A brand new ship is built for summer 2017 exclusively for our cruise. Itinerary will give you right enough time to experience history, undertake your own explorations of medieval towns on islands, have enough time to swim and relax in cruising and, together with our personal touch, will make your journey extraordinary.
Luxurious atmosphere perpetuates its tradition as an exclusive yacht, with its stately and compelling lines, superior construction and comprehensive facilities for the guests.
MS Equator is a brand new motor yacht larger than others in size, 39,00 x 8,00 meters, fully air-
conditioned, spacious en-suite cabins with double or twin beds and elegance design.
The Intention of this cruise is to show beauty of our islands and thousand year old cities and their rich history, to present our lifestyle and heritage that we want to offer to our children as a gift.
The Itinerary is carefully prepared in order to give you right enough time to experience current history, sufficient time to undertake your own explorations of medieval towns located on South Dalmatian islands, as well as those on the mainland and to have enough time to relax and go swimming.
During 7 night cruise you will be able to gain an exciting experience of Croatian way of life, its past blended with present.
New boat in our fleet with spacious air-conditioned cabins, a comfortable salon with bar, outdoor covered sitting area as well as a sunny deck together with carefully chosen and experienced six members crew and our cruise manager will make your cruise unforgettable.
DAY 1 • SATURDAY SPLIT
M/S EQUATOR will be docked in Split harbour where you can board during the entire day. Welcome meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. where you will be introduced by our Cruise director to the Captain, our crew and of course your future fellow passengers with whom you will spend a week on board.
Welcome dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.
The embarkation will be possible throughout the day; passengers arriving in the morning cannot enter their cabins before 1:00 p.m. 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 – HVAR
We start our day with morning departure towards Bol, said to have the best beach for swimming in Croatia named Zlatni Rat. (Golden cape).
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 and explain how lavender was traditionally farmed on the Island of Hvar for centuries.
Have an evening in Hvar free on your own to explore and dine around in one of numerous family owned restaurants.
Overnight in Hvar Historical Town, (B,L)
DAY 3 • MONDAY HVAR – KORČULA, KORČULA ISLAND
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 city 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 in the evening 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 – NATIONAL PARK MLJET, MLJET ISLAND
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 a 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 park (entrance fees are not included), to walk around the Great and Small Lake and Islet of St. Mary with its Benedictine Monastery from the 12th century. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Mljet National Park, (B,L)
DAY 6 • THURSDAY MLJET – PUČIŠĆA ( BRAČ ISLAND)
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 – OMIŠ ( MAKARSKA RIVIERA) – 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 is 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 35-40 minute Split City tour, and walk us through historical Diocletian’s Palace.
Overnight in Split, (B,L)
Optional Friday afternoon farewell excursion to National Park Krka
The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985 and is the seventh National Park in Croatia. The whole area is rich with vegetation as well as birds and fish. Due to new strong preservation laws, this extraordinary area has been kept in its original pristine state. From the boat we will depart after lunch, arriving there around 3.30 p.m.Walk through National Park, Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, as one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Walking part will be ended at The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in a competition among several thousand sites. Return by scenic road from Krka to Split, arriving to Split through Golden Door, where we will have orientation Split City tour ending our journey at our ship.
Reservations and payment on the spot.
English speaking guide, Return transfer, Entrance fee to Krka National Park, Split city tour, Wireless headset system for excursion.
Note: Walking over cobblestone streets, uneven surfaces and slopes, recommend comfortable walking shoes.
DAY 8 • SATURDAY SPLIT
It is time to say farewell to all your new friends after having breakfast. (B)
CRUISE RATES PER PERSON IN EUR BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY, GUARANTEED DEPARTURES
|Eur per person/week||Departure dates 2017, Saturdays from Split|
6, 13, 20 May
|10, 17 June
1, 29 July
5, 12 August
2, 9 September
|Standard cabin||890,00 €||1.190,00 €|
|Main deck cabin||1.290,00 €||1.490,00 €|
|Solo use cabin supplement (on request)||+50%|
|Child ( age 3-11,99 years) in twin with 1 adult||-20%|
Early booking discount: -100,00 € PER PERSON/WEEK FOR BOOKINGS MADE BY JANUARY 31st 2016 AND PAID TILL FEBRUARY 15th 2016 . *
(* EBD is not commissionable)
Rates do not include
Upon confirmation of reservation a 300 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and balance payment to be paid 60 days before arrival.
