M/S Macao with its perfect size, manovering abilities and its elegant 16 cabins our newly built, will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast. "Unique Dalmatia Cruise" is an additional value cruise; a cruise that departs Split on Sunday and in which every detail i stailored to exceed your expectations. Itinerary is designed and carefully prepared in a way that gives you maximum of Croatia and South Dalmatia in 8 days cruise. If you decide for the excursion package and combine it with additional excursions you will still have enough time to relax, swim and explore the medieval towns of South Dalmatia, its islands and mainland. Excellent tour guides at your destinations will give you an insight into the culture, history, customs and cuisine of Dalmatia. Moreover, you will be able to see, feel, hear and taste the Croatian way of life, Croatia’s past blended with the present.
Dalmatia Cruise Adventure
8 days / 7 nights - Apr 18, 2015 Dubrovnik, Korcula, Pucisca ( Brac Island ), Omis, Split, Hvar, Vela Luka ( Korcula Island), Mljet Island National park, Dubrovnik aboard Macao
Dalmatia Cruise Adventure is an additional value cruise; with every detail being tailored to exceed your expectations for a comfortable, relaxing and far from the crowd cruise on an unique and creative itinerary. Our excursion packages have been carefully planned to reveal to you the very essence of the Dalmatian coast in a life enriching way. Reward yourself with experience of natural beauties and cultural heritage of Dalmatia aboard the brand new, yacht-like Macao ship.
DAY 1: DUBROVNIK – KORCULA
EMBARKATION in Dubrovnik from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (noon)
Welcome aboard Macaol! Enjoy a welcome drink and snack while meeting our Captain, the crew members and cruise director. From Dubrovnik at 12:00 PM we will set sails towards Korcula Island to arrive in Korcula town in the late afternoon hours. Upon arrival commence a walking tour of Korcula and learn about history and culture of the place which gave birth to the famous traveller Marco Polo.Our first service onboard will be dinner. Excursion package: Korcula town tour
Overnight stay in Korcula.
DAY 2: KORCULA - swim break en route - PUCISCA (BRAC ISLAND)
After breakfast this morning you may join our walking tour of Korcula Town and learn about history and culture of the place which gave birth to the famous traveller Marco Polo. We will then set sails towards the island of Brac making a refreshing stop for swimming in a bay along the way ( weather permitting) and then continue our journey towards the coastal village of Pucisca. Pucisca is the island's biggest village and is settled on the northern side of the island of Brac. Genuine Mediterranean architecture with shiny and white stone facades make this place very picturesque and unique. The three nearby quarries of Punta, Veselje, and Kupinovo have produced stone that has been used all over the world including columns of the White House in Washington DC, Parliament house in Vienna and many other famous buildings. Stonemasonry School in Pucisca, one of the oldest in the world, supports the skills of an authentic Roman stone dressing that makes it unique in the world. Excursion package: Stonemasonry school in Pucisca
Overnight in Pucisca.
DAY 3: PUCISCA – OMIS – SPLIT
After two days of island hopping we will call today the coastal towns of Omis and Split. Omis is a centre of the 35 kilometer long Riviera of outstanding beauty. Once known as pirates` outpost Omis is rich with monuments which testify it`s glorious past. All the nature lovers will be invited to join us for a stunning boat ride on the river Cetina, one of the most beautiful Croatian rivers widely known for her amazing canyons. Join is for a walking tour of Split in the late afternoon hours. Inscribed under UNESCO World Heritage List , 1700 year- old Split is the largest city and an administrative center of Dalmatia. Additional excursion: Cetina river boat trip to Radman Mills (light meal-snack included) – 20 EUR/Person
Excursion package: Omis town tour, Split town tour
Overnight in Split.
DAY 4: SPLIT – HVAR
This morning you may want to experience a bustling Mediterranean atmosphere of Split. Namely we will take you for an early morning walk to the fish and farmer`s market in Split which will give you an idea of the local food. With a help of our cruise director you will pick up some recipes to surprise your friends at home. Weather permitting we will not forget to make another swimming stop near the island of Hvar, while sailing towards this sunniest Croatian island. In the late afternoon experience the enchanting town of Hvar, a well-known gathering place for international celebrities. Hvar gained glory and power during Middle Ages while being an important port within the Venetian naval empire. Thus Hvar Town has preserved an intricately carved Venetian architecture. Admire the views from the hilltop Spanjol Fortress, where you willl look out over the red-tile-roofed town below. Stroll the bustling promenade and explore handcraft, souvenir and wine stores as well as numerous open air cafes. Since Hvar abounds in lavender, a short lavender oil presentation will be organized after the town tour.
