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Island Hopping Cruise

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8 days/7 nights, cruise tour from Split

Spend seven unforgettable days sailing from one island to another. Relax and let the captain and his crew take care of you. During the day you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, and explore the underworld of the Adriatic Sea.
Route: Split – Makarska – Mljet – Dubrovnik – Trstenik/Šipan – Korčula – Hvar/Bol – Split 

PRICE FROM 370,00 euro


  • ITINERARY

  • DETAILS

  • DEPARTURES AND RATES

  • CRUISE INFO

  • TOUR MAP

  • BOOKING INFORMATION

day1_makarska

DAY 1 Saturday SPLIT - MAKARSKA
Departure from Split harbour, Saturday at 13:00 h. After lunch sail along the Dalmatian coast down to Makarska Riviera. We spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches on the Riviera. From this beach those feeling adventurous can join our WHITE WATER rafting excursion on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska, one of the most attractive resorts on the Croatian coast. Strolling along the streets of Makarska, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sights.

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DAY 2 Sunday MAKARSKA - MLJET
Early morning departure towards Mljet with the first stop on the Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. The whole afternoon is free to look at the salt lakes in Mljet National Park and enjoy the sun and sea on this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we can visit an old abbey and church, or just use a small boat to roam around the National park. Overnight in port Polače or Pomena.

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DAY 3 Monday MLJET - DUBROVNIK
After breakfast we depart for Dubrovnik, which is the highlight of this cruise. On route will be time just for a short swim. Enjoy the beautiful sights of nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” –according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or first join our guided tour of Dubrovnik with an English speaking guide. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. For those of you with more enthusiasm we recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.

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DAY 4 Tuesday DUBROVNIK - TRSTENIK
Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches… Around noontime we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards the island Šipan or a little town of Trstenik on the Pelješac penninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night.

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DAY 5 Wednesday TRSTENIK - KORČULA
After breakfast depart for Korčula, the birthplace of MARCO POLO. Lunch on the board in front of Lumbarda (part of Korčula). Arrive to Korčula late afternoon where we overnight in port. On this island you can find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Listen to the story of the stone walls, which were being built over two centuries ago.

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DAY 6 Thursday KORČULA - HVAR
Ečarly in the morning departure for the Pakleni Islands for lunch and swimming. Departure for Hvar after lunch. Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower; also the oldest community theatre in Europe was founded here in 1612. City of Hvar offers abundanct entertainment full of restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night.

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DAY 7 Friday HVAR (BOL) - SPLIT
Our next stop will be the island of Brač. Swimming is planned at one of the most famous beaches in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden cape - its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fisherman’s town turned into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. On our way to Split there will be another swim-break in one of the many bays on island of Brač. Arrival to Split in the late afternoon. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera arriving in Split. Possibility to join our guided tour of Split with an English speaking guide. Split is a monumental city under UNESCO protection that belongs not only to Croatians, but also to you, as it is a part of the world heritage. Here we find an abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace.

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DAY 8 Saturday SPLIT - Departure
After early breakfast we say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends!

TOUR SUPPLEMENTS:

  • OBLIGATORY - VISITOR'S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) - Eur 25,00 per person per week
  • Entrance to National Parks vary from Eur 10,00 - 15,00 per person depending on season and park
  • Supplement for full board Eur 115,00 per person per week (gross), min. 10 pax required
  • Drink supplement: Eur 16,00 per week (netto) - incl. choice of 1 drink - glass of wine, 1 beer or 1 soft drink with lunch
  • WATER SUPPLEMENT: Eur 20,00 per person per week - includes 1,5 l of water per person per day - to be paid on the spot
  • English breakfast supplement: Eur 40,00 per week (netto) - incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads - butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such us ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami etc.)

 

PLEASE NOTE:
Avansa Travel reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises.




