Croatia Times Travel | Adriatic Cruise & Tour On MS Princess Aloha or MS Karizma


Adriatic Cruise & Tour On MS Princess Aloha or MS Karizma

Dubrovnik To  Venice 12 days / 11 nights

Dubrovnik – Mljet NP – Korčula – Hvar – Bol (Brač) – Split – Trogir – Šibenik – Krka NP – Kornati NP – Sali – Zadar – Plitvice Lakes NP – Opatija – Pula – Rovinj – Opatija – Postojna – Venice

Deluxe Cruise Dubrovnik – Zadar Includes

• Transfer Dubrovnik Airport – Port (Day 1)

• 7 nights A/C cabin with ensuite

• Welcome reception (WR)

• 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 1 dinner (B, L, D)

• 1 Captain’s dinner (D) (wine, beer & soft drinks served during dinner)

• Complementary bottled water, coffee & tea

• Cruise Director – English speaking

• Free WiFi (restrictions may apply)

• Service charges & port taxes

• Luggage handling

• Headsets for sightseeing tours

First Class Tour Zadar – Venice Includes

• Transfer Venice Hotel – Airport (Day 12)

• 4 nights in 4* hotels

• 4 breakfasts & 2 dinners in hotels (B, D)

• A/C motor coach

• Tour Director – English speaking

• Service charges & hotel taxes

• Luggage handling

• Headsets for sightseeing tours


• Dubrovnik    

• Mljet NP  

• Korčula        

• Hvar

• Split  

• Krka NP

• Kornati NP

• Zadar

• Plitvice Lakes NP    

• Pula  

• Postojna                  

• Venice



Accommodation (or similar)

Opatija – Hotel GH Adriatic (4*)

Venice – Hotel Carlton (4*)


Day 1, Saturday:  Dubrovnik

You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruž Harbour, where embarkation begins at noon. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager later at an onboard Welcome Reception. This evening, you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets. (WR)

Day 2, Sunday:  Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korčula

Start the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the boat for lunch. As you dine, set sail for Mljet Island. Mljet National Park encompasses five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes, Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). After time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, continue cruising to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board. (B, L, D)


Day 3, Monday:  Korčula – Hvar

This morning, a walking tour of Korčula takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets and includes a visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St Mark. Board your boat for lunch and a swimming stop as you cruise. Late this afternoon, arrive in Hvar. On a sightseeing tour, see the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK), the Franciscan Monastery and much more. Your evening is free in Hvar. You can explore more and dine on your own at one of the many restaurants in town. (B, L)

Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (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 4, Tuesday:  Hvar – Bol – Split

Cruise to Bol, home to one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Golden Horn. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Over lunch on board, continue cruising to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. Your evening is free in Split. (B, L)


Day 5, Wednesday:  Split – Trogir – Šibenik

In the morning cruise to the UNESCO City Trogir. Your time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, enjoy lunch as you cruise to Šibenik, with stop on the way for a swim. Arriving in Šibenik, a walking tour shows you the highlights, then your evening is at leisure in town. (B, L)

Day 6, Thursday:  Šibenik – Krka NP – Kornati NP – Sali

The Šibenik area is home to two National Parks, Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands. Your day is devoted to these scenic destinations before you cruise to Sali. Tonight, enjoy a captain’s dinner on board. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Friday:  Sali – Zadar

As you cruise this morning, stop for a swim (weather permitting). Late this afternoon, arrive in Zadar. A walking tour shows you Zadar historical center with the defensive walls built in 16th century, the ancient Port Gate where the Venetian lion still stands guard, the Square of the Five Wells, Church of St Donat, Roman Forum (1st century BC) and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St Anastasia. Your evening is free in the city. (B, L)


Day 8, Saturday:  Zadar – Plitvice Lakes NP – Opatija

Disembark after breakfast, bidding your crew farewell. Journey north for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Then continue to Opatija for a walk along the “Lungo Mare” (Seaside Promenade), and see the city’s famous villas and other interesting sights. Dinner is at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 9, Sunday:  Opatija – Pula – Rovinj – Poreč – Opatija

Head to Pula and take an orientation tour of this strategic port. You’ll also visit the Amphitheater, the sixth largest of its kind still in existence. On to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow lanes before we continue to Poreč, for a visit to the Basilica of Euphrasius, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Return to Opatija, where your evening is free. (B)

Day 10, Monday:  Opatija – Postojna – Venice

After breakfast, travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Continue to Venice, with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. (B)

Day 11, Tuesday:  Venice

A walking tour of Venice begins in St. Mark’s Square, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. View the Bell Tower and Bridge of Sighs before visiting a glassblowing factory for a demonstration of this traditional Venetian art. The rest of the day is free to discover Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps take an optional gondola ride. Later, gather for a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends. (B, D)

Day 12, Wednesday:  Venice

You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home. (B)


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