. Overnight in Split.
All good things must come to an end, and while we don't want to say it, it is the sad truth. We take comfort in having introduced you to what we truly believe is paradise on earth. This morning, arrangements are made to take you to your airport. Looking to extend? Why not head to the UNESCO Plitvice falls or discover old town Zagreb? With Istria and Solvenia around the corner, why leave so soon?
Not in service until 2020
Welcome aboard the newest and most luxurious vessel of the Katarina fleet, the Rhapsody. Entering service in early 2020, this is one of the only 2 ships in the fleet offering 11 upper deck cabins with balconies. Manned by eight crew members and a tour manager, guests will be pampered on board with fresh and well lit cabins (all with private ensuite bathrooms), comfortable bedding and linens, beautifully appointed common areas, a bar, a lounger, an outdoor jacuzzi, a sun deck and a vast array of water toys for your enjoyment.
Sailing through the crystal clear waters of southern Croatia, your experience on this quiet and well equipped vessel will be unique. Dinners on board are designed to appeal to the food lover in you, while featuring local specialties prepared with locally sourced ingredients. The crew is at your disposal for the duration of your journey, day and night, to ensure an enhanced and "smooth sailing' experience.
Rates displayed are per person, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $1999 per single traveler.
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit of $1000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $1999.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.