NEW 2015                                                Rates are per person in Euro
CATEGORY                                          
Departure datesB under deckB on deckA under deckA  on deckA+ under deckA+ on deck
APRIL 18, 25 & MAY 02 370,00 395,00 425,00 455,00 620,00 650,00
MAY 09, 16, 23, 30 415,00 435,00 480,00 510,00 675,00 715,00
JUNE 06 455,00 500,00 510,00 580,00 710,00 775,00
JUNE 13, 20 480,00 530,00 615,00 670,00 805,00 865,00
JUNE 27 & JULY 04 520,00 570,00 670,00 720,00 865,00 925,00
JULY 11, 18, 25 
& AUGUST 01, 08, 15
555,00 610,00 700,00 750,00 890,00 960,00
AUGUST 22, 29 520,00 570,00 670,00 720,00 865,00 925,00
SEPTEMBER 05, 12 480,00 530,00 615,00 670,00 805,00 865,00
SEPTEMBER 19, 26 455,00 500,00 510,00 580,00 710,00 775,00
OCTOBER 03, 10, 17 370,00 395,00 425,00 455,00 620,00 650,00

 

Rates are per person in two bedded cabin for 7 days half board (continental breakfast & lunch).
Currency is set to EURO.
Single Supplement + 50 %

Reductions: adult on 3rd bed in triple cabin - 30% reduction

Children under 10 years on basic or extra bed - 50% reduction


CRUISE INFORMATION

Thank you for participating on our cruise along the Adriatic coast!
This will be your cruising route:

SPLIT - MAKARSKA - MLJET - DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK - KORČULA - HVAR - SPLIT

Departure is from Split harbor on Day 1 after lunch. Check in on Day 1 from 11:00. You will be able to leave your baggage on the boat, but cabin will be ready for you earliest by 13:00.

Before you departure we would like to give you some useful information:
Please note that if you have booked an ON DECK CABIN that these cabins are situated on MAIN and TOP DECKS. LOWER DECK cabins are situated in the hull of the ship. Cabins are allocated according to the time of booking and special requests made at the time of reservation.

Due to limited space in your cabin we recommend you to take as little luggage as possible – a swimming suit and swimming towels, a pair of shorts, a few T-shirts and good mood will suffice! We also recommend to take some clothes for possible cooler evenings (for example some sporting fitting, windbreaker or similar). In most cabins you will be able to store your suitcases under the bed in your cabin. Fishing gears, snorkeling masks, lilos, etc are not available on boat and therefore we recommend to bring your own, or to buy one at places en route.

First service on board is DINNER on the day of arrival !

Special note:
The Captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions.
Departures are guaranteed. Avansa Travel reserves the right in cancelling departures with less than 10 participants and changing ship name if need arises.
Guests have to follow ship rules ( see below but also to be found in written form on the ship) esp. with regards to not bringing drinks on-board and in case of bad behavior Captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.
For any problems you may have while your stay on boat please ask crew to help you or contact our head office.

We wish you a pleasant vacation, abundant sunshine, fun and ,above all CALM SEA!

BEHAVIOUR, SHIP RULES & PROBLEM RESOLUTION

We share our responsibility to protect Croatia's environment, customs and traditions with our guests and require that our travelers respect the Captain and have consideration for his boat as it represents his family's livelihood. The following ship rules are to protect our customers on the boats and we expect all clients to have consideration for other people.
If in our reasonable opinion or in the reasonable opinion of anyone in authority, you or any third party, we are entitled to terminate the travel arrangements of the person(s) concerned with no refund.

