Croatia land & cruise Southern Explorer 2019

After visiting Zagreb and Plitvice Lakes, explore Croatian south coast cruising on a premium or premium superior category boat.

from: 1215 €

Harbour

Split

Overview

Description

Guaranteed weekly departures from ZAGREB

10 night/11 day program available every Wednesday from mid April to mid October

Starting in Zagreb and ending in Split, Land & Cruise package offers a complete experience of true Croatia. Explore  Croatia's capital and enjoy a walking tour of Plitvice lakes, our largest national park, prior to embarking one of our vessels and emerse yourself in stunning views of Croatia from the sea.

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HIGHLIGHTS:

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Swimming at secluded beaches, Dubrovnik, Hvar, national park Mljet, optional Zip line over Cetina river canyon, optional wine tasting in Korčula.

 

Itinerary

Wednesday        ARRIVAL ZAGREB  (D)

Arrival in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia - transfer to hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight.


Thursday       ZAGREB WALKING TOUR  (B)

Morning city tour of Zagreb. Walk through the historic Upper Town, where, among other sites, visit the St. Mark's Church, the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the Lotrščak tower. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Zagreb.


Friday       ZAGREB - PLITVICE LAKES - SPLIT (B)

Morning departure towards Croatia’s oldest and most beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park, consisting of 16 lakes, connected with a series of waterfalls. An environment where Karl May movies were made. The guests will walk through the park, enjoy a boat ride on the emerald green Kozjak Lake and ride the street train back to the entrance. Walking shoes are essential for our 3 hour walk in this wonderful environment!  Drive to Split for overnight.


Saturday       SPLIT - MAKARSKA  (B, L)

Morning guided tour of Split, a monumental city under UNESCO protection with abundance of Roman architecture – of special interest is the Diocletian palace. The tour will end in the harbour in front of the ship for cruise check in. Luggage transfer will be arranged from the hotel. Departure from Split harbour towards Makarska at 13:00h. Cruise along the Dalmatian coast whilst enjoying your lunch.  Afternoon swim at one of the wonderful beaches. From there, those feeling adventurous can join our optional river rafting excursion or zipline on the Cetina river and meet up with the ship in Makarska in the evening. Overnight in the port of Makarska where strolling along the streets, you will come across numerous churches and other architectural and cultural sites.


Sunday     MAKARSKA - MLJET  (B, L)

Early morning departure towards Mljet with a stop on the Pelješac peninsula for a refreshing swim. Afternoon visit to salt lakes in Mljet National Park to enjoy the sun, sea and tranquility of this peaceful island. In the middle of the large lake, inside the National park, we visit the monastery and church on St. Mary isle. Overnight in port Polača/Pomena.


 Monday    MLJET - DUBROVNIK  (B, L)

After breakfast depart for Dubrovnik, the highlight of this cruise. Enjoy the nature along the way towards “the heaven on earth” – according to the famous writer George Bernard Shaw. Arrive to Dubrovnik in the afternoon when you can explore on your own or join our guided tour of the city followed by an optional cable car ride up to Srđ mountain for spectacular views of the old town. Take a walk through STRADUN – both a street and a square, a promenade inside the city walls. We also recommend a walk on top of the 1,940 m long city walls! Overnight in the port of this magical town.


 Tuesday    DUBROVNIK - ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK  (B, L, D)

Morning is free to explore Dubrovnik. Discover the beauty of history through numerous monuments, little streets, churches… Around noon we leave this magnificent town and continue our cruise towards Šipan isle or small town of Trstenik on the Pelješac peninsula, where we will swim in the afternoon and spend the night. Possibility of visiting a local winery. Captain’s dinner on board in the evening.


 Wednesday    ŠIPAN/TRSTENIK - KORČULA  (B, L)

After breakfast depart for island Korčula, the birthplace of famous explorer MARCO POLO. Lunch on board in bay near the town of Korčula. Afternoon arrival where we overnight in port. Surrounded by ancient walls and fortified bastions Korčula’s old town is very well preserved with its layout and structure dating back to 13th century. Sightseeing of Korčula and optional wine and appetizers tasting at a local winery before dinning in one of the numerous seafront restaurants or konobas on your own.


Thursday    KORČULA - HVAR   (B, L)

Early departure towards the Pakleni Islands for lunch and a swim stop followed by afternoon sightseeing of Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. Here we can find the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower as well as the oldest community theatre in Europe founded here in 1612. Hvar offers abundant entertainment, excellent restaurants, bars and cafes that are open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar.


Friday    HVAR (Bol) - SPLIT  (B, L)

Our next stop is Brač island. Swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol (the Golden Horn - its gravel promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly change in shape). Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination. After lunch we will start our journey back to Split where the last overnight is planned. A swim break is planned on route in one of the many bays on Brač island. Enjoy the view of Split Riviera. Overnight in the port.


Saturday   SPLIT (B)

Early breakfast after which it is time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! 

Prices & Terms

Price list

 Dates & Prices 2019

 


10.04.
17.04.
24.04.
02.10.
09.10.

 

01.05.
08.05.
15.05.
22.05.

29.05.
05.06.


12.06.
28.08.
04.09.
11.09.

19.06.
14.08.
21.08.

26.06.
03.07.
10.07.
17.07.
24.07.
31.07.
07.08.

