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Amethyst Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Antaris

5
(4 Reviews)
From $3,385 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Split, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Bisevo, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    1 to 38
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises, Cruise

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Cruise at a Glance

Cruise at a Glance

Cruise from Split to Dubrovnik on the deluxe superior Amethyst cruise

  • Sightseeing tours in Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pakovo Selo for an authentic Croatian dinner
  • Swim stops
  • Deluxe superior vessel
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Saturday              SPLIT

Welcome to Split. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Split harbour. Once you reach the harbour, you will be able to check in. Cabins will be ready for you from 2 p.m. However, if arriving early, you’ll be able to safely deposit your luggage aboard the ship. After settling in, join our local guide for a tour of Split’s old town to get acquainted with emperor Diocletian’s Palace and learn about the rich heritage of Split’s millennial history. In the evening, we will serve the Welcome Dinner aboard the ship and your cruise manager will introduce you to the entire crew. Overnight in Split. (D)

DAY 2 – Sunday:               SPLIT – BRAC – HVAR  

Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, set sail for the island of Brač. Before lunch on board, you will have time to enjoy a swim stop along the beautiful Brač island. After the swim stop, continue towards the town of Hvar, on the south side of the eponymous island. Known as the sunniest island in all Europe (2724 hours of sunshine per year), Hvar is the longest island in Croatia and undeniably among the most beautiful islands in the world. Upon arrival join the guided walking tour of Hvar and learn why this amazing town is a must see on the historical map of Croatia. Your evening is free to explore this amazing holiday spot by yourself. Overnight in Hvar. (B, L)

Note: port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad because of the limited capacity of Hvar harbour. In that case, transfer to and from Hvar will be organized by the supplier.

DAY 3 – Monday:             HVAR – VIS  

Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, set sail for the island of Vis. With lunch served on board, enjoy a swim stop at the Paklinski Islands. The island of Vis, formerly a major naval base, was closed to tourists from 1945 until the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 90’s, which helped preserve the authentic appearance of its villages. Afternoon arrival in Vis with free time to explore the quaint town and enjoy its many treasures. We suggest a visit to the Archaeological Museum, located in the old Austrian fort Gospina batarija (Batteria della Madona) right on the shoreline or just a simple stroll along the seaside promenade as most of the bars and restaurants are located along it so you are sure to find a lovely place to have dinner. You can always get some good tips for dinner or points of interest from your cruise manager. Overnight in Vis. (B, L)

DAY 4 – Tuesday:             VIS – BISEVO – KORCULA

In the morning, before breakfast, sail towards Biševo and the unique natural phenomenon that is the Blue Cave. The Blue Cave is a wonder of the Adriatic Sea and the most attractive sight of the island of Vis, and you will get to see for yourself why so many people visit it each year. After the visit to the Blue Cave*, set sail for Korčula, stopping along the way for a swim and lunch served on board. In the afternoon, arrive to Korčula, the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Our local guide will take you on a unique tour of the old town of Korčula. You will hear many interesting stories and legends about the city and the life of Marco Polo, the most famous son of Korčula. The casual approach to discovering the history and culture of Korčula will surely delight you. In the evening, we suggest you enjoy dinner in one of Korčula’s many exquisite restaurants. If unsure, you can always get some good tips for dinner or points of interest from your cruise manager. Overnight in Korčula. (B, L)

*Please note that the Blue Cave is only accessible with small boats through an entrance just 1.5m high so it is unfortunately easily made inaccessible by bad weather and high waves.

DAY 5 – Wednesday:     KORCULA – MLJET  

Early in the morning, depart for Mljet, one of the most beautiful and the most densely forested islands of the Adriatic. Isolated and untouched, the island is known for its mysticism, olive groves, vineyards and rich forests. Take in the rich flora and fauna, and peacefully enjoy the pristine beauty of natural surroundings. Upon arrival in Pomena, enjoy a visit to a national park encompassing most of the island. The park’s highlights are the two saltwater lakes – the Little Lake and the Big Lake with its Benedictine monastery on the Isle of St. Mary. This evening you are invited to the Captain’s Dinner aboard the ship. Overnight in Pomena. (B, L, D)

DAY 6 – Thursday:           MLJET – SLANO

Early in the morning, while breakfast is served, set sail for Slano with a swim stop in one of many picturesque bays dotting the coast. Upon arrival to Slano, embark on a gastronomic adventure in Ston, well known for its extensive medieval walls and long tradition of oyster farming, spanning over 2000 years. A short boat ride to the oyster farm in the middle of the bay and, with a glass of wine in hand, we’ll be tasting this natural aphrodisiac straight from the sea. Talk about a gourmet’s dream! Return to the ship in the late afternoon and spend the night in Slano, where you will have the evening free to relax and enjoy the sunset. Your cruise manager will be on hand to assist with info about local sights and will have some suggestions for nice dinner spots. Overnight in Slano. (B, L)

DAY 7 – Friday:                 SLANO – DUBROVNIK  

The last stop is Dubrovnik, a city that will welcome you with open arms, as it does for visitors from all parts of the world. Surrounded by its fabled medieval walls, Dubrovnik is widely known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Upon arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO protected old town, acquainting you with its most important monuments and hidden spots. After the walking tour, free time at leisure to explore the city on your own. Our ship will be docked at Gruž Harbour, and there are many options (taxis, buses, and Uber) to take you back to port when you are ready. Your cruise manager will be on hand to offer some local knowledge and help you with restaurant suggestions for dinner or bars to enjoy a drink in the evening. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B, L)