1.All passengers on board are obliged to abide to the captain's orders, as he is responsible for the safety of all passengers and the crew.
2.Passports have to be given to the Captain for registration on the first day of the cruise.
3.Jumping or diving from the boat during navigation and swimming far from the boat or coast should be avoided.
4.During rough weather (large waves, wind) it's not allowed to walk on the boat, but if necessary, movement should be done with care.
5.Guests must close the portholes in cabins under deck during navigation, to avoid getting wet by the sea water entering cabin through the porthole.
6.As the boat is explicitly acoustic all passengers are asked to behave accordingly.
7.Kindly respect night peace on the boat, which officially starts at midnight (without exception).
8.Smoking in the cabins and restaurant area is not permitted.
9.Passengers are not permitted to bring drinks and food on the boat. This includes all drinks and food products purchased on shore in ports of call. The only exceptions are: personal care products, liquid medicine, food products specifically for infants and food products for special diets. Typical regional products purchased during visit to the ports will be stored on board to be returned to passengers at the end of the cruise.
10.Any damage by any passenger must be compensated to the Captain. Lost cabin keys will be charged 150 kuna per key.
11.It is strictly forbidden to throw rubbish into the sea.
12.Water is problem on every boat, so it is necessary to be conservative with it. The same applies to the electricity which runs on a generator.
13.For safety and security reasons climbing on the masts is forbidden.
14.Guests are obliged to respect meal times on board, which are placed on board in the salon.
15.The floors on a boat can often be wet and slippery so running across the boat is not allowed. Passenger should take extra care crossing between the boats when they are docked together in port. Do not hesitate to ask a crew member for assistance when crossing. Any moving around and between the ships are the individuals responsibility , so please do take care.
16.SAFETY MEASURES – All ships are quipped with life jackets for each passenger and crew member. Life jackets can be found under the bed in your cabins or under the seats in the restaurant area.
We only wish for happy customers on our boats and until we know about a problem or complaint, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly as there is no reason to endure ongoing problems on your trip. The Captain and crew will be available to assist and will do their best to make your stay on board a most pleasurable one.
17.Service charge is not included in the price and therefore please tip at your own discretion.


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PAYMENT INFORMATION

How to Make Your Reservation: After selecting your cruise, simply click on SEND REQUEST button, and fill in the booking form, with as much details as possible. Please make your reservations as early as possible since many of our tours are completely filled 4 to 6 months before departure.

Deposit: Once you are confirmed the availability of cruise, we will send you pro forma invoice for deposit and final payment. Payments can be done in these ways: PayPal, credit card (VISA, AMEX,and Mastercard) or money transfer order to our bank account (preferred). If paying by PAYPAL processing fee of 3% applies.The amount of deposit is 30% of the total cruise price per person with minimum amount of 170 Euro per person.

Final Payment: Upon receiving the deposit or credit card authorization form, you will be sent a confirmation. Final payment is usually due 45 days prior to the departure date. If reservations are made less than 45 days prior to departure, payment in full is required at the time of booking. If final payments are not received on time, Avansa Travel d.o.o. may cancel the reservation and invoke the cancellation fee.

Pricing: Price quoted is per person based on double occupancy. The Operator reserves the right to adjust prices due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, imposed fuel surcharges, taxes, charges and levies imposed by any third party including government and its agencies. Should these change the price of your tour by more than 10% you may cancel without penalty within 7 days after we notify you of the increase.

Cancellation, Changes & Refunds: From the day of confirmation up to 30 days prior to arrival - Eur 170 per person (of deposit payment) is non refundable. For cancellations or changes thereafter, the following cancellation fees will apply:

 

Number of Days Prior to Departure Cancellation/Change Charge Per Person
29 - 22 Days 25% of the remaining balance
21 - 15 Days 50% of the remaining balance
14 - 0  Days 100% fee


In addition, no refunds are made for unused portions of a cruise including but not limited to missed meals or sightseeing, cruise travel and the non-use of cabins.
Name change / date change fee - 20 Eur per person. Valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation will be applied!
Avansa Travel highly recommends clients to take insurance against cancellation of reserved services.

Refund claims: Any complaint about your tour should be made immediately to the captain or cruise deirector.
All refund claims must be submitted to Avansa Travel in writing within 15 days of the completion of the tour.


IMPORTANT:

Booking is considered to be finalized upon recipient of confirmation from Avansa Travel ltd.

You MUST provide us with passport details and ensure you have valid travel documents (passport obligatory and visa if required). All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler. Requirements may change and you must check the up-to-date position in good time before departure. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept liability if you are refused entry on to any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.