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April Departures

SUMMARY

Spring is the perfect time to sail the Adriatic, and to celebrate this, we’re running three Elegance departures in April on our Split Return South route!

Not only is April one of the cheapest months to explore Croatia on an Elegance Cruise, it also is the best time for sightseeing with less crowds, and milder temperatures.

Running exclusively on our April departures is our stunning ship, Olimp, ensuring your cruising experience is unforgettable.

View the itinerary and find out more about our Elegance Cruises.

1SPLIT - MILNA

Enjoy a 3 course lunch onboard as we depart Split Harbour at 1pm and commence sailing towards our first destination - the island of Brac. The largest of the Dalmatian islands, we will moor up in the waterside town of Milna. The island of Brac is famous for it's native Mediterranean pine trees, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful secluded bays. You'll spend your afternoon swimming and relaxing in the stunning areas surrounding Milna, with the evening reserved to experience a local restaurant or waterside cafe.

  • Pre-book your stress-free transfer from Split Airport to the Harbour and board your home for the next 7 days!

2MILNA - HVAR

Enjoy breakfast overlooking the stunning Adriatic as we cruise towards Hvar island. Relax in the Croatian sunshine or take a dip into the refreshing Adriatic as we pass by the Golden Horn near the beautiful city of Bol on the Southern side of the Island, before lunch is served onboard. After lunch we continue onto Hvar, the ‘French Riviera’ of the Adriatic. Feel the part sipping champagne and docking alongside other super yachts and possibly sighting a celebrity. Hvar still remains authentic to its roots though with cobbled streets and historic architecture, with the 7th century fort ruins overlooking the town, a must-see for breathtaking views. Don’t miss out on the included Hvar orientation walk to see the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe, which dates back to 1612.

The docking time in Hvar can be early evening in peak season due to port authority restrictions. However, if guests would like to arrive earlier, water taxi transfers can be arranged.

3HVAR - MLJET

Today we sail south-east to one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia, Mljet Island which is actually a National Park and Croatia’s greenest island covered by dense Mediterranean pine forest. The National Park is famous for its two salt lakes in the north end of the island - Veliko and Malo Jezero - and the 12th century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Veliko. Additionally, explore one of the most pristine parts of the island by cycling or walking around to where the sea meets the lake. After exploring, spend your afternoon on the top deck of the ship watching a magical Mljet sunset with a drink in hand.

Optional Activities

  • Mljet National Park Entrance
  • Bikes and Kayaks

4MLJET - DUBROVNIK

There is nothing like waking up in peaceful Mljet and enjoying breakfast as we cruise towards the UNESCO protected and spectacularly beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy the beautiful views along the way towards "heaven on earth" - according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. We will arrive into Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Dubrovnik’s old town is wonderfully captivating with its 1,940m long 15th century stone walls built to protect the city from invasion. It is highly recommended to walk around the walls to grasp the diverse nature of this city. Walk along the Stradun, the promenade inside the old city walls and meander the alleyways to discover numerous local restaurants, shops and bars. The included Dubrovnik walking tour is a great way to learn about this wonderful city.

Special Elegance Inclusion

Optional Activities

5DUBROVNIK - KORCULA

Relax as we set sail for the island of Korčula. and enjoy lunch in the beautiful Lumbarda Bay. The town of Korčula, said to be the home of Marco Polo, was mostly built in the 15th century, and the island's local population were famous for their decorative stone carving work, which to this day still adorn the city's facades. Korčula is also known as a gastronomic destination with many good restaurants that wrap around the edges of the seaside. You may be lucky enough to see a performance of “Moreska” - a dramatic sword dance, which was widespread in the Mediterranean countries in the 11th century, but today only exists here on the island. We will overnight in Korčula Town and enjoy a traditional Croatian dinner in the village of Zrnovo, one of the oldest settlements on the island.

Special Elegance Inclusion

Optional Activities

6KORCULA - MAKARSKA

Enjoy cruising back up along the Adriatic coast as we make our way to Makarska Riviera. Spend the afternoon swimming at one of the beautiful beaches along the riviera, relaxing on board or enjoy strolling around the streets of Makarska exploring the local markets on the beachfront as well. Take a walk around the tip of the riviera for a wonderful view of the Biokovo Mountain range and get up close to the statue of St Peter watching protectively over this beautiful town. Unwind with a cocktail as you absorb the beauty of Makarska and watch the spectacular sunset over the Adriatic.

Special Elegance Inclusion

7MAKARSKA - SPLIT

Embrace your last morning cruising the Dalmatian coast as we make our way back to Split. Enjoy your final swim stop in secluded bays just outside of Split and then take in this spectacular city as we cruise into Split harbour in the afternoon, This UNESCO World Heritage city bases the city centre in and around the stunning Diocletian's Palace, the Roman emperor Diocletian’s retirement palace from 295-305 AD. Stroll through the palace basement filled with market stalls and outside experience the historical architecture of this beautiful palace that consists of 220 buildings within its boundaries and is home to 3,000 people. Split is now the second largest city in Croatia and continues to grow every year with numerous, cafe bars and traditional Dalmatian restaurants.

Special Elegance Inclusion

Optional Activities

8SPLIT

Enjoy an early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and your fellow guests! Disembark from the ship by 9am.

  • Disembark from the ship by 9am and take your pre-booked transfer (included free of charge on the final day of your cruise) back to Split Airport.

It is possible for you to leave as early as needed on Sunday morning to catch flights as the ship will be in port by Saturday night

PRICING

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2018 Departures Above Deck Below Deck
8th April £1,399 £829 £1,199 £699
15th April £1,399 £829 £1,199 £699
22nd April £1,399 £829 £1,199 £699