DAY 8 – Saturday:            DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, it will be time to check out and enjoy your complementary transfer to the airport. We hope to see you soon on board again! You must vacate your cabin by 9 a.m. but note that if your departure transfer is later than this you can leave your luggage onboard until it’s time for your transfer. End of services. (B)

INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodation in double/twin air-conditioned cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • 8-day cruise from Split to Dubrovnik
  • Arrival transfer from Split airport or local accommodation (shared) to Split Port
  • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport or local accommodation (shared)
  • Professional Cruise Manager (English-speaking)
  • Daily cabin service
  • Luggage handling
  • Free Wi-Fi- on board
  • Meals included: Welcome reception and dinner on day 1, Captain’s Dinner, Buffet breakfast daily, 6 lunches with 3 courses, unlimited drinking water (water dispensers), fresh fruit available daily, Ston Oyster tasting experience
  • Sightseeing tours included: Guided walking tours of Split, Hvar, Korčula and Dubrovnik
  • One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Dubrovnik for sightseeing tour
  • Professional English-speaking Local Guide for all City tours
  • Whisper wireless audio devices for guided tours
  • Blue Cave entrance fee

Exclusions:

  • Port and residence tax (to be paid onboard in cash) – €60 per person/week (for 2024 sailings), €75 per person/week (for 2025 sailings)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks and meals not listed, and coffee/tea other than at breakfast
  • Beach towels hire €7 pp/week
  • Transfers on days other than the cruise start/finish day

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:

Mljet National Park entrance fee €25 per person

PLEASE NOTE

Cruise provides plenty of time for sunbathing, swimming and exploring the charming Dalmatian towns. In case of unfavourable weather and/or sea conditions, the cruise itinerary may be modified in the interest of passengers’ safety.

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Pricing & Availability

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Ship Details

  • Launched: 2019
  • Length: 54m
  • Width: 8.6m
  • Speed: 14 km/h
  • Crew: 7
  • Cabins: 19
  • Passengers: 38
  • Sun deck with deck chairs and sun beds
  • Jacuzzi on sun deck
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming platform
  • Outdoor lounge area
  • Cabins with balconies
Lower Deck
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 12-17
  • Window: Porthole
  • To Open: No
Upper Deck
  • Cabin: VIP
  • Bedding: Double/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 13-17
  • Window: Window
  • To Open: Yes
  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Balcony

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Reviews for Amethyst Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Antaris

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Paul
Cruise

Review for: Cristal Cruise Dubrovnik - Split

Good organization, ships new (we were on the Cristal), great cabins, large bathroom, crew perfect, chef excellent and captains helpful and with great experience. We will definitely be back.
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Nicole
This was our first cruise of any kind.

Review for: Cristal Cruise Dubrovnik - Split

This was our first cruise of any kind. We loved the small size (32 max) which meant we were able to get to know people during the week tour. The rooms were spacious, the food was excellent, and our guide Matija was full of fun and facts about his beloved country. The itinerary took us to all the places we had heard about and the weather was sunny and warm even though we went in the shoulder season (Sept). All in all, we couldn’t be happier with our experience with Katarina Line and the professionalism of Sun Island Tours in handling our booking arrangements.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Dear Craig!! Thank you so much for all those kind words! We are more than happy that you had a great time and you liked the vessel/itinerary. Hopefully you will come back and take another cruise with our company - satisfied passengers on board are the best reward we can get for job well done! Thank you and have a wonderful day!!
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Ashleigh
We recently ended our trip

Review for: Amethyst Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Antaris

We recently ended our trip aboard Antaris in Croatia from Split to Dubrovnik starting on July 10th, ending July 17th. First, may I start by saying that this trip by far exceeded my expectations. I have not done a sailing trip like this, nor have I been to Croatia before, so we didn't quite know what to expect. Our guide, Nikola Cendo was exceptional. He asked for our input when necessary and always tried to please the group. He was flexible and extremely helpful in all capacities. He often went over and beyond to help us out by purchasing ferry tickets, pointing us in the right direction for things to do, and all the best restaurants. Not only did he do his job well, and did his best to accommodate everyone on board, he was enjoyable to talk with and fun to spend the week with. The rest of the staff on board were also a delight - they were personable and fun and always there to help all of us out. Regarding the route and our activities, I thought that each of the places we visited were a great choice with plenty to do for the afternoon/evening. The walking tours were informational and were not too long - I thought they were a nice opportunity to get us acquainted with the city before exploring on our own. I enjoyed the length of time spent at swim stops as well as in town. On board our accommodations were also exceptional - the ship was very clean and modern. The facilities were excellent with plenty of room. Please know that I will be recommending this trip to everyone I know. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such an amazing experience after such a difficult year. I hope to return to Croatia and possibly do a similar trip in the future. Thank you again!

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Amethyst Cruise Split-Dubrovnik M/S Antaris

5
(4 Reviews)
From $3,385 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Split, Brac, Hvar, Vis, Bisevo, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Dubrovnik

    Group Size:
    1 to 38
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Deluxe Superior Croatia Cruises, Cruise

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

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