PREMIUM SUPERIOR upper deck  1.215 1.385 1.455  1.580 1.630 1.670 
 PREMIUM SUPERIOR lower deck 1.185  1.340  1.380 1.490  1.560  1.590 
PREMIUM upper deck  1.215  1.280  1.340 1.430  1.490  1.525
PREMIUM lower deck 1.185 1.240 1.275 1.370 1.429  1.455

 Prices are per person/week in Euro in dbl/twin room/cabin

UPPER/MAIN DECK CABINS ARE ALLOCATED ACCORDING TO AVAILABILTIY!

Lower deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

Price includes:
  • 2 overnights Zagreb in 4* hotel (Hotel Dubrovnik, Hotel Palace or similar)
  • 1 overnight Split in 4* hotel (Hotel President, Cornaro or similar)
  • 1 breakfast & dinner and 2 bed and breakfast services in hotels
  • Visitor’s taxes during land part
  • 7 overnights cruise according to KL2 itinerary with breakfast & three course lunch on board of our Premium Superior (M/S Majestic or similar), Premium category ships (M/S Dionis or similar) with Captain’s dinner included or on board of our Traditional Ensuite category ship (M/S Lopar or similar)
  • All transfers as per itinerary (from airport Zagreb and to airport Split)
  • Guided tours of Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik, Korčula and Hvar (according to the categories described above)
  • Accommodation in double cabins according to the categories described above
  • A liter of water daily during cruise
  • Porterage
Payment:

- Reservation fee of 35% of the total amount (not less than 200 Eur)
- Remainder latest one month prior to arrival

Conditions & Cancellation policy:

- The Captain reserves the right in changing the route in case of bad weather conditions
- All Katarina Line Line cruise departures are guaranteed, however if less than 10 participants are booked, Katarina line reserves the right in cancelling the departure and changing the ship name if the need arises.
- Guests are obliged to follow the ship rules and regulations found in written form onboard especially in regards to bringing drinks on board.
- In case of inappropriate behavior Katarina Line/captain reserves the right in asking clients to disembark.

Cancellation conditions:

- From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – fee of EUR 200 per person 
- 29-22 days – 25% of the remaining balance
- 21-15 days – 50% of the remaining balance 
- 14-0 days – 100% fee 
- Name change / date change fee – EUR 20 per person (valid only if the change is done up till 30 days prior booked departure, otherwise regular cancellation clause will be applied)

Reductions & Supplements:                                   ​
  • single use of cabin +50%
Obligatory Supplements:
  • VISITOR’S TAX & PORT FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED (to be paid on the spot) EUR 40- per person per week

 

Notes

Accommodation

Cabin type descriptions

PREMIUM: Premium steel hulled vessels with modern traditional look offer accommodation in air-conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. Ships are from 29 to 35m in length with cabins 8 to 14m in size. 
Included services: buffet breakfast, three course lunches, Captain's dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, one guided tour, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, a liter of water per person daily. 


PREMIUM SUPERIOR: Premium superior vessels are recently built mini deluxe vessels featuring similar comfort, but are smaller in size - 38 to 41m in length. Air-conditioned cabins are 8 to 14m2 in size with double or twin beds, hair dryer and safety deposit box. 
Included services: Buffet breakfast, three course lunches, Captain's dinner, English speaking tour manager on board, three guided tours, daily cabin service, mid-week fresh set of towels and bed linen, luggage handling, olive oil and wine tasting on board, afternoon tea and coffee, a liter of water per person daily. 

ALL DECK CABINS ARE SITUATED ON MAIN AND TOP DECK! Under deck cabins are in the hull of the ship below the main deck.

Other

Optional Supplements
Entrances to National Parks Prices vary from EUR 10. - 25. per person depending on season and park visited (to be paid on the spot)
Dinner supplement  EUR 115 per person/week, min. 10 pax required (on DELUXE EUR 150, on DELUXE SUPERIOR EUR 200)
Baby chair or baby cot rental EUR 50 per week (to be paid on the spot)
Parking                  Possible from EUR 10 - 15 daily (Opatija, Split, Dubrovnik)
Airport transfers                 Prices from EUR 50 per transfer (up to 3 pax) from Dubrovnik airport to Dubrovnik port and from Split airport to Split port; in Opatija various airport possibilities (Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Venice) - price on request
Wedding renewal or other occasional / special day celebration package From EUR 150 per couple - includes renewal ceremony performed by the captain, certificate, champagne, gift
Pre/post cruise accommodation Available on request - villas, hotels, private accommodation, hostels...
Ferry Tickets Cabins, seats or deck, available for coastal & intenational ferry connections

 

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR TRADITIONAL AND TRADITIONAL ENSUITE VESSELS (already included on other categories)

English breakfast supplement  EUR 40 per week - incl. 2 eggs, bacon, tomato and mushrooms, or fruit & yoghurt, or similar (regular continental breakfast included in price of the cruise includes: coffee, tea, milk, glass of juice, cereal, bread, a variety of spreads - butter, honey, jam, soft cheese; daily additions such as ham and cheese or boiled eggs, frankfurters, salami, etc...).
Captain's dinner EUR 25 - choice of fish or meat menu - ship's speciality served
Extra towels         Two towels provided on traditioanl ships weekly. Extra towels can be rented for EUR 3 & beach towels EUR 5 per week/towel. 
Daily cabin cleaning EUR 15 per person per week - daily cabin servicing, fresh bed linen and towels midweek

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