Elegance Cruise ship M/S EQUATOR is ship built in Split shipyard for summer 2017 according to newest European standards.
With its perfect size, maneuvering abilities and its elegant 19 cabins our newly built, yacht-
like ship will satisfy your refined expectations for a comfortable cruise along the Adriatic Coast.
This new motor ship built under Croatian flag, length overall 39,00 meters and 8,00 meters in width, with two powerful engines + three generators for air-condition system and 220 Volts with cruising speed of 12,00 knots, bow thruster and all electronic equipment. Construction material is steel with mahogany and iroko wood.
M/S Equator has 19 very spacious cabins with private facilities and air-conditioning providing elegance cruise for up to maximum 37 persons. Experienced crew will make your cruise unforgettable.
Passenger cabins are situated on two decks while crew members are accommodated in separate living quarters reserved for them.
All guest cabins are very comfortable, fully air conditioned, with independent ventilation system for fresh air all the time, conveniently designed with modern private en suites, toilet and shower in cabin.
All cabins are equipped with beds in size 200×80 cm or 200×160 cm with independent air-conditioned control board, Satellite LCD TV in cabins, designed wallboards, working table and chair, mirror, night lamps, safe deposit box, radio, hair dryer, 220 V electric supply, lifejacket, wardrobe and luggage space under bed, as well as the latest safety & fire alarm and sound system for notification of a cruise manager or group leader.
Standard cabins have two portholes and dual ventilation system while main deck cabins have cabin window and porthole in bathroom. Cabins are sound-proof and have fire-proof door.
Cabins are made under new standards, each cabin has independent air-condition, central ventilation system, Satellite TV, Safe deposit box, smoke and fire alarm, internal radio system (also for announcements from captain or tour leader), lifejackets, cupboard, cabinet, small table with chair and porthole or window. Luggage space is under the bed. Bathrooms are equipped with toilette, shower, wash basin, hairdryer and cosmetic package.
Eight cabins are with double or twin beds with size of 12-14 m2. These cabins are equivalent or larger to other cabins in terms of comfort, they are situated under main deck where sea influence and „boat shaking“ is minimized , as well as the noise from city cafe music or other boats during summer nights. Standard cabins have entrance doors from the inside of the ship and have two porthole that cannot be opened due to security reasons, but there is a perfect dual ventilation system and air-condition in a cabins that are much cooler.
Main Deck Cabins
Ten cabins are with double or twin beds with size of 11-13 m2.
Large fully air-conditioned salon-restaurant of more than 70 m2 is on the upper deck where guests can have their privacy, more than large enough for all passengers, equipped with bar and big screen LCD TV, and each table has easy-access chairs.
There is a corner table for buffet breakfast, wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is free of charge for all clients, loud-speakers, audio-system, and microphone for notifications through entire boat or just restaurant area and beautiful large windows for complete passenger’s satisfaction.
Outside terrace have more than 50 m2 with sitting area, tables and chairs that is fully covered of course also large enough for all passengers to have breakfast outside or just do nothing and enjoying. This area can be closed with removable plastic windows (in case of winds) but most of the time is open for a breathtaking “sea view”. Kitchen (galley) is made in accordance with the newest HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards.
The boat has platform for swimming, 2 ladders with handholds for an easy access to the water and two outdoor showers and public toilettes.
Bathroom towels will be changed every second day while clients can rent beach towels on the spot. Linens will be changed in the middle of the week as well, while daily cleaning service is included in package as well.
On the high deck is a sun deck that covers 200 m2 with sun-beds for passengers. The fence is 110 centimeters high for the safety of passengers. This is the best part of the boat for those who enjoy sunbathing while part of a sun deck is shaded for clients’ comfort. Here you can enjoy our “Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi“ with its pertaining facilities designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.