DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
M/S EQUATOR will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with dinner.
Overnight in Split, (D)
DAY 2 • SUNDAY SPLIT – OMIŠ – PUČIŠĆA (BRAČ ISLAND)
Our English speaking guide will do morning Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It is traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace.
At 12:00 we will start our cruise to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic.
Lunch will be given while we cruise there with swim stop. After Omiš we will cruise across the Brač channel to continue towards Pučišća, the biggest village on the island of Brač. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Dalmatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjord like inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times.
It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world.
The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries.
We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight.
Overnight in Pučišće, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY PUČIŠĆA – BOL – HVAR
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape). We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, along of the many coves and bays on the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set.
Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 4 • TUESDAY HVAR-BIŠEVO BLUE CAVE – VIS
We start our day with morning cruise towards Island Bisevo with its Blue cave. The cave has its own natural entrance which is located below sea level, which required that it visitors dive deeply only to resurface into the cave’s mysterious blue depths. This natural phenomenon creates a magical effect of deep blue and shiny silver, mystifying her visitors.
However, sometimes High Waves prevent the entrance to Blue Cave, which is something we shall not know before the morning designated for our visit, and this is a reason why entrance fees should be paid on the spot – if we have luck to visit it! We will dock in Vis. Lunch.
Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years – due to its strategic location on the open sea, it served as a military zone for many years.
Beautiful beaches, and preserved nature, ecological agriculture and preserved traditional architecture are unique advantages of this unique Croatian island. You will have evening free in Vis.
Overnight in Vis Town, (B,L)
DAY 5 • WEDNESDAY VIS – KORČULA
We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a city known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice.
Overnight in Korčula Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 6 • TUESDAY KORČULA – NATIONAL PARK MLJET
After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Korčula islands archipelago, with a swim stop along a way. Lunch. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet, (B,L)
DAY 7 • FRIDAY NATIONAL PARK MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Morning departure to Dubrovnik, along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have short swim stop and lunch while arriving to Dubrovnik. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breath-taking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ.
Return coach transfer is scheduled in the evening or you can return on your own.
You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic.
Overnight in Dubrovnik, (B,L)
DAY 8 • SATURDAY DUBROVNIK
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)
Dates & Prices
CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EUR BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
|M/S EQUATOR 2018
Eur per person/week
|Departure dates 2018,
One way Split-Dubrovnik
|Cabin type||12 May
|Standard cabin||€ 990,00|
|Main deck cabin||€ 1.390,00|
|Solo use cabin supplement (on request)||+50%|
|Child (age 3-11,99) in twin with 1 adult||-20%|
- English speaking cruise director on board
- 6 crew members
- 7 nights cruise in a preferred category cabin
- Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
- Welcome dinner with three courses
- Buffet breakfast daily and 6 lunches with three courses
- Professional English speaking guide for city tours of Hvar, Korčula, Dubrovnik with transfers and panoramic photo stop and Split
- Wireless headset system for sightseeing’s (City Tours)
- Towels changed every second day & linen changed in the middle of the week
- Daily cabin cleaning service
- Two bottles of water 0,50 liters per day and person
- Free unlimited Wi-Fi on board
- CCTV Security Cameras on board
- Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)
- Port taxes and fees, € 25,00 per person/week, to be paid on board in cash
- Entrance to the Mljet National Park, cca 15,00 EUR per person to be paid at entrance if clients want to enter
- Private car transfers can be organized for travel agencies only on request
- Optional excursion in Split (Krka National Park)
Upon confirmation of reservation a 300 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.
|35 – 21 days prior to departure||35% of the tour rate|
|21 – 15 days prior to departure||50% of the tour rate|
|14 – 0 days prior to departure||100% of the tour rate|
Early booking discount: -100,00 € PER PERSON/WEEK FOR BOOKINGS MADE AND PAY BY 31. JANUARY 2018.*
(* EBD is not commissionable)
M/S Equator info
Elegance Cruise ship M/S EQUATOR is ship built in Split shipyard for summer 2017 according to newest European standards.
With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 18 cabins our newly built, yacht-
like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.
This new motor ship built under Croatian flag, length overall 39,00 meters and 8,00 meters in width, with two powerful engines + three generators for air-condition system and 220 Volts with cruising speed of 12,00 knots, bow thruster and all electronic equipment. Construction material is steel with mahogany and iroko wood.
M/S Equator has 18 spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing elegance cruise for up to maximum 36 persons. Experienced crew will make your cruise unforgettable.
Passenger cabins are situated on two decks while crew members are accommodated in separate living quarters reserved for them.
All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned, with independent ventilation system for fresh air all the time, conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin.
All cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×80 cm or 200×160 cm with independent air-conditioned control board, Satellite LCD TV in cabins, designed wallboards, working table and chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for notification of a cruise manager or group leader.
Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have cabin window and porthole in bathroom. Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door.
Cabins are made under new standards, each cabin has independent air-condition, central ventilation system, Satellite TV, Safe deposit box, smoke and fire alarm, internal radio system (also for announcements from captain or tour leader), lifejackets, cupboard, cabinet, small table with chair and porthole or window. Luggage space is under the bed. Bathrooms are equipped with toilette, shower, wash basin, hairdryer and cosmetic package.
Eight cabins are with double or twin beds with size of 9-11 m2. These cabins are equivalent or larger to other cabins in terms of comfort, they are situated under main deck where sea influence and „boat shaking“ is minimized , as well as the noise from city cafe music or other boats during summer nights. Standard cabins have entrance doors from the inside of the ship and have two porthole that cannot be opened due to security reasons, but there is a perfect dual ventilation system and air-condition in a cabins that are much cooler.
Main Deck Cabins
Ten cabins are with double or twin beds with size of 8-10 m2.
Large fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant of more than 70 m2 is on the upper deck where guests can have their privacy, more than large enough for all passengers, equipped with bar and big screen LCD TV, and each table has easy-access chairs.
There is a corner table for buffet breakfast, wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is free of charge for all clients, loud-speakers, audio-system, and microphone for notifications through entire boat or just restaurant area and beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.
Outside terrace have more than 50 m2 with sitting area, tables and chairs that is fully covered of course also large enough for all passengers to have breakfast outside or just do nothing and enjoying. This area can be closed with removable plastic windows (in case of winds) but most of the time is open for a breathtaking “sea view”. Kitchen (galley) is made in accordance with the newest HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards.
The boat has platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilettes.
Bathroom towels will be changed every second day while clients can rent beach towels on the spot. Linens will be changed in the middle of the week as well, while daily cleaning service is included in package as well.
On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 200 m2 with sun-beds for passengers. The fence is 110 centimeters high for the safety of passengers. This is the best part of the boat for those who enjoy sunbathing while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our “Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi“ with its pertaining facilities designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.