Croatia Times Travel | Elegance Cruise On MS Equator


Elegance Cruise On MS Equator 8 days / 7 nights


Split – Bol (Brač) – Hvar – Korčula – Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Mljet – Pučišća (Brač) – Omiš – Split


• 7 nights in A/C cabin with ensuite

• Welcome dinner (three courses) (D)

• Buffet breakfast daily (B)

• 6 three course lunches (L)

• Fresh fruit daily

• Two 0.5L bottles of water daily

• Cruise Director – English speaking

• 6 crew members

• Towels changed every second day

• Linen changed in the middle of the week

• Daily cabin cleaning service

• Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi (Sun deck)

• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

• Wireless headset system (sightseeing)


• Hvar

• Korčula

• Dubrovnik with transfers & panoramic photo stop

• Split


Day 1, Saturday: Split

MS Equator will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00pm, where you will be introduced by Cruise director to the Captain, crew and your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board. Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30pm. The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00pm, but they can leave luggage on board. Captain will wait for all passengers arriving late at night and these guests will be provided with cold dinner. Overnight in Split. (D)

Day 2, Sunday: Split – Bol (Brač) – Hvar

We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. We will stop in Bol and enjoy this nice Dalmatian town for a walk, or to have a cup of coffee and take a swim till lunch is served on board. After lunch we will continue cruising towards the sunniest island of Croatia – the island of Hvar, with a second swim stop in a one of the many coves and bays along the way. Hvar is one of the most popular, very attractive tourist destinations and a meeting point for the international jet set. Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants. Upon your evening arrival at Hvar, a local English speaking guide will walk you throughout the town introducing you to the history, culture and way of life on this island. We will join a short lavender presentation where you can learn how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries. Overnight in Hvar Historical Town. (B, L)

Day 3, Monday: Hvar – Korčula

We start our day with morning departure towards the island of Korčula. We shall stop for a swim before lunch and in the afternoon arrive to Korčula town, on Korčula Island. Korčula is a town known as a birthplace of Marko Polo, the famous explorer. Our English speaking guide will do short Korčula City tour, and walk us through narrow and cobbled streets. The rest of the evening is free to enjoy dining at one of the local restaurants of your choice. Overnight in Korčula Historical Town. (B, L)


Day 4, Tuesday: Korčula – Dubrovnik

After breakfast we depart for a pleasant cruise along the shores of Mljet and the Elaphite islands where we will have a swim stop and lunch arriving to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Our own English speaking guide and coach will come to the pier. After an organized panoramic drive and photo stop of breathtaking scenery at a hill above Dubrovnik we will arrive to the historical centre of Dubrovnik, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site, where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik. After city tour you will be left on your own to explore the city, visit City Walls or take the cable car to the top of the Mount Srđ. Return coach transfer is scheduled to be at 6:00pm or you can return on your own. You will see why this city is called the Pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

Day 5, Wednesday: Dubrovnik – Elaphiti Islands – Mljet

After breakfast we will cruise to the Mljet National Park, pass by magnificent shores of the Elaphiti islands archipelago, to the northwest of Dubrovnik, with a swim stops along the way. Lunch will be served on board while cruising to Mljet National Park. Upon arrival to the Mljet National Park, you will have free afternoon to explore the park (entrance fees are not included). Walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St Mary, with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Mljet National Park. (B, L)


Day 6, Thursday: Mljet – Pučišća (Brač)

Our voyage will continue towards Pučišća with refreshing swim stops on our way and lunch. Pučišća is the biggest village on the island of Brač an entirely different experience. Nowhere in the system of towns and villages in Damatia does terrain play such a compelling role as in Pučišća with its spectacular irregularity of the steep-sided natural harbour, its authentic Mediterranean architecture and rustic ambience; the fjordlike inlet meets three narrow valleys that descend from the hills to join those quiet and beautiful waters. Pučišća Quarry was exploited in the Antiquity; the reopening of the quarry took place in 1455, unused since Roman times. It was from this quarry that stone was excavated to build limestone columns of the White House in Washington DC, The Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings all over the world. The only Stonemasonry school in Croatia is located in Pučišća where students carve sculptures from Brač limestone with traditional and unconventional tools that have been used here for centuries. We will spend night in this very quiet small town. Nightfall unifies the diverse features of Pučišća that have intrigued us by daylight. Overnight in Pučišća at Brač Island. (B, L)

Day 7, Friday: Pučišća (Brač) – Omiš – Split

After breakfast we cruise across the Brač channel to Omiš, ancient town with city walls, fortresses and stone churches located at the delta of Cetina River with its wonderful beaches. In the past Omiš was for centuries a symbol of retaliation, courage and strength of the famous pirates against Venetian Republic. After a relaxed walk in Omiš we will have lunch. During afternoon hours we sail towards Split, our first and last stop. Split is the second largest urban centre in Croatia and the seat of the Split and Dalmatia County. It’s traditionally considered to be over 1,700 years old. Since 1979 the historic centre of Split has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List. The historical and cultural buildings are located inside the walls of the Diocletian’s Palace. In addition, its numerous museums, the National Theatre, old churches and other archaeological sites in the region of Split make this city an important cultural attraction. Our English speaking guide will do Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace. Overnight in Split. (B, L)

Optional Excursion: Friday afternoon farewell excursion to Krka Waterfalls NP, departs from the ship after lunch and arrives to Krka NP at approx. 3:30pm.

Day 8, Saturday: Split

It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)


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