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Stargazing in Croatia Deluxe Cruise

  • Ship Type:Deluxe
  • Departs From:Split
  • Duration:7 Nights

Embark on a celestial journey as you traverse the stunning Croatian coastline and Dalmatian islands on this Deluxe Cruise. In addition to exploring historic cities, indulging in gastronomic delights, and reveling in personalized service, you’ll have the opportunity to elevate your experience by indulging in a bit of stargazing. As night falls over the tranquil waters, find a secluded spot on deck, far away from the city lights, and lose yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky. Whether you’re an avid astronomer or just someone who appreciates the magic of a starlit night, this celestial touch adds an extra layer of enchantment to your already captivating voyage.

Deluxe Cruise
From
$1,595per person
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Route & Map

  • Day 1
    • Split

      • Guided tour of Split
      • Welcome Dinner
  • Day 2
    • Trogir

      • Guided tour of Trogir
  • Day 3
    • Vis

      • Explore tranquil Vis at your leisure
      • Anchor over-night at sea in order to get an undisturbed stargazing views
  • Day 4
    • Hvar

      • OPTIONAL Blue Cave tour
      • Wine tasting at a popular family-run winery on Hvar
      • Stargaze from one Croatia's Dark Sky Places
  • Day 5
    • Korcula

      • Guided tour of Korcula
  • Day 6
    • Slano/Ston

      • Fresh oyster and mussel tasting in Ston
      • Captain's Dinner
  • Day 7
    • Dubrovnik

      • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
  • Day 8
    • Departure from Dubrovnik

    • What's Included

      General
      • 7 Night deluxe cruise from Split to Dubrovnik in a newly built ship
      • Private arrival and departure transfers from and to the respective airports
      • Professional English-speaking cruise director with on board lectures
      • Free WiFi on-board
      • Daily cabin service
      • Luggage handling and porterage
      • Daily swim stops in secluded bays
      • Complimentary use of water sports including SUP's and Sea Kayaks
      Food & Beverages
      • Buffet breakfast with fresh fruit served daily
      • Three-course set lunch daily with salad bar
      • Three-course welcome reception dinner
      • Captain’s evening three-course dinner with live entertainment
      • Unlimited filtered water and daily afternoon tea and biscuits
      • Fresh fruit provided daily
      Excursions
      • Wine tasting tour at a family-run winery on Hvar
      • Oyster farm visit and tasting experience in Ston
      • Entrance to the Mljet National Park
      • Includes guided city tours of Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir and Korcula
      • Professional whisper headsets for guided walking tours

      What's Not Included

      • International airfare to/from Croatia
      • Gratuities
      • Port taxes are excluded - Please see your personal quote for the port taxes due
      • We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
      • Additional meals and drinks packages not mentioned in itinerary
      • Price based on double occupancy in a double or twin room. Single supplement in lower deck cabins of 60-80%

      Your Ship

      MV Phoenix 72 ship

      MS PHOENIX 72

      A brand new ship for 2021, the MS Phoenix provides impeccable standards and all the latest up-to-date facilities for its 36 guests to enjoy. The 18 cabins have all been fitted with modern amenities and comfortable, pleasing surroundings. MS Phoenix also has a salon-style restaurant and bar that can be found on the upper deck, where the sundeck houses a jacuzzi and sunbeds to relax on.

      Day by Day Itinerary

      Day 1 SPLIT

      Split

      You’ll be welcomed and privately transferred from either Split airport or your Split hotel to Split harbor where the ship awaits your arrival. Check-in is from 2 pm. Join our expert local guide for a tour of the beautiful historical town of Split. Split is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts an abundance of classic Roman architecture, which includes the splendid Diocletian Palace. Return to the ship for a Welcome meet and greet cocktail reception on board. You will be introduced to the Captain, crew, and fellow passengers. Overnight in Split.

      • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Split
      • Meals Included: Welcome Dinner with Cocktail

      Day 2 SPLIT - TROGIR

      Trogir

      We set sail whilst guests are enjoying breakfast towards the beautiful Old Town of Trogir. Before our arrival though it’s time for your first swim stop of this trip in a quiet secluded bay. You will enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Trogir and docking directly in the town’s picturesque harbor. Enjoy the afternoon exploring this wonderful UNESCO listed town which is often compared to Venice with its medieval streets, magnificently preserved castle, and beautiful marina.