Excursion package: Hvar town tour, Lavender presentation
Overnight in Hvar.
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. In that case transfer by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.
DAY 5: HVAR – swim break en route – VELA LUKA (KORCULA ISLAND)
Today, among many calms we will choose a beautiful bay for your time at leisure, sunbathing and swimming. On the western part of Korcula Island there is a town called Vela Luka, situated in a deep bay, surrounded by many coves, whose shores are covered with vineyards, olive trees, figs and pine trees that gently slope into the sea. A short town tour of Vela Luka will start after lunch and then you may join us for a coach tour through the island countryside. First we will make a stop in Zlokic olive oil factory for tasting olive oil and homemade products. After the tour we will proceed to Blato town to visit Barilo ethno museum. Folk museum & ethno house Barilo treasures a collection of items from the village on Korcula. You will be able to taste some of local liqueurs and traditional sweets. This trip will end with tasting of local wines in Toreta vinery. Enjoy tonight our live entertainment onboard.
Excursion package: Vela Luka town tour
Additional excursion : Korcula island coach tour: Zlokic olive oil factory, Folk museum & Barilo ethno house and Toreta vinery – 25 EUR
Overnight in Vela Luka.
DAY 6: VELA LUKA – swim break en route – POMENA (MLJET ISLAND)
The National Park of Mljet situated on Mljet Island may be best described as "Paradise on Earth". As an island retreat with two lakes and a monastery so pure and intact in the clear blue sea, Mljet fully justifies those who think that it is an "enchanted island" from the epic Homer’s Odyssey, where nymph Calypso captured Odysseus. We will arrive on Mljet after lunch, where you will have the whole afternoon at disposal for exploring the National park: swimming in the shallow sea water lakes, kayaking, riding a bike or simply enjoying intact nature. Optional excursion: Mljet National Park – individual sightseeing with free time in the National park.
Entry fee 90 KN/13 EUR, 100 kn/15 EUR (July & August) - to be paid on the spot.
Overnight in Mljet.
DAY 7: POMENA – DUBROVNIK
We will take a magnificent trip along the shores of Elaphiti archipelago consisting of fifteen islands stretched northwest of Dubrovnik. D ue to their beautiful beaches and pristine scenery Elephiti attract tourists and visitors from all over. What you will first notice from the ship in the afternoon hours will be this fairy-tale seaside fortress with its 14th century ramparts being the main landmark of Dubrovnik, the city righfully named The Pearl of the Adriatic. It is the Old town that everyone comes to see when visiting this jewel–city ; its buildings with narrow alleyways, red-bricked roofs and a smattering of churches all encased by high city walls which are a must - to walk. Dubrovnik is a cultural treat where science, philosophy and literature flourished in the Middle Ages. Soak up all the historic and artistic heritage by strolling the bustling Stradun street, by visiting Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery, Rector`s Palace and many more attractions of this precious and beautiful UNESCO site. We will arrive in Dubrovnik at lunch time. After lunch you may join our sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, have some free time for your individual activities before dinner onboard.
Excursion package: Dubrovnik town tour with a coach transfer from Dubrovnik port to the Old town.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DAY 8: DUBROVNIK
Breakfast and disembarkation by 09:00 AM.
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends, but only for a while. With your memories, photos and contacts you will keep sailing with us for some more time.
Cruise Rates per person based on double-occupancy.
