Adriatic Paradise Cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming, exploring interesting resorts, towns, small bays, attractive and unspoilt parts of Croatia. Starting from Split, this sailing trip will take you around the islands of Korcula, Brac, Hvar and Mljet, visiting the city of Dubrovnik as well as neighbouring Montenegro!Split Cruise Itinerary - MB YOLOSummer 2019 departuresThe cruise departs every Saturday between 20 April - 12 October 2019Day 1 Saturday: SplitArrival from the UK. Embarkation starts from 2pm onwards. Meanwhile you will be served a welcome drink with snack and offered a chance to meet your Cruise Director, the Captain and the crew of MB "YOLO”. Captain's instructions are given and safety measures explained. Later in the evening there is dinner on board and an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the city one last time before the morning sailing. Overnight in Split.Day 2 Sunday: Split - Hvar - Vela LukaToday is the day for enjoying the highlights of the central Dalmatian coast. After breakfast, choose to explore Split on your own or join an optional walking tour of Split's famous Diocletian Palace. Built to house the Roman Emperor, the Palace grew into a city after Slavs ruined the nearby Roman town of Salona. With our local guide, discover the secrets of centuriest past in what is today the vibrant core of Dalmatia's largest city. Then, hop over to the island of Hvar, know for the purple of its lavander, the red of its wines and the Venetian feel of its hotspot Hvar. Join an optional guided walking tour of Hvar or explore on your own before taking a refreshing swim at Pakleni, the wondrous neighbouring islands. Finally, a short sail takes you to Vela Luka on Korcula IIsland, where you will arrive just in time for a relaxing late afternoon, a Captains dinner and overnight stay.Day 3 Monday: Vela Luka - Pomena (Island of Mljet) - SlanoYour captain will choose a secluded by to hop in the sea and start the day. Surrounded in deep green forests which earned Korcula its name and fame, meditate upon the sound of crickets and silence as you immerse yourself in the essence of this region: the crystal blue sea. Then continue to another green island, this time Mljet. The national park on the island is home of two salty lakes connnected with the sea with a narrow canal. Nature lovers will get a kick 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 an optional excursion of National Park Mljet - but whatever you do, do not miss out on Mljet! Spend the evening in the small settlement of Slano on the mainland, once adored by Dubrovnik sea captains. Why becomes self-evident as soon as you take your first stroll along the waterfront. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.Day 4 Tuesday: Slano - DubrovnikAfter breakfast there is an optional guided tour "Taste of Dalmatia" where you can visit Ston, a small town famous for its 5km long city walls (the longest one in Europe) and visit a local winery where you have the opportunity to taste some fine Dalmatian wines. Later, you set sail to Lopud island for a short swim before continuing to Dubrovnik, cruising beneath the breathtaking Old Town and then to port of Gruz. There is an optional guided walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Dinner on board for guests with full board option. Day 5 Wednesday: Dubrovnik - Excursion to MontenegroIn the morning, ve wenture east. Past the serene valley of Konavle, cross the border with Montenegro. The scenery turns more dramtic, with snowcapped mounains looming over the turquoise Adriatic Sea. Driving around Boka bay, its beauty entices, with ancient villages charmingly dotting the sorelines. Discover the picturesque Perast with its quaint seafront and Our Lady of the Rocks church poised on a manmade island facing the town. Next, visit the UNESCO listed gem of Kotor. Compare it to Dubrovnik, and find distinct Venetian heritage as the main difference. After your guide introduces you to a maze of curvy alleys and sun-kissed piazzas, wander around on your own before heading back. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik area. Day 6 Thursday: Dubrovnik - Elaphiti Islands - KorculaSet sail to Korcula with en route stop in Elaphite islands, praised for their quant ambience. Have a stroll on one of the islands or take a dip in the crystal clear sea before lunch onboard. You will notice Korcula was a Venetian stronghold as soon as you lay your eyes on the many lion statues lurking at you form the town's facades and gates, intertwined with some of the most outstanding stonework you will get to see anywhere on the Adriatic coast. The alleged home of the world renowned traveler Marco Polo is bound to charm you weather you explore it on your own or in a n optoional tour of Korcula town. Overnight in Korcula. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.Day 7 Friday: Korcula - Brac (Pucisca) - Omis Breakfast is served over the stunning views of the playfully dispersed archipelago of Korcula and followed by a scenic sail around the tips of Peljesac peninsula and Hvar Island. Stop to visit the homeland of "the Croatian marble", Island of Brac, where you can join optonal tour of stonemasonry school in Pucisca. The famous Croatian marble was used on the White House in Washington DC and on Bundestag in Berlin. Once back at the mainland, get stunned by the dramatic rocks backin the lovely settlement of Omis, right at the mouth of Cetina River. Consider exploring the Cetina River canyon in an optonal boat excursion. Overnight in Omis. Dinner on board for guests with full board option.Day 8 Saturday: Omis - SplitEarly morning departure from Omis towards Split. Disembarkation follows breakfast by 9am. Transfer to Split Airport for homeward journey or hotel of your choice for second week.
CABINS18 air-conditioned double, twin or triple cabins on main or lower deck all equipped with a cupboard, cabinet, a window or porthole, LCD TV, safe & power plugs. Bathrooms have shower, vanity with a sink, WC & hairdryer • MEALSHalf Board consists of breakfast & light lunch buffet onboard (except day 1, 2 & 5 where dinner is included instead of lunch). • FACILITIES Air-conditioned salon/restaurant with fully equipped bar (drinks at local charge) & LCD TV. At the rear of the boat is a shaded lounge area with club tables & sofas. The top deck offers ample space with sunchairs. Main & upper deck have one bathroom with shower each. Wi-Fi is available free of charge in the salon & rear of the boat.TECHNICAL DATAVessel length: 48.5 metresVessel width: 8.5 metresCruising speed: 9 knots (16.5 kmh)Power supply: 220 volts (continental plugs)