A Cruise of Discovery Through the Natural and Ancient Wonders of the Adriatic Sea
- The medieval walled town of Korcula
- The cultural heritage of Old Budva and Cetinje
- A nightcap at a harbourfront taverna in Paxos
- Corfu town and the island hills
- The incredible World Heritage site of Butrint, Albania
- The stunning fjord and Bay of Kotor
- Historic Kotor town
Trust us, there is no more varied itinerary for Summer 2018 than a cruise along this stunning coastline that runs south from Dubrovnik into the Ionian Sea. In 7 nights you’ll see 4 countries – you start in Croatia, cruise down to Montenegro, continue to the Greek Islands of Paxos and Corfu, then cruise back via Albania.
The culture in this area is generally incredible and you can walk the walls and narrow streets of the old towns like Bar, Korcula and Kotor and look back through the mists of time to when Marco polo was a lad. For most, the highlight will be the chance to see one of the least known UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Butrint, a combination of Greek and Roman ruins only opened-up to the world in the past ten years or so. Make sure you take your camera, people back home won’t believe a place like Albania has such incredible wonders.
Ports of call: Dubrovnik – Korcula - Bar - Paxos - Corfu - Saranda - Kotor - Dubrovnik
Reliable sunshine is virtually guaranteed during the season between early May and late October, with temperatures ranging from the low 70’s in early and late season up to the high 80’s or even low 90’s from late June until August. Winds are predictable with moderate winds (Force 3-4) from the NW.
Embarkation between 3pm and 4pm to make sure you don’t miss out on this wonderful historic city. Welcome dinner. Overnight in port.
Dubrovnik – Korcula
Early morning sailing to Korcula, Croatia. Enjoy a refreshing morning swim stop near Korcula, before arriving at Korcula port in the afternoon. Afternoon optional excursion in Korcula Town or to Lumbarda Village for wine tasting. Overnight at sea to Budva, Montenegro.
Arrive in the morning to the unspoilt medieval town of Budva. Optional sightseeing excursion to Old Budva and to Cetinje, a museum town. Explore Budva’s vast cultural heritage and Venetian architecture. Overnight at sea to Saranta, Albania.
Saranda – Corfu
An early morning arrival to Saranda, the charming jewel of the Albanian Riviera. Optional excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Butrint. After lunch sailing to Corfu, Greece where we arrive in the afternoon. Optional excursion to Corfu. Overnight in port.
Corfu – Antipaxos – Paxos
Early morning sailing to Antipaxos island. Refreshing swim stop here and BBQ lunch on board. Afternoon arrival to the uniquely picturesque harbour of Paxos. Overnight at port.
Early morning sailing to Corfu, the pride of the Ionian Islands and probably the greenest Greek island. Optional excursion in the morning exploring the town of Corfu imperial past, with its UNESCO World Heritage site in the centre and Byzantine churches. Alternatively, a scenic Corfu countryside tour taking in verdant landscape and hill villages. Afternoon sailing to Kotor, Montenegro. Overnight at sea.
Early morning navigation in the Bay of Kotor, the deepest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Take a refreshing swim in the bay or join the optional excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town. Late night sailing to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Kotor – Dubrovnik
Early morning sailing to Dubrovnik. Arrival 09:00 – Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.
Your vessel: The state of art Mega Yacht Callisto
The elegant Motor Yacht Callisto recently joined the VARIETY CRUISES fleet. Having been fully rebuilt in 2000, she was thoroughly renovated over winter 2015-16. 170 feet of comfort and classic lines, her cabins are spacious and well appointed. She is a true home away from home – no matter where the anchor drops. She is classified to the latest International “Safety of Life at Sea” (SOLAS) standards.
On board Facilities
- One sitting for all meals
- Indoor & Outdoor Restaurant
- Indoor & Outdoor Lounge & Bar
- Audiovisual in Lounge
- Mini library
- Beach Towels
- Snorkeling equipment
- Board Games
- Swimming Platform
- Windows in main deck cabins
- Portholes in lower deck cabins
- Triple Occupancy cabins: Category C & B
- Flat-Screen TV
- Mini Safe
- Mini Fridge
- Individually controlled A/C
- En suite bathroom with shower
- Telephone for internal use
- Central music
Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)
The category C cabins are located on the Lower deck featuring port holes.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
Lower Deck – (Twin Beds)
Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)
The category A cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category A cabins at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category A cabins are equipped with Twin beds. They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes
Main Deck – (Twin or Double Beds)
The category P cabins are located on the Main deck featuring large windows. Category P cabins located at the bow section of the Main deck are equipped with Double beds, while all other Category P cabins at the Main Deck are equipped with Twin beds.They all have marble-appointed en suite bathrooms with showers. Cabins have individually controlled A/C and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safe boxes.
The M/Y Callisto features a broad Sun Deck for sunbathing, with loungers, chairs and umbrellas. Located on the Sun Deck, the area is the ideal place to bask under the sun and completely unwind while gazing at the passing scenery.
The swimming platform on Callisto’s stern enables you to swim off the ship in sheltered bays, weather permitting.
Indoor Dining Area
The lounge/bar and indoor dining room on the Upper deck are connected with each other by the gallery, displaying exquisite art and adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. The classy dining room accommodates all guests at one single seating.
Indoor Bar & Lounge Area
The indoor lounge area with bar is located on the Upper deck and displays exquisite art adding to the overall feeling of elegance and style. The spacious lounge and bar area on the Upper Deck is surrounded by large picture windows and opens onto the Outdoor sitting area.
Located on the Sundeck, the Library with its wraparound windows is the ideal area to relax with a book while engaging with the passing scenery.
Outdoor Dining Area
The Outdoor Dining Area where meals are served “al fresco” -weather permitting-, is located on the Upper Deck being the ideal place to admire the passing scenery or enjoy your meal overlooking the stars.
Optional : Cruise & Stay
We sail in and out of the drop-dead-gorgeous medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, but if you want to explore its multi-layered history, and walk around the walls, (or if you’re a Game of Thrones fan) you’ll really need a night or two either pre- or post your cruise. Our partner 4 star Grand Hotel Park is perfectly placed for access to the old town or the Dubrovnik Riviera.
Take time to see stunning Dubrovnik and its lively seaside by extending your stay, for two nights before or after your cruise, at the 4 star Grand Hotel Park on bed & breakfast basis, with transfers.
Grant Hotel Plans
2 night add-on including transfers
- Accommodation in your chosen grade of cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning.
- Mini fridge, and flat screen TV with complimentary movies
- Full-board meals including an American buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Welcome Cocktail, a local themed party night, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captains dinner
- Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water, plus fresh fruit are available with our compliments all day
- Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment and sea kayak (subject to availability).
- English-Speaking Cruise Director
- Flights & transfers when cruise is booked as a flight inclusive package
- Beverages except regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water
- Shore excursions or other land arrangements at ports of call
- Passengers’ personal expenses.
- Wi-Fi which is available at a charge
- Gratuities which are optional and should be made centrally at the hotel reception desk to be distributed throughout the crew – we recommend Eur10-14 per passenger per day
- Flights & transfers if cruise is booked for independent travel
Friday morning flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik, with afternoon return. Flight time 2 hrs 30 minutes. Regional flights are available to Dubrovnik from Stansted, Manchester, Bristol & Glasgow on request.
ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 9511
Road transfer to Dubrovnik port in approximately 30 minutes.