      • Excursions Included: Guided tour of Trogir
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 3 TROGIR - VIS

      Vis Town

      Today we depart from Trogir early and set sail to the peaceful island of Vis, famed for its seclusion and isolation. The island was once used as a military base and therefore out of bounds to tourists, so it has maintained a beautiful untouched uniqueness. We will arrive in Vis in the mid-afternoon with free time for guests to explore the picturesque town of Vis with its charming sea front cafes and labyrinth of quaint streets.

      At 9 pm tonight, we’ll leave Vis behind and head to a secluded bay untouched by city lights. We’re turning off the ship’s lights, creating the perfect stargazing setting. Imagine being surrounded by pure darkness, with only the brilliance of the stars overhead. It’s a celestial spectacle you won’t want to miss—a serene escape into the beauty of the night sky.

       

      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 4 VIS - (BLUE CAVE) HVAR ISLAND

      Hvar Croatia

      We set off before breakfast for the nearby Island of Bisevo, which is home to the magical Blue Cave. If the weather is good, you will enjoy an optional guided tour inside this beautiful natural phenomenon and admire the beautiful colours, leaving you feeling mesmerized. (Entry to the Blue Cave is subject to weather and sea conditions and therefore the entry fee of EUR20pp is payable on the day). We then continue sailing through the beautiful Pakleni island archipelago, with an opportunity to swim in this stunning secluded bay on route. We will arrive on Hvar Island in the afternoon, with a fascinating Hvar Island tour planned. The first stop on this tour is an opportunity for you to sample locally produced wines at a stunning family run winery.

      Tonight we’ll head out into the fields surrounding Jelsa to get a vantage point for stargazing and planetary observation. What makes this experience even more special is Jelsa’s prestigious status as an International Dark Sky Community—the first town in Croatia and indeed southern Europe to be recognized as such.

      • Optional Excursion: Visit the Blue Cave (Subject to Weather)
      • Excursions Included: Wine tasting tour at a sought after family winery and Stargazing in Jelsa
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 5 HVAR – (GOLDEN HORN BEACH) KORCULA

      Korcula

      With an early morning departure from Hvar Island today, we slowly make our way to Korcula. On route, the captain will do a scenic sail past one of Europe’s most famous beaches, the Golden Horn Beach, known in Croatia as Zlatni Rat. We will continue our journey on to Korcula, where we will have a swim stop in the afternoon shortly before arriving in Korcula. On docked, join our guide who will take you through the narrow, cobbled streets to view the impressive Venetian-gothic architecture and learn more about the alleged birthplace of explorer Marco Polo along with reason for the fishbone layout of the streets. Korcula has an abundance of good restaurants where you can enjoy an authentic Dalmatian gourmet experience. There are also many lively bars and clubs within walking distance of the harbour.

      • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Korcula
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 6 KORCULA - MLJET NATIONAL PARK - STON

      Mljet National Park

      The next morning we continue to cruise further south towards the island of Mljet. On arrival you can join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes, situated in the heart of the stunning Mljet National Park. A boat ride to the St Mary Isle, to visit the ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey, and church dating back to the 12th century, is also recommended. After lunch, we sail on to the enchanting village of Slano. Slano is a peaceful traditional fishermen’s village and the entrance point to Ston, another fortified small village that is famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s historical medieval ramparts a short coastal walk will take you to an oyster farm, where you can sample fresh oysters and learn more about this delicacy. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Dinner with live music and entertainment.

      • Excursions Included: Entrance to the Mljet National Park, and Fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Captain’s Dinner

      Day 7 SLANO/STON - DUBROVNIK

      Dubrovnik

      On the final day of the cruise we make an early morning departure to Dubrovnik. The ancient city boasts many historical buildings that date back to the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Before reaching Gruz harbour we take a cruise alongside the walls of the old Dubrovnik city centre, as lunch is served on deck. After docking, you can join a guided walking tour of this magnificent city followed by free time at your leisure. Enjoy the evening having dinner in one of Dubrovnik’s excellent local eateries. Overnight in port.

      • Excursions Included: Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
      • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

      Day 8 DEPARTURE

      Dubrovnik

      After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to all the crew and fellow passengers. Check out is by 9am with a private transfer to Dubrovnik airport, after a memorable cruise.

      • Meals Included: Breakfast

      2024 Departure Dates

      2024

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