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Why not join us on one of our very popular coastal cruises off Croatia -in September (Considered the very best month of the year to cruise and swim in local waters) Our weeks holiday starts onboard in Split on 5th September…( Ask about joining some of the group a few days earlier in Trogir - a lovely coastal village just 2 miles from the airport) 

OUR CRUISE “LINER"

Built in 2015, the M/V INFINITY can accommodate just 38 passengers in 19 comfortable and well-equipped en suite cabins. Each cabin has air conditioning, a PA system, ample storage space, a sofa, a safety deposit box, and a window or port hole. This “Superior de luxe” vessel is ‘top of the range” in the local fleet and boasts modern high-tech features and inviting communal areas. Be as chatty or as reserved as you choose in the dining area, with tables spaced far enough apart to offer an element of privacy at mealtimes. You will only be alone if you chose to be!  There’s an air-conditioned indoor lounge area and bar, complete with TV, and a spacious sundeck with hot tub. Whether you’re seeking sun or shade, the sundeck lets you enjoy the views and breezes in comfort. Ladders provide convenient access to the sea for water sports and swimming and, the two outside showers mean you don’t have to trail sand or seawater back into your cabin. If you need to stay connected with home or work the ship offers free Internet throughout.     

Join our seven-night voyage of exploration & relaxation from Split returning after 7 days gentle cruising just for you to enjoy the treasures of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. Guided tours are included on some days (see below) in the larger towns we visit. Beautiful views, plenty of swimming stops, excursions, and activities enable you to fully appreciate the area’s diversity.

 Airport transfers are included in your cruise package.  

You’ll find friendly and professional crew members on the M/V INFINITY all of whom are keen to help you have a wonderful holiday. 

OUR PROGRAMME

SPLIT cruise to TROGIR Saturday 5th September; D

Check in from 1200; departure around 1300 For our first swim stop in the beautiful clear waters. ( We will stop once or twice a day throughout our holiday) Our first meal onboard will be Dinner tonight alongside in Trogir after a welcome drink with fellow passengers.

Sunday 6th September TROGIR - Blue Cave -  VIS   - B, L

The Island of VIS was the Headquarters of Royal Naval Coastal Forces in WWII - and remained in allied hands throughout the war. We will place a suitable wreath at the local memorial. We will also be able to offer you an OPTIONAL UNDERGROUND TUNNEL & MILITARY TOUR whilst on VIS ( Charged locally) The tour will visit ex army bases, emergency airstrip and installations with a panoramic view of the tunnels used as a secret shelter for Fast Patrol Boats and submarines - which were in use until the 1980’s.

( The visit to the Blue Cave is very weather dependant so when we visit a small charge will be payable locally - we have not included it in our costings.)  

 

Monday 7th September - VIS to LASTOVO ; B, L, D  

A small place but popular with our clients. Today also includes a wine tasting tour with cheese, anchovies etc.

 

Tuesday 8th September LASTOVO to KORČULA; B, L, D

After an afternoon guided tour ( Marco Polo was born here) we have a “heritage dinner’ ashore for you this evening.  B, L D,

 

Wednesday 9th September KORCULA to HVAR; B, L

We have an afternoon guided tour on our arrival in this popular port. We explore ashore for supper tonight   B L 

 

Thursday 10th September HVAR to STARI GRAD; B, L, D

We stop for a 2 hour walk & coffee  but then sail on to  PUČIŠĆA  on the island of Brač for our Captain's dinner   B, L, D

We will also visit a wonderful Stonemason's school using local stone that was used to build the White House in Washington DC.

 

Friday 11th September PUČIŠĆA to OMIS; B, L

For a few hours exploring and after lunch we depart towards SPLIT for the last night onboard. We will have a guided tour of Split once we arrive in town.

 

Saturday 12th September; B

Check out by 0900 and join our transport to the airport for our flight home.

What’s included?

Coastal /island cruising daily as advertised above with tours/excursions as listed.

Entry fees.

Meals provided  are  7 Breakfast  B : 6 Lunch    L :  4 Dinners D 

Our exclusive Local English speaking guide is resident onboard throughout.

Arrival and departure transfers from Split airport and back to Split airport (on the day of arrival and day of departure), 

Welcome reception & cocktail,

Buffet breakfast and a 3 course lunch daily (with salad and cheese bar) 

1 drink with lunch, complimentary tea, coffee and water throughout the day

1x Captain's dinner with live music, 

Organised Sightseeing tour (60-90 minutes)  in Hvar, Korčula, Trogir and Split.

Excursion on the island of Hvar with Olive oil tasting , wine tasting and visit to Lavender museum

Entrance to Masonry school in Pučišća

Daily fresh fruit and snacks

Slippers & Bathrobe

Vanity Set (Body Lotion, Shampoo etc)

Beach Towels

Luggage handling

Daily cabin service & towel change

Bed linen change mid week 

Complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

 

Whats NOT included.

Flights to/from Split airport from your local airport.

Blue cave visit.

Your EU Visitors tax and a contribution to Harbour port taxes (40 Euro pp) is payable to the Captain before disembarking.

Drinks not included above. 

Tips.

We have agreed that:

Your passports will be handed in for 24hrs on arrival

Only drinks purchased onboard will be consumed onboard.

 

Extra’s. If interested in a few days in the coastal village of Trogir with us before (or after) the holiday please ask for a quote…..

 

Want to book?  Please phone us on 07977 534949 to check cabin availability. Then deposit £200 per person in our bank account ( Santander Sort code 09 01 28 a/c  96780823 ) Please mark your payment CROATIA / your surname to confirm your cabin. Only when we have confirmed your cabin please then contact our travel agent ( DW Travel on 01637 802194 ) to book appropriate flights from your local airport (or book it yourself) . Want an expedition?  You may like to consider arriving by train from Zagreb or ferry from Italy. Both arrival points are very close to our ships departure berth.

 

We look forward to meeting onboard…we are sure you won’t be disappointed !

5th - 12th September 2020

5 CABINS AVAILABLE

Price:

Admirals Cabin (Top deck with Balcony: £1990 per person

Captains Cabin (Middle Deck): £1790 per person

Commanders Cabin (Lower Deck): £1730 per person

The pictures below show some of our time in June 2018 cruising round the Croatian Islands included a visit to VIS in our chartered luxury vessel LUPUS MARE. British Coastal Forces vessels were berthed at this jetty during W W II. A brief stop in the port of HVAR on our June Croatian cruise. With only 19 cabins onboard. there is plenty of space to enjoy the meals onboard.
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