This exquisite Adriatic cruise will present you the best of the Adriatic coast, starting from Dubrovnik to Elaphiti islands, Slano, NP Mljet, Korčula, Vis, Biševo, Hvar, Bol and Split.
The Equator is a 39m (131 ft) long, 8m (26 ft) wide luxury ship, with a cruising speed of nine nautical miles per hour.
M/S Equator was built in 2017 with the latest state-of-the-art equipment and amenities. 18 cabins are fully equipped with A/C, LCD TV, safe deposit box, Wi-fi, fire-alarm, smoke detectors, shower, WC and bathroom toiletries, hair-dryer, life jackets, luggage space under the bed, cupboard & wardrobe cabinet with a window or two portholes. Air-conditioned salon /restaurant on the upper deck, with bar, big screen LCD TV, corner table for buffet breakfast, Wireless internet, beautiful large windows for complete passenger´s satisfaction. The sun deck is perfect for sunbathing with plenty of suns for passengers, a shaded area and a jacuzzi.
Itinerary as followed:
Day 1 DUBROVNIK ARRIVAL, Saturday (WR, D)
You will be transferred from Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to harbour, where embarkation begins at 13:00h. Get settled in your cabin before attending a welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.
Day 2 DUBROVNIK – ELAPHITI ISLANDS – SLANO (Oyster tasting), Sunday (B, T, D)
Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. After returning to ship enjoy the magic scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls to continue to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swim stop. Afternoon arrival in Slano, a peaceful fishermen’s village and our starting point to Ston, once fortified small village famous for its oysters. After exploring the town we leave to a small nearby village to learn more about oysters and tasting this delicious treat. Time at leisure and return transfer to ship. Overnight in Slano.
Day 3 SLANO – NP MLJET, Monday (B, L)
In the morning we head north to the Island of Mljet. Join the Cruise Manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to the St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent bicycles, scooters or kayaks to explore the island on your own. Overnight in port Pomena.
Day 4 NP MLJET – KORČULA, Tuesday (B, L)
Continue our cruise towards the Korčula island best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch in one of the secluded bays en route. Afternoon arrival in Korčula followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting town surrounded by walls, which is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Overnight in Korčula where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at the multiple restaurants and bars.
Day 5 KORČULA – VIS, Wednesday (B, L, CD)
Cruise towards the island of Vis, once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and restricted to the public. Due to this isolation, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Try some exquisite wine sorts in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views. Overnight in the port of Vis and enjoy Captain`s dinner on board.
Day 6 VIS – BIŠEVO – HVAR, Thursday (B, L)
Early in the morning, we sail to small island Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however, you will be notified of this on time. Continue towards Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic, with a swim stop and lunch on board. Afternoon arrival in Hvar town followed by a tour of the town – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Overnight in Hvar where you can enjoy at the numerous restaurants and bars.
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbour (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case, transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
Day 7 HVAR – BOL – SPLIT, Friday (B, L)
Early morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose pebbles shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape. Continue to Split to enjoy a guided tour of the historic inner city built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian`s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter`s temple and the Peristyle. Overnight in Split.
Day 8 SPLIT DEPARTURE, Saturday (B)
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Split airport or your Split hotel.
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, WR-Welcome Reception, CD-Captain’s dinner, T-Tasting