Adriatic Cruise aboard Premier small ship
  • Included Features

    • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik airport or Dubrovnik hotel (if hotel is booked through Kompas) to the port, or alternatively, join from Kompas’ “Jewels of Croatia” tour.
    • 12-day/11-night cruise and tour vacation from Dubrovnik to Venice:
    • 7 nights aboard the brand new M/S Premier featuring:
    • Deluxe cabins with private bathroom, air-conditioning, and LCD TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Daily housekeeping (fresh bed linen and towels midweek)
    • Amenity kit
    • Bathrobe and slippers
    • Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea and fresh fruit
    • Daily breakfast
    • 6 lunches on board
    • 5 dinners:
    • Welcome reception with dinner on board
    • 1 dinner on board
    • Captain’s dinner with live music and a glass of wine
    • 1 dinner at Hotel
    • Farewell dinner in Venice
    • 2 nights at the GH Adriatic Hotel in Opatija
    • 2 nights at the Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel in Venice
    • Professional cruise and tour manager throughout
    • Hotel, service, city and port taxes
    • Luggage handling
    • Port taxes
    • Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
    • Whisper technology enhanced touring
    • Admissions included where indicated in bold letters
    • Departure transfer from the hotel in Venice to Venice airport. Alternatively, you can stay on and join Kompas’ “Quintessential Italian Trio” tour.

    Cruise spotlights:

    • Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”
    • Mljet National park
    • Korcula, the birthplace of Marco Polo
    • Hvar: the sunniest Croatian island
    • The Golden Horn beach on Bol island
    • Split built around Diocletian’s Palace
    • Sibenik’s medieval Old Town
    • Krka National Park
    • Kornati National Park
    • Tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur in Zadar
    • Plitvice National Park
    • The Amphitheatre in Pula
    • Rovinj, an Adriatic gem
    • Postojna caves
    • The splendor and romance of Venice
  • Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Sunday

    You are transferred from the airport or from your hotel in Dubrovnik to Gruz Harbor, where embarkation begins at noon. Later, join your fellow travelers and your cruise manager for an onboard welcome reception with dinner. This evening, you can relax on board, or take a stroll through Dubrovnik’s Old Town. (WD)

    Day 2, Dubrovnik – Mljet – Korcula, Monday

    We start the day with breakfast and a walking tour of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of Adriatic” and a UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit the Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy before returning to the ship. While we set sail for Mljet Island, lunch is served. Mljet National Park features five types of forest, many species of birds, and two deep lakes: Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and Malo Jezero (Small Lake). Spectacular scenery accompanies us all the way to Korcula, believed to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo. Dinner tonight is on board. (B, L, D)

    Day 3, Korcula – Hvar, Tuesday

    This morning, after breakfast, we go on a walking tour through the narrow, cobble-stone streets of Korcula town. We visit to the majestic Gothic-Baroque Cathedral of St. Mark. Thereafter, we enjoy lunch on board. A swimming stop follows en route to Hvar where we arrive late afternoon. Among the many places we see on our sightseeing tour, the Franciscan Monastery stands out. Our evening is free in Hvar to explore even 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) the port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa. In that case, transfers by bus will be organized to and from Hvar.

    Day 4, Hvar – Bol – Split, Wednesday

    We sail to Bol, home of the Golden Horn, one of the most breathtaking beaches in Croatia. This vast, golden pebble beach is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the direction of the winds. During lunch on board, we sail to Split. Here, a walking tour shows off the historic inner city, built around the Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The evening is free to discover more of Split. (B, L)

    Day 5, Split – Trogir – Sibenik, Thursday

    In the morning, we sail to the UNESCO-listed city of Trogir. Our time here is free to explore on your own. Back on board, lunch is served while we cruise to Sibenik. En route, we make a stop for a swim. In Sibenik, a walking tour shows the highlights of the city. The evening is at leisure. (B, L)

    Day 6, Sibenik – Sali, Friday

    The Sibenik area is home to two National Parks: Krka, with its breathtaking waterfalls, and Kornati, comprised of more than 140 islands with numerous coves and crystal-clear water. Our day is devoted to tour these scenic destinations. Afterward, we sail to Sali. Tonight, aboard our ship, enjoy the Captain’s dinner with live entertainment and a glass of wine. (B, L, CD)

    Day 7, Sali – Zadar, Saturday

    As we cruise, and weather permitting, we stop for a swim in the morning. After lunch, we arrive in Zadar. The city’s compact pedestrian zone is perfect to explore on foot. Admire the 16th century walls built by the Venetians as a defense against the Turks. We see the Port Gate, where the Venetian lion still guards the entrance, the Square of the Five Wells, the Church of St. Donat, the Roman Forum and the largest cathedral in Dalmatia, St. Anastasia. After the tour, we stop for a tasting of traditional Maraschino liqueur. Our evening is free in Zadar. (B, L)

    Day 8, Zadar – Opatija, Sunday

    After breakfast, we disembark and bid farewell to our crew. We journey north by motorcoach for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we enjoy the breathtaking beauty while we walk around several of the lower lakes. The Park is a natural wonder with 16 terraced lakes surrounded by wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Afterward, we motor on to Opatija where dinner is served at our hotel. (B, D) 

    Day 9, in Opatija: Excursion to Pula and Rovinj, Monday

    After breakfast, we drive to Pula for an orientation tour of this strategic port city. We visit the preserved Amphitheater, the sixth largest in the world. Then we continue on to the beautiful resort of Rovinj. There’s free time to explore the old town and its narrow streets before we return to Opatija. (B)

    Day 10, Opatija – Postojna – Venice, Tuesday

    After breakfast, we travel to Slovenia and visit the unique and beautiful Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. We tour this wondrous subterranean world by miniature electric train. Later, we continue to Italy where Venice beckons with its idyllic setting on 119 islands. (B)

    Day 11, Venice, Wednesday

    We begin our exploration of Venice with a boat ride to Murano Island, famous for its artistic glassware. In a working glass factory, we see master craftsmen demonstrate the art of traditional Venetian glassblowing. We then depat for St. Mark’s Square, for a walking tour with visits of St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We take in views of the Bell Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice at your own pace, shop, or perhaps join an optional gondola ride. In the evening, we gather for a farewell dinner in a local restauran. (B, FD)

    Day 12, depart Venice, Thursday

    You will be transferred to Venice’s airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your journey and join Kompas’ “Quintessential Italian Trio” tour. (B) 

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