SCHEDULE DATES FOR 2017 CRUISES
Dalmatia Cruise Adventure
8 days / 7 nights cruise on Unique Dalmatia itinerary
Accommodation in a chosen category cabin
Daily fresh fruit served in the main lounge
Full board - breakfast buffet, lunch buffet and served dinner
Standard “All Inclusive” drink service - includes coffee, tea, soft drinks by glass (fruit juice, Coke, ice-tea, water etc.), house wine, domestic beer and domestic spirits
Early morning coffee at 7 AM
Complimentary fresh seasonal fruit all day long
Complimentary WI-FI in the salon and the aft lounge
Complimentary beach towel (1 per person)
8 crew members including a dedicated Cruise Director
Usage of the ship’s equipment
Towels change every second day
Bed linen change twice a week
Daily cabin cleaning service
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Imported drinks, cocktails and other drinks not included in the “All Inclusive” drink service
Transfer from and/or to the ship (organized on request)
Pre/post cruise accommodation ( organized on request )
Tips, entry ticket for Mljet National Park
Taxes and fees, € 40,00 per person to be paid on board in cash
Any other items of personal nature
Standard excursion package includes:
Korcula town tour
Pucisca Stonemasonry school
Omis town tour
Split town tour
Split fish market tour
Hvar lavender presentation
Hvar town tour
Dubrovnik town tour with coach transfer from Dubrovnik Port to the Old Town
Cetina River Trip to Radman Mills with Snack,Omis 20€
Island Korcula Coach Tour with 3 excursions:
Zlokic olive oil factory & ethno collection with snack; Vela Luka
Barilo Ethnographic Museum with tasting of local liquers and desserts;Blato Toreta vinery
Optional: Mljet National Park (entrance fee 90 KN/13 EUR, 100 KN/15 EUR (July & August) – to be paid on the spot
Every effort will be made to adhere to the scheduled itinerary ; however, due to the schedule changes beyond organizer’s control, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to change routing or alter shore excursions. * DELECTA Ltd.reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case of the contracted services are not supplied according to the previously agreed standards.
Bookings are on request and need to be confirmed. 30 % reservation deposit per person based on the total cost of the cruise should be paid within 7 days from our written confirmation. Deposit is non refundable.
In some ports of call the ship may be moored sideways to other boats. Passengers would need to walk through another boat to reach pier. Assistance will be provided to the passengers with walking difficulties. In case where the ship would have to anchor overnight due to Port authority orders, transfer by a tender boat will be organized to and from the shore. Passengers will be asked to follow transfers schedule. Date on request (October 5 & October 12) – minimum 20 passengers required.
Final payment is due 50 days prior to departure.
* up to 50 days prior to the cruise commencement - loss of deposit
49 - 21 days prior to the cruise commencement - 50 % of the cruise rate
20-0 days days prior to the cruise commencement - 100 % of the cruise rate
Nationality of Officers:Croatian
Number of Crew: 7
Passenger Capacity: 35
Speed: 10 NM
Passenger cabins are situated on two decks ; the Lower and Main deck. Crew members are accommodated in separate quarters. All guest - cabins are fully air conditioned and conveniently designed with modern private ensuites. The cabins are equipped with queen-size and twin beds of which three cabins have an additional bed at disposal. Each cabin also have luggage storage space under the beds, cabin door latch, plenty of hooks, oversized dressing mirror, reading lights above the beds, towel rails and door latches in bathrooms, safety handle in the shower and other well thought-out and functional details. Bathroom amenities include soap, showering gel, shampoo, hair conditioner, showering cap and hair dryer.
Main Deck 11 double cabins
Main Deck 5 cabins convertible into King size double or twin beds, size 13-14 sq. meters
1 twin cabin
1 double cabin
3 triple cabins - double bed + additional lower bed
In the salon of M/S MACAO you can find a fully equipped bar offering all kinds of drinks and cocktails, accompanied by extensive sommelier-designed wine list, decanters, quality stemware and wines stored at appropriate temperature in a 2 zone wine refrigerator. Bar offer also includes snacks such as sandwiches, crackers and croissants. Sun deck size is approximately 100 m2 with reclining chairs and/or sunbeds. Permanent canopy with a size of approx. 35 m2 guarantees sun deck usability even during hot weather in July and August. Sun deck also sports a cocktail bar and a jacuzzi. Apart from the shaded sun deck, plenty of shade, tables and seating space can be found in the rear lounge on the main and upper deck. At the rear there is a spacious swimming platform with fresh water showers and snorkeling or fun equipment: snorkels, paddleboards, noodles etc.
FOOD AND DINNING: Spacious and fully air-conditioned dining area includes a 72 sq. meter restaurant with a lounge conveniently located on the main deck. The restaurant is equipped with an adjacent bar, LCD TV, easy-access chairs at each table, buffet breakfast corner, bar furniture, wireless internet , loud-speakers, audio-system and panoramic windows. Kitchen (galley) is made in accordance with the newest HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards. The main deck is extended to an outside 38 sq. meter, fully covered sitting area equipped with tables and deck chairs as well as removable partitions with windows in case of unfavorable weather. On the upper deck there is another 60 sq. meter fully covered terrace large enough to accommodate all the passengers. On the highest ship`s deck there is a partly shaded, fenced and spacious sun deck with sun loungers at disposal covering an area of 180 sq. meters. An X factor is the swimming platform with 2 ladders and handrails for an easy access to the seawater plus two outdoor showers and public toilettes.