Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
8-day cruises – Sundays – From Dubrovnik, Croatia Aboard the 24-cabin M/S PANORAMA
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: DUBROVNIK | KOTOR | KORCULA | HVAR | SPLIT | RAB | SIBENIK
A cruise voyage unraveling the natural and ancient wonders of Dalmatia
The medieval treasures of Dubrovnik and Korcula island in Croatia; the stunning fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro; the Palace of Diocletian in Split; the island of Rab just off the northern Croatian coast; Hvar, covered in pine forests, with vineyards, fruit orchards & lavender fields
The secrets of Dalmatia and Montenegro are laid open by this cruise on a state-of-the-art Motor Sailer which combines classic looks and modern comfort. This beautiful vessel provides a perfectly balanced voyage, a cross between conventional cruising and private yachting, an exciting experience of discovery while the many wonders of the Dalmatian coast are revealed before your eyes. Medieval towns such as Dubrovnik and Korcula island in Croatia; the breathtaking fjord of Kotor Bay in Montenegro; the palace of Roman emperor Diocletian in Split; the quaint island of Rab off the northern Croatian coast; Lush Hvar, with its pine forests, vineyards, fruit orchards & lavender fields. Each day a new port of call and something new to discover, swim in a hidden cove with crystal clear waters, then explore the regions fascinating history and a rich and diverse culture.
The Dalmatian coast & Montenegro on the M/S Panorama
Sunday DEPARTURES · 7-NIGHTS/8-DAYS · from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik, Croatia
|Embarkation from 3 pm to 4 pm. Welcome dinner and sail to Split in the evening. Overnight at sea.|
|We arrive in Split in the morning. There is a morning optional walking tour to discover Split’s unique character as the imperial residence of Roman Emperor Diocletian, in the 4th century. After lunch on board, there is a chance of one more optional afternoon excursion to nearby Trogir. A scenic journey along the Dalmatian coast to this seaside town. Later in the afternoon we are sailing to Rab.|
|Arrival in Rab in the morning. Here there is a morning optional walking tour of the town. Rab is a charming historic town founded during Roman times on a narrow sprip of land. When approached from the sea, it can be seen guarding the head of the bay. Amongst other historical monuments is the Church of Justina, the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Prince’s Palace. Later in the afternoon, we will be sailing south past the beautiful Kornati Islands to reach Sibenik. Overnight at sea.|
|We arrive to Sibenik the through a spectacular estuary. Today our optional all day excursion will take us to the Krka National Park a rich home to indigenous flora and fauna, with over 200 bird species. We continue to explore the seaside city of Primosten and Sibenik old Town. Overnight in port.|
|Early morning sailing to Hvar, the most upmarket of the Croatian isles. With our morning optional walking tour we shall be introduced to the island’s Venetian flavour. We will find a wide array of cultural sites, including the Cathedral of St. Stephens with its treasury and bell tower, the Arsenal, built in the 17th century housing Europe’s oldest theatre. Early afternoon sailing to Korcula. Evening arrival in Korcula and overnight in port.|
|Enjoy an all day optional excursion in Korcula Town and to Lumbarda Village for wine tasting. Our guests will have the opportunity to be driven and stroll around the Milina – Bire family vineyards. Evening sailing and overnight at sea to Kotor in Montenegro.|
Early morning arrival in Kotor, the longest natural fjord in the Mediterranean. Join the optional morning excursion to the well-preserved, fortified medieval Old Town. Kotor is surrounded by stunning fortifications with its city walls built during the 10th century. Another impressive monument is the Baroque church of St Blaise. Depart Kotor after lunch through the breathtaking fjord of Kotor Bay, before we enjoy a refreshing swim in the Bay. Late evening arrival in Dubrovnik- Overnight in port.
|Disembarkation at 9 am after breakfast.|
The Dalmatian coast & Montenegro Cruise PricesPRICES FOR 2017 – PRICES (£) PER PERSON
SUNDAY DEPARTURES FROM DUBROVNIK
|Departure Dates||Cabin A||Cabin B||Cabin C|
|Children 7-10 yrs old|
in trp cabin with 2 adults cat B
|Children 10-16 yrs old|
in trp cabin with 2 adults cat B
|Port Charges per person||265||265||265|
|Flights & Transfers From £375|
The Sailing Cruiser Panorama
The PANORAMA was launched in 1993 and was completely renovated in 2001 and 2008. This state of the art sail cruiser has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings, has sailed from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea to Tunis and offers the highest standard of accommodation, comfort and safety.
Launched: 1993 Refurbished: 2014 Classification: Rina Flag: Greek Power: 2 x 720 hp Caterpillar Length: 55.00m Beam: 12.00m Draft: 5.00m Cruising Speed: 11 knots Sail Area: 820 m² Cabins: 25 Crew: 18 Passengers: 54
- Dining room and Saloon on Main Deck
- Spacious Sun Deck
- Sun loungers
- All Cabins have a window or porthole
- Ensuite facilities with shower
- Internet and Email service
- Piped music
- Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
- Safe deposit boxes
- European plugs
- Kayaks, Snorkelling and windsurf equipment
- The PANORAMA’s cabins are located on 3 decks and are finished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins on the Upper and main decks are equipped with windows while cabins on the lower deck have portholes. The fully equipped bathrooms are finished with marble. All cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with TV, telephone (for internal use), hair-dryers, mini-fridge, central music, public address system and safety deposit boxes.
Upper or Middle Deck – 1 Double or 2 Lower Beds. The Category A cabins are located on the Upper or Middle Deck and have windows. The cabins are air-conditioned with thermostat and fitted with central music, local TV, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower. Bathrooms are finished in marble.
Lower Deck – 2 Lower Beds. The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned with thermostat and fitted with central music, local TV, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer and en suite bathroom with shower
Lower Deck – 2 Lower Beds or Double Bed. The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned with thermostat and fitted with central music, local TV, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer and en suite bathroom with shower
The spacious Sun deck offers a perfect place from which to view the ever changing breath taking scenery whilst soaking up the sun. Two of the category A cabins are located on this deck.
This deck houses the majority of category A cabins. All cabins offer large windows providing for the most beautiful views of all destinations the ship cruises to.
The lower deck houses the cabins in categories B and C
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.
Sunday 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.
Road transfer to Dubrovnik port in approximately 30 – 45 minutes.